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New Guidelines for Life-Saving Blood Transfusions Based on Rutgers Research


Most patients who need blood transfusions – including those who are critically ill – can be given blood when their hemoglobin drops to a lower level than practiced traditionally, according to AABB, a national association of blood banks that...
12-Oct-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Study to Establish Blood Transfusion Standards for Heart Attack Patients


Jeffrey L. Carson, MD, a Rutgers physician who has championed the movement to use less blood in transfusions has been awarded more than $16.1 million by the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to lead a...
4-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Study Could Be First Step to Prevent Fuel Supply That Feeds Cells in Cancer, Diabetes

Rutgers researchers discovered that mTOR responds to decreasing levels of nutrients, acting as “traffic control” to help stabilize cells as nutrient intake fluctuates. The study is the first to indicate that mTOR actively participates in the...
25-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Don't Miss THIS on Your Back-to-School List, Say Rutgers Pediatric Experts


Each year, the pilgrimage for new school supplies is a given as the summer draws to a close. But one thing you should be sure to include on your back-to-school checklist is a call to the pediatrician to ensure your child’s vaccinations are up to...
24-Aug-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group Physician Named Family Physician of the Year


Somerset resident Dr. Maria F. Ciminelli, assistant professor of family medicine and community health and program director of the medical school’s Family Medicine Residency Program at CentraState Medical Center, has been named NJ Family Physician...
12-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rutgers Panelists: Increasing Awareness, Ending Stigma Is Critical in Addressing Perinatal/Postpartum Depression


Experts at a recent Rutgers/RWJ forum on perinatal and postpartum depression say a change is long overdue, calling for increased awareness among women and clinicians, advocacy, and systemic changes in the approach to collaborative treatment.
14-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH, to Lead the Composite Committee of United States Medical Licensing Exam


Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been elected chair of the Composite Committee, which is the governing board of the United...
17-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lifesaving Procedure Puts Somerset Man Back in the Driver’s Seat


At 31, Somerset resident Shawn Fohs was the picture of good health: fit, with no chronic health conditions, and a reputation of never getting sick. But on Aug. 2, an undiagnosed heart condition nearly cost Fohs his life. Using cardiac ablation, a...
26-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Enterovirus D68's Emergence in New Jersey


Dr. Amisha Malhotra, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, explains the symptoms of enterovirus D68, why children are more susceptible and which children are at risk for developing more serious illness....
6-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Ebola: What Is It and Who Is at Risk?


Born in Sierra Leone, Mafudia Suaray, a family physician at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is helping to raise awareness about the disease. She answers some of the common questions about this new international health crisis.
30-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

New Jersey and National Rates of SIDS Reduced 50 Percent


Two mothers share their experience with the SIDS Center of New Jersey following the loss of an infant. The SIDS Center of New Jersey's research and educational programs have contributed to the significant decrease in the rate of SIDS during the past...
29-Oct-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Wonder How Bad Your Allergies Will Be This Spring?

Allergist Says Spring Weather, More Than Record-Setting Winter Precipitation, Determines Symptom Severity. With record-setting snowfall and wet weather in the region this winter, one question comes to mind for many as spring approaches: how bad...
9-Mar-2010 4:40 PM EST

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