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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
“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.
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.”
Clinical Trial of Hadassah-Developed Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration Gets Go-Ahead from FDA
Jerusalem’s Cell Cure Neurosciences, whose mission is to become a leading supplier of human cell-based therapies for the treatment of retinal and neurodegenerative diseases, has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct a clinical trial to treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with OpRegen®, a first-of-its kind animal product-free, retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell formulation derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).
What Would Happen if Ebola came to Hadassah Hospital?
No cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in Israel at this time, but despite precautions, no one can guarantee that a person arriving by air at Ben Gurion Airport or by land over one of the borders will not be carrying the Ebola virus. About 300 persons come to Israel every year from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African countries where there is active transmission of Ebola.
Second victim of light rail terrorism dies
Iemima died today October 26, 2014 at Hadassah, the second victim of a terrorist who deliberately drove his car into a crowd at the Light Train station in Jerusalem.
Saving a Precious Baby
Every new life is a miracle, but sometimes the miracle is unmistakable. Six months after the birth of their son, Tamar (Tami) and Yehudah Dror still can’t believe they have a healthy baby. But they do know exactly who to thank.
Hadassah Physician/Researcher Receives International Prize for Medical Innovation to Cure Diabetes
At its 26th annual conference in Shanghai, China, the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) awarded its International Prize for Medical Innovation and Technology to Prof. Yoav Mintz, Director of the Center for Innovative Surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center for his research aimed at developing a novel, nonsurgical method to perform gastric bypass and cure Type 2 diabetes. Approximately 300 participants were on hand from about 20 countries.
Saved by Hadassah Medical Students, Frostbitten Israeli Avalanche Victim Is Brought Home by Hadassah Physicians
"It was wonderful to see Prof. Avi Rivkind [head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Trauma Unit] come to take us home," said Roey Fatal, 32, of Jerusalem, one of seven Israeli survivors of the avalanche in Northern Nepal. Roey is now being cared for in Hadassah’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center For Emergency Medicine, surrounded by family and other survivors, who were brought back to Israel on a private plane donated by an Israeli businessman.
Peres Center for Peace Video Highlights Active Partnership with Hadassah Medical Center to Save Palestinian Children
Through the "Save the Children" project of the Peres Center for Peace, the Hadassah Medical Center’s physicians not only perform complex cardiac surgeries on Palestinian children, they also train Palestinian physicians so that they can treat Palestinian patients closer to home.
Blind Women Help Save Lives Via Detecting Breast Cancer Early
Thanks to a resourceful German gynecologist, a program entitled “Discovering Hands” gives blind women an opportunity for a life-changing career by capitalizing on their more acute sense of touch to help detect breast cancer. The Hadassah Medical Center is considering adopting the program.