AbbVie Announces 25th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Program Including 2017 Thriving Student Scholarship Contest and Blogger’s Choice Award

• In honor of the program’s 25th anniversary, AbbVie is awarding three $25,000 scholarships, including a new award category – the Blogger’s Choice Award
• Cast a vote online or via text message, through October 13, 2017, to help determine this year’s Thriving Undergraduate and Continue reading AbbVie Announces 25th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Program Including 2017 Thriving Student Scholarship Contest and Blogger’s Choice Award

Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections

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Bitter taste receptors in the upper airway are a first line of defense against sinus infections, but their ability to kill harmful toxins and pathogens is blocked when the sweet taste receptors are also stimulated. While glucose and other sugars are known to Continue reading Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infections

We Can, Right? – Guest blog from USACFA Fall 2017 Scholarship Winner

By: Jacob Greene

Cystic Fibrosis is an awkward disease. Whether it’s coughing attacks in the middle of tests, the infamous CF digestive issues (for professionalism’s sake I will leave it at that, but you know what I mean), or loud treatments in the morning and at night, there are many awkward aspects to cystic fibrosis. CF’s median life expectancy is no different. Continue reading We Can, Right? – Guest blog from USACFA Fall 2017 Scholarship Winner

“There Are No Alligators in Heaven!” Scores 4-star Review from Portland Books

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Portland Books Editor-in-Chief Whitney Smyth calls the remarkable story of a family wrestling with cystic fibrosis, “a book that manages to be many things: a heartfelt biography … a Continue reading “There Are No Alligators in Heaven!” Scores 4-star Review from Portland Books

Lab-made “mini organs” helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/lab-made-mini-organs-helping-doctors-treat-cystic-fibrosis/

Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop Continue reading Lab-made “mini organs” helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis

Sign up for BreatheCON Sept 8th and 9th!

By Jeanie Hanley MD, President of USACFA and
John Mercer, BreatheCon 2017 Co-Chair

Sign up today for this FREE virtual event for adults with cystic fibrosis.

Our USACFA director, Mark Levine, is a featured Keynote Speaker on Friday and our CF Roundtable columnists, Aimee Continue reading Sign up for BreatheCON Sept 8th and 9th!

You can write for CF Roundtable!

Submit your article by September 15th, 2017 to be included in the autumn issue.

CF Roundtable thrives on articles written by our columnists, directors and you! If you would like to share your story or an experience of dealing with life and CF, we would welcome it. Articles can be any length, Continue reading You can write for CF Roundtable!

USACFA’s Fall 2017 Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship Winners

The US Adult CF Association (USACFA) is excited to announce our recipients of the Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship: Congratulations to Jacob Greene and Elizabeth Shea! They will be awarded $2500 each. Continue reading USACFA’s Fall 2017 Lauren Melissa Kelly Scholarship Winners

Cystic Fibrosis and Infertility

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Cystic fibrosis is an illness best known for causing frequent lung infections and chronic breathing problems. However, it affects organs and tissues throughout the body, including the urogenital system. Continue reading Cystic Fibrosis and Infertility

Setting the Record Straight About Coughing Up Blood

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Hemoptysis, or coughing up blood, is one of the scariest complications of cystic fibrosis, although it doesn’t have to be. “Hemoptysis” is also the name of a heavy metal band, and that is truly scary! Hemoptysis, the medical Continue reading Setting the Record Straight About Coughing Up Blood