Hi guys, it’s Mayra again – back to update you on my adventures on the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa, AZ, campus.
It’s been a while since my last post as I’ve been incredibly busy; if you’re a Carrington student or Alumni you’ll appreciate that I’m sure! I’ve started my extern already,…

The medical coding profession is going to see a complete overhaul with the implementation of ICD-10. The collection of disease codes is set to replace the current standard, ICD-9 no earlier than Oct. 1, 2015. This new deadline is the result of the latest in a series of delays that have been…

Mental illnesses, particularly schizophrenia, have seen relatively few advances in drug treatment over the past 50 years.1 This is largely due to our lack of understanding about what causes them. Therefore, it has been historically challenging to mitigate symptoms of diseases such as…

According to a new study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the diagnosis rate of HIV has fallen one-third over the last decade. It is estimated that over 35 million people are infected with the AIDS-causing disease globally, with over one million of those infected…

A new study published in The Lancet by a team of Australian researchers suggests that the popular pain-reliever acetaminophen has no effect on acute lower back pain. This over-the-counter drug has been widely recommended by medical professionals to deal with this condition. Lower back pain…

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…

Can you be a double alumni? I’ll have to look into that…but you can certainly be a double graduate! And that’s what Dori Thompson is about to become!
Dori graduated from the Medical Billing & Coding (MBC) program at our Las Vegas campus in September 2013. Next month she will graduate from the…