Rutgers Health News

Student Health Insurance Plan 2017-2018

Aug 15, 2017

The New Student Health Insurance Plan for 2017-2018 is here! Rutgers University requires all full-time students to have health insurance. To ensure that students have access to a comprehensive and aff...More

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Health Services AAAHC Accreditation

Apr 25, 2016

We are very proud to announce that the RU Health Services-Newark (RUHS-Newark) has been awarded a three year term (the maximum amount) of accreditation by AAAHC on April 25, 2016. According to AAAHC:...More

New Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct

Feb 4, 2016

Dear Rutgers Students, Faculty, and Staff: I am pleased to announce a new University-wide policy that will help to protect our students from sexual violence and which reaffirms our commitment to foste...More

Public Health News

Oral HPV infection is common among Men

Oct 17, 2017

According to the Annals of Internal Medicine's report (Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection: Differences in Prevalence Between Sexes and Concordance With Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection, NHANES...More

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Oct 15, 2017

October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS. This year’s theme, It Takes a Team of Superheroes to Defeat HIV, calls us to work side by side, us...More

International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 31, 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year on August 31. This event aims to raise awareness that overdose deaths are preventable, reduce stigma about substance use disorders...More

High Prevalence of HPV

Apr 7, 2017

According to the latest CDC report, nearly half of US adults aged 18-59 have genital HPV while 1 out of 5 has high-risk genital HPV. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted...More

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Mar 23, 2017

If you’re 50 years old or older, get screened! Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the...More

Marijuana's Health Risks

Jan 23, 2017

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 22.2 million users. But the types of marijuana available today are more potent than before and come in many forms, including...More

Pill to Reduce getting HIV by more than 90%

Nov 1, 2016

Abstinence (✔). Limit sexual partners (✔). Condom-use (✔). Pill a day for HIV prevention (✔). Although HIV infection is preventable, more than 40,000 new HIV infections occur every year in the...More

New York Times: Physical Fitness

Sep 30, 2016

Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice. An article in the M...More

e-Cigarette FDA News Release

May 5, 2016

FDA is extending it's authority to all tobacco products, including E-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah. Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. As p...More

The "New" USDA Dietary Guidelines

Jan 12, 2016

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines provides five overarching Guidelines that encourage healthy eating patterns, recognize that individuals will need to make shifts in their food and beverage choices to...More

Know your "Heart Age"

Sep 1, 2015

Your heart may be older than you are – and that’s not good. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, 3 out of 4 U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their actual age. This m...More

Student Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer

Jun 19, 2015

Indoor tanning exposes users to intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which damages the skin and can lead to skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest type of skin cancer. According to some resear...More

Lyme Disease Prevention

May 4, 2015

It's Spring – Time to Prevent Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is the most commonly occurring vector-borne disease in the United States. An estimated 300,000 infections occur each year, of which only 30,0...More

February is Heart Month

Feb 1, 2015

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? February is American Heart Month. Learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones. During the month of...More

Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

Jun 30, 2014

Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can't compensate for it and properly coo...More

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

May 15, 2014

Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver failure and liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and ma...More

High Blood Pressure Month

May 5, 2014

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Reducing high blood pressure can lower your risk for stroke and heart attack. Less is better in some things, including in blood pressure. About 1 o...More

HPV Vaccine is Recommended for Boys/Young Men

Nov 25, 2013

CDC recommends that both boys and girls be vaccinated starting at age 11 or 12  through 26 to prevent oral, anal, or penile cancers caused by HPV. Get vaccinated. CDC Current features. Rutgers Univer...More

Dangers of Hookah Smoking

Nov 12, 2013

Similar to cigarettes, hookah smoking delivers the addictive drug nicotine and it is at least as toxic as cigarette smoking. While many hookah smokers may consider this practice less harmful than smok...More

Lung Cancer Awareness

Nov 1, 2013

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. Smoking causes 80 to 90 percent of cases of lung cancer. Don't smoke, and avoid secondhand smoke. CDC current features. The bi...More

Breast Cancer Awareness

Sep 30, 2013

The best way to find breast cancer early is with a mammogram. If you are a woman age 50 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. CDC current features. Rutgers University...More

Know Hepatitis B: Testing for Asian Americans

Sep 30, 2013

Know Hepatitis B encourages Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to talk to their doctors about getting tested for Hepatitis B. CDC Current features. Rutgers University Health Services in Newark prov...More

National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Sep 27, 2013

Increasing HIV prevention and treatment options make it more important than ever to get tested and know your status. CDC current feature. Rutgers University Health Services in Newark provides confiden...More