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

METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA)

SUPER BUG

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

 

How long do MRSA infections last?

Healthy persons can carry the MRSA bacteria in their nose or on their skin for weeks or even years. Healthy people can sometimes effectively clear MRSA from their bodies even in the absence of any kind of treatment, however, unless completely cleared the bacteria can return, especially if the individual undergoes antibiotic therapy.

 


       
       
       
       

Liposuction

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

 

 HIV / AIDS

What Is Aids   How long does it take for HIV to become Aids
     
How can I tell if I am infected with Aids   How does HIV make someone sick
     
Where can I get tested for HIV   Can pre-cum and semen fluid contain HIV
     
How long after possible exposure should I get tested for HIV   If I am HIV negative does that mean that my partner is HIV negative
     
What if I test HIV positive   I'm HIV positive.. Where can I go for treatment
     
How many people have HIV and Aids   How safe is the United States Blood Supply
     
Where did HIV come from   Why is CDC recommending that all pregnant women be tested for HIV
     
Can a women give HIV to a man during Intercourse   Can I get HIV from Oral Sex
     
How effective is Latex Condoms in preventing HIV   Can Oil be used as a lubricant with Condoms
     
What's the connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases   Can I get HIV from Kissing
     
Should I be concerned about getting infected while playing sports   Can I get HIV from shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet
     
Can I get infected with HIV from Mosquitoes   What does CDC recommend for prevention of transmission of HIV through Intra-venous drugs

 

 

Prostate Cancer

What is the Prostate   What test will my Doctor order
     
What are Prostate problems   How is BPH treated
     
What is Prostatitis   Is TURP the same as removing the Prostate
     
What is Prostate enlargement or BPH   What is the side effects of Prostate treatment
     
Is BPH a serious diseases   Hope through research
     
Is BPH a sign of cancer   Prostate problem glossary
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

Breast Cancer

 Breast Cancer

Breast is the most common type of cancer among women in this country (other than skin cancer). The number of new cases of breast cancer in women was estimated to be about 212,600 in 2003.

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication Number is 03-1556) has important information about breast cancer. It discusses possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. It also has information to help women with breast cancer cope with the disease.

Breast Cancer in Men

Each year, about 1,300 men in this country learn they have breast cancer. Much of the information in this booklet applies to men with breast cancer.

More information about breast cancer in men is available on NCI's Web site at http://www.cancer.gov/ and from NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER

The Breasts

The breasts are glands that can make milk. Each breast sits on chest muscles that cover the ribs.

Each breast is divided into 15 to 20 sections called lobes. Lobes contain many smaller lobules. Lobules contain groups of tiny glands that can produce milk. Milk flows from the lobules through thin tubes called ducts to the nipple. The nipple is in the center of a dark area of skin called the areola. Fat fills the spaces between the lobules and ducts.

 

 

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 Mesothelioma

What Is Mesothelioma Plearul Mesothelioma Peritoneal Mesothelioma Benign Mesothelioma

 


Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. Almost 700,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. each year. That is about 29% of all U.S. deaths. Heart disease is a term that includes several more specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack.

The risk of coronary heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control those adverse factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease and heart attack. Additionally, knowing the signs and symptoms of heart attack, calling 911 right away, and getting to a hospital are crucial to the most positive outcomes after having a heart attack. People who have had a heart attack can also work to reduce their risk of future events.



H E A L T H   R E S O R C E   C E N T E R

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.


AIDS/HIV   HERPES   GONORRHEA
 
BREAST CANCER   PROSTATE CANCER   DIABETES   CIGARETTE SMOKING