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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 »