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Functional Nutrition Webinar - June 20

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 10, 2019

Are you serious about starting a healthcare career in nutrition, or incorporating nutrition into your current healthcare practice? Discover how the Functional Nutrition program at PCC Institute for Health Professionals can help you become a nationally Certified Nutrition Professional, and support your career goals! Join the Functional Nutrition online webinar on June 20th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals

PCC IHP Herbalism Program Teaches You How to Use Herbs to Promote Health and Wellness

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 11, 2019

As society drifts towards a more inclusive understanding of health, seemingly more attention has turned to natural ways to manage it. In fact, two-thirds of Americans state that herbal remedies will take centerstage in the management of their health in the coming year. As these individuals incorporate herbs into their daily diet, they may also be able to reduce their reliance on traditional medications — and potentially leave the side effects behind.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Herbalism

PCC Institute for Health Professionals- IPNB program overview

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 08, 2019

The brain is an important and incredibly complex organ - and only in recent decades have we begun to understand many of its intricacies. It's no surprising that the behaviors and actions of others have been confounding us for most of our lives! The brain plays a critical role in nearly every major body system, and some of its main functions include processing sensory information, regulating blood pressure and breathing and releasing hormones. But beyond regulating physical tasks, our brains also have a role in how we perceive people and our environment, how we remember (and forget), how we may act and think differently than someone else - and how were interact with others in our daily lives.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology, institute for health professionals

Our Foundations of Clinical Research Program Highlights

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 07, 2019


Clinical research offers rewarding careers for people who want to make a difference in healthcare. Year after year, this field experiences tremendous growth with jobs constantly opening up across the public and private sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this field will grow by more than 13 percent by 2026, which is nearly double the industry average of seven percent.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

Clinical Research Graduate Demonstrates the value of the relationship between PCC Institute for Health Professionals and Providence

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 11, 2019

Sometimes finding a fulfilling career doesn't follow a uniform A-to-B trajectory. Such was the case for Cynthia Trinidad, one of our first Clinical Research internship recipients, who initially graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, but wasn’t sure where to go once she entered the workforce. Her passion for people led her to a career in the healthcare industry where she started as a CNA. She originally hoped to grow her skillset into nursing, until she realized she had a passion for research.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

How to Support Families Affected by Perinatal Mood Disorders and Birth Trauma

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 07, 2019

One of the most beautiful times in a woman's life is the birth of her children, but certain events can impact the birthing experience. This can lead to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) - affecting nearly 1 million women annually - which can cause women significant stress and even prolong the healing process.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Interpersonal Neurobiology, institute for health professionals

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, institute for health professionals, Ayurveda

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

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

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