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Hadassah Physician/Researcher Receives International Prize for Medical Innovation to Cure Diabetes
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.
The Story of Tasnin: A Mysteriously Sick Little Girl, a Genetic Mutation, and a Cure
Tasnin, age nine, had spent most of her life going from doctor to doctor, as one cold and respiratory infection followed the next. For a long time, doctors were unable to diagnose the cause until Hadassah’s genetic experts identified the culprit and cured her--a breakthrough that will be highlighted in one of the world’s top hematology journals in the coming months. Read about Tasnin’s inspiring journey to health.
Grateful Patients, Their Families, and Their Doctors Offer Thanks
Barbara Sofer, Hadassah’s Israel Director of Public Relations, has received many warm words of appreciation from grateful patients who want to express their thanks to the hospital’s supporters around the globe.
Hadassah Cancer Specialist/Director General Weighs in Against Universal BRCA Testing of Jewish Women
Leading Hadassah oncologist, Prof. Tamar Peretz, Interim Director General of the Hadassah Medical Center and Director of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology, rejects the recent recommendations published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" that urge all Jewish women of Ashkenazi descent to be tested for mutations on the BRCA 1 and 2 genes, which are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer.
Israel’s Education Minister Visits School at Hadassah Medical Center
“We pray that all of you will go home strong and healthy and return to your local schools,” Israel’s Education Minister Shai Piron told the children during his visit to the Hadassah Experimental School (HES) at the Hadassah Medical Center’s Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center.
Hadassah’s Outreach to Palestinian Colleagues--Stronger than Ever
Whether it is offering Palestinian medical residents a specialty fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Center or helping to set up a Cystic Fibrosis Center in Gaza, Hadassah’s health professionals are continually reaching out to improve medical care for their Palestinian neighbors.
Profile of a Hadassah Hero: Dr. David Rekhtman
While on a break from serving with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza, Dr. David Rekhtman, head of the Pediatric Emergency Room at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, came to visit one of the dozen wounded soldiers from his unit. This was his first day back at work after three weeks of serving in reserve duty.
Victim of Terror Saved at Hadassah Now Delivers Baby Boy
Adi Hudja Peretz, who almost lost her life in a terror attack 13 years ago, has delivered a healthy baby boy at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem.
Israeli Paratrooper Began His Physiotherapy at Hadassah
Israeli Paratrooper Hayim Levtov, who sustained hand and leg injuries while fighting in Gaza, began physiotherapy at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
Israeli Hero Treated at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus
Israeli Prison Service Officer Ariel Twitto was on his way to pick up his children from nursery school camp after accompanying a prisoner to court when he and fellow officer, Elad Biton, heard someone shouting “Piguah! “ (Terror attack!).
Hadassah Surgeon Ahmed Eid Performs Life-Saving Surgery on Jerusalem Terror Victim
Prof. Ahmed Eid, head of the Department of General Surgery at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, performed life-saving surgery on Chen Schwartz, the Israeli soldier who was shot twice at close range by a terrorist on a motor scooter in Jerusalem.
Wounded Paratrooper Able to Go Home
Last week, Paratrooper Oron Ronen’s sunny, single room in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was full of candy, fruit, and small electric appliances. These were all gifts for the wounded soldier, who was injured in Israel's latest defense mission, Operation Protective Edge. After two weeks at Hadassah, he was finally ready to go home.
Palestinian Pediatric Patient Has Good Prognosis Following Liver Surgery at Hadassah
Eleven-month-old Sanad is recovering in the pediatric surgery ward of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center. His aunt, Basma is keeping a watchful eye on the curly-haired wide-eyed child.
The Terrorism that Flared in the Jerusalem Area and the Terror Victims at Hadassah Hospital
A third terrorist attack occurred in the area of northern Jerusalem, the third attack in 24-hours.
Terror Hits Jerusalem: Equip the Tower Today
Our doctors and nurses must stand ready to receive wounded soldiers or victims of terror attacks every day! The need for the most efficient, ultramodern operating rooms does not end. Although there is currently a truce, which we hope will mark an end to the fighting, three terror incidents in the heart of Jerusalem occurred in the last two days; seven patients were rushed to Hadassah hospitals.
Operation Protective Edge: At Hadassah Medical Organization
I was privileged to visit some of the wounded soldiers at Hadassah Hospital. I also toured the unfinished operating rooms at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. Seeing the soldiers brought the message home: it is urgent that we finish equipping the first 13 ORs.
Romanian Medical Student Thanks Hadassah for Giving Him His Life Back
While on vacation, shortly before he was to begin medical school, David Fintzi was electrocuted when he touched an active power line as he got on a train. The jolt, he said, “blew me right off!”