How Big of A Deal Can A Will And An Estate Really Be?


Northwest Career College’s Paralegal Studies Program offers legal courses in specialized areas of law, to include a Wills, Trusts & Estates course; whereby, we discuss various aspects of Probate Law, specifically drafting and reviewing such documents as trusts, wills, and power of attorneys, just to name a few. Students research probate laws and procedure within the Nevada Revised Statutes, as well as the Uniform Probate Code (UPC).   We discuss actual matters in this area of law, in that, students present weekly current events and draft case summaries on such matters as the recently-publicized Busch Estate matter.   Here is..

The Fear of ICD10


It has been eight months since the long anticipated implementation of ICD10. This is a word that put fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned medical billers and coders. ICD10 includes more than sixty-eight thousand codes compared to its predecessor ICD9 with its mere thirteen thousand codes. The Medical billing and coding program offered at Northwest Career College uses the latest medical coding curriculum offered, including training using ICD10.   The successful transition to ICD10 has been attributed to the preparedness of hospitals, physicians and insurers providing webinars, seminars and newsletters as well as with Career Colleges like..

Giving Birth After 40


Mid-Life pregnancies are statistically on the rise. The CDC (Center For Disease Control) reports that pregnancies between the ages of 40-54 are at their highest since 1968. There are many factors as to why women are waiting longer to have children. Women are choosing to pursue higher education and work on their own careers.   As such, higher educated and working women are getting pregnant later. These later in life pregnancies do come with risks. There is an increased risk of pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes and peripartum cardiomyopathy which is a very serious and potentially fatal heart condition.  ..

The Sweet Smell Of Success


What does it take to be successful? Ever wonder what is involved in being considered the best at what you do and reaching your full potential? This may help.   Set Goals – Write down a list of things you want to do and set dates. Be realistic, you can’t do them all in a week. Make the dates concrete. Maybe even help to share them with others as this adds validity to the goals.   Get Started – Start now! Do not procrastinate. The power of momentum will help you in accomplishing your goals.   Think Positive – Be..

A Holistic Approach to Helping Clients with PTSD


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops in response to a traumatic event. The event often includes physical and/or psychological harm to an individual or a loved one. Triggers of PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or man-made disasters, accidents, or military combat. Post-traumatic stress is the inability to dissociate the trauma from the past and live without fear of the future. Evidence demonstrates that massage therapy eases suffering caused by this disorder and assists in the recovery process.   A revolutionary change in the treatment of PTSD has begun with a holistic approach. According to a..

Dental Assistant Skills Can Transferred to Become a Hygienist or Dentist


As you think about what to do with your life, you realize that you have many choices. You can go into law if you like ligation and defense or you can go into the field of medicine. One of the first levels in dentistry you should consider is studying and training to become a Dental Assistant, which can involve training at an accredited institution for about eight to 10 months. This initial course of study will provide you with the primary skills needed to seek employment in a dental facility. This is a good opportunity to work on a daily..

Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies


Northwest Career College’s Paralegal Studies Program offers students the hands-on experience in legal research and writing necessary for their absolute success in our program and in the legal field. Specifically, our students gain experience in drafting various legal pleadings, correspondence and other documents. Students are also provided with the essentials to the development of their research skills, whereby they have direct access to such tools as WestlawNext, researching cases related to their legal matter they will be presenting and for use in matters during our class lectures and assignments. Students also research the applicable Nevada Revised Statutes, Court rules, United..

How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day?

Drinking water how much a day

How much water should you drink a day? This is a topic of discussion that I have heard countless times. Ever heard of eight, eight ounce glasses a day? I have too. But how much is the correct/necessary amount? Can you drink too much water? Is it dangerous to drink too much?   Different websites will give different answers. Many will recommend 3 liters on average for men and 2.2 liters for women. The 8x8 rule only amounts to 1.9 liters, which comes up short on both recommendations. Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel..

The Ethics of Healthcare


When studying healthcare, the topic of ethics is always addressed. Ethics can be defined as rules and principles which govern how someone behaves. These same types of guiding behaviors can be applied to groups and societies as well. Ethics shape how we act and behave.   Anything out of established principals is typically deemed unethical. Some principles leave no room for debate while others have “gray” areas which leads to much debate. For example, the use of embryonic stem cells and abortion. Both of which challenge principles of life and death.   How we use the rules and principles can..

Careers in Massage Therapy


As massage therapy has become increasingly important in the health and wellness professions, the number of massage therapists has risen dramatically. There are estimates that the number of massage therapists in the United States, including students, is between 300,000 and 350,000.   There are currently more than 300 accredited massage therapy institutions in the United States. Many institutions have multiple campuses. Training programs in massage therapy generally require a high school diploma, though post-secondary education is useful.   One of the reasons individuals choose this profession is because of the flexibility it offers in terms of work hours, independence, and..