Archives for April 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm Offers Medication Tips

Marla AhlgrimmAt some point in time, virtually all men and women take medicine. Marla Ahlgrimm says this is often over-the-counter, such as Tylenol for headaches, but maybe a prescription, like birth control. Regardless of the reason, Ahlgrimm says that it’s wise to take a few precautions before beginning a new medicine.

Asking questions

According to Marla Ahlgrimm, pharmacists exist for a reason. They are not simply there to give you medicines, but are also a valuable resource to help answer questions and alleviate concerns over something new. If you have not spoken with your doctor about your prescription – and even if you have – your pharmacist can guide you in your quest to take control of your health.

Keeping a list

Marla Ahlgrimm says something else that’s important for everyone is to keep a list of all the different types of medicine they take. If you, for example, take vitamins or a prescription medication for a recurrent health condition, it’s best to let your doctor and pharmacist know about these. Keep a list handy that includes the day you started taking each medication as well as your current dosage. 

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Marla Ahlgrimm | How Long Will This Pandemic Last?

Marla AhlgrimmAccording to Marla Ahlgrimm, one of the most pressing questions on everyone’s mind is how long, exactly, the coronavirus pandemic will last. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question, but you can find insight into how things might play out below.

Q: Prior to 2020, when was the last global pandemic?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Back in 2009, the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, a pandemic. It began in June and was officially declared over by August 2010. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus is different from swine flu. Although we are hopeful that researchers and scientists will develop a vaccine by the end of 2020, there is an unfortunate lack of crystal balls that can accurately predict what tomorrow will bring.

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