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Doctors recommend everyone start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, and before age 50 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.
Ésta es la estación de los picnics, las parrilladas y otras fiestas al aire libre. Pero comer al aire libre en un clima cálido presenta un reto de inocuidad alimentaria. Las bacterias en los alimentos se multiplican más rápido a temperaturas entre 40°F a 140°F (4.4 a 60°C), de manera que el calor del verano hace que sea especialmente importante tomar medidas básicas de seguridad para los alimentos.
The best way to dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines is through a drug take back program. Or you can do it at home. Check the FDA flush list.
El cáncer colorrectal se puede prevenir y si se lo detecta a tiempo, se puede tratar.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more about the disease's symptoms, tests, and treatments.
You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 disease by washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds every time. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used if they contain at least 60% alcohol and are used properly.
Easy-to-understand information about the different types of coronavirus tests
Get answers to your questions about the standards for safety and effectiveness to support an emergency use authorization of COVID-19 vaccines.
Cualquiera puede sufrir un traumatismo craneoencefálico (TCE). Y este tipo de lesiones, que incluyen las conmociones cerebrales, contribuyen a un número considerable de visitas a la sala de urgencias (e incluso de muertes) todos los años. Conozca acerca del TCE, así como sobre las actividades relacionadas de investigación y control de la FDA.
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.
We can each take simple steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. Get a COVID-19 vaccine. Wash your hands often. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. Avoid crowds and practice social distancing.
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos y medicamentos veterinarios.
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los alimentos.
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine.
Consumer articles about cosmetics.
Dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA as food, not as drugs. However, many dietary supplements contain ingredients that have strong biological effects which may conflict with a medicine you are taking or a medical condition you may have. Products containing hidden drugs are also sometimes falsely marketed as dietary supplements, putting consumers at greater risk. For these reasons, it is important to consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.
From medical X-ray scanners used to see inside the body to surgical lasers used for cosmetic purposes or to improve eyesight, FDA ensures the safety and effectiveness of a wide range or products that emit radiation. To learn more, read these Consumer Updates.
From blood to vaccines, FDA protects and advances the public health by ensuring that biological products are safe, effective, and available to those who need them. Read these Consumer Updates to learn more.
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los cosméticos
Información para el consumidor sobre el fraude en la salud y cómo evitar ser estafado.
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad y operación de los dispositivos médicos
Información para el consumidor sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos y medicinas.
Consumer articles about over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Información para el consumidor sobre la regulación de los productos de tabaco y su seguridad.
Timely articles and multimedia content about food and food-safety.