Dr. Max Gomez: Asthma Comics
12
September

By Adem Lewis / in , , , /


CBS 2’S MARCIA KRAMER WITH THE STORY. WE’LL SEE YOU AT 6:00. BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO. SUPERMAN SPIDER-MAN BATMAN AND I’M GOING TO ADD WONDER WOMAN. YES. THEY ARE ALL WHEN KNOWN SUPERHEROS. NOW YOU CAN ADD IGGY THE INHALER TO THE LIST. CBS 2’S DR. MAX GOMEZ SHOWS US HOW ONE DOCTOR IS HELPING KIDS BREATHE EASIER WITH COMIC RELIEF. Reporter: A CONSULTATION WITH ILLUSTRATION NOT YOUR USUAL DOCTORS VISIT. WE ARE SQUEEZING IT CLOSED. Reporter: DR. ALEX THOMAS’ UNIQUE APPROACH TO HELPING PATIENTS UNDERSTAND ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES, THE HEALTH ALLERGIST INSPIRED BY HIS CHILDHOOD LOVE OF COMICS. I STARTED DRAWING THESE CHARACTERS AS A CHILD WITH ASTHMA MYSELF AS A WAY TO HELP UNDERSTAND HOW MY OWN DISEASE WAS AFFECTING ME. Reporter: THE ALLERGENS BECAME VILLAINS AND THE MEDICATIONS AND INHALERS BECAME HEROES. ALL IN A LINE OF COMICS POSTERS VIDEOS STICKERS AND EVEN TRADING CARDS STARRING SUPERHEROS LIKE BRONCO THE BRONCO DILATEDDER AND THE CONTROLLER ALL FIGHTING BAD GUY ALLERGENS LIKE THE ROACH, SMOKY JOE, MOLDAR AND POLLENOID AND DUST MITES. HE POINTS OUT THE THREE COMPONENTS OF ASTHMA. MY BELIEF IS KIDS CAN UNDERSTAND THIS MECHANISM OF ACTION STUFF IF YOU TEACH IT IN A FUN WAY. Reporter: THE CHARACTERS ARE A HIT WITH YOUNG PATIENTS LIKE 11-YEAR-OLD ABIGAIL. I JUST LIKE THE CHARACTERS THAT HE SHOWS. IT SHOWS YOU WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE YOUR BODY. IT’S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND AND IT’S LIKE YOU CAN JUST KICKBACK AND JUST READ IT. Reporter: IT’S IMPORTANT FOR KIDS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR ASTHMA AND THEIR TREATMENTS BECAUSE THAT WAY THEY CAN LISTEN TO WHAT THEIR BODIES ARE TELLING THEM AND USE THE MEDS TO HELP PREVENT THOSE DANGEROUS ASTHMA ATTACKS. DR. MAX GOMEZ, CBS 2 NEWS.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *