Parkinson’s disease

John Leonard Jr. underwent Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. (credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

NJ Man Says Special Procedure Gave Him Second Chance At Life After Parkinson’s Diagnosis

John Leonard Jr. of Brick was in disbelief when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease about 10 years ago.

05/28/2015

Kirk Gibson (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Baseball Great Kirk Gibson Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

“I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances, I could overcome those obstacles,” Gibson said.

04/28/2015

Muhammad & Maryum Ali

Listen: Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Describes His Parkinson’s Progression

Learn more about the disease and support research at the Parkinson’s Unity Walk this Saturday in Central Park.

04/21/2015

Joe D'Urso (right) and Peter Elkas (left) perform at CBS2 studios as a preview to the Light of Day Foundation's Winterfest (Credit: CBS2

Light Of Day Foundation’s Winterfest Raises Money For Parkinson’s Research

The Light of Day Foundation’s Winterfest main event is going on in Asbury Park, New Jersey Saturday.

01/17/2015

Lonnie Ali, Muhammad Ali and comedian Steve Martin attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (credit: Mike Moore/Getty Images for Fight Night)

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Released From Hospital

Muhammad Ali is home after being hospitalized with a severe urinary tract infection.

01/07/2015

These shoes under development at Columbia University are intended to keep people with Parkinson's disease from freezing up while walking. (Credit: CBS2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Testing Under Way For New Treatments For Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a brain ailment that has affected celebrities from Muhammad Ali to Michael J. Fox and Linda Ronstadt. There are medications that can help – and patients have been exploring new treatments.

11/25/2014

Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is hit by Dan Skuta #51 of the San Francisco 49ers and Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer’s, Dementia

The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

09/12/2014

Robin Williams committed suicide inside his California home on Aug. 11, 2014. He was 63.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Widow: Robin Williams Had Parkinson’s Disease

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his widow said in a statement released Thursday.

08/14/2014

(Photo Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)

What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

Gary McKeon

Body Of Missing Westchester Man Found By Worker In Wooded Area

A missing Westchester County man was found dead in a wooded area Thursday.

05/15/2014

Gary McKeon

Man With Dementia, Parkinson’s Missing From Westchester Home

Police on Saturday were looking for a man suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease who disappeared from his Westchester County home.

05/10/2014

Bob Benjamin and Garland Jeffreys sat down with CBS 2's Cindy Hsu to discuss 'Light of Day'. (Credit CBS 2)

All-Star Lineup Comes Together To Fight Parkinson’s Disease At ‘Light Of Day’

On Saturday, founder Bob Benjamin and singer/songwriter Garland Jeffreys sat down with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to discuss the event that has raised more than $2-million for research since 2000.

01/18/2014

Rehabilitation robots are helping paralyzed people get a move on. (Photo: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: High-Tech Rehab Robots Making Strides With Human Paralysis

These days robots do everything from manufacture cars and computers to disable bombs. We’ve even seen them in the operating room. Now, robots are helping paralyzed people get moving again.

12/26/2013

Doctor Examines Woman (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Over-The-Counter DNA Tests Could Save Lives

It has been suggested that a simple over-the-counter-test could save lives by predicting a user’s “future health”, but some say that the test could do more harm than good.

11/20/2013

Linda Ronstadt in 2008. (credit: Getty Images)

Linda Ronstadt Says She Has Parkinson’s Disease

The legendary singer said she was diagnosed with the degenerative disease eight months ago.

08/23/2013

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