Posts By: Joan Wincentsen

Myasthenia Gravis and Medications – Fall 2016 Patient Meeting

Saturday, October 29, 2016 Advocate Christ Hospital Conference Center, Entrance F 4440 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 NW corner of hospital campus at Kilbourn & 93rd Street Park in Lot E or use valet parking at Entrance F Speaker: Mitra Habibi, PharmD; College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago How crowded is your medicine chest?… 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 »

Strides Against MG Walk – Photos & Press!

The 4th Annual Strides Against MG Walk welcomed 250 participants on Sunday, June 5, at Berens Park in Elmhurst, Illinois.  The walk raised $21,000 for Conquer Myasthenia Gravis, a nonprofit organization that funds MG patient assistance and research, and provides patient education and support. See PRESS COVERAGE in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE! And MY SUBURBAN LIFE!   The… Read more »

Conquer MG: A New Name & Logo

On June 5, 2016, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois became known as Conquer Myasthenia Gravis (Conquer MG for short). Why? With this change we are updating our look to reflect our active, forward-thinking, patient-centered focus. It communicates our vision to wipe out MG, and our goal to provide expanded services in Illinois, northwest Indiana,… Read more »

Be Your Own Advocate – Paula’s Story

When myasthenia gravis patient Paula McGinnis tried to purchase her asthma medication in November 2015, the prescription was denied. Although she’d been doing well on this medication for 3-1/2 years, her insurance company required her to do “step therapy,” which in her case meant trying two other less costly medications and failing on each before… Read more »