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Top New Mexico Baby Names in 2018 December 27, 2018 - Public Relations - Information

Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2018 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. « read more »



Governor Martinez Announces Continued Improvement in Drug Overdose Death Rankings December 21, 2018 - Harm Reduction - Information

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health report that for the third consecutive year, the state’s drug-overdose death rank among states has improved. Based on a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico’s national ranking has... « read more »



New Mexico Schools Awarded Money for Nutrition Efforts December 11, 2018 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department report 41 public elementary schools in seven New Mexico counties are being awarded a total of $30,500 for their efforts in the Healthier US Schools Challenge award from the United States Department of Agriculture. « read more »



Framework for Crisis Triage Centers November 27, 2018 - Health Improvement - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health has announced new regulations and licensing requirements for crisis triage centers. This new type of health facility is designed to help individuals who voluntarily admit themselves to stabilize their behavioral health incidents. Crisis triage centers will provide... « read more »



Opioid Prescribing Measures Show Improvement October 11, 2018 - Opioid Safety - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced continued progress in addressing prescription drug overdose in New Mexico with its latest state quarterly prescribing report showing improved prescribing practices for opioids. « read more »



Bernalillo County Announces Plans to Expand Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources September 24, 2018 - Turquoise Lodge Hospital - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced plans to relocate Turquoise Lodge Hospital to the former Gibson Medical Center located at 5400 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, to expand their services. The move will also enable Bernalillo County to expand behavioral health services utilizing the sp... « read more »



Seeking Albuquerque Spa Customers for Testing September 21, 2018 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health continues reaching out to clients of Albuquerque’s VIP Spa, located in downtown Albuquerque at 809 Tijeras Avenue NW, Suite B, to provide information about and to test for possible blood-borne infections. « read more »



Governor announces Campaign to Combat Opioid Abuse July 25, 2018 - Harm Reduction - Information

Today, Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health announced the launch of a new campaign to combat prescription opioid abuse and misuse in New Mexico – the campaign is called “There Is Another Way”. « read more »



Multi-State Effort to Provide Birth Certificates July 9, 2018 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health will join the 23rd Navajo Nation Council – Office of the Speaker, Navajo Office of Vital Records and Identification and three U.S. states to sponsor a multi-day, multi state Delayed Birth Registration Event on July 16, 17 and 18th in Window Rock, Arizona. « read more »



Weekly Vital Records Service Hours for Grant County June 29, 2018 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Grant County Public Health Office now provides Vital Record services. Clients are encouraged to determine availability of services by calling ahead to the Grant County Public Health Office before making a visit, especially if they are traveling from surroundi... « read more »



Tobacco Use Among New Mexico High School Students at All-Time Low June 29, 2018 - Tobacco Cessation - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that rates of cigarette smoking by New Mexico high school students are lower than ever before - dropping by more than 50 percent over the last decade. According to data from the 2017 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, youth cigarette smoking has... « read more »



Suspect Case of Wound Botulism Investigated June 11, 2018 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health is currently investigating a case of apparent wound botulism in a 21-year-old female from Doña Ana County. The suspected source of infection is contaminated black tar heroin. The patient injected black tar heroin under the skin, also known as “skin popping.”... « read more »



Best Ways to Stay Healthy and Safe While Enjoying the Outdoors May 25, 2018 - Public Relations - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health offers tips to New Mexicans about the best ways to stay safe and healthy this Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer while enjoying all the outdoor activities New Mexico has to offer. With warmer temperatures, there are increased concerns about heat exposu... « read more »



Department of Health Celebrates Lab Professionals April 25, 2018 - Public Health - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes ‘Medical Laboratory Professionals Week’ and celebrates the contributions of dedicated lab professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in protecting public health and safety across the state. « read more »



Drug Take-Back Day Provides Safe Way to Dispose of Prescriptions April 23, 2018 - Opioid Safety - Information

Expired and unused prescription drugs can be dropped off for disposal on April 28th as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s, Drug Take Back Day. « read more »



Fresh Fruit and Vegetables April 10, 2018 - Women, Infants and Children - Information

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Women, Infants, and Children program launches a pilot project at two Las Cruces grocery stores to test a new way for participants to use WIC benefits to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. « read more »



Medical Cannabis Program Launches Improved Patient Application March 19, 2018 - Medical Cannabis Patients & Caregivers - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program launches a new version of the patient application, with changes that help both patients and certifying practitioners. « read more »