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Spilling the Beans: How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

Wed, 2018-12-12 10:30
In what foods is caffeine found? Can caffeine pose a danger to your health? This Consumer Update answers these and other key questions about caffeine.
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When to Give Kids Medicine for Coughs and Colds

Tue, 2018-11-27 07:00
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips.
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Manage Your Asthma: Know Your Triggers and Treatment Options

Thu, 2018-11-08 07:30
You can manage your asthma by taking medications approved by the FDA. Before going to the pharmacy, get a proper diagnosis from a doctor and together develop an asthma action plan.
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Now's a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Wed, 2018-10-31 07:30
Early in the fall is the best time to get your annual flu vaccine. Find out why it's important to get one.
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Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off

Thu, 2018-10-25 06:00
This sugar substitute, found in some human foods and dental products, can be poisonous to your dog.
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Nutrition Facts Label Reboot: A Tale of Two Labels

Thu, 2018-10-25 06:00
The Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) on packages consumers look at when they’re buying groceries or preparing a meal has undergone a makeover. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed it to reflect updated scientific findings and help consumers make better-informed choices about the foods their families eat. Until the deadlines, consumers may see two different versions on the products they buy: the original label they’ve been using, as well as the new label. The Consumer Update will emphasize that both provide helpful information for consumers, delineate the differences between the two, and explain the scientific reason for making a change.
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"My Medicines" ... This Brochure Can be a Lifesaver

Mon, 2018-09-10 11:53
"My Medicines" a brochure offered by FDA's Office of Women's Health, can play a vital role in the medical treatment you receive during an emergency.
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