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Ballpoint pen and speedy action save Taranaki woman’s life after stroke

Jill Hooper can't wait to watch her granddaughter walk down the aisle - something she wouldn't have survived to see had it not been for a ball-point pen and some speedy action by her husband.

Stroke carer and survivor shares her story

Shona Andrell has seen stroke from both sides - for 20 plus years as a carer for her husband and more recently as a stroke survivor herself.  She shared her experience of how the quality of stroke care has improved at last year's annual South Island Stroke Study Day and here shares it again.

Camp Braveheart: Kiwi children with heart defects flourish at Heart Kids camp

Ben has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that affects the way blood flows through the heart. Next week 9-year-old Ben Doig will be at a camp near Auckland, rock climbing, kayaking, shooting with a bow and arrow, and tackling obstacle courses.

Getting to the heart of the matter

Q: Can you tell us about the book and how it came about? Pam: The book is called Getting to the Heart of the Matter. It is autobiographical and describes my journey from being well, through to...

Brave girl beats the odds after horrific reaction

A young girl was left fighting for her life after suffering an extremely rare, horrific allergic reaction following a vaccination.

Christchurch woman fighting for her life after contracting legionnaires’ disease

A solo working mum from Christchurch is fighting for her life in hospital after contracting legionnaires' disease whilst gardening.

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary

Te Aroha Isaia, aged 24, was diagnosed with grade three inflammatory HER2+ breast cancer in December 2016. She began a blog to share her journey with her friends and family, and now she’s sharing thoughts from her blog with you.

A voice of hope: Mental illness survivor Genevieve Mora speaks out

After 10 years of crippling anxiety, hiding her symptoms in shame, now 23-year-old Genevieve Mora is speaking out to remove the stigma around anxiety disorders.

Disabled man’s mum wins appeal over family care payments

An elderly mother who looks after her disabled son 24-7 has won her appeal against a Ministry of Health decision to pay her for just 17 hours of care each week.

‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should...

Julie Staple was a child when her dad, Mark Womack, began exhibiting odd behaviour. An award-winning violin, viola and cello maker, Womack was not following through for clients nor returning phone calls promptly. He...
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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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