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Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine


Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine takes you behind the headlines with Hadassah Medical Organization doctors and specialists, patients and nurses. Listen and be amazed. Brought to you by Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America.

Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine takes you behind the headlines with Hadassah Medical Organization doctors and specialists, patients and nurses. Listen and be amazed. Brought to you by Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America.


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Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine takes you behind the headlines with Hadassah Medical Organization doctors and specialists, patients and nurses. Listen and be amazed. Brought to you by Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America.






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New Hope in the Fight Against COVID-19

In our newest episode, we're updating you on all things COVID-19 and introducing you to a medical pioneer. Prof. Dror Mevorach, director of the Rheumatology Research Center and head of one of the COVID units at Hadassah Medical Organization is at the forefront of a new experimental Israeli drug called Allocetra™. It’s helping critically ill COVID-19 patients stay alive. Hear more about the drug, the clinical trials and how Hadassah hospitals are managing the mental well being of its staff...


Can't Sleep? Here's What Keeping Us Awake

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at least 1 in 3 people aren't getting enough sleep. Wondering why, what you can do that may help and if this could impact your overall health? In our newest episode, listen as Dr. Joel Reiter, head of Hadassah Medical Organization's sleep clinic discusses how sleep, lack of it and its related disorders, especially after COVID-19 may just need to be at the top of your health priorities


Jane Eisner: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Journalism

Journalist Jane Eisner was the first female editor-in-chief of The Forward, one of the country’s top Jewish newspapers — a position she held for more than a decade. In this episode of Hadassah Presents: Women of Vision, Eisner speaks with Hadassah CEO Janice Weinman about rising through the ranks of journalism as a woman, the differences between working in mainstream and Jewish media and her advice to young journalists who want to break into the field.


Strokes: Risk Factors, Treatments and COVID-19 Long-haulers

As the world continues to reopen after a global pandemic, we check in and revisit Dr. Ronen Leker, the director of the Stroke Unit and The Peritz and Chantel Scheinberg Cerebrovascular Disease Research Laboratory at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Dr. Leker is talking with host Benyamin Cohen about the link between stroke and COVID-19 long-haulers, stroke treatments and his research.


The Myths of Menopause Debunked and Much More

The beginning of menopause, for many women, can be greeted with mixed emotions. How long will it last? Are there hormone therapies or natural supplements available to help through this process? Most of all, how will it affect a woman's body and daily routine? All these questions and more are answered by this month’s guest, Dr. Drorit Hochner, a senior physician in the OB/GYN department at Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus. Dr. Hochner talks with our host Benyamin Cohen, to weigh in on all things...


Beyond the Basics of Infertility Treatments

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility and aid in the conception of a child. Yet, there are other elements to consider with infertility. Could it be genetics, male infertility and now, COVID-19? Our guest this month is a Hadassah infertility expert and lucky for us, she’s just in time for National Infertility Week. Listen as our host discusses infertility with Dr. Anat Hershko Klement, Director of the IVF Unit at Hadassah Hospital’s Mount...


Causes, Groundbreaking Treatment and Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system and changes the way nerves work causing anything from paralysis to brain damage. Almost 3 million people worldwide live with MS; this means every 5 minutes, someone in the world is diagnosed. In this episode, one of the foremost experts in the world Dr. Dimitrios Karussis, Director of the MS Center at Hadassah Medical Organization discusses his groundbreaking research and what every patient should have...


Breakthroughs, Risks and Warning Signs: An Insider's Tips for a Healthy Heart

Did you know that bad breath and gut issues can be related to heart disease? February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness and discuss heart disease prevention. In Newsweek's 2021 rankings, Hadassah Hospital is recognized as one of the top cardiology hospitals. In this episode, hear from one of the premier heart specialists at Hadassah, Dr. Offer Amir, Director of the Irma and Paul Milstein Heart Center. Listen as he informs how Hadassah is saving lives faster, COVID and much...


Parkinson's Disease: Surprising New Treatments and The Race For a Cure

While doctors do not know exactly what causes Parkinson's disease (PD), it is a disease that cripples almost one percent of the population. The number of people with PD is expected to be over 12 million by 2040. In this episode, listen as Professor Dana Ekstein, Chair of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Epilepsy Center at Hadassah hospital and Dr. David Arkadir, Hadassah Senior Neurologist, specializing in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders discuss how Israel...


Post-COVID Health Issues and Life After the Pandemic

As of November 2020, there are reportedly 55 million people worldwide who have been infected by COVID-19, with over 1.3 million succumbing to the deadly disease. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Neville Berkman, the head of a new clinic at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, specifically designed for recovered COVID-19 patients who are experiencing post-COVID complications. Find out about the state of the virus in Israel, a vaccine update and when he thinks we will be living in a COVID-free world.


Breast Cancer: Early Detection, Higher Risks and the Effect of COVID-19

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, host Benyamin Cohen sits down with two of the Hadassah's breast cancer pioneers in the oncology department. Listen as he speaks with Professor Beatrice Uziely, head of Hadassah’s Oncology ambulatory services unit and Dr. Paluch-Shimon, director of the Breast Oncology Program to discuss all things breast cancer and how patients are coping in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.


Legacy, Passion and Moving Towards a Cure for Cancer with Dr. Aron Popovtzer

What's new and exciting in the world of cancer research and treatment? Host Benyamin find out in his conversation with Dr. Aron Popovtzer, Hadassah’s new director of the Sharett Institute of Oncology. He’ll fill us in on his pioneering new form of radiation treatment that reduces toxicity, how Hadassah continues to lead the way in detecting cancer early, how cancer patients are dealing with the second outbreak of COVID-19, his special connection to Hadassah, and much more.


Destiny and Determination: Becoming a World-Renowned Genetic Disease Expert

We’re kicking off the newest season of Hadassah On Call with world-renowned medical expert Dr. Polina Stepensky. Currently, director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immunotherapy for Adults and Children, Dr. Stepensky joins host Benyamin Cohen to discuss why her work and research have made her the leading expert in her field with an over 90 percent success rate.


Behind the Scenes of Hadassah's ICU

Dr. Vernon Van Heerden is currently the head of the Hadassah Hospital’s General Intensive Care Unit. Born in South Africa, Dr. Van Heerden is a specialist in anesthesia and critical care. In this new episode, recorded before the coronavirus outbreak, we chatted with him about what makes Hadassah's ICUs unique, his work and an intriguing study he's working on related to doctor burnout.


Uncovering New Ways to Treat Kidney Disease in Children

In this episode, host Benyamin sits down with co-director of Hadassah’s leading tuberous sclerosis clinic Dr. Oded Volevensky. Volevensky discusses the multidisciplinary clinic that offers new ways of treating children with kidney disease while shedding light on his groundbreaking research.


The Many Paths to Parenthood

The World Health Organization notes one in every four couples in developing countries is affected by infertility. It defines it as a disease of the reproductive system that can result in disability. Hadassah is raising awareness about infertility with its newest initiative reConceiving Infertility. In this episode, host Benyamin talks with Dr. Hananel Holzer, Director of the REI (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) and IVF (Invitro Fertilization) Departments at the Hadassah Medical...


ALS and When Can We Really Expect A Cure?

What’s the latest research and treatments for this disease that was made famous by the Ice Bucket Challenge and a famous baseball player? Our resident expert is here to fill us in. Dr. Marc Gotkine, head of Hadassah’s ALS clinic at the Hadassah Medical Organization talks with our host Benyamin Cohen about all things ALS.


Where Are We Now? COVID-19 Update

As of Thursday, April 16, the World Health Organization, reported the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 were 1,991,562 people, with 130,885 deaths and still growing. Now a global pandemic, with most of the world on mandated quarantine, our host Benyamin Cohen revisits Hadassah infectious disease expert Dr. Ran Nir-Paz to discuss the state of the virus, new treatments and protocols that HMO doctors are working on and what will the new "normal" look like in our future.


Face to Face with The Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to severe diseases such as MERS and SARS. In December 2019, a new strain of the coronavirus was discovered. With 9 deaths being reported in the United States at the time of this episode, worldwide expert Dr. Ran Nir-Paz, who just returned from Japan where he treated patients exposed to the disease, discusses the state of the Coronavirus with our host Benyamin Cohen while he is under quarantine at his...


How Gender Plays a Role in Heart Disease

Dr. Donna Zvat-Zwas is a cardiologist and the Director of the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center for Women at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. In this episode, our host Benyamin Cohen talks to Dr. Zwas and special guest Barbara Sofer about some of the various projects that the center is working on, how women are uniquely impacted by this disease, and offers some simple tips besides dieting to improve our heart health.