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The STD Hiding in Plain Sight November 4, 2015 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information

The World Health Organization released new numbers last week revealing more than half the world’s population has at least one form of herpes. « read more »



Reduction in Most Healthcare-Associated Infections November 3, 2015 - Healthcare-Associated Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that healthcare facilities in the state are making progress in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare‐associated infections can be acquired by patients in healthcare settings while receiving treatment for other conditions and are theref... « read more »



Portable Hospital Training Exercise October 19, 2015 - Health Emergency Management - Information

New Mexico Department of Health will be participating in a training exercise during the morning hours of October 20 at General Franklin E. Miles Park, located near the intersection of Camino Carlos Rey and Siringo Road in Santa Fe, NM. « read more »



Lower Your Risk: Breast Cancer a Killer in New Mexico October 15, 2015 - Breast and Cervical Cancer - Information

Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the state and the second leading cause of cancer death among New Mexico women. « read more »



12 New Licensed Non-Profit Producers for Medical Cannabis October 5, 2015 - Medical CannabisEducational Materials, Resources, Publications and Archives - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it will be issuing licenses to 12 applicants who applied to become licensed non-profit producers in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Licensure is contingent upon the applicants’ acceptance and demonstration of regulatory compliance. « read more »



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 »



Applicant Pool Narrowed for Medical Cannabis Producer Licenses August 31, 2015 - Medical CannabisEducational Materials, Resources, Publications and Archives - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a four-member review committee has narrowed the applicant pool from 86 to 17 for the licensing of new medical cannabis producers. Secretary of Health Retta Ward will now review and determine the number of producers that will receive licenses.... « read more »



Screen Time a Big Time Problem August 26, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

Health experts say screen time at home should be limited to two hours or less a day, and most of us are blowing it. « read more »



Certification for Community Health Workers August 5, 2015 - Community Health Workers - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health will begin to certify the first community health workers in the state. The Department is focusing certification efforts on experienced CHWs and will be utilizing the grandfathering process. « read more »



Las Cruces Vital Records Office Announces New Hours July 30, 2015 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The Vital Records Office at the Las Cruces Public Health Office announces new business hours, effective this week. Clients are encouraged to call ahead to ensure the office is open before making a visit, especially if they are traveling into Las Cruces from surrounding areas. « read more »



Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program July 23, 2015 - Rehabilitation Center - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced that the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center in Roswell is expanding its substance abuse treatment program. For the first time, it is offering an intensive outpatient program. « read more »



New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend Applications Open July 20, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that the New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend application process has opened up for medical and dental student applicants. « read more »



More than 900 Overdoses Reversed in 2014 July 15, 2015 - Opioid Safety - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that more than 900 opioid overdose reversals were reported in 2014 due to the use of the drug naloxone. That’s almost a 29 percent increase in reversals from 2013. The Department of Health has been working with various partners and agencies to in... « read more »



Newly Renovated Southeast Heights Public Health Office June 26, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Southeast Heights Public Health Office in Albuquerque’s International District, located at 7525 Zuni Southeast, will reopen for business on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The Southeast Heights Office had been closed for renovations. « read more »

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