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  • 10 Self-Improvement Tips for a More Awesome You

    Relevant Campus(es): Chicopee, West Boylston

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    There’s always room to learn, grow, and improve

    If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s that no one is perfect. We can always get a little better if we try. Self-improvement is a continuous, ongoing process that is an important part of life’s journey. If you’re looking for ways to improve how great you already are, then try this list of suggestions.

  • 4 Qualities that are Great for Medical Assistant Jobs

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

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    Different jobs require different strengths, and not everyone is cut out to handle the demands of certain jobs. If you are considering enrolling in Medical Assistant training, it’s a good idea to take a look at the qualities that can help you succeed in this career.


  • Educate Yourself for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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    Everyone should know the good news, risks, and what you can do to protect yourself

    Ovarian Cancer Month is September, which seems like a good time to brush up on the basics: what ovarian cancer is, who is vulnerable to getting it, and what you can do about it. After all, knowledge is the best protection!

  • 6 Tips To Relax Your Massage Therapy Clients

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

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    Ways to build trusting relationships with your massage therapy clients

    A massage therapy career can often have the best of both worlds; it’s an active career, often in a peaceful setting.

    During your massage therapy training program and throughout your professional career, you’ll want to maintain happy and relaxed clients. Massage therapy can be fun and inviting, and it’s important to keep a sense of professionalism and confidence to relax your clients and make them want to come back for more sessions.

    Here are 6 tips to put your clients at ease. These are useful skills that you can use throughout your massage therapy training courses or career.

  • Get a Taste for Our Culinary Arts Program

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

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    Find out whether this field might be a good fit for you

    Do you love to cook for family and friends? Are you always looking to try out new recipes in the kitchen? Do you like to be creative but also have a head for business? These qualities could be the basis for a career in the culinary arts. If you are considering a Culinary Arts training program to prepare for work the food service industry, this overview should be helpful to you.

  • Safety Tips for Contact Lens Health Awareness Week

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

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    Do all you can to take care of the eyes you rely on day-in and day-out

    Just in time for Contact Lens Health Awareness Week (August 21–25), here’s some advice on proper ways to wear and care for your contact lenses. Nearly 30 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, either in combination with glasses or not. Maybe you do it for the cosmetic appeal, the affordability, or because they don’t fog up like glasses can when you go from one extreme temperature to another. Regardless, wearing lenses takes a bit of extra work, but those steps are essential.

  • Traits of a Great Medical Assistant

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

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    Here are tips for ways to excel in this healthcare role

    Medical assistants are healthcare professionals who work in doctors’ offices and hospitals. Many of them perform administrative tasks such as greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and maintaining and updating medical records. But medical assistants also train to perform clinical duties, such as checking and recording vital signs, sterilizing and preparing medical equipment, collecting lab samples, and drawing blood.

  • Make Your Schedule Your Friend

    Relevant Campus(es): Chicopee, West Boylston

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    These time management strategies can help you stop hating the clock

    If you’re like lots of students, you might find that your schedule runs you instead of the other way around. Maybe you find yourself giving up on some of the things that matter to you—or giving them less attention than they deserve. But good news! There are strategies you can put into place to help you use your time well and free up some space in every packed schedule. If you’re ready to make a change, these can have a huge impact on how much you get done, as well as on your quality of life.

  • A Day in the Life of a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

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    Learn what a medical biller and coder does on a typical day

    Are you interested in the healthcare field, but would prefer an office environment? Do you like to track down information? Do you like to keep your work neat and organized? Do you thrive with a set routine? If so, then the role of the medical billing and coding specialist might be something to consider. This can be an interesting job in the medical field, and possibly a great career choice if you’re organized, detail-oriented, trustworthy, and reliable.

  • Try Yoga as a Form of Moving Meditation

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    Learn about the benefits of yoga that go beyond physical exercise

    In this country, “doing yoga” tends to mean taking a yoga class that involves a bunch of physical exercises or stretches (called asanas or yoga poses). It can be confusing to someone starting out. There are so many different kinds: yin yoga, restorative yoga, vinyasa, flow yoga, hot yoga, kundalini yoga, or hatha yoga—it can seem like a minefield! But if you’re looking for a source of calm and relaxation, it might be worth a try to simply settle down and start with the foundation of all yoga: the breath.

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