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March 4 marks International HPV Awareness Day and urges early vaccination and prevention February 29, 2024 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Awareness

About 85% of people nationwide will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in their lifetime – often without even knowing it. Vaccination of all 11–12-year-olds can protect them long before they are ever exposed. « read more »



Health of New Mexicans center stage on Public Health Day at Legislature February 8, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

Efficient and innovative ways to improve the health of all New Mexicans will be highlighted at the New Mexico Legislature at the 9th Annual Public Health Day at the State Capitol on Monday, February 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. « read more »



Healthy habits, routine screenings essential for cancer prevention February 6, 2024 - Comprehensive Cancer Control - Awareness

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Find out how much can be done to cut risks of death, live healthy and screen for cancers at the right times in our lives. « read more »



Help protect kids’ smiles during Children’s Dental Health Month February 5, 2024 - Dental and Oral Health - Awareness

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and this national observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals and healthcare providers to promote the benefits of good oral health. First celebrated in 1949, it became a month-long commemoration in 1981. This year’s theme is... « read more »



Wear red for Women’s Heart Health Friday, February 2nd February 1, 2024 - Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention - Awareness

February is American Heart Month, a time to pay special attention to heart health, particularly for women. Cardiovascular disease is a major health concern for women, and on February 2, we wear red to raise awareness about this issue. « read more »





DOH recognizes January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month January 3, 2024 - Breast and Cervical Cancer - Awareness

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise awareness about how people can protect themselves by getting screened. Cervical cancer screenings can help detect abnormal (changed) cells early, before they turn into cancer. Most deaths from cervical cancer could be prevented b... « read more »