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Neurology Practice heads to Sun City West and the neurologist icon returns home

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 24, 2014

Moving into their newest office on September 2, 2014. North Valley Neurology and Sleep announce that the west valley community will have a premier neurology group. The new office is located in Sun City West. The address is 14418 W Meeker Blvd., Suite 200, Sun City West, AZ 85375. This office will be staffed with Dr. Maninder S. Kahlon, neurologist, who has been the thriving force in the Sun City and Sun City West area for the last nineteen years. His expertise and experience along with his genuine caring demeanor makes him and North Valley Neurology and Sleep, the only choice for neurological needs. This office will also be home for two leading neuro-psychologists, Dr. Amy Knapp and Dr. Brian Klinck. They have been in the area for a few years and come highly recommended by the Primary Care Physicians in the area. Dr. Amir Buljina, a rehabilitation medicine physician, rounds out the group at this office. His treatment of patients both inpatient and outpatient will establish a great essential service for this group. The goal is to make North Valley Neurology and Sleep the one connection for all of anyone's neurological needs. Dr. Amandeep Sodhi stated that no patient or physician can do better than having their needs in neurology handled by this group.

Jeffrey S. Gitt, DO is the founder and president of this group that has been in the valley practicing and growing his corporation with patient satisfaction with good diagnosis and treatment plans. Dr Gitt has been nominated by his peers to receive the Top Doctor Award more than once over his career including this year. He is also a board certified sleep medicine physician and a certified specialist in multiple sclerosis. He speaks to many groups about multiple sclerosis including latest information regarding new treatment and studies. This is turning into an extremely excellent group of providers that I am honored to work and be established with, said Dr. Jeffrey Gitt and continued with our patients and the community will benefit immensely with this team.

This growth will continue into October 2014 with the opening of another location at 9305 W. Thomas Rd., Suite 385, Phoenix, AZ 85037. This office will be the main home for Dr. Swaraj Singh. He is board certified in vascular neurology and has been instrumental in further development of the stroke programs at four local hospitals in the west valley.

Dr Kahlon will also return to Sun City, AZ in October 2014 serving this community again at 13640 N. 99th Ave., Suite 400, Sun City, AZ 85351. His patients have been waiting for his return and he will be accepting new patients at this location as well.

These offices will have neurology, neuropsychology, and rehabilitation medicine along with pain management and neurosurgeon support for comprehensive medical care and treatment.The inspiration is to develop a group of multiple specialty physicians to emerge as a comprehension neuroscience organization to meet the community needs with those needs being the driving force and future.

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The Startup Thats Helping a Preeminent Research University with Clinical Trials for Chronic Pain

Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

When researchers at Canadas McGill University wanted to study the genetic factors affecting chronic pain, they turned to Open Health to help. The clinical study, developed by the McGill University Pain Center and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will rely on Open Healths customizable engagement platform to enable easier, faster data collection for researchers. Study participants will work with a user-friendly tablet-based questionnaire formatted on Open Healths platform to report their pain experiences.

We are excited to apply Open Healths technology to our clinical study protocol, as it allows us to collect data in a very efficient manner and in real time. The latter is especially important for pain research because pain is notorious for being variable during the day and human memory is notorious for being biased for pain reporting, says Professor Luda Diatchenko, McGill Universitys Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics.

Open Health is a mobile and web platform that harnesses the power of the quantified self movement , advanced big data gathering and analytics and pairs it with the community-building aspects of social networking.

OHN connects patients with peers, caregivers, friends and family, doctors and researchers via friendly, personalized mobile and web applications. Users log and analyze their diet, activity and other basic metrics, which helps them make more informed daily choices to support a higher quality of life, and, by relaying the data to their physicians and caregivers, enable close monitoring and support.

In addition to the clinical trials for pain, Open Health Platform powers Open Cancer Network application.

OHNs founder, Tatyana Kanzaveli, is herself a cancer survivor. It was the lack of available information and a feeling of powerlessness while undergoing treatment that spurred her to create Open Cancer Network and Open Health Network. For Tatyana, the collaboration between her startup and McGill researchers is the first step in unlocking the wealth of self-reported data thats missing from current medical research and disease management efforts.

We believe that information is our best weapon in the fight against chronic diseases such as cancer , Autism, Parkinson's, others and were committed to making patient data easier to report, collect and analyze. We are thrilled to have our configurable and customizable platform used in such an important area as the clinical study for chronic pain at McGill University. The open configurable platform enables any health organization to have their own mobile and web applications for areas such clinical trials, patient engagement, surveys, other data collection and analytics . Our plug and play modules allow total platform customization with a short turnaround time and without any coding.

You can help Open Cancer Network to serve more cancer patients via their IndieGoGo page.

Open Health Network is a San Francisco based startup that has developed a customizable web and mobile platform for patient engagement, health analytics and data gathering. The Open Health Network platform powers the Open Cancer Network, a patient engagement and self monitoring application aimed at cancer patients and their caregivers, families and treatment teams.

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Through STAR Center, Soft Clothing Donates Seamless Socks for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) can be overwhelmed because of their difficulty integrating information from their senses. Children with sensory challenges have difficulty when it comes to clothing textures, tags, exposed elastic bands, seams and itchy socks--just some of the obstacles facing children with special needs.

SPD is a neurological disorder that disrupts the way an individual processes and responds to sensations. Individuals with SPD may over- or under-respond to one or more sensations (e.g., a loud sound, or light touch), crave sensations or may have problems with motor skills and coordination.

STAR Center and Soft Clothing, a manufacturer of clothing specifically for kids with SPD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, have teamed up to provide 650 pairs of socks to children with SPD in the Phoenix area through Fiesta Pediatric Therapy, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona, a clinic providing Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy services for low-income families.

We applaud companies like Soft Clothing that not only recognize that SPD kids have unique needs but are such a generous community partner as well, said Sheryl Benjamin, Executive Director of STAR Center. We are thrilled to be able to include a deserving organization like Fiesta Pediatric that provides kids with special needs and their families resources to obtain services that they cannot otherwise afford.

STAR Center is based in Denver and through grants from the Arizona Community Foundation and other donors, it provides scholarships to help families in need for its specialized intensive therapy developed by leading researcher Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. Both a fundraising gala for STAR Center and an educational conference about SPD will take place November 7-8 in Tempe.

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STAR Center, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the premier treatment center for children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. STAR Center offers intensive "burst" treatment that research shows is effective in treating sensory issues. Parents are involved throughout the process so families can learn to create sensory lifestyles and continue to see progress after the formal treatment program ends. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Center and Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, is widely recognized as the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado clinic, visit

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Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

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STAR Center Announces Two New Programs to Build Social Awareness and Confidence in Kids

Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges launches two new programs for children who would benefit from therapeutic activities geared to improve social cognition and awareness. The programs are designed to benefit children who struggle socially or find making friends difficult, such as those with autism, ADHD or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and who can be moody, overly sensitive to noise, distracted in the classroom, overwhelmed on the playground, clumsy, overly aggressive or passive and withdrawn, to name just a few of the battles they face trying to get through each day.

The BRIDGE (Better Relationships, Interactions, Development and Growth through Engagement) Program is geared for children ages three and up who have had individual occupational or speech therapy and would benefit from fun therapeutic activities with another child, matched to increase social awareness skills and increase their ability to initiate play. Facilitated by STAR Center staff, the BRIDGE Program increases awareness of peers, builds turn taking and reinforces following a schedule and using routines for success in team activities.

The CREW (Communicating, Relationship-building, Exploring sensation, Working together) Program builds social cognition and awareness, communication, conversation and problem-solving skills in children ages 4 and up. Social skills lessons are taught within the context of games and play while meeting a childs individual sensory needs. The program is geared for verbal children that have basic peer awareness and would benefit from therapeutic activities to build reciprocal interactions. These positive experiences are foundational building blocks for a childs social development.

Social skills and development are critical to success in school and life, said Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of the STAR Center. These programs are designed specifically for kids with sensory issues so that they can transition from individual therapy to more extensive social interactions with confidence.

Enrollment for both programs is available at STAR Center. For more information visit or call 303-221-7827.

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