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Shigellosis in Three Southeast New Mexico Counties March 21, 2017 - Emerging Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health continues its investigation of a 10-month increase in cases of Shigella sonnei (a.k.a., Shigella or Shigellosis) infections in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. « read more »

Toolkit to Strengthen the Business of Tribal Agriculture March 21, 2017 - Tribal Liaison - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health will unveil a new toolkit that provides practical resources and guidance to tribal farmers and ranchers to address a gap in getting raw produce and livestock from field and range to market. « read more »

Expanding Care for Veterans in New Mexico March 21, 2017 - Fort Bayard Medical Center - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health and Department of Veterans Services announced plans to expand long-term care services for veterans at Fort Bayard Medical Center in Silver City, NM. « read more »

Multiple Ways to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate March 20, 2017 - Vital Records - Information

There are multiple ways to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. With 17 Vital Records offices across the state – from Farmington to Hobbs and Silver City to Clayton – trained professionals are ready to help you get the documents you need. You can also request a copy by mail, online... « read more »

New WIC Satellite Office Opened in Santa Fe March 15, 2017 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants, and Children program opened a new satellite office in Santa Fe. Appointments at the new office are now being accepted and the location will be open the second Tuesday of every month. « read more »

Environment and Health Departments Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Eastern New Mexico March 8, 2017 - 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 are affected by smoke from fires burning in the Texas panhandle. « read more »

Lynn Gallagher Confirmed as Cabinet Secretary February 23, 2017 - Public Relations - Information

Today, the New Mexico State Senate voted unanimously to confirm Lynn Gallagher as Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health. « read more »

Health Department Endorses Bill Proposing Greater Access to EMS Services February 22, 2017 - EMS Licensing - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health endorses Senate Bill 315, which, if passed, will make sharing Emergency Medical Services easier in New Mexico and other states. « read more »

Improving Health Outcomes Among Youth February 13, 2017 - Public Relations - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced improved health outcomes in key areas for New Mexico’s youth, including reduced rates of obesity, pregnancy, smoking and others. « read more »

Governor Announces Grant to Fight Drug Overdose Fatalities February 7, 2017 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the awarding of a $200,000 grant from the Pfizer Inc. Naloxone Access Program to fight drug overdose deaths in New Mexico. New Mexico is one of five states receiving grant funding from Pfizer to fund initiatives focused on increasing public awareness of risk... « read more »

New Mexico Department of Health investigates Shigella outbreak January 13, 2017 - Emerging Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health continues investigating an ongoing increase of cases of Shigella (a.k.a., Shigella sonnei or Shigellosis) in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. « read more »

Streamlining State Veterans’ Home to Improve Services January 5, 2017 - Veterans' Home - Information

Today, the Department of Veterans Services and the Department of Health proposed streamlining the State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences to improve services for New Mexico’s veterans. « read more »

Substantial Improvement in National Ranking for Overdose Deaths December 29, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that the state’s drug overdose death rate improved from 49th worst in the nation to 42nd. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico also saw a 7 percent decline in overdose deaths from 2014 to 2015. « read more »

Top New Mexico Baby Names of 2016 December 28, 2016 - Vital Records and Health Statistics - Information

Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2016 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. « read more »

Changes to Hours at Los Alamos Public Health Office December 19, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it is changing the hours of operation and services provided at the Los Alamos Public Health Office due to staffing changes. « read more »

New Recommendations on Physical Activity for People with Diabetes November 15, 2016 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The guidelines, recently announced by the American Diabetes Association, suggest short periods of movement every 30 minutes – that’s more frequent from previous recommendations of physical movement every 90 minutes. The new guidelines are published in the November 2016 issue of the journal Diabe... « read more »

“Know Your Rights” Campaign to Support New Mexicans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities November 10, 2016 - Developmental Disabilities Waiver - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health launched a new campaign to better support New Mexicans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The campaign, called, “Know Your Rights” is focused on engaging more New Mexicans with these types of disabilities with communities and resources de... « read more »

Department of Health Urges Moderation this Halloween October 26, 2016 - Dental and Oral Health - Information

Halloween is a great opportunity for parents to talk to their children about eating healthy and promoting good oral hygiene that will lead to healthy teeth. The message isn’t that candy is bad, but that candy and other sweets in excess can lead to cavities. « read more »

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 21, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

Prescription pills for disposal can be brought to collection sites in dozens of communities in New Mexico staffed by state and local police and county sheriff’s departments. The service is free and anonymous. « read more »

Mammograms a Must for New Mexico Women October 19, 2016 - Breast and Cervical Cancer - Information

Friday, October 21st is National Mammography Day. It’s a day scheduled in the month of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month where women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment – with good reason. « read more »

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