Welcome to the State of Health

Welcome to the State of Health, patients put healthcare decision makers and thought leaders in the hot seat. Join Gunnar Esiason, a cystic fibrosis patient advocate and rare disease patient leader, as he rolls back the curtain on the healthcare system through conversations with political leaders, industry decision makers, thought leaders and, of course, patients....
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Breathe In Ep. #97 – Misdiagnosed

On this episode of Breathe In, Gunnar takes the day off and Tiffany takes over with a returning guest, Audrey Kostelec, 23 from Washington State. You may remember Audrey from the emergency podcast we had on FaceBook Live in March. This time we talk about Audrey and her CF journey. Audrey explains how she was...
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Breathe In Ep. #96 – The Triple Combo

A mere few days following the FDA’s approval of Trikafta, cystic fibrosis patients across the United States began dosing. This week’s podcast looks back at Gunnar’s time in the triple combo study. Think of this podcast as a follow to Gunnar’s blog. Gunnar talks about both the immediate and long term affects of having been...
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Breathe In Ep. #95 – Breathe In Fall

Gunnar and Tiffany welcome back the podcast after a brief (unplanned!) hiatus. Tiffany announces that she started working a new job and has begun living out her goal of working full time. Gunnar talks about fighting through a round a midterms in the first quarter MBA term. The duo chat about getting their flu shots,...
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Breathe In Ep. #94 – Self Care

After a few weeks off, Gunnar and Tiffany return to the podcast with Gunnar’s girlfriend, Darcy. This time, though, Darcy puts on her social worker hat and takes the podcast through a clinical lens into the world of self care. It’s established early on in the podcast that self care is a bit of a...
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Breathe In Ep. #93 – Pregnancy With Low Lung Function

Tiffany is joined by Ashlee Terwilliger, 35, with cystic fibrosis and a double lung transplant survivor. The two talk about Ashlee’s life growing up and how becoming a teacher affected her health and how she handled all the germs. As her health declined, she became pregnant and Ashlee takes us through being pregnant and labor with...
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