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Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real issue for many people over the colder months which bring with them shorter daylight hours and are often accompanied by grey weather. SAD is a form of depressive illness which appears to be linked to light...

Bowels are something we don't talk about very often. However, bowel cancer is NZs most commonly diagnosed cancer, killing more New Zealanders each year than breast and prostate cancers combined. Early symptoms might include bleeding with a bowel motion, or a change in bowel habit....

The month of June is Men’s Health Month, so we thought it would be timely to look at how men approach health care and look at some of their key health indicators and common health issues suffered by men in this modern day and age. It’s...

Talking about bowel cancer is a serious matter, despite the fact that the language around it provides an almost never-ending source of bad puns. New Zealand’s rates of bowel cancer are some of the highest in the world, and within our southern region of the...

Noise! It’s all around us as we go about our daily lives. The background hubbub is so constant that we take it for granted. At home there’s the mower, the coffee machine, the squealing kids, the food processor, the stereo, the television. Out and about...

Many of us will know someone who has been afflicted by the very unpleasant effects of Shingles. Shingles presents as a rash of painful blisters that usually appears on the torso, but can also affect the legs or face, on one side of the body...

After weeks of summer holidays staying up late, zoning out in front of the TV or computer screen, lots of free play, and eating snacks throughout the day, kids need to make quite an adjustment as they head back to school routines. Here are our tips...

172,000 are living with heart disease in New Zealand and every 90 minutes someone dies from heart disease. These stats have really hit home with us this year and we are trying to raise awareness and help our patients and the wider Wanaka community improve...

Most of the time we are available to help but sometimes it’s just not practical or possible to get medical help straightaway. If you have a small accident at home or on holiday which requires first aid attention, it pays to be prepared. Here are...

Even though winter weather seems to be hanging on, daffodils and blossom signal that Spring is technically here. For allergy and hay fever sufferers the delayed start to the pollen season may bring some relief, but soon there will be pollens aplenty creating misery for...