CFFC Facebook Posts – October 2021 – Part 1
10/01/2021 – Why the flu vaccine matters in CF more than ever – We can’t let all of the attention on COVID vaccines distract us from the long-standing practice of annual flu shots.
10/02/2021 – How Three CF Diagnoses Changed My World – This story of a unique family also reminds us of the wide variations in diagnosis and symptoms.
10/03/2021 – Pairing bacteriophages with antibiotics to fight drug-resistant pathogens – This research shows that 1 + 1 maybe greater than 2; that is an effective phage combined with an effective antibiotic obtains even greater result than use individually.
10/04/2021 – New Data-sharing Program Aims to Speed Innovation in Rare Diseases – Infrastructure is the often unseen foundation essential to effective operation. This article deals with infrastructure for rare disease (like CF) research.
10/05/2021 – CF Champion Mia Gaudenzi – So young, yet already a CF warrior.
10/06/2021 – Stay well this winter – There’s no new advice here; however, we can all do with a reminder of best practices for avoiding the standard winter health hazards.
10/07/2021 – Screening Infants Helps, But Care Needs Improvement – While earlier CF diagnosis has led to better outcomes, more attention is needed for nutrition and hospitalizations.
10/08/2021 – Two Years Without a Pulmonary Exacerbation – Advances in CF treatments have fostered a whole new set of milestones. Congratulations to Gunnar Esiason – and everyone who has matched (or beat) his record.
10/09/2021 – What We Taught Our Daughter Before She Started School – Some tips (or reminders) for helping your child manage at school.
10/10/2021 – “I take my inspiration from my incredible, courageous sister”: Stuart’s story – The ups and downs of life in a family with 3 CF kids.
10/11/2021 – Students Welcome to Apply for ‘Sacks for CF’ Scholarships – Financial help is welcome at any time. Here’s an opportunity to help pay for college.
10/13/2021 – Cystic Fibrosis, COVID-19 and Understanding Outcome Risk – Gunnar Esiason does a good job translating statistical data concerning COVID in the CF community.
10/14/2021 – How human disease-causing genes prevent adaptations to remove them – Ever wonder why CF mutations have persisted over generations? This study provides some insight.
10/15/2021 – North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference – Due to rising cases of COVID-19 infection across the United States, the CF Foundation made the difficult decision to convertc the 2021 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) to an all-virtual meeting. NACFC has been rescheduled for November 2 – 5, 2021.