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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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The Real Reason the Doctor Gives You the Flu Shot

As a public health professional, I understand the importance of vaccines.  After all, group vaccinations are a public health, not medical, decision.  There were initiated at the turn of the 20th century to reduce and eradicate viruses that had the potential to harm or kill infants and toddlers; this means that, although your personal immune

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Fearing the Ask: How Taking Care of our Health is Like Fundraising

Over the past six months, I’ve had the opportunity to interview a very special group of women. Women with cancer, women who are dying. I’ve been asking them a series of questions about their lives, their needs, their experiences. And the answers they’ve given often surprise me. I had the special privilege of creating a

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself When You can’t Get a Medical Diagnosis

I happen to have three children diagnosed with celiac disease, that lovely autoimmune condition where the presence of gluten in the intestine makes the body attack itself. No worries, they’re healthy, eating their gluten free fare with a smile, and five years in, we’re good. But it certainly wasn’t always that way. In fact, it

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