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MG Research Gets NIH Funding Boost

Conquer MG is excited to share news that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a team at the George Washington University (GW) $7.8 million to establish a rare disease network for myasthenia gravis. Conquer MG will join scientists and physicians from academic institutions, other patient advocacy groups, and biotech/pharma companies, to better understand… Read more »

Mindful Breathing – Simple but Powerful

by Julie Rowin, MD Modern science is catching up to the ancient wisdom of mindfulness and movement-based practices such as Meditation, Yoga, Breathing, Tai Chi and Qigong. These ancient techniques have plentiful scientific evidence backing beneficial effects as far reaching as improved psychological health, immune function, hormone balance and cognitive function. The Science Stress elevates… Read more »

Oct 27 Seminar – Clinical Trials and MG

  Sunday, October 27, 2019 FALL PATIENT SEMINAR “Myasthenia Gravis and Clinical Trials”  Rabia Malik, MD, Rush University Medical Center Angela Pontius, Ra Pharmaceuticals Palos Hospital Auditorium 12251 S. 80th Avenue, Palos Heights, IL Parking: Visitor Garage 2, Opposite Main Entrance (Click here)          “Prednisone has too many side effects. My MG… Read more »

IVIg, Plasma Exchange, and Emerging MG Treatments

On April 28, 2019, neurologist Ryan Jacobson, MD, Rush University Medical Center, spoke to 55 myasthenia gravis patients and friends at Conquer MG’s Spring Patient Seminar at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Jacobson compared several important MG treatments: IVIg, plasma exchange, and emerging therapies rituximab and eculizumab (Soliris®). Presentation highlights are below. Click to… Read more »

Viking 5K Raises Myasthenia Gravis Awareness

    The Viking 5K Fun Run/Walk welcomed 175 participants on Sunday, June 2, at Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton, Illinois.  The event raised $26,000 for Conquer Myasthenia Gravis. Conquer MG is an Elmhurst, Illinois-based nonprofit organization that funds MG patient assistance and research, and provides patient education and support. “It was a great day,”… Read more »