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...
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...
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...the one from Tennessee, a short note from a mother: "My son Kelly is a sixteen-year-old who is a victim of Down's Syndrome. Kelly takes a great interest in the world around him, animals especially."He saw the oil spill on the news and when the...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...a good thing, however, it's not necessarily linked to a boost of high paying jobs. It's wishful thinking (Stockholm Syndrome, perhaps) to credit oil company executives with concern about Alaska's future. It's our responsibility to anticipate...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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