Getting the flu feels awful. Sometimes it can even be dangerous and lead to severe illness and complications, including death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Click the banner above to learn what you need to do to fight the flu anywhere you go.
Feelings add spark to life. They can be both satisfying and upsetting. Feelings try to tell us something, usually about what we need to feel content. Toddlers will tell you what is going on by expressing strong feelings: shrieking for joy or screaming in anger. Toddlers have an uncontrollable desire to find out about themselves and their world.
It's been in the news a lot lately in New Mexico and nationwide: a virus that’s making hundreds of children around the country very sick, and in some cases even sending them to hospitals with severe coughing and trouble breathing. Learn who is at risk, how to protect yourself, what the symptoms are, how it is diagnosed, how it’s treated, and more.
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Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed is one of the leading causes of death for infants. The majority of these incidents occur during sleep. Most infant suffocations occur when babies are placed face down on a soft surface that they sink into. Infants who are 0 to 4 months old have the greatest risk of suffocating.
The New Mexico Department of Health is concerned that the number of vaccine exemptions among school-aged children increased again in 2014. An increase in vaccination exemptions can increase the risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such... « read more »
Our eyes, like so much about our health, are easy to take for granted. Just like eating healthy and exercising, taking care of our vision should be a priority. Having healthy vision can help keep us safe when we’re driving, while at work, home or... « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health will join state partners to host Public Heath Day at the State Capitol Monday, January 26th from 8:00am - 4:00pm. The event will include Department of Health employees along with more than 20 other agencies to rai... « read more »
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