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Israel Prepares to Vaccinate 12-15 Year Olds After FDA Approval 

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With recent FDA approval, Israel is preparing the next round of vaccinations for 12-15-year-olds. The Pfizer shot was tested on 2,000 volunteers in their early teens in the United States, with strong results. No COVID-19 cases were detected after the full vaccination, while side effects were similar to adult side effects, including fever, chills, aches,…

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Druze in Israel Excel in Medical Field

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Making up only 2% of the Arabs in Israel, the Druze of Israel are known for their hospitality, their close-knit culture, and perhaps soon, their contribution within the medical field. Many serve in the Israel Defense Forces, which may serve as a starting point to advance within Israeli society.  One of the biggest Druze inspirations…

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Embryo Grows Outside the Womb

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After three and half years of research, Professor Jacob Hanna of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot has succeeded in growing a mouse embryo without a womb for the first time ever. While there have been attempts in the past, this is the first time that the embryo was able to fully develop its organs and…

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Game-changing Medical Advancements Through Corona

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With such laser focus on coronavirus for the last year, it’s easy for the other remarkable medical advancements to fall between the cracks. Yet ever steadily, the medical scene in Israel is serving its doctors and patients in innovative and integral ways.  Only recently, Dr. Yaron Baroc, director of the Heart and Lung Transplant and…

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Special Olympics Israel Changes Game for Doctor Patient Relationship

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People with intellectual disabilities have one of the lowest health access rates and outcomes, reported from UN data. This means that the people who need easier access to healthcare are finding more barriers to receiving proper care. However, the Special Olympics Israel (SOI) is working to change that with a new solution to an old…

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