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Just a Stone’s Throw Away: The Art of Hot Stone Massage

A picture of a woman receiving Hot Stone Massage therapy

2,000 years ago was one of the earliest documented history of the use of heated stones for healing in China. Stones were also used for healing work in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Egypt, and India. These traditions included laying stones in patterns on the body, carrying or wearing stones for health and protection, using stones for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and for ceremonial uses such as sweat lodges and medicine wheels.   Ancient Greek and Roman cultures have a long-recorded history of many forms of massage and bodywork. The Roman Empire, which dates from 27 B.C...


Medical Billing Software

Working in Medical billing software

If you are interested in a Medical Billing and Coding career, you will undoubtedly be working with medical billing software. There are many companies today specializing in software for the medical practice. We at Northwest Career College have partnered with Collaborate MD to use its training version (Claim Gear) to enable our students to practice hands-on in scheduling, demographics, claim submission, payment posting and revenue reporting.   Collaborate MD was developed in 1999 and had processed over 43 Billion dollars in claims, and serviced over 19 Million patients. This hands-on experience using high tech software employed in so many facilities..


Importance of Paralegals in Investment Firm

paralegals in investment firm

Highly successful investment companies don’t just create large profits for the business itself; they also ensure that each investor has a healthy-sized portfolio.  There will always be highs and lows in the investment market, but proving that you have knowledgeable staff and secure methods will help you to retain your clientele.  In addition to hiring attorneys to review and revise business contracts as needed, there has to be a support system in place to deal with the day-to-day dealings.   Perhaps you don’t need several lawyers, legal interns, paralegal and legal secretaries to work at the helm of your company,..


To Do or Not to Do: The Great Marijuana Debate

A single leaf of marijuana, handcuffs, and fingerprints of a person.

Now that I have your attention, this is not a time for me to discuss such a volatile matter. I would like however to take the time to address the rules about marijuana and its position in the professional world. So now for the question of the day: Is marijuana usage legal? The answer is...NO   Many of you just lost interest because you think the author of this blog is in the dark. I am very aware that our state and many others have legalized the drug for medicinal purposes and recreational usage. I am stating it is illegal..


What is a Phlebotomist?

A Phlebotomist drawing blood

Patients ask me all the time: “You’re a Flee-bot-o-mist?” as they are trying to read my title on my  badge. I can’t help but reply: “Yes, I’m a phlebotomist. It’s greek for ‘vampire’ ”.  It’s a good ice-breaker and you get the patient to laugh. It also gets them thinking: ‘Well, what is a phlebotomist?’ and that’s very important. Not many people realize a phlebotomist is more than just a person with a needle in their hand (or fangs for teeth…see what I did there?).   A phlebotomist is an individual who practices the art of phlebotomy or ‘the incision..