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Feb

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month; New Mexico Proclaims February is Children’s Oral Health Month

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, raising awareness for parents and children about how to keep their smiles white and their teeth clean. Recognizing the importance of oral health, especially among children who need to create good habits, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed February 2017 as Children’s Oral Health Month for the state…. Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, K-12, New Mexico, Public Health

Feb

09

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Observe American Heart Month this February

Posted by on February 9th, 2017 0 comments

A heart means more than just love this February—this month, the United States recognizes American Heart Month, shedding light on heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.; heart disease affects 1 in 4 Americans, and 1 in 3 American women. The New Mexico Department of Health is just… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, New Mexico, Outreach, Social Media

Jan

19

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New Mexico Sees Four Cases of Whooping Cough

Posted by on January 19th, 2017 0 comments

New Mexico is seeing its largest cluster of whooping cough cases in infants since 2013. So far, four infants from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan have a confirmed case. The cases have all been reported in infants under six months old. “Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious cough illness―especially in… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, New Mexico, Public Health

Jan

05

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Curbing Overdose Deaths is a Priority for New Mexico

Posted by on January 5th, 2017 0 comments

Last year, the opioid epidemic was brought to the forefront of health issues facing Americans. It was announced that in 2014, more people died of drug overdoses than in any other year on record. In 2016, the Surgeon General also released a landmark report regarding addiction in America—it is the first of its kind. In… Read More »

Posted in: New Mexico, Public Health

Dec

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New Mexico Sees Two More Cases of Hantavirus

Posted by on December 15th, 2016 0 comments

New Mexico’s McKinley County recently announced it has confirmed two more cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. They are the seventh and eight cases of hantavirus confirmed in New Mexico this year. The 59-year-old man and 29-year-old woman diagnosed have been hospitalized. Hantavirus is a disease carried by rodents and can be transmitted to humans through… Read More »

Posted in: New Mexico, Public Health

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