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What If the Star of David Could Speak?

Artist Marc Bennett brings The History of the Star of David to life through art that will support Soroka Medical Center’s life-saving mission in Israel’s Negev. Jewish identity has been the subject of many artists’ work. Chagall used color and light to illuminate the journey of the …


Inside the Spirit of Innovation at Soroka 2019 Gala

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center (AFSMC) hosted the Spirit of Innovation at Soroka Gala, during its seventh annual benefit dinner on April 3, 2019, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. More than 400 guests attended the auspicious event.


Spirit of Innovation at Soroka 2019 Gala Dinner

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center held its seventh annual benefit dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Well attended by over 400 people, the hosts and distinguished guests elaborated on the scientific and medical innovations that make Soroka Medical Center one of the leading …


Cannabis Relieves Symptoms In Children With Autism – New Study Shows

A new study shows that medical cannabis is effective in children with autism in relieving symptoms such as tics, rage attacks, restlessness, depression, and seizures, according to a press release publicized on Thursday. The study was conducted by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and …


Prof. Birk’s Team Collaborates with Ben Gurion Univ. on a New Center for Orphan Diseases

The first National Knowledge Center for the Study of Rare/Orphan Genetic Diseases has been established at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Professor Birk’s team has already discovered more than 30 genetic diseases resulting in a 30 percent decrease in Bedouin community infant mortality rates. The Center …


Fat Tissue in Body Affected by Air Pollution, Causes Disease

Being fat is not a compliment in the Bible. According to a verse in Deuteronomy in which the Children of Israel became satisfied – at least figuratively corpulent – apathetic to spirituality and morals – rebelling against their faith in God. Now, researchers at Soroka University Medical …


A Historic Milestone at Soroka Medical Center

In July 2018, the new Legacy Heritage Oncology Center and Dr. Larry Norton Institute at the Soroka University Medical Center has officially opened. It was funded by Clalit Health Services together with donors from Israel and abroad, including the Legacy Heritage Fund and the Nash Family Foundation. …


New hope for male fertility in young cancer patients

Aggressive chemotherapy in childhood often results in male testicular damage and consequently jeopardizes future fertility. However, Israeli researchers develop method that turns stem cells into sperm-like cells, making future fertility possible in boys undergoing chemotherapy. “This study may open the way for new therapeutic strategies for fertility …


Israeli study shows sperm counts decline under stress

An Israeli study conducted on Israeli men during and immediately after two wars between Israel and Gaza has proven that feelings of prolonged stress can reduce sperm quality in potential fathers. The study, conducted by the Ben-Gurion University Faculty of Health Sciences and the Soroka University Medical …


Reflections following Israel’s flooding tragedies last month

On Wednesday, April 25, there was a mass casualty event involving 60 special needs children who were caught in a flash flood: 46 of them were evacuated to Soroka for medical care. This meant that approximately 50 staff members mobilized to prepare the Emergency Department, including physicians …


Israeli’s Wounded in Gaza Attacks on Southern Israel

Three IDF soldiers were wounded on Tuesday afternoon in another barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired at southern Israel by Gaza terrorists, according to a statement by the IDF. “Three IDF soldiers were injured, two lightly and the third moderately, as a result of the launches …


New, accurate Israeli method detects early breast cancer

Researchers say an inexpensive ‘electronic nose’ diagnosed breast cancer with 95% accuracy and may be used for other cancers in the future. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheva announced the development of a new and accurate method of screening …


Fighting Genetic Disease Among The Bedouins

There has been a 30 percent reduction in the infant mortality rate in Israel’s Bedouin community of southern Israel, due to the diagnosis and prevention of many genetic diseases. As the scientists at Ben Gurion University, have deciphered the molecular basis of the diseases, and in many …


Community Health at Soroka

At Soroka, we are proud of our close connection to the Negev community. We are leaders in advancing and developing programs aim at improving quality of life and promoting health. Activities are tailored to accommodate the different population groups that comprise the wonderful mosaic of the Negev …


Women lead the way at Soroka

Doctors, managers and life savers. Special photography project in honor of International Women’s Day. Women who are directors of departments, units and institutes at Soroka share their managerial challenges. Each one of them, leaders in their fields, saves lives every hour of every day. We photographed some …


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