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Making Tough Treatment Decisions

When you’re seriously ill, how do you make choices? Who can step in if needed? Can you opt out of care? Reverend Clint Moore, PhD, addressed these questions for myasthenia gravis patients and family members at the Conquer MG Spring Patient Meeting in April, 2018. Highlights are below. Video clips of his presentation are on… Read more »

Men’s & Women’s Issues and Myasthenia Gravis

MG and its treatments can affect aspects of being a man or woman. We thank neurologist David Randall, DO, from Northshore Neurological Institute in Glenview, Illinois, for shedding light on these issues. He spoke at the Conquer MG Fall Patient Meeting in October, 2017. What follows are highlights from Dr. Randall’s talk. If you’d like… Read more »

Myasthenia Gravis & Drug Interactions

If you have myasthenia gravis, it’s not unusual to be taking multiple medications. How do those drugs interact with drugs for infection, pain, or other illnesses, or with the over-the-counter (OTC) medications and supplements that can be found in most people’s medicine chests? The topic of “Myasthenia Gravis and Drug Interactions” was addressed at Conquer… Read more »

Dr. J. Rowin: The Root Cause of Autoimmune Disease

 “Functional Medicine Approach to MG: Understanding and Treating the Root Cause of Disease” On May 1, 2016, 70 people were on hand to listen to Julie Rowin, MD, ABIHM, talk about the root causes of myasthenia gravis and other autoimmune diseases, at our Spring Patient Seminar in Elmhurst, Illinois. You can see a clip from… Read more »

Nutrition and Exercise Handouts – Fall 2014 Meeting

MGF of Illinois hosts two patient education meetings each year. The Fall 2014 meeting, titled “Practical Strategies for Living with MG,” addressed nutrition and exercise. Click to download the handouts from this meeting: Nutrition and Myasthenia Gravis MG and Physical Therapy Mediterranean Diet Sodium-Free-Flavoring-Tips Healthy Smoothies for MG Anti-Inflammatory food pyramid We gratefully acknowledge Palos… Read more »