Americans take over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat a wide variety of ailments and symptoms. To help you know how to use OTC medicines safely and effectively, KnowYourOTCs.org offers insights from medical experts and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn how to avoid common mistakes when taking OTCs and expand your knowledge of your OTC treatment options.

 


6 Ways to Help Your New College Student Stay Healthy This School Year

By: Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D.

6 Ways to Help Your New College Student Stay Healthy This School Year Of anything I know from my previous experiences as a school teacher, and now a pediatrician and mom to boys (still years away from college), the transition from high school to college is one steeped in emotion for all. That’s why I’m […]

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Frequent Heartburn: Finding the Summertime Solution for You

By: Dr. Richard L. Gelfand

Frequent Heartburn: Finding the Summertime Solution for You Each year, many of my patients look forward to the rituals of summer: long-awaited vacations, 4th of July barbecues, and outdoor activities with family. It’s also a time when many of my adult patients enjoy some of the season’s unique foods and drinks, which aren’t always the […]

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A Guide to Sun Safety

By: Dr. Henry W. Lim

A Guide to Sun Safety With the summer months approaching, you may be actively planning to spend time outdoors with family and friends. But before you head out into the sun, there are precautions to take to protect your skin. The most immediate danger of time in the sun is sunburn. However, exposure to the […]

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