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It’s a Good Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine
Influenza (flu) viruses typically spread in fall and winter, with activity peaking between December and February. Getting vaccinated in the fall can lower your chances of getting the flu.Learn More
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What Does FDA Do?
The Food and Drug Administration regulates food, drugs, cosmetics, biologics, medical devices, and tobacco products. Researchers at the FDA even advance public health by helping to speed product innovations. More than 18,000 full time employees work across all 50 states and internationally. For over 100 years, the FDA has been working to carry out its mission of promoting and protecting public health, and that means your health.
Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards
Happy holidays? Not if your pet gets sick. The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine discusses some unhealthy holiday temptations and how to keep your pets safe.
Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays
Parties, family dinners, and other gatherings where food is served are all part of the holiday cheer. But the joy can change to misery if food makes you or others ill.
Help the FDA Prevent the Sale of Tobacco Products to Young People
It’s important to keep all tobacco products out of the hands of young people. As little as one cigarette a month is all it takes for some teens to show symptoms of addiction. Teens who vape may end up addicted to nicotine faster than teens who smoke.