Be well this winter

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Keep your home warm and reduce your power bill

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Team on 13 June 2016 |

With cold weather settling in it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your house warm and cosy this winter. Being warm will help to keep you and your family well. While this can be expensive it can save you money in the long-run – in time off work and doctors’ bills. 

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Choosing the right care for you

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Team on 23 May 2016 |

Sometimes it can be hard to know where to go when you’re feeling sick or if are injured. Here are some guidelines to help you choose the right care for you and your whaanau.

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Pills or chills, your pharmacist can help

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Team on 23 May 2016 |

Counties Manukau Health is urging people to get early health advice from their local pharmacist. Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare and advice and this winter the DHB is encouraging the public to go there first.

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Eight flu myths busted

Posted by Penny Arrowsmith | Communications Team on 19 May 2016 |

There are a lot of myths about the flu vaccine and it’s important that we share the right information and that we correct people in a kind way when they share information that isn’t true or accurate.

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Living in a cold, damp house

Posted by Communications Team on 19 May 2016 |

Five things you can do to be well this winter 

It is widely acknowledged that many houses in New Zealand are cold, damp and poorly insulated. This means that they can be expensive to heat and can affect your health. A warmer, drier home makes it harder for germs such as strep throat to spread. If left untreated, strep throat can lead to a serious disease called rheumatic fever.  It is recommended that you keep your house heated to between 18-21 degrees.

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Delicious, nutritious and budget-friendly winter recipes

Posted by Communications Team on 19 May 2016 |

The nights are getting longer and colder and the idea of cooking a meal when you get home from work is pretty unappealing.

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Common winter illnesses and how to treat them

Posted by Communications Team on 19 May 2016 |

Getting sick in winter can be awful. You’re tired, achy and have a sore nose from blowing it all day. Here are some tips to help you look after yourself, recover from your illness and identify what you’re actually suffering from.

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Four tips to help you be well this winter

Posted by Communications Team on 19 May 2016 |

Yes, it’s cold outside but that doesn’t mean that you and your family will get sick this winter. Look after yourself and your family the best that you can. Here are five ways to look after yourself this winter:

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