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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 »



Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Recognition May 19, 2016 - Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Awareness

In recognition of May as Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health encourages parents and teens to get involved in preventing teen pregnancy.“New Mexico continues making significant progress in reducing teen birthrates,” said Department of Health Secretary Designate Lyn... « 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 »



Cute Chicks and Not-So-Cute Salmonella This Easter Season March 17, 2016 - Public Relations - Awareness

Easter comes early this year, and local pet stores already are selling chicks – cute, adorable baby poultry. Pet stores locally do a great job of warning customers of the precautions anyone needs to take handling such animals, and with good reason: those little cuties have salmonella. « read more »



Silence About This Cancer Can Kill March 9, 2016 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in New Mexico. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. « read more »



Dental Health for Kids Begins with Parents February 17, 2016 - Dental and Oral Health - Awareness

In New Mexico and throughout the country, February 2016 is being celebrated as “Children’s Dental Health Month” to emphasize that the oral health is just as important as physical and mental health. A healthy mouth allows a child to be free from pain thus they can attend school and be productiv... « read more »



Encouraging New Mexicans to Listen to Their Heart February 4, 2016 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Awareness

It’s American Heart Month this February, and the New Mexico Department of Health is raising awareness about everyone’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Friday, February 5 is National Wear Red Day. « read more »



A Challenge for Many Families January 27, 2016 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Being a parent is a challenge under any circumstance, but for 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States this year, there are challenges above and beyond the day-to-day raising of the child. « read more »



New 1-800-QUIT-NOW Campaign December 1, 2015 - Smoking Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is announcing the launch of its new English language anti-tobacco campaign for 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Following the successful launch and implementation of the 1-855-DEJELO-YA campaign last year, the English cessation services will utilize the same spokesperson and a sim... « read more »



Increase in Gastrointestinal Illness November 20, 2015 - Norovirus - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health has seen an increase in clusters of gastrointestinal illness. Over the past couple of weeks, there has been increased activity seen in Bernalillo County, particularly in schools. Investigations so far suggest that the illnesses may be caused by norovirus. « read more »



Raising Awareness for SIDS October 28, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

October is SIDS Awareness Month, a time where as much awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is generated as possible by the medical community. « read more »



New Mexico Fall Prevention Awareness Day September 23, 2015 - 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 »



First Lab Confirmed Cases of Flu Reported in New Mexico September 22, 2015 - Influenza Surveillance - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the first lab-confirmed cases of influenza for the 2015 – 2016 season. The three cases were reported in women, ages 54, 68, and 77, from Bernalillo county. The 68 and 77 year olds were hospitalized for treatment, and are now out of the hospital. Th... « read more »



Take the Challenge New Mexico! September 10, 2015 - Medical Reserve Corps - Awareness

September is National Preparedness Month. This year, the Department of Health and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are encouraging New Mexicans to take the month of September to think about how an emergency would affect their community, family and pets. It’... « read more »



New Mexico Health, Environment Departments Monitoring Air Quality August 26, 2015 - Air Quality - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are monitoring air quality in New Mexico due to smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. These conditions may change on a daily basis. « read more »

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