Would you be a good pharmacy technician?

Would you make a good pharmacy technician?

If you are thinking about a career in pharmacy technology, it’s important to understand that the job requires more than simply counting tablets and¬†packaging and labeling prescriptions.1 Being a pharmacy technician also requires the ability to give good customer service, even when you’re in a…

ADHD diagnoses on the rise

ADHD medication prescriptions have gone up significantly in recent years.

According to the third National Survey on Children’s Health, which evaluated school children between the ages of 4 and 17 over the course of 2011 and 2012, there was a significant increase in the number of kids who were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) over the past…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos – First Day

Student Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Hey guys, It’s Mayra again, sharing some of my insights and experiences as I work through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus. In my last blog I talked a little about me, why I went back to school and the enrollment process – check it out if you missed it! Today I want to share…

Vets on the trail of mysterious dog virus

Vets in a couple of states have been tracking a mysterious illness afflicting dogs.

Veterinarians in New Jersey and Ohio have been reporting a rash of cases where dogs already vaccinated against the flu are coming down with related illnesses. However, while the stories are cause for concern, many vets who are handling the cases believe they are closing in on the cause of the…

Must-know tech terms for health care administrators

Health care administrators will need to be familiar with certain tech terms.

One of the main jobs of health care administrators is to help improve the efficiency and quality of medical care given by physicians, people with careers in medical assisting and other health care professionals.1 Increasingly, this means being tech savvy, because technology is changing the field…

FDA set to limit the use of antibiotics in farm animals

The FDA recently issued new guidelines on the use of antibiotics in livestock.

A major change is afoot in the world of public health, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently announced a move to limit the use of antibiotics, or antimicrobial drugs, in farm animals.1 The FDA’s announcement will have wide-ranging effects and could impact most health care…

How to improve medical office efficiency

Medical office managers can use these tips to improve efficiency.

Medical office managers are responsible for using their leadership skills to direct and coordinate the day-to-day operations of – you guessed it – medical offices. A key goal of effective medical office management¬†is to improve efficiency, but sometimes this is more easily said than done. To…