With entertainment by the children of the Shalva School Chorus Band, in front of the Eli Douer and Family Center for Pediatric Genetic and Chronic Diseases on Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, a groundbreaking was celebrated for the new Healing and Environmental Garden, a gift from Australians, Jack and Robert Smorgon and their families, along with other supporters of Hadassah Australia and Jewish National Fund.
Thanks to a catheterization method of valve replacement, a 15-year-old girlís life was preserved without the need for open-heart surgery.
Researchers at the Hadassah University medical Center have discovered that over expression of an immune system Natural Killer (NK) cell called Neuroligin 4 can trigger cirrhosis of the liver by preventing the body from combating scarring.
Researchers at the Hadassah University Medical Center witnessed the ability of the heart to heal itself, in the course of conducting a study on sheep where they implanted a stent into the left atrial appendage and found tissue growing inside the stent.
ďMemory and PreservationĒ is the focus of this yearís Womenís Health Day sponsored by the Hadassah Medical Centerís Patricia and Russell Fleischman Center for Women's Health at the Israel Museum.
Representing Israel at the 2013 International TedMed Conference, which showcases innovations in medical and biotechnology, Dr. Itai Berger, Director of the Hadassah Medical Centerís Neuro-Cognitive Center, presented Hadassahís model for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Adiel, who lost his hearing when he contracted meningitis at the age of six months, can speak, enjoy music, and develop language skills, similar to his peers, thanks to successful cochlear implant surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Looking back, I have to say that the technologies and treatments that have emerged in the past 25 years have dramatically changed the way we practice medicine and significantly improved the way we treat patients. And, in the last few months as Acting Director General of HMO, I became even more aware of the role Hadassah has played in advancing this medical revolution.
With the goal of offering more efficient service to patients and attracting new patients, the Hadassah Medical Center has introduced a new smartphone application.
Estelle Rubinstein, Deputy Director of the Hadassah Medical Centerís Department of Social Work, has been named Director, succeeding Rita Avramov, who is retiring after a 42-year career at Hadassah---12 of them as head of the Department.