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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…



Israel’s hospitals incubate products for a healthier world

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Innovation and acceleration centres in several Israeli medical centres are finding technological cures for global healthcare ills by Abigail Klein Leichman MARCH 13, 2019 Israeli hospitals aren’t only hubs of healing; they’re also emerging as global hubs of innovation. What’s driving this trend? Three factors unique to Israel: An aggressive problem-solving approach, a robust innovation…



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…



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…



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…



Iraqi Yazidis take medical clowning course at Hadassah

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A group of Yazidis has recently travelled to Israel from Iraq and taken a course in medical clowning, with the goal of helping traumatised children from persecuted minorities in the war-ravaged country. The course was prepared by Dream Doctors, the organisation that trains Hadassah’s Medical Clowns, and organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as…



Paediatric Cardiologists from Hadassah Hospital help to save Syrian children.

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A unique collaboration is being launched between Hadassah Medical Centre and the Baruch Padeh Poriya Hospital in Tiberias to help save the lives of Syrian children and adolescents who suffer from complex and life-threatening heart abnormalities. Fourteen Syrian children will be examined at Hadassah Medical Centre soon by a team of experts, as part of…



WHO Director-General visits Hadassah & calls for health to be used as a bridge for peace.

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WHO Director-General calls for health to be used as a bridge for peace between Israel and Palestine World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded his first visit to Israel by recognizing the progress made in the Israeli health system, and calling for health to be used as a “bridge for peace”. During his…



“Hadassah in the News” with new Motor Neurone Disease research trial

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“Hadassah in the News” New Agreements for Human Embryonic Stem Cells Developed at Hadassah The Israeli Ministry of Health’s Supreme Committee granted approval yesterday to conduct the first two phases (I/Iia) clinical trial with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and Lou Gehrig’s disease, using a unique cell therapy.…



Shabbaton Choir – Our Hadassah Medical Clown Ambassadors

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On Monday 12th February, the Shabbaton Choir visited Hadassah Hospital to serenade to its patients. Along with the choir were Chazzans Lionel Rosenfeld and Jonny Turgel, who joined the choir in their visit. The choir’s first stop was the magnificent Marc Chagall’s windowed synagogue located within the Hospital. The light that emanates from the twelve…



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