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Two at Once

December 29, 2008
For the first time in Israel, and one of the only few times worldwide, Rabin Medical Center achieved a successful heart and kidney transplant, saving a critically ill young man who had only days to live.


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Staying Strong During Cancer

December 22, 2008
As if being stricken with cancer isn't enough, there are many cancer patients whose immune systems become so weakened by chemotherapy treatments that they become prone to life threatening infections.


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Druze Family Unites Jews and Muslims with the Gift of Life
by Karin Kloosterman

December 15, 2008
It has practically never happened in the Israeli Druze community. Maybe once or twice says Sheik Mohammed Heitib, the grandfather of Hommede Heitib.


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More than Just Brothers: Identical Twins Battle Cystic Fibrosis

November 21, 2008
From the moment they were born 24 years ago, Amir and Tal Askenazi, identical twin brothers, shared everything in their lives including their friends, an apartment, their workplace and sadly their affliction with cystic fibrosis.


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Etan and Alisa Flatow

November 5, 2008
A Brother Affirms His Sister's Life


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Strange Brew: Caffeine and Blood Thinners?

October 31, 2008
What happens when caffeine and Plavix (a common blood thinning medication used by heart patients) come together?


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Miracle in the Delivery Room

October 1, 2008
As Smadar Alon prepares to celebrate her daughter's first birthday, she cannot help but remember how they both almost lost their lives.


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Israel's Long Tradition of Humanitarian Aid in Medicine

September 30, 2008
Israel's Rabin Medical Center of Petach Tikvah treats victims of terror and war, accidents and catastrophes, whether they are Jews, Arabs, Israelis or foreigners.


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Medicine Can Bring Warring Sides Together

September 25, 2008
Dr. Mustafa Yassin, an orthopedist from the Rabin Medical Center, and Dr. Kassis Shukri, a plastic surgeon from Ziv Medical Center in Safed, worked for two and a half intensive days with a Palestinian medical team at Shifa Hospital, Gaza's main medical facility.


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Rabin Medical Center and Israel: Celebrating 60 Years Together

September 9, 2008
The story of Rabin Medical Center is the grand story of Israel, of the sacrifices made by men and women daring to create a Jewish State where Jews could finally feel safe from 2000 years of anti-Semitism, Holocaust, and oppression.


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Doctor, Can You Take Away the Pain in My Heart

August 25, 2008
A pained heart often evokes romantic associations. However, for people who suffer from chronic heart conditions, a heart in pain may reflect a physiological disorder that severely impacts quality of life.


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Rescue at 30,000 Feet

August 18, 2008
Is there a doctor in the house, or in this case, on the airplane?


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Wall Street Celebrates Israel at 60

June 30, 2008
On June 25, 2008, American Friends of Rabin Medical Center held the first event of a newly-formed group, Wall Street, High Tech and Life Sciences industries (WHALE), to benefit the new Emergency and Trauma Center at Rabin Medical Center.


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Noted Israeli Scientists Attends Parkinson's Conference in Louisville

June 25, 2008
When Dr. Irene Litvan, Director of the Movement Disorder Program at the University convened the First International Brainstorming Conference on Parkinson's Disease in Louisville on June 17-18, her reputation as a scientist and researcher drew experts from around the world to the conclave.


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A Plea For Help: Child Receives Lung Transplant

May 30, 2008
Abu Chadaid Nabil, an 11 year old Arab boy from Khan Yunes, in the Gaza Strip, underwent a lung transplant at Rabin Medical Center in April 2008.


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Golf Outing a Success

May 9, 2008
American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC) held its Second Annual charity Golf Tournament on May 5, 2008, at the prestigious Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York, under the outstanding leadership of Stephen Siegel, the global chairman of CB Richard Ellis, and AFRMC Board President.


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Advancing Women's Healthcare in the Arab Israeli Population

April 11, 2008
In continued support and friendship with Rabin Medical Center, Harold and Tamar Snyder have generously funded an internship in the field of gynecology.


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Bringing Back Their Smiles

April 2, 2008
With little time to spare in his busy schedule as the Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn Unit at Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Dean Ad-El found his way to India to spend two weeks operating on Indian children born with a cleft lip and palate.


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Genetic Testing: Fact and Fiction

March 21, 2008
One of the major roles of genetic testing in today's modern world is to provide a simple and easy method of diagnosing genetic diseases in order to save lives.


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New Emergency and Trauma Center

March 15, 2008
The Rabin Medical Center Emergency Department, a national Level One trauma center located in the highly populated center of Israel, had not been updated since the 1960s.


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Women Mobilizing for New Breast Care Center

March 15, 2008
The annual American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Women's Luncheon was hosted by the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and his wife, Ambassador Dan and Janice Gillerman, in their Manhattan home.


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Lifesaving Heroics

March 15, 2008
Professor Israel Meizner, head of the Ultrasound Unit at Rabin Medical Center's Hospital for Women, has performed thousands of ultrasounds and invasive procedures on pregnant women throughout his long career, but nothing like the extraordinary ultrasound of Limor Agamy.


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Israeli Orthopedic Expert

February 4, 2008
On January 30, 2008, the American Physician Friends of Rabin Medical Center hosted a presentation by Dr. Moshe Salai, the Director of the Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery at the Rabin Medical Center.


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Your Life Fits on a Key

January 3, 2008
Imagine a virtual medical file containing all your medical information allowing for immediate, quick, decisive, and accurate medical care.


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