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(L-R) Dr. Shlomit Yehudai-Reshef, Dr. Iyad Khamaysi, attending physician, Institute of Gastroenterology, Professor Lior Gepstein, and Dr. Amir Minerbi, director of Rambam’s Pain Relief Clinic. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Representatives at Israeli Translational Research Network Conference

6/18/2024 9:00 AM

Leading physician-scientists from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, attended the third annual conference of the Israeli Translational Research Network held this year at Ichilov Medical Center (Ichilov) in Tel Aviv, where the importance of research, the impact of the war, advanced technologies, and the future of medicine were discussed.

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Rambam's heart failure team. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Study Reveals Breakthrough Findings in Heart Failure Treatment

6/10/2024 9:00 AM

A recent study conducted at the Heart Failure Unit at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, examined three primary treatments for persistent fluid buildup in heart failure patients. The study evaluated the safety of each approach and pinpointed the most effective treatment, positioning it to improve patient care worldwide.

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Dr. Shlomit Yehudai-Reshef. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Rambam Delegation Only Israeli Representatives at European Innovation Conference

5/16/2024 9:00 AM

An eight-person delegation from Rambam Healthcare Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, was the only representative of Israel at the 2024 European Healthcare Summit held in Rotterdam, Holland. Welcomed and supported by their peers, Rambam physician-scientists presented the medical technology and innovation that characterizes Israel worldwide as the Startup Nation.

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Dr. Ramit Magen Rimon, during an ultrasound examination of a young patient. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Enhanced Medical Training at Rambam is Changing the Face of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care

5/8/2024 9:00 AM

Physicians are finding that ultrasound is an effective diagnostic tool for children with inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS). Its implementation at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, is not only reducing children’s exposure to radiation – it has made one of the hospital’s clinics a world-class training center in the innovative use of ultrasound technology.

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(L–R): Professor Michael Halberthal, Professor Avi Domb, Minister Gila Gamliel, and Professor Lior Gepstein (far right). Photography: Rambam HCC.

In Light of International Boycotts, Rambam and Israeli Ministry Partner to Cultivate Medical Research

5/5/2024 9:00 AM

Last week, Gila Gamliel, Israel’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, and Professor Avi Domb, Chief Scientist and Director General of the Ministry, visited Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. In light of current international boycotts, the Ministry announced its commitment to creating a financial model to fund medical research.

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Professor Assaf Zeltzer with the Paz Wasserman during his hospitalization at Rambam. Photography: Rambam HCC.

A Life-threatening Bowl of Noodles – Rare Case Successfully Treated at Rambam

4/30/2024 9:00 AM

Paz Wasserman never imagined that the stir-fry meal he prepared could be life threatening. After a few bites, he felt a burning in his throat and lost consciousness. After examining him at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, his physicians say it is a miracle the young man survived.

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Professor Assaf Zeltzer with the Green-Wagner Emergency Room at Rambam in the background. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Saved by Her 12-year-old Son

4/25/2024 9:00 AM

Dana* (38) was treating herself and her children for lice. While waiting for the topical treatment to take effect, she lit a cigarette; the treatment on her skin caught fire, burning the upper parts of her body. Thankfully, her quick-thinking and resourceful 12-year-old son saved her life.

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The Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital at Rambam – Ready for Action. Photography: Rambam HCC.

On High Alert Since October 7

4/16/2024 9:00 AM

Following the events of October 7, the IDF Home Front Command and Israel’s Ministry of Health instructed healthcare providers to prepare themselves for escalating conflict. Hospitals nationwide, Magen David Adom—Israel’s emergency response unit, and community healthcare providers sprang into action.

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Dr. Shahar Shelly. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Stroke Diagnosis and Prognosis with AI

4/14/2024 9:00 AM

Physician-scientists from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, are using clinical data and AI to diagnose and treat stroke patients. After a year-long study, in collaboration with scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), their research is proving the ability of an OpenAI platform to diagnose strokes and deliver a 90-day prognosis for these patients.

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Professor Benjamin Medalion. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Innovation at Rambam: Saving Lives on the Battlefield

4/9/2024 9:00 AM

The intense fighting in Gaza in recent months has posed unprecedented challenges to the Israeli healthcare system. However, doctors at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel are developing new technologies to save soldiers injured in combat, including medical treatment that can be administered while under fire.

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Dr. Tony Karram speaks on the danger of plastics to health. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Micro and Nanoplastics in the Body Increase the Risk for Heart Attacks and Strokes

4/7/2024 9:00 AM

A recent study has found that micro and nanoplastic particle accumulation in the human body is directly correlated to the risk for cardiovascular disease and strokes. A cardiovascular expert from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel provides insight on the importance of this study.

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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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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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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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Patients arrive at Rambam’s Green-Wagner Department of Emergency Medicine. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Research Team Discovers “Mr. Nice Guy” Drug Now Detectible by Imaging

1/25/2024 3:15 PM
Researchers at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, have discovered how to accurately identify signs of poisoning from “Mr. Nice Guy”– a popular street drug – using advanced imaging technology. Their discovery could help prevent the deadly consequences of this drug’s use.
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Inbar Singer. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Social Workers Help Soldiers with PTSD

1/22/2024 3:15 PM
Since the events of October 7, wounded IDF soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been receiving specialized support from social workers at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. The social workers support the injured throughout their recovery, from admission to discharge – and beyond.
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Dr. Amir Minerbi. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam Research Offers New Hope to Fibromyalgia Patients

1/16/2024 3:15 PM
Groundbreaking research led by a physician-scientist and pain management specialist at Rambam Healthcare Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, reveals how the microbiome can alleviate some symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
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The smart Rescue Patch being used by the IDF in the field. Photography: Rambam HCC

New Development of “Smart” Heat Patch: Saving Lives in the Battlefield

12/7/2023 8:00 AM

Treating complex trauma injuries on the battlefield is challenging. Two critical challenges are blood loss and hypothermia. An innovative solution is now in use on the Gaza front thanks to an Israeli startup and a physician-scientist from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), in Haifa, Israel.

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A mother receives support from one of Rambam’s midwives. Photography: Nitzan Zohar.

The Effect of War on Childbirth

10/31/2023 8:00 AM

Under normal circumstances, pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period can take an emotional and physical toll on the mother. Giving birth during a war and specifically under missile attack was the subject of a study conducted a few years ago at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel.

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Professor David Tanne. Photography: Rambam HCC.

Cognitive Decline in Older Adults Linked to Extreme Heat Exposure

9/14/2023 8:00 AM

Around the world, climate change is resulting in extremely hot days. A neurologist at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), in Haifa, Israel, provides a medical perspective on recent research that looked at the impact of extreme heat in certain adult populations.

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