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Senior Quick Quiz—6
Test your health savvy

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

1. The National Institutes of Health recommends getting tested for pre-diabetes and diabetes if you:
 are age 45 or older
 are overweight
 exercise less than three times a week
 all of the above
2. When you twist, pull or tear the muscles or tendons that support your spine, you can cause a:
 strain
 sprain
 herniated disc
 Dowager’s hump
3. Which of the following is not true about angina?
 Medication can help your angina.
 The discomfort from angina is no more harmful than heartburn.
 Angina’s blocked arteries are usually caused by atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup.
 Exercise usually triggers angina; rest eases it.
4. Age spots, large flat brown spots on your hands, feet, face, arms, back or legs, are caused by:
 toxins in the liver
 inadequate essential fatty acids in the diet
 too much unprotected sun exposure
 regular aging processes over which you have no control
5. A recent survey of 265 inner-city Boston males found that men’s key to happiness in old age is:
 a good marriage and an ability to enjoy life
 financial security
 good health
 a youthful body, face and hair

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