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My Turn: 10 things they won't tell you about the Marijuana ballot measure

...from the 50th percentile to the 29th percentile (far below average). This is the same drop as with moderate fetal alcohol syndrome or severe childhood lead poisoning.9. Use among kids will rise. States with medical marijuana dispensaries...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-06/my-turn-10-things-they-wont-tell-you-
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-05/break-silence-about-fasd-make-awarene
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-26/its-bar-baby
State | AK legislature
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090904/sta_fas.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102299/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092004/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022110/reg_565856431.shtml
Regional News
Group supports parents of special needs kids

...hair down and say, 'OK, it's me time,'" Bicknell said.Bicknell's stepdaughter, Miranda, 19, has fetal alcohol syndrome. Kelsey, 18, recently had her foot amputated due to a blood disorder. Preston, 17, has cerebral palsy and seizures...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/group-supports-parents-special-needs-ki
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022511/opi_790655023.shtml
Opinion
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...sentence. Sentencing reductions would be on condition of counseling.The bill mirrors the statute concerning fetal alcohol syndrome and cannot be used as a mitigating factor for crimes involving serious injury, sexual assault or unlawful death...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/house-moves-ptsd-sentencing-bill
State | AK legislature

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