IG Living Blog

Dedicated to bringing comprehensive healthcare information, immune globulin information, community lifestyle and reimbursement news.

Posted on 6. November 2014

IVIG 101

Many people begin IVIG therapy with little to no understanding of what it is and what it does. This blog, courtesy of NuFACTOR Pharmacy, provides a short tutorial on IVIG, its uses, infusion methods and side effects. [More]
Posted on 23. October 2014

Starting a Patient Support Group: A Rewarding Experience

IG Living patient advocate Abbie Cornett helped spearhead a new PANS/PANDAS patient support group. The meeting was attended by over 80 participants from four states! She shares how the event impacted her personally [More]
Posted on 9. October 2014

IVIG Side Effects: When to Seek Medical Attention

Understanding the most common, mild side effects of immune globulin (IG) therapy is important. This week’s blog explores some of the rare and more serious side effects patients should be aware of, and what to do about them. [More]
Posted on 25. September 2014

Third Place Essay Contest Winner - It's Not About Me

Third place essay contest winner Dawn Milberger pays tribute to her husband and caregiver in her winning essay, It’s Not About Me. [More]
Posted on 18. September 2014

2nd Place Essay Contest Winner - The Other Side of the Knife

Second place essay contest winner Andrea G. Witlin was a high-risk obstetrician covering labor and delivery before her diagnosis sidelined her career. Her winning essay describes her journey and her loss [More]
Posted on 11. September 2014

Side Effects of IG Therapy: How to Prevent and Manage Them

This week’s blog is brought to you by NuFACTOR Specialty Pharmacy. It discusses expected and unexpected side effects of immune globulin therapy and includes a handy reference chart. [More]
Posted on 29. August 2014

Specialty Tiers and the Chronically Ill

Patient advocate Abbie Cornett recently attended a webinar on the effects of specialty tiers and access to care for chronically ill patients. In today’s blog, she reports on her findings. [More]
Posted on 14. August 2014

Back to School with PI

It’s normal for parents to feel back-to-school jitters around this time of year. While our children may believe that summer is here to stay, we know better. School is just around the corner. And for many parents, that brings about a whole new set of questions and concerns: Is my son’s backpack big enough to hold his winter boots and his lunchbox? What’s so special about a No. 2 pencil, anyway? [More]