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Mika Riboyat and her parents, Keren-or and Raanan Riboyat. Photography: Rambam HCC

Nine-year-old Girl Donates Gifts to Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital

1/25/2022 1:30 PM

The “Gift Room” in Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital, maintains a large supply of toys, games, and gifts are for the facility’s patients. This project is supported by the donations of many dedicated partners and friends.

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Professor Mogher Khamaisi, Dr. Noa Lavi, Dr. Ido Solt (see text for details).Photography: Rambam HCC

Three Rambam Doctors Listed Among Israel’s Most Valued Doctors for 2022

1/20/2022 1:30 PM

Three doctors from Rambam Health Care Campus were featured on a list of the “Country’s Doctors 2022”, a joint project between Israeli news website “Ice” and the Israeli Medical Association to recognize Israel’s most valued physicians, as selected by the patient population.

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Security guard Jaomis Zahi. Photography: Rambam HCC

Extra-sensory Perception: Meet the Rambam Security Officer Who Nabs Drug Smugglers Using his Sharp Instincts

1/17/2022 1:30 PM

Security guards at Rambam Health Care Campus play a crucial role. These individuals are responsible for the safety of patients and staff, and their job begins at the hospital gates.

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L) Inbal Liber, Head of the Pediatric Spiritual Care Service in Rambam’s Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital. R) A baby in Rambam's NICU. Photography: Rambam HCC

Spiritual Care Plays Critical Role for Parents of Preemies

1/10/2022 1:30 PM

The Spiritual Care Service at Rambam Health Care Campus is designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and religious needs of all patients and their families. Acquiring an understanding of a patient's social, emotional, and spiritual needs (including religious beliefs), forging a connection with the patient, and making arrangements to meet these needs are all intrinsic to the treatment process.

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Young Ahmed receives a laptop from Yaakov Adler (see text for details).

Yemin Saad Donates Laptops to Pediatric Oncology Patients

1/6/2022 1:30 PM

The Yemin Saad Association has close to 300 volunteers, and carries out a variety of activities throughout the year, including vacations and fun days for sick children and their families, flights over Israel, fulfillment of wishes and requests, and even meetings between children and celebrities.

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Medical ICU staff members accompany Ahmed Bakri and his family as they go outside. Photography: Rambam HCC

Medical ICU Staff Helps Patient Connected to ECMO for Three Months to Go Outside

12/30/2021 1:30 PM

Ahmed Bakri caught COVID-19 and was connected to an ECMO device at Rambam Health Care Campus after his condition deteriorated. In an attempt to improve his mood, the staff of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Established by a Donation from the Edmond De Rothschild Foundation (Israel) came up with a special idea.

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(L-R) Rambam Director General Professor Michael Halberthal; Rambam Med-Tech CEO Dr. Roee Atlas; and Road2 CEO Eitan Kyiet. Photography: Rambam HCC

Research and Innovation Updates from Rambam MedTech Ltd.

12/26/2021 9:00 AM

The activities of Rambam MedTech Ltd., Rambam Health Care Campus’s technology transfer company, have advanced a number of significant medical research and development initiatives conceived by Rambam physician-scientists over the past few months.

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Scholarship recipients at the Cheryl Spencer Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
Photography: Spokesperson's Office, Rambam HCC

Doctoral Candidates Among Nurses Who Received Scholarships at Rambam’s Cheryl Spencer Scholarship Awards Ceremony

12/21/2021 9:00 AM

The Cheryl Spencer Scholarship Awards Ceremony was established by Irma (z”l) and Aaron Spencer to honor the memory of their daughter Cheryl (z”l), a young nursing student whose life was tragically cut short, and carry on her life’s mission.

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Dr. Eduardo Shahar, Director of the Clinical Immunology Unit and Head of the AIDS Unit. Photography: Spokesperson's Office, Rambam HCC

Increase in the Number of New AIDS Patients Compared to Last Year

12/12/2021 1:30 PM

The HIV virus can be transmitted via direct contact between bodily fluids - unprotected sex, drug injections, blood transfusions, and open wounds. It cannot be transmitted through the air, food, drinks, or via regular physical contact.

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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.
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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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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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