Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #393--June 28, 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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NOTE: THE NEXT CAAR REPORT WILL BE RELEASED FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2007.

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I. Data:

1. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS: "2006 National Health Interview Survey" (June 2007, data in self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf format, and sample SAS, SPSS, and Stata data statements in ASCII format). Consult the readme file for more information.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/nhis_2006_data_release.htm

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy: Additional Efforts Would Help Social Security Improve Outreach and Measure Program Effects," (GAO-07-555, May 2007, .pdf format, 45p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07555.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO reports are available at:

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/date.php

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3. US CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORT: "Pension Funds Investing in Hedge Funds," by William Klunk (RS22679, June 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RS22679

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4. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES REPORT: "National Coverage Determinations for Fiscal Year 2005," (2007, .pdf format, 15p.).

https://www.cms.hhs.gov/InfoExchange/Downloads/2005reporttocongress.pdf

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5. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS:

A. "Consecutive Medicare Stays Involving Inpatient and Skilled Nursing Facilities" (OEI-07-06-00340, June 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-06-00340.pdf

B. "Medicare Reimbursement for End Stage Renal Disease Drugs: Third Quarter 2006" (OEI-03-06-00590, June 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-06-00590.pdf

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6. US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT: "The Relationship Between Homeowner Age and House Price Appreciation," (December 2005, .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/HouseAppreciation_and_age_relationship.pdf

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7. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORT: "Aged care packages in the community 2005-06: a statistical overview." (Aged Care Statistics Series No. 25, June, 2007, .pdf format, 90p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10449

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8. CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION/INSTITUT D'INFORMATION SUR LA SANTE REPORT: "The Burden of Neurological Diseases, Disorders and Injuries in Canada," (June 2007, .pdf format, 138p.).

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_791_E&cw_topic=791&cw_rel=AR_1689_E

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9. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE: "Increased funding to help frail Australians with care options," (June 26, 2007).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr07-cp-pyn073.htm

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10. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "A Proposal to Finance Long-Term Care Services through Medicare with an Income Tax Surcharge," by Richard W. Johnson and Leonard E. Burman (June 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411484

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11. CENTER ON AGING AND WORK/WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY [BOSTON COLLEGE] ISSUE BRIEF: "The 21st Century Multi-Generational Workplace," by Michael A. Smyer and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes (Issue Brief No. 9, June 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://agingandwork.bc.edu/documents/IB09_MultiGenWorkplace.pdf

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12. AARP ISSUE BRIEF, REPORT, FACT SHEET, PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "Valuing the Invaluable: A New Look at the Economic Value of Family Caregiving," by Mary Jo Gibson and Ari N. Houser (June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/housing-mobility/caregiving/inb142_caregiving.html

B. "Valuing the Invaluable: A New Look at State Estimates of the Economic Value of Family Caregiving," by Mary Jo Gibson and Ari N. Houser (June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/housing-mobility/caregiving/dd158_caregiving.html

C. "Stolen Futures: An AARP Washington Survey of Investors and Victims of Investment Fraud," (June 2007, .pdf format, 46p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/financial/investing/wa_fraud_07.html

D. "Long-Term Care Insurance," by Enid Kassner (AARP Public Policy Institute fact sheet, June 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/health/privinsurance/fs7r_ltc.html

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

New Health Care Proposal (June 26, 2007).

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. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU ARTICLE: "Population Aging Impact Differs Across Countries," by D'Vera Cohn and Marlene Lee (June 2007).

http://www.prb.org/Articles/2007/GlobalHealthAging.aspx

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14. NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS REPORT:

A. "Medicare: Past, Present and Future," by Andrew J. Rettenmaier and Thomas R. Saving (NCPA Study No. 299, June 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 24p.).

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/st/st299/

B. "Does It Pay to Save?" by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and David S. Rapson (NCPA Study No. 298, June 2007, .pdf and HTML format, 15p.).

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/st/st298/

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15. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION FACT SHEET: "Medicare Spending and Financing Fact Sheet (Update)," (June 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/7305.cfm

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16. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "A Proposal to Finance Long-Term Care Services through Medicare with an Income Tax Surcharge," by Richard W. Johnson and Leonard E. Burman (June 2007, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411484.html

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17. NATURE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "'Rejuvenation' protects neurons in mouse models of Parkinson's disease," by C. Savio Chan, Jaime N. Guzman, Ema Ilijic, Jeff N. Mercer, Caroline Rick, Tatiana Tkatch, Gloria E. Meredith and D. James Surmeier (Vol. 447, No. 7148, June 28, 2007, p. 1081-1086).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7148/abs/nature05865.html

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18. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Labor force participation and human capital increases in an aging population and implications for U.S. research investment," by Kenneth G. Manton, Gene R. Lowrimore, Arthur D. Ullian, XiLiang Gu, and H. Dennis Tolley (Vol. 104, No. 26, June 26, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, p. 10802-10807). Note: PNAS is providing open access to this article.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/26/10802

B. "Cellular prion protein regulates {beta}-secretase cleavage of the Alzheimer's amyloid precursor protein," by Edward T. Parkin, Nicole T. Watt, Ishrut Hussain, Elizabeth A. Eckman, Christopher B. Eckman, Jean C. Manson, Herbert N. Baybutt, Anthony J. Turner, and Nigel M. Hooper (Vol. 104, No. 26, June 26, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, p. 11062-11067).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/26/11062

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19. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing access to content. "Safety and tolerability of gene therapy with an adeno-associated virus (AAV) borne GAD gene for Parkinson's disease: an open label, phase I trial," by Michael G. Kaplitt, Andrew Feigin, Chengke Tang, Helen L. Fitzsimons, Paul Mattis, Patricia A. Lawlor, Ross J. Bland, Deborah Young, Kristin Strybing, David Eidelberg, and Matthew J. During (Vol. 369, No. 9579, June 23, 2007, p. 2097-2105).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673607609829/abstract

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20. MEDSCAPE ARTICLE: Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles. "Withdrawal of Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs in Older Persons: Effect on Tilt-Table Test Outcomes," by Nathalie van der Velde, Anton H. van den Meiracker, Huibert A.P. Pols, Bruno H.Ch. Stricker, and Tischa J.M. van der Cammen (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 55, No. 5, 2007, p. 734-739, via Medscape).

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/558037

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III. Working Papers:

21. WHARTON SCHOOL (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA) PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL: Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers. "Red, Yellow, and Green: A Taxonomy of 401(k) Portfolio Choices," by Gary R. Mottola and Stephen P. Utkus (WP 2007-14, June 2007, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=369

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22. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "How Did the Elimination of the Earnings Test above the Normal Retirement Age Affect Retirement Expectations?" by Pierre-Carl Michaud and Arthur van Soest (Discussion Paper No. 2868, June 2007, .pdf format, 35p.)

Abstract:

We look at the effect of the 2000 repeal of the earnings test above the normal retirement age (NRA) on retirement expectations of male workers in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). Using administrative records on Social Security benefit entitlements linked to the HRS survey data, we can distinguish groups of respondents according to how, before the repeal, the earnings test would have affected their marginal wage rate after the NRA. We use panel data models with fixed and random effects to investigate the effect of the repeal on the subjective probability to work full-time after the NRA as well as after age 62. We find that male workers whose marginal wage rate increased because the earnings test was repealed, had the largest increase in this probability. We find no significant effects of the repeal on the probability to work full-time past age 62. Since the tax introduced by the earnings test was small when accounting for actuarial benefit adjustments, our results suggest that male workers misperceive the complicated rules of the earnings test.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2868.pdf

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

23. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (Vol. 22, No. 2, April 2007).

http://aja.sagepub.com/content/vol22/issue2/

24. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2007)

http://ajgponline.org/content/vol15/issue7/?etoc

25. Health and Social Work (Vol. 32, No. 2, May 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nasw/hsw/2007/00000032/00000002

26. Journals of Gerontology (A) Biological and Medical Sciences (Vols. 62, Nos. 6, June 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and these issues.

http://biomed.gerontologyjournals.org/content/vol62/issue6/?etoc

27. Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Vol. 48, No. 2, June 2007). Note: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asoca/jhsb/2007/00000048/00000002

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28. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of June 27, 2007:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of June 27, 2007:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of June 27, 2007:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of June 27, 2007:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of June 27, 2007:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of June 27, 2007:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

29. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:

A. "Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Grants," (HHS-2007-AoA-CD-0713, AoA Center for Planning and Policy Development, 2007). The deadline for applications is Aug. 24, 2007, deadline for submission of letter of intent is July 20, 2007.

http://www.aoa.gov/doingbus/fundopp/announcements/2007/NHDP_Resource_Page.doc

B. "Pension Counseling Technical Resource and Assistance Center," (HHS-2007-AoA-PX-0715, Center for Wellness and Community-Based Services, 2007). The deadline for applications is July 25, 2007.

http://www.aoa.gov/doingbus/fundopp/announcements/2007/PX-Pension%20Tech%20Assistance%20PA%20-20final.doc

C. "National Education and Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning," (HHS-2007-AoA-PN-0714, Center for Wellness and Community-Based Services, 2007). The deadline for applications is July 25, 2007.

http://www.aoa.gov/doingbus/fundopp/announcements/2007/2007%20Women%20Retirement%20PA.doc

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30. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: "Specialist in Aging Policy," (Job Announcement Number: 070176, June 25, 2007).

http://jsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobId=59245111&AVSDM=2007%2D06%2D25+07%3A56%3A34&TabNum=1&rc=5

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31. GERONTOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: GAA has updated it's employment opportunities with opportunities from June 19-27, 2007.

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

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VI. Conferences:

32. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING CONFERENCES. AOA's Events Calendar has recently added several events. See under date and place for the following new listings:

http://www.aoa.gov/press/events/events.asp

Sept. 17-20 Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 8-11 San Francisco, CA

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

33. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "Paid to Prescribe?: Exploring the Relationship Between Doctors and the Drug Industry," a hearing held June 27, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=277848&

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34. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS HEARING TESTIMONY: "Predatory Sales Practices in Medicare Advantage," a hearing June 26, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://energycommerce.house.gov/cmte_mtgs/110-oi-hrg.062607.MedicareAdvantage.shtml

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35. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH HEARING TESTIMONY: "Hearing on Ensuring Kidney Patients Receive Safe and Appropriate Anemia Management Care," a hearing held June 26, 2007 (.pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=573

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VIII. Websites of Interest:

36. SENIORJOURNAL.COM: Newtech Media provides this aging related news site. News is available in the topics of health-fitness, government, elderly issues, and money, among others. The site is a combination of original stories and links to newspaper stories. There is also a section of links to other relevant aging related sites.

http://www.seniorjournal.com/

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