Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #295--July 14, 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. HRS NEWS: "Cross-National Aging Study Data Products Now Available," (Health and Retirement Study, July 7, 2005). HRS highlights three "cross-national aging study projects [that] have released data sets for use by researchers."

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=news199&xtyp=1

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II. Reports and articles:

2. SSA OP REPORT:

A. "International Update, June 2005," (US Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, June 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2005-06/index.html

B. "OASDI Beneficiaries by State and ZIP Code, 2003," (US Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, July 2005, .pdf, Excel, and HTML format).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2003/index.html
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3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "2003 National Hospital Discharge Survey," by Carol J. DeFrances, Margaret J. Hall, and Michelle N. Podgornik (Advance Data No. 359, July 2005, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad359.pdf
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4. DHHS OIG REPORT: "Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects: May 2005 Performance Report," (US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of the Inspector General, OEI-02-04-00361, July 2005, .pdf format, 83p.).

Summary:
The objective of this report was to track performance data, perform comparative data analysis, and verify documentation of overpayments recovered as a result of the efforts of the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects. These projects receive grants from AoA to recruit retired professionals to serve as educators and resources in assisting beneficiaries to detect and report fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare program. A total of 57 projects operated from July through December 2004. In the last 6 months from July through December 2004, the 57 projects educated 179,603 beneficiaries in 79,727 group training sessions and one-on-one sessions. As a result of educating beneficiaries, the projects received 6,338 complaints, of which 559 were referred to Medicare contractors for followup. A total of 328 complaints resulted in money recouped to the Medicare program or some other action taken by the Medicare contractor or investigative agency. In total, the projects documented $27,281 recouped to the Medicare program. The projects also reported $17,109 in savings to the Medicaid program and $149,143 in savings to beneficiaries. A total of $9,374 of the reported savings to beneficiaries was documented.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-04-00361.pdf
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5. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE REPORT: "Effects of the Federal Estate Tax on Farms and Small Businesses," (July 2005, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/65xx/doc6512/07-06-EstateTax.pdf
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6. CENSUS BUREAU FACT FOR FEATURES: "Grandparents Day 2005: Sept. 11," (CB05-FF.13, July 11, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/005353.html
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7. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "Do Older Workers Face Discrimination?" by Joanna N. Lahey (IB#33, July 2005, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/ib_33.shtml
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8. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF, PERIODICAL:

A. "The Influence of Automatic Enrollment, Catch-Up, and IRA Contributions on 401(k) Accumulations at Retirement," by Sarah Holden and Jack VanDerhei (EBRI Issue Brief no. 283, July 2005, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.ebri.org/pdf/EBRI_IB_07-20052.pdf

B. "EBRI Note," (vol. 26, no. 7, July 2005, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.ebri.org/pdf/EBRI_Notes_07-2005.pdf
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9. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION REPORT:

A. "Women and Health Care: A National Profile," (July 2005, .pdf format, 50p.). Note: In addition to the report, there is a news release and links to the briefing held to announce the release of the report.

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/whp070705pkg.cfm

B. "The Public's Views On Long-Term Care," (Kaiser HealthPoll, May/June 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 18p.).

http://www.kff.org/healthpollreport/june_2005/
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10. AARP PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE REPORT: "Long-Term Care in Michigan: A Survey of Voters Age 45+," by Anita Stowell-Ritter and Susan Silberman (June 2005, .pdf format, 51p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/longtermcare/costs/Articles/mi_ltc.html
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11. FAMILIES USA REPORT: "Trouble Brewing? New Medicare Drug Law Puts Low-Income People at Risk," by Marc Steinberg (July 2005, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.familiesusa.org/site/DocServer/Trouble_Brewing.pdf?docID=9421

Press Release:

http://www.familiesusa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Media_Release_Trouble_Brewing
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12. CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION NEWS RELEASE: "Number of Older Seniors Treated for Kidney Failure More than Tripled in a Decade," (June 29, 2005). Note: The release includes tables from the original report.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=media_29jun2005_e
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13. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING NEWS RELEASE:

A. "1 July brings more benefits for older Australians - 2005," (July 1, 2005).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2005-jb-bis091.htm

B. "Major funding boost for research into ageing brains - 2005," (July 6, 2005).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2005-jb-bis096.htm

C. "Your chance to recognise leading employers of mature age workers - 2005," (July 11, 2005).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2005-jb-bis100.htm
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14. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT NEWSLETTER: _Ageing Research Online News_ (vol. 2, no. 2, June 2005, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.aro.gov.au/aro/NewsletterFiles/ARO%20Newsletter%20June%202005.pdf
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15. _JAMA_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Low-Dose Aspirin in the Primary Prevention of Cancer: The Women's Health Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial," by Nancy R. Cook, I-Min Lee, J. Michael Gaziano, David Gordon, Paul M Ridker, JoAnn E. Manson, Charles H. Hennekens, and Julie E. Buring (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, vol. 294, no. 1, July 6, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 47-55).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/1/47

B. "Vitamin E in the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: The Women's Health Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial," by I-Min Lee, Nancy R. Cook, J. Michael Gaziano, David Gordon, Paul M Ridker, JoAnn E. Manson, Charles H. Hennekens, and Julie E. Buring (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, vol. 294, no. 1, July 6, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 56-65).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/1/56

C. "Operating Characteristics of Prostate-Specific Antigen in Men With an Initial PSA Level of 3.0 ng/mL or Lower," by Ian M. Thompson, Donna Pauler Ankerst, Chen Chi, M. Scott Lucia, Phyllis J. Goodman, John J. Crowley, Howard L. Parnes, and Charles A. Coltman Jr. (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, vol. 294, no. 1, July 6, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 66-70).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/1/66

D. "Symptom Experience After Discontinuing Use of Estrogen Plus Progestin," by Judith K. Ockene, David H. Barad, Barbara B. Cochrane, Joseph C. Larson, Margery Gass, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, JoAnn E. Manson, Vanessa M. Barnabei, Dorothy S. Lane, Robert G. Brzyski, Milagros C. Rosal, Judy Wylie-Rosett, and Jennifer Hays (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, vol. 294, no. 2, July 13, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 183-193).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/2/183

NIH Press Release:

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jul2005/nia-12.htm

E. "Improving the Use of Hospice Services in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Controlled Trial," by David Casarett, Jason Karlawish, Knashawn Morales, Roxane Crowley, Terre Mirsch, and David A. Asch (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, vol. 294, no. 2, July 13, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 211-217).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/2/211

F. "Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer," by Nima Sharifi, James L. Gulley, and William L. Dahut (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, vol. 294, no. 2, July 13, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 238-244).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/2/238
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16. _LANCET_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing articles.

A. "A simple score (ABCD) to identify individuals at high early risk of stroke after transient ischaemic attack," by PM Rothwell, MF Giles, E. Flossmann, CE Lovelock, JNE Redgrave, CP Warlow, and Z. Mehta (_Lancet_, vol. 366, no. 9479, July 2, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 29-36).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673605667025/abstract

B. "Relation between age, femoral neck cortical stability, and hip fracture risk," by Paul M. Mayhew, C. David Thomas, John G. Clement, Nigel Loveridge, Thomas J. Beck, William Bonfield, Chris J. Burgoyne, and Jonathan Reeve (_Lancet_, vol. 366, no. 9480, July 9, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 129-135).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673605668705/abstract

C. "Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial," by C. Witt, B. Brinkhaus, S. Jena, K. Linde, A. Streng, S. Wagenpfeil, J. Hummelsberger, HU Walther, D. Melchart, and SN Willich (_Lancet_, vol. 366, no. 9480, July 9, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 136-143).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673605668717/abstract
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17. _PNAS_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "The ErbB3-binding protein Ebp1 suppresses androgen receptor-mediated gene transcription and tumorigenesis of prostate cancer cells," by Yuexing Zhang, Xin-Wei Wang, Danijela Jelovac, Takeo Nakanishi, Myoung-hee Yu, Damilola Akinmade, Olga Goloubeva, Douglas D. Ross, Angela Brodie, and Anne W. Hamburger (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, vol. 102, no. 28, July 12, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 9890-9895).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/28/9890

B. "An integrated functional genomics and metabolomics approach for defining poor prognosis in human neuroendocrine cancers," by Joseph E. Ippolito, Jian Xu, Sanjay Jain, Krista Moulder, Steven Mennerick, Jan R. Crowley, R. Reid Townsend, and Jeffrey I. Gordon (_Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences_, vol. 102, no. 28, July 12, 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 9901-9906).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/28/9901
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18. _NATURE MEDICINE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Regulation of bone mass, bone loss and osteoclast activity by cannabinoid receptors," by Aymen I. Idris, Robert J. van 't Hof, Iain R. Greig, Susan A. Ridge, David Baker, Ruth A. Ross and Stuart H. Ralston (_Nature Medicine_, vol. 11, no. 7, July 2005, .pdf and HTML format, p. 774-779).

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v11/n7/abs/nm1255.html
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19. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER NEWSLETTER: "MRRC Newsletter," (Michigan Retirement Research Center, Vol. 6, No. 2, July 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/newsletters/current/Volume_6_Issue_2_-_July_2005/pdf/Volume_6_Issue_2_-_July_2005.pdf
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20. AARP PRIME TIME RADIO: The following AARP _Prime Time Radio_ show, for July 6, 2005, is now available (RealPlayer plug-in or helper application required, audio transcripts run between 24 and 30 minutes).

Sustainable Architecture

http://www.aarp.org/fun/radio/pt_radio/sustainable_architecture.html

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III. Working Papers:

21. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER [UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN]: "Enhancing the Quality of Data on Income and Wealth," by Honggao Cao, Daniel H. Hill, Thomas Juster and Michael Perry (WP 2005-101, June 2005, .pdf format, 152p.).

Abstract:

Over the last decade or so, a substantial effort has gone into the design of a series of methodological investigations aimed at enhancing the quality of survey data on income and wealth. These investigations have largely been conducted at the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, and have mainly involved two longitudinal surveys: the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), with a first wave beginning in 1992 and continued thereafter every other year through 2004; and the Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) Study, begun in 1993 and continued in 1995 and 1998, then in every other year through 2004. This provides and overview of the main studies and summarizes what has been learned about correcting longitudinal inconsistencies that arise.

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=346
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22. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/IFO INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESifo) [UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, GERMANY]: "Sustaining Social Security," by Martín Gonzalez-Eiras and Dirk Niepelt (CESifo Working Paper No. 1494, July 2005, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

This paper analyzes the sustainability of intergenerational transfers in politico-economic equilibrium. Embedding electoral competition for the votes of old and young households in the standard Diamond (1965) OLG model, we find that intergenerational transfers naturally arise in a Markov perfect equilibrium, even in the absence of altruism, commitment, or trigger strategies. Not internalizing the negative effects of transfers for future generations, the political process partially resolves the distributive conflict between old and young voters by shifting some of the cost of social security to the unborn. As a consequence, transfers in politico-economic equilibrium are higher than what is socially optimal. Standard functional form assumptions yield closed-form solutions for the politico-economic equilibrium as well as the equilibrium supported by the Ramsey policy. The model predicts population ageing to lead to larger social security systems, but eventually lower benefits per retiree. Under realistic parameter values, it predicts a social-security tax rate close to the actual one, but higher than the Ramsey tax rate. Closed-form solutions for the case with endogenous labor supply, tax distortions, and multiple policy instruments prove the results to be robust.

http://www.cesifo-group.de/~DocCIDL/cesifo1_wp1494.pdf

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

23. Age and Ageing (vol. 34, supp. 1, July 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://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol34/suppl_1/index.shtml?etoc

24. Experimental Aging Research (vol. 31, no. 3, July 2005). Note: Full electronic text of these journals is available in the EbscoHost database. Check your library for the availability of this database and these issues.

http://select.ingentaconnect.com/titles/tandf/0361073x/v31n3/contp1-1.htm

25. Journal of Aging Health (vol. 17, no. 4, August 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/issue4/?etoc

26. Public Policy and Aging Report (vol. 15, no. 2, July 2005).

http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/publications/public_policy/previous.html#current
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27. 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.

Clinical Gerontologist (vol. 28, no. 3, 2005).

International Journal of Ageing and Human Development (vol. 61, no. 1, 2005).

Omega (vol. 50, no. 4, 2005).

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28. 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 July 6 & July 13, 2005:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of July 6 & July 13, 2005:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of July 6 & July 13, 2005:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of July 6 & July 13, 2005:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of July 6 & July 13, 2005:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of July 6 & July 13, 2005:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

29. NIH:

A. "Short-Term Courses In Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Techniques," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PAR-05-133, June 30, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-133.html

B. "Applications of Imaging and Sensor Technologies for Clinical Aging Research (SBIR/STTR)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, PAS-05-131, June 27, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-05-131.html

C. "Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, PAR-05-132, June 28, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-132.html

D. "Educational Programs for Population Research," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PAR-05-134, July 6, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-134.html

E. "Testing Stem Cell Therapy in Mouse Models of Premature Aging," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, PA-05-136, July 13, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-05-136.html

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VI. Position Announcements:

30. NIA: The National Institute on Aging, Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) Program is seeking applicants for two Health Scientist Administrator positions:

A. "Health Scientist Administrator; Specialist in Behavioral/Population Genetics," (NIA-05-66442A).

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=29441159

B. "Health Scientist Administrator; Specialist in Biodemography," (NIA-05-66442B).

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=29440814

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VII. Conferences:

31. AARP GLOBAL AGING PROGRAM: "Reinventing Retirement: Balancing Risk," a conference to be held July 19, 2005 (Washington, DC).

http://www.aarp.org/special_static/gapbalancing/balancingrisk_index.html
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32. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM: Conferencealerts.com has recently updated its Gerontology conference listings:

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

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

33. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM HEARING PUBLICATION: "Protecting Pensions and Ensuring the Solvency of PBGC," a hearing held March 2, 2005 (Serial No. 109-17, .pdf and ASCII format, 108p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house07ch109.html

Scroll down to or "find in page" "109-17" (without the quotes).
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34. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATION: "Implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act: Delivering Prescription Drugs to Dual Eligibles," a hearing held March 3, 2005 (Serial No. 109-36, .pdf and ASCII format, 82p.).

http://www.gpo.gov/congress/senate/senate22sh109.html

Scroll down to or "find in page" "109-36" (without the quotes).
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35. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS HEARING PUBLICATION: "Importation of Prescription Drugs," a hearing held May 20, 2004 (Serial No. 108-470, .pdf and ASCII format, 125p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate/senate15sh108.html

Scroll down to or "find in page" "108-470" (without the quotes).

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IX. Websites of Interest:

36. OFFICE OF MEDICARE HEARINGS AND APPEALS: "The Medicare hearings function, currently handled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), will transition on July 1, 2005 to the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The changes will help ensure that fee-for-service Medicare claims appeals are resolved within the 90-day timeframe mandated by the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA)."

http://www.hhs.gov/omha/

DHHS Press Release:

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2005pres/20050701a.html
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37. NCOA/AOA/CMS: "A new web-based service will help Medicare beneficiaries of limited income and resources gain access to the extra help available to them through the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. The service, which will also help them enroll in other health care and prescription drug assistance programs, was developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA) with the assistance of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Council on the Aging (NCOA). The new service is a special version of BenefitsCheckUpRx updated for the extra help with Medicare drug coverage (see CAAR Report 282, item 37)."

http://www.BenefitsCheckUp.org/rx

CMS Press Release:

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1502
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38. HRS BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES: "The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has recently updated its bibliography. The full bibliography can be found at:

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

Journal Article:

Baker, D. W. and Sudano, J. J., Health Insurance Coverage During the Years Preceding Medicare Eligibility Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 165, pp. 770-6, 2005.

Cook, C., Stickley, L., Ramey, K., and Knotts, V. J., Variables Associated with Occupational and Physical Therapy Stroke Rehabilitation Utilization and Outcomes. Journal of Allied Health, vol. 34, pp. 3-10, 2005.

Falba, T., Health Events and the Smoking Cessation of Middle Aged Americans. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 28, pp. 21-33, 2005.

Falba, T. and Busch, S. H., Survival Expectations of the Obese: Is Excess Mortality Reflected in Perceptions? Obesity Research, vol. 13, pp. 754-61, 2005.

Finnegan, L., Marion, L., and Cox, C., Profiles of Self-Rated Health in Midlife Adults With Chronic Illnesses Nursing Research, vol. 54, pp. 167-177, 2005.

Fultz, N. H., Rahrig Jenkins, K., Ostbye, T., Taylor, D. H. J., Kabeto, M. U., and Langa, K. M., The Impact of Own and Spouse's Urinary Incontinence on Depressive Symptoms. Social Science & Medicine, vol. 60, pp. 2537-48, 2005.

Killian, T. S., Turner, J., and Cain, R., Depressive Symptoms of Caregiving Women in Midlife: The role of physical health. Journal of Women & Aging, vol. 17, pp. 115-27, 2005.

Polsky, D., Doshi, J. A., Marcus, S., Oslin, D., Rothbard, A., Thomas, N., and Thompson, C. L., Long-Term Risk for Depressive Symptoms After a Medical Diagnosis Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 165, pp. 1260-6, 2005.

Monographs:

Bassett, W.F., Medicaid's Nursing Home Coverage and Asset Transfers 2004. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Washington, DC.

Dor, A., Sudano, J.J., and Baker, D.W., The Effects of Private Insurance on Measures of Health: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study 2003. National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge, MA. NBER Working Paper 9774.

Fink, G. and Redaelli, S., Understanding Bequest Motives: An Empirical Analysis of Intergenerational Transfers 2005. De Nederlandsche Bank. Amsterdam. DNB Working Paper No. 42.

Hoynes, H. and McFadden, D., The Impact of Demographics on Housing and Non-Housing Wealth in the United States 1994. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 4666. Copies available from: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Reed, E., The Microeconomic Effect of Longevity on Savings: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study 2005. Harvard College. Department of Economics.

van der Klaauw, W. and Wolpin, K.I., Social Security and the Retirement and Savings Behavior of Low Income Households 2005. University of Pennsylvania. Penn Institute for Economic Research. PIER Working Paper 05-020.

Webb, A., The Impact of the Cost of Long-Term Care on the Saving of the Elderly 2001. University of California, San Diego.

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Thanks,

Charlie

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