Dive Deep into Today's Top Health-Related Issues

Health and Wellness Issues: Understanding Science, Society, and Yourself dives deep into today's top health-related issues, exploring their historical contexts, current complexities, impacts on physical and mental well-being, and global reach.

Authoritative yet accessible reference content includes the insightful perspectives of a diverse group of experts, giving students the full picture on complex and controversial concepts.

Through its collection of carefully curated primary and secondary sources, this multifaceted database offers students a rich resource for school learning and research as well as personal explorations. Key features include: 

  • Detailed explanations of the structure and function of all 14 major body systems, augmented with stunning anatomical illustrations
  • Two dozen Perspectives that feature scholars' insights on a wide variety of controversies and debates, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills among students
  • Monthly commentaries written by a professional advisory board that help contextualize current health news
  • Basic and advanced search options to return the most relevant results
  • Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material
  • Academic Success Corner with resources to help students develop reading, writing and research skills
  • Educator Support Site containing valuable professional development tools, curriculum guides, lesson plans and more

Topic Centers Include: 

  • Diet and Lifestyle
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Environmental and Public Health
  • Medical Care and Treatments
  • Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
  • Sexual Health and Identity
  • Violence, Abuse, and Discrimination


Please note: Some of the subject matter in this database contains explicit language on sensitive topics. We invite you to participate in a free trial to ensure the content falls within the guidelines of your institution.