New Mexico Department of Health
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Featured

The Importance of Good Dental Health
School-Based Health Center Changes
Dental Health for Kids Begins with Parents
Taking Steps to Educate about Zika Virus
A Challenge for Many Families
Start Young with Cancer Prevention
A Threat We Can’t See or Smell
Preventing and Managing Diabetes
The STD Hiding in Plain Sight
Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Latest

Cost Saving Access for New Mexico Birth, Death Certificates

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics announces the launch today of a new, lower-cost option for New Mexicans to order birth and death certificates online or over the phone using a debit or credit card. The new service will be available through an authorized third-party vendor called VitalChek.


New Mexico Suicide Rate Declines in 2016

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a six percent decrease in the number of suicides in the state in 2016. The decrease reverses a trend of rising suicide rates in New Mexico over the last three years. There were 469 reported suicides in New Mexico last year, down from 498 in 2015.


Monday is Senior’s Celebration Day & Healthy Living Day at the New Mexico State Fair

The New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department announce Seniors’ Celebration Day & Healthy Living Day on Monday, September 11th at the New Mexico State Fair at Expo New Mexico.



Popular

Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Found in Sierra County

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announced today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Sierra County. This is the first time this mosquito species has been identified in this county.


Human Plague Case Confirmed in Bernalillo County

The New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and the Bernalillo County Health Protection Section announced today a confirmed case of plague in a 77-year-old man from Bernalillo County. The case was confirmed at the Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the second human case of plague in New Mexico this year.


Plague Case in Bernalillo County Adult

The New Mexico Department of Health reports plague in a 67-year-old man from Bernalillo County whose illness was likely caused by a bite he sustained from a wild prairie dog from Santa Fe County. The man was hospitalized and now is home recovering. Confirmatory testing was performed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the third human plague case in New Mexico this year.