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Risky Behaviors on the Decline among New Mexico High School Students March 20, 2014 - Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that rates for several important risk behaviors have fallen dramatically among New Mexico high school students. The information is based on results from the 2013 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), a joint project of the New Mexico... « read more »



Decline in Childhood Obesity Rates in 3rd Graders March 11, 2014 - Healthy Kids New Mexico - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced childhood obesity rates among New Mexico 3rd graders declined measurably from 2010 through 2013. The Department found a 12 percent decrease during that time, going from 22.6% of obese 3rd graders in 2010 to 19.9% in 2013. Obesity rates among Native Ameri... « read more »



Asthma Emergency Visits and Hospitalization Rates Still Highest in Southeast March 10, 2014 - Asthma - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health report confirms adults and children from counties in the southeast region of the state continue to be more likely to visit the emergency department or be hospitalized for asthma than adults and children from other regions of the state. « read more »