Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #278--March 10, 2005

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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. NCHS: NCHS has created a new statistical testing utility. "In addition to testing data in Beyond 20/20 tables, it allows you to enter your own data a) to test the difference between two values, b) to test the slope of a linear trend line, and c) to test the difference in the slopes of two trends." It is available at:

http://209.217.72.34/utils
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2. HRS DOCUMENTATION, DATA RELEASE:

A. HRS announces the release of "an updated version of Documentation of Cognitive Functioning Measures in the Health and Retirement Study., by Mary Beth Ofstedal, Gwenith G. Fisher, and A. Regula Herzog."

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=change&xtyp=4

Scroll to March 3, 2005.

B. "HRS 2000 Exit (Final, Version 1.0)," (Health and Retirement Study, March 9, 2005). "The HRS 2000 Exit Final Release contains data for 1348 respondents. The data collection period for the 2000 Exit interview was March 2000 through November 2000."

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=news192&xtyp=1
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3. WHO MORTALITY DATABASE: The World Health Organization Mortality Database has been updated. Sections updated as of March 4, 2005 are: documentation (.zip compressed Microsoft Word format); pop.zip (Reference populations and live births (for regular users, figures are now in units, .zip compressed ASCII data); morticd9 and 10 (.zip compressed ASCII data). For more information see:

http://www3.who.int/whosis/mort/text/download.cfm?path=whosis,whsa,mort_download&language=english

Links are at the bottom of the page.

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II. Reports and articles:

4. GAO REPORT:

A. "Social Security: Better Coordination Among Federal Agencies Could Reduce Unidentified Earnings Reports," (US Government Accountability Office, GAO-05-154, February 4, 2005, .pdf format, 47p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05154.pdf

B. "Medicaid Drug Rebate Program: Inadequate Oversight Raises Concerns About Rebates Paid to States," (US Government Accountability Office, GAO-05-102, February 4, 2005, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05102.pdf

Note: These are temporary addresses. GAO reports are always available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html
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5. CBO REPORT: "Updated Estimates of Spending for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program," (Congressional Budget Office, March 2005, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdoc.cfm?index=6139&type=1
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6. SSA REPORT: "International Update: February 2005" (US Social Security Administration, February 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2005-02/index.html
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7. NCHS REPORT:

A."Trends in Prescribed Medicine Use and Spending by Older Americans, 1992-2001," by Maggie R. Goulding (US National Center for Health Statistics, Aging Trends No. 5, March 2005, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/agingtrends/medicine_use_and_spending_4.pdf

B."Deaths: Leading Causes for 2002," by Robert N. Anderson and Betty L. Smith (US National Center for Health Statistics, National and Vital Health Statistics Reports Vol. 53, No. 17, March 2005, .pdf format, 92p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr53/nvsr53_17.pdf
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8. CMMS NEWS RELEASE: "Medicare Drug Benefit will use New Electronic Technologies to Simplify Drug Purchasing," (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, March 4, 2005).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1371
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9. NIH NEWS RELEASE:

A. "NCI Study Demonstrates That Cellular Defects in Premature Aging Disease are Reversible," (US National Institutes of Health, March 6, 2005).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2005/nci-06.htm

For more information about the article referenced in this press release:

http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nm1204.html

B. "Statement from Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health on the Findings of the Women's Health Study," (US National Institutes of Health, March 7, 2005). Note: See item 20 for more information about the article referenced in this news release.

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2005/nhlbi-07.htm

C. "NIHSeniorHealth Offers Information about Shingles," (March 9, 2005).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2005/nia-09.htm
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10. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU BULLETIN: "Global Aging: The Challenge of Success," by Kevin Kinsella and David R. Phillips (_Population Bulletin_, Vol. 60, No. 1, March 2005, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=Population_Bulletin1&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=12247
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11. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT:

A. "Recent Research Findings on Retirement and Aging from the Urban Institute," (Urban Institute, March 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=900787

B. "Key Questions for Social Security Reform," (Urban Institute, March 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=900788

C. "The Automatic 401(k): A Simple Way To Strengthen Retirement Saving," by William G. Gale, J. Mark Iwry, and Peter Orszag (Urban Institute, March 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1000751
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12. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION GUIDES: "Navigating Medicare and Medicaid: Resource Guides for People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Their Advocates," (Kaiser Family Foundation, February 2005, .pdf and HTML format). Note: "These guides explain the critical role Medicare and Medicaid have come to play in the lives and the futures of roughly 20 million children, adults, and seniors with disabilities - and give people with disabilities new information to help them get the most from these programs." The guides are:

-- Navigating Medicare and Medicaid, 2005
-- Keeping Medicare and Medicaid When You Work, 2005

Both guides can be found at:

http://www.kff.org/medicare/med020705pkg.cfm
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13. AARP FACT SHEET: "Problems Encountered with Private Accounts in the United Kingdom," by John Turner (AARP Public Policy Institute, February 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p.).

http://research.aarp.org/econ/fs106_uk_accts.html

Click on "Download or view" at the bottom of the page.
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14. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS REPORT: "Understanding Social Security Reform: The Issues and Alternatives," (AICPA, March 2005, 2nd edition, .pdf format, 104p.).

http://www.aicpa.org/members/socsec.htm
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15. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ACTUARIES ISSUE BRIEF: "Principles of Pension Funding Reform for Multiemployer Plans," (AAA, January 2005, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.actuary.org/pdf/pension/funding_issuebrief_05.pdf
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16. PENSIONS ADVISORY SERVICE [UK] REPORT: "Report on Women and Pensions Hotline," (March 2005, .pdf and Word format, 22p.).

http://www.opas.org.uk/Reports/index.htm

For more information about the Advisory Service:

http://www.opas.org.uk/WhatDoWeDo/index.htm
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17. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE:

A. "More aged care places: more choice for older Australians," (March 5, 2005).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2005-jb-bis025.htm

B. "Legislation delivers more choice for older Australians, less paperwork for aged care staff," (March 7, 2005).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2005-jb-bis028.htm
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18. _PNAS_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Intranasal administration of nerve growth factor (NGF) rescues recognition memory deficits in AD11 anti-NGF transgenic mice," by Roberta De Rosa, Addys Ancheta Garcia, Chiara Braschi, Simona Capsoni, Lamberto Maffei, Nicoletta Berardi, and Antonino Cattaneo (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 102, No. 10, March 8, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 3811-3816).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/10/3811
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19. _BMJ_ CLINICAL REVIEW ABSTRACT: "Recent developments in vitamin D deficiency and muscle weakness among elderly people," by Geoff Venning (_British Medical Journal_, Vol. 330, No. 7490, March 5, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 524-526).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/330/7490/524
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20. _NEJM_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "A Randomized Trial of Low-Dose Aspirin in the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women," by Paul M. Ridker, Nancy R. Cook, I-Min Lee, David Gordon, J. Michael Gaziano, JoAnn E. Manson, Charles H. Hennekens, and Julie E. Buring (_New England Journal of Medicine_, March 7, 2005, .pdf and HTML format). Note: This article was released early in electronic format, it will appear in print at a later date.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/NEJMoa050613
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21. _JAMA_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Screening for Breast Cancer," by Joann G. Elmore, Katrina Armstrong, Constance D. Lehman, and Suzanne W. Fletcher (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, Vol. 293, No. 10, March 9, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1245-1255).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/293/10/1245
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22. _US NEWS & WORLD REPORTS_ ARTICLE:

A. "So, take the show on the road," by Kenneth T. Walsh (March 14, 2005).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/050314/usnews/14social.htm

B. "Oldies but goodies," by Kristin Davis (March 14, 2005).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/050314/biztech/14boomer.htm
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23. HRS BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has added the following selected items to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be accessed from:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/papers/sho_papers.php?hfyle=bib_all

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Crimmins, E. M. and Seeman, T. E. Integrating Biology into the Study of Health Disparities. In: Aging, Health, and Public Policy: Demographic and Economic Perspectives, ed. Linda J. Waite. New York: Population Council, 2005.pp. 89-107.

Crimmins, E. M. and Seeman, T. E. Integrating Biology into the Study of Health Disparities. In: Aging, Health, and Public Policy: Demographic and Economic Perspectives, ed. Linda J. Waite. New York: Population Council, 2005.pp. 89-107.

Hauser, R. M. and Willis, R. J. Survey Design and Methodology in the Health and Retirement Study and the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. In: Aging, Health and Public Policy: Demographic and Economic Perspectives, ed. Linda J. Waite. New York: Population Council, 2005.pp. 209-235.

Smith, J. P. Unraveling the SES-Health Connection. In: Aging, Health and Public Policy: Demographic and Economic Perspectives, ed. Linda J. Waite. New York: Population Council, 2005.pp. 108-132.

BOOKS WHOLE:

Sloan, F. A., Ostermann, J., Picone, G. A., Conover, C., and Taylor Jr., D. H. The Price of Smoking, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Benjamins, M. R., Religion and Functional Health Among the Elderly: Is there a relationship and is it constant? Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 16, pp. 355 2004.

Blustein, J., Chan, S., and Guanais, F. C., Elevated Depressive Symptoms Among Caregiving Grandparents Health Services Research, vol. 39, pp. 1671-89, 2004.

Carey, E. C., Walter, L. C., Lindquist, K., and Covinsky, K. E., Development and Validation of a Functional Morbidity Index to Predict Mortality in Community-Dwelling Elders Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 19, pp. 1027-1033, 2004.

Chan, S. and Stevens, A. H., Do Changes in Pension Incentives Affect Retirement? A Longitudinal Study of Subjective Retirement Expectations Journal of Public Economics, vol. 88, pp. 1307-1333, 2004.

Falba, T., Jofre-Bonet, M., Busch, S., Duchovny, N., and Sindelar, J., Reduction of quantity smoked predicts future cessation among older smokers Addiction, vol. 99, pp. 93-102, 2004.

Flippen, C. A., Unequal Returns to Housing Investments? A Study of Real Housing Appreciation among Black, White, and Hispanic Households Social Forces, vol. 82, pp. 1523 2004.

Fultz, N. H., Fisher, G. G., and Jenkins, K. R., Does Urinary Incontinence Affect Middle-Aged and Older Women's Time Use and Activity Patterns? Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 104, pp. 1327-34, 2004.

Herd, P., Ensuring a Minimum: Social Security Reform and Women The Gerontologist, vol. 45, 2005.

Holroyd-Leduc, J. M., Mehta, K. M., and Covinsky, K. E., Urinary Incontinence and Its Association with Death, Nursing Home Admission, and Functional Decline Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 52, pp. 712 2004.

Hughes, M. E., Waite, L. J., Hawkley, L. C., and Cacioppo, J. T., A Short Scale for Measuring Loneliness in Large Surveys: Results from Two Population-Based Studies Research on Aging, vol. 26, pp. 655-672, 2004.

Johnson, R. W. and Favreault, M., Economic Status in Later Life Among Women Who Raised Children Outside of Marriage Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences, vol. 59, pp. S3315-23, 2004.

Langa, K. M., Valenstein, M. A., Fendrick, A. M., Kabeto, M. U., and Vijan, S., Extent and Cost of Informal Caregiving for Older Americans with Symptoms of Depression American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 161, pp. 857-863, 2004.

Ostbye, T. and Taylor, D. H., The Effect of Smoking on Years of Healthy Life (YHL) Lost Among Middle Aged and Older Americans Health Services Research, vol. 39, pp. 499-519, 2004.

Ostermann, J. and Sloan, F. A., The Effect of Heavy Drinking on Social Security Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Contributions and Benefits The Milbank Quarterly, vol. 82, pp. 507-46, 2004.

Pelkowski, J. M. and Berger, M. C., The Impact of Health on Employment, Wages and Hours Worked Over the Life Cycle Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, vol. 44, pp. 102 2004.

Picone, G. A., Sloan, F. A., and Taylor Jr., D. H., Effects of Risk and Time Preference and Expected Longevity on Demand for Medical Tests Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, vol. 28, pp. 49-70, 2004.

Picone, G. A., Sloan, F. A., and Trogdon, J. G., The Effect of the Tobacco Settlement and Smoking Bans on Alcohol Consumption Health Economics, vol. 13, pp. 1063-1080, 2004.

Smith, V. K., Evans, M. F., Kim, H., and Taylor, D. H. Jr., Do the Near Elderly Value Mortality Risks Differently from Younger Persons? Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 86, pp. 423-29, 2004.

Szinovacz, M. and Davey, A., Honeymoons and Joint Lunches: Effects of Retirement and Spouse's Employment on Depressive Symptoms Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 59B, pp. P233-P245 2004.

Szinovacz, M. and Davey, A., Retirement Transitions and Spouse's Disability: Effects on Depressive Symptoms Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, vol. 59, pp. S333-342, 2004.

Taylor, D. H. Jr. and Hoenig, H., The Effect of Equipment Usage and Residential Task Difficulty on Use of Personal Assistance, Days in Bed, and Nursing Home Placement Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 52, pp. 72-79, 2004.

Turner, M. J., Killian, T. S., and Cain, R., Life Course Transitions and Depressive Symptoms Among Women in Midlife International Journal of Aging and Human Development, vol. 58, pp. 241-65, 2004.

van Houtveb, C. H. and Norton, E. C., Informal Care and Health Care Use of Older Adults Journal of Health Economics, vol. 23, pp. 1159-1180, 2004.

Vijan, S., Hayward, R. A., and Langa, K. M., The Impact of Diabetes on Work-force Participation: Results from a National Household Sample Health Services Research, vol. 39, pp. 1653-1669, 2004.

Weng, H. H., Bastian, L. A., Taylor, D. H. Jr., and Ostbye, T., Number of Children Associated with Obesity in Middle-Aged Women and Men: Results from the health and retirement study. Journal of Women's Health, vol. 12, pp. 85-91, 2004.

MONOGRAPH:

Amirkhanyan, A.A. and Wolf, D.A., Parent Care and the Stress Process: Findings from panel data 2004. Syracuse University, Center for Policy Research.

Bender, K.A., The Well-Being of Retirees: Evidence Using Subjective Data 2004. Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. CRR WP 2004-24.

Benitez-Silva, H. and Dwyer, D.S., Expectations Formation of Older Married Couples and the Rational Expectations Hypothesis 2004. University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center. MRRC WP 0311.

Bures, R.M., Lawton, L.E., and Spitze, G.D., The Impact of Divorce on Parent-Adult Child Proximity: A multigenerational perspective 2004. University of Albany-SUNY.

Fisher, G.D., Faul, J.D., Weir, D.R., and Wallace, R.B., Documentation of Chronic Disease Measures in the Health and Retirement Study 2005. HRS Documentation Report DR-009.

Fonda, S. and Herzog, A.R., Documentation of Physical Functioning Measures in the Health and Retirement Study and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old Study 2004. HRS Documentation Report DR-008.

Hughes, M.E., LaPierre, T.A., Waite, L.J., and Luo, Y., All in the Family: Providing support to grandchildren and health in midlife 2004. Duke University.

Hurd, M.D. and Smith, J.P., The Division of Bequests 2004. RAND.

Johnson, R.W., LoSasso, A.T., and Lurie, I.Z., How Do Families Allocate Elder Care Responsibilities Between Siblings? 2004. The Urban Institute.

Lin, I.-F., Consequences of Divorce and Remarriage on Intergenerational Transfers 2004. Bowling Green State University.

Mitchell, O.S., Phillips, J.W., and Au, A., Modeling Lifetime Earnings Paths: Hypothetical versus Actual Workers 2004. Pension Research Council WP 2004-3. University of Pennsylvania, Boettner Center for Pension and Retirement Research.

Munnell, A.H., Triest, R.K., and Jivan, N.A., How Do Pensions Affect Expected and Actual Retirement Ages 2004. Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. CRR WP 2004-27.

Muramatsu, N., Campbell, R.T., Hoyem, R., Jacob, M.A., Ross, C., and yin, H., Family Care, Nursing Home Transitions, and States' Long-Term Care Policies 2004. University of Illinois-Chicago.

Pezzin, L., Pollak, R.A., and Schone, B.S., Bargaining Power and Intergenerational Coresidence: Adult children and their disabled elderly parents 2004. Medical College of Wisconsin.

Rohwedder, S., Haider, S.J., and Hurd, M.D., Increases in Wealth Among the Elderly in the Early 1990s: How Much is Due to Survey Design? 2004. National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER Working Paper 10862.

Silverman, D. and Mitchell, O.S., Crime and Early Retirement Among Older Americans 2004. University of Pennsylvania Population Aging Research Center. PARC Working Paper Series WPS 04-01.

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III. Working Papers:

24. NBER: "Estimating Life-Cycle Parameters from Consumption Behavior at Retirement," by John Laitner and Dan Silverman (NBER Working Paper No. w11163, March 2005, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

Using pseudo-panel data, we estimate the structural parameters of a life--cycle consumption model with discrete labor supply choice. A focus of our analysis is the abrupt drop in consumption upon retirement for a typical household. The literature sometimes refers to the drop, which in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey we estimate to be approximately 16%, as the "retirement--consumption puzzle." Although a downward step in consumption at retirement contradicts predictions from life--cycle models with additively separable consumption and leisure, or with continuous work-hour options, a consumption jump is consistent with a setup having nonseparable preferences over consumption and leisure and requiring discrete work choices. This paper specifies a life--cycle model with these latter two elements, and it uses the empirical magnitude of the drop in consumption at retirement to provide an advantageous method of identifying structural parameters --- most importantly, the intertemporal elasticity of substitution.

http://www.nber.org/papers/W11163

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25. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX [UK]: "Participation in the Peruvian reformed pension system," by Carmen Li and Javier Olivera (Working Paper 592, February 2005, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

One of the important aspects in the design of social protection is coverage. In Peru, as in most Latin American countries, social security participation is compulsory only for workers in the formal sector. There is a large sector of the population for which participation is voluntary. This paper investigates the determinants of enrolment to the pension system in Peru. In particular, we found that a selected group of people i.e. married males with at least secondary education, high income and with other family members already participating in the pension system, have a higher likelihood of participation. Moreover, the results also suggest that family based safety nets have a negative effect on the probability of pension participation.

http://www.essex.ac.uk/economics/discussion-papers/papers-text/dp592.pdf

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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

26. Journal of Aging and Health (Vol. 17, No. 2, April 1, 2005). Note: 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.

http://jah.sagepub.com/content/vol17/issue2/?etoc

27. Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 24, No. 2, April 1, 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://jag.sagepub.com/content/vol24/issue2/?etoc

28. Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 62, No. 2, April 1, 2005). Note: 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.

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol62/issue2/?etoc
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29. 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 "advanced search"
C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button
D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

American Sociological Review (Vol. 69, No. 6, December 2004). 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.

Educational Gerontology (Vol. 31, No. 3, March 2005). 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 these issues.

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30. 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 March 9, 2005:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of March 9, 2005:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of March 9, 2005:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of March 9, 2005:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of March 9, 2005:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of March 9, 2005:

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

AMADEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

31. NIH:

A. "Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, PAR-05-061, March 1, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-061.html

B. "Collaborations with National Centers for Biomedical Computing," (US National Institutes of Health, PAR-05-063, March 3, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-063.html

C. "Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Recent Severe Winter Weather," (US National Institutes of Health, NOT-OD-05-035, March 2, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-035.html

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VI. Conferences:

32. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM Conferencealerts.com has recently updated its listings of upcoming gerontology conferences.

http://www.conferencealerts.com/aging.htm

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

33. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON MEANS AND WAYS HEARING TESTIMONY: "Hearing on the Future of Social Security," a hearing held March 9, 2005.

Hearing testimony (HTML format):

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=388

Thanks,

Charlie

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Center for Demography and Ecology and
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
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Madison, WI 53706-1393
Phone: (608) 265-9240
Fax: (608) 262-8400
Email: fiss@ssc.wisc.edu

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