The spine is one of the key elements of the human skeleton, it supports and protects the spinal cord from damage. It is composed of 33-34 vertebra, two anatomical curves (kyphosis and lordosis) and five divisions, from cervical to coccygeal. When walking, running and performing other types of activity, bends provide mobility to the spine; and in synergy with the intervertebral discs, various shocks and tremors are amortized, which prevents vertebrae from overextending and disintegrating.
Any person either has or had unpleasant habits. Some people try to get rid of them, others managed to accustom themselves to a full life without bad habits, while another group of people do not even think about getting rid of them and start living in a healthy manner. In this article, we will discuss bad habits and their negative impact on human's’ health.
One of the most important tasks for modern medicine is to improve the efficacy of surgical procedures while reducing pain and shortening recovery time. To this end, many methods have been developed in recent years. One of the most prominent is minimally invasive surgery: an operation performed via only a few tiny incisions in the skin, as opposed to the large and significant incision which characterizes the traditional approach - the open approach. Over the years, this has become a particularly common surgical approach in advanced medical centers throughout the world.
Herzliya Medical Center, Israel’s leading private hospital, proudly presents its new most advanced heart catheterization rooms in Israel and globally. The best medical personnel and specialists are readily available whenever you need them.
Dr. Ilya Pekarsky is one of the leading specialists in spine surgery in Israel. He treats and operates both adults and children, and specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases and traumas such as osteochondrosis, fractures of the spine, herniated intravertebral discs, pinched nerves, spinal tumors and others.
Neurologists of Israel's leading private clinic "Herzliya Medical Center" specialise in the treatment of myasthenia gravis in children and adults. Specialists of the Neurological Centre develop the protocols of accurate diagnosis of congenital and acquired forms of this disease. Highly effective methods of treatment and rehabilitation can guarantee a favourable prognosis.
As of today, the health care in Israel holds one of the leading positions in the world. It has become possible, above all, due to the valuable contributions of the country’s physicians – highly-qualified specialists and true professionals in their respective fields. The educational system in Israel is such as to ensure that only the very best can become medical doctors: the typical competitive basis admission rate in the nation’s medical schools is about 500 applicants per place.
When you're expecting a baby, any kind of bleeding or spotting is ever significant disturbing. Therefore, it is very important to learn the causes of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, and what you should know and do if it happens to you.
Recently revealed in a study, found that a Western diet high in sugar may increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs.
Although previous studies have focused on how sugar contributes in the development of cancer, this first and recent study used animal models, distinctly focusing on the role sugar plays in the very mechanisms of breast cancer. The National institutes of Health funded the research.
This month (December 2015), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published results of the latest study in the field of IVF, which indicated that approximately 65% of patients who underwent IVF gave birth after six cycles of treatment. These findings support the efficacy that after 3-4 IVF cycles, boost success rates for infertile women up to 42 years of age.
Many diseases have similar symptoms; the task of the physician is to conduct a thorough differential diagnosis in order to accurately diagnosis a patient. Some symptoms are more common in women and include increased fatigue, a significant weight gain in the short term, and excessive hair on the body. Experts at Herzliya Medical Center (HMC) feature the seven common diseases in women, which are often not diagnosed in a timely manner due to subtle or confusing symptoms.
Jimmy Carter, America’s 39th president, announced in the summer of 2015 that he had been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. At the time of his diagnosis, the disease had already spread to his liver and brain. Incredibly, a new immunotherapy drug saved his life.
The high cost of medical treatment has fueled the development of the medical tourism industry: On a global scale, over 37 million health-related trips exist and a forecast of around 32.5 Billion USD will be generated by 2019.
According to Bloomberg rankings, using data compiled from the United Nations, the World Bank and World Health Organization, Israel was placed in the top 10 as one of the world’s healthiest country’s, ranking sixth place.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel in cooperation with foreign partners, have developed an innovative device to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages.
Lung cancer is known for its high mortality percentage in relation to other types of cancer.
The reason for this is that when you feel pain you are most probably in the advanced stages, when it has spread to other organs. Lung cancer is a deadly cancer and leaves no fingerprints when attacking people.
Liver is one of the most important organs of our body, it has many essential functions and is involved in the purification of the body, in lipid metabolism and the storage of nutrients within the body.
These functions make the liver a vital organ without which the tissues of the body would quickly die from lack of energy and nutrients. Therefore, when the liver is sick - it affects the operation of all of our internal systems.
Cancer Surgery is one of the main specialties at "Herzliya Medical Center," where hundreds of operations are carried out annually by the removal of various malignant tumors. HMC boasts an impressive record of the number of successful outcomes, the lack of deaths and a very low percentage of postoperative complications. Using high-tech resources for operations, as well as unique skills allow doctors to perform surgery in the most severe conditions, which until recently were considered inoperable.
Orthopedic surgeons at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital, have begun to use a new technique of minimally invasive surgical treatment of a herniated disc and narrowing of the spinal canal.
Endoscopic methodology provides an effective and safe intervention without the need of a broad section. The method has proven itself in the world of spinal surgery and is now available to patients at HMC.
The innovative technique of X-ray computed tomography with low dose I DOSE 4 is now available to patients at "Herzliya Medical Center" private hospital.
The Department of Medical Radiology and Imaging at HMC makes every effort to implement the most modern and safest methods. X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) is one of the most important methods of radiological diagnosis, which allows a three-dimensional image of organs and tissues in high resolution.