Homepage Quiz Questions

May 21, 2016 4:00 PM

You can develop a “dead butt” if you sit too long at work:

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This medical term (also known as gluteal amnesia) refers to inactivated glute muscles. Revive them with glute squeezes and hamstring stretches.

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How much caffeine can adults safely consume per day?

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That’s about four to five cups of coffee. The Food and Drug Administration advises no more than 100 mg daily for teens.

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In which part of the body are your adenoids located?

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A mass of lymphatic tissue, adenoids may be removed if a child has persistent nasal obstruction, ear infection or sleep issues.

 

 

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By what age should a child take swim lessons?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics advises this cutoff; baby or toddler lessons are fine but not a substitute for formal instruction.

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What is a common warning sign a person is at risk of suicide?

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What is the most common organ transplant surgery at Michigan Medicine?

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Kidneys are the most frequently transplanted organ at Michigan Medicine (and the organ most in need).

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How many lives can be saved by a single organ donor?

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An organ donor can save as many as 8 lives; that figure climbs to 50 when tissues (blood vessels, cornea, skin and more) are included.

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Charred foods might be carcinogenic. How can you reduce your cancer risk at the grill?

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All of these methods can help lower your cancer risk.

All baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C:

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The nation’s blood supply wasn’t widely screened before 1992, meaning older people could have been exposed to contaminated blood products.

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How long does it take for major bodily gains to recede after you stop exercising?

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A few days off from the gym won’t hurt, but any past advances in strength, stamina and health can decline after just two to three weeks of inactivity.

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What can help protect your memory from dementia?

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A well-rounded approach, including all of the above actions, helps keep your brain healthy and active.

Parkinson’s disease can be determined only by a physician’s diagnosis.

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There are no tests to detect Parkinson’s disease. A physician will take a patient’s symptoms, history and medical exam into account when making a diagnosis.

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It’s safe to stick a Q-tip in your ear in order to clean out earwax.

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A cotton swab can scratch, irritate or cut the ear canal. It could also push the earwax deeper inside your ear — or worse, damage the eardrum.

What is a proven way to help reduce headache symptoms without medication?

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Making these lifestyle changes can significantly reduce or eliminate some headaches altogether.

What is NOT a good way to stop a bloody nose?

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Don’t tilt your head back to stop a bloody nose. This may cause you to choke or allow the blood to trickle down into your stomach, which can cause sickness and vomiting.

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How much “screen time” should children ages 2 to 5 be allowed per day?

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According to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, screen time shouldn’t exceed one hour. And it should focus on educational programs or games that a family can play together.

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According to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, screen time shouldn’t exceed one hour. And it should focus on educational programs or games that a family can play together.

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An elimination diet is a reliable way to lose weight.

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Eliminating a specific food is useless if the rest of your intake isn’t healthful. An overall reduction in calories and calorie-dense foods is the safest and most effective route.

What’s the first thing to do if you suspect someone is experiencing cardiac arrest?

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Although CPR and defibrillation should immediately follow, calling 911 first is key to ensure first responders arrive as fast as possible.

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In their 30-plus years, how much travel have U-M’s three Survival Flight helicopters logged?

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The air medical transport fleet at Michigan Medicine has flown nearly 8 million miles — the distance from the Earth to the moon 34 times!

You can have (and spread) the flu before showing symptoms:

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Flu patients can spread the virus for 1 to 2 days before presenting symptoms. Signs of flu include fever, cough, aches and fatigue.

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How long must a blood donor wait before giving again?

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An individual may donate blood about every two months. Your donation can help a multitude of people, including organ transplant, surgical and chemotherapy patients.

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Which function is affected by how much sleep you get?

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Poor or insufficient sleep can have a sweeping range of negative effects. Strive to get 7 to 8 hours of nightly shut-eye.

To prevent future food allergies, babies shouldn’t have peanut products:

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New federal guidelines state that early exposure can significantly reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. Infants with eczema could be excluded; talk to your pediatrician.

Which sign of illness should keep a child home from school?

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Parents can use their judgment (and consult a doctor if needed) but such light symptoms might not require a sick day. Vomiting, however, is a reason to stay home.

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What is the main sign of pulmonary hypertension?

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All of the above could imply that a person has pulmonary hypertension (a type of high blood pressure), but shortness of breath is the most common indicator.

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What must bariatric surgery patients do before their operation?

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Getting approved for bariatric surgery involves many steps. Medical teams must ensure each patient’s circumstances are right before moving forward.

Which food isn’t permitted as part of the low FODMAP diet?

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Milk and other lactose items aren’t part of the low FODMAP diet, an elimination diet designed to cut foods that trigger irritable bowel syndrome.

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An AED will administer a shock only if a recipient needs it:

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An automated external defibrillator (AED) is designed to detect if a patient has a fatal heart rhythm due to cardiac arrest; only then will it deliver a life-saving shock.

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What is the leading cause of death for women in the United States?

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Heart disease, a danger overlooked by many, claims the life of a woman in the U.S. every minute. That’s why it is crucial to identify your own risks and adopt healthful habits.

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