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