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Love of life, work helps top boxing coach fight Parkinson's updated: Sat Dec 17 2011 07:22:00

There is a lot to be said for enjoying the work that you do.

A preaching 'genius' faces his toughest convertupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 16:38:00

Fred Craddock was a young preacher trying to find his voice when he received a call from his mother one day.

'The Champ' appeals to Iran to release hikersupdated: Tue May 24 2011 22:25:00

The two American hikers who have been held in Iran for nearly two years are pinning their hopes on a beloved sports hero who also is one of the America's best-known Muslims.

Michael J. Fox speaks out on Parkinson'supdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 12:48:00

Actor Michael J. Fox talks candidly with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about living with Parkinson's disease.

Michael J. Fox on Parkinson's and lifeupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 12:48:00

Editor's note: "Sanjay Gupta MD Reports: A Conversation with Michael J. Fox" airs at 6 p.m. ET Friday on CNN. A version of this story was originally published on September 29.

The stars of 'Love and Other Drugs'updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 12:02:00

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway talk about their new film and answer your iReport questions.

Investigators probe death of train passenger found by tracksupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 16:17:00

A train passenger found dead last week beside the tracks died from multiple injuries including a broken neck, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

Amtrak passenger found dead near tracks in Georgiaupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 20:00:00

Authorities are investigating the death of an Amtrak passenger whose body was found by railroad tracks in south Georgia hours after she was reported missing.

Other possible causes of hand tremorsupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 15:39:00

Last week, Dr. Otis Brawley answered Beth's question about whether her chemotherapy for breast cancer could be causing her hands to shake excessively. Now he looks at other reasons this might be happening.

CNN Student News: Daily Discussionupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 21:58:00

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Muhammad Ali visits ancestral home in Irelandupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 04:15:00

Legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali has visited the birthplace of his ancestors in Ireland, prompting thousands of well-wishers to line the streets of the town.

Ali's Irish heritageupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 04:15:00

Muhammad Ali visits Ireland to see the birthplace of his white great grandfather. ITN's Sally Biddulph reports.

Sing for Joyupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 05:40:00

The choir made up of singers with neurological conditions and carers, perform led by Carol Grimes and pianist Dorian Ford.

Music a 'mega-vitamin' for the brainupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 05:40:00

When Nina Temple was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000, then aged 44, she quickly became depressed, barely venturing out of her house as she struggled to come to terms with living with the chronic condition.

People.com: Ryan Reynolds Auctioning Premiere Ticketsupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 15:58:00

Bid on a chance to see his upcoming flicks, Wolverine and The Proposal, for a good cause

Actor Michael J. Fox opens up to Larry Kingupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 11:59:00

Actor, author and Parkinson's disease activist Michael J. Fox spoke with CNN's "Larry King Live" to be aired Thursday.

Obama lifting ban 'gratifying'updated: Thu Apr 09 2009 11:59:00

Larry King talks with Michael J. Fox about stem cell research. Watch the full interview tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

Brain implant better than meds for Parkinson's diseaseupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 20:58:00

People with Parkinson's disease who have a pacemaker-like device implanted in the brain spend an extra four-plus hours a day free of tremors and involuntary movements than they do on medication, according to the largest study of the treatment, which is known as deep brain stimulation.

Does jolting the brain fight deep depression?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 13:01:00

Long-term outcome research indicates that deep brain stimulation holds promise for the treatment of intractable major depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, a frequent companion illness. The technique targets a specific node in the cerebral cortex. When that one region is stimulated, the effects spread throughout the frontal lobe of the brain.

People.com: COVER SNEAK PEEK: Michael J. Fox Never Giving Up Hopeupdated: Sun Nov 30 2008 03:00:00

A decade after revealing his Parkinson's, he opens up about health, family and fighting for a cure

CNN Heroes: Meet the Blue Ribbon Panelupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 21:31:00

The selection of 2008's Top 10 CNN Heroes was made by a Blue Ribbon Panel of distinguished leaders and humanitarians. All of our judges are themselves heroes to others through their continuing commitment to public service.

CNN Heroes: Blue Ribbon Panelupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 21:31:00

A distinguished group of people took on the daunting job of deciding which CNN Heroes would make the final cut

People.com: Ryan Reynolds Gets Marriage Advice from Michael J. Foxupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 14:33:00

Scarlett Johansson's husband jokes about their rules for wedded bliss

People.com: Michael J. Fox Rocks Out with The Whoupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 13:22:00

The actor has a dream-come-true jam session at his Parkinson's fund-raiser

People.com: Ryan Reynolds Calls Running N.Y.C. Marathon 'Incredible'updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 12:38:00

"I'm still standing. I'm very excited about that," says the actor, who finished in less than four hours

People.com: Robert Redford 'Beyond Words' over Newman̢۪s Deathupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 08:07:00

Costars and politicians recall an actor who was the "ultimate cool guy"

Want to be a guinea pig?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:16:00

CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discusses the risks involved in medical trials.

Do you want to be a guinea pig?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:16:00

They want to pay me for the use of my body. No, I'm not vain, nor is anyone trying to push me into prostitution. They want me (and you) to be subjects in medical studies.

SI.com: Austin Murphy: Phinney celebrates his biggest win (so far)updated: Tue Apr 29 2008 10:13:00

Last Friday was a bad day for Parkinson's Disease.

Time.com: Why Science Can't Save the GOPupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 16:00:00

The stem-cell breakthrough doesn't make up for six years of hypocrisy and lost research

Time.com: Study: Estrogen May Fight Dementiaupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 16:00:00

Researchers are still figuring out the dangers and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, but two new studies give a boost to estrogen as a defense against dementia

Parkinson's cause still mostly a mysteryupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 18:53:00

It's estimated 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease are diagnosed each year in the United States. Dr. John Growden of Massachusetts General Hospital has been studying the condition for 25 years. He spoke with CNN about the incurable brain disorder.

Transcript: Former Chairman & CEO, NEXTupdated: Mon Nov 20 2006 04:46:00

British fashion retailer NEXT is a well known High Street name. Former chairman and chief executive David Jones has been widely credited with making it that way.

Ivins: The campaign of sleazeupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 17:11:00

It's a race to the bottom. For misinformation and cruelty, not to mention plain old dreadful manners, it is so hard to beat Rush Limbaugh. We can only measure the Great Blowhard against himself.

Molly Ivins: Going after the deadupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 17:29:00

It's nice to know that the investigative reporter Jack Anderson is still under investigation, although seriously dead.

Doctor's specialty is re-wiring brainupdated: Tue Mar 21 2006 15:16:00

Dr. Ali Rezai is a doctor of last resort.

'I had brain surgery while I was awake'updated: Mon Nov 07 2005 07:17:00

Rayilyn Brown, 69, has lived with the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease for nearly a decade. Two years ago, she underwent a treatment call deep brain stimulation, which, along with "brain pacemakers" have improved her quality of life. Here is her story:

Scientists grow brain cells in a dishupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 10:59:00

American scientists have discovered a way of creating new brain cells in a dish -- a breakthrough that could lead to treatments for conditions such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

Pope blesses jubilant Easter crowdupdated: Sun Mar 27 2005 05:06:00

An ailing Pope John Paul II has blessed tens of thousands of jubilant pilgrims and tourists marking Easter Sunday in St. Peter's Square by making the sign of the cross with his hand, but he was unable to speak.

Pope recovering well - Vaticanupdated: Mon Feb 28 2005 06:08:00

Pope John Paul II is recovering without complications in hospital following his tracheotomy operation, the Vatican has said.

Gupta: Anesthesia a concern for popeupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 15:21:00

Hours after Pope John Paul II was hospitalized with a relapse of flu symptoms, doctors performed a tracheotomy to ease the ailing pontiff's breathing, a Vatican source said late Thursday.

Money Magazine: Charity: More bang for your buckupdated: Thu Dec 23 2004 00:19:00

These eight charities are among the best at devoting the lion's share of donations to their programs while keeping fund-raising costs in check.

Money Magazine: Best Left TO Its Own Devices Medtronic, the No. 1 name in medical gadgetry, is as reliable as one of its pacemakers.updated: Sun Sep 01 2002 00:01:00

Medtronic's new CEO Art Collins has a tough act to follow. His predecessor, William George, transformed Medtronic from a simple pacemaker manufacturer into the world's largest diversified medical d...

Fortune: Celera, The Genome, And The Fruit-Fly Lady The race to decode the genome is all about making history, not getting dibs on a pot updated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

First, a confession: Weeks ago I grew weary of the relentless roll of journalistic drums about the imminent decoding of the human genome. Sure, it's biology's moon shot. True, it will pave the way ...

Fortune: I STOLE TO GET EVEN: YET ANOTHER CHARITY SCAMupdated: Mon Oct 30 1995 00:01:00

"I've disappointed a lot of people, mainly myself. I've destroyed my life." So ends the latest cautionary tale of charities with lax accounting practices, this time involving the American Parkinson...

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