A Violet Revolution

It has taken many years, but Violet Y has transformed herself from a downtrodden woman facing physical and emotional challenges to a proud woman who manages her life and her health in a positive way. Violet attributes a good part of this change to the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center for Women. Read more

First for Israel: Hadassah Opens Centre for Cardiogenetics

In tune with the rapidly evolving subspecialty of cardiogenetics through which cardiac specialists can identify the genetic basis for many heart problems, the Hadassah Medical Center’s Irma and Paul Milstein Heart Center has opened Israel’s first Center for Cardiogenetics. Read more

Devastating Diagnosis, But Options For Optimism

A 26-year-old woman we can call Miriam is a wife and a mother, with a lively toddler. One recent day, she noticed a small lump in her breast. Read more

Hadassah Study Sheds Encouraging Light in Treating Liver Disease

The International Journal of Molecular Medicine has published a preclinical study led by Prof. Rifaat Safadi, head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s Liver Unit, that finds the oral drug Namodenoson induced significant anti-inflammatory, anti-steatotic (retention of lipids), and anti-fibrotic (scarring) effects caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Read more

Where Are We With Alzheimer’s? Hadassah Doctor Provides His Perspective

With the chance that anyone of us could acquire Alzheimer’s disease doubling every five years after age 60, Prof. Tamir Ben-Hur, head of the Division of Clinical Neurosciences at the Hadassah Medical Center, views the illness as an epidemic that is crying out for a solution. Read more

Pregnant and a Brain Tumor: Scary Scenario Treated Artfully by Hadassah

When she was in her sixth month of pregnancy, a young mom-to-be realized something was wrong. At first, she thought her phone was broken because she couldn’t hear from her right ear. But when she changed ears, the sound was fine. Soon after, she began having terrible headaches. She went to a hospital near her home in the Tel Aviv area. Read more

The Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine is Inaugurated at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem

This new multidisciplinary institute is the result of a partnership between the Wohl Legacy, Hadassah International UK, and the Hadassah Medical Organization. Thanks to this gift from the UK, Hadassah’s status as a world leader in Applied Research for Personalized Medicine will be greatly enhanced. Read more

New Imaging Technology Saves Precious Minutes in Stroke Diagnosis

A new automated cerebral imaging technology that saves invaluable minutes when diagnosing a possible stroke is now available at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Read more

Pollin Center Cookbook Demystifies Sweetener Choices

Wishing one another “a sweet New Year” is a familiar phrase that expresses our joy at High Holiday time. Now, thanks to a new cookbook published by the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center for Women, we can all make better choices as to exactly which sweetener is best for us. Read more

Prof. Sigal Sviri: Overcoming the Tough Medical Challenges

Prof. Sigal Sviri is the director of the unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem where frequently a patient’s organs are failing all at once, and the challenge is to stabilize everything. It’s the unit that cares for patients with severe, complex medical problems – the Medical Intensive Care Unit, known as the MICU. Read more

Israeli Study Can Help Improve Babies’ Health

In Israel the number of births goes up right before and during Passover. Of course, whenever a child is born it is a joyous event. Recent research has revealed a vital discovery regarding how the timing of a baby’s birth affects the child’s health. Read more

Teaching the Value and Joy in Giving

The many children in Moises Jafif’s Mexican extended family will remember their visit to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for the rest of their lives. It was the kind of experience they will relate to their own children and grandchildren in years to come. During the visit, the children all learned the value of giving, experiencing for themselves the personal satisfaction of doing something that brings joy and happiness to others, in this case to children who are ill. Read more

Prof. Zeev Rotstein: Meet the Man in Charge of Israel's Health Basket

Rotstein is a specialist in cardiology and medical management, and holds a Nursing Home Administrator degree from Tel Aviv University. A clinical associate professor at Hebrew University and an honorary fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, his work has been published in about 100 publications, including in medical journals, books, articles and abstracts. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Nicosia, the largest university in Cyprus. Read more

Hadassah Director Named One of Israel’s Most Influential Women

Dr. Tamar Elram, director of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus since 2017, has been named one of the 50 most influential women in key positions in Israel by Lady Globes.  Lady Globes,a monthly Israeli magazine devoted to women, chose Dr. Elram because she heads a 300-bed hospital with 1200 employees and is currently leading a five-year plan to dramatically increase its cap to 800 beds to meet the growing demand for hospital services in Jerusalem. Read more

Hadassah Hospital: An Oasis of Peace

To many, the term “Middle East peace” represents the impossible dream, if not the ultimate contradiction in terms. But there is a place in the region where Jews, Muslims, and Christians meet peacefully every day on the basis of shared concerns and a sense of humanity. Read more

Medical clowning proven beneficial for kids with autism

A breakthrough Israeli study published in the European Journal of Pediatrics shows that group therapy delivered by a medical clown to young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) led to significant improvement over time in word production, play reciprocity and amount of social smiles as compared with other interventions. Read more

Unique Supportive Care at Hadassah for Kids with Chronic Diseases

Sima Levy gave birth unexpectedly at home during the 26th week of a troubled pregnancy. The baby, weighing just 1.9 pounds (861 grams), was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus. It took six months before the newborn, whom she named Rivky, was finally able to leave the hospital. “I came to understand that...she was a baby with chronic and complex medical challenges.” Mrs. Levy says. Read more

Hadassah opens new pediatric bone marrow transplantation unit

Hadassah Medical Organization opened a new pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Unit at its hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. The unit, in the Sharett Institute of Oncology, was established and equipped thanks to a $4.75 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Read more

Hadassah's Shaden Salameh: First Arab woman to head up hospital ER in Israel

As director of the Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus Emergency Medicine Department, Dr Salameh explains that the greater the challenge, the more motivated she is. As the mother of three young children under six, and married to a physician, she attributes part of her ability to juggle her demanding life to the ability of women to multitask. Read more

Hadassah's Power to Heal the World

What do a Romanian medical student, a Palestinian child, and a young adult from the Dominican Republic have in common? The Hadassah Medical Center, through its innovative, determined, and resourceful physicians, gave them all back their lives. Read more

Prof. Sigal Sviri: Overcoming the Touch Medical Challenges

Prof. Sigal Sviri is the director of the unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem where frequently a patient’s organs are failing all at once, and the challenge is to stabilise everything. It’s the unit that cares for patients with severe, complex medical problems – the Medical Intensive Care Unit, known as the MICU. Read more

If Israel were more like Hadassah

The mix of Jewish patients, Arab doctors, Arab patients, Jewish doctors, and therapists who speak unexpected Hebrew or Arabic makes me think peace is possible Read more

Doctors confirm that ALS/MND patients with positive attitude feel less pain

The majority of people with Lou Gehrig's Disease, also commonly known as MND in Australia, only live for about five years after their initial diagnosis. But famed physicist Stephen Hawking lived with the disease for more than 50 years. One reason, according to new research, might have been his positive outlook on life. Read more