Hadassah Study Suggests Cancer Treatment for Kidney is Effective for Sarcoma Too
A recent study headed by Dr. Daniela Katz, Sarcoma Unit Coordinator at the Hadassah University Medical Center's Sharett Institute of Oncology, suggests that the biological therapy given to patients with kidney cancer is also effective for patients with sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer.
Hadassah's Nursing Master’s Degree Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Honors Supporters
The Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing celebrated the 10th anniversary of its clinical master's program in advanced nursing practice in December and honored major supporters, the late Muriel and Philip Berman of Pennsylvania.
Underground Security and State-of-the Art Design: The Operating Rooms of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower
Designed and outfitted to meet the challenges of cutting-edge surgery today and the surgical changes of the decades to come, the 20 ultra-modern operating rooms in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower will all be on one floor, four floors underground, with the safeguards to handle biological or chemical attacks.
US Ambassador to Israel Calls Hadassah ”A Shining Example of American-Israeli Cooperation”
"We look at Hadassah as the premier medical institution in Israel and a shining example of American-Israeli cooperation," U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said while visiting the Hadassah University Medical Center at the end of January.
Countdown Mode at the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower
A recent visitor to Jerusalem said, “The Tower
looks absolutely majestic, as its triangular shapes shine in the
sunlight. The pillars of Jerusalem stone, which give a hint as to
what the main entrance will look like, make one think of a castle rather than a
hospital.” The first patients will move into the Tower on March 19, 2012.
Empowering Women to Take Control of Their Own Health—Hadassah Style
As part of the Hadassah University Medical Center's Women's Community Health Promotion Project, a women's Chanukah event taught the women of Gonnenim, one of Jerusalem poorest neighborhoods, relaxation exercises and ways to become health advocates for themselves and their families.
Hadassah Shares Expertise in Public Health with Nepal Colleagues
Dr. Yehudah Neumark,
Hadassah University Medical Center Senior Lecturer of Epidemiology and Director
of the International Masters in Public Health Program (IMPH) of the
Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health, recently presented a
week-long workshop in Nepal on Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC), a public
health model developed at Hadassah.
Hadassah Specialists Separate Conjoined Twins: A Jerusalem First
For the first time in Jerusalem, twin fetuses that share a blood vessel were successfully separated by Hadassah University Medical Center specialists.
Hadassah University Medical Center Hosts Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion
Two Israeli Arab children who received bone marrow transplants a year ago recently met with their Israeli Arab donors at a reunion hosted by the Hadassah University Medical Center.
Hadassah’s Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine: Filled to Capacity Seven Days a Week
The Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine at
the Hadassah University Medical Center, where occupancy is typically 148
percent, treats between 150-300 people every day, around the clock. At any
given time, a quarter of the patients may have already been admitted to the
hospital, but are awaiting a vacant bed in the department they need to be
transferred to, since those departments are at 100 percent occupancy!
Hadassah/Jerusalem Project Inspires UN and Africans to Reduce Spread of AIDS Through Circumcisions
Inspired by the Israeli Operation Abraham circumcision project, the United Nations and United States Government are spearheading a program to circumcise 20 million African men over the next five years to help reduce the spread of AIDS.
U.S. Senior Law Enforcement Officials Witness Hadassah’s Trauma Facility
Senior law enforcement officials from the United States visited the Hadassah University Medical Center's Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine to learn about Hadassah's Shock Trauma Unit and emergency preparedness initiatives.
Child Saved in US Thanks To 2008 Genetic Discovery at Hadassah University Medical Center
2008 discovery of a genetic mutation causing muscle breakdown by a Hadassah
University Medical Center team, led by Prof. Orly Elpeleg, head of the
Department of Human Genetics, has resulted in the saving of a three-year-old
child's life at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Hadassah Research Reveals that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May be Best to Prevent and Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Research conducted at the Hadassah University
Medical Center has shown that
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is more effective than drug therapy in treating
and preventing the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Hadassah Surgeons Trained in Groundbreaking Surgical Technique for Removing Cancerous Tumors
An innovative procedure to remove cancerous tumors from a
patient’s gastrointestinal tract has been introduced at the Hadassah University
Medical Center’s Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases by Prof.
Hans- Wolf Sievert, head of Gastroenterology at Germany’s Oldenburg-University
Hospital and a renowned expert in this field.
Hadassah’s Pulmonary Institute: Innovator in Pulmonary Fibrosis Research
The Hadassah University Medical Center’s Pulmonary
Institute is an innovator in laboratory research aimed at reversal of pulmonary
fibrosis, the debilitating formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in the
New Support for Pregnant Women and New Mothers at Hadassah Medical Center
A new “club” for pregnant
women and new mothers has opened in both Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem and
Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
Palestinian Publicist Praises Hadassah Medical Center After Personal Experience at the Hospital
In Israel’s leading daily
newspaper,Yediot Acharonot, Kamell
Husseini, a founder and manager of a Palestinian public relations and
communications firm in the West Bank city of Ramallah, praised the medical care
his mother received at the Hadassah University Medical Center.
Success of Clinical Trial Brings Researchers Closer to a Cure for Blindness
at the Hadassah University Medical Center have completed a clinical trial which
has successfully demonstrated the efficacy of gene therapy in restoring vision
to patients with Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a genetic condition which
causes severe visual impairment and eventual blindness.
Hadassah High-Risk Pregnancy Expert Helps Ensure Successful Birth of Twins
Yael, a speech therapist
whose previous three children were born very small, was able to add healthy
twins to her family, thanks in part to the intervention of Prof. Drorith Hochner-Celnikier, high-risk pregnancy expert and Director of
Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.