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…

Keeping An Eye On Mobile Health: Tech News From Israel

Israeli’s Start- Up Presents iPhone Optometry at mHealth Conference   Israel continues to be a leader in mobile health technology, with the medical industry keeping an eye on new developments, particularly in wearable tech. Encouraging the start-up mentality, Israel hosts an annual mHealth conference in Tel Aviv featuring a contest to highlight these new yet innovative…

Genetically modified T- Cells Help in the Fight Against Cancer.

Genetically modified T- Cells, with developmental roots in Israel, might be one step closer to helping the fight against cancer. 27 out of 29 patients, in a study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine not only saw their cancer go into remission, but in some cases…

New research shines a light on how Cancer develops

The most popular belief, in the development of cancer cells, has been that genes suddenly mutate, likely with the aid of outside sources or random selection. These genes continue to split spreading their mutation until it’s too late and cancer has formed. But this theory, common as it may be, is one that leaves researches…

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….

Ethiopian Nursing Scholarships

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF RABIN MEDICAL CENTER PROUDLY INTRODUCES    OUR DINA SCHOOL OF NURSING ETHIOPIAN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS  December 3, 2014—American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC) is delighted to have funded four nursing scholarships at Israel’s Rabin Medical Center’s Dina School of Nursing for Ethiopian citizens of Israel. The four students: Moriya, Racheli, Almaz, and Hewan are…

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…

Mammograms: Does Preventative Screening Save Lives?

The NYT featured this important article on the front page of their paper. The article, “Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms,” is an eye-opening piece that centers around the complex issue of breast cancer prevention and treatment. The study they explore is “one of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever…

Bridge to Peace

It is almost impossible to turn on the news and NOT hear something about the ongoing conflict in Israel. What is more rare, is to hear of ways in which the citizens of Israel interact in a positive and mutually beneficial way. Of the 8 million currently living in Israel, 20% self-identify as Arabs. Not…