Rutgers Expert: Stats May Show ‘Glimmer of Hope’ in Opioid Crisis

TAPinto New Brunswick, January 13, 2020

These 11 Discoveries Got The Most Looks In 2019

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

Futurity, December 30, 2019

NJ Poison Control warns parents about dangers of button batteries

News 12 New Jersey, December 27, 2019 


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

New Jersey 101.5, December 26, 2019 


More teens abusing or misusing anxiety drugs, study finds

New Jersey 101.5, December 22, 2019

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

Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2019

Was Newark’s water crisis preventable? Records reveal problems festered for years., December 18, 2019

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

WMBC-TV, December 18, 2019 

Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug Rising

Rutgers Today, December 13, 2019 

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

Healthline, December 8, 2019

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How to Avoid Unintentional Poisonings this Holiday Season

New Jersey 101.5, December 3, 2019

Play It Safe With Holiday Foods

U.S. News, November 26, 2019

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

NJ Spotlight, November 19, 2019

Poison Control Center Tips on Preventing Illness this Holiday Season

Rutgers Today, November 18, 2019

What To Do If Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Goes Off

New Jersey 101.5, November 10, 2019

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

Newsweek, November 6, 2019

Tainted Candy and Inattentive Drivers — The Real Halloween Scares

New Jersey 101.5, October 30, 2019

Watch Out For These 7 Halloween Safety Pitfalls

Futurity, October 29, 2019

Halloween Poisonings Are More than Fear of Tampered Candy

Rutgers TODAY, October 28, 2019


New Jersey Poison Center Keeps the Garden State Safe

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Spotlight, October 28, 2019


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

New Jersey 101.5, October 26, 2019

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

Star-Ledger/, October 20, 2019 

Field Hearing: Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation & Technology

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


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

NJ 101.5 FM, October 8, 2019


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

NJ Spotlight, September 24, 2019

Vaping Crisis Explained

Jersey Matters, September 21, 2019

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

Fox 29 Philadelphia, September 14, 2019

SO Health Fair Covers Its Bases

Essex News Daily, September 14, 2019

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

CBS New York, September 11, 2019

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

InsiderNJ, September 9, 2019

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

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

Newark Lead Crisis Is A Wakeup Call | Editorial

Star-Ledger /, August 18, 2019

Lead pipe replacement, Newark

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

NJ Spotlight, August 16, 2019

Teen Center

Oakcrest Teen Center Brings Mental Health Component to Freshman Summer Program

Press of Atlantic City, August 14, 2019

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

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

MedPage Today, August 14, 2019

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Free Lead Testing in Newark

FiOS1 News, August 14, 2019

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

Gillette News Record, July 21, 2019

Using Drugs During Summer Heat Can Lead to Heat Stroke

Patch, July 18, 2019

How to Keep Yourself Safe From Food Poisoning This Summer

Vitacost, July 15, 2019 


Summer Safety

WMBC – TV, July 4, 2019 

(Photo: ~Courtesy of Brian Chen)

Rutgers Experts Give Food Safety Tips for July 4th Parties

Patch Newark, July 3, 2019

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

NJ Spotlight, July 1, 2019

Spike in Suicide Attempts by NJ Preteens

NJ Spotlight, June 24, 2019

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

Jersey Matters, June 24, 2019

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

NJ Spotlight, June 21, 2019



NJ Poison Control Center – with Diane Calello, MD

Comcast Newsmakers, June 11, 2019 

Please Stop Using My Mental Illness to Fulfill Your Fantasy

What New Research Shows About Preteen Girls and Suicide Risk

Healthline, June 4, 2019

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

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

NJTV News, June 4, 2019

More NJ Preteens Attempting Suicide With Pills In The Cabinet

New Jersey 101.5, June 2, 2019

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

Daily Mail, May 31, 2019

100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by poisoning since 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 31, 2019

N.J. Poison Control Center sounds alarm after finding more preteens – especially girls – are attempting suicide, May 31, 2019

2019 NJBIZ Health Care Power 50 Honorees

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

NJBIZ, May 13, 2019

Overdose-Reversal Agent Scarce in Some NJ Urban Areas

NJ Spotlight, May 9, 2019

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

New Jersey 101.5, May 5, 2019

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

WHYY, May 4, 2019

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

New Jersey 101.5, May 1, 2019

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

Rutgers Today, April 30, 2019

Cómo proteger a tus hijos de productos venenosos en la casa

Consumer Report, April18, 2019

Woman Holding Measuring Tape on Hips

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

NJ 101.5, March 7, 2019

Immodium Usage for Addiction

Jersey Matters, March 3, 2019


Rise in Overdoses From Opioids in Diarrhea Drug

Science Daily, February 4, 2019

Rutgers Study Finds Rise in Overdoses from Opioids in Diarrhea Drug

Rutgers Today, February 4, 2019

Colourful Capsules

Too Much Ecstasy Could Lead to Paranoia, Hallucinations, Thirst, Even Death, January 9, 2019


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

NJ Spotlight, January 8, 2019

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, January 8, 2019

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Button Batteries and Magnets a Danger to Children

NJ 101.5, December 10, 2018

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Overdose on Cold Meds, NJ Poison Center Sees Plenty of Calls

NJ 101.5, November 26, 2018

Spilled Bottle of Yellow Capsule Pills

NJ Poison Control: Beware of Harmful Ingredients in Dietary Supplements

NJ 101.5, November 12, 2018

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Cold Weather Alert: Carbon Monoxide Kills Every Year

NJ 101.5, November 5, 2018

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Everday Objects that Could Land You in the ER

Reader’s Digest, November 1, 2018

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Warning to Parents: Halloween Candy Could Be Marijuana Edibles!

New Jersey 101.5 FM, October 22, 2018

Time Could Be Running Out for Liquid-Nitrogen Dragon’s Breath in NJ

New Jersey 101.5 FM, September 5, 2018

FDA warns against ‘Dragon’s Breath’ snacks treated with liquid nitrogen

PIX11 News, September 4, 2018

‘Dragon Breath’ ice cream, snack causing injuries and illness, authorities warn, September 4, 2018

Mushroom Poisonings on the Rise in the Garden State, August 29,2018

Toxic mushrooms plaguing the Garden State, poisonings on the rise

PIX11 News, August 22, 2018

Portobello or Poison? Mushroom Hospitalizations Skyrocket

Newsweek, August 22, 2018

Experts: Mushrooms Popping Up All Over, But Don’t Eat Them

CBS 2 News New York, August 16, 2018

Health officials issue warning about wild poisonous mushrooms

News 12 New Jersey, August 15, 2018

Rutgers Poison Expert Available to Discuss Recent Food Recalls, Safe Food Handling

Newswise,  July 25, 2018,-safe-food-handling

Health Experts Announce Disease Outbreak Linked To Crab Meat

Rare News, July 18, 2018

Where and When to Test Your Kids for Lead in NJ

New Jersey 101.5 FM, July 11, 2018

New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Opioid Education For Students In Grades 7-12

CBS 2 News New York, July 6, 2018

How Did a Chlorine Gas Cloud Form Over a Public Pool?

Live Science, June 16,2018

Taking Allergy Meds? You May be Guilty of Drugged Driving

NJ 101.5, June 6, 2018

How to Survive Snake Season, Even if You Get Bit

WebMD, May 25, 2018

What Does Legalized Recreational Marijuana Mean for Your Health?

Rutgers Today, April 10, 2018

Rutgers New Jersey Poison Control Experts Available to Discuss Synthetic Marijuana Illnesses and Deaths

Newswise, April 4, 2018

Poisonings Happen Anywhere, Anytime & to Anyone

Newark Patch, March 19, 2018

Poison Control Warns of Carbon Monoxide Risk from Hookah Smoking

Rutgers Today , March 15, 2018

Hookah Smoke Carries a Poisoning Risk, March 14, 2018

Health Officials Issue Carbon Monoxide Warning Ahead of Storm

News 12, March 6, 2018

Kratom—’Natura’ Pain Med Alternative Could Kill You

NJ 101.5, February 25, 2018

Carbon Monoxide Hazards Rise in Wintry Weather

U.S. News, January 22, 2018

P&G Grapples with How to Stop a Tide Pods Meme

American Pharmacist Association—January 22, 2018

What Happens If You Eat A Tide Pod? Nothing Good

Elite Daily—January 22, 2018

Yes, People Really are Eating Tide Pods. No, It’s Not Safe

The New York Times, January 20, 2018

P&G Grapples With How to Stop a Tide Pod Meme

Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2018

Parents, Be Warned About Button Batteries, Doctor

WebMd, January 17th, 2018

‘Silent Killer’ Carbon Monoxide Keeping New Jersey Busy

NJ 101.5 , January 8, 2018

Blocked Chimney, Detector Blamed After Carbon Monoxide Kills Girl, Harms Dozens

NJ 101.5, January 5, 2018

What’s open, what’s closed during blizzard? Malls, stores, motor vehicles, courts (Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018), January 4, 2018

Poison control: Deck the halls with boughs of safety

My Central Jersey, December 22, 2017

Lead poisoning a risk at indoor firing ranges

Medical Xpress, November 28, 2017

Lead Poisoning a Risk at Indoor Firing Ranges

Rutgers Today, November 27, 2017


NJ 101.5, October 4, 2017

Safe Kids New Jersey offers Home Safe Home’ kits

NJTV News, August 21, 2017

Police dogs face new dangers from fentanyl

Daily Record, August 9, 2017

N.J. mushroom poisonings spike, some potentially life-threatening, August 8, 2017

Warning About Eating Wild Mushrooms

NJ Spotlight , August 4, 2017

Designer Drugs – Not a Safe High

Atlantic Highlands Herald, August 1, 2017

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

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