How vet techs can counsel parents of destructive dogs

Veterinarians can help dogs that experience severe anxiety

Veterinarians and certified veterinary technicians are well trained in how to treat a variety of different species, from house pets to farm animals. A veterinarian can have a range of experiences with these different animals throughout their day, so understanding how to manage anxious pets is an…

2 trends in health care and what they mean for you

Whats Next Health Care

The health care landscape is quickly changing due to the Affordable Care Act—commonly called Obamacare. Since it was signed into legislation, this act has been the cause of a lot of buzz across the United States and is responsible for growing trends in 2014. You might be hearing a lot about…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos – Core Classes

Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Hello #Carringtonflock, thanks for continuing to follow me as I work through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus. Last time I spoke about the transition from the FA100 course, but now I’m excited to be into my core program. Need to catch up? You can read my earlier blogs using…

A New Campus-Based Extern Opportunity in Boise

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Exciting news! One of our valued extern site partners, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, is opening an Express Care Clinic inside our Carrington College Boise campus this month. I spoke with Linda Whitener, Express Care Facility Medical Director and Family Nurse Practitioner, about this…

The homeless and their health care needs

The homeless population in the U.S. needs access to medical care

More than 600,000 people in the United States are homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.1 That number takes into account all the individuals in the country that are living in shelters, their cars, on sidewalks or on heat grates. It also includes those individuals and…

Our Students Have Heart!

Carrington College Heart Pillows

Every year the Carrington College Phoenix campus supports and promotes Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week (7th-14th February); it holds an event, the heart pillow project, that raises awareness and brings smiles to hundreds of children’s faces. This month, for the fifth consecutive…

H1N1 flu threatens most vulnerable populations

Certain people are more susceptible to the H1N1 virus

Doctors, medical assistants and nurses are all preparing to deal with the increase in cases of the H1N1 flu virus that has been spreading across the nation. According to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu,…