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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...

With the warmer weather approaching UV exposure is something to be thinking about. Remember prevention is the best medicine so make sure you use sun sense this summer… slip, slop, slap and wrap! SLIP - into shade where possible and use sun protective clothing SLOP...

  Dr Pip Clearwater is now officially on Maternity Leave until May 2018, although she may do a few casual sessions over the next couple of weeks. We hope she enjoys some relaxation time before she and Dan welcome the new addition to their family, due in...

Our fabulous team celebrating the completion of our four-yearly 'Cornerstone' accreditation sign-off. “CORNERSTONE® Aiming for Excellence” is a pinnacle quality assurance benchmark which is awarded to general practices that offer five star service to their patients. Aspiring Medical Centre has been Cornerstone accredited since 2008!...

This season's vaccine is now available, so call for an appointment and grab some protection from the worst of winter ills. The vaccine is free if you are over 65, are pregnant or have an eligible chronic health condition. For everyone else it's $25, which is pretty...