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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…



Hadassah doctors bring Humanitarian Surgery to Ethiopia

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For eleven-year-old Nazria and 16-year-old Fano, the doctors and nurses from the Hadassah Medical Centre who flew in to Ethiopia from Jerusalem are their last hope. Both have been brought to the Ayder Comprehensive Specialised Hospital in Mekelle, hundreds of miles from their farming villages. Nazria’s frail frame reveals a back twisted into the letter…



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…



Out of Love

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I met Masha in the surgery waiting room at Hadassah Ein Kerem, a three-year-old girl who lives in Russia. She comes every three months for an oncological examination under full anesthesia. Masha sat in the play area with her mother and was very nervous and agitated. She began to cry and shout at her mother…



Hadassah Mexico Humanitarian Mission for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

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MEXICO EMBRACES THE MENTAL TRAUMA EXPERTISE OFFERED BY HADASSAH As the earth rolled beneath his feet and buildings crumbled, the Mexico City Secretary of Health, Dr. Armando Ahued, knew that he and his colleagues did not have the expertise to deal with the short and long-term consequences of the mental trauma that would follow the…



Dream Doctors’ storm their way across, Texas for disaster relief mission

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The Dream Doctors Project, in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli Consulate in Houston, has sent 2 specially-trained therapeutic medical clowns aka ‘Dream Doctors’ to Houston, Texas, to bring humanitarian aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Over the years, Hadassah’s Dream Doctors have worked on humanitarian projects including responding to…



Hadassah Surgery Clarifies Gender for Palestinian Teen

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HADASSAH SURGICALLY REMOVES MALE TESTICLES FROM TEENAGE GIRL BY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 18:52 The 14-year-old patient, who was born without a uterus, is reported to be in good condition. Paediatric urologists have surgically removed testicles found inside a 14-year-old girl who was born without a uterus. The very rare case, treated at Hadassah…



Puzzling catastrophic disease diagnosed by Hadassah team.

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Puzzling catastrophic disease newly diagnosed by Hadassah team. Prof Orly Empeleg Today’s edition of the prestigious American Journal of Human Genetics credits Hadassah’s Professor Orly Elpeleg, Head of the Department of Genetics and Metabolic Diseases and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with diagnosing a rare and devastating pediatric neurological disease that has…



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