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Let's Talk: Jessica Goddard

At 17, Jessica Goddard is an outspoken and active high school honor student who teaches dance and serves as a primary immune deficiency (PI) disease advocate in her spare time. Although she's lived with common variable immune deficiency (CVID) her entire life, this fearless young woman has never let chronic illness define her or limit her goals...
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Protecting Patient Privacy at the Touch of a Button

Not long ago, file cabinets and fax machines were the high-tech vehicles used to store and share medical records. Then, healthcare providers began moving records to in-house servers. But, these days, most medical records are stored in the metaphorical sky or, in technological terminology, the cloud. In other words, electronic health records (EHRs) now live in... full article (pdf)

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Reader: Can IVIG Cause Hair Loss and Increase the TSH Level?

Abbie: According to one of our experts, a chronic lung infection increases side effects with IVIG infusions, particularly fevers, chills, back aches, body aches, loose stools and headaches, which may be worsened by ...
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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

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