Though the harmful effects of cigarettes and tobacco products have long since been revealed, many Americans may have forgotten about the dangers of secondhand smoking.
While legislation in recent history has removed smoking options from public areas in many states and advertising has been…

Weight loss supplements and other dietary pills have long been a point of contention in the fields of pharmacy technology and public health. For policymakers, scientists, health officials and the common consumer, navigating the long list of untested or questionable ingredients included in such…

According to recent research examining global trends in meat consumption, antibiotics fed to animals used for meat are contributing to the potential for super bugs in the near future.
For medical professionals, such as certified pharmacy techs, this trend could be a much more urgent matter than…

Sandy Cisneros, a mom of five children, recently completed the Medical Assisting program at Carrington College in Portland, OR.
Prior to going back to school, Sandy had worked for a corporate bank for five years, but a couple of years ago she decided the time was right to make a change in her…

Certified medical assistants may want to take note of some recent developments pertaining to children’s medicine. It seems that a common mistake in administering liquid medications to children can lead to overdoses.
The problem appears to stem from misinterpreting instructions on medicine…

Congratulations to you, our Carrington College students and alumni, for choosing an admirable career field. Whether you’ve chosen to pursue a career in the field of health care, animal care, or criminal justice, you’ve picked an industry that you can be proud of.
What is it you’re looking…

An experimental Ebola vaccine has shown promise in the first clinical tests, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows. The vaccine, known as rVSV, was a collaboration between an international team of researchers, with all 200 test subjects located in the United States.
A…