Nov 15, 2009 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.
American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Aug 1, 2007 - Guidelines on newborn screening and therapy for congenital hypothyroidism have been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Congenital hypothyroidism can cause mental retardation unless thyroid therapy is initiated within two weeks of birth.
American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines