BNS Staff, writers and editors —

BioNews, the owner and publisher of this site, employs science writers and editors, most of whom have PhDs in the life sciences, as well as veteran journalists, who ensure stories are well-written and easy to understand. Our stories undergo a comprehensive fact-checking and editing process to confirm accuracy, objectiveness, and thoroughness in order to best serve our audience of patients and caregivers.

Articles by BioNews Staff

31 Days of CF: Moving Forward, One Step at a Time

Photo courtesy of Amanda Biederman Day 16 of 31 This is Amanda Biederman’s story: Hi, I’m Amanda! I was diagnosed with CF when I was 4 years old. I am now 32 and CF has taken me on quite the rocky journey, as it has for many of…

31 Days of CF: In Pakistan, Life With CF Is Hard

Photo courtesy of Sumaiya Shahid Day 15 of 31 This is Sumaiya Shahid’s story: I am Sumaiya, an adult with cystic fibrosis (CF) from Pakistan, a country where most people are not even aware of this disease. Many medical professionals here who treat people with…

31 Days of CF: On This CF Journey, My Husband Is My Rock

From left, Roman (a “bonus kid”), Shannon’s husband, Jason, Shannon, and Gavin (another “bonus kid). Photo courtesy of Shannon Miller Day 14 of 31 This is Shannon Miller’s story: Hi, I’m Shannon! I have cystic fibrosis (CF) and was married for seven years before getting divorced and then…

31 Days of CF: My Complicated Relationship With CF

Photo courtesy of Kristy Ann O’Connell Day 13 of 31 This is Kristy Ann O’Connell’s (@kris_anno) story: I have a weird relationship with CF these days. While my health has never been better, memories linger, emotional and physical trauma linger, and fear lingers. I’ve been on…

31 Days of CF: I Keep Being Grateful

Photo courtesy of Camille Richards Day 12 of 31 This is Camille Richards’ story: I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) seven years ago at the age of 19. Since then, I have gone through the grieving process many times. There are many losses with CF, some…

31 Days of CF: Have You Met Cynthia Fibrosis?

Photo courtesy of Lauren Michele Day 11 of 31 This is Lauren Michele’s story: Hey, y’all! I’m Lauren Michele, and I’m a 23-year-old cystic fibrosis (CF) patient from Dallas. I was diagnosed with CF at 5 months old, which means we’re basically family! Since we’re family, I believe we…

31 Days of CF: Let the Long-term Planning Begin

Photo courtesy of Jenny Humphries Day 9 of 31 This is Jenny Humphries’ story: I’ve always been a planner. I don’t make a purchase without researching every possible option. If I’m going on a trip, you better believe I have a detailed itinerary with pictures and multiple backup plans.

31 Days of CF: Self-acceptance Helped Save My Life

Stephanie Stavros, her son Grey, and husband, Jim (Courtesy of Stephanie Stavros) Day 8 of 31 This is Stephanie Stavros’s story: It’s been my experience that living with cystic fibrosis (CF) requires that you prioritize your mental health just as much as your physical health.