FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Broadens Its Vocabulary

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ensure that all Americans, including those with limited English abilities, get important health information. That’s why FDA developed its Language Access Plan – to reach people with limited English proficiency in a language and manner they understand.

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Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats

Many people have Easter lilies in their home this time of year, but this could be dangerous if they have a cat. FDA warns that cats can suffer acute kidney damage and even die after eating even a small part of a lily.

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FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: March 2014

FDA warns consumers about undeclared drugs found in pain relief pills, mistakenly low results from a blood glucose meter and a weight loss product that was recalled because of tampering.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments Aren't One-Size-Fits-All

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an often misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition that affects about 15.3 million people in the United States. No one remedy works for all patients, so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to bring more treatments to the market.

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FDA Partners With Veterinary Labs to Help Animals

FDA has formed a web of veterinary labs to assist one another in detecting potentially harmful substances in animal foods and tissues.

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Fighting Diabetes' Deadly Impact on Minorities

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on several fronts to help ethnic and racial minority groups stay healthy and, when appropriate, is helping to raise awareness of available treatments for diabetes.

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FDA Historians Share Lessons From Agency's Past

Description: FDA historians Suzanne Junod and John P. Swann explain the History Office's mission and describe the variety of services that it offers consumers, scholars and organizations outside the agency. Timed to the 46th anniversary of the office's start this March.

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