Battling the bugs

Just as you’re returning to the workforce after having children, it feels like all your leave is poured into looking after a sick preschooler. Rebekah Fraser looks at why young children get sick so often and how to cope.

Coping with colic

In her book Smart Mothering, clinical psychologist Natalie Flynn addresses a subject that strikes fear and trepidation in the hearts of new parents: colic.

Newborn screening: helping babies have the best start in life

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand strongly recommends metabolic screening for newborn babies.

Baby on board

In the early stages of pregnancy it’s common to have many questions; suddenly it’s not just yourself that you have to look after. Rebekah Fraser speaks to midwives about how to stay healthy during pregnancy.

The not-so-secret weapon for busy women

Jude Barback asks New Zealand novelist and super-busy woman Catherine Robertson how she balances a hectic life with “hormonal shenanigans”.

“The highest highs and the lowest lows”: navigating adolescence

Navigating the teenage years can be hard work at the best of times. In today’s changing society, our teenagers are facing health issues that are vastly different from those faced by earlier generations. Rebekah Fraser speaks to youth health experts about how best to support them.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – 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.

Coping with the big C

Cancer Society chief executive Mike Kernaghan talks to Rebekah Fraser about supporting friends and loved ones with cancer.

Winning the war against acne at any age

Dermatologist Dr Victoria Scott-Lang says acne is a medical condition and should not be accepted as the norm – at any age. As she outlines here, there is lots that can be done about it.

Time to take action on diabetes

With November being Diabetes Action Month, Diabetes New Zealand is challenging all Kiwi families to act now to live well.


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Opinion: Hope is the key


How intergenerational shifts are impacting healthcare organisations

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