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Israeli cancer care, heart treatment rank among world’s best in annual ‘Newsweek’ list

In its annual World’s Best Specialized Hospitals list, the U.S. magazine Newsweek names three Israeli medical centers. The magazine ranks the top 250 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and pediatrics, and...
Dr. Adi Gidali, a New York-trained physical therapy supervisor at the Outpatient Brain Injury Unit at Sheba Medical Center, with 24-year-old recovering patient Netanel Felber. Credit: Sheba Medical Center.

Wounded IDF soldier makes strides at Sheba brain rehab unit

For Judi Felber, each bit of progress that her 24-year-old son, Netanel, makes at Sheba Medical Center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit—everything from grasping an object to sitting up independently to even just smiling—is celebrated. On...

Sheba Medical Center inaugurates ARC Innovation Center in city of Kfar Qasem

Israel’s largest medical center launched a new branch of Sheba Medical Center’s ARC Innovation Center at a ceremony on Tuesday at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center in the hilltop city of Kfar Qasem, which was attended...
An Israeli young woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv, June 22, 2021. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Pfizer vaccine doesn’t affect fertility, study shows

Widespread rumors that mRNA vaccines negatively impact fertility are unfounded, according to new research from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center. The team studied 36 couples undergoing a second round...
A grandfather and his family in the new gift room at Sheba Medical Center, June 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Sheba Medical Center opens gift room for long-term elderly patients

Sheba Medical Center has inaugurated Israel’s first hospital gift room exclusively for elderly patients, located in the Geriatric Division of Sheba’s Rehabilitation Hospital. Intended for geriatric patients who are hospitalized long-term or whose birthday occurs...
Uruguay's Ambassador to Israel Bernardo Griever (in suit) wishes the Sheba Medical Center team traveling to his home country a successful journey. Alongside him is Prof. Arnon Afek, the deputy director general of the hospital. Photo courtesy of Sheba Medical Center.

Israel sends medical delegation to COVID-stricken Uruguay

A delegation from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center traveled to Uruguay on Monday to share the experience acquired in Israel on combating the coronavirus crisis. Uruguay, which has a population of just 3.46 million, has recently...
Tel Aviv, April 4, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel may have achieved herd immunity against COVID-19

Israel may have reached herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, say experts from its largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population has immunity—through vaccination or having recovered...

For third year in row, Sheba Medical Center ranks as one of world’s ‘Top...

For the third consecutive year, Newsweek magazine has ranked Sheba Medical Center among the “Top 10 Best Hospitals in the World,” placing it at #10 in 2021. The magazine’s annual “World’s Best Hospitals” survey, which debuted on the Newsweek.com site on...
A staff member receives a second dose of Pfizer's BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, on Jan. 10, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

High level of antibodies after second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Israeli study shows

More than 98 percent of people who received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have developed antibodies that neutralize the virus, according to the results of a serological study conducted by Tel Aviv’s Sheba...
Israelis receive a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit Health Fund vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

One dose of Pfizer’s vaccine cuts infection rate by a third after two weeks,...

A single dose of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine lowers the chance of contracting the disease by a third after two weeks, according to a new Israeli study. The findings of the study, which was conducted...