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By Michael Walton and Debra Erdley
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

Aging population, retiring professionals stress health care

 


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Matthew D'Onofrio has seen his patient pool get a lot grayer since he opened his practice more than 20 years ago.

Those he first treated in their 50s and 60s are now in their 70s and 80s. They require more medical resources, and many don't have family in the area. Doctors such as D'Onofrio often use appointment time to discuss basic needs such as nutrition, hygiene and making sure patients take their medication. It's too much to do with too little time, he said.

"From a medical standpoint, I think we feel some frustration because it's almost like, 'What can I do in a...



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