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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…



SUCCESS: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

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Success: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

The first three patients treated with a new COVID-19 “passive vaccine,” which was developed by Hadassah Medical Centre and the Israeli biopharmaceutical firm Kamada, demonstrated rapid, clinical benefit and have already been released from the hospital to their homes. For three months now, Hadassah has been collecting plasma donations from coronavirus patients. Specifically, the plasma…



”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 VISITS JAPAN TO TREAT ISRAELIS WITH CORONAVIRUS

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At the request of the Israel Health Ministry, Hadassah Medical Centre microbiology and infectious disease specialist Prof. Ran Nir-Paz is traveling to Japan to care for the three Israelis said to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Israelis were among thousands of passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were quarantined by the Japanese authorities. More than 350…



ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTRY APPROVES PROGRAMME TO DETECT LUNG CANCER EARLIER

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Ministry of Health to pilot lung cancer screening programme proven internationally to catch up to 80% of tumours in their earliest stage. The Health Ministry has approved a three-year pilot programme for early detection of lung cancer that could substantially increase the number of patients cured of the otherwise deadly disease, according to Prof. Dorith…



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…



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…



Thanks to Hadassah Physicians, Toddler with Blocked Oesophagus now Enjoys Solid Food

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Two-and-a-half-year-old Yanki Leib Shetland had never eaten a carrot or a potato chip. He was subsisting on baby formula, chocolate milk, and porridge. It was no wonder he was so small and underdeveloped. When his desperate parents brought Yanki to the Paediatric Gastroenterology department at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, he managed to surprise even the…



Hadassah Doctors Give a Gazan Patient with an Incurable Skin Disease a “Normal Life”

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Even the experienced hand surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem had never seen such a shocking development: their patient’s hands, with encrusted, wood-like growths, looked as if they had metamorphosed into trees. Hadassah Senior Hand and Microvascular Surgeon Dr. Michael Chernofsky first met 42-year-old Mohammed Taluli from Gaza when Mr. Taluli came in to his…



Rare disease creates bond between Israeli and Palestinian patients

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They met in the Paediatrics Department at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, two couples whose children suffer from a rare disease. One couple from an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, and one couple from Gaza, both sharing the same concern for their tiny loved ones who are hospitalised for treatment and follow-up at a Hadassah Paediatric gastroenterology…



World Multiple Sclerosis Day -Aly’s Blog

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JUGGLING… It’s not just for entertainers Many of you may have seen a recent YouTube link that went viral. It showed a young boy juggling 3 Rubik Cubes whilst successfully solving each of them! I believe he broke the World Record for his challenge, but in “real life” we all spend our time juggling. Mostly…



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