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Dr. Shahar Shelly. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Stroke Diagnosis and Prognosis with AI

4/14/2024 9:00 AM

Physician-scientists from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, are using clinical data and AI to diagnose and treat stroke patients. After a year-long study, in collaboration with scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), their research is proving the ability of an OpenAI platform to diagnose strokes and deliver a 90-day prognosis for these patients.

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Professor Benjamin Medalion. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Innovation at Rambam: Saving Lives on the Battlefield

4/9/2024 9:00 AM

The intense fighting in Gaza in recent months has posed unprecedented challenges to the Israeli healthcare system. However, doctors at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel are developing new technologies to save soldiers injured in combat, including medical treatment that can be administered while under fire.

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Dr. Tony Karram speaks on the danger of plastics to health. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Micro and Nanoplastics in the Body Increase the Risk for Heart Attacks and Strokes

4/7/2024 9:00 AM

A recent study has found that micro and nanoplastic particle accumulation in the human body is directly correlated to the risk for cardiovascular disease and strokes. A cardiovascular expert from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel provides insight on the importance of this study.

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Dr. Yael Luria. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Preparing for Passover: Cautions for a Safe Holiday Cleaning

4/4/2024 9:00 AM

In the days leading up to Passover, the use of cleaning products can be problematic. One of the most dangerous issues in this case is mixing and overuse of cleaning agents. Likewise, failure to follow the instructions for use can also be harmful.

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Rambam and Stanford Participants at Stanford. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Rambam-Stanford Collaboration Going Strong During Impactful Meeting in Palo Alto

4/2/2024 9:00 AM

Rambam combines superb medical care with engineering and science-based research. The Stanford- Rambam Collaboration agreement was founded with the concept that the two institutions share similar values and missions, including Trauma Medicine and Preparedness, Research and Innovations, Data and AI Challenges in Modern Medicine and specific research topics in cardiovascular, oncology and other disciplines.

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Dr. Karin Weiss. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Hemophilia Cases from Georgian Egg Donors Raise Concerns for Fertility Treatment Recipients

3/31/2024 9:00 AM

Earlier this month, police began investigating incidents of birth complications linked with imported fertilized eggs from Georgia for in vitro fertilization treatments in Israel. Investigation revealed that some of these eggs were carriers of a severe genetic disease – hemophilia B.

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A patient enjoys a reflexology session in Rambam's new Tal Center-Mair House for Integraive Oncology Medicine. Photography: Rambam HCC.

New Integrative Medicine Center Brings Relief to Cancer Patients

3/27/2024 9:00 AM

The Tal Center – Mair House for Integrative Oncology Medicine (the Center) at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel is a new facility offering complementary services for Northern Israel’s cancer patients coping with the side effects of cancer and chemotherapy.

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Professor Adi Rachmiel. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Injured by a Hezbollah Missile, This Soldier Didn’t Stop Smiling

3/26/2024 9:00 AM

Seriously injured in the line of duty by a Hezbollah anti-tank missile, Lieutenant Roy Moshe (22) was swinging between life and death. After multiple surgeries at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, Moshe’s doctors share that he continues to smile – despite a shattered jaw.

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Dr. Roee Atlas (second to the left), Professor Lior Gepstein (second to the right), and Dr. Shahar Shelly (far right) with the NCSA representatives. Photography: Nitzan Zohar.

Healthcare and Cybersecurity Experts Meet at Rambam

3/24/2024 9:00 AM

Clinical research leaders from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel and representatives of Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority joined forces to discuss medical innovation, cybersecurity, and related challenges.

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Dr. Ran Steinberg. Photography: Nitzan Zohar.

Rambam Doctors were Amazed: One-kilogram Tumor Found in 4-year-old Girl

3/21/2024 9:00 AM

After complaining of severe stomach pain, a four-year-old girl was admitted to Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. Upon arrival, she was rushed to surgery where the medical team discovered a tumor weighing a tenth of her weight, adjacent to one of her kidneys.

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The UCLA delegation with Dr. Weissman (3rd to the right in the back). Credit: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Hosts UCLA Solidarity Delegation

3/17/2024 9:00 AM

Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, was honored to receive a distinguished delegation of academic colleagues from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Against the backdrop of the challenges faced by the State of Israel since the October 7 attacks and the global surge in anti-Semitism, a group of 25 faculty members chose to stand in solidarity with Israel.

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Rambam’s pediatric oncology and hematology staff flip through the “Travel Journal.”. Credit: Tiltan College of Design and Visual Communications.

Graphic Arts Students Bring Hope to Children with Cancer

3/11/2024 9:00 AM

As part of a volunteer initiative of Tiltan, College of Design and Visual Communications in Haifa, students designed and shared their unique and creative project to help pediatric bone marrow transplant patients through their journey to recovery.

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Professor Ron Beloosesky. Credit: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Study: Walking Can Reduce Need for a Cesarean Section

3/10/2024 9:00 AM

Digital technologies encourage individuals to track their steps, but our daily step count has direct health benefits. A study conducted at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, shows that daily walking reduces the incidence of Cesarean section deliveries and other pregnancy and birth complications.

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Professor Assaf Zeltzer. Credit: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Surgeon Weighs In On FDA Warning Regarding Silicone Breast Implants

3/7/2024 9:00 AM

Three years ago, the FDA banned the use ofcertain silicone breast implants. Now they have issued another warning that textured silicone implants are associated with lymphoma and should be monitored. The director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, weighs in.

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L-R: Dr. Shahar Shelly and Dr. Oren Caspi. Credit: Rambam HCC.

“Radio Focus” Delves into the Head and Heart of the Matter with Rambam Experts

3/5/2024 9:00 AM

Recently, as part of “International Radio Day,” Israel Prison Service’s radio station, “Radio Focus,” concentrated their programming on medical issues. Among those invited to speak on their areas of expertise were two experts from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel.

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Dr. Leonardo Gendzel. Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Gendzel.
Photo: Tatiana Sablina prepares to leave Rambam

From Rio to North Carolina to Israel: Pediatric Anesthesiologist Pitches in at Rambam

3/4/2024 9:00 AM

In his day-to-day life, Dr. Leonardo Gendzel is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, when war broke out in Israel on October 7, his first instinct was to hop on a plane and volunteer wherever necessary, which is how he arrived at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel.

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Bita Nuhavandi Morovati meets a young patient in The Joan & Sanford Weil Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Rambam. Photography: Rambam HCC

From Iran with Love - Decades Later She Helps Save Lives at Rambam

2/28/2024 11:00 AM

At the age of eight, Bita Nuhavandi Morovati fled from Iran with her mother to receive a life-saving cancer treatment in Israel. Now she has come full circle and is bringing new hope to cancer patients at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel.

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Celebrating Staff Sergeant Yonatan Ron’s discharge.
 Photography: Rambam HCC

Seriously Wounded in Jenin, a Soldier’s Remarkable Recovery is Celebrated at Rambam

2/26/2024

Critically injured in a clash in Jenin, Staff Sergeant Yonatan Ron was airlifted to Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, for treatment. Despite his injuries, he is optimistic, and his recent discharge was a celebration.

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Dr. Ido Solt. Credit: Rambam HCC.
Photo: Tatiana Sablina prepares to leave Rambam

New Study: Plant-based and Other Diets Can Affect Fetal Health

2/25/2024 9:00 AM

Plant-based diets are increasing in popularity. Danish experts claim that vegan and vegetarian diets can put expectant mothers and infants at risk. What are the consequences of these diets, and what should be done? An expert physician at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel elaborates.

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