U.S. Health Care Costs From Birth Defects Total Almost $23 Billion a Year

About three of every 100 U.S. newborns have a serious birth defect, and health care costs tied to these difficulties total almost $23 billion annually, new research shows.

The findings might help "motivate change" in reducing costs associated with birth defects through "prevention, early detection and care throughout the life span," said researchers from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Read more at Health Day.