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CF Family Friday: The Gaudenzi Mother-Daughter Duo

The cystic fibrosis (CF) journey necessitates numerous partnerships, and while a medical partnership is one of the most constructive, family support systems hold immeasurable power. This post launches the series Family Friday, which spotlights support persons. We start with a conversation between Cystic Fibrosis News Today community manager Luisa…

Why It’s Better to Be Open About CF, Especially When Dating

Dating can feel like a wasteland of hookups, insincerity, miscommunication, and ghosting. It’s sometimes this vicious, disingenuous place where something as delicate and personal as cystic fibrosis doesn’t quite fit in. After a slew of terrible dating experiences and an awful boyfriend, I had a moment where I decided that I wasn’t…

3 Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis Stories

Earlier this week, I asked the community via Instagram when their first sweat test for diagnosis was. The array of answers made me realize how widely our cystic fibrosis diagnosis stories vary. CF sometimes can present itself in ways that make diagnosis as an infant obvious, or a family…

Reminders to Those Who Mourn

For many of us, being a part of the cystic fibrosis community is obligatory. No matter our degree of engagement, we have CF and therefore are part of a community larger than we are. Choosing to play a part in the community can be one of the most…

What People with Cystic Fibrosis Want Their Doctors to Know

Healthcare professionals are unavoidable when dealing with chronic illnesses like cystic fibrosis. Our doctors and nurses are crucial to our health and often become like family, thanks to how regularly we see them. In the best case scenarios, through beautiful collaboration in treatment approach, a friendship can blossom. However, there can be…

CF Mamas Discuss Pregnancy Health, Delivery, and Breastfeeding

We’re back this week with part two of our CF Mamas Interview Series, this time we’re discussing the impact of pregnancy on health, delivery, and breastfeeding! (Check out last week’s post.) (Courtesy of Janeil Whitworth) Cystic fibrosis and pregnancy: Gillian Mocek: “As expected, my blood sugars…

CF Pregnancy: The Words of 4 Mothers Who Have Had Babies

August kicked off with World Breastfeeding Week, a celebration recognized by more than 79 countries that promotes breastfeeding for the first six months of life. The celebration made me wonder about pregnancy and motherhood for women with CF. The topic of pregnancy and motherhood seems foreign and undiscussed in the…

Tips to Make Traveling with CF a Little Easier

Traveling is stressful in itself, and CF makes the task extra complicated. Deciding how much medicine to bring and successfully making it through airport security can be a huge headache, so I’ve compiled a list of tips to help smooth out your traveling plans. 1. Bring all CF-related documentation, medication…


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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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