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Anti-Anxiety Drug Puts Seniors at Risk for Falls

French investigators suggest a strategy for reducing falls among older people. They found an elevated risk of falling among seniors taking long-acting anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium. Regular use of certain other medicines, particularly muscle relaxants and anti-spasmodic drugs, was also associated with an increased likelihood of falling. Short-acting anti-anxiety agents were not linked to falls in this elderly population.
[BMC Geriatrics, July 23, 2009]

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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