Know your Risk!

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Did you know that November is World Diabetes Month? New Zealand is facing an epidemic of Diabetes and we need to take action as a nation and become more aware of the risk factors. Diabetes New Zealand has launched a range of initiatives that will help you “know your risk” and get you moving in the right direction. For more … Read More

Pregnant or thinking about it?

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If you are thinking of getting pregnant then that’s great news as we love babies at Village Health. There are some blood tests that are handy to have done BEFORE you get pregnant so pop in and see the practice nurse and she can arrange for those to be done. You should also be taking Folic acid while you are … Read More

How it affects you…….

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Yes they taste great (so some people say), they are certainly a quick and easy way to grab a bite, but what are they really doing to you? Click here to read the latest claims on exactly how a Big Mac affects you.

Using a spacer with your inhaler

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Using a spacer can make the medicine you breathe in up to 50% more effective by helping to get the correct dose into your lungs. Click here for more information. To see a video on how to use your spacer ‘Click here’

Children get 3-8 colds per year!

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Did you know that children suffer from 3-8 colds per year? The symptoms are generally worse in the first 2-3 days but the cough can last for up to four weeks, so it can often feel like your child is constantly unwell with a cold. Colds are caused by viruses, and there are a gazillion different types of viruses around. … Read More

Help your Teenager

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Help your teenager transition into a healthy adult. Once your teenager hits about 15 years of age (and sometimes earlier) they need to start building their own relationship with their GP. You can start this process by going with them to the doctor in their early teens but sitting back quietly so they mostly speak. Then when you think they … Read More

Did you know?

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There have been a few changes at Lincoln Road Medical Practice due to several retirements and a merger from Arahura Medical Practice on Barrington Street. After a lot of hard work, employing some new doctors and spending some time getting to know our patients we are really starting to hit our stride! Yes, the rumours are true, we are rebuilding … Read More

Picky eater?

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Struggling with a picky eater? Are meal times a battlefield? The tips in this article could have you declaring peace with your picky eating toddler. So Click here to read the article and gain some valuable tools to end the meal time war.

Manage My Health puts you in control.

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What if you could: Make appointments online See your test results and medical history Order repeat prescriptions And do all of this anytime you please 24/7 Well now you can with Manage My Health Manage My Health is a safe and secure way to manage your health online.  With access to your medical records, the ability to make appointments online, … Read More

Not convinced the Flu shot is for you?

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Influenza, more commonly known as the Flu, is very easy to catch.  It is simply spread from person to person through the air.  In a nut shell it can be spread by coughing, sneezing, talking, touching a hand, surface or object. So, you are thinking being unwell with cold like symptoms is not that bad.  Although some of the symptoms … Read More