Let's Talk: Jasmine Ahumada
Jasmine Ahumada was an active 27-year-old with a career she loved when her life took a dramatic turn seven years ago. After chronic illness and a serious staph infection left her hospitalized and grappling for answers, Jasmine was eventually diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Unable to...
Avoiding Germs at the Gym
It's well known that exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, and for many of us, that can mean hitting the gym a few times a week. Unfortunately, gyms tend to be hotbeds of germ activity (did you know norovirus, which causes stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea, can survive for...
Ask the Experts
Reader: Can CVID cause elevated liver enzymes in children?
Abbie: I spoke with a physician who said that liver issues are not uncommon in patients with CVID. The causes - ethyl alcohol, medications, viral illness, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. - are typically the same as in the general population....
Meet the Staff
Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego
Erika Lawrence, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of Iowa
Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona
Co-founder of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Marc Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology University of California, San Diego
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