NEW Patient Assistance Program

Have you heard about the NEW Patient Assistance Program that pays for vitamins? If not read on, as this outlines four important program areas: ELIGIBILITY, COVERAGE, ENROLLMENT and FULFILLMENT. • Who is ELIGIBILE for the Healthwell Foundation Patient Assistance Program? Persons with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (“CF”) Individuals cared for within the U.S. Patients.. read more →

Vitamin D Supplements

Are you taking vitamin D pills in addition to your daily CF multivitamin? If the answer is yes, you may want to ask your CF Center about taking MVW Complete Formulation® multivitamins with higher vitamin D. The higher D products are currently available as a softgel and will soon be available as a bubble gum.. read more →

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has long been known for it role in bone health. With optimal vitamin D your body can absorb and use calcium to keep bones and teeth strong and avoid becoming thin, brittle, and misshapen. Rickets, or bowed legs, is the result of too little vitamin D. Before milk was fortified with vitamin D.. read more →

Vitamin A

Let’s talk about vitamins. We all know the word “vitamins,” but what does it mean? What makes a nutrient a vitamin? The definition of a vitamin is: an essential nutrient that is different from protein, carbohydrate, and fats; it occurs naturally in foods in very small amounts; it cannot be made by the body; it.. read more →

Welcome to Nutrition Notes

Welcome to the first issue of Nutrition Notes. The goal of this column is to share nutrition information with patients and families. Look for something new each month.  The columns will be archived by topic. If you would like to suggest a topic for the column please email There is so much information available about nutrition,.. read more →