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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Hyperactivity, learning disabilities, low IQ, and facial abnormalities are just a few of the many problems caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Experts disagree on whether any amount of drinking is safe during pregnancy, and since people born with FAS face lifelong challenges, the risk is high. We’ll learn more about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of FAS on Wednesday, with parents, doctors, and others who are raising or working with FAS kids.

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