Teaching women how to eat wisely and lose weight responsibly is only one goal of a new nutrition group started by the Hadassah Medical Center; the other aim is to bring together Israeli and Arab women, religious and secular, in a comfortable environment where they can get to know one another as they work toward the universally human goal of living a healthier life.
Kivunim (Directions), Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem’s new information center for patients and their families, the first of its type in Israel, is a centralized resource for all information one might need before, during, and after a hospitalization.
In collaboration with the United Nations Non-Governmental Organizations’ Committee on Health, Hadassah America’s Department of Women’s Health will be presenting a workshop entitled “What You Should Know about Cervical Cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine” as part of the events surrounding the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held annually at the United Nations in New York City.
Sharon Biton, a lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), stationed at the West Bank headquarters of the IDF Civil Administration, suddenly lost the vision in his left eye, but thanks to Hadassah’s expertise and willingness to persevere despite low odds of success, Biton’s vision has been restored.
President Shimon Peres of Israel has named Prof. Oded Abramsky, Senior Physician and Researcher in the Department of Neurology and head of the Department for 17 years, as Chair of the Israel National Council For Research and Development, whose mission is to advise the government with regard to national policy and allocations for civil research and development.
Physicians at the Hadassah Medical Center have discovered that it is possible to generate new cells from a patient's own bone marrow when isolated under special conditions, which could mean a powerful new treatment for those suffering from multiple sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Hadassah physicians, having saved the life once before of Adham Schehada, who suffers from a very rare and lethal blood disease, just extended his life span again with a bone marrow transplant.
Several of Hadassah’s physicians have been recognized in international medical circles for their distinguished service to medicine.
The combined efforts of Hadassah Anesthesiologist Carolyn Weiniger and Obstetrician Prof. Yossi Ezra, who is well-known for her skill in delivering breeched babies, has brought about a new solution to the risky procedure.
Being in the right place at the right time, Hadassah Medical Center Director General Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef and Head of Orthopedics Prof. Meir Liebergall were able to help save three fingers on a security guard’s hand because they were at the basketball game when the guard picked up a firecracker which nearly severed them. Click on the title for The Jerusalem Post article.