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ABSI Calculator

Overview

BMI has been used as a measure of health for quite some time, but the data doesn't support a strong correlation between BMI and mortality. The problem is that BMI doesn't distinguish between fat and muscle, or between good and bad distribution of fat.

Recently, waist circumference has been proposed as a more-accurate metric, but this measurement also has it's limitations. Since WC and BMI are highly correlated, so there may be a limit to how much extra information can be derived from WC.

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Rabies Post-bite Treatment

Rationalization

It seems like everyone in Buenos Aires who owns a dog and lives in an apartment has a dog walker to take their dogs out every day. You constantly see dog walkers in the street with 10 or 20 dogs, all on separate leashes, walking around perfectly happily. Many more dogs that would be considered safe or responsibile for dog walkers in the US.


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