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Boosting Immunity with Yoga and Ayurveda

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 19, 2020

Coronavirus  Update – 3/20/20 4:39 p.m. Online classes will run as scheduled and will not be impacted by the college response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. For more information on PCC’s college-wide response, visit: pcc.edu/coronavirus

People have been asking if Yoga and Ayurveda have tips for boosting immunity, staying well, and surviving coronavirus. The following post explores what we know about Ayurvedic tips for boosting immunity, staying well, and surviving coronavirus:  
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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare, Ayurveda, Herbalism

7 Ways Patient Access Specialists Make Life Better for Hospital Patients

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 13, 2020

If you've ever been to the hospital, you've likely dealt with a patient access specialist. Patient access specialists (PAS) are typically the first point of contact. Their job is to help, direct, and comfort the patient. Often, a PAS will be responsible for scheduling, billing, and taking you to your appointment. They are also responsible for calling the insurance company, getting your messages to the doctor, and being there to generally answer any question you may have. Portland Community College is proud to offer training to anyone looking to join the profession.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access, Portland Community College

Meet Functional Nutrition Instructor, Sarah Molbert

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 10, 2020

Sarah Molbert, MScN, is an adjunct faculty member at Portland Community College. She is originally from the southern part of Louisiana and moved to Portland four years ago to pursue a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Global Health from the National University of Natural Medicine.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

How Much Does a Clinical Research Assistant Make?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 06, 2020

Clinical Research Assistants (CR Assistants) spend their time performing trials for new treatments, diagnostic devices, and medications. They also work with patients directly in a healthcare atmosphere. They have important responsibilities that include: 

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College

Meet Your Instructor: Beth Lennon

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 04, 2020

Meet Your Instructor: Beth Lennon, Functional Nutrition   

Beth has a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from NUNM in Portland and has worked for the past 5 years as a Health Coach and Nutritionist. With broad experience in healthcare communications, clinical nutrition, classroom and patient education, she currently works full time as a Health Coach and Nutrition Specialist for a digital healthcare startup called Hinge Health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition

Meet Functional Nutrition Instructor, Zrinka Glavas

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 01, 2020

Zrinka Glavas, MEd, MSc, attained her Master of Education at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her passion for evidence-based nutrition and traditional medicine led her to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. Zrinka’s love of education and functional nutrition is joined in teaching the effects medical nutrition therapy has on health outcomes.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Instructor Spotlight: Andrew Bruce, Master Optician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 13, 2020

With a background as an optician dating back to his teenage years in his home country of England, Andrew Bruce is highly skilled in the industry and is honored to be a Master Optician. The Optician ABO Test Prep course that he instructs will be his first with Portland Community College. Continue reading to learn more about his experience and passion.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Optician ABO, PCC Stories

Instructor Spotlight: Stacy Bone, Dental Health Education Program Coordinator

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 12, 2020

Stacy has been with PCC coordinating dental health education courses over the past three years. She was a dental assistant for 14 years before completing her degree in 2012 at PSU in Community Health Education.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, dental assisting, PCC

Meet Functional Nutrition Instructor, Julie Marks

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 04, 2020

Julie Marks, MScN, is an adjunct faculty member at Portland Community College, teaching in the Functional Nutrition program. She is also the Nutritionist and Coordinator for the Food as Medicine Institute, where she teaches hands-on cooking and nutrition classes. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Phlebotomy, Pharm Tech, Sterile Processing: Technician Programs to Prepare You For a Career in Healthcare

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 03, 2020

Entry-level healthcare careers help open the doors of opportunity while preparing individuals for the industry. These support roles are instrumental in ensuring clinicians can provide the best care for patients. Our technician programs in pharmacy, phlebotomy and sterile can provide aspiring healthcare professionals with a strong foundation for the future. Here is an overview of each program:

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Phlebotomy

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