How to stay focused on your studies during the holidays

When the holidays come around, it can be hard to focus on your studies.

Once the calendar turns to late October, it’s time to start celebrating some of the most popular holidays of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The weather is usually still crisp and cool in most places, people are excited to spend time with their friends and…

Birth control pills may lead to higher risk of glaucoma

Researchers have found a connection between birth control use and glaucoma.

Birth control pills have become ubiquitous in American culture, with millions of women taking them on a daily basis.1 For the most part, they are viewed as a vital part of women’s health, but a recent study has found that long-term use can lead to an increased risk of glaucoma, a leading cause…

The 4 best jobs for millennials

Some of the best jobs for millennials are in the field of health care.

Millennials (also known as Gen Y) are the generation comprised of people born between roughly 1980 and 2000. While there has been a lot of negative press for what has been termed the “me, me, me generation,” those who are familiar with the 20-something crowd tend to view them as hard working,…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Hey guys, my name is Mayra Ruiz Gallegos and this is my Starting Point. Just a couple of weeks ago I started the Pharmacy Technology program at the Carrington College Mesa campus. Over the next 10 months, I’ll be sharing my college journey with you through blog posts like this one. I’ll let you…

New heart attack risk calculator appears flawed

A new online tool that is supposed to help doctors calculate a patient's risk of heart attack has been experiencing problems.

Leading heart organizations in the United States recently released a new set of guidelines intended to clarify rules on reducing cholesterol. However, one of the key components of that effort – an online heart attack risk calculator – has been suffering through some early glitches, hampering the…

4 best entry-level jobs in health care

There are many exciting entry-level jobs in health care.

When beginning a career in health care, the odds are already pretty good that you’re going to find employment – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care is the fastest-growing job sector in the United States.1 However, many positions within the industry require years of education…

4 tips for making your college experience a happy one

Regular exercise is a key component of staying healthy while in college.

Earning a diploma and preparing yourself for a professional career are generally considered the two most important aspects of the college experience. At the same time, though, you’re going to want to make sure your time in school is happy and personally satisfying.
Here are a few tips you’ll…