Articles Categorized: Health

Healthy habits earn school an award

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WAIMANA School students have been on a mission to promote healthy eating habits, and their efforts have been awarded by the Heart Foundation. The Heart…

Lessons learned from scooter challenge

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DEPUTY mayor Judy Turner and councillors Andrew Iles and Nandor Tanczos navigated Kopeopeo streets on mobility scooters last Wednesday. The Whakatane District Council elected members…

Elder abuse hits close to home

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AGE Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week, which began yesterday with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Age Concern elder…

Medical professionals of the future

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EASTERN Bay secondary students received an insight into life as a health professional, when they attended a health careers showcase hosted by Grace Hospital in…

Virus keeps visitors away from rest home

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VISITORS were restricted from visiting family and friends at Mary Shapley Rest Home in Whakatane last week after a virus outbreak. Rachel Longstaff, communications manager…

Health project launches

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A NEW health initiative aimed at helping people who require urgent specialist attention but face detrimentally-long wait times in the public system, has been launched…

Living with multiple sclerosis

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BLURRED vision and slight numbness in his feet after he had played tennis or been for a run were the first symptoms Whakatane’s Matthew Crawford…

Massages relieve stress

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OFFERING free massages to flood affected residents had a ripple effect on everyone involved in the flood, a co-ordinator said. On Saturday, a group of…

More money for health

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THE New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for $2.3 billion to be put back into health funding at this year’s budget on Thursday. NZNO…