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Health Assessment Tools

Know Your Risk

It's important to take an active and informed approach to your own health, and Northwestern wants to help by offering health risk assessment profiles that can help you get a better sense of your risk for a number of diseases, including heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
 
Consider taking one of the health assessments below and discussing your results with your doctor, who will be able to recommend steps you can take to improve your overall health.

Diabetes Risk?

Over 20 million Americans have diabetes. People with diabetes are at increased risk of heart attack, atrial fibrillation and stroke, so it's important to better understand your health and take steps now to reduce your chances of getting diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood, causing long-term health issues such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Kidney and liver disease

Take this health assessment and learn more about your risk of getting diabetes.

Take the assessment, see your score


Heart Healthy?

Keeping your heart in good condition is a priority for a long and happy life, yet heart disease remains the leading cause of the death in the United States. Heart disease includes the condition of your blood vessels as well as your heart, itself. Knowing the state of your cardiovascular system can help you take the necessary steps toward maintaining it. This includes:

  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Avoiding smoking

Take this heart health assessment and learn more about your heart.

Take the assessment, see your score


Joint Pain?

Arthritis affects millions of Americans, and with so many different potential causes of chronic knee and joint pain, it's important to get the right diagnosis. Chronic joint pain, if untreated, can lead to reduced mobility and a decrease in your quality of life. Learning more about your own joint pain can help you find an effective treatment for it.

Take this health assessment to learn more about your risk of developing chronic joint pain.

Take the assessment, see your score


Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in both men and women, accounting for nearly 14 percent of all new cancers, and is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. While smokers are at the greatest risk of lung cancer, secondhand smoke poses cancer risks for other people as well.

Take this lung cancer risk assessment and learn more about your risk for developing lung cancer.

Take the assessment, see your score


Neck Pain? Back Pain?

Back and neck pain are some of the most common sources of pain affecting Americans, with as many as 80 percent of Americans experiencing back pain at some point in their lives. Without care, back and neck pain can impair your quality of life and can often get worse.

Take this neck and back pain risk assessment and learn more about your risk for developing neck and back pain.

Take the assessment, see your score


Are You at Risk for Stroke?

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and is a leading cause of disability. Stroke can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, or sex. While there are hereditary and age-related risk factors with stroke, others can result from your lifestyle, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Poor diet
  • Obesity and lack of physical activity

Take this stroke risk assessment and learn more about the risk factors you can help control.

Take the assessment, see your score

 
Last UpdateDecember 17, 2013
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