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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Cystic Fibrosis

Word! Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis

Say: SIS-tik fi-BRO-sus

You may know that you have mucus in your nose, mouth, and lungs, and that it helps keep you healthy. But kids with the condition cystic fibrosis have bodies that make thick, sticky mucus. This causes problems in their lungs and their digestive tract. The condition makes it hard for them to breathe and also to get the nutrition they need from their food.