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Anastasia plaing her new violin. Photography:  Rambam HCC

Gift from Rambam HCC Staff Brings a New Melody to New Immigrant Teen from Russia

8/8/2022

Anastasia*, just sixteen-years-old, immigrated with her family from Russia only a few months ago – without her most precious possession – her violin. Hospitalized with a stomach condition in the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at Rambam Health Care Campus, the hospital staff surprised her with a new violin.

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Rambam and Stanford Medicine Symposium participants in the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam and Stanford Medicine Specialists Focus on Advancing Medical Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trauma Care at Joint Symposium

7/31/2022

A joint Rambam and Stanford Medicine Symposium that focused on innovations in healthcare, trauma care, and digital technologies was held at Rambam Health Care Campus at the end of June. Attendees discussed critical topics to set a foundation for future medical innovations that could improve healthcare worldwide.

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Vicky Shastoplov with her four-year-old son Arik and baby Alice in the maternity ward at Rambam HCC. Photography:  Rambam HCC

It’s a Girl! Ukrainian Refugee Shares News with Husband via WhatsApp

7/28/2022

The birth of a child is a joyous event but in the case of 30-year-old Vicky Shastoplov, a Ukrainian refugee, and resident of the suburbs outside of Haifa. Separated from her husband who remains in Ukraine for now, it was also a moment of sadness.

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Dr. Yuri Paz, Director of Rambam's Gynecology and Endoscopic Surgery Unit. Photography:  Rambam HCC

Novel Laser Surgery Gives New Hope to Endometriosis Patients

7/24/2022

Endometriosis can cause severe pain during a woman’s menstrual cycle and even affect fertility. When necessary, lesions caused by it can be surgically removed. Rambam Health Care Campus is using novel laser surgery to remove endometrial lesions and reduce the tissue damage that leads to impaired fertility.

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Dr.  Amir Minerbi, Deputy Director of the Rambam Institute for Pain Medicine. Photography:  Rambam HCC

Rambam HCC and McGill University: Fibromyalgia Pain is in the Gut

7/21/2022

A new study conducted by Rambam HCC and McGill University scientists has found changes in women’s blood bile acids that are associated to the gut microbiome. Their research could provide a new molecular methodology for diagnosing fibromyalgia.

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Eyal Rubenfeld (L) with his Nentendo console and game-pack and (R) with his pet dog after the bone marrow transplant. Photography: (L) Rambam HCC; (R) Courtesy of the Rubenfeld family.

Moving Rambam HCC Moment: 13-year-old Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Donates His Nintendo

7/14/2022

Eyal Rubenfeld, just 13 years old, is dealing with cancer. After undergoing a successful bone marrow transplant, he donated his Nintendo to another patient. This simple act of kindness brought great joy to both children.

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Dr. Igal Louria-Hayon is studying the role of cannabinoids under various disease conditions in the Medical Cannabis Research and Innovation Center at Rambam HCC. Photography: Rambam HCC

The Israel Poison Information Center at Rambam Health Care Campus: Cannabis Poisoning in Young Children on the Increase

7/10/2022

There is a global increase in the numbers of children suffering from cannabis intoxication or cannabis poisoning. The Israel Poison Information Center at Rambam Health Care Campus is also seeing an alarming increase among Israeli children.

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Rivkah Bornshtein with the Rambam HCC medical team that participated in the procedure.  L-R) Dr. Ayelet Eran, Dr. Marius Constantinescu, Dr. Alon Sinai, Dr. Ilana Schlesinger, and Dr. Olga Sandler. Photography: Rambam HCC

First Time in Israel! Rambam Health Care Campus Specialists Perform Novel Parkinson’s Treatment on 82-year-old, Rivkah

7/7/2022

Rivkah Bornshtein, an 82-year-old wife, mother, grandmother of 4, and resident of Haifa, is the first woman in Israel to undergo a second, innovative, non-invasive medical procedure to treat tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease – 7 years after the initial procedure.

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Miracle boy – 8-year-old Harel and his father, Yaniv. Photography: Rambam HCC

A Miracle! Rambam Specialists Save 8-year-old Harel’s Life

7/3/2022

Last month, on a recent family outing, eight-year-old Harel Goldstein suffered a rare, sudden stroke caused by a clot in his brain stem. Rambam Health Care Campus specialists felt that his chances of recovery were small. “We were in shock; we did not believe that Harel would recover without permanent brain damage.”

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Miracle baby survives complex EXIT procedure. Photo Credit: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Surgeons Perform Rare Operation on Fetus While Attached to Umbilical Cord

6/23/2022

An uncommon surgical procedure, called “EXIT,” enables emergency removal of the fetus from its mother’s uterus, while remaining attached to the umbilical cord and placenta. Only a few such procedures have been performed in Israel, most of them at Rambam Health Care Campus. “The procedure enables delaying the birth and buying additional time in order to treat the fetus before the staff is forced to separate it from the placenta,” explains one of Rambam’s senior gynecologists.

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L-R: Larry Wolfe, Professor Miki Halberthal, Andi Wolfe, Professor Rafi Beyar, Professor Uri Sivan, and Dr. Esty Golan. Photo Credit: Nitzan Zohar, Technion Spokesperson's Office.

“The Science of Today – the Healer of Tomorrow” – The Wolfe Center for Translational Medicine and Engineering

6/20/2022

For the benefit of patients in Northern Israel: The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus announce the establishment of the Wolfe Center for Translational Medicine and Engineering.

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Justin Bieber. Image Credit: Justin Bieber Instagram.

Justin Bieber’s Recovery from Ramsey-Hunt Syndrome

6/14/2022

Internationally acclaimed singer, Justin Bieber announced over the weekend that some of his concerts have been cancelled. Bieber confirmed he has Ramsey-Hunt Syndrome, which causes facial paralysis. Is it common? What about recovery? A Rambam medical expert explains.

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Opening of the Gala Celebration and Rambam Award Ceremony. Photography: Rambam HCC.

The 2022 Rambam Summit

6/12/2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Rambam Summit and Rambam Awards Ceremony was held June 1-2, 2022. In light of the challenges overcome over the past two years, the theme of this year's summit was Unity.

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Treating a patient in a hospitalization ward. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Named Top Hospital in Israel in National Patient Survey

5/30/2022 1:30 AM

Since 2014, the Ministry of Health has been monitoring patient experience via national surveys. The results of the 2021 survey have just been announced, with Rambam Health Care Campus being named as Israel’s top hospital.

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Ms. Nardin Sabit Jatas, Esq., at the “I am Diversity” exhibition. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

5/26/2022 1:30 AM

According to UNESCO, “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.” The day was first marked in 2002 and is celebrated every year on May 21.

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Course participanats after receiving their graduation diplomas. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Trains Licensed Eastern European Physicians to Work in Israel

5/23/2022 1:30 AM

Coordinators of a program to train licensed Eastern European physicians believe the program could potentially alleviate Israel’s physician and hospital intern shortage, while also saving on the time and costs involved to train more new doctors. The cost of medical studies to the State of Israel is estimated to be approximately NIS 750,000-NIS 1,000,000 per medical student over six years of medical studies while the estimated cost of Rambam’s course is approximately NIS 50,000 per physician.

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Anastasia plaing her new violin. Photography:  Rambam HCC

Gift from Rambam HCC Staff Brings a New Melody to New Immigrant Teen from Russia

Anastasia*, just sixteen-years-old, immigrated with her family from Russia only a few months ago – without her most precious possession – her violin. Hospitalized with a stomach condition in the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at Rambam Health Care Campus, the hospital staff surprised her with a new violin.

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Rambam and Stanford Medicine Symposium participants in the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam and Stanford Medicine Specialists Focus on Advancing Medical Innovation, Digital Technologies, and Trauma Care at Joint Symposium

A joint Rambam and Stanford Medicine Symposium that focused on innovations in healthcare, trauma care, and digital technologies was held at Rambam Health Care Campus at the end of June. Attendees discussed critical topics to set a foundation for future medical innovations that could improve healthcare worldwide.

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Dr. Yuri Paz, Director of Rambam's Gynecology and Endoscopic Surgery Unit. Photography:  Rambam HCC

Novel Laser Surgery Gives New Hope to Endometriosis Patients

Endometriosis can cause severe pain during a woman’s menstrual cycle and even affect fertility. When necessary, lesions caused by it can be surgically removed. Rambam Health Care Campus is using novel laser surgery to remove endometrial lesions and reduce the tissue damage that leads to impaired fertility.

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Rivkah Bornshtein with the Rambam HCC medical team that participated in the procedure.  L-R) Dr. Ayelet Eran, Dr. Marius Constantinescu, Dr. Alon Sinai, Dr. Ilana Schlesinger, and Dr. Olga Sandler. Photography: Rambam HCC

First Time in Israel! Rambam Health Care Campus Specialists Perform Novel Parkinson’s Treatment on 82-year-old, Rivkah

Rivkah Bornshtein, an 82-year-old wife, mother, grandmother of 4, and resident of Haifa, is the first woman in Israel to undergo a second, innovative, non-invasive medical procedure to treat tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease – 7 years after the initial procedure.

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Miracle boy – 8-year-old Harel and his father, Yaniv. Photography: Rambam HCC

A Miracle! Rambam Specialists Save 8-year-old Harel’s Life

Last month, on a recent family outing, eight-year-old Harel Goldstein suffered a rare, sudden stroke caused by a clot in his brain stem. Rambam Health Care Campus specialists felt that his chances of recovery were small. “We were in shock; we did not believe that Harel would recover without permanent brain damage.”

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