Depressed? You Have Options


Depression is an illness. It’s not something you can just “snap out of” as those who are clearly unqualified to comment often say. It’s a mental illness that can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time; the recent untimely death of comedian Robin Williams brought depression and mental health to the…

Suicide Prevention 101

Suicide Help

Every college student should know what to watch for and how to get help
Robin Williams’s suicide was hard on everyone. In the weeks after his tragic death, the end of a long and heroic struggle with mental illness, one of my friends reached out to me to express her own thoughts about…

The biology behind why some people manage stress worse than others


Some people stand up to stress while others struggle with it. But until recently, scientists did not greatly understand this so-called “stress gap.”
New research has pinpointed the molecular origins of stress in mice, and the results could contribute to better understanding the development of…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos – First Day At Externship

Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Hello Carrington Flock! It’s time for another update. The final six weeks of my Pharmacy Technology program is at an externship site; this post is about my first day!
I’m excited to be doing my externship at a family owned pharmacy in Tempe, AZ. We send medications out to assisted living homes…

American teens forgo sunscreen

Sunscreen Heart

A decade-long study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that American teenagers are forgoing skin protection in the sun and are also still prone to using indoor tanning devices. The study highlights the need for educating adolescents about the dangers of skin…

Would You Step Up or Step Back In An Emergency?

CPR How To Adults

Imagine is someone collapsed on the floor in front of you – what would you do? Would you step up and take responsibility, or would you succumb to the bystander effect?
Carrington Students Step Up
Back in 2011 Lisa White, at the time a Pharmacy Technology student at our San Leandro, CA, campus,…

PTA Grad ’14 Gets 800/800 – Meet Michael Cariño

Michael Cariño - PTA Graduate

Michael Cariño, 29, graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at the Las Vegas campus in May. He received the Distinguished Graduate Award and Award for Merit.
In July Michael passed the National Physical Therapist Examination (NPTE) PTA with a perfect score, and a week…