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Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment ofdisease and disability in later life. -- from What is Geriatrics?

The term itself can be distinguished from Gerontology , which is the studyof the aging process itself.

Geriatricians are primary care physicians who are board-certified in either Family Practice or Internal Medicine and have alsoacquired the additional training necessary to obtain the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine.

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