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Senior Quick Quiz—13

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

Answers appear below.

1. A panic attack—a sudden bout of anxiety with racing heartbeat, dizziness, sweating and difficulty breathing—can be caused by:
 certain asthma and heart medicine
 alcohol or drug abuse
 hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid
 all of the above
2. At what age should you begin colorectal screenings for cancer?
 30
 40
 50
 60
3. Senile keratosis, a condition that becomes more common with age, is:
 a form of dementia
 narrowing of the arteries
 a precancerous skin condition
 an early stage of bone thinning
4. A small amount of sodium—around 1,500 mg for adults over age 50—is important because sodium:
 helps maintain fluid balance in your body
 helps muscles relax and contract
 helps nerves transmit impulses
 all of the above
5. The greatest risk factor for developing cataracts is:
 diabetes
 age
 excessive sunlight exposure
 smoking

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