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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...
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...
Group supports parents of special needs kids 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...
Empire Editorial: Bar pee sticks not the right fix

Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly has declared war on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and in doing so has turned to unconventional combat by pushing for pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms across the state.Alaskans...
Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

...Corrections not only to do assessments on incoming prisoners, but to specifically look for those suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome.There are costs for taking the new approach.Putting the 24/7 program into place will have an annual price tag...
State | AK legislature
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...
State | AK legislature
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
Kotzebue plans city-owned bar, restaurant

...area, Evans said.Not all locals welcome liquor sales by the local government in an area where suicide and fetal alcohol syndrome rates are among the highest in the state.Kathy Ward, who grew up in the community of 3,200, said people who...
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 (shops...
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...


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