A Cypriot woman who discovered at 28 weeks of pregnancy that she was carrying twin fetuses—with one growing outside of her womb--was saved along with her babies by a multidisciplinary team of Hadassah physicians. This marks only the second time in known medical history that babies in this situation have been delivered successfully.
A multidisciplinary team of physicians from the Hadassah Medical Center has discovered that a particular pattern of gene expression is present shortly after delivery in women who suffer from persistent postpartum depression (PD).
During the Israel Rescue Mission to Haiti following the earthquake, a Hadassah Medical Center obstetrician delivered the Israeli field hospital’s first baby and the mother, in gratitude, named him “Israel.” When the surgeons ran out of medical screws needed to mend limb fractures, a Hadassah operating room nurse located the remnants of a local factory and, in searching through the ruins, found exactly the machine he needed to transform the medical nails he had into screws.
Young Hadassah International Volunteer and Immediate Past Chair of YHI Argentina, Dr. Romina Libster, witnessed the benefits of globally sharing her home country’s experience with the H1N1 virulent 2009 flu virus, while working in a clinic at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Treating today’s Parkinson’s disease patients with the latest innovations like Deep Brain Stimulation, Hadassah’s physicians are simultaneously searching for a cure through world-leading stem cell research.
"Caring heals, but generally is not measured or rewarded in pay-for-performance health care," says Prof. Mayer Brezis, Director of Hadassah Hospital’s Center for Clinical Quality and Safety and a faculty member of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine.
An Israeli rescue mission, including Hadassah Medical Center specialists, flew to Haiti and set up a field hospital in Port au Prince. Donate now
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Eli (not his real name) is scarcely aware of what went on. It’s his parents who carry the memories, and the thankfulness that they still have their four-and-a-half-year-old son.
The building’s five underground levels are now completed. You can see the Tower very clearly from every possible angle. Build the future with us!
To watch the progress of the construction LIVE on the Hadassah Medical Center website, click on the link: http://22.214.171.124/view/index.shtml
Progress in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and macular degeneration was highlighted by Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff, Director of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center, during Hadassah Australia's Stem Cell Week, November 16 - 18, 2009. Hadassah Australia hosted multiple seminars in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney with the goal of educating both professionals and lay people on the issues that surround the use of stem cells in research and treatment of disease and injury.