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Breathing Easy in New Mexico June 24, 2014 - Asthma - Awareness

The New Mexico Council on Asthma (NMCOA) and the New Mexico Department of Health are pleased to announce the recent publication of a five-year plan to be used as a guide to reduce the burden of asthma and improve asthma outcomes in New Mexico. The plan, Breathing Easy in New Mexico: Addressing the... « read more »



Smoke Exposure a Hazard During Fire Season June 23, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

When wildfires happen, both the New Mexico Department of Health and Environment Department track the fires, advising residents in areas affected by fire how to reduce the risk to themselves and their families from smoke exposure. « read more »



Protect Yourself from Smoke Hazards June 17, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and Environment Department continue to track the Assayii Lake Fire along the McKinley/San Juan county line in New Mexico. The departments advise residents in areas vulnerable to wildfire to learn how to reduce risk to themselves and their families from smoke expos... « read more »



High School Students Less Likely to Binge Drink June 12, 2014 - Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey - Awareness

In 2013, New Mexico high school students were less likely to binge drink than their counterparts across the United States (17.1% vs. 20.8%), according to results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today. While New Mexico students wer... « read more »



Take Precautions to Prevent Mosquito Bites June 11, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding New Mexicans to take precautions against mosquito bites. Infected mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus to humans. « read more »



Heat Health Dangers Rise with Temperatures June 4, 2014 - Southwest Public Health Region - Awareness

We’re experiencing temperatures at or near record breaking highs this week. June is historically the hottest month in our part of the country. That mean it’s the time of the year again for us to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke in the... « read more »



Take Caution About the Heat June 3, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Children’s Youth and Families Department advise New Mexico residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke and to be extra vigilant to not leave children in vehicles. Temperatures over the next... « read more »