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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.
BrainStorm Stem Cell Technology Administered at Hadassah Yields Major Therapeutic Results in Patient with ALS and Myasthenia Gravis
NurOwn ™, a stem cell technology of BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, has proven effective in improving cognitive and motor function in a patient at the Hadassah Medical Center, who suffers from both Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Myasthenia Gravis (MG).
Hadassah holds a very successful Evening For Pregnant Women
The Hadassah Medical Center's Maternity Club recently organized a special seminar for women on the topic of pregnancy and childbirth which attracted hundreds of women from Jerusalem and the areas surrounding Jerusalem served by Hadassah.
Hadassah Pediatricians Team Up with Philippine Embassy to Nurture Children’s Health
On a rainy winter day, a group of pediatricians and a medical clown from the pediatric department of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus traveled to Tel Aviv for Hadassah’s annual preventive health initiative at the Philippine Embassy.
“A Heart For Peace” Program Brings Palestinian and Israeli Pediatric Heart Patients Together at the Hadassah Medical Center
On November 28, 2013, children gathered at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. What do they have in common? They all have all undergone cardiac surgery, or are the brothers and sisters of these children. The only difference is that some of them are Palestinians, while others are Israelis.
Hadassah: a Hospital With a Heart
Thirteen-year-old Adin had open-heart surgery at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem to replace his pulmonary valve. Read an excerpt from his grandmother’s description of the family’s quality experience.
Teaneck Visitor to Israel Finds Himself a Patient in Hadassah’s Emergency Center
“The treatment here was superb, from the caring and concern, to the professionalism of the staff,” says Josh Rochlin from Teaneck, NJ, who found himself at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem’s Center for Emergency Medicine, after the car he was driving collided with a bus.
On Icy Road, in Post-Storm Traffic Jam, Hadassah Nurse and Midwife to the Rescue
The back seats of one of the cars had been lowered. The driver introduced himself as a medic. Inside, Batsheva Shoshan was in labor. Her amniotic fluid had already broken. Her husband Ha’ari Shoshan had been trying to drive her to the hospital, but they realized they wouldn’t make it.
80 “Storm Babies” Born at Hadassah Medical Center
Despite 50 centimeters of snow and power outages all over the city, the Hadassah Medical Center staff worked overtime to help 80 women give birth to their new babies.
Hadassah Medical Center Marks The International Day for Persons' with Disabilities
Hadassah Medical Center marked The International Day for Persons' with Disabilities by setting up special information stands manned by representatives of Israel Social Security. These stands were set up to provide practical information for patients with disabilities.