Hadassah Health Channel

Hadassah UK is proud to now launch our brand new Health Channel so we can bring you the latest health and wellbeing news directly from Hadassah Hospital. You will hear first-hand about the advances in diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, and other areas of interest such as mental health, nutritition, exercise and sleep, as well as women’s health issues. Scroll down to find videos and podcasts from our leading Hadassah experts covering a variety of relevant topics to keep you Happy and Healthy in 2023.

Hadassah On Call Podcasts with Journalist Maayan Hoffman

Introduction to the Hadassah On Call Series

Maayan Hoffman, a Journalist with over 25 years of experience, is the new host of the ”Hadassah on Call” Podcast series. Maayan will bring you tips to help you stay healthy as well as the latest insights and innovations in health care. The ”Hadassah On Call” podcasts are produced by HWZOA.

Fertility & Sperm: The Lowdown

Hormones & Women's Mental Health

It’s a fact: hormones do affect women’s mental health. Find out from our Hadassah experts, how they affect PMS, pre- and postpartum depression, menopause — and what the latest research tells us.


Eating Disorders: Not Just About Food

This episode dives into the findings of a new study showing a drastic decrease in sperm count and sperm concentration over the past decades.
Listen as Professor Hagai Levine, public health physician, epidemiologist and head of the environmental health track of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health, discusses how this can impact fertility.

Closing In On A Cure For Cancer

World-renowned Dr. Polina Stepensky, Director of Hadassah’s Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immunotherapy, returns to discuss her groundbreaking cancer research. Dr. Stepensky has developed Israel’s first CAR T immunotherapy for treating multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell, and it could potentially give thousands of sick patients a chance at lifesaving treatment.

Exploring Innovative Heart Treatments

Tune in to learn how you can stay heart healthy, and the role Hadassah is playing in these efforts. Dr. David Planer is Hadassah’s senior Interventional Cardiologist and the Head of Centre for Endovascular Interventions.

All About Asthma

Can your environment trigger asthma? Does asthma impact your sleep? Is it genetic? We’re delving into asthma causes, management and treatments with Dr. Joel Reiter, Head of Hadassah’s Sleep Centre and a Paediatric Pulmonologist.

In this episode, we delve into eating disorders with Dr. Esti Galili-Weisstub, director of the Herman Dana Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hadassah, and Efrat Dreizner, coordinator of social work in the psychiatry department. These experts share insights into how to recognise and treat eating disorders in children, adults and even sometimes babies.

Gut Wrenching Crohn's, Colitis & More...

In this episode, Gastroenterologist Dr. Ari Benson and Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Zev Davidovics talk about Crohn’s and colitis symptoms, which can include intense abdominal pain, fatigue, severe diarrhea, weight loss and malnutrition. According to experts, Crohn’s disease is two to four times more prevalent among people of Ashkenazic ancestry than non-Jewish European ancestry.

The Secret to Healthy Aging

In this episode, Dr. Jeremy Jacobs, Chair of the Geriatric and Rehabilitation Complex at the Hadassah shares the secrets to a longer & healthier life: physical activity, a good diet, stress reduction and more…

The Secret to Healthy Aging

In this episode, Dr. Jeremy Jacobs, Chair of the Geriatric and Rehabilitation Complex at the Hadassah shares the secrets to a longer & healthier life: physical activity, a good diet, stress reduction and more…

New Frontiers in Medicine

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Parkinson's Disease: Treatments & Finding a Cure

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ALS: When can we expect a Cure

Professor Dana Ekstein, Chair of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Epilepsy Center at Hadassah hospital and Dr. David Arkadir, Hadassah Senior Neurologist, specialising in Parkinson’s disease, discuss the search for a cure.

What’s the latest research and treatments for this disease? Our resident expert, Dr. Marc Gotkine, head of Hadassah’s ALS clinic at the Hospital fills us in on what causes ALS, and the cutting edge research Hadassah is working on in this field.

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New Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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Celiac Disease Awareness

In this podcast, Dr. Eitan Kerem, Head of Paediatrics at Hadassah, discusses important information for Jewish couples when they are considering genetic counseling before having children.

Hadassah’s Celiac Disease expert, Dr. Michael Wilschanski – Hadassah’s Director of Paediatric Gastroenterology,  shares surprising ways of identifying and managing this disease, and the exciting research underway at Hadassah.

General Health and Wellbeing

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Headaches and Why they Matter

Dr. Maxim Bauer is a Senior Neurologist, Pain Medicine and Movement Disorders Fellow who helped open a new headache clinic at Hadassah. In this podcast learn about how diet, nutrition and sleep are essential in preventing headaches.

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Can't Sleep! What's keeping us awake?

Stress, anxiety, poor diet and even fatigue can lead to sleep loss. In this podcast, listen as Dr. Joel Reiter, Head of Hadassah’s sleep clinic discusses how sleep, lack of it and its related disorders, need to be at the top of your health priorities.

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Getting to the root of Hip and Knee Pain

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Strokes: Risk Factors & Treatments

Is joint pain simply part of aging? When should surgery be considered? We’re talking knees, hips and joint care with Dr. Gurion Rivkin, Head of Hadassah’s Joint Replacement Unit and Orthopaedic Department.

Dr. Ronen Leker, Director of the Stroke Unit and The Peritz and Chantel Scheinberg Cerebrovascular Disease Research Lab at Hadassah, talks about the risks and the latest treatments available for stroke patients.

Women's Health

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Women and Heart Disease

Listen as Donna Zfat-Zwas, Director of the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Institute for Women at Hadassah, discusses what women should do to become educated, reducing their risk of heart disease.

Infertility Treatments

Listen as Dr. Anat Hershko Klement, Director of the IVF Unit at Hadassah Hospital’s Mount Scopus campus, speaks about female and male infertility, the possible causes and advances in treatments.

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Understanding Ovarian Cancer

In this podcast, we’re talking about Ovarian Cancer with Dr. Tamar Perri, Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Department and her former patient, Dr. Rivka Brooks, founding Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hadassah 

The Myths of Menopause

Dr. Drorit Hochner in the OB/GYN Department at Hadassah Mt. Scopus. weighs in on all things menopause: The difference between perimenopause and menopause, why it’s important to exercise your pelvic muscle and more.

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