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  • Are You Suffering from Caffeine Addiction?

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    coffee additionRecognize the warning signs and learn how to break the habit

    Caffeine can be the best friend for many of us with busy, sleep-deprived lives. Have you relied on large pots of coffee or too many cans of soda—not just to push through a study session for an important test or a long shift at work, but just to get through the day? Do you need coffee in the morning to wake up and then again throughout the day to feel energized and alert? If you feel sluggish, deflated, irritable if you miss your daily dose, these may be signs that you’re physically addicted. That’s something to pay attention to.

  • Spotlight on New Seacoast Manchester Instructor Penny Elton

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Student Life

    seacoast career schools faculty of the month​Get to know one of our esteemed instructors

    We like to keep you up to date with “campus stories” about what is happening at both of the campuses of Seacoast Career Schools. This week we have a profile with one of our instructors who recently joined the Manchester campus. We hope that this helps you to feel connected to the Seacoast community!

  • What You Should Know about Domestic Violence

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    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    domestic violence awareness​Education is the place to start if you want to support a friend or get involved in your community

    Domestic violence is one of those issues that we often want to look away from. It’s upsetting to think that people we know could be in abusive relationships. The reality is that the problem is very common—affecting about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men. This is why this month, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s essential that we educate ourselves about the dangers of this public health epidemic. Only then are you in the position to help others.

  • Spotlight on Members of Manchester’s Medical Assisting Program

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant program instructor​Get to know a new instructor and one of our students

    One of the interesting things about Seacoast Career Schools is that we are always welcoming new students to campus, and from time to time new staff members as well. In this article we get a chance to know a student and instructor in the Medical Assisting program at the Manchester campus.

  • Make Sure You’re Getting All the Benefits When You Brush

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Dental Assistant, Health and Wellness

    toothbrush, dental hygiene month​It’s National Dental Hygiene Month, and every brush counts

    Are you doing all you can to treat your teeth right? October is National Dental Hygiene Month—a great time to “brush up” on your brushing technique, to make sure that you’re doing all you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

  • Seacoast Manchester Swings Into a Fall Full of Activity

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Student Life

    bake sale, seacoast ManchesterThis season has seen a wide range of campus events

    With fall comes a lot of events at the Manchester campus of Seacoast Career Schools. Look at all the professional achievements and extra-curricular activities that have been taking place on campus over the last month!

  • Seacoast Sanford Steps Up with a Recent Blood Drive

    Relevant Campus(es): Sanford
    Category(ies): Student Life

    Seacoast Sanford Blood Drive​Hurricane relief is just one good reason to give blood this month

    On Saturday, September 9, Seacoast Career School’s Sanford campus hosted its first annual Red Cross Blood Drive. The students set the goal high to schedule 25 appointments, and reached their goal. “This means over 77 people will benefit from the blood that was donated,” says Campus Director Jennifer R. Marchese.

  • An Overview of the Medical Billing and Coding Profession

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    Category(ies): Medical Billing and Coding / Health Claims Specialist

    medical billing profession​Learn more about this essential role in the healthcare industry

    Are you considering training to become a medical billing and coding specialist? If so, here are some basics that you may not know about this profession and its important role in the healthcare industry.

  • How to Handle Interview Questions for Medical Assisting Jobs

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant interview questions and answersUse these suggestions to prepare and build your confidence

    If you’re soon going to complete your Medical Assistant training, you may have already started applying for jobs—and maybe even been invited for an interview with a prospective employer. If so, that’s great news!

  • Get to Know Manchester’s Medical Assisting Instructor Lynne Halaby

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    Lynne Halaby Medical Assistant Instructor at Seacoast Manchester​This interview offers some insights into one of our faculty members

    In a recent issue of the Seacoast Career Schools campus newsletter, the Seacoast Sentinel, Manchester student Danielle Cote interviewed medical assisting instructor Lynn Halaby. Danielle calls Halaby “a fun-loving medical assistant instructor with a big heart, who definitely keeps things interesting here at Seacoast.” Here are some highlights from that interview, to help you get to know her better.

  • September Is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    Learn some facts about this all-too-common

    thyroid cancer awareness​Learn some facts about this all-too-common cancer

    It’s always good to pay attention to what your body is telling you, but there are some conditions and diseases that have not-so-obvious symptoms. In those cases, it’s wise to learn more to help you identify any potential issues to address with your physician. Thyroid cancer is one of those, and September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month—a good time to share facts with a family member or friend. You might even be inspired to volunteer to help raise awareness.

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  • Should You Become a Dental Assistant?

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Dental Assistant

    should you become a dental assistantFind out what it takes to enter this important healthcare field

    Do you like interacting with people? Do you like working in a team environment? Are you attracted by the idea of working in the healthcare field and helping patients on a daily basis? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and you’re interested in health and science topics, but don’t want to attend a four-year degree program, consider becoming a dental assistant.

  • Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

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    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    exercise, walking, natural ways to lower cholesterol​Medication isn’t the only answer for many people with high cholesterol

    September is Cholesterol Education Month, and a great time to learn about ways to keep your cholesterol in check with some healthy lifestyle choices. More than 100 million Americans (over 20 years) have high cholesterol (total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL), and more than 35 million of them are at high risk for heart disease (levels of 240 mg/dL or higher). You can visit your doctor to find out if you are one of them.

  • Manchester’s Student Ambassadors Keep Things Lively

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Student Life

    manchester campus student ambassadors​Learn the latest about this program, which has been going strong all year

    The Student Ambassador program at Seacoast Manchester has been busy of late, organizing events that are fun as well as those that benefit the students and the surrounding community. We thought we’d give you an update on some of their recent activities, and help you get to know one of the ambassadors even better.

  • Ways to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

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    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    national grandparents dayA wonderful opportunity to honor the grandparents and elders in our lives

    We adults might forget, amidst our day-to-day race against the clock, to take the time to honor and celebrate the elder and sage family members and friends who came before us and enrich our lives. Grandparents are a connection with the past and a peek into the future. They have the benefit of having already journeyed through many of the phases and challenges we’re currently facing. They deserve our gratitude for the many ways they have served our families, our communities, and our nation. And National Grandparents Day, on September 10, is a great way to honor this.

  • 3 Popular Types of Massages

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    seacoast career schools, popular types of massageLearn more about a few of the massage modalities therapists use

    Whether it’s to relax and relieve stress, ease muscle tension, or help heal an injury, many people opt to use massage to address these issues. Working as a massage therapist can also be a desirable career choice. If you like interacting with people, enjoy a physical profession, and have a passion for health and wellness, you might want to consider checking out a massage therapy training program like the one at Seacoast Career Schools.

  • Celebrate National Yoga Month and Get Some of These 6 Benefits

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    This ancient practice has lots to offer—and takes only a little time and some deep breaths

    Before you read another sentence of this article, stop to take a deep breath – in…and…out. Great! You’re already doing an important yoga practice: breathing. The media may focus on the image of a health guru, clad in designer exercise clothes, in some exotic setting. But yoga is less about getting your body into a certain condition or perfecting a pose than about increasing your sense of well-being and lessening your stress. September is National Yoga Month—the perfect time to spend a few minutes on the mat, and get a little more mindful.

  • 4 Great Reasons to Become a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Medical Billing and Coding / Health Claims Specialist

    Discover the advantages of this essential healthcare role

    Seacoast Career Schools offers training in medical billing and coding through their program called Health Claims Specialist. If you are a resident of the Manchester, New Hampshire area, this program may be something worth exploring. Find out why people are choosing this career path.

  • Fun Things to Do in and around Manchester This Fall

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Student Life

    things to do around Manchester NH​Check out these convenient, budget-friendly activities

    Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes lots of things to do and see in the Manchester area. After a busy week of classes and studying, you’re probably looking for ways to relax and enjoy the weekends. We’ve got ideas for a few budget-friendly destinations and events. Try something new—they’re sure to help you unwind and recharge.

  • Career Options for Medical Assistants

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant

    medical assistant career options, types of medical assistants​This is a profession that offers a number of pathways

    Are you interested in a hands-on job in healthcare? Do you like to handle a variety of tasks at work on a daily basis? Are you someone who likes to be busy all day? Do you like interacting with and helping people? If so, a career as a medical assistant might be a great fit for you.

  • Take Better Care of Your Eyes for Contact Lens Health Week

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Health and Wellness

    contact lens awareness, contact lens tips​Follow these simple rules to keep your eyes healthy

    If you wear glasses, it can seem like a right of passage when you finally try your first pair of contact lenses. Wearing contacts can definitely make playing sports and other activities easier and more convenient, but it’s best to be mindful that you’re still putting a foreign object in your eyes. Contact Lens Health Week is coming up (August 21–25), and it’s a great time for those of us who wear contacts to double-check how we’re taking care of our lenses—and our eyes!

  • A Sample Resume for Dental Assistants

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Dental Assistant

    dental assistant, dental assistant resumeLet us help take the pain out of writing your first dental assistant resume

    If you’re training to be a dental assistant, you may be anticipating when you can get out into the workforce. But the first step is preparing a good resume. Below is an example that you can adapt with your unique experience and skills.

  • Four Ways to Manage Your Time More Effectively

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester; Sanford
    Category(ies): Student Life

    time management tips​Busy students can benefit from these time-management strategies

    How many times have you found yourself thinking, “If only there were more hours in the day!” Probably too many! Since 24 hours are all we get, the trick is figuring out how best to use them. When you’re juggling the demands of life as a busy student, it can seem overwhelming to tackle everything that needs to be done. All it takes to make changes—even small ones—is a little self-awareness and a willingness. Those changes can have a big effect on your day-to-day life.

  • Why Become a Dental Assistant?

    Relevant Campus(es): Manchester
    Category(ies): Dental Assistant

    why become a dental assistant​This position requires an interesting balance of technical and interpersonal skills

    Training to be a dental assistant has a lot of advantages. Whether you work with children or adults, you can make a difference in how people feel about dental care. You’re also responsible for making sure that the dentist and/or hygienist have the information and the equipment they need, so that the exam or procedure can go smoothly and efficiently. This combination of roles can be challenging as well as gratifying.

  • Use Some Massage Therapy Techniques at Home

    Relevant Campus(es):
    Category(ies): Massage Therapy

    at home massage techniquesThese can help if you’re feeling tense but don’t have time for a massage

    Most of us would welcome the chance to have a full-body massage, but the truth is that it’s hard to squeeze this into a busy schedule. Still, you can apply some gentle pressure yourself to find some relief. Here are some suggestions for ways to access some of the areas that most of us find problematic from time to time.

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