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ACC is there to help. Find out how

ACC's National Serious Injury Service specialises in helping people to return to their everyday lives after serious... read more about ACC is there to help. Find out how»

Add five ways to wellbeing into your day

​Whether the going is good or times are tough, research has shown that five key actions can make a real difference to... read more about Add five ways to wellbeing into your day»

Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children

Children with parents who smoke are much more likely to get sick, be admitted to hospital, and start smoking when they... read more about Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children»

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Are your medicines right for you? How to find out

When taken correctly with regular reviews by your doctor, medications can improve your health and prolong your life.... read more about Are your medicines right for you? How to find out»

Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.... read more about Asthma in children»

Be the best motorcyclist you can be

Ride Forever is a great resource for motorcyclists. It has valuable information for beginners and veterans about... read more about Be the best motorcyclist you can be»

Being healthy from birth through the teen years

Kidshealth provides heaps of articles and resources on all sorts of children’s health topics, from infant feeding,... read more about Being healthy from birth through the teen years»

Care around the clock

Make your GP team your first call 24/7 Unless it’s an emergency (when you should call 111), always make your general... read more about Care around the clock»

Carers: Where to find more info

A list of useful websites with information for carers, as well as a list of service providers and support... read more about Carers: Where to find more info»

Check out the HealthInfo Canterbury website

HealthInfo Canterbury is an easy-to-use health information website written just for you, the people of Canterbury. You... read more about Check out the HealthInfo Canterbury website»

Community Māori health providers

Information about different Māori health providers around Canterbury and the services they provide. Services include... read more about Community Māori health providers»

Concussion, or just a whack to the head?

Learn to recognise the signs of concussion and what to do if you or someone else gets an injury to the brain with this... read more about Concussion, or just a whack to the head?»

Condoms? Vasectomy? Options for healthy sex and contraception

There are a few options for men’s contraception and sexual health, and some are better than others depending on your... read more about Condoms? Vasectomy? Options for healthy sex and contraception»

Depression: You don’t have to tough it out

Depression and anxiety can happen to anybody, but men are less likely to reach out for help. Healthinfo has a... read more about Depression: You don’t have to tough it out»

Did you know there are Māori health teams in hospital services?

Find out about your options for Māori health services at Community & Public Health, the National Breast & Cervical... read more about Did you know there are Māori health teams in hospital services?»

Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth

Find out more information from Healthy Smiles about crooked teeth, tooth whitening, tongue piercings, smoking,... read more about Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth»

Don’t let injuries ruin your rugby season

There’s nothing worse than copping an injury in an early game and sitting on the sideline for the rest of the season.... read more about Don’t let injuries ruin your rugby season»

Eight of the most common ways kids get injured

Childhood injuries are common. Thankfully most of these are minor. But every year in New Zealand children are badly... read more about Eight of the most common ways kids get injured»

Emergency dental care: Where to go

If you or a family member has toothache or an injury to your teeth or gums, get help as soon as possible. The Ministry... read more about Emergency dental care: Where to go»

Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going

It can often be good for you, both physically and psychologically, to keep doing everyday activities. These tips may... read more about Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going»

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