06 February 2012

The Boldrini Hospital - Cancer & Blood Diseases

The Early Childhood Center Boldrini
The Centro Infantil Boldrini is a reference hospital in Latin-America, acts 33 years ago in the care of children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases.

The Boldrini Hospital is an example of hope, of social commitment, however there is plenty to do: to achieve complete compliance, promoting the development of scientific research to assist in the understanding of cancer, which constitute the pillars of performance of this entity. For both, partnerships with universities, government, society and entrepreneurs are crucial.

It is through solidarity that humans do evidence of true humanity.

The mission
Caring for children, adolescents and young adults with blood diseases or cancer through medical and multidisciplinary, regardless of socioeconomic level, race or creed, and to develop teaching and research.

Being a Centre of Excellence in the diagnosis, treatment, teaching and research of cancer and hematological diseases in children, adolescents and young adults.

The values
- Work grounded in comprehensive care to patients and their families.
- Multiplier Center of expertise, technologies and services.
- Use of national and international protocols of treatment.
- Research funding.
- Innovative character, working with pioneering the process of humanization of hospitals, promoting since its inception the dignity and the respect to all persons who seek the hospital.
- Ethical management through transparency.

05 February 2012

Tu B'Shevat - "The New Year of the Trees"

Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar - Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

- Is the day that marks the beginning of a "New Year of the Trees". This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

Legally, the "New Year of the Trees" relates to the various tithes that are separated from produce grown in the Holy Land. These tithes differ from year to year in the seven-year Shemittah cycle; the point at which a budding fruit is considered to belong to the next year of the cycle is the 15th of Shevat.

We mark the day of Tu B'Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. On this day we remember Devarim "Deuteronomy" 20:19 and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue.

Devarim - Chapter 20
19. When you besiege a city for many days to wage war against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them, for you may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Is the tree of the field a man, to go into the siege before you?