Unfortunately, I’m used to getting told about the violent deaths of people I don’t know, stabbings at the bus stops where my children and I stand regularly, pictures of blood stains on streets that I pass daily, but the name of this woman sounded familiar when I read it. Dafna? Wait, could that be? I […]
On an average evening in our household, usually before some major event, one of our offspring could have either fallen and opened up their head or is bleeding profusely from some wound; in short, we make many trips to the emergency room. But as our children get older, sometimes we aren’t even the ones who take […]
I get this question a great deal when I explain to people what Health Advize is all about. How would that help me? Is that legal? Can you do that in Israel? What would my doctor say? Of course I explain that yes, it’s legal and yes, this service is available in Israel (through Health […]
Hello there, I had an opportunity this week to be interviewed by the staff of expat arrivals and thought you might be interested in hearing a bit more about my background, why I live in Israel, and some important tidbits you may find helpful . Take a look!
As of July 1, 2015, the Ministry of Health has moved over the majority of its mental health services to be under the auspices of each kupah. What does this mean? To understand this, we first need to take a quick step back to understand the history. Back in 1995, with the healthcare reform law, […]
I am often asked, do you really think I should get a mammography, or a colonoscopy, or whatever screening method my doctor is recommending. I understand the hesitation. Routine screening for cancer has certainly received a bad rap in the media in the past years. This is based, ostensibly, on recent studies that have raised […]
In January 2012, the organization B’Terem and child safety organization, published data on the number of accidental deaths among children in 2011. Of 106 children killed, almost half were in car accidents. The rest was due to mostly to drowning or choking. Most children were aged 0-4, and more than 60% were boys. In fact, […]
Although we often don’t think about it, finding a good physician is a lot like shopping. Sometimes you need to go to several stores before you find the right fit. Below are seven questions to ask yourself when choosing your family doctor in Israel: Accessibility – You may have met an extremely nice doctor on […]