New Jersey Medical School In The News 2022

Surprising Holiday Health Hazards to Have on Your Radar

Be merry and healthy! Learn about eight common holiday health hazards.

What You Need to Know Before Your Next Thrift Store Trip

Know before you go – thrifting that is. Dr. Diane Calello, medical director of the NJ Poison Control Center, provides safety vintage cookware shopping tips.

The dangers of fentanyl misinformation: Why the myth that police are overdosing by touching the drug keeps going

Learn what Dr. Lewis Nelson and other experts are saying about the dangers of spreading fentanyl misinformation.

The life & death of a ‘perfect human’

Dr. Petros Levounis, chair of the Department of Psychiatry, discusses challenges faced by LGBTQ teenagers.

No data linking COVID-19 vaccine to stiff person syndrome

Experts, including Dr. Shobha Swaminathan, address the importance of adding factual context to misleading medical information that is circulating online.

How to Make the Holidays Less Stressful

Feeling stressed about the holiday season? Read what Dr. Petros Levounis and other experts are saying what you can do to mitigate overwhelming feelings.

A New Subspecialty Arises Managing the Neurologic Complications of Long COVID

Learn about the NJMS Comprehensive COVID-19 Neurology Care Center - the first neurology clinic in the tri-state area providing a multidisciplinary approach to neurological complications stemming from COVID-19.

NJ Medical Schools Are Striving to Increase Diversity

NJMS Dean Robert L. Johnson explains his passion for enrolling a diverse student body.

Keep Food Poisoning at Bay This Holiday Season

Dr. Diane Calello provides safety tips to prevent food and alcohol poisoning over the holiday season.

COVID cases could spike as N.J. rings in the holiday season. How bad will it be?

Learn what Dr. David Cennimo and other experts are saying about the potential rise in COVID cases – especially around the holiday season.

Here’s How Long It Actually Takes for the Flu Vaccine to Kick In

Dr. Diana Finkel discusses the importance of getting a flu vaccine.

Foraging gaining popularity in the wilds of N.J.

While foraging might be exciting, before consuming, all foraged items should be carefully vetted. Dr. Bruce Ruck sheds light on this.

What To Do With Leftover or Expired Medications

Dr. Bruce Ruck advises on how to dispose of old and expired prescription medication.

A Chemical That Kills Viruses May Have Saved Lives During Pandemic

Rutgers scientists, including Emanuel Goldman, Gedi Mainelis and Don Schaffner, believe Triethylene glycol (TEG) should become a government approved antiviral.

No Rise in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Cases After COVID Shots: Study

US News - A new study has found no evidence that COVID-19 shots increase the incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome, according to researchers, including NJMS medical student, Mustafa Jaffry.

2022 NJBIZ Education Power 50

NJBIZ – NJBIZ lists NJMS Dean Robert Johnson, among others, in the top 10 of their Education Power 50.

Flu season is coming. Expect it to be a bad one in N.J. – Dr. David Cennimo explains why the flu season is expected to be bad in the state this year.

Free screenings for See, Test & Treat

News 12 – Learn more about the See, Test & Treat program and the hope to increase awareness about diseases such as cervical cancer, featuring Dr. Damali Campbell-Oparaji.

3 easy-to-miss signs of cervical cancer

Business Insider – Dr. Mark Einstein discusses the signs of advanced cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Lives

CNN - Dr. Mark Einstein discusses the importance of routine HPV vaccination to help prevent cervical cancer, also recommended by the CDC.

Pediatric Poisonings

Consultant 360 - Dr. Diane Calello discusses common types and causes of poisonings in toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Can You Overdose from Touching Fentanyl? No Way.

Daily Voice – Experts, including Dr. Lewis Nelson, discuss why people are experiencing a physical response after touching fentanyl.

The COVID Booster Dilemma

The Star-Ledger – Dr. David Cennimo weighs in on why experts are unsure of the right time for people to get booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Medical Schools Pursuing Greater Diversity

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Learn how NJMS provides pathway programs to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds to gain acceptance to medical school.

How to Know If Your Kid’s Asthma Is Life Threatening

Futurity - How can you tell when your child’s asthma becomes life threatening? Rutgers NJMS pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Khalil Savary, explains.

How Worried Should We Be About the New COVID Variant XE?

MIC – Experts, including Dr. David Cennimo, discuss whether there should be much concern regarding the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron XE.

Black Maternal Health Week

NJ Spotlight – During Black maternal health week, Dr. Damali Campbell-Oparaji discusses about the vast disparities among Black and white mothers.

Rate of Endometrial Cancer is Rising Rapidly

NJ Spotlight News - Dr. Mark Einstein discusses the rapid increase in endometrial cancer and the high mortality rate in Black women.

What Is Muscular Dystrophy, the Condition Gilbert Gottfried Died From?

Prevention – Read what experts have to say about the symptoms of muscular dystrophy following comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s death due to a complication from the disease, featuring Dr. Nizar Souayah.

Jersey City Medical Center Announces Vascular Center

ROI–NJ – Dr. Michael Curi recently opened a newly renovated vascular center at Jersey City Medical Center.

Sanitizer 'Diluted with Water' Caused Contaminated Milk in Camden – Dr. Diane Calello tells us what to do if your child has consumed a contaminated food or drink.

If You Already Had Omicron, Can You Still Catch the BA.2 Variant?

Verywell Health – Experts fear the emergence and rapid spread of Omicron subvariant BA.2 may cause another surge. Dr. Stanley Weiss provides his expertise on this topic.

Dean Johnson Tops NJBIZ Health Care Power List

NJBIZ released its annual Health Care Power 50 this week, selecting Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP, dean of Rutgers NJMS, as No. 1 in the state on this year's list!

The Doctors of the Future Learn Their Fate – NJMS students open their envelopes at Match Day to find out their future.

Poison Centers: Here for the Ages – The NJ Poison Control Center is celebrating National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26). Learn more about the services their center provides.

Everything You Need to Know About Weight Training for Weight Loss

Women’s Health - Joy Cox discusses how social media has shifted the idea of traditional cardio as the main go-to for losing weight.

Brain Cell Insight Could Lead to New Treatments for Neurological-Based Diseases

Neuroscience News - New research by Dr. Theresa Wood may help scientists locate immature cells in the central nervous system that could shed light on the causes of neurodegenerative diseases.

Are Masks Key to Living with COVID-19?

NJ Spotlight – Dr. Stanley Weiss says masks are crucial to managing the virus and returning to normalcy.

Potential Impact of CDC’s New Opioid Prescription Proposals

NJ Spotlight – Dr. Lewis Nelson discusses the effects of eliminating dosage caps for prescribing opioids for pain treatment.

Kids' Poisonings Rise as More Parents Bring Pot Edibles Home

The Emporia Gazette – Dr. Diane Calello discusses the rise in pediatric cannabis edible exposure.

APA Selects Petros Levounis as Next President-Elect

Healio – The American Psychiatric Association has announced Dr. Petros Levounis as their president-elect.

Fatigue, Frustration, and Fear: BIPOC Teachers on Educating During COVID-19

Very Well Mind – Dr. Rajita Bhavaraju discusses the importance of including diverse groups of people in case studies.

Murphy Announces Appointments to Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Board of Trustees

Insider NJ - Gov. Murphy announced the groundbreaking appointments for the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Board of Trustees, including Dr. Amesika Nyaku and Dr. Karma Brown Warren.

Should You Take Antihistamines for Long COVID Symptoms?

Prevention – Dr. Lewis Nelson provides his expertise on whether a person should take antihistamines for long COVID.

Abrupt End to Mask Mandates Reflects a Shifting Political Landscape

The Washington Post – Dr. Stanley Weiss weighs in on the abrupt end to mask mandates and how it will reflect a shifting political landscape.

Children Getting Sick from Marijuana Edibles

NJ 101.5 FM - For the fourth year in a row, the NJ Poison Control Center has seen an increase in children who accidentally consumed cannabis edibles.

FDA Advisors Face Difficult Decision on COVID Vaccine for Youngest Kids

Medpage Today – Dr. Joseph Schwab shares his expertise on the potential benefits of a third vaccine dose.

AHA Issues New Guidelines for Performing CPR During Pandemic

VeryWell Health – Dr. Lewis Nelson gives his take on the new guidance of wearing the appropriate PPE during CPR whether in a medical setting or outdoors.

Be Prepared to Address Technological Addictions in Psychiatric Practice

Psychiatric News – Dr. Petros Levounis reports on the fact that some individuals who are overly preoccupied with technology and online activity may need psychiatric help.

If You Have Edibles at Home Lock Them Up – The NJ Poison Control Center informs the public on the dangers of more young children accidentally ingesting cannabis edibles.

Is COVID an endemic disease in NJ?

NJ 101.5 FM – Dr. Stanley Weiss discusses whether the pandemic is moving into endemic phase in New Jersey and what that means.

On the Pandemic Podcast

RU Podcast – Mary Marchetta O'Dowd speaks to Dr. Lewis Nelson about the COVID surge, prevention strategies, new health concerns, and what might be some light at the end of the tunnel.

Rutgers Develops Rapid Screening Test for Omicron & Other Variant

Patch – A rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants has been developed by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

COVID-19 Booster Provides 90% Protection Against Hospitalization

Healthline – Dr. Shobha Swaminathan explains the percentage of hospitalizations of people who are unvaccinated and vaccinated.

Rutgers Doc: Not the right time to reduce quarantine period for students

NJ 101.5 – Dr. Stanley Weiss discusses the Omicron variant and how it is much more transmissible than earlier variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Healthy Gut Bacteria May Help Prevent Long COVID

U.S. News & World Report – Dr. David Alland explains how the new Rutgers PCR test can detect variants.

NJ Shortens COVID Quarantine for Schools to 5 Days

Asbury Park Press – Dr. Stanley Weiss weighs in on the New Jersey Health Department's decision to shorten the quarantine period for students and school staff to five days.

Will There Be Enough Hospital Beds as Flu Cases Jump?

The Star-Ledger – Dr. David Cennimo talks to The Star-Ledger about how hospitals will handle a rise in flu cases as COVID-19 cases have hospitals close to capacity.

NJ Schools May Use 'Test-to-Stay' Option for Unvaccinated Students

The Record – Reports say that NJ schools may use a 'test-to-stay' option to keep unvaccinated students in class. Here's what Dr. Stanley Weiss has to say.

University Hospital Expands Robotic Surgery Offerings

New Jersey Business Magazine – Dr. Dylan Roden discusses the robotic surgery offerings at University Hospital with the acquisition of two new da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery systems.