Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #285--April 28, 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. US CENSUS BUREAU: The Census Bureau has recently updated its International Data Base (IDB). Among the revisions that may be of interest to researchers in aging is "Expansion of the projections to age 100+ for selected countries: In order to better project countries with increasing numbers of people in the oldest ages, we have started converting our projections to be performed on data by single years of age up to 100 years and over. This change as well as the inclusion of new data was done for the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina; South Korea, Poland, and Ukraine."

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbnew.html
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2. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ACTUARY TABLE: "Period Life Table, 2001" (updated Apr. 22, 2005).

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/STATS/table4c6.html

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II. Reports and articles:

3. GAO REPORT: "Medicare: More Specific Criteria Needed to Classify Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities" (US Government Accountability Office GAO-05-366, April 2005, .pdf format, 41p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05366.pdf

Note: This is a temporary addresses. GAO reports are always available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html
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4. US CENSUS BUREAU FACTS FOR FEATURES: "Older Americans Month Celebrated in May" (CB05-FF.07-2, Apr. 25, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/004210.html
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5. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF POLICY ISSUE PAPER, REPORT:

A. "Poverty-level Annuitization Requirements in Social Security Proposals Incorporating Personal Retirement Accounts," by Dave Shoffner, Andrew Biggs, and Preston Jacobs (Issue Paper No. 2005-01, April 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 16p.).

Abstract:

In the current discussions of Social Security reform, voluntary personal retirement accounts have been proposed. Recent research and debate have focused on several aspects of these accounts, including how such accounts would affect aggregate saving, system finances, and benefit levels. Little attention, however, has been paid to policies that would govern the distribution of account balances. This analysis considers such policies with respect to the annuitization of account balances at retirement using the Social Security Administration's Modeling Income in the New Term (MINT) model and a modified version of a recent legislative proposal to evaluate the effects of partial annuitization requirements.

HTML:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/issuepapers/ip2005-01.html

.pdf:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/issuepapers/ip2005-01.pdf

B. "State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2004" (April 2005, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssi_st_asst/2004/index.html
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6. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES FINAL DECISION MEMORANDUM: "Decision Memo for Ultrasound Stimulation for Nonunion Fracture Healing" (CAG-00022R, Apr. 27, 2005).

https://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?id=135
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7. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Review of the Hospital Compliance With Medicare's Postacute Care Transfer Policy During Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002 (A-04-04-03000, April 2005, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

The objective of this nationwide review was to determine whether acute care hospitals complied with Medicare's postacute care transfer policy during fiscal years (FYs) 2001 and 2002. We found that hospitals did not always comply with the transfer policy. Of 400 claims sampled, 381 were improperly coded as discharges to home rather than transfers to postacute care. Potential overpayments to hospitals for these claims totaled $1,034,588. The potential overpayments occurred because some hospitals did not have the necessary controls to ensure the accuracy of discharge status codes, and CMS lacked adequate payment system edits to prevent these overpayments. As a result, we estimate that Medicare overpaid hospitals approximately $72.4 million in FYs 2001 and 2002. We recommended that CMS: (1) instruct the fiscal intermediaries to recover, as appropriate, the $1,034,588 in potential overpayments identified in our sample; (2) instruct the fiscal intermediaries to review the remaining claims in our sampling universe and identify and recover additional overpayments; and (3) monitor hospitals that have a high number of claims adjusted as a result of recently implemented system edits and perform followup reviews, as appropriate, at specific hospitals. CMS agreed to implement the first and third recommendations. In regard to the second recommendation, CMS said that it was working on a strategy to identify and collect the remaining overpayments.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region4/40403000.pdf
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8. US SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [SAMHSA] REPORT: "Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Report: "The NSDUH [ National Survey on Drug Use and Health] Report: Substance Use Among Older Adults: 2002 & 2003 Update," (April 22, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k5/olderadults/olderadults.cfm
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9. NIH PRESS RELEASE: "Exercise Slows Development of Alzheimer's-Like Brain Changes in Mice, New Study Finds," (Apr. 26, 2005).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/apr2005/nia-26.htm
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10. _DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH_ ARTICLE: "Labor force plans and labor force status U.S. women of the college class of 1957," by Karen Leppel (Vol. 12, Article 8, April 2005, .pdf format, p. 173-196).

Abstract:

Many U.S. women who were in their late 60s at the turn of the century were still employed. These women graduated from college in the 1950s, an era when women's labor force participation was low. Data from the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau Survey of the college class of 1957 was used to examine labor force expectations of these women when they completed college. Logit analysis was applied to four labor force categories: full-time, part-time, unemployed, and not in the labor force. In 1957, many women underestimated their future labor force participation. By 1964, though, the trend toward increasing future work expectations may have begun. After examining the retirement literature and factors encouraging older women to continue working, Current Population Survey data on college-educated women aged 65 to 69 in 2003 were used to explore the labor force participation of this cohort later in life.

http://www.demographic-research.org/

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11. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH JUST THE FACTS: "National Saving and Social Security Reform," by Andrew Eschtruth and Robert Triest (JTF #18, April 2005, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/jtf_18.shtml
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12. AARP REPORT, PERSPECTIVES. PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "The State of 50+ America 2005," by Jules Lichtenstein, John Gist, and Lisa Southworth (April 2005, .pdf format, 52p.). "AARP's second annual report card on the quality of life of Americans age 50 and older tries to answer basic questions about how well they have fared in recent years. Have they made progress toward greater economic and health care security? Are pre-retirees better prepared for retirement than a decade ago? How healthy are they, and how well is the health system serving them in terms of insurance coverage, access and cost? How well connected do they feel to their families, neighbors and communities? Do they enjoy a healthy level of social engagement and participation? How do people age 50 and older assess their own well being and prospects for the future?"

http://www.aarp.org/research/reference/agingtrends/Articles/fifty_plus_2005.html

B. "Eldertopia: A Vision for Old Age in a New World," by William H. Thomas (AARP Global Aging Program Perspectives, April 2005).

http://www.aarp.org/research/international/perspectives/apr_05_eldertopia.html

C. "AARP Prime Time Radio: The following AARP _Prime Time Radio_ shows, for Apr. 15 - Apr. 19, 2005, are now available (RealPlayer plug-in or helper application required, audio transcripts run between 24 and 30 minutes).

Apr. 19, 2005: My Life in the Middle Ages

http://www.aarp.org/fun/radio/pt_radio/Articles/item522907250.html
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13. ILCUSA REPORT: "ILC Policy Report," (International Longevity Center, USA, March 2005, .pdf format, 6p.). The ILC Policy Report is "a monthly compilation of longevity news and trends in the U.S. and abroad."

http://www.ilcusa.org/_lib/pdf/ilc200504.pdf
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14. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU ARTICLE: "Is 'Increasing Mobility' a Threat to U.S. Elder Care?" by Alison Stein Wellner (April 2005).

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/05_Articles/Is_Increasing_Mobility_a_Threat_to_U_S__Elder_Care_.htm
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15. CONCORD COALITION REPORT: "There is No Free Lunch" (Issue 6, April 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

HTML:

http://www.concordcoalition.org/socialsecurity/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch.html

.pdf:

http://www.concordcoalition.org/socialsecurity/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch.pdf

More information on Concord Coalition:

http://www.concordcoalition.org/
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16. AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION/B.D.O. SEIDMAN REPORT: "A Report on Shortfalls in Medicaid Funding for Nursing Home Care" (April 2005, .pdf format, 23p.). The report is linked to from an AHCA news release: "New BDO Seidman Study of Nation's Medicaid Program: Safety Net Program Protecting America's Disadvantaged Seniors, Disabled Under Funded by 4.5 Billion Dollars Annually" (Apr. 27, 2005).

http://www.ahca.org/news/nr050427.htm

Link to full text is at the end of the news release.

More information about AHCA:

http://www.ahca.org/about/profile.htm
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17. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION REPORT, HEALTH POLL REPORT:

A. "Prescription Drug Coverage and Seniors: Findings from a 2003 National Survey" (April 2005). This page links to a news release, selected tables (.pdf format, 5p.), and an abstract of an article in _Health Affairs_ (Apr. 19, 2005). "This national survey of 17,685 seniors captures detailed information about their prescription drug use, coverage and experiences. It also includes state-specific comparative data for seniors in 12 states -- California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee and Washington. This 2003 survey was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund and Tufts-New England Medical Center.

http://www.kff.org/medicare/med041905pkg.cfm

B. Kaiser Health Poll Report: The March/April issue of Health Poll Report concerns "The Public On Prescription Drugs For Seniors."

http://www.kff.org/healthpollreport/apr_2005/index.cfm
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18. CATO INSTITUTE BRIEFING PAPER: "A Better Deal at Half the Cost: SSA Scoring of the Cato Social Security Reform Plan," by Michael D. Tanner (Cato Briefing Paper No. 92, April 2005, .pdf format, 13p.).

Executive summary:

The Social Security Administration's Office of the Actuary has officially "scored" the Individual Social Security Investment Program Act (HR 530), introduced by Reps. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). That legislation is based on the Cato Institute's 6.2 Percent Solution. (There are slight differences between the Cato plan and the final draft of the legislation, but these would not significantly change the scoring.) According to SSA's actuaries, the 6.2 Percent Solution would eliminate Social Security's long-range actuarial deficit and restore the system to permanent "sustainable solvency." The legislation compares very favorably to other Social Security reform plans. In terms of giving workers more control and ownership of their retirement funds, the 6.2 Percent Solution clearly provides the most "bang for the buck." By 2046, the system would begin running surpluses, allowing any short-term debt to be repaid. Indeed, by the end of the 75-year actuarial window, the system would be running surpluses in excess of $1.8 trillion (in constant 2005 dollars). The SSA analysis shows that the 6.2 Percent Solution can provide large individual accounts while restoring Social Security to permanent sustainable solvency, and can do so in a fiscally responsible manner.

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=3741

More information on the Cato Institute:

http://www.cato.org/about/about.html
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19. AMERICAN AGING ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER: The April 2005 edition of the newsletter is highlighted by a discussion: "How is the evolutionary biological theory of aging holding up against mounting attacks?" by George M. Martin, with commentaries by Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova, Aubrey de Grey, David Reznick, and Svetlana V. Ukraintseva (.pdf format, 11p).

http://www.americanaging.org/news/apr05.html

More information about AAA:

http://www.americanaging.org/index.html
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20. ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH INSURERS REPORT: "Pension Reform: Lessons from Abroad?" by Nigel Peaple (ABI, April 2005, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.abi.org.uk/BookShop/ResearchReports/UK%20Pension%20Reform.pdf
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21. AGE CONCERN [UK] REPORT: "The Women and Pensions Scandal: A Blueprint for Reform," (April 2005, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/media/A_blueprint_for_reform_-_final.pdf

Press release:

http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/News_4631.htm
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22. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING REPORT, NEWS RELEASE:

A. "The Oral Health of Older Adults with Dementia" (Dental Statistics and Research Series No. 29, April 2005, .pdf format, 99p.).

Abstract:

Dementia has become a key issue in aged care. It is estimated that 167,000 Australians had dementia in 2002, leading to dementia being a major cause of disease burden. This publication reports on an investigation of the oral health status of community-dwelling older dentate adults in Adelaide, South Australia with and without dementia. Older adults with dementia had higher levels of dental disease and their oral health deteriorated faster over a one-year follow-up period compared to those without dementia. Older adults with dementia also faced barriers to adequate dental care, identifying the need for improved strategies for the provision of regular oral assessment, oral hygiene care and dental treatment.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10111

B. "Smart designs for an ageless society" (JB043/05, Apr. 22, 2005).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2005-jb-bis043.htm
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23. _PNAS_ ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Crystal structure of prostate-specific membrane antigen, a tumor marker and peptidase," by Mindy I. Davis, Melanie J. Bennet, Leonard M. Thomas, and Pamela J. Bjorkman (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 102, No. 17, Apr. 26, 2005, p. 5981-5986).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/17/5981?etoc

B. "Folding events in the 21-30 region of amyloid {beta}-protein (A{beta}) studied _in silico_," by Jose M. Borreguero, Brigita Urbanc, Noel D. Lazo, Sergey V. Buldyrev, David B. Teplow, and H. Eugene Stanley (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 102, No. 17, Apr. 26, 2005, p. 6015-6020).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/17/6015?etoc

C. "Implications of the serine protease HtrA1 in amyloid precursor protein processing," by Sandra Grau, Alfonso Baldi, Rossana Bussani, Xiaodan Tian, Raluca Stefanescu, Michael Przybylski, Peter Richards, Simon A. Jones, Viji Shridhar, Tim Clausen. and Michael Ehrmann (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 102, No. 17, Apr. 26, 2005, p. 6021-6026).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/17/6021?etoc

D. "Structural basis for antagonism and resistance of bicalutamide in prostate cancer," by Casey E. Bohl, Wenqing Gao, Duane D. Miller, Charles E. Bell, and James T.Dalton (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, Vol. 102, No. 17, Apr. 26, 2005, p. 6201-6206).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/17/6201?etoc
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24. _BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL_ NEWS ROUNDUP EXTRACT: "Vitamin E doesn't slow progression to Alzheimer's disease," by David Spurgeon (_BMJ_ News Roundup, Vol. 330, No. 7497, p. 923).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/330/7497/923
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25. _NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE_ PERSPECTIVE EXTRACT, ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Public Access to NIH-Funded Research," by Robert Steinbrook (_NEJM_ Perspective, Vol. 352, No. 17, Apr. 28, 2005, p. 1739-1741).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/352/17/1739

B. "Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Elderly and High-Risk Adults," by Ann R. Falsey, Patricia A. Hennessey, Maria A. Formica, Christopher Cox, and Edward E. Walsh (Vol. 352, No. 17, Apr. 28, 2005, p. 1749-1759).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/352/17/1749
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26. _US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT_ OPINION PIECE: "So the Rich Get Richer?" by Mortimer B. Zuckerman (May 2, 2005).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/opinion/articles/050502/2edit.htm

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III. Working Papers:

27. COWLES FOUNDATION (YALE UNIVERSITY): "The Life-Cycle Personal Accounts Proposal for Social Security: An Evaluation," by Robert J. Shiller (Discussion Paper No. 1504, April 2005, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

The life-cycle accounts proposal for Social Security reform has been justified by its proponents using a number of different arguments, but these arguments generally involve the assumption of a high likelihood of good returns on the accounts. A simulation is undertaken to estimate the probability distribution of returns in the accounts based on long-term historical experience. U.S. stock market, bond market and money market data 1871-2004 are used for the analysis. Assuming that future returns behave like historical data, it is found that a baseline personal account portfolio after offset will be negative 32% of the time on the retirement date. The median internal rate of return in this case is 3.4 percent, just above the amount necessary for holders of the accounts to break even. However, the U.S. stock market has been unusually successful historically by world standards. It would be better if we adjust the historical data to reduce the assumed average stock market return for the simulation. When this is done so that the return matches the median stock market return of 15 countries 1900-2000 as reported by Dimson et al. [2002], the baseline personal account is found to be negative 71% of the time on the date of retirement and the median internal rate of return is 2.6 percent.

http://cowles.econ.yale.edu/P/cd/d15a/d1504.pdf
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28. WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AT ST. LOUIS ECONOMIC WORKING PAPER ARCHIVE: "The Spanish Pensions System: Issues of Introducing Notional Defined Contribution Accounts," by Carlos Vidal-Melia and Inmaculada Dominguez-Fabian(April 2005, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

There are two aims to this paper: firstly, to provide an objective technical assessment of the current situation of the contributory pension system in Spain and its prospects for the future, and secondly, to look at the issues surrounding the introduction of a system of notional defined contribution accounts. To this end we explain the basic elements upon which the current system is based and show its main indicators, then set out some of its fundamental problems. Following this we look at the most relevant research work, where forecasts can be found that will give us a clear idea of the system's financial sustainability. Finally we put forward an argument as to why a notional accounts system could be a valid alternative for reforming the current system, and suggest which formula or group of formulas would best fit the profile of contributor-beneficiary risk and what the transition process would be.

http://econwpa.wustl.edu:8089/eps/pe/papers/0504/0504006.pdf

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

29. American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 95, No. 5, May 2005). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Elite database. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol95/issue5/?etoc

30. Journal of Aging and Health (Vol. 17, No. 3, June 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 this issue.

http://jah.sagepub.com/content/vol17/issue3/?etoc

31. Journals of Gerontology (A): Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (Vols. 60, Nos. 3, March 2005). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and these issues.

http://biomed.gerontologyjournals.org/content/vol60/issue3/?etoc
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32. 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.

Omega: Journal of Death and Dying (Vol. 50, No. 1, 2005).
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33. 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 Apr. 27, 2005:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Apr. 27, 2005:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Apr. 27, 2005:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of April 27, 2005:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of April 27, 2005:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of April 27, 2005:

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

AMADEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

34. NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS: _Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research_, (National Research Council, 2005, OpenBook format, 132p.). Note: Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11278.html
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35. OECD: _Ageing and Employment Policies: United States_ (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2005). For more information, including ordering information see:

http://www.oecd.org/document/18/0,2340,en_2649_37435_34744530_1_1_1_37435,00.html

Note: A browsable only .pdf version of the monograph (.pdf version, 193p.) is available at the site. Click on "browse it" halfway down the page.

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VI. Funding Opportunities:

36. NIH:

A. "Alzheimer's Disease Core Centers" (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging RFA-AG-05-010, Apr. 21, 2005). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-05-010.html

B. "Cell Biological Studies of Parkinson's Disease" (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging RFA-NS-06-001, Apr. 26, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-06-001.html

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VII. Conferences:

37. ICPSR SUMMER PROGRAM IN QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH: "Aging and Health in Latin America," A course to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jun. 6-10, 2005 (National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), Inter-University Consortium for Political and Economic Research). For more information see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/training/summer/courses/2005-03-43.html
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38. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DATA SERVICE [UK]: "Introductory workshop to the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing," a workshop to be held in London, UK, July 5, 2005. For more information see:

http://www.esds.ac.uk/longitudinal/news/eventdetail.asp?ID=1385
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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

39. US HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARING: "Social Security: Defining the Problem," a hearing held Feb. 9, 2005 (House Serial Publication 109-2, ASCII text and .pdf format, 109p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house04ch109.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "109-2" (without the quotes).
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40. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH, HEARING TESTIMONY: "Long-Term Care and Medicaid: Spiraling Costs and the Need for Reform," a hearing held April 27, 2005.

http://energycommerce.house.gov/108/Hearings/04272005hearing1487/hearing.htm
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41. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSION HEARING TESTIMONY: "PBGC Reform: Mending the Pension Safety Net," a hearing held April 26, 2005.

http://help.senate.gov/bills/pen_78_bill.html
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42. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "Living Stronger, Earning Longer: Redefining Retirement In The 21st Century Workplace," a hearing held Apr. 27, 2005).

http://aging.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=63
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43. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE HEARING PUBLICATION: "Proposals To Achieve Sustainable Solvency, With and Without Personal Accounts," a hearing held Apr. 26, 2005.

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing042605.htm

Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology and Center for
Demography of Health and Aging
4470 Social Science University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu