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State Health Program Has Roots in Las Cruces September 30, 2015 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

Starting Thursday, October 1st and continuing through Wednesday, October 7th, Las Cruces Safe Routes to School is coordinating walk to school programs around the school district to mark the upcoming International Walk to School Day. For the first time ever, all 25 elementary schools will be partici... « read more »

Stay Savvy About Food Safety September 23, 2015 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Information

September is National Food Safety Education Month and the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some great tips to keeping your family’s food safe that you can use year-round. « read more »

Childhood Obesity a Problem for Parents Too September 18, 2015 - Healthy Kids Healthy Communities - Information

September is National Childhood Obesity Month – and with good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five children in America is obese, and with that fact comes nothing but trouble for children. « read more »

Health Department Announces WIC Infant Formula Changes September 18, 2015 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Women Infants and Children Program is announcing today changes that will impact families who get infant formula. Starting October 1, WIC will have a contract with Abbott Nutrition, which makes Similac Infant Formula. Beginning October 1, WIC will no longer co... « read more »

Suicide and High School Students September 9, 2015 - Suicide Prevention - Information

Have you ever just wanted to die? It sounds like a horrible question, but if you’ve ever felt that way in your life, you know I’m totally not being glib. Have you ever wanted to just die, and if the answer is yes, how close have you ever come to actually acting on that desire? The answer natio... « read more »

Suicide Attempts Decline among New Mexico High School Students September 8, 2015 - Mental Health - Information

A Department of Health report finds self-reported suicide attempts among New Mexico high school students (grades 9-12) decreased by 35 percent over the past decade, from 14.5 percent in 2003 to 9.4 percent in 2013. « read more »

New Mexico Receives Federal Funding to Combat Prescription Drug Overdoses September 4, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it has received an $850,000 per year grant for the next four years to enhance prescription drug overdose prevention. « read more »