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.
Hadassah Germany presents check to the Hadassah Medical Center
Some 20 members of Watan, the Palestinian/Israeli Arab student organization at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem cheered sick kids in the Bloomberg Mother and Child Center at Hadassah Ein Kerem on January 12.
“We have seen and heard so much about the Mideast conflict, that it's a relief to see a place which is an island of peace,” said a member of the David Project delegation, which visited the Hadassah Medical Center on January 2nd.
As part of a fact-finding tour emphasizing the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians, the Chief Executive of Christian Friends of the United Kingdom, Jacob Vince, along with a delegation of non-denominational Christian laymen and clergy, visited the Hadassah Medical Center.
“The clinical evaluation of consciousness in Disorder of Consciousness (DOC) patients, based on their exhibited behavior, is difficult and remains erroneous in many cases,” report researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center.
NurOwn ™, a stem cell technology of BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, has proven effective in improving cognitive and motor function in a patient at the Hadassah Medical Center, who suffers from both Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Myasthenia Gravis (MG).