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Mexican and Immigrant Health a Focus for Rutgers Educator


A Rutgers respiratory therapist spends her vacations in Mexico and along the U.S. border as a health educator
28-Jan-2015 11:15 AM EST

As Ebola Deaths Rise, Researcher Sees Parallels with Devastating Medieval Plague


Nükhet Varlik, a Rutgers historian, has studied the Black Death – the medieval plague that may have wiped out more than half of the population in vast parts of the world – and found echoes from centuries past in issues such as the spread of...
22-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Rutgers Selects Jasjit Ahluwalia as Dean of School of Public Health


Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, a nationally recognized researcher in the fields of health disparities and nicotine addiction in minority populations, has been chosen as dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, effective April, 2015. Currently, he is...
20-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

Patients Given Less Blood During Transfusions Do Well


It's a simple premise -- now backed up by more evidence than ever: "Why give more blood to anyone if you can’t show it benefits them?" Jeffrey Carson of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has found that for many patients, smaller blood...
10-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Rapid Ebola Test Is Focus of NIH Grant to Rutgers Scientist


Rutgers researcher David Alland, working with the California biotechnology company Cepheid, has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola as well as other viruses that can...
8-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Dancing for a Cure


Inspired by her grandmother’s battle with breast cancer, a high school student raises money for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey with her classical Indian dance graduation event
4-Dec-2014 3:40 AM EST

The Charming, Useful Ladybug


During the warm months of the year, ladybugs are delightful to have around. Then fall arrives and the ladybugs need to find warmth, which is most available inside people’s homes – where they often descend in large numbers. Suddenly they’re not...
24-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

A Palliative Caregiver for Young Lives Cut Short


In the 1980s, when HIV/AIDS was a new, mysterious and inevitably fatal illness, Dr. James Oleske of what is new Rutgers New Jersey Medical School earned renown for caring for children who would inevitably die from AIDS, and for uncovering some of...
13-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

An Update on Bacterial Meningitis and Other Important Vaccine News


With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent...
18-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread


As the out-of-control Ebola epidemic continues, an infectious disease physician and a medical historian -- both at Rutgers University -- discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history, and treating people already at risk.
25-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

My Two Dads: Does Gender Matter When Raising Children?


In a book published this month, a Rutgers law professor examines what makes a good parent and how marriage equality improves the welfare of children of same-sex couples
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Hot Topic: A Potentially Deadly Virus Comes to the U.S.


Physician and infectious disease researcher Nila Dharan of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School discusses the deadly virus MERS and what people can do to protect themselves.
23-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Expert Available for Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patenting

13-Jun-2013 1:00 PM EDT

First Heat Wave of Season Puts Elderly at Risk

Heat-related illnesses disproportionately affect the elderly and the first heatwave of the season can have a particularly acute impact. A geriatrician explains why and lists steps to keep elderly neighbors and relatives safe.
28-May-2013 5:00 PM EDT

Expert Urges National Dialogue to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

To help children avoid the physical and mental consequences of sexual abuse, an internationally known child advocate and expert in prevention and treatment provides personal space and privacy messages pediatricians and parents can use.
8-Feb-2013 10:45 AM EST

Children, Teens at Risk for Lasting Emotional Impact From Hurricane Sandy

The unseen emotional aftershocks of Hurricane Sandy may linger for children who were in the storm's path. A noted psychologist discusses why children may experience PTSD and how parents and caregivers can help.
6-Nov-2012 10:25 AM EST

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