New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.
RSS Feed Icon

Healthy Living

Childhood Obesity Is a Major Public Health Problem September 14, 2016 - Healthy Kids New Mexico - Healthy Living

It is a problem that weighs heavily on New Mexico – literally. Rates of obesity remain high for adults and children alike in New Mexico. « read more »



Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eyes August 24, 2016 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

This one goes out to everyone who wakes up, like me, with blurry vision. I’ve worn glasses since I was a kid, and like many of you, not a lot can happen in my day until I put those things on. Same is true for those of you who wear contact lenses. « read more »



Breaking This Habit is a Lifesaver May 25, 2016 - Smoking Cessation - Healthy Living

I’ve noticed it; you probably have too. One of the most common tips offered this weekly column are about maintaining or improving our health is the benefits of not starting to smoke, and if you do smoke: quit. Just quit. Quitting is far easier said than done. I’ve watched friends and family stru... « read more »



Be a Healthy Valentine February 10, 2016 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

Valentine’s Day is all about love, and what better way to make the love in our lives last than loving our health? Think of how many times have you heard the advice ‘you can’t love someone else until you love yourself’? Loving ourselves isn’t just about having good self-esteem; it’s abou... « read more »



The Importance of Good Dental Health February 3, 2016 - Dental and Oral Health - Healthy Living

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging parents to help their children develop good oral health and eating habits at an early age. « read more »



Be One in a Million for Heart Month February 3, 2016 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Healthy Living

February is American Heart Month, and with good reason – not so much because of Valentine’s Day – but because of what makes us all tick: the human heart. « read more »



Make Health Your Resolution December 31, 2015 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

If there’s any resolution we should try to stick to in 2016, it’s a resolution to take better care of ourselves. Commitments at home and work can take a lot out of us. That’s why we have to take care of ourselves like we do others in our lives. « read more »



Expanding Efforts to Help More Kids Eat Healthy, Stay Fit September 24, 2015 - Healthy Kids New Mexico - Healthy Living

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced an expansion of Healthy Kids New Mexico, a series of initiatives designed to provide families, children, and communities throughout the state with more resources and education for healthier eating and more active lifestyles. Through more efficient use of fed... « read more »



Promoting Healthy Living at the Fair September 14, 2015 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health, New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department, and the New Mexico Healthy Aging Collaborative are working together to promote healthy living seniors. The state and local agencies are hosting their 4th annual Senior Celebration Day at the New Mexico State Fa... « read more »



Learn What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean September 2, 2015 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

You know how it goes with having too much of a good thing: the good thing becomes a bad thing, and you end up living with the consequences. Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of those bad things. It’s one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke—two leading causes of death in... « read more »



Saving Your Skin This Summer July 1, 2015 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Healthy Living

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The deadliest form of skin cancer is melanoma. Most cases of melanoma are caused by exposure to ultraviolet light which we get from either the sun or indoor tanning. If left untreated, melanoma can spread throughout the body, and it... « read more »



Feeling Sleepy? You’re Not Alone April 13, 2015 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the New Mexico Department of Health, not getting enough sleep leads to chronic health issues, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. « read more »



Free Water Tests for Private Well Owners in Tijeras March 13, 2015 - Water Quality - Healthy Living

New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing station in Tijeras at the James McGrane Public Safety Complex. Although well owners are encouraged to periodically test their drinking water, such tests can be costly, startin... « read more »



Free Water Tests for Private Well Owners in Pena Blanca March 6, 2015 - Water Quality - Healthy Living

New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing station in Pena Blanca at the Pena Blanca Water and Sanitation District Office. Although well owners are encouraged to periodically test their drinking water, such tests can be... « read more »



Free Water Tests for Private Well Owners in Farmington March 4, 2015 - Water Quality - Healthy Living

New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health are hosting a no-cost Domestic Well Water Testing station in Farmington on March 6-7 at the San Juan County Home Builder’s Association’s 21st Annual Home Expo. « read more »



Make 2015 a “Healthy You Year” December 31, 2014 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

So what are you doing New Year’s Day? We’ve all got plans for the holiday, and some of those plans include what we’re not going to do. A CBS News poll last year reported three in 10 Americans say they make New Year’s resolutions, but only about half keep them. So many of those New Year’s... « read more »



Health Department Motivates Spanish Speaking Smokers to Quit November 12, 2014 - Smoking Cessation - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health reports about 16 percent of Spanish-speakers in New Mexico smoke. While the number of smokers has decreased nationwide, public health experts say it hasn’t gone down as far as it could or should. « read more »



New Spanish-Language Anti-Tobacco Campaign October 29, 2014 - Smoking Cessation - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health is announcing the launch of its new Spanish-Language anti-tobacco campaign. Twenty-nine percent of New Mexican residents primarily or exclusively speak Spanish in their home. Research shows that a significant portion of this population is not aware that cessation... « read more »



Albuquerque Residents Support Smokefree Restaurant Patios October 16, 2014 - Smoking Cessation - Healthy Living

New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward, announced today that a survey of 3,000 New Mexico residents found that 75 percent of respondents favor restaurant outdoor patios going smokefree. « read more »



Half of New Mexico Adults Meeting Aerobic Exercise Guidelines August 14, 2014 - Public Relations - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health announces results of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealing 52.2 percent of New Mexico adults and 26.3 percent of youth meet the aerobic physical activity guidelines. « read more »

« First | Prev | 1 | 2 | Next | Last »