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Tattoo Removal: Options and Results

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:00
How hard is it to remove a tattoo? What processes are used? Is it painful?
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Caution: Bodybuilding Products Can Be Risky

Tue, 2017-06-20 07:00
Are all bodybuilding products safe to use? The FDA says no and explains why.
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Breast Cancer in Men: Treatments and Genetic Counseling

Thu, 2017-06-15 07:00
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.
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Braces Have Changed, From Metal to Tooth-Colored to Clear

Thu, 2017-06-08 07:00
FDA answers your questions about braces and how they've changed.
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Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

Tue, 2017-06-06 07:00
Poison ivy and other poisonous plants are a hazard year-round. Here are tips for preventing and treating the itchy rash and blisters.
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Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?

Thu, 2017-06-01 07:30
The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.
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Allergy Relief for Your Child

Thu, 2017-06-01 07:00
Do you have a sneezing, stuffy-nosed child? He or she may have allergies. Learn more about proven treatments for children.
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5 Tips for a Healthy Vacation

Wed, 2017-05-24 07:00
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.
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How to Safely Use Glucose Meters and Test Strips for Diabetes

Mon, 2017-05-15 23:00
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.
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Medication Safety: Advice for New Moms

Wed, 2017-05-10 10:00
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.
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What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump

Wed, 2017-05-10 09:45
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.
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Depression: FDA-Approved Medications May Help

Tue, 2017-05-09 07:00
Depression is a serious medical illness. Not all depression requires treatment with medication. But medications that are approved for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help improve symptoms in some people.
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The Facts on Bipolar Disorder and FDA-Approved Treatments

Tue, 2017-05-09 06:45
Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of highs and lows--and it can feel like living life on a roller coaster. Proper diagnosis is important, and there are many medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can help treat symptoms.
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Giving Medication to Children

Mon, 2017-05-08 10:03
The director of FDA's Office of Pediatric Therapeutics discusses what parents should know about medication. use in children.
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Hepatitis C Treatments Give Patients More Options

Thu, 2017-05-04 07:00
Advances in drug treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are giving the 3.2 million Americans with chronic hepatitis C a chance at a longer, healthier life. That's welcome news for baby boomers, a generation that makes up three of four adults with the hepatitis C virus.
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Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe?

Tue, 2017-05-02 07:00
Are tattoos safe? Not always. More people are getting tattoos, and some have developed infections from contaminated inks, or had bad reactions to the inks themselves.
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HIV and Hepatitis: Know Your Status and Learn About the FDA's Role

Wed, 2017-04-26 13:09
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working to reduce health disparities among people of different ethnic and racial groups. The agency's Office of Minority Health is now focusing efforts on educating people about HIV and hepatitis. Here's what to know about testing, treatment, and the FDA’s role.
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Products Claiming to "Cure" Cancer Are a Cruel Deception

Tue, 2017-04-25 07:00
Many ads on social media and "healthy" websites claim their products can cure cancer. They cannot.
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Codeine and Tramadol Can Cause Breathing Problems for Children

Thu, 2017-04-20 08:00
The FDA is strengthening drug labels for codeine and tramadol to protect children and nursing babies.
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The FDA Supports Research to Reduce Health Disparities

Wed, 2017-04-19 07:00
Scientific researchers now are working on how to reduce health disparities (differences in health outcomes) among racial and ethnic minorities. And they're doing it with the help of funding from--and by working with--the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Learn more.
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