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Welcome to the decade when medicine meets sci-fi fantasy

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Edited from an article in The Times, 17 January 2020. Thanks to AI and genome editing, age-defying treatment breakthroughs that were just out of our reach should become reality, says Tom Whipple. In the next ten years medicine will get cleverer, more targeted and personalised. But what is personalised medicine? Experimental genetic therapies find their way…



HADASSAH IS FIRST IN MIDDLE EAST TO USE NEW TUMOUR DIAGNOSTIC TEST

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Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem, a leader in the field of molecular diagnosis of tumours, has announced that its Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Tumours department is now the first location in the Middle East and third outside of the United States to conduct a unique tumour diagnostic test within its own laboratories that help inform…



Basket Ball Stars Bring Joy to Children at Hadassah Hospital

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For the 24th year in a row, the basketball stars of Hapoel Jerusalem came to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem to bring holiday cheer to the paediatric patients. Parents wearing a mix of head coverings—kippot, scarves, and hijabs—and their children enjoyed the Chanukah party. Speakers compared the tall and famous basketball players to the heroic Maccabees…



Hadassah Director Named One of Israel’s Most Influential Women

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Dr. Tamar Elram, Director of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus since 2017, has been named one of the 50 most influential women in key positions in Israel by Lady Globes.  Lady Globes, a monthly Israeli magazine devoted to women, chose Dr. Elram because she heads a 300-bed hospital with 1200 employees and is currently leading a five-year…



First Arab Woman to Head Up Hospital ER in Israel

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Describing her pioneering role as “a great responsibility with a lot of pride,” Dr. Shaden Salameh is the first Arab female doctor to head up a hospital emergency room in Israel. As director of the Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus Emergency Medicine Department, Dr. Salameh explains that the greater the challenge, the more motivated she is.…



An Oasis of Peace

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To many, the term “Middle East peace” represents the impossible dream, if not the ultimate contradiction in terms. But there is a place in the region where Jews, Muslims and Christians meet peacefully every day on the basis of shared concerns and a sense of humanity. It’s not a country, though it is older than…



If Israel were more like Hadassah

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The mix of Jewish patients, Arab doctors, Arab patients, Jewish doctors, and therapists who speak unexpected Hebrew or Arabic makes me think peace is possible. Blog by Stacey Goodstein Ashtamker Hadassah — a word that for most of the early years of my life I thought of as Jewish mothers and grandmothers attending meetings and…



“Just Clownin’ Around!” Medical Clown at Hadassah Hospital heals with happiness

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When David ‘Dush’ Barashi walks up to you in the hallway, he comes across as animated, a cartoon figure come to life. You feel like you’re meeting a Disney character. Perhaps from “Aladdin” or “Pirates of the Caribbean.” His mop of salt and pepper hair and twistable mustache looks like it spawned from the barbershop…



Hadassah School for sick children

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By Wendy Elliman March 2019 It took 7-year-old Malik only moments to decide that “Despacito” is his favourite song. An Arabic version of the Puerto Rican pop hit was found on an iPad, and he and other youngsters accompanied its Latin rhythms on drums, cabasas, maracas and cymbals. Moishy was next. The 4-year-old’s choice was…



Hadassah’s Medical Clown David “Dush” Barashi does serious World Healing

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Israeli Medical Clowns Do Serious Work Healing the World by ISRAEL21c | 03.11.19 Israel Defense Forces medical missions always fly to disaster zones with tons of medical equipment. For David “Dush” Barashi, the most critical piece of equipment is his red nose. A veteran member of Israel’s Dream Doctors Project, Barashi and fellow medical clowns…



Israel’s hospitals incubate products for a healthier world

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Innovation and acceleration centres in several Israeli medical centres are finding technological cures for global healthcare ills by Abigail Klein Leichman MARCH 13, 2019 Israeli hospitals aren’t only hubs of healing; they’re also emerging as global hubs of innovation. What’s driving this trend? Three factors unique to Israel: An aggressive problem-solving approach, a robust innovation…



A Good Doctor and an Arab? ‘Some Jews Have Trouble Reconciling the Two’ by Netta Ahituv

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Dr. Mushira Aboo Dia is the first woman and the first Arab to head Physicians for Human Rights in Israel. The rays of a winter sun crept out from the cracks between the gray clouds as the doctors, nurses, acupuncturists and other Israeli volunteers – all of them women – gathered early one Saturday morning…



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