Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #390--June 7, 2007

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. INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATED PUBLIC USE MICRO DATA SAMPLES UPDATES: The University of Minnesota IPUMS project has announced: "The Minnesota Population Center is pleased to announce the latest expansion of the IPUMS-International data series. In early June 2007 we added 17 new samples for Argentina, Hungary, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Portugal, and Rwanda. The data series now contains 202 million person records from 80 censuses in 26 countries. In addition to adding more samples, we have constructed location-of-spouse data for all samples in the data series. The spouse locator identifies the record number within the household of each person's spouse." For more information see:

http://international.ipums.org/international/news.html

Note: International IPUMS requires users to submit an electronic authorization request. See:

http://international.ipums.org/international-action/register.do

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2. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT SURVEY DOCUMENTATION UPDATE: "The HRS 2006 Physical Measures & Biomarkers Booklet is now available on the Questionnaires page." (June 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

Direct address:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/meta/2006/core/qnaire/online/44hr06BioMarker.pdf

HRS questionnaires:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/meta/sho_meta.php?hfyle=qnaires

Data access:

https://ssl.isr.umich.edu/hrs/

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3. LUXEMBOURG INCOME STUDY DATA RELEASE: "The Fourth (and last) round of Wave V, Release 2 data is online. It includes: Belgium 2000, Canada 1998, Canada 2000, Israel 2001, Italy 1998, Italy 2000, Netherlands 1999, Sweden 2000" (June 2007).

http://www.lisproject.org/whatsnew.htm

Data access:

http://www.lisproject.org/introduction.htm

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4. US AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY/CENSUS RESEARCH DATA CENTERS ANNOUNCEMENT: "AHRQ-Census Bureau Agreement On Access To Restricted MEPS Data At Census Research Data Centers" (June 2007). For more information see:

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/communication/census_announce.shtml

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II. Reports and articles:

5. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORTS:

A. "Annual Statistical Supplement, 2006" (June 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2006/index.html

B. "International Update, May 2007," (May 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2007-05/index.html

C. "SSI Recipients by State and County, 2006" (May 2007, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 114p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2006/index.html

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6. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Medicare Payments for Surgical Debridement Services in 2004" (OEI-02-05-00390, (May 2007, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-05-00390.pdf

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7. US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS CHART: "American Time Use Survey: Charts by Topic: Older Americans," (May 2007, ASCII text and .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/tus/charts/older.htm

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8. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION REPORT: "Adults Aged 65 or Older in Substance Abuse Treatment, 2005," ( Drug and Alcohol Services Information System, May 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k7/olderTX/olderTX.cfm

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9. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT: "Pensions at a Glance - Public Policies across OECD Countries 2007 Edition" (June 2007). Ordering information is available at the site. At present there are brief summaries available (.pdf format) for seven countries). The report is linked to from an OECD news release: "People will need to save more as reforms cut pension promises, says OECD" (Jun. 7, 2007).

http://www.oecd.org/document/56/0,3343,en_2649_201185_38721720_1_1_1_1,00.html

Click on "Pensions at a Glance 2007" for more information.

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10. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING NEWS RELEASE: "New drugs for macular degeneration listed on PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) (ABB66/07, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr07-ta-abb066.htm

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11. STATISTICS NORWAY NEWS RELEASE: "Inheritance tax statistics, 2005: More advancement of inheritance." (Jun. 5, 2007). The news release links to three relevant tables).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/05/01/arv_en/

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12. AARP REPORTS, PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "NIH (US National Institutes of Health)-AARP Diet and Health Study: Impact of Diet and Lifestyle Factors on Cancer Incidence" (June 2007). The page links to citations and abstracts from the National Library of Medicine that are relevant to the study).

http://www.aarp.org/research/health/prevention/nci_aarp.html

B. "Employment Planning for an Aging Workforce: Results from an AARP California Survey of Employers," by Jennifer H. Sauer (June 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/work/issues/ca_employer.html

C. The following Prime Time Radio show (RealPlayer format, running times, between 23 and 30 minutes) has been added to the PTR site:

"When We Were Colored" (Jun. 5, 2007).

"Octogenarian Aviator" (Jun. 5, 2007, running time 4 minutes 55 seconds).

http://radioprimetime.org/

Note: this is a temporary address. When new PTR shows are released, these will be available at:

http://radioprimetime.org/radioprograms.htm

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13. UCLA CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH REPORT: "Falls, Disability and Food Insecurity Present Challenges to Healthy Aging," by Steven P. Wallace, L. Cricel Molina, and Mona Jhawar (May 2007, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pubID=224

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14. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUE IN BRIEF: "Older Workers: Lessons From Japan," by John B. Williamson and Masa Higo (WOB #11, June 2007, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/wob_11.shtml

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15. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION FACT SHEET UPDATE: "Prescription Drug Trends Fact Sheet - May 2007 Update" (May 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.kff.org/rxdrugs/3057.cfm

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16. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "Minority Workers Remain Confident About Retirement, Despite Lagging Preparations and False Expectations," by Ruth Helman, Jack VanDerhei, and Craig Copeland (Issue Brief No. 306, June 2007, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3821

Click on "Download..." for link to full text.

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17. SOCIAL INVESTMENT FORUM REPORT: "Defined contribution plans and socially responsible investing in the United States : A survey of plan sponsors, administrators and consultants," (June 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.socialinvest.org/areas/research/other/ContributionPlansandSRIinUS.pdf

More information about SIF:

http://www.socialinvest.org/

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18. TAX FOUNDATION REPORT: "Generational Equity: Which Age Groups Pay More Tax, and Which Receive More Government Spending?" by Gerald Prante and Andrew Chamberlain (Special Report No. 156, June 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/22428.html

More information about the Tax Foundation:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/about/

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19. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS [MISSOURI] PERIODICAL ARTICLE: "Look Who's _Still_ Working Now," by Kristie M. Engemann and Michael T. Owyang (in National Economic Trends, June 2007, .pdf format, p. 1).

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/net/20070601/cover.pdf

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20. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Liposomal vaccines with conformation-specific amyloid peptide antigens define immune response and efficacy in APP transgenic mice," by Andreas Muhs, David T. Hickman, Maria Pihlgren, Nathalie Chuard, Valerie Giriens, Carine Meerschman, Ingrid van der Auwera, Fred van Leuven, Masae Sugawara, Marie-Catherine Weingertner, Burkhard Bechinger, Ruth Greferath, Nadine Kolonko, Luitgard Nagel-Steger, Detlev Riesner, Roscoe O. Brady, Andrea Pfeifer, and Claude Nicolau (Vol. 104, No. 23, Jun. 5, 2007, p. 9810-9815).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/23/9810?etoc

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21. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CLINICIANS CORNER ABSTRACT: "Does This Patient Have Dementia?" by Tracey Holsinger, Janie Deveau, Malaz Boustani, John W. Williams (Vol. 297, No. 21, Jun. 6, 2007, p. 2391-2404).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/21/2391

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22. MEDSCAPE ARTICLE: Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles: "Current Role of Glucosamine in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis," by J.-Y. Reginster, O. Bruyere, and A. Neuprez (Rheumatology, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2007, p. 731-735, via Medscape).

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/557058

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23. MEDPAGE TODAY ARTICLE: "AGS (American Geriatrics Society): Sexuality Is Dampened with Age But Not Extinguished" (May 2007).

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AGS/tb/5587

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24. TIME ARTICLE: "Struggling with Retirement," by Sharon Epperson (May 31, 2007).

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1627023,00.html

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25. US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ARTICLES: The Jun. 3, 2007 issue contains several articles about cities that offer affordable retirement living.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/070603/home.htm

See especially under "Money and Business."

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III. Working Papers:

26. US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS: "An Update on Bridge Jobs: The HRS War Babies," by Michael D. Giandrea, Kevin E. Cahill, and Joseph F. Quinn (Working Paper 407, May 2007, .pdf format, 16p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bls.gov/ore/abstract/ec/ec070060.htm

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27. FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI (FEEM) [MILAN, ITALY]: "A Politico-Economic Model of Aging, Technology Adoption and Growth," by Giovanni Prarolo and Francesco Lancia (WP 48.07, April 2007, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.feem.it/Feem/Pub/Publications/WPapers/WP2007-048.htm?WP_Page=1

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

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

28. Aging & Mental Health (Vol. 11, No. 3, 2007).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g779275627

29. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association (Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2007).

http://www.alzheimersanddementia.org/issues/contents

30. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 15, No. 6, June 2007).

http://ajgponline.org/content/vol15/issue6/?etoc

31. Population and Development Review (Vol. 33, No. 2, June 2007).

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/pdr/vol33_2.html

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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 Jun. 6, 2007:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Jun. 6, 2007:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Jun. 6, 2007:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Jun. 6, 2007:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Jun. 6, 2007:

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

F. Ophthalmology Research: Literature for the week of Jun. 6, 2007:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

33. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)" (PAR-07-379, Jun. 7, 2007, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-379.html

B. "Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) (PAR-07-380, Jun. 7, 2007, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-380.html

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34. GERONTOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: GAA has updated it's employment opportunities with opportunities from May 25-May 31, 2007.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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VI. Conferences:

35. US NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: "Summer Institute on Aging Research 2008," to be held in Queenstown, Maryland Jul. 12-18, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.nia.nih.gov/GrantsAndTraining/FundingOpportunities/SummerInstitute2008.htm

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36. FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GERONTOLOGY: CONVIVIALITY FROM BODY TO SOUL: to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 9-11, 2007. For more information see:

http://www.ese-jdeus.edu.pt/gerontologia/uk/gerontologia_uk.asp

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37. ECKERD COLLEGE [ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA]: "The 2007 National Positive Aging Conference: 'Beyond the Cutting Edge'," to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida on Dec. 6-8, 2007. For more information see:

http://www.eckerd.edu/positiveaging/

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VII. Websites of Interest:

38. AARP WEBSITE UPDATE: "Global Aging Program: Portfolio": AARP has added the following topic to its "Global Aging Program: Portfolio meta-site:"Portfolio on Long-Term Care" (May 2007).

http://www.aarp.org/research/international/portfolio/ltc.html

AARP International: Portfolio:

http://www.aarp.org/research/international/portfolio/

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39. "RELIGION, AGING, AND SPIRITUALITY: AN ONLINE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR GRACEFUL AGING," edited by Henry C. Simmons (Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia).

http://tech.union-psce.edu/aging/

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40. AGINGSOCIETY.ORG: "The Civic Enterprise: A New Network for Civic Engagement in Later Life." This linked diagram portrays a visual representation of "The Civic Enterprise." The image contains links to the growing network of organizations--in the private, public, and nonprofit sector--that are working with the business, media, and philanthropic communities to define a new vision of aging that focuses on the older adult population as an untapped asset, instead of a burden."

http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/civic-engagement-diagram.html

More information about the National Academy for an Aging Society:

http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/

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