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Governor Proclaims November Diabetes Awareness Month

Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program recognize November as Diabetes Awareness Month, the annual health observance increasing awareness about the impact of diabetes for residents, families, and their communities in our state.

Salmonella Associated with Ground Beef

The New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of Agriculture on a multi-state cluster of Salmonella infections linked to ground beef.

Groundwater Contamination: Detected in Cannon Air Force Base Groundwater

The New Mexico Environment Department, the New Mexico Department of Health, and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture have been informed by Cannon Air Force Base that Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances, chemicals associated with fire-fighting foams - used by Cannon Air Force Base personnel - have been detected in groundwater on and off base. PFAS are emerging chemicals that may be associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health ailments.