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  • To Cut Cost of Medical Care, Pay Doctors More!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    May 27, 2014 | 7:13 pm

    Sorry Medicare.  You’ve got it wrong!

    Overwhelmingly, doctors’ reimbursement has been the target of government programs and insurance companies.  The idea underlying this movement has been, pay doctors less and curtail their incentive to see patients and the cost of medical care...

  • Granddaughter of Hamas’ Haniyeh treated at Israeli hospital

    November 19, 2013 | 10:59 am

    An Israeli hospital treated the seriously ill granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

    One-year-old Amal Haniyeh, accompanied by her grandmother, crossed from Gaza into Israel to be seen by doctors at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petach Tikvah, ...

  • Wounded Syrians find care in Israel that is no longer available at home

    By Simone Wilson

    October 30, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    Last February, nearly two years into the civil war still tearing across Syria, a group of seven wounded Syrians dragged themselves to the Israeli border, where they were picked up by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and rushed to the nearest hospital.

    It was the first public...

  • Across enemy lines, wounded Syrians seek Israeli care

    September 13, 2013 | 9:13 am

    Not a hundred miles from Damascus, a Syrian rebel lies in a hospital bed, an Israeli sentry at the door. Nearby a Syrian mother sits next to her daughter, shot in the back by a sniper.

    What started this year as a trickle is now a steady flow of Syrians, scores of civilians and...

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  • Happy birthday Mr. Mandela!

    July 18, 2013 | 10:14 am

    South Africa and the world showered tributes on Nelson Mandela on Thursday as the anti-apartheid leader turned 95 in hospital and his doctors reported he was "steadily improving" from a six-week lung infection.

    The country has been on edge since the former president and father of...

  • Suspect charged with Boston Marathon bombing

    April 22, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    Prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings in an impromptu hearing on Monday in his hospital room, accusing him of crimes that could carry the death penalty if he is convicted.

    Video taken by security cameras showed the 19-year-old ethnic Chechen...

  • What Boston hospitals learned from Israel

    April 22, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene — severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin.

    For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing...

  • ‘Ichilov’: Life behind the stethoscope

    April 8, 2013 | 2:14 pm

    Move over "Grey's Anatomy," an Israeli reality series set in a Tel Aviv hospital is providing a look at life through the eyes of overworked and overtired doctors.

    “Ichilov” follows the doctors from several wards at Ichilov Hospital as they care for patients.

    The series, which...

  • Henry Kissinger hospitalized in New York after fall at home

    March 5, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was admitted to a New York hospital on Tuesday after a fall at his home and was expected to be released later in the day, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center said in a statement.

    A hospital spokeswoman declined to give more details.

    Kissinger, 89, has remained a leading voice on U.S. foreign policy since serving Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the 1970s.

    Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Sandra Maler

  • The seder of Jewish pride

    By David Suissa

    February 20, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    Is it possible to build Jewish pride in a very short period of time, like, say, at one dinner party? Seriously, how can you instill a love of Judaism in the time it takes to watch a Lakers game? And how do you do that without being overly preachy or superficial?

    There’s a man in...

  • Israel to allow Turkish construction material into Gaza

    February 12, 2013 | 7:38 am

    Israel has agreed to allow Turkish trucks carrying construction materials into the Gaza Strip for the construction of a hospital.

    The Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported Monday that the construction of the Turkish-Palestine Friendship Hospital, which it called "the most symbolic...

  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves British hospital

    January 4, 2013 | 10:45 am

    A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from a British hospital after doctors said she was well enough to spend time recovering with her family.

    Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban in October...

  • Hillary Clinton discharged from N.Y. hospital, State Department says

    January 2, 2013 | 4:03 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear, and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, a State Department spokesman said.

    "Her medical team advised her that she is...

  • Cedars-Sinai’s chaplaincy program puts spirituality on the medical charts

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 12, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    Usually, the frantic words, “Someone get the rabbi!” uttered in a hospital room mean only one thing. So Debbie Marcus burst into tears when Rabbi Jason Weiner was summoned to her grandfather’s room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in July 2008. 

    Weiner, then interim Jewish chaplain...

  • A Chaplain’s calling: ‘It drew me in’

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 12, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    For Rabbi Jason Weiner, his one-year chaplaincy internship at Beth Israel Medical Center New York’s Lower East Side was a not-so-pleasant requirement while he was a rabbinic student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.

    “I didn’t feel like I had any impact. I didn’t feel like I could...

  • Amid conflict, Israel’s hospitals treat Gazan patients

    November 20, 2012 | 10:04 am

    (The Jerusalem Post) Israeli hospitals, amid the ongoing conflict, are treating dozens of patients of all ages who came to Israel from Gaza to get healthcare unavailable there, and are making provisions for accompanying persons.    

    “We at Rambam Medical Center are taking care of...

  • Hospitals battled to protect patients as Sandy raged

    October 30, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    At one New York hospital where backup generators failed, staff carried premature babies down more than a dozen flights of stairs in one of the more dramatic moments for healthcare workers during powerful storm Sandy.

    Record flooding and power outages across the northeastern...

  • City of Hope restores, rededicates chapel

    August 1, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    On a recent sunny afternoon, City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, celebrated the unveiling of its newly restored campus synagogue. Now dubbed the La Kretz House of Hope, the chapel has been renamed for philanthropist Morton La Kretz, who...

  • Egyptians rally for power, Mubarak ailing

    June 19, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    Staking its claim to Egypt’s presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood rallied in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the ruling generals hand over real power, following moves by the army that its U.S. ally labeled an assault on democracy.

    Up to 10,000 gathered as darkness fell on Tahrir Square,...

  • Israel builds huge underground hospital for protection against attacks

    June 8, 2012 | 11:24 am

    The Rambam Medical Center in Haifa has unveiled the world’s largest fortified hospital, intended to protect more than 2000 patients from missile and rocket attacks. Construction of the Sammy Ofer Northern Regional Underground Emergency Hospital was spurred by missile attacks by...

  • Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners moved to hospital

    May 1, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Two hunger-striking Palestinians in Israeli jails have been moved to an Israeli hospital in poor condition, their lawyer said.

    Bilal Diab, 27, of Jenin, and Thaer Halahla, 33, of Hebron, are at risk of death, according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency. Both have marked their...

  • Report: Pollard hospitalized, then returned to prison

    April 6, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Jonathan Pollard reportedly was hospitalized at a facility off his prison campus.

    Israel radio and representatives of Pollard’s wife reported Friday that Pollard was taken to a facility outside the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, the prison complex in North Carolina where he is...

  • Hackers hit websites of Israeli hospitals

    January 25, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    The websites of two Israeli medical centers as well as several other public Israeli websites, were hacked.

    The websites for Tel Hashomer and Assuta medical centers, among the largest in central Israel, were down Wednesday morning.

    The hospitals’ security systems held back the...

  • Giffords released from hospital

    June 16, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, was released from the hospital.

    Giffords’ release Wednesday came days after the release of photos of the congresswoman taken in May.

    She reportedly will move to her husband astronaut Mark Kelly’s...

  • ‘House’ cast gets taste of Israeli medicine

    May 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    On television Lisa Edelstein, a star of the hit Fox show “House,” and her fellow actors work medical miracles every episode. But at an Israeli hospital she stumbled trying her hand at simulated arthroscopic surgery.

    “I’m so glad this is not a living person,” she said...

  • Japanese deputy FM tours Israeli field hospital

    April 5, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Makiko Kikuta toured the Israeli army’s medical clinic in the city of Minami-Sanriko.

    Kikuta said that the good relationship between Israel and Japan will be strengthened due to the arrival of the medical delegation to help in the aftermath of the...

  • Super Bowl XLV

    By Julia Bendis

    February 8, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    As we all sat around watching Super Bowl last Sunday, and I watched the commercials, I couldn’t help but cringe every time an inappropriate commercial came on.  I wouldn’t even care so much if the kids around the country weren’t watching it, including my 5 and 11-year-olds.  The...

  • They never run out of patients

    By David Suissa

    October 22, 2008 | 10:47 pm

    An Iranian Jewish girl was going through chemotherapy treatment -- which tends to suppress your appetite -- but one day, she got this craving for a lamb stew with carrots. Within an hour, someone was headed to the nearest Persian restaurant to get the dish and bring it to the girl....
  • Checklist: What to do when someone dies

    August 7, 2008 | 2:20 am

    Make sure to contact the hospital or mortuary so that you can fill out any paperwork, i.e., death certificate, as soon after the death as possible.

    If you have preplanned:

    1. Contact the doctor to fill out any paperwork.
    2. Contact the funeral director (who should have a list of...

  • Hadassah Hospital inspires bar mitzvah charity project

    July 9, 2008 | 9:37 pm

    "Oprah's Big Give" challenges contestants to perform charitable acts by giving them money and resources. But Michael Feldman didn't need the artifice of a television show to inspire his desire for a genuine big give.

    The 13-year-old Santa Barbara boy used the occasion of his bar...

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