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First public private partnership unit dialysis treatment opens in South Auckland

Posted by Communications Team on 18 April 2016 |

TVNZ One News | The first public-private partnership unit for dialysis treatment opened in Mangere for Counties Manukau Health patients. This comes as demand for dialysis for kidney disease outstrips supply as obesity and diabetes rates soar.

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How to lose your appetite, 90 per cent of your stomach and 80kg

Posted by Communications Team on 15 February 2016 |

Stuff.co.nz - Between the gobsmacking "before" and the barely-less gobsmacking "after", Nat How, a 30-year-old truckdriver of Otara, Auckland, lost his appetite and 90% of his stomach capacity. In a 90-minute, $15,000 operation in Manukau's SuperClinic, surgeon Richard Babor stapled and snipped How's stomach down from a 1.5-litre pouch to a thin tube the size and shape of a penlight, which can hold only 150ml. One year on from the operation, How is still learning how to use his re-tuned digestive system.

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Humba obesity trial

Mum's the word in obesity trial

Posted by Communications Team on 4 November 2015 |

New Zealand Herald - Pregnant women given probiotics and counselling to break cycle of weight problems. Health researchers are trying to break the obesity cycle in South Auckland, one of the world's capitals of obesity, by targeting pregnant women with probiotics and intensive advice.

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childhood nutrition

Focusing on childhood obesity

Posted by Communications Team on 20 October 2015 |

The Government announced a package of initiatives to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people.

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HUMBA Manukau Courier

Healthy mums, healthy babies

Posted by Communication Team on 30 July 2015 |

Stuff.co.nz - Carrying extra weight can cause serious health problems for pregnant mums and their babies.  A Counties Manukau Health-Auckland University research team is setting out to try to change that. It's developed an intervention trial called HUMBA - healthy mums and healthy babies. Counties Manukau has one of the highest obesity rates in New Zealand. Read more…

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Geraint Martin

Richard’s story: Living with diabetes and taking control

Posted by Geraint Martin on 4 December 2014 |

One of the driving forces behind the work we are doing at CM Health is around supporting and empowering people to better manage their long-term conditions at home. Conditions like diabetes where we have approximately 34000 living with diabetes in South Auckland.

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