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New CDC Study: 93,000 Deaths Each Year Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

“A new CDC MMWR reports that excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the US each year – or 255 deaths per day – shortening the lives of those who die by an average of 29 years. Learn what states and communities can do to prevent excessive alcohol use.”

Read More HERE!

Submit a Video for FASD Awareness Month 2020, Get Free 30th Anniversary NOFAS Coffee Mug!

You are invited to submit a short selfie video of yourself. Please answer a question about what one thing you wish your health care provider had told you.

This is your opportunity to use your voice to help organizations and agencies, including NOFAS, understand what families affected by FASD need.

Everyone who submits a video will receive a complementary special edition NOFAS 30th Anniversary coffee mug!

Please email your video to kachor [AT] nofas [DOT] org. More information will be posted on the NOFAS website very soon.

Is kombucha okay to drink during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

Check out this podcast from MothertoBaby and learn the answer to these questions.

Listen HERE!

FASDinNC to host a four-part webinar series!

Thursdays - August 27th - September 17th, 2020

This 4-part webinar series will focus on the importance of preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies, the prevalence of FASD in our state, and the efforts needed to support individuals and families impacted by this disorder.

Diagnosing Persons with FASD Using Telehealth

“While ongoing efforts have been made to increase the capacity of communities to provide early FASD diagnosis, there continue to be on-going challenges, particularly for remote and rural communities. Telehealth is the use of technology to connect communities at a distance and has been effectively used in medicine for several decades. This literature review describes the use of telehealth in FASD and other developmental disabilities and makes recommendations for how telehealth can be used to facilitate the assessment and diagnosis of FASD in rural and remote communities.”
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Read More HERE!

Musician with FASD Featured in New Documentary

“For Jesse Jams, punk music is powerful armor. Jams, 25, lives with numerous mental health disorders including fetal alcohol syndrome… Jesse Jams, a 16-minute film has earned a staff pick from Vimeo and been named an official selection at film festivals from Melbourne to Los Angeles. The film follows Jams and his band — Jesse Jams and the Flams — as they prepare to perform the opening set at Edmonton’s 2019 Interstellar Rodeo.”
CBC News

See the full story HERE!

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