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The unexpected secret to a happy retirement

Growing numbers of people are reaching retirement and realising there’s one thing they can’t live without: their job. And the reasons might come as a surprise.

Waikato DHB chairman Bob Simcock won’t resign yet

Waikato District Health Board chairman Bob Simcock should resign to end the embarrassment of the DHB's former chief executive's spending debacle, according to a doctors' union boss.

Fun app for learning te reo health terms

Unsure what 'hot', 'sore' or 'unwell' is in te reo? Then a new game app for teaching common health terms used in Māori could be for you.

The dangers of polypharmacy

CAROLINE BARTLE and HELEN BEHRENS discuss the risks associated with inappropriate polypharmacy, particularly for older people with dementia.

PHARMAC to remove medicine dispensing restrictions

Most funded medicines will return to all-at-once dispensing from midnight Friday 31 July 2020 because PHARMAC is removing most of the temporary dispensing restrictions put in place to manage supply during COVID-19.  “This means that...

Something in the water

Hawke’s Bay nurses were recently tested when Havelock North was hit by what’s believed to be the country’s worst ever waterborne disease outbreak – more than 5,000 people brought down with gastric illness. FIONA CASSIE shares the stories of some of the nurses involved and some of the lessons they learned.

Auckland DHB calls for increase in legal drinking age

The Auckland District Health Board is the latest to join the growing list of DHBs wanting a crack down on booze.

Spotlight on… technology

INsite looks at how technology is transforming the services offered by retirement village operators and aged care providers.

Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the mental wellbeing of their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. chnnl’s founder...

Step forward for medicinal cannabis

The Government is to reveal the contents of the Bill it's tabling at Parliament this afternoon, which is expected to include provisions to allow some terminally ill patients to legally use it.
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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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