Samoa immunization

Samoa Measles – A Story about Immunisation

People in Island nation Samoa have been asked to hang red flags from their houses if they need to be vaccinated  and the government aims to vaccinate 90 per cent of its people. “More than 60 people, including many children, have died as a measles outbreak sweeps the island” New Zealand Immunisation Advisory Centre...

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What to do when you retire?

Recently I met with a CEO and talked about his plans for retirement.  He said I have a plan, “I’m going to play golf”.   I’m sure many executives have this plan but what is the reality?  Unfortunately, in many cases, and in particular men, when they stop work, they slow down too much and...

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How to make healthy eating a habit

Many people dream of building healthier food habits, but even when armed with the right tools, temptation still gets in the way. As we continue on the journey of our series, Pursuing a Life of Happiness and Purpose, we explore the challenges we might face when building healthier habits for life. In our previous...

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It takes a village

It takes a village to raise a child, and to help children to develop to their full potential. It takes parents, churches, schools, businesses and others. For millions of people, chronic illnesses and depression are facts of life. A chronic illness is a condition that lasts for a very long time and usually cannot be...

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Chronic Illness self monitoring

Half of us have a chronic condition and these conditions are responsible for most deaths According to The Department of Health, 50% of people suffer from at least one of the prominent chronic illnesses (i.e. arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or mental health conditions). And the most burdensome...

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healthy food habits

How to change your healthy eating habits for life

Healthy food habits can sometimes be an elusive achievement in our day-to-day lives. In fact, for some of us a positive relationship with food can be a significant challenge, and making changes can seem impossible. Continuing on the journey of our series: Pursuing a Life of Happiness and Purpose, I wanted to find out...

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Some chronic diseases are preventable

There are some very interesting statistics around chronic diseases. 1 in 20 people are misdiagnosed and with chronic illness accounting for around  9 in every 10 deaths in Australia, and responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths in the US we need to realise the importance of chronic illness self-monitoring right now. But is the...

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Start Tracking Your Mental Health Symptoms

When discussing our health, we often only refer to the physical aspects. Many people tend to forget the importance of mental health, or feel as though they can’t discuss the topic at all. While we give a lot of attention to our physical health, tracking our mental health is just as important.  Recently, Wanngi...

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How Being Single Can Benefit Your Health

Singles’ Day took the internet by storm this week, suddenly drawing attention to one of the biggest sales days of the year. So what actually is Singles Day? Well, it’s a popular shopping holiday that originated in China, with the intention of celebrating being single. The day first started in 1993 and was created...

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