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3 Diseases We Should Understand

This week marks Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Week to raise awareness of this disorder. I thought I’d take this moment to discuss more common muscular and skeletal disorders that plague us, especially as we age. First to explain: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rather rare “genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It […]

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The Israeli Healthcare System: How to Manage the Differences That Will Surprise Your Senior Parent

Thanks to Sharon Beth-Halachmy of B’lev Shalem, for this week’s important blog post for all those who’ve brought or are thinking of bringing their parents over to live in Israel. Remember the first months of your Aliyah? The culture shock as you navigated everything from the grocery store to Kupat Holim, from surviving on the

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In Honor of Father’s Day: My Dad and the Heart Attack Miracle

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my mother in honor of Mother’s Day. This week I have the pleasure of writing about my own father for Father’s Day. I thought I would write about my father’s heart attack miracle and his triple bypass surgery, to demonstrate some solid principles of good health care navigation.

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The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions People ask Me about Healthcare Insurance in Israel

In the past few months, I’ve been the speaker on the road for the Shira Pransky Project Health Navigation Lecture series around the country.  Many people have been asking me questions that echo the types of questions that I have received over the years. 1. How do I choose a family doctor? It’s true that

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