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What is Stress?

By Jay T. Wiles, BCB, BCB-HRV Stress is a ubiquitous term. Just walk down your local grocery aisle and you are going to be inundated with the term and proposed methods for helping in every tabloid. Arguably, the most interesting aspect of this five-letter word is that it is often used in everyday conversation without …

Joy White Appointed to PCHS Board of Directors

Pacific College of Health and Science is thrilled to announce that Joy N. White, MSN, MBA, WHNP-BC, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Ms. White currently serves as the senior advisor to the Undersecretary for Health, Office of Patient Care Services within the Veterans Health Administration. There she helps coordinate the efforts of …

Getting Started with Cold Therapy

By Thomas P. Seager, PhD The reasons to begin a regular practice of deliberate cold exposure are multidimensional and complex, including relief from pain and inflammation1, muscle gain and hormonal rebalancing2, increased insulin sensitivity and metabolic health3, autoimmune regulation4, accelerated ketogenesis for cancer control5, and psychological resilience for stress management6. However, the methods by which …

Carla Mariano Inducted into Global Academy of Holistic Nursing

By Shanell LaBelle We are so proud to share that Dr. Carla Mariano, holistic nursing pioneer and co-founder of Pacific College’s holistic nursing programs, has received an invitation to the inaugural cohort of the Global Academy of Holistic Nursing (GAHN). The GAHN is “a community of holistic nurse scholars committed to advancing holistic, humanistic, and …