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Working to Reduce Suicide Rates in New Mexico September 14, 2018 - Suicide Prevention - Blog

The Department of Health and I encourage everyone during the month of September during National Suicide Prevention Month to learn the warning signs of suicide and link to the resources available. « read more »

Department of Health Announces New Bureau August 27, 2018 - Cabinet Secretary - Blog

This summer, we completed the process of merging two bureaus into one large one. The result is our new Population and Community Health Bureau. « read more »

School Starts Soon – Get Vaccinated July 26, 2018 - Cabinet Secretary - Blog

Our kids in New Mexico may still happily be in denial, but it’s true: in just a few short weeks, it’s back to school. That means school-aged children from pre-school to high school need to be fully vaccinated before school starts. « read more »

Men Need to Make Health a Priority Too June 15, 2018 - Cabinet Secretary - Blog

This June, the New Mexico Department of Health celebrates National Men’s Health Month. Just like Women’s Health Month coincided with Mother’s Day last month, Men’s health month is on the calendar each year the same month as Father’s Day. « read more »

New Report Offers Insights for LGBTQ Health Needs in New Mexico June 1, 2018 - Cabinet Secretary - Blog

As our state and nation celebrate National LGBT Pride Month this June, the New Mexico Department of Health releases our report, Addressing the Health Needs of Sex and Gender Minorities in New Mexico. There’s a lot to unpack in its 30 pages. « read more »

Living with Asthma in New Mexico May 15, 2018 - Cabinet Secretary - Blog

Did you know asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in New Mexico? An estimated 150,000 adults and 47,000 children in our state live with it. It comes and goes. It’s lifelong. It is a disease affecting lungs in any number of ways. Asthma can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightn... « read more »