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10-Dec-2009
It is the season of celebrating miracles and rededicating ourselves to repairing the world.
7-Dec-2009
Hadassah New Zealand’s inaugural Valda Knight Memorial Scholarship recipient, Auckland District Health Board Analyst Dr. Ronald Ma, recently returned from his clinical exchange at the Hadassah Medical Center, impressed by the standard of clinical practice and the professionalism, motivation, and enthusiasm of its health professionals. When asked what he would like others around the world to know about the Hadassah Medical Center, he responded: “Hadassah is the most neutral place and contributes to the international community with its wealth of knowledge, expertise, and innovation, regardless of race, religion and politics.”
7-Dec-2009
Yael Lehmann from Hadassah Nice Côte d'Azur, France, together with her husband, Patrick, and son, Jean-David, who lives in Israel, celebrated their gift to the Center for Children with Chronic Diseases at the Hadassah Medical Center with a visit in November. Senior Physician Dr. Shaia Wexler and Head Nurse Yael Kastiel gave the family a tour of the facilities, explaining the functions of the various rooms and clinics. The family then unveiled the plaque that commemorates their donation in memory of Patrick’s family, who perished in the Holocaust.
7-Dec-2009
Fortified with donated designer clothes, Hadassah Austria once again hosted its annual designer sale in a Vienna art gallery, raising $12,000 dollars for the Hadassah Medical Center.
7-Dec-2009
Launching a breast cancer awareness campaign to motivate Mexican women to perform regular, monthly breast examinations, Hadassah Mexico sent e –mail flyers, publicizing the statistic that 9 out of 10 women discover their own cancers through breast self-examination.
7-Dec-2009
Hadassah Medical Center researchers have demonstrated that when Colostrum, the milk produced by cows immediately after calving, is enriched with insulin antibodies, it is an effective treatment for fatty liver disease in mice.
7-Dec-2009
A Phase one clinical trial at the Hadassah Medical Center revealed that ingesting one dose of a new slow-release Metadoxine formula before consuming alcohol lowered the level of blood alcohol, dramatically improved motor and cognitive functions, and decreased the craving for alcohol in the test participants. The formula was developed by Alcobra Ltd., a start-up company of Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer company.
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.”