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Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Update from Jerusalem
Victims of terror attacks perpetrated in light rail stations, synagogues and on the streets of Jerusalem in recent weeks are being treated at our hospitals.​ Hear from National President Marcie Natan.

IDF Medic Heroically Battles Terrorist, Both Treated at Hadassah
Horowitz was seriously injured in a terrorist attack in Gush Etzion and is now recovering in the Hadassah’s Medical Organization’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.


Hadassah’s Advanced Gene Sequencing Changes the Life of a Family from Uzbekistan
The Hadassah Medical Organization, using the powerful research tool of advanced gene sequencing, has identified a gene mutation that three of a couple’s 12 children shared, which caused them to have an intellectual disability, short stature, seizures, and disturbed glucose metabolism.

Orthopedic Trauma Turns Tragedy into Innovation at Hadassah
Terrorism and other mass casualty events have been the mother of invention for the Hadassah Medical Organization’s orthopedic trauma teams.

Hadassah Supports Senate Passage of Child Care Act for Working, Low-Income Families
This week, the Senate overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization.

Blind Technicians Trained to Detect Breast Cancer Tumors at Hadassah
Knowing that some breast lumps can be very small and difficult to detect in the few minutes he had to spend with his patients, a doctor decided to launch an innovative program.

Australian Ambassador Donates Blood at Jerusalem Hospital After Terror Attack
Send a thank you to Australian Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma for his donation to help the victims of terror being treated at our hospital!

PHOTOS: Nurses' Mission to Hadassah's Hospitals

WHAT WE'RE READING

100 Women in Congress: A Jewish Look at a Major Milestone
The end of the 113th Congress will mark a milestone for women in politics: for the first time in history, 100 women will serve together in Congress.

NIH and FDA Toughen Rules for Reporting Clinical Trial Results
In a bid to make clinical trial results more widely available, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new rules that require researchers in industry and academia to post findings of all studies funded by the federal government on a publicly available website.

Timeline on Iran’s Nuclear Program
As the world awaits updates on the Iranian nuclear deal, learn more about the history of the Iranian nuclear program.

All Women Win as Israel Battles Breast Cancer
As October Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to an end, the Old City walls in Jerusalem were illuminated with pink lights. But Israel’s promotion of breast cancer awareness is not just for show—Israel continues to be a global leader in breast cancer detection, research, and treatment.

UN Calls for Flexibility in Iran Talks as Kerry, Zarif Meet
US Secretary of State ‘not optimistic’ about reaching a deal; French foreign minister to join negotiations Friday.

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