Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #505 -- September 24, 2009

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. Reports and articles:

1. US CENSUS BUREAU REPORTS:

A. "Work Status of People 65 Years and Older: 2008 American Community Survey," by Braedyn K. Woodring and David J. Howard (ACSBR/08-10, September 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/acsbr08-10.pdf

B. "Labor Force Participation Rate of People 65 Years and Older: 2008 American Community Survey," by David J. Howard and Braedyn K. Woodring (ACSBR/08-10, September 2009, .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/acsbr08-9.pdf

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2. CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORT: "Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends," by Patrick Purcell (RL30269, September 2009, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://opencrs.com/document/RL30629/

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3. US NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE WEBCAST: "Research in Action: An Elder Abuse Study Impacts How Law Enforcement Work Their Cases," by Aileen Wiglesworth and Cherie Hill (NCJ 228300, June 2009, running time, 10 minutes, 59 seconds).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/multimedia/NIJ_Video_Player_Multiuse_NIJ_Conf2009_6.html

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4. HEALTHREFORM.GOV REPORT: "Health Insurance Reform and Medicare: Making Medicare Stronger for America's Seniors," (September 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

http://healthreform.gov/reports/medicare/index.html

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5. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES PRESS RELEASE: "Medicare Issues New Guidance To Insurance Companies On Medicare Mailings," (September 21, 2009).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3522

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6. UK DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Employment support for carers," by Sarah Vickerstaff, Wendy Loretto, Alisoun Milne, Elaine Alden, Jenny Billings, and Phil White (Research Report 597, September 2009, .pdf format, 182p.).

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2009-2010/rrep597.pdf

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7. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE: "Minister Announces $4 Million Dementia Package," (September 24, 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr09-je-je109.htm

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8. EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND RESEARCH REPORT: "Who Cares? Care coordination and cooperation to enhance quality in elderly care in the European Union," by Bernd Marin, Kai Leichsenring, Ricardo Rodrigues, and Manfred Huber (September 2009, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.se2009.eu/polopoly_fs/1.15230!menu/standard/file/Discussion%20Paper-Who%20Cares3.pdf

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9. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE INTERNATIONAL/KING'S COLLEGE [LONDON] REPORT: "World Alzheimer Report 2009," (September 2009, .pdf format, 93p.).

http://www.alz.co.uk/research/worldreport/

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10. ACCESS ECONOMICS/ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA REPORT: "Keeping dementia front of mind: incidence and prevalence 2009-2050," (August 2009, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.accesseconomics.com.au/publicationsreports/showreport.php?id=214

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11. NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES REPORT: "State Pensions and Retirement Legislation 2009," by Ronald Snell (August 17, 2009, HTML format).

http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=17594

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12. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION BRIEFS:

A. "Medicare Savings In Perspective: A Comparison of H.R. 3200 and Other Laws in the Last 15 Years," (September 2009, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/7983.cfm

B. "Side-by-Side Comparison of Key Medicare Provisions in 2009 Health Reform Legislation," (September 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/7948.cfm

C. "Setting Medicare Payment Policy: Is There a Role for an Independent Entity?" (September 2009, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/7961.cfm

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13. METLIFE MATURE MARKET INSTITUTE REPORT: "55+ Housing: Builders, Buyers, and Beyond" (September 2009, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/mmi-55+-builderes-buyers-beyond.pdf

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14. ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION REPORT: "Physician Views on the Public Health Insurance Option and Medicare Expansions," by Salomeh Keyhani and Alex Federman (September 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=48408&topicid=1049

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15. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "Estimating the Cost of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities," by Timothy Waidmann (September 2009, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411962.html

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16. AARP REPORT, PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "Safe at Home? Developing Effective Criminal Background Checks and Other Screening Policies for Home Care Workers," by Sara Galantowicz, Suzanne Crisp, Naomi Karp and Jean Accius (September 2009, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/ppi/ltc/care/articles/2009-12.htm

B. The following Prime Time Radio show (RealPlayer and MP3 format, running time, between 23 and 30 minutes) has been added to the PTR site: "Health Care Reform: The View from the White House," (Sept. 15, 2009).

http://www.aarp.org/aarp/broadcast/aarp_radio/radio_prime_time/articles/nancy-ann_deparle_on_health_care_reform.html

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17. EXPERIENCE WORKS REPORT SUMMARY: "Older Low-Income Workers Face Historic Crisis," (September 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.experienceworks.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Overlooked_and_Underserved

More information about Experience Works:

http://www.experienceworks.org/site/PageServer?pagename=WhatWeDo_Main

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18. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 9, No. 18, Sept. 16, 2009).

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

More information about FCA:

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=509

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19. NATION ARTICLE: "Saving Social Security From the Benefit Cutters," by John Nichols (Sept. 17, 2009).

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat/474413/saving_social_security_from_the_benefit_cutters

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20. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: "Comparisons between geographies of mortality and deprivation from the 1900s and 2001: spatial analysis of census and mortality statistics," by Ian N. Gregory (BMJ 2009;339:b3454, September 19, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/sep10_2/b3454

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21. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS) ARTICLE:

A. "Gene Expression Profiling in Cells with Enhanced {gamma}-Secretase Activity," by Alexandra I. Magold, Matthias Cacquevel, and Patrick C. Fraering (PLoS ONE 4(9): e6952. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006952, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0006952

B. "Oxidative Inactivation of Mitochondrial Aconitase Results in Iron and H2 O2-Mediated Neurotoxicity in Rat Primary Mesencephalic Cultures," by David Cantu, Jerome Schaack, and Manisha Patel (PLoS ONE 4(9): e7095. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007095, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007095

C. "In Vivo Turnover of Tau and APP Metabolites in the Brains of Wild-Type and Tg2576 Mice: Greater Stability of sAPP in the {beta}-Amyloid Depositing Mice," by Jose Morales-Corraliza, Matthew J. Mazzella, Jason D. Berger, Nicole S. Diaz, Jennifer H. K. Choi, Efrat Levy, Yasuji Matsuoka, Emmanuel Planel, and Paul M. Mathews (PLoS ONE 4(9): e7134. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007134, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007134

D. "Proteomic Interrogation of Androgen Action in Prostate Cancer Cells Reveals Roles of Aminoacyl tRNA Synthetases," by Adaikkalam Vellaichamy, Arun Sreekumar, John R. Strahler, Theckelnaycke Rajendiran, Jindan Yu, Sooryanarayana Varambally, Yong Li, Gilbert S. Omenn, Arul M. Chinnaiyan, and Alexey I. Nesvizhskii (PLoS ONE 4(9): e7075. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007075, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007075

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22. NATURE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "A luminal epithelial stem cell that is a cell of origin for prostate cancer," by Xi Wang, Marianna Kruithof-de Julio, Kyriakos D. Economides, David Walker, Hailong Yu, M. Vivienne Halili, Ya-Ping Hu, Sandy M. Price, Cory Abate-Shen & Michael M. Shen (Vol. 461, No. 7263, September 24, 2009, p. 495-500).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7263/abs/nature08361.html

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

A. "Intrahippocampal injection of a lentiviral vector expressing Nrf2 improves spatial learning in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease," by Katja Kanninen, Riikka Heikkinen, Tarja Malm, Taisia Rolova, Susanna Kuhmonen, Hanna Leinonen, Seppo Yla-Herttuala, Heikki Tanila, Anna-Liisa Levonen, Milla Koistinaho, and Jari Koistinaho (Vol. 106, No. 38, September 22, 2009, p. 16505-16510).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/38/16505.abstract

B. "XMRV is present in malignant prostatic epithelium and is associated with prostate cancer, especially high-grade tumors," by Robert Schlaberga, Daniel J. Choeb, Kristy R. Browna, Harshwardhan M. Thakerb and Ila R. Singh (Vol. 106, No. 38, September 22, 2009, p. 16351-16356). Note: _PNAS_ is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/38/16351.abstract

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24. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "High-Dose Daunorubicin in Older Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia," by Bob Lowenberg, Gert J. Ossenkoppele, Wim van Putten, Harry C. Schouten, Carlos Graux, Augustin Ferrant, Pieter Sonneveld, Johan Maertens, Mojca Jongen-Lavrencic, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal, Bart J. Biemond, Edo Vellenga, Marinus van Marwijk Kooy, Leo F. Verdonck, Joachim Beck, Hartmut Döhner, Alois Gratwohl, Thomas Pabst, Gregor Verhoef, for the Dutch-Belgian Cooperative Trial Group for Hemato-Oncology (HOVON), German AML Study Group (AMLSG), and Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) Collaborative Group (Vol. 361, No. 13, September 24, 2009, p. 1235-1248).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/361/13/1235

B. "A Double-Blind, Delayed-Start Trial of Rasagiline in Parkinson's Disease," by C. Warren Olanow, Olivier Rascol, Robert Hauser, Paul D. Feigin, Joseph Jankovic, Anthony Lang, William Langston, Eldad Melamed, Werner Poewe, Fabrizio Stocchi, and Eduardo Tolosa, for the ADAGIO Study Investigators (Vol. 361, No. 13, September 24, 2009, p. 1268-1278).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/361/13/1268

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25. SCIENCE REPORT ABSTRACT: "Optimizing Influenza Vaccine Distribution," by Jan Medlock and Alison P. Galvani (Vol. 325, No. 5948, September 25, 2009, p. 1705-1708).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/325/5948/1705

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II. Working Papers:

26. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH:

A. "How Ordinary Consumers Make Complex Economic Decisions: Financial Literacy and Retirement Readiness," by Annamaria Lusardi and Olivia S. Mitchell (w15350, September 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

This paper reports on several self-assessed and objective measures of financial literacy newly added to the American Life Panel (ALP), and it links these performance measures to efforts consumers make to plan for retirement. We evaluate the causal relationship between financial literacy and retirement planning by exploiting information about respondents’ financial knowledge acquired in school - before entering the labor market and certainly before starting to plan for retirement. Results show that those with more advanced financial knowledge are those more likely to be retirement-ready.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w15350

B. "Inheritances, Health and Death," by Beomsoo Kim and Christopher J. Ruhm (w15364, September 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

We examine how wealth shocks, in the form of inheritances, affect the mortality rates, health status and health behaviors of older adults, using data from eight waves of the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). Our main finding is that bequests do not have substantial effects on health, although some improvements in quality-of-life are possible. This absence occurs despite increases in out-of-pocket (OOP) spending on health care and in the utilization of medical services, especially discretionary and non-lifesaving types such as dental care. Nor can we find a convincing indication of changes in lifestyles that offset the benefits of increased medical care. Inheritances are associated with higher alcohol consumption, but with no change in smoking or exercise and a possible decrease in obesity.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w15364

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27. WHARTON PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL (UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA): Note: WPRC requires free registration before providing working papers.

A. "Labor Market Uncertainty and Pension System Performance," by Olivia S. Mitchell and John A. Turner (WP2009-11, September 2009, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=804

B. "The Evolution of Retirement Risk Management," by Robert L. Clark and Olivia S. Mitchell (WP2009-12, September 2009, .pdf format, 15p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=805

C. "Retirement Saving Adequacy and Individual Investment Risk Management Using the Asset/Salary Ratio," by P. Brett Hammond and David P. Richardson (WP2009-13, September 2009, .pdf format, 33p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=806

D. "Employer-Provided Retirement Planning Programs," by Robert L. Clark, Melinda S. Morrill, and Steven G. Allen (WP2009-14, September 2009, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=807

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28. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF AN AGING POPULATION (SEDAP) [MC MASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA]:

A. "Population Aging, Older Workers, and Canada's Labour Force," by Frank T. Denton and Byron G. Spencer (WP 256, September 2009, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

The Expert Panel on Older Workers made recommendations designed to increase the labour force participation of older workers. We explore the implications that higher rates of older-worker participation would have for the overall size and age composition of the labour force, for the productive capacity of the economy, and for the incomes of Canadians. Our purpose is to assess the potential impact that increased participation of older workers might have in offsetting any anticipated adverse effects of population aging on standards of living.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap256.pdf

B. "Patterns of Retirement as Reflected in Income Tax Records for Older Workers," by Frank T. Denton, Ross Finnie, and Byron G. Spencer (WP 257, September 2009, .pdf format, 78p.).

Abstract:

If retirement means a substantial and sustained reduction in the time spent working for pay or profit, measurement requires a definition of substantial and sufficient observations of the same individuals to determine whether a transition from "working" to "retired" status has occurred. Using the Statistics Canada Longitudinal Administrative Databank, a 20 percent sample of the individual income tax returns of all tax filers since 1980, we identify those with significant labour force attachment at ages 50-52, and follow them year by year. If retired means having no income from employment, the median age of retirement is about 63 for men, 62 for women. That is true for all cohorts. If earning up to half of one’s previous employment income is deemed consistent with being retired, the median age is about 60 for both men and women. Results obtained in this way are consistent with calculations based on Labour Force Survey data.

http://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap257.pdf

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29. CZECH NATIONAL BANK: "The Impact of Population Ageing on the Czech Economy," by Jan Babecky and Kamil Dybczak (Working Paper No. 1, September 2009, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.cnb.cz/en/research/research_publications/cnb_wp/2009/cnbwp_2009_01.html

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30. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/Ifo INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESifo) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]:

A. "Inter- and Intra-generational Consequences of Pension Buffer Policy under Demographic, Financial and Economic Shocks," by Alessandro Bucciol and Roel Beetsma (WP 2779, September 2009, .pdf format, 40p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=17026

B. "Uncertain Longevity and Investment in Education," by Eytan Sheshinski (WP 2784, August 2009, .pdf format, 18p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=16992

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31. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Does the Welfare State Make Older Workers Unemployable?" by Gilles Saint-Paul (Discussion Paper No. 4440, September 2009, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4440

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

32. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 170, No. 7, Oct. 1, 2009).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol170/issue7/index.dtl

33. European Journal of Palliative Care (Vol. 16, No. 5, 2009).

http://www.ejpc.eu.com/ejpc/ejpcIssue.asp?Z=857220&IssueID=99

34. Experimental Aging Research (Vol. 35, No. 4, 2009).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713722867~db=all

35. Journal of Aging and Health (Vol. 21, No. 7, Oct. 1, 2009).

http://jah.sagepub.com/content/vol21/issue7/?etoc

36. Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts (Vol. 3, No. 3, 2009).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t762319447/title~db=all~content=g915282199

37. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 17, No. 4, October 2009).

http://hk.humankinetics.com/JAPA/currentIssue.cfm

38. Medical Care (Vol. 47, No. 9, September 2009).

http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2009/09000

39. Public Policy and Aging Report (Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009).

http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/publications/public_policy/previous.html

40. Research in Nursing and Health (Vol. 32, No. 5, October 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/33706/home

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41. 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 Sept. 21, 2009:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Sept. 21, 2009:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Sept. 21, 2009:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Sept. 21, 2009:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Sept. 21, 2009:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Sept. 21, 2009:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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IV. Books:

42. SPRINGER PUBLISHING: Social Insurance and Social Justice: Social Security, Medicare and the Campaign Against Entitlements, (2009, ISBN13: 9780826116147, 488p.).

http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=16140

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V. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

43. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) (R01)," (RFA-GM-10-009, a reissue of RFA-GM-09-008, September 18, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-10-009.html

B. "NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Competitive Revisions for Studies Focused on Neuropathic Pain or Neural Plasticity to Promote Collaborative Pain Research (R01)," (PAR-09-264, September 22, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-264.html

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44. AGEWORK.COM: Agework has updated its employment page with listings through Sept. 23, 2009.

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

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VI. Legislation Information Updates:

45. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE HEARING TESTIMONY: "Open Executive Session to Consider an Original Bill Providing for Health Care Reform," hearing held Sept. 22-24, 2009 (Flash format).

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearings.htm

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VII. Websites of Interest:

46. MEDICARE.GOV SITE UPDATES. Medicare.gov updated the following site on Sept. 19, 2009: "Physician and Other Healthcare Professional Directory."

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

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47. AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING/NATIONAL CENTER ON SENIOR TRANSPORTATION WEBCAST: "Concerns About Unsafe Driving: What Do I Say," (August 2009, running time about 60 minutes).

http://icohere-presentations.com/presentations/ASA/WEB082709/ASA082709.html

Thanks,

Charlie

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