Healthcare System

Some 50,000 elderly people in need of intensive nursing in Israel

Israel's National Insurance Institute recently gave an overview over the situation of the nursing care for the elderly in Israel.

Americans living in Israel should get Medicare benefits

A program to let Americans residing abroad to receive Medicare benefits would have numerous advantages for Israel.

By Philippe Blumenthal

Healthcare system to go on strike on Monday in protests against violence

The decision to go on strike comes after medical staff were attacked twice within a matter of days.

Trained medical clowns contribute significantly to medical care

Well-trained medical clowns have a far more tangible impact on the healing process than just making people laugh, Israeli researchers found.

Healthcare can function as social catapult if we let it - opinion

An interesting situation has emerged in which the medical aspirations of the Jews of the Diaspora-of-old now resonate in the young Arab citizens of Israel today.

Israeli health practitioner numbers rose over past decade - report

The proportion of male and female doctors, nurses and dentists in Israel has increased in recent years after a decrease in the previous decade.

Hospital bed in Hadassah Ein Kerem

Israel among top 10 countries with longest life expectancies - report

Israel boasts one of the highest life expectancies in the world while managing to maintain low healthcare costs.

By Sam Halpern

Clalit gives mascot a baseball cap as Deri takes over Health Ministry

The mascot's creator, Daniela London-Dekel, responded: "If it were up to me, Hamoodi would receive the new health minister with two hands outstretched forward with prison uniforms."

By Walla!

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's son attacks MK Struck on discrimination law

Rabbi Avraham Yosef rejected claims that his father said a Jew shouldn't treat a non-Jew on Shabbat.


No change to Health Ministry policy as China COVID cases reportedly rise

Other countries are reinstating Covid-19 testing for arrivals from China, while the Israeli Health Ministry has not yet announced any new measures.

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