Friday, September 25, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | Mammogram Q&A

Marla Ahlgrimm

According to retired women’s healthcare advocate, author, and pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm, a mammogram remains a woman’s first and best line of defense against breast cancer. Keep reading for a quick Q&A session about this often misunderstood process.

Q: What is a mammogram?

Marla Ahlgrimm: A mammogram is a test that doctors use to find breast cancer. Although it cannot treat the condition if found, it is the best way for a woman to find out if she has breast cancer. And the sooner the cancer is detected, the more effectively it may be treated.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm on The Benefits Of Therapeutic Massage

Marla Ahlgrimm
According to Marla Ahlgrimm, men and women alike sit more than ever, both at home and at work. And, this means that we carry lots of stress in our bodies, and don’t work on our muscles nearly enough. But, the retired women’s healthcare expert says that something as simple as a therapeutic massage can help.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains that massage can ease out postural stress. This is the physical toll that sitting for eight or more hours each day takes on the body. A regular massage can ease lower back pain or weakness by restoring the body’s natural balance. Further, many studies have shown that massage can actually increase circulation, which can go a long way toward easing muscle pain.