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Photo: Marie Nativ at Rambam’s Neurourology Unit Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Offers Specialized Physiotherapy for Patients with Genitourinary Conditions

7/25/2023 11:00 AM

July 24, 2023 - Patients at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel are able to receive specialized pelvic floor physiotherapy to relieve the debilitating symptoms of various urinary tract disorders to restore their quality of life.

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Cause Unknown: Seven-year-old boy Admitted to Rambam for Emergency Intervention

7/23/2023 11:00 AM

July 20, 2023 - When a regional hospital outside of Haifa could not make a diagnosis, seven-year-old David* was recently evacuated to Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, for emergency treatment that saved his life.

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Photo: 2023 Israel Biodesign participants at Rambam. Photography: Rambam HCC

Innovation at Rambam-Biodesign: Can Artificial Intelligence Interpret a Baby’s Cries?

7/17/2023 5:00 PM

July 17, 2023 – New, groundbreaking technology was presented at last week’s third Israel Biodesign conference at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. Among other projects presented, technology can now help new mothers interpret their baby’s cries and deal with postpartum depression.

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Photo: Sima Ben Shitrit explains the procedure to a parent Photography: Rambam HCC

Non-Surgical Correction of Outer-ear Anomalies in Newborns at Rambam

7/13/2023 11:00 AM

About thirty percent of newborns are born with outer ear anomalies that go undetected during pregnancy. Some of these are temporary and resolve as the child gets older, but others need medical intervention – surgical and non-surgical. Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, offers a highly successful non-surgical intervention.

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X-rays of Amal before (L) and after (R) surgery. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Border Crossing: Jordanian Girl Treated at Rambam

7/10/2023 12:00 PM

Sometimes, a person’s health needs cannot be addressed in their own country. In these cases, help from specialist physicians is sought elsewhere. Amal*, a seven-year-old girl from Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, was treated at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, for a congenital orthopedic deformity.

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Professor Irit Ben Aharon; the Joseph Fishman Oncology Center is shown on the far left. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Leading Rambam Oncologist to Head International Journal

7/6/2023 12:00 PM

Professor Irit Ben Aharon, director of the Oncology Division at the Joseph Fishman Oncology Center at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel has been appointed editor-in-chief of the ESMO Gastrointestinal Oncology journal, a peer reviewed, open access journal.

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Performing surgery with smartphone flashlights in the operating room of St. Peter’s Hospital in Ethiopia. Photography: Courtesy of Dr. Vasila Rechea.

Life-saving Surgery Performed by Rambam Doctors in Ethiopia – Despite Power Outage

7/5/2023 12:00 PM

A general power failure interrupted the life-saving surgery being performed in Ethiopia by a delegation of surgeons from Rambam Health Care Campus. The ventilator stopped and lights went out. The doctors’ quick thinking and mobile phone flashlights enabled successful completion of the procedure on their three-year-old patient.

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L-R: Dr. Karin Weiss and Professor Tsila Zuckerman. Photography: Rambam HCC.

First in Israel: Advanced Optical Genome Testing at Rambam

7/3/2023 12:00 PM

The Israeli Ministry of Health has given Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, approval to use advanced optical genome mapping to help determine the best treatments for patients with blood cancer.

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Dr. Tomer Charas. Photography: Nitzan Zohar.

Rambam Offers Novel Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

6/29/2023 12:00 PM

Reducing radiation exposure is a welcoming option for prostate cancer patients who usually require 30–40 radiation sessions. Now, Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, offers prostate cancer patients a one-time treatment followed by a few brief follow-up sessions. This novel procedure is safe and has very few side effects.

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Agam marching on... Photography: L) Rambam HCC; R) Courtesy of the Eini family.

Thank you Rambam! Our Daughter is Walking Again

6/26/2023 12:00 PM

Two years ago, after many attempts to treat her condition, 10-year-old Agam Eini was brought to Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, hoping for a solution that would allow her to walk again. Her delighted father shares Agam’s amazing recovery and is thankful to the healthcare professionals who made it possible.

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Professor Amos Gilhar, one of lead researchers for the study on alopecia areata. Photography:Rambam HCC

Alopecia – Forever Bald? Rambam-Technion Collaboration Reveals Better Treatment Could Be On the Way

6/22/2023 12:00 PM

Alopecia areata, a genetic autoimmune disease causing body baldness, is psychologically devastating and difficult to treat. A recent collaborative research project between Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), both in Haifa, Israel, physician-scientists have revealed another possible cause.

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Dago resting at Rambam Health Care Campus. Photography:Rambam HCC

Israel Defense Force Soldiers Brought to Rambam for Emergency Treatment

6/20/2023 12:00 PM

On Monday, June 19, Israel's security forces were involved in clashes with Palestinian militants in the West Bank town of Jenin. Seven soldiers from Israel's elite paratroop brigade, the border police, and a dog handler from the Oketz (Sting) canine unit were wounded.

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Inbal Liber, head of the spiritual care service at Rambam. Phototgraphy: Rambam HCC

Why our Child? Are We Being Punished? Rambam’s Spiritual Care Service Offers Emotional Support

6/15/2023 11:00 AM

When parents receive a diagnosis that their infant or young child is critically ill, it is devastating. At times like this, the spiritual care service at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, steps in to offer emotional support.

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Dr. Hiba Za’arura, head of pediatric dermatology at Rambam Health Care Campus. Phototgraphy: Rambam HCC

Israel’s First Case of Progeria Diagnosed at Rambam

6/12/2023 11:00 AM

Israel’s first case of progeria, a rare genetic syndrome causing rapid aging in children, was recently diagnosed at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. Few individuals with progeria exceed 13 years of age. There is no known cure, but a new drug could extend the life of this patient – a three-month-old girl.

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R-L) Dr. Elizabeth Half and Gili Reznik-Levi. Phototgraphy: Rambam HCC

Collaborative Rambam Research Reveals High Cancer Risk in Consanguineous Communities

6/8/2023 11:00 AM

The results of a recent research study performed in collaboration with Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, revealed a high prevalence of colorectal cancer in Northern Israel among Arab and Druze communities, both of which have a high percentage of consanguineous marriages.

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Doctors’ Journey participants receiving hands-on training at Rambam. Phototgraphy: Rambam HCC

Rambam Trains Hundreds of Doctors in Advanced CPR

6/6/2023 11:00 AM

The Israel Experience® brings people to Israel to experience multiple aspects of Israeli life. An international group of doctors participating in a program – Doctors’ Journey – recently attended the globally renowned advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel.

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Imaging of the future of Rambam Health Care Campus. Courtesy of Totem Imaging and Animation Ltd.

The 2023 Rambam Summit: Celebrating 85 Years as Northern Israel’s Largest Hospital

6/1/2023 11:00 AM

The annual 2023 Rambam Summit was held from May 30–June 1, 2023. An exciting event that includes presentation of the prestigious Rambam Awards, the hospital also celebrated its 85th anniversary and unveiled a groundbreaking master plan that will take the hospital well into the future.

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Dr. Lior Lev-Tov.
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New at Rambam: Treating Depression with a “Pacemaker”

5/22/2023 11:00 AM

– A new treatment option for people with severe clinical depression is now available at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. For patients not responding well to traditional treatments such as medication and therapy, a “pacemaker” can be used to send signals to the brain, effectively treating this type of depression.

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Dr. Amit Katz.
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Rambam Patient Saved Against All Odds

5/18/2023 11:00 AM

Sometimes doctors and medical professionals are able to save patients’ lives despite indications pointing to a quite different outcome. These cases are a testament to the physicians' hard work, dedication, and skill. In a story spanning 50 years, a patient at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, was recently saved against all odds.

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Dr. Emily Avitan-Hersh.
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Ringworm on the Increase: Rambam Joint Study

5/11/2023 11:00 AM

Ringworm, so-called due to one of its symptoms, a circular ring-shaped rash that causes redness and itching, is on the increase. Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), in Haifa, Israel, is part of a collaborative research effort to tackle this phenomenon.

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