June 2019
Tips and ideas for health and wellbeing from Health Navigator.

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General health round up

How to ease and prevent constipation
There are many different reasons people get 'backed up' but before resorting to laxatives try tweaking your lifestyle – in many cases simple changes can help get things back in working order.
Tips for managing late effects of polio
Thanks to vaccination, New Zealand has been polio-free since 1970. However, if you caught polio before then and are living with late-onset effects, we have some info to help.
Understanding and managing social anxiety
Social anxiety is a fear of social activities and situations largely because of a fear of being negatively judged. Fortunately, there are things to help and support resources available.
Understanding the signs of sepsis could help save a life
Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning or septicaemia, is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. If not treated quickly, it can quickly lead to multiple organ failure. 

Parenting puzzles solved

Should I use teething gels?
Teething can be uncomfortable for babies. Find out how you can help ease their discomfort and why teething gels such as Bonjela might not be effective and need to be used with care.
Vaccinations for teens
Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect your whānau against the risk of serious infectious diseases. Find out what vaccines your teenager or young person needs.

Understanding your medicines

Could a medicines list help you?
If you are finding it hard to keep track of your medicines, you may find a medicines list, or 'yellow card', to be a useful way of keeping all your medications information in one place. Find out more.

There's an app for that!

Improve your safety and security when using health apps
With new healthcare apps and devices being created every day, it's important to take care of how your personal health information is collected and used. Find out how you can keep yourself safer when using health apps.

Video of the month 

Cuteness (and sleep deprivation) alert – baby's first year
In this series of videos, three different whānau share their stories about their baby's first year.
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