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Israeli Innovation Gives Injured Soldiers a New Voice

2/18/2024 10:00 AM

During the current war, some wounded soldiers with significant head injuries have been robbed of their ability to speak.  Now, thanks to innovative, efficient, and cost-effective Israeli technology, these soldiers have a new voice and can communicate with medical staff and loved ones.

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Michal Kaplan-Gabay (middle), together with Eli Pachisker and his wife. Photography: Courtesy of those photographed.

In the Right Place at the Right Time: Rambam Nurse Saves Man’s Life on the Beach

2/12/2024 11:00 AM
While enjoying a day out with her family, Michal Kaplan-Gabay, head nurse in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, witnessed a man collapse during his run along the beach. What she did next saved his life.
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Course particpants. Photography: Rambam HCC

Unique Educational Initiative Inaugurated at Rambam

2/8/2024 11:00 AM
In an exciting collaboration between Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, the Boston-Haifa Connection (BHC), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, a unique educational initiative – a Hebrew literacy course for Rambam employees of Ethiopian descent – has been inaugurated.
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Professor Ronen Arnon. Photography: Rambam HCC

Plea to Add New Drugs to Israel’s Health Services Basket

2/7/2024 11:00 AM
Every year, Israel’s Committee for the Basket of Health Services reviews a list of new drug therapies for possible addition to the currently available ones. Some of these lifesaving therapies are prohibitively expensive unless provided within this framework.
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Dr. Idit Pasternak. Photography: Rambam HCC

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child – Rambam Promotes Remote Collaborations with Community Pediatricians

2/5/2024 11:00 AM
A new WhatsApp group provides timely consultations and possible diagnoses between medical professionals at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, and community pediatricians in the region.
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Dr. Ofrat Beyar-Katz. Photography: Rambam HCC

Treating Lymphoma Without Bone Marrow Transplant

1/31/2024 11:00 AM
Until recently, most patients with lymphoma who did not respond well to chemotherapy had a grim diagnosis, measured in months. However, new research into CAR-T therapy is offering new hope to these patients, with excellent long-term results.
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Lord Bew of the House of Lords and Professor Miki Halberthal. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Director General Makes Significant Visit to London, Speaks at House of Lords

1/28/2024 3:15 PM
Professor Michael (Miki) Halberthal, Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel’s Director General was invited by Lord Bew of the House of Lords and the Royal London Hospital this week to speak to key figures about Rambam’s novel solutions to the challenges Israel’s health care system is facing during the current situation. Professor Halberthal also met with prominent Jewish community members.
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Patients arrive at Rambam’s Green-Wagner Department of Emergency Medicine. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Research Team Discovers “Mr. Nice Guy” Drug Now Detectible by Imaging

1/25/2024 3:15 PM
Researchers at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, have discovered how to accurately identify signs of poisoning from “Mr. Nice Guy”– a popular street drug – using advanced imaging technology. Their discovery could help prevent the deadly consequences of this drug’s use.
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Inbar Singer. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Social Workers Help Soldiers with PTSD

1/22/2024 3:15 PM
Since the events of October 7, wounded IDF soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been receiving specialized support from social workers at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. The social workers support the injured throughout their recovery, from admission to discharge – and beyond.
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Dr. Amir Minerbi. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Research Offers New Hope to Fibromyalgia Patients

1/16/2024 3:15 PM
Groundbreaking research led by a physician-scientist and pain management specialist at Rambam Healthcare Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, reveals how the microbiome can alleviate some symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
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Rambam employees and visitors during the solidarity rally. Photography: Rambam HCC

100 Days Later – Rambam Rallies in Support

1/15/2024 3:15 PM
The October 7 massacre resulted in 1,200 deaths and 240 hostages being held in Gaza; 136 remain in captivity. Sunday, January 14, nationwide solidarity rallies were held to mark 100 days since the massacre. Hundreds of employees from Rambam Healthcare Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, gathered to express their solidarity.
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In the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at Rambam. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam-Maccabi HMO Feasibility Study: Pediatric Home Hospitalizations

1/11/2024 3:15 PM
Worried parents are confronted with complex logistics and disruptions to the family routine when their sick child is admitted to the hospital. Would it be better for their child to be cared for at home? A pilot study seeks to find out.
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Dr. Yael Luria showing an example of edible vs poisonous mushrooms. Photography: Rambam HCC and mushrooms by Yaniv Segal, a mushroom identification expert consultant for The Israel Poison Information Center.

Climb in Number of Hospitalizations for Ingesting Toxic Mushrooms

1/10/2024 3:15 PM
Every year, with the arrival of winter and the rains, cases of poisoning due to eating wild mushrooms begin to appear throughout the country. In the last month, Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) reported seeing a jump in the rate of such cases arriving from the North of Israel.
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L: Professor Assalia; Top R: Diagram of new method using magnetic beads. Bottom R) The surgical team in Rambam's operating room. Photography: Rambam HCC.

First in Israel: A Novel Procedure for Reflux Patients

1/9/2024 3:15 PM
For the first time in Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel is performing procedures to treat reflux using innovative technology, giving patients an artificial solution mimicking the body’s natural mechanism.
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Dr. Shahar Shelley Explains Stiff Person Syndrome. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Stiff-Person Syndrome: Leading Rambam Physician Weighs in on Celine Dion’s Rare Health Disorder

1/4/2024 3:15 PM
Stiff-Person Syndrome (SPS) is an exceptionally rare neurological condition that affects the brain and central nervous system. Dr. Shahar Shelly, head of the Neuromuscular Clinic in the Department of Neurology at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, sheds light on this incurable condition that has altered the life of internationally renowned singer and artist Celine Dion.
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President Herzog and his wife Michal  with Rambam staff. Photography: Rambam HCC.

The President of Israel Thanks Rambam Staff and Supporters

1/2/2024 3:15 PM
In a moving demonstration of solidarity with Israel’s healthcare workers and their sacrifices since the outbreak of the Swords of Iron War, the President of Israel, Yitzhak Herzog, and his wife, Michal, visited Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel.
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L) Dr. Joseph Schnapp. R) Dr. Mor Kadusi. Photography: L) Rambam HCC and R) Courtesy of Dr. Mor Kadusi

Serving on the Frontlines: Physicians’ Unique Perspectives

12/28/2023 3:15 PM
Since the unfathomable events of October 7, many of Rambam’s physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers have been called up for reserve duty or are volunteering in many fields of activity. Two physicians from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, share their unique perspectives while serving on the frontlines.
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