Midday Newscast May 26, 2008

As gasoline prices rise towards or past $4.00 a gallon, it’s not just drivers who are affected, some small gas stations also feel the squeeze.  Officials from the Southwestern Medical Center are preparing pitch plans for a $45 million hospital expansion; more…

Bennington County feels impact of doctor shortage

There’s a doctor shortage in the United States. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, one in three doctors is over age 55 and nearing retirement. So are millions of baby boomers. VPR examines the factors behind a doctor shortage at the Southwest Medical Center.

Physician Shortage In Vermont

A physician shortage is causing problems in many parts of the state. We examine what’s being done to entice more doctors to practice in rural Vermont. And we look at how this month’s Jewish and Islamic holidays are being observed in Vermont.