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But he recovered quickly to celebrate with a group of nearly 30 friends and co-runners from Texas, who accompanied him to Bellingham, Washington, to witness an achievement that would have been unimaginable a few years ago.In 1998, he was diagnosed with MS, an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system and produces various impairments, including difficulty walking."My MRIs were consistent with someone who should be in a wheelchair," Finney said.The diagnosis in 1998 by a doctor in Washington, D.C.,pink bandage dress, was discouraging for the 6-foot-4 software test engineer,moncler jackets outlet, who had recently taken up running to shed some weight from his then-300-pound frame.Finney was directed to "take my medicine and take it easy,herve leger bandage dress," but he refused to follow that advice.Instead, he returned to a regimen of moderate running, which he continued when he relocated from the nation's capital to the Dallas area in 2000.By 2004, however, the disease had left him unable to walk. But unwilling to endure a life of infirmity, Finney managed to regain his ability to balance on two feet,moncler outlet sale, to walk - and eventually to run - through extensive rehabilitation therapy and new medications."The first year was a real struggle for me,moncler outlet canada," he said of returning to the running trails.
Researchers from Finland found that children introduced to certain foods later were more likely to become sensitized to them, increasing their risk of developing full-blown allergies.The American Academy of Pediatrics and other authorities on child health recommend babies be breastfed exclusively up to six months of age, at which time parents can begin introducing solid food.But there is evidence that this strategy may increase children's likelihood of developing allergic disease, Dr. Bright Nwaru of the University of Tampere and colleagues note in the journal Pediatrics.Concerns have also been raised that parents with allergies themselves may wait to introduce solid foods to their infants, which could "mask" the relationship between timing of food introduction and allergies, they point out.To investigate, the researchers looked at 994 children participating in a study of diabetes prevention.
Scott Eggener, a surgeon who specializes in prostate cancer at the University of Chicago.He said while not perfect, PSA screening has definitely saved lives, noting that widespread PSA screening in the United States has resulted in a 30 percent decrease in death rates when adjusted for men's ages.Several European clinical trials have also shown PSA screening saves lives, Eggener said."Put simply, when PSA screening is used, fewer men develop metastatic prostate cancer or die from it," he said.SEVERAL CAUSES OF HIGH PSAHigh or increasing levels of PSA can indicate an increased risk for prostate cancer, but elevated PSA levels can be caused by other things too, such as infections, an enlarged prostate or even recent ejaculation.Studies have shown that widespread use of PSA tests has resulted in high rates of false positives and overtreatment for cancers that might never have caused harm.And the treatments -- usually surgery and radiation -- are not benign. They often result in impotence and incontinence.Simply being diagnosed with prostate cancer can cause anxiety and harm.
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