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How to Measure Blood Pressure

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Measuring blood pressure is one of the most important ways to determine a person’s health. Elevated pressure within the body’s blood vessels—called “hypertension”—can lead to a host of medical problems, including kidney failure, blindness, heart attack, stroke—and even death. Because hypertension has no symptoms and can begin at any age, it’s important that blood pressure be taken regularly and that, when higher-than-normal readings occur repeatedly, actions be taken to return it to the “normal” range.

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Scene of the Crime: Classifying Fingerprints by Type

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For more than 100 years, criminal investigators have used fingerprints to place suspects at the scene of a crime or help identify suspects using prints already on file. In fact, there are three types of fingerprints forensic specialists tend to deal with:

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Essay Earns Mother of 2 an Everest Scholarship on The Tyra Banks Show

A great education often comes not from what we take from the classroom, but from what we bring to it. In the case of Dana Ray, 46, her life experiences as real estate professional, community volunteer and mother of two led to an Everest College scholarship as well as an appearance on The Tyra Banks Show.

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Medical News Notes

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Here are some of the latest developments in the world of medicine:

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7 Really Good Reasons for Maintaining Oral Hygiene

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Good oral hygiene is not just important—it’s probably even more important than you think.

Here are six really good reasons to brush frequently, floss daily and visit a dentist at least twice a year:

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The Most Popular Types of Massage Therapy

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Massage has been a popular way to promote relaxation and improve health for more than 5,000 years. Over the centuries, massage practitioners have developed literally dozens of variations on this centuries-old discipline. Today, between 80 and 150 types of massage are being practiced. (Specific numbers vary.) If you are interested in the benefits of massage, or are interested in a career as a professional massage therapist, it is worth taking time to familiarize yourself with the most popular types of massage to determine which technique is best for you and your goals.

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The Future of Medical Assisting

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Even with the worst of the current recession seemingly behind us, many people contemplating a career in medical assisting may be wondering if there will be a job waiting for them when they finish their training. If government projections are to be believed, the outlook for medical assistant jobs is extremely encouraging.

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Gaming Surveillance Career is a Smart Bet

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Not too long ago, the state of Nevada was the only place in the United States where you could legally gamble. Today, there are few communities that are longer than a half-day’s drive from some form of legal gaming establishment, be it a modern-day riverboat, Indian casino or lavish Las Vegas or Atlantic City resort. This has created an employment opportunity previously unknown in most parts of the country: Gaming Surveillance Officer.

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5 Simple Ways to Conquer Procrastination

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You have less than a day before the Big Test. You’re cramming like crazy to read the books or write the papers on which your final grade depends. Waves of sheer terror overwhelm your ability to concentrate. Exhausted and bleary-eyed, you ask yourself, “Why didn’t I start this weeks ago???

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Just What is “Marketing”?

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You’ve probably heard that “marketing” is a major part of any business model. You may have even considered a career in the marketing field. Even so, you may not be quite sure exactly what “marketing” is, or what a marketing job might involve. If so, you’re not alone. Even many experts have a difficult time defining “marketing”—although most recognize that it involves a number of disciplines, any of one which can offer a promising career path.

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