Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz

Question What common kitchen ingredient would I recommend using over cough syrups? Answer Honey. I still cringe at the memory of artificial cherry or grape flavored cough syrups I was made to take as a kid–in hindsight these medicines probably did me almost no good. Most cough and “colds” are due to one of manyContinue reading “Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz”

Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz

Question If you had bad abdominal pain shooting through to the back, I would tell you to go to the Emergency immediately. What condition am I worried about that kills 9 of 10 people? Answer What we worry about: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture. Your aorta is your body’s main “plumbing”–the big blood vessel thatContinue reading “Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz”

Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz

Question If you had a case of the stomach flu, should you drink plain water, ginger ale, or half-strength apple juice? Answer See the table below. Ginger ale is likely a poor choice because it does not contain any significant ginger (which has been found to be an anti-nauseant). The sugar would pull fluids intoContinue reading “Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz”

Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz

Question Will you get seen faster in the Emergency Department (ED) if you arrive by ambulance compared to driving in yourself? Answer No. Ambulances are available for emergencies. When you call 9-1-1, paramedics arrive to help. They can diagnose some conditions, give certain medications and do some interventions. If necessary, they will communicate with theContinue reading “Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz”

Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz

Questions What’s the average wait time to see a doctor at a Canadian Emergency Department? Should you call the Emegency Department (ED) to ask what the wait time is or with health questions to see if you need to come in? Answers Across the nation, the average time from when you arrive to the EDContinue reading “Answer – Health Literacy Pop Quiz”