Rutgers Health News

Welcome Fall 2017 Students

Aug 15, 2017

Student Health Services Fall 2017 starts August 15, 2017. Full-Time Student, With Student Health Insurance? Come visit us! There are NO COST to the visit, NO CO-PAYS and NO LIMITS to the number of vi...More

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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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

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

March 2-8 is Sleep Awareness Week

Mar 2, 2015

Sleep Awareness Week is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. Learn more about how you can feel better and start improving your sleep today.More

February 22-28 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Feb 20, 2015

The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments. By inc...More

Public Health News

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

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Stay Healthy and Safe on Spring Break

Mar 10, 2017

As winter's hold weakens, hopeful spring breakers will make their way to balmy beach resorts, rugged rain forests, and coastal cruise ship destinations. CDC wants you to be informed and make smart cho...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

Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S.

Oct 19, 2016

Center for Disease Control (CDC) published its annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance for 2015 in October, 2016 and the statistics are alarming. STDs have been in the past and are still a se...More

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Oct 3, 2016

Hand, foot, and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a contagious illness that is caused by different viruses. It is common in infants and children younger than 5 years old, because they do not yet have immunit...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

CDC: Zika in Miami, Florida

Aug 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 The Florida Department of Health has identified two areas of Miami-Dade County where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. In addition to the previously identified area in the Wynwood ne...More

College Health and Safety

Aug 8, 2016

Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It’s a time for gaining new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few pointers for college stu...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

Alcohol and Pregnancy

Feb 2, 2016

Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), which are physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that last a lifetime. More than 3 million US women are at...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

Hispanics' Health in the United States

May 15, 2015

The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that similar to non-Hispanic whites (w...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

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa & Travel Warning

Apr 30, 2015

Travel Warning and Alert Level 3 Travel Warning: Guinea and Sierra Leone Avoid Nonessential Travel. CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea and Sierra Leone because of unprec...More

Measles Outbreak in US

Feb 23, 2015

Measles Cases and Outbreaks in US From January 1 to February 20, 2015, 154 people from 17 states and Washington DC were reported to have measles. Most of these cases [118 cases] are part of a large, o...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

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 1, 2014

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been ra...More

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Mar 5, 2014

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on March 10 to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV by getting tested, using condoms, and chec...More

2014 Smoking Report

Jan 16, 2014

50th Anniversary Report on Smoking and Health. Fifty years after the first report, the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health reveals new details about the dangers of smoking as well as...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

Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

Sep 15, 2013

September 15th to October 15th, 2013. Learn about the diverse demographics, see examples of health disparities, and link to more information on the health and well-being of Hispanic/Latino Populations...More

National Preparedness Month

Sep 1, 2013

Would you be ready if there were an emergency? Be prepared: throughout September there will be activities across the country to promote emergency preparedness. CDC current featuresMore