Join us for a look back at 2022 with our Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine podcast that features leading Hadassah experts to help you navigate today's top health issues and innovations. In 2022, we tackled everything from the latest in ovarian cancer research and treatment, to the complexities of treating PTSD to how Hadassah navigated both the Ukraine and COVID-19 crises at the same time. And American-Israeli journalist Maayan Hoffman, a third-generation Hadassah member, became our new host.
- The Truth About Hormones & Women's Mental Health
Dr. Inbal Reuveni, MD, director of the Women's Integrated Mental-Health Service at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO), discusses how hormones impact PMS, pregnancy, postpartum, peri- and post-menopause, and helps listeners understand new research on risk factors and personalized treatment protocols.
- Kids, Cancer & Genes
Dr. Gal Goldstein, director of the Department of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, talks about childhood cancers, including bone marrow transplants and immunotherapy, precision medicine and research into genetic mutations, as well as how his team members balance empathy and compassion for patients and families with their personal lives.
- Monkeypox: Should We Hit the Panic Button?
Prof. Allon Moses, MD, an international infectious disease expert and most recently head of the Department of Clinical Microbiology at the Hadassah Medical Organization, discusses monkeypox, touching on transmission, treatment and vaccines and how to stay safe.
- Sneeze, Itch, Cough: How Allergies Interrupt Our Lives
Pollen, food, pets, light -- and even semen. How do these allergies develop? Are they genetic? Can they be cured, and what role does the immune system play? Dr. Yuval Tal, MD, PhD, director of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, touches on all this, with practical tips and more.
- Out of Joint: Getting to the Root of Hip and Knee Pain
Is joint pain just part of aging? Can it be helped with dietary changes or exercise? What about joint replacement, and the new robotic surgeries? Dr. Gurion Rivkin, head of the Joint Replacement Unit and Orthopedic Department at the Hadassah Medical Organization, shares the latest.
- Diabetes: A Word, Not a Sentence
Is diabetes reversible? Does having COVID-19 increase risk? Learn about types, triggers and tools -- including the use of precision medicine to adjust treatments based on patients' individual genetic and metabolic data -- for managing diabetes with Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem endocrinologist Prof. Avivit Cahn, MD.
- The Future Is Now: Precision Medicine, Stem Cells & More
Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization Prof. Yoram Weiss, MD, talks about navigating the organization through dual crises -- the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine -- while maintaining a vision of the future through precision medicine, stem cell treatment, CRISPR technology and the myriad emerging technologies that are reshaping medical care.
- Ukraine Dispatch: Healing Meets Humanity
Three leaders at the Hadassah Medical Organization -- Director General Prof. Yoram Weiss, MD, Dr. Alex Gileles-Hillel, a senior pediatric pulmonologist, and Rely Alon, PhD, director of the Division of Nursing and Health Professions -- talk about the Hadassah Medical Organization's emergency medical response to the war in Ukraine, primarily at the border in Poland.
- Ovarian Cancer: Understanding the Silent Killer
There's no early detection for ovarian cancer, yet it's no longer an automatic death sentence thanks to new treatments that didn't exist a few years ago. Dr. Tamar Perri, director of the Gynecologic Oncology Department, and her former patient Dr. Rivka Brooks, a founding director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Hadassah Medical Organization, discuss ovarian cancer, connections to BRCA mutations and treatment options.
- You, Me & PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder has only been an official diagnosis since 1980 and now includes not only those who have seen active combat or survived a serious accident, but those who experience family trauma or sexual abuse. Hadassah Medical Organization psychiatry experts Prof. Omer Bonne, Dr. Inbal Reuveni and Dr. Shlomo Rahmani Zwi-Ran talk about the complexities of treating PTSD, including improved diagnostic tools and the use of medical cannabis in Israel.
- Healthy Bones: Can We Grow New Ones?
Dr. Amir Haze, MD, PhD, head orthopedic surgeon and researcher at the Foot and Ankle Unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, shares tips for better bone health. Get the latest on stem cell research to help broken bones heal more quickly, minimal invasive surgery and computer-assisted surgery to repair injuries and how to strengthen bones with weight-bearing exercises, a good diet and vitamin D!
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