Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #180--April 3, 2003

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CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar.html

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I. Data:

1. AHCPR MEPS:

A. "MEPS HC-051E: 2000 Emergency Room Visits File," (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, March 2003, data files are available in compressed ASCII and SAS transport format, documentation [codebooks in HTML or .pdf format] and SAS programming statements are also available). Note: "The Emergency Room Visits Public Use Data File contains characteristics associated with the emergency room visit, such as, the date of the visit, types of care and services received, types of medicine prescribed during the visit, condition codes, expenditures, and source of payment associated with the visit, and imputed expenditure variables."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=118

B. "MEPS HC-051F: 2000 Outpatient Visits File," (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, March 2003, data files are available in compressed ASCII and SAS transport format, documentation [codebooks in HTML or .pdf format] and SAS programming statements are also available). Note: "The Outpatient Visits Public Use Data File contains characteristics associated with the outpatient visit and imputed expenditure data such as the date of the visit, whether or not a doctor was seen, type of care received, type of services provided, expenditures and sources of payment, and imputed sources of payment."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=117

C. "MEPS HC-051G: 2000 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File," (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, March 2003, data files are available in compressed ASCII and SAS transport format, documentation [codebooks in HTML or .pdf format] and SAS programming statements are also available). Note: "The Office-Based Provider Public Use Data File contains characteristics associated with the office-based visit, such as, date of the visit, time spent with the provider, types of treatment and services received, types of medicine prescribed, condition codes, expenditures, source of payment associated with the visit and imputed expenditure variables."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=116

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II. Reports and articles:

2. CDC MMWR: "Public Health and Aging: Nonfatal Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Among Older Adults --- California, 1996--1999," (Centers for Disease Control, _Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 52, No. 13, April 4, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 276-278).

HTML: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5213a3.htm

PDF: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5213.pdf
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3. _EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES_ ARTICLE: "The Elderly and Waterborne Cryptosporidium Infection: Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations before and during the 1993 Milwaukee Outbreak," by Elena N. Naumova, Andrey I. Egorov, Robert D. Morris, and Jeffrey K. Griffiths (_Emerging Infectious Diseases_, Vol. 9, No. 4, April 2003, HTML and .pdf format, p. 418-425).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol9no4/02-0260.htm
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4. CMMS QUARTERLY UPDATE: "The CMS Quarterly Provider Update," (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, April 2003).

Table of Contents:

http://cms.hhs.gov/providerupdate/main.asp
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5. GAO REPORT: "Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Statutory Limitation on Administrative Expenses Does Not Provide Meaningful Control," (US General Accounting Office, GAO-03-301, March 2003, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03301.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO reports will always be available at:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces160.shtml
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6. CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION AND CONSUMERS UNION GUIDE BOOK: "Guide to California Medicare HMOs," (California Healtcare Foundation and Consumers Union, April 2003). The Guide Book is designed to provide California Medicare recipients with information about, and rankings of, all HMOs participating in the Medicare+Choice program.

To access the Guide Book go to:

http://www.calmedicarehmos.org/index.cfm

A press release concerning the Guide Book can be found at:

http://www.chcf.org/press/view.cfm?itemid=20554
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7. _BMJ_ ARTICLE: "Increase in blood glucose concentration during antihypertensive treatment as a predictor of myocardial infarction: population based cohort study," by Kristina Dunder, Lars Lind, Bjorn Zethelius, Lars Berglund, and Hans Lithell (_British Medical Journal_, Vol. 326, No. 7391, March 29, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 681-683).

http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7391/681
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8. _LANCET_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

"Screening for prostate cancer," by Stephen Frankel, George Davey Smith, Jenny Donovan, and David Neal (_Lancet_, Vol. 361, No. 9363, March 29, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1122-1128).

http://www.thelancet.com/journal/vol361/iss9363/abs/llan.361.9363.editorial_and_review.25115.1
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9. _JAMA_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Drug-Drug Interactions Among Elderly Patients Hospitalized for Drug Toxicity," by David N. Juurlink, Muhammad Mamdani, Alexander Kopp, Andreas Laupacis, and Donald A. Redelmeier (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, Vol. 289, No. 13, April 2, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1652-1658).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/289/13/1652

B. "Cereal, Fruit, and Vegetable Fiber Intake and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Elderly Individuals," by Dariush Mozaffarian, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Rozenn N. Lemaitre, Jean L. Olson, Gregory L. Burke, and David S. Siscovick (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, Vol. 289, No. 13, April 2, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1659-1666).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/289/13/1659
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10. _NEJM_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Influenza Vaccination and Reduction in Hospitalizations for Cardiac Disease and Stroke among the Elderly," by Kristin L. Nichol, M. James Nordin, John Mullooly, Richard Lask, Kelly Fillbrandt, and Marika Iwane (_New England Journal of Medicine_, Vol. 348, No. 14, April 3, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1322-1332).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/348/14/1322?query=TOC

B. "Memantine in Moderate-to-Severe Alzheimer's Disease," by Barry Reisberg, Rachelle Doody, Albrecht Stffler, Frederick Schmitt, Steven Ferris, and Hans Jrg Mbius (_New England Journal of Medicine_, Vol. 348, No. 14, April 3, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1333-1341).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/348/14/1333?query=TOC
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11. _PNAS_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Neuron recognition by parallel Potts segmentation," by S. Peng, B. Urbanc, L. Cruz, B. T. Hyman, and H. E. Stanley (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 100, No. 7, April 1, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 3847-3852).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/7/3847

B. "Insulin-degrading enzyme regulates the levels of insulin, amyloid beta -protein, and the beta -amyloid precursor protein intracellular domain in vivo," by Wesley Farris, Stefan Mansourian, Yang Chang, Loren Lindsley, Elizabeth A. Eckman, Matthew P. Frosch, Christopher B. Eckman, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Dennis J. Selkoe, and Suzanne Gunette (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 100, No. 7, April 1, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 4162-4167).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/7/4162

C. "Histone deacetylase inhibitors prevent oxidative neuronal death independent of expanded polyglutamine repeats via an Sp1-dependent pathway," by Hoon Ryu, Junghee Lee, Beatrix A. Olofsson, Aziza Mwidau, Alpaslan Deodoglu, Maria Escudero, Erik Flemington, Jane Azizkhan-Clifford, Robert J. Ferrante, and Rajiv R. Ratan (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 100, No. 7, April 1, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 4181-4186).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/7/4281
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12. _NATURE MEDICINE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Neuropathology of human Alzheimer disease after immunization with amyloid- {beta} peptide: a case report," by James A.R. Nicoll, David Wilkinson, Clive Holmes, Phil Steart, Hannah Markham, and Roy O. Weller (_Nature Medicine_, Vol. 9, No. 4, April 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 448-452).

http://www.nature.com/nmlink/v9/n4/abs/nm840.html

B. "Adult mouse astrocytes degrade amyloid- {beta} in vitro and in situ," by Tony Wyss-Coray, John D. Loike, Thomas C. Brionne, Emily Lu, Roman Anankov, Fengrong Yan, Samuel C. Silverstein, and Jens Husemann (_Nature Medicine_, Vol. 9, No. 4, April 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 453-457).

http://www.nature.com/nmlink/v9/n4/abs/nm838.html
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13. _NATURE NEUROSCIENCE_ REVIEW ABSTRACT, ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Alzheimer's disease: the cholesterol connection," by Luigi Puglielli, Rudolph E. Tanzi, and Dora M. Kovacs (Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 345-351).

http://www.nature.com/neurolink/v6/n4/abs/nn0403-345.html

B. "Extracellular amyloid formation and associated pathology in neural grafts," by Melanie Meyer-Luehmann, Martina Stalder, Martin C. Herzig, Stephan A. Kaeser, Esther Kohler, Michelle Pfeifer, Sonia Boncristiano, Paul M. Mathews, Marc Mercken, Dorothee Abramowski, Matthias Staufenbiel and Mathias Jucker (Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 370-377).

http://www.nature.com/neurolink/v6/n4/abs/nn1022.html
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14. HEALTH AFFAIRS ARTICLE: "Can Managed Care And Competition Control Medicare Costs?" by Marsha Gold (Health Affairs, April 2003, .pdf and HTML, 13p.). Note: This article is a web exclusive of Health Affairs.

http://www.healthaffairs.org/WebExclusives/Gold_Web_Excl_040203.htm
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15 _SCIENCE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Europe's Population at a Turning Point," by Wolfgang Lutz, Brian C. O'Neill, and Sergei Scherbov (_Science_, Vol. 299, No. 5615, March 28, 2003, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1991-1992).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/299/5615/1991
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16. KFF WEBCAST: On March 28, 2003 the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a roundtable discussion entitled "Deja vu All Over Again? The Great Health Debates of 2003". Panelist included David Broder, Norman Ornstein, and Donna Shalala. Amongst the issues addressed by the roundtable was the feasibility of a Medicare prescription drug benefit. A video of the roundtable is available in RealAudio format. A printed transcript of the discussion is available in .pdf format (44p.).

http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?display=detail&hc=821
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17. HRS NEWSLETTER: The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study/Study of Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (HRS/AHEAD) has issued "HRS User News," (Issue 2, Winter 2003, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/newsletter/Winter2003UsrNws.pdf
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18. ADEAR NEWSLETTER: "Connections," (National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, Vol. 10, No. 3/4, April 2003, .pdf and HTML format, 12p.).

http://www.alzheimers.org/pubs/conv10n3and4.html
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19. AARP _PRIME TIME RADIO_: The following AARP _Prime Time Radio_ shows, covering Mar. 4, 2003 - Mar. 25, 2003, are now available (RealPlayer plug-in or helper application required, audio transcripts run between 24 and 30 minutes).

Mar. 25, 2003: Legal Aid for the Elderly
Mar. 11, 2003: ElderHouse
Mar. 11, 2003: Medicines: What's New

http://www.aarp.org/radio/ptrtopics.html
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20. FORBES ARTICLE: "Some Nerve," by Leigh Gallagher (Forbes Magazine, April 14, 2003).

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2003/0414/252.html
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III. Working Papers:

21. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF AN AGING POPULATION (SEDAP) MCMASTER UNIVERSITY (HAMILTON, ONTARIO CANADA):

A. "Using Structural Equation Modeling to Understand the Role of Informal and Formal Supports on the Well-being of Caregivers of Persons with Dementia," by Parminder Raina, Chris McIntyre, Bin Zhu, Ian MDowell, Lina Santaguida, Betsy Kristjansson, Alexandra Hendricks, Larry W. Chambers (SEDAP Working Paper No. 95, March 2003, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

This study examined the direct and indirect relationships based on stress process conceptual model between informal caregiver characteristics, source of caregiver stress and informal and formal support on the well-being of the caregivers of persons with dementia. Structural Equation Modeling was used to test specific hypotheses based on 327 caregivers of study subjects with dementia who were living in the community and that were derived from the first wave of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.

Our findings show that the negative impact of the increase in care recipient's disability on psychological well-being of the caregiver was moderated mostly by the use of informal support systems, and marginally by formal support systems. The use of informal support by caregivers resulted in a decreased use of formal supports. The relationship between caregiver characteristics and psychological health was mediated by the formal support but not by informal support systems.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap95.pdf

B. "Helping to Build and Rebuild Secure Lives and Futures: Intergenerational Financial Transfers from Parents to Adult Children and Grandchildren," by Jenny Ploeg, Lori Campbell, Margaret Denton, Anju Joshi, Sharon Davies (SEDAP Working Paper No. 96, March 2003, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

This paper explores one form of intergenerational exchange, that of financial transfers from parents to adult children and grandchildren. Research on intergenerational financial transfers has been sparse, and little is known about the perceptions of older people themselves related to such transfers. Survey data from a convenience sample of older Canadians was analyzed to determine the type of financial assistance older persons provide to their adult children and grandchildren, what motivates them to provide this assistance, and the meanings such transfers hold for the older persons themselves.

Findings from the study are discussed within a life course perspective. An overarching theme that emerges from this study reflects the desire of older parents to help their children and grandchildren 'build or rebuild secure lives and futures'. Other reasons for providing such financial assistance are discussed under the themes: family love or commitment;"they need it and I can help"; family history of assistance; and passing on an early inheritance.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap96.pdf

C. "Geographic Dimensions of Aging in Canada 1991-2001," by Eric G. Moore and Michael A. Pacey (SEDAP Working Paper No. 97, March 2003, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

Although population aging at the national level has received much attention, its geographical dimensions have not. Here we explore the demographic processes which underlie population aging at the provincial and metropolitan scale for the periods 1991-1996 and 1996-2001. A demographic accounting framework is proposed which differentiates between the effects of aging-in-place and net migration on population aging. We also examine the relationships between the various measures of aging and social and economic characteristics of metropolitan areas over the two periods. We demonstrate that the path of population aging is susceptible to social and economic context; in particular, the struggles of the British Columbian economy in the second half of the decade and the deteriorating economies of older resources based communities are associated with increases in population aging over and above the general aging taking place in Canadian society.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap97.pdf
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22. CESIFO [CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES AND IFO INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH, MUNICH GERMANY]:

A. "How Sustainable Are Old-age Pensions in a Shrinking Population with Endogenous Labour Supply?" by Pedro Cardoso and Bernard M.S. van Praag (CESifo Working Paper No. 861, February 2003, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

In this paper we model an OLG-economy where labour supply is endogenously determined and where we assume that there are two pension systems, namely, a pay-as-you-go system and a funded system. The main question is whether there is an equilibrium involving an old age pensions system, partly financed by PAYG and partly by a capital reserve system, and what will be the size and the composition of the pension income. We also look at the consequences of increasing preference for leisure on the design of the pension system. We assume the population growth rate and the technological growth rate to be endogenous; they are assumed to be correlated with the labour supply. Negative population growth is admitted for by the model. The main conclusion is that there is in any economy an equilibrium, but that the numerical outcomes heavily depend on the attitude towards leisure and the capital production elasticity.

http://www.CESifo.de

Click on "Publications" in the left frame, then scroll to "CESifo Working Papers", click on "working papers", then click on "Working Papers 2003: 832-", then scroll down to "861".

B. "Efficient Transfer of Aging Provisions in Private Health Insurance," by Volker Meier (CESifo Working Paper No. 862, February 2003, .pdf format, 21p.).

Abstract:

In long-term private health insurance contracts, aging provisions are used to flatten premium profiles. An individual would like to change insurers if she perceives a low service quality. The first-best optimum is characterized by provision transfers which are higher for high risks and may be negative for low risks. Should the actual risk status not be verifiable, provision transfers have to be uniform. Efficient transfers will equalize consumption across periods and states if high risks are deterred from switching. Otherwise, the optimum transfer balances the distortions of incentives for high-risk and low-risk individuals.

http://www.CESifo.de

Click on "Publications" in the left frame, then scroll to "CESifo Working Papers", click on "working papers", then click on "Working Papers 2003: 832-", then scroll down to "862".

C. "The Mix Between Pay-as-you-go and Funded Pensions and what Demography has to do with it," by Bernard M.S. van Praag and Pedro Cardoso (CESifo Working Paper No. 865, February 2003, .pdf format, 27p.).

Abstract:

A model is presented that explains the mix between funded and unfunded pension systems. It turns out that total pension and the relative shares of the two systems may be explained and are determined by the population growth rate, technological growth, the time-preference discount rate, that relative risk aversion, the production function, and the political representation of the old. A fall in the population growth rate, even to negative values, will imply a reduction of the interest rate and an increase in the capital-output ratio. Whether the pension system will shift to more or less funding depends on the political weight of the elderly. If the elderly succeed in getting more weight in the political process if their population share increases, which is likely when the population shrinks, the accent on the PAYG- system will increase. A fall in the population growth rate will result in a reduction of average welfare. This reduction is more severe, the larger the political power of the elderly.

http://www.CESifo.de

Click on "Publications" in the left frame, then scroll to "CESifo Working Papers", click on "working papers", then click on "Working Papers 2003: 832-", then scroll down to "865".
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23. PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON BIOETHICS:

A. "Age-Retardation: Scientific Possibilities and moral challenges," (President's Council on Bioethics, March 2003, HTML format).

http://www.bioethics.gov/background/age_retardation.html

B. "Stronger, Long-Lasting Skeletal Muscles through Biotech?" (President's Council on Bioethics, March 2003, HTML format).

http://www.bioethics.gov/background/strong_muscles.html
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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

24. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 157, No. 7, April 1, 2003). Note: Full electronic text (HTML and .pdf format) may be available. Check your organization's library.

http://aje.oupjournals.org/content/vol157/issue7/index.shtml

25. Experimental Aging Research (Vol. 29, No. 2, April-June 2003). Note: Full electronic text is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/

Under "Quick Search" type "Experimental Aging Research" (without the quotes), Using "Exact Phrase", Return "Publications". Then click on Volume 29, Number 2/April-June 2003.

26. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (Vol. 58, No. 4, April 2003). Note 1: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and these issues. Note 2: Full electronic text may be available at the site. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://biomed.gerontologyjournals.org/content/vol58/issue4/index.shtml

27. Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 22, No. 3, May 2003). Note: Full electronic text may be available at the site. Check your organization's library.

http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhealeco

Click on "ScienceDirect Abstracts & Full Text" and then "Volume 22, Issue 3".
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28. INGENTA Tables of Contents: INGENTA provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingenta.com/

B. click on "browse by publication"
C. Type the Journal Name in the "by words in the title" search box, click the "fax/ariel" radio button, and click "search".
D. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Clinical Gerontologist (Vol. 25, No. 1/2, 2002).

Educational Gerontology (Vol. 29, No. 2, 2003). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal (Vol. 31, No. 3, 2003). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Health and Social Work (Vol. 28, No. 1, 2003). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 43, No. 4, 2002). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 60, No. 1, 2003). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.
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29. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of April 1, 2003:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of April 1, 2003:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of April 1, 2003:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of April 1, 2003:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/prc.htm

AMADEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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V. Conferences:

30. ASSOCIATION FOR GERONOTOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION [AGHE]: "The Request for submissions for the program of the 2004 AGHE Annual Meeting in Richmond, Virginia, is posted (February 26-28, 2004)." For more information go to:

http://www.aghe.org/aghe/call04a.pdf

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VI. Legislation Information Updates:

31. US HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE HEARING PUBLICATION: "Second in a Series on Social Security Disability Programs' Challenges and Opportunities," hearing held June 11 and 20, 2002 (US House Serial No. 107-86, .pdf and ASCII text format, 243p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house19ch107.html

Scroll down to or "find in page" "107-86" (without the quotes).

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VII. Websites of Interest:

32. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN ONLINE GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM: "A new collaborative effort will launch an online gerontology certificate program this fall. Through the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center (WGEC), the University of Wisconsin-Extension Division of Continuing Education Extension (CEE) and seven collaborating UW institutions will receive nearly $160,000 over the next five years. Funding to begin developing the program is from the Federal Bureau of Health Professions. The seven partnering UW campuses are UW-La Crosse, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior; several of the campuses and the WGEC currently offer face-to-face certificate programs in gerontology but all see this project as a way to serve new students. University of Wisconsin-Extensions Learning Innovations (UWLI) will provide faculty and learner support for the program."

For more information about the program go to:

http://learn.wisconsin.edu/gerontology/

Thanks,

Charlie

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Charlie Fiss
Information Manager
Center for Demography and Ecology and
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Rm. 4470A Social Science Bldg
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Phone: (608) 265-9240
Fax: (608) 262-8400
Email: fiss@ssc.wisc.edu

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