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Just for Kids: Summer Fun, Summer Health
The end of the school year is here. That means now may be a good time to start thinking about how to keep your kids healthy and safe this summer.
Thanksgiving Food Safety
One in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You don’t want that number to include one of your Thanksgiving guests, so don’t let cooking for a crowd lead to mistakes.
Things to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet
American families keep a wide range of prescription and non-prescription items in their medicine cabinets, but what is really necessary?
Splash Into Clean Water
The summertime heat sends many of us looking for a place to take a nice, cool dip. As you prepare to swim in pools, lakes and oceans, be mindful of what's in the water and how people can contaminate these places. 
FDA issues Safety Alert on Intestinomicina
The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Intestinomicina, a drug product manufactured in El Salvador and marketed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal infections.
Proton Pump Inhibitors and Stomach Acid
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that the use of stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors ( PPIs ) may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea ( CDAD ).
New Test Detecting Diarrhea-Causing Infection
The FDA has approved a test that detects an infection that causes diarrhea, other intestinal problems and sometimes death.