Autism Rocks and Autism Research

Autism Rocks is a charitable organization that’s devoted to educating people all over the planet about autism. Autism is a mental condition that’s characterized by trouble with communication and with establishing connections with other human beings. Signs of autism typically emerge during childhood. The aim of the organization isn’t only to educate people regarding the existence of the condition but also to raise money for its continued research. Autism Rocks is headquartered in the United Kingdom and was founded in 2014.

The charitable organization aims to help individuals who have autism by promoting a sense of community, encouraging recreational activities and sharing art. The organization organizes musical performances on a regular basis. They frequently recruit prominent musical acts for these performances. The objective in aligning with high-profile performers is to bring more attention to autism. Bringing more attention to the condition can help increase channels for raising money. The organization’s launch party was held in London, United Kingdom at the Cafe De Paris. This was on May 20th, 2014. Legendary musical artist Prince performed at the party. Prince was accompanied by 3RDEYEGIRL, his backing band. Established DJ Trevor Nelson also performed at the event. Autism Rocks had yet another exciting event several months later on September 28th, 2014. This event took place at KOKO, a concert venue located in London’s bustling Camden Town district. Rock ‘n roll superstar Lenny Kravitz was the main act at this event. DJ Fever also performed. Other big names that have performed at events for Autism Rocks include Drake, Michael Buble and Snoop Dogg. These concerts haven’t only taken place in London, either. They’re also taken place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Businessman Sanjay Shah is the mastermind behind Autism Rocks. He’s a prominent philanthropist and entrepreneur who is native to the United Kingdom. He was born in the autumn of 1970. He’s the owner of Solo Capital Partners LLP, as well. Shah currently lives in Dubai. He is the father to three children. Shah works as the organization’s CEO (Chief Executive Officer).

Charity has always been something that has been important to Shah. He regularly made donations via Plan International before starting Autism Rocks. These donations were to sponsor youngsters in India who were in need. His passion for the philanthropic world, however, skyrocketed in 2011. In 2011 he found out that his youngest son had autism. This diagnosis made Shah carefully think about what he could do to aid his little boy. After some time, he decided that the smartest option out there would be to concentrate on encouraging research and advancements within the autism field. Although Shah is the head of Autism Rocks, he also is on the Autism Research Trust as a trustee.

Sergio Cortes, Brazil healthcare

Brazil ranks 125 on the World Health Organization (WHO) list that is not so good for an emerging economic power, a popular tourist destination and especially the place where 2016 Olympics will be held. However, Doctor Sergio Cortes is one of the most experienced medical doctors in Brazil. Cortes has been in the industry for more than 25 years. He holds a degree in hip surgery. Cortes serves as the secretary of health in Brazil County. Recently Cortes was promoted by the president-elect as the minister of health in Rio De Janeiro after his commitment to uplifting people’s lives through his website, published in Portuguese. He has documented how to prevent debilitating diseases through living active, healthy lives. For example, 17% of the people in Brazil suffer from obesity, and it can be reduced by only walking he says.
Cortes, 44 years old, married with three children is expected to improve the health condition of the people in Brazil. Having served as a Brazilian volleyball team doctor for nine years(1994-2000), he understands how exercises are essential to the human body from experience. Cortes’s passion for working with other doctors at the international level to curb diseases that are brought by unhealthy living hasn’t gone unnoticed for he has received recognition from many.
He has listed swimming, yoga and pilates to prevent osteoporosis (a medical condition where the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue due to deficiency of calcium or vitamin D). The exercises will help in avoiding back pain, fatigue and improve body posture. The elimination of processed foods, cold drinks, and food in diet and drinking two liters of water daily is paramount to a human being wellness he says. He has worked on how to avoid ruining a child’s self-esteem and instead recommended ways to improve it. He has documented about new diseases like zika virus and Chikungunya fever, their symptoms, how are avoided and treated. Nobel Prize Committee have recognized his interest in the well-being of the people of Brazil as a candidate for the award in medicine.
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North American Spine Offers Spine Health Solution To Athletes

For most athletes, one of the most common sites of injury is the spine. A typical athlete, whether amateur or professional, places tremendous pressure on the spine. It does not matter if the sport is football, tennis, or running. In any sport, the spine absorbs a lot of pressure and stress from the physical activity as the athlete twists and turns his body, endures great impact, and stretches beyond his limits. As the body is subjected to this consistently extreme demand to perform, even the athletes in the best physical condition will eventually develop back pain and spine problems, especially at the lower spine.

To add to the problem, athletes often do not pay attention to their signs of injury. When they experience pain, they often take some pain medicine, bite the bullet, and continue in their sport. They avoid bringing attention to their pain because they do not want to be benched or be taken out of the game. In doing so, they do more harm to their bodies than good, until their back pain becomes so bad that they finally succumb to seeing a doctor.

Depending on the extent of the spine injuries, some injuries can be treated by physical therapy, by a series of chiropractic treatments, and perhaps by a course of medications. However, sometimes injuries are more extensive. In that case, surgery may be recommended.

The good news is that spinal surgery no longer needs to be an invasive procedure. North American Spine is a laser spine center in Texas that uses a minimally invasive spine surgery procedure called AccuraScope. This procedure uses a laser and a high definition camera no bigger than a coffee stirrer. The camera is inserted into a small incision on the spine and is moved up and down in order for the doctor to identify the site of injury. The laser is used to treat the problem. AccuraScope can be used to relieve pressure on nerves, to treat herniated or bulging discs, to treat arthritis, and other spine conditions. Patients experience little down time and recover much quicker.

To an athlete, being able to shorten recovery time without compromising healing is very important. They are often anxious to get back into competition. North American Spine understands the patient’s need to get back to normal life, especially for athletes. Their AccuraScope surgical procedure is an effective option for spine patients who do not want conventional spine surgery.

Sports Injuries Specialist Dr. Daniel Amen Helps Regular Joes, Too

Dr. Daniel Amen is an American psychiatrist, a brain disorder specialist director of the Amen Clinics and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s gained quite a bit of notoriety in the past for helping athletes. However, he’s quickly become America’s most popular psychiatrist helping out average Joes, too.

Amen Clinics offer medical services for patients with disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and more. His clinics use the single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as a diagnostic tool for identifying what he says are sub-categories of brain disorders.

Dr. Daniel Amen has done studies for the National Football League on brain injuries affecting professional athletes and he is also a post-concussion consultant. In 1978, he received his undergraduates degree in biology from Southern California College, then his doctorate in 1982 from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Daniel Amen completed his general psychiatric training in Washington, D.C. at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and his training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu for child and adolescent psychiatry. He then completed 200 hours of training at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine Education to obtain his radioactive materials license.
Dr. Daniel Amen then fulfilled the required 1,000 hours of reading scans under clinical supervision. Amen is also double board certified by the Neurology in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American Board of Psychiatry.

Amen’s uses SPECT scans of the brains activity to compare the activity of a patients brain to a healthy brain. Amen’s clinics have the world’s largest database for neuropsychiatry of functional brain scans. By 2009 Amen stated that he had scanned 50,000 people at a cost of about $170 million.

Dr. Daniel Amen says that he prescribes both non-medicative and medicative courses of treatment, depending on each case. He also conducts a before-and-after SPECT scan to assess how well the treatment is working.

Dr. Daniel Amen’s clinics provide brain scans for former and current National Football League players. Amen made the beginning diagnosis of brain damage in Tom Dempsey an NFL kicker. During medical scans and examinations, Amen discovered three holes in Dempsey’s brain and other damage. He has also diagnosis and provided therapy for Paul Kariya, a hockey player for his concussion issues and went on to advise him to retire which he did.