Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

#NACFC2016 – Daily Conference Follow-Up

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 the cystic…

Mark Starts IV Treatment

Nearly 11,000 people in the U.K. have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a chronic genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas, stomach, and liver.  There is currently no cure for CF, but there are treatments to help ease the symptoms. Learn more about the three treatment categories of cystic…

“Up For Air” Documentary Now Available Online

The story of cystic fibrosis patient Jerry Cahill has been turned into a documentary film called Up For Air. Fifty-nine-year-old Jerry is a super-fit pole vaulter who credits his longevity to his vigorous exercise regime.  You can watch the trailer produced by Navigo Productions. Discover seven facts…

CF Patient Fights Lymphoma, Wins

In this Boomer Esiason Foundation video, meet Sabrina Walker.  The 30-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska, has cystic fibrosis — but it isn’t the only health issue she’s dealt with. Read about 10 cystic fibrosis symptoms you should know about here. In her senior year of high school, Sabrina was…

Shianne’s Pros and Cons of Life with Cystic Fibrosis

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Gz-3tAoss In this Shianne Breaths video, Shianne describes three positives and three negatives about having cystic fibrosis. One positive point is the support and friendship she enjoys from within the CF community. A negative in two words: hospital stays. Read about 5-year-old CF patient Christopher and how his birthday became extra…

How Does Cystic Fibrosis Affect the Pancreas?

Cystic fibrosis is a genetically inherited disease that affects the lungs, stomach, liver, and pancreas. But what does the pancreas do and how does cystic fibrosis affect it? Read how scientists in Northern Ireland are leading a global study on CF-related diabetes. In this brief and easy to…

Cystic Fibrosis Cross-Infection Risks

Following the tragic story of real-life Fault in Our Stars‘ couple, Katie and Dalton Prager, infection control between cystic fibrosis patients has been hot topic in the CF community. Read more about Katie and Dalton’s CF love story.  In this podcast video made by Gunnar Esiason…

Leave Cystic Fibrosis in Our Dust Car Show

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines. One of the most common lung diseases among children, CF affects approximately one in every 3,000 newborns. Read about our six tips for caring for a family member with cystic fibrosis.  In this The…

How Does Cystic Fibrosis Affect the Lungs?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition found in approximately one in 2,500 babies. The main areas of the body affected are the stomach, pancreas, liver, and lungs. But what how do the lungs work and how does cystic fibrosis affect them? Read about the three treatment categories for…


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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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