Thursday, June 20 2013 8:33 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:33:51 GMT
A Warrick County man is dead following a canoe accident in Harrison County. It's the second death in the Blue River this week. Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of BoonvilleMore >>
Indiana conservation officers say 69-year-old William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife Wednesday when they struck a log and flipped over.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 8:40 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:40:48 GMT
Tropicana Evansville handed out its first check under the new branding. That check goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, and was raised through a monthly program where employees can pay $3 toMore >>
That check goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, and was raised through a monthly program where employees can pay $3 to wear jeans to work once a month. More >>
A tropical depression has formed off the coast of Belize and forecasters say it is expected to bring as much as five inches of rain to parts of Belize, Guatemala and northern Honduras.More >>
Tropical Storm Barry approached very close to Mexico's Gulf Coast on Thursday as civil defense workers readied emergency shelters and forecasters warned heavy rains could trigger potentially deadly flash floods or...More >>
Organizers of the Taormina, Sicily, Film Festival are scrambling to put together a tribute to U.S. actor James Gandolfini, who had been expected to attend the festival's closing ceremony this weekend.More >>
Organizers of the Taormina Film Festival scrambled Thursday to put together a last-minute tribute to U.S. actor James Gandolfini, after he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while in Italy to attend the festival's closing...More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - This time last year, a new rule went in effect in Indiana that requires screenings for congenital heart defects in all babies born at birthing facilities.
When that law started in 2012, 14 News spoke with a pediatric cardiologist from St. Mary's. Now we're checking back with her for an update. What have doctors learned about these screenings in one year? Are they still considered life saving?
Pulse ox tests are non-invasive screenings done on newborns after 24 hours of age.
"The intent is to pick up any type of congenital heart disease that might not otherwise be caught that might require intervention before an infant goes home," said pediatric cardiologist Deepa Kumbar. "All it is, they put a little sensor around the baby's hand and then around their foot, either on their toe or on their heel, and it detects using light how much oxygen is actually in the blood and oxygen levels in the blood."
In one year's time, Dr. Kumbar says she's had four or five patients fail the test but one only who was a true positive. A true positive means that baby had a congenital heart defect and needed treatment quickly.
Doctors say when a baby is born with a heart defect, it isn't always physically obvious.
The test helps doctors know if an infant needs to be treated.
"Sometimes an infant looks very well and these things are not easily picked up so the infant, if they were to go home with some of these lesions, they can have life threatening events happen," said Dr. Kumbar.
Dr. Kumbar says it can be very dangerous if a child's heart problem goes unrecognized.
"There have been infants who have gone home and had heart disease be undetected, then come back in carcinogenic shock and not make it," said Dr. Kumbar.
Dr. Kumbar says the screenings will not detect all heart problems. Parents should still know what to look for.
"Difficulty breathing, breathing too fast, looking lethargic, they may look modeled in color, just not acting right and those are the signs to bring them in for anything," states Dr. Kumbar.
The screenings still aren't required in all states.
Dr. Kumbar says they're still learning how effective the test is.
She says in Indiana within the last year, there have been 30-40 babies who've failed the test but the database to tell how many of those were due to congenital heart defects is not yet available.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a powerMore >>
The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:55:05 GMT
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood RoadMore >>
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:39:25 GMT
We've got good news about the Ohio County toddler who authorities say swallowed a powerful ingredient used to make meth. This is a story 14 News has been keeping an eye on. That little girl, Frankee,More >>
The Facebook page, Frankee's Voice, continues to post updates on Frankee's condition. And on Monday, they gave an update that many are glad to hear.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:08:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,More >>
Louisville Metro Police say the victims are a juvenile girl, an adult woman and an adult man.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:17:08 GMT
Major demolition inside the old McCurdy Hotel in Downtown Evansville should begin in just a few months. The Kunkel Group plans to convert the almost 100-year-old building into high-end apartments. It'sMore >>
It's run down right now with some windows boarded up, but a little over a year from now, the old McCurdy Hotel along Riverside Drive should be restored to its former glory.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:53 GMT
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois. Citizens from both sides ofMore >>
A grassroots movement is gaining momentum in Posey and White counties on Wednesday night to get the New Harmony Bridge back open for business between Indiana and Illinois.More >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A teen boy was arrested and charged with murder after his younger sister died. Detectives say he admitted practicing "WWE" moves on her, even after she said she was in pain.More >>
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