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Unusual Study Techniques For Your Pearson Vue Test: Part Two

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Studying for a test is the time most people dread. The pressure on you to learn and retain the information you’ll need to come away with the results you want can be intense. There is plenty of advice on how to study out there, but just as people learn in different ways, they also study in different ways. If you’ve tried the standard methods and they don’t seem to be working, then try these unusual techniques based on cognitive, audio, and visual learning methods. Key Techniques Rather than saving all your stress for the actual exam, plan from the moment..


Why You Should Make Massage Therapy a Regular Part of Your Lifestyle?

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Regular massage is as important a part of a pro-active plan of preventative medicine as exercise and healthy eating is. It’s estimated that more than 51 million Americans discussed massage therapy with their doctors or health care practitioners in 2018.   This rise in interest in massage therapy as a an essential part of a healthy lifestyle is due to increasing evidence that is can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. Stress Reduction Every year, more than 74 million American adults spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and significant amounts of time seeking relief from stress-based illnesses...


What Are the Main Difficulties for English Learners?

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So you’ve decided to learn English as a second language and now you’re afraid of making mistakes? Don’t worry, you're not alone. English is a complex language and language learners often make mistakes because they are influenced by their native language.   The best strategy when it comes to learning English is to become accustomed to the most common difficulties that new learners face when learning English as a second language. This will help you avoid those mistakes and develop your own successful learning patterns. Benefits of Learning English as a Second Language Learning English as a second language is..


The Evolution of Phlebotomy

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Modern phlebotomy is defined by the dictionary as, “The act or practice of opening a vein for letting or drawing blood as a therapeutic or diagnostic measure; venesection; bleeding.” Phlebotomy’s history actually began as “bloodletting,” which was first practiced by the ancient Egyptians around 1000 BC. Because early Egyptian medicine combined observation and experimentation with magic and religion, it was believed that literally letting blood out of the body would cure diseases like acne or the plague, as removing the blood was considered to be a way to cast out evil spirits. Bloodletting spread to the Greeks and the Romans..


The Dangers of Polypharmacy

Dangers of Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy is a term used to indicate that someone is taking multiple medications at once and it’s a phenomenon that is far more common than you might think. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly half of all Americans over the age of 12 take prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, sedatives or stimulants. This equates to nearly 119 million Americans or around 45 percent of the total population. Even more worryingly, the survey found that nearly 16 percent of people misuse the drugs that they have been prescribed. Deaths related to prescription drugs now kill more..


Medical Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant?

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So, you want a position in the medical field and you are looking for study opportunities but you can’t quite tell the difference between a medical assistant and a medical administrative assistant? Don’t worry, it’s pretty common, the job titles sound fairly similar and don’t give any indication of the precise nature of the position. To help you out, we here at Northwest have put together a short guide to the differences between a medical assistant and a medical administrative assistant that should hopefully make your decision on which of these amazing career paths to choose a little easier. Job..


How Healthcare Became a Target for Hackers

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Over the last 10 years, more than one thousand health care organizations have experienced directed cyber attacks that resulted in network breaches, causing unbelievable amounts of protected health data to be compromised.   Attacking the vulnerable networks of health care providers has become an alarming trend among hackers because Health care facilities carry sensitive reserves of personal data files across the board. Unfortunately, this kind of sensitive information has almost limitless criminal potential, making healthcare providers an increasingly prime target for cybercriminals. What Are the Hackers Stealing? Healthcare provider store a range of sensitive information, from social security numbers to..


A Day in the Life of a Corrections Officer

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A lot what most people know about life as a corrections officer is built on what we see on TV. Shows like Orange is the New Black tend to lean on the idea that all corrections officers and corrupt or brutal, to increase the drama of the show. The reality is quite different. So if your favorite Netflix show has gotten it wrong, then what is it really like to work as a correctional officer? Correctional officers make up a vital part of our criminal justice system, working to protect the inmates under their care and civilians alike. Working as..


8 Reasons to Start Training as a Medical Assistant Today

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If you enjoy helping people and have a passion for science and medicine then becoming a medical assistant may be exactly the career you are looking for. Becoming a medical assistant means you will be in demand, challenged and stimulated in your work, but not to the point where your job takes a toll on your personal life. Additionally, there is a range of exciting specializations that offer wonderful opportunities for career growth. If you are interested in what does a medical assistant do and how can you become one, we’ve put together a short but comprehensive guide to why..


A Brief History of Dentistry

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Dentistry is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth and gums, as well as diseases of the oral cavity and maxillofacial area. The earliest history of dentistry may be traced back to nearly 7000 BCE in the Indus Valley Civilization, in what is now Pakistan. Archeological finds from the area indicate that bead craftsmen used a drill made of flint heads to remove tooth enamel and rotting dental tissue and examination of recovered teeth and jawbones from the same time period suggest that this procedure was surprisingly effective. The Beginning of..