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Insight into Pediatric Radiotherapy Treatment at Hadassah Provided to ALYN Colleagues
To gain a greater understanding of the radiation therapy and support that pediatric cancer patients receive at the Hadassah Medical Center, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation nurses from ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital, Israel's only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, visited Hadassah for an in-depth briefing and tour.
UK Prime Minister Briefed on Israel-UK Collaborative Stem Cell Research
During a recent visit to Israel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, viewed an exhibition showcasing collaborative stem-cell research between the UK and the Hadassah Medical Center.
Hadassah Pioneer of Open Heart Surgery and Heart Transplants Shares Autobiography
Prof. Joseph Borman, Hadassah Medical Center cardiothoracic surgeon, who performed Israel’s first heart transplant, tells the story of his personal and professional life in a newly published autobiography, entitled Open Hearts: Memoirs of a Cardiac Surgeon.
California College Kids Speak Out About Peaceful Coexistence at Hadassah Medical Center
“When we walked into Hadassah, the diversity of people within the hospital--both patients and professionals--was striking,” report three Stanford (CA) University students, who spent their college winter break on a campus leaders mission to Israel, where they were impressed by patients and staff at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Shapshots of Three Post-Op Patients in Hadassah’s New Neurosurgery ICU
In the new Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, three patients recuperate!
Wounded by Gunfire, Ukranians Airlifted to Hadassah
Although Oleksandr Huch and Arten Zapototskyi did not know each other in their homeland of Ukraine, today they are roommates on the fifth floor of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
Hadassah’s Pediatrics Department Treated to Early Purim Celebration
With the Jewish holiday of Purim right around the corner, members of Israel’s National Service and various volunteers, dressed in their finest Purim attire, brought an early celebration to the pediatric patients at the Hadassah Medical Center. The costumed visitors’ excitement, enthusiasm, and positive energy lifted the spirits of patients and staff alike.
Volunteers Deliver Dose of Happiness to Hadassah Patients on "Good Deeds Day"
On the eighth annual "Good Deeds Day" in Israel--a day dedicated to performing good deeds on behalf of others—volunteers visited various departments at the Hadassah Medical Center to uplift the patients’ spirits.
Hadassah Motivates Israel’s Government to Campaign for Women’s Heart Health
Thanks to advocacy by the Hadassah Medical Center’s Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center, women’s heart health took center stage in Israel’s Knesset, with a special hearing in its Committee for the Status of Women and General Equality.
Latest Update from the Hadassah Medical Organization
An in-depth, honest—and very encouraging—discussion about the ongoing recovery process at HMO.
Latest Update from the Hadassah Medical Organization Director General
The Hadassah Medical Organization's Director General discusses the latest developments at the Hospitals in Jerusalem
Hadassah’s HIV/AIDS Experts Host Psychosocial Workshop in Addis Ababa for Orphanage Staff
Under the umbrella of the Hadassah Medical Center’s ART-Joy-Love project in Ethiopia, Hadassah’s HIV/AIDS experts presented a four-day psychosocial workshop in Addis Ababa for the staff of five HIV/AIDS orphanages in January. (Read more about ART-Joy-Love’s mission of providing HIV/AIDS orphans with anti-retroviral therapy and multidisciplinary medical care, along with joy, love, and education at http://www.hadassah-med.com/children-site/news-and-research/art-joy-love.aspx.)
Hadassah Hospital’s Fertility Experts Give New Hope to Infertile Couples at Tel Aviv Meeting
Dozens of women and couples came to an informational evening in Tel Aviv to learn more about the Hadassah Medical Center’s Egg Donation Program, which works in partnership with the Reprofit Clinic in the Czech Republic.
World-renowned Mathematician Survives Collision with Truck Thanks to Treatment at Hadassah
When on October 6, World-renowned Mathematician Prof. David Kazhdan was run over by a truck while biking with his son, Eli, in Jerusalem, “his condition was so dire that in many medical centers in the world he wouldn't have been revived,” relates Prof. Yoram Weiss, Medical Director of the Hadassah Medical Center.
Medical Musicians Offer Spiritual Healing to Hadassah Patients
Trained as medical musicians, Guitarist Navot Ben Barak and Flutist Avshalom Eshel, of the Haverut Organization, perform music at a patient’s bedside in an effort to enhance their healing.
US Celebrity Cannabis Activist Meets Hadassah’s Cannabis Research Pioneer
Cancer Survivor, Cannabis Activist, and Founder of the Beverly Hill Cannabis Club Cheryl Shuman recently visited Israel to meet with Cannabis Research Pioneer Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, whose work provided the basis for the medical community’s embrace of medical marijuana (cannabis). Ms. Shuman, who was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer many years ago, credits cannabis with bringing her back from the brink of death.
Deep Sequencing Analysis Leads to Major Genetic Discoveries at Hadassah
Using a deep sequencing analyzer, Prof. Orly Elpeleg, Director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Department of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases, and her colleagues have determined the sequence of millions of DNA fragments simultaneously--8,000 times the capacity of the former generation of DNA sequencing machines. This has enabled Hadassah’s researchers to identify important gene mutations that cause severe metabolic diseases and to counteract their devastating effects.
First Neurology Patients Move in to Hadassah Hospital Tower
"Welcome! You are the First," Nira Kedar, head nurse of the Hadassah Medical Center's Neurology Department, said, with a huge smile, to Nachshon Halevy, the first patient to be wheeled into the new Neurology Department on the ninth floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Hospital.
Christian Friends of UK Visit Hadassah and Learn About HIV-AIDS Unit and Israeli-Palestinian Collaboration
As part of a fact-finding tour emphasizing the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians, the Chief Executive of Christian Friends of the United Kingdom, Jacob Vince, along with a delegation of non-denominational Christian laymen and clergy, visited the Hadassah Medical Center.
Hadassah Researchers Use Functional MRI to Detect Responsiveness in Unconscious Patients
“The clinical evaluation of consciousness in Disorder of Consciousness (DOC) patients, based on their exhibited behavior, is difficult and remains erroneous in many cases,” report researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center.