CFFC Facebook Posts – September 2016 – Part 2
09/16/2016 – Arthritis Treatment Seen to Ease Inflammation and Lung Damage in Cystic Fibrosis – Medicines developed to treat one condition are sometimes found to be effective against totally different conditions.
09/17/2016 – Finding My Truth: Learning to Cope with CF – A dark story with a happy ending. This also touches on one part of the CFFC mission – to connect individuals within the local CF community.
09/18/2016 – Scientists Find Protein ‘Talks’ to Wrong Partners in Cystic Fibrosis – So, the CFTR protein is also subject to distracted driving?
09/19/2016 – Finding a Balance Between CF and Childhood – Here’s a story about a challenge that continues into adulthood.
09/20/2016 – Insulin and oral agents for managing cystic fibrosis-related diabetes – This technical report demonstrates that, in some cases, different treatments can be more personal choice rather than results based.
09/21/2016 – Making it Matter Cystic Fibrosis Podcast Ep. #7 – How to Stay Busy When You’re Sick – Gunnar Esiason and his podcast partner, Julia Rae, talk about passing time while your sick.
09/22/2016 – How Do Our Lungs Work? – Not specifically CF, but sometimes it’s good to get back to basics.
09/23/2016 – Why It Isn’t About Me – Bad things do happen to good people. This story provides an example of getting the proper frame of mind for dealing with “bad things.”
09/24/2016 – CF Foundation Officially Opens One-of-a-Kind Research Lab – The Cystic Fibrorsis Foundation takes a big step in it’s efforts to identify and promote new treatments.
09/25/2016 – 5 Facts About CF, Reproduction and Sex – Information for adults living with CF on an important but sensitive topic.
09/26/2016 – New Diagnostic Tool Able to Detect Key but Difficult Microbe in CF Lung Infections – Earlier diagnosis leads to earlier treatment which produces faster recovery. This diagnostic tool could result in earlier detection of BCC.
09/27/2016 – Teaching the Teachers: Putting a 504 Plan Into Practice – One of the many hurdles CF families face is gaining an appropriate understanding of CF in school.
09/28/2016 – CF Gender Gap May Be Caused by Estrogen-Protein Conflict – Apparently, CFTR mutations do not practice gender equality. This article describes new molecular biology research with a twist relating to estrogen.
09/30/2016 – Navigating Insurance – Finances are a significant part of effective health care. The CF Foundation has added a section on “Navigating Insurance” to their web site.