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How the Sister Sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda Overlap

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 26, 2018

Both yoga and Ayurveda have their roots in India, where they are commonly practiced as ways to improve the health of both the body and mind and prepare oneself for liberation. Though each of these sciences has been used for thousands of years, they have become more popular in Western cultures over the past few decades. By 2020, it is estimated that the Yoga industry in the US will reach $11.6 billion and the global Ayurveda market is not far behind. From a variety of yoga studios to herbs, spices and essential oils, the value of these practices is blossoming across the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare, Ayurveda, institute for health professionals

What to Expect as a Patient Access Specialist

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 13, 2018

We’ve all faced the dread that comes with going to a doctor or hospital. And in some cases, a poor first impression is all it takes someone for someone to turn around and leave, even if it means missing out on necessary treatment. That first impression is everything - and it’s what you’ll be able to provide as a patient access specialist.

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Topics: Patient Access, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare, institute for health professionals

Dental Schools, Organized Dentistry Work to Address Shortage of Dental Assistants

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 02, 2018

The following post was written by Melody Finnemore and originally published by the Oregon Dental Association. It features IHP's Professional Development and Dental Health Education Coordinator Stacy Bone and is republished here with permission from the ODA. 

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Topics: dental assisting, institute for health professionals, Healthcare

Cardiology-Focused Training Offers Countless Rewards

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 29, 2018

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people participate in American Heart Association (AHA) trainings every year, and many of these courses are available at Portland Community College’s Institute for Health Professionals. These cardiology-focused trainings help nurses, doctors, medics, and even professionals in non-healthcare settings be ready to support or save a life at a moment’s notice. The American Heart Association is the top provider of these trainings in the United States, offering evidence-based strategies that help in a cardiac event.

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Topics: AHA & Cardiology, American Heart Association, institute for health professionals, Healthcare

Pharm Techs Enjoy Hot Job Prospects, Upward Mobility and Stability

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 22, 2018

Pharmacy technician job prospects continue to represent a success story in the American economy in 2018. Data from 2017 demonstrates there were nearly 80,000 job postings nationwide – with over 1,700 opportunities listed in the Portland-metro region. At PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals, students in the pharmacy technician program enjoy flexible schedules and can become qualified in just six months. 

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Topics: Pharmacy Technician, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College

Ayurveda Primer - The Confluence of Rest, Rejuvenation, Luster, Breath - and a Healthier You

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 20, 2018

by Ann Wagoner

Many factors inspire people to detach from outside stressors and embark along the path of an inward search. The need isn’t new, and it’s been explored for over thousands of years by cultures around the world. But, where to begin the journey? 

The ancient teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga are excellent conduits to guide us to deeper understanding. PCC’s Ayurvedic Yoga Health Advisor program combines ancient healing knowledge with contemporary applications about the inner workings of the mind, body and consciousness. When we can find our hearts and minds in a place of deep relaxation and vast awareness, we can discover our true potential and experience remarkable healing.

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Topics: institute for health professionals, Healthcare

The Origins of Addiction

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 26, 2017

The United States is currently experiencing one of the largest and most deadly drug crises in its history - and PCC is responding with a course exploring origins of addiction designed for health professionals, law enforcement, government employees, counselors, social workers, educators, nurses, addictions professionals, and more. Opioid drugs, including heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and others, are causing large numbers of overdose deaths throughout the country. In 2015, one out of every two deaths was drug-related. 

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Topics: Healthcare, institute for health professionals

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