New Jersey Medical School In The News 2018


Kissing Bugs

CBS New York - Kissing bugs may sound cute, but they are most certainly not. Dr. Vivian Bellofatto from Rutgers NJMS talks to CBS New York about the harm these bugs may cause.

Dangerous Blood Cells

A recent study by Drs. Valentina Guerrini, Maria Laura Gennaro, and other researchers from Rutgers NJMS show how harmful white blood cells form during tuberculosis.

New Chairman for Department of Neurosurgery

Rutgers NJMS welcomes Dr. Anil Nanda as the newly appointed joint chair for the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Nanda has gained international recognition for...

 

Toxic Mushrooms

The Star Ledger - Calls related to mushroom poisonings have been on the rise recently. Experts are urging the public to be cautious and to report any possible poisonings.

TB Bacterial Factors

Healio - Drs. Roberto Colangeli, David Alland, and colleagues have identified bacterial factors that predict relapse after tuberculosis therapy.

Snapchat Dysmorphia

What is “Snapchat dysmorphia”? It is the latest phenomenon in plastic surgery where patients want to look like the filtered versions of themselves. Dr. Boris Paskhover lends his...

 

Positive for Poppy

Did you know that poppy seeds can test positive for opioids? Poppy seeds contain morphine and they can trigger a drug test. Dr. Lewis Nelson shares more on the topic.

 

Chemical Concerns

The amount of chemicals in pools can help keep them clean, but too much can cause serious damage to your health. Dr. Diane Calello shares tips on how to safely handle pool chemicals.

 

Recovery Courts Changing Lives

A recent conference about recovery courts is aiming to provide the proper help to people with addictions. Dr. Erin Zerbo, assistant psychiatry professor at Rutgers NJMS, provides insight on addictions and more.

10,000 Patients Join in Medical Marijuana Program

Since the start of NJ Governor Murphy’s Administration, 10,000 patients have joined the Dept. of Health’s Medicinal Marijuana program. Grand round lectures explaining more about the program are being held in medical schools across the state, including Rutgers NJMS.

Opioid Education

NJ lawmakers are proposing to create opioid education courses for students in grades 7-12. Dr. Diane Calello from Rutgers NJMS talks more on the topic with CBS New York.

Gender Affirmation Surgeries

Heathline - Dr. Jonathan Keith from Rutgers NJMS sits down with Healthline to discuss the rising number for gender affirmation surgeries. Learn more.

New Tests for Lyme Disease

NorthJersey.com - Physicians from Rutgers NJMS have developed new tests that could help diagnose Lyme disease earlier. Read more about the new methods in this article by NorthJersey.com.

NJ Tobacco Control

NJ101.5 - Researchers from Rutgers NJMS will conduct a study on the accessibility of tobacco products to young adults.

Addicted to Gaming

ABC News - Gaming Disorder has been recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization, WHO. Dr. Petros Levounis, Rutgers NJMS, lends his expertise with Good Morning America on “gaming disorder” and how it affects mental health.

NJMS Performs First Phalloplasty in NJ

NorthJersey.com - Dr. Jonathan Keith and experts with the Rutgers Center for Transgender Health performed the first phalloplasty in New Jersey on a transgender man.

Prescribing Opioids

New York Times - In an effort to curb the opioid crisis, experts have created new guidelines. The recommendations show the medication, including maximum numbers of opioid-containing medication, for the 20 most common medical practices.

Chlorine Gas

LiveScience - When it comes to swimming, chlorine is usually found in the forms of either powder or liquid. Most recently, however, a cloud of chlorine gas had affected over 30 people in a California neighborhood pool. Dr. Diane Calello from the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers NJMS shares her knowledge on the topic.

 

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#WhiteCoatsAgainstGunViolence

Star Ledger - Students from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School teamed up to pen an op-ed piece about gun violence.


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Treatment for Alcoholic Liver Disease

Healio - Patients with alcoholic liver disease may now receive ‘optimal’ treatment through a plasma transfer system. Dr. Nikolaos T. Pyrsopoulos shares his expertise. (PC: CFCF)


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Harm Reduction

Buzzfeed News - Teens are learning more about drug prevention, including practices that aim to reduce the negative effects of drug usage. In this interview, Dr. Lewis Nelson discusses drug use and harm reduction.


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Legalized Recreational Marijuana

My Central Jersey - The legalization of marijuana for recreational use could cause potential health risks to NJ’s residents. Dr. Diane Calello, New Jersey Poison Control Center, discusses possible risks with other states that have already legalized recreational marijuana


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‘Embalmed Alive’

Live Science - Patient dies after doctors use formaldehyde in IV drip. Dr. Lewis Nelson, chairman of Emergency Medicine, provides input in this article. (PC: Shutterstock)


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E.coli Outbreak

CBS New York - Health officials are trying to determine where the E.coli outbreak had occurred in New Jersey after eight cases were reported. Dr. Rajendra Kapila, explains more about E.coli. (PC: NIAID)


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Why People Should Carry Naloxone

Press of Atlantic City - The U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory recommending that more people carry naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Dr. Lewis Nelson and Dr. Erin Zerbo, discuss more on the drug and its use.


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Virus Outbreak

NJ.com - Dr. David Cennimo discusses human adenovirus virus, a respiratory illness with symptoms strikingly similar to the flu.


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Teen's First GYN Appointment

NJ Family - Preparing your daughter for her first appointment with a gynecologist. Dr. Lauren Barlog answers frequently asked questions.


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TB Case Study

Contagion Live - Dr. Lee Reichman demystifying tuberculosis in recognition of World TB Day. The disease remains a significant public health issue worldwide.


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Update on Prince’s Toxicology Report

TIME - Dr. Lewis Nelson, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses the recent toxicology report of Prince and fentanyl levels in this Time Magazine article


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Rutgers Grant Creates Affordable Class Material

Daily Targum - Dr. Petros Levounis, Open and Affordable Textbooks Program award recipient, said this process helped students save money and acquire new skills.


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Bug-Spray-Laced Drugs

Live Science - Certain street drugs in Indianapolis may be laced with bug spray. Chair of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, provides insight on the topic.


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Alternative Treatments for Bacteria

Ravalli Republic - Researchers from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School work with Rocky Mountain Laboratory scientists in finding a variant immunotherapy that would strengthen a patient’s immune system.


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Dangerous Fungus

Newsday - Dr. David S. Perlin, executive director and professor of the Public Health Research Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, welcomes new approaches to potentially deadly fungal infections.


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Ex-Russian Spy and Daughter Attacked With Nerve Agent

Live Science - It's still a mystery as to what sickened former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter at a shopping mall outside London on Sunday, March 4. Dr. Lewis Nelson, chairman of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, says a fast-acting poison is likely the culprit.


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Finding a Test for Marijuana

NJ Spotlight - Marijuana usage while driving has become an increasing concern for both doctors and police. Dr. Lewis Nelson from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School offers expertise on the issue.


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Properly Diagnosing Personality Disorders

U.S. World & News Report - Did you know that an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the U.S. population has a personality disorder? Dr. Petros Levounis, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses more about this topic.


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WHO Updates Latent TB Guidelines

Healio - New WHO updates for latent TB aim to prioritize patient care. Dr. Lee Reichman discusses expanding testing and treatment options for TB.


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International Women’s Day Highlights Science

Forbes - Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, offers thoughts on mentorships and women pursuing advanced degrees.


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Rutgers NJMS First in U.S. to Teach MATs

NJ Spotlight - Over 180 Rutgers NJMS students will be in the first class trained in MATs to address opioid epidemic.


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How to Defeat Gaming Disorder

U.S. World News & Report - Dr. Petros Levounis discusses gaming disorder, a behavioral addiction to play video games, and how to identify and treat the addiction.


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International Women’s Day Highlights Science

Forbes - Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, offers thoughts on mentorships and women pursuing advanced degrees.


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How to Defeat Gaming Disorder

U.S. World News & Report - Dr. Petros Levounis discusses gaming disorder, a behavioral addiction to play video games, and how to identify and treat the addiction.


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Opioid Makers Gave $10 million to Drug Advocacy Groups

NBC News - Dr. Lewis Nelson, Chair and Professor of Emergency Medical at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, talks to NBC News about the latest update on the opioid epidemic.


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Canton Mother Joins Fight Against Opioids After Son’s Death

The Seattle Times - After losing her son to an opioid overdose, a mom talks about the treatment drug, Naxolone. Dr. Lewis Nelson from Rutgers NJMS discusses the effects of the drug and emphasizes the proper treatment to recovery.


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Eagles parade could be a powder keg for flu in state where 91 have died, experts warn

The state calls the flu outbreak widespread, and experts worry that packed trains and buses are a serious concern.


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New Drug Therapy Could Lead to More Effective Treatment for Millions With Asthma

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School researchers identified a new treatment that could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma and other respiratory disorders such as chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD).


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A 2-minute survey to diagnose autism in toddlers

A 10-question survey developed by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School has a nearly 90 percent success rate at diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children 3 years and younger.


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Efforts to curb opioid misuse must preserve patient access to medically-necessary opioids

Over the past several years, increased attention has been paid to the use of opioids to treat chronic pain in America.


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“This Year’s Flu Season” – Star Ledger

The dreaded H3N2 is in full force in New Jersey, with one person already killed from a flu-related illness.


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Training Future Doctors to Deal with Opioid Addiction - NJTV

Rutgers Medical School rolls out new curriculum to combat opioid epidemic.


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"Eating Tide Pods is Not Safe" New York Times

An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said.


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“Training Future Doctors on Opioid Front” – NJ101.5

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School revamps its curriculum to better equip future physicians to deal with the growing opioid crisis.