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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 »



Meeting to Improve Care of Individuals with Dementia Announced August 28, 2014 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, housed in the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, has initiated a half day meeting on August 29th for people involved in long-term care—from those providing the care, to those who regulate it. The discussion will focus on how New Mexico’s lon... « read more »



Infant Death Rate Decreased in 2013 August 26, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today infant mortality in New Mexico decreased in 2013 to 5.4 infant deaths per 1,000 births. This represents a 22% decline in the infant mortality rate in New Mexico in reference to the rate of 6.9 in 2012. « read more »



Breaking Down Barriers to Breastfeeding August 6, 2014 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

For every mother I’ve ever talked to over the years, one of the important things I’ve learned is every journey to motherhood is different. It’s never, ever as simple as “Woman meets man and they have a child”. But one of the first things any new mom decides is simple, but oh so important... « read more »



Training on Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery July 29, 2014 - Emergency Response Education - Information

On Tuesday, July 29th and Wednesday, July 30th, the New Mexico Department of Health, in collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, will be hosting a course on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. « read more »



Heart Disease Screening for Newborns July 28, 2014 - Children's Medical Services - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Chapter of the March of Dimes announced today that all New Mexico hospitals will implement screening all newborns for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD). Some hospitals are already screening for CCHD and the other remaining hospitals are p... « read more »



New Mexico HPV Vaccine Coverage above National Average July 25, 2014 - Immunization - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that coverage levels for the three vaccines routinely recommended for adolescent boys and girls increased in 2013. « read more »



Santa Fe WIC Offices Move to New Location July 21, 2014 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health’s WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) office currently located in the Santa Fe County Health Office will be moving to a new location on August 4, 2014. The clinic is relocating to 2538 Camino Entrada, Suite 204. « read more »



Coverage of Naloxone Under Medicaid Announced June 18, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Centennial Care will cover a medication used to revive an individual experiencing a drug overdose. Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a prescription medication that can be sprayed into the... « read more »



Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Workshop June 13, 2014 - EMS Stroke/STEMI - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced it is taking part in a national initiative to reduce heart attacks and strokes in New Mexico. About 4,000 New Mexicans die every year from heart disease and stroke. « read more »



Lessons for Life in Five Days June 11, 2014 - Public Relations - Information

It’s June. School’s out. This is the time of year when New Mexico State University feels almost like a ghost town. Traffic is light. Sidewalks are empty, and you have a pretty good shot at getting a decent parking space for a change. « read more »



Las Cruces AIDS Candlelight Memorial May 13, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Southwest Action Group (SWAG) to participate in the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, Sunday May 18th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces, NM. The event is free and open to the public. « read more »



Public Health Offices Close at Noon Friday April 17, 2014 - Public Health Regions - Information

Public Health Offices across New Mexico will close at noon April 18th for seasonal observance. Offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 21st « read more »



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 »



Medical Cannabis Program Adjustments February 28, 2014 - Medical Cannabis General Information - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced proposed adjustments to the Medical Cannabis Program regulations within the confines of the current statute. The Department commissioned a survey in 2013 that addressed supply of medical cannabis relative to average patient use. The results showed that a... « read more »



Drug Addiction Treatments in the Southwest February 19, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health knows the consequences of substance abuse are severe in the state. Substance abuse is among the top five leading cause of death in New Mexico. An average of nearly 500 people have died every year for the last six years due to accidental overdose from drugs both... « read more »



Cardiovascular Disease Tops Reason for Hospitalizations February 4, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Information

A New Mexico Department of Health report reveals the most common disease related hospitalization is for cardiovascular disease. These include heart attacks, hypertension and stroke. The news comes as February is nationally recognized at American Heart Month. The top reason for overall hospitalizat... « read more »



Cibola County Public Health Office Now Issuing Birth Certificates January 30, 2014 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Cibola County Public Health Office is now issuing birth certificates at the office on a part time basis. « read more »

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