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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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IDF MEETING IN KANSAS CITY by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Here’s hoping I see you at this meeting. CSL Behring will be there with so much great info for patients.   You will have the chance to learn about the new Sub Q Drug, ... Read on »
Vitamin D, Asthma and steroid use by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus DENVER, April 19 (UPI) — Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to increased asthma symptoms and greater use of medication among children, U.S. researchers say. Rese ... Read on »
Wonder why our health care premiums are so high? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus From FierceHealthCare 1. UnitedHealth’s Stephen Hemsley earned nearly $9 million in 2009, big pay increase over 2008 By Dan Bowman Comment | Forwa ... Read on »
IDF MEETING IN OMAHA by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus                   April 17, 2010 9:30 am - 2:00 pm IDF Patient Education Meeting - Omaha, NE Join us for a one-day educational meeting presented for individu ... Read on »
ALLERGIES AND US! by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By Elizabeth Landau, CNN April 9, 2010 1:31 p.m. EDT                  If you have allergies, keep the windows of your car and house closed and turn air condi ... Read on »
Vitamin D, Autoimmune, Sunshine, Skin Cancer and YOU by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus FYI – Some milk cartons make claims about levels of Vitamin D that are NOT accurate.  D3 is more expensive to produce (from animals) and D2 is from plants sources.   It’s ... Read on »
From Food Consumer- IS VITAMIN D A MIRACLE DRUG??? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus 04/04/2010 14:20:00 admin Font size: Vitamin D3 supplements may be as effective as flu vaccine at reducing the risk of flu during the winter, pa ... Read on »
Guide to Health Reform from Kaiser Health News by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By Phil Galewitz KHN Staff Writer Mar 26, 2010 The health-insurance overhaul package signed into law by President Obama is the most far-re ... Read on »
From FierceHealthCare- Deadly Hospital Infection Rates – is your hospital in here?? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus February 5, 2010 — 10:26am ET | By Dan Bowman While U.S. hospitals tend to be a mixed bag when it comes to central-line infection rates–which account for rou ... Read on »
AARP Lists THEIR top hospitals by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus WASHINGTON – The AARP has posted the results of a national survey in which physicians gave their top choices for “out-of-town” hospitals based on specialty. The l ... Read on »
What Hospitals are you most likely to make it out ALIVE? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus There are certainly some surprises here for me- and I’m sure there will be for you as well.             More than 150,000 Medicare patient deaths and 13,000 in ho ... Read on »
Better Health from Harvard by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus The secret to better health - exercise Whether you’re 9 or 90, abundant evidence shows exercise can enhance your health and well-being. But for many people, sedentary ... Read on »
GETTING RID OF MRSA?? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA Published: Dec 30, 2009 OSLO, Norway (AP) - Aker University Hospital is a dingy place to heal. The floors are streaked and scratc ... Read on »
New Patterns in H1N1 Deaths by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus SAO PAULO, Dec. 23 (UPI) — In a Brazilian study, 76 percent of the patients who died of H1N1 had underlying medical conditions such as heart disease or cancer, researchers ... Read on »
The Importance of Vitamin D Levels by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus This has been a topic of much discussion the last several months.   Here is a medical article that goes into depth regarding the importance of Vitamin D. Thomas L. L ... Read on »
H1N1 and Immunocompromised Patient Care from the CDC by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Updated Interim Recommendations: Special Considerations for Clinicians Regarding 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Severely Immunosuppressed Patients December 16, 2009, 11:30 AM ... Read on »
Contact your Senator TODAY- from the IDF by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Contact Your Senators! Urgent! Ask Your Senators to Support Kerry/Wyden et. al IVIG Amendment! Take Action! Your help is needed! This could be our la ... Read on »
BioRx offers new drug for HAE by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus BioRx Offers Berinert ® to Patients with Hereditary Angioedema Cincinnati, Ohio (December 7, 2009) BioRx, a specialty pharmacy company, has been named one of a smal ... Read on »
H1N1 attacks the lungs- from CNN by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus H1N1 virus attacks deep into the lungs By Stephanie Smith, CNN Medical Producer December 8, 2009 4:18 p.m. EST Damaged lung tissue is seen as light gray and h ... Read on »
Latest update on H1N1 from the CDC by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Key Flu Indicators Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators in a report calle ... Read on »