Posts Tagged ‘quizzes’

Quiz of the Month: Valentine’s Day, Doctor Style

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

by Leigh Ann Otte

There are sweethearts, heart-to-hearts, heartfelt confessions and candy hearts. As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts are all over the place. But to many of us, our own heart remains a mystery—not just poetically but literally.

So this month, we’re testing your hearty knowledge in our “Valentine’s Day Heart Quiz.” Here’s a teaser question. Do you know the answer?

This large vein moves blood from the upper body to the heart:

After the quiz, if you want to learn more about that most romantic of organs, here are a few interesting articles:

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

Oh, Go Ahead, Sleep Through This Test

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

by Leigh Ann Otte

Lots of us resolved to move more this year, but how about resting more too? Getting enough sleep is important for our health. And it might give us more energy for that exercise!

So this month’s fun health quiz is all about slumber. You can take it here. How do you think you’ll do? Here’s a sample question:

This is a dangerous sleep disorder in which you stop breathing periodically:

a. Sleep oxidation
b. Sleep apnea
c. Sleep asthmatic syndrome

Do you know the answer? Hint: Symptoms include snoring loudly and being sleepy during the day.

By the way, after you take the quiz, you can now share it on Facebook. There’s a handy dandy button to make it easy. You can compare your score with your friends’.

And if you need help getting your snoozes in, check out this Q&A article, which gives tried-and-true tips to sleep lots and sleep well.

Have a blast … and then go take a nap. Tell everybody it’s for your health.

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

Calling All Nuts! How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

by Leigh Ann Otte

Are you a complete and utter nut? Do friends tell you, “You’re crazy!” Whether it’s holiday madness or a lifetime fling with your own drummer beat, this month’s quiz is for you.

“Mixed-Nuts Quiz: How Nutty Are You?” tests your knowledge about chestnuts, pine nuts, CornNuts and more. (One of these things is not like the other ….) Find out whether you’re nutrageously bad or a nutty professor! (Really. You get a score at the end.)

On another, perfectly non-nutty note: The editors over at Healthline.com nominated us as one of the best health blogs of 2011! Woo-hoo! Won’t you jog on over there and vote for us? It’s easy. Just search “My Family Doctor.” Thank you in advance.

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

Pop Quiz: What’s the Most Festive Animal-Head Dish in England?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

by Leigh Ann Otte

Years ago, the story goes, Tom Bawcock braved a harsh winter storm to feed his English village of Mousehole. He caught enough of a certain small animal to tide them over. The animals were baked into a pie.

Now, on December 23 every year, people in Mousehole celebrate “Tom Bawcock’s Eve” by eating Stargazy pie, which has heads of the small animal sticking out of it. What was the small animal?

a. Mouse
b. Squirrel
c. Fish

Get the answer in this month’s quiz, “Holiday Food,” celebrating the upcoming holiday season … with some rather interesting trivia.

When Psychology Meets Classic Litarature

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

by Leigh Ann Otte

Question: If people and animals seem much smaller to you than they really are, you might be having a:

a. Lilliputian hallucination
b. Flat effect
c. Dwarfish visionary response

Hint: This is a rare phenomenon named after the small people in Gulliver’s Travels. (It’s also called Alice in Wonderland syndrome.)

Do you know the answer? Check it in this month’s “Psychology Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Mental Health?”

You can come back and post your score here … if you dare!

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a professional writer. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

Announcing: Fun Health Quizzes!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

by Leigh Ann Otte

It’s fun! It’s kinda educational! It helps you wow your friends with fascinating trivia knowledge! Announcing the new MyFamilyDoctorMag.com quiz section.

Resident trivia master David Brinn researched and wrote most of these quizzes. We’ll be putting a new one online about once a month. They’re a mixture of education and silliness, and at just 10 questions each, they make for a quick, relaxing break. You can take the first one here: “Fun in the Sun.”

Each quiz is graded, and you get a score at the end. Share them with your friends and see how you stack up!

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com and a professional health writer. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

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