We like to keep track of Israeli healthcare news at The Shira Pransky Project, and often share articles on our Facebook page (please Like!). Well, we’ve been a little distracted recently because of some very exciting news of our own that we’ll be sharing very soon in this space. Until then, here’s a roundup of some interesting pieces from the past month, in case you missed them:

Money, Money, Money…

Israel’s doctors threaten strike over budget cuts

State hospitals’ income from medical tourism up 220% since 2010

Economist urges gov’t to up public medicine funds

Amid dearth of hospital staff, Israel’s medical students to assist doctors

… and Politics

Health minister to decide on Meuhedet chief’s firing

הוקמה ועדה לשיקום הרפואה הציבורית בישראל (Bone up on your Hebrew while you read about big plans to revamp public health.)

גרמן לא מתקפלת: ההפלרה מסוכנת – והיא תופסק (Just one more dose of the national tongue, and you can get to know our new Health minister, Yael German, and her crusade against fluoridated water.) 

Look on the Bright Side

Mortality rate from heart attacks down 50 percent in 10 years among Israelis

International Interest

Healthy doctors make healthy patients, study finds

Israel Holds First TED MED Conference Outside US

What Boston Hospitals Learned From Israel