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Is therea Deadly Gas in your Home? It Takes Only $7 to Find Out! January 19, 2016 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are encouraging New Mexicans, especially smokers and former smokers, to test their homes for radon, an odorless and invisible gas, during January, National Radon Action Month. Radon testing is easiest and most effective i... « read more »



A Threat We Can’t See or Smell January 6, 2016 - Public Relations - Safety

This month the New Mexico Department of Health is warning residents about a sign of medical trouble that hides in plain sight. It’s odorless and invisible. It’s radon. « read more »



Road Crews are Ready for Wintry Weather December 31, 2014 - Public Relations - Safety

As arctic air settles in New Mexico over the next few days, Governor Susana Martinez is reminding New Mexicans to take precautions during this cold snap to stay safe. Difficult driving conditions are reported in several parts of New Mexico. « read more »



Burning Truths about Holiday Safety July 2, 2014 - Injury Prevention - Safety

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is traditionally the time for parties, barbecues and fireworks, but for emergency rooms in New Mexico, it’s more than that. It’s a day where the hospital staff knows to expect to see patients arriving suffering burns, bruises, lacerations, even foreign objects... « read more »



National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 23, 2014 - Opioid Safety - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health urges residents to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Collection sites in Southwest New Mexico as well as state-wide will be set up as and staffed by state and local police and county sheriff's departments. The service is free and anonymous. « read more »



Reminding Parents of the Dangers of Poisoning March 19, 2014 - Public Relations - Safety

During National Poison Prevention Week, the New Mexico Department of Health wants to remind parents to store non-food products, including medications, out of their children’s reach. The New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center reports an average of one phone call per hour about a possible po... « read more »



Saving Seniors From the Fall January 29, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health reports fall-related injury is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits for New Mexico seniors ages 65 and older. « read more »



Fall-Related Injuries January 27, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that fall-related injury is the leading cause of unintentional injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits for New Mexico seniors ages 65 and older. Seniors accounted for 245 out of 300 fall-related deaths (82%) in New Mexico in 2012. « read more »



What You Burn Matters: Minimize the Risk January 23, 2014 - Air Quality - Safety

During the wintertime, residential wood smoke is the main source of fine particle pollution causing poor air quality inside the home. Burning the right wood, the right way, in the right wood-burning appliance can reduce harmful air pollution. « read more »



Is therea Deadly Gas in your Home? It Takes Only $7 to Find Out! January 17, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are encouraging New Mexicans, especially smokers and former smokers, to test their homes for radon, an odorless and invisible gas. January is National Radon Action Month. Radon testing is easiest and most effective in coo... « read more »



Increased Risk for Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths December 30, 2013 - Maternal & Child Health - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health warns parents of the increased risks of sudden unexpected infant deaths during the New Year’s holiday. A national study, completed in 2010, indicates it may be just as important to pick a “designated caregiver” for the baby during the holidays as it is to... « read more »



Safety this Holiday Season December 17, 2013 - Injury Prevention - Safety

The holiday season is upon us and for many that means wonderful experiences, such as decorating homes, having family gatherings and sharing gifts. But the New Mexico Department of Health is reminding New Mexicans that this is also the season that can create unique circumstances that can be hazardous... « read more »