Health Library

Health Library


Immunization is available for some forms of hepatitis; for example, vaccination against hepatitis B is routinely given to infants in the USA. However, if a person becomes infected with any of the hepatitis viruses, a doctor may prescribe medication to relieve some symptoms of the disease. It is also...

Health Encyclopedia -Search by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Cost of Drinking Tool
Clinical Wizard:
Quiz: Gout Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment

Today in Health News

Advanced Ebola Is Riskiest Stage for Caregivers, Study Shows

Transmission requires close contact with a known case, researchers find

Health Tip of the Day

Stress Relievers

You can take steps to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Here are some ideas from the National Mental Health Association:

  • Learn to say no when you feel overwhelmed by your activities and responsibilities. It's OK to turn down requests for your time or to drop activities that aren't absolutely necessary.

  • Don't play superman or superwoman. You can't do everything, nor should you expect others to do so.

  • Take time to relax. Ten to 20 minutes of relaxation or quiet thought can ease stress.

  • Get regular exercise. Try 20 to 30 minutes of some kind of physical activity. It's good not only as stress reliever, but also for your physical health.

  • Tackle one task at a time. Sort through your "to do" list and find the one that's most urgent. When you finish that one, go to the next one on the priority list.


Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

Health Centers

Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

Your Family

Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

Sign Up Today for Free e-Newsletters

Find a doctor or make an appointment:
General Information: (314) 747-3000
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
© Copyright 1997-2015, Barnes-Jewish Hospital. All Rights Reserved.