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
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
Aug 15, 2016
The New Student Health Insurance for 2016-2017 is here!
United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR)
Check it out.More
Jun 3, 2016
Two cases of Meningitis B disease in Rutgers University–New Brunswick students were diagnosed, treated, and resolved during the spring 2016 semester. No additional cases of Meningitis B have occurre...More
May 11, 2016
On April 29, 2016, a student at the New Brunswick Campus was hospitalized and diagnosed with bacterial meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitides (meningococcal) serogroup B type. This case follows...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
Mar 1, 2015
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 United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans a...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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