Hadassah-Microsoft team diagnoses Parkinson's, raising ethical dilemmas

In a recently published article in the prestigious journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, Hadassah Medical Organization doctors working with Microsoft researchers reported they were often able to diagnose Parkinson’s disease simply from the way people seeking information about the disease typed on their computer and moved their mouse. Read more

Hadassah Australia deplores the appointment of Yaakov Litzman MK as Israeli Minister for Health

PRESS RELEASE: Hadassah Australia condemns the appointment of Yaakov Litzman MK to the position of Health Minister in Israel. Read more

Hadassah experts offer information and advice on infant sleep issues

Recently, Dr. Gileles-Hillel, along with pediatric colleagues from Hadassah Dr. Ira Erlichman and Dr. Joel Reiter, authored an article that was published in the Journal of Child Science, which provides an up-to-date summary of recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology of what is called apnea of prematurity (AOP) and what physicians and staff who treat infants with AOP need to know. Read more

After years of unidentified pain, teenager finds relief at Hadassah

A very active, athletic 17-year-old girl arrived at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem complaining of pain in her stomach. She had no idea there was a massive growth in her abdomen that weighed more than six pounds. Read more

Hadassah Hospital and IBM accelerate medical start-ups

The first ‘graduates’ have emerged from a medical accelerator based at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Read more

First-Ever Magen David Adom Dispatch Center Dedicated at Hadassah

An historic arrangement has been made between Magen David Adom and Hadassah Hospital. A 24-hour Emergency Ambulance Dispatch Center is now based at the Ein Kerem campus. It is reducing waiting times for people living in the vicinity. Read more

Mexico and Brazil Welcome Hadassah Doctors as They Talk About Genetics on the Frontier of Medicine

Two of Hadassah’s world-renowned doctors and researchers, Prof. Orly Elpeleg, Head of Genetics and Metabolic Diseases, and Dr. David Arkadir, Senior Physician in the Department of Neurology and Head of Parkinson’s research, were invited to share their expertise with audiences in both Mexico and Brazil. They proudly introduced both professional medical groups and interested lay audiences in both countries to the Hadassah vision that Genetics will be developing and advancing the future of medicine Read more

First-Ever International Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Hadassah Psychiatrist

The International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD) has honored the Hadassah Medical Center’s pioneering psychiatrist Prof. Bernard Lerer with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Lerer, 71, was born in South Africa and moved to Israel as a young physician. He entered the field of psychiatry just after the revolutionary anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs like lithium, chlorpromazine, and imipramine were introduced. Read more

Hadassah Is First in Mideast to Use New Tumor Diagnostic Test

The Hadassah Medical Center’s Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Tumors Department is the first in the Middle East – and just the third outside of the United States – to conduct the new tumor diagnostic test FoundationOne-CDx (F1CDx) within its own laboratories. F1CDx detects and identifies genetic changes in cancerous tumors. Looking at 324 genes within a single sample of a patient’s tissue, the test identifies substitutions, insertions, mutations, and alterations. Read more

Hadassah Doctors Develop Highly Accurate Testing for Thyroid Cancer

More than 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease, but biopsies to determine if they have thyroid cancer are not definitive in at least a third of the cases. To err on the safe side, the thyroid gland or half of it is often removed, leaving some of the patients pill-dependent for the rest of their lives. Hadassah physician-researchers have developed a method to increase biopsy accuracy, according to an article published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. Read more

A better life for young Ethiopian-Israelis

The Ethiopian community in Israel is unique in a number of respects, but one that stands out is how it held fast to its Jewish beliefs despite being isolated from the mainstream Jewish world for millennia. Read more

Meet the man inspiring Israel’s Ethiopian community

Much has been written about the innovative program at Hadassah Hospital to assist Ethiopian-Israelis achieve their dream of a career in nursing. Less is known about the man whose vision and dedication helped to create the program that is empowering an under-privileged community in Israel. Read more

A Woman of Valour – Dr Dvora Bauman

The shocking reality of sexual abuse and violence in Israel was the theme of Dr Dvora Bauman’s talk to members and friends of Hadassah Australia during her recent visit. Read more

Hadassah International Raises $9 Million at a Miami Fundraising Event

Hadassah International Raises $9M for Rehabilitation Center at Mount Scopus Hospital Read more

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