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There is so much health information on the internet that it can be a challenge to know who to trust. TREKK provides resources about children’s emergency care that are created by experts and based on evidence. The information provided on TREKK.ca is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional. The information provided on TREKK.ca is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and their own physician or healthcare provider.

Facts About Ebola

With regards to the Ebola virus spreading through direct contact with bodily fluids, if an infected person’s blood or vomit gets in another person’s eyes, nose or mouth, the infection may be transmitted. The current mortality rate is 60%.

 

Do Mediterranean Diets Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

A Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil was associated with 40% reduction in risk for diabetes. The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Greece, Spain and Southern Italy. The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of meat and meat products. Read More

What do You Expect From a Doctor?

Most patients do not demand perfection. Not cure. Not even relief, no matter what the TV commercials promise or how badly they wish them to be true. Patients want someone who listens longer and lets them express themselves in their own words? Someone who cares about the outcome—their personal outcome—and not just the “clinical course”? What they all desire is a plan that connects them to another human being—their doctor—which is a kind of relief all its own.


 

Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of episodic undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders (IFEM) - WATCH VIDEO

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