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Holiday Stress: “All I want for Christmas is a BREAK!”

Sound familiar? The holidays are an awesome time of year filled with family, feasts and fun! However, between a jam-packed schedule, budgeting woes, travel frustrations and cramped lodging accommodations, the holidays can be stressful. But, you can change that! 

Home Alone Holiday Stress

This Throwback Thursday, we’re highlighting our 2011 blog: How to De-stress this holiday season!

Follow these 4 simple steps to effectively handle stress and allow yourself to take a deep breath and enjoy the holiday season! 

Happy Holidays & a Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for reading!



Although the holidays are a time when you can enjoy spending time with family and friends, they often throw a curve ball in your regular routine which can cause stress and anxiety. Whether it’s booking and monitoring your travel arrangements, managing your budget, purchasing a last minute gift or balancing the demands of work and personal life, ‘tis the season to slow down and approach your stressors rationally.

This holiday season, take a temporary break from the hustle and bustle and implement these FOUR easy-to-use, stress-relieving methods.

1. Problem Solve.

Because it’s the holiday season, it’s tempting to ignore stress in order to keep your spirits high. Unfortunately, ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away. Take a minute to reflect on what’s causing your stress and try to resolve it. Remember, trying to ignore stress can be, well, stressful! What can you do differently to reduce your stress?

Try to approach what is causing you stress rationally by asking yourself the following questions…

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As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, we look back at his life and reflect on what a powerful figure he was in history. Here are some of Nelson Mandela’s most inspirational quotes about education, leadership and life.

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.


If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

It always seems impossible until its done.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

“Gastroduodenostomy?! What?!” 

Online, Self-paced Medical Terminology Course Helps you Learn Medical Terminology quickly.

By Jason Willey & Jonelle Burnsmedical terms, medical terminology, healthcare jobs

Over the last 10-15 years, our nation has seen a massive employment migration to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. We are always fielding questions from both job seekers and newly hired professionals who need medical terminology knowledge NOW.

Landing a new job is exciting, but learning the new lingo that comes with it can be challenging, especially if you are looking to enter the healthcare field. Medical terminology is a whole new vocabulary, and it’s a necessary qualification for most, if not all, healthcare professions.

Learning a whole new vocabulary can be frustrating if you don’t have time to attend a semester long program or read out of a dictionary (Who does?). Thankfully, online, self-paced learning has become a great solution.

Students taking Corexcel’s online Medical Terminology course have gone on to work as:

  • Paramedics
  • Firefighters
  • Physician’s Assistants
  • Medical Billers and Coders
  • Health Insurance Professionals
  • Healthcare Administrative Staff Members
  • And more

Hundreds of colleges and universities, hospital systems, insurance companies, healthcare organizations and job seekers have turned to our online, self-paced Medical Terminology course to fulfill their needs, and here’s why!

Fully Accredited

Our online Medical Terminology course is fully accredited for CEUs. Students will receive a certificate of completion for 9.5 IACET Continuing Education Units.

Online & Self-paced 

Students receive access to our course for one full year, allowing them to complete the course on their own time. The course is online, meaning there are no CD’s or DVD’s to install. The course can be run on any computer around the world, as long as you have a stable Internet connection and your username and password handy.

Textbooks & Dictionary Option

We do not require students to purchase textbooks since all of the material is contained online. However, we do offer the coordinating Medical Terminology for Health Professions textbook and Mosby’s Dictionary to learners who prefer blended learning or are looking for resources to use while in the field.

Audio Playback

In addition to knowing the medical terminology, you want to be able to pronounce the words correctly. Medical terms include written pronunciations and audio playback, so that you can both look and sound the part.


We do not require you to take all of the exercises in the course, but they are there to help you assess your progress and retention. Tests are online and self-paced, allowing you to leave your exam and resume where you left off. Inside the course, there are 15 chapter tests required for earning a certificate of completion. Students who complete the course for college credit take an online exam outside the course that is graded and processed by the community college.

Interactive Exercises

The Medical Terminology Course includes interactive exercises to help you both test and retain your knowledge of key medical terms. Activities include spelling and vocabulary, building terms, diagram labeling, and electronic flash cards.

Case Studies

Case Studies include real world scenarios and activity questions designed to stimulate critical thinking through discussion and/or brief essay response.

Glossary with Audio Pronunciations

Organized glossary helps you search for key terms or review all terms, and it includes audio playback.

Word Parts & Abbreviations

Similar to the glossary, students can browse all word parts and abbreviations or search just the ones they need.

Multimedia Animations

While reading the material, animation provides an additional method of learning the material.

Whether you’re brand new to healthcare, trying to fulfill a college prerequisite or simply need some brushing up on your medical terminology, Corexcel’s Medical Terminology for Health Professions may be the perfect fit for you. For more information, view our Medical Terminology course online.

Helpful Resources

Medical Terminology Course Objectives & Accreditation Information

Also available: Anatomy & Physiology Online Course