After a 30-year debate, the FDA has recommended a lift on the ban of blood donations from the homosexual community. For medical professionals, including medical assistants and lab technicians, this change will help provide additional treatment to their patients.
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Metabolic syndrome and its effects have long worried health professionals and medical assistants alike. New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that the conditions attached to metabolic syndrome now affect one-third of adults in the United…

06Graduates with a medical assistant education will interact with many people with differing degrees of cognitive health. The decline of brain function as people get older can lead to conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Researchers are working to find ways to improve one’s brain…

Certified medical assistants will come into contact with a number of diseases, especially the common types of cancer. Prostate cancer receives far less attention and publicity than breast cancer, even though the two diseases are parallel in the number of cases diagnosed each year.
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As a certified medical assistant, paying attention to new developments in the treatment of infectious diseases, like pneumonia, is important. According to a study​ published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, lymphatic pump treatment1​ may be an infection’s worst…

Keeping their patients in mind and using their pharmacy technology training, students have to stay up to date with new drugs that are being approved. A new asthma treatment called Breo Ellipta has been backed by the FDA for treatment of asthma in adults 18 and older.
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GlaxoSmithKline has designed the world’s first malaria vaccine, which could become available for certain populations as soon as October 2015. The shot, designated RTS, S, provides partial protection for up to four years and can be supported by a booster shot. While the efficacy of the vaccine…