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FASD: Talk about it or 'pay for it'

...caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).? FASD is one of the most common cause of developmental disability...state and federally funded Alaska Comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Project expanded the state's diagnostic capability, developed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/fasd-talk-about-it-or-pay-it
Local
2 Williams sisters, 2 Madisons into 4th round at Aussie Open

...set and a break on nearby Margaret Court Arena. Venus, who was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition called Sjogren's syndrome in 2011 and has struggled at the highest level ever since, rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over Camila Giorgi...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/2-williams-sisters-2-madisons-4th-roun
Sports
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
The importance of getting an FASD diagnosis

...Effect 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 is no longer...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-18/importance-getting-fasd-diagnosis
Neighbors
Pure Sole: Run and smell the roses

...of things along your path.It's "Stop and Smell the Roses" syndrome.As runners, we often forget the path we are on because the peak ahead is so breathtaking.SASTR syndrome hit me recently.My group of calorie burners, who allow me to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-18/run-and-smell-roses
Sports
Iditarod brings friendship between musher, girl

...became Marrs' introduction to Turner syndrome, a chromosomal disorder affecting...bringing greater awareness of Turner syndrome to more people around the state...even dedicating his miles to Turner syndrome awareness," Perry said.Side...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/iditarod-brings-friendship-between-mush
State
Picture of Palin's son standing on dog draws reaction

...for "up!", found me and a lazy dog blocking his way. He made his stepping stone," she wrote. Trig was born with Down syndrome.The online response to the one-time Republican vice presidential nominee's New Year's Day post was fast and at times...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-05/picture-palins-son-standing-dog-draws-r
State
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
Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

...in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says a variety of densovirus is the likely cause of wasting syndrome among sea stars, also known as starfish. Varieties of densovirus are used as a biological control on cockroaches, and include...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/study-finds-virus-likely-cause-sea-star
State
Interior shelter founder helps animals in need

...Road-area shelter this week included a group of abandoned, unsocialized, Siberian huskies, a cat with a deformed spine from manx syndrome, a couple of rabbits and an aquarium full of fish. The shelter takes homeless animals from across Alaska and provides temporary...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/interior-shelter-founder-helps-animals-
State

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