E-cigarettes fall into regulatory gray area

Do e-cigarettes help people quit their traditional counterparts or get more people to start smoking?

Over the past few decades, there has been a nearly global push to get people to stop smoking. Government campaigns, higher taxes on cigarettes and advocacy efforts by health groups have all contributed to an overall reduction in the harmful habit.
However, the recent rise of e-cigarettes and…

Study: Diet soda won’t help you lose weight

According to a new study, diet soda can be detrimental to your health.

For those with careers in health care, like medical assisting and nursing, it’s important to keep up to date on new medical research so they can provide the best information possible to their patients. For college students who rely heavily on diet soda to stay awake during long study sessions,…

Study: Patients appreciate electronic communication

Patients appreciate electronic communication from their physicians, according to a new study.

Anyone with a career in health care, from nurses to those working in medical assisting, knows that technology is playing an increasingly important role in the field. While electronic medical and health records have long been discussed as a means of digitizing and improving health care, a new…

What to do if you don’t get the job

What to do

While anyone who has completed a practical nursing program or earned a medical assisting degree certainly has a better chance of quickly finding a job than most – the health care industry is expected to create 28 percent of the┬ánew jobs in the U.S. between 2010 and 20201 – on occasion, you may…

Affordable Care Act confuses some, lifts others

The Affordable Care Act has been confusing for some and a blessing for others.

As the health care exchanges that were set up under the Affordable Care Act continue to be haltingly implemented, millions of Americans are trying to understand their insurance options. It’s become a murky process for many, whether they had a policy previously or they are trying to sign up for a…

Alumni Spotlight – Meet Lorraine Blyden

Lorraine Blyden

Lorraine Blyden once thought she’d like to be a nurse, but when she realized she has a queasy stomach, she decided Medical Billing & Coding (MBC) would be a better fit. Lorraine successfully completed the MBC program at our Carrington College California San Leandro campus in September this…

Student Spotlight – Meet The Millers

Students The Millers

Meet the Millers – no, not the new TV show on CBS – we have our very own Millers at Carrington College. Jeff and Katherine Miller are a married couple studying the Medical Assisting program together at the Boise, Idaho, campus. They started the program on May 6th this year and they aim to finish…