Excerpts from Onlife Magazine March 8 2022 Health Feature in honor of International Women's Day (translated from Hebrew) The number one cause of death in the world and in Israel for women is cardiovascular disease. Why do women come to hospitals later than men? How women should take care of themselves and why so few

The Pollin Food Literacy initiative aims to improve cardiovascular wellbeing by improving nutrition behaviors in disadvantaged communities. But, what is Food literacy? Food Literacy is the understanding of multiple elements that impact the way we eat. Eating habits are affected by different abilities, circumstances, and skill sets, however, most nutrition programs focus on nutrition facts, and

It’s not just calcium that calcifies the valve.a Calcific aortic valve disease affects the valve leaflets of the aortic valve, which is the valve between the left ventricle- the main pumping chamber of the heart, and the aorta, which carries the oxygenated blood to the body. The valve becomes heavily calcified with progressive narrowing of

They say that it’s a harmless hobby – less harmful than cigarettes; that it is non-addictive and safe even for pregnant women.  All of these myths are false.  The nargila is no less of a health danger than cigarettes – sometimes even more so. The Nargila is now considered a normative social activity, in particular

For years we have complained that there aren’t enough women in medical research, in medical academia. Does it really matter? Does this make a difference in what happens to patients? Is there still gender bias in medical research? In 2017, don’t men and women get the optimal treatments based on evidence-based practice? Unfortunately, even in

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is one of the most common genetic disorders.  It is estimated that one in 300 individuals has FH and that of patients with premature coronary disease,  one in 20 is affected by the disease. This disorder is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, which means that one defective gene, inherited from either

Professor Chaim Lotan Professor Lotan, Director of The Hadassah Heart Institute, was elected “International Friend” of the Chinese Society of Cardiology. Professor Lotan is the first Israeli ever awarded this honor. The Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC,) an affiliate of the European Society of Cardiology, was founded in Taiyuan 40 years ago. The CSC has

The Seller Fund


We gratefully acknowledge the generous gift of Mrs. Maxine Seller.  Mrs. Seller established a fund to support training of young cardiologists in memory of her late husband, Dr. Robert H. Seller, an internal medicine specialist with particular interest in cardiology. This educational fund enabled us to send several young cardiologists to Barcelona to participate in

Rina Guy contacted the Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center Clinic for Women due to a family history of cardiovascular disease. She received comprehensive instructions regarding measures to take to ensure her cardiovascular health and an overview of gender specific symptoms of a heart attack.   Rina did not know that the magnet she received from