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7-Oct-2009
Hannah Shabathai, Hadassah’s Main Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, addressed the 12th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on September 29, showcasing the Hadassah Medical Center as an oasis of peace.
7-Oct-2009
A collaborative medical venture in pediatric community health care between Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne and the Hadassah Medical Center has been launched under the umbrella of AUSiMED---the bilateral initiative established by Hadassah Australia. A pediatric fellow from Israel is slated to begin an academic exchange at the beginning of 2010.
7-Oct-2009
Hadassah Germany Board Member Regine Sixt, founder of the Regine Sixt Children’s Aid Association and co-owner with her husband of the Sixt Group, the largest international car rental and leasing company, placed an advertisement in her company magazine, inviting people to “dry little one’s tears in Hadassah.” How? By donating to her foundation in support of pediatrics at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
6-Oct-2009
Hadassah Medical Center researchers have successfully employed human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to halt deterioration of the retina, the specialized light-sensitive lining of the eye, in an animal model. This represents an important step toward the future use of hESCs to treat degenerative eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, which cause millions of people worldwide to lose their sight.
6-Oct-2009
Author Naomi Ragen recently found herself in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine with an inflamed appendix. In a posting on her website, she publicly paid tribute to the excellent, professional care she received, noting that almost all the physicians and nurses who took care of her were Arabs. She mentions, too, that the Haredi, fervently religious families, who were there visiting loved ones, were most helpful to her and the other patients.
6-Oct-2009
When an ambulance responds to the rescue of a patient with chest pain and paramedics perform an electrocardiogram that identifies an acute heart attack, the cardiologist on call at the Hadassah Medical Center is contacted directly, saving precious time.
6-Oct-2009
All pediatric patients in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Pediatrics Department attend the Hadassah Hospital School, and learn a unique curriculum that fortifies them to understand and deal with their illness.
6-Oct-2009
Thanks to specialization in cutting-edge diagnostic technology, such as the three-dimensional (3-D) echocardiogram, the Hadassah Medical Center’s Heart Institute is saving more lives through subtle monitoring of heart functioning.
6-Oct-2009
Following a 100 percent initial success rate with 13 patients, Prof. Chaim Lotan, head of Hadassah’s Heart Institute, and Prof. Haim Danenberg, Director of Interventional Cardiology, have received the prestigious certification to perform Tanscatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). Hadassah is the first center in Israel to be authorized to perform this revolutionary procedure, a noninvasive alternative to surgical replacement of a calcified aortic valve. Click here to learn more about the TAVI procedure in the October 2008 Hadassah International ebulletin article, “Hadassah Heals Hearts Sans Surgery.”
6-Oct-2009
The Hadassah Medical Center’s Pediatrics Department recently hosted distinguished international physicians from Austria, Australia, and Mongolia, who shared their expertise and learned about Hadassah’s pediatric treatment modalities.