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  • Hadassah Doctor Receives International Prize for Medical Innovation to Cure Diabetes
  • Prof. Mintz, in cooperation with the Israeli start-up EasyNOTES, recently developed a method to perform a gastric bypass without a single incision or anesthesia, by using an endoscope to place magnets into the small intestine and stomach.
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  • Hadassah Doctors Rescue Frostbitten Nepal Avalanche Victim
  • Hadassah's doctors flew out to Nepal to help victims of a massive avalanche that has shook the region.
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  • Thousands Mourn Loss of Young Israeli Hero
  • Thousands of weeping Israelis of all ages accompanied Lieutenant Tamar Ariel to her final resting place in Israel’s Moshav Masuot Yitzhak, where her mother, Anat Tuchman Ariel, and her father, Hanan Ariel, met while her mother was on Hadassah’s Young Judaea Year Course.
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  • A Mysterious Case Sends a Family Searching for Cures, Finding Hadassah
  • Nine-year-old Tasnin had spent most of her life going from doctor to doctor, as one cold and respiratory infection followed the next. For a long time, doctors were unable to diagnose the cause until Hadassah’s genetic experts identified the culprit and cured her--a breakthrough that will be highlighted in one of the world’s top hematology journals in the coming months. Tasnin, who is the middle daughter of five sisters, was often so sick she had to be hospitalized. But doctors believed it was “just a virus,” and she would outgrow this pattern of continually contracting these respiratory illnesses.
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  • Grateful Patients, Their Families, and Their Doctors Offer Thanks
  • Barbara Sofer, Hadassah’s Israel Director of Public Relations, has received many warm words of appreciation from grateful patients who want to express their thanks to the hospital’s supporters around the globe.
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  • Head of Hadassah's Hospital Addresses The Economist Health Care Forum
  • "I was delighted and honored to be invited to such a prestigious meeting,” Dr. Levtzion-Korach relates. "I felt so proud representing Israel in general and Hadassah in particular. Here I was being asked about the Israeli health system, and I knew that the women of Hadassah had initiated it."
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  • Hadassah Medical Center Receives Much-Needed Genetics Analyzer from Partner in Australia
  • The Hadassah Medical Center has received the gift of a much-needed Amino Acid Analyzer system from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, Australia, thanks to a collaboration between the two institutions, facilitated by Hadassah Australia.
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  • South Africans Bring Gifts to Patients in Hadassah’s Pediatric Department
  • Representatives of the South African Jewish Community showered the patients in Hadassah's Hospital in Ein Kerem’s Pediatrics Department with gifts during their recent visit.
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  • "We Shouldn't be Playing God," Hadassah Trauma Expert Tells Brazilian Media About Treating Terrorists
  • “If I could do anything to relieve the suffering in Gaza, I would do it,” says Prof. Avi Rivkind, head of the Trauma Unit and the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Hadassah Medical Organization, in an interview with a Brazilian newspaper during a Hadassah International visit to the country to meet with supporters and potential supporters.
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  • UN Team Presents at UN Annual Conference on Collaborative Bio-Xplore Program
  • Bio-Xplore, a medicinal plant project of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Greece, and Spain, was featured at a Hadassah-hosted workshop of the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) annual conference. Guest presenter at the workshop, entitled “Changing Lives Through International Cooperation,” was Prof. Bertold Fridlender, President of the Hadassah Academic College and Project Coordinator for Bio-Xplore, a two-year initiative, funded with a two-million euro grant from the European Union.
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  • During Operation Protective Edge, Hadassah's Hospitals Care for Terror Victims and Perpetrators
  • Within a 24-hour period, the Iron Dome shot down rockets in the area close to Hadassah's hospital in Ein Kerem, and new terror victims and one suspected terrorist were taken to HMO for treatment.
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  • Netletter: Rocket Terror, Flying Lifesavers and Underground Psychiatrists
  • Barbara Sofer tells us how our projects in Israel are helping to heal and renew the citizens of Israel.
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  • Hadassah's Hospitals: Employing, Treating, Training Palestinians and Israelis Side by Side
  • Whether it is offering Palestinian medical residents a specialty fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Organization or helping to set up a Cystic Fibrosis Center in Gaza, Hadassah’s health professionals are continually reaching out to improve medical care for their Palestinian neighbors.
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  • Terror Attack Survivor Gives Birth to Baby Boy at Hadassah's Hospital
  • Adi Hudja Peretz, who almost lost her life in a terror attack 13 years ago, has delivered a healthy baby boy at Hadassah's Hospital in Ein Kerem.
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  • Hadassah Surgeon Ahmed Eid Performs Life-Saving Surgery on Jerusalem Terror Victim
  • Prof. Ahmed Eid, head of the Department of General Surgery at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus, performed life-saving surgery on Chen Schwartz, the Israeli soldier who was shot twice at close range by a terrorist on a motor scooter in Jerusalem.
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  • Israeli Hero Treated at Hadassah's Hospital on Mount Scopus
  • Israeli Prison Service Officer Ariel Twitto was on his way to pick up his children from nursery school camp after accompanying a prisoner to court when he and fellow officer, Elad Biton, heard someone shouting "Piguah!" (terror attack!).
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  • Profile of a Hadassah Hero: Dr. David Rekhtman
  • While on a break from serving with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza, Dr. David Rekhtman, head of the Pediatric Emergency Room at Hadassah's Hospital in Mount Scopus, came to visit one of the dozen wounded soldiers from his unit. This was his first day back at work after three weeks of serving in reserve duty.
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  • Palestinian Pediatric Patient Has Good Prognosis Following Liver Surgery at Hadassah
  • Eleven-month-old Sanad is recovering in the pediatric surgery ward of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center. His aunt, Basma, is keeping a watchful eye on the curly-haired wide-eyed child.
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  • Wounded Paratrooper Prepares to Return Home from Hadassah
  • Last week, Paratrooper Oron Ronen’s sunny, single room in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was full of candy, fruit, and small electric appliances. These were all gifts for the wounded soldier, who was injured in Israel's latest defense mission, Operation Protective Edge. After two weeks at Hadassah, he was finally ready to go home.
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  • Romanian Medical Student Thanks Hadassah for Giving Him His Life Back
  • When the physicians in Romania, as well as consultants in Germany, feared that they would not be able to save his life, the local Jewish community rallied and arranged for David to be airlifted to the Hadassah Medical Center. He now has a new chance at life.
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Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews 2012’s Accomplishments

When the Hadassah University Medical Center’s physicians suggest a solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer, Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and commercialization of technologies that were developed at Hadassah. Click here to read the latest Newsletter from Hadasit >>

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