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Steps to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries March 31, 2014 - Injury Prevention - Awareness

A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal functions of the brain. With one-fourth of all injury-related deaths in New Mexico involving traumatic brain injuries, the New Mexico Department of Health encourages everyone... « read more »

Risk of Human Salmonella Infections Return This Easter Season March 26, 2014 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Awareness

Each spring, New Mexico children become infected with Salmonella, a germ that is often found on live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and even baby turkeys. It can make a person sick. « read more »

Salmonella Risk in Baby Chicks and Other Young Poultry March 25, 2014 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board are again warning families that plan to purchase baby chicks or other baby birds this spring to use extreme caution in order to avoid Salmonella infection, especially if buying the birds for young children. « read more »

Take the Risk Test on Diabetes Alert Day March 24, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

Governor Susana Martinez, along with the New Mexico Department of Health and the American Diabetes Association urge New Mexicans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, Diabetes Alert Day is March 25th. The New Mexico Department of He... « read more »

Raising Awareness about Tuberculosis March 24, 2014 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is using today, World TB Day, to raise awareness about tuberculosis. Currently, hundreds of people in New Mexico are living with TB infection and could benefit from treatment to prevent activation of their disease. « read more »