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Alcohol-Related Deaths Surged Among Middle-Aged American Women During Pandemic, Study Finds

“Alcohol-related deaths, particularly those of middle-aged women, surged during the pandemic, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control on Friday.  The death rate has been steadily increasing for years, but between 2019 and 2020, the CDC found it spiked by 26%."

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Podcast on Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz: FASD, Facts, Fiction, and Stigma


This episode of FASD Family Life features “Miranda Bezell and Rebecca Tillou to talk about their response to the way FASD has been mischaracterized and further stigmatized in the wake of the sentencing hearing for Parkland School Shooter, Nikolas Cruz.

Miranda and Rebecca will debunk myths about FASD and speak about the negative impact of the systemic and societal stigma that shrouds FASD.”

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Final Episode of FASD Hope Podcast


Our hearts are heavy that Episode 163 is the final episode of FASD Hope from Natalie Vecchione, who says, “Thank you for listening to our small but mighty family podcast about FASD. We're certainly not experts and we're still on this journey, too.  It’s now time for us to focus even more on our family, navigate what lies ahead, and face uncertainty with faith and fortitude.”

FASD Hope has been an amazing resource for families and professionals navigating FASD, reaching far beyond North Carolina.  We at Proof Alliance NC want to thank Natalie and John for their amazing contribution to the FASD community and wish them well as they continue to navigate this ever changing path.

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Assessing Maternal Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy: Does Phosphatidylethanol Have Any Value?

“Phosphatidylethanol (PEth), a metabolite of alcohol, is incorporated into red cell membranes… PEth measured from DBS obtained on day 5 of life does not reliably identify modest PAE after 36 weeks’ gestation from maternal self-report.”
- Archives of Disease in Childhood

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New Tools Help Family Physicians Screen for Alcohol Use


 “A four-year project to help family physicians increase alcohol screening and brief interventions as routine patient care has produced several tools that members can use in practice right away.”

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Improving the Effectiveness of Pregnancy Warning Labels Displayed on Alcohol Containers


 “France is one of the few countries with mandated labeling that must include a pregnancy warning. However, the current pregnancy warning labels (PWLs) is often barely visible. This study investigated the potential influence of the PWL design on women's attention and alcohol product choice.”
- Science Direct







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