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Photo of the publication cover. Fall-Related Deaths and Injuries Among Older Adults in NM Injury Prevention - Newsletter November 21, 2014

This report addresses fall-related deaths, hospitaliza-tions and emergency department visits among New Mexico adults who are aged 65 years or older. The number and rate of fall-related injury deaths, hos-pitalizations and ED visits among NM residents were calculated for this report.

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.

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