CFLifeCare Blog

The Difference Between Retail And Specialty Pharmacy
Posted on October 19, 2015 in

Written by Richard Nguyen
Head Pharmacist, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy

What is the difference between a retail pharmacy and a specialty pharmacy? Aren’t all pharmacies the same-a place where people can get their medications? I get these questions quite frequently from friends, family, and others in the community. The simple answer is NO-retail pharmacies and specialty pharmacies are not the same thing. Now for the more complex answer…

Stephen
Posted on October 5, 2015 in Patient Spotlight

Stephen had Cystic Fibrosis and lived in Hawaii with his wife. He was a pro surfer and LA police officer.

Transition
Posted on September 29, 2015 in

A common problem that occurs with many people with CF happens during the time of transition when you turn 18 and become an adult, legally in charge of your own medical care.  In my experience as a Social Worker, one of two scenarios usually plays out.

How Exercise Changed My Life
Posted on September 29, 2015 in

Oftentimes people ask me how I keep myself healthy and how I have maintained my lung function over the years, when typically lung function decreases over time. There is a long list of things that I feel have contributed to my current health status, but at the top of the list is exercise.

Child with rocket nebulizer
Posted on September 29, 2015 in

As a parent of a child with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), I always fear the worst. Every time my son coughs, I think, “Is he ok? Is he catching a cold? Does he already have a cold? Is he going to culture Pseudomonas?” So many questions run through my mind. But I always hope for the best. I have confidence in my doctors, nurses, dietician, my husband and of course myself.

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