HealthInfo West Coast-Te Tai Poutini

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Radial head fracture

Radiation risk from X-rays

Radiation treatment for cancer

Radioactive iodine: for overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis)

Radioactive iodine: for thyroid cancers

Raised platelet count

Raised toilet seats

Recovering from an injury

Recovering from an injury

Red eye


Reflux: urinary

Refractive surgery

Refugee and migrant health

Register a birth

Rehabilitation after an illness

Relaxation techniques

Removal of spleen: adults

Removal of spleen: children

Renal cancer

Renal colic

Renal function test

Residential care checklist: older adults

Respiratory exercises: home

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)


Resthomes: having to move

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

Retinal detachment

Retinal screening

Retirement villages

Rhesus negative blood type

Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rib injuries

Right hemicolectomy

Rights: teens and children

Ringing ears


Root canal fillings


Rotator cuff injury

Rotator cuff tendinopathy

Rotator cuff tendinitis


Rubella (German measles)