The Autism Program at Children's Specialized Hospital, are sponsoring an Autism Symposium on March 18, 2011. This exceptional Autism Symposium will feature esteemed speakers like David Mandell from UPENN/CARD who is one of the leading authorities on disparities among underserved populations in terms of autism diagnosis and services.
There are some critically new updates on the Woman's Health Site. Topics of interest include:
- Advances and legislation related to the health of women in 2010
- Preliminary birth data for 2009
- Recent trends in birth and fertility rates
- PLUS MORE!
This important workshop introduces 'newer' OB nurse to the basics of fetal heart rate monitoring. Attendees will receive information on the most current National Institute on Child Health and Development (NICHD) terminology that will allow them to provide evidence-based strip interpretation and nursing interventions.
The NOFAS Weekly Roundup features news articles, research, event announcements, new materials and other highlights from around the world of FASD. The Roundup also includes the latest news from NOFAS and a link to the Calendar of Events page on the NOFAS website.
This public health initiative began in Illinois in 2003 using FASD materials provided by NOFAS. Through the leadership of NOFAS Illinois (Trinity Services, Inc.) the initiative continues this year.
Article, The Herald News, January 2, 2011
The Story of Iyal is a video that tells the story of one family living with FASDs. Every family has unique experiences, challenges, and successes. The intent of this video is not to endorse specific interventions, but to share one family’s story and hope.
On the surface, children with fetal alcohol exposure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to have similar symptoms and issues, but this study shows that each disorder appears to affect different areas of the brain. Read more about this insightful report on ADHD and FASD.
Babies born to opioid-dependent women treated with burprenorphine during pregnancy had significantly fewer withdrawal symptoms than those born to women treated with methadone. Read an update on the use of buprenorphine and pregnancy by clicking this link.
Institute of Medicine (IOM )Report Sets New Dietary Intake Levels for Calcium and Vitamin D To Maintain Health and Avoid Risks Associated With Excess
Read this insightful interview with Dee Quinn, Genetic Counselor and Director of the University of Arizona's Genetic Counseling Graduate Program on the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.