NJPIES in the News 2019

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These 11 Discoveries Got The Most Looks In 2019

(#4: More people are ovedosing on this diarrhea med)

Futurity, December 30, 2019

www.futurity.org/top-10-research-news-stories-2019-2243652/

NJ Poison Control warns parents about dangers of button batteries

News 12 New Jersey, December 27, 2019

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/41499991/nj-poison-control-warns-parents-about-dangers-of-button-batteries 

Warning: Does your kid’s new toy have one of these batteries?

New Jersey 101.5 FM, December 26, 2019

https://nj1015.com/warning-does-your-kids-new-toy-have-one-of-these-batteries/ 

More teens abusing or misusing anxiety drugs, study finds

New Jersey 101.5 FM, December 22, 2019

https://nj1015.com/more-teens-abusing-or-misusing-anxiety-drugs-study-finds/

 

New Report Adds to Evidence Vitamin E Oil at Fault in Vaping Illnesses

Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2019

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-report-adds-to-evidence-vitamin-e-oil-at-fault-in-vaping-injuries-11576865075

Was Newark’s water crisis preventable? Records reveal problems festered for years.

NJ.com, December 18, 2019

https://www.nj.com/essex/2019/12/was-newarks-water-crisis-preventable-records-reveal-problems-festered-for-years.html

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

WMBC-TV, December 18, 2019

http://youtu.be/oDoa6qnc5w4 

Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug Rising

Rutgers Today, December 13, 2019

https://news.rutgers.edu/research-news/teen-overdoses-anxiety-drug-rising/20191213#.XfPE_WRKiUl 

What to Know About the Sushi Recall Affecting Trader Joe’s, 7-11

Healthline, December 8, 2019

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/sushi-recall-what-to-know

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How to Avoid Unintentional Poisonings this Holiday Season

New Jersey 101.5 FM, December 3, 2019

https://nj1015.com/how-to-avoid-unintentional-poisonings-this-holiday-season/

Play It Safe With Holiday Foods

U.S. News, November 26, 2019

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-11-26/play-it-safe-with-holiday-foods

Screening Reveals 4,500 Kids in NJ Have Elevated Blood-Lead Levels

NJ Spotlight, November 19, 2019

www.njspotlight.com/2019/11/screening-reveals-4500-kids-in-NJ-have-elevated-blood-lead-levels/

Poison Control Center Tips on Preventing Illness this Holiday Season

Rutgers Today, November 18, 2019

https://news.rutgers.edu/qa/poison-control-center-tips-preventing-illness-holiday-season/20191118-0#.XdML61dKiUl

What To Do If Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Goes Off

New Jersey 101.5 FM, November 10, 2019

https://nj1015.com/what-to-do-if-your-carbon-monoxide-alarm-goes-off/

New Jersey Voters Approve Nearly $1 Million Tax Hike To Tackle Teen Mental Health Crisis

Newsweek, November 6, 2019

https://www.newsweek.com/new-jersey-tax-increase-teen-mental-health-1470240

Tainted Candy and Inattentive Drivers — The Real Halloween Scares

New Jersey 101.5 FM, October 30, 2019

https://nj1015.com/tainted-candy-and-inattentive-drivers-the-real-halloween-scares/

Watch Out For These 7 Halloween Safety Pitfalls

Futurity, October 29, 2019

https://www.futurity.org/halloween-safety-2197042-2/

Halloween Poisonings Are More than Fear of Tampered Candy

Rutgers TODAY, October 28, 2019

https://news.rutgers.edu/news/halloween-poisonings-are-more-fear-tampered-candy/20191028#.XbnJ1uhKiUn

New Jersey Poison Center Keeps the Garden State Safe

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Spotlight, October 28, 2019

http://njms.rutgers.edu/archives/spotlight/articles/10_28_19.cfm

Heroin Found In With Candy at NJ Trunk-or-Treat

New Jersey 101.5 FM, October 26, 2019

https://nj1015.com/heroin-found-in-with-candy-at-nj-trunk-or-treat/

Why are people getting sick from vaping now? A doctor looks at a likely answer.

Star-Ledger/NJ.com, October 20, 2019

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/doctor-illicit-vape-oils-must-go-now.html 

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Field Hearing: Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation & Technology

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, October 15, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn6KBYo3Mk&feature=youtu.be

You can get sick at petting zoos — Here’s how to stay safe

New Jersey 101.5 FM, October 8, 2019

https://nj1015.com/you-can-get-sick-at-petting-zoos-heres-how-to-stay-safe/

Q&A: The Risks of Lead Exposure and What to Do About Them

NJ Spotlight, September 24, 2019

Q&A: The Risks of Lead Exposure and What to Do About Them

NJ Spotlight, September 24, 2019

How to Recognize Children Who May Be Dealing with Anxiety or Depression

Fox 29 Philadelphia, September 14, 2019

https://www.fox29.com/video/605112

SO Health Fair Covers Its Bases

Essex News Daily, September 14, 2019

www.essexnewsdaily.com/headline-news/79019

Vaping Facts Versus Fiction: Nicotine, THC And The New Mystery Illness

CBS New York, September 11, 2019

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/09/11/vaping-facts-versus-fiction-nicotine-thc-and-the-new-mystery-illness/

Menendez pushes bill to prevent CO poisoning in federally ...

Menendez Pushes Bill to Prevent CO Poisoning in Federally Subsidized Housing

NJTV News, September 9, 2019

http://www.njtvonline/news/video/menendez-pushes-bill-to-prevent-co-poisoning-in-federally-subsidized-housing/

 

Menendez Bill Protects Residents from ‘Silent Killer,’ Requires CO Detectors in Federally-Subsidized Housing

InsiderNJ, September 9, 2019

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/menendez-bill-protects-residents-silent-killer-requires-co-detectors-federally-subsidized-housing/

Menendez pushes bill to prevent CO poisoning in federally ...

Menendez Bill Protects Residents from ‘Silent Killer,’ Requires CO Detectors in Federally-Subsidized

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, September 9, 2019

https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/press/menendez-bill-protects-residents-from-silent-killer-requires-co-detectors-in-federally-subsidized-

Newark Lead Crisis Is A Wakeup Call | Editorial

Star-Ledger / NJ.com, August 18, 2019

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/15/testing-and-follow-up-urged-for-newark-doctors-caution-against-hysteria/

Testing and Follow-Up Urged for Newark, Doctors Caution Against Panic

NJ Spotlight, August 16, 2019

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/15/testing-and-follow-up-urged-for-newark-doctors-caution-against-hysteria/

Poison control expert discusses concerns over Newark lead | Video ...

Poison Control Expert Discusses Concerns Over Newark Lead

NJTV News, August 15, 2019

www.njtvonline.org/news/video/poison-control-expert-discusses-concerns-over-newark-lead/

Teen Center

Oakcrest Teen Center Brings Mental Health Component to Freshman Summer Program

Press of Atlantic City, August 14, 2019

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/teen-center-at-oakcrest-brings-mental-health-component-to-freshmen/article_42b60f5e-ccce-5a39-9716-b3193c43ab1a.html

This 'Miracle' Solution Isn't a Cure for Cancer, Autism: It's Bleach

No, This ‘Miracle’ Solution Isn’t a Cure for Cancer, Autism: It’s Bleach

Healthline, August 14, 2019

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/no-this-miracle-solution-isnt-a-cure-for-cancer-autism-its-bleach

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Newark ‘Won’t Be the Last’ City to Deal With Lead in Water

MedPage Today, August 14, 2019

https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/environmentalhealth/81600

Newark Water Crisis: Hospital Offering Free Lead Testing For ...

Free Lead Testing in Newark

FiOS1 News, August 14, 2019

https://fios1news.com/news/new-jersey/health/free-lead-testing-newark/

Raw Cookie Dough: If You Eat It and Haven’t Gotten Sick, You’re Lucky

Gillette News Record, July 21, 2019

https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/article_641be3ad-ba9c-5cb5-9969-1b9109d71f29.html

Using Drugs During Summer Heat Can Lead to Heat Stroke

Patch, July 18, 2019

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newbrunswick/using-drugs-during-summer-heat-can-lead-heat-stroke

How to Keep Yourself Safe From Food Poisoning This Summer

Vitacost, July 15, 2019

https://www.vitacost.com/blog/food-nutrition/nutrition/how-to-know-if-you-have-food-poisoning.html 

Summer Safety

WMBC – TV, July 4, 2019

https://wmbctv.com/diane-calello-interview/ 

Rutgers Experts Give Food Safety Tips for July 4th Parties

Patch Newark, July 3, 2019

https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/rutgers-experts-give-food-safety-tips-july-4th-parties

What’s Next for Marijuana in New Jersey, a NJ Spotlight Roundtable

NJ Spotlight, July 1, 2019

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/07/01/whats-next-for-marijuana-in-new-jersey-an-nj-spotlight-roundtable/

Spike in Suicide Attempts by NJ Preteens

NJ Spotlight, June 24, 2019

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/06/24/spike-in-suicide-attempts-by-nj-preteens-girls-especially/

Jersey Matters - Diane Calello - YouTube

NJ Poison Center Discusses Naloxone Availability and Preteen Suicide Attempts by Poisoning

Jersey Matters, June 24, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj83bjsxnwg&feature=youtu.be

Marijuana (Cannabis) - NJ Poison Control Center

The State of Marijuana in the State of New Jersey: What’s Next?

NJ Spotlight, June 21, 2019

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NJ Poison Control Center – with Diane Calello, MD

Comcast Newsmakers, June 11, 2019

https://comcastnewsmakers.com/Videos/2019/6/11/NJ190610-6 

New Jersey to offer free naloxone at pharmacies on June 18 - WHYY

N.J. Will Offer Overdose-Reversing Drug Naloxone for Free at Pharmacies on June 18th

WHYY, June 7, 2019

http://whyy.org/articles/n-j-pharmacies-will-offer-overdose-reversing-drug-naloxone-for-free-on-June-18/

Please Stop Using My Mental Illness to Fulfill Your Fantasy

What New Research Shows About Preteen Girls and Suicide Risk

Healthline, June 4, 2019

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-are-pre-teen-girls-at-more-risk-for-suicide-attempts

Rate Of New Jersey Preteens Attempting Suicide By Overdosing On Drugs Increasing, Report Finds

CBS Philly, June 4, 2019

Rate Of New Jersey Preteens Attempting Suicide By Overdosing On Drugs Increasing, Report Finds

Preteens attempting suicide in NJ at alarming rates; what’s to blame, what to do (JEFF EDELSTEIN COLUMN)

The Trentonian, June 4, 2019

https://www.trentonian.com/news/preteens-attempting-suicide-in-nj-at-alarming-rates-what-s/article_9d2732e0-86f2-11e9-82fb-ab822b08bd20.html

Preteen suicide attempts by drug overdose on the rise in New Jersey

NJTV News, June 4, 2019

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/preteen-suicide-attempts-by-drug-overdose-on-the-rise-in-new-jersey/

More NJ Preteens Attempting Suicide With Pills In The Cabinet

New Jersey 101.5, June 2, 2019

https://nj1015.com/more-nj-preteens-attempting-suicide-with-pills-in-the-cabinet/

The number of children attempting suicide by overdose doubled in just three years in New Jersey, report finds

Daily Mail, May 31, 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7091759/Twice-children-NJ-attempted-suicide-2018-2015.html

100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by poisoning since 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 31, 2019

https://www.philly.com/health/suicide-attempt-preteen-new-jersey-self-poisoning-pills-20190531.html

N.J. Poison Control Center sounds alarm after finding more preteens – especially girls – are attempting suicide

NJ.com, May 31, 2019

https://www.nj.com/healthfit/2019/05/nj-poison-control-center-sounds-alarm-after-finding-more-preteens-especially-girls-are-attempting-suicide.html

2019 NJBIZ Health Care Power 50 Honorees

#14 – Diane P Calello, MD, Executive and Medical Director, NJ Poison Center

NJBIZ, May 13, 2019

https://njbiz.com/2019-njbiz-health-care-power-50-2/

Overdose-Reversal Agent Scarce in Some NJ Urban Areas

NJ Spotlight, May 9, 2019

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/05/08/overdose-reversal-agent-scarce-in-some-nj-urban-areas/

Black-Out Drunk? Don’t Just Sleep It Off, Warns NJ Poison Control

New Jersey 101.5, May 5, 2019

https://nj1015.com/black-out-drunk-dont-just-sleep-it-off-warns-nj-poison-control/

Narcan scarce at pharmacies in N.J. cities hurting from opioid crisis, researchers find

WHYY, May 4, 2019

https://whyy.org/articles/narcan-scarce-at-pharmacies-in-n-j-cities-hurting-from-opioid-crisis-researchers-find/

New Jersey to offer free naloxone at pharmacies on June 18 - WHYY

Need Narcan? In Some Parts of NJ, It’s Hard to Find

New Jersey 101.5, May 1, 2019

https://nj1015.com/need-narcan-in-some-parts-of-nj-its-hard-to-find/

New Jersey to offer free naloxone at pharmacies on June 18 - WHYY

Poor, Crowded Cities Lack Access to Opioid Reversal Drug, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers Today, April 30, 2019

https://news.rutgers.edu/research-news/poor-crowded-cities-lack-access-opioid-reversal-drug-rutgers-study-finds/20190430#.XN7lpMhKiUk

Cómo proteger a tus hijos de productos venenosos en la casa

Consumer Report, April 18, 2019

https://www.consumerreports.org/es/bebes-y-ninos/como-proteger-a-tus-hijos-de-productos-venenosos-en-la-casa/

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‘All Natural’ Doesn’t Make Supplements Safe or Effective

NJ 101.5, March 7, 2019

https://nj1015.com/all-natural-diet-supplements-doesnt-make-them-safe-or-effective/

Immodium Usage for Addiction

Jersey Matters, March 3, 2019

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Rise in Overdoses From Opioids in Diarrhea Drug

Science Daily, February 4, 2019

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190204085947.htm

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Rutgers Study Finds Rise in Overdoses from Opioids in Diarrhea Drug

Rutgers Today, February 4, 2019

https://news.rutgers.edu/news-release/rutgers-study-finds-rise-overdoses-opioids-diarrhea-drug/20190204#.XFyUAvZFzcu

Colourful Capsules

Too Much Ecstasy Could Lead to Paranoia, Hallucinations, Thirst, Even Death

Northjersey.com, January 9, 2019

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/local/2019/01/09/what-does-ecstasy-overdose-look-like-symptoms-paranoid-delusions-thirst-overheating-death/2529079002/

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Worrying Rise in Poisonings Related to Over-The-Counter Diarrhea Medicine

NJ Spotlight, January 8, 2019

https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/01/07/worrying-rise-in-poisonings-related-to-over-the-counter-diarrhea-medicine/

An over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication has been linked to a spike in overdoses and deaths among people abusing it to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms, experts say.

This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids.  Here’s Why

NJ.com, January 8, 2019

https://www.nj.com/healthfit/2019/01/this-diarrhea-drug-is-killing-people-trying-to-kick-opioids-heres-why.html