Assess Your Disease Risk Online

The Wall Street Journal reports today on several web sites that adults can use to calculate their health risk for various diseases. The Journal highly recommends a comprehensive risk assessment site created by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention. The site called “Your Disease Risk” also offers an customized action plan. I just tried to log onto the site, which has been receiving 2000 visits per day and the Journal article has crashed the site. So try it out in a few days.

The Journal gives honorable mention to a heart attack risk assessment offered by the American Heart Association and a breast cancer risk assessment offered by the National Cancer Institute.