As bicycle riding becomes an increasingly popular sport in Israel, there is an increasing danger of accidents and injuries. To enhance safety awareness and to educate the population, The Institute of Physical Therapy at Rabin Medical Center held a special exhibition on safe riding at the large mall located right across the street from the hospital. At this popular shopping center, especially busy before the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the staff of the Institute set up a special booth where they demonstrated safety rules for bicycling and handed out information pamphlets on "Healthy behavior on the roads." Many shoppers showed great interest in the exhibition and were happy to receive some important lifesaving tips. Rabin Medical Center firmly believes in the importance of educating the community toward a healthier, safer environment and lifestyle.
A 27-year-old man from Kibbutz Tzova, who was born with a serious congenital defect, received a heart and two lungs just before Passover in a rare, lifesaving operation.
Sunday, July 15th began as a rainy morning, but luckily turned into a beautiful afternoon, just in time for the arrival of 200 participants to Battery Park for the Second Annual NYC Schlep Jewish Breast and Ovarian Cancer 5k Run/Walk, hosted by the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center.
Dr. Gideon Shafir, senior radiologist at the Rabin Medical Center, won a Nash Foundation grant for a visiting fellowship in cardiovascular imaging at Stanford University.