Rutgers Health News

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have launched a public-private partnership to jointly operate a world-class academic health system dedicated to life-changing research, clinical training of tomorrow’s workforce, and high quality health care for all.

When Brenda Rossi told her primary care doctor about fatigue that had been plaguing her for weeks, she never expected her heart was the cause, or that the situation was dire enough to land her in the emergency room.

Kelsey Flanigan, a budding comedy writer and performer, was vacationing in Thailand the summer after graduating from Rutgers University in 2013, when she suffered a seizure.

Annabella Macias’ dramatic transformation from profound hearing loss to hearing is the result of cochlear implants and the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Team at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The black cloud of cancer looms every time a woman examines her breasts and frets: Is that a lump? Do I call my doctor? Will I need surgery? Should I worry? No matter how calm and logical her approach, the last question answers itself as anxiety manifests.

Rutgers University, through Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, will appoint physicians to lead the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office by late September, in a new partnership between the County and the university.

A portable device common in optometrists’ offices may hold the key to faster diagnosis of schizophrenia, predicting relapse and symptom severity and assessing treatment effectiveness, a Rutgers University study finds.

Health care providers, community members, and researchers from across the state came together this week at the ‘Conference for Change’ event, hosted by the New Jersey Primary Care Association and sponsored by ScreenNJ to address screening among two of the most common cancers – colorectal and lung.
The patient, a quadriplegic with an irregular heartbeat, was set to get a pacemaker when a test came back suggesting he had pneumonia, delaying surgery and lengthening his hospital stay.

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the estimated percentage of 8-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States.

The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) has been awarded a $3 million, three-year grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to launch the New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative (NJHKI).

Does my smartphone make my nose look big? It might, according to researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Imagine a small paper device that can rapidly reveal from a drop of blood whether an infection is bacterial or viral. The device could help reduce the overuse of antibiotics – which kill bacteria, not viruses.