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Department of Health Deploys Survey Teams to Conduct COVID-19 Related Assisted Living Onsite Visits March 10, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has deployed its health care survey team to conduct onsite visits of the 269 licensed assisted living facilities statewide. State survey staff will focus on providing COVID-19 related infection control guidance, written visitor protocols and to address sta... « read more »



Department of Health’s Bureau of Health and Emergency Management to activate Department Operations Center March 9, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Bureau of Health and Emergency Management will be activating the Department Operations Center (DOC) at level 3 beginning Monday, March 9th in support of on-going pandemic-readiness activities related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. « read more »



Governor Signs Senate Bill 139 February 21, 2020 - Medical Cannabis General Information - Awareness

On February 20, 2020, the Governor of the State of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 139 which requires patients to be residents of New Mexico. The Medical Cannabis Program requires a State of New Mexico issued Driver License or ID to be included with their application. Rules reg... « read more »



Flu – not coronavirus - continues to be the illness to worry about February 20, 2020 - Influenza Surveillance - Awareness

Still no novel coronavirus cases in New Mexico; flu cases still rising nationally The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) warns residents flu remains a more significant illness to be concerned about in the state than novel coronavirus. « read more »



Department of Health Advises General Public Against Using Facemasks to Prevent Novel Coronavirus February 13, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China and around the world. China has reported over 40,000 confirmed cases that have been identified in twenty-four countries, including 13 cases in the US. There have been no... « read more »



Heart Disease is Leading Cause of Death in New Mexico February 7, 2020 - Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention - Awareness

As part of National Heart Health Month in February, the New Mexico Department of Health is raising awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the state. The most recent data available is for 2018. It shows about twenty percent of deaths in the state were the result of heart disea... « read more »



Vitamin E Acetate Implicated in Vaping-Related Lung Injury November 13, 2019 - Veterans' Home - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health reports three additional cases of severe lung injury related to use of e-cigarettes for vaping, bringing the total of cases in the state to twenty. « read more »



New Mexicans urged to discover, prevent, manage diabetes November 4, 2019 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health urges residents learn the risk factors of diabetes, how to prevent it, and, if diagnosed, how to manage it. « read more »



Department of Health Issues Order to Label THC Vaping Products October 3, 2019 - Vaping-Related Lung Injury - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today announces two major actions related to vaping high-concentrate Tetra Hydro Cannabinol (THC) and the overall health risks posed by electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes), or vaping. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Hepatitis A Outbreak-Associated Cases in Rio Arriba County September 20, 2019 - Hepatitis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports two cases of hepatitis A infection have been confirmed in Rio Arriba County. Both are related to the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in Bernalillo County that, since last November, has accounted for most of cases in the state. The outbreak continues t... « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Reports Eight Cases of Severe Lung Disease Associated with Vaping of THC Products August 29, 2019 - Vaping-Related Lung Injury - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the number of cases it’s investigating of severe lung disease associated with vaping and e-cigarette use in the state has risen to eight. All eight New Mexico residents have required hospitalization following the development of respiratory sympto... « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Warns about Vaping-Associated Lung Disease August 21, 2019 - Vaping-Related Lung Injury - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating possible cases of lung disease that are associated with vaping. A 29-year old male from Bernalillo County was determined to have vaping- associated lung disease and three additional cases are under investigation. All have reported use of... « read more »



Department of Health Reminds People to Take Precautions to Avoid Heat Stress July 19, 2019 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

With temperatures rising to the high 90s in most parts of the state, triple digits in many areas, and with temperatures predicted to remain high over the weekend, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) cautions New Mexicans and visitors to be aware of weather conditions to avoid heat-related il... « read more »



Throw Diabetes a Curve May 15, 2019 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

For the third year in a row, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and Albuquerque Isotopes are teaming up to raise awareness of diabetes. Throw Diabetes a Curve will be held on Thursday night, May 16th, 2019 at the home game against the El Paso Chihuahuas. The game is scheduled to start at 6:... « read more »



Volunteers, Health Providers Sought for State Medical Reserve Corps April 15, 2019 - Medical Reserve Corps - Awareness

In times of emergency or disasters, the need for volunteers to assist in providing aid to victims, families and first responders becomes critical. « read more »



Decrease of Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions April 12, 2019 - Emergency Medical Systems - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition (ACSC) hospitalization rates have fallen in the state, an important measure that indicates New Mexicans are getting both more and better out-patient medical care. « read more »



Gov. Lujan Grisham Instructs Development of Waiver Program March 22, 2019 - Developmental Disabilities Waiver - Awareness

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham instructed the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and the Human Services Department (HSD) to develop a Medicaid supports waiver program to aid people with developmental disabilities in our state who are currently waiting for services. « read more »



Colorectal Cancer Risk Increases with Age; Early Detection a Lifesaver March 7, 2019 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The cancer, diagnosed in the colon or rectum, affects both men and women, leading to approximately 800 new cases of colorectal cancer being diagnosed in New Mexico every year. « read more »



Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in New Mexico January 30, 2019 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the leading cause of death for both men and women in the state is heart disease - this as the department raises awareness of American Heart Month in February and National Wear Red Day® Friday, February 1st. « read more »



Governor Proclaims November Diabetes Awareness Month November 13, 2018 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program recognize November as Diabetes Awareness Month, the annual health observance increasing awareness about the impact of diabetes for residents, families, and their communities in our state. « read more »

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