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Senior Quick Quiz—9
Test your health savvy

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

1. If you think you’re having a heart attack, you should:
 Call for emergency medical assistance and chew an aspirin.
 Call your doctor and drive to the hospital.
 Call your health insurance company and go to your neighbor’s.
 Call your spouse and gather all your medications.
2. Depression may be triggered by which of the following illnesses?
 cancer
 heart disease or stroke
 Alzheimer’s disease
 all the above
3. To consume more omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce cardiovascular disease risk, you should eat more:
 lean meats, low-fat cheese and diet soda
 chicken, potatoes and corn
 salmon, walnuts and soybean products
 fruits, vegetables and red wine
4. Which of the following is not true about osteoporosis?
 One in two women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture.
 If you didn’t consume enough calcium before age 30, it’s too late to start taking supplements or begin weight-bearing exercise.
 Cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption increase risk for bone loss.
 Caucasian and Asian women are at highest risk for osteoporosis.
5. The class of drugs referred to as statins helps reduce your cardiovascular risk by:
 curbing appetite and promoting weight loss
 reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol
 lowering LDL cholesterol and relaxing blood vessels
 raising HDL cholesterol and reducing abdominal fat

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