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CFFC Facebook Posts – October 2021 – Part 1

10/01/2021Why 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.

10/02/2021How Three CF Diagnoses Changed My World – This story of a unique family also reminds us of the wide variations in diagnosis and symptoms.

10/03/2021Pairing 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.

10/04/2021New 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.

10/05/2021CF Champion Mia Gaudenzi – So young, yet already a CF warrior.

10/06/2021Stay 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.

10/07/2021Screening Infants Helps, But Care Needs Improvement – While earlier CF diagnosis has led to better outcomes, more attention is needed for nutrition and hospitalizations.

10/08/2021Two 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.

10/09/2021What 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.

10/11/2021Students Welcome to Apply for ‘Sacks for CF’ Scholarships – Financial help is welcome at any time. Here’s an opportunity to help pay for college.

10/13/2021Cystic Fibrosis, COVID-19 and Understanding Outcome Risk – Gunnar Esiason does a good job translating statistical data concerning COVID in the CF community.

10/14/2021How human disease-causing genes prevent adaptations to remove them – Ever wonder why CF mutations have persisted over generations? This study provides some insight.

10/15/2021North 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.

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