Depressed? You Have Options

Aspire

Depression is an illness. It’s not something you can just “snap out of” as those who are clearly unqualified to comment often say. It’s a mental illness that can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time; the recent untimely death of comedian Robin Williams brought depression and mental health to the…

Suicide Prevention 101

Suicide Help

Every college student should know what to watch for and how to get help
Robin Williams’s suicide was hard on everyone. In the weeks after his tragic death, the end of a long and heroic struggle with mental illness, one of my friends reached out to me to express her own thoughts about…

American teens forgo sunscreen

Sunscreen Heart

A decade-long study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that American teenagers are forgoing skin protection in the sun and are also still prone to using indoor tanning devices. The study highlights the need for educating adolescents about the dangers of skin…

Would You Step Up or Step Back In An Emergency?

CPR How To Adults

Imagine is someone collapsed on the floor in front of you – what would you do? Would you step up and take responsibility, or would you succumb to the bystander effect?
Carrington Students Step Up
Back in 2011 Lisa White, at the time a Pharmacy Technology student at our San Leandro, CA, campus,…

CPR 101

Be ready to respond when someone is in need.

Heaven forbid you ever find yourself in a position where you need to give someone cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR. However, if the situation calls for action, it’s important to be able to help an unresponsive person when their life is on the line. For those interested…

Stone Fruit Recall

Wawona Packing Company, based in California, has issued a voluntary recall on stone fruits including peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. The recall is due to possible listeria contamination and includes fruits sold at major grocery outlets including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sam’s…

Sleep benefits memory

Sleep to promote memory storage.

Staying up until dawn to cram in some last-minute studying? Pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Working late to get your pharmacy technician certificate? Congratulations, that type of dedication to your studies will assuredly help you achieve success, but don’t skip out on a good night’s…