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  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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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  18. 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

  19. 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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  20. Content type: Original research article

    During the 2009/A/H1N1 pandemic, the main burden of the patient management fell on primary care physicians (PCPs), and they were the principal implementers of pandemic policies. Broad involvement of PCPs in th...

    Authors: Marina Kunin, Dan Engelhard, Shane Thomas, Mark Ashworth and Leon Piterman

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:32

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:58

  21. Content type: Original research article

    A primary goal of amniocentesis is the detection of trisomy 21 (Down syndrome- DS) in the fetus. This procedure involves a small risk of miscarriage. As the risk of DS increases with maternal age, screening te...

    Authors: Julia Grinshpun-Cohen, Talya Miron-Shatz, Michal Berkenstet and Elon Pras

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:23

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  22. Content type: Integrative article

    Tobacco is the only consumer product known to kill half of its users, and is a significant cause of death and disability to exposed nonsmokers. This presents a unique conundrum for modern democracies, which em...

    Authors: Laura J Rosen and Maya Peled-Raz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:12

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    While there is a strong case for primary prevention of mental health problems, relatively little mental health scholarship has been devoted to it in the last decade. Efforts to accelerate prevention scholarshi...

    Authors: Lawrence S Wissow

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:10

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    The World Health Organization Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan (CMHAP) 2013–2020 proposes the implementation of primary prevention strategies to reduce the mental health burden of disease. The extent to...

    Authors: Ora Nakash, Liat Razon and Itzhak Levav

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2015 4:3

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  25. Content type: Original research article

    The aim of this study is to examine the joint impact of preventive health behavior (PHB) and social and demographic factors on the utilization of primary and secondary medical care under a universal health car...

    Authors: Gregory Yom Din, Zinaida Zugman and Alla Khashper

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:41

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    Tobacco use causes a tremendous amount of morbidity and mortality globally, with a staggering level of financial costs. In many countries, public health interventions have been able to reduce the prevalence of...

    Authors: Michael Chaiton and Robert Schwartz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:36

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  27. Content type: Original research article

    Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death, incurring huge resource costs in terms of treating morbidity and lost productivity. This paper estimates smoking attributable mortality (SAM) as healt...

    Authors: Gary M Ginsberg and Haim Geva

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:28

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

  28. Content type: Commentary

    In this issue, Keinan-Boker summarises the main studies that have followed up offspring of women exposed to famine during pregnancy and calls for the establishment of a national cohort of Holocaust survivors a...

    Authors: Caroline HD Fall and Kalyanaraman Kumaran

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:22

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  29. Content type: Integrative article

    Modern epidemiology has evolved in the last decades from the simplified “cause-effect” paradigm to a multi-factorial framework of causality. The concept of “Fetal Origin of Adult Diseases” (FOAD) is a good exa...

    Authors: Lital Keinan-Boker

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2014 3:11

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  30. Content type: Integrative article

    Climatic changes have increased the world-wide frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves, cold spells, floods, storms and droughts. These extreme events potentially affect the health status of mil...

    Authors: Manfred S Green, Noemie Groag Pri-or, Guedi Capeluto, Yoram Epstein and Shlomit Paz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:23

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    Across the world, climate change is now responsible for substantial mortality and morbidity, through direct effects on health and also by threatening the determinants of health. This commentary argues that ada...

    Authors: Jenny Griffiths

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:22

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    Health policy-making, a complex, multi-factorial process, requires balancing conflicting values. A salient issue is public support for policies; however, one reason for limited impact of public opinion may be ...

    Authors: Laura J Rosen, David A Rier, Greg Connolly, Anat Oren, Carla Landau and Robert Schwartz

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:20

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  33. Content type: Integrative article

    In December 2011, Israel launched the National Program to Promote Active, Healthy Lifestyle, an inter-ministerial, intersectoral effort to address obesity and its contribution to the country’s burden of chroni...

    Authors: Yannai Kranzler, Nadav Davidovich, Yonina Fleischman, Itamar Grotto, Daniel S Moran and Ruth Weinstein

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:16

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  34. Content type: Commentary

    In Europe, successful health policies have contributed to a continued decline in mortality. However, not all parts of Europe have benefited equally and the sustainability of achievements cannot be taken for gr...

    Authors: Matthias Wismar, David McQueen, Vivian Lin, Catherine M Jones and Maggie Davies

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:17

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  35. Content type: Original research article

    During several months in 2009–2010, the Israeli population was asked to take part in two preparedness programs: Acquisition of gas masks against a potential chemical-warfare attack, and vaccination against the...

    Authors: Baruch Velan, Valentina Boyko, Gilead Shenhar, Liat Lerner-Geva and Giora Kaplan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:11

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  36. Content type: Commentary

    Findings published in this issue suggest that a substantial subset of the Israeli public generally trusts government, yet is determined to make their own judgments about the need for precautionary action in ce...

    Authors: Lori Uscher-Pines and Arthur L Kellermann

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:12

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  37. Content type: Original research article

    In Israel, an average of 37 children are born each year with sepsis and another four with meningitis as a result of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) disease. Israel currently only screens mothers with defined risk ...

    Authors: Gary M Ginsberg, Arthur I Eidelman, Eric Shinwell, Emilia Anis, Reuven Peyser and Yoram Lotan

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 2:6

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  38. Content type: Original research article

    The Internet is a frequently used source of health information. Adolescents in particular seem to be receptive to online health information (OHI) and often incorporate such information in their decision-making...

    Authors: Yehuda Neumark, Lior Flum, Catalina Lopez-Quintero and Ronny Shtarkshall

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:38

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  39. Content type: Integrative article

    Nearly two decades ago, researchers first reported that endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment were affecting reproductive health in the general population. The purpose of this article is to examine...

    Authors: Tamar Berman, Hagai Levine, Ronni Gamzu and Itamar Grotto

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:34

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  40. Content type: Commentary

    Bans on smoking in bars and other public places can make an important contribution to public health. However, for these bans to be effective, they require broad public support. Qualitative studies of the attit...

    Authors: Gregory N Connolly

    Citation: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2012 1:29

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