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: Tracy McIntyre
As a working mother of five, Tracy McIntyre is adept at juggling multiple responsibilities. When her youngest child Jakob was diagnosed with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) in 2022, Tracy rallied to get him the care that he needs, while also educating herself about living successfully with chronic illness. Her story, she hopes, will encourage and inspire other parents who are on similar journeys… full article (pdf)
Sweat It Out Safely
When COVID-19 hit in March 2020, gyms, yoga studios and other training centers shut their doors. Those who depended on these businesses to keep fit were suddenly at a loss — where would they sweat it out now? Enter the home gym. With desperation brings innovation, and suddenly exercisehungry individuals were discovering affordable ways to stay in shape within the safe confines of their home. What was once touted as a luxury for the wealthy became a common necessity almost overnight… full article (pdf)
Ask the Experts
Reader: Is it possible to get subcutaneous immune globulin medicines prescribed for more than one month when traveling internationally?
Abbie: Good point. While having a doctor's letter written in English will sufice in many countries, it is worthwhile to have it translated into the host country's language to avoid any confusion or delay. Before I answer your question about obtaining enough medicine to last longer than one month, I want to reiterate a couple of important points in my article. Prior to traveling outside the country, the U.S. Department of State recommends individuals confirm their current health insurance plan provides coverage in another country. When traveling, individuals should carry both their insurance policy identity card and a claim form… full article (pdf)
Meet the Staff
Ronale Tucker Rhodes, MS
Rachel Maier, MS
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
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
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Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN)
Primary Immune Deficiency Disease (PIDD)
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency