Health and Wellness Issues: Understanding Science, Society, and Yourself

Published by ABC-CLIO, this unique database enables students to better understand the health and wellness issues affecting them, their peers, and our greater society through a multitude of authoritative reference entries and expert perspective essays.

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Key Content and Features

  • More than 2,500 reference entries covering well-being and physical, mental, and social health, with additional content added monthly
  • More than 65 key health-related issues, offering in-depth explorations of topics that matter most to teens
  • 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

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.

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.