Category Archive for: Hadassah Heroes

Hadassah doctor solves a medical mystery to save one little girl, and then many more.

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Genetics and Metabolic Diseases -Hadassah 360 Degrees of Healing 15 May, 2019 The parents were desperate to save their daughter. They had already lost their son. “By the time I met Tohar, she was three years old and paralyzed,” relates Prof. Dror Mevorach, head of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Medicine B and a…



Hadassah’s Medical Clown David “Dush” Barashi does serious World Healing

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Israeli Medical Clowns Do Serious Work Healing the World by ISRAEL21c | 03.11.19 Israel Defense Forces medical missions always fly to disaster zones with tons of medical equipment. For David “Dush” Barashi, the most critical piece of equipment is his red nose. A veteran member of Israel’s Dream Doctors Project, Barashi and fellow medical clowns…



A Good Doctor and an Arab? ‘Some Jews Have Trouble Reconciling the Two’ by Netta Ahituv

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Dr. Mushira Aboo Dia is the first woman and the first Arab to head Physicians for Human Rights in Israel. The rays of a winter sun crept out from the cracks between the gray clouds as the doctors, nurses, acupuncturists and other Israeli volunteers – all of them women – gathered early one Saturday morning…



Hadassah’s breast screening centre head shows the prospective on preventable care.

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The most important adversary to breast cancer screening is fear, says Dr. Tamar Sella, Head of the Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Centre. “But you don’t have to write your will if we find a lump,” explains Dr. Sella, “because the vast majority turn out to be benign. So there is no reason to panic.”…



Creative “Magic Tricks” reduce need to sedate children for radiation treatment

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Until recently, children in Israel with cancer were almost always sedated for radiation treatment. At the Hadassah Medical Center, however, that is changing. Since August, a dozen sick children have undergone radiation without sedation. “If children aren’t sedated in certain other countries, why should the situation be any different here?” asked Emuna Steimetz, a teacher…



Hospital with co-existence on call: Meet the UK Director of Hadassah Mount Scopus

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British-born head of Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus site, Dr Tamar Elram, says it is the perfect example of harmony in the Holy Land By JOE MILLIS Jewish News January 18, 2019 Dr Tamar Elram Dr Tamar Elram, the UK-born director of Hadassah Mount Scopus, says the hospital is the embodiment of co-existence that lays to rest…



REINVENTING HADASSAH’S WEINSTOCK PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Dr. Gal Goldstein, Head of Hadassah’s Dyna & Fala Weinstock Department of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Hadassah invested a lot of energy, time and money to re-establish the department. BY RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER Jerusalem Post JANUARY 5, 2019 You wouldn’t think a paediatric oncology department would be a laughter-filled place, but Nurse…



Building Bridges, one by one

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At Hadassah we talk about “building bridges to peace” which is part of our everyday work and our ethos. It is not a cliché but occurs every day quietly, one-by-one. Here are just three recent examples of Hadassah interactions making a huge difference for specific individuals. The Hadassah-St. John Joint Teaching Programme The Joint Teaching…



“IN ISRAEL, A PALESTINIAN IS A DIRECTOR OF A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SERVICE”

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…More than a Hospital Building Bridges to Peace Surgery Transplant Surgery Published By AJN on September 3, 2018 Dr. Abed Khalaileh is director of the Kidney Transplant Service of the Department of General Surgery, at the Hadassah Hospital. Of Palestinian origin, he was born in Jerusalem, in a family of seven brothers. After a brief…



THE ANGER THAT TURNS TO GOLD

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At this time of year before the holidays there is a feeling of a sense of renewal One of the things that helped me in this sense of renewal and the reminder that our work as medical clowns at Hadassah is important and significant is the special visit that was made by Yazid refugees;- brave…



Hadassah Hospital Helps Educate Mikveh Attendants To Bolster Women’s Health

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Jerusalem — Every two weeks Daniella Salomon, a Jerusalem-based mikveh attendant, helps women fulfill their religious obligation to immerse in a ritual bath. After a woman emerges from the mikveh and wraps herself in a towel, Salomon said, “I keep an eye out” for anything unusual. “If I were to see a bruise on her…



“Nurses in the Middle East”

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Name: Julie Benbenishty ID: Today, at age 60, Julie is coordinator of Hadassah Hospital’s Trauma Unit and the founder, with Hadassah nurse Na‘ila Hayek, of the outreach organization Nurses in the Middle East. How did you adjust to Israeli high school when you insisted on moving to Israel as a teen? High school was much…



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