Hadassah Medical Organization researchers have identified what happens physiologically during transient global amnesia (TGA), an episodic, rapid-onset amnesia that is characterized by a person’s impaired ability to retrieve and create newer memories, along with temporal disorientation and repetitive questioning that lasts up to 24 hours. The study findings were published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Annals of Neurology (Volume 75, pages 634-643) and highlighted on the cover.
When Gila Sibony was six months pregnant, she suffered a life-threatening bleed in her brain. The Hadassah Medical Center’s specialists saved her life, but she lost the baby. Fast forward about five years and Gila is the mother of a new baby girl, born at Hadassah.
"We knew his time was limited, and his dying became inevitable, so we asked for a place in the Hadassah hospice on Mount Scopus,” relates Sharon Altshul, speaking of her brother, Rabbi Gil Marks. “We wanted a dignified and compassionate place,” she said. “And that's what we found.”
"Hadassah is one of the leading medical centers in the world and we are honored to work with Prof. Reuven Or and his team,” Pluristem Therapeutics, a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, reported today, as it announced that it has entered into a long-term collaboration agreement with the Hadassah Medical Center.
A summary of the patients who have survived Terror attacks currently being treated at Hadassah this week.
The Hadassah Medical Organization Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Erez Meltzer, 59, as Chairperson of the Board. He was selected from among top-tier candidates presented by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to the Government of Israel representatives and was approved by the Ministries of Health and Finance.
Hadassah National President Marcie Natan and Barbara Sofer, Israel Public Relations Director for Hadassah, visited victims of terror in the Hadassah Medical Center’s intensive care units and the Sarah Wetsman Davidson (SWD) Hospital Tower.
“It’s a matter life and death here,” said Dr. Philip Toltzis, Director of Pediatric Intensive Care. “It’s not like a regular pediatric ward.”
I write to you from Jerusalem where, as you know, the situation is volatile. Recent terror attacks on innocent Israeli citizens are tragic. Once again yesterday, Hadassah Ein Kerem received five terror victims. Hadassah Medical Organization, with two extraordinary hospitals in Jerusalem, continues to treat these victims with speed, efficiency and, above all, medical excellence.
“When I saw a young woman on the road, I stopped my car,” relates Yishayahu Horowitz, a medic in the Israel Defense Forces. “At first I thought it was a car accident, but then I realized it was a terror attack.