New Mexico Department of Health
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Asthma Control Program


National Asthma Awareness Month May 9, 2017 - Asthma - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month and reminds New Mexicans of the importance of diagnosis and treatment of asthma to maintain a high quality of life. « read more »

National Asthma Awareness Month Recognition May 24, 2016 - Asthma - Awareness

In recognition of May as Asthma Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexicans that asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and is a treatable and manageable chronic disease. Asthma is a long-term, inflammatory disease in which the airways of the lungs con... « read more »

Some Asthma Facts in New Mexico May 28, 2015 - Asthma - Disease

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It affects adults, but it is the most common long-term disease of children. « read more »

Department of Health Recognizes May as National Asthma Month May 6, 2015 - Asthma - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes May as National Asthma Awareness Month and takes the opportunity to educate New Mexicans regarding diagnosis and treatment programs committed to improving the lives of those diagnosed with asthma. « read more »

Breathing Easy in New Mexico June 24, 2014 - Asthma - Awareness

The New Mexico Council on Asthma (NMCOA) and the New Mexico Department of Health are pleased to announce the recent publication of a five-year plan to be used as a guide to reduce the burden of asthma and improve asthma outcomes in New Mexico. The plan, Breathing Easy in New Mexico: Addressing the... « read more »

World Asthma Day May 6, 2014 - Asthma - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health calls on New Mexicans this World Asthma Day to know their risks of Asthma and to master the ways of controlling their illness. The theme of World Asthma Day 2014 is “You Can Control Your Asthma.” – a relevant topic statewide, particularly for the southeast... « read more »

Asthma Emergency Visits and Hospitalization Rates Still Highest in Southeast March 10, 2014 - Asthma - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health report confirms adults and children from counties in the southeast region of the state continue to be more likely to visit the emergency department or be hospitalized for asthma than adults and children from other regions of the state. « read more »