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 Tips to Build Your Child’s Immune System

By: Dr. Katie Friedman

6 Tips to Build Your Child’s Immune System We’re officially back-to-school and prepping for the start of the colder seasons – including the illnesses that come along with them. Researchers in Asia reported almost seven times more outbreaks of respiratory infections in reopened schools, childcare centers, and nursery schools after the initial COVID-19 school closures. […]

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Kids Coughing 101 – What You Need to Know

By: Dr. Katie Friedman

Kids Coughing 101 – What You Need to Know In the pediatric ER, cough is one of the most common complaints we get from parents. It brings millions of parents to emergency rooms across the country looking for relief. Many times, parents do their own investigating to determine what coughing means for their kids. Does […]

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Tool: Supplement Your Knowledge – An FDA Dietary Supplement Education Initiative

Supplement Your Knowledge – An FDA Dietary Supplement Education Initiative The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially released a new online resource library that provides a variety of educational materials focused on dietary supplements, their benefits & risks, and much more. These materials include videos and fact sheets aimed at helping consumers gain […]

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Managing Neck Pain and Reducing Your Risks of Further Injury

By: Stuart J. Fischer, M.D.

Managing Neck Pain and Reducing Your Risks of Further Injury Neck pain can be a pain in the neck for the nearly one third of Americans who experience it at least once a year. Neck pain may be caused by an injury, sleeping in an awkward position, or sitting at a computer for extended periods […]

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