Health Library

Obesity and BMI

When you eat, the digestive system breaks down food molecules and stores the molecules as energy. The energy stored in food is measured in terms of calories. Different foods contain different amounts ...
More Info >>
Health Encyclopedia -Search by letter

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Children's BMI Calculator
Podcast: Podcast: Rotating Shift Work Raises Diabetes Risk
Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz
Risk Assesment: Substance Abuse Assessment
Today in Health News

Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Upbeat outlook linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other causes, study says

Healthy Living
Health Center
Your Family

Sign Up Today for Free e-Newsletters

Get the latest in medical technology, research and disease prevention sent to your inbox.
Find a doctor or make an appointment:
General Information: 314.747.3000
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
© Copyright 1997-2016, Barnes-Jewish Hospital. All Rights Reserved.