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Pregnant Women Screened for Alcohol Abuse

Adults and Pregnant Women Should be Screened For Alcohol Abuse, Says Task Force – The United States Preventative Services Task Force has created a proposal, to be finalized after taking comments from the public on October 22 of this year, that requires screening of all people over the age of 18 and women who are pregnant.   The proposal suggests that these interventions only occur in the primary care setting and excludes those people already receiving treatment or show signs/symptoms of alcohol abuse.  The purpose of these screenings is to prevent and treat alcohol-related illness, including FASD.  To give your comment on the task force’s proposal, click here.

Article, Medical News Today, September 27, 2012

 

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