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A Challenge for Many Families January 27, 2016 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Being a parent is a challenge under any circumstance, but for 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States this year, there are challenges above and beyond the day-to-day raising of the child. « read more »

Raising Awareness for SIDS October 28, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

October is SIDS Awareness Month, a time where as much awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is generated as possible by the medical community. « read more »

Life-Threatening Infections for Newborns August 5, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Strep throat is a bacterial infection in the throat and the tonsils. It’s caused by streptococcal (strep) bacteria, and it can be passed from person-to-person when the infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes, tiny droplets with the strep bacteria go into the air. « read more »

Three Strategies to Reduce Infant Mortality Rates March 3, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

Safe sleep, smoking cessation and perinatal regionalization are among the topics that the New Mexico Department of Health has prioritized in its efforts to reduce the state’s infant mortality rate. The announcement today comes on the heels of the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to... « read more »

The Underappreciated Vitamin for Healthy Children January 7, 2015 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

For many women planning to have children, often the first thing their doctor tells them is to take their vitamins. Not just any vitamins but prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are an important part of pregnancy nutrition — even before conception. « read more »

Videos Focusing on the Toddler Years January 13, 2014 - Maternal & Child Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is pleased to announce a new set of videos for parents that showcase the rewards and challenges facing parents of toddlers. The Day Two videos highlight some of the challenges parents with toddlers face and give advice on how to manage difficult situations in pos... « 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 »