Monthly archive for February 2018

Advocates in Minnesota Push for Change in Dealing with FASD

The common perception is that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is relatively rare. A new in-depth study of 6,639 first-grade students published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) turns that perception on its head, finding that as many as one in 20 first-grade students from four unidentified U.S. communities have been affected byRead more

Families Affected by FASD Hope Study Increases Awareness, Treatment for ‘Invisible’ Disease

Click image thumbnail to hear one family's story of living with FASD Six-year-old Macy runs throughout her Naperville home, toting her plush Hatchimal toy. In her basement play room, she dangles from the monkey bar rings her dad affixed to the ceiling and then turns to her art supplies. MinutesRead more

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Up to 10 Times More Common Than Believed

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Up to 10 Times More Common Than Believed
Up to 10 times more children have disabilities related to fetal alcohol exposure -- drinking during pregnancy -- than previously believed, finds a new study. As many as one in 10 children in some U.S. communities may have some type of disability due to maternal drinking during pregnancy, the researchRead more

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