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Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine

Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine takes you behind the headlines with Hadassah Medical Organization doctors and specialists, patients and nurses. Listen and be amazed.

Brought to you by Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America.


Benyamin CohenBenyamin Cohen is the host of the "Hadassah on Call: New Frontiers in Medicine" podcast. He is also the Editorial Director of From the Grapevine and host of the podcast "Our Friend from Israel." He has written for the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, Yahoo News and Slate. Cohen is also the author of "My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith" (HarperCollins), named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and for which he received the Georgia Author of the Year award. Cohen previously served as the Content Director for the Mother Nature Network, and was the founding editor of both Jewsweek and American Jewish Life magazine.

Jan 16, 2020

Is there ever a right time to have a baby? Dr. Asnat Walfisch, Director of Hadassah's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mt. Scopus definitely believes that there is an optimal time for a baby's delivery if it can be helped. As a physician and the director of a High-Risk Pregnancy Unit, she treats women suffering from various placenta related pregnancy complications. In this episode, you’ll hear about her research and how the timing of birth can be the deciding factor in pregnancy complications and long term health of the mother and offspring.