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New associate health ministers born in Tonga and USA

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Local doctor to make history with Hippocratic Oath

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Groundbreaking surgery bringing back smiles

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Waikato Hospital intern doctors stressed with overwork, understaffing and limited leave

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First robot-assisted knee surgery has patient working and walking two weeks later

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New online publication tackles dementia head on

A new online publication looks at the different types of dementia and its causes, as well as risk factors, diagnosis and living with dementia.
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