Health

Mammography screening returns

Tuesday July 10, 2018

The Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation will again this year join with the Ministry of Health for the annual mammography screening programme for 2018.

Keeping the blood pumping

Saturday July 07, 2018

Staff from the Cook Islands Red Cross were kept busy on Thursday replenishing Rarotonga’s blood stocks with another round of blood donations from some of their registered donors.

The Cook Islands benefits from visiting medical specialists, most recently the New Zealand eye team made up of optometrists, who carry out eyesight testing and treatment, and ophthalmologists, eye doctors who perform delicate cataract surgery to replace a patient’s cloudy lens.

A group of visiting chiropractors is once again conducting free spinal checks for the general public.

Over 3600 cases and counting...

Wednesday June 27, 2018

A group of chiropractors from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is on Rarotonga running free spinal health checks and chiropractic care until July 7.

Health bus ready to go

Tuesday June 19, 2018

The dedication of Rarotonga’s new mobile health clinic bus took place at Constitution Park yesterday morning, attended by distinguished guests from both here in the Cook Islands and from New Zealand, including health minister Nandi Glassie and New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall.

Rarotonga’s long-awaited mobile health clinic bus, delivered to the Cook Islands earlier this month courtesy of the Masterton South Rotary Club in New Zealand, was blessed and dedicated in a ceremony held at Constitution Park in Avarua yesterday.

A three-day workshop on domestic violence last week helped participants to understand the different forms of abuse victims can be subjected to in a domestic setting.

The health ministry and the Cook Islands Red Cross Society held a blood drive yesterday to mark World Blood Day.

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