IG Living Blog

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Posted on 27. October 2011

Five Tips for Living Well with Chronic Illness

I’ve had my share of chronic illness. In my early 20s, I was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a rare kidney disease that usually affects young boys. Weird. Then in my 30s, I came down with scleroderma. Never heard of that either. [More]
Posted on 20. October 2011

Giving Patients Direct Access to Test Results: Is It a Good Idea?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a change in federal regulations that would allow patients direct access to their laboratory test results. Good idea? Weigh in. [More]
Posted on 13. October 2011

We Tip Our Hats to Those Who Give

As patients living with immune globulin (IG)-mediated conditions, you know the amazing gift that you receive at each infusion. We pay tribute to those who roll up their sleeves to provide their precious plasma. [More]
Posted on 6. October 2011

Sickness and Suffering

There’s a big difference between a chronic illness and an acute one. With chronic illness there is no quick fix, and the emotional suffering linked to chronic disease can be just as bad as the physical symptoms. [More]
Posted on 29. September 2011

Double Check Your Medical Bills

Your probably double check your credit card bills. Do you apply the same diligence to medical bills? Maybe you should – did you know 8 out of 10 medical bills contain errors? [More]
Posted on 22. September 2011

All the Good Spots Are Taken

Disability placards are intended to help those who live with the limitations of chronic illness. Do you know your rights? They vary from state to state but you might be surprised by what’s available to you. [More]
Posted on 15. September 2011

Humanity and Grace

Aussie blogger Tiffany Tregenza’s young daughter depends on IVIG and the kindness of strangers who donate blood. She offers thanks for the humanity and grace of people who take the time to care. [More]
Posted on 8. September 2011

Putting a Face On an Invisible Disease

Those of us with an invisible, chronic disease would not wish our disease on anyone, yet when a well-known athlete goes public with the same disease, we secretly celebrate. [More]