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New Resources in Alternative Medicine and Public Health

The Herrick Library would like to highlight access to 2 updated editions of online encyclopedias: one focusing on Alternative Medicine and the other on Public Health. Both were updated in 2020 and you can access from the links below with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Call or email the library and we’ll see about setting you up!

Can turmeric help with arthritis? How about cherry juice? The Gale Encyclopedia of Encycopedia of Alternative MedicineAlternative Medicine has more than 800 entries of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices that can answer those questions. You’ll also find therapies for specific disorders and diseases and medicinal uses for plants and herbs, all backed by scientific studies.

Some topics you will find:

  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda
  • Fenugreek
  • Kinesiology
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Osteopathy
  • Trigger point therapy

The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health covers aEncyclopedia of Public Healthlmost every aspect of health, from chronic conditions like cancer, to substance abuse issues, to bullying. Entries describe the history of the issue, how the public and government responded, and what treatments and preventive measures are available.  Photographs, illustrations, charts, tables and a section for additional information are also included.

Some topics you will find :

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Lyme Disease
  • Marijuana
  • Shingles
  • Telehealth

We hope these updated online resources are useful to you! As always, contact the library with any questions or research requests and we can prepare a packet of info to email or mail to you.

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