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Cold Homes: The Impact On NZ Families And Their Health

As with each year here in New Zealand, winter comes, the temperature significantly drops, and many of us face a cold home at a time when we should be relying on the warmth and comfort in our homes to see us through the cold months. However, for some, homes may not provide the respite they […]

Is It Just A Sore Tooth, Or A Sign Of Employee Health On The Back Burner? 

In today’s fast-paced world of modern work, employees often find themselves juggling multiple responsibilities, deadlines and commitments at work, which unfortunately can lead to employee health taking a backseat. When employees regularly ignore or delay their health concerns, whether it be a persistent toothache, a pain in their knee that makes it uncomfortable to walk […]

How Can You Equip Your Team With Health Knowledge And Skills?

In today’s fast-paced world, employers recognise the importance of supporting their workforce’s health and well-being. One innovative approach gaining traction is the concept of “employer aid payments,” where businesses offer their employees annual (or periodic) payments dedicated exclusively to health and medical services. By providing these resources, companies empower their teams to grow and develop […]

What Insights Can Your Employer Aid Spending Data Show You?

In today’s data-driven world, businesses have access to an array of valuable information that can shape their strategies and decision-making. One such potential resource that businesses are now tapping into thanks to HealthNow’s employer aid platform is health medical spending data, which tracks how individuals spend their allocated employer aid funds on health and medical […]

Is Offering Your Employees Private Health Insurance Causing Them To Miss Out?

In an effort to attract and retain talent, many companies have historically chosen to offer their employees financial contributions towards private health insurance plans. While this benefit may seem appealing at first glance, it can inadvertently lead to missed opportunities for better health outcomes among the workforce for several reasons: 1. Inflexible and Restrictive Coverage […]

Tips To Create The Best Cancellation Policy For My Clinic

  A good cancellation policy shouldn’t just help cover your clinicians’ time for missed bookings when a patient fails to give reasonable notice and without a genuine reason. They should also set your patients and your clinic up for success so that the policy doesn’t need to be enforced in the first place. Here’s an […]

Spotting A Melanoma On The Fingernail Or Toenail

  Best known as the brown-red-irregular spots on your skin that can raise alarm bells and put your health at risk, melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can lead to fatal outcomes if it’s not detected and treated early. New Zealanders are particularly at risk, with approximately 4000 new cases diagnosed every year, […]

What Is The Difference Between A Chiropractor, Osteopath and Physiotherapist?

  When you’re suffering from physical pain and discomfort, it can be difficult to determine which healthcare professional is the right fit for your needs, especially when they have common or overlapping speciality areas, such as with a chiropractor, osteopath and physiotherapist.  These three healthcare professions share various common goals, including their knowledge of the […]

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