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Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is an estimate of body fat calculated from your height and weight. It’s a good gauge of your risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat.

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FAQs about Pharmacogenomics

Your genes help determine whether you’ll be tall or short. They can also play a role in how you respond to medicines—a field known as pharmacogenomics.

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Tips to Reduce Stress

If you’re feeling stressed out over supposedly fun things, it might be time to reassess. Learn healthy ways to cope with stress.

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Looking into Your Eyes

What can an eye exam reveal about your eyes? See from a doctor's point of view in this new animated video.

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