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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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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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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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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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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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(L-R) Dr. Claudio Lottenberg, president of the Council of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Professor Aaron Ciechanover, Professor Michael Halberthal, and Dr. Miguel Cendoroglo, medical director at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Photography: Rambam

Rambam Advances Healthcare Relations between Israel and Brazil

8/31/2023 8:00 AM

On a recent visit to Brazil, a delegation from Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel, highlighted the need for unity between academia, industry, and healthcare in both countries, as well as for the benefit of global medicine.

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New at Rambam: Innovative Imaging Device for More Accurate Breast Reconstruction Surgery

8/31/2023 8:00 AM

A new ICG (Indocyanine Green) technology enables the use of infrared imaging technology for performing more accurate breast reconstruction surgeries. Now being used at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), in Haifa, Israel, this technology enables better surgical planning and is a game changer for positive patient outcomes.

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Rambam: Fighting the Rise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with the Microbiome

8/10/2023 8:30 AM

Israel's inflammatory bowel disease cases have surged in recent years, associated with changes in lifestyle and eating habits. Researchers at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), in Haifa, Israel, are fighting this alarming trend with the microbiome.

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Rambam Also Reviewing Ground-breaking Treatment for Alzheimer's

7/31/2023 3:00 PM

July 31, 2023 - The first ever treatment for cognitive and functional deterioration associated with Alzheimer's disease is to be reviewed with Professor Judith Aaron-Peretz, Senior Physician at the Cognitive Neurology Unit at Rambam Medical Center (Rambam) and Chief Scientific Advisor to EMDA (The Alzheimer's Association of Israel) and the Israel Neurological Association.

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Photo: L-R: Professor Michael Halberthal and Mr. Kobi Tzoref. Photography: Rambam HCC

Rambam: Recognized World-Leader in Clinical Trials

7/30/2023

July 27, 2023 – Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), in Haifa, Israel is recognized as a world leader in performing clinical trials on new drug therapies. Patient volunteers are drawn from all corners of Israel to participate in hundreds of clinical trials performed annually.

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Photo: 2023 Israel Biodesign participants at Rambam. Photography: Rambam HCC

Innovation at Rambam-Biodesign: Can Artificial Intelligence Interpret a Baby’s Cries?

7/17/2023 5:00 PM

July 17, 2023 – New, groundbreaking technology was presented at last week’s third Israel Biodesign conference at Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) in Haifa, Israel. Among other projects presented, technology can now help new mothers interpret their baby’s cries and deal with postpartum depression.

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Professor Amos Gilhar, one of lead researchers for the study on alopecia areata. Photography:Rambam HCC

Alopecia – Forever Bald? Rambam-Technion Collaboration Reveals Better Treatment Could Be On the Way

6/22/2023 12:00 PM

Alopecia areata, a genetic autoimmune disease causing body baldness, is psychologically devastating and difficult to treat. A recent collaborative research project between Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam) and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), both in Haifa, Israel, physician-scientists have revealed another possible cause.

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