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Plan speeds babies' blood tests

Screenings identify disorders that need quick treatment

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 4:09 a.m.

State health leaders took the first step to reduce the amount of time it takes for families to find out if their children have disorders that require immediate treatment.

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Sen. Stephanie Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, asks a question  during a joint meeting of the House and Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committees in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)

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A Palestinian medic holds two children, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, as other medics treat serious cases at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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