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New Mexico Adult Falls Death Rate Decreases September 26, 2017 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health reports that the state’s death rate from falls among adults ages 65 and over declined more than 12 percent in 2016 from the 2015 rate, when New Mexico had the fourth-highest older adult falls rate in the nation. 2016 national data has not yet been release... « 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 Recognizes ‘Newborn Screening Awareness Month’ September 5, 2017 - Children's Medical Services - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes September as ‘Newborn Screening Awareness Month’ and encourages all new parents in New Mexico to visit with their healthcare provider about how comprehensive screening tests at birth can protect the health of their newborn. « read more »