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National Diabetes Awareness Month November 2, 2017 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Diabetes Prevention and Control Program encourages residents to both learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and take preventive steps to potentially reduce developing the disease. « read more »

New Mexico Suicide Rate Declines in 2016 September 18, 2017 - Suicide Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a six percent decrease in the number of suicides in the state in 2016. The decrease reverses a trend of rising suicide rates in New Mexico over the last three years. There were 469 reported suicides in New Mexico last year, down from 498 in 2015. « read more »

Department of Health Urges Residents to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat June 19, 2017 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Department is also reminding New Mexicans to never leave their children or pets inside an unattended vehicle. Temperatures over the next severa... « read more »

National Asthma Awareness Month May 9, 2017 - Asthma - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month and reminds New Mexicans of the importance of diagnosis and treatment of asthma to maintain a high quality of life. « read more »

New Secondhand Smoke Awareness Campaign April 10, 2017 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced collaborations with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Farmington, Roswell, and Carlsbad on a secondhand smoke awareness campaign that targets parents, family, and friends of youth who may be exposing their children and families to secondhand smoke in home... « read more »

World Tuberculosis Day March 23, 2017 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health in recognizing World Tuberculosis Day. The commemoration, held March 24th of each year, raises awareness about tuberculosis. « read more »

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month March 14, 2017 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health are recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in New Mexico. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, and is both the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in New M... « read more »

New Mexico Teens Work for Tobacco-Free Schools March 14, 2017 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

Students across New Mexico will be hosting events at nine high schools on Wednesday, March 15th as part of the national Kick Butts Day. This is the 22nd year of the event that encourages all public schools in the state to work toward tobacco-free status – 24-hours a day, seven days a week. « read more »

Smoke Advisory for Eastern New Mexico March 8, 2017 - 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 are affected by smoke from fires burning in the Texas panhandle. « read more »

New Mexicans Encouraged to Listen to Their Heart January 31, 2017 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Awareness

February marks American Heart Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health is raising awareness about the risks everyone faces for heart disease and stroke. « read more »