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29 July

Care of your cast – The page has been updated with more information about looking after your cast.

28 July

Helping with fear of vaccination – A new page about helping people get over their fear of getting vaccinations.

20 June

Kidneys – The section has been reviewed and updated with information about your kidneys, looking after your kidneys and kidney failure.

15 June

Lungs – Most of the Lungs section has been reviewed and updated with current information, including up-to-date treatment. This includes the Asthma in adults and COPD sections.

6 June

Bullying information for parents and Getting help if your child is being bullied – The pages have been expanded with information about bullying, how to help your child and how to get help from others.

27 May

Sexual Health Centre – The page has been reviewed and updated with current information about what to expect when you go to the Sexual Health Centre.

19 May

Hip & groin pain – A new section with information about hip and groin pain, including groin strain and hip labral tears.

18 May

Family harm – Updated to make the page more inclusive of groups potentially affected by family harm.

Support for carers – Updated to make the page easier to read and more useful.

13 May

The following sections and pages have been reviewed and updated: Burns, Skin cancer, Skin grafts

11 May

The Child behaviour section has been reviewed and updated, including Tips for Improving behaviour in tamariki (children) and Screen-time strategies. Sleep advice for tamariki (children) has also been updated.

10 May

Tests for nervous system problems – A new page with information about various nervous system tests.

5 May

The following sections and pages have been reviewed and updated: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cleft lip & palate, De Quervain's tenosynovitis, Dupuytren contracture, Ganglion cyst, Gynaecomastia and Trigger finger

How to become smokefree – The section has been reviewed and updated, including information about the rebranded Te Hā – Waitaha Smokefree Support service.

30 March

At-risk breast cancer screening – The information about increased risk has been updated and information about the CanRisk assessment tool has been added.

24 March

Green Prescription for getting active – Updates to the information about Green Prescription to reflect recent changes to the programme.

Overview of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – A new page giving an overview of sexually transmitted infections.

23 March

Wellbeing – The wellbeing section has been updated with information about Te Whare Tapa Whā (the four-sided house) model and the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

11 March

Vertebral compression fracture – A new page about vertebral compression fractures, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and self-care.

3 March

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) – The osteoarthritis section has been reviewed and updated.

COVID-19 vaccines – A new page about the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in New Zealand.

25 February

Heart risk assessment – A new page about the Heart Foundation's My Heart Check tool, including information about when people with different risk factors should start having heart assessments.

16 February

Mental illness during & after pregnancy – This section has been reviewed and updated, with video added.

Rongoā Māori – A new page about Rongoā Māori (Māori medicine). including what it is and how it's done safely.

Termination of pregnancy – This page has been reviewed and updated.

11 February

Youth & teen health – Most of this section has been reviewed and updated, with a new page about sexuality and sexual identities in youth and teens added.

4 February

Eating disorders – The section has been reviewed and updated.

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Review key: HIABO-38495