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

Listen to the episode PI and Allergies.

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Let's Talk: Ashlee BeGell

Diagnosed with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) at the age of 4, Ashlee BeGell has relentlessly pushed past the limitations she faced growing up with chronic illness. As a young adult, Ashlee recently achieved her dream of becoming a registered pharmacist and is passionate about helping others learn to dream big and advocate for themselves… full article (pdf)

Product Guide: On the Road Again - With Food Allergies

Product Guide

On the Road Again - With Food Allergies

Peanuts hidden in a steaming bowl of Thai noodles. A deli sandwich piled high with turkey, avocado and cheese. One prawn discovered in a cup of hot-and-sour soup. These harmlesslooking dishes could lead to a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction for at least 32 million Americans. For people living with food allergies, traveling isn't easy because allergens are everywhere. Yet, while traveling with food allergies is challenging, there are ways to mitigate the risks and make travel both possible and pleasurable… full article (pdf)

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Ask the Experts

Reader: What is CVID, and How Do I Explain It To Others?

Abbie: CVID is one of more than 200 different forms of primary immune deficiency diseases affecting approximately 500,000 people in the United States. Specifically, it is a genetic disorder that affects the immune systems of approximately one out of every 25,000 people. People with this condition do not make enough antibodies (proteins that fight infections) in their blood, so they experience frequent infections. Symptoms of CVID vary widely from person to person, and they can range from mild to severe. Signs and symptoms of CVID include breathing problems, chronic cough, diarrhea that causes weight loss, ear infections, frequent sinus infections and… 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,

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