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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TIME: The University of Alaska-led program hopes to combat the state's high rate of fetal alcohol syndrome.

The two-year, $400,000 program is designed to combat Alaska’s rate of fetal alcohol syndrome, which is the highest of any state in the country, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Women of child-bearing age in Alaska are 20 percent more likely to binge drink in comparison to the national average.

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