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What Should I Keep in My First Aid Kit?

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Keeping a well-stocked first-aid kit at home can mean the difference between dealing with a minor accident or injury yourself, or having to take a trip to your local hospital to have it dealt with.   However, when it comes to creating your own first aid kit, there is a vast range of first aid items to choose from. If you’re looking to create your own kit and don’t know what to include in it, below is a list of recommended items from the CDC along with a few alternatives for more specialized situations. CDC Recommended First Aid Kit Inclusions ..


How to Avoid Back Pain as a Business Administrative Assistant

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While working as a business administrative assistant puts you at the heart of any modern business and is an exciting and rewarding career, you can’t get away from the fact that you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting at a desk.   Multiple studies have shown that a sedentary office job puts a lot of strain on the back, resulting in stiffness, pain, and poor posture. Stretching regularly is one of the ways you can avoid this, but being a busy business administrative assistant means you might not always have the time to sneak away for a quick yoga..


How Does the CARES Act Impact Student Finance?

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IN reaction to the recent coronavirus outbreak and the impact that is has had on the economy, the U.S. Congress passed The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.    The CARES Act gave over $2 trillion to aid United States citizens who were affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and the lengthy stay-at-home orders. So how does it affect students and their federal loads? Delayed Repayments As part of the CARES act, those students with federally-held student loans have been offered relief from the repayment of those loans. The initial bill suspended federally-held student loan payments until September 30th,..


The American Dental Association Issues Guidelines for a Positive COVID-19 Test

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In order to help dentists manage the health of their team members during the COVID-19 crisis, the American Dental Association (ADA) has created a series of guidelines for dental staff on how to react if they are exposed to a patient who later tests positive for COVID-19 or has a household member test positive. What Are the ADA’s Suggested Actions After a Positive COVID-19 Test? Building on the CDC’s interim guidelines for health professionals during the COVID-19, the ADA has produced a set of procedures specifically for dental practices. The full document can be found on the ADA website, but..


What Other Careers Can You Get With a Phlebotomy Qualification?

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Phlebotomy is an exciting and rewarding career choice, but working in that particular field is not the only option you have with a phlebotomy qualification. IN this article, we’ll be looking at what other career paths you can take in the medical field with your phlebotomy qualification as a starting point. Laboratory Technician  For obvious reasons, the laboratory technician role is already heavily associated with that of the phlebotomist. Since both roles act as essentially the left and right hands of medical diagnosis, the path from phlebotomist to laboratory technician is an obvious sideways set in a healthcare career.  ..


5 Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time to Start a Medical Billing and Coding Career

Medical Billing and Coding Career

Medical billing and coding is a fast-paced and rewarding career at the center of some of the most significant and most exciting medical technology shifts in the last decade. So, if you are looking for a career where your work really makes a difference, here are five reasons why now is a great time to start a medical billing and coding career. You Don’t Need to Go to Medical School If you’ve always dreamed of working in the medical field but have never had the year or hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to attend medical school, then we have..


When Can We Expect a COVID-19 Vaccine

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In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, 240 different coronavirus vaccines are being worked on with 40 already in the clinical trials. In this article, we’ll be looking at the effect those vaccines could have, where they are in the development process, and when they could be available.  Why Is a Coronavirus Vaccine Important? According to the World Health Organization, immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths every year from a vast range of diseases, including diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles.   Since the start of the outbreak, the total number of coronavirus cases has exceeded 34million, resulting in 1.01million..


Four Steps to Becoming a Paralegal

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Paralegals are a hugely important part of the U.S. criminal justice system, and becoming one means setting yourself up for an exciting and impactful career in the legal field. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can take the first steps on that career path with four simple actions. Get the Right Qualifications In order to become a paralegal, you will first need to obtain the right qualifications. At the bare minimum, this means an associate’s degree in paralegal studies. Here at Northwest, we offer a student-focussed program with both online and on-campuses classes that will fit around..


Learning Language Basics in Four Steps

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For many first-time language learners, the idea of learning a whole new language can be overwhelming. In today’s article, we’ll be looking at how you can start learning the useful basics of a language in just four easy steps. Have Specific Goals  If you goal is just to become fluent, then you’ll need to be learning for years before you hit any achievable milestones. Plus, with such a non-specific goal it can be difficult to see that you’re making any progress at all, which in turn can be very frustrating.   Instead of just setting out to learn a language..


Desk Yoga for Medical Administrative Assistants

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Working as a medical administrative assistant means spending large periods of time in front of a computer or sitting in an office chair. While filing all of those patient reports might be vital to the running of the healthcare provider you work for, it’s not so good for your back. So, if you find yourself falling into the typical office hunch and the back and shoulder pain that comes with it, here are some yoga poses you can do at your desk to help relieve the tension. Seated Crescent Moon The crescent moon pose works by eliciting a deep stretch..