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Wellness Wednesday: Polypharmacy In Older Adults

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David Kessler
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Nearly half of older adults take one or more medications they don’t medically need, increasing the risk for harmful drug interactions.

Old prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and even herbal supplements have the potential to trigger adverse drug events, which can be mistaken for signs of aging in older patients.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: polypharmacy in older adults, artificial intelligence and running form as well as the case against stretching.


  • Laurie Archbald-Pannone, M.D., Associate Professor, Division of General, Geriatrics, Palliative, and Hospital Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Alex Hutchinson, science and fitness journalist, Outside magazine
  • Elizabeth Joy, Program Director, Black Community Ambassadors Pilot Support Program, Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County

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