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Sally Rafie Interview

Interview with Sally Rafie, Assistant Professor and Pharmacist Specialist in Medication Safety at UC San Diego Health.

"Pharmacists are the medication experts and can often manage medications mo

Why America is Getting Fatter: The Scary Truth about Obesity

The numbers don’t lie—obesity in America is a real and growing threat to the health and wellness of millions, both young and old. 

A medical assistant externship could be a great way to learn about the day-to-day duties of medical assisting, while gaining first-hand knowledge and skills that you could apply if you pursue a career in the field.

When you’re choosing a medical assistant program to help you prepare for your career goals, medical assistant accreditation will likely be a key consideration – especially if you will be seeking certification following graduation.

Medical Assistant Licensure

If you’re pursuing a career in medical assisting, you’ll likely want to do everything you can to prepare for opportunities in this field. One step you can take is to earn a medical assistant license or certification.

Behind the sceces of an emergency room

Hopefully, you’ve never been rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. But considering there are over 136 million visits to the emergency room in America each year, there’s a possibility that you have been! 

Where do we get our drugs from

The prescription drug industry generates billions of dollars each year and plays an integral part in the health and wellness of Americans. Let’s take a look at how Americans purchase and use—and abuse—prescription drugs.

Cyberchondria is the unsubstantiated escalation of a patient’s concern about health, based on their personal online research

No, it isn’t something you or someone you know can be diagnosed with but if you spend time on medical websites, worrying yourself into a flurry by thinking that you have a deadly disease—you’re already familiar with cyberchondria.

patient care technician

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) both work to provide care to patients in a variety of settings.