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Photo of the publication cover. Influenza Surveillance in New Mexico 2013-2014 Season Summary Influenza Surveillance - Newsletter September 19, 2014

Influenza sentinel provider surveillance was instituted by the New Mexico Department of Health during the 1990-1991 season. Data are collected on outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) to track the annual influenza season; ILI is defined as temperature of > 100° F and cough and/or sore throat in a patient with no other explainable cause for these signs and symptoms.

Photo of the publication cover. Using Evaluation to Improve a Risk Communication Campaign about the Health Impacts Environmental Public Health Tracking - Newsletter September 12, 2014

When wildfires strike, accompanying smoke can result in poor air quality that can impact the health of New Mexicans. The drought conditions spanning the past several summers have made New Mexico vulnerable to wildfire. Neighboring states have also experienced drought and wildfires, which can impact the air quality in New Mexico.

Photo of the publication cover. Daily Breakfast Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Newsletter September 1, 2014

Eating a regular and healthy breakfast is associated with academic performance, increased school attendance rates, memory, cognitive and psychosocial function, and mood. For the first time in 2013, the NM YRRS included a question about the frequency of eating breakfast. Among New Mexico high school students, 33.4% ate breakfast on all of the past 7 days.

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