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Good Reasons to Immunize Children April 30, 2014 - Immunization - Awareness

Thanks to immunization, we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two, and the National Immunization Survey consistently shows childhood immunization rates for vaccines routinely recommended for children remain at or near record levels. « read more »



Big Threats Come in Small Animals April 16, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

Remember that old saying, “Big things come in small packages”? It’s all about great things like engagement rings, but it turns out big trouble can come in small packages too. While many New Mexicans are aware how mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, there are many lesser known and equally tr... « read more »



Small Bite, Big Threat April 7, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

While many New Mexicans in our state are aware how mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus and fleas potentially are infected with Plague, there are lesser known but potentially deadly diseases in the state where the infectious agent is carried by ticks. « read more »



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 »



Promoting Cancer Prevention Year-Round February 26, 2014 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

In recent years, the leading types of new cancer cases among men in New Mexico have been prostate, lung, and colorectal. For women, the leading types of new cancer cases have been breast, lung and colorectal, and it’s lung cancer, overall, that is the leading cancer killer for both men and women... « read more »



National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day February 5, 2014 - HIV Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is teaming up with the Office of African American Affairs, African American Health and Social Services, and other partners to promote "Two Seven" National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is February 7th. « read more »



Videos Focusing on the Toddler Years January 13, 2014 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is pleased to announce a new set of videos for parents that showcase the rewards and challenges facing parents of toddlers. The Day Two videos highlight some of the challenges parents with toddlers face and give advice on how to manage difficult situations in pos... « read more »

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