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CF Connection | Fall 2022

First let’s define what a support circle is. A support circle is your network of people that can give you practical or emotional support. These support circles can help you improve your overall health and reduce stress and anxiety.

CF Connection | Spring 2021

The COVID pandemic has caused many stressors for families which can impact the body, both physically and mentally. Staying physically active every day for at least 60 minutes can provide many benefits. Regular exercise helps the heart so it is stronger during stress. Regular exercise also helps the lung function…

CF Connection | Spring 2020

During this challenging time, we want you to know that the entire CF team continues working to provide quality care for our CF patients and families. Here is what we are doing:…

CF Connection | Fall 2019

Better to be Safe than Sorry! When to Call Us… If your child isn’t very sick, the best way to contact us is through the MyUFHealth app. If you aren’t enrolled in the MyUFHealth app, ask for an enrollment code at your next clinic visit or sign up at…

CF Connection | Summer 2019

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season? Hurricane season started June 1st and will end on November 30th. Having a child with CF makes it especially important to have a plan in place for emergencies. You don’t want to be without needed medications or equipment! The CF Foundation has helpful…

Spring 2019

Flu Shot—It’s Not Too Late! It’s important for people with CF and their family members to get the flu shot every year. It’s not too late if you haven’t already gotten it (ask your primary care doctor or local pharmacy). People with CF can develop severe pneumonia from the flu.

Winter/Spring 2018

Get to Know Erica! You probably know Erica, our Medical Assistant in clinic, is cheerful and has a great sense of humor! But did you know she has seven dogs and she used to be a corrections officer? Read on for more fun facts!…

Summer/Fall 2017

That’s Gross! Helping picky eaters try new foods How can we encourage kids to try new foods? What are things we should do or say when introducing new foods? Studies show that children may need 10-15 exposures to a new food before they are willing to try it. Don’t…

Fall 2016

An IEP or 504 Plan—Does My Child Need One? With the start of school, parents often wonder how best to make sure that their children will be able to get the CF-related assistance they need at school. Public schools are legally required to provide accommodations to children with chronic illnesses.

Summer 2015

Time for Summer Vacation! Summer is coming and with that, a change in routine. Here are some ways to make the most of vacation without letting care…and health, slide.