The Children’s Heart Center at AUBMC Performs First Successful Heart Transplant

The first successful heart transplant for a pediatric patient in Lebanon was performed on a five year child at the American University of Beirut Medical Center on June 14. The child was "successfully taken off the breathing machine. The child, in good condition, smiled at his mother, held her arm, and asked for a cup of water". The surgery was led by Dr. Issam El Rassi, Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery at CHC…

Lebanon the Third Biggest Consumer of Cigarettes WorldWide?

The Independent released a map showing the average number of cigarettes per person, per year in every country where Lebanon came out third, after China and Belarus . The map is based on data from the World Health Organization, which shows that the average in Lebanon is 3,023 cigarettes per year, which means around 8-9 cigarettes per adult per day which is A LOT! I tried looking for a WHO report on cigarette consumption per…
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AUB Beach is Open but Not Suitable for Swimming

1 month ago
AUB sent out an email few days ago that AUB Beach will be open officially as of Monday 22nd of May from 10:00am till 7:00pm on a daily basis, including weekends. However, this email was ...
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When You Google Smoking in Lebanon

1 month ago
I was just watching a disturbing video showing a young kid asking her mother to pass her the Arguile, which the loving and thoughtful mother does! This may be shocking to many but the sad ...
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KMC Offering Blood Withdrawal Services at Home

1 month ago
Keserwan Medical Center, an AUBMC affiliate that is open in Kfarhbab, is offering a blood withdrawal service at home starting May 4. The service is available from Monday till Saturday from 6:30 AM till 10:30 ...
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Why Lebanon is the Healthiest Nation in the Arab World

1 month ago
Lebanon ranked 32nd out of 163 countries in Bloomberg’s 2017 Global Health Index and the healthiest nation in the Arab World with a health score of 79.55. Just to give you a quick overview of ...
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Mental Health now Covered in Lebanese Hospitals

2 months ago
Mental disorders touch 25% of the Lebanese population according to reports and everyone of us is vulnerable to these mental health issues. We’ve seen plenty of awareness campaigns this year in regards to mental illness ...
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(Updated) AUB’s Insight Club Controversial Lecture on Homosexuality

3 months ago
Update: The lecture has been cancelled. Here’s the [memo]. The Insight Club is hosting a public lecture on Thursday 23rd of March at the Issam Fares Lecture Hall – AUB (near AUBMC) at 5PM on ...
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Why I was Visiting Philip Morris in Switzerland

3 months ago
My recent trip to the Philip Morris International (PMI) Research Center in Neuchâtel in Switzerland might have come as a shock to many. Most of you know I don’t smoke, and that I’m a staunch ...
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A Karaoke To Remember

3 months ago
In order to help people understand what it feels like to have Alzheimer’s, a Karaoke club in Beirut change the lyrics of famous songs. Instead of “I’m loving angels instead” or “Isn’t it ironic don’t ...
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