Inclusion Is Wellness: Transgender Health

| By Sam Long (he/him) – a transgender man and a high school teacher specializing in gender-inclusive biology education | In the last weeks of the school year, I invited my class to share their exciting summer plans. Many of my high school students were looking forward to spending time with their families, playing their … Read more

Health Equity and the COVID-19 Vaccine

| By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner | A few weeks ago, I found an open appointment online for a vaccine to protect my disabled sister against COVID-19, and I grabbed it. Never mind that the appointment was in another state, a 5-hour drive from where my sister lives—which was already an additional 10-hour drive for me—this … Read more

The Advanced Search Redesign: Supporting the Research Process

| By the Gale Product Team | On December 18, Gale released substantive enhancements to its Advanced Search feature, focused on providing users with built-in learning tools to facilitate improved searching within Gale products. Before this change, we spoke with dozens of faculty and librarians, who reported: Teaching users how to effectively search databases is … Read more

Open Access to Support Mental Health During the Pandemic

| By Brigham Narins, Sr. Content Developer, Gale | Mental health is health. Even though we tend to think of health somatically, and ill health as aches and pains and maladies of the body, the term has to include the mind and our psychological experience, for the two aspects of human life are intimately connected. … Read more

Tips for College Students Facing School and Mental Health Concerns

| By Kimberly Hayes | College is full of exciting experiences and opportunities, but it can also be overwhelmingly stressful. More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, and new studies are finding that lack of sleep (a common occurrence in college) only makes the problem … Read more

Healthy New Year!

| By Shirelle Phelps | With a new year, we often make resolutions regarding our health. After all, our health is very important to us. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. If our health fails, it can overshadow everything else going on in our life. Making a commitment to take … Read more

Tips to Help You Combat the Winter Blues

| By Kimberly Hayes | The days of winter are shorter, colder, and darker than any other time of year. Many of us tend to spend more time indoors, struggling to cope with a general and unwavering feeling of melancholy known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you or someone you know is having difficulty … Read more