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Published January 07, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mat and Danielle Malek


Mat and Danielle Malek of Grand Forks spend time with their first born baby, Parker Malek, at the Altru NICU. Parker was born on Dec. 30 (2.5 weeks ahead of his due date, his parents said). Effective Aug. 1, 2013, according to a law passed by the 2013 ND Legislature, all newborns in North Dakota are tested using pulse oximetry for critical congenital heart defects which are not visibly apparent in the first days of life. Altru Hospital has been using pulse oximetry on newborns for two years. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Read the article: Newborn screen detects rare but dangerous heart defects, signals need for early intervention