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Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?

Thu, 2018-03-29 06:30
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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5 Things to Know About Breast Implants

Wed, 2018-03-21 17:44
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Prevention, Symptoms, Treatments

Wed, 2018-03-14 07:00
How to tell if you have a cold or the flu, and when to seek medical care.
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Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Actions and Research

Wed, 2018-02-14 16:00
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.
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How to Buy Medicines Safely From an Online Pharmacy

Thu, 2018-01-25 06:00
How can you tell if an online pharmacy is operating legally? The FDA's BeSafeRx web page can help you identify and avoid rogue online pharmacies. The FDA has tips for buying medicines online safely.
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Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

Thu, 2018-01-11 10:00
Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it's also a growing problem in pets, one that can seriously harm your pet's health.
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It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

Wed, 2018-01-10 06:00
Think it's too late to get a flu shot? Not so. Find out why.
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Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects

Tue, 2018-01-09 11:30
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs).
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Dose Matters: FDA's Guidance on Children's X-rays

Mon, 2018-01-08 15:53
FDA is committed to protecting the health of children by helping lower their exposure to radiation from X-ray exams.
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4 Tips to Quit Smoking

Fri, 2018-01-05 06:00
Will 2018 be the year you decide you want to quit smoking? Nearly 70 percent of current adult smokers say they want to quit. Check out this story for tips, including info about FDA-approved products and resources that can help.
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