Measure Your MedIQ

by Pamela Guggina, MD


1. Hemoglobin A1c measures glucose control over the prior

  • A) Three days
  • B) Three weeks
  • C) Three months
  • D) Three Years

2. A home CPAP machine is a device that is typically used to treat

  • A) Insomnia
  • B) Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • C) Reactive Airway Disease
  • D) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

3. A common complication of poorly controlled hypertension is

  • A) Anemia
  • B) Kidney Disease
  • C) Pancreatic Cancer
  • D) Diabetes

4. Attention Deficit Disorder is commonly treated with

  • A) SSRIs
  • B) Anxiolytics
  • C) Sedatives
  • D) Stimulants

5. The most common type of cancer in the United States is

  • A) Colorectal Cancer
  • B) Lung Cancer
  • C) Breast Cancer
  • D) Pancreatic Cancer

6. Referring to disease, the epidemiologic term Prevalence describes

  • A) The number of new cases being diagnosed
  • B) The current number of people with the disease in question
  • C) The rate of new cases of the disease
  • D) The rate of cure of the disease

7. A person is considered obese if the Body Mass Index is greater than

  • A) 25
  • B) 30
  • C) 35
  • D) 40

8. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults get how many minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise?

  • A) 60
  • B) 75
  • C) 150
  • D) 200

9. The most common cause of death in the United States is

  • A) Heart Disease
  • B) Stroke
  • C) Cancer
  • D) Narcotic Overdose

10. Zika virus can be treated with

  • A) Immunoglobulin
  • B) Azithromycin
  • C) High-dose steroids
  • D) No specific treatment is available for this virus

Answers: 1. C, 2. B, 3. B, 4. D, 5. C, 6. B, 7. B, 8. C, 9. A, 10. D