Category Archive for: Patient Blog

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…



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…



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…



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 and Neurogenesis announce results from Phase 2 MS Study

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A Phase 2 study at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has revealed significant clinical improvements in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) after being treated with NG-01 stem cells developed by NeuroGenesis, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company advancing innovative cell therapies to combat neurodegenerative diseases. The 14-month randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study, comprised of 48 patients, was led by Prof.…



Hadassah Hospital’s Stem Cell research results shows promise for a treatment for Progressive MS

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Breaking news: The results of the latest M.S. research project study at Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem are just published in “Brain” Journal of Neurology by Oxford Academic. Hadassah UK is proud to have supported Multiple Sclerosis research at Hadassah by a team led by Prof. Dimitrios Karussis. Prof. Karussis’ team study is a culmination of…



Hadassah To The Rescue: IDF Tank Flips over while being loaded

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The tank began accelerating wildly onto the moving truck before flipping upside down, barely missing a nearby commander. A soldier who happened to be taking a video of the loading process can be heard in the background being asked whether filming the loading process is a good idea, to which he replied: “When filming a…



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…



Israel Launches Coronavirus Vaccine Human Trials

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Netanyahu “true exit from coronavirus crisis is development of a vaccine Two Israelis were inoculated on Sunday morning with the first doses of Israel’s coronavirus vaccine candidate at Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer and Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem. The first volunteers were Anar Ottolenghi, 34, a resident of Moshav Telalim in…



Covid recovered patients volunteer in Israeli hospital

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Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital has been recruiting recovered Covid-19 patients to volunteer inside its coronavirus wards to help patients there. Under the pilot scheme, they visit patients in moderate or serious condition, who would otherwise be in isolation. The volunteers help the patients eat or just lend a listening ear. The hospital believes the project to…



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