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Battling Cancer at Hadassah

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Hadassah’s 44-year-old Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah’s Ein Kerem campus has set the benchmark for preventing, treating and researching cancer in Israel. “Its legacy of cancer care is very strong,” affirmed the Sharett Institute’s new director, Dr. Aron Popovtzer. “We’ve seen a 30 percent increase in patients this past year alone,” said Dr. Popovtzer,…



LEST WE FORGET THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC YEAR

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Hinda and Chaim, an Israeli couple who suffered from Covid-19, went on to become volunteers at Hadassah Hospital. In this story they share their experiences of helping other hospitalised victims at Hadassah. Last year on Tisha Be’av, Hinda Hekelman was too sick to fast. She was coughing and weak from the ravages of COVID-19. “Back…



From Israel to South America: Hadassah’s Butterfly Effect

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Blog by Jorge Diener, Executive Director at Hadassah International It is an understatement to say that we are living in extraordinary times. More than a year ago, disruption was a word that represented innovation, creativity and thinking out-of-the-box. The Coronavirus pandemic has locked us inside boxes and disrupted, in one way or another, the lives…



‘’We Must Focus On What We Share’’

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“Our society needs to heal. We are mixed, and this is what makes us beautiful and special. But we need to focus on what we have in common, not on our differences. We have to think about our shared destiny.” This is the hope of Dr. Shaden Salameh-Youssef, currently the director of the Emergency Medicine…



AN UPDATE FROM HADASSAH HOSPITAL’S MEDICAL CLOWNS

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The Hadassah UK Purim Campaign supports Hadassah’s Medical Clowns A MESSAGE FROM DAVID ‘DUSH’ BARASHI – ‘’HAPPY PURIM TO OUR HADASSAH UK SUPPORTERS’’ As Hadassah Hospital’s Head Clown, I am pleased and privileged to provide you, our partners in the Hadassah “Dream Doctor” Clown Project, with this update. I will share with you how our…



Hadassah Opens Follow Up Clinic for Recovered Covid-19 Patients

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Hadassah Opens Follow Up Clinic for Recovered Covid-19 Patients In response to the large number of COVID-19 patients suffering from lingering health issues long after they recover from the virus, Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem has opened a multidisciplinary clinic at its Pulmonary Institute to monitor and assess their physical and psychological symptoms. COVID-19 can affect much of the…



Hadassah Remove Padlock From Child’s Stomach

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Tommy, a 6-year-old from Jerusalem, was admitted to Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem last week by his father after accidently swallowing a padlock. “We arrived at the hospital with heavy hearts and very afraid” said Tommy’s father. Hospital staff attended to Tommy immediately, urgently needing to decide on the best treatment method. Dr Ze’ev Davidovics, a…



Israeli Joins Hadassah Vaccine Trial in Hope of Visiting Grandad for 90th Birthday

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Effi, 26, was third in the queue for human trials of the Israeli Coronavirus vaccine this week. One of the first volunteers in Israel’s newly launched Coronavirus vaccine trial says he misses his English grandad so much that it pushed him to sign up. Human trials for the Israeli vaccine got underway this week, and…



Hadassah UK and Maccabi GB launch brand new project ‘Just For Kicks’

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Wednesday 21st October, London – On Monday 19th October, Hadassah UK and Maccabi GB announced the launch of a brand new project, ‘Just For Kicks.’ ‘Just For Kicks’ is a fun initiative allowing people to support not only their favourite football team but also nominate their rival football teams whilst donating to two fantastic charities.…



Hadassah COVID-19 Update

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A brief overview at Hadassah Hospitals, Jerusalem: What is the current capacity and occupancy of COVID-19 patients at Hadassah? As of today there are 138 beds in the Outbreak Wards, with an 80-85% occupancy of COVID-19 patients (representing the fluctuation between this morning and this afternoon) at Hadassah Ein Kerem. There are a total of…



”Do No Harm” – The Doctors Oath

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“Do No Harm” – The Doctors Oath, is brought to us by Libbie Goldstein. Libbie, 37, is married to Robbie Goldstein (born in London) and a mother of four. Libbie has been a maternity ward nurse in Hadassah Ein Kerem since 2006, following her Mother who was a midwife at the Hadassah medical centre for…



Hadassah Researchers Find Source of Coronavirus Blood Clots

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Researchers around the world have been puzzled by a deadly COVID-19 complication. Swollen legs, rashes and sudden death are a result of large and small blood clots. More than 30 percent of COVID-19 patients suffer from blood clots which create lethal blockages in the lungs, kidneys, heart and brain. Hadassah Prof. Abd Higazi, who heads…



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