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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
New Research at Hadassah: Computational Tools Unravel the Mystery of Transient Amnesia
Hadassah Medical Organization researchers have identified what happens physiologically during transient global amnesia (TGA), an episodic, rapid-onset amnesia that is characterized by a person’s impaired ability to retrieve and create newer memories, along with temporal disorientation and repetitive questioning that lasts up to 24 hours. The study findings were published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Annals of Neurology (Volume 75, pages 634-643) and highlighted on the cover.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
From Life-Threatening Brain Bleed to Birth of a Daughter
When Gila Sibony was six months pregnant, she suffered a life-threatening bleed in her brain. The Hadassah Medical Center’s specialists saved her life, but she lost the baby. Fast forward about five years and Gila is the mother of a new baby girl, born at Hadassah.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Experiencing Hadassah’s Hospice Care
"We knew his time was limited, and his dying became inevitable, so we asked for a place in the Hadassah hospice on Mount Scopus,” relates Sharon Altshul, speaking of her brother, Rabbi Gil Marks. “We wanted a dignified and compassionate place,” she said. “And that's what we found.”

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Leading Developer of Cell Therapy To Collaborate with Hadassah for Safer Transplants
"Hadassah is one of the leading medical centers in the world and we are honored to work with Prof. Reuven Or and his team,” Pluristem Therapeutics, a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, reported today, as it announced that it has entered into a long-term collaboration agreement with the Hadassah Medical Center.

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Personal Stories of the Latest Terrorist Victims Currently Being Treated at Hadassah this Week
A summary of the patients who have survived Terror attacks currently being treated at Hadassah this week.

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Erez Meltzer Appointed Chairperson of the Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors
The Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Erez Meltzer, 59, as Chairperson of the Board. He was selected from among top-tier candidates presented by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to the Government of Israel representatives and was approved by the Ministries of Health and Finance.

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Victims of Terror Share Their Stories of Anguish and Appreciation with Hadassah President
Hadassah National President Marcie Natan and Barbara Sofer, Israel Public Relations Director for Hadassah, visited victims of terror in the Hadassah Medical Center’s intensive care units and the Sarah Wetsman Davidson (SWD) Hospital Tower.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
The Youngest Lives Struggling for Every Breath
“It’s a matter life and death here,” said Dr. Philip Toltzis, Director of Pediatric Intensive Care. “It’s not like a regular pediatric ward.”

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Hadassah Treats Victims of Terrorism
I write to you from Jerusalem where, as you know, the situation is volatile. Recent terror attacks on innocent Israeli citizens are tragic. Once again yesterday, Hadassah Ein Kerem received five terror victims. Hadassah Medical Organization, with two extraordinary hospitals in Jerusalem, continues to treat these victims with speed, efficiency and, above all, medical excellence.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
IDF Medic Heroically Battles Terrorist; Both Treated at Hadassah
“When I saw a young woman on the road, I stopped my car,” relates Yishayahu Horowitz, a medic in the Israel Defense Forces. “At first I thought it was a car accident, but then I realized it was a terror attack.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Orthopedic Trauma at Hadassah: Always Innovating and Learning from Tragedy
Terrorism and other mass casualty events have been the mother of invention for the Hadassah Medical Center’s orthopedic trauma teams.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Hadassah’s Advanced Gene Sequencing Changes the Life of a Family from Uzbekistan
The Hadassah Medical Center, using the powerful research tool of advanced gene sequencing, has identified a gene mutation that 3 of a couple’s 12 children shared, which caused them to have an intellectual disability, short stature, seizures, and disturbed glucose metabolism. Now the other healthy children are able to be tested to see if they carry the mutation and to plan their futures.

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Saving a Newborn from a Life Without Sight
“He was two and a half months old when I saw him for the first time,” said Hadassah Medical Center Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Irene Anteby about the East Jerusalem baby who was assumed to be blind. Dr. Anteby, however, realized he wasn’t reacting to light because dense cataracts were blocking his vision.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
On the Cutting-Edge of Melanoma Treatment: Hadassah’s Protocols and Research
“Today we are seeing a revolution in the treatment of melanoma and the Hadassah Medical Center is among the world leaders because we always believed that the immune system can combat cancer,” says Dr. Michal Lotem, head of Hadassah’s Center for Melanoma and Cancer Immunotherapy.

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Hadassah -- Treating the Victim and the Terrorist
The terrorist is placed in the far left bay; the man he’d stabbed is to the right. How many times have I explained that we treat Jew and Arab, even terror victim and terrorist, exactly the same?

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Three sent to Hadassah after Second Jerusalem Terror Attack in a Week
On November 5, 2014 there was a possible terror attack by car that hit IDF soldiers in Gush Etzion. Three were sent to our hospital in Ein Kerem.

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Hadassah Treats Victims of Several Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem
On October 22, 2014 a Hamas supporter drove into a crowd waiting to ride Jerusalem's light rail, killing a baby and seriously injuring a woman traveler who later died at Hadassah Ein Kerem. November 4, 2014 a second act of terror killed and wounded people waiting for the light train.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
“We Don’t Say ‘No’,” Hadassah Neurosurgeon Explains in Operating on 82-Year-Old Patient
Active and independent, doing her own shopping and cooking along with volunteer work in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Maria, age 82, suddenly collapsed after she stopped taking her blood thinner to prepare for a dental procedure.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Cutting-Edge Medicine and Research; a Role Model for Peace: A Briefing from Hadassah Medical Center’s Director General
Describing the Hadassah Medical Center’s new inpatient facility-- the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower--as “a beacon of healing that rises from the Jerusalem hillside,” Acting Director General Prof. Tamar Peretz explained to her New York audience of supporters that “a steering committee of people on both sides of the ocean worked together to plan the best hospital building in the world.”