Pediatric gastroenterologists from Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore, have launched a campaign to help clinicians and parents of newborns screen for biliary atresia, a rare liver disease that requires prompt attention.

The Hopkins clinicians designed a simple, one-page stool color guide that Procter & Gamble Baby Care will distribute for free to birthing centers nationwide. In addition, a free mobile app, developed for Johns Hopkins by HCB Health, uses color recognition software to enable parents to snap photos of their baby’s stool and receive feedback within seconds.

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