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.
GO GO MEDICAL SUPPLIES
|Aid Daily Living||Anatomical||Bathroom Safety||Bedding Pads|
|Bed Pans||Canes and Walkers||Diabetic Supplies||Everyday Assistance|
|Exam Gloves||Exercise Therapy||Fall Prevention||First Aid|
|Health and Beauty||Herbal Supplements||Incontinence||Infection Control|
|Lotions and Creams||Lubricating Jelly||Mobility||Nutrition|
|Orthopedic Support||Personal Protection||Urinals||Wound Care|
Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Products
Nicotine is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the United
States. In 2002, 30 percent of the U.S. population 12 and older—71.5 million
people—used tobacco at least once in the month prior to being interviewed. This
figure includes 3.8 million young people age 12 to 17; 14 million people age 18
to 25; and 53.7 million age 26 and older.* Most of them smoked cigarettes.
Nicotine is highly addictive. Nicotine provides an almost immediate “kick”
because it causes a discharge of epinephrine from the adrenal cortex. This
stimulates the central nervous system, and other endocrine glands, which causes
a sudden release of glucose. Stimulation is then followed by depression and
fatigue, leading the abuser to seek more nicotine.
Research has shown that nicotine, like cocaine, heroin, and marijuana,
increases the level of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which affects the brain
pathways that control reward and pleasure. Scientists now have pinpointed a
particular molecule (the beta 2 (b2) subunit of the nicotine cholinergic
receptor) as a critical component in nicotine addiction. Mice that lack this
subunit fail to self-administer nicotine, implying that without the b2 subunit,
the mice do not experience the positive reinforcing properties of nicotine. This
new finding identifies a potential site for targeting the development of
nicotine addiction medications.
Studies have shown that pharmacological treatment combined with behavioral
treatment, including psychological support and skills training to overcome
high-risk situations, results in some of the highest long-term abstinence rates.
Generally, rates of relapse for smoking cessation are highest in the first few
weeks and months and diminish considerably after about 3 months.
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|
|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|
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|