Physicians across West Texas host "asthma camp" for kids

Physicians across West Texas host "asthma camp" for kids

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

One out of every 12 kids suffers from asthma, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Kids from across West Texas participated in a one-day asthma camp, which was put together by several physicians in the area, like Texas Tech's James Tarbox. 

He said this event is designed to educate kids about their asthma and how to better manage it. 

"It's really great because with kids, sometimes they don't even know what they're dealing with when they have asthma. They don't know when to use their medication, so it's just really helpful because they know how to take care of themselves, and more importantly, stay out of the hospital," Tarbox said.

Tarbox said he hoped this event served as a reminder to these kids that they are normal and can live like every other kid.

"While they have asthma, it's something they can definitely live with. Enjoy your childhood. That's what you're supposed to do as a kid. Have fun, but know that if you do have symptoms, you know what to do and how to feel better," Tarbox said.

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