Posts Tagged:children

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…



“Just Clownin’ Around!” Medical Clown at Hadassah Hospital heals with happiness

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When David ‘Dush’ Barashi walks up to you in the hallway, he comes across as animated, a cartoon figure come to life. You feel like you’re meeting a Disney character. Perhaps from “Aladdin” or “Pirates of the Caribbean.” His mop of salt and pepper hair and twistable mustache looks like it spawned from the barbershop…



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…



Creative “Magic Tricks” reduce need to sedate children for radiation treatment

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Until recently, children in Israel with cancer were almost always sedated for radiation treatment. At the Hadassah Medical Center, however, that is changing. Since August, a dozen sick children have undergone radiation without sedation. “If children aren’t sedated in certain other countries, why should the situation be any different here?” asked Emuna Steimetz, a teacher…



REINVENTING HADASSAH’S WEINSTOCK PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Dr. Gal Goldstein, Head of Hadassah’s Dyna & Fala Weinstock Department of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Hadassah invested a lot of energy, time and money to re-establish the department. BY RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER Jerusalem Post JANUARY 5, 2019 You wouldn’t think a paediatric oncology department would be a laughter-filled place, but Nurse…



THE ANGER THAT TURNS TO GOLD

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At this time of year before the holidays there is a feeling of a sense of renewal One of the things that helped me in this sense of renewal and the reminder that our work as medical clowns at Hadassah is important and significant is the special visit that was made by Yazid refugees;- brave…



Iraqi Yazidis take medical clowning course at Hadassah

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A group of Yazidis has recently travelled to Israel from Iraq and taken a course in medical clowning, with the goal of helping traumatised children from persecuted minorities in the war-ravaged country. The course was prepared by Dream Doctors, the organisation that trains Hadassah’s Medical Clowns, and organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as…



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

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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…



Puzzling catastrophic disease diagnosed by Hadassah team.

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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…



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