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22-Apr-2009
With the goal of providing all of Jerusalemís heart patients with an optimal quality of life, the Hadassah Medical Centerís Heart Institute set up satellite clinics around the city. The result: 68 percent of the patients who came to a Hadassah heart failure clinic reported an improvement in their ability to function in daily life.
22-Apr-2009
Tackling both the mechanical and electrical problems of a failing heart, the Hadassah Heart Instituteís Electrophysiology team has introduced a new technology which enhances blood circulation, prevents sudden cardiac death, and alleviates a patientís shortness of breath.
22-Apr-2009
When a 60-year-old man with chest pains arrived at the emergency room of Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem, Dr. Haim Danenberg, Director of Interventional Cardiology, quickly diagnosed a heart attack. Although Hadassahís catheterization laboratory is open around the clock, he could not, however, begin treatment until he made a call to the patientís rabbi to receive consent for the percutaneous coronary intervention procedure (PCI).
22-Apr-2009
Hadassah Medical Center Pediatric Endocrinologist David Zangen has received the Abramowitz Prize for Media Criticism by Israel's Media Watch for his extensive efforts to tell the true story about the fighting in the Arab town of Jenin and dispel the myth that Israel perpetrated a massacre there. Dr. Zangen had been serving as Chief Medical officer for the Israel Defense Forces brigade that was fighting in Jenin.
22-Apr-2009
Rhoda Golan used to be a childbirth educator, but she decided to become a nurse and help people navigate the last days of their lives.
22-Apr-2009
The Center for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at the Hadassah Medical Center is a world leader in research and multidisciplinary holistic treatment for those suffering from this progressive and lethal genetic disease.
22-Apr-2009
When a five-month-old baby fell out of bed and hit his head, his parents initially thought he was okay and put him back to sleep. When he didnít cry out from hunger as usual at two a.m., however, they tried to wake him up, but they could not.
22-Apr-2009
A father and his two-year-old and twelve-and-a-half-year old sons were bitten by a sheep at a ranch in the Jordan Valley. When they learned the sheep had rabies, they went immediately to the Hadassah Medical Centerís Judy and Sidney Swartz Center of Emergency Medicine for a life-saving rabies vaccine.
22-Apr-2009
Hadassah researchers have discovered a way to eliminate bad breath, a problem for 25 percent of the worldís population.
22-Apr-2009
In a study entitled ďImproving Health Care Delivery by Removing Language Barriers: The Impact of Medical Translators,Ē a team of Hadassah pediatricians has shown that medical translators improve parentsí satisfaction about the quality of health care their children receive at the Hadassah Medical Center. Prof. Shaia Wexler and Dr. Ariel Tenenbaum discovered that parents who do not understand Hebrew and donít receive language support, feel they are not receiving the same level of care as families who speak Hebrew.