October is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. According to the Center for Control Diseases (CDC), Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive and frequently fatal disease of the body’s mucus glands. CF primary affects the respiratory and digestive systems in children and young adults. In the United States, approximately 30,000 people are diagnosed with CF. 1 out of 3,200 Caucasian births and 1 out of 15,000 African American births.
Below are a number of resources on Cystic Fibrosis.
Medical Sites- The following sites contain information on symptoms, definition, causes, risk factors, test, diagnosis and treatment:
NIH (National Heart, Lungs and Blood Institute)
Boomer Esiason Foundation-group of passionate, dedicated individuals who work every day to raise money, awareness, and support for the cystic fibrosis community.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
Twitter Accounts to Follow
Cure Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Kids
Cystic Fibrosis News
Cystic Fibrosis Teen
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic Fibrosis_ South Australia
Cystic Fibrosis_Western Australia
Medical News Today_ Cystic Fibrosis
Team Cystic Fibrosis