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Learning your possible health risks is often the first step toward taking control of your health. These tools help you identify whether you may be at risk of developing a disease, so you can take action to prevent or delay it, and reduce its impact on your life.

Take a Total Health Assessment

Father and son playing soccerExamine what's affecting your overall wellness, from how often you exercise to what you eat in the morning. Knowing the results can help you take steps to prevent disease and improve your health.

Sign on to start your Total Health Assessment.

Is your weight increasing your health risks?

As your body mass index (BMI) gets higher, you have a greater risk of some diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes.

This tool uses your BMI, along with your waist measurement and other factors, to estimate your risk of weight-related diseases.

Learn whether your weight increases your health risks.

Are you at risk for a heart attack?

A risk screening for heart attacks can help assess your chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years.

Read about heart attack risk factors.

Are you at risk for osteoporosis?

This tool measures the risk for developing thin and brittle bones (osteoporosis). It takes into account your gender, age, weight, and whether you are taking estrogen to slow bone thinning.

Find your risk for osteoporosis.

Reviewed by: Mark Groshek, MD, April 2016

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