Hadassah genetic research demystifies causes of day blindness in families

In Israel, where one out of every three citizens is a carrier for genetic mutations that can cause blindness, genetic counseling is important to reduce the prevalence of eye disease in the country. Hadassah has successfully identified the genetic sources for over half of our patients with eye diseases.Read more

New successful Aortic Aneurysm treatment breakthrough

A senior interventional cardiologist at Hadassah Medical Organization, Dr. Planer has played a key role in developing a new exploratory method of treating aortic arch aneurysms, a life-threatening condition with limited therapeutic options.Read more

No ovaries? Mystery solved by Hadassah Hospital Endocrinologist

Through full gene sequencing, Prof. Zangen and his collaborative team, including Prof. Levy-Lahad at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Dr. Offer Gerlitz at the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, discovered that both sisters had the same mutation on the BRCA2 gene.Read more

Can Hadassah doctors predict onset of Alzheimer's?

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, which affects one in three seniors. Prof. Shahar Arzy, Senior Neurologist, has an innovative approach to detect that the onset of Alzheimer’s is on its way, with over 90 percent accuracy.Read more

A double stroke at the Dead Sea

Imagine having a double stroke in two different arteries while on a day trip at the Dead Sea! What could be the chances of survival?Read more

Hadassah surgeon uses revolutionary surgery and stem cells to restore mobility

Using stem cells, Dr. Goldman could perform what’s called ankle distraction arthroplasty. First, Dr. Goldman would place an external fixator on Turgeman’s ankle. Then, the stem cells would regenerate the damaged tissue.Read more

Israel’s medical clowns are on a mission to heal the world

Dream Doctors take the skills they hone daily in Israeli hospitals and apply them at scenes of despair, death and destruction across the globe.Read more

Hospital with co-existence on call: Meet the UK Director of Hadassah

British-born head of Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus site, Dr Tamar Elram, says it is the perfect example of harmony in the Holy Land.Read more

Reinventing Hadassah Ein Kerem's Pediatric Oncology Department

The Pediatric Oncology Unit at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem re-opens with a new team of 10 doctors and 40 nurses in place, equipped to handle pediatric cancer and hematological diseases of all kinds.Read more

Cornerstone Laid for New Rehabilitation Center at Hadassah Mount Scopus

In an emotional ceremony highlighted by the introduction of an advanced robotic Lokomat to return walking ability to patients with compromised mobility, the cornerstone was laid for the new Rehabilitation Center at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus on January 2, 2019.Read more