Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #328--March 9, 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. INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Mar. 8, 2006 which may be of interest to researchers in aging. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/org/announce.html

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

Click on "list".

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US CENSUS BUREAU REPORT, FACTS FOR FEATURE:

A. "65+ in the United States: 2005," by Wan He, Manisha Sengupta, Victoria A. Velkoff, and Kimberly A. DeBarros (P23-209, March 2006, .pdf format, 243p.). Note: "The report, 65+ in the United States: 2005 [PDF], was commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, to provide a picture of the health and socioeconomic status of the aging population. It highlights striking shifts in aging on a population scale and also describes changes at the local and even family level, examining, for example, changes in family structure as a result of divorce."

http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/p23-209.pdf

Press Release:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/aging_population/006544.html

B. "Older Americans Month: May 2006," (CB06-FF.05, March 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006537.html
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3. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE BACKGROUND PAPER: "Evaluating Benefit Guarantees in Social Security," (March 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=7058&sequence=0&from=7
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4. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Allergen Immunotherapy for Medicare Beneficiaries," (OEI-09-00-00531, February 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

Summary:

OIG found that approximately 62 percent of allergen immunotherapy and related services allowed by Medicare in 2001 were not medically necessary (and, therefore, not covered by Medicare), were miscoded, and/or were undocumented. These inappropriately paid services potentially cost the program and its beneficiaries approximately $75 million. Furthermore, approximately 70 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who received allergen immunotherapy in 2001 received care that did not meet professionally recognized standards at some point during their course of treatment. Finally, in the absence of national guidance, some carriers have adopted policies that diverge from professionally recognized standards of health care. To address these issues, we recommended that CMS instruct its carriers to educate physicians who provide allergen immunotherapy about existing coverage, coding, and documentation requirements. We also recommended that CMS develop national coverage criteria for allergen immunotherapy based on professionally recognized standards of health care.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-00-00531.pdf
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5. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ACTUARY, ACTUARIAL NOTE: "Variable Supplementary Medical Insurance Premiums," by Jacqueline A. Walsh and Bert M. Kestenbaum (Actuarial Note No. 147, March 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/NOTES/pdf_notes/note147.pdf
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6. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE:

A. "Variations in Genes Can Influence the Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Other Disease Such as Cancer," (March 5, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2006/nci-05.htm

B. "NIHSeniorHealth Adds Information on Heart Failure," (March 3, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2006/nia-03.htm
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7. US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, GUIDE
BOOK: "Taking The Mystery Out Of Retirement Planning," (March 2006, .pdf format, 62p.).

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/NRTOC.html

News Release:

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/pr021506.html
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8. DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS [UK]: "Survey of employers' policies, practices and preferences relating to age," by Hilary Metcalf with Pamela Meadows (Research Report No. 325, 2006, .pdf format, 226p.). Note: There is no abstract for this report.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep325.pdf
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9. NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE [UK] REPORT: "Community care statistics 2004-05: Referrals, assessments and packages of care for adults, England: National report and CSSR tables," (March 2006, .pdf and Word format (report), Excel and Word format (tables and annexes), 120p.).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/commcare05adultengrepcssr
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10. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORT: "Australian incontinence data analysis and development," (March 2006, .pdf format, 119p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10201
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11. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "Defined Benefit Plan Freezes: Who's Affected, How Much, and Replacing Lost Accruals," by Jack VanDerhei (EBRI Issue Brief #291, March 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3628
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12. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION POLICY BRIEF:

A. "Tracking Prescription Drug Coverage Under Medicare: Five Ways to Look at the New Enrollment Numbers," (February 2006, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/7466.cfm

B. "Medicare-Medicaid Policy Interactions," (March 2006, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7468.cfm
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13. AARP PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE REPORTS, AARP PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "Home Care Quality: Emerging State Strategies to Deliver Person-Centered Services," by Donna Folkemer and Barbara Coleman (#2006-07, February 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/health/carequality/2006_07_hcc.html

B. "Public Funding and Support of Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities," by Marc P. Freiman, William C. Mann, Jessica Johnson, Shin-yi Lin, and Catherine Locklear (#2006-04, February 2006, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/longtermcare/programfunding/2006_04_assist.html

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

Parkinson's Disease Update

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

An American Checkup

http://www.aarp.org/fun/radio/pt_radio/american_checkup.html
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14. _DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH_ ARTICLE: "A model for geographical variation in health and total life expectancy," by Peter Congdon (Vol. 14, Article 9, March 2006, .pdf format, p. 157-178).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/9/default.htm
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15. _PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Delayed testicular aging in pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) null mice," by Arnaud Lacombe, Vincent Lelievre, Charles E. Roselli, Wael Salameh, Yan-he Lue, Gregory Lawson, Jean-Marc Muller, James A. Waschek, and Eric Vilain (Vol. 103, No. 10, March 7, 2006, p. 3793-3798).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/10/3793

B. "Neuroprotection by pharmacologic blockade of the GAPDH death cascade," by Makoto R. Hara, Bobby Thomas, Matthew B. Cascio, Byoung-Il Bae, Lynda D. Hester, Valina L. Dawson, Ted M. Dawson, Akira Sawa, and Solomon H. Snyder (Vol. 103, No. 10, March 7, 2006, p. 3887-3889).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/10/3887
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16. _NATURE_ LETTER ABSTRACT: "ClC-7 requires Ostm1 as a {beta}-subunit to support bone resorption and lysosomal function," by Philipp F. Lange, Lena Wartosch, Thomas J. Jentsch, and Jens C. Fuhrmann (Vol. 440, No. 7081, March 9, 2006, p. 220-223).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v440/n7081/abs/nature04535.html
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17. _JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Hospital Admission for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases," by Francesca Dominici, Roger D. Peng, Michelle L. Bell, Luu Pham, Aidan McDermott, Scott L. Zeger, and Jonathan M. Samet (Vol. 295, No. 10, March 10, 2006, p. 1127-1134).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/10/1127

Related NIH Press Release:

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/mar2006/niehs-08.htm
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18. _BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL_ ARTICLE: "Factors influencing death at home in terminally ill patients with cancer: systematic review," by Barbara Gomes and Irene J. Higginson (Vol. 332, No. 7540, March 4, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 515-521).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/332/7540/515
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19. _NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Congress, Controlled Substances, and Physician-Assisted Suicide - Elephants in Mouseholes," by George J. Annas (Vol. 354, No. 10, March 9, 2006, p. 1079-1084).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/354/10/1079
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20. _THE SCIENTIST_ ARTICLE:

A. "In Pursuit of the Longevity Dividend," by S. Jay Olshansky, Daniel Perry, Richard A. Miller and Robert N. Butler (Vol. 20, No. 3, March 2006, p. 28).

http://www.the-scientist.com/2006/3/1/28/1/

B. "Plugging the Mitochondrial Leak," by Nick Lane (Vol. 20, No. 3, March 2006, p. 34).

http://www.the-scientist.com/2006/3/1/34/1/

C. "The Trouble with Markers," by Michael O'Neill (Vol. 20, No. 3, March 2006, p. 36).

http://www.the-scientist.com/2006/3/1/36/1/
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21. _US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT_ ARTICLE: "Protecting Your Portfolio," by Paul J. Lin (March 13, 2006).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/060313/13prime.htm

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III. Working Papers:

22. OFFICE OF POPULATION RESEARCH PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: "Socioeconomic Differences in Mortality among U.S. Adults: Insights into the Hispanic Paradox," by Noreen Goldman and Cassio M. Turra (Working Paper No. 2006-02, 2006, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

Despite a myriad of studies focused on social disparities in health, surprisingly little is known about SES differentials in mortality among Hispanics in the U.S. This study examines education and income differences in mortality by immigrant status and national origin and explores how ethnic differences in SES gradients in mortality are related to the Hispanic paradox. We use Poisson regression models based on data from the 1989-1994 waves of the National Health Interview Survey, with linked mortality through 1997, to estimate death rates for Hispanics and whites by age, sex and SES. Deaths rates vary significantly (p<0.05) by education and income for whites and for Hispanic subgroups defined by nativity (U.S.-born and foreign-born) and nationality (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and other Hispanics). However, with the exception of Puerto Ricans, the effects of education are more modest for Hispanic groups than for whites. The ethnic differences in mortality patterns by income are less notable than those for education. The findings reveal that the mortality advantage for Hispanics is concentrated at lower levels of SES, with little or no advantage at higher levels. We propose several mechanisms related to immigration and assimilation patterns that may underlie these results. The analysis also suggests that, because of the statistical significance of interaction terms between age and other demographic variables in models of mortality, some earlier estimates of ethnic or SES differences in survival are likely to be biased.

http://opr.princeton.edu/papers/opr0602.pdf
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23. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Informal Care and Employment in England: Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey," by Axel Heitmueller and Pierre-Carl Michaud (Discussion Paper No. 2010, March 2006, .pdf format, 55p.).

Abstract:

More than 40% of the respondents in the British Household Panel Survey provide informal care at least for one year within the period 1991-2003 and carers are usually less likely to hold simultaneously a paid job. There is little evidence on the mechanism that links informal care provision and labour market outcomes. This paper provides evidence on the pathways through which this pattern arises using a multivariate dynamic panel data model that accounts for state-dependence, feedback effects and correlated unobserved heterogeneity. We find evidence of a causal link from informal care to employment with employment rates reduced by up to 6 percentage points. However, this effect is only found for co-residential carers who account for one third of the population of carers and less than 5 percent of the overall labor force. For the same group, a significantly smaller link from employment to care provision is found. A micro-simulation exercise using the model estimates suggest that the overall potential pressure on the provision of informal care created by a rise in the employment rate is minimal.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp2010.pdf

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

24. Aging and Mental Health (Vol. 10, No. 2, March 2006).

http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=P51W39764J11
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25. 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.

Journal of Adult Development (Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2005).

Journal of Aging and Social Policy (Vol. 17, No. 4, 2005).

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26. 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 8, 2006:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of March 8, 2006:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of March 8, 2006:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of March 8, 2006:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of March 8, 2006:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of March 8, 2006:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

27. NIH:

A. "Sociobehavioral Data Analysis and Archiving in Aging (R03)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, PA-06-102, March 3, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-102.html

B. "Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-136, March 3, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-136.html

C. "Long-Term Weight Maintenance: Basic and Clinical Studies (R01)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-145, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-145.html

D. "Long-Term Weight Maintenance: Basic and Clinical Studies (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-144, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-144.html

E. "Pilot and Feasibility Program Related to the Kidney (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-148, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-148.html

F. "Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-Like Modifications Regulating Disease Processes (R01)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-167, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-167.html

G. "Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-Like Modifications Regulating Disease Processes (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-168, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-168.html

H. "Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R01)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-173, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-173.html

I. "Diet Composition and Energy Balance (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-174, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-174.html

J. "Insulin Signaling And Receptor Cross-Talk (R01)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-175, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-175.html

K. "Insulin Signaling And Receptor Cross-Talk (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-176, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-176.html

L. "NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-180, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-180.html

M. "NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-181, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-181.html

N. "Heterogeneity of Fat Depots: Underlying Basis and Association with Morbidity (R01)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-186, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-186.html

O. "Heterogeneity of Fat Depots: Underlying Basis and Association with Morbidity (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-187, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-187.html

P. "Collaborative Awards in Epilepsy Research for Junior Investigators (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-190, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-190.html

Q. "Mechanisms of Transmission and Dissemination of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) (R03)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-192, March 3, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-192.html

R. "Mechanisms of Transmission and Dissemination of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-193, March 3, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-193.html

S. "Research On The Cognitive Sequelae Of Parkinson's Disease (R03)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-194, March 3, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-194.html

T. "Research On The Cognitive Sequelae Of Parkinson's Disease (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-195, March 3, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-195.html

U. "Characterization, Behavior and Plasticity of Pluripotent Stem Cells (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PA-06-198, March 3, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-198.html

V. "Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PAR-06-103, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-103.html

W. "Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PAR-06-132, March 2, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-132.html

X. "Neurovascular Mechanisms of Brain Function and Disease (R21)," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, PAS-06-200, March 7, 2006).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-06-200.html
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28. MIDLIFE IN THE UNITED STATES (MIDUS): "2006-7 Pilot Project Grant Program." " Two pilot project grants will be awarded for innovative interdisciplinary research on adult health and well-being, with an emphasis on integrative approaches to understanding life course and subgroup variations in physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive functioning. All research must be based on the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) data set, or its satellite studies including the National Study of Daily Experiences (NSDE) and sibling/twin subsample studies. Grants of up to $15,000 (total costs) will be awarded to investigators from a variety of disciplines." The deadline for applications is July 5, 2006.

http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~carrds/midus/midus_home.htm

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VI. Conferences:

29. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM: Conferencealerts.com has recently updated its gerontology conferences page.

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

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

30. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "Long-Term Care Financing: Are Americans Prepared?" a hearing held March 9, 2006.

Hearing testimony (.pdf format):

http://aging.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=163

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VIII. Websites of Interest:

31. WLS BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES: These citations, along with all of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/publications/index.php

- Other Reports:

Anderson, C. Arnold, Bowman, Mary Jean, Tinto, Vincent. 1972. "Where Colleges Are and Who Attends: Effects of Accessibility on College Attendance." New York: McGraw-Hill.

Giddens, Anthony, Duneier, Mitchell. 2000. "Introduction to Sociology." W.W. Norton & Company.

Hauser, Robert M., West, Kirsten K., Scanlon, Terri M. (eds.). 1998. "Longitudinal Surveys of Children." Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press..

Sewell, William H., Hauser, Robert M., Featherman, David L. (eds.). 1976. " Schooling and Achievement in American Society." New York: Academic Press.

- Dissertation:

Gathman, Cabell. "Complimenting the Respondent: How Interviewers Handle Preformances on Cognitive Tasks on the Survey." Unpublished: Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

- Manuscripts:

Parish, S.L., Selzer, M.M., Greenberg, J.S., Floyd, F.J. "Economic implications of caregiving at midlife: Comparing parents of children with developmental disabilities to other parents." Mental Retardation.

Spinger, Kristen W., Hauser, Robert M., Freese, Jeremy. forthcoming. "Bad News Indeed for Ryff's Six-Factor Model of Well-Being (forthcoming)." Social Science Research .

Springer, Kristen, Sheridan, Jennifer, Kuo, Daphne, Carnes, Molly. October 2003. "The Long-term Health Outcomes of Childhood Abuse: An Overview and a Call to Action." Journal of General Internal Medicine 18(10):864-870.

Warren, John Robert, Brand, Jennie E., Carayon, Pascale, Hoonakker, Peter. "Sibling Models of the Role of Job Characteristics in Mediating SES-Health Relationships."

Zeitlin, M., K.G. Lutterman, and J.W. Russell. 1973. "Death in Vietnam: Class, Poverty, and the Risks of War." Politics and Society :3:313-328.

- Conference Proceedings:

Rosenkrantz, M.A., Jackson, D.C., Dalton, K.M., Dolski, I., Ryff, C.D., Singer, B.H., Muller, D., Kalin, N.H., Davidson, R.J. 2003. "Affective style and in vivo immune response: Neurobehavioral mechanisms." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100-19:11148-11152.

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32. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATE: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research HRS has recently updated its bibliography. The bibliography is available at:

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

New items include:

- Book Chapters:

Gan, L., Hurd, M., and McFadden, D. Individual Subjective Survival Curves. In: Analyses in the Economics of Aging, ed. David A Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Heiss, F., Hurd, M., and Borsch-Supan, A. Healthy, Wealthy, and Knowing Where to Live: Trajectories of Health, Wealth, and Living Arrangements among the Oldest Old. In: ed. David A. Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

McFadden, D. Comment: Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines. In: Analyses in the Economics of Aging, ed. David A. Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Poterba, J. M., Rauh, J., Venti, S., and Wise, D. Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Saving Accounts. In: Analyses in the Economics of Aging, ed. David A. Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

- Dissertations:

Cook, C. E., Fall Risk Factors in Older Americans 2003. Texas Tech University.

Coulibaly, B., Essays in Macroeconomics and International Economics 2005. University of Michigan.

Joyce, J. A., The Impact of Marital Status on the Economic Well-Being of Women in Later Life 2005. State University of New York-Buffalo.

Peters, C. L., Diverse Pathways in Retirement Transitions: Influences of Family, Work, Wealth, and Health 2006. Oregon State University.

Schimmel, J., The Effect of Health Insurance on the Health, Health Care, and Labor Market Outcomes of the Near-Elderly: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study 2005. University of Michigan.

Suneson, C. I., The Relationship Between Occupational Physical Demands and Job Satisfaction: Sex, Age, Class, and Ethnoracial Group Perspectives 2005. University of Southern California.

Wenzlow, A. T., A Slippery Slope: Essays on Income, Wealth, and the Health Gradient 2005. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

- Journal Article:

Banaszak-Holl, J., Fendrick, A. M., Foster, N. L., Herzog, A. R., Kabeto, M., Kent, D., Straus, W. L., and Langa, K. M., Predicting Nursing Home Admission: Estimates from a seven-year follow-up of a nationally representative sample of older Americans Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, vol. 18, pp. 83-89, 2004.

Benjamins, M. R., Social Determinants of Preventive Service Utilization: How Religion Influences the Use of Cholesterol Screening in Older Adults Research on Aging, vol. 27, pp. 475-497, 2005.

Benjamins, M. R., Does Religion Influence Patient Satisfaction? American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 30, pp. 85-91, 2006.

Benjamins, M. R., Religious Influences on Preventive Health Care Use in a Nationally Representative Sample of Middle-Age Women Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 2006.

Cigolle, C. T., Langa, K. M., Kabeto, M. U., and Blaum, C. S., Setting Eligibility Criteria for a Care-Coordination Benefit Journal of the American Geriatric Society, vol. 53, pp. 2051-9, 2005.

Herd, P., Crediting Care or Marriage? Reforming Social Security family benefits Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, vol. 61, pp. S24-34, 2006.

Lahey, K. E., Kim, D., and Newman, M. L., Can I Retire? Benchmarks to Consider in Making the Retirement Decision Journal of Financial Planning, vol. 2004.

Lee, J., Kim, H., and Tanenbaum, S., Medicaid and Family Wealth Transfer The Gerontologist, vol. 46, pp. 6-13, 2006.

Moody-Ayers, S., Mehta, K. M., Lindquist, K., Sands, L., and Covinsky, K. E., Black-White Disparities in Functional Decline in Older Persons: The role of cognitive function The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 60, pp. 933-939, 2005.

Ostermann, J., Sloan, F. A., and Taylor, D. H., Heavy Alcohol Use and Marital Dissolution in the USA Social Science and Medicine, vol. 61, pp. 2304-16, 2005.

Schonlau, M., van Soest, A., Couper, M., Kapteyn, A., and Winter, J., Attempting to Adjust for Selection Bias in Web Surveys with Propensity Scores: The case of the Health and Retirement Study Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, vol. 2004.

Smith, D. M., Langa, K. M., Kabeto, M. U., and Ubel, P. A., Health, Wealth and Happiness: Financial resources buffer subjective well-being after the onset of a disability Psychological Science, vol. 16, pp. 663-666, 2005.

Sudano, J. J. and Baker, D. W., Antihypertensive Medication Use in Hispanic Adults: A comparison with Black adults and White adults Medical Care , vol. 39, pp. 575-87., 2001.

Sudano, J. J. and Baker, D. W., Intermittent Lack of Health Insurance Coverage and Use of Preventive Services American Journal of Public Health, vol. 93, pp. 130-137, 2003.

Sudano, J. J. and Baker, D. W., Explaining US Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Declines and Mortality in Late Middle Age: The roles of socioeconomic status, health behaviors, and health insurance Social Science and Medicine, vol. 62, pp. 9092006.

- Monograph:

Ahituv, A. and Zeira, J., Technical Progress and Early Retirement 2001. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Aura, S., Does the Balance of Power Within a Family Matter? The Case of the Retirement Equity Act 2001. Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research. Working Paper n. 202.

Banks, J., Kapteyn, A., Smith, J.P., and van Soest, A., Work Disability is a Pain in the *****, Especially in England, The Netherlands, and the United States 2005. RAND Labor and Population Program. RAND Working Paper WR-280.

Bradley, C.J., Bednarek, H., and Neumark, D., Breast Cancer Survival, Work, and Earnings 2001. NBER. NBER Working Papers No. W8134.

Brown, J.R. and Warshawsky, M.J., Longevity-Insured Retirement Distributions from Pension Plans: Market and Regulatory Issues 2001. NBER. NBER Working Paper No. 8064 .

Chan, S. and Stevens, A.H., Retirement Incentives and Expectations 2001. NBER. NBER Working Paper No. 8082.

Even, W. and Macpherson, D.A., Projected Retirement Income and the Preservation of Lump Sum Distributions 2001. Report submitted to U.S. Department of Labor, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration.

Farnham, M. and Sevak, P., Local Fiscal Policy and Retiree Migration: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study 2002. Hunter College, Department of Economics. New York, NY.

Feinstein, J.S. and Ho, C.-C., Elderly Asset Management and Health: An Empirical Analysis 2000. NBER. NBER Working Paper No. 7814.

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.

Friedberg, L. and Webb, A., The Impact of 401(k) Plans on Retirement 2000. University of California, San Diego. University of California, San Diego, Department of Economics Working Paper 2000/30. Copies available from: Department of Economics, 0508, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0508.

Goldman, D. and Maestas, N., Medical Expenditure Risk and Household Portfolio Choice 2005. RAND Labor and Population Program. RAND Working Paper WR-325.

Haider, S.J. and Loughran, D., Elderly Labor Supply: Work or Play? 2001. Boston College. Center for Retirement Research WP 2001-04 .

Himes, C.L., Association between Body Size and Mortality in Later Life 2000. Syracuse University. Center for Policy Research Aging Studies Program Paper No. 21 (1084-1695).

Hochguertel, S. and Ohlsson, H., Compensatory Inter-Vivos Gifts 2000. Goteborg University. Working Papers in Economics No. 31.

Hong, H., Kubik, J.D., and Stein, J.C., Social Interaction and Stock Market Participation 2001. NBER. NBER Working Paper No. 8358.

Hurd, M.D. and Rohwedder, S., Consumption and Economic Well-Being at Older Ages: Income- and Consumption-Based Poverty Measures in the HRS 2006. Michigan Retirement Research Consortium. MRRC Working Paper #2006-110.

Khitatrakun, S., Kitamura, Y., and Scholz, J.K., Pensions and Wealth: New Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study 2000. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dept. of Economics.

Kingson, E.R. and Arsenault, Y., The Diversity of Risk Among Age-62 Retired Worker Beneficiaries 2000. Boston College. Center for Retirement Research WP 2000-08.

Lillard, L.A. and Willis, R., Cognition and Wealth: The Importance of Probabilistic Thinking 2001. University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center. MRRC WP UM00-04.

Lusardi, A. and Mitchell, O.S., Financial Literacy and Planning: Implications for Retirement Well-Being 2005. Michigan Retirement Research Center. MRRC Working Paper #2005-108.

Munnell, A.H., Policies to Promote Labor Force Participation of Older People 2006. Center for Retirement Research. Boston College.

Scholz, J.K., Can Americans Maintain Pre-Retirement Consumption Standards in Retirement? 2001. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dept. of Economics and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

Smith, J.P., The Impact of SES on Health over the Life Course 2005. RAND Labor and Population Program. RAND Working Paper WR-318.

United States General Accounting Office, Older Workers: Demographic Trends Pose Challenges for Employers and Workers 2001. US General Accounting Office GAO-02-85.

United States General Accounting Office, Record Linkage and Privacy: Issues in Creating New Federal Research and Statistical Information 2001. US General Accounting Office GAO-01-126SP.

Wiener, J.M. and Johnson, R.W., A Profile of Frail Older Americans and their Caregivers 2006. The Urban Institute. Washington, DC. The Retirement Project, Occasional Paper No. 8.

- Report:

Even, W. and Macpherson, D. A., "The Impact of Rising 401(k) Pension Coverage on Future Retirement Income," Department of Labor, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, Washington, DC, 1998.

Zissimopoulos, J. M., Panis, C., and Hurd, M., "Workers Who Take Early Social Security Retirement Benefits," RAND Labor and Population Program; Prepared for the Social Security Administration, Washington, DC, PM-1281-SSA, 2002.

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Charlie

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