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SmartHealth: A reassuring connection

One of the hardest things about becoming unwell is the uncertainty, a feeling Bill Hussey knows all too well after he was diagnosed with a serious kidney disorder in November 2015.

Do you have high blood sugar?

Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated 100,000 people undiagnosed.

Hutt community reps create own mental health plan

Fed up with government inaction on mental health issues, Hutt community representatives have taken matters into their own hands and created a plan of their own.

'Crisis looming' for orthopaedic surgery in NZ

The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association is calling for a national taskforce on future orthopaedic surgery, to avert a looming crisis.

Review of Southern DHB urology service offers advice

An external review of Southern DHB’s urology service has offered "strong, practical suggestions for the future", says Southern DHB CEO Chris Fleming.

No excuse for preventing DHBs from giving workers equal pay - PSA

A leaked letter from the Ministry of Health to DHBs warning them not to extend equal pay to mental health support workers confirms that the Government is wilfully ignoring the current crisis in mental health, which the Public Service Association considers completely inappropriate, heartless and n

September is World Alzheimers Month

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year.

New discovery could help prevent preterm birth in at risk women

Otago University researchers have discovered a new trigger that stimulates the release of oxytocin from the brain in pregnancy - the hormone responsible for contracting the uterus during birth.

Canterbury DHB delivers health wins for the Chatham Islands

Chatham Island residents are receiving greater levels of health care, which is resulting in fewer residents leaving the island to enter long term residential care, fewer hospital stays and a significant reduction in emergency life flights.

Join Geneva's Change Day pledge

As part of ChangeDay 2017, Geneva Healthcare encourages everyone to join their pledge to help fund the ground breaking work by the Minds for Minds Charitable Trust by buying a limited edition Minds for Minds T-Shirt.

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