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A Lifetime of Risk June 22, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

It’s National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council, the New Mexico Department of Health and partners around the country work to raise awareness on preventing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities. « read more »

Ways to Be Safe in Very Hot Weather June 17, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

As temperatures are rising statewide, reaching over 100 degrees in some areas, the New Mexico Department of Health reminds residents to protect themselves from the risk of heat stress and heat-related illness by taking precautions such as staying hydrated and staying out of the sun during days with... « read more »

The Dog Head Fire Impacts WIC Services in Torrance County June 17, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that Women Infants and Children services will not be available in Moriarty Friday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to the Dog Head Fire. « read more »

Cataract Symptoms to Look For June 15, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Cataract surgery is so common these days that if you haven’t had the surgery, you probably know someone who does. « read more »

Decrease in Drug Overdose Deaths in 2015 June 8, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that drug overdose deaths in the state decreased by 9 percent last year. Preliminary mortality data from 2015 shows that the number of drug overdose deaths among New Mexicans dropped from 540 in 2014 to 492 in 2015. « read more »

Men Can Make Health a Priority June 8, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

This June, the New Mexico Department of Health celebrates National Men’s Health Month. « read more »

Increase in Pharmacies Dispensing Naloxone June 6, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

The Department of Health reported a significant increase in the number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed from local community pharmacies. Naloxone is an easy to use, safe and effective medication that can rapidly begin reversing the effects of an opioid overdose for about 30-60 minutes, sufficient... « read more »

Healthy Swimming Tips to Read Before Taking That Dip June 1, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

School’s out; summer is here, and that means pool season has begun. There are so many options for safe swimming in the region from public swimming pools, to pools at local hotels, apartment complexes, maybe even your own backyard. Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United... « read more »

Sun and Mosquito Safety This Memorial Day Weekend May 27, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Memorial Day is an opportunity to pause and honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who have died while serving our country. For many, it also marks the unofficial start of summer, and the New Mexico Department of Health encourages residents to use this holiday weekend as the starting point for... « read more »

Keeping on the Move Saves You from Pain Later May 4, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports arthritis affects an estimated 26 percent of New Mexico residents. It is also the leading cause of disability in the United States. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. It affects the young and old, with age being the leading factor in diagnosis. It... « read more »

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 29, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced New Mexico’s participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. This day is an opportunity for the safe disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medications. « read more »

Lynn Gallagher Appointed as Cabinet Secretary April 28, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced her appointment of Lynn Gallagher as Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH). Gallagher has served as Deputy Secretary of DOH since 2013. Prior to that, she served as the General Counsel for the Aging and Long-Term Services Department. Gallag... « read more »

School-Based Health Center Changes April 6, 2016 - School and Adolescent Health - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced it is making changes that will impact the school based health centers at Roosevelt Middle School, School on Wheels, Maxwell Municipal Schools, Mountainair Middle and High School, and Belen High School. « read more »

Department of Health Releases Health Equity Report April 1, 2016 - Health Equity - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health recently published the 10th Edition of its Health Equity Report and it includes some major changes from previous editions. The goal of the report is to provide information about health status of different population groups in the state. Data in the report is prese... « read more »

Downward Trend in Childhood Obesity in the Last 5 Years March 21, 2016 - Healthy Kids Healthy Communities - Information

Numbers released today by the New Mexico Department of Health show childhood obesity has decreased over the past five years in both kindergartners and third graders. Between 2010 and 2015, there was a 16 percent reduction in childhood obesity among third graders, and a ten percent reduction in kinde... « read more »

Education Assistance for Medical & Dental Students March 17, 2016 - Primary Care & Rural Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today it is now accepting applications from medical and dental students for the New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend. In exchange for the stipends, which will help cover education costs, medical and dentistry students will commit to serving two years... « read more »

Health Information System Act Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled March 17, 2016 - Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data - Information

State Health Department announces cancellation of March public meeting. « read more »

Premature Death Data March 16, 2016 - Indicator-Based Information System - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is releasing information regarding areas of the state with the lowest and highest premature mortality. Premature mortality, known as “Years of Potential Life Lost Before Age 75,” is one measure to look at overall health status. In addition to looking at the nu... « read more »

Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Memory of Secretary Retta Ward March 8, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in memory of New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward, who recently passed away. « read more »

Memorial Service Announced for Secretary Retta Ward March 7, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Memorial service arrangements have been announced for Secretary of Health Retta Ward. « read more »

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