MotherToBaby Launches First COVID-19 in Pregnancy Study

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

A new study conducted by birth defects research experts from the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) launches to examine the short and long-term effects of the novel COVID-19 virus in pregnancy and breastfeeding. The observational study will consist of phone calls over the course of volunteers’ pregnancies and post-delivery, and/or breastmilk samples, as well as a release of … Read More

Hold the “Quarantinis”: Alcohol and Novel Coronavirus Might Not Mix

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

Replacing bar meetups with virtual happy hours might offer a much-needed salve during the novel corona virus pandemic, but downing too much alcohol could also reduce your immune system’s ability to fight off infectious diseases, according to numerous studies.  Article by J. Cavanaugh Simpson with Global Health Now.   Read article, HERE.

NOFAS Joins Group of Eighty-eight Organizations Calling on Congress to Address Americans’ Mental Health and Substance Misuse Treatment Needs as Part of COVID-19 Response

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

“A cross-sector group of 88 organizations from the mental health and substance misuse, public health and patient-advocacy sectors are jointly calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to address the immediate and long term mental health and substance misuse treatment needs of all Americans as part of their COVID-19 response. Such consideration is especially important as the anxiety and social … Read More

Key Messages for Pregnant Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

We understand that the current state of the world is very confusing and stressful. COVID-19 is a new virus and we are still trying to determine how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread. If you are pregnant, we also understand that might cause increased anxiety about all of the unknowns. Please … Read More

FASD Conference in North Carolina, FASD: Moving from Awareness to Action

Amy HendricksFamilies, Health Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

March 12th and 13th, 2020. Winston-Salem, North Carolina “FASD Moving from Awareness to Action”, will be the pre-conference focus at The Arc of North Carolinas’ Rooted in Advocacy Conference March 12th & 13th, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC. Attendees are welcome to attend just the pre-conference or both days, as there will be an FASD track during the main conference. Both … Read More

Alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the US and women are at an increased risk, study says

Amy HendricksHealth Care Professionals, News & Events, Women's Health

(CNN)The number of Americans who have died from alcohol-related problems annually more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, a new study found, and that’s likely an undercount, the researchers said. The study was published Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Click here, to learn more!