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Quick quiz—18
Test your health savvy

When it comes to your well-being, knowledge is power. Brush up before your next checkup. Answers appear below.

1. Which of the following can trigger asthma?
 Blood pressure medication
 gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
 respiratory infections
 all of the above
2. How long can perishable food be kept safely at room temperature?
 half an hour
 two hours
 three hours
 four hours
3. Heart failure refers to:
 when the heart stops beating
 when the heart has an irregular beat
 when the heart can’t pump enough blood
 none of the above
4. A major risk factor for periodontal (gum) disease is:
 eating too much citrus
 grinding teeth
 smoking
 both A and B
5. The herpes zoster vaccine boosts immunity against:
 shingles
 encephalitis
 coxsackie virus
 meningitis

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