U.S. Increasingly Lacks Experts on Aging

Health care officials say the United States is experiencing a shortage of geriatricians. Although more doctors are needed to care for elderly patients, the number of geriatricians has shrunk by 30 percent. Medical educators are resorting to new methods to attract medical students to the specialty. Madge Kaplan from member station WGBH reports.

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