Many times in the course of the year, Hadassah saves the lives of people whose conditions were so serious it didn’t appear they would survive.
Researchers in the Department of Oral Medicine at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine have found that the incidence of parotid gland malignant tumors has quadrupled since 1970.
A study conducted by researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center reveals that a large majority of Israelis support “sin taxes”—charging people more in supplementary and private health premiums if they don’t engage in a healthy lifestyle.
A class on Hebrew poetry for teenagers hospitalized in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hadassah Medical Center has led to the creation of a unique photography exhibit, now on display at the Jerusalem Theater.
Hadassah United Kingdom Trustee and Renowned Breast Surgeon Michael Baum has authored a book on breast cancer that has been described as an odyssey which is part personal memoir, part documentary, and part sermon.
Hadassah United Kingdom gave a presentation on Hadassah at the annual Limmud conference, “a voice of international Jewish culture,” in December 2010. A table displaying Hadassah UK and Hadassah Medical Center brochures and flyers helped to raise awareness among the many participants in the conference.
Critical lessons were learned by Hadassah Medical Center personnel from their earthquake relief mission in Haiti a little over a year ago—lessons that led them to suggest new guidelines for treating victims of earthquakes and other disasters.
World-renowned Glass Sculptor Dale Chihuly, visited us recently at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem. After he left, I thought about the works of art that enhance our hallways and halls, passages and public spaces; about the countless paintings, sculptures, and drawings that grace both our campuses--and the role of art in the healing process.
On January 2, Hadasit, the Hadassah Medical Center’s technology transfer company, had the privilege of sounding the buzzer which ushered in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange’s first business day of 2011.
About this time last year, the Israel Defense Forces sent a medical mission to assist the victims of the Haiti earthquake.