New Mexico Department of Health
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News

Here you'll find news articles released by our department consolidated in one place for you to browse and explore. We highlight featured, latest, and popular news articles below.

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Featured

School-Based Health Center Changes
Taking Steps to Educate about Zika Virus
The Importance of Good Dental Health
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
Decrease in Childhood Obesity

Latest

Stay Healthy and Safe While Enjoying the Outdoors

The New Mexico Department of Health offers tips for residents to stay safe and healthy this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer, while enjoying all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer. With warmer temperatures, there are increased concerns with heat exposure, hydration, safe food handling when in the outdoors, and the return of mosquito season.


Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found in Doña Ana County

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announce today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Doña Ana County.


New Nurse Calls Truth or Consequences Home

The New Mexico Department of Health Sierra County Public Health Office in Truth or Consequences, NM welcomes nurse Amanda Clawson to the public health team.



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.


Department of Health Announces Hantavirus Death

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 25-year-old man from McKinley County died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). It is the fifth case of HPS in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the individual’s home to help reduce the risk to others.


Application Process for Licensing of MCP Non-Profit Producers

The New Mexico Department of Health opened the request for applications period for the licensing of non-profit producers for the Medical Cannabis program. Currently there are 23 licensed non-profit producers in the program, which are located throughout the state. No new LNPPs have been added since 2010.