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Treating Cystic Fibrosis

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You spend countless hours washing, scrubbing, disinfecting, dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning every nook and cranny of your home so you're sure there's no chance of any germs sneaking past you. But, do you know what's lurking in your pillows?

Cystic Fibrosis Spotlight10

Talking to Your Child About Cystic Fibrosis

What should you tell your child about cystic fibrosis? Should you tell him that he has a life-shortening disease, or is it better to just not say anything at all? When is the best age to talk about it, and how do you find the words to say?

The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Gene

In order to really understand what cystic fibrosis (CF) is, you need to understand the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

How Do I Establish Care With a Cystic Fibrosis Specialist?

What kind of doctor should you go to get the best possible treatment for cystic fibrosis? Once you find the right doctor, what should you do to establish care?

When You and Your Doctor Aren’t Getting Along

When you and your doctor don't see eye to eye, it's a recipe for disaster that can interfere with your treatment. Find out what you should do if you and your doctor aren't getting along.

What Your Child’s School Needs to Know About Cystic Fibrosis

If your child with cystic fibrosis is going to be heading off to school, you’ll want to make sure that his teachers are aware of his needs. Learn what your child’s school needs to know to help make his school experience a success.

Is There a Way to Find Out if My Next Child Will Have Cystic Fibrosis, Too?

If you've had a child with cystic fibrosis (CF), does that mean all of your children will have CF? Is there a way to find out if your future children will also have CF?

Prenatal Testing For Cystic Fibrosis

Prenatal genetic tests can detect cystic fibrosis in your unborn child, but the testing is not for everyone. Find out who should be tested, how the test is done, and what the results will tell you.

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Cystic Fibrosis

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is becoming an increasingly common complication in people with cystic fibrosis. Learn more about MRSA, and find out what you can do to minimize your risk of getting a MRSA infection.

Guide Recommended CF Websites

Looking for some good sites around the web to visit for cystic fibrosis info? These are my top picks for CF-related sites I think you'll find helpful.

Test Offers New Hope for Treating Drug Resistant Lung Infections

The Canadian company Innovotech has developed a new susceptibility test called BioFILM PA that can improve your doctor’s ability to pick the right antibiotic to

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