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'Gluten-Free' Means What It Says

Fri, 2018-05-11 08:00
The only way to manage celiac disease is to avoid eating foods containing gluten. Learn how FDA's definition of 'gluten free' on food labels makes that possible.
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What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump

Tue, 2018-05-08 07:20
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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Medication Safety: Advice for New Moms

Tue, 2018-05-08 07:00
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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How Many Calories? Keep an Eye on the Menu

Mon, 2018-05-07 06:00
FDA's final rule on menu labeling gives consumers the information on calories they need to make informed food choices.
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Do You Vape? See These Tips on How to Keep E-Liquids Away from Children

Tue, 2018-05-01 06:00
Accidentally touching or drinking e-liquids can be dangerous and even deadly for young children. So it’s important to handle and store these products carefully, to teach children to stay away from these products, and to be prepared for emergencies. Consider these tips.
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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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