According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the U.S. is losing traction as a world leader in medical research due to a national decrease in funding.1 
The study particularly focused on the period of 2004 to 2012, in which other countries around the…

Football – love it or hate it, you can’t avoid it at the moment with the big game coming up. But you don’t have to play football to run the risk of suffering a concussion; just this past week two former professional wrestlers filed a lawsuit accusing their organization of ignoring the dangers of…

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is concerned with the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures. Essentially, dentistry is directed at oral care and dental health…

Anyone who has ever owned a cat for more than a few days understands that it can be difficult to get your furry little friend to do anything he or she doesn’t want to do. Cat medication and other types of antibiotics are often required to help your pet recover after surgery or sickness, to say…

A Historical Overview of Pharmacology

Definition
Pharmacology, a term derived from the Greek word pharmakon (“poison” in classic Greek, “drug” in modern Greek) is a branch of biology and medicine that is concerned with the study of drug action. Specifically, pharmacology is the examination of the interactions between a…

Student Spotlight – Meet Allison Land

Allison Land, 27, is a student at the Carrington College Boise campus. Allison is on track to complete the Medical Assisting program in April this year.
She hopes to walk the stage at a graduation ceremony in June; June is also her birthday month so that should give her two good reasons to…

Graduate Spotlight – Meet Brandon Milo

Brandon Milo, 26, graduated from the Health Care Administration program at the Carrington College Sacramento campus in July 2014. Brandon grew up in a small town in Calaveras County, California. Even though he loves the area, he knew he had to move to a bigger place to kick-start his life and…