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Articles by BioNews Staff

31 Days of CF: Having a Close Friend with CF

Photo courtesy of Alice Waters Day 15 of 31 This is Alice Waters’ story: Cystic fibrosis is one of those big, scary medical terms you grow up hearing about, but if you’re like me, you never knew what it was. That is, until I became…

31 Days of CF: CF Has Changed My Life for the Better

Photo courtesy of Jessica Francis Day 14 of 31 This is Jessica Francis’ story: Eight years ago, I knew almost nothing about cystic fibrosis. When I joined the CF clinical research team at the University of Utah in July 2013, I had no idea that…

31 Days of CF: I’ve Found My Home with a CF Partner

Photo courtesy of Jenny Livingston Day 13 of 31 This is Randy Hanks’s story: When I was young, I watched my mother pass away from a respiratory illness. I was crushed and vowed to never put myself in a position where I’d potentially lose someone…

31 Days of CF: Working Out a Way to Not Waste Away

Photo courtesy of Julia Mahoney Day 12 of 31 This is Julia Mahoney’s story: Bombs. That’s what CF means to me. I was in sheer denial, wasting away, sitting at 18% lung function. I needed new lungs and it didn’t resonate with me. …

31 Days of CF: Creating Community for Mothers with CF

Photo courtesy of Morgan Polen Day 10 of 31 This is Morgan Polen’s story: When I was pregnant, I began looking for a book to help me understand what pregnancy with cystic fibrosis would be like. I found none. I located a few scholarly articles…

31 Days of CF: I Made It to the Other Side

Photo courtesy of Todd Breland Day 7 of 31 This is Todd Breland’s story: I’m an artist, designer, skateboarder, surfer, and explorer. I also have cystic fibrosis and am a double lung transplant survivor. Diagnosed at 10, I was an active kid and thrived on…