The true strength and tenacity within ourselves are the sole make up of the people who hold us up, believe in us, and forbid to give up the fight when we are in need of saving. As I sit across from one of my doctors at my last appointment, I was overcome with the emotional realization that I am not in this alone. As I made light-hearted jokes about the future and talked about the tentative plans ahead, I knew the only reason I got to where I am today wasn't from me fighting cystic fibrosis alone, but from the multitude of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, friends, family members, and complete strangers holding me up, believin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ABC transporters explored in UK conference
(Biochemical Society) ABC transporters -- the protein superfamily involved in tumor resistance, cystic fibrosis and numerous inherited diseases -- will be explored in an upcoming UK conference.ATP Binding Cassette Transporters: From Mechanism to Organism takes place April 16-18, 2015, at the University of Chester, UK. Early bird registration closes on March 18, 2015. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news
New virtual research centres to break new ground in cystic fibrosis science and care
The development of new drugs to treat the most common cause of cystic fibrosis, a genetic defect (or mutation) carried by around 90 per cent of people living with the disease in the UK, will be helped by the creation of a new virtual Strategic Research Centre (SRC) led by the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news
'Life-prolonging' research for cystic fibrosis patients underway
Preventing lung infections in childhood could stop later life-threatening infections for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to recent research. Scientists are investigating how bacteria found in children with CF can disarm their natural defence mechanisms, making it easier for more virulent bacteria to infect their airways. By the time many CF patients reach adulthood, they have already contracted the chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial strain, which can cause extensive and eventually fatal damage to the lungs. The infection is currently extremely difficult to treat effectively. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
The Air of Fragility
Perfectly spun, a delicate crystalized beauty in an abundance of colors, and a unique simplicity that is born from the same air we breathe. But held too tightly or for too long between your fingers and it withers to nothing, leaving only a hint of its existence on your fingertips. Our lives are spun together like that of cotton candy. Our existence dances upon the air that spins beneath each breath we take, inspiring and shaping every moment we live into a beautiful web of beauty, and giving color to our unique journey. Its simple beauty is unmistakable. Yet, it is as fragile as spun sugar bound together by air. When we a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Chile's president visits teen who asked to die
14-year-old girl shocked country by pleading on YouTube for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cystic Fibrosis Market in Europe Resorts to Public Awareness Campaigns...
Researchmoz.us announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Cystic Fibrosis Market in Europe(PRWeb February 27, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12549117.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Chile government rejects Valentina Maureira's plea for euthanasia
Chile's government on Thursday rejected a 14-year-old girl's plea who suffered from cystic fibrosis to let her 'sleep forever' and be euthanized. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis tells president: Let me die
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A 14-year old Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis has asked to be allowed to die in a film she made pleading with President Michelle Bachelet to authorize her euthanasia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Garlic extract could help cystic fibrosis patients fight infection
(University of Edinburgh) A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 24, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Genetic pathways linked to CF disease severity pinned down
Mutation of one gene is all it takes to get cystic fibrosis, but disease severity depends on many other genes and proteins. For the first time, researchers identified genetic pathways that play major roles in why one person with CF might have severe symptoms while another person might not. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Effect of Magnetic Fields on Cystic Fibrosis PathogensEffect of Magnetic Fields on Cystic Fibrosis Pathogens
Could exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields influence growth and biofilm formation by pathogens which cause chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients? Future Microbiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
A link between cystic fibrosis and arsenic poisoning?
We report and comment on medical innovations and advances – from bench to bedside – touching on scientific, business and policy issues. Our ranks include science writers, physicians, lab researchers, market analysts and others inside and outside the hospital. Research in Bangladesh suggests that arsenic poisoning can cause cystic-fibrosis-like illness, quite aside from the classic genetic disease. (Photo: Nadia Shobnam) By Nancy Fliesler Boston Children's HospitalNews Well, Vector Blog, Big Data, Blogread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Vector Blog Source Type: news
Mucus retained in cystic fibrosis patients' cells leads to potentially deadly infections
Cystic fibrosis mucus actually gets stuck inside some of the cells that create it, rather than simply becoming stuck on the outside linings of organs, researchers have found, which can increase the risk of deadly infection for the patient. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Arkansas Reaches Settlement in Cystic Fibrosis Drug Suit
Arkansas Medicaid officials have reached a legal settlement to resolve claims the state denied patients an expensive cystic fibrosis therapy made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals because of its cost. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - February 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news
Appearances Can Be Deceiving
I was attending a 50th birthday party for a friend of mine, when I struck up a conversation with someone I had never met. The conversation, of course, was with a woman who seemed genuinely interested in my quest to make air travel safer for those with food allergies. I told her how my family often receives dirty looks from other passengers when we pre-board a plane to wipe down the area for nut residue. I discussed how some people have laughed when asked not to open nut containers in the confined environment of an airplane. It is often hard to convey the seriousness of a life-threatening food allergy because it is a mostl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A Case of Cholera Imported From Haiti
Cholera, caused by Vibrio cholerae, is an acute and sudden-onset diarrheal disease that can result in profound dehydration because of excessive loss of water and electrolytes. Severe infections, if untreated, can lead to hypovolemic shock and death within 18 to 24 h. The virulence of V. cholerae is due to the production of cholera toxin that binds to enterocytes and eventually leads to the activation of the CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) gene, resulting in the massive efflux of water and electrolytes into the small bowel. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - January 20, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Eric M. Sachinwalla, Carolyn Fernandes, Raghava Potula, Ming Zhang, Byungse Suh, Allan L. Truant Tags: Case Report Source Type: news
Our lives are filled with monumental precipices that impact the course of our journey. As we look out towards the horizon, we can see the moments, experiences, and choices that have all led us to this very moment in our lives. I find myself at the edge of a new precipice. For the last month I have been standing at the edge, terrified and resistant to take the next leap. I've been merely free falling: desperate to cling to the life I've had, the body I could trust, and resistant to face the realities of the future. Decisions and choices consume me that will impact every part of my life. I would be foolish to say that cys...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Could 'DNA editing' lead to designer babies?
Conclusion This laboratory research using sperm and egg cells from mice demonstrates the use of a system to produce targeted alterations in the DNA – a process the media like to call “genetic editing”. The editing happened just before the genetic material of the egg and sperm cell fuse together. The system makes use of an enzyme (Cas9) capable of cutting bonds within DNA, and a “guide” molecule targeting it to the correct genetic location. So far, the techniques have only been tested in animals, and for “editing out” a small number of genes. However, though this is very earl...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Source Type: news
Discovery of new signaling intermediates provides clues to novel therapies in pancreatitis
Signaling initiated by pancreatic digestive enzyme-producing (acinar) cells is essential to development of both pain and inflammation in pancreatitis, according to research. Pancreatitis is a common disorder that complicates many ailments, including cystic fibrosis and alcoholism. Few therapies exist, and management of the severe pain associated with inflammation is a major obstacle that often requires strong narcotics. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2015
At FasterCures, we are always thinking about ways to innovate the medical research system so that better treatments and cures get to patients faster. Read below to find out the top 10 issues and trends that we are watching this year: Crossing the aisle for cures. Kicking off 2015 will likely be the release of a draft of the 21st Century Cures legislation the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee has been developing under the leadership of Chairman Fred Upton and Representative Diana DeGette. The process itself has been a rare bright spot of comity and bipartisanship in the Congress, and a positive undertaking by memb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Diagnosis of Allergic Bronchopulmonary AspergillosisDiagnosis of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis occurs in patients with bronchial asthma or cystic fibrosis. This case series explores its clinical presentation and diagnostic challenges. Future Microbiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
KaloBios drops lung infection drug, shares plunge
(Reuters) - KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would discontinue the development of its drug for lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients after it failed in a mid-stage study, sending the company's shares down 62 percent in extended trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Op-Ed Contributor: Stop Subsidizing Big Pharma
Venture philanthropy risks benefiting companies, not patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By LLEWELLYN HINKES-JONES Tags: Copyrights and Copyright Violations Corporate Taxes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Science and Technology Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc Biotechnology and Bioengineering Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions Phi Source Type: news
Newborns screened for four additional genetic conditions
Same blood used to test for cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease will be usedRelated items from OnMedicaLeading the way with NHS Screening ProgrammesDoctors call for cardiac screening in the youngBabies with cystic fibrosis live longer in the EUNewborn screening for lethal genetic disorder worksBabies to be screened for rare inherited conditions (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 5, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
The Gift of Life
The worth and meaning of a gift do not come from the size of the box, its monetary value, or even the ribbon that adorns it. Its meaning comes from how it makes you feel inside as the recipient and as the giver. The greatest gifts are not boxes filled with things, but beautiful presents that hold so much more: love, kindness, selflessness, and gratitude. They all make up the beautiful gift of life. A Miraculous Gift I have received the most beautiful of gifts. This gift cannot fit in a box, nor can it merely be purchased: It is one of a kind and irreplaceable. What is this magnificent gift? My life. A month ago, cystic...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA Expands Use of Ivacaftor (Kalydeco) for Cystic FibrosisFDA Expands Use of Ivacaftor (Kalydeco) for Cystic Fibrosis
The agency has approved the CFTR potentiator for use in children aged 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis who have the R117H mutation. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news
Vertex cystic fibrosis drug approved for another 500 U.S. patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Kalydeco by Vertex Pharmaceuticals for use in about 500 more cystic fibrosis patients than previously. Kalydeco is the Boston pharmaceutical company's only approved drug, following it's decision last year to discontinue its hepatitis C drug due to competition. The drug is approved to treat several different gene mutations that cause the disease in about 1,150 patients who make up about 4 percent of CF patients in the U.S. The new approval for patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - December 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news
Cystic Fibrosis Market 2015 to 2019 Global New Research Report at...
Global Cystic Fibrosis Market 2015-2019 is a new industry research report which profiles key players like Actavis, Novartis, Gilead Sciences, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and F Hoffmann-La Roche.(PRWeb December 27, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cystic-fibrosis-market/research-2019/prweb12416068.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Cystic Fibrosis patient's festive wish to go swimming with friends and live to be a vet
EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Dein, from north London, has a simple wish this Christmas - she just wants to be well, like her little brother, Dylan, and sister, Jessica. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Commercial DNA Testing May Cause Harm, Scientific Studies Show (if You Read Through to the Study Limitations at the End)
A year after the US Food and Drug Administration urged 23andMe to stop the marketing of its personal genome test in the United States, the world's largest direct-to-consumer genetics company relaunched the test in Canada and the United Kingdom. "Find out how your genetics relate to things like abnormal blood clotting, cystic fibrosis or response to certain medications." [italics added] "Keep in mind that many conditions and traits are influenced by multiple factors. Our reports are intended for informational purposes only and do not diagnose disease or illness." The UK website of 23andMe opens with ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Resistance to anti-viral drug may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients
Following lung transplantation, resistance to the anti-viral drug ganciclovir may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients, scientists report. Ganciclovir is given to lung transplant patients to protect against a life-threatening virus that is common after transplantation, and reduces mortality due to the virus from 34 percent to between 3 and 6 percent. But between 5 percent and 10 percent of patients infected with the virus have strains that are resistant to the drug. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Resistance to anti-viral drug may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients
(Loyola University Health System) Following lung transplantation, resistance to the anti-viral drug ganciclovir may be more likely in cystic fibrosis patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Today's Patience Is Tomorrow's Possibility
Patience is not an entity in and of itself, but is a process, the act of learning to embrace a state of mind. It's something that must be practiced, embodied, and given room to grow. I must have patience for today, for the days ahead, and a steadfast appreciation for days past and how they have molded me. I would be foolish to tell all of you that I haven't had moments this week when I've lost sight of myself and felt a complete wreck: distraught with emotion for the future and the life I called my own a mere few weeks ago. The devastation that cystic fibrosis has caused in just a short time is unfathomable. I feel as if...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Uh Oh, It's Flu Season! What You Need to Know About Flu Vaccination
Media reports from just about every corner of the country are cautioning that Americans could be in for a particularly intense flu season this year, with many medical experts encouraging folks not to delay getting their flu shots. The flu season is not only here -- it could last until as late as May of next year according to the CDC. With this in mind, it is helpful to review a few basics that could help keep you, your family and your friends and neighbors feeling at their best during this winter's seasonal outbreaks of the flu. Who's at Risk? The flu is a respiratory infection that can cause serious, sometimes life-thr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Recent Advances in the Management of Cystic FibrosisRecent Advances in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis
What new therapies are available for the management of cystic fibrosis? Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news
DNA-screening test 23andMe launches in UK after US ban
The Google-backed genotyping service can screen for common genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anaemiaGenetic testing company 23andMe is launching its personal genome service in the UK after it was banned in the US.The service allows people to send their saliva in a testing kit to have their DNA screened for genes associated with certain inherited conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anaemia, and other genetic markers relating to parts of their lives and ancestry. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Gibbs Tags: Google Technology Science UK news Health Genetics Research and development Biology Healthcare industry Business NHS Source Type: news
Making the most of life with cystic fibrosis
The man who lives each day as if it's his last (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Dry Powder Inhalers in Cystic FibrosisDry Powder Inhalers in Cystic Fibrosis
Dry powder inhalers may improve patient adherence, but are they as clinically effective, safe and cost-effective as nebulized antibiotics? Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Don't expect the V Foundation to make a billion-dollar royalty deal a la the CFF
Don't expect the V Foundation to make a billion-dollar royalty deal anytime in the near future; that's not a part of its playbook. Last week, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sold royalty rights to drugs by Vertex Pharmaceuticals for $3.3 billion, or 17 times its revenue from 2012. In this case, the nonprofit acted like a venture capital group, investing $150 million in Vertex (Nasdaq: VRTX) 15 years ago to encourage the company, now based in Boston, to develop drugs for the deadly lung disease. With… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - November 25, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news
High Cost of New Drugs Weighs on Medicaid
A U.S. District Court case highlights brewing concerns over the high costs of specialty drugs such as Kalydeco, which was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2012 and treats some cystic fibrosis patients at an approximate annual cost of $300,000. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news
What Types of Patients Can Be Referred for Palliative Care Services?
Discussion Pediatric pallative care (PPC) is care for patients who have life-threatening conditions or need end of life care. The main stakeholders receiving PPC are the patients and all members of the family which may include siblings, grandparents and other members. Other stakeholders are the medical care team including ancillary staff at the hospital and other venues where the patient receives care. PPC is provided by an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, psychologists, chaplains/faith workers and others who assist families in four main areas: “…relieve sufferi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 24, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sells Drug's Rights for $3.3 Billion
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will receive $3.3 billion for selling the rights to drugs developed with its financial support in the biggest such royalty purchase ever. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - November 20, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news
Royalty Pharma buys royalties on Vertex Pharma drugs for $3.3 billion
(Reuters) - Pharmaceutical investment firm Royalty Pharma said it would buy royalties on Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's cystic fibrosis treatments from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for $3.3 billion in cash. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Deal by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Raises Cash and Some Concern
The foundation is to announce that it will receive $3.3 billion after it helped finance the development of drugs for the deadly lung disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANDREW POLLACK Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc VRTX NASDAQ Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Source Type: news
Cells' natural response to chronic protein misfolding may do more harm than good
(Scripps Research Institute) 'Protein misfolding' diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer's may be seriously exacerbated by the body's own response against that misfolding, according to a new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Chopin's Exhumed Heart Remains One Of The World's Strangest Classical Music Relics
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. He wanted the symbol of his soul to rest in the native land he pined for from self-imposed exile in France. Ever since, the composer's body has rested in peace at the famed Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris — while his heart has endured a wild journey of intrigue and adulation. First it was sealed in a jar of liquor believed to be cognac. Then it was smuggled into Warsaw past Russian border guards. Once in hi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Ferret genome sequenced, holds clues to respiratory diseases
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) The draft sequence of the ferret genome provides genetic information important to the study of respiratory disorders. Scientists are now able to examine the network of the animal's genes activated in response to various forms of influenza. Genetic analysis also shows that cystic fibrosis lung damage begins and significantly increases during the first days of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Photos from the two cover contest winners. Scott Spitz, left. Christina Lee, right. In October, 5,000 people took part in the Runner's World Half & Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As usual, I started the half-marathon in last place, stepping across the timing mat on a raw and windy Sunday morning to spend some time at the back of the pack, making my way forward to meet and encourage as many runners as possible. Around mile two, I met a woman named Madeline who, nine years ago to the day, had a brain tumor removed. She was celebrating the anniversary (and the fact that she's been cancer-free since) by donning sho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Canadians with cystic fibrosis living 20 years longer than they did two decades ago
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 14, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news