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National Asthma Awareness Month May 9, 2017 - Asthma - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month and reminds New Mexicans of the importance of diagnosis and treatment of asthma to maintain a high quality of life. « read more »



What You Need to Know to Get Prepared for Wildfire Season April 18, 2017 - Environmental Health - Awareness

Wildfires can strike at any time, and during Wildfire Awareness Week, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are encouraging residents to be prepared by learning more about the smoke, fire, and health resources available. « read more »



New Secondhand Smoke Awareness Campaign April 10, 2017 - Smoking Cessation - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced collaborations with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Farmington, Roswell, and Carlsbad on a secondhand smoke awareness campaign that targets parents, family, and friends of youth who may be exposing their children and families to secondhand smoke in home... « read more »



Diabetes Alert Day March 27, 2017 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the American Diabetes Association in recognizing Tuesday, March 28 as “Diabetes Alert Day”, to raise awareness about the disease and to encourage New Mexicans take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. « read more »



World Tuberculosis Day March 23, 2017 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health in recognizing World Tuberculosis Day. The commemoration, held March 24th of each year, raises awareness about tuberculosis. « read more »



Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month March 14, 2017 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health are recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in New Mexico. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, and is both the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in New M... « read more »



New Mexico Teens Work for Tobacco-Free Schools March 14, 2017 - Smoking Cessation - Awareness

Students across New Mexico will be hosting events at nine high schools on Wednesday, March 15th as part of the national Kick Butts Day. This is the 22nd year of the event that encourages all public schools in the state to work toward tobacco-free status – 24-hours a day, seven days a week. « read more »



New Mexicans Encouraged to Listen to Their Heart January 31, 2017 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Awareness

February marks American Heart Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health is raising awareness about the risks everyone faces for heart disease and stroke. « read more »



Campaign to Encourage Proper Antibiotic Use November 15, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is proud to join the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in celebrating November 14-20 as “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”, an important campaign to increase awareness about the benefits and risks of antibiotics. « read more »



No Cost Flu Vaccinations Offered in Las Cruces October 25, 2016 - Immunization - Awareness

Memorial Medical Center and Mountain View Regional Medical Center will simultaneously host “Boo to the Flu!”, the annual flu vaccination event in Las Cruces. Drive-thru and walk-in service will be provided for adults. « read more »



Make Handwashing a Habit October 12, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

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 other... « read more »



Falls are Leading Cause of Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations for 65+ September 20, 2016 - Older Adult Falls - Awareness

Governor Susanna Martinez, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Adult Fall Prevention Coalition, the Healthy Aging Collaborative, and Aging and Long Term Services Department, are working together to raise awareness that older adult falls are not a normal part of aging... « read more »



New Mexico Adults Struggling with Obesity September 1, 2016 - Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance - Awareness

The rate of adults in New Mexico identifying themselves as obese in 2015 was 28.8 percent, up from 28.4 percent in 2014, making New Mexico among 23 states along with the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico all reporting a prevalence of obesity between 25 and 30 percent. « read more »



A World of Trouble from One Chronic Illness July 27, 2016 - Hepatitis Prevention - Awareness

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. « read more »



Binge Drinking and Cigarette Smoking Down July 19, 2016 - Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that binge drinking and cigarette smoking is down among New Mexico high school students. « read more »



National Asthma Awareness Month Recognition May 24, 2016 - Asthma - Awareness

In recognition of May as Asthma Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexicans that asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and is a treatable and manageable chronic disease. Asthma is a long-term, inflammatory disease in which the airways of the lungs con... « read more »



National Hepatitis Awareness Month Promotion May 23, 2016 - Hepatitis Prevention - Awareness

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. During 2014 in the United States, deaths associated with Hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In New Mexico, there are between 30,000 and 45,000 people living with chronic Hepatitis C Vi... « read more »



No Such Thing as a Safe Tan April 27, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

As I type this, it’s cloudy. Yesterday it was sunny and hot. That’s New Mexico weather for you. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned hiking and cycling across the state, it’s you can get a sunburn no matter the temperature. The New Mexico Department of Health is gearing up to get the word... « read more »



High Blood Pressure: A Silent Threat April 21, 2016 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Awareness

A New Mexico Department of Health report late last year revealed the most common disease related to hospitalizations is heart disease. The numbers weren’t even close. The most recent Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data annual report found 12,234 New Mexicans were hospitalized due to heart disease in... « read more »



Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week March 30, 2016 - Air Quality - Awareness

Ready or not, fire season has begun. The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are participating in Southwest Wildfire Awareness week by encouraging citizens to learn about the smoke, fire, and health resources available. « read more »

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