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Cystic Fibrosis

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Jennifer Wuersig

Advances in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Help Patients Live Longer and Better

Fifty years ago, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) had little hope of living long enough to become an adult. But advances in research and treatment for the disease have dramatically changed that outlook.

Mark Bionci

To Discover: Cystic Fibrosis Research

Mark Bionci is a Cystic Fibrosis patient who has been participating in clinical trials his entire life. Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.

Mary Rose Sessler stands with UH team members who performed her heart-lung transplant

Celebrating Life: 37-Year-Old Woman Receives Heart-Lung Transplant

Little victories – like simply going to the grocery store – are celebrated as part of patient’s second chance at life.

Kara King and fiancé Bob Pope

Double-Lung Transplant Gives Cystic Fibrosis Patient a Second Chance at Life

Born with cystic fibrosis, 33-year-old Kara King’s lungs began to rapidly fail after the birth of her son and a double lung transplant was the only treatment option. Learn more about the journey that saved her life.

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