Thanks to advocacy by the Hadassah Medical Center’s Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center, women’s heart health took center stage in Israel’s Knesset, with a special hearing in its Committee for the Status of Women and General Equality.
An in-depth, honest—and very encouraging—discussion about the ongoing recovery process at HMO.
The Hadassah Medical Organization's Director General discusses the latest developments at the Hospitals in Jerusalem
Under the umbrella of the Hadassah Medical Center’s ART-Joy-Love project in Ethiopia, Hadassah’s HIV/AIDS experts presented a four-day psychosocial workshop in Addis Ababa for the staff of five HIV/AIDS orphanages in January. (Read more about ART-Joy-Love’s mission of providing HIV/AIDS orphans with anti-retroviral therapy and multidisciplinary medical care, along with joy, love, and education at http://www.hadassah-med.com/children-site/news-and-research/art-joy-love.aspx.)
Dozens of women and couples came to an informational evening in Tel Aviv to learn more about the Hadassah Medical Center’s Egg Donation Program, which works in partnership with the Reprofit Clinic in the Czech Republic.
When on October 6, World-renowned Mathematician Prof. David Kazhdan was run over by a truck while biking with his son, Eli, in Jerusalem, “his condition was so dire that in many medical centers in the world he wouldn't have been revived,” relates Prof. Yoram Weiss, Medical Director of the Hadassah Medical Center.
Trained as medical musicians, Guitarist Navot Ben Barak and Flutist Avshalom Eshel, of the Haverut Organization, perform music at a patient’s bedside in an effort to enhance their healing.
Cancer Survivor, Cannabis Activist, and Founder of the Beverly Hill Cannabis Club Cheryl Shuman recently visited Israel to meet with Cannabis Research Pioneer Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, whose work provided the basis for the medical community’s embrace of medical marijuana (cannabis). Ms. Shuman, who was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer many years ago, credits cannabis with bringing her back from the brink of death.
Using a deep sequencing analyzer, Prof. Orly Elpeleg, Director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Department of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases, and her colleagues have determined the sequence of millions of DNA fragments simultaneously--8,000 times the capacity of the former generation of DNA sequencing machines. This has enabled Hadassah’s researchers to identify important gene mutations that cause severe metabolic diseases and to counteract their devastating effects.
"Welcome! You are the First," Nira Kedar, head nurse of the Hadassah Medical Center's Neurology Department, said, with a huge smile, to Nachshon Halevy, the first patient to be wheeled into the new Neurology Department on the ninth floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower Hospital.