Untold News, a Non-Profit News Service Highlighting Israeli Innovation, Showcases Game-Changing Asthma...

Untold News, a Non-Profit News Service Highlighting Israeli Innovation, Showcases Game-Changing Asthma Innovation that Provides Hope for the Nearly 19 Million Asthma Sufferers in the United States, 40% of Whom are Latinos*



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Untold News, a Non-Profit News Service Highlighting Israeli Innovation, Showcases Game-Changing Asthma Innovation that Provides Hope for the Nearly 19 Million Asthma Sufferers in the United States, 40% of Whom are Latinos*


FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Untold News, (www.untoldnews.org), a non-profit news service highlighting Israeli innovation, released details today about two ground-breaking Israeli developments that offer new hope for the nearly 19 million U.S. Asthma sufferers, 40% of whom are Latinos.* The first Israeli innovation, developed by Prof. Elizabeth Fireman of the Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases at Tel Aviv University, is a new diagnostic induced sputum (IS) and analysis technique, which identifies microscopic foreign particles in your lungs.  This technique was tested on 39 firefighters at Ground Zero after 9/11 and the results were compared against a control group of Israeli firefighters, identifying toxic metals including mercury in the rescue workers’ lungs.  The second innovation, the Inspiromatic, created by Israeli mechanical engineer Nimrod Kaufmann with Dr. Guy Steuer, senior pulmonologist at Schneider Children’s Medical Center, is a device which takes the place of hard-to-use nebulizers for young children as well as the elderly and people with certain disabilities. 

“Latinos are disproportionately impacted by Asthma and it is innovations such as these that can dramatically change the lives of the millions who suffer daily,” says Raja M. Flores MD, Chairman, Department of Thoracic Surgery Mount Sinai Health System.  “I encourage my colleagues across the country to explore these innovations and examine opportunities for partnership and collaboration.”  

Each of the Israeli innovations listed above are at different stages of development and optimism for official release is high.  In fact, the IS technique recently underwent a new study soon to be published in which Dr. Fireman and her team of researchers compared the IS technique to environmental monitoring in mapping air pollution. They examined 136 urban children evaluated for asthmatic symptoms.  And, the Inspiromatic successfully completed a clinical study at Schneider Children’s Medical Center.

“Sharing these ingenious innovations with America’s medical community and asthma suffers, not only inspires hope but also nurtures game-changing collaborations,” explains Marcella Rosen, President and Founder of Untold News.   “We are thrilled to offer this resource to the growing Latino audience who—similar to Israelis—have overcome adversity, and as a result, thrive in entrepreneurial spirit,” Rosen concludes. 

About Untold News

In 2010, Marcella Rosen founded Untold News (untoldnews.org) to inform Americans about the positive, non-political aspects of Israel. Untold News published Tiny Dynamo and its Spanish adaptation, El Pequeno Dinamo (http://amzn.to/1twjJ7s) to showcase 21 Israeli inventions that are improving the lives of people all around the world.  Learn more at www.untoldnews.org and https://www.facebook.com/elpequenodinamo.

*Sources:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/asthma.htm; http://www.edf.org/blog/2014/04/22/why-latinos-are-disproportionately-affected-asthma-and-what-we-can-do

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Untold News, a Non-Profit News Service Highlighting Israeli Innovation, Showcases Game-Changing Asthma Innovation that Provides Hope for the Nearly 19 Million Asthma Sufferers in the United States, 40% of Whom are Latinos*