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Saving Seniors From the Fall January 29, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health reports fall-related injury is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits for New Mexico seniors ages 65 and older. « read more »



Fall-Related Injuries January 27, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that fall-related injury is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits for New Mexico seniors ages 65 and older. Seniors accounted for 245 out of 300 fall-related deaths (82%) in New Mexico in 2012. « read more »



What You Burn Matters: Minimize the Risk January 23, 2014 - Air Quality - Safety

During the wintertime, residential wood smoke is the main source of fine particle pollution causing poor air quality inside the home. Burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance can reduce harmful air pollution. « read more »



Is There a Deadly Gas in Your Home? It Takes Only $7 to Find Out! January 17, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are encouraging New Mexicans, especially smokers and former smokers, to test their homes for radon, an odorless and invisible gas. January is National Radon Action Month. Radon testing is easiest and most effective in coo... « read more »