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CFFC Facebook Posts – May 2017 – Part 1

For our web visitors who do not follow CFFC on Facebook, here are the posts added in the first half of May 2017.

05/02/2017I’m a Fire Chief, Paramedic, Army Combat Medic, and Student … and I Have CF – Here’s a story for those that believe that, although CF is an integral part of life, it doesn’t have to be a limitation.

05/03/2017TCS Inhibition May Be Way of Treating Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections in CF – A team in the Netherlands investigated another approach to defeating bacteria’s defense system.

5/04/2017Cystic Fibrosis My Way: Learning How to Swallow Pills with Braeden – A big milestone in a CF family: swallowing pills rather than hiding them in some tempting concoction.

05/05/201711 Times I Have Been Judged for Having Cystic Fibrosis – During CF Awareness Month the tendency is to focus on the science and treatments. For a different take on awareness, this blog post from Gunnar Esiason deals with the uncomfortable situations faced by CFers all too often.

05/06/20175 Tips to Help Prevent Lung Infections – These are probably obvious and second nature to everyone living with CF, but sharing the tips with people around you at work and social situations can also reduce the risk of infections.

05/07/2017 – Still time to register for CF Education Night, May 23rd, 6 to 9 PM.

05/08/2017Two Stem Cell Discoveries Promise to Advance Cystic Fibrosis Research – This research may lead to some exciting developments in treating CF lung disease.

05/09/2017Adjusting to the New Me After Being Diagnosed With CF at 50 – Mandatory newborn screening for CF should prevent scenarios like the one described in this CFF blog.

05/10/2017I Made A Travel Error – Gunnar offers a story you can use to plan extended trips. It is particularly important that he takes responsibility for his own role in the difficulties he encountered.

05/11/2017Hill-Rom Introduces Mobile Airway Clearance Therapy Vest for CF Patients – This innovation could help alleviate the travel worries Gunnar Esiaison noted in yesterday’s post.

05/12/2017Why I Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to Raise Funds for CF – Here’s a story of a man who went to great lengths to understand – and support – the challenge his daughter faces in her life with CF.

05/13/2017A month of odd jobs to raise money for cystic fibrosis – Here’s a man who takes CF Awareness Month seriously.

05/14/2017 – Happy Mothers Day to all the moms who have provided loving care to someone with CF and to all the CF women who have become moms.

05/15/2017This Soul-Crushing Ad Shows Just How Strong Moms of Sick Kids Are – Mothers deserve recognition more than once a year. Here’s a look at those special moms who care for chronically ill children. (Have your Kleenex ready.)

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