Thursday, 20 August 2020

Menstrual Bleeding After Menopause | Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm
If you’ve made it past menopause, one thing you can absolutely look forward to is a blessed absence of menstrual bleeding. However, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, some women do experience spotting, and this could mean a serious problem.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains the postmenopausal bleeding is not a normal bodily function. Women who experience even light spotting months or years after their final period should contact their doctor for an exam. While vaginal bleeding after menopause does not necessarily point to a life-threatening issue, it could mean endometrial cancer. This occurs in about 9% of women with postmenopausal bleeding.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm: Where’s My Hair?

Marla Ahlgrimm
If you are a woman in menopause, you may have noticed an unsettling side-effect: hair loss. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, menopause-related thinning may not be completely avoidable, but there are ways to help mitigate the unfortunately visible alteration of your appearance. Keep reading for more information on hormones and hair loss.

Q: How do I know if I’m experiencing hair loss?

Marla Ahlgrimm: For many women, it is gradual at first. Sometime around their 50th birthday, they may notice a few longer strands of hair on the shower floor. Hairbrushes may seem to get full quicker. Others may experience a more rapid thinning, and a visible near-bald spot at the crown of the head may appear virtually overnight.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | Back To School

Marla Ahlgrimm
The 2020/2021 school year is going to look markedly different, says women’s health care advocate Marla Ahlgrimm. As teachers, parents, and students gear up for a new year, it’s a good idea to take a look at how schools can keep everyone safe.

Physical distancing

By now, we are all familiar with the term social distancing. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers similar advice for students. However, realizing that space is limited, most healthcare and education providers recommend having desks spaced approximately three feet apart. School systems may also request that students wear masks, which may be particularly important in the older grades, says Marla Ahlgrimm.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | A Second Wave May Be On The Horizon

Marla Ahlgrimm
When the coronavirus first made its entrance in the United States, it came in hard and fast. According to Marla Ahlgrimm, a second wave, one that’s every bit intense as the first, may be on its way.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains that many health experts believe late fall and early winter may trigger an uptick in COVID-19 cases. It is almost impossible, however, to accurately predict how a novel virus will react from one season to the next. What we do know is that warm weather was not the savior we all expected.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains further that large crowds, such as unsanctioned gatherings and protests, may usher in localized epidemics.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

COVID-19 Affects The Sexes Differently, Says Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm
Since the beginning of its known existence, the COVID-19 virus has affected men proportionately much more than women. Unfortunately, men have much higher mortality rates than their wives, daughters, and sisters, despite being equally at risk of contraction. This is in line with 2003 information culled from research studies during the SARS outbreak.

But why?

According to Marla Ahlgrimm, males may be more affected because they tend to experience heart disease far more commonly. Liver disease, high blood pressure, and other disorders make the symptoms of the coronavirus much stronger and harder to shake.

Another potentially significant contributor is that men tend to smoke much more than women. Marla Ahlgrimm cites global and historical World Health Organization statistics that note around 40% of men smoke compared to just 9% of women. Smoking is an obvious trigger for lung disease, and considering that the coronavirus attacks the respiratory system, it makes sense that smokers are more at risk.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | Saving Money On Medical Bills

Marla Ahlgrimm
Medical bills can easily stack up to become some of the heftiest payments for American households. Fortunately, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, retired pharmacist, there are ways to reduce healthcare costs. Keep reading as she answers a few questions about how to do just that.

Q: What’s the first thing you would tell people looking to save money on their healthcare expenses?

Marla Ahlgrimm: I would say that it’s important to check the details of their medical plan. Although it may be difficult to follow and the language can get confusing, all providers offer a full rundown of what’s covered and what’s not. This can help anyone looking to save money make better decisions about when, how, and where to receive services, particularly those considered elective.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | Women Leading Through Crisis

Marla Ahlgrimm
As the coronavirus continues to take a toll on a global scale, Marla Ahlgrimm says there are a few countries that stand out with their response. Denmark, New Zealand, Taiwan, Finland, and a handful of others enjoy fewer infections and have largely skipped over the fear and panic we’ve seen in the United States. So what, exactly, do these countries have that we do not? According to Ahlgrimm, the answer to that question is women in their highest leadership roles.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains that many countries with women in the equivalent of our presidential seat have handled the virus with a drastically different style. In Germany, for example, Chancellor Angela Merkel took to the airways early on. She is noted for remaining calm when telling her country there was a dangerous and highly-contagious virus on its way. Germany enjoys a low per-capita infection rate.

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