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Burning Truths about Holiday Safety July 2, 2014 - Injury Prevention - Safety

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is traditionally the time for parties, barbecues and fireworks, but for emergency rooms in New Mexico, it’s more than that. It’s a day where the hospital staff knows to expect to see patients arriving suffering burns, bruises, lacerations, even foreign objects... « read more »

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 23, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health urges residents to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Collection sites in Southwest New Mexico as well as state-wide will be set up as and staffed by state and local police and county sheriff's departments. The service is free and anonymous. « read more »

Reminding Parents of the Dangers of Poisoning March 19, 2014 - Public Relations - Safety

During National Poison Prevention Week, the New Mexico Department of Health wants to remind parents to store non-food products, including medications, out of their children’s reach. The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center reports an average of one phone call per hour about a possible po... « read more »

Saving Seniors From the Fall January 29, 2014 - Injury Prevention - 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 »

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