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Campaign to Encourage Proper Antibiotic Use November 15, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is proud to join the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in celebrating November 14-20 as “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”, an important campaign to increase awareness about the benefits and risks of antibiotics. « read more »

No Cost Flu Vaccinations Offered in Las Cruces October 25, 2016 - Immunization - Awareness

Memorial Medical Center and Mountain View Regional Medical Center will simultaneously host “Boo to the Flu!”, the annual flu vaccination event in Las Cruces. Drive-thru and walk-in service will be provided for adults. « read more »

Make Handwashing a Habit October 12, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

Saturday, October 15th is Global Handwashing Day…one day out of the year to encourage more people to practice what should be an everyday habit. The New Mexico Department of Health reminds residents this flu season of the importance of hand washing to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to other... « read more »

Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Santa Fe October 12, 2016 - Air Quality - Awareness

— The New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Department of Health today issued a smoke advisory for areas of Santa Fe that may be affected by smoke from the prescribed burn that began today, Wednesday, October 12. « read more »

Falls are Leading Cause of Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations for 65+ September 20, 2016 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Governor Susanna Martinez, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition, the Healthy Aging Collaborative, and Aging and Long Term Services Department, are working together to raise awareness that older adult falls are not a normal part of aging... « read more »

New Mexico Adults Struggling with Obesity September 1, 2016 - Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance - Awareness

The rate of adults in New Mexico identifying themselves as obese in 2015 was 28.8 percent, up from 28.4 percent in 2014, making New Mexico among 23 states along with the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico all reporting a prevalence of obesity between 25 and 30 percent. « read more »

A World of Trouble from One Chronic Illness July 27, 2016 - Hepatitis Prevention - Awareness

Hepatitis is one of those silent illnesses we talk about often in public health. It’s estimated to be the seventh leading cause of death in the world, and yet it is one of those infections that many people living with it are not even aware they have. « read more »

Binge Drinking and Cigarette Smoking Down July 19, 2016 - Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that binge drinking and cigarette smoking is down among New Mexico high school students. « read more »

Smoke Advisory Remains in Effect Due to Widespread Smoke June 16, 2016 - Air Quality - Awareness

Widespread smoke from fires is impacting many New Mexico communities. A smoke advisory issued by the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday remains in effect. « read more »

Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory June 15, 2016 - Air Quality - Awareness

The New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Department of Health today issued a smoke advisory for areas of New Mexico that may be affected by smoke from fires currently burning in New Mexico and Arizona. Smoke from the Dog Head Fire west of Estancia and the North Fire south of Magdalena is... « read more »

National Asthma Awareness Month Recognition May 24, 2016 - Asthma - Awareness

In recognition of May as Asthma Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexicans that asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and is a treatable and manageable chronic disease. Asthma is a long-term, inflammatory disease in which the airways of the lungs con... « read more »

National Hepatitis Awareness Month Promotion May 23, 2016 - Hepatitis Prevention - Awareness

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. During 2014 in the United States, deaths associated with Hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In New Mexico, there are between 30,000 and 45,000 people living with chronic Hepatitis C Vi... « read more »

No Such Thing as a Safe Tan April 27, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

As I type this, it’s cloudy. Yesterday it was sunny and hot. That’s New Mexico weather for you. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned hiking and cycling across the state, it’s you can get a sunburn no matter the temperature. The New Mexico Department of Health is gearing up to get the word... « read more »

High Blood Pressure: A Silent Threat April 21, 2016 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Awareness

A New Mexico Department of Health report late last year revealed the most common disease related to hospitalizations is heart disease. The numbers weren’t even close. The most recent Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data annual report found 12,234 New Mexicans were hospitalized due to heart disease in... « read more »

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week March 30, 2016 - Air Quality - Awareness

Ready or not, fire season has begun. The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are participating in Southwest Wildfire Awareness week by encouraging citizens to learn about the smoke, fire, and health resources available. « read more »

Cute Chicks and Not-So-Cute Salmonella This Easter Season March 17, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

Easter comes early this year, and local pet stores already are selling chicks – cute, adorable baby poultry. Pet stores locally do a great job of warning customers of the precautions anyone needs to take handling such animals, and with good reason: those little cuties have salmonella. « read more »

Silence About This Cancer Can Kill March 9, 2016 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in New Mexico. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. « read more »

Dental Health for Kids Begins with Parents February 17, 2016 - Dental and Oral Health - Awareness

In New Mexico and throughout the country, February 2016 is being celebrated as “Children’s Dental Health Month” to emphasize that the oral health is just as important as physical and mental health. A healthy mouth allows a child to be free from pain thus they can attend school and be productiv... « read more »

Encouraging New Mexicans to Listen to Their Heart February 4, 2016 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Awareness

It’s American Heart Month this February, and the New Mexico Department of Health is raising awareness about everyone’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Friday, February 5 is National Wear Red Day. « read more »

A Challenge for Many Families January 27, 2016 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Being a parent is a challenge under any circumstance, but for 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States this year, there are challenges above and beyond the day-to-day raising of the child. « read more »