Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and its observance is more important than ever. An estimated 26 percent of Americans ages 18 and older―about 1 in 4 adults―suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year.1 Many suffer in silence because of the stigmas associated with mental illness and mental disorders. Often, people avoid treatment because they may … Read more

Spreading the Word about a New, Serious Hepatitis in Children

| By Brenda W. Lerner, RN, ALB | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is spreading the word for pediatricians to look for signs in their young patients of an unusual disease that attacks the liver, causing a serious hepatitis-like syndrome. So far (as of late April 2022), the disease has killed one … Read more

Understanding the Ukraine Crisis

| By Gale Staff | From Kyiv to Kharkiv to the seaport town of Odessa, the people of Ukraine are living on a battlefield. Millions of people, their homes, their businesses, their way of life destroyed or abandoned after Putin’s invasion in February 2022. The war in Ukraine began Europe’s first major war in decades, … Read more

Expanding Accessibility with New Text Display Features

| By Gale Staff | At Gale, we’re committed to supporting all learners, and that’s one reason we’re improving readability within our products by updating text display features within dozens of our digital resources. Readers who don’t see well—or who have reading disabilities—may benefit when they have a variety of ways to alter their view … Read more

Climate Change and Health

| By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner | We’re entering the peak of hurricane season on the Gulf Coast, and people are keeping a wary eye on one tropical system after another making their way into the Gulf of Mexico. New England recently experienced a direct landfall from a tropical storm, a rare weather event that hasn’t … Read more

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