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Fort Bayard State Veterans Home Enjoying the Gift of Music August 1, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Music fills the hearts and minds of veterans at Fort Bayard State Veterans Home – and not just any music. Personalized therapeutic music. « read more »



Talking to Your Kids About Zika July 22, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Information

By now, anybody who follows the news daily knows about Zika virus, the virus that has recently made its way into the United States from other countries. Zika is mainly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Only certain kinds of mosquitoes are able to transmit the virus that can... « read more »



Confirmed Case of Wound Botulism July 13, 2016 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of wound botulism in a 33-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County. The patient is a heroin user and the suspected source of infection is either a soiled skin injection site, contaminated injection devices or contaminated heroin. The... « read more »



Department of Health Urges New Mexicans to Celebrate Safely June 29, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

As the Independence Day holiday weekend approaches, the New Mexico Department of Health urges residents to celebrate a safe Fourth of July and to use extreme caution with fireworks. « read more »



Medical Cannabis Patient Services Program Relocating June 28, 2016 - Medical Cannabis Program - Information

Beginning July 5, the Medical Cannabis Patient Services Program will be operating out of a new location, 1474 Rodeo Rd., Suite 200, Santa Fe, NM 87505. The program is relocating to a larger space, which will have room for additional employees and infrastructure to keep up with the increase in patien... « read more »



A Lifetime of Risk June 22, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

It’s National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council, the New Mexico Department of Health and partners around the country work to raise awareness on preventing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities. « read more »



Ways to Be Safe in Very Hot Weather June 17, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

As temperatures are rising statewide, reaching over 100 degrees in some areas, the New Mexico Department of Health reminds residents to protect themselves from the risk of heat stress and heat-related illness by taking precautions such as staying hydrated and staying out of the sun during days with... « read more »



The Dog Head Fire Impacts WIC Services in Torrance County June 17, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that Women Infants and Children services will not be available in Moriarty Friday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to the Dog Head Fire. « read more »



Smoke Advisory Remains in Effect Due to Widespread Smoke June 16, 2016 - Air Quality - Information

Widespread smoke from fires is impacting many New Mexico communities. A smoke advisory issued by the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday remains in effect. « read more »



Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory June 15, 2016 - Air Quality - Information

The New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Department of Health today issued a smoke advisory for areas of New Mexico that may be affected by smoke from fires currently burning in New Mexico and Arizona. Smoke from the Dog Head Fire west of Estancia and the North Fire south of Magdalena is... « read more »



Cataract Symptoms to Look For June 15, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Cataract surgery is so common these days that if you haven’t had the surgery, you probably know someone who does. « read more »



Decrease in Drug Overdose Deaths in 2015 June 8, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that drug overdose deaths in the state decreased by 9 percent last year. Preliminary mortality data from 2015 shows that the number of drug overdose deaths among New Mexicans dropped from 540 in 2014 to 492 in 2015. « read more »



Men Can Make Health a Priority June 8, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

This June, the New Mexico Department of Health celebrates National Men’s Health Month. « read more »



Increase in Pharmacies Dispensing Naloxone June 6, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

The Department of Health reported a significant increase in the number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed from local community pharmacies. Naloxone is an easy to use, safe and effective medication that can rapidly begin reversing the effects of an opioid overdose for about 30-60 minutes, sufficient... « read more »



Healthy Swimming Tips to Read Before Taking That Dip June 1, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

School’s out; summer is here, and that means pool season has begun. There are so many options for safe swimming in the region from public swimming pools, to pools at local hotels, apartment complexes, maybe even your own backyard. Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United... « read more »



Sun and Mosquito Safety This Memorial Day Weekend May 27, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Memorial Day is an opportunity to pause and honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who have died while serving our country. For many, it also marks the unofficial start of summer, and the New Mexico Department of Health encourages residents to use this holiday weekend as the starting point for... « read more »



Keeping on the Move Saves You from Pain Later May 4, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports arthritis affects an estimated 26 percent of New Mexico residents. It is also the leading cause of disability in the United States. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. It affects the young and old, with age being the leading factor in diagnosis. It... « read more »



National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 29, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced New Mexico’s participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. This day is an opportunity for the safe disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medications. « read more »



Lynn Gallagher Appointed as Cabinet Secretary April 28, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced her appointment of Lynn Gallagher as Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH). Gallagher has served as Deputy Secretary of DOH since 2013. Prior to that, she served as the General Counsel for the Aging and Long-Term Services Department. Gallag... « read more »



School-Based Health Center Changes April 6, 2016 - School and Adolescent Health - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced it is making changes that will impact the school based health centers at Roosevelt Middle School, School on Wheels, Maxwell Municipal Schools, Mountainair Middle and High School, and Belen High School. « read more »

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