Coexistence in the COVID Lab

Their achievements include helping develop a viral detection technique called SHERLOCK, or specific high-sensitivity enzymatic reporter unlocking. Using SHERLOCK, they worked with members of the Zhang lab on the test, which they compare to a pregnancy test. It can use either a nasal swab or saliva sample in detecting whether a person has the coronavirus….

Is Sweden Doing It Right? by Thomas Friedman

April 28, 2020 President Trump has often described this pandemic as our “war” with an “invisible enemy” — the coronavirus. That war metaphor is wrong and misleading.   Wars are fought and won by humans. So, we could out-mobilize the Nazis and Japanese to win World War II. We could out-spend and out-innovate the Soviet…

Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile?

  Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile? Rabin Medical Center’s Dr. Daniel Goldstein explores the rising price of cancer medications and creates an equation to see if the cost is in fact justified. Dr. Goldstein is at the forefront of the fight between oncologists and pharmaceutical companies with research that will help determine if…

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin, 20 Years Later

Today, November 4th 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s 5th Prime Minister. Years later his name and memory are still held as a symbol for peace within Israel and worldwide. American Friends of Rabin Medical Center is pleased that Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy is upheld in the hospital’s strong mission…

Should We Accept or Reject Mental Health Labels?

An article entitled, “To Accept or Reject Mental Health Labels, That is the Question” by Krystal Reddick was featured in the Huffington Post explores the pros and cons of mental health labeling. The author of the article has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for seven years and was reluctant to identify with the mental health label….

Milestone Birthdays and Life Altering Decisions?

A recent article from the Huffington Post, entitled, “People Nearing a Milestone Birthday may be more Likely to make a Life-Altering Decision, Research Finds” by Yagana Shah explores how some cope with getting older. Researchers from New York University’s Stern School of Business and the University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management, came…

Making Nursing More Compassionate

Israel’s Rabin Medical Center always has a finger on the pulse of innovative medical tools and techniques. This has led to the creation of many substantial programs that help support both patients and their health care providers. The newest program developed by Rabin Medical Center is called Mindfulness and Spirituality Based Nursing: The Power of Compassion…

Ending a Paradox: Israel’s New Approach to Organ Donation

  Organ donation has been a controversial subject for many people. In America, it is “estimated that 18 patients on the waiting list in America die every day” (Ofrim 1). Americans rely on altruism, which means that we have to patiently wait for the death of a kind person who has chosen to donate their organs. Other…

The Ethics of Embryonic Genetic Testing

In the Jewish religion, before Jews of Ashkenazi (West European) descent marry, the couple in question are often advised by a rabbi or family member to undergo genetic testing, to determine in advance if the marrying couple are carriers of any genetic diseases that may be harmful to future children who are born. Today’s front…