TV’s best nurse characters

Certain shows portray nursing much better than others.

Considering a career in nursing? For many, the first exposure they get to the nursing profession is through media depictions of the career on television shows, though these depictions may not be the most accurate. Before heading off to enroll in a nursing program, take a look at a few of the…

Will dentists soon be able to regenerate teeth?

Earning a dental assistant degree is a great way to help keep people smiling for the long haul. After all, dentistry is partially the art of preservation, a way of maintaining our teeth from the daily perils of food and drink, as well as unforeseen blows to the mouth. When an adult loses a…

Invisible Scars : National PTSD Awareness Month Shines Spotlight on Devastating Psychological Disorder

PTSD and Veterans

Every Monday evening in Nampa, Idaho, a group of twenty veterans gather to share stories and support. The men range in age from grizzled Vietnam warriors to young soldiers who have just returned from Afghanistan. On the night they invited me to visit, their leader and Warrior Pointe founder,…

What to know about the anti-vaccination movement

Immunizing infants is at the center of a heated debate.

One of the most-discussed topics in health care at the moment is the issue of vaccinations. Though required by law to vaccinate their children, many parents are citing personal or religious reasons as excuses to refuse immunizations.1 Consequently, the United States has seen several outbreaks of…

Dogs are More Effective at Detecting Prostate Cancer than the Leading Tests

Dogs are the best test for prostate cancer.

Man’s best friend just got a whole lot friendlier. Studies show that specially trained dogs are four times better than traditional testing methods when it comes to detecting prostate cancer cells in urine samples.1 A British charity called Medical Detection Dogs trains the friendly canines to…

Graduation Tips – 7 Interview Questions You May Face

Carrington Graduates

If your graduation is just around the corner, congratulations! You’re about ready to start your career!
You’ve probably already been working with your Carrington College campus Career Services team to develop a striking resume and improve your interview skills. But one of the best things to do…

Nursing home for dogs to open in Japan

Dog retirement homes might soon be the new norm.

The field of veterinary technology might soon see changes in the way elderly pets are cared for. The Japanese company Aeonpet Co., part of the larger Aeon supermarket chain, has announced it will officially be opening a retirement home for elderly dogs.1 The nursing facility hopes to address…