Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Understanding Exactly How the Lungs Work

According to the COPD Foundation, understanding how the lungs work will help those who suffer from lung diseases have a little bit more control over their breathing. MORE: Life expectancy when you’re living with cystic fibrosis As you inhale, air composed of approximately 21 percent oxygen…

4 Common Misconceptions About Cystic Fibrosis

According to the New York Times, “good decisions start with accurate information.” Here are four of the most common misconceptions non-patients have about cystic fibrosis. 1. Cystic fibrosis can be contagious. Some people are afraid they’ll catch cystic fibrosis if they are in contact with a patient, but it’s impossible. Cystic…


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Words Between Worlds: Improving Cross-class Communication in Medical Spaces

A banner for Kate Delany's "Breathe and Believe" column that depicts a pair of lungs with flowers blossoming from them.
Columnist Kate Delany investigates how communication between patients, family members, and doctors is often shaped by class origins.

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