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
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
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
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
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
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
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 26, 2015
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. It ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe disease lasting several months. Although r...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
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