Certified medical assistants may want to take note of some recent developments pertaining to children’s medicine. It seems that a common mistake in administering liquid medications to children can lead to overdoses.
The problem appears to stem from misinterpreting instructions on medicine…

Congratulations to you, our Carrington College students and alumni, for choosing an admirable career field. Whether you’ve chosen to pursue a career in the field of health care, animal care, or criminal justice, you’ve picked an industry that you can be proud of.
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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…

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…