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Senior Quick Quiz—5
Test your health savvy

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

1. When ordering a heart-healthy meal at a restaurant, choose a menu item with this description:
 fried, crispy or creamed
 steamed, baked, broiled, roasted or au jus
 au gratin, au fromage, escalloped or marinated in oil
 sautéed, stir-fried, stewed or casserole
2. Which statement is not true about blood-thinning medication?
 You can’t develop blood clots while taking blood thinners.
 Taking too little blood-thinning medication can lead to clots.
 Over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements can interfere with blood thinners.
 Blood thinners aren’t effective against all types of disease.
3. People with memory problems who don’t suffer from confusion, attention problems and language difficulties are said to have:
 Alzheimer’s disease
 normal age-related memory loss
 dementia
 mild cognitive impairment
4. Sudden trouble speaking or seeing; confusion; dizziness; and numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg are signs of:
 heart attack
 seizure
 stroke
 aneurysm
5. Attacks of gout, a painful form of arthritis that often occurs in the big toe, can be caused by:
 high heels and tight shoes
 excess weight, alcohol use, shellfish and certain blood pressure medications
 repetitive injury to the joint
 an autoimmune disorder

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