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


WIC Program Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

Today, the Women, Infants, and Children program was recognized nationally for supporting breastfeeding mothers. New Mexico’s program was one of only eight in the nation to receive the Loving Support Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture. To receive the award, programs have to go above and beyond in their support of mothers and their children.

Hobbs WIC Program Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Lea County Women, Infants, Children program in partnership with Natural Nesters and the Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center, will host its annual National Breastfeeding Month Event at the Lea County Mom and Baby Fair in Hobbs.

Immunization Clinic at Cineport Theatre in Las Cruces

The New Mexico Department of Health, in partnership with Allen Theatres and the Mesilla Valley Mall, will be hosting its annual back-to-school immunization walk-in clinic for children at the Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces.


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.