Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #319--January 6, 2006

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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. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY:

A. "MEPS HC-080: MEPS Panel 7 Longitudinal Weight File," (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, December 2005, data in .zip and .exe self-decompressing ASCII and SAS transport format, SAS and SPSS programming statements, documentation in HTML, .pdf or ASP codebook format). Note: "The file contains a weight variable (LONGWTP7) that, when applied to the persons who participated in both 2002 and 2003, will enable the user to make national estimates of person-level changes in selected variables (e.g., health insurance, health status, utilization and expenditures). In addition, LONGWTP7 can be used to develop cross-sectional type estimates for the civilian noninstitutionalized population in each year based on only the Panel 7 sample. To obtain analytic variables, the records on this file must be linked to the 2002 and 2003 MEPS public use data files using the sample person identifier (DUPERSID)."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=195

B. "MEPSnet/Household Component - 2003 data now available." This data is available via the MEPSnet interactive web extraction tool. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey).

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/MEPSNet/HC/MEPSnetHC.asp
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2. DETERMINANTS OF HEALTHY LONGEVITY IN CHINA: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY: The Duke University (Durham, North Carlina) Program on Population, Policy, and Aging has made available the 2002 followup study data to this survey. Note: researchers must sign a data use agreement before acquiring the data. For more information about the data, see:

http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/centers/ppa/Public%20Use%20Data/Pr8data702.html
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3. NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY HANDBOOK: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has made available the 2005 _NLS Handbook_ (.pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/nls/handbook/nlshndbk.htm
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4. UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following dataset to its holdings. Note: There may be charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

SN 5276 -Causes of Homelessness among Older People in Four Cities in England, and Boston, Massachusetts, 2001-2003

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5276

SN 5290 -Adult Learning at Home: Lifelong Learning and the Information and Communications Technology Revolution, 2002

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=5290

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II. Reports and articles:

5. CENSUS BUREAU COMPENDIUM, FACTS FOR FEATURES:

A. "Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2004 (State and County Areas)" (CFFR/04, December 2005, .pdf format, 110p., with detailed tables in .zip compressed ASCII format, documentation in .pdf or ASCII text format, and a link to an online query system for CFFR data from 1993-2004). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: " Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2004 (State and County Areas)" (Dec. 27, 2005).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/economic_surveys/006147.html

Click on "Report" or "Detailed Tables".

B. "Facts for Features Special Edition: Oldest Baby Boomers Turn 60!" (CB06-FFSE.01-2, Jan. 3, 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

HTML:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006105.html

.pdf:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2006/cb06ffse01-2.pdf
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6. US NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE REPORT: "Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2005 Update," (December 2005, .pdf format. 123p.).

http://progressreport.cancer.gov/
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7. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY DATA COMPENDIUM, REPORTS:

A. "Annual Statistical Supplement, 2005" (December 2005, HTML and .pdf format). A complete copy of this compendium, originally mentioned in CAAR #307, Oct. 6, 2005--http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar/caar307-oct-6-2005.htm) is now available.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2005/index.html

B. "International Update," (December 2005, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2005-12/index.html

C. "OASDI (Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance) Monthly Statistics, November 2005," (December 2005, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_monthly/2005-11/index.html

D. "SSI (Supplementary Security Income) Monthly Statistics, November 2005," (December 2005, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2005-11/index.html
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8. U.S. ADMINISTRATION ON AGING NEWSLETTER: _AOA eNews_ (December, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/press/enewsletter/archive/2005/Dec05/2005Issue6.pdf
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9. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS:

A. "Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects: December 2005 Performance Report," (OEI-02-04-00362, December 2005, .pdf format, 84p.)

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 January through June 2005.

In the 6 months from January through June 2005, the 57 projects educated 192,900 beneficiaries in 64,238 group training sessions and one-on-one sessions. As a result of educating beneficiaries, the projects received 11,963 complaints, of which 408 were referred to Medicare contractors for followup. A total of 358 complaints resulted in money recouped to the Medicare program or in some other action taken by a Medicare contractor or investigative agency. In total, the projects documented $83,190 recouped to the Medicare program. The projects also reported $44,497 in savings to beneficiaries. In all of these cases, the projects provided descriptions of out-of-pocket expenses being returned to beneficiaries and savings due to resolution of billing errors.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-04-00362.pdf

B. "Nationwide Review of Compliance With the Interrupted Stay Provision of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Calendar Years 2002 and 2003" (A-01-04-00525, December 2005, .pdf format, 21p.).

Summary:

The objective of this audit was to determine whether inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) billed claims in compliance with Medicare prospective payment system regulations for interrupted stays. Through a nationwide computer match designed to identify interrupted stays billed as multiple claims, we found that IRFs did not always bill claims in compliance with Medicare prospective payment system regulations for interrupted stays. Specifically, during calendar years 2002 and 2003, Medicare made net overpayments of $5.9 million to 589 IRFs for interrupted stays billed as 2 or more claims. We recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): (1) direct its fiscal intermediaries to recover the $5.9 million in net overpayments identified in our review, (2) use the results of this review to clarify guidance to IRFs regarding the correct billing of interrupted stays, (3) strengthen the edit in its Common Working File to detect all interrupted stays incorrectly billed as two or more claims and prevent associated payments, and (4) instruct its fiscal intermediaries to conduct matches similar to the one that we conducted to identify additional payment errors for claims after December 31, 2003. CMS agreed with our recommendations to recover the overpayments and clarify guidance to the IRFs. Additionally, CMS stated that it had implemented the recommended edit in its Common Working File as of April 1, 2005. CMS did not agree with our recommendation to instruct its fiscal intermediaries to conduct matches similar to the one that we conducted for payment errors that occurred before the edit was implemented.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/10400525.pdf
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10. AARP REPORTS, PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "Simplifying Enrollment in Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs for the Elderly and Individuals with Disabilities," by Laura L. Summer and Emily S. Ihara (AARP Publc Policy Institute Report #2005-10, December 2005, .pdf format, 63p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/medicare/outofpocket/2005_10_medicaid_msp.html

B. "Comparing Poverty Rates by Official and Experimental Measures in the United States," by Ke Bin Wu (AARP Public Policy Institute Data Digest 129, December 2005, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/assistance/lowincome/dd129_poverty.html

C. "Reforming Social Security: Lessons from Abroad." This page links to four reports:

"Financing the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans," by Michael Mendelson (December 2005, .pdf format, 30p.)

"Old-Age Income Security: Australia Tries a Different Way," by James Schulz (December 2005, .pdf format, 42p.)

"An Update on Chile's Experience with Partial Privatization and Individual Accounts," by John B. Williamson (December 2005, .pdf format, 28p.)

"Voluntary Carve Outs for Social Security Reform: Lessons from the United Kingdom by David Blake and John Turner (December 2005, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/socialsecurity/reform/social_security_abroad.html

Links to full text are at the bottom of the page.

D. The following AARP _Prime Time Radio_ show is now available (RealPlayer plug-in or helper application required, audio transcripts run between 24 and 30 minutes).

AARP Bulletin December Roundtable

http://www.aarp.org/fun/radio/pt_radio/aarp_bulletin_december_roundtable.html
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11. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (EBRI) PERIODICAL ARTICLE: "Finances of Employee Benefits: Health Costs Drive Changing Trends," and "Lump-Sum Distributions," by Ken McDonnell (EBRI Notes, Vol. 26, No. 12, December 2005).

http://www.ebri.org/pdf/EBRI_Notes_12-20053.pdf

More information on EBRI:

http://www.ebri.org/
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12. BOSTON [MASSACHUSETTS] COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUES IN BRIEF: "Projecting Mortality: Key Findings From A Forum of Experts" (SPIB #1, December 2005, .pdf format, 9p.). Links to a summary and full text can be found at:

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/spib_1.shtml
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13. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER NEWSLETTER: The latest issue of the newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.) has been released.

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/newsletters/
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14. STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS/WHARTON SCHOOL [UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA] REPORT: "High Net Worth/High Net Risk: Meeting Retirement Goals," (December 2005, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/index.cfm?fa=SpecialSection&specialId=43
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15. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH REPORT: "Chronic Conditions of Californians," by Mona Jhawar and Steven P. Wallace (December 2005, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pubID=162

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.
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16. _PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES_ ARTICLE ABSTRACTS, COMMENTARY EXTRACTS:

A. "A cancer DNA phenotype in healthy prostates, conserved in tumors and adjacent normal cells, implies a relationship to carcinogenesis," by Donald C. Malins, Naomi K. Gilman, Virginia M. Green, Thomas M. Wheeler, Edward A. Barker, and Katie M. Anderson (Vol. 102, No. 52, December 27, 2005, p. 19093-19096).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/52/19093

B. "Brain estrogen deficiency accelerates A{beta} plaque formation in an Alzheimer's disease animal model," by Xu Yue, Melissa Lu, Techie Lancaster, Phillip Cao, Shin-Ichiro Honda, Matthias Staufenbiel, Nobuhiro Harada, Zhenyu Zhong, Yong Shen, and Rena Li (Vol. 102, No. 52, December 27, 2005, p. 19198-19203).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/52/19198

C. "The mitochondrial theory of aging and its relationship to reactive oxygen species damage and somatic mtDNA mutations," by Lawrence A. Loeb, Douglas C. Wallace, and George M. Martin (Vol. 102, No. 52, December 27, 2005, p. 18769-18770).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/extract/102/52/18769

D. "Integrity matters: Linking nuclear architecture to lifespan," by Katherine L. Wilson (Vol. 102, No. 52, December 27, 2005, p. 18767-18768).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/extract/102/52/18767
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17. _NATURE NEUROSCIENCE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Neuronal glutathione deficiency and age-dependent neurodegeneration in the EAAC1 deficient mouse," by Koji Aoyama, Sang Won Suh, Aaron M Hamby, Jialing Liu, Wai Yee Chan, Yongmei Chen, and Raymond A. Swanson (Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2006, p. 119-126).

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v9/n1/abs/nn1609.html
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18. _SCIENCE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "A Developmental Timing MicroRNA and Its Target Regulate Life Span in C. elegans," by Michelle Boehm and Frank Slack (Vol. 310, No. 5756, December 23, 2005, p. 1954-1957).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/310/5756/1954
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19. _JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION_ ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Dietary Intake of Antioxidants and Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration," by Redmer van Leeuwen, Sharmila Boekhoorn, Johannes R. Vingerling, Jacqueline C. M. Witteman, Caroline C. W. Klaver, Albert Hofman, and Paulus T. V. M. de Jong (Vol. 294, No. 24, December 28, 2005, p. 3101-3107).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/24/3101

B. "L-Arginine Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Vascular Interaction With Age in Myocardial Infarction (VINTAGE MI) Randomized Clinical Trial," by Steven P. Schulman, Lewis C. Becker, David A. Kass, Hunter C. Champion, Michael L. Terrin, Sandra Forman, Kavita V. Ernst, Mark D. Kelemen, Susan N. Townsend, Anne Capriotti, Joshua M. Hare, and Gary Gerstenblith (Vol. 295, No. 1, Jan. 4, 2006, p. 58-64).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/1/58
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20. _NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT, PERSPECTIVES, BOOK REVIEW EXTRACT:

A. "A Comparison of Letrozole and Tamoxifen in Postmenopausal Women with Early Breast Cancer," by The Breast International Group (BIG) 1-98 Collaborative Group (Vol. 353, No. 26, December 29, 2005, p. 2747-2757).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/353/26/2747

Note: NEJM is providing free full-text access to the following articles in its "Perspectives" section.

B. "A Prescription for a Modern Medicare Program," by Peter B. Bach and Mark B. McClellan (Vol. 353, No. 26, December 29, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2733-2735).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/353/26/2733

C. "Promise and Perils for Patients and Physicians," by Richard L. Kravitz and Sophia Chang (Vol. 353, No. 26, December 29, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2735-2739).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/353/26/2735

D. "Benefits and Consequences for the Poor and the Disabled," by Rachel A. Elliott, Sumit R. Majumdar, Muriel R. Gillick, and Stephen B. Soumerai (Vol. 353, No. 26, December 29, 2005, HTML format and .pdf format, p. 2739-2741).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/353/26/2739

E. "A Beneficial Side Effect of the Medicare Drug Benefit," by Richard Platt and Alexander Ommaya (Vol. 353, No. 26, December 29, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, p. 2742-2743).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/353/26/2742

F. "The Big Chill--Inserting the DEA into End-of-Life Care," by Timothy E. Quill and Diane E. Meier (Vol. 354, No. 1, Jan. 5, 2005, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1-3).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/1/1

G. Book Review Extract:

_Human Embryonic Stem Cells_, edited by J. Odorico, S. Zhang, and R. Pedersen, reviewed by Takayuki Asahara, and Cantas Alev (Vol. 354, No. 1, Jan. 5, 2005, p. 102).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/354/1/102
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21. _ECONOMIST_ ARTICLE: "Greying Japan: The downturn: But ageing employees need not be a problem, if companies adjust" (Jan. 5, 2006).

http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5356731&no_na_tran=1
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22. _AMERICAN PROSPECT_ ARTICLE: "Medicare Misery: The new Medicare bill is about to kick in, and what it offers to seniors isn't pretty," by Robert Kuttner (_AP_ web exclusive, Jan. 2, 2006).

http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=10792

More information about _AP_:

http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?name=About+Us&section=root

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III. Working Papers:

23. CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR POPULATION RESEARCH (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES):

A. "The Effect of Health Status on Willingness to Pay for Morbidity and Mortality Risk Reductions," by J.R. DeShazo and Trudy Ann Cameron (CCPR-050-05, 2005, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_050_05.asp

B. "Advances in Evaluating the Demand for Risk Prevention Policies" by Ryan Bosworth, Trudy Ann Cameron, and J.R. DeShazo (CCPR-051-05, October 2005, .pdf format, 56p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.ccpr.ucla.edu/asp/ccpr_051_05.asp
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24. RAND CORPORATION LABOR AND POPULATION PROGRAM: "The Impact of SES on Health over the Life-Course," by James P. Smith (WR-318, August 2005, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR318/
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25. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "Executive Pensions," by Lucian A. Bebchuk and Robert J. Jackson, Jr. (Working Paper No. w11907, December 2005, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

Because public firms are not required to disclose the monetary value of pension plans in their executive pay disclosures, financial economists have generally analyzed executive pay using figures that do not include the value of such pension plans. This paper presents evidence that omitting the value of pension benefits significantly undermines the accuracy of existing estimates of executive pay, its variability, and its sensitivity to performance companies. Studying the pension arrangements of CEOs of S&P 500, we find that the CEOs' plans had a median actuarial value of $15 million; that the ratio of the executives' pension value to the executives' total compensation (including both equity and non-equity pay) during their service as CEO had a median value of 34%; and that including pension values increased the median percentage of the executives' total compensation composed of salary-like payments during and after their service as CEO from 15% to 39%.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W11907
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26. LONDON [UK] SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS SUNTORY AND TOYOTA INTERNATIONAL CENTRES FOR ECONOMICS AND RELATED DISCIPLINES (STICERD) ESRC RSEARCH CENTRE FOR FOR ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION (CASE): "Changes in the Living Arrangements of Elderly People in Greece: 1974-1999," by Eleni Karagiannaki (CASE 104, November 2005, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

During the period 1974-1999 the percentage of elderly living with their children in Greece reduced from 55 per cent to about 32 per cent. In this paper we examine determinants of the decrease in intergenerational co-residence among Greek elderly people and their adult children and its implications for economic well-being. We find that the main factor that has contributed to the change in the living arrangements has been the increase in the pension incomes. Although income was the most important force driving the increase in the independent living among the elderly Greeks throughout the period under examination its contribution to the change reduced significantly during the 1990s. As the importance of incomes in accounting for changes in co-residence rates among the elderly reduces over time so the contribution of the unobserved year effect rises. This finding points to the role of changing preferences in determining intergenerational co-residence. Despite the substantial decrease in intergenerational co-residence we find that the family in Greece still plays a very significant role in protecting the poor elderly people.

http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/CASEpaper104.pdf

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

27. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 163, No. 2, Jan. 15, 2005).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol163/issue2/index.dtl?etoc

28. American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 96, No. 1, January 2006). 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 these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol96/issue1/?etoc

29. Journal of Aging and Health (Vol. 17, No. 6, December 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/issue6/?etoc

30. Journal of Health Economics (Vol. 25, No. 1, January 2006).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01676296
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31. INGENTACONNECT: INGENTACONNECT provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingentaconnect.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.

Health and Social Work (Vol. 30, No. 4, 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.

Social Work (Vol. 50, No. 4, 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.
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32. 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 Dec. 28, 2005 and Jan. 4, 2006:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 28, 2005 and Jan. 4, 2006:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 28, 2005 and Jan. 4, 2006:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Dec. 28, 2005 and Jan. 4, 2006:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Dec. 28, 2005 and Jan. 4, 2006:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Dec. 28, 2005 and Jan. 4, 2006:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

33. NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING: "NCOA is accepting applications from community senior centers for six grants of $25,000 each through its Wisdom Works: Building Better Communities initiative." The deadline for applications is February 16, 2005.

http://www.ncoa.org/content.cfm?sectionID=271&detail=1268
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34. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Research On The Cognitive Sequelae Of Parkinson's Disease (R01)," (US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-105, December 22, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-105.html

B. "Research On The Cognitive Sequelae Of Parkinson's Disease (R03)," (US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-106, December 22, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-106.html

C. "Research On The Cognitive Sequelae Of Parkinson's Disease (R21)," (US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-107, December 22, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-107.html

D. "Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01)," (US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PAR-06-104, December 23, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-104.html

E. "Research on Pathways Linking Environments, Behaviors and HIV/AIDS (R01)," (US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PAR-06-110, December 23, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-110.html

F. "Training in Neuroimaging: Integrating First Principles and Applications (T90)," (US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, RFA-DA-06-011, December 23, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-06-011.html

G. "Notice of Change of Contact for the Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (PAR-05-055)," (US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, NOT-GM-06-001, December 19, 2005).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-06-001.html

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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