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ckmiletti Patient Expert

Mound, Minnesota
Hi from Minnesota. I have been living with PIDD for many years. I started treatment for CVID in 2004. I currently receive my IgG therapy by self-infusing, or using the Sub Q (subcutaneous) method. I have been feeling so much better since receiving IgG therapy. I feel like I have my life back,... Full Bio
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Trying to lose weight? From Harvard Medical by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Eating to boost energy The tried-and-true advice for healthful eating also applies to keeping your energy level high: eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of ... Read on »
Sun Damage and Sunscreen- Why it’s important by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Are you thinking about cosmetic surgery and wondering what to expect? Dr. Robert Kotler is a board certified cosmetic facial surgeon in Beverly Hills. He’s here to discu ... Read on »
Drink a cup of Joe for prevention of MRSA by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: July 13, 2011 Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD ; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medica ... Read on »
Melanoma - why are we seeing record numbers lately? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By Rachael Combe | July 11, 2011 Coco Chanel is credited (or blamed, depending on your perspective) for inventing tanning. Legend has it she got accide ... Read on »
Would you like your artwork to be on the CSL Holiday Card? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus We are searching for a creative, seasonal drawing to print on our 2011 holiday card this winter. So for the third straight year we’re hosting a contest to see just h ... Read on »
What to say to a chronically ill friend or family member by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus A terrific article from The New York Times addresses the worst things you can say to someone who is chronically ill, and offers some suggestions.  When you read this, you ... Read on »
A terrific way to relax when stressed by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Fill Your Lungs  From Yoga Journal In daily life, we rarely—if ever—breathe to the full extent of our lungs’ capability. That means we don’t utilize fully our ... Read on »
A Study on Fibromyalgia from the Mayo Clinic by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus 8Jun Following is an abstract from a published scientific article regarding medical costs associated with fibromyalgia and the impact of a brief multidisciplinary t ... Read on »
Is it a lump? Is it a boil? it’s a rare skin cancer- news from the National Cancer Institute by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus George Campbell in May 2005. A small bump on his left forearm would later be diagnosed as Merkel cell cancer. (Photo courtesy of George Campbell) In the spring of 20 ... Read on »
An Amazing Young Lady with PIDD by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus She puts her infusion needles aside, and ROCKS Dancing with the Stars.   Tayla Kelly - Bulletproof - Dancing with the stars - Week 9 Results show www.youtub ... Read on »
Vitamin D and Pneumonia- Mortality levels impacted- from Medscape by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Emma Hitt, PhD May 11, 2011 — A prospective study in patients with community-acquired pneumonia indicates an increased 30-day mortality in patients with severe 25-hy ... Read on »
Great news for Celiac patients by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Anyone who has received a positive celiac disease test knows that the disease can be extremely challenging to live with. It requires significant dietary sacrifices and i ... Read on »
Indoor tanning and melanoma- WHY RISK IT? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Indoor tanning now attracts about one million people every day — more than two-thirds of them women and most of them under age 30. Since 1980, while the incidence of many ... Read on »
Promising news in Gene Testing by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus 05/11/2011 Philadelphia, May 11, 2011 – A new genomics study, led by the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, sets the stage for th ... Read on »
Vitamin D and risk for lung infections for infants from the LATIMES by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog 5:20 PM PDT, May 9, 2011 We should get more vitamin D; no, we already get enough. A debate rages over ... Read on »
What does elevated IgE mean? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus From the Question of the Day from the AAAAI: My doctor said I have an elevated “IgE” level. What does that mean? Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody found o ... Read on »
Risk of infection with IV’s by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today Published: May 05, 2011 Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD ; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine ... Read on »
Tips for better health from the Mayo Clinic by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus 10 Tips for Better Health Yes, this means YOU   Eat fruit daily: Fruit offers a great source of antioxidants, which may help prevent cancer, cardiovascular d ... Read on »
ULCERS??- Info from the Mayo Clinic by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Getting Rid of Ulcer Pain ROCHESTER, Minn. — There’s no need to put up with gnawing stomach pain due to ulcers. Most peptic ulcers can be cured in a matter of weeks, ... Read on »
Genetic Counseling- when is it appropriate? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Genetic Counselors Offer Information, Support on Genetic Conditions ROCHESTER, Minn. — People dealing with a diagnosis of cancer or a genetic condition might benefit ... Read on »