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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How to Successfully Exercise When You Have a Chronic Illness.

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Let's Talk: Robert Karp

Robert Karp is passionate about pursuing physical challenges, from paddle boarding, racquetball and tennis to scuba diving and skydiving. Diagnosed with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) in 1971 shortly after birth in South Africa, the full-time academic advisor has been living with X-linked CGD for more than five decades. Despite numerous severe health challenges early in life, Robert is adamant his diagnosis need not be a factor that limits his pursuit of joy and adventure, and says he is happiest when living life to the fullest.… full article (pdf)

Product Guide: Device Your Way Out of Pain

Product Guide

Device Your Way Out of Pain

TRYING TO get through the day while combating aches can be, well, quite a pain. Unfortunately, relief isn't always as simple as popping a few aspirin. And, while prescription medication can help, the side effects are too severe for some, and painkillers alone aren't enough for others. That's when medical devices enter the picture. When used either alone or in combination with prescribed medication and/or other therapies, many of these tools spell relief.… full article (pdf)

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Ask the Experts

Reader: Is It Possible a CVID Patient Won't Mount a Response to a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Abbie: My immunologist performed the IgG COVID-19 antibody test a month after I received my second COVID-19 vaccine, and it showed I had no antibodies to the virus. Prior to my first COVID-19 vaccine, I also had no antibodies. I have common variable immunodeficiency, which means I don't always mount a response to vaccines. Is it possible I didn't mount a response to the COVID-19 vaccine? My immunologist said the spike test would only give a number and would be useless.… 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