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  • Insight into Pediatric Radiotherapy Treatment at Hadassah Provided to ALYN Colleagues
  • To gain a greater understanding of the radiation therapy and support that pediatric cancer patients receive at the Hadassah Medical Organization, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation nurses from ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital, Israel's only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, visited Hadassah for an in-depth briefing and tour.
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  • Hadassah Pioneer of Open Heart Surgery and Heart Transplants Shares Autobiography
  • Prof. Joseph Borman, Hadassah Medical Center cardiothoracic surgeon, who performed Israel's first heart transplant, tells the story of his personal and professional life in a newly published autobiography, entitled Open Hearts: Memoirs of a Cardiac Surgeon.
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  • UK Prime Minister Briefed on Israel-UK Collaborative Stem Cell Research
  • During a recent visit to Israel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by Israel's President, Shimon Peres, viewed an exhibition showcasing collaborative stem-cell research between the UK and the Hadassah Medical Organization.
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  • Purim Brings a Party to Pediatrics
  • Volunteers from the Happy Child Organization, together with the Hadassah Pediatric School decided that laughter was the best remedy—at least for Purim.
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  • Purim in Pediatrics
  • With the Jewish holiday of Purim right around the corner, members of Israel's National Service and various volunteers, dressed in their finest Purim attire, brought an early celebration to the pediatric patients at the Hadassah Medical Organization. The costumed visitors' excitement, enthusiasm, and positive energy lifted the spirits of patients and staff alike.
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  • Snapshots: Three Patients in the Neuro ICU
  • In the new Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, three patients recuperate:
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  • Volunteers Deliver Dose of Happiness to Hadassah Patients on "Good Deeds Day"
  • On the eighth annual "Good Deeds Day" in Israel—a day dedicated to performing good deeds on behalf of others—volunteers visited various departments at the Hadassah Medical Organization to uplift the patients' spirits.
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  • Wounded by Gunfire, Ukranians Airlifted to Hadassah
  • Although Oleksandr Huch and Arten Zapototskyi did not know each other in their homeland of Ukraine, today they are roommates on the fifth floor of the Hadassah Medical Organization's Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
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  • Hadassah Motivates Israel’s Government to Campaign for Women’s Heart Health
  • Thanks to advocacy by the Hadassah Medical Center's Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center, women's heart health took center stage in Israel's Knesset, with a special hearing in its Committee for the Status of Women and General Equality.
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  • 330,000 Mazal Tovs
  • Thirteen years ago, Adi was scheduled to have her leg amputated. Now, she is walking easily down the aisle. Guests are applauding.
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  • Swedish Delegation Makes a Visit
  • Susanne Eberstein,  First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish parliament, the Riksdag, Swedish Ambassador to Israel Carl-Magnus Nesser, and Swedish MP’s Tommy Waidelich and Gustaf Hoffstedt visited Hadassah Medical Organization on February 11 as part of a fact-finding trip to the Middle East.
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  • Hadassah’s HIV/AIDS Experts Host Psychosocial Workshop in Addis Ababa for Orphanage Staff
  • Under the umbrella of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s ART-Joy-Love project in Ethiopia, Hadassah’s HIV/AIDS experts presented a four-day psychosocial workshop in Addis Ababa for the staff of five HIV/AIDS orphanages in January.
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  • Hadassah's Fertility Expert Caters to Hopeful Potential Parents with New Clinic
  • Despite advances in fertility, many live with the pain of unfilled dreams of parenthood. Last week, Hadassah Medical Organization's fertility expert Prof. Ariel Revel met a large crowd of potential parents in Tel Aviv at an open meeting where he and other physicians from Hadassah along with colleagues from the Czech Republic revealed how a successful program has been able to overcome one of the common barriers in fertility: the need for egg donation.
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  • Using the Power of Music Therapy at Hadassah Medical Organization
  • Armed with their instruments in hand, the two men rush into the hospital room with the aim to help the misfortuned patient. They hover over the hospital bed and begin to perform.
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  • Deep Sequencing Analysis Leads to Major Genetic Discoveries at Hadassah
  • Using a deep sequencing analyzer, Prof. Orly Elpeleg, Director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases, and her colleagues have determined the sequence of millions of DNA fragments simultaneously--8,000 times the capacity of the former generation of DNA sequencing machines. This has enabled Hadassah’s researchers to identify important gene mutations that cause severe metabolic diseases and to counteract their devastating effects.
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  • US Cannabis Activist Meets Hadassah’s Cannabis Research Pioneer
  • Cancer Survivor, Cannabis Activist, and Founder of the Beverly Hill Cannabis Club Cheryl Shuman recently visited Israel to meet with Cannabis Research Pioneer Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, whose work provided the basis for the medical community’s embrace of medical marijuana (cannabis).
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  • First Neurology Patients Move in to Hadassah's Hospital Tower
  • "Welcome! You are the first," Nira Kedar, head nurse of the the neurology department at Hadassah Medical Organization, said, with a huge smile, to Nachshon Halevy. Mr. Halevy will be the first patient to be wheeled into the new neurology department on the ninth floor of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
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  • Hadassah Researchers Use Functional MRI to Detect Responsiveness in Unconscious Patients
  • "The clinical evaluation of consciousness in Disorder of Consciousness (DOC) patients, based on their exhibited behavior, is difficult and remains erroneous in many cases," report researchers at the Hadassah Medical Organization.
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  • Christian Friends of UK Visit Hadassah and Learn About HIV-AIDS Unit and Israeli-Palestinian Collaboration
  • As part of a fact-finding tour emphasizing the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians, the Chief Executive of Christian Friends of the United Kingdom, Jacob Vince, along with a delegation of non-denominational Christian laymen and clergy, visited the Hadassah Medical Organization.
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  • David Project Campus Advocates Engage at Hadassah
  • "We have seen and heard so much about the Mideast conflict, that it's a relief to see a place which is an island of peace," said a member of the David Project delegation, which visited the Hadassah Medical Organization this week.
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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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