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Senior Quick Quiz—21

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

1. What vaccination(s) does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend for older adults?
 shingles
 pneumonia
 flu
 all of the above
2. Septic arthritis—an infection in one or more joints—can be detected by a:
 blood sugar test
 spinal tap
 synovial fluid analysis
 toenail examination
3. Which of the following is a symptom of tachycardia (a high resting heart rate)?
 dizziness
 vomiting
 trouble sleeping
 frequent urination
4. Alzheimer’s disease has been linked to all of the following except:
 diabetes
 acid reflux
 high cholesterol
 head injury after age 50
5. Which group has the highest risk of glaucoma?
 Caucasians
 Mexican-Americans
 African-Americans
 Japanese-Americans

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