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Dr. Gwendolyn Messer

Pediatrics
Chicago, IL

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

Children's Research Triangle, 180 North Michigan Avenue Suite 700, Chicago, IL
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

8 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
It depends...: Alcoholism may run in families. If a baby was exposed to alcohol because his/her mom was an alcoholic, then that child may have an increased risk of ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
Specialist may help: Kids with FAS or arnd (fas without the classic facial features)who also have other problems like adhd or other behavioral, learning, or emotional issu... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: No, there is nothing that can "cancel out" the effects on the baby of drinking alcohol while pregnant. The best thing is to drink no alcohol while pr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes so no amount o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
Long-term problems: Alcohol can damage a baby's developing brain resulting in a long-lasting pattern of cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems. T... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not always, but...: Alcohol can damage a baby's brain causing cognitive, learning, emotional and behavior problems. We don't know how much alcohol it takes, but we do kno... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
Alcohol/brain damage: Alcohol damages a baby's brain causing cognitive, emotional and behavior problems. Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) can be diagnosed by looking at a child... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwendolyn Messer
Specializes in Pediatrics
No difference: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) affects both boys and girls. Fas and alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (arnd) are caused by prenatal exposure ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
MD
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