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Local Teens Encouraged to ‘Kick Butts’ March 18, 2015 - Nicotine Cessation - Awareness

Today is national Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism empowering youth to stand up and speak out about the dangers of not just cigarettes but all tobacco products. The day was created in 1996 by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and has been the focus of schools, youth groups and health advo... « read more »



Three Strategies to Reduce Infant Mortality Rates March 3, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Safe sleep, smoking cessation and perinatal regionalization are among the topics that the New Mexico Department of Health has prioritized in its efforts to reduce the state’s infant mortality rate. The announcement today comes on the heels of the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to... « read more »



Valentine’s Day Not the Only Reason to Think about Your Heart February 11, 2015 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Awareness

Valentine’s Day is coming this Saturday. So as you run around this week making reservations and hustling for last minute gifts, it’s also a good time to think about the shape of your heart. I don’t mean your relationships status; I mean literally your heart. Because no matter how old you are,... « read more »



The Importance of Good Dental Health February 9, 2015 - Dental and Oral Health - Awareness

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging parents to help their children develop good oral health habits at an early age. « read more »



National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day February 5, 2015 - HIV Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is proud to partner this year with multiple government agencies, including the Office of African American Affairs, advocacy groups and other organizations to promote “Two Seven”: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. A variety of educational events are takin... « read more »



Care for Your Eyes to Make Them Last for Life January 28, 2015 - Public Relations - Awareness

Our eyes, like so much about our health, are easy to take for granted. Just like eating healthy and exercising, taking care of our vision should be a priority. Having healthy vision can help keep us safe when we’re driving, while at work, home or school, participating in sports, or taking part in... « read more »



With Cervical Cancer, Prevention is Easier than Treatment January 21, 2015 - Breast and Cervical Cancer - Awareness

If there were a vaccine to prevent a cancer that kills 4,000 women in the United States each year, would you get it for your children? What about a test you could take to assure early detection of cancer, would you take it for yourself? « read more »



Animal Plague Cases in Santa Fe Area January 15, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting five cases of plague in animals in the Santa Fe area since November 2014. Three cats, one dog and one mouse have all been confirmed with plague. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. All of the positive animals are... « read more »



Flu Cases Rising in New Mexico January 14, 2015 - Immunization - Awareness

You’re seeing the story more and more in the national news, and flu activity is increasing in New Mexico. Over the past few weeks, more and more of us are coming down with the flu. « read more »



The Underappreciated Vitamin for Healthy Children January 7, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

For many women planning to have children, often the first thing their doctor tells them is to take their vitamins. Not just any vitamins but prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are an important part of pregnancy nutrition — even before conception. « read more »

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