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Record spring heat sends over 50 New Mexicans to ERs with heat-related illnesses May 24, 2024 - Environmental Health - Awareness

Since April 1 there have been at least 51 heat-related visits to emergency departments across New Mexico. As temperatures are expected to climb to the mid to upper 90s in Roswell and Carlsbad and remain in the low 90s in Las Cruces this week, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is urging... « read more »

NMHealth is expanding services to help those with opioid use disorder May 22, 2024 - Opioid Safety - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is greatly expanding its ability to help those suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). Starting this week, more than 30 public health offices will offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use available both in person and via telehealth. Th... « read more »

You can protect yourself from smoke hazards during wildfires May 20, 2024 - Environmental Health - Awareness

May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is urging New Mexicans to be prepared in the event of wildfires. Climate change has impacted New Mexico, with increased and persistent heat as well as strong winds. Both these conditions lead to an increased risk of w... « read more »

Prevent the spread of Hepatitis C by getting tested to know your status May 15, 2024 - Hepatitis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NM Health) recognizes May as Hepatitis C Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day and encourages all adults in New Mexico to get tested and know their status. « read more »

Christopher Harris named Marketing Public Education Outreach Director for NMHealth May 13, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

Patrick Allen, Secretary of NMHealth announced today that Christopher Harris has been named Marketing Public Education Outreach Director for the department. « read more »

May is a time to celebrate New Mexico’s Nurses May 6, 2024 - Public Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) recognizes May as National Nurses Month and in particular May 6-12 as National Nurses Week. Nurses contribute to health in multifaceted ways including as educators, innovators and caregivers and are an essential part of our healthcare system. « read more »

Calling all New Mexico Grown champions May 3, 2024 - Family Health - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) invites all participants of New Mexico Grown, a program that works with local farmers, ranchers, and food businesses, to apply for the Golden Chile Awards. Awards are given for a variety of activities such as establishing edible gardens, serving locally... « read more »

Fentanyl Awareness Day highlights overdose prevention May 1, 2024 - Harm Reduction - Awareness

Fentanyl Awareness Day, recognized annually on May 7, is a chance to raise awareness about the risks of opioid use, educate the public about overdose prevention, and reduce stigma around substance use. « read more »