The Friends and Family Health Kit is a collection of 20 easy-to-read health publications with tips you can trust that you may have seen featured in a recent Dear Abby column.
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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Learn how you can prevent these attacks in your home.
Looking for information you can trust during pregnancy and your baby’s first year?
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health and text4baby have teamed up to help moms-to-be find reliable health resources for their pregnancy.
Text4baby is the first free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Women who text “BABY” (or “BEBE” for Spanish) to 511411 receive three free text messages a week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday.
The FDA also provides tips on medicines, food safety, breast pumps and more for expectant moms.
Learn more about important conversations you should be having with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to increase the safety of your pregnancy by watching the video Resources for You and Your Baby.
If you have questions about having a healthy pregnancy, you can ask experts live during a Twitter chat, Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. To participate use the hashtag #pregchat.
Lupus can be very difficult to diagnose so it’s important to know the symptoms. Learn what to look for.
Approximately three million Americans are living with hepatitis C and up to 75 percent don’t know they are infected. This puts them at great risk for liver disease, cancer, and death.
A basic blood test can be used to determine if you’ve ever been infected with hepatitis C, and a follow-up test can determine if you’re currently infected.
If you are, there are treatment options available to help prevent the health damages the disease can cause.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone in the United States born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for hepatitis C. CDC also recommends that other populations at increased risk for hepatitis C get tested.
Learn more about hepatitis C, find out if you’re in a high-risk group and learn how you can be tested.