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Senior Quick Quiz—3

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about staying well.

Answers appear below.

1. Your spine is constructed of 24 bones, or vertebrae, from the pelvis to the skull in a:
 straight line
 gentle S-curve
 gentle C-curve
 sloping inverted Y
2. According to the Arthritis Foundation, supplementing your diet with fish oil:
 is completely safe for all adults
 relieves arthritis pain completely
 may increase the effects of blood-thinning drugs and herbs
 may interact with blood pressure medications
3. Most older adults experience balance disorders as a result of:
 vision problems
 arthritis
 taking too many prescription drugs
 disturbances of the inner ear
4. Drugs can interact with:
 other drugs
 foods and beverages
 vitamins and dietary supplements
 all of the above
5. Prolonged bed rest can lead to:
 low blood pressure
 high blood pressure
 balance problems
 osteoarthritis
6. When a friend or loved one moves into a nursing home or an assisted-living facility, it’s a good idea to:
 leave him or her alone so he or she can adapt
 only send cards
 visit regularly
 call occasionally

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