Apr 24, 2019
Fitness Fun Day 2-5PM by @WeRWellness Rutgers-Newark Student Affairs
1st 200 Registered Students get a Dri-Fit T-shirt
Fit-Bit raffle, Free food giveaways, Fire safety exhibit
Sign-up in Relay Teams;...More
Apr 9, 2019
This Tuesday, April 9th from 12 PM - 4 PM, the NJ Medical School Department of Medicine, the Rutgers-Newark Student Affairs LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center, Health Services, Health Promotion...More
Dec 9, 2016
by Luis G. de Jesus, MD
One of the grievances Rutgers-Newark students have regarding health and wellness is the lack of dental care. Mandatory student healthcare insurance covers the cost of medical c...More
Oct 1, 2016
Full-time students enrolled in the student health insurance plan are covered for routine vaccines at NO COST to the student.
A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like...More
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
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
Jan 11, 2019
CDC Vital Signs
Tobacco product use among US youth is increasing. More than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students in 2018 had used a tobacco product in the past 30 day...More
Dec 21, 2018
Here’s a closer look at some of the biggest health issues that CDC tackled in 2018.
Responding to Disease Outbreaks
A new CDC analysis of data reveals that life expectancy for Americans continue...More
Dec 17, 2018
Every year in the United States, over 13,000 men get cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccination could prevent most of these cancers from ever developing.
Nov 26, 2018
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli...More
Oct 5, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use...More
May 30, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) published a new recommendation regarding colorectal cancer screening on May 30, 2018. ACS now recommends that adults aged 45 years and older with an average risk...More
Dec 13, 2017
A large prospective study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) involving women in Denmark who were younger than 50 years of age showed an association between the use of hormonal con...More
Nov 15, 2017
Highlights A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines
A new hypertension guideline was recently published by the American Coll...More
Nov 7, 2017
Evidence to Link Alcohol Consumption to Specific Cancers
The relationship between drinking alcohol and cancer risk has been evaluated extensively in epidemiologic case-control and cohort studies. In a...More
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
Sep 26, 2017
More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance...More
Sep 11, 2017
As millions of students across the United States head back to school, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data confirming the close connection between student heal...More
Aug 31, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released 2016 state- and territory-specific data on adult obesity using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance...More
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
Jul 18, 2017
More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report fi...More
Apr 20, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) has reviewed the evidence on PSA-based screening for prostate cancer and has posted its draft recommendations for public comment. Me...More
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
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
Nov 10, 2016
Vital Signs reports that forty percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. may have a link to tobacco use. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. It causes more than lu...More
Nov 1, 2016
LARC (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception) is the most effective type of reversible birth control.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Implants (placed in the arm underneath the skin)
LARC is safe to use,...More
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
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
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
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
May 5, 2015
On February 4, CDC joins people, organizations, and government agencies around the world in supporting the fight against cancer. Each year, about 8 million people die from cancer worldwide; many of th...More
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
Apr 24, 2015
Street Drug (Spice, K2) Causing Life-threatening Reactions.
The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), a division of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health of...More
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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