Medical Tax Deductions – An Untapped Advantage

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The healthcare sector is increasingly gaining attention as healthcare reform is rolling out and healthcare costs are at an all-time high. For example, for the average American family of four, health costs rose from $18,074 in 2010 to $22,030 in 2013, which amounts to a whopping 22% increase in…

5 Easy Ways To De-Stress

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Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? A month-long national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, and to provide coping strategies. April 16 – not coincidentally the day after Tax Day – is National Stress Awareness Day; a great day to take a deep…

Alumni Spotlight – Meet Dori Thompson

Alumni Dori Thompson

Dori Thompson, aged 43, enrolled on the Medical Billing & Coding (MBC) program at our Carrington College Las Vegas, NV, campus in November 2012; she graduated in September 2013. She is currently enrolled in the online degree completion program, offered by Carrington College California, which…

Student Spotlight – Meet Andero Anderson

Medical Assisting Student Andero Anderson

Andero Anderson, age 56, is about to start his externship at Creekside Hospice in Las Vegas. Andero is close to completing the Medical Assisting program at our Las Vegas, NV, campus. A 13 year army veteran, Andero has discovered a love for medical assisting that he wasn’t really expecting to…

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…

How medical students can influence the future of health care for depressed teens

Research has revealed several causes of depression in teens

Students interested in a career as a registered nurse or certified medical assistant should be prepared to encounter a wide variety of patients with many different symptoms and complaints. Nurses are most often the first point of contact for incoming patients, and are responsible for intake,…

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…