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Department of Health Urges New Mexicans to Celebrate Safely June 29, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

As the Independence Day holiday weekend approaches, the New Mexico Department of Health urges residents to celebrate a safe Fourth of July and to use extreme caution with fireworks. « read more »



Medical Cannabis Patient Services Program Relocating June 28, 2016 - Medical Cannabis Program - Information

Beginning July 5, the Medical Cannabis Patient Services Program will be operating out of a new location, 1474 Rodeo Rd., Suite 200, Santa Fe, NM 87505. The program is relocating to a larger space, which will have room for additional employees and infrastructure to keep up with the increase in patien... « read more »



A Lifetime of Risk June 22, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

It’s National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council, the New Mexico Department of Health and partners around the country work to raise awareness on preventing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities. « read more »



Ways to Be Safe in Very Hot Weather June 17, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

As temperatures are rising statewide, reaching over 100 degrees in some areas, the New Mexico Department of Health reminds residents to protect themselves from the risk of heat stress and heat-related illness by taking precautions such as staying hydrated and staying out of the sun during days with... « read more »



The Dog Head Fire Impacts WIC Services in Torrance County June 17, 2016 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that Women Infants and Children services will not be available in Moriarty Friday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to the Dog Head Fire. « read more »



Cataract Symptoms to Look For June 15, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

Cataract surgery is so common these days that if you haven’t had the surgery, you probably know someone who does. « read more »



Decrease in Drug Overdose Deaths in 2015 June 8, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that drug overdose deaths in the state decreased by 9 percent last year. Preliminary mortality data from 2015 shows that the number of drug overdose deaths among New Mexicans dropped from 540 in 2014 to 492 in 2015. « read more »



Men Can Make Health a Priority June 8, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

This June, the New Mexico Department of Health celebrates National Men’s Health Month. « read more »



Increase in Pharmacies Dispensing Naloxone June 6, 2016 - Opioid Safety - Information

The Department of Health reported a significant increase in the number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed from local community pharmacies. Naloxone is an easy to use, safe and effective medication that can rapidly begin reversing the effects of an opioid overdose for about 30-60 minutes, sufficient... « read more »



Healthy Swimming Tips to Read Before Taking That Dip June 1, 2016 - Public Relations - Information

School’s out; summer is here, and that means pool season has begun. There are so many options for safe swimming in the region from public swimming pools, to pools at local hotels, apartment complexes, maybe even your own backyard. Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United... « read more »