Medical Journal - Houston (Internet / Print) May 2006 http://www.mjhnews.com/mjh_pg29.htm A new DVD produced by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will teach children with asthma across Texas to gain better control over their disease. The project was made possible in part by the Texas State Aerie and Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, who donated $100,000 to help UTMB transform its successful asthma education program into a DVD format so that children around the state can benefit from it. These lessons were originally developed for UTMB’s Camp RAD, a week-long summer camp founded in 1993 for children with asthma aged 7 to 12 years. Children who attend camp report fewer emergency room visits and fewer missed school days, on average, and parents report these children are more active and more willing to take their medications, according to statistics gathered by Anne Meng, UTMB special programs coordinator for Women’s, Infant’s, & Children’s Nursing and founder and director for Camp RAD.