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First Aid for Asthma Sufferers

Asthma Sufferers

Asthma is defined as an incurable chronic disease in which the lining of the bronchial tubes inflames and swells, causing difficulty breathing. It is extremely common in the US, with approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, and 235 million all over the world.    Despite the number of people who suffer asthma attacks every year, about 1.7 million people go to the emergency room each year for asthma attacks, and more than 450,000 are hospitalized, many people don’t know exactly what to do to help a person suffering an asthma attack.    Thankfully, the fatality..


Going Back to School as a Military Veteran

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Going back to school as a military veteran isn’t easy, but it certainly is doable. Studies show that veterans earn their degrees at a similar rate to non-veterans. Despite the unique challenges faced by veterans, one study showed that those who use the GI Bill earn their degrees in sync with traditional students.   Despite the many unique challenges faced by veterans going back into education, there are many benefits to starting a new career path and lots of sources of assistance available. Benefits of Going Back to School as a Military Veteran Easing the Transition Into Civilian Life Getting..


Why Deep Tissue Massage Should Be a Part of Your Workout Routine

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Hitting the gym is an excellent way to improve your health, with plenty of benefits to both your physical and mental wellness. However, with the rise in popularity of workout activities such as powerlifting and CrossFit training, people are putting more stress on their body than ever before.    Protein, stretching and hydration are all recognized parts of an effective warm-down after strenuous exercise, but there is one thing that people often miss that can have a significant impact on your muscles ability to heal and repair, deep tissue massage.   In this article, we will be looking at the..


Time Management Tips for Dental Administrative Assistants

Dental Administrative Assisting

There are never enough hours in the day. That a pretty common refrain no matter what sector you work in, but it applies especially if you are working as a dental administrative assistant. With so many important responsibilities and such a varied workload, there’s never a dull moment, but it can often feel like there aren’t enough moments at all.   Making sure that you have enough time to spend on your tasks, so that your attention to detail doesn't falter, is a key skill to cultivate as any kind of administrator. When your work involves coordinating a dental practice..


Why Is it Important to Learn English as a Second Language?

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English functions as a universal language, with one-quarter of the world’s populations speaking it as either primary or secondary language. Learning English comes with a range of benefits, from greater earning potential to greater access to some of the best education facilities the international community has to offer.   In order to allow our students to access these benefits, we are proud to offer our ESL courses free of charge to our students and to extend that offer to their families. So, if you are thinking about taking on a second language and are considering learning English, here are some..


The Benefits of Returning to Education

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Returning to education as an adult can be a nerve-wracking process, many mature students have been out of education for years, even decades, and the financial pressure of not having a full-time job can be daunting. However, the benefits of retraining to find yourself a new career are many and, with the help of Federal Student Aid, the financial obstacles are increasingly being removed. So if you are considering coming back to education, here are some reasons why now is the best time to enroll at Northwest Career College and start working towards the job of your dreams. Increased Career..


The Importance of Infection Control in the Dental Office

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Infection control in dentistry has come a long way. BACK IN THE 1970S, instruments were scrubbed with bare hands and a short-handled brush, placed in open baskets for sterilization, and then stored unwrapped on open trays or in glass instrument trays in drawers. Personal protective equipment (PPE)? Unheard of.   Naturally, infection was an occupational hazard for practitioners. But the risks were even more serious for patients: between 1970 to 1987, nine clusters of patients were reported to be infected with hepatitis b through treatment by an infected clinician.   By the mid-'80s, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published..


The Importance of Sterilization For Phlebotomists

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Hand hygiene is an essential part of the daily routine for anyone working in a healthcare environment. Cleaning your hands by using either hand washing, antiseptic hand wash, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, including foam or gel, can help to prevent the spread of potentially deadly germs to patients and the risk of a healthcare provider being colonized or infected by germs acquired from the patient. This is especially true of phlebotomists, as their normal responsibilities include the drawing and handling of patient’s blood. Sterilizing Hand-held Equipment A needle and syringe is the most common tool for withdrawing large..


The Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Are you the kind of person who enjoys helping people? Do you also have a passion for science or medicine? If you do then becoming a medical assistant may be just the career you are looking for, and now is the best time to get that qualification and join a rapidly growing job market.   Working as a medical assistant means becoming the beating heart of any medical practice. It means being in demand and working in a position where you will be challenged, stimulated and no two days at work will be the same.   So if you are..


A Guide to Police Ranks

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Because of the wide-ranging and complicated job that law enforcement represents, many of the ranks within police departments can be a little confusing. Although entirely civilian, most police ranks are more similar to military positions than they are to traditional civilian job roles, and the police hold a more strict hierarchy that your standard business.   So, if you are looking to turn your qualification in Criminal justice into a career in law enforcement, but would like a little more information on exactly what potential career paths are available to you, here is a short guide to police ranks. Police..