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…

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,…

Dentist ranked No.1 on Best Health Care Jobs list

Dental Hygienist and Assistants

Factors such as the aging baby boomer population and the increase in the number of people with chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity are driving up demand for health care professionals across all medical industries. One medical profession that is seeing major growth is dentistry. The need…

Student Spotlight – Meet Dori Thompson

Health Studies Student Dori Thompson

Having successfully completed the Medical Billing & Coding (MBC) Certificate program at our Carrington College Las Vegas, NV, campus, Dori enrolled in the Carrington College California online degree completion program in Health Studies in December. This online program allows Carrington College…

My Starting Point – Chelsea Ruiz

Starting Point - Chelsea Ruiz

Hello Carrington Flock, my name is Chelsea Ruiz and I’m excited to say that Carrington College is the Starting Point for my Health Care Career! I started the Medical Assisting program at the Tucson campus about a month ago and I’m excited that, as a student blogger, I’m going to be able to share…

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,…

Faculty Spotlight – Meet Kerry Matthews

MassageTherapy Program Director Kerry Matthews

We’d like to introduce you to Kerry Matthews, Massage Therapy Program Director at our Carrington College California San Leandro campus.
Kerry, thanks for your time today, how did you first get into massage therapy?
It was 15 years ago; I was 35 and working in the bakery at Safeway. I just felt…