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Jerusalem Hospital Offering Free Treatment For Hurricane Sandy Trauma

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

As residents of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy struggle to pick up the pieces, Americans and their Israeli loved ones thousands of miles away from the aftermath are getting free emotional and psychological support to cope with the disaster thanks to experts at Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek Medical Center.

Director of the neuropsychology unit and chief psychologist at the hospital – and Hurricane  Sandy evacuee – Dr. Judith Guedalia, coordinated the relief effort with Drs. Gary Quinn and Dani Kahn of the Jerusalem Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Institute (using a proven psychological intervention to treat trauma and stress) to provide free treatment with volunteer Israeli-licensed and certified EMDR therapists.

Interested clients are encouraged to call (02) 666-6682 to make an appointment.

Israeli IVF Success Doubles in Decade

Monday, May 14th, 2012

A new Health Ministry reports shows that a whopping 25 percent of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)treatments resulted in pregnancies, with 20% of attempts resulting in live births.  The number represents the doubling of success in the last decade.

According to the report, 4.1% of births in Israel were the result of IVF treatments in 2010, compared to 2.5% in 1997.  In 2010, 8,123 IVF cycles resulted in pregnancy, with 4,217 achieving success in 2000.

The average women gave birth to 1.2 babies, a consistent figure which is accounted for by the common Israeli practice of returning only one or two embryos to a woman’s body, so as to avoid the risk of multiple births.

Healthy ministry officials attribute the surge in success to Israeli advancement in IVF technology and procedure, and extensive scientific and medical research.

Israeli law provides all women with free and unlimited IVF procedures for up to two live babies.  In 2011, 35,000 IVF cycles were completed throughout the country, up from 18,011 in 2000.

Among the reasons for the rising figures in IVF treatment success is the advanced scientific and medical research in the field of medicine.

In May, Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek hospital celebrated its 200th successful pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) IVF procedure, in which doctors examine embryos on the molecular level to assist families with pre-dispositions for debilitating genetic disorders to have healthy children.

Dr. Michael Gal, Senior Physician in Shaarei Zedek’s IVF unit, told the Jewish Press’s Yishai Fleisher that Israel has the highest number of IVF units per capita in the world because of government support and because “we love children here”.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israeli-ivf-success-doubles-in-decade/2012/05/14/

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