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.
What made you choose Medical…

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…

Faculty Spotlight – Meet Ivan Grijalva

Carrington Faculty Ivan Grijalva

Ivan Grijalva is a Dental Assisting Instructor at our Tucson campus. Born & raised in Tucson, this is Ivan’s first teaching post after 8 years working as a Dental Assistant and Dental Technician. Ivan joined our faculty in October last year.
To get us started Ivan, tell us a little about your…

Risk factors that cause stroke in women

Women have different risk factors for stroke than men

Medical students interested in a career focused on brain health and the effects of stroke should be aware that stroke claims the lives of nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This fact means that on average, one person dies every four…

Tax Season – 12 Ways To Offset Education Costs

Tax Season

Yawn…It’s tax season…but don’t click away because you should read this! As a college student, you should want to take advantage of every possible tax credit or deduction you can find to save some money. All this information, from the IRS website*, is designed to help you, but always seek…

How nutritionists can combat cardiovascular diseases

Consumption of sugars is linked to cardiovascular diseases

Diet and nutrition are attracting more of a focus from health organizations and providers than ever before. Research and studies have been conducted to determine why the rate of obesity in the United States has risen so sharply in the last few years, and dieticians and nutritionists are integral…