Student Spotlight – Meet Andero Anderson

Medical Assisting Student Andero Anderson

Andero Anderson, age 56, is about to start his externship at Creekside Hospice in Las Vegas. Andero is close to completing the Medical Assisting program at our Las Vegas, NV, campus. A 13 year army veteran, Andero has discovered a love for medical assisting that he wasn’t really expecting to…

The Complete Guide to Vaccines

Vaccines have been hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of medicine. The 20th century introduced several immensely successful vaccines to combat diseases such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, and measles. Other major accomplishments were the development of the polio…

How medical students can influence the future of health care for depressed teens

Research has revealed several causes of depression in teens

Students interested in a career as a registered nurse or certified medical assistant should be prepared to encounter a wide variety of patients with many different symptoms and complaints. Nurses are most often the first point of contact for incoming patients, and are responsible for intake,…

Women with mental disabilities have increased risk of abuse

Studies show disabled women are more likely to be abused by partners

A new study by the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto has revealed that women who suffer from mental disabilities are more likely to experience abuse from a partner than women who were not limited by a psychological, emotional or mental health condition.1 This study was published in the BioMed…

How our waistlines are defined before birth

A mother's diet can greatly affect her child's weight

How a woman’s diet affects her unborn child has been the focus of studies for decades. Doctors, registered nurses and medical assistants have long counseled pregnant patients on the proper diet to keep the baby healthy. But for the first time research into this integral element of childhood…

Student Spotlight – Meet Kassandra Becerra

Medical Assisting Student Kassandra Becerra

Kassandra Becerra, aged 21, is coming to the end of the Medical Assisting program at our Mesquite, TX, campus. Having completed her classes, Kassandra is about to go out on her six week externship in the field. She enrolled and started the program in June last year.
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New findings reveal Tylenol may cause serious health problems for unborn babies

New findings reveal possible risks from Tylenol for pregnant women

The study of obstetrics and gynecology is a vital health care field and more doctors are relying on medical assistants and nurse practitioners to meet with and counsel female patients on proper baby care and personal health. One career path for students interested in treating women is to work…