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5        <TITLE>News Releases</TITLE>
7        <CONTENT>
8        <h3>Health Risks on Hot Days and Extreme Heat</h3>
9                The New Mexico Department of Health cautions New Mexicans and visitors to be aware of weather conditions to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat stress which can have many signs and symptoms like dizziness, nausea, cramping, and weakness.
10                <br/><br/>
11                <ul class="Indent">
12                        <li>
13                                <span class="Italicize">June 2020</span> - Be mindful of heat-related illness and know the signs to look out for yourself and others as temperatures in most of the state have risen above 90 degrees, and southern New Mexico counties are experiencing extreme heat. 
14                        </li>
15                        <li>
16                                <span class="Italicize">August 2019</span> - High temperatures in effect throughout the state and with extreme heat in the Southeast New Mexico.
17                        </li>
18                        <li>
19                                <span class="Italicize">July 2019</span> - The New Mexico Department of Health encourages New Mexicans and visitors to take health steps on high-temperatures days to avoid suffering from heat-related illnesses.
20                        </li>
21                </ul>
22                <br/>
23                <div class="Indent">
24                        <a href="">NMDOH News Alerts</a>
25                        <br/>
26                        <a ibis:href="health/heatstress/Heat.html">Health Tips for Hot Days and Heat Stress</a>
27                </div>
28                <br/>
29                <h3>Be Prepared for Wildland Fires and Smoke</h3>
30                <span class="Italicize">June 2019</span> - Alerts for smoke from wildland fires, prescribed burns, and sometimes related to industrial or structure fires will be issued throughout summer and autumn.
31                <br/><br/>
32                <ul class="Indent">
33                        <li>06/24/2019 - Department of Health, Environment Department Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts in Lincoln County, New Mexico</li>
34                        <li>06/21/2019 - Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Central and NE New Mexico</li>
35                </ul>
36                <br/>
37                <div class="Indent">
38                        <a href="">NMDOH News Alerts</a>
39                        <br/>
40                        <a href="">NM Fire Updates</a>
41                </div>
42                <br/>
43                New Mexico Department of Health encourages New Mexicans and visitors to protect their health during smoke-causing events. To learn how to use 5-3-1 Visibility Method to assess the air quality and how to protect your health from smoke, visit <a ibis:href="fire"></a>
44                <br/><br/>
45                <div class="Indent">
46                        <a ibis:href="environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html">Health Protection During Wildfires</a>
47                        <br/>
48                        <a ibis:href="environment/WildlandFires.html">Wildland Activity</a>
49                </div>
50                <br/>
51                <h3>Be Prepared for Monsoon Season and Flooding</h3>
52                <span class="Italicize">June 2019</span> - The New Mexico Department of Health encourages New Mexicans and visitors to prepare for monsoon season, New Mexico's rainy season. Learn more here:
53                <br/><br/>
54                <div class="Indent">
55                        <a ibis:href="environment/climate/Flooding.html">Flooding</a>
56                        <br/>
57                        <a ibis:href="environment/water/private_wells/Resources.html">Resources for Well Owners</a>
58                        <br/>
59                        <a href="">NMDOH News Alerts</a>
60                </div>
61                <br/>
62                <h3>Perfluorinated Compounds: Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances</h3>
63                Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are chemicals that have been recently detected in groundwater.
64                <br/><br/>
65                <ul class="Indent">
66                        <li>05/09/2019 - High Levels of Perfluorinated Compounds in Lake Holloman</li>
67                        <li>10/19/2018 - Groundwater Contamination: Detected in Cannon Air Force Base Groundwater</li>
68                </ul>
69                <br/>
70                <div class="Indent">
71                        <a href="">NMDOH News</a>
72                        <br/>
73                        <a ibis:href="environment/PFCS.html">Perfluorinated Compounds and Health</a>
74                </div>
75                <br/>
76                <h3>Asthma in New Mexico</h3>
77                New Mexico Department of Health reports uncontrolled asthma leads to nearly 8,000 emergency department visits every year, according to data collected and analyzed from Asthma Emergency Department Visits (2008-2016) by the NMDOH Epidemiology and Response Division.
78                <br/><br/>
79                <ul class="Indent">
80                        <li>05/06/2019 - New Mexico Department of Health Reports Nearly 8,000 Emergency Department Visits Annually Due to Asthma</li>
81                </ul>
82                <br/>
83                <div class="Indent">
84                        <a href="">NMDOH News</a>
85                        <br/>
86                        <a ibis:href="dataportal/query/result/ed/EDAsthma/CountAsthma.html">Asthma Data</a>
87                </div>
88                <br/>
89                <h3>Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in New Mexico</h3>
90                The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the leading cause of death for both men and women in the state is heart disease - this as the department raises awareness of American Heart Month.
91                <br/><br/>
92                <ul class="Indent">
93                        <li>01/30/2019 - Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in New Mexico</li>
94                </ul>
95                <br/>
96                <div class="Indent">
97                        <a href="">NMDOH News</a>
98                        <br/>
99                        <a ibis:href="health/cardio/HeartAttack.html">Heart Attack Information and Data</a>
100                </div>
101                <br/>
102                <h3>Know How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning</h3>
103                <span class="Italicize">November 2019</span> - As temperatures continue to fall, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center remind New Mexicans that they can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by taking a few protection measures.
104                <br/><br/>
105                <div class="Indent">
106                        <a href="">NMDOH News Alerts</a>
107                        <br/>
108                        <a ibis:href="health/poisonings/CarbonMonoxidePoisoning.html">Health Tips for Carbon Monoxide Prevention</a>
109                </div>
110                <br/>
111        <h3>Vaping-Associated Lung Disease</h3>
112                <span class="Italicize">August 2019</span> - The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating possible cases of lung disease that are associated with vaping. All cases under investigation have been hospitalized with severe breathing problems after vaping including cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. NMDOH, other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are still investigating the possible causes of these illnesses.
113                <br/><br/>
114                <div class="Indent">
115                        <a href="">NMDOH News Alerts</a>
116                </div>
117                <br/>
118        </CONTENT>
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