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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 »

Steps to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injuries March 31, 2014 - Injury Prevention - Awareness

A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal functions of the brain. With one-fourth of all injury-related deaths in New Mexico involving traumatic brain injuries, the New Mexico Department of Health encourages everyone... « 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 »