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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Let's Talk! Rory Duckworth

As the founder and owner of the Salt Lake Triathlon Club, Rory Duckworth has defied the odds when it comes to what is possible when living with an immune disease. He is a USA Triathlon-certified coach and Ironman-certified coach, with a passion for swimming, cycling, running and helping others. Rory has many local triathlon victories, including competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and he is ranked gold in the Ironman All World Athlete program. He is also an All-American Triathlete for the United States of America. Through his work as a coach and event organizer, Rory aims to create inclusive, supportive environments where everyone can experience the joy and personal growth that comes from crossing a finish line… full article (pdf)

Product Guide: Free Healthcare Resources

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Free Healthcare Resources

Asking for help isn’t easy. Some of us feel like we should be able to handle our situation on our own, and that if we ask for help, we’ll look weak or incompetent. Others have a need for independence that drives them to do things alone. And, sometimes, a little thing called pride gets in the way of asking for help. But when expenses are extraordinarily high, every penny counts, and finding help — especially when it’s free — is priceless… full article (pdf)

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Ask the Experts

Reader: Can IVIG Be Infused Somewhere Other Than in My Home to Treat CIDP?

Abbie: Leslie Vaughan, RPh, CSP, IgCP, and Michelle Greer, RN, IgCN, chief operations officer and executive vice president of sales, respectively, at Nufactor, a specialty infusion company, said the answer depends on the insurance provider, but most providers cover IVIG for CIDP in the home setting. However, it is important to know that some insurance providers prefer home infusion over infusion centers, whereas others don’t… full article (pdf)

Meet the Staff

Rachel Maier, MS
Associate 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