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Released: 20-Oct-2020 10:05 PM EDT
Addressing Teen Mental Health During the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

It has been more than seven months since the pandemic initially shut schools, raising concerns about the mental health of adolescents, says Ann Murphy, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers School of Health Professions. As director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Murphy has been providing trainings and consultation services for school personnel across New Jersey, along with PJ Wenger, a senior training and consultation specialist at the Center who has been providing mental health first-aid trainings in schools. Murphy and Wenger discuss how the pandemic has impacted adolescents’ mental health and how adults can help.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Safety Considerations for Visiting Primary Care Doctors
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people with chronic health conditions relying on telemedicine rather than seeing their doctor in person when necessary or putting off important visits entirely because they fear being infected. Ann M. Nguyen, an assistant research professor at Rutgers Center for State Health Policy at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, who recently published a paper on safety measures at physician offices, discusses what people should know about visiting their doctor and why putting off appointments that need to be done in person could lead to other health problems.

Released: 18-Oct-2020 8:05 PM EDT
How Teachers Can Manage Burnout During the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at Rutgers School of Health Professions, who has been providing training for school personnel, discusses how teachers, with the help of school administrators, can manage stress and anxiety during these unpredictable times.

Newswise: What is a Superspreader Event
Released: 9-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
What is a Superspreader Event
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers expert discusses what makes a person or event a “superspreader” and how they can be prevented

Released: 9-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Urge Ban of Menthol Cigarettes Nationwide
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers experts discuss why actions at the state and federal level need to be taken to ban menthol-flavored tobacco products

Released: 9-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Rutgers Pediatrician Discusses How to Keep Children Safe at School
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers pediatrician discusses how to keep children safe at school during the pandemic as more school districts face COVID-19 outbreaks and some are forced to stop in-person classes.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Explore Questions, Concerns Over COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As researchers race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, a Rutgers infectious disease expert and a Rutgers bioethicist discuss how clinical trials work, the ethics of developing and distributing a vaccine, safety and efficacy in clinical trials and what a successful vaccine may mean.

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