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Northland senior citizen irate as flu vaccine runs out

A senior citizen in Northland who can not access flu vaccine say it's a bit of a joke for the government to advise people to get immunised when there aren't any vaccines available. Christopher Graham...

Union celebrates 30 years with special one-day conference

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) will be celebrating 30 years as a union on Thursday 27th June at Te Papa in Wellington with a special one-day anniversary conference. The special one-day anniversary conference, entitled: Why a...

2019 applications open for Hauora Māori Scholarships

Māori students across all health disciplines are encouraged to apply for this year’s Hauora Māori Scholarships.

Dental therapists: we can help improve access to dental care

The professional association for dental and oral health therapists would like to see their skills better utilised.

Helping boost women surgeon numbers aim of student essay competition

Women surgeons are seeking to help boost more female medical students to consider surgical careers through an essay competition with the first prize a trip to a Bangkok conference.

Preventing and managing blood clots in pregnancy

Every year in New Zealand around 4,000 people develop a blood clot in a vein. This article looks at venous thromboembolism – in particular why pregnancy puts women at increased risk – and how to help prevent, diagnose and treat pregnancy-associated venous blood clots.

How safe is the MMR vaccine?

In Samoa earlier this month two babies died shortly after receiving the MMR vaccine and an investigation is ongoing. in her blog Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre, answers some of the questions raised by the tragedy.

Navigating the New Zealand health sector

Do you know your HPCA from your HPDT? Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, helps guide health professionals through the complexities of the New Zealand health sector including its many acronyms.

Health law: Informed consent – something every single health professional needs to know

Dr Jonathan Coates, a health law specialist at Claro, starts the first of a short series on health law essentials for health professionals. Opening with the importance of informed consent.

Opportunity of a lifetime awaits health professionals

The launch of a new international volunteer fellowship programme could see New Zealand health professionals providing care for people in countries experiencing conflict and extreme hardship.
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DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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