Mark Lewis: ‘I’ve fought MS for most of my life – new treatments mean I could soon win’

by Mark Addleman

By Guy Kelly 19 November 2017 Mark Lewis photographed near his Baker Street office last week CREDIT: RII SCHROER/TELEGRAPH 19 November 2017 When Mark Lewis was 24 years old, he sat in a doctor’s office and braced himself for bad news. After visiting his GP for tingling and numbness he had attributed to a probable…



Hadassah’s Prof. Eitan Kerem Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

by Mark Addleman

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Batsheva Kerem and Dr. Eitan Kerem made a significant contribution to the scientific world’s understanding of genetic mutations and cystic fibrosis. Together–with their medical/research teams–they mapped the genetic mutation profile of cystic fibrosis among different Jewish ethnic groups in Israel. Since then, life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis has shifted…



Hadassah Mexico Humanitarian Mission for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

by Mark Addleman

MEXICO EMBRACES THE MENTAL TRAUMA EXPERTISE OFFERED BY HADASSAH As the earth rolled beneath his feet and buildings crumbled, the Mexico City Secretary of Health, Dr. Armando Ahued, knew that he and his colleagues did not have the expertise to deal with the short and long-term consequences of the mental trauma that would follow the…



A different sort of paediatric surgical sedation – Maya’s Story

by Mark Addleman

Lately I let my intuition lead me around the hospital. I get dressed, put on a red nose, and ask my heart – Where to? Who first? Who is most in need of a clown right now? This time I decided to escort someone to surgery. Nurse Dorrit directs me to Lucy, who is six…



Dream Doctors’ storm their way across, Texas for disaster relief mission

by Mark Addleman

The Dream Doctors Project, in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli Consulate in Houston, has sent 2 specially-trained therapeutic medical clowns aka ‘Dream Doctors’ to Houston, Texas, to bring humanitarian aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Over the years, Hadassah’s Dream Doctors have worked on humanitarian projects including responding to…



Hadassah Surgery Clarifies Gender for Palestinian Teen

by Mark Addleman

HADASSAH SURGICALLY REMOVES MALE TESTICLES FROM TEENAGE GIRL BY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 18:52 The 14-year-old patient, who was born without a uterus, is reported to be in good condition. Paediatric urologists have surgically removed testicles found inside a 14-year-old girl who was born without a uterus. The very rare case, treated at Hadassah…



Puzzling catastrophic disease diagnosed by Hadassah team.

by Mark Addleman

Puzzling catastrophic disease newly diagnosed by Hadassah team. Prof Orly Empeleg Today’s edition of the prestigious American Journal of Human Genetics credits Hadassah’s Professor Orly Elpeleg, Head of the Department of Genetics and Metabolic Diseases and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with diagnosing a rare and devastating pediatric neurological disease that has…



97% Success with New Hepatitis C Treatment

by Avi Mendelsohn

“Hepatitis C used to be a death sentence,” reports Prof. Rifaat Safadi, head of the Liver Unit at the Hadassah Medical Organization. He explains, however, that Hadassah has achieved 97 percent success in treating the disease using a new combination of medicines clinically tested at Hadassah and other leading medical centers worldwide. One of the…



Rescuing Hadassah

by Mark Addleman

COMMENT: RESCUING HADASSAH Prof. Zeev Rotstein should be supported as he drives the hospital’s recuperation. BY DAVID M. WEINBERG JULY 13, 2017 Jerusalem Post For the past nine months, headlines have focused on an ugly fight between a group of paediatric Haemato-oncology doctors at Hadassah Medical Centre and the leadership of that institution, a dispute…



The Woman Behind a Trailblazing Treatment

by Mark Addleman

Hadassah’s Prof. Michal Lotem, a trailblazer in melanoma research and healing, is treating her patients with a personalised protocol that only a handful of oncology centres around the globe are able to offer. When her patients come to her with Stage IV metastatic melanoma, where standard treatments have failed, Prof. Lotem uses a cutting-edge immunotherapy…



BIG BROTHER LITTLE BROTHER

by Mark Addleman

Here we are in early July, and I am enjoying beautiful sunshine in the most beautiful country in the world. Having celebrated our two year “aliyahversary” in May, I know that I have no regrets about our decision, finally, to turn our dreams of Aliyah into a reality. One huge element of this is down…



A Lyrical Story from Nahama, Hadassah’s Medical Clown

by Mark Addleman

A lyrical story by Shiri– Sometimes miracles do happen A&E I pass through the rooms… Here is a dark room, here are a grandmother and a grandfather, here is a mother in pain, here is a young-girl lying in bed, looking at the ceiling not responding. “Bonjour,” I say, the grandmother answers me and the…



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