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Memorial to the memory of women murdered in 2021. Photography: Spokesperson's Office, Rambam HCC

Rambam Participates in 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

12/6/2021 1:30 PM

The Department of Social Work at Rambam Health Care Campus, in collaboration with the Institutional Committee for the Prevention of Violence against Women, launched a campaign to increase awareness of the wave of violence against women.

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Delegation members meet with Rambam representatives in the Greidinger Lobby in Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital. Photography: Rambam HCC

Prior to Recent Border Closing Due to Omicron, Rambam Held First International Course Since Pandemic Began

12/1/2021 9:00 AM

All international courses had been discontinued as a result of the pandemic, but days prior to the discovery of the Omicron variant and the government’s subsequent recent decision to close the borders to non-Israelis, Rambam welcomed international course participants.

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Dr. Amir Minerbi, Deputy Director of Rambam’s Pain Medicine Institute.
Photography courtesy of Rambam Health Care Campus.
Photographer: Pioter Fliter

Rambam Researchers Racing Towards Fibromyalgia Cure

11/18/2021 9:00 AM

Fibromyalgia—an illness characterized by chronic pain throughout the body, fatigue, and sleep disturbance—is very common, affecting two to eight percent of the population. Researchers in the Pain Medicine Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus led by Director Dr. Simon Vulfsons are working hard to find a cure, and may have found a solution in the most unlikely of places.

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Minister of Health Nitzan Horowizt with Dr. Halberthal. Photography: Rambam HCC

Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz Visits Rambam

11/11/2021 1:30 PM

“6,000 people work here and give their all, even under difficult conditions. I heard a great deal of praise about the staff from dozens of patients who approached me,” shared Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz on his Facebook page.

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A Treasure Trove of Information in Female Bodily Fluids May Facilitate Early Detection of Severe Disease

A Treasure Trove of Information in Female Bodily Fluids May Facilitate Early Detection of Severe Disease

11/8/2021 1:30 PM

The medical field is accustomed to diagnosing disease through evaluation of bodily fluids, but investigation of vaginal discharges has long remained taboo. “Many male researchers don't even know what they are,” explains Dr. Shlomit Yehudai-Reshef.

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Dr. Tomer Charas, Head of Rambam’s Genitourinary Oncology Unit in the Division of Oncology and an attending physician in the Radiation Therapy Unit, using the new equipment. Photography: Rambam HCC

Network Radiation: The Israeli Breakthrough to Eradicate Malignant Tumors

11/4/2021 1:30 PM

Three Israeli patients were the first to participate in a study to achieve what has never before been possible: the eradication of inoperable cancer tumors. Researchers at Rambam Health Care Campus created a network-based radiation program using a targeted methodology that has succeeded to eradicate tumors in problematic and difficult to approach locations within the body.

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Dr. Ruth Perets at work in her lab at Rambam. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Signs Agreement with Biomica for Clinical Trial of Microbiome-based Immuno-oncology Drug

10/28/2021 1:30 PM

Biomica’s immuno-oncology program is based on the premise that the gut microbiome affects the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. The study is pending approval by Israel’s Ministry of Health.

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Participants in the current training course for immigrant doctors. Photography: Rambam HCC

Will Rambam Solve Israel’s Doctor Shortage?

10/24/2021 1:30 PM

To date, approximately 700 immigrant physicians who participated in a training program at Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully integrated into the Israeli healthcare system, and this year’s class is the largest so far. Their licensing exam success rate is higher than that of most Israeli students who studied abroad, and this year stood at 88.5 percent.

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Images from Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events at Rambam. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/21/2021 1:30 PM

One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout the year, Rambam Health Care Campus works to raise awareness of this disease, and holds special events during Breast Cancer Awareness month to highlight the critical importance of early detection.

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The three soldiers, reunited at Rambam, and memories old and new. Photos courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit; photomontage by Rambam HCC.

Former Rambam Pediatric Oncology Patients Unexpectedly Reunited During Military Service

10/11/2021 1:30 PM

Bar, Chen, and Alvin met as leukemia patients in the Pediatric Oncology Department at Rambam Health Care Campus. A decade later, after all three had recovered, they met on an Israeli naval base where all three happened to be posted. They recently shared their story with Israeli news website Ynet.

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From Rambam to the Czech Republic (see text for details). Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.

Rambam Plays Crucial Role in International Cross-kidney Transplant Operation Involving Israel and the Czech Republic

10/7/2021 1:30 PM

According to Israel’s National Transplant Center, when altruistic donors register directly and join the organ exchange database, a chain of matches is created, enabling the donor to essentially save many lives.

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Professor Irit Ben-Aharon. Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.

The Jerusalem Post: Rambam Study Shows Cancer Patients with Solid Tumors Respond to COVID Vaccinations Like the General Population

10/5/2021 1:30 PM

Studies conducted in Rambam’s Joseph Fishman Oncology Center are proving the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccinations for cancer patients with solid tumors, and vaccinations—indicating a favorable profile.

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Aviva Feldman-Bahagi during an epilepsy training session for educators. Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.

Rambam Expert Raises Epilepsy Awareness via Training Sessions for Educators Asthma: Keep Exercising

9/30/2021 1:30 PM

Several training sessions were designed for the Israeli educational system to reduce the stigmas associated with epilepsy. The sessions provided tools for educators to use when assisting students suffering from the disorder.

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Dr. Lilach Bonstein. Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.

Rambam Physician Heads International Hematology Conference

9/26/2021 1:30 PM

For the first time ever, an international conference dealing with immune system and blood clotting issues was hosted by Israel. The conference was organized and led by Dr. Lilach Bonstein, Director of the Blood Bank Laboratory at Rambam Health Care Campus.

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L) Professor Lea Bentur; R) Dr. Ronen Bar-Yosef. Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.

Good News for Teens with Asthma: Keep Exercising

9/19/2021 1:30 PM

Physician researchers at Rambam Health Care Campus find that with the right treatment, asthmatic teens can perform physical activity without complaining of difficulty. The treatment includes an inhaler that contains bronchodilators and steroids.

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Dr. Halberthal and a copy of his editorial that appeared in Israel Today. Photography courtesy of Rambam HCC.

The Battle against the Coronavirus is a War in Every Sense – We Need to Focus on Both the Frontlines and the Home Front

9/12/2021 1:30 PM

Dr. Michael Halberthal, Director General of Rambam Health Care Campus, has been tirelessly leading the hospital through the daily challenges of the coronavirus. Below is an editorial he wrote for the Israeli daily newspaper and news website, “Israel Today”.

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Professor Beyar and a close-up of his editorial that was published in Globes. Photography courtesy Rambam HCC.

The Word “Lockdown” Needs to Disappear from Our Lexicon

9/12/2021 10:30 AM

Professor Rafi Beyar, the former General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus, remains deeply committed to quality healthcare. Drawing from his own experience and expertise over the years, he has written an informative and thought-provoking editorial for the daily Israeli business news website "Globes".

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Delegation members meet with Rambam representatives in the Greidinger Lobby in Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital. Photography: Rambam HCC

Prior to Recent Border Closing Due to Omicron, Rambam Held First International Course Since Pandemic Began

All international courses had been discontinued as a result of the pandemic, but days prior to the discovery of the Omicron variant and the government’s subsequent recent decision to close the borders to non-Israelis, Rambam welcomed international course participants.

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Dr. Amir Minerbi, Deputy Director of Rambam’s Pain Medicine Institute.
Photography courtesy of Rambam Health Care Campus.
Photographer: Pioter Fliter

Rambam Researchers Racing Towards Fibromyalgia Cure

Fibromyalgia—an illness characterized by chronic pain throughout the body, fatigue, and sleep disturbance—is very common, affecting two to eight percent of the population. Researchers in the Pain Medicine Institute at Rambam Health Care Campus led by Director Dr. Simon Vulfsons are working hard to find a cure, and may have found a solution in the most unlikely of places.

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Minister of Health Nitzan Horowizt with Dr. Halberthal. Photography: Rambam HCC

Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz Visits Rambam

“6,000 people work here and give their all, even under difficult conditions. I heard a great deal of praise about the staff from dozens of patients who approached me,” shared Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz on his Facebook page.

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Dr. Tomer Charas, Head of Rambam’s Genitourinary Oncology Unit in the Division of Oncology and an attending physician in the Radiation Therapy Unit, using the new equipment. Photography: Rambam HCC

Network Radiation: The Israeli Breakthrough to Eradicate Malignant Tumors

Three Israeli patients were the first to participate in a study to achieve what has never before been possible: the eradication of inoperable cancer tumors. Researchers at Rambam Health Care Campus created a network-based radiation program using a targeted methodology that has succeeded to eradicate tumors in problematic and difficult to approach locations within the body.

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Participants in the current training course for immigrant doctors. Photography: Rambam HCC

Will Rambam Solve Israel’s Doctor Shortage?

To date, approximately 700 immigrant physicians who participated in a training program at Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully integrated into the Israeli healthcare system, and this year’s class is the largest so far. Their licensing exam success rate is higher than that of most Israeli students who studied abroad, and this year stood at 88.5 percent.

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