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FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

Healthy breakfasts are a must for kids and help keep them going strong all day. This article and short video provide tips on making it happen.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:30 am
Can you bring foreign drugs into the U.S.? Or refill a foreign prescription at a U.S. pharmacy? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help you understand the rules for flying with medications or shipping them from overseas.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 11:30 am
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug interactions. So consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements.
Posted: August 8, 2017, 11:00 am
For infants under age 6 months, it's best to cover them up and keep them well shaded. An FDA pediatrician tells how to protect babies from dangerous ultraviolet rays.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 9:00 am
Some foods that are meant for people can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 12:00 pm
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:00 pm
Love manicures and pedicures? The cosmetic products you use, along with lamps that dry (or 'cure') gel nail polishes and artificial nails, are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Here's what to know about these products to avoid injury or bad reactions and stay safe.
Posted: July 6, 2017, 12:00 pm
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
Posted: June 29, 2017, 12:00 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is continuing to evaluate sunscreen products to help protect consumers from sunburn. Because certain sunscreens can help prevent skin cancer caused by the sun when used as directed with other sun protection measures, it's important to know how to use them properly. Also learn about other ways to protect yourself from sun damage.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:00 pm
How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful?
Posted: June 22, 2017, 12:00 pm
Are all bodybuilding products safe to use? The FDA says no and explains why.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 12:00 pm
Breast cancer in men tends to be diagnosed at an older age and a later stage, but is treated very similarly to breast cancer in women.
Posted: June 15, 2017, 12:00 pm
FDA answers your questions about braces and how they've changed.
Posted: June 8, 2017, 12:00 pm
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:00 pm
The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.
Posted: June 1, 2017, 12:30 pm
Do you have a sneezing, stuffy-nosed child? He or she may have allergies. Learn more about proven treatments for children.
Posted: June 1, 2017, 12:00 pm
As you plan your next beach vacation, make sure your trip is a healthy one. Consider these five tips on sun safety, medications, contact lenses, tattoos, and eating well.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:00 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates glucose meters and test strips. Check out this safety information from the FDA including advice on why you shouldn't buy or sell previously owned test strips.
Posted: May 16, 2017, 4:00 am
Mother's Day is an exciting time for new moms. But moms (and dads) of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.
Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:00 pm
Breast pumps are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They can be used to extract milk, maintain or increase a woman's milk supply, and relieve engorged breasts (among other indications). But, to protect mothers and their babies, there are important safety considerations to know before using one.
Posted: May 10, 2017, 2:45 pm