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Top New Mexico Baby Names of 2014 December 30, 2014 - Vital Records and Health Statistics - Information

The top 10 names thus far in 2014 only account for 7.3% of female and 8.3% of male names. « read more »



Las Cruces Immunization Services Relocated December 12, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

We made the decision to move immunization services to the east side of the city to better serve our local residents. Our west Las Cruces office was located in a primarily industrial part of town. Moving our immunization center to the East Mesa will provide additional services to one of the most rap... « read more »



New Mexico Adult Falls Death Rate Decreases December 2, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that the adult fall-related death rate decreased 9.5% from 2011 through 2013. The fall-related death rate among adults aged 65 and older in New Mexico declined to 79.6/100,000, nearly the same rate as in 2002, according to a New Mexico Epidemiolog... « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Honors Rural Hospitals November 18, 2014 - Primary Care & Rural Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is honoring rural hospitals in New Mexico for the important role they play in the health of New Mexicans. The Department’s Office of Rural Health asked New Mexico’s 24 rural hospitals to participate in its Celebration of National Rural Health Day, which is No... « read more »



Española WIC Program Opening for Saturday Hours November 7, 2014 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

The Española Women, Infants, Children program office at the Rio Arriba County Public Health Office will be offering services on the following two Saturdays in the fall and winter months. « read more »



Department of Health Nurses Nominated for Prestigious State Award October 16, 2014 - Public Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health congratulates four nurses among the nominees for the 2014 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards held Saturday, October 11th. « read more »



Hydrocodone Combination Products Now DEA Schedule II Drugs October 6, 2014 - Opioid Safety - Information

Starting today, the Drug Enforcement Administration is treating hydrocodone combination products as a more restrictive category of controlled substances (Schedule II from Schedule III). Hydrocodone combination products are drugs that contain hydrocodone and another substance, such as acetaminophen... « read more »



NMDOH Recognized for Quality Improvement October 6, 2014 - Behavioral Health Institute - Information

The New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas (NMBHI) and the Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau were recently recognized by HealthInsight New Mexico at an event in Albuquerque with the Shining Stars: Celebrating Commitment to Quality awards. « read more »



Test Results Confirm a Case of Enterovirus D68 in New Mexico September 26, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of Enterovirus D68 in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health began working with the CDC earlier this month, after a child was hospitalized in Albuquerque with respiratory illness. The child has recovered. « read more »



Assessing Test Results for New Mexico Babies Possibly Exposed to Tuberculosis September 26, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports evaluations are still underway for 16 New Mexico babies tested at the Sunland Public Health Office Tuesday, and an additional 26 tested Wednesday at the Anthony Public Health Office for possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB). To date, none of the children... « read more »



First Influenza Case of the Season Reported in New Mexico September 25, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Information

Today the New Mexico Department of Health announced the first laboratory-confirmed influenza case of the season in a 94-year-old man from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized. Last year, the first case of influenza was also reported in mid-September. « read more »



Testing 42 New Mexico Babies Possibly Exposed to Tuberculosis September 25, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health has tested 42 New Mexico babies over two days who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas between September 2013 and August 2014. « read more »



Tuberculosis Tests Continue for Patients Possibly Exposed at El Paso Hospital September 24, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health today begins its second day of tuberculosis screening for dozens of New Mexico babies who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis (TB) in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas bet... « read more »



Tuberculosis Tests for Patients Possibly Exposed at an El Paso Hospital September 22, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today it is providing tuberculosis screening to approximately 50 New Mexico babies who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis (TB) in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Te... « read more »



Enterovirus D68 Becoming a Household Name September 18, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Information

It's been in the news a lot lately in New Mexico and nationwide: a virus that’s making hundreds of children around the country very sick, and in some cases even sending them to hospitals with severe coughing and trouble breathing. « read more »



Healthcare Facilities Meet National Infection Prevention Goals September 11, 2014 - Healthcare-Associated Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced that New Mexico healthcare facilities are meeting several national healthcare-associated infection prevention goals. Healthcare-associated infections can be acquired by patients in healthcare settings during the course of receiving treatment for other co... « read more »



NMDOH Working with CDC to Test for Enterovirus D68 September 11, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform tests to determine if a hospitalized child is experiencing respiratory illness due to Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The Department of Health is coordinating with an Albuquerque hospital t... « read more »



No Cases of Enterovirus Reported in New Mexico September 9, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that no outbreaks of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have been reported to the Department. Several outbreaks of respiratory illness impacting children have been reported in ten states. EV-D68 is the suspected cause of some of those outbreaks. « read more »



Decrease Reported in New Mexico Obesity Rate September 5, 2014 - Healthy Kids New Mexico - Information

New data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a decrease in the prevalence of self-reported obesity among New Mexico adults in 2013 over the year before. New Mexico is one of only fourteen U.S states and territories to report a decrease. « read more »



Decrease in Drug Overdose Death Rate in New Mexico September 3, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

New data reveal the rate of drug overdose deaths among New Mexico residents has fallen by 16% from 2011 to 2013. According to the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics of the New Mexico Department of Health, in 2011 the drug overdose death rate was 25.9 per 100,000 population, representing 5... « read more »

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