Israel

3 secrets I learned from my 50th birthday year celebration of mammography and colonoscopy

If you live in Israel, or in many European countries, the national “begin to screen and start to worry testing” starts at 50.  That’s when many long-term big population studies have found that is the age when women’s risk of breast cancer soars, and men and women’s incidence of colon cancer rears its ugly head. […]

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10 Interesting Health Facts About Israel That You Might Not Have Known!

In honor of this country’s 70th birthday this week, I thought I’d highlight some interesting health facts for you to bring up casually when you’re at the annual BBQ and impress your friends. Israel’s current healthcare system is only 23 years old. In 1995, the country passed a new law called the national health insurance

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Contraceptive Options in Israel #1: Hormonal Options

One of the most difficult systems to navigate in health care is that of a woman’s own health. In the 20 some odd years that I have lectured about health promotion, through the countless teenagers, young adults, newly married, and the over 60 crowd, there is always one common denominator that spans across culture, age

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Why the Concept of “Returning Israeli Citizens” isn’t Sexy

One of the interesting phenomena of being a healthcare advocate is the unique position of being yelled at, a lot, by many types of people. The other day was no different. The director of a bituach leumi branch, in response to my persistence in trying to help a client who had been rejected by bituach

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