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Barbara Mantel

Barbara is an award-winning freelance journalist and a contributing writer at CQ Researcher. She also is the freelance community correspondent for the Association of Health Care Journalists, where she blogs about freelancing and produces tip sheets, market guides, and webinars. Barbara's byline has appeared in various media outlets, including AARP, Undark, Rural Health Quarterly, Medical Economics, Healthline,,, NPR, Fast Company, and The New York Times. Her favorite assignment gets her outdoors.

A person putting prescription medications into a pill box. Next Avenue, polypharmacy

More Older Adults Than Ever Are Taking Multiple Drugs

Polypharmacy, where a person regularly takes 5 or more prescription drugs, has become more common
February 17, 2023
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