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What You Need to Know to Get Prepared for Wildfire Season March 27, 2018 - Air Quality - Awareness

Wildfires can strike at any time, and during Wildfire Awareness Week, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are encouraging residents to be prepared by learning more about the smoke, fire, and health resources available. Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed... « read more »

Department of Health Encourages Testing on Diabetes Alert Day March 26, 2018 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the American Diabetes Association in recognizing Tuesday, March 27, 2018, as “Diabetes Alert Day”. The annual health observance encourages New Mexicans and others nationwide to take a quick, free online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test and learn how they can de... « read more »

Decline in Tuberculosis Reported March 22, 2018 - Public Relations - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Tuberculosis Program reports there has been a sharp drop in the rate of tuberculosis in the state over the last two decades. Between 1996 and 2017, New Mexico saw TB decrease by 66%. « read more »

Youth Across New Mexico Advocate for Tobacco-Free Schools March 21, 2018 - Nicotine Cessation - Awareness

Youth leaders at nine schools across New Mexico are hosting ‘Kick Butts Day’ events Wednesday to raise awareness about their schools’ tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies. Increased awareness of tobacco-free school policies helps students, staff, and campus visitors comply with these standar... « read more »

Salmonella Associated with Baby Birds March 13, 2018 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health cautions residents about the potential for annual spring time purchases of baby chicks to lead to Salmonella infections. Families are advised to keep baby chicks or other baby birds out of their homes and use caution in order to avoid the infection. « read more »

Early Detection Key in Beating Colorectal Cancer March 6, 2018 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The cancer, diagnosed in the colon or rectum, can affect both men and women, leading to approximately 800 new cases of colorectal cancer being diagnosed in New Mexico every year. « read more »