How to become a registered nurse

Follow these tips for becoming a registered nurse.

Are you thinking about becoming a registered nurse? It’s a smart career move if you want to work in health care – employment for RNs is expected to grow by 26 percent between 2010 and 2020, which is 12 percent faster than average. Registered nurses are primarily responsible for providing and…

Study tips for aspiring medical assistants

As you prepare to take the certified medical assistant exam, use these study tips.

As you near the end of your medical assisting program, it’s time to start studying for the certified medical assistant exam offered by the American Association of Medical Students. While you don’t necessarily have to be certified in order to get hired, employers are more inclined to give you a…

Pharmacists play a pivotal role in patients’ recovery

Pharmacists play an important role in keeping us healthy

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a powerful way to recover from or avoid chronic illnesses. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, it is much more cost-effective to prevent chronic diseases than to treat them after they occur. In fact most chronic diseases could be…

How pets help people with depression

Pets can help people with depression

Every animal lover and pet owner understands the bond that is created when a furry friend enters their life. Many people consider their pets part of their family, and spare no expense making sure the animals are happy and healthy. That’s where veterinarians, vet techs and veterinary assistants…

Registered nurses are in high demand

Registered nurses are in high demand

Registered nurses and students enrolled in nursing programs can look forward to a bright future as their field expands in the next 10 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for registered nurses is expected to grow by 19 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than…

E-cigarettes are not the answer for smokers trying to quit

Respiratory therapists should be aware of risks of e-cigarettes

Individuals enrolled in medical assisting programs should consider a career in respiratory therapy. Respiratory therapists treat patients suffering from disorders affecting their breathing. Some causes of these disorders include complications with the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma,…

The Stranger You Know – Sexual Assault Awareness Month Brings Focus to a Painful, Violent, Pervasive Crime

Sexual Assault Awareness

In the movies, sexual assault looks like this: a dark alley, a beautiful young woman, and a stranger with a knife or gun. But in real life, sexual assault is all too common and usually involves someone you know.  In fact, more than two in three rapes are committed by a friend or acquaintance,…