June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021

Breathing difficulties in children

Children can have serious breathing problems that need urgent medical attention. Learn how to recognise signs that mean your child is struggling to breathe.

Living well with epilepsy

Epilepsy is often a lifelong condition, although most people with epilepsy live normal lives with well-controlled seizures. Here are some tips on how to deal with this condition.


Bursitis is a type of inflammation that affects your joints, causing them to be painful, red and swollen. See more information on its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Top tips for wellbeing

Sleep and mental health

Your mental and emotional health is closely connected to how much and how well you sleep. Read about the connection between the two and tips to improve your sleep.

How to encourage kids to brush their teeth

The last thing any parent wants is a battle with their child to brush their teeth – especially at the end of a long day. Here are some top tips to help you overcome a toothbrushing-resistant child.

How to do CPR

In an emergency, CPR can save a life. Find out what to do if you come across someone who has collapsed or is unconscious.

Understanding medicines

Asthma reliever medicine

Do you or a loved one have asthma and just use a blue inhaler or reliever medicine such as salbutamol (Respigen®, SalAir®, Ventolin®) or terbutaline (Bricanyl®)? If so, it’s time to talk to your doctor. Asthma guidelines have changed. Find out why and what you should do instead.

Tips on how to give medicines to babies and children

Giving medicines to babies and children can be tricky, especially when they are feeling unwell and a bit grumpy. Here’s a list of guidelines on how to properly give liquid meds to children.

Video of the month

Nymbl app

Here’s an app for older adults who are looking to improve or maintain their balance through balance training.

Fight flu

Flu vaccination can help fight flu. Here are some videos of healthcare providers answering key questions about the flu vaccine.

Recipe of the month

Loaded meatballs

Packed full of vegetables and flavour, this recipe takes meatballs to a new level. It’s also translated into te reo Māori. Grab the recipe to this hearty meal.

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