Reader Teleconference: Will be announced soon.

Connect with others and get your questions answered from experts on a variety of topics related to living with a chronic illness.

To participate in the next Reader Teleconference, complete the registration form to be added to our email invitation list. register now

Picture of SamMichael Long


Let's Talk: Jessica Schexnayder

Jessica Schexnayder is an author and South Louisiana native living with neurologic and autoimmune disease. She is the GBS/CIDP Foundation International patient point of contact for Baton Rouge, La., and surrounding areas...
full article (pdf)

Shopping Guide to Aromatherapy Products

Product Guide

Protecting Your Pearly Whites

For Individuals diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency (PI), maintaining optimal oral health can be a challenge since their lack of antibodies or immune cells makes it difficult to fight infections, especially those impacting the mouth and gums... full article (pdf)

Chat conversation word balloons

Ask the Experts

Reader: Can Anything Be Done to Stop Pleuritic Pain Caused by Subcutaneous Immune Globulin (SCIG) Therapy?

Abbie: I spoke with one of our experts, and he said the side effects you describe are atypical for IG infusions, but may be a delayed type of inflammatory reaction ...
full article (pdf)

Meet the Staff

Cheryl Brooks
Assistant Editor

Abbie Cornett
Patient Advocate

Advisory Board

Bob Geng, MD, MA
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of California, San Diego

Terry O. Harville,

Medical Director Special Immunology Laboratory University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Todd Levine, MD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology University of Arizona

Fred Modell
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

Patient Advocate

Patient Advocate Abbie Cornett

Ask the Experts – Get answers from experts about issues related to immune-mediated diseases?

Advocacy Groups – Living with a chronic illness? Reach out, seek help and find a community.

Take Action – Everyone can advocate for healthcare treatment and reimbursement issues.

Share Your Story – Help others by sharing your experience with chronic illness!

Reader's Online Forum – Have your questions answered immediately from experts, through this live interactive forum

Disease States