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Studying Bacteria in CF Lungs

We recently talked to PhD-funded student Fiona Whelan from McMaster University, who is currently studying the lung microbiome – that is, microorganisms in the lungs…

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What are you thankful for?

There’s no question that life with cystic fibrosis (CF) isn’t easy, but one thing we know to be true about our community is they are…

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World Mental Health Day

Every year on October 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Mental Health Day. In the words of the WHO, World Mental Health Day …

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IN THE NAME OF HEALTH

Official leave from hospital to go on 25 km national walk Despite being hospitalized and with only 40% lung capacity, Caroline Guillotte, a vibrant woman with…

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Top 5 Exercises That Improve Lung Function

Regular exercise can provide several physical and mental health benefits, including improved cardio-respiratory function, improved blood pressure, decreased insulin need and improved glucose tolerance along…

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Understanding how inflammation works in cystic fibrosis

Inflammatory lung disease is the major cause of illness and death in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), caused by a destructive cycle of airway obstruction,…

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Meet my brother: Jehangir Saleh

By: Jasmine Saleh My brother was a curious and creative individual, a fellow fighter of cystic fibrosis who succumbed to his illness in June 2013…

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CF Care: Top Tips for Postsecondary Students with CF

Moving away from home to go to college or university is hard enough on its own; having cystic fibrosis (CF) can make it even harder….

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ORKAMBI™: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Early this summer, people with cystic fibrosis were disappointed to learn they are going to have to wait even longer for access to a new…

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