As the anti-vaccination movement becomes more popular in certain regions of the country, it is important for medical professionals to provide patients with a wide range of information on the benefits of vaccines. Rumors and conspiracy theories regarding vaccinations encourage some parents to shy…

The emergence of superbugs could be a threat that alters the world of medicine as we know it, potentially throwing our society back into the Dark Ages. Fear not though, advancements in antibiotics are taking on these continually evolving microscopic monsters. As humans continue to fight…

We recently sat down for a chat with Kevin Pho, an internal medicine physician who specializes in health care social media. He is the co-author of the book Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.
Kevin is also the…

Heaven forbid you ever find yourself in a position where you need to give someone cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR. However, if the situation calls for action, it’s important to be able to help an unresponsive person when their life is on the line. For those interested…

Hi guys, it’s Mayra again – back to update you on my adventures on the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa, AZ, campus.
It’s been a while since my last post as I’ve been incredibly busy; if you’re a Carrington student or Alumni you’ll appreciate that I’m sure! I’ve started my extern already,…

The medical coding profession is going to see a complete overhaul with the implementation of ICD-10. The collection of disease codes is set to replace the current standard, ICD-9 no earlier than Oct. 1, 2015. This new deadline is the result of the latest in a series of delays that have been…

Mental illnesses, particularly schizophrenia, have seen relatively few advances in drug treatment over the past 50 years.1 This is largely due to our lack of understanding about what causes them. Therefore, it has been historically challenging to mitigate symptoms of diseases such as…