What to Know About Measles
You may be hearing a lot about measles lately - learn all about this disease and how to prevent it.
Remember that measles can be serious, is very contagious, and can be acquired in the US. You can protect your child with the MMR vaccine. Get more details.
The Flu Ends With You
It’s flu season – even healthy people can get the flu. CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine. Vaccination is the best way to protect you and your loved ones from getting the flu. Learn more about the flu.
The New Jersey Department of Health and local health departments continue to actively monitor person who have visited to or traveled from an Ebola-impacted country. To date, there are no cases of Ebola in NJ. Learn what NJ is doing and what you might need to know.
Coping with Public Health Emergencies
It is natural to be upset when you think your health – or the health of your loved ones - is threatened. Learn how to cope with fears and stress related to public health emergencies, as well as the best ways to discuss them with your children.
Preventable Deaths in America
Up to 40 percent of annual deaths from each of the five leading US causes are preventable. The five leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, and unintentional injuries. Together they accounted for 63 percent of all U.S. deaths in 2010, with rates for each cause varying greatly from state to state. Learn more from the CDC.