Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation and developmental disabilities in the Western world, and the effects can last a lifetime. Identifying and managing the condition are essential to producing the best outcomes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created an application to assist health care professionals, educators, families and women planning a pregnancy find information on the use of alcohol during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).

The app offers up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, data and statistics, and research. Subject matter is divided into categories most useful to women, families, educators, partners and health care professionals. In addition to information on diagnosis and treatment, health care professionals can use the app to find training and educational resources, including intervention tools, curriculum and information on Regional Training Centers. Also, free materials can be downloaded, printed and shared with patients and families....

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