Take Control – How to Prevent High Blood Pressure

Some of the best jobs for millennials are in the field of health care.

If you read our post – High Blood Pressure – The Facts – you’ll know May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. You’ll also know that elevated blood pressure can increase a patient’s risk for heart disease or other serious illness. But you can help patients take steps to keep their…

Back pain is found to be leading cause of disability worldwide

The demand for physical therapists will increase

Employment for physical therapists is expected to grow 36 percent between 2012 and 2022, a number that is triple the average growth rate of all other occupations.1 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a greater demand for professionals who have completed a medical assisting…

High Blood Pressure – The Facts

A Snapshot - Blood Pressure in the U.S.

May is recognized as National High Blood Pressure Education Month; it’s a great opportunity for health care professionals, and Carrington College students, to raise awareness, educate, and engage patients about the topic.
High blood pressure (HBP) is often called the “silent killer” because many…

The power of massage therapy

Massage Therapist

Massage therapy has been around for hundreds of years. It’s a healing technique that helps people relax, treats injuries to muscles and tissue, and can calm and soothe anxious bodies. Massage therapists are trained to manipulate the soft tissue to improve circulation, relieve pain, rehabilitate…

The Complete Guide to Vaccines

Vaccines have been hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of medicine. The 20th century introduced several immensely successful vaccines to combat diseases such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, and measles. Other major accomplishments were the development of the polio…

Women with mental disabilities have increased risk of abuse

Studies show disabled women are more likely to be abused by partners

A new study by the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto has revealed that women who suffer from mental disabilities are more likely to experience abuse from a partner than women who were not limited by a psychological, emotional or mental health condition.1 This study was published in the BioMed…

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. ButĀ for the first time research into this integral element of childhood…