Yup. Yes. Sure. We’re magic like that.
Are we going to predict with 98.42194276% certainty that you’ll get a hangnail in 2037? No, we won’t. In fact, we’re never going to predict that you’ll get a hangnail.
Will you get a hammertoe? Maybe. We’ll let you know if we think that’s going to happen. We can’t guarantee that it will, we can’t be certain of when. What we can tell you is why we think you’re inclined to develop it, how you can prevent it, and what to do if you get it.
Also, you might want to know what it actually is. We’ll give you the definition. (Hammertoe is a deformity or rotation of one or your toes, almost always impacting women, that progresses over time and can require surgery.)
We are thinking about all kinds of things, from hammertoes to hernias to heart attacks. What makes our predictions unique is that we look at factors beyond the basics to consider things that may impact you in both the short and long terms.
Anyone can tell you that you have a risk of pancreatic cancer if you father died from it. (If he did, we’re sorry!) It doesn’t take a genius to tell you that you might develop cardiovascular disease. It’s the leading cause of death in America.
Nor is it rocket science to suggest that you might need to lose weight, exercise more, eat better and get more sleep. Yeah, we’re going to mention these issues if they apply to you. But you should know that these factors correlate to pretty much every health outcome we can predict. We’ve got to give you more information than that. And we will!
One final note: You change every year, and so will your predictions. You take on a stressful job, you lose 15 pounds, you simply get older. Some things won’t change – you can’t do anything about the impact of family history, for example. But we expect you’ll see some interesting trends as the years go by and as you engage in behaviors that can positively impact your health.
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