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New Mexico HPV Vaccine Coverage above National Average July 25, 2014 - Immunization - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that coverage levels for the three vaccines routinely recommended for adolescent boys and girls increased in 2013. « read more »



Santa Fe WIC Offices Move to New Location July 21, 2014 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health’s WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) office currently located in the Santa Fe County Health Office will be moving to a new location on August 4, 2014. The clinic is relocating to 2538 Camino Entrada, Suite 204. « read more »



Coverage of Naloxone Under Medicaid Announced June 18, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Centennial Care will cover a medication used to revive an individual experiencing a drug overdose. Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a prescription medication that can be sprayed into the... « read more »



Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Workshop June 13, 2014 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced it is taking part in a national initiative to reduce heart attacks and strokes in New Mexico. About 4,000 New Mexicans die every year from heart disease and stroke. « read more »



Lessons for Life in Five Days June 11, 2014 - Public Relations - Information

It’s June. School’s out. This is the time of year when New Mexico State University feels almost like a ghost town. Traffic is light. Sidewalks are empty, and you have a pretty good shot at getting a decent parking space for a change. « read more »



Las Cruces AIDS Candlelight Memorial May 13, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Southwest Action Group (SWAG) to participate in the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, Sunday May 18th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces, NM. The event is free and open to the public. « read more »



Public Health Offices Close at Noon Friday April 17, 2014 - Public Health Regions - Information

Public Health Offices across New Mexico will close at noon April 18th for seasonal observance. Offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 21st « read more »



Risky Behaviors on the Decline among New Mexico High School Students March 20, 2014 - Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that rates for several important risk behaviors have fallen dramatically among New Mexico high school students. The information is based on results from the 2013 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), a joint project of the New Mexico... « read more »



Decline in Childhood Obesity Rates in 3rd Graders March 11, 2014 - Healthy Kids Healthy Communities - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced childhood obesity rates among New Mexico 3rd graders declined measurably from 2010 through 2013. The Department found a 12 percent decrease during that time, going from 22.6% of obese 3rd graders in 2010 to 19.9% in 2013. Obesity rates among Native Ameri... « read more »



Asthma Emergency Visits and Hospitalization Rates Still Highest in Southeast March 10, 2014 - Asthma - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health report confirms adults and children from counties in the southeast region of the state continue to be more likely to visit the emergency department or be hospitalized for asthma than adults and children from other regions of the state. « read more »



Drug Addiction Treatments in the Southwest February 19, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health knows the consequences of substance abuse are severe in the state. Substance abuse is among the top five leading cause of death in New Mexico. An average of nearly 500 people have died every year for the last six years due to accidental overdose from drugs both... « read more »



Cardiovascular Disease Tops Reason for Hospitalizations February 4, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health report reveals the most common disease related hospitalization is for cardiovascular disease. These include heart attacks, hypertension and stroke. The news comes as February is nationally recognized at American Heart Month. The top reason for overall hospitalizat... « read more »



Cibola County Public Health Office Now Issuing Birth Certificates January 30, 2014 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Cibola County Public Health Office is now issuing birth certificates at the office on a part time basis. « read more »



Donations Still Being Accepted for ‘Warm Up Las Cruces’ January 15, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health Las Cruces Public Health Office continues to accept donations for its annual “Warm Up Las Cruces” blanket and jacket drive. Donations are being accepted now through the last week in February. « read more »



New Hours Announced for West Las Cruces Immunization Center January 14, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announces that effective immediately new immunization hours for its West Las Cruces Immunization Center. « read more »



WIC Services Expanded in Artesia January 8, 2014 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announces expansion of Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services at its Artesia offices from three to five days a week. « read more »



Seeking Warmth in the Southwest January 8, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

We hardly ever experience firsthand the forces that much of the United States deals with. No tornados, no hurricanes, no blizzards. Rarely do we get any rain, let alone flooding. But what we do get, no matter what part of New Mexico you live, is cold. That’s why for the eighth year in a row the... « read more »



Southeast Heights Public Health Office is Closed December 19, 2013 - Northwest Public Health Region - Information

Beginning today, the Southeast Heights Public Health Office in Albuquerque (7525 Zuni SE) will be closed for renovations. The Southeast Heights Office is expected to be closed for up to nine months. « read more »



Cancer Survivor Helps Others Stay in School December 18, 2013 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Information

James Kilcrease's story starts in summer 2011, when James was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He described to me on the Department of Health radio show, ‘Prescription for Health’ last week the three day odyssey that had him going to the doctor one day, getting test results the next, and having... « read more »



A Reason to See Red This Month December 4, 2013 - HIV Prevention - Information

It’s December. Christmas is coming. ‘Tis the season and all that, but if there’s one color I wish we’d all see this holiday season. It’s red. Not just because of Santa but because of red ribbons and the message they represent to the thousands of people in New Mexico living with HIV or AI... « read more »

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