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Call for volunteers to help fight NZ’s largest killer

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2018 04:08 PM
With one in five Kiwis dying from heart disease, the Heart Foundation is calling for people to join with it and help tackle the sobering health statistic, by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal 2019. Heart Foundation Medical Director ... Read more...

Southern DHB supporting Stop Pressure Injury Day

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2018 03:56 PM
Pressure injuries can be a painful and unnecessary experience. Everyone in a caring role – both formal and informal – can play a part in helping to avoid them. To spread this message, Southern DHB is supporting International Stop Pressure Injury ... Read more...

Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2018 11:01 AM
Alternatives to Self-Harm (ASH) is an approach that has been demonstrated to lead to a reduction of self-harm risk for people with emotional dysregulation. It can increase confidence in clients to maintain more effective coping strategies, as well ... Read more...

Sunrise hearing assistance grants now available

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 04:45 PM
When the Gisborne Hearing Association closed in 2016 they established the Hearing Assistance Fund at Sunrise to ensure those with hearing impairments in Tairawhiti-Gisborne will be supported forever. Read more...

Difficult choices for clinical leaders

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 03:35 PM
An informal poll of medical students highlights the difficult choices that clinical leaders have to make in an environment of ongoing resource constraints, according to Professor Murray Barclay, President of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... Read more...

The Marlin Hotel goes Smokefree

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 02:02 PM
The only smoking you will find at the Marlin Hotel in Whangaroa is smoked marlin on the menu. The Marlin Hotel has gone totally smokefree and believed to be the first ‘local pub’ in Northland to do so. Read more...

Dr Andrew Chan Mow Recognised for Services to Pacific Health

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 12:12 PM
Le Tagaloa Tugaga Dr Andrew Chan Mow, Clinical Director of SouthSeas Healthcare was recognised recently at the 4th annual SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards for his services to the Pacific in primary health care. Read more...

Otago study finds mindfulness apps can improve mental health

Published: Tue 13 Nov 2018 09:47 AM
A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people’s mental health. In a randomised, controlled trial, mindfulness app users reported modest improvements ... Read more...

Inspiration to Live Well, Eat Well

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 12:41 PM
A new recipe book with a fresh take on healthy, tasty meals will make life much easier for the quarter of a million New Zealanders living with diabetes. Read more...

Volpara reaches milestone in tech-driven cancer fight

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2018 12:36 PM
New Zealand, 12 November 2018 – Some of the greatest advances in the fight against breast cancer are happening not in the lab but in a Kiwi software company. Wellington-based Volpara® Solutions™ is helping save lives around the globe with its revolutionary ... Read more...
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