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Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge June 1, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health salutes the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Mexico for their public health efforts in promoting the NMDOH Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program’s “Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge”, a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be ex... « read more »



Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month May 8, 2018 - Family Planning - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health reminds parents that talking about sexual health is one of the most important conversations they can have with their children in the ongoing effort to reduce unplanned teen births in the state. « read more »



New Mexicans Urged to Better Understand Asthma April 30, 2018 - Asthma - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins state and federal public health partners in recognizing May as ‘Asthma Awareness Month’ and urges New Mexicans to learn more about asthma control to improve the lives of all people with asthma. « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Las Cruces April 13, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



Reducing Prescription Painkiller Deaths April 10, 2018 - Opioid Safety - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that a recent report from the National Safety Council says New Mexico is one of only thirteen states and Washington, D.C., given its highest mark of “Improving” in strengthening laws and regulations to reduce prescription painkiller deaths. « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Albuquerque April 9, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Española April 6, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



Kids for Smoke-Free Air Challenge in Ruidoso April 2, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of New Mexico are promoting a secondhand smoke awareness campaign for parents and families who may be exposing their children and others to unhealthy secondhand smoke in homes and cars. This will help reduce tobacco-related... « read more »



What You Need to Know to Get Prepared for Wildfire Season March 27, 2018 - Air Quality - 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. Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed... « read more »



Department of Health Encourages Testing on Diabetes Alert Day March 26, 2018 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the American Diabetes Association in recognizing Tuesday, March 27, 2018, as “Diabetes Alert Day”. The annual health observance encourages New Mexicans and others nationwide to take a quick, free online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test and learn how they can de... « read more »



Decline in Tuberculosis Reported March 22, 2018 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Tuberculosis Program reports there has been a sharp drop in the rate of tuberculosis in the state over the last two decades. Between 1996 and 2017, New Mexico saw TB decrease by 66%. « read more »



Youth Across New Mexico Advocate for Tobacco-Free Schools March 21, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Awareness

Youth leaders at nine schools across New Mexico are hosting ‘Kick Butts Day’ events Wednesday to raise awareness about their schools’ tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies. Increased awareness of tobacco-free school policies helps students, staff, and campus visitors comply with these standar... « read more »



Salmonella Associated with Baby Birds March 13, 2018 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health cautions residents about the potential for annual spring time purchases of baby chicks to lead to Salmonella infections. Families are advised to keep baby chicks or other baby birds out of their homes and use caution in order to avoid the infection. « read more »



Early Detection Key in Beating Colorectal Cancer March 6, 2018 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The cancer, diagnosed in the colon or rectum, can affect both men and women, leading to approximately 800 new cases of colorectal cancer being diagnosed in New Mexico every year. « read more »