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…



“Send in the Clowns” Hadassah UK Event

by Mark Addleman

Hadassah UK (HUK) brings to London from our hospital in Jerusalem, some of our best practitioners in medicine who have developed world-leading techniques. This week HUK brought one of our best and more unusual, David Barashi (DuSH) their Head Dream Doctors Medical Clown. Hospital Medical Clowning in Israel has developed in a different way to…



Jewish nurse breastfeeds baby of injured Palestinian mum

by Mark Addleman

Share this article with other mums.. Because love certainly has no boundaries when it comes to the sisterhood of Motherhood and breastfeeding… The beautiful image is popping up on social media newsfeeds around the world. A nurse cradles a baby with a tender expression on her face. One would think she is the baby’s mother…



Saving the lives of children at risk in Mosul

by Mark Addleman

An article in the Jewish Chronicle describes how Sally Becker, a volunteer and past Trustee of Hadassah UK, is on a mission to save those most at risk from the battle for Mosul. She has created the only front-line paediatric unit in this war-torn area, and has teamed up with the Hadassah Medical Centre in…



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