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Posted on 19. October 2017

Medicare Open Enrollment Season Is Here

Individuals covered by Medicare can shop for new health and prescription drug plans that may save them money during Medicare’s annual open enrollment season. [More]
Posted on 5. October 2017

The Psychological Implications of "Everything, Everything"

Jodi Taub discusses the damaging implications of the movie "Everything, Everything," the portrayal of a girl who supposedly has been diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency. [More]
Posted on 21. September 2017

Two Ways to Get Your Medicare Benefits

At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man, and has been for nearly a decade. [More]
Posted on 7. September 2017

Happiness Happens?

While driving to the infusion center, I heard on the radio that today is “Happiness Happens” day. It made me pause to think. Happiness happens? No, it doesn’t. Little happiness fairies do not just follow us around blowing twinkling mood-enhancing pixie dust on us with their glittering wings while unicorns prance around leaving rainbows in their wake. [More]
Categories: Life With IG
Posted on 17. August 2017

A Little Infection Control Goes a Long Way

How to Protect Yourself from Infection While Immunosuppressed. Many medications taken for autoimmune diseases are intended to suppress the immune system, in some cases leaving people vulnerable to infections from microorganisms. [More]
Posted on 3. August 2017

How Medicare Covers Home Health Services

Home healthcare benefits covered by Medicare for patients that are homebound. [More]
Posted on 20. July 2017

A Zebra at Disney

The Immune Deficiency Foundation’s (IDF) National Conference helps patients and their families through education and research, while providing them with a wonderful social setting to interact with one another, physicians and sponsors. [More]
Posted on 6. July 2017

How Medicare Works with Other Insurance

This article explains the importance of coordinating benefits between private insurance and Medicare. If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running. Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. [More]