SBIR and STTR Success Story for
Vida Health Communications, Inc.

(Information Posted/Updated on 04/06/2004)

Vida Health Communications, Inc.
6 Bigelow Street
Cambridge, MA  02139

Contact:    Susana Carella
Phone:      617-864-4334
Fax:          617-864-7862
Web Site:

Project Title:  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment: A Clinical Guide for Obstetric and Pediatric Providers
Related Award(s):  1 R43 AA1018101A1
Technology Developed:
An interactive CD-ROM offering information and treatment interventions to health professionals working across the perinatal/pediatric continuum.

Key Words:  FAS, Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Obstetrician education, Pediatrician education, Birth Defects, Alcohol-Related defects, FAS Diagnosis, FAS Treatment.
Uses of Technology/Products/Service:
This CD-ROM offers physicians, nurses, and other health professionals a concise and comprehensive course on FAS and other alcohol-related birth defects. Presenting the most recent research from the Institute of Medicine and featuring a cross-collaborative approach, this interactive CD-ROM: - Provides an overview of FAS including historical perspectives and diagnostic signs. - Details the prevalence and etiology of FAS. - Demonstrates methods for identifying women and children at risk, prenatally through adolescence. - Offers criteria to use in making a diagnosis of FAS. - Suggests strategies for making treatment plans and referrals for mothers and children afflicted by FAS. - Presents the most current and complete list of FAS resources.