New Prescripion Savings Options
Together Rx Access understands that many Americans -- especially the millions of people without health insurance -- are concerned about their healthcare costs. Since 2005, Together Rx Access cardholders have saved on their prescription medicines with the Program's easy-to-use card. With the Affordable Care Act, cardholders may now be better served by new options, including...
The Real Cost Commercial: "Your Skin"
How much do you pay for a pack of cigarettes? Are you sure that's the only price? Watch this video to see what smoking can do to your skin, and how you pay a serious price in wrinkles and premature aging.
Reducing Radiation from Medical X-rays
Medical X-rays are an important tool for diagnosing and treating diseases, but they pose a small risk from radiation. Learn what you can do to reduce the risk in this FDA Consumer Update video.
Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home
Every year thousands of children are hospitalized and some die after taking medicine not meant for them.
Teens share stolen prescription drugs at "pharm parties" and toddlers are tempted by colorful pills that look like candy.
In this Consumer Update video, FDA pharmacist Connie Jung explains how you can prevent harm by locking your medicine up. Learn more about medicine safety in your home.
Safe Handling of Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Fruit and Vegetable Juices
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry an amazing
variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious. As you enjoy fresh produce and fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable
juices, it is important to handle these products safely in order to reduce the risks of foodborne illness.
Food Safety during Power Outages
Weather emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take if the power goes out.
Kids 'n Fiber
Getting kids to eat the fiber they need can be a challenge. Join FDA dietitian, nutritionist, and mom Shirley Blakely and a group of hungry Kids in a kitchen for some good-tasting high fiber foods.
Start at the Store: Prevent Foodborne Illness
By starting at the store with safe food handling practice, consumers can play a major role in preventing foodborne illness.
Sun Safety: Save Your Skin (Consumer Update)
In this Consumer Update video, FDA experts provide tips on protecting yourself from harmful exposure to the sun¹s UV rays, including avoiding exposure, applying sunscreens, and wearing proper eye protection.
Fresh and Frozen Seafood: Selecting and Serving it Safely
Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthful diet. They contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and aid in children's proper growth and development. As you enjoy fresh and frozen seafood, it is important to handle these products safely in order to reduce the risks of foodborne illness.
The ABCs of Sun Protection
"SPF, UVA, UVB...what do they all mean? Know the buzzwords and facts needed to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun"
Get Smart about Antibiotics
You don't always need antibiotics when you're sick—only for infections caused by bacteria. And overuse is causing a global health problem.
Expiration Dates Matter
If your medicine has expired, it may not provide the treatment you need. In this Consumer Update video, FDA Pharmacist Ilisa Bernstein explains how expiration dates help determine if medicine is safe to use and will work as intended.
The Food Label and You: Game Show (Are you Smarter than a Food Label)
Spoof of the popular game show, this segment pits FDA's "Labelman" against a contestant in food label knowledge.
Eat for a Healthy Heart
Healthy food can taste great and help prevent heart disease, the number one killer in the United States.
Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins
Although most people get all the vitamins they need from the foods they eat, millions of people take supplemental vitamins as part of their health regimen. This FDA Consumer Update video provides facts about vitamins, including information on how they are regulated.
7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables
If you think foodborne illness is only caused by animal products, think again.
Last year, the U.S. experienced several large outbreaks of illness caused by fruits and vegetables. Find out how to make sure the produce you serve is safe.
Seguridad de alimentos durante festividades
Pasos simples para aseguarar que sus alimentos esten libres de bacterias peligrosas y no sean parte de sus festividades.
Holiday Food Safety
Simple Steps to help ensure that harmful bacteria won't be a guest at your festivities.
Improper Use of Decorative Contact Lenses May Haunt You
FDA reminds people, in time for Halloween, that decorative contact lenses may harm their vision if not fitted or worn properly.
Avoiding Medication Mistakes
Taking the wrong medication or the wrong dose can be an easy mistake to make. It can also be life threatening. This FDA Consumer Update video provides tips on avoiding medication mistakes.
Health Reform Hits Main Street
Brought to you by the Kaiser Family Foundation*
Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie -- featuring the "YouToons" -- explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.
Hear Together Rx Access Cardholder Jan Brooks' Story
Jan Brooks shares her experiences using the prescription savings card.
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