New study may point the way toward better treatment of autism

The so-called "love hormone" may be key to treating autism.

Autism has become one of the most important health issues of our time, with everyone from parents to physicians to certified medical assistants struggling to find a way to treat children who have been diagnosed with the syndrome. But now there appears to be one option that is making a…

Antibacterials are latest products to come under FDA scrutiny

It now appears that soap and water may be just as effective, if not more so, than antibacterial cleansers.

When you work in health care, no matter whether you’re a genetic researcher, certified medical assistant or a veterinary technician, in one way or another, you’re also a scientist.
Striving to improve patient outcomes is a constant exercise in using the scientific method – you observe,…

5 Memory tips for pharmacy technicians

Pharmacy technicians can use these tips to improve their memories.

Whether you are studying for your Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam or are already on the job, having a good memory is a requirement for having a career in pharmacy technology – after all, it’s important to remember the difference between the various prescriptions that you fill.1 If…

How to start a nurse mentoring program

Are you thinking about beginning a nurse mentoring program?

Throughout your nursing career, you will likely have many clinical instructors (also know as preceptors). Whenever you being a new job, take on a new specialty or a different role within the hospital, there will be someone to guide you through your new duties. However, having a mentor to inspire…

Organization tips for health care administrators

It's important to stay organized when you're a health care administrator.

If you’re thinking about a career as a health care administrator, it’s important that you have good organizational skills.1 Health care administrators are entrusted with the coordination of health and medical services. This encompasses a wide variety of duties, including creating work schedules,…

New veterinary hospitals opening throughout the country

The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago recently expanded its clinic.

Across the United States, veterinary clinics large and small are expanding their operations, leading to a greater need for registered and certified veterinary technicians.
With new procedures and care techniques being developed all the time, and a greater understanding of the science of…

What to wear to a medical assisting interview

Informational Interview

After earning a medical assisting degree you will begin the process of searching and interviewing for open positions. Medical assistants are generally responsible for many of the administrative tasks in doctors’ offices, such as scheduling appointments, which means they have lots of direct…