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Free drinks for moms-to-be

...economic demographics."According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Alaska is 1.5 per 1,000 live births, which is approximately 15 children born with FAS per year in...
Parents, agencies cope with fetal alcohol syndrome

...Rorems adopted a girl with fetal alcohol syndrome in 1973, the year the term...They adopted a boy with fetal alcohol syndrome three years later. Both times...It remains true." Fetal alcohol syndrome is caused when mothers drink...
Fetal alcohol syndrome costs us all

...has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the nation - four times higher...Native babies are born with fetal alcohol syndrome or effects. And those are the...for their entire lives. Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of the most pressing...
My Turn: The human face of fetal alcohol syndrome

...protective factors help those with FASD escape adverse life outcomes: living in a stable, nurturing home; an fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) diagnosis before age 6; not being a victim of violence; and eligibility for Developmental Disability services...
Break silence about FASD, make awareness universal

...This editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: Deb Evensen of Homer has worked in education about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for 30 years. She's still working for a wider awareness of those cruel afflictions...
It's in a bar, baby

...of a campaign against Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."Ninety-percent of women...Republican senator's "War on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" around $1.5 million, but...drinks away and delivers a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome baby - I wonder what kind of...
State | AK legislature
Data shows drop in fetal alcohol cases

...released new data showing that Alaska's rate of fetal alcohol syndrome dropped by about one-third. The findings cover...earmark for the prevention and treatment of fetal alcohol syndrome that former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens obtained in...
Regional News
Ask the experts about alcohol's damage

...frightening, and I wonder about the role alcohol consumption plays in them. But certainly the rate of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol syndrome effects are enormous. Calling them "fetal" is a misnomer, because it affects the entire life of...
The importance of getting an FASD diagnosis

...and no services or support since there were no facial features that justified the diagnosis as a disorder. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, on the other hand, had distinctive facial features, making a diagnosis and services more likely. Today, FAE...
Focusing on the hidden disability

...diagnosed with some degree of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - a disease that will affect...Social Services office on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome FAS is caused by one thing only...from an officer. Though fetal alcohol syndrome first was identified as a clinical...


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