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…

Featured Column

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.

Read the Column

Your CF Community

Visit the Cystic Fibrosis News Today forums to connect with others in the CF community.