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  • Cystic Fibrosis–Related Diabetes Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Many people with cystic fibrosis (CF) develop an additional condition called" itemprop="description"> Monday, September 22, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    In order to fully understand how cystic fibrosis causes breathing problems, it is important to understand how breathing normally works. Take a step-by-step look at what happens to the air you breat...
  • Sweat Test Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    The sweat test, also known as the sweat chloride test, is the most common test used to diagnose cystic fibrosis." itemprop="description">> Sunday, July 26, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    One of the first things people ask after their cystic fibrosis diagnosis is if there is a cure. Here's the answer, along with some further details.
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Gene Created: Sunday, November 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    In order to really understand what cystic fibrosis (CF) is, you need to understand the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
  • Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis Created: Saturday, May 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive disease. Cystic fibrosis symptoms increase as the disease progresses. Learn about the first symptom of cystic fibrosis, as well as the early and advanced cystic fibrosis symptoms.
  • Bronchodilators Used In Cystic Fibrosis Treatment - Beta-2 Adrenergic Agonists Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Many people with cystic fibrosis use medications called bronchodilators to help improve lung function. Learn what you need to know about the bronchodilators used in cystic fibrosis treatment, incl...
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Anti-inflammatory medications are sometimes prescribed to people with cystic fibrosis to help reduce swelling of air passages and improve lung function. Learn what you need to know about the differ...
  • Pancrelipase – Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Created: Monday, August 25, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Most people with cystic fibrosis take panreatic enzyme replacements whenever they eat to allow them to absorb nutrients and avoid the discomforts of malabsorption. Learn what you need to know about...
  • Pulmozyme - Pulmozyme Inhalation Solution Created: Friday, August 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Pulmozyme (dornase alfa) is an important part of treatment for many people with cystic fibrosis. Learn what you need to know about Pulmozyme, including possible side effects, safety warnings and fi...
  • Azithromycin as Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Created: Saturday, August 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat infection in people with or without cystic fibrosis(CF). Read about the way azithromycin is used in CF treatment including how it differs from us...
  • Tobi - Tobramycin Inhalation Solution Created: Friday, August 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Tobi is an antibiotic used to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacteria that grows in the lungs of many people with cystic fibrosis. Learn what you need to know about Tobi,including possible side ef...
  • Vitamin A - What People With Cystic Fibrosis Need to Know About Vitamin A Created: Sunday, September 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    What do people with cystic fibrosis need to know about vitamin A? Learn about the types of vitamin A, the function of vitamin A in the body, foods that are rich in vitamin A and what this all means..
  • Genetic Testing for CF - Questions About Genetic Testing for CF Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    People choose to have genetic testing for cystic fibrosis for a variety of reasons, and there are several types of tests available. To help you make the right choices for you, you'll want to explor..
  • Zoe - Zoe's Story Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    One little girl's story about living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Read about the struggles Zoe and her family endured in her first year and the events that led to her CF diagnosis.
  • Clearing the Back Of the Right Upper Lobe Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Chest physical therapy (CPT) is a part of the daily treatment routine for people with cystic fibrosis. Proper technique is very important when performing chest physical therapy. Follow these steps ..
  • CF Coping Tips - Coping Tips From People With Cystic Fibrosis Created: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    What do people living with cystic fibrosis say the newly diagnosed should know? Get advice from those who have been there, or share your own tip for living with CF.
  • Real Life with Cystic Fibrosis - Share Your Story About Life with Cystic Fibrosis Created: Thursday, May 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Share your story about living with cystic fibrosis.
  • Cystic Fibrosis - Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis Video Created: Thursday, September 13, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that alters the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive functions. Learn more about the cause, effects, symptoms, and treatment of this genetic disease.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo - Recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    This traditional recipe for fettuccine alfredo is full of fat and calories without any adjustments.
  • Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Macaroni and Cheese for the Cystic Fibrosis Diet Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    What kid doesn't love macaroni and cheese? Try this high-fat, high-calorie version that fits in perfectly with the cystic fibrosis diet.
  • Bacon and Cheese Quiche - Recipe for Bacon and Cheese Quiche Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    A twist on bacon and eggs that makes a perfect nutrient-dense dinner.
  • Mighty Milkshake - Recipe for Mighty Milkshake Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    Need to boost your child's calorie intake? Try this 750 calorie-per serving milkshake that your child will love.
  • Use a Nebulizer - How to Use a Nebulizer Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
    Many cystic fibrosis medications are given with a machine called a nebulizer. Learn how to use a nebulizer in a few simple steps.
  • Tips for Cutting Costs - Cutting Costs of Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Created: Thursday, July 02, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    Get tips from readers about how to make cystic fibrosis treatment more affordable.
  • Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis - Personal Stories about Newborn Screening Created: Sunday, April 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    Now that most states - and several countries - are screening newborns for cystic fibrosis, there are mixed feelings about it. Some say that newborn screening identifies babies before symptoms start..
  • Get Calories Into Your CF Child - How To Get Calories Into Your CF Child Created: Thursday, August 06, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    Getting kids with cystic fibrosis to eat as much as they should can be a challenge, but with a bit of creativity it can be done. What things have you done to sneak extra calories in your child's d..
  • Nationalized Health Care - Will Nationalized Health Care Help or Hurt Those With Chronic Illness Created: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    If the United States switches to a nationalized health care system, do you think access to care will be better or worse for people with chronic illness?
  • CF Carrier Screening - Your Thoughts About CF Carrier Screening Created: Sunday, January 24, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    Cystic fibrosis carrier screening is offered to couples who are planning families. But does it provide enough information to influence their decision? Share your thoughts.
  • Talking to Kids About Cystic Fibrosis Created: Sunday, November 08, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    How should parents talk to their children about cystic fibrosis? What, when, and how have you told your child about his condition? Share your advice with other parents who may be struggling to find..
  • Differences With Your Doctor - Working Out Differences With Your Doctor Created: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    Have you ever been in a situation where you just couldn't get along with your doctor? Maybe you've even felt trapped -- frustrated with the care you were receiving but afraid that moving on would l..
  • Tell Your Child About Cystic Fibrosis ? What To Tell Your Child About Cystic Fibrosis Created: Sunday, November 08, 2009 Updated: Sunday, November 15, 2009
    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..

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