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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 »



Recent Drug Overdose Deaths Likely Caused by Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl October 6, 2016 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator are investigating 20 drug overdose deaths in New Mexico in 2016 likely caused by illicitly manufactured fentanyl. « read more »