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  1. Health Care in Israel

    Health care in Israel is universal and participation in a medical insurance plan is compulsory. Health care coverage is administered by a small number of organizations, with funding from the government. All Israeli citizens are entitled to the same Uniform Benefits Package, regardless of which organization they are a member...

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  2. Health Beginnings

    ‘ All Israel is responsible for one another. (Babylonian Talmud, Shavuot 39a) Israel’s high standards of health services, top-quality medical resources and research, modern hospital facilities, and an impressive ratio of physicians and specialists to population are reflected in the country’s low infant mortality rate (4.7 per 1,000 live births)...

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  3. Is Sleep Really Necessary?

    ‘Israelis are pretty alert people, so trying to keep up with them can sometimes be a tiring business. But just make sure you stay awake at the right time!’    by Sandra Prior: What if I offered you the chance to extend your life by 10 years? I’m talking about...

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  4. Ageing Gracefully

    Ageing Gracefully

    By Sandra Prior For many of us, old age conjures up ghastly images of decrepitude and degenerative disease. So, panic-stricken, we fork out thousands of dollars for anti-wrinkle creams, blood-pressure pills and Botox. Yet simple lifestyle changes and a bit of old fashioned discipline can win back decades. A small but...

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