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May 23 Webinar on Hearing Aids: The Basic Information You Need to Know

Fri, 2017-08-11 14:05
In this webinar, FDA audiologist Sue-Chen Peng, Ph.D., offers consumers basic information on hearing loss and hearing aids.
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5 Tips for Traveling to the U.S. With Medications

Thu, 2017-08-10 06:30
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.
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4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

Tue, 2017-08-08 06:00
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.
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Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually

Thu, 2017-08-03 04:00
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.
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Good Dog, Bad Food: Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog

Tue, 2017-08-01 07:00
Some foods that are meant for people can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog.
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Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix

Tue, 2017-07-18 07:00
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects.
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How to Safely Use Nail Care Products

Thu, 2017-07-06 07:00
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.
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Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Thu, 2017-06-29 07:00
Barbecuing with friends and family is a warm-weather treat. Help keep bacteria at bay with these food safety tips.
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Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

Tue, 2017-06-27 07:00
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.
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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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