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Top New Mexico Baby Names of 2015 December 28, 2015 - Vital Records and Health Statistics - Information

Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2015 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. « read more »



Vital Records Service Changes for Cibola County December 23, 2015 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Cibola Public Health Office, in Grants will no longer be providing Vital Records service as of Wednesday, Dec. 23. « read more »



Five for ’15: Public Health and You December 23, 2015 - Public Health - Information

For the New Mexico Department of Health, it has been – as it always is – a busy year. For those working to provide for a healthier New Mexico, there has been a lot of work done in 2015, much of which will continue into 2016 and beyond. Here’s just five big things that happened that impact pub... « read more »



Coping with Holiday Stress December 16, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

As we’ve all noticed at one point or another, holidays don’t necessarily come with a vacation; in fact, they tend to come with their own “to‐do” lists. In fact, they often include their own unique brand of stress. « read more »



Heart Disease and Septicemia Top Reasons for Hospitalizations December 3, 2015 - Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data - Information

Heart disease and septicemia, an infection of the blood, are the two leading causes for hospitalizations in all health regions of New Mexico except for the Southeast region where psychoses is the leading cause for all hospitalizations. « read more »



Play it Safe Shopping this Holiday Season December 2, 2015 - Public Relations - Information

The holiday season is in full swing, which means we have only a few weeks left to shop for Christmas presents. For anyone shopping a child, it’s important to take their age and safety into consideration. « read more »



Honoring Emergency Responders and Hospital Staff who Work in Rural Areas November 19, 2015 - Emergency Medical Systems - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is recognizing rural hospitals and emergency responders on National Rural Health Day, for their work to keep New Mexicans healthy and safe. About 30 percent of New Mexico’s population lives in a rural area. « read more »



Free Resources to Help New Mexicans Quit Smoking November 18, 2015 - Smoking Cessation - Information

The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout® is a day when smokers across the nation make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Department of Health wants to encourage New Mexicans who smoke or use tobacco products to utilize free services avail... « read more »



Diabetes Awareness Month: Taking Steps to a Healthier You November 18, 2015 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that diabetes affects more than 170,000 adults statewide. That’s one 1 out of every 8 adults, and for some of them, it’s an emotional roller coaster. The National Diabetes Education Program says it’s common for people with diabetes to feel overwhelm... « read more »



Preventing and Managing Diabetes November 17, 2015 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and the National Diabetes Education Program are encouraging people with diabetes or prediabetes to take steps to a healthier you. « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Receives National Accreditation November 16, 2015 - Accreditation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is now one of the 12 state health departments in the country to receive PHAB accreditation. The Department of Health’s accredited status could make New Mexico more competitive for funding. In the future, health departments that are accredited could be favorably... « read more »



Department of Health Nurses Receive Nursing Excellence Awards November 10, 2015 - Public Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is pleased to announce that two nurses from the Public Health Division were recognized with Nursing Excellence Awards. This year, seven nurses from the Department were nominated for the awards. « read more »



The STD Hiding in Plain Sight November 4, 2015 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information

The World Health Organization released new numbers last week revealing more than half the world’s population has at least one form of herpes. « read more »



Reduction in Most Healthcare-Associated Infections November 3, 2015 - Healthcare-Associated Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that healthcare facilities in the state are making progress in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare‐associated infections can be acquired by patients in healthcare settings while receiving treatment for other conditions and are theref... « read more »



Portable Hospital Training Exercise October 19, 2015 - Health Emergency Management - Information

New Mexico Department of Health will be participating in a training exercise during the morning hours of October 20 at General Franklin E. Miles Park, located near the intersection of Camino Carlos Rey and Siringo Road in Santa Fe, NM. « read more »



Lower Your Risk: Breast Cancer a Killer in New Mexico October 15, 2015 - Breast and Cervical Cancer - Information

Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the state and the second leading cause of cancer death among New Mexico women. « read more »



12 New Licensed Non-Profit Producers for Medical Cannabis October 5, 2015 - Medical Cannabis Program - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it will be issuing licenses to 12 applicants who applied to become licensed non-profit producers in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Licensure is contingent upon the applicants’ acceptance and demonstration of regulatory compliance. « read more »



State Health Program Has Roots in Las Cruces September 30, 2015 - Southwest Public Health Region - Information

Starting Thursday, October 1st and continuing through Wednesday, October 7th, Las Cruces Safe Routes to School is coordinating walk to school programs around the school district to mark the upcoming International Walk to School Day. For the first time ever, all 25 elementary schools will be partici... « read more »



Stay Savvy About Food Safety September 23, 2015 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Information

September is National Food Safety Education Month and the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some great tips to keeping your family’s food safe that you can use year-round. « read more »



Childhood Obesity a Problem for Parents Too September 18, 2015 - Healthy Kids New Mexico - Information

September is National Childhood Obesity Month – and with good reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five children in America is obese, and with that fact comes nothing but trouble for children. « read more »

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