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Individual Counseling Offered

jricci brings us this great news: Through a very generous contribution Financial Support for Individual Counseling Services are being offered to the CF Community! Read More: CFQoL_Counseling_Flyer_2016

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The Importance of Treating Depression in People with Cystic Fibrosis

Depression can be a difficult subject to talk about, but it is important to be aware of the increased prevalence of depression in people with cystic fibrosis and other chronic health conditions, and to try to understand how depression, physical health, and general well-being are interrelated. In 2007, five doctors and …

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Xbox Kinect to Monitor Lung Function

Researchers in the UK are developing technology for enhanced spirometry with 3-D imaging using four Microsoft Xbox Kinect devices. This technology assesses lung function and chest wall movement, and might also be useful in testing medication efficacy and changes in respiration during exercise. From the article in Forbes magazine: In …

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Social Security Disability Benefits for people with Cystic Fibrosis

Introducing Deanna Power, the Director of Community Outreach for Social Security Disability Help. She wrote this article for our community at CysticFibrosis.com to help shed light on the subject of applying for disability benefits.   Applying for Disability Benefits with Cystic Fibrosis     by Deanna Power   Cystic fibrosis …

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In the News: Inhaled Levofloxacin & QIDP Designation

Raptor Pharmaceutical’s MP-376 (Inhaled Levofloxacin) granted QIDP Status by the FDA on March 16, 2016. What is Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) Designation? QIDP status gives a drug priority review by the FDA, eligibility for Fast Track designation, and an extension of marketing exclusivity. This incentivizes pharmaceutical companies to devote …

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Cystic Fibrosis: Three pilates exercises that may increase breathing strength

People with Cystic Fibrosis often suffer from air trapping and hyperinflation of their lungs. Air trapping is an abnormal retention of air. It can occur because the lungs lose elasticity and air doesn’t escape, and because mucus and inflammation obstruct exhalation. The trapped air can then cause the lungs to …

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Put your legislators on your team!

by: Peter S. Barnett PT, DPT, OCS In the USA… Do you know who your lawmakers are? To anyone who has an illness, and especially families dealing with Cystic Fibrosis; it matters that you know your lawmakers. Everything (Medicare/Medicaid/SSDI, Commercial Insurance, Premium Rates etc) about healthcare is connected to politicians. …

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Surprising Benefits from CF Research

CF Research May Help Agriculture Cystic Fibrosis is often referred to as an orphan disease i.e. research benefits a relatively small portion of the general population. But here is a serendipitous situation in which CF research may help agriculture on a large scale. A graduate student at the University of …

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What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

From left to right: onion, ginger, garlic, fresh turmeric Anti-inflammatory foods are often discussed by people with chronic inflammatory diseases. Cystic Fibrosis has associated inflammatory responses, which brings the question of how beneficial an anti-inflammatory diet could be as part of the Cystic Fibrosis diet? What foods are helpful? What studies are behind …

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It’s Been a Good Life Dad: My Son’s Struggle with Cystic Fibrosis

It’s Been a Good Life Dad: My Son’s Struggle with Cystic Fibrosis by Jerry E. Hendon Author Jerry Hendon writes: I have written a book about my son, Kevin, who died of cystic fibrosis in 1986 at age 18. The book, It’s Been a Good Life, Dad: My Son’s Struggle …

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