Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #367--December 21, 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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**Note: Due to the holidays, there will be no CAAR Report next week (Dec. 28, 2006). The next CAAR Report will be sent out on January 4, 2007. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

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I. Data:

1. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research HRS has announced:

A. "Imputations for Pension Wealth (V2.0)," (December 14, 2006).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=news219&xtyp=1

B. "2005 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS) Version 1.0," (December 18, 2006).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=news221&xtyp=1

Data access:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/data/index.html
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2. INTEGRATED PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SERIES (IPUMS) [UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA]: The IPUMS project has recently released the following samples:

- Four new samples from 1900 and 1910
- New versions of all 1940-1990 samples, with minor revisions

For more information about the revisions, go to:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/revisions.shtml

See December 19, 2006.

To register for access to IPUMS data, go to:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/data.shtml

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II. Reports and articles:

3. CENSUS BUREAU COMPENDIUM: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007 (2006, .pdf and Excel format, 1376p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract.html

Press Release:

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/miscellaneous/007871.html
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4. CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE ISSUE BRIEF: "Is Social Security Progressive?" (December 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/77xx/doc7705/12-15-Progressivity-SS.pdf
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5. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORT: "International Update, November 2006" (HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2006-11/index.html
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6. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ARTICLE: "Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Among Older U.S. Adults With and Without Disabilities, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003," by Lisa C. McGuire, Tara W. Strine, Catherine A. Okoro, Indu B. Ahluwalia, and Earl S. Ford (Preventing Chronic Diseases, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2006, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/jan/06_0029.htm
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7. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES COVERAGE MEMORANDUM: "Decision Memo for Extracorporeal Photopheresis (CAG-00324R)," (December 19, 2006).

https://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?id=180
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8. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING PRESS RELEASE: "Herbal Supplement Fails to Relieve Hot Flashes in Large NIH Trial," (December 18, 2006).

http://www.nia.nih.gov/NewsAndEvents/PressReleases/PR20061218HALT.htm
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9. STATE OF WASHINGTON OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REPORT: "Long-Term Care - Demographic Impacts 2005-2030," by Harold Nelson (Research Brief 40, December 2006, .pdf format, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/researchbriefs/brief040.pdf
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10. AARP REPORT, ISSUE BRIEF, PERIODICAL:

A. "Across the States 2006: Profiles of Long-Term Care and Independent Living," by Ari N. House, Wendy Fox-Grage, and Mary Jo Gibson (December 2006, .pdf format, 350p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/longtermcare/trends/d18763_2006_ats.html

B. "Follow the Money: Payment Reform as the Key to Health Reform," by David M. Cutler (October 2006, .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/medicare/carefinancing/2006_24_reform.html

C. "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States," by Ke Bin Wu (2006, .pdf format, 2p.). Note: This is a series of issue briefs that have been published since 1995.

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

D. Global Report on Aging (Fall 2006, December 2006). Note: This issue focuses on long-term care issues around the world.

http://www.aarp.org/research/international/gra/fall2006/
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11. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION ISSUE BRIEF, REPORTS:

A. "Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Annual Data Update," (December 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7575.cfm

B. "Seniors and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit," (December 2006, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/7604.cfm

C. "Voices of Beneficiaries: Medicare Part D Insights and Observations One Year Later," by Michael Perry, Adrianne Duno, and Juliette Cubanski (December 2006, .pdf format, 10p.). Note: "The report is the third from a year-long series of one-on-one structured interviews with a diverse group of Medicare beneficiaries in four cities: Baltimore, Miami, Sacramento, and Lincoln, Nebraska."

http://www.kff.org/medicare/7605.cfm
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12. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE FACT SHEET: "Caregiver Health: A Population at Risk," (December 2006, HTML format).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=1822
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13. ILCUSA REPORT: "ILC Policy Report" (International Longevity Center, USA, December 2006, .pdf format, 5p.). 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/December202006.pdf
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14. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA ARTICLE: "Seniors' access to transportation," by Martin Turcotte (Canadian Social Trends, December 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 43-50).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/11-008-XIE/11-008-XIE2006005.htm

Related article from The Daily:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/061215/d061215c.htm
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15. AGEING RESEARCH ONLINE [AUSTRALIA] NEWSLETTER: Ageing Research Online Newsletter (Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2006, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aro.gov.au/newsletters/ARO%20Newsletter%20December%202006.pdf
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16. IRELAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND CHILDREN/ANN ROINN SLAINTE AGUS LEANAI PRESS RELEASE: "Minister Announces Fair Deal on Long-Term Nursing Home Care," (Dec. 11, 2006).

http://www.dohc.ie/press/releases/2006/20061211.html
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17. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS WEB MAGAZINE ARTICLES:

A. "Many more older people retired in 2004," by Andre Corpeleijn (Dec. 12, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-inkomen-sociale-zekerheid/arbeidsmarkt/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2083-wm.htm

B. "Good health lasts just as long for men and women," by Kim Knoops and Rom Perenboom (Web Magazine, Dec. 12, 2006).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/mens-maatschappij/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/2006-2082-wm.htm
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18. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE:

A. "PBS and Medicare boost for older Australians," (December 18, 2006).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2006-ss-san106.htm

B. "PBS extension to benefit osteoporosis patients," (December 18, 2006).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2006-ta-abb162.htm

C. "Major boost to aged care services," (December 19, 2006).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2006-ss-san108.htm

D. "Boost for culturally and linguistically diverse aged care," (December 19, 2006).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2006-ss-san107.htm
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19. STATISTICS NORWAY NEWS RELEASE: "Solid profits for pension funds" (Dec. 14, 2006),

http://www.ssb.no/pensjonsfond_en/
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20. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLE: "Mortality tempo-adjustment : An empirical application," by Marc Luy (Vol. 15, Article 21, December 15, 2006, .pdf format, p. 561-590).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol15/21/default.htm
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21. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Delay of T cell senescence by caloric restriction in aged long-lived nonhuman primates," by Ilhem Messaoudi, Jessica Warner, Miranda Fischer, Buyng Park, Brenna Hill, Julie Mattison, Mark A. Lane, George S. Roth, Donald K. Ingram, Louis J. Picker, Daniel C. Douek, Motomi Mori, and Janko Nikolich-Zugich (Vol. 103, No. 51, December 19, 2006, p. 19448-19453).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/51/19448

B. "Presenilin mutations linked to familial Alzheimer's disease cause an imbalance in phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate metabolism," by Natalie Landman, Soon Youn Jeong, Sun Young Shin, Sergey V. Voronov, Geo Serban, Min Suk Kang, Myung Kyu Park, Gilbert Di Paolo, Sungkwon Chung, and Tae-Wan Kim (Vol. 103, No. 51, December 19, 2006, p. 19524-19529).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/51/19524

C. "Hypoglycemia leads to age-related loss of vision," by Y. Umino, D. Everhart, E. Solessio, K. Cusato, J. C. Pan, T. H. Nguyen, E. T. Brown, R. Hafler, B. A. Frio, B. E. Knox, G. A. Engbretson, M. Haeri, L. Cui, A. S. Glenn, M. J. Charron, and R. B. Barlow (Vol. 103, No. 51, December 19, 2006, p. 19541-19545). Note: PNAS is providing free access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/51/19541
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22. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE, EDITORIAL:

A. "Effectiveness of an influenza vaccine programme for care home staff to prevent death, morbidity, and health service use among residents: cluster randomised controlled trial," by Andrew C. Hayward, Richard Harling, Sally Wetten, Anne M. Johnson, Susan Munro, Julia Smedley, Shahed Murad, and John M. Watson (Vol. 333, No. 7581, December 16, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1241-1244). Note: BMJ is providing free access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/333/7581/1241

B. "Osteoporosis and its management," by Kenneth E. S. Poole and Juliet E. Compston (Vol. 333, No. 7581, December 16, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1251-1256). Note: BMJ is providing free access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/333/7581/1251

C. "Influenza in elderly people in care homes," by Rachel E. Jordan and Jeremy I. Hawker (Vol. 333, No. 7581, December 16, 2006, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1229-1230).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/333/7581/1229
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23. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "PET of Brain Amyloid and Tau in Mild Cognitive Impairment," by Gary W. Small, Vladimir Kepe, Linda M. Ercoli, Prabha Siddarth, Susan Y. Bookheimer, Karen J. Miller, Helen Lavretsky, Alison C. Burggren, Greg M. Cole, Harry V. Vinters, Paul M. Thompson, S.-C. Huang, N. Satyamurthy, Michael E. Phelps, and Jorge R. Barrio (Vol. 355, No. 25, December 21, 2006, p. 2652-2663).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/25/2652

Related NIA Press Release:

http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/ResearchInformation/NewsReleases/20061220FDDNP.htm
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24. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT, EDITORIALS:

A. "Long-term Effects of Cognitive Training on Everyday Functional Outcomes in Older Adults," by Sherry L. Willis, Sharon L. Tennstedt, Michael Marsiske, Karlene Ball, Jeffrey Elias, Kathy Mann Koepke, John N. Morris, George W. Rebok, Frederick W. Unverzagt, Anne M. Stoddard, and Elizabeth Wright (Vol. 296, No. 23, December 20, 2006, p. 2805-2814).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/296/23/2805

Related NIA Press Release:

http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/ResearchInformation/NewsReleases/PR20061219ACTIVE.htm

B. "Relation Between Medicare Screening Reimbursement and Stage at Diagnosis for Older Patients With Colon Cancer," by Cary P. Gross, Martin S. Andersen, Harlan M. Krumholz, Gail J. McAvay, Deborah Proctor, and Mary E. Tinetti (Vol. 296, No. 23, December 20, 2006, p. 2815-2822).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/296/23/2815

C. "Behavior-Based Interventions to Enhance Cognitive Functioning and Independence in Older Adults," by Sally A. Shumaker, Claudine Legault, and Laura H. Coker (Vol. 296, No. 23, December 20, 2006, p. 2852-2854).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/296/23/2852

D. "Medicare Policy and Colorectal Cancer Screening: Will Changing Access Change Outcomes?" by Arden M. Morris (Vol. 296, No. 23, December 20, 2006, p. 2855-2856).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/296/23/2855

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III. Working Papers:

25. OFFICE OF POPULATION RESEARCH [PRINCETON UNIVERSITY]: "Perceived Social Position and Health in Older Adults," by Amy Love Collins and Norren Goldman (Working Paper 2006-08, November 2006, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

Objectives. We examined whether perceived social position predicted mental and physical health outcomes (depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment, mobility restrictions, and self-assessed health) in a prospective study based on a nationally representative sample of older persons.

Methods. Cross-sectional and longitudinal models were used to analyze the relationship between perceived social position and health, as reported by participants in the Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study in Taiwan (SEBAS).

Results. Lower perceived social position was associated with declining health three years later. However, the effect was substantially reduced for all health outcomes in the presence of controls for baseline health. Perceived social position remained a significant predictor of depressive symptoms.

Discussion. The findings suggest that the strength of the association between perceived social position and health may have been overstated in cross-sectional studies. Nevertheless, perceived social position remains a useful indicator of status encompassing social, economic and cultural factors and may reveal pathways through which lower social status impacts mental well-being.

http://opr.princeton.edu/papers/opr0608.pdf
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26. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH:

A. "Health Insurance and Ex Ante Moral Hazard: Evidence from Medicare," by Dhaval Dave and Robert Kaestner (w12764, December 2006, .pdf format, 58p.).

Abstract:

Basic economic theory suggests that health insurance coverage may cause a reduction in prevention activities, but empirical studies have yet to provide evidence to support this prediction. However, in other insurance contexts that involve adverse health events, evidence of ex ante moral hazard is more consistent. In this paper, we extend the analysis of the effect of health insurance on health behaviors by allowing for the possibility that health insurance has a direct (ex ante moral hazard) and indirect effect on health behaviors. The indirect effect works through changes in health promotion information and the probability of illness that may be a byproduct of insurance-induced greater contact with medical professionals. We identify these two effects and in doing so identify the pure ex ante moral hazard effect. This study exploits the plausibly exogenous variation in health insurance as a result of obtaining Medicare coverage at age 65. We find limited evidence that obtaining health insurance reduces prevention and increases unhealthy behaviors among elderly persons. There is more robust evidence that physician counseling is successful in changing health behaviors.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12764

B. "Is Drug Coverage a Free Lunch? Cross-Price Elasticities and the Design of Prescription Drug Benefits," by Martin Gaynor, Jian Li, and William B. Vogt (w12758, December 2006, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

Recently, many US employers have adopted less generous prescription drug benefits. In addition, the U.S. began to offer prescription drug insurance to approximately 42 million Medicare beneficiaries in 2006. We use data on individual health insurance claims and benefit data from 1997-2003 to study the effects of changing consumers' co-payments for prescription drugs on the quantity demanded and expenditure on prescription drugs, inpatient care and outpatient care. We allow for effects both in the year of the co-payment change and in the year following the change. Our results show that increases in prescription drug prices reduce both the use of and spending on prescription drugs. However, consumers substitute the use of outpatient care and inpatient care for prescription drug use, and the expenditure reductions on prescription drugs are largely offset by the increases in other spending.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12758
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27. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON: "Managing the Risk in Pension Plans and Recent Pension Reforms," by Richard W. Kopcke (Public Policy Discussion Paper No. 06-7, November 2006, .pdf format, 61p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/ppdp/2006/ppdp067.htm
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28. URBAN INSTITUTE: "Health Care Costs, Taxes, and the Retirement Decision: Conceptual Issues and Illustrative Simulations," by Rudolph G. Penner and Richard W. Johnson (Discussion Paper 06-05, December 2006, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.urban.org/publications/411394.html
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29. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION: "An assessment of reform options for the public service pension fund in Uganda," by Tatiana Bogomolova, Gregorio Impavido, and Montserrat Pallares-Miralles (WPS no. 4091, December 2006, .pdf and Word format, 108p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469372&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20061215161825
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30. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF AN AGING POPULATION (SEDAP) [MCMASTER UNIVERSITY]:

A. "Well-Being Throughout the Senior Years: An Issues Paper on Key Events and Transitions in Later Life," by Margaret Denton and Karen Kusch (SEDAP Research Paper No. 165, December 2006, .pdf format, 55p.).

Abstract:

Social Development Canada's mission is "to strengthen Canada's social foundations by supporting the well-being of individuals, families and communities and their participation through citizen focused policies, programs and services" (Social Development Canada 2005a). Well-being is a concept that goes beyond good health to encompass physical and mental fitness as well as social fitness (being able to perform one's social roles and the demands of everyday living adequately). As people age, they experience a number of transitions in their lives. They may retire, change residence, loose a spouse, become a caregiver, and/or develop a health problem or disability. These transitions, especially when they occur around the same time, may impact on their well-being and independence and prevent them from being contributing members of society.

This paper summarizes the research on what we currently know about the key events and transitions experienced by seniors, their impacts, and the resources seniors have or need to successfully cope with these events throughout the senior years. It will also review what we know about opportunities, gaps or barriers in accessing social support programs and service delivery designed to assist seniors in coping successfully with adverse events and life transitions. Issues to be considered include availability, access and costs of community support and home health care services.

Finally, the paper will attempt to provide potential policy research directions to address current knowledge gaps. This is an extensive literature, and we have limited the scope by focusing on the last 10 years of Canadian research published in Journals and by Statistics Canada. We have favored research based on national studies in this review, though there are many excellent case studies and qualitative studies that add texture to our knowledge. Recognizing that the senior population is a very heterogeneous group, this review will examine (where the research permits) differences by senior life-course stages, and other target groups such as women, the disabled, visible minority, immigrants, Aboriginal peoples, sub-regions, low income, and persons living alone. This review of the literature has shown that while we have basic information about many of the transitions in seniors' lives, there is very little information about the various life course stages or about various sub groups of society.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap165.pdf

B. "Satisfied Workers, Retained Workers: Effects of Work and Work Environment on Homecare Workers' Job Satisfaction, Stress, Physical Health, and Retention," by Isik U. Zeytinoglu and Margaret Denton (SEDAP Research Paper No. 166, December 2006, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

The goal of this project was to assist health system managers and policy makers develop policies and strategies to recruit and retain human resources in the homecare sector and have a satisfied, healthy workforce. The overall research question was: How do the work characteristics of homecare workers and the work environment in homecare contribute to job satisfaction, stress, physical health, and retention?

The research is designed as a mixed-method approach with both qualitative and quantitative data. Results showed that restructuring and organizational change in the homecare sector has contributed to both mental and physical health problems (including job stress and musculoskeletal disorders), job dissatisfaction, and retention problems. Factors that contribute to higher levels of satisfaction and the propensity to stay with the organization include organizational and peer support, working one-on-one with clients, doing emotional labour (that is, the work involved in dealing with other people's feelings), and satisfaction with schedules, pay, and benefits. This study also examined the association between job flexibility and job insecurity and self-reported musculoskeletal disorders and found no relationship between these variables and musculoskeletal disorders.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap166.pdf

C. "Contrasting Inequalities: Comparing Correlates of Health in Canada and the United States," by Hugh Armstrong, Wallace Clement, Zhiqiu Lin, and Steven Prus (SEDAP Research Paper No. 167, December 2006, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

Comparative health studies consistently find that Canadians on average are healthier than Americans. Comparing health status within and between Canada and the United States provides key insights into the distribution of inequalities in these two countries. Canada's universal health care insurance system contrasts with the mixed system of the United States: universal care for seniors, private health care insurance for many, and no or intermittent coverage for others. These countries are also notably different in the extent of income and racial/ethnic inequalities. It is within this context that this study compares the relative strength of the relationships between social, economic, and demographic factors (sex, age, marital status, income, education, country of birth, and race/ethnicity) and health status in Canada and the United States. Evidence drawn from the 2002-2003 Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health reveals that the correlations between these factors, above all country of birth and race/ethnicity, and health are relatively stronger in the United States, reflecting differences in health care access and racial/ethnic-based inequalities between the countries. The study findings are suggestive of the effects of universal access to health care and more equitable distribution of other social resources in protecting the health of the general population.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap167.pdf

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

31. Medical Care (Vol. 45, No. 1, January 2007).

http://www.lww-medicalcare.com/pt/re/medcare/toc.00005650-200701000-00000.htm
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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.

Aging and Metal Health (Vol. 11, No. 1, January 2007).

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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. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of December 20, 2006:

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

B. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of December 20, 2006:

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

C. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of December 20, 2006:

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

D. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of December 20, 2006:

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

E. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of December 20, 2006:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

34. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Research on Pathways Linking Environments, Behaviors and HIV/AIDS (R01)," (PAR-07-143, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-143.html

B. "Tools for Zebrafish Research (R01)," (PAR-07-145, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-145.html

C. "Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Initiative (SBIR [R43/R44])," (PAR-07-160, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-160.html

D. "Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Initiative (STTR [R41/R42])," (PAR-07-161, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-161.html

E. "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33)," (PA-07-172, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-172.html

F. "Oral Health of Special Needs and Older Populations (R01)," (PA-07-151, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-151.html

G. "Research on Sleep and Sleep Disorders (R01)," (PA-07-140, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-140.html

H. "Nutrition and Diet in the Causation, Prevention, and Management of Heart Failure (R01)," (PA-07-139, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-139.html

I. "Ancillary Studies to the AD Neuroimaging Initiative (R01)," (PA-07-134, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-134.html

J. "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research," (PA-07-106, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-106.html

K. "Request for Information (RFI): Tools and Resources for Human Embryonic
Stem Cell Research in the Nervous System (Neuroscience Blueprint)," (NOT-DC-06-004, Dec. 12, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DC-06-004.html

L. "Notice of intent to withdraw from PAR-07-142 - Alzheimer's Disease Pilot Clinical Trials (R01)," (NOT-DC-06-002, Dec. 14, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AG-07-002.html

M. "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (F33)," (PA-07-172, Dec. 15, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-172.html

N. "Clinical Research on Mental Illnesses in Older Adults (R01)," (PA-07-163, Dec. 13, 2006, National Institute of Mental Health). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-163.html

O. "Characterization, Behavior and Plasticity of Pluripotent Stem Cells (R01)," (PA-07-201, Dec. 18, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-201.html

P. "Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (R01)," (PA-07-202, Dec. 18, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-202.html

Q. "Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinson's Disease (R01)," (PA-07-198, Dec. 18, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-198.html

R. "Mechanisms of Transmission and Dissemination of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) (R01)," (PA-07-199, Dec. 18, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-199.html

S. "Interactions Between Stem and Progenitor Cells and the Microenvironment in Vivo (R01)," (PAS-07-198, Dec. 18, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-07-189.html

T. "Neurovascular Mechanisms of Brain Function and Disease (R01)," (PAS-07-197, Dec. 18, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-07-197.html

U. "Stem Cells and Cancer (R01)," (PA-07-187, Dec. 19, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-187.html

V. "Research on the Economics of Diet, Activity, and Energy Balance (R01)," (PA-07-205, Dec. 20, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-205.html

W. "Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R01)," (PAR-07-259, Dec. 21, 2006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-259.html

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VI. Websites of Interest:

35. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: "National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information." "The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information Web site provides comprehensive information about long-term care planning, services and financing options, along with tools to help people begin the planning process.

The clearinghouse Web site is designed to increase public awareness about the risks and costs of long-term care and the potential need for services, and to provide objective information to help people plan for the future. The clearinghouse Web site was designed by HHS' Administration on Aging (AoA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)."

http://www.longtermcare.gov/LTC/Main_Site/index.aspx
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36. US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: The EPA's Aging Initiative has recently created a new web resource : "Learning Network for Active Aging"." The Learning Network for Active Aging aims to be a forum where those interested in active living, healthy aging and smart communities may both access and provide information."

http://www.epa.gov/aging/bhc/lnaa/index.htm
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37. 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

HRS has also added a new page that enables users to search for online citations. The search page can be found at:

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

Book Chapter:

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: Analyses in the Economics of Aging, ed. David A. Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.pp. 241-275.

Dissertation:

Farnham, M. P., Essays in aging, taxation, and residential location 2006. University of Michigan.

Jackson, L. I., Depression, activities of daily living, and retirement 2006. University of North Texas.

Journal Article:

Amirkhanyan, A. A. and Wolf, D. A., Parent Care and the Stress Process: Findings from panel data The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 61, pp. S248-55, 2006.

Baker, D. W., Feinglass, J., Durazo-Arvizu, R., Witt, W. P., Sudano, J. J., and Thompson, J. A., Changes in Health for the Uninsured After Reaching Age-Eligibility for Medicare Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 21, pp. 1144-9, 2006.

Cahill, K. E., Giandrea, M. D., and Quinn, J. F., Retirement Patterns from Career Employment The Gerontologist, vol. 46, pp. 514-23, 2006.

Calvo, E., Does Working Longer Make People Healthier and Happier? Center for Retirement Research Issue Brief, vol. Series 2, 2006.

Divani, A. A., Hoonjan, A., Hesselbirg, J., Halik, L., Dunbar, S., and Khan, S., Analysis of poststroke sleep abnormality from health and retirement study survey, 2002 Stroke, vol. 37 , pp. 687-688 , 2006.

Divani, A. A., Hoonjan, A., Nasar, A., Dunbar, S., and Hesselbrig, J., Incidence and Frequency of Falling Accidents among Persons With and Without Stroke: Health and Retirement Study survey 2002 Stroke, vol. 37 , pp. 631 2006.

Dor, A., Sudano, J., and Baker, D. W., The Effect of Private Insurance on the Health of Older, Working Age Adults: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study Health Services Research, vol. 41, pp. 759-87, 2006.

Gallo, W. T., Bradley, E. H., Dubin, J. A., Jones, R. N., Falba, T. A., Teng, H. M., and Kasl, S. V., The Persistence of Depressive Symptoms in Older Workers Who Experience Involuntary Job Loss: Results from the Health and Retirement Study Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, vol. 61, pp. S221-8, 2006.

Gallo, W. T., Teng, H. M., Falba, T. A., Kasl, S. V., Krumholz, H. V., and Bradley, E. H., The Impact of Late-Career Job Loss on Myocardial Infarction and Stroke: A 10-year follow-up using the Health and Retirement Survey Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 63, pp. 683-7, 2006.

Haider, S. and Solon, G., Life-Cycle Variation in the Association between Current and Lifetime Earnings American Economic Review, vol. 96, pp. 13082006.

Jung, S. H., Ostbye, T., and Park, K. O., A Longitudinal Study of the Relationship Between Health Behavior Risk Factors and Dependence in Activities of Daily Living J Prev Med Pub Health, vol. 39, pp. 221-8, 2006.

Kim, H., Older Women's Health and Its Impact on Wealth Journal of Women and Aging, vol. 18, pp. 75-91, 2006.

Kim, H., Lee, J., and Kim, D.-K., The Impact of Age and Health on Vehicle Choices among Elders Journal of Family and Economic Issues, vol. 27, pp. 437-457, 2006.

Palloni, A., McEniry, M., Wong, R., and Pelaez, M., The Tide to Come - Elderly health in Latin America and the Caribbean Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 18 , pp. 180-206 , 2006.

Sloan, F. A., Ostermann, J., Brown, D. S., and Lee, P. P., Effects of Changes in Self-Reported Vision on Cognitive, Affective and Functional Status and Living Arrangements Among the Elderly American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 140, pp. 618-27, 2005.

Wakabayashi, C. and Donato, K. M., Does Caregiving Increase Poverty among Women in Later Life? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Survey Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 47, pp. 258-74, 2006.

Zhang, Z. and Hayward, M. D., Gender, the Marital Life Course, and Cardiovascular Disease in Late Midlife Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 68, pp. 6392006.

Monograph:

Bajari, P., Hong, H., and Khwaja, A., Moral Hazard, Adverse Selection and Health Expenditures: A semiparametric analysis 2006. National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge, MA. NBER Working Paper #12445.

Polsky, D., Doshi, J.A., Escarce, J., Manning, W., Paddock, S.M., Cen, L., and Rogowski, J., The Health Effects of Medicare for the Near-Elderly Uninsured 2006. National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge, MA. NBER Working Paper 12511.

Thanks,

Charlie

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