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Bi J.,University of Connecticut | Gelernter J.,Yale University | Gelernter J.,Healthcare Center | Sun J.,University of Connecticut | And 2 more authors.
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics | Year: 2014

Because DSM-IV cocaine dependence (CD) is heterogeneous, it is not an optimal phenotype to identify genetic variation contributing to risk for cocaine use and related behaviors (CRBs). We used a cluster analytic method to differentiate homogeneous, highly heritable subtypes of CRBs and to compare their utility with that of the DSM-IV CD as traits for genetic association analysis. Clinical features of CRBs and co-occurring disorders were obtained via a poly-diagnostic interview administered to 9,965 participants in genetic studies of substance dependence. A subsample of subjects (N=3,443) were genotyped for 1,350 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) selected from 130 candidate genes related to addiction. Cluster analysis of clinical features of the sample yielded five subgroups, two of which were characterized by heavy cocaine use and high heritability: a heavy cocaine use, infrequent intravenous injection group and an early-onset, heavy cocaine use, high comorbidity group. The utility of these traits was compared with the CD diagnosis through association testing of 2,320 affected subjects and 480 cocaine-exposed controls. Analyses examined both single SNP (main) and SNP-SNP interaction (epistatic) effects, separately for African-Americans and European-Americans. The two derived subtypes showed more significant P values for 6 of 8 main effects and 7 of 8 epistatic effects. Variants in the CLOCK gene were significantly associated with the heavy cocaine use, infrequent intravenous injection group, but not with the DSM-IV diagnosis of CD. These results support the utility of subtypes based on CRBs to detect risk variants for cocaine addiction. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


SAN PABLO, Calif., March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Creekside Healthcare Center, an 80-bed skilled nursing facility in San Pablo, recently received a prestigious gold designation by the California Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Recognition Program.  Health Services Advisory Group, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization that is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is tasked with spearheading the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative in California.  The Collaborative is a five-year project that runs through July 31, 2019 and focuses on supporting the adoption of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement in skilled nursing facilities through collaborative learning and action networks.  Each participant facility receives a composite score comprised of 13 long-stay quality measures that represent larger systems within the long-term care setting.  Creekside Healthcare Center achieved a composite score which earned the facility a gold designation. “Creekside Healthcare Center is a model for compassionate care and compassionate leadership,” said Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, for Mariner Health Central, Inc.  “Creekside Healthcare Center Administrator, Janet Rotich, has not only led her team to a gold designation from the State, the facility also had a deficiency-free annual survey in 2016, has earned facility of the year twice and has been designated a 5 Star Facility by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  In recognition of her achievements, Ms. Rotich earned the American College of Healthcare Administrators Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award in 2015 and a Presidential Award in 2014.” Ms. Rotich, who has a Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University, stated, “At Creekside, we take a great deal of pride in the quality of care.  We love our residents, and I am proud of our team.  Creekside is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care in a pleasant, comfortable environment.  We focus on the people we serve and the care we provide. We are a family at Creekside Healthcare Center.” About Mariner Health Central, Inc. Mariner Health Central, Inc. operates under the trade name Mariner Health Care and provides operational, clinical and administrative support services to skilled nursing facilities in California. Mariner Health Central’s client facilities offer skilled nursing, rehabilitation, social and nutritional services, activity programs, and other related services.


SAN JOSE, Calif., March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skyline Healthcare Center, a 253 bed skilled nursing facility in San Jose, recently received a prestigious gold designation by the California Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Recognition Program.  Health Services Advisory Group, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization that is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is tasked with spearheading the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative in California.  The Collaborative is a five-year project that runs through July 31, 2019 and focuses on supporting the adoption of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement in skilled nursing facilities through collaborative learning and action networks.  Each participant facility receives a composite score comprised of 13 long-stay quality measures that represent larger systems within the long-term care setting.  Skyline Healthcare Center achieved a composite score which earned the facility a gold designation. “Skyline Healthcare Center is an example of the great things that can be accomplished when skilled nursing facilities commit to clinical and service excellence,” said Christine Zack, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, for Mariner Health Central, Inc.  “Recognizing that patients and their families are often introduced to skilled nursing facilities during a particularly stressful chapter in their lives, Mariner Health Central remains committed to providing the necessary support to its client skilled nursing facilities to facilitate the prioritization of quality empathetic care above all else.  While the entire Skyline Healthcare Center team received this designation because they have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the patient experience, Joseph Colcol, the facility Administrator, is particularly deserving of this recognition.” Mr. Colcol, who has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, started his career in healthcare as a Mechanical Plant Supervisor for a hospital in the Philippines.  In 1991, he moved to the United States and worked as an Environmental Services Manager for a skilled nursing facility from Monday through Friday, working weekends as a maintenance man at a second facility while also working full time for the United States Postal Service as a Mail Handler.  Mr. Colcol worked all three jobs for almost eight years but always wanted to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Mr. Colcol stated “I thought that to be a good Administrator, I should pursue nursing and squeeze it in between my hectic work schedule.”  All of Mr. Colcol’s hard work paid off when he graduated in 2001 with honors and passed the LVN board exam.  At that time, he gave up working for the Postal Service and continued working as an Environmental Services Manager in the morning and an LVN at night.  During that time period, he worked as a Charge Nurse, a Treatment Nurse, an MDS Assistant, and finally a Director of Staff Development. Mr. Colcol further noted “I was lucky to have Administrators who asked me to cover for other Departments when they were on vacation and I took advantage of learning what their job entails.”  In 2008, after giving an in-service on Activities of Daily Living in an Administrator and Director of Nurses meeting, Mr. Colcol was asked if he was interested in an open Administrator position in Hayward.  Eventually, Mr. Colcol became the Administrator of Skyline Healthcare Center where he won Administrator of the Year two years in a row and the facility was also given a Presidential Award for immediately helping victims of calamity during the recent hurricane in the Philippines. Today, Mr. Colcol remains committed to his patients, his employees and the long term care industry and affirms that “with all the changes in the healthcare industry, one thing remains constant at Skyline Healthcare Center. . . Quality of Care." About Mariner Health Central, Inc. Mariner Health Central, Inc. operates under the trade name Mariner Health Care and provides operational, clinical and administrative support services to skilled nursing facilities in California. Mariner Health Central’s client facilities offer skilled nursing, rehabilitation, social and nutritional services, activity programs, and other related services.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today announces that Danica Wilson, MD has joined its Chicago healthcare provider team. She will be serving patients at AHF’s Hyde Park Healthcare Center at 1515 E. 52nd Place and its South Side location at 2600 S. Michigan Ave that also includes a Wellness Clinic for walk-in STD testing. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN and received her medical degree from Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. She has served as a physician at Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago before joining Christian Community Health Center in 2014. Since 2015, Dr. Wilson has provided care at a private practice in Avondale. “I am so excited to join AHF and continue providing exceptional care to Chicago’s LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS,” said Dr. Wilson. “My goal is to help our patients achieve complete total wellness in their lives and empower them to stay in treatment and keep a positive attitude about their futures.” “As AHF continues to expand our operations in the U.S. and internationally, we are honored when we can have experienced and highly-regarded doctors like Dr. Wilson join our family to provide exceptional care to our patients,” said Donna Tempesta, vice president of AHF’s Northern Region. “Dr. Wilson’s appointment is also significant for AHF because it allows us to continue to leverage our local presence and expand our services to areas of greatest need in the Chicago area.” This month, AHF also announced its new partnership with CALOR, formerly a division of Anixter Center, to expand CALOR’s HIV/AIDS and STD services to the local Latino and Hispanic community. The organization has also partnered with the South Side Help Center since February 2015. According to the City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health 2015 HIV/STI Surveillance Report, the most recent report, while new HIV infection diagnoses are declining overall in Chicago, blacks and Latinos still have a higher new HIV infection rate than white residents. Also, since 2010, non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics have accounted for increasing proportions of gonorrhea infections and primary and secondary syphilis cases. For more information on AHF healthcare clinics, visit www.hivcare.org AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 678,000 individuals in 38 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare


Global Healthcare IT Integration Market New Report by Data Bridge Market Research Global Healthcare IT Integration Market, By Type (Products (Integration Engines, Integration Software), Services (Installation Services, Maintenance Services, Training), By End User (Hospitals, Radiology Centers, Diagnostic Laboratories, Cath Labs, Clinics, Others), By Applications (Medical Device Integration, Healthcare Center Integration), By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Rest of the World) – Trends and Forecast to 2022 Dallas, TX, October 28, 2016 --( The market is segmented on the basis of product, end user, applications and geography. Request for sample pages: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/reports/global-healthcare-it-integration-market-trends-and-forecast-to-2022/ On the basis of product the Healthcare IT market is segmented into products and services. The product segment includes integration engines or platforms and integration software. Services are further segmented into installation services, maintenance services and training services. On the basis of application the market is segmented into medical device integration and healthcare center integration. Based on end user the market is segmented into hospitals, radiology centers, diagnostic laboratories, cath labs, clinics and, others. Based on geography the market is segmented into geographical regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and rest of the world. The report of this market shares countries such as U.S. Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Belgium, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Japan, China, Singapore, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa. Read more: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/reports/global-healthcare-it-integration-market-trends-and-forecast-to-2022/ Global Healthcare IT Integration market report contains an in-depth profiling of the key market players, along with the recent developments (New product launches, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, and joint ventures) and strategies adopted by them to sustain and strengthen their positions in the market. The global players operating in this market are Carepoint Health, Oracle, AVI-SPL, Inc., Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Epic Systems Corporation, Qualcomm Life, Inc., Interfaceware, Inc., Orion Health, Quality Systems, Inc., Cerner Corporation, InterSystems Corporation, Infor, Inc., Orion Health, Summit Healthcare and Siemens and many others. About Data Bridge Market Research: Data Bridge set forth itself as an unconventional and neoteric Market research and consulting firm with unparalleled level of resilience and integrated approaches. We are determined to unearth the best market opportunities and foster efficient information for your business to thrive in the market. Data Bridge endeavors to provide appropriate solutions to the complex business challenges and initiates an effortless decision-making process. Dallas, TX, October 28, 2016 --( PR.com )-- The market for Healthcare It Integration is expected to reach USD 5.2 billion by 2022, growing at 11.8% during the forecast years to 2022.The market is segmented on the basis of product, end user, applications and geography.Request for sample pages: http://databridgemarketresearch.com/reports/global-healthcare-it-integration-market-trends-and-forecast-to-2022/On the basis of product the Healthcare IT market is segmented into products and services. The product segment includes integration engines or platforms and integration software. Services are further segmented into installation services, maintenance services and training services.On the basis of application the market is segmented into medical device integration and healthcare center integration.Based on end user the market is segmented into hospitals, radiology centers, diagnostic laboratories, cath labs, clinics and, others.Based on geography the market is segmented into geographical regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and rest of the world. 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Gelernter J.,Yale University | Gelernter J.,Healthcare Center | Sherva R.,Boston University | Koesterer R.,Boston University | And 5 more authors.
Molecular Psychiatry | Year: 2014

We report a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for cocaine dependence (CD) in three sets of African- and European-American subjects (AAs and EAs, respectively) to identify pathways, genes and alleles important in CD risk. The discovery GWAS data set (n=5697 subjects) was genotyped using the Illumina OmniQuad microarray (8 90 000 analyzed single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)). Additional genotypes were imputed based on the 1000 Genomes reference panel. Top-ranked findings were evaluated by incorporating information from publicly available GWAS data from 4063 subjects. Then, the most significant GWAS SNPs were genotyped in 2549 independent subjects. We observed one genome-wide-significant (GWS) result: rs2629540 at the FAM53B ('family with sequence similarity 53, member B') locus. This was supported in both AAs and EAs; P-value (meta-analysis of all samples)=4.28 × 10 -8. The gene maps to the same chromosomal region as the maximum peak we observed in a previous linkage study. NCOR2 (nuclear receptor corepressor 2) SNP rs150954431 was associated with P=1.19 × 10 -9 in the EA discovery sample. SNP rs2456778, which maps to CDK1 ('cyclin-dependent kinase 1'), was associated with cocaine-induced paranoia in AAs in the discovery sample only (P=4.68 × 10 -8). This is the first study to identify risk variants for CD using GWAS. Our results implicate novel risk loci and provide insights into potential therapeutic and prevention strategies. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited.


Xie P.,Yale University | Kranzler H.R.,University of Pennsylvania | Farrer L.,Boston University | Gelernter J.,Yale University | Gelernter J.,Healthcare Center
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics | Year: 2012

We reported that the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) moderates the effect of childhood adversity on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) risk [Xie et al. (2009); Arch Gen Psychiatry 66 (11): 1201-1209]. In the present study, we considered 5,178 subjects (a group with generally high substance dependence comorbidity, as for our previous study) using similar methodology to replicate our previous results. We used logistic regression analyses to explore the interaction effect of 5-HTTLPR genotype and childhood adversity on PTSD risk. We found that, as reported in our previous study, in individuals with childhood adversity, the presence of one or two copies of the S allele of 5-HTTLPR increased the risk to develop PTSD. This gene-environment interaction effect was present in European Americans (EAs), but not in African Americans (AAs; EAs, OR=1.49, 95% CI=1.07-2.08, P=0.019; AAs, OR=0.90, 95% CI=0.60-1.35, P=0.62). The statistical power to detect this interaction effect was increased when data were combined with those from our previous study [Xie et al. (2009); Arch Gen Psychiatry 66 (11): 1201-1209]. The findings reported here replicate those from our previous work, adding to a growing body of research demonstrating that the 5-HTTLPR genotype moderates risk for anxiety and depression phenotypes in the context of stress and adverse events. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


News Article | March 22, 2016
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"On March 10, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee held a news conference at the Good Neighbor Healthcare Center in the part of Houston she represents. The mayor and a bevy of other state and local officials stood behind her. "What we're doing here today is having an intense briefing on the Zika virus with health professionals, working with the mayor and the city of Houston, the state and the country, to formulate the kind of partnership that can respond immediately," said Jackson Lee, a Democrat. Then she stepped aside, as the mayor, the assembled health officials and civic minded clergy all delivered a version of the same message: The Zika virus is coming to Houston, and we'd better get ready."


News Article | December 13, 2016
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News Article | October 28, 2016
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Trinity Healthcare, LLC ("Trinity Healthcare") is pleased to announce that an affiliate acquired the real estate and assumed management of Sage Healthcare Center on March 1, 2015.

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