Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

7 Airway Clearance Techniques

According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are seven major airway clearance techniques (ACTs) for patients with cystic fibrosis. Airway clearance is needed to help clear away mucus from the lungs to help prevent infections and to improve lung function. Children will need an adult to assist with ACTs,…

Making It Matter: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition

In this podcast video made by Gunnar Esiason for Boomer Esiason Foundation, Gunnar and Julia Rae talk about the importance of nutrition for cystic fibrosis patients. How does cystic fibrosis affect the pancreas? Find out more here. The two cystic fibrosis advocates have different nutritional needs as…

9 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Exercising and keeping as fit as possible is encouraged for everyone, but especially for people with cystic fibrosis. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce lung-function decline in cystic fibrosis patients, and help keep stress levels low and improve sleep. Here are nine ways to motivate yourself to get out…

9 Ways Cystic Fibrosis Affects the Body

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects approximately 1 in 2,500 babies. The symptoms of cystic fibrosis will vary from patient to patient, and depend on the severity of the disease and the mutation of the faulty genes, but there are commonalities in the way that CF affects the…

Little Girl’s Big Voice Sings for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

11-year-old singer Rose Ostrowski, recently launched a mall tour featuring her new single, a cover version of Tesla’s “Life is a River.” But Rose isn’t singing for fame and fortune. Her sweetly powerful voice is raising awareness for cystic fibrosis, a chronic genetic disease that claimed her cousin Camilla’s life in 2012.

5 Reasons to Follow Our Coverage of #NACFC2016

October brings the annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), and this year the 30th annual event will be staged in Orlando, Fla. Cystic Fibrosis News Today will offer daily follow-up coverage of the NACFC, which is expected to draw medical professionals, scientists, and other delegates who work in…

10 Hot Topics of the #NACFC16

The countdown is on to NACFC16 where a myriad of interesting topics associated with cystic fibrosis will take center stage. This year, Cystic Fibrosis News Today will offer daily follow-up coverage of the 30th annual North America Cystic Fibrosis Conference at the Orange Country Conventions Center in Orlando, Florida…

Improve Your #NACFC2016 Experience With Their Mobile App

The annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) is happening October 27 to 29, and this year the 30th annual event will be staged in Orlando, Fla. Cystic Fibrosis News Today will offer daily follow-up coverage of the NACFC, which is expected to draw medical professionals, scientists, and other delegates…

#NACFC2016 – 8 Program Highlights and Benefits

October is the month for the annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) and this year the event will be staged in Orlando, FL. The NACFC is aimed at medical professionals and scientists who work in the cystic fibrosis field and the 30th annual conference is expecting delegates from all…


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Little Books That Communicate Big Ideas About Health

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Columnist Kate Delany shares the children’s books about health she loved as a child, as well as others she’s shared with her own children.

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