Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) Announces Extended hours at its New State-of-the-art Optometry Clinic in Pasadena

first_imgCommunity News Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) Announces Extended hours at its New State-of-the-art Optometry Clinic in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 12:11 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Today, Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) announces extended hours at its new state-of-the-art optometry clinic located in Pasadena. ChapCare’s optometry clinic provides comprehensive eye exams and a large selection of affordable eye glasses.The tidal wave of patients’ already taking advantage of ChapCare’s optometry services, for children and adults, has been overwhelming. In keeping with its guiding principles, ChapCare serves as the community safety net, by providing comprehensive primary healthcare services to low income and uninsured individuals and families. On July 6, 2015, ChapCare’s state-of-the-art optometry clinic will be open Monday – Friday, from 8:00am – 5:00pm, allowing families more flexibility in addressing their eye care needs.“Previously low- or no-cost optometry services have been very difficult to come by in the City of Pasadena,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s Chief Executive Officer. “As the only community health center in the Pasadena area we are happy to be able to expand access to this service for the residents of the City and its surrounding communities.”ChapCare’s new optometry clinic is located at 2055 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Chapcare provides low-or no-cost optometry services (Medi-Cal and Medicare). If you do not have insurance or have a plan we do not accept, eye exams and glasses are available at a low cost.For more information on ChapCare’s optometry services, please call (800) 775-9322 or visit ChapCareCommunity Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) was founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and health care agencies to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents in Pasadena. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Today, ChapCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides health care services to countless under-insured and uninsured residents of the San Gabriel Valley. ChapCare operates 4 health centers in Pasadena, and 2 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte. ChapCare provides over 58,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 14,600 patients. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Limerick house prices drop by 13 per cent

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleShock at church robberyNext article40 jobs on way at Bunratty admin NewsLocal NewsLimerick house prices drop by 13 per centBy admin – January 4, 2013 554 center_img Email ASKING prices for Limerick properties plunged by a further 13 per cent in 2012, according to the latest report from property website Figures from the report for the last quarter in 2012 show that the average asking price in the city now stands at €155,000, the lowest of the five cities in Ireland. Asking prices in Waterford stood at €160,000, Galway at €185,000, Cork at €195,000 and Dublin at €236,000. On a more positive note, the average asking price for a three-bedroom semi-detached home in Limerick fell by 35 per cent from peak prices, the lowest price drop in the country as most counties saw prices fall by between 45 and 55 per cent. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Geraldine Leddin of GL Auctioneers in Limerick city believes that the property market may see some light at the end of the tunnel in 2013.She told Limerick Post: “We found that the back end of 2012 was good in terms of sales, people were buying. Maybe this was partly due to the mortgage interest relief being abolished, but there was definitely a buoyancy there that will hopefully continue in 2013. I think sometimes and can tend to portray the negative sides when there are some green shoots.”According to the 2012 report, asking prices in both Limerick city and county are down by over 45 per cent from peak Celtic tiger prices, with the average asking price in the county currently at about €154,000.The Daft report also revealed that 32 per cent of properties in Munster sell within four months.Overall, revealed that asking prices across the country fell by an average of 14.8 per cent, however the number of transactions increased by over 15 per cent.The average asking price nationally was €201,000 in 2012, down 51.5 per cent from peak boom prices.Angela Keegan, managing director of, noted that the moderation in the pace of decline, the increase in the number of transactions during 2012 and the establishment of the Property Price Register were all positives which could be built on.She added: “The varying ‘sale agreed’ times show that a two tier market is emerging, with times equivalent to three months in Limerick, four months in Dublin and 5.5 months in Galway. However the corresponding ‘sale agreed’ times elsewhere are 10.5 months in Munster, nine months in Ulster and Connacht and seven months in Leinster excluding Dublin.” reported that on average, four in ten properties across the country sell within four months, while the total stock of properties on the market nationwide is at 47,000, the lowest level since November 2007. Print Twitterlast_img read more

Boston Children’s Hospital to receive $1.5M grant to fight sickle cell disease

first_imgBoston Children’s Hospital will receive a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop more efficient gene therapy treatments for sickle cell disease, as well as methods to enable gene therapy to be used in developing regions of the world, where there are high rates of sickle cell disease.Sickle cell disease is a major public health concern in the developing world, leading to death or life-long morbidities. An estimated 275,000 infants worldwide are born annually with sickle cell disease, with more than half of those in developing countries dying in early childhood.Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s is currently running a clinical gene therapy trial for sickle cell disease which suppresses a gene called BCL11A, enabling patients to make a fetal, non-sickling form of hemoglobin.The gene therapy in this trial is ex vivo, a process that is costly, time intensive, and involves multiple complicated manufacturing steps, so it can’t be easily recreated in the developing world. Using this grant, David Williams, Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, chief scientific officer and senior vice president of Boston Children’s Hospital, and president of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, along with his colleagues, will conduct research to try to develop in vivo methods that can overcome the current bioengineering and manufacturing constraints.“Ultimately, an in vivo approach, in which a gene or inhibitory RNA is delivered directly to the body, is likely to be optimal for broadening global access to gene therapy for sickle cell disease,” Williams said.For this collaborative project Williams will be joined by Paula Hammond of the Koch Institute, Christian Brendel of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, Harvey Lodish of the Whitehead Institute, and David Scadden at Massachusetts General Hospital. Gene therapy for sickle cell disease passes key preclinical test Dialing down sickle cell disease Relatedcenter_img Decades-old discovery about fetal hemoglobin is on track for clinical trial in the coming year Study in mice says dialing up fetal hemoglobin may bring new therapieslast_img read more