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  • Sickle Cell Disease affects different people in different ways, but almost always includes pain.
    1. True
    2. False
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Illustration: double helix
  • What sounds can hurt your hearing, if you are around them too long?
    1. Boom Box
    2. Jet Engine
    3. Fire Engine
    4. All of the Above
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ear image
  • Olympic athletes burn copious calories during competition. Which of these sports, when played recreationally, burns the most calories?
    1. Basketball
    2. Bicycling
    3. Swimming
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Summer Olympics, Beijing 2008
  • What age group has the highest number of hay fever sufferers?
    1. 0-4 years
    2. 5-9 years
    3. 10-17 years
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picture of ragweed, a common cause of hay fever
  • Which of these is associated with increased weight in children?
    1. Sleep Apnea
    2. Type 2 Diabetes
    3. Asthma
    4. High Blood Pressure
    5. All of the above
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child's feet on a scale
  • By age 80,         of all people in the United States either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
    1. More than half
    2. Half
    3. Less than half
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Close up of a woman's eye
  • Group B strep infection, which is carried by one in four women, will
    1. Not pass to an infant during labor and delivery.
    2. Have no effect in pregnant women.
    3. Possibly cause newborns to develop meningitis, sepsis, or pneumonia.
    4. Not cause any type of long-term problems to newborns.
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Premature baby
  • True or False: You need to reapply sunscreen after going swimming
    • True
    • False
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A bottle of sunscreen
  • What side of the road should you ride your bike?
    1. Middle
    2. Left side
    3. Right side
    4. Anywhere
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Kids riding bikes
  • What group has the highest rate around the 4th of July for fireworks-related injuries?
    1. Teens ages 15 - 18 years
    2. Children ages 10 - 14 years
    3. Children ages 6 - 9 years
    4. Adults above the age of 18 years
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  • A curved spine, or backbone, is symptomatic of what disorder?
    1. Osteoporosis
    2. Rickets
    3. Scoliosis
    4. Herniated Disk
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Curved spinal column
  • Your child's vision should be checked by a trained eye specialist at what age?
    1. Newborn to 3 months
    2. 6 months to 1 year
    3. About 3 years
    4. About 5 years
    5. All of the above
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A young boy receiving an eye exam
  • People who can't eat gluten, a protein in grains, have what disease?
    1. Diabetes
    2. Celiac
    3. Crohn's
    4. Colitis
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Celiac disease poster showing woman, child, DNA double helix and wheat.
  • Which of these barbeque food safety tips are true?
    1. Keep raw food separate from cooked food
    2. Refrigerate and freeze food promptly
    3. Marinate food on the counter
    4. Wash hands before cooking
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food on the grill, with thermometer in steak
  • How can arthritis sufferers reduce damage and feel better?
    1. Exercise
    2. Keep weight down
    3. Warm showers
    4. All of the above
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Arthritic hands
  • Antibiotics are ineffective against viral infections, such as colds, coughs and the flu.
    1. True
    2. False
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Pills poured from pill bottle
  • How many Americans are hospitalized each year with asthma-related symptoms?
    1. 200,000
    2. 300,000
    3. 400,000
    4. 500,000
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Boy using inhaler device
  • How many people are estimated to have driven under the influence last year?
    1. 5 million
    2. 10 million
    3. 20 million
    4. 30 million
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Cocktail and keys
  • How many people have called 1-800-QUIT-NOW to quit smoking?
    1. 250,000
    2. 500,000
    3. 750,000
    4. 1 million
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Woman breaking cigarette
  • Excess fat in which body area may increase the risk of death in women?
    1. Arms
    2. Hips
    3. Belly
    4. Back
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Woman measuring her waist
  • Using garlic as a dietary supplement may result in what?
    1. Loss of appetite
    2. Thinning blood
    3. Loss of friends
    4. Thinning hair
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Garlic cloves
  • What are the warning signs of a heart attack?
    1. Chest pain
    2. Shortness of breath
    3. Feeling faint
    4. All of the above
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  • On public playgrounds, where do most injuries occur?
    1. Swings
    2. Hop-scotch
    3. Climbers
    4. Seesaws
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Boy on climbing equipment
  • Being confined to one spot for too long could cause which condition?
    1. Diabetes
    2. Deep Vein Thrombosis
    3. Epilepsy
    4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Graphic illustration showing veins in the body
  • How many people are killed each year by non-fire-related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning?
    1. 300
    2. 400
    3. 500
    4. 700
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Carbon monoxide detector
  • How many people say they're getting enough sleep?
    1. One in three
    2. One in five
    3. One in ten
    4. None
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Illustration of people yawning
  • How should babies be positioned when putting them down to sleep?
    1. On bellies
    2. On backs
    3. On sides
    4. Whichever they prefer
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Baby girl sleeping on her back
  • Presbycusis commonly affects people over 50. What is it?
    1. Hearing loss
    2. Impotence
    3. Arthritis
    4. Vision loss
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Illustration of inner and outer ear
  • Almost everyone suffers at some time from heartburn. What causes the burning sensation?
    1. Lactic acid
    2. Amino acid
    3. Stomach acid
    4. Muscle spasm
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Artist's drawing of a stomach
  • The condition shown here might make you feel empty inside. What is it?
    1. Osteoporosis
    2. Depression
    3. Thinning hair
    4. Anemia
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Bone showing decreased density caused by osteoporosis.
  • How long does it take for blood to cycle through your body?
    1. About 4 minutes
    2. About 3 minutes
    3. About 2 minutes
    4. About 60 seconds
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Illustration of a human heart
  • The condition shown here is a potential heart-stopper. What is it?
    1. Deep bruise
    2. Dirty contact lens
    3. Red blood cell
    4. Clogged blood vessel
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Clogged blood vessel
  • Dengue, a potentially deadly flu-like illness spread by mosquitoes, is a potential threat to U.S. public health.
    1. True
    2. False
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Aedes mosquito
  • What is an example of bullying by young people?
    1. Physically hurting others
    2. Spreading nasty rumors
    3. Sending mean text messages
    4. All of the above
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Large boy bullying a smaller boy.
  • Who is at higher risk for glaucoma, which may lead to vision loss?
    1. African Americans over 40
    2. Everyone over 60
    3. People with a family history
    4. All of the above
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Two boys as seen through vision of a person with glaucoma
  • How can families manage stress levels during the holidays?
    1. Maintain routines
    2. Set schedules
    3. Budget for gifts
    4. All of the above
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Wrapped gifts
  • Which shouldn't you do if you're stranded in your car in a winter storm?
    1. Huddle with others
    2. Eat snow
    3. Wrap head-to-toe in blankets
    4. Stay awake
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Car stranded in snow
  • What are the warning signs of hypothermia in adults?
    1. Drowsiness
    2. Slurred speech
    3. Confusion
    4. All of the above
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Man walking in snow
  • Which body type is particularly susceptible to ozone exposure?
    • A - Thin
    • B - Tall
    • C - Heavy
    • D - Petite
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Skyline showing ozone, or pollution
  • Breathtaking picture: what is it?
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Cigarette butts in ashtray
  • Of the 20 million Americans who have diabetes, how many don't know it?
    • A - 2 million
    • B - 3 million
    • C - 5 million
    • D - 6 million
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Crowd of people
  • The FDA announced labeling revisions for a class of erectile dysfunction drugs. What possible side-effect prompted the move?
    • A - Numb joints
    • B - Hearing loss
    • C - Upset stomach
    • D - Headache
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Hand holding pills
  • It's time to get vaccinated for seasonal flu. How many hospitalizations occur each year from flu complications?
    • A - 50,000
    • B - 100,000
    • C - 150,000
    • D - 200,000
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Vial containing flu vaccine
  • On a given day in 2006, how many adolescents ages 12-17 used marijuana for the first time?
    • 1,200
    • 1,700
    • 2,500
    • 3,600
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Woman's hand holding tobacco product
  • This image is related to at least 20 hospitalizations in 31 states since January 1. What is it?
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Microscopic image of Salmonella invading human cells.
  • The last U.S. case of smallpox was in 1949. The last naturally occurring case in the world was in 1977. Where did it occur?
    • Brazil
    • Somalia
    • Nepal
    • Cambodia
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Smallpox lesions on a patient
  • This is something related to health. Do you know what it is?
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This is something related to health.  Do you know what it is?
  • Which of the following can be a result of raised cholesterol levels?
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Poor Eyesight
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  • People who experience a psychological disorder or substance abuse problem are at greater risk for suicide.
    • True
    • False
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collage showing sad people, pills, and beer mugs
  • This is a close-up picture of something related to health issues. What is it?
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a close-up picture of something related to health issues
  • When added to a vaccine, what does an adjuvant do?
    1. Speeds up enzymes within the body.
    2. Instantly sterilizes the vaccine.
    3. Increases the immune system's production of antibodies.
    4. Creates blood clots
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vaccine vial with syringe
  • What is it?
    This is a close-up of something related to health. Do you know what it is?
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Test image
  • How can people become infected with E. coli?
    1. By vigorously washing their hands.
    2. By working past normal office hours.
    3. Through contact with cows.
    4. By eating undercooked ground beef.
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E. coli
  • What is it?
    This is a close-up of something related to health.
    Do you know what it is?
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