Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

‘Three Lives’: A Documentary About Cystic Fibrosis

This documentary from UCO Media introduces three young cystic fibrosis patients, who share some of their biggest fears about having the disease. The award-winning Three Lives is directed by Olivia Prinz. MORE: Learn more about Eva Markvoort’s documentary 65_Red Roses Thirty-six-year-old Kori Tolbert talks about her fears as she comes…

Staying Salty YouTube Channel: CFers Explain CF

Staying Salty is a YouTube channel launched last year where various vloggers with cystic fibrosis all talk about a different subject each week. Some of the subjects covered so far include how they were diagnosed, medication compliance, growing up with CF, and dating with CF. Team members come from different walks of…

CF Foundation Launches Video Series About Staying Fit

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has launched a series of videos aimed at helping cystic fibrosis patients get fit. The videos are aimed at different age groups and look at age-appropriate ways for patients to exercise and build their strength. MORE: 14-year-old Brayden Merrill is inspiring fellow cystic fibrosis patients to exercise…

Charles Michael Duke Gives Interview About Life With Cystic Fibrosis

https://www.facebook.com/CharlesMichaelDuke/photos/pb.693648407393934.-2207520000.1508334003./1492347040857396/?type=3&theater Charles Michael Duke is a singer, actor and TV host from Bournemouth in the U.K. He’s also a YouTube star who is using his fame to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF) and organ donation.  MORE: The danger of cross infections for those…

6 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage…

Could Cannabis Help People With Lung Diseases?

There is much talk in medical circles about the use of medical marijuana (or cannabis) for a variety of chronic illnesses, but could it also benefit those living with chronic lung disease? MORE: What a doctor wants people to know about chronic illnesses Medical marijuana is currently legal in 23…

Exercising With CF: 4 Moves You Can Do From Home

Exercising and maintaining good health is encouraged for everyone, but when it comes to cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, regular exercise has been shown to have an even bigger impact. It’s believed that exercise can help reduce lung-function decline and help keep stress levels low and improve sleep. These videos from the…


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Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

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