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15-Dec-2008
Israel’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, HE Yaakov Levy, hosted a lunch for Hadassah National President Nancy Falchuk at his residence in November to raise the profile of Hadassah International and its mission among 20 prominent members of the scientific, journalistic, and philanthropic communities. Ambassador Levy took the opportunity to introduce Mrs. Falchuk to representatives of influential foundations in the Czech Republic, such as Our Child Foundation, Committee of Good Will, and The Olga Havel Foundation.
15-Dec-2008
On a visit to the Hadassah Medical Center in November, delegates from Villiers le Bel, France were addressed by Dr. Michel Nadjari, head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Ultrasound Department, who told them about Hadassah’s latest high-technology ultrasound equipment, which is enabling Hadassah to save more lives. They also were briefed on the important role Hadassah plays in sharing expertise with colleagues worldwide, and Hadassah’s extensive outreach to the Palestinian community.
15-Dec-2008
Politicians, journalists, and representatives of the prestigious TESA Foundation from Argentina visited the Hadassah Medical Center this fall and were most impressed to learn about Hadassah’s clinical outreach to their country and glad to meet Hadassah’s renowned endovascular neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist, Prof. José Cohen, formerly from Argentina. Prof. Cohen described his cutting-edge work in Hadassah’s Neurosurgery Department.
15-Dec-2008
Queen Elizabeth II conferred a kighthood on Israel’s President, HE Shimon Peres, in November.
15-Dec-2008
A high-level delegation from Brazil’s Ministry of Health came to Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in December to lay the groundwork for the Brazilian Minister of Health’s upcoming visit, slated for the beginning of 2009.
15-Dec-2008
Psychologists and neuroscientists at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus have pioneered a novel virtual reality (VR) system called “VirHab” to help stroke victims recover movement of their limbs, to relieve migraine and tension headaches, and to fight chronic pain.
15-Dec-2008
An Arab family in East Jerusalem is most grateful to Hadassah for saving their premature newborn baby, with the help of a state-of-the-art aEEG (Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography) machine, donated by a family from Canada.
15-Dec-2008
A new study led by a Hadassah Medical Center nurse has proven that brushing a ventilated patient's teeth three times a day can radically cut down the rate of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), a prevalent hospital-born infection which is responsible for thousands of deaths each year.
15-Dec-2008
When a sonogram detected a mass in a 19-week-old fetus, the pregnant woman was referred to the Hadassah Medical Center, where Dr. Michel Nadjari, head of Hadassah’s Ultrasound Department, identified it as a large fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT), a tumor made up of tissues from the three layers of embryonic cells.
15-Dec-2008
Yaacov’s face had been shattered when an onslaught of Qassam rockets fell on Ashkelon, where he and his family were celebrating a happy occasion. He was rushed to Hadassah Hospital where the senior surgeons in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery were waiting for him.