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…

AFRMC’s 15th Annual Gala Honoring Stanley Chera

The Rabin Medical Exchange Fellows program selects top doctors, researchers and medical practitioners from hospitals and research centers in the United States and Israel to conduct research and share expertise in each other’s institutions. Forty fellowships have been sponsored by American Friends of Rabin Medical Center since 2010 at premier medical institutions and hospitals across the United States.A…

New Wave of Preventative Surgeries are Saving Lives

A new study has found that women with certain genetic mutations such as BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly raises their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can cut the risk by as much as 80% if they get their ovaries removed by age 35 (Fox 1). This is the first study to show how much…

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…

Small Intestine Transplantation Breakthrough in Israel

For the first time ever in Israel, the dedicated staff at the Rabin Medical Center performed a small intestine transplant in an adult. The operation lasted 10 hours, and required immense planning and preparation. Prior to this, small intestine transplants had only been performed in a few, select hospitals throughout the world. The recipient was…

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…

Do Soy Foods Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

Director of the Integrative Medicine Unit at Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Opher Caspi explains: People the world over rely on soy as a major source of protein, especially in Asia. Beyond being a vital nutritional resource, soy also contains a group of chemicals called phytoestrogens. These are similar to estrogen, an important female sex hormone,…

Humanitarian Aid Through Medical Care in Israel

Rabin Medical Center treats victims of terror and war, accidents and catastrophes, whether they are Jews, Arabs, Israelis, or foreigners.  The hospital committed to national and international humanitarian needs and thus provides and medical expertise and lifesaving care in Israel and around the globe. Here are a few of the many examples:   In 1986…

5 Medical Advances Pioneered by Israel’s Rabin Medical Center

2013 was a monumental year for Israel’s Rabin Medical Center. From physical expansion and growth to the exploration of uncharted medical territory, the hospital made tremendous gains. In terms of scientific advancement and innovation, future patients of the hospital will benefit from the incredible work that was done. RMC pioneered research and technology that will…