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What a Nighttime Routine Looks Like When You Have a Chronic Illness

What’s your nighttime routine like? In this humorous video from Gifted Lift, Lauren gives us a sneak peek into her nighttime routine as a person with a chronic illness. Learn more about the emotional wellness of children or adolescent CF Patients Having a healthy snack, enjoying life to the fullest, checking in…

6 Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

If you suffer from a chronic illness, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by resting for a little while. With tips from the pros at …

8 Interesting Facts About Our Lungs

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common lung diseases in children and is a life-threatening disorder that causes, among other things, lung infections and breathing difficulties. Breathing is the most important thing your body does. Without breathing, you simply cannot live. It’s something you do without even thinking about it…

8 Tips to Help You Deal With a Loved One’s Passing

Learning that a loved one has a chronic illness is devastating, and even more so if that illness is likely to cut their life short. Everyone deals with the death of loved ones differently, the grieving process is varied and there is no wrong or right way to go about…

4 Breathing Mistakes You’re Probably Making

We need to breathe to stay alive. For some of us, this process is simple and we don’t think too much about it. For others, it’s a constant struggle that requires a lot of concentration and effort. For all of us, it’s important we’re aware that there’s a right—and wrong—way…

8 Ways to Feel Happier

It can sometimes be a challenge to look on the bright side when you have a chronic illness, but spending time doing things that make you happy will help keep depression at bay, help you come to terms with your illness and begin enjoying life again. To help you feel happier, we’ve…

6 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs

We only get one set of lungs so it’s imperative that we look after them. This is even more important with diseases that directly affect the lungs as it could help slow down the progression of the disease and ease the symptoms.  To help you take the best possible care of your lungs,…

6 Foods That Can Help You Fight a Cold or Flu

Winter is a perilous time if you have a compromised immune system, but you can’t stay alone inside for four months. You have to get on with your daily life, and just hope you don’t succumb to other people’s bugs and illnesses. However, there are some foods that can help you avoid catching a cold…


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Words Between Worlds: Improving Cross-class Communication in Medical Spaces

A banner for Kate Delany's "Breathe and Believe" column that depicts a pair of lungs with flowers blossoming from them.
Columnist Kate Delany investigates how communication between patients, family members, and doctors is often shaped by class origins.

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