What to Know About Parkinson's Disease After Muhammad Ali's Death

Jun 04, 2016

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali died on Friday at 74, decades after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He had recently been admitted to a hospital in Arizona with serious respiratory issues, and family members rushed to his bedside as his condition deteriorated.

The Associated Press offers some answers to common questions about Parkinson's:

Q: What is Parkinson's?

A: Parkinson's is a neurologic disease that robs people of control over their movements. It typically starts with tremors, and is characterized by slow movement, a shuffling gait, stiff limbs, balance problems and slurred speech.

Read more from the AP.

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