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Sorry, wine lovers. No amount of alcohol is good for you, study says.

“A team of researchers recently analyzed the connection between genes linked to alcohol consumption and cardiovascular conditions and found that drinking — any amount — was associated with an increased risk of disease.

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Attention Pediatric Providers! AAP Offers FASD Webinar Series

he American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to offer a series of educational webinars on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Join us Fridays in April for webinar sessions on identifying and diagnosing conditions on the continuum of FASD, addressing stigma and bias related to prenatal alcohol exposure, caring for children with an FASD, and neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE). The webinars are open to all clinical personnel with practicing primary care clinicians strongly encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you April! For more information about the series, please contact Rosa Arvizu, Program Coordinator, AAP FASD Program, at rarvizu [AT] aap [DOT] org.

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In recognition of April being Alcohol Awareness Month, CDC is highlighting Brenna’s story

In recognition of April being Alcohol Awareness Month, CDC is highlighting Brenna’s story—Brenna was diagnosed with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) when she was 12 years old. Brenna’s story is also highlighted this week on CDC’s main Features page.

CDC would like to give a special thanks to Brenna and her family and to FASD United (formerly NOFAS) for sharing this story with us! Brenna’s mother, Heather, now leads the FASD United Family Navigator program which provides individuals living with FASDs and their family members and caregivers with expert, confidential support and referrals. 







Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy? The Science Says Yes.

 CDC scientist and physician, Dr. Romeo Galang, guest column in American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) blog: Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy? The Science Says Yes!

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A Conversation with Dan Dubovsky, FASD Specialist & Parent

“Dan Dubovsky is a clinician working in behavioral heath in a variety of systems including residential treatment, outpatient services…25 years experience in addressing FASD from a personal and professional point of view.”


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NIAAA Finds 25% Increase in Alcohol-related Deaths During COVID-19


“Researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) have found that alcohol-related deaths increased markedly during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the NIAAA researchers: Overall, the increase in alcohol-related deaths was 25%.”

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Lauren Borchert, BS
NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

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