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The pseudomonas and how to avoid it

The bacterium that most commonly infects the lungs of people living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a microorganism that is suitable for living in warm, humid environments. The lungs of most CF people become colonized by P. aeruginosa before their 10th birthday. The body’s response is sometimes an

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Depression and Psychological distress

Because chronic diseases often cause depression, it is not surprising that cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with higher rates of depression in adolescents and young adults. Having to deal with uncertainty, various treatment regimens, fear of infections and restrictions on lifestyle can cause feelings of helplessness and possibly lead to depression.

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Well Using Hand Sanitizer

Good hand washing practices are essential for protecting yourself and other people from the germs, chemicals, and dirt that can accumulate on your hands throughout the day. There are some situations where hand washing is necessary, but you may be able to use hand sanitizer, as Purell, if your hands

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How to Kill Norovirus

Norovirus is a contagious virus that affects many people each year. You can get norovirus through interaction with an infected person, by eating contaminated food, touching contaminated surfaces, or drinking contaminated water. However, there are ways to kill norovirus before it infects you. To do this, you will have to

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