A vibrating suction cannula, or flexible tube, is used in a liposuction procedure. The cannula is inserted through a small hole into the abdominal fat tissue to remove excess fat deposits.
This animation shows a breast reduction (lift) procedure.
Reducing Radiation from Medical X-rays
Medical X-rays are an important tool for diagnosing and treating diseases, but they pose a small risk from radiation. Learn what you can do to reduce the risk in this FDA Consumer Update video.
Lock it Up: Medicine Safety in Your Home
Every year thousands of children are hospitalized and some die ‹ after taking medicine not meant for them. Teens share stolen prescription drugs at "pharm parties" and toddlers are tempted by colorful pills that look like candy. In this Consumer Update video, FDA pharmacist Connie Jung explains how you can prevent harm by locking your medicine up.
When is Emergency Treatment Needed for Burns?
A brief overview of minor and major burns, when to get emergency care, and a description of 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
Start at the Store: Prevent Foodborne Illness
By starting at the store with safe food handling practice, consumers can play a major role in preventing foodborne illness. In this new Consumer Update video, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides tips for keeping food safe while guiding viewers through a grocery store.
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