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CPAP Machine Cleaning: Ozone, UV Light Products Are Not FDA Approved

FDA News - February 2, 2023 - 1:23pm
Most CPAPs can be cleaned with soap and water. Follow your CPAP manufacturer's instructions.
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Always Tired? You May Have Sleep Apnea

FDA News - February 2, 2023 - 1:22pm
If you feel tired and exhausted when you wake up every morning you may have sleep apnea. Find out more about the different types of FDA-cleared and FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea or OSA treatments that work and help you get restful and restorative sleep.
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Microneedling Devices: Getting to the Point on Benefits, Risks and Safety

FDA News - February 2, 2023 - 1:21pm
If you're thinking about microneedling to make your skin look better, know the benefits and risks associated with microneedling devices. Check out the FDA's safety tips.
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Pulse Oximeters and Oxygen Concentrators: What to Know About At-Home Oxygen Therapy

FDA News - February 2, 2023 - 1:20pm
Giving yourself too much or too little oxygen can be dangerous. If you are using a pulse oximeter to monitor your oxygen levels and think they are low, see a doctor. You should not use an oxygen concentrator at home unless it has been prescribed by a health care provider.
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Giving Medicine to Children

FDA News - February 2, 2023 - 11:18am
When young children are sick and cranky, it can be tough to get them to take their medicine. Watch this video for tips from an FDA pediatrician on giving the dose without the battle, in English and Spanish.
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Your Animal Is Sick. Was It Something They Ate? Vet-LIRN May Be Able to Help

FDA News - February 2, 2023 - 11:13am
The FDA investigates foodborne illnesses for human foods and animal foods. FDA’s Vet-LIRN program can help your vet determine if the illness is a result of something your animal ate.
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FDA Guards Against Food Spoilage, Contamination

FDA News - February 1, 2023 - 7:11am
Food and Drug Administration analysts and entomologists investigate product samples and protect consumers from spoiled and contaminated food.
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The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone and Dermal Fillers for Large-Scale Body Contouring and Enhancement

FDA News - January 31, 2023 - 1:22pm
Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the FDA. But no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement. Injectable silicone and other unapproved products to fill the buttocks, breast, or spaces between muscles should be avoided.
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Beware of Ultraviolet (UV) Wands That Give Off Unsafe Levels of Radiation

FDA News - January 31, 2023 - 1:17pm
Certain UV wands may cause injuries within seconds and alternative disinfection methods should be used. The FDA issued a safety communication alerting consumers about these products.
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Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know About Screening

FDA News - January 31, 2023 - 1:13pm
Doctors recommend most people start screening for colorectal cancer at age 45, and before age 45 for some people at higher risk. There are several FDA-reviewed and approved or cleared choices for colorectal cancer screening. Find out which one is best for you.
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Traumatic Brain Injury: What to Know About Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

FDA News - January 30, 2023 - 2:17pm
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, even mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions), contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits and can result in long term brain injuries and deaths.
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Beware of Vaping Products with Unproven Health Claims

FDA News - January 30, 2023 - 2:11pm
FDA issues warning letters to companies marketing vaping products containing herbal extracts, vitamins, or essential oils. These products, also marketed as inhalers, diffusers, and personal aromatherapy devices, are illegally marketed with unproven health claims.
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5 Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC

FDA News - January 30, 2023 - 2:09pm
Delta-8 THC products are not approved by the FDA and may put you at risk.
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Medicines for Your Pet

FDA News - January 30, 2023 - 2:07pm
What’s the difference between FDA-approved and pharmacy-compounded animal drugs?
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"Poppers" de nitrito

FDA News - January 30, 2023 - 2:05pm
Los proveedores de atención médica reportan un aumento en las hospitalizaciones y muertes debido a la ingesta o inhalación de “poppers” de nitrito.
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Temporada de huracanes: Prepárese

FDA News - January 25, 2023 - 10:40am
Es importante preparar las provisiones de emergencia y mantener a salvo los alimentos, el agua y los medicamentos antes, durante y después de cualquier cambio climático severo.
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Animal & Veterinary

FDA News - January 25, 2023 - 7:38am
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

FDA News - January 24, 2023 - 7:32pm
Heartworm disease can be fatal to pets, but it is also preventable. Learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease and the importance of year-round prevention.
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Shoring Up the Still-Emerging Science of Neonatology

FDA News - January 19, 2023 - 12:35pm
A conversation with FDA neonatologist, Gerri Baer
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Hurricane Season: Be Prepared

FDA News - January 18, 2023 - 2:08pm
It's important to safeguard your food, water, medicine and pets before, during and after any severe weather event.
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