Certified medical assistants will come into contact with a number of diseases, especially the common types of cancer. Prostate cancer receives far less attention and publicity than breast cancer, even though the two diseases are parallel in the number of cases diagnosed each year.
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As a certified medical assistant, paying attention to new developments in the treatment of infectious diseases, like pneumonia, is important. According to a study​ published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, lymphatic pump treatment1​ may be an infection’s worst…

Keeping their patients in mind and using their pharmacy technology training, students have to stay up to date with new drugs that are being approved. A new asthma treatment called Breo Ellipta has been backed by the FDA for treatment of asthma in adults 18 and older.
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The tasks and duties of all those involved in pharmaceutical work have increased over recent years, especially as new research continues to lead to more medications being marketed every day. From students involved in pharmacy technician programs to those looking for careers in retail, the…

Utilizing one’s pharmacy technician training and certification, a student will encounter a variety of new products and research aimed at educating patients on specific illnesses. Abbott, a global health​ care company whose mission is to provide customers with low-cost medical technologies,…

Certified dental assistants will come into contact with patients of differing ages and oral health. Older adults pose the largest problem to dental health in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one-third of adults aged 65 and older have untreated…

GlaxoSmithKline has designed the world’s first malaria vaccine, which could become available for certain populations as soon as October 2015. The shot, designated RTS, S, provides partial protection for up to four years and can be supported by a booster shot. While the efficacy of the vaccine…