Magazine article USA TODAY

What's Your Ulcer IQ?

Magazine article USA TODAY

What's Your Ulcer IQ?

Article excerpt

Accepted wisdom about ulcers, such as what causes them and how to treat them, has undergone a transformation over the years. Take this quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga., and find out your ulcer IQ.

1. Who is more likely to have an ulcer?

[] A. men [] B. women [] C. both

2. Someone in which of the following jobs is likely to get an ulcer?

[] A. police officer [] B. journalist [] C. bookbinder [] D. all of the above

3. How many Americans will suffer from ulcers in their lifetime?

[] A. 5,000,000 [] B. 25,000,000 [] C. 50,000,000

4. Nine out of every 10 ulcers are caused by

[] A. too many tacos [] B. a bacterial infection [] C. an overbearing boss

5. What is the total cost of ulcer disease in the U.S. each year?

[] A. $2,000,000,000 [] B. $4,000,000,000 [] C. $6,000,000,000

6. What is the name of the bacterium that causes ulcers?

[] A. H. pandora [] B. H. pylori [] C. E. coli

7. What does the bacterium look like?

[] A. a corkscrew [] B. a sledgehammer [] C. an ice pick

8. When was this bacterium first linked to ulcer disease? …

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