The United States sees a significant decline in HIV diagnoses

There has been a significant decline in HIV diagnoses in the U.S. over the last decade.

According to a new study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the diagnosis rate of HIV has fallen one-third over the last decade. It is estimated that over 35 million people are infected with the AIDS-causing disease globally, with over one million of those infected…

Fido’s Stay-Cation: Your Dog’s Answer to Heat Stroke Prevention

As temperatures rise this summer, billions are searching for easy and fun ways to beat the heat. Whether your plan is to hit the beach, travel abroad or lounge poolside with friends and family, you’ll want to make sure your four-legged friends can stay cool, hydrated and comfortable as well….

How to Use Social Media in Health Care: Q&A with Practicing Physician Kevin Pho

In May we launched a new series! Each month we are interviewing a leading expert who will help you prepare for your future career in health care.
For this month’s Q&A we spoke with Kevin Pho, founder and editor of KevinMD.com, a blog that shares stories and insights from those working in the…

My Starting Point – Chelsea Ruiz – Study & Homework Tips

MA Students in Tucson

Hi guys – Chelsea back again with my seventh blog! If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know that I’m studying Medical Assisting at the Carrington College Tucson campus. If you’ve not read them all, why not catch up here. Today I want to share some of my classroom and homework tips – at least…

Developments in Alzheimer’s Disease

New developments could prove beneficial in treating Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a deleterious disease caused by plague in the brain that hinders memory and other essential mental functions. Dementia can lead to a loss of intellectual and social skills, which can interfere with day-to-day life.1 There are many…

Student Spotlight – Meet Rochelle Holman (Boyl) 

Rochelle Holman (Boyl) First Day

Health Care Administration (HCA) student Rochelle Holman (Boyl) enrolled at the Carrington College California Citrus Heights campus after a trip to the grocery store. Rochelle, a recently divorced mother of five in her early 40s, has an inspirational story of faith, determination and…

The benefits of nanotechnology

A nanometer is one billionth of a meter.

Nanotechnology has a wide range of potential usages that could produce advancements in medical treatment, pharm tech, food transportation and the electronics industry. A nanometer, the scale used for nanotechnology, is one billionth of a meter. For a sense of scale, a sheet of paper is 100,000…