IG Living Advocate Podcast

Every quarter, IG Living will hold a podcast on a topic that affects those with autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders. Industry experts will share the latest immune globulin (IG) news and information and answer questions from our community.

Podcasts will cover topics such as the increased demand for IG products, Medicare, IG side effects, and reimbursement. more info

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Issues Geriatric Primary Immunodeficiency Patients Face When Accessing Care.

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Let's Talk: Aimee Thompson

Growing up, Aimee Thompson recalls spending so much time in and out of the hospital that she jokes she practically had her own wing. Years later, when multiple symptoms landed her in the Mayo Clinic, she finally got the answers she needed after being diagnosed with common variable immune deficiency (CVID). For Aimee, the experience helped her see that knowledge really is power. After learning the truth about her health challenges, she eventually found the courage to leave an abusive marriage and begin using her voice as a patient advocate… full article (pdf)

Product Guide: Keep Your Cool – Even When It’s Blazing Hot

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Keep Your Cool – Even When It’s Blazing Hot

What do you do you when the temps hit triple digits? For patients receiving immune globulin (IG) treatments — coupled with the hormonal and nerve imbalances caused by illnesses ranging from lupus and multiple sclerosis to chronic fatigue syndrome and Graves’ disease — maintaining a temperate environment takes more effort than simply turning up the AC… full article (pdf)

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Ask the Experts

Reader: Can SCIG Be Mixed with IVIG Infusions to Treat Flare-Ups?

Abbie: I have multifocal motor neuropathy. During flare-ups, is it possible to increase the dosing regimen of either a subcutaneous immune globulin (SCIG) product or an intravenous IG (IVIG) product? For instance, can SCIG infusions be increased to once every three or four days versus once-weekly, or can IVIG infusions be increased to weekly infusions versus bi-weekly? And, if treated with SCIG, is it possible to add IVIG as a booster during flare-ups?… 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,
MD, PhD

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