Cuando las mujeres consumen ácido fólico —un tipo de vitamina B - antes y durante el embarazo, éste puede ayudar a prevenir los defectos del tubo neural (DTN). Una medida tomada recientemente por la FDA ha facilitado esta acción para las mujeres hispanas.
La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos controla los medidores de glucosa y las tiras reactivas. Lea esta información de seguridad de la FDA, incluyendo los consejos en cuanto a por qué no debe comprar ni vender tiras reactivas de segunda mano.
Accidentally touching or drinking e-liquids can be dangerous and even deadly for young children. So it’s important to handle and store these products carefully, to teach children to stay away from these products, and to be prepared for emergencies. Consider these tips.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates glucose meters and test strips. Check out this safety information from the FDA including advice on why you shouldn't buy or sell previously owned test strips.
The Food and Drug Administration Office of Orphan Products Development is launching web-based educational resources for patients and industry on rare disease topics. The page debuts on International Rare Disease Day Feb. 28; topics include how to interact with FDA.
When it comes to planning for emergencies, pet owners should consider their pets too. With some simple preparations now, you can make sure your pet will be protected, safe and healthy, during and after any emergency.
La dentición es una fase normal de la infancia que no necesita “curarse” con medicamentos recetados o de venta libre. La FDA advierte a los padres que los productos que contienen benzocaína no son seguros para tratar la dentición en los niños. Hay alternativas no tóxicas más seguras.
The recent release of the 2017 Census of Agriculture provides an opportunity to remind the general public about the importance and diversity of U.S. agriculture – and Texas is no exception! The Lone Star State ranks first in the nation for total number of farms with just over 248,000, which account for more than […]
Once again, the 2017 Census of Agriculture shows Wyoming producers operated the largest farms and ranches in the U.S. with an average of 2,430 acres per farm, over five times the national average size.
It might not be the Giants’ year in baseball, but in U.S. agriculture, California is clearly the MVP in sales. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, California’s 70,527 farmers ranked No. 1 in agricultural sales with $45.2 billion; this accounted for nearly 12 percent of the U.S. total and was over $16 billion more […]
Kansas farmers know how to grow wheat. In 2017, Kansas ranked No. 1 in wheat production, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Kansas farms produced 319 million bushels of wheat from 7 million harvested acres, accounting for almost 18 percent of all wheat grown in the United States.
In recent decades the number, severity and overall size of wildfires has increased across much of the U.S. In fact, the 2018 wildfire season in California recorded the largest fire in acres burned, most destructive fire in property loss and deadliest fires in the state’s history.
The school year is out and summer meals are in! Around the country, places like schools, recreation centers, parks, churches, and libraries are serving free, nutritious summer meals to kids up to 18 years old through USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).