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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 »