2 trends in health care and what they mean for you

Whats Next Health Care

The health care landscape is quickly changing due to the Affordable Care Act—commonly called Obamacare. Since it was signed into legislation, this act has been the cause of a lot of buzz across the United States and is responsible for growing trends in 2014. You might be hearing a lot about…

The homeless and their health care needs

The homeless population in the U.S. needs access to medical care

More than 600,000 people in the United States are homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.1 That number takes into account all the individuals in the country that are living in shelters, their cars, on sidewalks or on heat grates. It also includes those individuals and…

H1N1 flu threatens most vulnerable populations

Certain people are more susceptible to the H1N1 virus

Doctors, medical assistants and nurses are all preparing to deal with the increase in cases of the H1N1 flu virus that has been spreading across the nation. According to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu,…

Patient-centered medical homes are gaining popularity

Patient-centered medical homes are replacing traditional doctor's offices

For students preparing to be medical assistants, nurses and doctors, one career option is to explore the growing trend in patient-centered medical homes. An increasing number of federally qualified health centers in the U.S. are providing patient-centered medical home (PCMH) options. In homes…

Carrington Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentines Day Card

Happy Valentine’s Day from Blue and Goldie! As a thank you from Carrington, check out these 8 free different valentine’s cards to woo that special someone! Simply print out as many valentines as you need, cut them out, and hand them out to your valentine!

How baby boomers will affect the health care industry in the U.S.

Baby boomers will change the face of American health care

Medical students in the U.S. today are the future face of the American health care system. As they study to become doctors, nurses and medical assistants, those interested in a career in health care should be aware of how the aging population in the U.S. will change the medical industry, and how…

How social media impacts the health care industry

How social media impacts patients' access to healthcare

The rise of social media in the world has affected many different aspects of our lives. From the way we communicate with others to how we shop, dine and travel, social media has impacted how efficient and informed we are. Its impact on the health care industry is evident as well. Mobile phones…