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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
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.”

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
Lighting the Chanukah Candles at Hadassah
Patients and staff participate in celebrating Chanukah

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
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.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT
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.

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.