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Valentine’s Day is all about love, and what better way to make the love in our lives last than loving our health? Think of how many times have you heard the advice ‘you can’t love someone else until you love yourself’? Loving ourselves isn’t just about having good self-esteem; it’s about taking care of our bodies, hearts and minds.
It’s American Heart Month this February, and the New Mexico Department of Health is raising awareness about everyone’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Friday, February 5 is National Wear Red Day.
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Taos Public Health Office will be hosting walk-in flu shot clinics daily at the Taos Public Health Office. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.
The New Mexico Department of Health opened the request for applications period for the licensing of non-profit producers for the Medical Cannabis program. Currently there are 23 licensed non-profit producers in the program, which are located throughout the state. No new LNPPs have been added since 2010.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 12-year-old girl from Valencia County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of the illness, but is now at home recovering. This is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 28-year-old man from McKinley County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). A 49-year-old man from Otero County is still hospitalized with HPS but is improving. Including these recent cases, New Mexico this year has had a total of six HPS cases. Three of them resulting in death.