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Health and Medicine

Dive into the field of health and medicine, a subject that encompasses the study of the prevention, cure, and understanding of disease as well as the investigation of physical and mental well-being. This topic includes health care, medicine, human anatomy, and patient’s access to care. To improve a patient’s health, medical professionals use therapy, medications, and diets. 

Wellness centers—places where people may go for yoga, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, fitness, chiropractic care, Eastern medicine, and more—are more popular now than they were a decade ago. Creating a medical wellness center not only addresses population health, but it also can help a hospital gain a competitive edge in the industry and improve the patient’s overall well-being. A wellness center can move the hospital beyond acute care and create a more meaningful impact on the community. 

Clinical medicine is a very common form of medicine, where it represents the general clinician’s responsibilities toward patients. The ways of treatment and understanding of patients’ problems are very important to understand the disease and create health plans. Thus, clinical medicine has an important role in the diagnosis process. Clinical medicine deals with body basics and human anatomy; relating problems in human parts are the major concept. Patients with any basic issues visit their primary health clinic for clinical medicine and make follow-up appointments with their primary care doctor. The preliminary concept of clinical medicine is having a vital role in general health research. General diagnosis is very important in clinical medicine, which primarily includes examining the patient.

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Gale provides insights and useful resources for research supporting health and medicine across a variety of topics, including health care; health issues; human anatomy; medical conditions, diagnosis, and treatments; medical science and research; nursing and allied health; and wellness.

Health and Medicine  Resources

Gale offers a product portfolio including databases, primary sources, and eBooks designed to support health and wellness research.



Gale databases support the research of health and medicine by providing full-text articles, peer-reviewed articles, and abstracts from must-read healthcare journals, literature, and medical journals. Concepts include alternative practices, disease and disorder information, and other healthcare publications.

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These archives from Gale Primary Sources provide researchers with journals, including editorials, news, surveys, statistics, and reports that can be used to examine and analyze the evolution of health care over time.

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Gale offers a variety of eBooks published to support healthcare research. Users can add Gale eBooks to a customized collection and cross-search to pinpoint relevant content. Workflow tools help users easily share, save, and download materials.

  • Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention Strategies, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention Strategies, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Medical Information Science Reference | 2017 | ISBN-13: 9781522505204

    Although the epidemiology of mental illnesses is innately complex, there have been many strides in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic mental illnesses as more research is being conducted in the field. As more information becomes available, mental health professionals are able to develop more effective plans for caring for their patients. This eBook examines emergent research on the identification and epidemiology of various mental illnesses. Featuring information on the prevalence of the disease, psychopharmacological advancements, and strategies for the management of chronic mental illnesses, this title is ideally suited for students, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and other health professionals interested in learning more about shifting practices in the mental health sector in the healthcare industry.

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  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition

    Gale | 2019 | ISBN-13: 9781410394330

    Can Bach flower essences quell negative emotions? Is cherry juice a good nutrition supplement? How will the Affordable Care Act impact the field of alternative medicine? Authoritative and objective, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th Edition covers all aspects of the subject, including therapies, conditions, and diseases; herbs and plants; foods; and people (biographies of pioneers and leaders in the field).

    This encyclopedia features a total of 934 entries written by subject matter experts. Along with alternative ways to treat diseases and conditions, it identifies hundreds of types of complementary and alternative medicine therapies, supplements, and complementary health care being practiced today. Topics include crystal healing, cancer, depression, stress, vitamins, Chinese foxglove root, meditation, reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, hypnobirthing, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, naturopathy, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and more. Popular nutrition supplements such as acai, capsicum, oleander, and many others are covered in this new edition as well. 

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  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition

    Gale | 2019 | ISBN-13: 9781410388308

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition will present detailed but easy-to-read information on 325 topics on diet and nutrition, including special diets, popular diets, dietary concerns, nutrition basics, and health-related concerns. Topics will be organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influenced the practice, and any public and regulatory concerns associated with the diet. Information will be provided across all age groups, from infants to the elderly.

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  • Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population, 1st Edition

    Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population, 1st Edition

    Medical Information Science Reference  | 2018 | ISBN-13: 9781522526346

    Lasting health care for the entire population, specifically the elderly, has become a main priority in society. It is imperative to find ways to boost the longevity of healthcare services for all users. This book is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on challenges pertinent to health costs and finding effective ways of financing health care for the elderly. Including coverage on a number of topics such as provider accreditation, corporate social responsibility, and data management, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, academicians, researchers, and advanced-level students seeking current research on the innovative planning and development of health care.

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