The health myths that are hurting us

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As a ‘woman of a certain age’ I’ve just started experiencing the dreaded hot flushes. Not pleasant, but not as bad as the lack of sleep that goes with it. Desperate for a remedy, I headed off to my GP who suggested hormone replacement therapy. Kerry Mitchell | Account ManagerKerry has more than 25 years’ experience in community and daily …

Instil fear, or walk alongside?

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I consider myself to be a pretty healthy person so I’ve never bothered with a flu vaccination, but I’m seriously considering getting one next year. Like many others, I fell for the myth that the vaccine can make you sick. But by immunising myself I can protect others around me who may not have such a strong immune system – …

Devising family time without devices

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I’m currently sporting a particularly ugly scar on my knee, the result of a summer family cycling trip gone spectacularly wrong. I can’t say I have any regrets though, as any family time that doesn’t involve devices these days is precious. I don’t begrudge my 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old twin sons device time altogether – they are smart kids, doing …

The cost of being financially illiterate

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My 10-year-old retired recently and spent most of this school term living off his Kiwisaver. So how is it that he got to retire before me, and what does a 10-year-old know about Kiwisaver anyway? Kerry Mitchell | Account ManagerKerry has more than 25 years’ experience in community and daily newspapers, specialty health and education publications, ‘mummy blogging’, freelance writing, …