geriatrics

What to Do When You Start Aging

Dec 28, 2017
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Join us today for a look at the transition into old age. The life expectancy for Americans has grown and people are living longer. Coming up what living and caring options exist for elder members of our communities and families.

Shortage of Geriatricians Drives Change in Their Role

Mar 22, 2008

In little more than a decade, the aging Baby Boomers are expected to produce a surge in numbers of people needing medical care. Geriatricians are doctors who specialize in the elderly. These doctors are few in number, and the field is not attracting many medical students or young physicians. But fears of a shortage of geriatricians might be premature.

Geriatricians Question Shortage of Physicians in Their Field

Mar 21, 2008

The oldest baby boomers are about 10 years from the age when they will likely require additional medical attention. Some worry that the surge in numbers of people needing care could overwhelm the U.S. health care system which is already facing a few problems.

Geriatricians are doctors who specialize in the elderly. They are few in number, and the field is not attractive to medical students. Is this a cause for concern? Maybe. Maybe not.