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Study of Genetic Causes for Mental Illness


The “Paisa” population, native to northwest Colombia, has far greater rates of suicide than average. A consortium of investigators that includes Javier I. Escobar, MD, associate dean for global health and professor of psychiatry and family...
29-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patient Receives 3-D Printed Skull after Traumatic Brain Injury


After two months in a coma, Chris Cahill woke up confused about where he was and what had happened to him. Cahill was found unconscious from unknown trauma resulting in severe injuries to his frontal lobe, with brain swelling so dramatic it was life...
20-Jul-2017 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Experience Long Wait Times for Developmental and Behavioral Specialists


A study from Rutgers offers evidence that the wait to see a developmental pediatrician averages nearly six months nationally delaying diagnostic evaluations and potential early intervention strategies for children experiencing behavioral, emotional,...
13-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Child Health Institute of New Jersey Awarded $5 Million Grant From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Child Health Institute of New Jersey has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which will expand and enhance its core mission to improve children’s health through the scientific study of pediatric illnesses,...
2-Feb-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rutgers Study Finds Better Way to Test for Jaundice

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has found a more accurate test for jaundice, finding that measuring solely for the level of unbound bilirubin rather than total serum bilirubin would more accurately determine the risk of...
13-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rutgers Study Finds That Generation X at Greater Risk of Stroke Than Baby Boomers

Older baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1954—are the “stroke-healthiest generation,” according to a Rutgers study that found the lowest incidence of ischemic stroke in this age group within the past 20 years. In contrast, the rate of...
21-Nov-2016 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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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