Health

On pointe: Parkinson’s dance class eases symptoms

PHOENIX – Dance is Ed Coyoli’s passion.

Ed Coyoli is a classically trained dancer, and met his wife 45 years ago through dance.

Patients fight Parkinson’s with ballet

PHOENIX – Therapeutic ballet classes are helping patients with Parkinson’s disease ease symptoms.


Emergency responders want to train more people to aid trauma victims

PHOENIX – A Phoenix trauma surgeon who treated some victims of the Virginia Tech shooting said anyone can be taught to help save lives after a mass attack like the Orlando massacre.

Ankle trauma kit

‘Right to try’ advocates rally for access to experimental treatments

WASHINGTON - When Paul Rushin's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she underwent 18 weeks of chemotherapy before being told she was cancer-free. But in 2015, the cancer was back and had spread to her left hip, inoperable and leaving the Anthem woman facing chemotherapy for the rest of her life.


Phoenix resident brings unique health care perspective to D.C. summit

WASHINGTON - Of the thousands who flocked to Washington this week for the White House's United State of Women Summit, Phoenix native Grecia Magdaleno may have had a unique perspective.


Families at Parkinson’s center say Ali’s courage ‘gave us all inspiration’

PHOENIX — Karen O’Donnell may have only met Muhammad Ali twice, but Ali's efforts in the fight against Parkinson's disease have been invaluable to her and her husband, John, who has suffered from the disease for 23 years.

Dr. Abraham Lieberman, former director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

What you should know about Parkinson’s, the disease Muhammad Ali fought for 32 years

PHOENIX – Muhammad Ali, the boxing great and Paradise Valley resident who died Friday at age 74, lived with Parkinson’s for more than three decades.


3D-printed heart helps family cope with toddler’s lifetime of heart surgeries

PHOENIX – Just days after she was born, Jemma Starks nearly died. Surgeons have operated on her three times over her 2½ years to keep her heart beating.

A doctor, young girl and her mother