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Posted on 8. October 2010

It Must be My Fault

Instantly, the thoughts in my head ran full speed ahead, full of accusations and blame. Did I drink too much soda while I was pregnant? Was I exposed to lead paint? I didn’t eat enough veggies. Maybe I just didn’t make her eat enough veggies. [More]
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Posted on 1. October 2010

Friend or Faux

Beyond food, clothing and shelter, arguably the most basic human need is friendship. As humans, we need a true friend to share our hopes, dreams and sorrows with. But, for those with a chronic illness, a true friend is essential for positive health outcomes. [More]
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Categories: Life With IG
Posted on 24. September 2010

To the Naysayers of Healthcare Reform: Imagine Walking in the Shoes of a Patient with a Chronic Illness

Imagine being told that your insurance company was no longer going to cover the cost of your or a loved one’s immune globulin (IG) treatments? Either you’ve exceeded your yearly coverage limit, your son or daughter is getting ready to turn 18 and has no job with benefits, or you’ve just been sick too long, which means you’ve reached your lifetime cap - you’ve exceeded all available benefits. [More]
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Categories: Need to Know
Posted on 17. September 2010

Avoiding Trees

During the three years that I’ve worked for IG Living, I have had the opportunity to speak with many of you in the PIDD and neuropathy communities. Your knack for embracing life’s experiences with courage and resilience in the face of adversity is both humbling and inspiring. [More]
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Posted on 10. September 2010

Shaking the Stigma of Sickness

It’s always enlightening to read Facebook posts from our readers. A recent comment really got my attention: Responding to a question about how to educate others about chronic illness, one woman said she struggles with the stigma that accompanies long-term poor health, especially at work. [More]
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Categories: Life With IG
Posted on 3. September 2010

Having and Being a Forever Friend

A few years ago I was given some great advice pertaining to friendship. I was told that some friends come into our lives and are meant to be there forever, while others are only meant to be there for a season. When I first got this advice, I must admit I thought the person meant, literally, a season, like winter, spring, summer or fall. [More]
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Posted on 27. August 2010

Preauthorization Not Required

It can be a patient’s worst nightmare. Imagine having a medical procedure performed only to find out afterward that the insurance company won’t cover it. This seems to be happening more and more frequently. With medical costs skyrocketing, insurers often require preauthorization for expensive tests and procedures [More]
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Categories: Need to Know
Posted on 20. August 2010

Medical Short Hand

By Kris McFalls

Text messaging and Twitter have dramatically changed the way we spell, write and ta [More]
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Categories: Life With IG