Your health

A warm up plan for rugby players

ACC RugbySmart’s “RUGBY WARM-UPS” is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among male and female rugby... read more about A warm up plan for rugby players»

A warm up plan to go the distance

Athletes who warm up will become fitter, faster and stronger. This ACC SportSmart video demonstrates an effective warm... read more about A warm up plan to go the distance»

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»

Alchohol and drugs: are they really that dangerous?

Some drugs are more harmful than others, but it can be hard to know what the real deal is. NZ Drug Foundation has a... read more about Alchohol and drugs: are they really that dangerous?»

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»

Avoiding everyday injuries

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

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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

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

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»

Community Māori health providers

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

Community Services Card = cheaper GP fees

Many general practices charge lower fees if you have a Community Services Card (CSC). If you have a CSC, the most you... read more about Community Services Card = cheaper GP fees»

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: It’s not just “feeling sad”

Depression is an illness like any other: it’s not your fault if you have depression, and there are proven effective... read more about Depression: It’s not just “feeling sad”»

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»

Do the drugs work? Or do they make it worse?

A lot of different medications can be used to improve mental health, and they can have different effects on you.... read more about Do the drugs work? Or do they make it worse?»

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»

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»

Fatigue: It’s not just ‘being tired at work’

Fatigue is a real issue in industries that rely on workers being mentally and physically alert. Fatigue reduces a... read more about Fatigue: It’s not just ‘being tired at work’»

Feeling down on the farm

Farming can be a hard and isolating industry, with a history of associated depression and mental health issues. The... read more about Feeling down on the farm»

Find and enrol at a medical practice, clinic or health centre

To keep things simple in this article we will refer to health centres, medical practices, etc, just as clinics. If you... read more about Find and enrol at a medical practice, clinic or health centre»

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Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably

The Ministry of Health and district health boards fund several services for older people to help support us as we... read more about Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably»

Five steps to protect your child’s smile

Looking after your child’s baby teeth can help ensure their adult teeth come through healthy and strong. The Ministry... read more about Five steps to protect your child’s smile»

Free hearing checks

The Ministry of Health funds free hearing checks for children. If your child has a hearing loss, finding it early is... read more about Free hearing checks»

Fussy kids? Here’s how to get them eating

As the saying goes, you can sit a child at the table, but you can’t force them to eat. But you can encourage fussy or... read more about Fussy kids? Here’s how to get them eating»

Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…

We’ve got some tips to help you get a good, refreshing night’s sleep as often as you can. Good sleep habits will... read more about Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…»

Get free dentist visits while you can

Dental care is free up until you turn 18, so get it while you still can! Find out what free care you are eligible for... read more about Get free dentist visits while you can»

Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how

People who require long-term supported accommodation due to an illness or a disability may be entitled to a subsidy.... read more about Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how»

Get on your bike and ride

It’s not a bicycle race! It’s just a fun, healthy and fast way to get around. NZTA has a collection of resources... read more about Get on your bike and ride»

Getting funding for disability and injury equipment

Here you will find information about what help you may be eligible for, where to look for equipment and how to choose... read more about Getting funding for disability and injury equipment»

Glossary

Glossary: What do all these words mean? Use this glossary to find medical terms and their explanations. You can search... read more about Glossary»

Good-looking smiles are easy

This Healthy Smiles video will show you some easy ways to keep your teeth healthy and looking... read more about Good-looking smiles are easy»

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