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Alzheimer's Disease Quiz
What Do You Know About Alzheimer's Disease? Find out more about this degenerative disease of the brain by taking this quiz. 1. Alzheimer's is the most common form of which of these? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is It is a collection of symptoms characterized by decreasing intellectual and social abilities. A. Malnutrition B. Dementia C. Fatigue D. Psychosis 2. How is Alzheimer's diagnosed? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is No single t...
Back Care Quiz
What Do You Know About Taking Care of Your Back? Oh, my aching back! Back pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to the doctor's office. But how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care. 1. It’s easy to find the cause of low back pain. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The exact cause of low back pain can be hard to determine. In most cases, back pain may be a symptom of many causes. They may include overuse, injury, spin...
Back Pain Quiz
How Much Do You Know About Your Back? You probably take your back for granted—until it starts to hurt. Think about it—your back is a part of your body that's in nearly constant use. Whether you're sitting, standing, or moving, your back and its muscles are providing support all day, every day. Test your knowledge of the back by taking this quiz. 1. How many bones are in your spine? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is There are 33 bones are in the spinal column, from the s...
Balance Disorders Quiz
What Do You Know About Balance Disorders? Although millions of Americans have balance disorders, they can be difficult to diagnose. That's because dizziness--a common symptom of these disorders--is such a broad term. 1. Which of these parts of the body plays a key role in balance? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The labyrinth is an organ in the inner ear. It interacts with other systems in the body—the eyes, bones and joints, brain and nervous system--to maintain the ...
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Quiz
What Do You Know About Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Thirty years ago, few people had heard of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Today, it has made the news mostly from its possible association with "mad cow disease." To help make sense of this puzzling disease, take this quiz, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 1. CJD is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder. You didn't answer this ques...
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Quiz
What Do You Know About Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is a term that refers to temporary or permanent damage to the peripheral nerves—the nerves that carry information to and from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. This damage is one of the most common complications of diabetes. Find out more about peripheral neuropathy by taking this quiz. 1. Peripheral neuropathy can lead to numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the arms and legs. You didn't answer this que...
Huntington Disease Quiz
Take the Huntington Disease Quiz It has been more than 40 years since singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie died of Huntington disease (HD). He had been misdiagnosed for years—he'd even been labeled an alcoholic. Since that time, much has been learned about HD. The following quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, provides essential information on this devastating disease. 1. Huntington disease is also known as: You didn't answer this question. You answered...
Memory Quiz
How Much Do You Know About Memory? To keep your memory sharp, it's helpful to understand factors that affect memory for better or for worse. 1. Spending most of your time doing one type of activity doesn't stimulate your brain. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is If you don't challenge your brain with different activities, you end up with the inability to remember certain things. Brain cells that aren't stimulated work less efficiently. The old adage about using it or los...
Meningitis Quiz
Take the Meningitis Quiz Meningitis is an infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Both viruses and bacteria cause meningitis. Bacterial meningitis can be life-threatening; viral meningitis seldom is. Learn more about bacterial meningitis through this quiz. 1. Bacterial meningitis is caused by only one kind of bacteria. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is It can be caused by several different kinds of bacteria. Some of the more common bacteria t...
Multiple Sclerosis Quiz
How Much Do You Know About Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system, the brain, and spinal cord. Its symptoms can range from benign to severe. Find out more about this mysterious illness by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 1. Although exact numbers are not available, approximately how many people in the United States have MS? You didn't answer this question. You answered The corr...
Nervous System Quiz
Take the Nervous System Quiz The nervous system is responsible for our thoughts, our emotions, and our movements. The brain, nerves, and spinal cord are all members of this important process. How much do you know about the nervous system? Do you know what happens when the system malfunctions? Find out by taking this multiple-choice quiz. 1. The human nervous system is capable of a wide range of functions. What is the basic unit of the nervous system? You didn't answer this question. You answered The cor...
Parkinson Disease Quiz
What Do You Know About Parkinson Disease? This illness has existed for thousands of years. Learn more about Parkinson disease by taking this quiz. 1. Parkinson disease is marked by a shortage of which chemical in the brain? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is The brain-signaling chemical dopamine, one of many neurotransmitters in the brain, is made by cells in the brain stem. These cells release dopamine, one of the neurotransmitters that help control muscle movement. The...
Reye Syndrome Quiz
Take the Reye Syndrome Quiz Reye syndrome is a disease that affects all the organs, but causes the most harm to the brain and the liver. Find out more about the disease by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Liver Foundation. 1. Reye syndrome primarily affects which age group? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is It occurs mainly in children, although some cases have been reported in adult...
Seizure Quiz
How Much Do You Know About Seizures? A seizure is an uncontrolled electrical discharge from brain cells that causes mental and physical symptoms. Epilepsy is a group of chronic conditions in which a person has unprovoked, recurring seizures. Find out more about epilepsy and seizures by taking this quiz, based on information from the Epilepsy Foundation. 1. Although the characteristics of a seizure may differ from person to person, seizures are caused by the same thing: You didn't answer this question. Y...
Spine Health Quiz
Take the Spine Health Quiz Back pain is one of the most common nerve-related illnesses in the United States. Keeping your spine in good health is one way to avoid back pain. Learn more about your spine and back pain by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 1. How many healthcare provider visits each year are because of back proble...