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Posted on 15. February 2018

Top 24 Workplace Accommodations for Individuals with Autoimmune Conditions

Holly Bertone, who suffers from autoimmune diseases and has made it a passion to help others, explains the top 24 workplace accommodations for individuals with autoimmune conditions. [More]
Posted on 1. February 2018

Surviving Valentine’s Day with a Chronic Illness

Valentine's Day! Has there ever been a holiday more likely to bring disappointment for someone with a chronic illness? For weeks leading up to the day, we are bombarded with images of happy couples enjoying romantic diners, beautiful bouquets of flowers and, let's not forget, the chocolate! [More]
Posted on 18. January 2018

Should I Tell My Employer About My Autoimmune Condition?

Holly Bertone discusses when a person with a disability should inform their employer of their condition and what accommodation may be available. [More]
Posted on 4. January 2018

Is Autoimmune Disease a Disability?

Holy Bertone explains how an autoimmune disease is recognized as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and what protection a patient has under the law. [More]
Posted on 21. December 2017

How to Best Enjoy the Holidays Despite Chronic Illness

Do the upcoming holidays fill you with more dread than joy? Even for perfectly healthy people, the holidays can be stressful, but for those of us who have the added stress of chronic illness, we have additional worries about our health. Can we get through the season without getting sick? [More]
Posted on 7. December 2017


IG Living’s Patient Advocate Abbie Cornett explains the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI) for patients with chronic illness. [More]
Posted on 16. November 2017

Participating in Clinical Research

Abbie Cornett, IG Living’s patient advocate, discusses what things patients should consider before deciding to participate in a clinical trial. [More]
Posted on 2. November 2017

The Doctor-Delayed Diagnosis

As a patient advocate for people with rare and chronic diseases, I frequently hear about the long diagnostic process most patients go through. In fact, the average time to diagnosis for patients with rare diseases is 7.6 years in the United States, and the average number of doctors they see before being correctly diagnosed is eight. [More]