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Jacob Abu Abbas after the surgery. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter
Dr. Israel Eisenstein.
Photo Credit: Nethaniel Ayzik,
Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

His Ankle replaces Knee Function After Rare Surgery at Rambam

6/18/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

After amputating his knee and mid leg, Jacob Abu Abbas underwent a rare operation at Rambam, fusing his ankle to his upper leg, only backwards. His new "knee" and a prosthesis should restore full ambulatory independence.

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Receiving Patients During the Drill. Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter
Dr. Israel Eisenstein.
Photo Credit: Nethaniel Ayzik,
Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

Largest Hospital in Northern Israel Prepares for War

6/14/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The Scenario: Faced with the threat of missile attacks, Rambam Health Care Campus, Northern Israel’s largest hospital will have to move underground.

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Israel Celebrates and So Does Rambam: 80 Years of Service

Israel Celebrates and So Does Rambam: 80 Years of Service

4/16/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

As Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations approach, Rambam too is celebrating 80 years of medical service for the people of our region, nation, and world.

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Dr. Anatoli Stav receives his award
(see text for details).
Photo credit: Pioter Fliter

2017 Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize

3/22/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

The Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize, an initiative of Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, was awarded for a study that will greatly benefit patients undergoing knee replacement surgery.

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(L–R): Professor Karl Skorecki, Director,
Medical and Research Development at
Rambam; Professor Rafi Beyar,
Director, Rambam HCC; Professor
Lloyd Minor, Dean, Stanford Medicine,
School of Medicine; Professor Eben
Rosenthal, Medical Director of the

Rambam & Stanford Medicine Conclude Joint Future of Medicine Symposium

3/12/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Stanford Medicine and Rambam Health Care Campus have just concluded the first joint Symposium on Planning for the Next Generation, paving the way for possible collaboration and strategic cooperation relating to the future of medicine.

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The Syrian woman visits with her child.
Photo Credit: Spokesperson's Office, RHCC

The Syrian Woman Who Chose Life

3/8/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

A Syrian woman facing certain death from a high risk pregnancy entered Israel through the humanitarian gate and was treated at Rambam Health Care Campus in a special operation. Mother and son are back home and thriving.

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The Third Beutler Symposium: The Medical Genomics Revolution

2/27/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​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 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​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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​(L-R) Professor Peretz Lavie,
Mr. Uzia Galil and Professor Rafi Beyar
Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

Machines Learn with Rambam Physicians

2/22/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​The Technion and Rambam Health Care Campus hosted a joint conference in February on "Machine Learning in Medicine"

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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 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​​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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​Dr. Sachs and Dr. Bezalel performing the
meniscus transplant on the young soldier.
Photo credit: RHCC

Rambam First: Successful Meniscus Transplant in Israeli Soldier

2/5/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​​In the first surgery of its kind at Rambam Health Care Campus, surgeons successfully transplanted the meniscus of a deceased donor into the knee of a young Israeli soldier.

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​​Architect's rendering of the new 
Helmsley Health Discovery Tower.
Photo Credit: Mochly Eldar Architects

Helmsley Charitable Trust Donates US$18 M for Helmsley Health Discovery Tower

1/23/2018 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​​The Helmsley Charitable Trust has given an $18 Million grant to establish the Helmsley Health Discovery Tower, a joint Rambam and University of Haifa project on the Rambam Health Care Campus.

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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 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​​​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 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​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 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​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 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

​​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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Professor Daniel Levin performs the
new surgery at Rambam.
Top Left Inset: The new polymer implant.
Photo Credit: Pioter Fliter

First in Israel: Successful Polymer Implant for Hip Replacement

12/17/2017 Author Name:Rambam's spokesman office

Two patients in need of a hip replacement are the first in Israel to benefit from a new polymer implant via a clinical trial being held at Rambam Health Care Campus.

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