Prenatal Exposure to Opioids and Marijuana a Growing Concern to NOFAS

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NOFAS, The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, “has extended its mission and priorities to include the dissemination of information about the prenatal risks of tobacco, heroin and other opioids, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. The new language underlines the NOFAS commitment to individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and the organization’s attention to alcohol and pregnancy … Read More

Binge drinking before pregnancy ‘increases risk’ of diabetes for babies, Study Suggests

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As seen on this weeks NOFAS Weekly Round-Up! “American scientists have said binge drinking before conception could make children more likely to have high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function. While the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy on babies are well known, including possible birth defects and learning difficulties, far less is understood about the effects of … Read More

FAFASD Webinar Opportunity!

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Families Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FAFASD), is an organization whose mission is “to raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through education, support and research-based training to family members, caregivers, and professionals living with, caring for, and working with individuals with an FASD.” Check out their site for a great WEBINAR opportunity!    

CDC’s Editorial on How to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

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Anne Schuchat, MD, of the CDC, released a new editorial with recommendations on how to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The editorial was originally posted on the American Academy of Family Physicians’s site. “The CDC report aimed to provide accurate information to physicians and patients so they could take actions as appropriate. The goal was to prevent potential negative outcomes and … Read More

Summer Camp Opportunities for Individuals with FASDs!

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A FASD Community is dedicated to helping individuals affected by FASD through camp experiences that develop healthy relationships, improve social communications, promote physical safety, provide respite opportunities for caregivers, and offer other educational and support opportunities for FASD families.”