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

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General health round up

Why vaccinate?
High immunisation rates protect our whole community, including those who can’t be immunised themselves. We all need to work together to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. 
You have 3 minutes to save a life
There are many common accidents that can result in major life-threatening bleeding – knowing what to do could save a life.
Recovering well after surgery
Whether it’s a small operation or for something major, having surgery means you’ll need to take time afterwards to rest and recover.
Cold or the flu and what to do?
The flu is usually more severe and develops more quickly than a cold. Find out how to respond to and treat different symptoms and how long to stay home. 
Have you joined the Kōrero mai feedback group?
Providing quality health information is a team effort – and we want you to be part of our team. We've created a Facebook group so we can hear what you think is important when it comes to the content and delivery of your health information.

Parenting puzzles solved

What to do if you can't breastfeed
Most women assume they'll be able to breastfeed their newborn, even if it takes a few attempts. However, the reality is that for a number of different reasons some women are unable to breastfeed – what can you do if you find yourself in that situation?
Reducing food allergies in infants
Many children seem to have food allergies these days. Learn what things you can do that may help prevent your child from developing one.

Understanding your medicines

What is the HPV vaccine?
HPV vaccine helps protects against a group of viruses that cause several different types of cancers affecting both men and women. The vaccine is available free for everyone aged 9 to 26 years. Learn more...

There's an app for that!

An app for people living with asthma or COPD
The Hailie™ solution provides people who live with asthma or COPD with the tools to help manage their condition and helps them to take control of their health day by day.

Video of the month 

Prevent falls at home or when you are out and about
This series of videos provides tips for staying safe on your feet at home and in the community to help prevent falls.
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