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.
The second product of…

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…

Low blood pressure, also called hypotension, means a person’s blood pressure is lower than normal.  Most healthy adults may not have any signs or symptoms of low blood pressure unless it falls too low.  Symptoms may show if a person’s blood pressure falls below 90/60 or if the drop in blood…

Measles may be a somewhat forgotten disease, but every so often it comes back and gives medical professionals, including medical assistants, a scare. Although measles was eradicated from the United States in 20001, imported cases of the disease can affect those who are not immunized against it….

If you intend to use your medical assistant certificate to work in a podiatrist’s or orthopedic surgeon’s office, then you should take note of a new treatment emerging for plantar fasciitis.
A common condition, plantar fasciitis can cause chronic pain in the foot, and Tasnim News has reported…

Blood pressure is essential to life; we wouldn’t be alive without blood pressure. The reason for this is that blood pressure moves blood through your body, supplying all your organs with nutrients and oxygen. However, when blood pressure is too high or too low, you can experience serious health…