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The Facts on Bipolar Disorder and FDA-Approved Treatments
Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating periods of highs and lows--and it can feel like living life on a roller coaster. Proper diagnosis is important, and there are many medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can help treat symptoms.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0500 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Secondhand (and Third-Hand) Smoke May Be Making Your Pet Sick
Secondhand and third-hand smoke may be making your pet dog, bird, cat, guinea pig, or fish sick.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 -0500 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids
Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic and acute pain. It doesn't matter who is writing the prescription, ask these questions before taking opioids.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0500 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

FDA Facilitates Research on Earlier Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
To advance urgently needed research in Alzheimer's disease, FDA is engaging with researchers, drug companies, and the public as they design clinical studies for promising drugs.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0500 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

What Women Should Know About Essure Permanent Birth Control
Women should carefully consider the benefits and risks associated with permanent birth control devices, like the FDA-approved Essure device, along with other birth control options.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:28:00 -0500 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Cochlear Implants: A Different Kind of 'Hearing'
What are cochlear implants? Who uses them? How do they work?
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0500 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Beware of Illegally Marketed Diabetes Treatments
Consumers with diabetes risk serious health complications by choosing illegally marketed diabetes products, which also may be dangerous in and of themselves. Learn about the unapproved products flooding the marketplace and what FDA is doing to counter diabetes products that violate federal law.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:30:00 -0500 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

How FDA Helps You Make Healthy Food Choices
Recent actions by FDA can help you make healthier, better-informed decisions about the foods you and your family eat.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

How to Treat Impetigo and Control This Common Skin Infection
Impetigo is one of the most common childhood diseases and can be treated easily with medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Depression: FDA-Approved Medications May Help
Depression is a serious medical illness. Not all depression requires treatment with medication. But medications approved for the treatment of depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help improve symptoms in some people.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

'Lucky 13' Tips for a Safe Halloween
Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:30:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Mammography: What You Need to Know
Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography, and clears and approves mammography devices, to help keep you safe.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Dianne Murphy: A Unique Insight Into the World of Pediatric Medicine
As Director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2003, Dianne Murphy has had a front-row seat to the world of pediatric therapeutics. FDA interviews Dr. Murphy about her tenure here.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Dealing with ADHD: What You Need to Know
Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD continues to increase. Learn to recognize and treat ADHD in kids and adults.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:45:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Making Decisions for Your Health: Getting the Info You Need
FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

What's in a Name? What Every Consumer Should Know About Foods and Flavors
Is flavor labeling on food packages misleading? FDA helps ensure that it isn't.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults
The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects including interactions. So consider these safety tips (and share them with your loved ones) when taking prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

FDA: Cutting-Edge Technology Sheds Light on Antibiotic Resistance
FDA is using whole genome sequencing to determine if antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria found in other countries are also present in the U.S.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions
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 about TBI and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Treating Head Lice
Head lice. They're every parent's nightmare. Learn how to check for them, how to treat them, and how to avoid having them in your home.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400 - Source:U.S. Food & Drug Administration





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