Alisha Alston has always been interested in the medical field. But it’s only recently that she started to explore a career in health care.
When she completed her Associate of Science degree in Health Studies in August, having earned her Certificate of Achievement in Medical Billing and Coding…

For a medical administrative assistant, it might be tough to keep track of the entire front office of a private practice. Generally, human memory seems to be inconsistent, at times leaving us forgetting where we placed our car keys or the topic of conversation. However, a new study conducted by…

Professionals with dental assistant degrees may help urge children to take advantage of proper dental services, especially during a time when a vast majority of today’s youth are forgoing preventive treatments. According to a Sept. 12 report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

A new study published in Current Biology found that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – a common antidepressant – can alter brain connectivity in a matter of hours. This is particularly interesting as antidepressants often have to be used for weeks before relieving symptoms of…

Thomas M. Howell, PT, MPT, is a full-time instructor in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at our Carrington College campus in Boise, Idaho. He joined Carrington in 2011. Tom is also the part-time Payment Specialist for the Idaho Physical Therapy Association (IPTA).
That role led…

Well folks, I did it! This is my last blog post before I leave Carrington College, having completed the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus. I’ll check back in one more time in a month or two so you can catch up on what I’m up to, but you can read my story from the start here if…

A new study published in the journal Anesthesiology found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can potentially reduce postoperative complications in patients undergoing surgery that experience obstructive sleep apnea.1 Sleep apnea is an underreported and under-diagnosed…