A new biologic drug that will help treat rheumatoid arthritis has opened a discussion into the role of synthetic medications in today’s society.1 Cases of rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by the loss of joint function and mobility, are familiar to health care professionals and medical…

Just like people, our pets have blood pressure too and they also risk developing high blood pressure. While high blood pressure in humans can cause more serious health issues, high blood pressure in animals is usually associated with a more critical health issue, because hypertension is…

So our Guinness World RecordTM attempt has come and gone, but if you’re one of the 5,698 people who got a blood pressure reading on campus, do you know how to improve or maintain those blood pressure numbers? Here are some tricks on how to manage your blood pressure, no matter where you fall on…

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.
Journey to change
Originally…

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.
Knowledge…