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Studying Online With Northwest Career College

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With the current social-distancing rules in place, it might seem like your plan to enroll at Northwest Career College, and therefore your plans to train for your new career will need to put on hold.   Thankfully this isn’t the case. As part of our student-focussed policy, we’ve put in place measures to make sure our teaching methods for the vast majority of our courses are as flexible as possible.   We understand that our potential new students have other responsibilities, such as jobs and families to look after. That is why we offer our students the ability to join our..


The 7 Essential Steps of CPR

Essential Steps of CPR

Quick and effective application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can double or triple the survival chances of someone suffering from a cardiopulmonary arrest.    While there is no replacement for the kind of affordable, quality CPR classes that Northwest offers, there are seven easy steps that you can use to assist someone who is experiencing a life-threatening emergency.     Call the emergency services - The first thing you should do in any emergency situation is to call the emergency services as fast as possible.    Not only does that mean that an ambulance will already be on its way, but..


4 Tips for Becoming a Fantastic Business Administrative Assistant

Business Administrative Assistant

Business administrative assistants are key cogs in most modern business environments, working behind the scenes to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible and the front line staff has the support they need to shine.   If you are considering starting a career as a business administrative assistant, or are looking for your first position in the field, here are tips for becoming a fantastic business administrative assistant.   Expand Your Portfolio Microsoft Office skills, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook are considered essential to working in a modern office environment. However, there are a number of other apps..


How to Remain Productive When Working from Home

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Working from home, particularly if you aren’t used to it, can seem like the ideal situation. No commute, no meetings to attend, and no reason to take off your pajamas.   However, if you’ve recently switched to working from home, and particularly if you don’t have a dedicated office, you might find your productivity slips. After all, we fill our houses with the things we want to do when we aren’t working.   To help keep you productive, we’ve put together some easy to use tips you can apply to working or studying from home. Block Out the Noise Since..


Do Anti-Inflammatory Diets Work?

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One of the hardest health issues to diagnose, even with the significant role that blood analysis plays in modern medicine, is the root cause of chronic inflammation.    This is mostly because there are are a number of potential causes of chronic inflammation and the exact issue can be difficult to pin down even after blood tests.   One of the potential solutions to chronic inflammation that is commonly suggested is a change to an anti-inflammatory diet and, in this article, we’ll be looking at exactly how effective these anti-inflammatory diets can be. What Is Chronic Inflammation? The most common..


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Northwest’s Dental Administrative Assistant Program

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With the demand for qualified dental administrative assistants on the rise and the dentistry field expected to grow by as much as 23% over the next 10 years, there has never been a better time to qualify a dental administrative assistant.   If you are considering joining the dental field as an indispensable part of any dental office, here are five exciting benefits of choosing to train with Northwest Career College. You Can Learn Online We understand that not everyone has the ability to attend standard campus-based lessons, but we don’t believe that should get in the way of the..


The Pros and Cons of Working in a Hospital

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One of the more common venues to find employment as a medical biller or coder is at one of 6,146 hospitals across the U.S.    In this article, we’ll be looking at the pros and cons of joining the 924,107 staff who work in hospitals across American and giving you the information you need to decide if working in a hospital is right for you. The Benefits of Working in a Hospital To start off with, we’ll be looking at the benefits of working in a hospital, from the obvious ones to those you might not have considered. The Chance..


Are Essential Oils Safe?

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Often used as a part of complementary or alternative medicine, essential oils, or concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds or blossoms of plants, are often claimed to have significant beneficial effects.   In this article, we’ll be looking at how valid those claims are and to what extent using essential oils is safe. What Can Essential Oils Be Used For? The use of essential oils is normally connected with relaxation and there is some evidence that the use of certain oils can promote feelings of wellbeing. For example, lavender or cedarwood oil have a demonstrable effect on sufferers..


Three Famous Law Cases That Captured the Public’s Attention

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Each year in the US, more than 100 million cases are filed in state trial courts, with around 400,000 cases filed in federal trial courts. The works out as nearly 4000 court cases per day.   Most of these cases barely break into the local news, with many going unreported on outside of the work of the court stenographer.    However, some cases are so sensational that they capture the attention of the entire nation and, in this article, we’ll be looking at some of the cases that captivated the attention of the American public. The Trial of O.J. Simpson..


How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus

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The constant news cycle about the current epidemic of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is enough to cause uncertainty and anxiety in adults, and those same feelings filter down to children of all ages.    Talking about a situation as complex and potentially frightening as the COVID-19 and its repercussions with children can be difficult, but there are some steps you can take to help children cope with the stress of this outbreak Recognizing Signs of Stress in Children According to the World Health Organization (WHO), common signs of stress in children include:   Changes in behavior Mood swings Being unusually clingy..