About one-fourth of New Jersey adults have said they felt a “great deal” of stress in the past month, according to a New Jersey Health & Well-Being Poll conducted by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.
Joel Cantor, director of the Center, said that they are a research center that focuses on doing analysis on things like the insurance market and the in-state Medicaid program in order to improve health care policy.
Celine LaBelle, a Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy sophomore and member of the New Jersey Public Health Association—Rutgers Student Chapter, said that stress and sickness sometimes go hand-in-hand.
“I know that obviously stress can have an effect on your immune system. So you can get sick, and that is why sometimes, around like midterms or finals, a lot of your friends are sick,” LaBelle said.