For over 25 years, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has hosted the Texas Asthma Camp for Kids. Asthma Camp is an opportunity for children that have asthma to learn about their disease and to learn that outdoor activities and the fun things about being a kid are within their grasp irrespective of their disease. In an environment that is overseen by physicians and nurses, kids with asthma learn to manage the disease while getting to have outdoor summer fun. Kids who attend asthma come away from the experience with the knowledge and the skills that bring about fewer visits to the doctor, fewer missed days of school and an overall better quality of life.
To learn more about the Texas Asthma Camp for Kids, click here or call 903-877-7777.
What are the benefits for a child attending asthma camp? (first question)
Why is childhood asthma such a serious disease? (skip to 0:45)
Describe the child that will benefit the most from asthma camp. (skip to 1:19)
What is it about asthma camp that brings about improvement in children with asthma? (skip to 1:50)
What are the facts about asthma camp; when is it, where is it and how much does it cost? (skip to 2:30)
If someone has a child or grandchild with asthma, how do they go about learning more about or registering for asthma camp? (skip to 4:00)
It has been a generation since the massive spill from the oil tanker Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska. But now, another oil disaster is playing out closer to home as a result of the blowout of an offshore oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Debra Cherry talks about the health and environmental concerns regarding the British Petroleum oil well disaster in the Gulf.
What will be the long-term effect of the oil spill resulting from the oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico? (first question)
How does the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico compare to the spill from the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989? (skip to 0:38)
What are the potential effects on humans arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? (skip to 1:07)
What did we learn from the Exxon Valdez oil spill regarding the effects of oil on the food chain? (skip to 1:35)
Are there certain groups of people that are at greater risk from the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? (skip to 2:05)
How long did it take for a semblance of environmental normalcy to return to the area surrounding the Exxon Valdez oil spill? (skip to 2:39)
Given the differences between Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, how long will it take to recover from the spill in the gulf? (skip to 3:05)
Is there any potential benefit to the fact that this spill took place in the Gulf of Mexico instead of the rocky coast of Alaska? (skip to 3:52)