Health & Medicine

Our health and medicine portfolio offers an extensive range of key reference titles including the award winning
Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health and the online Health and Wellness Resource Center.  Most titles are available as eBooks as well as print

We also offer The Medicine Collection on Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Medicine Collection from Gale brings together 18 different titles looking at the different aspects of health and medicine, from alternative medicine to surgery to diseases and conditions. These titles provide up-to-date and comprehensive information, enabling your library to meet your patrons' needs. Furthermore the information is available anytime, anywhere.

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Some key Health & Medicine titles featured on GVRL

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  • Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments

    The resource students and researchers will turn to for reliable, up-to-date and clearly written information, the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer is a comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments and diagnostic procedures. Theencyclopedia includes entries covering cancers, cancer drugs, treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.
    "...One expects the best from the Gale Group and The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments does not disappoint...this outstanding resource will be a treasure in any public, high school, community college, or undergraduate library." ARBA 2002 (on the first edition).

    eBook ISBN 13: 9781414476018
    Print ISBN 13: 9781414475981
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  • Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy Through Adolescence

    **Coming June 2011**

    Perfect for parents and allied health students, the Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical and cognitive/behavioral development. Written without hard to understand medical jargon, the four volume set uses language parents can understand, while still providing enough depth to benefit today's health science students.

    eBook ISBN 13: 9781414486925
    Print ISBN 13: 9781414486413
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  • Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets will examine, in two volumes, special diets such as Gluten-free, dieting and popular diets such as Atkins, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and some effects of a person's dietary choices on their health. An overview of the topics is presented in a standardised and balanced format. The topics presented will be organized around the development and history of a diet, it's basic principles, any key figures that influence the trent and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice.

    eBook ISBN 13: 9781414429946
    Print ISBN 13: 9781414429915
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  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

    The third edition of this authoritative, comprehensive and in depth medical guide features information on more than 1,700 medical topics in language accessible to adult lay persons.  Thiis edition includes more than 100 new entries, 250 updated entries, approximately 650 colour images and illustrations and a subject index.
    "...phenomenal resource...By avoiding medical jargon and using language general readers will understand, Gale has provided a highly useful reference source...This set will prove popular with readers and is highly recommended for all consumer health and reference collections." Choice May 2002 (on the 2nd Edition)

    eBook ISBN 13: 9780787677046
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  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

    This update to the critically-acclaimed first edition provides in 2 volumes understandable yet detailed information on mental disorders and conditions.
    Featuring an easy-to-use format and written in non-technical language, the Encyclopedia includes entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, text revision (DSM-IV-TR). It also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

    eBook ISBN 13: 9781414429908
    Print ISBN 13: 9781414429878
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  • Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and their Care Givers

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care Givers collects more than 600 entries that cover various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. The set covers every major body system, and these entries constitute over fifty percent of the work. Entries follow a standard format, including a definition, description, symptoms, treatment options, questions to ask your doctor and more. Topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses, round out the set.

    eBook ISBN 13: 9781414448558
    Print ISBN 13: 9781414403830
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