Welcome to the DCGOGO Health Resource Center. One of the most important issues in our lives is our health. In-order to maintain a health body, one must have a profound knowledge of all of the major health problems surrounding our families, comminutes and our environment. At the DCGOGO Health Resource Center our goal is to provide you with information regarding health concerns in the Afro-American Community.
|What Is Liposuction?||Who Performs Liposuction?||How Can I Find The Right Doctor?|
|What Does The FDA Regulate||What Are The Risk Associated With Liposuction?||Liposuction Glossary|
Anesthetic - drugs that cause the loss of feeling or sensation.
Canula (or cannula) - a hollow pen-like instrument or tube used to draw off fluid.
Edema - swelling caused by large amount of fluid in cells or tissues.
Emboli - something that blocks a blood vessel. See embolism.
Embolism - the blocking of a blood vessel or organ by pieces of matter such as fat.
Emulsify - to break up into small pieces.
Epinephrine - a drug injected before liposuction to reduce bleeding during the procedure.
Infection - invasion by and multiplication of bacteria or microorganisms that can produce tissue injury.
Lidocaine - an anesthetic that may be injected in large amounts of liquid during liposuction.
Lipoplasty - another name for liposuction.
Liposuction - a usually cosmetic surgical procedure in which fat is removed from a specific area of the body, by means of suction.
Necrotizing Faciitis - a bacterial infection in which bacteria infect and
kill the skin and underlying tissues.
Pulmonary embolism - pieces of fat may find their way into the blood stream and get stuck in the lungs during liposuction. This causes shortness of breath or trouble breathing.
Probe - see canula.
Sedative - a drug, which helps a person to relax and may make them, feel sleepy.
Seroma - a collection of fluid from the blood that has pooled at the liposuction site.
Skin necrosis - skin or underlying tissue dies and falls off.
Suction assisted liposuction - see liposuction.
Thrombophlebitis - inflammation of a vein caused by a blood clot.
Toxic Shock Syndrome - an infection caused by bacteria that release toxins into the body. This type of infection can occur after surgery if bacteria are accidentally introduced during the surgery.
Ultrasound assisted liposuction - a type of liposuction in which fat is first loosened by using an ultrasonic probe and then removed by means of suction.
Visceral perforations - organs may be punctured accidentally with the liposuction probe or canula during liposuction.
Influenza Symptoms/The Flu
|Influenza Symptoms||Be Aware of Common Flu Symptoms||Diagnosing The Flu|
|Know The Risk From The Flu||People May Have Different Reactions from the Flu||Know How The Flu Spreads|
|Best Protection Against The Flu||The Flu Shot||The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Related Information||What Is The Flu Shot||Who Should Get The Flu Shot|
|People At High Risk From Complications from the Flu||People Who Live With Or Care For Those At High Risk From Complications From Flu||Use of the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Who Should Get The Flu Shot||How Effective Is The Flu Shot||What Are The Risk From Getting The Flu Shot|
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA)
|What Is MRSA||Who Is Susceptible To MRSA Infection||What Are The Symptoms of MRSA|
|Can MRSA Be Treated||How Long Does MRSA Infections Last||Where Is MRSA Found and How Does It Spread|
|How Is The Transmission of MRSA Prevented||Hand Washing||Masking|
|Gowning||Patient Care Equipment||Handling of Laundry|
What Is Mesothelioma
|What Is Mesothelioma||Plearul Mesothelioma||Peritoneal Mesothelioma||Benign Mesothelioma|