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Hadassah Hospitals Stand Ready for the Storm
Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem announce they stand ready for the expected storm. Hospital officials report the hospitals will be operating as usual despite the extreme weather that is expected.
Israeli maternity hotels pamper new moms
Hospitals across Israel have opened top-notch maternity hotels to help new mums and babies rest and recuperate after the birth. Welcome to Hadassah Baby, an unusual hotel within the Ein Kerem Hotel in Jerusalem.
Nablus Mom’s Twin Babies Thriving In Utero Thanks to Lifesaving Procedure at Hadassah
A 21-year old young woman from the Palestinian Authority has just learned that the identical twin daughters she is carrying are thriving thanks to the intervention of a Hadassah Medical Center fetal medicine specialist.
Professor Eitan Kerem Talks About How Hadassah Repairs Blindness and Heals Damaged Hearts While on a Visit to Mexico.
While on a recent trip as an Hadassah emissary to Mexico, Professor Eitan Kerem, Head of the Pediatric Department at Hadassah Medical Center, spoke about the impact that Hadassah’s cutting edge Stem Cell research is making, particularly in the areas of improving vision problems due to macular degeneration, repairing damaged hearts, and with neurological diseases such as MS and ALS.
Hadassah, “An Island of Calm” as filmed by the late US News Reporter, Bob Simon
The late Bob Simon z’l, world famous veteran of CBS news and 60 Minutes, visited the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem to show the world that Hadassah is an "Island of calm in a sea of madness". He recorded the following program for 60 Minutes several years ago. Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in New York on Feb 11, 2015. He will be remembered by Hadassah for his honesty, integrity, and as a caring human being.
Prof. Dan Engelhard: A Career of Global Recue and Thousands of Children Saved
A pioneer in the Hadassah Medical Center’s medical outreach to countries in need around the world, Prof. Dan Engelhard, the soft-spoken head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Pediatric AIDS Center at Hadassah, began his foray into medicine through the Israel Defense Forces’ Army Reserve Program.
Palestinian Gains Fulfillment Through Israeli National Service at Hadassah
Majd Abu Diab, a Palestinian from a wealthy family, chose to participate in Israel’s National Service by cheering up patients in the Physiotherapy Department at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Pro-Tumor White Blood Cells Discovered at Hadassah
Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University have found that the most common form of white blood cells, called neutrophils, contain at least three distinct subtypes. Some fight the development of cancer, while others provide a hospitable environment for their growth.
Hadassah Receives $6.5 Million Grant to Create Translational Medicine Institute
Hadassah is delighted to start the new year with the announcement of a $6.5 million grant awarded to the Hadassah Medical Organization from the Wohl Legacy Foundation to create the Wohl Institute for Translational Medical Research
Dr. Evelyn Gruss Lipper and the EGL Charitable Foundation Received Hadassah's Child Health Raphael Award in Jerusalem on January 22, 2015
The award ceremony took place at the Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman 4th International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disabilities and Human Development, which brings together medical professionals from around the world to focus on meeting the needs of children with chronic diseases or disabilities and their families. Dr. Evelyn Lipper is a leader in the field of child development and a visionary and supporter of Hadassah's work in this area, particularly Hadassah's Goshen Project with its outreach to the community.
Pollin Center Forges Ahead with Gender-Based Research and Advocacy
The Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness (LJPCW) Center for Women at the Hadassah Medical Center is actively engaged in basic science and clinical research concerning gender health issues, as well as advocacy for gender health equity in research and treatment.
Hadassah Research Leads to Patent for Diabetes-Related Oral Delivery Technology
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems including an oral insulin pill based on Hadassah Medical Center research, has received a patent from the Israel Patent Office for its invention, “Methods and Compositions for Oral Administrations of Exenatide.”
Breaking the Silence
For nearly half a year, Miri Eliahu could not speak; her voice became a squeak that frightened her grandchildren. Then she found her way to the Hadassah Medical Center’s Voice Clinic and within 81 minutes, her voice was back.
Hadassah Hospital’s Clowns Ease the Pain: More Evidence that Laughter is the Best Medicine
A new study has shown what Hadassah has known for a long time -- medical clowns do help kids suffer less pain during tests.
Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Stars Visit Hadassah Mount Scopus for the 19th Year in a Row
Members of the popular Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team continued a long tradition of visiting the pediatric department at Hadassah Mount Scopus to bring cheer to the young patients.
Stem Cell Trial at Hadassah Reveals Significant Positive Results for ALS Patients
Israel's BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics has reported that final results of its clinical trial conducted at the Hadassah Medical Center using adult stem cells to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) indicate that most patients experienced a slowing of their disease's progression.
Lighting the Chanukah Candles at Hadassah
Patients and staff participate in celebrating Chanukah
Hadassah Breakthrough Identifies Carriers of Lynch Syndrome Mutation That Causes Colon and Gynecological Cancers
Anyone with a family history of colon cancer or gynecological cancers should be tested for Lynch Syndrome. Testing for this mutation can actually prevent cancer and save lives," stated Dr. Yael Goldberg, a Genetic Oncologist who works in the Hadassah Sharett Institute of Oncology.
Hadassah Stem Cell Expert Speaks at TEDx Conference in Jaffa
Prof. Tamir Ben-Hur, the Hadassah Medical Center’s world-renowned neurologist and stem cell research specialist, gave a presentation entitled “Stem Cells: Protectors of the Brain” at the 2014 TEDx conference, held at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel.
FDA Grants Approval for US Clinical Trials of Hadassah-Developed Technology to Treat Fatty Liver Disease
A new drug technology, developed at the Hadassah Medical Center to treat fatty liver disease--a condition with no approved effective drug treatment--was given the go-ahead by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Phase 2 multi-center clinical trial in the US.