FDA Consumer Health Information Updates

>How Many Calories? Keep an Eye on the Menu

FDA's final rule on menu labeling gives consumers the information on calories they need to make informed food choices

>7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables

Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness

>Breast Cancer Screening: Thermogram No Substitute for Mammogram

Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer

>FDA's Critical Role in Ensuring Supply of Influenza Vaccine

Making the flu vaccine is a highly complex process. The FDA encourages the development of new technologies for producing flu vaccines and plays an important role in making sure

>FDA-Approved Devices That Keep the Heart Beating

Cardiovascular devices (or 'heart' devices) such as pacemakers and defibrillators have extended and improved the lives of millions of people worldwide. Learn how the FDA regulates

>AEDs: How These Devices in Public Places Can Restart Hearts

If cardiac arrest occurs, rapid treatment with a medical device called an automated external defibrillator, or 'AED' for short, can be life-saving. Learn how FDA works to help

>For Women: The FDA Gives Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

Learn more about the safe and effective use of FDA-approved drugs and devices for the treatment and prevention of heart disease — the number one killer of women

>Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

FDA is proposing to update the requirements for sunscreens to make sure they're safe and effective for regular, lifelong use and provide the protections that consumers expect. In

>Watch Out for False Promises About So-Called Alzheimer’s Cures

Unfortunately, when faced with a serious health issue, even the most rational person can be led to believe implausible claims

>Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children

Soothing children’s gums with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, homeopathic remedies or teething jewelry can be dangerous. Consider safer alternatives

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