BREAKING NEWS: Threat reported at Austin High School Full Story
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Screening

Newborns in Minnesota will now be screened for this genetic disorder to detect and treat it before it progresses.

Posted: Thu Mar 08 15:43:53 PST 2018
Updated: Thu Mar 08 15:43:53 PST 2018

Speech to Text for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Screening

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.

minnesota will soon begin a universal screening program to test newborn babies for spinal musclar atrophy . k-i-m-t's jeremiah wilcox spent the day learning about the screening and joins us in the rochester studio...jeremiah what does this mean for families looking forward? / sma screen-lintro-2 amy - this screening will help parents get treatment for their children swiftly to prevent death or serious health problems. spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disorder which affects the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movements - like walking - breathing - and swallowing.i spoke to shannon hiley-a local mother who tells me this test will change lives. xxx sma screen-lpkg-1 sma screen-lpkg-2 vo: shannon hiley says her daughter- braylin- was diagnosed with the disorder when she was six-years-old. hiley says she noticed her daughter wasn't progressing like other children. lowerthird2line:shannon hiley rochester, mn sot: she wasn't hitting milestones. she was weak.kind of floppy. she was having issues getting over illnesses. so those were some things that brought us to taken her in. vo: hiley remembers doctors saying her daughter wasn't going to live past her sixth birthday. sma screen-lpkg-7 sot: it was devasting. i was a first time mom. it was just awful. it was the worst thing for us vo: the minnesota department of health says s- m-a is the leading genetic cause of early childhood deaths in the u- s. public health officials say testing for s- m-a early will help families catch the disorder before it progresses. while there's no cure - early dectection can make a big difference in preventing complications and treating symptoms. hiley says she's happy that family's will have a better chance to fight the disorder. sot: knowing that there will never be a family has to feel the way we felt is huge. as for braylin - shannon tells me that her daughter is doing well and attends school often. live in the rochester studio jeremiah wilcox kimt news 3. / thank you jeremiah. even though all babies born in minnesota will be screened for the disorder - parents are allowed to opt-out of test. / live
Mason City
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 18°
Albert Lea
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 24°
Austin
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 20°
Charles City
30° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 21°
Rochester
Clear
29° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 18°
Stronger winds bring back the 40's
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

The latest on the Austin school threat

Image

Your Tuesday KIMT StormTeam 3 Forecast

Image

Mason City vs. Clear Lake basketball highlights

Image

Final farewell to city leaders

Image

North precinct funding

Image

Heart of the City funding approved

Image

OMC awarded for promoting organ donation

Image

Med City recognized for Sustainability

Image

Rochester Public Schools address capacity problems

Image

Monday Evening's StormTeam 3 Forecast

Community Events