Rutgers Health News

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study.

Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contractions (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior of the human airways. 

Infections caused by the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus – known as “flesh-eating” bacteria – are becoming more common in northern waters, whose surface temperatures are rising due to climate change.

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a Rutgers study found.

Planning a July 4th BBQ or picnic? Following is some advice from a Rutgers University poison control expert on how to prepare and store food safely.

June 27 marks National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance established in 1995 to encourage people to know their HIV status by being tested and, if newly diagnosed with HIV, connecting to medical care and treatment as soon as possible. 

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, part of Rutgers Health, in partnership with New Brunswick Development Corporation announced the development of a new, state-of-the-art, free-standing cancer pavilion in New Brunswick.

Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center as recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has been awarded a $15.1 million grant (P30CA072720) as part of its successful 2019 redesignation.

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care peer health navigators like Joseph Hughes are making a difference in the lives of inmates struggling to overcome addiction and prepare for the future.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a Rutgers-led team $29 million to translate clinical research into patient care and treatment more quickly.

A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJBarnabas Health will convene an academic health symposium on Wednesday, February 6 focused on the future of cancer treatment in New Jersey.

Effective immediately, all* Rutgers Health facilities will defer all copays, deductibles, and balances due for furloughed federal employees and their dependents for any services provided at a Rutgers facility or by a Rutgers provider.

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are jointly building 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.