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Can Massage Help With Lower Back Pain?

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Approximately,85 percent of all American adults will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime and lower back pain remains one of the leading causes of job disability in the world. The most common form of prescribed relief from lower back pain is opioid pain relievers. In the United States, opioid prescription for low back pain has increased, and opioids are now the most commonly prescribed drug class and rates of opioid prescribing in the US and Canada are two to three times higher than in most European countries. However, in the face of rising concerns about the use..


Eight Blogs for Criminal Justice Students

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Criminal Justice is an amazing field to study and seek qualifications in, with a wide range of specialties and areas of interest. While this range of possibilities makes it a fantastic field to look for a career in, it can also make it hard to decide what field you might want to focus on. So, if you are considering a career in Criminal Justice, or you are a student here at NCC and are looking for more information on potential future careers, here are eight fascinating blogs that act as a great introduction to the field and an amazing resource..


Should Flavored E-cigarettes Be Banned?

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In reaction to the looming federal ban on certain types of flavored e-cigarettes, currently being led by New York and Michigan who have already banned most flavored e-liquids, vaping enthusiasts are stocking up on e-liquid.   Groups like the American Vaping Association are also warning of a return by many vapers to smoking cigarettes in the face of wide-scale vaping bans.   The reason for the impending federal ban is that there have been 530 reported cases of lung injury in the US as of September 19th. The use of e-cigarettes has also been linked to seven deaths in six..


Learning Styles for Languages

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The idea of individualized learning styles became popular in the 1970s, with the common concept being that individuals differ in how they learn.   Proponents of individualized learning styles recommend that teachers assess the learning styles of their students and adapt their classroom methods to best fit each student's learning style and there is ample evidence that individuals express preferences for how they prefer to receive information.   With that in mind, here is our breakdown of the four main learning styles and how you can cater to ESL students with those particular styles. Visual Learners Students with an inclination..


How to Stay Healthy During Your Exams

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Your exams can be one of the most stressful periods of your life and involve long nights cramming and days filled with library visits and sitting in cramped exam rooms. Staying healthy during that time can be difficult, with the temptation being to mainline on junk food and energy drinks while you say up as late as possible to revise.   While that might work in the very short term, in the long term sacrificing your health won't make you any more likely to pass your exams and, in fact, a lack of sleep, exercise, and good food will make..


How to Become a Probation Officer

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TV shows might project the idea that probation officers are hard-nosed bounty hunter type characters who are all about hunting down people who break their probation, but the reality is quite different.   Probation officers can often be a lifeline for criminals who have committed non-violent crimes, supporting them while they overcome drug addictions, leave criminal gangs and generally reintegrate into normal society.   So, if you are looking for a career in which you can really make a difference in people’s lives, here is all the information you need to become a Probation Officer. What Does a Probation Officer..


5 Wellness Blogs That Will Help Make You a Healthier Dental Assistant

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Becoming a dental assistant is all about wanting to help others stay healthy, but what about you? Working in any healthcare field is a demanding and stressful experience with the added complication of potentially exposing you to all the illnesses that your patients might have.   The best way for you to help keep your patients healthy is for you to stay healthy yourself, so, with that in mind, here are five wellness blogs that will help make you a healthier dental assistant. The Balanced Life with Robin Long As a fitness instructor and mom of four, Robin Long’s motto..


3 Signs That Legal Assistant Is the Right Career for You

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Have you always wanted to work in the field of law but don’t have time or money to spend on the years of expensive schooling required to become an attorney? The good news is that you don’t to. You can graduate as a legal assistant from Northwest in as little as 9 months, and our schedule allows you to attend Legal Assistant training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career. Changing a career, or beginning a new one, is always a daunting prospect, but if you find you alight with..


4 Yoga Poses You Can Do at Your Work Desk

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We all know that sitting slouched over at our desks is bad for our bodies, but, at the end of the day, your desk is where you work and most of us don’t have the option of leaving that behind. To help you keep supple and avoid some of the common back and neck complaints suffered by office workers, here are four simple and easy to do yoga poses you can do at your work desk. Seated Crescent Moon Pose One of the most common issues with spending hours sat at a desk is that your side body tends to..


4 Dental Administration Skills That Employers Look For

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As the dental industry in the US expands, the need for committed dental administrative assistants in greater than ever.   Employment for entry-level positions in the dental field is expected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Salary expectations for dental administrative assistants are also on the rise. On average, entry-level employment in the dental field earns between $38,660 to $54,800 a year with more than half of working DAAs earning more.   So, if you are looking..