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Legal Terms Every Paralegal Needs to Know: Part Two

Legal Terms Paralegal Needs to Know Part Two

In our first installment of this series, we covered five legal terms that it was important for every paralegal to recognize and understand. In this article, we’ll be continuing with another five important legal terms for you to digest, along with a brief explanation of what they mean. 1. Constitutional Law A hugely important term in the United States, constitutional law describes the law prescribed by the written federal and state constitutions, as well as the interpretation and implementation of this law.    Constitutional law deals with the fundamental principles by which the government exercises its authority as well as..


How to Improve Cognitive Function

Cognitive Function

Cognitive functions are mental processes that allow us to carry out any task, such as memory, orientation, understanding, attention, or language. Your cognitive ability isn’t static it can be improved upon and therefore your ability to pay attention, understand, and remember can also be improved. In this article, we’ll be looking at some ways you can improve your cognitive function. Physical Activity Not the thing that most people think of when they are trying to exercise their brain, but in 2013, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine discovered more evidence that physical activity is beneficial for brain health and..


What Does a Medical Administrative Assistant Do?

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistants are normally the first line when it comes to meeting and greeting patients but their responsibilities, and their importance towards healthcare providers, are far more substantial than just a secretarial role.    In this article, we’ll be looking at the responsibilities of the medical administrative assistant and how you can become one. What Is a Medical Administrative Assistant? Unlike a medical assistant, which is a clinical role, a medical administrative assistant does not assist in medical procedures, but rather takes care of the administrative functions of the healthcare providers fo which they work, be that a large..


Different Language Teaching Methods

Different Language Teaching Methods

While most of us are familiar with the language teaching methods used in secondary education, there is a huge variety of language learning methods available and some of them are better suited to certain learners than others.   To help, we’ve put together a list, and a brief description of, different language learning methods that might work for you.    The Direct Method In this method, the teaching is done entirely in the language being learned. The learner is not allowed to use his or her original language. Grammar rules are avoided and there is an emphasis on good pronunciation.  Grammar-Translation..


Can Vaping Damage Your Teeth?

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Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking in the US, particularly in those aged 16-25. While vaping in undeniably less deleterious to your health than smoking is, more and more research is showing that it does have its own set of potential health problems, especially in the area of oral health.   In this article, we’ll be looking at what effect vaping has on your oral health as a whole and whether it could be damaging your teeth. The Prevalence of E-Cigarettes One of the major issues around vaping the popularity of vaping with certain age groups. The major..


Can Massage Help With Chronic Pain?

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According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 20.4% (50.0 million) of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8.0% of U.S. adults (19.6 million) had high-impact chronic pain.   The resort also highlighted higher prevalences of both chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain reported among women, older adults, previously but not currently employed adults, adults living in poverty, adults with public health insurance, and rural residents.   In this article, we’ll be looking at the positive benefits that regular massage can have on those suffering from chronic pain. What is Chronic Pain? According..


More Podcasts for Aspiring Legal Assistants

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In our last article on Podcasts for Aspiring Legal Assistants, we gave you four excellent podcasts to fill you time with and pique your interest in working as a legal assistant in the criminal justice system.    While ordinary, those four podcasts would have kept the average person occupied for quite some time, we recognize that very little about the last few months has been ordinary and that we’ve all had a lot more free time recently.   So, if you’re running out of episodes of Serial or Stay Tuned with Preet, don’t panic, we’re back with more excellent podcasts..


5 Reasons Why a Career in Criminal Justice Might Be Right for You

private detective

The current craze for true crime has resulted in more and more people looking to the criminal justice system as a potential future career or career change. As with all jobs, certain people will be more suited to the role than others and, in this article, we’ll be looking at five signs that you might suit a career in criminal justice.  You’ve Got a Curious Mind If you’re looking at a career in the realms of the criminal investigator, detective, or even private detective, curiosity needs to be your principal attribute. While law enforcement often has a playbook to follow,..


AAMA Releases New Pediatrics Program

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When it comes to medical care, parents always want the best for their children. In order to expand the pediatric knowledge of medical assistants, and increase their employability in the areas of pediatric, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) has launched the Assessment-Based Certificate in Pediatrics (ABC-P) program as an extension of The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) qualification. What Is The CMA? The Certified Medical Assistant credential, often shortened to CMA, is a qualification offered through the Certifying Board (CB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).   The CB and its CMA (AAMA) Certification Program are the..


What Are the Three Different Types of CPR?

learning CPR

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, requires a different approach depending on if it is being applied an adult a child or an infant. In this article, we’ll be looking at the three different types of CPR and how they should be applied. Adult CPR  Before applying CPR to an adult you should always call 911. Not only does this ensure that the emergency services are on their way as your perform CPR, but, if you are not trained in CPR, the 911 operator can guide you through hands-only CPR.   To use hands-on CPR, push hard and fast on the center..