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Support us through AmazonSmile at no additional cost to you

Did you know that cftechnology.org is registered with AmazonSmile?   AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CFtechnology.org (our registered charitable organization) every time you shop, at no cost to you. If you purchase something on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to …

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Cystic Fibrosis treatment: Foam roller benefits – a member blog

I recently received some questions about foam rolling, as a result of a personal blog Top remedies or tools for CF related ailments, which listed foam rolling as one of my favourite CF remedies. Questions such as “What is a foam roller?” and “How does one use it?” – Here is a bit more …

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Miracle Flights: free medically-related air travel for ill patients, including for Cystic Fibrosis treatment

Struggling to cover the cost of air travel to receive your medical care? Miracle Flights assists patients through free commercial air travel to obtain special medical care. Read more about this fantastic organization and how to apply below…   Blog article written in conjunction with Brooke Freeman, Community Outreach Officer …

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Alternative MedicineLiving With CFNutrition

Potential benefits of honey in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

  Honey has been used for centuries as a food and sweetener but also for its healing properties. Early uses of honey has been noted in ancient civilisations, in countries such as Egypt, Greece, China and Spain. Honey continues to be a popular food today, and a natural product that is widely used for …

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(Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes) First FDA approved artificial pancreas and other 2016 Digital health highlights

The “What We Learnt in Digital Health in 2016” article (by Bertalan Meskó, MD, PhD) takes a look at the successes, failures and challenges in the field of digital health in 2016 and provides an interesting view on some current trends. The first FDA-approved artificial pancreas is mentioned (which may be of interest …

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High Levels of Vitamin D Supplements May Help Improve Lung Function in CF Patients, Study Shows

This interesting pilot study examined the impact of vitamin D on Cystic Fibrosis patients’ lung function. In addition to the known importance of adequate Vitamin D on bone health, Vitamin D may play an important role in lung function, due to its effects on the immune system. The study also …

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ORKAMBI® (Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor) latest news: Germany, Australia availability

ORKAMBI® reimbursement agreement reached for Germany – December 19, 2016 Vertex Announces German Reimbursement Agreement for ORKAMBI® (Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor), the First Medicine to Treat the Underlying Cause of Cystic Fibrosis in People Ages 12 and Older with Two Copies of the F508del Mutation –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq:VRTX) today announced it has …

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Member post: goals, managing expectations and disappointment

A little story: When I was 12, I participated in a big folk dancing competition through my school. It consisted of several hundred participants and we danced non-stop for hours in front of a selection panel. An elite group of dancers would be chosen to go on a week-long vacation …

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Think INSIDE the box for easier inhaled treatments – cystic fibrosis treatment

It’s taken me a long time, but I finally have a ‘system’ that has made inhaled treatments easier to keep up with. Background In childhood, I was very compliant with the CF treatments, as my parents helped me. I didn’t need to think about it; it just happened. In my late …

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