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Health Conditions


The Basics

Learn the basics about asthma from the American Lung Association. Find out the symptoms of asthma and how it is diagnosed.


There are a few things you can do to potentially reduce your risk of developing asthma. If you have asthma, you can avoid asthma triggers, or things that might cause an asthma attack.

Living with Asthma

Learn more about tools you can use to manage your asthma, including information on how to create an asthma action plan.

More Information

Check out a health kit on asthma from the Library. The kits contain books, DVDs, brochures, and articles. Find other books about asthma to check out or read the latest news and articles about asthma in ProQuest Health, a website you can access for free from the library or with a library card from home.

Get Help

Truman Medical Centers is a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in Kansas City, Mo. The downtown location, TMC Hospital Hill, is the largest provider of outpatient specialty care in Kansas City, operates the busiest adult emergency department in the city and has one of the top Level 1 trauma centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The suburban hospital, TMC Lakewood, is located near Lee's Summit and provides a range of specialty and outpatient services.

Serves children, adults and families with asthma, offering support, education, research and access to treatment. They have adult support groups, asthma action line, medication assistance, camp for kids, and more.

Books & DVDs in the library

Health Kits

Asthma Health Kit

Check out a health kit from the Library that contains books, DVDs, brochures, and articles.

News & Articles

Access these articles for free from the library or with a library card from home

Websites – Asthma

Includes basic information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and links to news, related issues, research studies, and clinical trials.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Asthma

Includes information about asthma triggers, treatments, management, and more.

American Lung Association – Asthma

Provides general information about asthma, including treatment and self-management.


Interactive Tutorial on Asthma

Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for asthma. Includes animated graphics and audio.

The Health & Wellness Center at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch is a partnership between The Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers, and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges - Penn Valley. Funding for the project was made possible in part by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.