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The Third Beutler Symposium: The Medical Genomics Revolution

2/27/2018

​The Third Beutler Symposium, held on February 27 at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, brought together Nobel Laureate, Professor Bruce Beutler, and Israel’s leading genomic medicine researchers.

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Sample models of protective eye wear
for use by diabetics.

Rambam Physician Discovers New Cause of Vision Loss in Diabetics

2/26/2018

​​Professor Shehadeh, Director of Rambam’s Diabetes Institute, found that vision is impaired in hyperglycemic people exposed to certain light wavelengths. Special eyeglasses for diabetic patients will be tested.

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​Following the successful surgery, Kyra 
celebrates her birthday with 
Professor Eidelman.
Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

World Expert Performs Leg-Saving Surgery on UK Child at Rambam HCC

2/19/2018

​​​Last week, 7-year-old Kyra Warrel, from the UK, underwent a successful innovative surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus by visiting surgeon Dr. Dror Paley. The procedure has saved her leg and given her new hope for the future.

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​​​The medical team at Rambam Health
Care Campus during one of the
procedures performed on the newborn.
Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

Rambam Nurses and Doctors Save Infant via Rarely Performed Surgery

1/9/2018

​​​​Against All Odds: Rambam Health Care Campus has already performed several complex and challenging surgeries, but an operation performed last week was exceptionally unusual and saved this newborn’s life.

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Doctors during the surgical procedure
performed for the first time ever,
in Israel, at Rambam.
Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

Rare: Successful Surgery on Congenitally Fused Jaw at Rambam

1/4/2018

​Rambam physicians successfully operated on a two-month-old infant born with a rare birth defect—a fused jaw. Only 50 cases have cases of infants born with a fused jaw have been reported worldwide.

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​ Photo Credit: Miki and Gal Koren

Leukemia Breakthrough: Fast-track Treatment and Diagnosis

1/4/2018

​​Most leukemia patients discover they have the disease in the evening. A pilot program at Rambam—in its third year—has used this knowledge to develop a new way to quickly diagnose and treat leukemia.

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The Yodfat cave where the
histoplasmosis-causing fungus
was found in 1977.

‘Cave Disease’—First-ever Case Diagnosed in Middle East

12/18/2017

​​Imagine the surprise of Rambam doctors when they confirmed the diagnosis of a disease in a woman who had not been overseas—a disease found previously only in the southeastern or central parts of the USA.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Historic Buildings at Rambam
Illuminated in Pink

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Historic Buildings at Rambam Illuminated in Pink

10/24/2017

​Painting Rambam in Pink: As part of the world-wide "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" in October, two of the historic Rambam Health Care Campus buildings were bathed in pink lights yesterday evening (18 October 2017) – the old medical school faculty and the Stone Building. The building-lighting ceremony was attended by Israeli Parliament Ministers Aida Touma-Sliman and Ayman Odeh, Mariam Foundation board of directors members, Rambam administration representatives and hospital staff, and the Hamad family with their friends and supporters.

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Vered Harel at the inaugural ceremony of the
Australian Friends of Rambam.
Photography: Golan Wilson

Rambam Opens New Friends of Rambam Association in Australia

10/3/2017

A new "Australian Friends of Rambam" organization was inaugurated in Melbourne, Australia, to support Northern Israel’s largest, joining its seven sister branches operating on behalf of Rambam Health Care Campus around the world.

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​A brain catheterization being performed
at Rambam Health Care Campus.
Photography: Pioter Fliter, RHCC

Rare: Patient Undergoes Brain Catheterization Twice within 48 Hours

9/14/2017

​Brain catheterization, may be a last resort for ischemic stroke patients. A rare operation, published only twice before, was performed at Rambam on a 78-year-old woman—brain catheterization twice within two days—in the same vein.

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