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Giving Birth in Spite of Terminal Illness

December 22, 2010
Against all odds, 25 year old Hagit Ludwig, terminally ill with ALS, gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy Israel's Rabin Medical Center's Women's Hospital.


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7 Facts About Menopause

December 2, 2010
By Prof. Barry Kaplan, Deputy Chairman, Women's Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, President of the Israeli Society for Menopause


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Road Safety Awareness Day

November 24, 2010
In the continuing effort to help prevent road accidents in Israel, Rabin Medical Center, together with the National Road Safety Authority, held a special day which was dedicated to road safety.


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Rabin Medical Center Performs Israel's First Mitral Valve Implant Via Catheter

November 17, 2010
Fewer than 20 such operations have been performed anywhere!
by JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH, Jerusalem Post


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The Future is Here, for a Better Tomorrow

October 26, 2010
The Second International Advisory Board Meeting and Symposium of the Raphael Recanati Genetic Institute, chaired by Prof. Moshe Garty was recently held at Rabin Medical Center.


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Active Duty: Soldiers' Blood Donations Save Lives

October 12, 2010
On the day that Omri, a commander of one of the Israel Defense Forces fighting units, found out that he was suffering from a shortage of platelets, he also suffered the loss of one of his friends to cancer.


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The Pride of Israel: The Past Year at Rabin Medical Center

October 3, 2010
9,019 babies were born
4,671 individuals received a second chance
3,136 individuals opened their eyes


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Focus on Breast Cancer

September 14, 2010
With snowy cold days now only a distant memory, Dr. Eran Sharon recently returned to Rabin Medical Center, after completing a two year Breast/Melanoma Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Toronto in Canada.


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Sight Restoring Mission

August 29, 2010
Many Micronesia and Marshall Islands residents can now see again thanks to the recent visit of a team of Israeli ophthalmologists including the Rabin Medical Center's Prof. Dov Weinberger, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Dr. Iftach Yasur head of the Oculoplastics Service.


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Early Diagnosis is the Key

August 22, 2010
For the past 18 years, Dr. Maya Cohen has been the Director of the Imaging Institute at Rabin Medical Center and has seen ultrasound, mammography, breast MRI and imaging guided biopsies transform breast cancer diagnoses allowing them to be made sooner and more accurately.


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Early Menopause - Serious Issue for Breast Cancer Patients

August 15, 2010
In Israel, this year alone, about 1,000 women under the age of 50 will discover they have breast cancer. If this is not devastating enough, many of these young women, still of childbearing age, will go into early menopause as a result of life saving chemotherapy treatments.


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Combating Diabetes in Collaboration with the Israeli-Arab Community

August 4, 2010
The Israeli National Health Insurance Bill enacted in 1995 entitles every Israeli citizen to a basic medical care package, yet many of the medical clinics among poverty stricken Israeli-Arab communities remain unable to offer any but the most basic treatments.


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What is Gender Medicine?

July 28, 2010
Gender Medicine is the field of medicine that studies the biological and physiological differences between the human sexes and how that affects differences in disease.


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Heart Surgery: Now Less Invasive

July 17, 2010
Recent decades have witnessed a clear trend toward less invasive medical procedures, especially in cardiac surgery.


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Organ Transplants Save Four Lives

July 14, 2010
Zeev Shar was one of the first ambulance drivers to respond to the Beit Lid bombing, which on January 22nd, 1995 claimed the lives of 22 innocent civilians and wounded many others.


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Prostate Cancer Experts Gather

July 7, 2010
The Rabin Medical Center hosted a symposium on prostate cancer entitled "Update and Future Perspectives" as part of its fourth annual international board meeting, held from May 23rd to May 25th, 2010.


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Remembering Leon and Ruth Davidoff

July 7, 2010
The Fourth Annual Meeting of the International Board of the Davidoff Cancer Center, held May 23rd-25th, 2010 was the first board meeting held since the death in 2009 of Ruth and Leon Davidoff.


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Enjoying the Breeze: Davidoff Conference Social Gathering

July 6, 2010
In the midst of busy days of meetings and lectures at the fourth annual International Board meeting of the Davidoff Cancer Center, attendees were welcomed into the homes of long-time friends of Rabin Medical Center, Yoram Petruschka and Arlene Strelitz.


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Nursing Program Established in Memory of Bilah Rochman

June 30, 2010
Bilah Rochman was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia almost three years ago.


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Honoring His Wishes

June 23, 2010
Due to the shortage of organs from deceased donors, unusual measures must sometimes be taken to save lives. The acute need for transplants led five Israeli families to approve the donation of their brain-dead relatives' organs.


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Saving the Life of an American Student in Israel

June 9, 2010
Twenty-one-year-old Samuel, an American student studying in Israel, arrived at the emergency room of Israel's Rabin Medical Center after experiencing flu-like symptoms, fever and chest pains. Senior cardiologist, Dr. Eldad Rehavia, realized almost immediately that his situation was critical.


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Diabetes Care for the Arab-Israelis of Kfar Kassem

May 29, 2010
Kfar Kassem is a hilltop Arab-Israeli city located about twenty kilometers east of Tel Aviv, near the Green Line separating Israel and the West Bank.


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Laughter Yoga for Cancer Patients

May 23, 2010
Soon, Israel's Rabin Medical Center will offer laughter yoga therapy to its cancer patients and their families.


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Changing Lives from New Hampshire to Kfar Kassem, Israel

May 14, 2010
Leslie and David Schwartz, whose home is in New Hampshire, have always understood the importance of helping others, both in Israel and the United States. Yet perhaps different than many other supporters of Israel is that the Schwartz's take an active role in the causes which they support.


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Meet Hanna Nabwani

May 5, 2010
My name is Hanna Nabwani, I am 28 years old from the Druze Village of Julis, in the north of Israel, Near Acko, which has been home to generations of my family and where my parents, two brothers, sister and their families live


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The First Female Gynecologist from the Israeli Druze Community

May 5, 2010
Hanna Nabwani, a young medical student from the small town of Julis in Israel, aspires to be the first Druze woman to earn a graduate medical degree and the first to offer gynecological care to the women of her community.


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Fourth Annual Women's Luncheon a Success

April 23, 2010
The American Friends of Rabin Medical Center held their fourth annual Women's Luncheon Thursday, April 22 at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan.


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Breech Births, Natural or Surgical

April 21, 2010
ach year, 6,400 breech births, wherein the baby is born while oriented feet-first, are recorded in Israel.


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Kidney Transplant Breakthrough Saves Lives

April 21, 2010
Kidneys are the most commonly transplanted organs in the US and in Israel, but there is still a huge shortage of available organs.


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Construction Continues on the New Jusidman Emergency and Trauma Center at Rabin Medical Center

April 14, 2010
Everybody walks into an Emergency Department at some point in their life and the medical services they receive often make the difference between life and death.


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Artificial Heart Device Prompts Father-Daughter Reunion

April 6, 2010
Seventy year-old Gershon Gefen was not thinking about a trans-Atlantic flight to the United States when in mid-2008, doctors in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Rabin Medical Center, transplanted Heart Mate II, a permanent left ventricle assist device.


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Back from Cleveland...

March 17, 2010
Thanks to a special foundation established by the Friends of Rabin Medical Center, nurses from Rabin Medical Center participate in training fellowships at renowned medical facilities abroad each year.


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A Snowy New York Night Benefits the Great Rabin Medical Center of Israel

March 3, 2010
In the midst of the snowstorm on Thursday, February 25th, over two-hundred young professionals assembled in SoHo, NYC for The American Friends of Rabin Medical Center's 5th annual New Circle real estate charity event.


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RMC's Dr. Dicker to Chair the Israel Society of Internal Medicine

March 1, 2010
Dr. Dror Dicker, Director of the Department of Medicine D and head of the Clinic for Obesity and Hypertension at Israel's Rabin Medical Center, has been appointed Chairman of the Israel Association of Internal Medicine.


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Giving Life: Israeli Organ Donations on the Rise

February 22, 2010
As the hospital performing 70% of Israeli organ transplants, Rabin Medical Center was pleased to see that the number of organ donations in Israel from live and deceased donors is on the rise.


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21st Century Medical Achievements

February 17, 2010
Israel's Rabin Medical Center has always set the highest standard in medical care, pioneering advanced technologies and state of the art equipment to provide the most effective treatments while maintaining its commitment to compassionate care for patients and their families, treating them with humanity and preserving their dignity.


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Remembering Jerome

February 15, 2010
A longtime friend of Rabin Medical Center and one of the first members of American Friends Tsiky Rosenthal recently visited the hospital and donated a hospital bed in memory of her late husband, Dr. Jerome Rosenthal who died after a long courageous battle with cancer.


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In Haiti: Israeli Doctor Saves Lives Among the Ruins

February 9, 2010
A first-hand report on the Haiti rescue efforts
by Dr. Anatoly Pirotsky - Surgeon at Rabin Medical Center's Department of Orthopedics


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Russian Radiologists Rendezvous at Rabin

January 26, 2010
As one of the global leaders in the field of invasive endovascular procedures, Dr. Alexander Belenky, head of the Interventional Radiology Unit at Israel's Rabin Medical Center, recently presided over a conference for more than 100 radiologists from over 70 vascular centers in Russia.


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Swine Flu Victim Saved by Rabin Medical Center Doctors

January 26, 2010
Rabin Medical Center takes the onset of swine flu seriously. When a 38-year-old man, whose lungs had been severely damaged by the swine flu, needed intervention, Rabin Medical doctors went the extra mile to save his life.


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Rabin Medical Center Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

January 5, 2010
The Rabin Medical Center Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is one of the oldest such departments in the country, initially established in 1951.


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