Parkinson’s Disease

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Marijuana Research Projects Getting State Funding

Colorado was poised Wednesday to award more than $8 million for medical marijuana research, a step toward addressing complaints that little is known about pot’s medical potential.

12/17/2014

Marquis Burleson shows CBS4's Kathy Walsh how he can stand up. (credit: CBS)

Surgery Unlocks Muscles For Boy Trapped In His Own Body

It has been a year since a Colorado boy had brain surgery to help him with a rare movement disorder, and the results are remarkable.

09/02/2014

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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

CBS4's Kathy Walsh with Parkinson's patient Mike Cunningham (credit: CBS)

Parkinson’s And Exercise: CU Study Aims To Show Disease Progression

Some researchers in Colorado want to know if exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. They’re studying newly diagnosed patients who have not been placed on medication.

05/09/2014

YMCA volunteer Gary Sobol leads a Parkinson's Boot Camp (credit: CBS)

Parkinson’s Patients Get Moving To Fight Symptoms

A fitness boot camp in Boulder is catering to a different crowd, one that is exercising to fight the symptoms of a debilitating disease: Parkinson’s.

04/02/2014

Dave Dillon (credit: CBS)

Parkinson’s Patients Try New Therapy To Ease Symptoms

Parkinson’s patients are getting “Big and Loud” as they try to enjoy a better life. It’s a new therapy program to ease their symptoms.

09/10/2013

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Drag Racing Star From Denver Lives Slower Life In Washington

Alan Bockla used to put on fireproof underwear and blast down racetracks at record speeds. Handsome, fearless and a bit of a showoff, he was drag racing’s “King of the Rockies.”

09/10/2013

Ben Petrick talks with CBS4's Kathy Walsh (credit: CBS)

Parkinson’s Stole Rockies Star’s Career, But Not His Courage

A former Colorado Rockies player is sharing how his promising career was cut short by Parkinson’s disease.

08/29/2012

Ben Petrick with his wife Kelly (credit: CBS)

Former Rockie Beats The Odds, Gets His Life Back

When Ben Petrick began as a rookie for the Colorado Rockies in 1999 his future looked bright. But it didn’t work out in part because Petrick was starting to battle the early onset of Parkinson’s Disease.

04/25/2011

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