Rutgers research finds 1.5 million NJ residents are under excessive stress

November 9, 2017

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.

Daily Targum, November 8, 2017

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