A new study conducted by British researchers found that human papillomavirus can accurately be detected through a simple urine test. HPV, which is the most common sexually transmitted infection, can lead to cervical cancer and other major medical issues. This is good news, for in the past HPV…

A new study suggests that the prescription usage of anti-anxiety medication such as Valium and Xanax can potentially contribute to one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research found that benzodiazepine use for durations longer than six months doubled a person’s risk when compared to those…

If you read part one of our interview with Liza Long, you’ll know she is the manager of the Student Success Center at our Boise, ID, campus.
But Liza came to prominence at a national level after a blog she wrote in the wake of the Newtown shootings went viral. The post, titled “I am Adam Lanza’s…

In what’s considered a long overdue policy change, it is now possible for consumers to return unused prescription medications to pharmacies.¹
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it would permit individuals to bring back drugs designated as controlled substances, such as opioid…

Hello Carrington College!  Student blogger Chelsea checking in again. If you’ve been following my experiences over the last 6 months I hope they’re helping you on your journey, no matter what campus you’re at or what program you’re studying. Last time I mentioned that once I graduate, we hope…

Our colleague, Liza Long, is manager of the Student Success Center at our Boise, ID, campus. But do a Google search and you’ll discover that, in addition to her “day job” with us, Liza is also a mental health advocate, a published author, and a prominent blogger. You can read more about that…

The Food and Drug Administration has officially greenlit Contrave, a new drug that targets obesity and only one of three such medications to be approved by the organization in the past decade.1 The two other obesity pills, Qsymia and Belviq, were both approved by the FDA in 2012. Both of these…