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AbbVie scholarship for students with cystic fibrosis

Thanks to 25-years of medical advancement, the goal of pursuing higher education for many students with cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, is more achievable than ever before. AbbVie announced the opening of the application period for the AbbVie CF Scholarship program, marking …

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New Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

New Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis A group of 32 scientists from nine countries have updated the guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis. They published an article last month in The Journal of Pediatrics and the synopsis can be found here in Science Daily. The scientists looked at data from people …

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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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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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Make Friends with your Legislators! Tell them about Cystic Fibrosis.

Especially for Cystic Fibrosis, how the government acts on the Accountable Care Act  (ObamaCare) does make a difference! Since Healthcare was such a big issue in the last election: Keep in touch with your legislators…YOU HIRED THEM!  They need to hear from YOU! Make them your FRIENDS! Congress: Find your …

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The Bible for Transplants: make data driven decisions about lung transplant

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) helps patients make data driven decisions about their transplant, such as lung transplants in Cystic Fibrosis. Lots of great information in The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) The registry supports ongoing evaluation of the status of solid organ transplantation in the United …

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Organ Donation – Surprising Facts

Cystic Fibrosis patients make up 12 percent of the waiting list for lungs. New York State changed the legal age of consent for organ donation from 18 to 16 years old to improve number of donors. Read more below: Last week, New York State changed the legal age of consent …

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Cystic Fibrosis treatment: lung transplant facts and member experiences

Lung transplantation is something a person with Cystic Fibrosis might consider late in the progression of the disease, when life expectancy is about 1-2 more years and quality of life is severely compromised. It is a last resort in terms of Cystic Fibrosis treatment, but can be a life-saving procedure. …

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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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Cystic Fibrosis treatment: Hypertonic Saline Questions

These question were posed by CysticFibrosis.com and answered by: Michael McPeck, RRT Respiratory Therapist   What is hypertonic saline (HTS)? HTS is sterile water into which common salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) has been dissolved.  The degree of salinity, or salt concentration must be greater than 0.9% in order to be …

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