Bananas could be the new superfood

The new superfood

In the hopes of helping to solve the rampant vitamin A deficiency in East Africa, professor James Dale of the Queensland University of Technology is working to make bananas more rich in nutrients, essentially creating a superfood. Though Dale has been working on the project for some time, his…

5 Tips To Help Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain!

Tiffany M, Carrington Student and her Child

Carrington students don’t have to worry about the famous summer brain drain because our terms roll on every 6 weeks, all year long. You’re in a hurry to get your career started, and with a long July 4th weekend as your only summer holiday, there’s no chance to forget what you’ve learned! But…

Helping kids eat right: Preventing childhood obesity

Sometimes picky eaters need extra encouragement.

A certified medical assistant or doctor will likely encourage patients to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, but what if healthy foods aren’t always readily available? While there are varying reports on the presence of childhood obesity, the general consensus is that children and…

Scientists look to immune therapy to fight cancer

Cancer is one of the greatest medical issues facing Americans today. It is the second most common cause of death in the United States, coming in second only to heart disease. The challenge doctors and scientists face in fighting this disease is gargantuan, but new research is bringing in…

4 Tips for a Great LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn Network

We recently chatted with Donna Svei, a career search expert and author of the AvidCareerist blog on how to use LinkedIn to your advantage while job searching. Read the full Q&A here.  While LinkedIn alone may not land you the job, recruiters will be searching for you online  to find out as…

New research offers insight into early childhood tooth decay

Make sure young children are protecting their teeth.

Early childhood caries is a painful form of tooth decay that plagues young children. If severe enough, ECC can require a surgical procedure to rectify. As such, it is important for parents of young children to take the necessary cautionary steps to prevent the development of this harmful…

My Starting Point – Chelsea Ruiz – FA100

FA100 Classmates in Tucson

Hi guys, it’s Chelsea checking in again. I started the Medical Assisting program at the Carrington College Tucson campus in March and I’m blogging about my experiences. As I write I’m now about 12 weeks into the program so if you missed my earlier posts, you can read them all here to catch…