New Mexico Department of Health
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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


Mammograms a Must for New Mexico Women

Friday, October 21st is National Mammography Day. It’s a day scheduled in the month of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month where women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment – with good reason.

Make Handwashing a Habit

Saturday, October 15th is Global Handwashing Day…one day out of the year to encourage more people to practice what should be an everyday habit. The New Mexico Department of Health reminds residents this flu season of the importance of hand washing to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Santa Fe

— The New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Department of Health today issued a smoke advisory for areas of Santa Fe that may be affected by smoke from the prescribed burn that began today, Wednesday, October 12.


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.

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.

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.