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December 12, 2005 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Thomson Gale Adds Medical Videos to Health Center

Thomson Gale ( announced the addition of more than 700 medical-related videos to its Health and Wellness Resource Center. This new video library is a result of Thomson Gale's partnership with Healthology, Inc. (, a physician-founded health media company and a wholly owned subsidiary of iVillage, Inc.

Healthology video content—covering more than 60 therapeutic areas, such as oncology, rheumatology, neurology, and gastroenterology—will be available in early 2006 to Health and Wellness Resource Center subscribers at no additional cost. Videos run approximately 4 minutes in length and are designed to engage, entertain, and educate in news magazine formats. All content is developed through a rigorous review process consisting of both internal and external medical or expert review. Each video features biographies of the participants, which can include physicians, scientists, nurses, nutritionists, and fitness trainers, along with patients, caregivers, and advocates. Full transcripts for each video, along with a large library of text resources, also will be available as part of this new Healthology offering. New content will be added each week.

Health and Wellness Resource Center is Thomson Gale's fully integrated, growing electronic resource center for all levels of health research. It features health and medical encyclopedias, journals and pamphlets, articles from general-interest publications, access to key health Web sites, and now video. The interface is designed to provide multiple pathways to key information for both novice and experienced searchers.

Source: Thomson Gale

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