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SmartHealth highlights the benefits of being mobile

When tropical Cyclone Cook loomed in April 2017, schools and roads were closed and the Coromandel Peninsula was declared to be in a state of emergency. Community mental health nurse Dana Nash hunkered down at home with her family and got to work on her iPad.

Kids continue to be exposed to second-hand smoke in cars

New evidence shows one in five children continue to be exposed to smoking in cars, and that exposure even increased in 2015.

Exercise in early life has long-lasting benefits - study

Exercise in early life counteracts some of the damaging programming effects of a high-fat diet, a new Auckland study shows.

Hawke's Bay Hospital at capacity

Hawke’s Bay Hospital is at capacity, and unless it’s an emergency, people are urged to seek medical care from their family doctor, medical centre, pharmacy or to call Healthline.

RE: Waitemata DHB wins public sector excellence award

Waitemata District Health Board [Waitemata DHB] Bowel Screening pilot has been honoured at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Awards 2017, held at Wellington’s TSB Arena on July 5 th 2017, winning ‘Poster Award for Excellence in Design of Supporting Poster’.

Bell Block stores band together against sugary drinks

Taranaki’s Bell Block community are working together to reduce school children’s consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, through supporting a Taranaki District Health Board initiative called ‘Tap into Water’ which promotes the implementation of water only guidelines in schools and commu

Waitemata DHB wins public sector excellence award

Waitemata District Health Board [Waitemata DHB] Bowel Screening pilot has been honoured at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Awards 2017, held at Wellington’s TSB Arena on July 5th 2017.

Genetics a 'game changer' in getting Kiwis fitter

The role of genetics, and how it relates to people’s nutrition, exercise and health is an absolute game changer when it comes to Kiwis improving their lives, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

Under-resourcing of DHB neurology services means NZ is falling short

Drastic under-resourcing of DHB neurology services means NZ is falling well short of internationally-approved standards of care for people with multiple sclerosis

Waikato parents urged to ensure children's vaccines are up to date

Waikato is experiencing a surge in the number of cases of mumps we are seeing and our Medical Officer of Health is urging parents to ensure their children’s vaccines are up to date.

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