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7-Dec-2009
“Peace Through Health: Partnership in Emergency Medicine,” the trilateral cooperative venture involving the Hadassah Medical Center, Augusta Victoria Hospital, East Jerusalem, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, aimed at upgrading Palestinian hospital emergency medicine capabilities, continues to flourish.
7-Dec-2009
A six-year-old Ethiopian boy who suffers from AIDS immigrated to Israel with his father and older siblings after his mother died. The Hadassah Medical Center has given him a quality of life he hasn’t experienced in a long time.
7-Dec-2009
Dr. Tamar Sella, a radiology oncologist with a specialty in imaging, is the head of the Breast Imaging Center at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem. A member of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, including oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists, she is dedicated to improving the early diagnosis and clinical care of breast cancer patients, as well as advancing research in this field. As she expresses: “Early diagnosis improves prognosis.”
7-Dec-2009
Researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center have demonstrated that when administered orally for one month to mice, frozen natural extract of the Hoodia Parviflora cactus plant decreases the level of blood sugar and fat in the liver and alleviates symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome for those with fatty liver disease.
7-Dec-2009
Hadassah Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that a quick, noninvasive methacetin breath test (MBT) can accurately predict survival in patients with viral hepatitis, enabling physicians to list high-risk patients earlier for liver transplantation.
7-Dec-2009
Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center has, for the first time in the world, repaired fractured bones by harnessing adult stem cells and platelets from their patients’ blood and bone marrow and injecting them at the fracture site.
7-Dec-2009
The Hadassah Medical Center’s surgeons have successfully performed 39 operations assisted by the da Vinci® robot.
7-Dec-2009
Once the focus of worldwide attention, genetic therapy’s dazzling potential has proven difficult to implement. However, a team at Hadassah is still researching healing through the manipulation of DNA—and they have had some surprising successes.
7-Dec-2009
Over 180 enthusiastic Young Hadassah (YH) supporters and friends, both new and long-timers, celebrated the autumn season at Young Hadassah UK’s Halloween Cocktail Party in London on October 29. The setting was a trendy lounge in the center of the city, featuring two world-class DJs who kept the celebrants dancing late into the night.
9-Nov-2009
Boosting awareness about Hadassah, the Hadassah Mexico annual agenda (day-to-day journal) has become a tradition. It is replete with photographs and interesting updates and breakthroughs from our Hadassah Medical Center, specifically focusing on Hadassah International’s fundraising projects: the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, Blood Bank, Pediatric Department renovation, Stroke unit, Lithotripter, and Radiotherapy. The agenda also includes different pathways to fundraise for Hadassah, such as Yerzheit and Remembrance donations to honor a loved one.