Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm | Pharmacist the Most Equal Job For Men And Women

Marla Ahlgrimm
In a world where gender inequality in the workforce is national hot button issue, there is at least one profession that seems to be immune, says Marla Ahlgrimm.

Physician remains a predominantly male title; nurses are almost entirely women. But, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, pharmacists are split down the middle. And, as the retired pharmacist explains, unlike other careers in medicine, there is not a huge pay gap between the sexes.

Women pharmacists, on average, earn a salary of approximately $116,000 per year, slightly less than men. However, the slight gap is not a product of discrimination, but a reflection on hours worked. Marla Ahlgrimm explains that many mothers who happen to be pharmacists work fewer hours than their male counterparts.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Characteristics of Successful Women Entrepreneurs | Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Alhgrimm
Entrepreneur, women’s healthcare expert, and retired pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm offers advice to women ready to step out into the world of business ownership.

Starting your own business is a rewarding and exciting experience. However, it is not without its risks and should not be considered lightly. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, women, now more than ever, are stepping into this role as often – if not more – than their male counterparts. But what does it take to make it on your own?

Friday, 31 March 2017

Outdoor Activities for the Family | Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm
Ladies! Spring is in the air so it’s time to think about outdoor activities. But, this year don’t go it alone. As retired healthcare entrepreneur Marla Ahlgrimm explains, getting outdoors is good for your mental and physical health and spending a day in the sun with the family will strengthen your bond. Read on for a list of family-friendly excursions that won’t break the bank.

A day at the zoo. While many zoos charge admission fee, most offer discounted days throughout the year. And, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, there are some that draw visitors from all over with free admission, such as the St. Louis Zoo, and most offer free or heavily discounted admissions on Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm: Women Twice as Likely To Get Anxiety as Men

Marla Ahlgrimm
Anxiety disorders affect more than 20% of adults in the United States. According to women’s health expert Marla Ahlgrimm, women are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men. In the following brief commentary, Ahlgrimm touches on the causes, types, and treatment of anxiety.

Q: How many different types of anxiety disorders are there?

Marla Ahlgrimm: There are four primary categories in which doctors group anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social phobia, and specific phobia. People with GAD may find they worry excessively about day-to-day issues such as family, work, and money. Panic disorders cause sudden attacks of terror, despite the lack of danger. An individual with a social phobia may get embarrassed easily and be very self-aware and self-conscious in public. Specific phobia disorders are, as the name suggests, an innate fear of an object or situation.

Q: Who gets anxiety disorders?

Marla Ahlgrimm: There is no specific face that defines a typical anxiety disorder sufferer. Around 40 million adults and teens in the United States present with an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, many with symptoms beginning around kindergarten. Women, perhaps because they seek help more often, are diagnosed with anxiety twice as often as men.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm: Anemia FAQ

Marla Ahlgrimm
More than 3 million people in the United States suffer with anemia. Most of these are women and people with chronic diseases. Read on as Marla Ahlgrimm answers common questions about the condition, including its causes and treatment.

Q: What is anemia?

Marla Ahlgrimm: People who are anemic do not have the right balance of red blood cells or their red blood cells do not contain adequate amounts of the protein hemoglobin. Either of these causes means the body does not get enough oxygen to the organs and tissues.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm Discusses Acne in Women

Marla Ahlgrimm
You wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day when, suddenly, you realize, there, on your once-smooth skin, a pimple emerging in all its red, welted glory. Marla Ahlgrimm says this scenario is all too familiar to women of all ages and here explains acne and why it isn’t just a teen issue.

Q: What is acne?

Marla Ahlgrimm: While considered a common skin disease, acne is simply a condition where the pores of the face, chest, neck, back, and possibly shoulders become clogged. This can happen due to an excess of natural oils or the overproduction of the bacteria P. acnes.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Marla Ahlgrimm: Women and Seasonal Allergies

Marla Ahlgrimm
Spring is near and while many people are busy getting their boats and swimsuits ready, 35 million Americans are scrambling to stock up on allergy medicine. One of the most bothersome allergy symptoms in women is dark circles just underneath the eyes. Read on as Marla Ahlgrimm discusses ways women can combat coughing, congestion, and other common complaints, including under-eye puffiness.

Q: Why are allergies a problem in the spring?

Marla Ahlgrimm: During the early warm months of March and April, all of winter’s dormant foliage makes its yearly debut. With this spectacular showing of color comes pollen, which is responsible for the majority of allergy symptoms through the end of fall.

Q: What are allergic shiners?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Allergic shiners are those bothersome dark circles many women experience more than half the year. Nearly 80% of women with allergies don’t realize these dark circles are symptoms. Thankfully, they are and allergies are completely treatable. A simple test can determine an individual’s trigger(s) and they can receive treatment accordingly. This is good news for women, as allergy-related dark circles will go away with proper medication.


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