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Breast Cancer in Men: Treatments and Genetic Counseling

11 hours 30 min ago
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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Buying Pet Medicines Online: Ensuring Products are Safe

Wed, 2017-10-11 06:00
If you're purchasing medications for your pet online to save money or for convenience, there are Internet sites that represent legitimate pharmacies. But the FDA has found that there are others that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs. Any of these practices could mean that the products you are buying could be unsafe or ineffective for your pet.
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Do Not Use Infant Sleep Positioners Due to the Risk of Suffocation

Tue, 2017-10-03 06:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products, sometimes also called "nests" or "anti-roll" products, can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. Learn how to put a baby safely to sleep and which other products to avoid.
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The FDA Encourages New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

Wed, 2017-09-20 07:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).
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Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions

Thu, 2017-09-14 06:00
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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Hurricane Season: Be Prepared

Mon, 2017-09-11 08:00
It's important to safeguard your food, water, and medicine before, during and after any severe weather event.
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Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

Tue, 2017-09-05 13:05
September is Prostate Health Awaremeness month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more.
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Treating and Preventing Head Lice

Thu, 2017-08-31 06:00
Head lice. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Thu, 2017-08-24 06:00
Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it?
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Healthy Breakfasts for Kids: It's All About Balance

Thu, 2017-08-17 06:30
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.
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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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