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Everyday health tips

Keeping safe on the road

The number of people dying on our roads is growing. So how can you protect yourself from harm? ACC has some advice and... read more about Keeping safe on the road»

Keeping yourself safe during COVID-19

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ramon Pink shares some advice about keeping yourself safe during... read more about Keeping yourself safe during COVID-19»

Kids’ health: The first five years

Watch a Ministry of Health video about three whānau with kids under five years old, and find the answers to common... read more about Kids’ health: The first five years»

Maintain that killer smile

It’s easy to keep your smile looking good. The Ministry of Health has put together some facts and simple tips on how... read more about Maintain that killer smile»

Manly eating: Moving on from steak and two veg

Eating well can help you look better, have more energy at work, perform better at sports, and live longer. Read a... read more about Manly eating: Moving on from steak and two veg»

My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?

Serious allergies can threaten your child’s life. Starting school can be a particularly scary time for a parent,... read more about My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?»

Overdosing on opioids

When people take high doses of opioids, it can lead to an overdose, with the slowing or stopping of breathing and... read more about Overdosing on opioids»

Pregnant women can be more vulnerable to gum disease. Find out how to prevent it

You need to take extra care of your teeth at times when you mature and change, for example, puberty or menopause, and... read more about Pregnant women can be more vulnerable to gum disease. Find out how to prevent it»

Preventing legionnaires’ disease – advice for gardeners

Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia. It’s caused by bacteria called legionella that lives in moist... read more about Preventing legionnaires’ disease – advice for gardeners»

Reduce your cancer risk

There are some simple things you can do to reduce your chances of getting the Big C. It’s up to you how many of these... read more about Reduce your cancer risk»

Renewing prescriptions

To renew a prescription, you usually need an appointment at your health clinic to review your health and check how your... read more about Renewing prescriptions»

Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice

If you or a family member is thinking about going into a rest home or hospital care, you may be eligible for government... read more about Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice»

Serious injuries and disabilities

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides support and services to people with lasting impairments after... read more about Serious injuries and disabilities»

The truth about fizzy drinks

Excessive sugar is one of the biggest risks to our health, and fizzy drinks are jam-packed with the stuff. Find out... read more about The truth about fizzy drinks»

This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older

Falls are the most common cause of injury for people 65 years or older, and falls make up two thirds of all ACC claims... read more about This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older»

This little test could save your life!

If you have symptoms such as blood in your faeces or unusual bowel movements that continue for weeks see your GP team... read more about This little test could save your life!»

This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Even if you are getting older, or... read more about This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier»

Top tips to avoid winter illnesses

When warmth wanes, why whine, when we have ways to win with winter wellness? Find out which illnesses are more common... read more about Top tips to avoid winter illnesses»

Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?

Yes. Physical activity is an essential part of life for all children and young people. Children usually want to play... read more about Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?»

Want to be smokefree?

Different strategies work best for different people, but stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your... read more about Want to be smokefree?»

Warm up plans for rugby players

ACC RugbySmart’s “Warm up, strength & conditioning” programmes are designed to reduce injuries among male and... read more about Warm up plans for rugby players»

What is ergonomics, and why is your office chair uncomfortable?

Ergonomics in the workplace is how your equipment is designed and placed to be comfortable for your body and prevent... read more about What is ergonomics, and why is your office chair uncomfortable?»

What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?

Well Child Tamariki Ora is a free programme providing a series of free health visits and support for families with... read more about What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?»

What to do when your child is being bullied

Bullying happens in all age groups, but it is not a normal part of growing up. You should feel safe at school, at home,... read more about What to do when your child is being bullied»

What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here

A Health Passport is a booklet you can carry with you when you go to hospital or when you use other health and... read more about What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here»

When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?

For some people, collecting things grows out of control. Their homes become cluttered, often causing a fire or health... read more about When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?»

Where to find support after a traumatic event

If you or someone you know needs mental wellbeing support or advice: Call or text 1737 to speak with a trained... read more about Where to find support after a traumatic event»

Work outdoors? Keep yourself safe from solar radiation

Radiation from the sun is like any other workplace hazard: it needs to be minimised to reduce risk. Worksafe has some... read more about Work outdoors? Keep yourself safe from solar radiation»

Work shouldn’t make you sick. Learn about workplace wellness here

Whether your work has you walking around, sitting in an office, or doing physical labour, you need to look after... read more about Work shouldn’t make you sick. Learn about workplace wellness here»

Zero doctor fees for under-14s

All children under 14 years old can get free doctors’ visits and cheaper or free prescriptions. To take advantage of... read more about Zero doctor fees for under-14s»

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Page last updated: 17 February 2021

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