At Redmond Regional, you can rest assured that our focus is on you. To show our commitment to our community, we have provided tools to help you and your family live happier and healthier lives. These resources include an in-depth health library and numerous calculators that will help answer everyday health questions.
The more you know about your health, the better prepared you are to make informed healthcare decisions. Our health library gives you the information you need to take charge of your health.
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) recommends that all children (aged 6 years and older) and adults be screened for
body mass index
In addition to the BMI, your waist circumference, waist to hip ratio, or skinfold thickness measurement can also help determine if you have more body fat than is recommended.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
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