Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #459--October 16, 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. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research HRS announced the following data releases:

A. HRS 2007 DVS (Final Release, Version 1.0): Correction to one case in the 2007 DVS Final Release data (Oct. 14, 2008):

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/meta/alerts/sho_alerts.php?hfyle=dvs2007001&xtyp=3

B. HRS 2006 Exit (Final, Version 1.0) (Oct. 15, 2008)

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=news252&xtyp=1

Data access:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/data/index.html

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2. HUMAN MORTALITY DATABASE: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database.

Oct. 14, 2008 -- Data for France (Total and Civilian) were revised, extended backwards to 1816, and updated through 2006.

Data availability:

http://www.mortality.org/Public/DataAvailability.html

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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3. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES DATA TABLES:

A. "Details for Medicare Part D: Tables 14.1-14.8," (October 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1216048&intNumPerPage=10

B. "Details for Medicare Managed Care: Tables 12.1-12.11," (October 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1212431&intNumPerPage=10

C. "Details for Medicare Enrollment: Tables 2.1-2.8," (October 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1213735&intNumPerPage=10

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II. Reports and articles:

4. CENSUS BUREAU REPORTS:

A. "The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Tennessee: 2004," by Cynthia Taeuber and Matthew R. Graham (LED-OW04-TN, September 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/ledow04tn.pdf

B. "The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Washington: 2004," by Cynthia Taeuber and Matthew R. Graham (LED-OW04-WA, September 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/ledow04wa.pdf

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5. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASES:

A. "NIH Funds Two New Centers to Develop Innovative Imaging Technology for Neurodegenerative Disorders and Advanced Software for Protein Analysis," (October 15, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2008/ncrr-15.htm

B. "NIA and McKnight Brain Research Foundation Join Forces to Support Cognitive Aging Research," (October 15, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2008/nia-15.htm

C. "Prolonging the Withdrawal of Life Support in the ICU Affects Family Satisfaction with Care,' (October 15, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2008/ninr-15.htm

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6. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES DECISION MEMORANDUM: "Decision Memo for Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) of the Carotid Artery Concurrent with Stenting (CAG-00085R6)," (October 14, 2008).

https://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?from2=viewdecisionmemo.asp&id=216&

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7. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Costs of running pension schemes: findings of a feasibility study," by John Leston, Margaret Watmough and Jennifer Ross (Research Report No. 535, October 2008, .pdf format, 220p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2007-2008/rrep535.pdf

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8. NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE [UK] PRESS RELEASE: "Community Care Statistics 2007 - 2008: Referrals, Assessments and Packages of Care for Adults, England - Provisional Council Data," (October 2008, zipped Excel format).

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/social-care/adult-social-care-information/community-care-statistics-2007-2008:-referrals-assessments-and-packages-of-care-for-adults-england-provisional-council-data

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9. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASES:

A. "First Charter of Rights for Older Australians Receiving Home Care," (October 10, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je190.htm

B. "Lump Sum Payments Protected - Straight To Nursing Home Residents," (October 15, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 1p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je197.htm

C. "New Legislation: Further Financial and Bond Protection for Aged Care Residents," (October 16, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je198.htm

D. "Rudd Government Takes Action on Delays to Assess Older Australians for Aged Services: ACATS and $72.16 Million Injection," (October 16, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je199.htm

E. "$546 Million to Improve Home and Community Care in NSW," (October 16, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je193.htm

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10. STATISTICS FINLAND PRESS RELEASE: "Population is ageing in the Nordic countries (Oct. 10, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/ajk/tiedotteet/v2008/tiedote_024_2008-10-08_en.html

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11. INSTITUTE FOR FISCAL STUDIES [LONDON, UK] REPORT: "The Inflation Experience of Older Households," by Andrew Leicester, Cormac O'Dea and Zoe Oldfield (IFS Commentaries, C106, October 2008, .pdf format, 52p.).

http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications.php?publication_id=4328

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12. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "The Impact of Inflation on Social Security Benefits," by Alicia H. Munnell and Dan Muldoon (Issue Brief No. 8-15, October 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://crr.bc.edu/briefs/the_impact_of_inflation_on_social_security_benefits_2.html

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13. CIVIC VENTURES REPORT: "Tapping Encore Talent: A MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures Survey of Nonprofit Employers," (October 2008, .pdf format, 44p.).

http://www.civicventures.org/publications/surveys/nonprofit_employers_survey.cfm

More information about Civic Ventures:

http://www.civicventures.org/overview.cfm

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14. AARP PRIME TIME RADIO: The following Prime Time Radio shows (RealPlayer format, running time, between 23 and 30 minutes) have been added to the PTR site:

The Healthy Skeptic -- Oct. 14, 2008

The Suicide Index -- Oct. 14, 2008

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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15. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Coordinate regulation of enzyme markers for inflammation and for protection against oxidants and electrophiles," by Hua Liu, Albena T. Dinkova-Kostova, and Paul Talalay (Vol. 105, No. 41, October 14, 2008, p. 15926-15931).

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/41/15926.abstract

B. "Parkinsonism and impaired axonal transport in a mouse model of frontotemporal dementia," by Lars M. Ittner, Thomas Fath, Yazi D. Ke, Mian Bi, Janet van Eersel, Kong M. Li, Peter Gunning, and Jgen Gz (Vol. 105, No. 41, October 14, 2008, p. 15997-16002).

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/41/15997.abstract

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16. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing content. "Thrombolysis with alteplase 3-45 h after acute ischaemic stroke (SITS-ISTR): an observational study," by Prof. Nils Wahlgren, Niaz Ahmed, Prof. Antoni Dalos, Prof. Werner Hacke, Mica Mill, Keith Muir, Risto O. Roine, Prof. Danilo Toni and Prof. Kennedy R. Lees, for the SITS investigators (Vol. 372, No. 9646, October 11, 2008, p. 1303-1309).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673608613392/abstract

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17. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLE:

A. "Inhibition of {alpha}-Synuclein Fibrillization by Dopamine Is Mediated by Interactions with Five C-Terminal Residues and with E83 in the NAC Region," by Fernando E. Herrera, Alessandra Chesi, Katerina E. Paleologou, Adrian Schmid, Adriana Munoz, Michele Vendruscolo, Stefano Gustincich, Hilal A. Lashuel, and Paolo Carloni (PLoS ONE 3(10): e3394. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003394, XML, .pdf, and HTML format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003394

B. "Differential Effects of Aging on Fore- and Hindpaw Maps of Rat Somatosensory Cortex," by Marianne David-Jgens, Lydia Churs, Thomas Berkefeld, Roberto F. Zepka, and Hubert R. Dinse (PLoS ONE 3(10): e3399. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003399, XML, .pdf, and HTML format, 11p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003399

C. "Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition of a Primary Prostate Cell Line with Switches of Cell Adhesion Modules but without Malignant Transformation," by Xi-Song Ke, Yi Qu, Naomi Goldfinger, Kari Rostad, Randi Hovland, Lars A. Akslen, Varda Rotter, Anne Margrete Oyan, and Karl-Henning Kalland (PLoS ONE 3(10): e3368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003368, XML, .pdf, and HTML format, 11p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003368

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18. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT, EDITORIAL, BOOK REVIEW EXTRACTS:

A. "High-Dose B Vitamin Supplementation and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial," by Paul S. Aisen, Lon S. Schneider, Mary Sano, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Christopher H. van Dyck, Myron F. Weiner, Teodoro Bottiglieri, Shelia Jin, Karen T. Stokes, Ronald G. Thomas, and Leon J. Thal; for the Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study (Vol. 300, No. 15, October 15, 2008, p. 1774-1783).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/15/1774

B. "B Vitamins for Prevention of Cognitive Decline: Insufficient Evidence to Justify Treatment," by Robert J. Clarke and Derrick A. Bennett (Vol. 300, No. 15, October 15, 2008, p. 1819-1821).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/300/15/1819

C. The Aging Kidney in Health and Disease, edited by J. F. Macs Nez, J. S. Cameron, and D. G. Oreopoulos, reviewed by Edgar V. Lerma (Vol. 300, No. 15, October 15, 2008, p. 1822-1823).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/300/15/1822-a

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III. Working Papers:

19. PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL, WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers.

A. "Thinking About Funding Federal Retirement Plans," by Toni Hustead (WP2008-19, October 2008, .pdf format, 9p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=452

B. "The Case for Marking Public Plan Liabilities to Market," by Jeremy Gold and Gordon Latter (WP2008-20, October 2008, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=454

C. "Benefit Cost Comparisons Between State and Local Governments and Private Industry Employers," by Ken McDonnell (WP2008-21, October 2008, .pdf format, 17p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=453

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20. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER:

A. "Retirement Wealth Across Cohorts: The Role of Earnings Inequality and Pension Changes," by Ann Huff Stevens (WP 2008-186, September 2008, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site. Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=603

B. "The Adequacy of Economic Resources in Retirement," by Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder (WP 2008-184, September 2008, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site. Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=588

C. "Individuals' Responses to Social Security Reform," by Adeline Delavande and Susann Rohwedder (WP 2008-182, September 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site. Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=589

D. "Immigrant-Native Fertility and Mortality Differentials in the United States," by Purvi Sevak and Lucie Schmidt (WP 2008-181, September 2008, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=590

E. "Early Retirement, Labor Supply, and Benefit Withholding: The Role of the Social Security Earnings Test," by Hugo A. Benez-Silva and Frank Heiland (WP 2008-183, September 2008, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=591

F. "The Ability of Various Measures of Fatness to Predict Application for Disability Insurance," by Richard V. Burkhauser and John H. Cawley (WP 2008-185, September 2008, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=592

G. "The Transformation in Who is Expected to Work in the United States and How it Changed the Lives of Single Mothers and People with Disabilities," by Richard V. Burkhauser, Mary C. Daly, Jeff Larrimore and Joyce Kwok (WP 2008-187, September 2008, .pdf format, 49p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=593

H. "Curing the Dutch Disease: Lessons for United States Disability Policy," by Richard V. Burkhauser, Mary C. Daly and Philip R. de Jong (WP 2008-188, September 2008, .pdf format, 70p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=598

I. "Are All Americans Saving 'Optimally' for Retirement?" by John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri (WP 2008-189, September 2008, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=594

J. "Preparation for Retirement, Financial Literacy and Cognitive Resources," by Adeline Delavande, Susann Rohwedder and Robert J. Willis (WP 2008-190, September 2008, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=595

K. "Labor Market and Immigration Behavior of Middle-Aged and Elderly Mexicans," by Emma Aguila and Julie Zissimopoulos (WP 2008-192, September 2008, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=597

L. "The Optimal Design of Social Security Benefits," by Shinichi Nishiyama and Kent Smetters (WP 2008-197, September 2008, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=599

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21. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS:

A. "Cognitive testing: older people and the FRS material deprivation questions," by Robin Legard, Michelle Gray and Margaret Blake (Working Paper No. 55, October 2008, .pdf format, 111p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/wp_abstracts/wpa_055.asp

B. "Measuring material deprivation among older people: Methodological study to revise the Family Resources Survey questions," by Stephen McKay (Working Paper No. 54, October 2008, .pdf format 60p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/wp_abstracts/wpa_054.asp

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22. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/Ifo INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESifo) [MUNICH, GERMANY]: "Sharing Demographic Risk -Who is Afraid of the Baby Bust?" by Alexander Ludwig and Michael Reiter (CESifo Working Paper No. 2422, October 2008, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=16130

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

23. Aging and Mental Health (Vol. 12, No. 5, September 2008).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713404778~db=all/title~content=g904098475~db=all

24. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 168, No. 8, Oct. 15, 2008).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol168/issue8/index.dtl?etoc

25. American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 98, No. 11, November 2008).Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.ajph.org/content/vol98/issue11/?etoc

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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 Oct. 15, 2008:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 15, 2008:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 15, 2008:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Oct. 15, 2008:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Oct. 15, 2008:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Oct. 15, 2008:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

27. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: "Short Courses on Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Tools for Studying Biological Systems (R25)," (PA-09-002, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, Oct. 6, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-002.html

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VI. Conferences:

28. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: AoA has added the following conferences to its listings. Scroll to the date and place for more information about the conference.

Dec. 4-6 -- Arlington,VA

Nov. 21-25 -- National Harbor,MD

Nov. 19 - 22 -- New Orleans ,LA

Nov. 7 - 9 -- San Antonio,TX

Oct. 28 - 30 -- Greenville ,NC

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

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VII. Websites of Interest:

29. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU WEBCAST: "U.S. Trends in Disability in Late-Life," (September 2008, podcast, mp3 and Windows Media Player format, running time approximately 20 minutes). "Linda Martin, a senior fellow at RAND Corporation and adjunct professor of public health at Johns Hopkins University, talked with PRB about her recent work on trends in the health of older people."

http://www.prb.org/Journalists/Webcasts/2008/disabilityinlatelife.aspx

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30. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE.GOV SITE UPDATES: The following websites were updated on Oct. 9, 2008:

Nursing Home Compare Update (October 16):

http://www.medicare.gov/Updates.asp

Scroll to "Search Tool."

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Thanks,

Charlie

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