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Are Burglary and Robbery the Same Thing?

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If you’ve ever watched any legal or law enforcement drama on TV, you’ll notice that they throw around a lot of different terminology for what seems to be the same thing. If someone’s house is broken into, it is burglary or robbery? If someone is killed, is it murder or manslaughter?    In this article, we’ll be cleaning up this uncertainty by comparing commonly confused legal terms and pointing out the differences which separate them. Burglary and Robbery These two felonies are often confused with each other because they both involve theft, also called larceny.    To make it simple,..


5 More Amazing Advancements in Medical Technology

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In last week’s article, we covered some of the amazing advancements in medical technology that making previously fatal diseases and conditions more survivable and returning function to body parts lost in accidents or to congenital issues.   Given how many truely fantastic new medical technologies are being researched, we’ll be expanding on that list in the article with five more amazing advancements in medical technology. Smart Inhalers According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma. This means more than 25 million Americans have asthma, which is 7.7 percent of adults and 8.4..


There Is Still Time to Apply for Title IV Federal Student Aid

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For the 2020-2021 school year, the FAFSA filing season opened on October the 1st, but there is still time to apply for Title IV Federal Student Aid.    To get any college aid, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial assistance. As of last year, 77% of undergraduate families completed the FAFSA, up from roughly 70% a year earlier.   More than 8 in 10 families tap scholarships and grants, money that does not have to be repaid, and more than half of families borrow or..


Why Now Is the Best Time to Be a Freelance Medical Biller and Coder

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The options for working as a freelance medical biller and coder have never been better as the market for outsourcing has exploded in response to the massively increased demand.   The global medical billing outsourcing market size is projected to reach USD 19.7 billion by 2026 expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8%.    This is because of the large amount of medical code used during diagnosis and treatment coupled, with the presence of multiple payers, rendering medical billing into an intricate part of any medical practice’s administrative burden, posing significant challenges to smaller providers.   This..


Job Outlook Good for Phlebotomists

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With the ability to work in a wide variety of medical settings that include hospitals, nursing homes, blood donation centers, and community health centers, phlebotomists are a vital part of any healthcare provider and, because of the high demand for blood samples as part of medical diagnosis, the job outlook for phlebotomists is increasingly positive.. Why Are Phlebotomists in Such Demand? Within the healthcare setting, phlebotomists are responsible for a range of critical tasks, such as:   Confirming the identity of a patient or a donor Drawing blood from donors and patients Labeling each vial accurately Using a database to..


5 Steps You Can Take to Keep Your Enamel Healthy

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As any dentist will tell you, keeping your tooth enamel healthy is a full-time job and the results of not paying attention to tooth health can be pretty disastrous. Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 years have no natural teeth and oral conditions are the fourth most expensive to treat. In the United States alone, US$110 billion are spent yearly on oral healthcare.   So, if you are looking to keep your teeth and avoid any costly dental bills, here are 5 steps you can take to keep your enamel healthy. #1 No Lemon Juice Before Breakfast A lot..


How Massage Therapists Can Learn to Recognize A Heart Attack

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Coronary heart disease accounted for approximately 13% of deaths in the US in 2016, causing 363,452 deaths. According to data from 2005 to 2014, the estimated annual incidence of a heart attack in the US was 605,000 new attacks and 200,000 recurrent attacks.   That means that in the United States in 2019, coronary events are expected to occur in about 1,055,000 individuals, including 720,000 new and 335,000 recurrent coronary events.    Approximately every 40 seconds, an American will have a myocardial infarction and 370,000 of those who do suffer a heart attack will die.   With numbers that large,..


How Your Portfolio Career Could Make You an Excellent Pharmacy Technician

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The usual duties of a pharmacy technician cover more than just the dispensation of medicine. In order to be a more effective pharmacy technician you also need people skills, retail experience, and the ability to communicate complex subjects effectively.   With more and more people becoming part of the so-called “gig economy” and working multiple jobs, the chances of people acquiring those skills are significantly increased. So, if your resume includes a large range of previous positions, there is a good chance that you can transfer those skills into becoming an excellent pharmacy technician. What Is a Portfolio Career? A..


Can You Work Remotely as a Paralegal?

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Unlike a lot of modern workplaces, the need for staffing in law offices fluctuates depending on a significant number of factors and certain cases may require a significant increase in personpower in order to cover the required legal ground.   Legal departments rarely take on levels of work and activity that can be categorized as consistent. Some duties, such as tax preparation, governmental reporting, and compliance, are almost entirely seasonal. Casework and legal procedures can lead to a dramatic increase in staffing needs, with their completion meaning a dramatic decrease, over the course of a year.   The reality is..


How to Properly Prepare for Your Pearson Vue Test

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As one of the leading career colleges in Las Vegas, Northwest is committed to providing the highest levels of service to its clients and students. As part of that commitment, we’ve partnered with Pearson VUE testing centers. Their focus on cutting-edge technology has enabled us here at Northwest Career College to provide a state-of-the-art, low-stress environment for our test-takers.    To make your Pearson VUE testing experience as smooth as possible, we’ve put together some tips on how to best prepare for your exam. Before the Exam Pace Your Studying - When preparing for an exam, the temptation is to..