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Cystic Fibrosis & Your Child

Medical advances over the past decade mean that children with cystic fibrosis (CF) can live full lives. As one of 110 programs in the nation accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, our pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center has the expertise and innovation to give your child the best chance to flourish and thrive.

Treating Children With Cystic Fibrosis

We help your child both manage CF symptoms and maintain overall wellness. With the latest treatments and holistic support, we offer:

  • Strategies for getting physically active
  • Training and practice on keeping airways clear
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition guidance
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Financial coordination
  • Educational consultation
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Preparation and recovery through the lung transplant process

Why Nutrition Matters With Cystic Fibrosis

Children with CF cough less and have better lung function when they maintain a normal, healthy weight. Having adequate nutrition can be a crucial piece of your child's disease management. Our dieticians will work with you to develop and meet nutrition goals and help provide meal plans to get there.

Learn more about the effects of cystic fibrosis.

From Child to Adult: Care That Lasts

The advanced care and attention our team provides doesn't stop when your child reaches adulthood. Our adult Cystic Fibrosis Program is one of 96 accredited adult programs in the nation and one of three in Virginia. Here, we continue to provide the expertise your child needs to become a fully engaged and productive adult.

How Cystic Fibrosis Research Helps

Our ongoing research into cystic fibrosis treatments helps to develop new treatments for the future and give patients access to the latest advances.

Find out if your child could participate in any of the current clinical trials for pediatric cystic fibrosis. 

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