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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders May Be More Common Than Previously Thought

CNN, Time, and The New York Times covered a new JAMA study finding that one in 20 first graders—or possibly even more are suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). More media outlets will likely continue to publish stories on this important new study. “This study reinforces that prenatal alcohol exposure is a […]

New Guidelines for FASD Diagnosis

An organization of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experts, coordinated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has proposed new clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD.

Participants Needed for FASD Clinical Trial

The University of Minnesota is currently conducting two research studies on prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and needs families to participate. There are two studies: A study taking place in conjunction with 4 sites around the country that is looking at brain and cognitive development in children with FASD. This […]

Improving Educational Outcomes in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Through Interagency Collaboration

Due to the continuum of impairments, interagency collaboration was developed to address the special educational needs of the children.

Transition for FASD Service Providers

Here they will discuss the transition from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and Internal Classification of Diseases (ICD) Related to Health Problems and the changes to these medical coding systems.

No Amount of Alcohol is Safe During Pregnancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released a new article that simply states no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.

Choline Supplementation in Children with an FASD

This ground breaking research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Wozniak with the University of Minnesota, and included participation from several families connected to MOFAS.

1 in 10 Pregnant Women Report Drinking Alcohol

1 in 10 pregnant women report drinking alcohol; 1 in 33 binge drink.  A new CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Report came out stating that 10.2% or 1 in 10 pregnant women reported drinking alcohol. This is an update to the 2006-2010 BRFSS Report that reported 1 in 13 pregnant women drink. While […]

Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnoses in Foster and Adopted Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

This study goes into explaining that there are missed diagnoses for children who are in foster care and or adopted.

Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use by Pregnant Women

Originally published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health PDF Version Being able to provide pregnant women prenatal care is essential to healthy pregnancies. There have been some instances where women who are low-income and ethnic minority populations may have barriers to get the prenatal care they need and not have […]

The Association Between Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Behavior of 22 Year Olds

New research has data on the behavioral effects of low to moderate prenatal alcohol exposure that extends into adulthood.

Prenatal Substance Abuse Effects on the Exposed Fetus

A recent study came out highlighting the birth outcomes and long term effects by comparing many different substances.

“Prevalence and Characteristics of FASD”, Pediatrics, November,2014

A newly published study finds that rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) among children may be significantly higher than previous estimates.

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