As computer use at work and home has increased for many people in recent years, so too have repetitive stress disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you work at a computer all day, for example as a medical billing and coding specialist or administrative assistant, you may experience…

As the increasing need for veterinarians in the U.S. continues to be on the rise, the types of animals veterinarians are attending to is beginning to become a more important issue. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the amount of licensed and practicing veterinarians will increase by 12…

After a 30-year debate, the FDA has recommended a lift on the ban of blood donations from the homosexual community. For medical professionals, including medical assistants and lab technicians, this change will help provide additional treatment to their patients.
Journey to change
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Certified medical assistants and other medical health professionals are always looking for ways to improve both their craft as well as their patient care. With the rise of telemedicine, or the exchange of medical information from one site to another via electronic communications1, the…

On May 21 2015, 17 Carrington College campuses across eight states came together to try and set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for recording the highest number of blood pressures in an eight hour period.
Despite a valiant effort from all involved, recording over 700 blood pressure readings…

Back pain is often associated with adults spending long hours in front of the computer, and can be caused by sedentary office jobs. But back pain is becoming increasingly common among children. What causes back pain in kids? Overloaded or improperly worn backpacks are often the culprit. In the…

A new study published in the journal Neurology found that people who are diagnosed with depression are at an increased risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease.1 A progressive disorder that affects the body’s nervous system, Parkinson’s is characterized by a gradual worsening of a person’s…