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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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Ron communicates with Tell Me.  Photography: Dr. Maya Menahemi-Palkov

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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