Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

#NACFC2021 – Newborn Screening Improves Real-world Outcomes

For children with cystic fibrosis (CF), newborn screening is associated with markedly improved real-world outcomes, including earlier diagnosis, greater weight and height gains, and fewer bacterial infections, new research demonstrates. In fact, infants are now diagnosed with the genetic disease at a median of 0 months…

#NACFC2021 – Orkambi, Symdeko May Improve Children’s Liver Health

Treatment with Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) and/or Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) may lessen liver damage in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have liver involvement, new data indicate. “We detected improvements in validated noninvasive biomarkers of liver fibrosis [scarring] and cirrhosis in children and adolescents treated with” these therapies, the…

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How to Ask for and Offer Help

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In times of need, we may not know how to ask for help or offer it to others. Columnist Kate Delany shares helpful tips on how to do it.

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