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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»

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»

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?»

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