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Let's Talk: Whitney Ward

Weighing just 4 pounds 9 ounces at birth, Whitney Ward battled an endless array of health problems and endured multiple hospital visits as an infant and child, but doctors had no clue what was making her so sick...
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Flu Season Safety Tips

Influenza (flu) is a contagious viral disease that typically occurs during the fall and winter months, a period commonly referred to as flu season that often begins in October and November. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February and can last as late as... full article (pdf)

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Reader: Are IVIG Infusions Covered by Medicare to Treat Myasthenia Gravis?

Abbie: I have myasthenia gravis (MG), and I have been receiving intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) infusions since 2006 ...
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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

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Patient Advocate Abbie Cornett

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