Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #445--July 10, 2008

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. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS: "NCHS has announced the electronic release of the 1965 National Health Interview Survey." (July 2008, .zip compressed and self decompressing [.exe] ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf format, and SAS input statements in ASCII text format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/quest_data_related_1996_prior.htm#1965_NHIS

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Financial Institutions Deducting Fees and Garnishments From Social Security Benefits," (A-15-08-28031, July 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/oig/ADOBEPDF/A-15-08-28031.pdf

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3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "Measures of Cognitive Functioning in the 1994-2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging," by Laura A. Pratt, Julie D. Weeks, and Margie R. Goulding (National Health Statistics Report No. 2, July 2008, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr002.pdf

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4. CENSUS BUREAU FACTS FOR FEATURE: "Grandparents Day 2008: Sept. 7," (CB08-FF.14, July 7, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/cb08ff-14.pdf

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5. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: "What are the Secrets of a Long and Healthy Life?" (July 7, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jul2008/nia-07.htm

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6. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES NEWS RELEASES: "CMS Proposes Quality Improvements and Other Changes for Hospital Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center Services for 2009," (July 3, 2008).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3187

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7. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA ARTICLE: "Pension plans in Canada as of January 1, 2007," (The Daily, July 4, 2008, .pdf and HTML format).

HTML:
http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/080704/d080704a.htm

PDF:
http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/080704/d080704.pdf

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8. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Information needs at retirement: Qualitative research focusing on annuitisation decisions," by Sarah Horack, Margaret Watmough, Andrew Wood and Kate Downer (Research Report No. 515, July 2008, .pdf format, 180p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_515.asp

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9. OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS [UK] REPORT: "Occupational pension schemes survey 2007," (July 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/opss0708.pdf

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10. UKRAINE STATE STATISTICS COMMITTEE TABLES: "Population" 1990-2008" (Jul. 2, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/ds/nas_rik/nas_e/nas_rik_e.html

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11. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS WEB MAGAZINE ARTICLE: "Employees put less aside in life course schemes," (July 8, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/macro-economie/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2008/2008-90134-wk.htm

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12. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE: "Responsible Economic Management Residential aged care funding claims - audits," (July 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je115.htm

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13. STATISTICS NORWAY NEWS RELEASE: "Inheritance tax statistics, 2006" (Jul. 2, 2008). The news release links to three topical tables.

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

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14. EUROPEAN COMMISSION REPORT: "Quality in and Equality of Access to Healthcare Services," by Manfred Huber, Anderson Stanciole, Jeni Bremner, and Kristian Wahlbeck (July 2008, .pdf format, 361p.).

http://www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=866

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15. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "EBRI 2008 Recent Retirees Survey: Report of Findings," by Ruth Helman, Craig Copeland, Jack VanDerhei, and Dallas Salisbury (EBRI Issue Brief No. 319, July 2008, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3952

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16. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "Modeling Alternative Designs for a Revised PPS for Skilled Nursing Facilities," by Bowen Garrett and Douglas A. Wissoker (June 2008, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411706

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17. AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE REPORT: "Have Health Reformers Forgotten Medicare?" by Joseph Antos (Health Policy Outlook, No. 5, July 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.28244/pub_detail.asp

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18. CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES REPORT: "A Balanced Approach to Restoring Fiscal Responsibility," by Henry Aaron, Richard Kogan, Nancy Altman, Jack Lew, Kenneth Apfel, Marilyn Moon, James Blum, Van Doorn Ooms, J. Bradford DeLong, Uwe Reinhardt, Peter Diamond, Charles Schultze, Robert Greenstein, Robert Solow, James Horney, and Paul Van de Water (July 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/7-9-08bud.pdf

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19. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE NEWSLETTER: Caregiving Policy Digest (Vol. VIII, No. 14, July 9, 2008).

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs037/1101399948055/archive/1102165098815.html

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20. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLE: "The modal age at death and the shifting mortality hypothesis," by Vladimir Canudas-Romo (Vol. 19, Article 30, July 2008, .pdf format, p. 1179-1204).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol19/30/default.htm

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21. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLES: "Lifespan Mental Activity Predicts Diminished Rate of Hippocampal Atrophy," by Michael J. Valenzuela, Perminder Sachdev, Wei Wen, Xiaohua Chen, and Henry Brodaty (PLoS ONE 3(7): e2598. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002598, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002598

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22. NATURE MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Expression of a noncoding RNA is elevated in Alzheimer's disease and drives rapid feed-forward regulation of [beta]-secretase," by Mohammad Ali Faghihi, Farzaneh Modarresi, Ahmad M. Khalil, Douglas E. Wood, Barbara G. Sahagan, Todd E. Morgan, Caleb E. Finch, Georges St. Laurent III, Paul J. Kenny & Claes Wahlestedt (Vol. 14, No. 7, July 2008, p. 723-730).

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v14/n7/abs/nm1784.html

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23. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Alternative approaches to endoscopic ablation for benign enlargement of the prostate: systematic review of randomised controlled trials," by Tania Lourenco, Robert Pickard, Luke Vale, Adrian Grant, Cynthia Fraser, Graeme MacLennan, James N'Dow, and the Benign Prostatic Enlargement team (Vol. 537, No. 7660, July 5, 2008, a449).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/337/jun30_1/a449

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24. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to access to content. "Extended duration rivaroxaban versus short-term enoxaparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after total hip arthroplasty: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial," by Prof. Ajay K. Kakkar, Prof. Benjamin Brenner, Ola E. Dahl, Bengt I. Eriksson, Patrick Mouret, Jim Muntz, Andrea G. Soglian, Akos F. Pap, Frank Misselwitz, and Prof. Sylvia Haas, for the RECORD2 Investigators (Vol. 372, No. 9632, July 5, 2008, p. 31-39).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608608806/abstract

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25. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Association Between the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and Patient Wait Times and Travel Distance for Chemotherapy," by Alisa M. Shea, Lesley H. Curtis, Bradley G. Hammill, Lisa D. DiMartino, Amy P. Abernethy, and Kevin A. Schulman (Vol. 300, No. 2, July 9, 2008, p. 189-196).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/2/189

B. "Fetuin-A and Incident Diabetes Mellitus in Older Persons," by Joachim H. Ix, Christina L. Wassel, Alka M. Kanaya, Eric Vittinghoff, Karen C. Johnson, Annemarie Koster, Jane A. Cauley, Tamara B. Harris, Steven R. Cummings, and Michael G. Shlipak, for the Health ABC Study (Vol. 300, No. 2, July 9, 2008, p. 182-188).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/2/182

C. "Survival Following Primary Androgen Deprivation Therapy Among Men With Localized Prostate Cancer," by Grace L. Lu-Yao, Peter C. Albertsen, Dirk F. Moore, Weichung Shih, Yong Lin, Robert S. DiPaola, and Siu-Long Yao (Vol. 300, No. 2, July 9, 2008, p. 173-181).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/2/173

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III. Working Papers:

26. POPULATION AGING RESEARCH CENTER [UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA]: "Health of Native-born and Foreign-born Black Residents in the United States: Evidence from the 2000 Census of Population and the National Health Interview Survey," by Irma T. Elo, Neil Mehta, and Cheng Huang (WPS 08-04, June 2008, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

Utilizing the 5% Public Use Micro Data Sample (PUMS) from the 2000 Census of Population and 2000-2006 waves of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), we examine differences in disability, self-rated health and chronic conditions among native-born and foreign-born black US residents. Among the foreign-born, we distinguish among immigrants from the Caribbean /West Indies, Africa, Europe and other regions of the world, as well as by Hispanic origin. Results from both data sets point to an immigrant health advantage across all measures of health for all groups except for the European-born. Black immigrants from Europe reported similar levels of hypertension as U.S.- born non-Hispanic blacks. Our results also suggest that the Hispanic health "paradox" does not apply to Hispanics who self-identify as black.

http://www.pop.upenn.edu/rc/parc/aging_center/2008/PARCwps08-04.pdf

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27. AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: "Policies to Improve the Resiliency of Long-Term Social Security Financing," by Andrew G. Briggs (AEI Working Paper No. 143, July 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.28225/pub_detail.asp

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

28. European Journal of Palliative Care (Vol. 15, No. 4, 2008).

http://www.ejpc.eu.com/ejpc/ejpcIssue.asp?Z=86362&IssueID=85

29. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development (Vol. 67, No. 2, 2008).

http://baywood.metapress.com/link.asp?id=pr622065x265

30. International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 20, No. 4, 2008).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=IPG&volumeId=20&issueId=04

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31. 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 July 9, 2008:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of July 9, 2008:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of July 9, 2008:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of July 9, 2008:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of July 9, 2008:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of July 9, 2008:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

32. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: "Social Neuroscience of Aging (R01)," (RFA-AG-09-006, National Institute on Aging, July 7, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-09-006.html

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33. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING:

A. "Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States (ADDGS) Program: Innovation Grants to Better Serve People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD)," (HHS-2008-AoA-AI-0813, Word format). Note: The deadline for applications is August 11, 2008.

http://www.aoa.gov/doingbus/fundopp/announcements/2008/AI_ADDGSInnovationGrants.doc

B. "Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States (ADDGS) Program: Evidence-Based Intervention Grants to Better Serve People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD)," (HHS-2008-AoA-AE-0812, Word format). Note: The deadline for applications is August 11, 2008.

http://www.aoa.gov/doingbus/fundopp/announcements/2008/AE_ADDGSEvidence-Based.doc

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34. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE: "Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimers Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards," (July 2008).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2188

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35. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jul. 9, 2008.

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

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VI. Conferences:

36. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM GERONTOLOGY CONFERENCES: The following new conferences have been added to the Conferencealerts.com Gerontology site:

- A New Age in Dementia Care 17 September 2008 Philadelphia PA

- Nursing Now. Living well to the end:care of the dying 27 September 2008 Lismullin Conference Centre, Navan Ireland

- RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Annual Scientific Meeting: Ageing and Mental Health: Preparing for Our Future 27 November 2008 Melbourne Australia

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

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37. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN EXTENSION: "Current Concepts in Nutrition and Aging," (Madison, Wisconsin September 18, 2008).

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/flp/conference/pdfs/currentconcepts2008_brochure.pdf

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

38. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "What Seniors Don't Know Before They Enroll - Aggressive Sales of MA Plans in Missouri," a hearing held June 30, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=300238&

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39. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS HEARING TESTIMONY: "Medicare Vulnerabilities: Payments for Claims Tied to Deceased Doctors," a hearing held July 9, 2008 (.pdf format).

http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=eb856347-01f1-4b55-826e-a9bf5247072c

Thanks,

Charlie

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