Tag Archive for Hadassah Medical Center

4 yr-old Gaza boy finally walks after Jerusalem doctors remove tumor from his chest

After years of sitting in a wheelchair, unable to stand on his feet and in severe respiratory distress, 4 yr-old Sliman was finally diagnosed correctly, and after the removal of a chest growth undetected in several Gaza hospitals, Sloman is now walking and breathing easier.

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

 

A four-year-old boy from Gaza is able to walk after undergoing complex surgery at Hadassah-University Medical Center, in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, to remove a tumor from his chest.

Born with a number of birth defects in his spine and chest, Sliman was taken during his short life to several hospitals in Gaza where unsuccessful attempts were made to diagnose his condition. Continue Reading »

Israeli doctors in Jerusalem cure paralyzed 6 year-old girl

 

The 6 year-old child was paralyzed from the neck down after falling and injuring her neck, but an incredible group of specialists who were gathered at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem managed to restore function to her hands and legs, allowing young Ruth Rosenthal to walk & play again.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Six-year-old Ruthie Rosenthal, who suffered from paralysis after she fell and injured her neck, has managed to get back up and walking.

Ruthie, a smiling, happy, Down’s Syndrome child, fell about a year ago and as a result, her hands and legs were paralyzed and she was forced to use a wheelchair, according to a report in Israel Hayom.

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Israeli doctors save 3 yr-old Gaza child from paralysis

 

Because of a massive tumor extending to his neck & spine, 3 yr-old Sliman was “on the brink of paralysis” in his lower extremities until doctors at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem performed a procedure done only a handful of times in history.

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or

 

A rare procedure performed at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem has prevented a 3-year-old boy from the Gaza Strip from becoming paralyzed. The boy was released from the hospital walking on his own.

Three-year-old Sliman from Gaza recovers from surgery at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem – Photo: Hadassah Medical Center

Sliman, 3, had developed a benign tumor in his chest, which not only interfered with his respiratory system but also caused a malformation in his spine and limited his range of motion. Continue Reading »

1 killed, 2 wounded in J’lem attack before 3 Palestinian terrorists permanently neutralized

 

The 3 Palestinian terrorists committed a combined knife & gun attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, killing a Border Police officer and wounding two people.
• All 3 Palestinian terrorists were shot dead at the scene.

Roy Yanovsky, Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun

 

One of the guards, Hadar Cohen, 19, was critically wounded and later died from her injuries while hospitalized in Hadassah Medical Center.

The scene of a combined shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem.

The scene of a combined shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem by 3 Palestinian terrorists.

Cohen, a resident of Or Yehuda, was a recent recruit to the Border Police, and leaves behind her parents, brother and sister. Continue Reading »

CANCER BREAKTHROUGH: Israeli Nobel Prize winner leads team to discovery

By i24news

 

A new study by Israeli researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology’s cancer research center could prove to be “most significant” in controlling the growth of cancer cells, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

Scientists will sequence the genetic codes of about 75,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases – Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/File

A team of Israeli researchers at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, headed by Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, and led by Dr.

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Christian toddler flown from northern Iraq to Israel for coronary artery bypass surgery

Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital surgeons spent 8-hours performing labyrinthine surgery that included moving main arteries & creating a new path through Maryam Mansour’s heart so it would function properly.
• Child listed in stable condition.

By Yori Yalon

 

Maryam Mansour, an 18-month-old Iraqi girl whose family fled the Islamic State, had a serious heart defect. She and her family reached northern Iraq, and from there were recently flown to Israel, where doctors at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem performed a lifesaving operation on the child.

Hadassah Hospital pediatric specialists operate on Maryam Mansour – Photo: Hadassah Hospital

Maryam, whose family are Iraqi Christians, was evacuated to be treated at Hadassah by the Shevet Achim organization, which works to obtain treatment in Israel for children throughout the Middle East born with cardiac problems. Continue Reading »

Israeli drug benefits 92% of ALS patients (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Israeli firm BrainStorm reports final results in its clinical trial of stem cell treatment NurOwnat, at Jerusalem‘s Hadassah Medical Center, showing improvement in 92% of participants.

By Reuters

 

Israel’s BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics said final results from a clinical trial of its adult stem cell treatment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) were positive, with most patients showing a slowing in the disease’s progression.

According to the ALS Association, 5,600 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with the neurodegenerative disease, which has severely disabled British physicist Stephen Hawking.

Illustrative (right): Shutterstock

A single dose of the stem cell treatment called NurOwn was administered in a mid-stage phase 2a trial in 14 patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital discovery may help detect colon & uterine cancers early

 

A senior oncologist at Hadassah Hospital says the study finds it is possible to identify a genetic mutation that raises the chances of suffering from colon or uterine cancers, allowing the prevention and/or early treatment of the cancers.

Nearly Bankrupt, Hadassah Hospital is on its Last Leg

Having fallen victim in the Madoff scheme & internal disputes that followed, Hadassah Medical Center can’t eliminate its growing monthly debt.

By & Nathan Guttmanzz

 

 

In the past few years, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has struggled with a multimillion-dollar loss from the Bernard Madoff scandal and downsized its operations. Now it faces its greatest challenge yet: saving its flagship program — the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Hadassah Ein Kerem.

Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, Jerusalem – Photo Courtesy

The group’s famous hospital is on the brink of financial collapse.

The medical center has been bleeding tens of millions of dollars in the past few years, and efforts by the American women’s organization to save it have resulted in a rupture with the hospital’s Israeli leadership. Continue Reading »

Israeli University Scientists Discover New Therapy For Brain Cancer

Israeli researchers at the Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem made a ground breaking discovery of a cancer-driving protein.

By Kochava Rozenbaum

 

Regina Golan-Gerstl, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, has successfully identified a genetic protein which is involved in the development of the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer found in adults called glioblastoma.

Rotem Karni and team in the lab – Photo from Facebook

For the 22,000 American citizens who are diagnosed each year with brain cancer, these never before known molecular aspects can provide new diagnosis and treatment options for patients. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu doing well following surgery

 

 

Israel’s Prime Minister’s surgery for umbilical hernia declared a success, doctors at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital report.

PM Netanyahu set to be discharged Sunday afternoon and allowed to return to work later in the week. Sunday’s cabinet meeting postponed and Defense Minister Ya’alon to chair ministerial meeting on prisoners.

By Attila Somfalvi

 

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent surgery for an umbilical hernia at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem overnight Sunday. The hour-long surgery, which was conducted under general anesthesia, was declared a success.

The prime minister is currently resting and is set to be discharged later on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Stem Cell Breakthrough Realized in Jerusalem’s Hadassah

Medical Breakthrough: New Stem Cell Treatment from Hadassah Medical Center Reduces Bone Healing Time By 75%

 

 

Researchers at Hadassah Hospital’s Department of Orthopedics have found conclusive evidence that using stem cells to treat severe fractures can speed up the healing process. The clinical trials that were conducted found that the new treatment shortened the recovery process that normally takes six to 12 months down to two to three months.

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Photo: Xray Picture Pelvis by Bigstock

“A process that began 15 years ago eventually led to this clinical trial at Hadassah, the first of its kind in Israel,” said Professor Iri Liebergall, Head of Orthopedics, who led the research. Continue Reading »

Sharon Stone Visits Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem

To reporters’ questions about peace Sharon Stone  answered, “Blame is a waste of time. It’s the coward’s way. We can have peace now. We’re going to make mistakes, there are always mistakes in life.”

By Hadassah Medical Center

 

Hollywood star Sharon Stone, a long-time activist to find a cure for AIDS, visited Hadassah Medical Organization in Ein Kerem today to meet with Professor Dan Engelhard, head of Hadassah’s pediatric AIDS unit which has developed an integrative method of treating children who are HIV positive in Israel and around the world.

Actress Sharon Stone with Prof. Dan Engelhard on a visit to Hadassah Medical Organization in Ein Kerem.

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Israelis & Christians join forces to aid Palestinian children

Australian Christian humanitarian aid group joins forces with a Jerusalem hospital to provide life-saving medical care for Palestinian Arab children.

By Israel Today Staff

 

 

Israel, and in particular Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, is joining forces with Christians in Australia to provide life-giving medical care to Palestinian Arab children.

Child in hospital - Illustrative - Times of Israel

Child in hospital – Illustrative – Times of Israel

 

Project Rozana is a collaboration between Hadassah Australia, Anglican Overseas Aid and Hadassah Hospital, which has two locations in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Boston Hospital Chief Credits Israel With Setting Up Disaster Team

The terrorist attack at last week’s Boston Marathon was unprecedented for the city’s doctors – but they were prepared, thanks to Israel.

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Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene – severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin.

Alastair Conn, Chief of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital. -  Photo Screenshot.

Alastair Conn, Chief of Emergency Services at Massachusetts General Hospital. – Photo Screenshot.

For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing was unprecedented – but they were prepared.

Many of the city’s hospitals have doctors with actual battlefield experience. Continue Reading »