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How and where to get dental care on the West Coast
Dental care for babies & under 5s
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Dental care for people with special needs
Eligibility of children for free dental care
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New Zealand healthcare system
Preparing for your doctor's visit
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Chiropractors
Community support workers for mental health
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Confidentiality (health privacy) for youth & teens
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Your health rights
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Emergency help
Emergency & after-hours medical help
First aid topics
Achilles tendon rupture: first aid
Alcohol poisoning
Bites & stings
Breathing difficulties
Broken bones first aid
Bruises
Calling 111 for an ambulance
Chemical poisoning
Chest pain
Chemicals in eyes
Choking
CPR for adults & children
CPR for babies (0 to 1 year)
Dislocated joints: first aid
Drowning
Drug overdose
Head injury first aid
Heavy bleeding
Hyperventilation
Object in nose
Seizures
Something in an ear
Something in an eye
Unconscious but breathing
Health conditions
Allergies
Allergy testing
Allergic contact dermatitis
Allergies in children
Preventing food allergies
Anaphylaxis (severe allergy)
Angioedema (facial swelling)
Hay fever
Hives (urticaria)
Oral allergy syndrome
Assault & abuse
Child abuse & neglect
Elder abuse
Emotional & physical abuse (youth & teens)
Family violence
Sexual assault of adults
Referral & support agencies (sexual assault)
Sexual assault of youth & teens
Referral & support agencies (sexual assault)
Bladder, kidney, & urinary system
Kidneys
Healthy kidneys
Chronic kidney disease
What is chronic kidney disease?
How is CKD diagnosed?
How is CKD treated?
Medicines used in kidney disease
How can I slow down CKD?
Eating well with chronic kidney disease
Common causes of CKD
Analgesic nephropathy
Diabetes & kidney disease
Glomerulonephritis
High blood pressure and kidney disease
Adult polycystic kidney disease
Urinary reflux
Kidney problems in children
Kidney stones & renal colic
You have a kidney stone, what will happen now?
Eating to prevent kidney stones
Pyelonephritis (kidney infection)
Bladder
Bladder cancer
Interstitial cystitis
Blood in the urine (haematuria)
Urinary problems
Continence & incontinence
Urinary problems in children
Bedwetting & daytime wetting in children
Urine infection (UTI) in children
Urinary problems in men
Urinary symptoms in men
Bladder diary
Bladder retraining
Continence & prostate surgery
Pelvic floor exercises for men
Urine infection (UTI) in men
You & your catheter
Urinary problems in women
Urinary incontinence in women
Bladder diary
Bladder retraining
Pelvic floor exercises for women
Urine infection (UTI) in women
You & your catheter
Urinary problems in older adults
Urinary incontinence in older adults
Urine infection (UTI) in older adults
Taking antibiotics for a UTI
Penis health
About your penis
Penis problems
Erection problems (erectile dysfunction)
Urethritis
Penis & foreskin problems in boys
Tightness of the foreskin (phimosis)
Circumcision in boys
Prostate health
Prostate health & symptoms
Prostate enlargement
Prostate cancer
PSA test
Prostate surgery (TURP)
Continence & prostate surgery
Prostatitis
Testicles & scrotum
About your testicles & scrotum
Testicular cancer
Epididymo-orchitis
Other testicular & scrotal problems
Blood
What's my blood made of?
Anaemia
What is anaemia?
Iron
How to get your daily iron
Iron-rich meal ideas
Taking iron supplements
Thalassaemia
Vitamin B12 deficiency & folic acid deficiency anaemia
Bleeding disorders
Blood clotting disorders
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in pregnancy
Deep vein thrombosis & plaster casts
Pulmonary embolism (PE)
Blood-thinning medicines for DVT & PE
Warfarin monitoring
Food choices & warfarin
Bone marrow biopsy
Essential thrombocythaemia (high platelets)
Haematology Service at Grey Base Hospital
Haemochromatosis
Intravenous access devices
Leukaemia & lymphoma
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Low platelets (thrombocytopenia)
Lumbar puncture
MGUS
Myeloma
Primary polycythaemia (high red blood cells)
Splenectomy for children
Splenectomy in adults
Testing for haemophilia before pregnancy
Blood vessels
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Varicose veins and venous disease
Bones & joints
Arthritis & related disorders
About arthritis & related disorders
Ankylosing spondylitis
Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
Osteoarthritis tests & diagnosis
Living with osteoarthritis
Aids for people with osteoarthritis
Treatments for osteoarthritis
More information about osteoarthritis
Arthritis of the thumb
Arthritis New Zealand
Conserving energy
Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia tests & diagnosis
Living with fibromyalgia
Foot & ankle arthritis
About foot & ankle arthritis
Living with foot & ankle arthritis
Surgery for foot & ankle arthritis
Giant cell arteritis (GCA)
About giant cell arteritis (GCA)
Treatment for giant cell arteritis (GCA) or temporal arteritis
Who can help with GCA?
More information about giant cell arteritis
Gout
Gout tests & diagnosis
Living with gout
Medications for gout
More information about gout
Eating & lifestyle advice for gout
Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
Medications for inflammatory conditions
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
Rheumatoid & psoriatic arthritis
Inflammatory arthritis tests and diagnosis
Living with inflammatory arthritis
Medications for inflammatory arthritis
More information about rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis
Septic arthritis (joint infection)
Sjogren syndrome
Bone & joint problems
Ankles & feet
Achilles tendon
Achilles tendinopathy
Ruptured Achilles tendon
Broken ankle (fractured ankle)
Broken foot (fractured metatarsal)
Broken toe (fractured toe)
Bunions
Care of your ankle following a fracture
Flat feet
Foot & ankle arthritis
About foot & ankle arthritis
Living with foot & ankle arthritis
Surgery for foot & ankle arthritis
Foot & ankle orthotics
Hammertoe
Heel & foot pain (plantar fasciitis)
Mallet toe
Morton's neuroma
Overlapping toes
Pain in the ball of your foot (metatarsalgia)
Podiatrists
Sprained ankle
Stress fractures of the foot
Stretches for your ankles & feet
Costochondritis
Hips & legs
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
What is an ACL injury?
How is an ACL injury treated?
Exercise & physiotherapy for ACL injury
Surgery for ACL
Broken lower leg (fractured tibia or fibula)
Treating a broken lower leg
Broken knee (knee fracture)
Recovering from a broken knee
Broken kneecap (fractured patella)
Surgery for a broken kneecap
Bursitis
Do I have bursitis?
How is bursitis treated?
Dislocated kneecap (dislocated patella)
Hip & knee replacement
Preparing for hip & knee replacement surgery
Leg cramp
Quadriceps exercises
Shin pain
Low back pain
About low back pain
Treating low back pain
Things you can do to help your back pain
Pain relief & professional treatment for back pain
How to stop low back pain coming back
Other causes of low back pain
Shoulders & arms
AC joint injuries
Broken collar bone (fractured clavicle)
Broken elbow (olecranon fracture)
How is a broken elbow treated?
Broken forearm (adults)
Treating a broken forearm in adults
Broken radial head
What is a broken radial head?
How is a broken radial head treated?
Surgery for a broken radial head
Bursitis
Do I have bursitis?
How is bursitis treated?
Common shoulder problems
Painful shoulders
Exercises for your shoulders
Stiff shoulders
Unstable shoulders & dislocations
Weak shoulders
Exercises of your arm & hand while in a cast
Fractured surgical neck of the humerus
Tennis & golfer's elbow
Do I have tennis or golfer's elbow?
How are tennis & golfer's elbow treated?
What happens next?
Wrists & hands
Arthritis of the thumb
Broken finger (fractured phalanx)
Surgery for a broken finger
Broken hand bones
Surgery for a broken hand
Broken wrist (wrist fracture)
Your wrist bones
How is a broken wrist treated?
Surgery for a broken wrist
Care of your wrist & hand following a fracture
Carpal tunnel syndrome
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Living with carpal tunnel syndrome
Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Before & after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Recovery after carpal tunnel surgery
More information about carpal tunnel syndrome
De Quervain's tenosynovitis
About de Quervain's tenosynovitis
Living with de Quervain's tenosynovitis
Surgery for de Quervain's tenosynovitis
Before & after surgery for de Quervain's tenosynovitis
Dupuytren contracture
What is Dupuytren contracture?
Living with Dupuytren contracture
How is Dupuytren treated?
Before & after surgery for Dupuytren contracture
Ganglion cyst
What is a ganglion cyst?
Living with a ganglion cyst
More information about ganglion cysts
Mallet finger
Gradual removal of a mallet splint
Trigger finger
What is trigger finger?
Living with trigger finger
Chiropractors
Osteopaths
Physiotherapists
Children's bones & joints
Ankles & feet (children)
Club foot
Curly toes
Sever's disease
Growth plate injuries
About growth plates
What are growth plate injuries?
Hips & legs (children)
Bow legs
Developmental hip dysplasia
Treating DDH using a harness
Perthes disease
Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)
Pain relief for children with broken bones
Scoliosis in children
About scoliosis in children
Diagnosing & treating scoliosis in children
Shoulders & arms (children)
Broken collar bone in children
Fractured forearm in children
Pulled elbow
Wrists & hands (children)
Trigger thumb
What is trigger thumb?
How is trigger thumb treated?
Living with an injury
ACC help after an injury
What can I do to get better?
Care of your cast
Deep vein thrombosis & plaster casts
Driving with an injury
Flying in a cast
Non-weight-bearing
Pain relief after an injury
Pain relief for children with broken bones
Soft tissue injury & RICE treatment
Using crutches
Living with long-term joint pain
What can I do for long-term joint pain?
Pain relief for long-term joint pain & arthritis
Steroid injections
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis tests and diagnosis
Living with osteoporosis
Osteoporosis treatments
Reducing your risk of osteoporosis
How to get your daily calcium & vitamin D
Zoledronate infusion
More information about osteoporosis
Brain & nerves
Bell palsy
Brain injury & concussion
Carpal tunnel syndrome
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Living with carpal tunnel syndrome
Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Before & after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Recovery after carpal tunnel surgery
More information about carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
About CFS
Living with CFS
More information about CFS
Community groups for communication difficulties
Epilepsy
Essential tremor
Headaches & migraines in adults
Headaches & migraines in children
Motor neurone disease
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson disease
Peripheral neuropathy
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)
Restless legs syndrome
Stroke
What happens if I have a stroke?
Life after a stroke
More information about stroke
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
TIA tests and diagnosis
Life after a TIA
More information about TIA
Cancer
Bladder cancer
Bowel cancer
Bowel cancer screening
Breast cancer
Breast screening (mammography)
At-risk breast cancer screening
Cancer in youth & teens
Cancer treatments & their side effects
Immunosuppression
About immunosuppression
Living with immunosuppression
Lymphoedema
Managing chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea
Mouth care when you are sick
Radiation treatment side effects
Cervix
Cervical screening & cervical smears
HPV & cervical cancer vaccine (Gardasil)
Cervical polyps
Leukaemia & lymphoma
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Liver & bile duct cancer
Looking after yourself & other people who have cancer
Alternative treatments for cancer
Lung cancer
Prostate cancer
Skin cancer
Melanoma
Melanoma tests & diagnosis
How is melanoma treated?
Further investigations & treatments
Looking after myself after a diagnosis of melanoma
Armpit (axillary) lymph node dissection
Groin lymph node dissection
Neck lymph node dissection
Non-melanoma skin cancers
About non-melanoma skin cancers
Squamous cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma
Non-surgical treatments for SCC & BCC
Looking after myself after a non-melanoma skin cancer
More information about melanoma & other types of skin cancer
Preventing melanoma & other skin cancers
Precancerous & noncancerous skin lesions
Removal (excision) or biopsy of a skin lesion
Plastic surgery at Grey Base Hospital
Discharge & wound care advice after your skin surgery
Discharge advice after a local anaesthetic procedure
Risks & complications of skin surgery
Skin cancer checks for immune-suppressed people
Skin grafts
What is a skin graft?
What to expect in hospital
Can skin grafts fail?
Going home after a skin graft
Caring for your graft when you are up & about
More information about skin grafts
Steps to reduce your cancer risk
Reducing your risk of mouth & throat cancer
Testicular cancer
Thyroid cancer
Radioiodine for thyroid cancer
Uterine & endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer follow-up
Diabetes
What is diabetes?
What is blood glucose?
Do I have diabetes?
Prediabetes
What can I do to reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes?
Who can help me reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes
Ketones
Type 2 diabetes
Living with type 2 diabetes
Medications & insulin for type 2 diabetes
Complications of diabetes
Diabetes & your eyes
How can diabetes affect my vision?
Diabetes eye checks (retinal screening)
How is diabetic retinopathy treated?
How can I look after my eyes?
Diabetes & feet
Diabetes & high-risk feet
Diabetes & holiday feet
Diabetes & low-risk feet
Diabetes & medium-risk feet
Diabetic neuropathy
More information on diabetes and feet
Diabetes & kidney disease
Diabetes & your heart
Colonoscopy & sigmoidoscopy if you have diabetes
Diabetes in children & teens
Diabetes in pregnancy
Managing your diabetes
Eating well with diabetes
Blood glucose (sugar) self-monitoring
Insulin
Starting insulin
Storing & handling insulin
Diabetes equipment
How to inject insulin
What are the alternatives to insulin for type 2 diabetes?
Managing insulin when you are sick
Low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
Guidelines for giving glucagon
Who can help me manage my diabetes?
West Coast diabetes services & support
Diabetes group education classes
Safe sharps disposal
Travelling with diabetes
Diabetes & holiday feet
Travel checklist for people with diabetes
Videos about diabetes
More information about diabetes
Diabetes information in other languages
Ear, nose, & throat
Auditory processing disorder
Cochlear implant
Broken nose
Caring for your broken nose after surgery
Ear problems
Blocked ears
Middle-ear infections (otitis media)
Glue ear (otitis media with effusion)
Ventilation tubes (grommets)
Outer ear infection (otitis externa)
Waxy ears
Hearing in babies & children
Newborn hearing screening tests
Hearing in children
Hearing in adults
Hearing loss & hearing aids in adults
Hoarse voice
Lump in the throat (globus sensation)
Neck lumps
Nosebleeds
Prominent ear surgery (otoplasty)
Salivary gland disorders
Sinusitis
Nasal saline rinse
Sore throats & tonsillitis
Tonsillitis
Tinnitus
Vertigo
Eyes
Cataracts
What are cataracts?
How are cataracts treated?
More information about cataracts
Chalazion & stye
What can I do about a chalazion or stye?
Conjunctivitis
What causes conjunctivitis?
What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis?
How is conjunctivitis treated?
Diabetes & your eyes
How can diabetes affect my vision?
Diabetes eye checks (retinal screening)
How is diabetic retinopathy treated?
How can I look after my eyes?
Dry eyes
Symptoms and causes of dry eyes
How are dry eyes diagnosed?
How are dry eyes treated?
Eyelid inflammation (blepharitis)
Floaters, flashes, & retinal detachment
What are floaters?
Flashes & retinal detachment
Treating & reducing the risk of retinal detachment
Giant cell arteritis (GCA)
About giant cell arteritis (GCA)
Treatment for giant cell arteritis (GCA) or temporal arteritis
Who can help with GCA?
More information about giant cell arteritis
Glaucoma
About glaucoma
How do I know if I have glaucoma?
How is glaucoma treated?
Living with glaucoma
Herpes simplex eye infection
Keratoconus
Low vision
Causes & symptoms of low vision
How is low vision treated?
Coping with vision loss
Strategies for living with low vision
More information about low vision
Macular degeneration
About macular degeneration
How do I know if I have macular degeneration?
How is macular degeneration treated?
Living with macular degeneration
More information about macular degeneration
Optometrists
Pterygium & pinguecula
Subconjunctival haemorrhage
Vision loss in one eye
Vision problems
Astigmatism
Do I have astigmatism?
How is astigmatism treated?
Childhood vision problems
Lazy eye (amblyopia)
Squint (childhood strabismus)
Long-sightedness (hyperopia)
Do I have hyperopia?
How is hyperopia treated?
Middle-age long-sightedness (presbyopia)
Do I have presbyopia?
How is presbyopia treated?
Short-sightedness (myopia)
Do I have myopia?
How is myopia treated?
Surgery to improve vision (refractive surgery)
Watery eyes
What causes watery eyes?
How are watery eyes diagnosed and treated?
Feet & foot problems
Corns & calluses
Foot care in children
Diabetes & feet
Diabetes & high-risk feet
Diabetes & holiday feet
Diabetes & low-risk feet
Diabetes & medium-risk feet
Diabetic neuropathy
More information on diabetes and feet
Foot problems & care in older adults
Heel & foot pain (plantar fasciitis)
Podiatrists
Smelly feet
Toenail problems
Ingrown toenail
Warts and verrucas
Heart
Angina, or chest pain
Angina tests & diagnosis
Living with angina
Treating angina
Reducing my risk of angina
More information about angina & heart attack
Atrial fibrillation (AF)
More information about atrial fibrillation
Warfarin monitoring
Food choices & warfarin
Funny turns or fainting
Ways to prevent fainting & light-headedness
Heart attack
What is a heart attack?
Diagnosing & treating a heart attack
Life after a heart attack
Reducing my risk of a heart attack
Heart failure
Heart failure tests & diagnosis
Living with heart failure
Medicines to treat heart failure
Reducing my risk of heart failure
More information about heart failure
Videos about heart failure
Conserving energy
Heart failure end of life
Heart murmurs & heart valve problems in adults
Heart murmurs in children
Heart palpitations
Extra beats (ectopic beats)
Fast heartbeat caused by SVT
Heart treatments
Medicines for your heart
Heart treatments & surgery
Heart bypass & valve surgery
High blood pressure (hypertension)
High blood pressure tests and diagnosis
Living with high blood pressure
More information about high blood pressure
High cholesterol
Cholesterol-lowering medicines
High triglycerides
How can I lower my triglyceride levels?
Infective endocarditis
Inherited heart diseases
Tests for heart problems
Hormones
Addison's disease
Diabetes insipidus
Excess parathyroid hormone
Gender dysphoria
Hormone tests
Dexamethasone suppression test
Synacthen test
Metformin treatment
Low testosterone (androgen deficiency)
Oral steroids
Pituitary operation
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
About polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Eating well with polycystic ovary syndrome
More information about polycystic ovary syndrome
Prolactin & prolactinomas
Thyroid
Goitre (enlarged thyroid gland)
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
How is hyperthyroidism treated?
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
Nuclear medicine thyroid scan
Radioiodine for thyroid cancer
Radioiodine treatment for thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid)
Thyroid cancer
Thyroid nodules
Thyroiditis (inflamed thyroid)
Immunosuppression
About immunosuppression
Living with immunosuppression
Infectious diseases
Acute bronchitis (chest infection)
What causes acute bronchitis and what are the symptoms?
How is acute bronchitis treated?
Antibiotics
What are antibiotics & how do they work?
Why don't I need antibiotics?
Taking antibiotics for a UTI
Bronchiolitis
Campylobacter
Cellulitis
Chickenpox & shingles
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
Cold sores
Colds & sinusitis
Colds in children
Over-the-counter cold medicines & children
Colds in adults
Sinusitis
Nasal saline rinse
Conjunctivitis
What causes conjunctivitis?
What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis?
How is conjunctivitis treated?
Cryptosporidium
Diarrhoea & vomiting (gastroenteritis)
Diarrhoea & vomiting in children (gastroenteritis)
E.coli
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)
Flu (influenza)
Flu (influenza) vaccinations
Fungal skin infections
Giardia
Glandular fever
Haemophilus influenzae (Hib)
Hand, foot, & mouth disease
Hepatitis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
HIV & Aids
Impetigo (school sores)
Infective endocarditis
Legionnaires' disease (legionellosis)
Avoid Legionnaires' disease by using potting mix safely
Lice, mites, & bugs
Measles
Meningitis (meningococcal disease)
Molluscum contagiosum
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Mumps
Multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDRO)
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
Norovirus
ORF virus disease
Poliomyelitis (Polio)
Rheumatic fever & rheumatic heart disease
Rotavirus
Rubella & women
Salmonella
Shigella
Slapped cheek disease
Sore throats & tonsillitis
Tonsillitis
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus decolonisation
Preventing staphylococcal skin infections
Syphilis
Threadworms
Tuberculosis (TB)
BCG (TB) vaccination
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
Viral meningitis
Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis)
Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women
Yersinia
Zika virus
Liver & gallbladder
Fatty liver
FibroScan
Gallbladder & gallstones
Hepatitis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Liver failure & cirrhosis
Liver & bile duct cancer
Understanding your liver function results
Lungs
Acute bronchitis (chest infection)
What causes acute bronchitis and what are the symptoms?
How is acute bronchitis treated?
Asbestos
Asthma
Asthma in adults
Asthma treatments for adults
Living with asthma
Using a spacer
Asthma in children
Asthma tests & diagnosis for children
Living with a child diagnosed with asthma
Ways to help manage asthma
Asthma medications for children
Asthma action plans & emergencies in children
Using a spacer
Asthma in pregnancy
Asthma in youth & teens
Bronchiectasis
Bronchiolitis
Bronchoscopy
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
About COPD
COPD tests & diagnosis
COPD treatments
Living with COPD
What to do when your COPD symptoms get worse
Conserving energy
Home exercises for people with respiratory conditions
Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
Coughing up blood (haemoptysis)
Cystic fibrosis
How to become smokefree
Why can it be hard to quit?
Medicines that help you quit
Second-hand smoke
Protect your children from second-hand smoke
Smoking in pregnancy
Smoking information for youth & teens
More information about being smokefree
Legionnaires' disease (legionellosis)
Avoid Legionnaires' disease by using potting mix safely
Lung cancer
Lung fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis)
Pneumonia
About pneumonia
How is pneumonia treated?
Sarcoidosis
Spirometry
Tuberculosis (TB)
BCG (TB) vaccination
Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis)
Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women
Pulmonary rehabilitation programme
Persistent pain (chronic pain)
About persistent pain
Diagnosing persistent pain
Frequently asked questions about persistent pain
Living with persistent pain
Medication for persistent pain
More information about persistent pain
Persistent pain in children & teens
Sexual health
Cervical screening & cervical smears
HPV & cervical cancer vaccine (Gardasil)
Contraception & sterilisation
Choosing contraception after having a baby
Condoms
Contraceptive implant
Contraceptive injection (Depo-Provera)
Diaphragms
Emergency contraceptive pill
Intrauterine devices & systems (IUDs & IUSs)
Inserting an IUD or IUS (Mirena)
Oral contraceptives
Sterilisation for women
Vasectomy
WINZ Special Needs Grant for contraception
Penis health
About your penis
Penis problems
Erection problems (erectile dysfunction)
Urethritis
Safer sex
Sex & intimacy in older adults
Sexual Health Clinic
Sexual health services on the West Coast
Sexual health for teenagers
When you're thinking about having sex
Contraception for youth & teens
Pregnancy information for teenagers
Support for teen parents
Sexual health services for young people on the West Coast
Sexual orientation & gender identity
Gender dysphoria
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Chlamydia
Genital herpes
Genital warts
Gonorrhoea
HIV & Aids
Partner notification
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Pubic lice
Syphilis
Trichomonas infection
Testicles & scrotum
About your testicles & scrotum
Testicular cancer
Epididymo-orchitis
Other testicular & scrotal problems
Vulval & vaginal health
Bacterial vaginosis (BV, gardnerella)
Thrush (candida)
Vulval irritation & pain
Skin
Acne
Living with acne
Treatments for mild to moderate acne
Isotretinoin for severe acne
More information about acne
Angular cheilitis
Burns
Burn first aid
What types of burns are there?
Caring for your burn at home
Specialist care for your burn
Preventing burns
More information about burns
Contact dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis
Irritant contact dermatitis
Eczema in adults & teenagers
About eczema in adults & teenagers
Living with eczema (dermatitis)
Eczema treatments for adults
More information about eczema (dermatitis)
Eczema in children
About eczema in children
Eczema tests & diagnosis
Looking after a child diagnosed with eczema
Treating eczema in children
Infected eczema
More information about child eczema
Fungal skin infections
Good food for wound healing
Protein-rich meal ideas
Hair loss (alopecia) & the wigs & hairpieces subsidy
Lipoma
Perioral dermatitis (muzzle rash)
Pityriasis
Psoriasis
About psoriasis
Living with psoriasis
Psoriasis treatments
Rosacea
Sebaceous & epidermoid cysts
Seborrhoeic dermatitis & cradle cap
Skin cancer
Melanoma
Melanoma tests & diagnosis
How is melanoma treated?
Further investigations & treatments
Looking after myself after a diagnosis of melanoma
Armpit (axillary) lymph node dissection
Groin lymph node dissection
Neck lymph node dissection
Non-melanoma skin cancers
About non-melanoma skin cancers
Squamous cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma
Non-surgical treatments for SCC & BCC
Looking after myself after a non-melanoma skin cancer
More information about melanoma & other types of skin cancer
Preventing melanoma & other skin cancers
Precancerous & noncancerous skin lesions
Removal (excision) or biopsy of a skin lesion
Plastic surgery at Grey Base Hospital
Discharge & wound care advice after your skin surgery
Discharge advice after a local anaesthetic procedure
Risks & complications of skin surgery
Skin cancer checks for immune-suppressed people
Skin grafts
What is a skin graft?
What to expect in hospital
Can skin grafts fail?
Going home after a skin graft
Caring for your graft when you are up & about
More information about skin grafts
Skin infections
About skin infections
Cellulitis
Impetigo (school sores)
Skin surgery and wound care
Good food for wound healing
Protein-rich meal ideas
How can I help my wound to heal?
Surgery for skin wounds
Looking after your skin surgery wound
Lymphoedema
Surgery for skin ulcers
Skin grafts
What is a skin graft?
What to expect in hospital
Can skin grafts fail?
Going home after a skin graft
Caring for your graft when you are up & about
More information about skin grafts
About Ward 20
Skin wounds & ulcers
Skin wounds
First aid for cuts, scrapes & wounds
How can I help my wound to heal?
Surgery for skin wounds
Looking after your skin surgery wound
Skin ulcers
Leg ulcers (venous)
Pressure injuries
How can I help my wound to heal?
Surgery for skin ulcers
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus decolonisation
Preventing staphylococcal skin infections
Sleep
Leg cramp
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
Sleep disorder assessment
Living with OSA
Treatment options for OSA
CPAP therapy
About CPAP therapy
CPAP trial
Long-term CPAP therapy
Mask fitting for CPAP therapy
More information about OSA
Restless legs syndrome
Sleep advice for shiftworkers
Sleep advice for children
Sleep advice for teens
Tips for sleeping well (sleep hygiene)
Speech & communication difficulties
Aphasia
About aphasia
Finding & recalling words
Helping someone with aphasia communicate
Apraxia of speech
Dysarthria
Helping someone with dysarthria communicate
Communication strategies
Communicating with someone who can't talk
Communicating with the deaf or hearing-impaired
Finding & recalling words
Tips for better communication
Tips for reading, writing, & using the phone
Tips for processing & recalling information
Tips for paying attention
Tips for looking after your voice
Community groups for communication difficulties
Speech & language delay or disorder
Diagnosing a speech & language delay or disorder
Looking after a child with speech & language delay or disorder
Speech language therapists
Stuttering
Stuttering in children
Does my child stutter?
Living with a child who stutters
Stuttering in teenagers
Do I have a stutter? (teenagers)
Living with a stutter for teenagers
Stuttering in adults
Do I have a stutter? (adults)
Living with a stutter for adults
Stomach & bowel
Acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion (GORD)
Eating & lifestyle when you have heartburn
Anal fissure (tear)
Anal or rectal abscess
Appendicitis
Bowel cancer
Bowel cancer screening
Bowel polyps
Bowel surgery
Coeliac disease in adults
Do I have coeliac disease?
Living with coeliac disease
Gluten-free diet for coeliac disease
Gastroscopy
Coeliac disease in children
Coeliac disease tests & diagnosis for children
Living with a child diagnosed with coeliac disease
Gluten-free diet for coeliac disease
Colonoscopy
Constipation
Constipation in adults
Am I constipated?
Causes of constipation in adults
Constipation tests & diagnosis for adults
Dealing with constipation
Medicines for constipation (adults)
Constipation in babies
Constipation in children
About constipation in children
Causes of constipation in children
Constipation tests & diagnosis for children
Looking after a child who has constipation
Fibre-rich diet and fluids
Medications for constipation in children
Diarrhoea & vomiting (gastroenteritis)
Diarrhoea & vomiting in children (gastroenteritis)
Diverticular disease & diverticulitis
Eating guidelines for diverticulosis, diverticular disease, & diverticulitis
Low-fibre diet
Gastroscopy
Haemorrhoids (piles)
Hernia
Hernia repair surgery
Mesh hernia repair
At home after a hernia repair
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
IBD tests & diagnosis
Living with IBD
Treatment options for IBD
More information about IBD
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
About irritable bowel syndrome
Eating & lifestyle guidelines for IBS
Food intolerance & low-FODMAP eating
Medications & complementary treatments for IBS
Lactose intolerance
How to manage lactose intolerance
Peptic ulcers
H. pylori
Pilonidal sinus disease
Vitamin B12 deficiency & folic acid deficiency anaemia
Swallowing difficulties
Dietary suggestions for swallowing difficulties
Easy eating with cognitive problems
Oral hygiene & saliva management
Mouth Care
Mouth care when you are sick
Carer's guide to mouth care
Safe eating & drinking
Taking medicines when swallowing is difficult
Safe eating & drinking with facial weakness or numbness
Video swallow studies
Video swallow study for adults
Video swallow study for children
Teeth & mouth
How and where to get dental care on the West Coast
Dental care for babies & under 5s
Dental care for school children
Dental care for teenagers
Dental care for people with special needs
Eligibility of children for free dental care
Dental care for adults
Oral health for children
Dental care for babies & under 5s
Dental care for school children
Fissure sealants
Tooth development & structure
Looking after teeth & gums (babies and children)
Common problems for children
Pacifiers & thumb-sucking
Teething
Tooth decay, babies, & children
Oral health for teenagers
Dental care for teenagers
Looking after teeth & gums
Ageing & dental health
Diabetes & gum problems
Fluoride
Food & drink for good oral health
Smoking & teeth
Toothbrushing & flossing
Toothpaste, mouthwash & other dental products
Tooth whitening
Women's teeth & gums
Fixing teenage teeth
Braces & plates for straightening teeth
Crowns
Fillings & root canals
Preparing for oral surgery
Common problems for teenagers
Bad breath
Gum disease
Knocked-out teeth
Mouth ulcers
Tooth decay
What does tooth decay look like?
Toothache
Wisdom teeth
About wisdom teeth
Removing wisdom teeth
Recovery after having your wisdom teeth removed
Oral health for adults
Dental care for adults
Common problems for adults
Abscess
Bad breath
Dry mouth
Gum disease
Jaw pain
Self-care for people with TMD (temporomandibular disorders)
Knocked-out teeth
Mouth ulcers
Sensitive teeth
Toothache
Tooth decay
What does tooth decay look like?
Wisdom teeth
About wisdom teeth
Removing wisdom teeth
Recovery after having your wisdom teeth removed
Fixing adult teeth
Braces & plates for straightening teeth
Crowns
Dental implants
Dentures
Fillings & root canals
Preparing for oral surgery
Looking after teeth & gums
Ageing & dental health
Diabetes & gum problems
Fluoride
Food & drink for good oral health
Smoking & teeth
Toothbrushing & flossing
Toothpaste, mouthwash & other dental products
Tooth whitening
Women's teeth & gums
Child health
Useful websites for child health
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children
ADHD tests & diagnosis
Living with a child diagnosed with ADHD
Medications for ADHD
Community support organisations for ADHD
More information about ADHD
Allergies in children
Hay fever
Preventing food allergies
Asthma in children
Asthma tests & diagnosis for children
Living with a child diagnosed with asthma
Ways to help manage asthma
Asthma medications for children
Asthma action plans & emergencies in children
Using a spacer
Babies
Bronchiolitis
Cleft lip & palate
Constipation in babies
Cot death (sudden unexpected death in infancy)
Feeding
Breastfeeding
Information about breastfeeding
Breastfeeding factsheets
Breastfeeding your premature baby
Breast fullness & breast engorgement
Breast pump & breast milk storage information
Mastitis information
Sore, tender, & damaged nipples
Taking medication while breastfeeding
Breastfeeding support & resources
Tongue-tie
Why can tongue-tie be a problem?
How is tongue-tie treated?
Starting solids and feeding your baby
Flat head in babies (plagiocephaly)
Group B streptococcus in newborn babies
Jaundice in babies
Plunket parenting & pregnancy education
Safe sleeping for babies
Spilling, reflux, & GORD in babies
When your baby has reflux or GORD
Looking after a baby with spilling or GORD
More information about spilling and GORD in babies
Twisted neck in babies (torticollis)
Unsettled & Crying Babies
When your baby is unsettled
Looking after an unsettled baby
More information about unsettled babies
Bedwetting & daytime wetting in children
Bronchiolitis
Bullying (for children & their parents)
Chickenpox & shingles
Child abuse & neglect
Child development & growth
Child health & development checks
B4 School Checks
Well Child Tamariki Ora visits
Well Child Tamariki Ora providers
Childhood vaccinations
Childhood vision problems
Lazy eye (amblyopia)
Squint (childhood strabismus)
Children's bones & joints
Ankles & feet (children)
Club foot
Curly toes
Sever's disease
Growth plate injuries
About growth plates
What are growth plate injuries?
Hips & legs (children)
Bow legs
Developmental hip dysplasia
Treating DDH using a harness
Perthes disease
Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)
Pain relief for children with broken bones
Scoliosis in children
About scoliosis in children
Diagnosing & treating scoliosis in children
Shoulders & arms (children)
Broken collar bone in children
Fractured forearm in children
Pulled elbow
Wrists & hands (children)
Trigger thumb
What is trigger thumb?
How is trigger thumb treated?
Circumcision in boys
Coeliac disease in children
Coeliac disease tests & diagnosis for children
Living with a child diagnosed with coeliac disease
Gluten-free diet for coeliac disease
Colds in children
Over-the-counter cold medicines & children
Constipation in children
About constipation in children
Causes of constipation in children
Constipation tests & diagnosis for children
Looking after a child who has constipation
Fibre-rich diet and fluids
Medications for constipation in children
Cough in children
Croup
Cystic fibrosis
Diabetes in children & teens
Diarrhoea & vomiting in children (gastroenteritis)
Eczema in children
About eczema in children
Eczema tests & diagnosis
Looking after a child diagnosed with eczema
Treating eczema in children
Infected eczema
More information about child eczema
Fever (high temperature) in children
Febrile convulsions
First aid for children
Foot care in children
Headaches & migraines in children
Healthy eating & weight for children
Is my child a healthy weight?
Healthy & active children
Parenting healthy & active children
Tips to help your child be healthy & active
Healthy breakfast ideas for children
Healthy school lunches
Healthy dinners for children
Smart snacking for children
Healthier takeaway tips
Treats & rewards for children
Reading food labels
Meal planning & healthy recipes
Underweight children
Fussy eaters
Iron & your child
Hearing in babies & children
Newborn hearing screening tests
Hearing in children
Heart murmurs in children
Ideas for keeping kids active
Immunisation for older children
Impetigo (school sores)
Intellectual disabilities and learning disorders
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities
Kidney problems in children
Lice, mites, & bugs
Measles
Medicines for children
Meningitis (meningococcal disease)
Mesenteric adenitis
Molluscum contagiosum
Mumps
Nosebleeds
Oral health for children
Dental care for babies & under 5s
Dental care for school children
Fissure sealants
Tooth development & structure
Looking after teeth & gums (babies and children)
Common problems for children
Pacifiers & thumb-sucking
Teething
Tooth decay, babies, & children
Parenting
Child behaviour
Behaviour problems
Parenting websites
Plunket parenting & pregnancy education
Screen-time strategies
Support for parents
Penis & foreskin problems in boys
Tightness of the foreskin (phimosis)
Preventing childhood injuries
Puberty information for parents & caregivers
Rheumatic fever & rheumatic heart disease
Protect your children from second-hand smoke
Sleep advice for children
Sore throats & tonsillitis
Speech & language delay or disorder
Diagnosing a speech & language delay or disorder
Looking after a child with speech & language delay or disorder
Splenectomy for children
Testicle & scrotum problems in boys
Tics & Tourette syndrome
Urine infection (UTI) in children
Vulval problems in girls
Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis)
Zero fees for under-13s
Keeping healthy
Alcohol & safe drinking
What is alcohol-related harm?
What is safe drinking?
How can I cut down on drinking?
Ban on synthetic drugs (legal highs)
Hand hygiene
Healthy eating & weight
Dietitians
Finding out if I am a healthy weight
Healthy eating & weight for children
Is my child a healthy weight?
Healthy & active children
Parenting healthy & active children
Tips to help your child be healthy & active
Healthy breakfast ideas for children
Healthy school lunches
Healthy dinners for children
Smart snacking for children
Healthier takeaway tips
Treats & rewards for children
Reading food labels
Meal planning & healthy recipes
Underweight children
Fussy eaters
Iron & your child
Healthy eating & weight for older adults
Managing my weight for older adults
Healthy eating for older people
Older people shopping and cooking for one
Quick easy meals for older people
Meals on Wheels
Healthy eating and healthy living for men
Healthy eating information
Are you drinking enough?
Carbohydrates, fats, & protein
Carbohydrates
Fats
Protein
Eating to prevent kidney stones
Eating well & keeping active for good health
Eating well to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency
Fibre & fluid for healthy bowels
Healthy eating for older people
Healthy eating to help reduce the risk of dementia
How to cut down on sugar
How to eat more vegetables and fruit
How to get your daily calcium & vitamin D
How to get your daily iron
How to manage lactose intolerance
How to overcome a poor appetite
How to reduce your salt intake
Iron-rich meal ideas
Meal planning & healthy recipes
Older people shopping and cooking for one
Potassium-rich foods
Quick easy meals for older people
Should you be gluten-free?
Taking iron supplements
Vegetarian eating
Healthy eating programmes
Appetite For Life
Senior Chef
How to gain weight
Tips to gain weight
How to overcome a poor appetite
Oral nutrition supplements
How to lose weight
Managing my weight
Weight-loss programmes
Medications and surgery to help with weight loss
More information about weight management
Online weight-loss resources
Thinking about losing weight?
Reading food labels
How to become smokefree
Why can it be hard to quit?
Medicines that help you quit
Second-hand smoke
Protect your children from second-hand smoke
Smoking in pregnancy
Smoking information for youth & teens
More information about being smokefree
Immunisation
BCG (TB) vaccination
Childhood vaccinations
HPV & cervical cancer vaccine (Gardasil)
Immunisation for older children
Immunisations in pregnancy
Flu (influenza) vaccinations
Vaccination safety
Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women
Keeping active
How active should I be?
Starting out or getting back into activity
Ideas for keeping active
Ideas for keeping kids active
Keeping active for older adults
Green Prescription (physical activity)
Keeping your home warm & dry
Land contamination
Mental wellbeing
Preventing childhood injuries
Preventing melanoma & other skin cancers
Steps to reduce your cancer risk
Reducing your risk of mouth & throat cancer
Tips for sleeping well (sleep hygiene)
Summer safety
Sun safety, sun tanning, sunbeds
Sun-smart behaviour
Travel
Winter wellness
Workplace wellness
Living with a health condition
Acute plans
Communication strategies
Communicating with someone who can't talk
Communicating with the deaf or hearing-impaired
Finding & recalling words
Tips for better communication
Tips for reading, writing, & using the phone
Tips for processing & recalling information
Tips for paying attention
Tips for looking after your voice
Community groups for communication difficulties
Conserving energy
Disability aids
Finding & paying for disability aids
Choosing & using disability aids
Choosing a mobility scooter
Choosing a walking frame
Choosing a walking stick or crutch
Using crutches
Choosing a wheelchair
Housing
Installing handrails and support rails
Easy-to-understand health information
Fatigue
About fatigue
Managing fatigue
Financial support for health costs
Getting back into community-based activities
Getting into & out of a chair
Information for carers
Keeping your home warm & dry
Managing everyday activities
Mental wellbeing
Mouth Care
Mouth care when you are sick
Carer's guide to mouth care
Occupational therapists
Persistent pain (chronic pain)
About persistent pain
Diagnosing persistent pain
Frequently asked questions about persistent pain
Living with persistent pain
Medication for persistent pain
More information about persistent pain
Persistent pain in children & teens
Physiotherapists
Practice nurses
Preparing for your doctor's visit
Relaxation techniques
Calming breathing techniques
Progressive muscle relaxation
Strategies for living with low vision
Tips for managing memory loss
Tips for sleeping well (sleep hygiene)
Your health rights
Māori health
Health information in multiple languages
Community Māori health providers
Hospital services Māori health teams
Keeping your home warm & dry
Preparing for your doctor's visit
Medical tests and procedures
Allergy testing
Blood tests & laboratory information
Breast screening (mammography)
At-risk breast cancer screening
Bronchoscopy
Cervical screening & cervical smears
Colonoscopy
Colposcopy
Contraceptive procedures
Contraceptive implant
Contraceptive injection (Depo-Provera)
Inserting an IUD or IUS (Mirena)
Sterilisation for women
Vasectomy
ERCP
Gastroscopy
Genetic testing
Heart treatments & surgery
Hickman catheters
Hormone tests
Dexamethasone suppression test
Synacthen test
Hysteroscopy
Intravenous access devices
Liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy)
Lumbar puncture
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC)
Pipelle Biopsy
Radioiodine for thyroid cancer
Radioiodine treatment for thyrotoxicosis (overactive thyroid)
Scans, X-rays & nuclear medicine
Scans & X-rays (radiology)
Bone density scan (DXA)
Breast screening (mammography)
CT (computed tomography) scan
FibroScan
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
Ultrasound
Video swallow studies
Video swallow study for adults
Video swallow study for children
X-rays
Nuclear medicine
Nuclear medicine thyroid scan
Spirometry
Steroid injections
Tests for heart problems
Understanding test results
Understanding your cervical smear results
Understanding your cholesterol results
Understanding your complete blood count results
Understanding your HbA1c results
Understanding your liver function results
Understanding your kidney function results
Understanding your thyroid function results
Understanding your vaginal swab results
You & your catheter
Zoledronate infusion
Men's health
Useful websites for men's health
Depression in men
Family violence
Fertility
Gynaecomastia
Gynaecomastia surgery
Gynaecomastia surgery techniques & risks
Before & after gynaecomastia surgery
More information about gynaecomastia surgery
Healthy eating and healthy living for men
High cholesterol
Penis health
About your penis
Penis problems
Erection problems (erectile dysfunction)
Urethritis
Prostate health
Prostate health & symptoms
Prostate enlargement
Prostate cancer
PSA test
Prostate surgery (TURP)
Continence & prostate surgery
Prostatitis
Sexual health and contraception for men
Testicles & scrotum
About your testicles & scrotum
Testicular cancer
Epididymo-orchitis
Other testicular & scrotal problems
Urinary problems in men
Urinary symptoms in men
Bladder diary
Bladder retraining
Continence & prostate surgery
Pelvic floor exercises for men
Urine infection (UTI) in men
You & your catheter
Your health rights
Mental health
Getting help for a mental health issue
Brief intervention counselling (BIC)
West Coast DHB Specialist Mental Health Service
Community support for mental health
Community support workers for mental health
Other community support organisations
ADHD in adults
Alcohol, drug & gambling problems
Anxiety
Anxiety in adults
Living with anxiety
Anxiety disorder treatments
More information about anxiety disorders
Anxiety in youth & teens
Relaxation techniques
Calming breathing techniques
Progressive muscle relaxation
Bipolar disorder (manic depression or bipolar affective disorder)
Finding out if I have bipolar disorder
Living with bipolar disorder
More information about bipolar disorder
Challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities
Depression
Depression in adults
Living with depression for adults
More information about depression in adults
How exercise helps depression
Depression in men
Depression in older adults
Living with depression for older adults
More information about depression in older adults
How exercise helps depression
Depression in youth & teens
Living with depression for youth
Treatments for depression in children & young people
More information about depression in youth & teens
How exercise helps depression
Understanding depression in young people for parents
Depression resources
Alcohol, drugs, & depression
Chronic physical illness & depression
Depression & family history
Depression & sexuality
Depression in pregnancy & postnatal depression
How exercise helps depression
Self-help techniques that can improve depression
Serotonin syndrome
Treatment options for depression
Eating disorders
About eating disorders
What is anorexia?
What is binge eating?
What is bulimia?
Eating disorders in males
Anorexia nervosa in males
Binge-eating disorder in males
Bulimia nervosa in males
Effects of dieting
Physical problems related to dieting
Physical problems related to purging
Dieting makes you binge
Family & friends' FAQs about eating disorders
How common are anorexia & bulimia?
How to approach your teenager's eating issue
Myths about anorexia and bulimia
Signs and symptoms of possible eating problems
What are the health and social risks of an eating disorder?
What causes an eating disorder?
Getting help for an eating disorder
Health professionals who can help for an eating disorder
Self-help resources and support groups
Binge-eating disorder group
Eating awareness information sessions
Websites for families and people with eating disorders
Hoarding
Medications for mental health issues
Mental wellbeing
Psychosis
About psychotic disorders
Do I have a psychotic disorder?
Living with a psychotic disorder
Support for families & friends of people with psychosis
Psychosis & young people
More information about psychosis
More information about schizophrenia
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Living with SAD
More information about SAD
Self-harm
Stress
Am I stressed?
What causes stress?
What can I do to cope with stress?
Who can help me cope with stress?
Earthquake stress
Relaxation techniques
Calming breathing techniques
Progressive muscle relaxation
Stress in youth & teens
More information about stress
Suicide and young people
What can I do if I am thinking about suicide? (youth and teens)
What to do if you think someone is suicidal
Support after a suicide attempt (for family and friends)
More information about suicide & young people
Suicide help
What can I do if I am thinking about suicide?
Suicide warning signs
What to do if you think someone close to you may be suicidal
Culture & suicide
Support after a suicide attempt (for family and friends)
Your health rights
Migrant and refugee health
New Zealand healthcare system
Health information in multiple languages
Easy-to-understand health information
Getting medical help if you are new to the West Coast
Keeping your home warm & dry
Migrant and refugee services and support
Preparing for your doctor's visit
Older person's health
Advance care planning (ACP)
Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
Osteoarthritis tests & diagnosis
Living with osteoarthritis
Aids for people with osteoarthritis
Treatments for osteoarthritis
More information about osteoarthritis
Arthritis of the thumb
Cataracts
What are cataracts?
How are cataracts treated?
More information about cataracts
Constipation in adults
Am I constipated?
Causes of constipation in adults
Constipation tests & diagnosis for adults
Dealing with constipation
Medicines for constipation (adults)
Delirium
Depression in older adults
Living with depression for older adults
More information about depression in older adults
How exercise helps depression
Disability aids
Finding & paying for disability aids
Choosing & using disability aids
Choosing a mobility scooter
Choosing a walking frame
Choosing a walking stick or crutch
Using crutches
Choosing a wheelchair
Housing
Installing handrails and support rails
Driving & transport for older people
Elder abuse
Falls
Falls prevention service & programmes
Foot problems & care in older adults
Getting into & out of a chair
Goal setting after an illness
Healthy eating & weight for older adults
Managing my weight for older adults
Healthy eating for older people
Older people shopping and cooking for one
Quick easy meals for older people
Meals on Wheels
Hearing in adults
Heart problems in older people
Angina, or chest pain
Angina tests & diagnosis
Living with angina
Treating angina
Reducing my risk of angina
More information about angina & heart attack
Atrial fibrillation (AF)
More information about atrial fibrillation
Warfarin monitoring
Food choices & warfarin
Heart attack
What is a heart attack?
Diagnosing & treating a heart attack
Life after a heart attack
Reducing my risk of a heart attack
Heart failure
Heart failure tests & diagnosis
Living with heart failure
Medicines to treat heart failure
Reducing my risk of heart failure
More information about heart failure
Videos about heart failure
Conserving energy
Heart failure end of life
Heart murmurs & heart valve problems in adults
Heart palpitations
Extra beats (ectopic beats)
Fast heartbeat caused by SVT
High blood pressure (hypertension)
High blood pressure tests and diagnosis
Living with high blood pressure
More information about high blood pressure
High cholesterol
Cholesterol-lowering medicines
High triglycerides
How can I lower my triglyceride levels?
Medicines for your heart
Tests for heart problems
Hip & knee replacement
Hoarding
Information for carers
Keeping active for older adults
Keeping your home warm & dry
Low vision
Causes & symptoms of low vision
How is low vision treated?
Coping with vision loss
Strategies for living with low vision
More information about low vision
Macular degeneration
About macular degeneration
How do I know if I have macular degeneration?
How is macular degeneration treated?
Living with macular degeneration
More information about macular degeneration
Medication use for older people
Long Term Conditions Pharmacy Service
Safe medication use for older people
Memory loss & dementia
Tests and diagnosis for dementia
Living with dementia
Eating well with dementia
Supporting or caring for someone with dementia
Communicating with someone who has dementia
How to make a memory book
Reducing my risk of dementia
Healthy eating to help reduce the risk of dementia
Safe driving in early dementia
Tips for managing memory loss
More information about dementia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis tests and diagnosis
Living with osteoporosis
Osteoporosis treatments
Reducing your risk of osteoporosis
How to get your daily calcium & vitamin D
Zoledronate infusion
More information about osteoporosis
Parkinson disease
Resthomes & retirement villages
Retirement and lifestyle villages
Choosing a resthome or hospital
Checklist to compare residential care facilities
Moving to a different resthome or hospital
Sex & intimacy in older adults
Skin wounds & ulcers
Skin wounds
First aid for cuts, scrapes & wounds
How can I help my wound to heal?
Surgery for skin wounds
Looking after your skin surgery wound
Skin ulcers
Leg ulcers (venous)
Pressure injuries
How can I help my wound to heal?
Surgery for skin ulcers
Stroke
What happens if I have a stroke?
Life after a stroke
More information about stroke
Support and services for older people on the West Coast
Community groups & agencies for older people
CCCN
Home, community and nursing support services
Needs assessment service
Other support for older people
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
TIA tests and diagnosis
Life after a TIA
More information about TIA
Urinary incontinence in older adults
Urine infection (UTI) in older adults
Your health rights
Pacific health
New Zealand healthcare system
Health information in multiple languages
Easy-to-understand health information
Getting medical help if you are new to the West Coast
Keeping your home warm & dry
Preparing for your doctor's visit
Pharmacy & medications
Antibiotics
What are antibiotics & how do they work?
Why don't I need antibiotics?
Taking antibiotics for a UTI
Generic medicines
How to take medicines
Immunosuppression
About immunosuppression
Living with immunosuppression
Medication factsheets
Medications for mental health issues
Long Term Conditions Pharmacy Service
Medicines & sport
Medicines for children
Pain relief
Pain relief for adults
Pain relief after an injury
Pain relief for children & teenagers
Pain relief for children with broken bones
Pharmacists
Prescription subsidy card
Safe medication use for older people
Safe sharps disposal
Safe use, storage, & disposal of medicines
Surgery
Appendicitis
Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery
Breast surgery
Breast reconstruction
How breast reconstruction surgery is done
Risks & complications of breast reconstruction surgery
Before breast reconstruction
Hospital care after breast reconstruction
Going home after breast reconstruction
Caring for your drain at home after surgery
More information about breast reconstruction
Breast reduction
Breast reduction surgery techniques & risks
Before your breast reduction surgery
After your breast reduction surgery
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Gynaecomastia
Gynaecomastia surgery
Gynaecomastia surgery techniques & risks
Before & after gynaecomastia surgery
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Therapeutic mammoplasty
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Bowel surgery
Colonoscopy
Carpal tunnel syndrome
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Living with carpal tunnel syndrome
Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Before & after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Recovery after carpal tunnel surgery
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Cleft lip & palate
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs
Dupuytren contracture
What is Dupuytren contracture?
Living with Dupuytren contracture
How is Dupuytren treated?
Before & after surgery for Dupuytren contracture
Gallbladder & gallstones
Having an anaesthetic
Heart bypass & valve surgery
Hernia
Hernia repair surgery
Mesh hernia repair
At home after a hernia repair
Hip & knee replacement
Pituitary operation
Preparing for your operation
Excess parathyroid hormone
Prominent ear surgery (otoplasty)
Prostate health
Prostate surgery (TURP)
Pulmonary embolism (PE)
Skin surgery and wound care
Good food for wound healing
Protein-rich meal ideas
How can I help my wound to heal?
Surgery for skin wounds
Looking after your skin surgery wound
Lymphoedema
Surgery for skin ulcers
Skin grafts
What is a skin graft?
What to expect in hospital
Can skin grafts fail?
Going home after a skin graft
Caring for your graft when you are up & about
More information about skin grafts
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Splenectomy in adults
Surgery for a broken finger
Women's health
Breasts
Breastfeeding
Information about breastfeeding
Breastfeeding factsheets
Breastfeeding your premature baby
Breast fullness & breast engorgement
Breast pump & breast milk storage information
Mastitis information
Sore, tender, & damaged nipples
Taking medication while breastfeeding
Breastfeeding support & resources
Tongue-tie
Why can tongue-tie be a problem?
How is tongue-tie treated?
Breast cancer
Breast screening (mammography)
At-risk breast cancer screening
Breast lumps
Breast pain information
Breast screening (mammography)
At-risk breast cancer screening
Breast surgery
Breast reduction
Breast reduction surgery techniques & risks
Before your breast reduction surgery
After your breast reduction surgery
More information about breast reduction surgery
Breast reconstruction
How breast reconstruction surgery is done
Risks & complications of breast reconstruction surgery
Before breast reconstruction
Hospital care after breast reconstruction
Going home after breast reconstruction
Caring for your drain at home after surgery
More information about breast reconstruction
Therapeutic mammoplasty
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Cervix
Cervical screening & cervical smears
HPV & cervical cancer vaccine (Gardasil)
Cervical polyps
Contraception & sterilisation
Choosing contraception after having a baby
Condoms
Contraceptive implant
Contraceptive injection (Depo-Provera)
Diaphragms
Emergency contraceptive pill
Intrauterine devices & systems (IUDs & IUSs)
Inserting an IUD or IUS (Mirena)
Oral contraceptives
Sterilisation for women
Vasectomy
WINZ Special Needs Grant for contraception
Family violence
Fertility
Menopause
Menopause diagnosis
Living with menopause
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More information about menopause
Abnormal bleeding after menopause
Pelvic pain
Adenomyosis
Endometriosis
Ovarian cyst
Period problems
Abnormal bleeding after menopause
Adenomyosis
Period pain (dysmenorrhoea)
Endometriosis
Heavy periods
Tests & diagnosis for heavy periods
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Treatment options for heavy periods
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Pipelle Biopsy
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Tests & diagnosis for irregular periods
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More information about irregular periods
Pipelle Biopsy
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Pregnancy & childbirth
Lead maternity carers
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Healthy pregnancy
Alcohol, smoking & drugs in pregnancy
Alcohol in pregnancy
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Antenatal tests & screening
Breastfeeding
Information about breastfeeding
Breastfeeding factsheets
Breastfeeding your premature baby
Breast fullness & breast engorgement
Breast pump & breast milk storage information
Mastitis information
Sore, tender, & damaged nipples
Taking medication while breastfeeding
Breastfeeding support & resources
Tongue-tie
Why can tongue-tie be a problem?
How is tongue-tie treated?
Breech presentation
Considering adoption
Exercise & healthy eating in pregnancy
Healthy weight gain in pregnancy
Immunisations in pregnancy
Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women
Itching in pregnancy
Looking after yourself in pregnancy
Money matters in pregnancy
Multiple pregnancy
Multiple pregnancy healthy eating and nutrition guide
Breastfeeding twins & triplets
Placenta information
Pregnancy & your baby's movements
Rhesus negative blood & pregnancy
Supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Vitamin D in pregnancy
Health conditions in pregnancy
Anaemia in pregnancy
How to get your daily iron
Iron-rich meal ideas
Taking iron supplements
Anxiety in pregnancy
Asthma in pregnancy
Constipation in pregnancy
Depression in pregnancy & postnatal depression
Diabetes in pregnancy
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in pregnancy
High blood pressure & pre-eclampsia in pregnancy
Infections in pregnancy and post-partum
Group B streptococcus in newborn babies
Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy
Thrush (candida)
Medications in pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Giving birth
Birth after caesarean section
Breech presentation
Induction of labour
Magnesium sulphate before premature birth
Perineal tear
What is a perineal tear and how do I prevent it?
Healing after a perineal tear
Where to give birth
After childbirth
Breastfeeding
Information about breastfeeding
Breastfeeding factsheets
Breastfeeding your premature baby
Breast fullness & breast engorgement
Breast pump & breast milk storage information
Mastitis information
Sore, tender, & damaged nipples
Taking medication while breastfeeding
Breastfeeding support & resources
Tongue-tie
Why can tongue-tie be a problem?
How is tongue-tie treated?
Depression in pregnancy & postnatal depression
Infections in pregnancy and post-partum
Group B streptococcus in newborn babies
Sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy
Thrush (candida)
Pelvic floor exercises for women
Placenta information
Plunket parenting & pregnancy education
Register a birth
Vitamin K & your baby
Pregnancy loss & termination
Ectopic pregnancy
Miscarriage
Early pregnancy loss (miscarriage)
Molar pregnancy information
Termination of pregnancy (abortion)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
About polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Eating well with polycystic ovary syndrome
More information about polycystic ovary syndrome
Prolapse
Pelvic floor exercises for women
Urinary problems in women
Urinary incontinence in women
Bladder diary
Bladder retraining
Pelvic floor exercises for women
Urine infection (UTI) in women
You & your catheter
Uterine & endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer follow-up
Vulval irritation & pain
Women's teeth & gums
Your health rights
Youth & teen health
Where to go for help (youth & teens)
Acne
Living with acne
Treatments for mild to moderate acne
Isotretinoin for severe acne
More information about acne
Addiction in youth & teens
Alcohol: know the facts (youth & teens)
Helping your teen develop safe drinking
Anger in youth & teens
Anxiety in youth & teens
Asthma in youth & teens
Body image & weight in youth & teens
Bullying
How to help if your teen is being bullied
Cancer in youth & teens
Confidentiality (health privacy) for youth & teens
Depression in youth & teens
Living with depression for youth
Treatments for depression in children & young people
More information about depression in youth & teens
How exercise helps depression
Understanding depression in young people for parents
Diabetes in children & teens
Drugs: know the facts (youth & teens)
Drug information for parents & caregivers
Eating disorders
About eating disorders
What is anorexia?
What is binge eating?
What is bulimia?
Eating disorders in males
Anorexia nervosa in males
Binge-eating disorder in males
Bulimia nervosa in males
Effects of dieting
Physical problems related to dieting
Physical problems related to purging
Dieting makes you binge
Family & friends' FAQs about eating disorders
How common are anorexia & bulimia?
How to approach your teenager's eating issue
Myths about anorexia and bulimia
Signs and symptoms of possible eating problems
What are the health and social risks of an eating disorder?
What causes an eating disorder?
Getting help for an eating disorder
Health professionals who can help for an eating disorder
Self-help resources and support groups
Binge-eating disorder group
Eating awareness information sessions
Websites for families and people with eating disorders
Emotional & physical abuse (youth & teens)
Family violence
Gambling information for youth & teens
Glandular fever
Grief information for youth & teens
Helping your teenager grieve
Healthy eating information for youth and teens
Feeding growing teens
HPV & cervical cancer vaccine (Gardasil)
Mental health information for youth and teens
Oral health for teenagers
Dental care for teenagers
Looking after teeth & gums
Ageing & dental health
Diabetes & gum problems
Fluoride
Food & drink for good oral health
Smoking & teeth
Toothbrushing & flossing
Toothpaste, mouthwash & other dental products
Tooth whitening
Women's teeth & gums
Fixing teenage teeth
Braces & plates for straightening teeth
Crowns
Fillings & root canals
Preparing for oral surgery
Common problems for teenagers
Bad breath
Gum disease
Knocked-out teeth
Mouth ulcers
Tooth decay
What does tooth decay look like?
Toothache
Wisdom teeth
About wisdom teeth
Removing wisdom teeth
Recovery after having your wisdom teeth removed
Penis & testicles
About your penis
Penis problems
About your testicles & scrotum
Periods
Personal hygiene
Physical activity & exercise, for youth & teens
Piercing & tattoos
PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
Puberty
Puberty information for parents & caregivers
Relationships in youth & teens
Self-harm
Sexual assault of youth & teens
Referral & support agencies (sexual assault)
Sexual health for teenagers
When you're thinking about having sex
Contraception for youth & teens
Pregnancy information for teenagers
Support for teen parents
Sexual health services for young people on the West Coast
Sexual orientation & gender identity
Gender dysphoria
Sleep advice for teens
Smoking information for youth & teens
Stress in youth & teens
Suicide and young people
What can I do if I am thinking about suicide? (youth and teens)
What to do if you think someone is suicidal
Support after a suicide attempt (for family and friends)
More information about suicide & young people
Sun safety, sun tanning, sunbeds
Support agencies, services, useful websites for teenagers
Vulva & vaginal care
Your rights
End of life planning & care
Advance care planning (ACP)
Medical care guidance plan
Understanding the dying process
Palliative care
Providing palliative care on the West Coast
Financial support in palliative care
Palliative care information
Find out more about palliative care
Morphine leaflet
Oxycodone leaflet
Safely taking methadone for pain
Using midazolam nasal spray
When death is near
What to do when someone dies