Category Archive for: Hadassah Heroes

MEET ISRAEL’S ‘MEDICAL AMBASSADOR’ TO THE UAE

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Tatiana Zhelninova, the former chief Physician and Medical Director of Hadassah Medical Moscow in Skolkovo, is striving to bring Israel’s top doctors and best biotechnologies to the United Arab Emirates, thereby improving healthcare in the region. “For doctors, nurses and medical professors, nationality and race are not important,” she told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday…



ARAB PHYSIOTHERAPIST AT HADASSAH HEALS MORE THAN THE PHYSICAL FOR HER PATIENTS

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This article is adapted from The Branch, a monthly podcast exploring individual relationships between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. The Branch is produced by Hadassah and created by Dina Kraft, a journalist based in Tel Aviv. Rasha Ghaith, a physiotherapist, hands a soccer ball to her patient, a 70-year-old retired lawyer Uri whose muscles…



‘’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…



JEWISH FAMILY AND CHRISTIAN ARAB PATIENT UNITED AT HADASSAH

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Randa Aweis, a 58-year-old Christian Arab, has been treated at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for nine years. Her need for a kidney transplant had become urgent. When Yigal Yehoshua died from his injuries after a mob threw rocks at him as he headed home in Lod last week, his family consented to donate his kidney. The transplantation was performed by Dr. Abed…



Hadassah Ophthalmologist First Israeli to Win Prestigious ARVO Award

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Prof. Jacob Peer, Head of the Onco-Opthalmology Department at Hadassah-University Medical Centre, has become the first Israeli to win the prestigious Joanne G. Angle Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Prof. Peer, won the award earlier this month from ARVO, the largest eye and vision research organisation in the world…



Hadassah Preliminary Covid-19 Study Shows Promising Results

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Babies born to vaccinated mums have COVID-fighting antibodies A team at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem checked blood from the umbilical cords of 40 newborns whose mothers had been vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, and found that all had a strong supply of antibodies, suggesting they are born with immunity to coronavirus. ‘’In our study, we found immunoglobulin…



Hadassah UK Appeal: New Rehabilitation Centre Technological Incubator

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Hadassah UK’s Appeal supports the New Rehabilitation Centre Technological Incubator at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus The Rehabilitation Department at Hadassah Mount Scopus is the sole department for patients aged 16-100 in the greater Jerusalem area. This department covers diverse neurological and orthopaedic situations in at least 4 dominant languages. It is characterised by a multicultural…



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 Vaccinates over 90% of its Staff

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There are very pleasing statistics coming from Hadassah Medical Centre as the vaccination campaign appears to be working, according to data released last Thursday by Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Segal has been tracking virus trends since the start of the pandemic: He wrote on Twitter that since the…



Hadassah Hospital Opens Israel’s First Paediatric ICU for COVID-19 Patients

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Jerusalem sees surge of ‘very sick’ children in recent weeks; 4 of 8 available beds at new unit already filled, including a 10-day-old baby  Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has opened the country’s first paediatric intensive care unit specifically designed for coronavirus patients after thousands of children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past…



First in Israel: Hadassah’s New Innovative Treatment Corrects Irregular Heartbeat

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For the first time in Israel, a surgical team at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has performed an innovative procedure to treat an irregular heartbeat in a patient’s atrium that enables the surgeon to access areas of the heart that were either difficult or impossible to reach previously. The procedure destroys abnormal tissue with high-frequency electrical energy, rendering the dysfunctional tissue incapable…



Hadassah’s Revolution in Scientific Research: What are Organoids?

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Classically, researchers in basic medical science have had two tools: in vitro cultures and animal models. The limitations pose many challenges: Cells taken out of the human body and grown in a petri dish won’t behave exactly as they do within a real organ of the body. Animal models are not as highly complex as the human body.…



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