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

A World of Trouble from One Chronic Illness

Hepatitis is one of those silent illnesses we talk about often in public health. It’s estimated to be the seventh leading cause of death in the world, and yet it is one of those infections that many people living with it are not even aware they have.


Taos Public Health Office Hosts Immunization Clinic

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Taos Public Health Office will be hosting a back to school immunization clinic in Taos, NM. The immunization clinic is open to the public and immunizations will be administered at no cost. All parents have to do is bring a copy of their child’s shot record and Medicaid or private health insurance card, if they have one.


Otero Hosts Got Shots? Protect Tots! Immunization Clinic

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Otero County Public Health Office will be hosting a back to school immunization clinic in Alamogordo. The immunization clinic is open to the public and immunizations will be administered at no cost.



Popular

First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus Infection

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 46-year-old Bernalillo County man has tested positive for Zika virus infection. Testing was conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado. The man acquired the virus while traveling to Central America.


12 New Licensed Non-Profit Producers for Medical Cannabis

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it will be issuing licenses to 12 applicants who applied to become licensed non-profit producers in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Licensure is contingent upon the applicants’ acceptance and demonstration of regulatory compliance.


Hantavirus Death in a Cibola County Man

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 54-year-old man from Cibola County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the second case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the patient’s home to help reduce the risk to others.