New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise

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…

A new study by researchers shows there may be a cure in the near future for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA.
The antibiotic-resistant bacterium is estimated to cost the United States’ healthcare system more than $2.5 billion dollars a year, according to the…

Avoiding Errors with Geriatric Care

As a certified medical assistant, you will have the opportunity to work in a wide array of settings and different fields. While each of these respective options will come with its own risks and rewards, part of working with infants or the elderly is accepting a certain degree of heightened…

Keytruda, a melanoma treatment developed by Merck & Co. Inc., has met its primary endpoints and therefore testing has stopped early, according to a news release from the pharmaceuticals company.1 
Merck is ending the research based on a recommendation from the study’s independent Data…

Chocolate lovers can rejoice with the news that scientists have developed a new process that makes chocolate sweeter and allows it to retain more antioxidants, according to a press release from the American Chemical Society.1 
On March 24, 2015, the researchers presented their findings at the…

If you’re reaching the point in your Carrington College program where you’re starting to think about how to get the first job in your new career, or if you’ve graduated and are looking to move to the next level, it’s time to start working on your own brand.
What is a Brand?
Brands were first…

Staff Spotlight – Meet Sharon Chambers

Sharon Chambers, Director of Tribal & Community Outreach, joined Carrington College back in 1987 when the school was called Apollo College.
She worked in enrollment services for nine years before briefly leaving for another opportunity; she returned to the Carrington flock in 1999 and has been…