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CMV poses great risk to babies

...than other well-known infections and syndromes including Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Spina Bifida and Pediatric HIV/AIDS...compared with 97 percent who had heard of Down Syndrome and 98 percent who had heard of HIV/AIDS...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101110/let_718909886.shtml
Opinion
Herring search spans millennia

...historical record was," Reifenstuhl said. The archaeologists have a term for this sentiment: "shifting baseline syndrome." In this syndrome, they say, "a degraded sea comes to be seen as normal." Reifenstuhl said the archaeological record "doesn't...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/herring-search-spans-millennia
Outdoors
Fairbanks area girl, 5, among few with genetic disorder Rett Syndrome

...not survive infancy. Rett syndrome affects various brain functions...with the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, which functions...proclamation to make October Rett Syndrome Awareness Month."I think...autistic or having similar syndromes. Melissa said some people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-28/fairbanks-area-girl-5-among-few-genetic
State
It's in a bar, baby

...part of a campaign against Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."Ninety-percent of women, when...Republican senator's "War on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" around $1.5 million, but that money...drinks away and delivers a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome baby - I wonder what kind of liability...

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

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-04/empire-editorial-war-fas-targets-wron
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
Biologists investigate mysterious sun star beach stranding

...it was a casualty of sea star wasting syndrome, which has ravaged the West Coast by...in the starfish population.Wasting syndrome probably wasn't to blame in this case...Cruz, which runs a national wasting syndrome monitoring program and database, just...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-14/biologists-investigate-mysterious-sun-s
Local
A failing grade in Public Health 101

...1989. However, it's less well known that the nation has no system at all for tracking widespread but more subtle chronic syndromes -- from developmental disabilities to asthma and slowly progressing illnesses like cancers, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092400/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating the incident, and says it's not associated with star wasting syndrome, which has caused massive declines in the West Coast's starfish population. The mystery has yet to be solved. Read more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-19/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local | Opinion
FASD: An invisible disorder

...neurological disabilities." While Morgan's brain was damaged due to alcohol in the womb and he suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome as a result of spending his early years in an alcoholic, abusive environment, his main goal is to help people understand...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-11/fasd-invisible-disorder
Neighbors

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