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Coronavirus in Israel – News & Resources

Coronavirus in Israel – News & Resources

Coronavirus in Israel – News & Resources For up to date information, please visit the Ministry of Health’s website with all the details and information regarding home quarantine requirements. From January until mid-March we updated this blogpost multiple times to share medical news about the situation regarding Coronavirus in Israel – medical info intended for travellers and expats in Israel without access to Hebrew news. As of March 11, Israel has been virtually isolated from the world in order to prevent further influx of potential carriers of the Coronavirus. Nevertheless the numbers are going up, with 25 new cases diagnosed...

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CPR Course In March – Cancelled

CPR Course In March – Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our CPR Courses are postponed until further notice. Please follow us on Facebook and we will keep you up to date. Thank you for your interest. Due to the great success and high demand for the first CPR Courses we offered in January & February, we added a March date and will for sure add more opportunities for you to learn how to save lives in cooperation with Magen David Adom in Israel (MDA). CPR Course In Tel Aviv This basic CPR course is held in English and duration is around 3 hours. Cost for...

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Tel Aviv Marathon Medical Risks – 5 Health Tips

Tel Aviv Marathon Medical Risks – 5 Health Tips

The upcoming Tel Aviv Marathon is a hugely popular event with thousands of participants – a large share of whom aren’t running the full distance. If you are considering running the marathon, or any other distance, we invite you to take notice of the medical advice below to make it the challenging yet fun event you want it to be!  Please note: To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, runners that had planned to travel to Tel Aviv from abroad will not be allowed to start at the event. Cancellation of the event is currently discussed by the Health Ministry and...

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What Is ‘Social Prescribing’ In Medicine?

What Is ‘Social Prescribing’ In Medicine?

At Tel Aviv Doctor we always make it a point to look for remedies beyond prescriptions, encouraging behavior supporting patients’ health and well being. Recently we became aware of the term ‘Social Prescribing’ which has gained attention and traction in European countries. What does ‘Social Prescribing’ stand for? Social Prescribing allows Primary Care Providers to refer patients to specialised group programs to partake in social activities either in lieu of, or in conjunction with pharmaceutical medications. Examples of such activities include; Gardening, dance, art, cooking, volunteering and various sports. It has been found to be particularly effective in supporting patients...

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Flu Prevention, Treatment & Vaccinations

Flu Prevention, Treatment & Vaccinations

Whilst the cold weather doesn’t directly cause the flu, people are more likely to get ill during the Winter months. One of the reasons for this is that the flu virus has been found to survive better, and circulate further when the air outside is drier and cooler. Another factor is the tendency to spend a lot more time indoors during the Winter months; being in closed, shared spaces (especially whilst the heater is on) creates an environment for germs to multiply & spread. Flu Prevention In order to minimise your chances of catching the flu, it’s important to thoroughly...

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Tel Aviv Doctor CPR Course

Tel Aviv Doctor CPR Course

CPR Course With Certification (English) In Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Doctor invites you to learn how to save lives this new year! Join us as we partner with Magen David Adom in Israel (MDA) and get CPR certified. There is only a limited number of spots available for each class. Sign up now to save your place in one of the upcoming courses – and follow us on Facebook to catch posts about future dates. CPR Course Basic Info Duration: 3 Hours Basic CPR Course Language: English Cost: 60 NIS Location: Basel Street, Tel Aviv Next dates: For the latest...

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Winter Health Tips Part 1: Effects of Heating

Winter Health Tips Part 1: Effects of Heating

Although Tel Aviv doesn’t experience extreme cold conditions, it can still get relatively cold from December through to March time. The poor insulation and often improvised heating indoors has many people wondering how to best stay warm and healthy. Seeing as the weather in Israel is warm for the majority of the year, many of the homes and buildings are not sufficiently insulated, and poorly equipped for the height of winter – leaving you chilled and in a draft of cold air, even indoors. Most older houses/apartment blocks do not have an inbuilt central heating system so when the weather...

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Common Israel Travel Health Concerns Addressed

Common Israel Travel Health Concerns Addressed

Your flight is booked, accommodations are reserved — the reality that you’ll soon be waking up in Israel starts to sink in. You begin to question all that may be foreign to you in this new environment. Below, we’ve addressed some of the top concerns you may have when traveling to Israel. 1. Is Israel safe? From a physician’s point of view, Israel is extremely safe: High healthcare standards, minimal health risks, and one of the world’s healthiest diets. 2. I don’t speak Hebrew or Arabic. Will I have trouble communicating? Though it is not an official language, English is...

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Travelling in Israel and Dietary Restrictions

Travelling in Israel and Dietary Restrictions

Many travellers are concerned: Will my dietary restriction be an issue in Israel? – In short, our answer to this question: Whether your diet be kosher, vegan or vegetarian – you will find Israel to be a true culinary paradise for your dietary needs. Eating Kosher No doubt: Israel knows kosher cuisine best. No one, from traditional Jewish fare to pizza and sushi—kosher eaters will be disappointed. The selection is without limits or limitation. Vegan and Vegetarian With over 400 vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, Tel Aviv has earned its title of “Vegan Capital of the World.” Take a stroll through...

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