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Pooja Patel, a pharmacist at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, will discuss the potential of falling because of side effects of common prescription and over-the-counter medications during a free presentation at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Mayo-Franciscan.

Patel also will recommend preventive measures to avoid falls during his presentation, titled “Preventing Falls, One Step at a Time,” in Marycrest Auditorium on the second floor of the hospital building at 700 West Ave. S. in La Crosse.

Free refreshments will be available from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the program starting at 2:30 p.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call education and event coordinator Cathy Pupp at 608-392-4172.



Mike Tighe is the Tribune newsroom's senior citizen. That said, he don't get no respect from the cub reporters as he goes about his duly-appointed rounds on the health, religion and whatever-else-lands-in-his-inbox beats. Call him at 608-791-8446.

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