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Health promotion and disease prevention

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  1. Content type: Commentary

    The detection of wild poliovirus in Israeli sewage in May 2013 led the health authorities to vaccinate children with OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine). Shelly Kamin-Friedman explored the legal and ethical dimensions of...

    Authors: Lawrence O. Gostin

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2018 7:4

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:58

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    New ways of thinking about medicine and health care demand new methods in medical education. Over the past two decades, as both the practice and the study of medicine have become increasingly concerned with de...

    Authors: Raymond H. Curry

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

  3. Content type: Original research article

    By 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that two-thirds of all diseases worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Physicians often do not counsel patients about healthy behaviors, and lack of ...

    Authors: Rani Polak, Adi Finkelstein, Tom Axelrod, Marie Dacey, Matan Cohen, Dennis Muscato, Avi Shariv, Naama W Constantini and Mayer Brezis

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:42

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:65

  4. Content type: Commentary

    Sexual health is an important global public health concern. Planning effective strategies to improve sexual health requires a high degree of attention to the local epidemiological trends and cultural context w...

    Authors: Charmaine Gauci and Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:44

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:23

  5. Content type: Commentary

    Youth drinking is linked with acute harms and Emergency Departments (ED) are places where some of these harms become apparent. This commentary argues that there is a clear case for routinely monitoring alcohol...

    Authors: John Larsen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:41

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:34

  6. Content type: Original research article

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of hospital admissions and readmissions in the Western world. However, the burden of ambulatory care has not been as well investigated. The object...

    Authors: Lori D. Bash, Dahlia Weitzman, Robert O. Blaustein, Ofer Sharon, Varda Shalev and Gabriel Chodick

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:26

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    In Israel today, there are 420,200 Israelis diagnosed with diabetes, and every year, Israelis sustain thousands of diabetes-related deaths and tens of thousands of diabetes-related amputations. As such, in Isr...

    Authors: Dean Schillinger and James G. Kahn

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:32

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:1

  8. Content type: Commentary

    In recent years, countries around the world have revised their blood donation policies regarding gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The United States lifted the lifetime ban on MS...

    Authors: Sean Cahill and Timothy Wang

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:15

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

  9. Content type: Commentary

    In an article recently published in the IJHPR, Ginsberg and colleagues from Israel’s Public Health Services estimate the disease burden from airborne particulate matter in Israel. Using national data on the co...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Samet

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

  10. Content type: Commentary

    Influenza causes substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide each year. Healthcare-associated influenza is a frequent event. Health care personnel (HCP) may be the source for infecting patients and may propa...

    Authors: David J. Weber, Walter Orenstein and William A. Rutala

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:61

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    The present permanent deferral policy in Israel for MSM was established in 1977 and was based on the previous (now outdated) USA Food and Drug Administration standards. This study analyses epidemiological data...

    Authors: Gary Michael Ginsberg, Eilat Shinar, Eran Kopel and Daniel Chemtob

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:60

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:15

  12. Content type: Original research article

    Cigarette smoking is a major cause of health disparities. We aimed to determine social characteristics associated with smoking status and age at smoking initiation in the ethnically-diverse population of Israel.

    Authors: Ofra Kalter-Leibovici, Angela Chetrit, Shlomit Avni, Emma Averbuch, Ilya Novikov and Nihaya Daoud

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:36

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:51

  13. Content type: Original research article

    Worldwide, ambient air pollution accounts for around 3.7 million deaths annually. Measuring the burden of disease is important not just for advocacy but also is a first step towards carrying out a full cost-ut...

    Authors: Gary M. Ginsberg, Ehud Kaliner and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:51

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:63

  14. Content type: Original research article

    The crude rate of early-onset Group B streptococcus disease (EOGBS) in Israel has been consistently under 0.5 for 1000 live births for the past 8 years. The Israeli Ministry of Health has adapted the risk fact...

    Authors: H. Sefty, A. Klivitsky, M. Bromberg, R. Dichtiar, M. Ben Ami, T. Shohat and A. Glatman-Freedman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:42

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Social media can act as an important platform for debating, discussing, and disseminating information about vaccines. Our objectives were to map and describe the roles played by web-based mainstream media and ...

    Authors: Daniela Orr, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari and Keren Landsman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:34

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:57

  16. Content type: Original research article

    The National health insurance law enacted in 1995 did not include dental care in its basket of services. Dental care for children was first included in 2010, initially up till 8 years of age. The eligibility a...

    Authors: Lena Natapov, Avi Sasson and Shlomo P. Zusman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:26

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    The World Health Organization Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) established the MPOWER policy package to provide practical country-level guidance on implementing effective policies to reduce smok...

    Authors: David Levy, David B. Abrams, Jeffrey Levy and Laura Rosen

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:41

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2017 6:6

  18. Content type: Original research article

    It has become clear in recent years that a healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise is crucial for health maintenance. Nevertheless, most people do not exercise regularly. Physician intervention is benef...

    Authors: Robert D Hoffman, Ron Golan and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:8

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:29

  19. Content type: Commentary

    The decision to have an amniocentesis entails a trade-off between a risk of procedure associated miscarriage and the benefit of obtaining diagnostic information to identify Down syndrome or other chromosomal a...

    Authors: Lisa Soleymani Lehmann

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2016 5:4

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    In pandemic situations, primary care providers may be involved in a variety of roles related to disease surveillance, diagnosis and treatment, prevention, and patient education. This commentary describes the c...

    Authors: Sarah J. Clark

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

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    The original article was published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

  21. Content type: Original research article

    Family history is considered an essential, obligatory part of the primary physician’s intake interview. Including coded FH in a unified medical file can save expensive genetic tests and detect the early onset ...

    Authors: Ronit Endevelt, Iris Goren, Tal Sela and Varda Shalev

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:60

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