Mumps Mumps is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted by being in close contact with someone infected or respiratory secretion. Signs and symptoms:  fever, headache, large swelling of salivary glands on one side or both sides of jaw/neck. To prevent mumps:  Make sure you have 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine … Continue reading Mumps

Patricia Prior, M.D. (she/her/hers)

POSITION: Associate Director of Medical Services DATE OF HIRE: May, 1996 EDUCATION: University of Rhode Island, BS Temple University School of Medicine, MD PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Adolescent health and prevention Sports medicine Travel Medicine PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Maintain > 150 credits of continuing medical education every 3 years Preceptor to UNDNJ-SOM medical students Private family practice office … Continue reading Patricia Prior, M.D. (she/her/hers)

Daniel Gordon, Ph.D (he/him/his)

POSITION: Associate Director of Training DATE OF HIRE: October, 1992 EDUCATION: University of Pennsylvania, B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Eating issues Academic development and performance Psychodynamic psychotherapy Suicide prevention & intervention Therapy supervision & training PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Intern, Eastern State … Continue reading Daniel Gordon, Ph.D (he/him/his)

Sore Throat

The warm, mucous membrane lining of the throat provides a suitable environment for invading viruses and bacteria to flourish. These organisms cause irritation and inflammation of the membrane, making the throat feel scratchy and sore. Throat inflammation due to a cold will usually diminish in 2-3 days, as the body begins to conquer the infection. … Continue reading Sore Throat

Sleep Inducing Techniques

An often neglected side benefit of regular total body relaxation is an improved ability to fall asleep quickly and to sleep soundly. Many of the people who participate in relaxation programs report that they use these exercises as a means of relaxing – and then drift to sleep from this relaxed state. There are two … Continue reading Sleep Inducing Techniques

Sexual Health

Sexual health involves many things, including: knowing about your body and how it works; understanding the physical, social and emotional changes that come with puberty, pregnancy and ageing; keeping yourself and others safe; and finding information and support when things go wrong, such as an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection. Sexual Health Links If you … Continue reading Sexual Health