Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #507 -- October 8, 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. Data:

1. NATIONAL CENTER ON HEALTH STATISTICS: NCHS has recently announced the update of a series data files that have new mortality linked data from the National Death Index. "Due to confidentiality requirements, access to the restricted-use Linked Mortality File is available only through the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC)." For more information see:

- Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/data_linkage/mortality/nhanesii_linkage_restricted_use.htm

- NHANES I Epidemiologic Followup Study (NHEFS)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/data_linkage/mortality/nhefs_linkage_restricted_use.htm

- 1994-2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/data_linkage/mortality/lsoaii_linkage_restricted_use.htm

- 1985, 1995, 1997, and 2004 National Nursing Home Surveys (NNHS)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/data_linkage/mortality/nnhs_linkage.htm

For more information on the NCHS RDC please visit:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/rdc.htm

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2. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT SURVEY: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Survey has announced the release of "HRS ADAMS 1 data (Early, Version 6.0)." (Oct. 6, 2009).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news273

Data access:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=data

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II. Reports and articles:

3. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORTS, PERIODICAL:

A. "OASDI (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) Beneficiaries by State and ZIP Code, 2008," (October 2009, .pdf, Excel, and HTML format, 734p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2008/index.html

B. "State Assistance Programs for SSI Recipients, January 2009," (October 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 121p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssi_st_asst/2009/index.html

C. "Income of the Aged Chartbook, 2006," (October 2009, HTML and .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/income_aged/2006/index.html

D. "SSI Monthly Statistics, August 2009" (Sept. 2009, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2009-08/index.html

E. Social Security Bulletin (Vol. 69, No. 3, October 2009, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v69n3/index.html

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4. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Retirement Savings: Better Information and Sponsor Guidance Could Improve Oversight and Reduce Fees for Participants," (GAO-09-641, September 2009, .pdf format, 58p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-641

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5. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Independent Contractor's Review of Fiscal Intermediary and Carrier Claims From the Fiscal Year 2008 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Program," (A-01-09-00511, September 2009, .pdf format, 21p.).

Summary:

SafeGuard Services, LLC (SGS), complied with its CMS contract in performing medical reviews of a subsample of claims from the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) samples. To help determine the annual Medicare error rate, CMS's CERT contractor conducts medical reviews of a sample of paid claims. CMS requires the CERT contractor to make medical review decisions in accordance with CMS's written policies.

However, SGS's results may not have provided CMS with assurance that the FY 2008 fiscal intermediary and carrier error rates were accurate. Specifically, SGS found an additional 116 erroneous claims that the CERT contractor had not initially determined to be in error. We were unable to quantify the statistical effect of SGS's results on the FY 2008 fiscal intermediary and carrier error rates. However, the SGS review identified enough incorrect determinations by the CERT contractor to warrant further corrective action by CMS to improve the Medicare error rate process.

We recommended that CMS (1) clarify documentation policies to reduce the number of differences in professional judgment, (2) require the CERT contractor to obtain physician orders to support the medical necessity for diagnostic tests in accordance with Medicare requirements, and (3) require the CERT contractor to develop a corrective action plan to reduce its number of incorrect determinations. In comments on our draft report, CMS concurred with our findings and recommendations and outlined the steps it has taken to begin implementing our recommendations.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/10900511.pdf

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6. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES TABLES: "Medicare: Part B State Buy-Ins 2000-2008," (October 2009, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareEnRpts/Downloads/BuyIns2008.pdf

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7. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASES:

A. "NIDDK Announces Availability of More Current Kidney Disease Data," (October 2, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2009/niddk-02.htm

B. "NIH Grantees Win 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Telomere Research," (October 6, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2009/od-06.htm

C. "Prostate Tumors Can Change the Function of Immune Cells in Mice," (October 7, 2009).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2009/nci-07.htm

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8. NORTH DAKOTA STATE DATA CENTER PERIODICAL: Population Bulletin (Vol. 29, No. 9, September 2009, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this month's issue is: "The 2008 Age Distribution of North Dakota Residents."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/population/PB_25_9press.pdf

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9. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS ARTICLE: "On average, 65-year-old men have 11 healthy years ahead of them," (September 29, 2009).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/gezondheid-welzijn/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2009/2009-2908-wm.htm

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10. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE: "Extra $36 Million to Help Queenslanders Stay Independent and in their Homes," (October 1, 2009, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr09-je-je113.htm

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11. STATISTICS NORWAY PRESS RELEASE: "NOK 2.5 billion in inheritance tax," (October 2, 2009).

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

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12. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION BRIEF: "Medicare Part D Spotlight: Part D Plan Availability in 2010 and Key Changes Since 2006," by Jack Hoadley, Laura Summer, Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, and Elizabeth Hargrave (October 2009, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/7986.cfm

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13. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF, PERIODICAL:

A. "401(k) Plan Asset Allocation, Account Balances, and Loan Activity in 2008," by Jack VanDerhei, Sarah Holden, and Luis Alonso (EBRI Issue Brief No. 335, October 2009, .pdf format, 68p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=4378

B. EBRI Notes (Vol. 30, No. 10, October 2009, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: The two articles in this issue are: "Debt of the Elderly and Near Elderly, 1992-2007," by Craig Copeland; and, "The Relationship Between Union Status and Employment-Based Health Benefits," by Paul Fronstin.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4383

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14. URBAN INSTITUTE BRIEF: "Age Rating Under Comprehensive Health Care Reform: Implications for Coverage, Costs, and Household Financial Burdens," by Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, and Bowen Garrett (October 2009, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/411970.html

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15. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTER-USA BRIEF: "The Role of Community Colleges in an Aging Society and the Importance of Networking," by Cullen Hayashida, Michael Faber, and Jan Abushakrah (October 2009, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.ilcusa.org/pages/publications/caregiving/the-role-of-community-colleges-in-an-aging-society-and-the-importance-of-networking.php

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16. CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH [UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES] ISSUE BRIEF: "California Budget Cuts Fray the Long-Term Safety Net," by Steven P. Wallace, A. E. Benjamin, Valentine M. Villa, and Nadereh Pourat (October 2009, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://new.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/Publication.aspx?pubID=380

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17. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Targeting lymphotoxin-mediated negative selection to prevent prostate cancer in mice with genetic predisposition," by Penghui Zhou, Xianfeng Fang, Beth A. McNally, Ping Yu, Mingzhao Zhu, Yang-Xin Fu, Lizhong Wang, Yang Liu, and Pan Zheng (Vol. 106, No. 40, October 6, 2009, p. 17134-17139).

http://www.pnas.org/content/106/40/17134.abstract

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18. SCIENCE REPORT ABSTRACT: "Ribosomal Protein S6 Kinase 1 Signaling Regulates Mammalian Life Span," by Colin Selman, Jennifer M. A. Tullet, Daniela Wieser, Elaine Irvine, Steven J. Lingard, Agharul I. Choudhury, Marc Claret, Hind Al-Qassab, Danielle Carmignac, Faruk Ramadani, Angela Woods, Iain C. A. Robinson, Eugene Schuster, Rachel L. Batterham, Sara C. Kozma, George Thomas, David Carling, Klaus Okkenhaug, Janet M. Thornton, Linda Partridge, David Gems, and Dominic J. Wither (Vol. 326, No. 5949, October 2, 2009, p. 140-144).

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/326/5949/140

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19. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACT: "Prohibitin couples diapause signalling to mitochondrial metabolism during ageing in C. elegans," by Marta Artal-Sanz & Nektarios Tavernarakis (Vol. 461, No. 7265, October 8, 2009, p. 793-797).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7265/abs/nature08466.html

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20. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY LETTER ABSTRACT: "Ageing-related chromatin defects through loss of the NURD complex," by Gianluca Pegoraro, Nard Kubben, Ute Wickert, Heike Gohler, Katrin Hoffmann and Tom Misteli (Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2009, p. 1261-1267).

http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/v11/n10/abs/ncb1971.html

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21. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLES:

A. "AAV-Tau Mediates Pyramidal Neurodegeneration by Cell-Cycle Re-Entry without Neurofibrillary Tangle Formation in Wild-Type Mice," by Tomasz Jaworski, Ilse Dewachter, Benoit Lechat, Sophie Croes, Annelies Termont, David Demedts, Peter Borghgraef, Herman Devijver, Robert K. Filipkowski, Leszek Kaczmarek, Sebastian Kügler, and Fred Van Leuven (PLoS ONE 4(10): e7280. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007280, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007280

B. "rs5888 Variant of SCARB1 Gene Is a Possible Susceptibility Factor for Age-Related Macular Degeneration," by Jennyfer Zerbib, Johanna M. Seddon, Florence Richard, Robyn Reynolds, Nicolas Leveziel, Pascale Benlian, Patrick Borel, Josue Feingold, Arnold Munnich, Gisele Soubrane, Josseline Kaplan, Jean-Michel Rozet, and Eric H. Souied (PLoS ONE 4(10): e7341. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007341, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007341

C. "Investigating Bacterial Sources of Toxicity as an Environmental Contributor to Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration," by Kim A. Caldwell, Michelle L. Tucci, Jafa Armagost, Tyler W. Hodges, Jue Chen, Shermeen B. Memon, Jeana E. Blalock, Susan M. DeLeon, Robert H. Findlay, Qingmin Ruan, Philip J. Webber, David G. Standaert, Julie B. Olson, and Guy A. Caldwell (PLoS ONE 4(10): e7227. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007227, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007227

D. "Dimethylarginine Dimethylaminohydrolase-1 Transgenic Mice Are Not Protected from Ischemic Stroke," by Frank Leypoldt, Chi-Un Choe, Mathias Gelderblom, Eike-Christin von Leitner, Dorothee Atzler, Edzard Schwedhelm, Christian Gerloff, Karsten Sydow, Rainer H. Boger, and Tim Magnus (PLoS ONE 4(10): e7337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007337, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0007337

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22. LANCET VARIOUS: Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to access to some content.

A. "Effect of tiotropium on outcomes in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (UPLIFT): a prespecified subgroup analysis of a randomised controlled trial," by Marc Decramer, Bartolome Celli, Steven Kesten, Theodore Lystig, Sunil Mehra, and Donald P. Tashkin, for the UPLIFT investigators (Vol. 374, No. 9696, October 3, 2009, p. 1171-1178, Article).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2961298-8/abstract

B. "Ageing populations: the challenges ahead," by Kaare Christensen, Gabriele Doblhammer, Roland Rau, and James W. Vaupel (Vol. 374, No. 9696, October 3, 2009, p. 1196-1208, Review).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2961460-4/abstract

C. "Dealing with the ethical dimension of dementia care," (Vol. 374, No. 9696, October 3, 2009, p. 1120, Editorial).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2961722-0/fulltext

D. "James Vaupel: an innovator in the demography of ageing," by Samuel Loewenberg (Vol. 374, No. 9696, October 3, 2009, p. 1139, Perspectives).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2961729-3/fulltext

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23. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL RESEARCH ARTICLES, ANALYSIS EXTRACT:

A. "Prostate specific antigen for early detection of prostate cancer: longitudinal study," by Benny Holmstrom, Mattias Johansson, Anders Bergh, Ulf-Hakan Stenman, Goran Hallmans, and Par Stattin (BMJ 2009;339:b3537, October 3, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/sep24_1/b3537

B. "Economic evaluation of arthritis self management in primary care," by Anita Patel, Marta Buszewicz, Jennifer Beecham, Mark Griffin, Greta Rait, Irwin Nazareth, Angela Atkinson, Julie Barlow, and Andy Haines (BMJ 2009;339:b3532, October 3, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/sep22_1/b3532

C. "Screening for prostate cancer remains controversial," by Jennifer R. Stark, Lorelei Mucci, Kenneth J. Rothman, and Hans-Olov Adami (BMJ 2009;339:b3601, October 3, 2009).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/339/sep24_1/b3601

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24. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Defibrillator Implantation Early after Myocardial Infarction," by Gerhard Steinbeck, Dietrich Andresen, Karlheinz Seidl, Johannes Brachmann, Ellen Hoffmann, Dariusz Wojciechowski, Zdzislawa Kornacewicz-Jach, Beata Sredniawa, Geza Lupkovics, Franz Hofgartner, Andrzej Lubinski, Marten Rosenqvist, Alphonsus Habets, Karl Wegscheider, and Jochen Senges, for the IRIS Investigators (Vol. 361, No. 15, October 8, 2009, p. 1427-1436).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/361/15/1427

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III. Working Papers:

25. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH:

A. "The Market Crash and Mass Layoffs: How the Current Economic Crisis May Affect Retirement," by Courtney Coile and Phillip B. Levine (w15395, October 2009, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

Recent dramatic declines in U.S. stock and housing markets have led to widespread speculation that shrinking retirement accounts and falling home equity will lead workers to delay retirement. Yet the weakness in the labor market and its impact on retirement is often overlooked. If older job seekers have difficulty finding work, they may retire earlier than expected. The net effect of the current economic crisis on retirement is thus far from clear. In this paper, we use 30 years of data from the March Current Population Survey to estimate models relating retirement decisions to fluctuations in equity, housing, and labor markets. We find that workers age 62 to 69 are responsive to the unemployment rate and to long-run fluctuations in stock market returns. Less-educated workers are more sensitive to labor market conditions and more-educated workers are more sensitive to stock market conditions. We find no evidence that workers age 55 to 61 respond to these fluctuations or that workers at any age respond to fluctuating housing markets. On net, we predict that the increase in retirement attributable to the rising unemployment rate will be almost 50 percent larger than the decrease in retirement brought about by the stock market crash.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w15395

B. "Regulation of private health insurance markets: Lessons from enrollment, plan type choice, and adverse selection in Medicare Part D," by Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, and Joachim Winter (w15392, October 2009, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

We study the Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance program as a bellwether for designs of private, non-mandatory health insurance markets that control adverse selection and assure adequate access and coverage. We model Part D enrollment and plan choice assuming a discrete dynamic decision process that maximizes life-cycle expected utility, and perform counterfactual policy simulations of the effect of market design on participation and plan viability. Our model correctly predicts high Part D enrollment rates among the currently healthy, but also strong adverse selection in choice of level of coverage. We analyze alternative designs that preserve plan variety.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w15392

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26. POPULATION AGING RESEARCH CENTER (PARC) [UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA]: "Personal Attributes and the Financial Well-Being of Older Adults: The Effects of Control Beliefs," by Karen A. Zurlo (WPS 09-03, September 2009, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://repository.upenn.edu/parc_working_papers/27/

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27. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "The Effects of Pension Rights and Retirement Age on Training Participation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment," by Raymond Montizaan, Frank Corvers, and Andries de Grip (Discussion Paper No. 4462, September 2009, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=4462

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

28. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (Vol. 24, No. 5, October 2009).

http://aja.sagepub.com/content/vol24/issue5/

29. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 57, No. 10, October 2009).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117995531/home

30. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (Vol. 8, No. 4, October 2009).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=PEF&volumeId=8&issueId=04&iid=6299428

31. Rotman International Journal of Pension Finance (Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall 2009).

http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ICPM/details.aspx?ContentID=223

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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 Oct. 5, 2009:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 5, 2009:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 5, 2009:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Oct. 5, 2009:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Oct. 5, 2009:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Oct. 5, 2009:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

33. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Nathan Shock Centers Of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (P30)," (RFA-AG-10-009, is a reissue of RFA-AG-04-010, Oct. 1, 2009, National Institute on Aging).

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

B. "Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative (STTR [R41/R42]," (PA-09-266, is a reissue of PA-06-008, Oct. 2, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-266.html

C. "Bioengineering Nanotechnology Initiative (SBIR [R43/44])," (PA-09-267, is a reissue of PA-06-008, Oct. 2, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-267.html

D. "Drug Discovery for Nervous System Disorders (R01)," (PAR-10-001, is a reissue of PAR-07-048, Oct. 2, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-001.html

E. "Drug Discovery for Nervous System Disorders (R21)," (PAR-10-002, is a reissue of PAR-07-049, Oct. 2, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-002.html

F. "Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R03)," (PA-10-008, is a reissue of PA-06-543, Oct. 5, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-008.html

G. "Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R21)," (PA-10-007, is a reissue of PA-06-542, Oct. 5, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-007.html

H. "Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R01)," (PA-10-006, is a reissue of PA-07-282, Oct. 5, 2009, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-006.html

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34. AGEWORK.COM: Agework has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 7, 2009.

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

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VI. Conferences:

35. ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION/COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS: "National Summit On Workable Solutions to Long Term Care Challenges," (October 29, 2009; Washington, DC).

http://www.partnershipsforolderadults.org/content/public/resourcecenter/CPFOAsummit.pdf

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VII. Websites of Interest:

36. HRS BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has recently updated its bibliography. The full bibliography can be found at:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/papers/sho_papers.php?hfyle=bib_all

To search the bibliography, go to:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/biblio

Book Chapters:

Fernandes, M., Meijer, E., Zamarro, G. "Comparison between SHARE, ELSA, and HRS" Chapter 5 in First Results from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (2004-2007): Starting the longitudinal dimension. A. B÷rsch-Supan et al. eds p.23-63 [2008]

Dissertation:

He, Daifeng. Three Essays on Long-Term Care and Life Insurance. St. Louis, Missouri Washington University [2009]

Kaufman, Adam. Esaays in Empirical Health Economics. United States, California University of Southern California [2009]

Kim, So-Yun. The Effect of Long-Term Care Insurance on First Nursing Home Entry and Home Care Use: Using duration analysis. Columbus, Ohio The Ohio State University [2009]

Li, Kemeng. Labor Market Outcomes of Obesity among the Near-Elderly. United States, Michigan Wayne State University [2009]

Ma, Qiufei. Financial resources, living arrangements and private transfers. California The Pardee RAND Graduate School [2009]

McLaughlin, Sara Jane. Successful Aging among Older Americans: Prevalence, Trends, and Disparities. Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan [2009]

Nekuda, Jayme D. The effect of retirement on vigorous physical activity controlling for the socio-demographic variables of age, gender, education, income, race and perceived health status affect. Lincoln, Nebraska The University of Nebraska [2009]

Robinson, Christina A. Three Essays in Health Economics. Raleigh, North Carolina North Carolina State University [2009]

Thomas, Megan. The effect of obesity or disability on the wages on employees in employer-sponsored health insurance plans. Washington, DC Georgetown University [2009]

Way, Megan McDonald. Essays in Intergenerational Transfers. United States, Massachusetts Boston College [2009]

Wiatrowski, Natalie Leland. The Relationship between Fall Severity, Residential Adjustment, Functional Status, and Future Falls among Community Living Older Adults. Boston, Massachusetts University of Massachusetts [2009]

Williams, Laura L. Factors Associated with Sleep Disruption among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the Health and Retirement Study. Birmingham, Alabama The University of Alabama [2009]

Yan, Yu. Body weight and survival: The US experience. Madison, Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin, Madison [2008]

Yeom, Jihye. The Effect of Body Weight on Mortality: Different countries and age groups. Los Angeles, California University of Southern California [2009]

Journal Article:

Allin, Sara, Masseria, Christina, Mossialos, Elias. "Measuring Socioeconomic Differences in Use of Health Care Services by Wealth versus by Income" American Journal of Public Health. 99:10 p.1849-55 [2009]

Bowen, Mary Elizabeth. "Childhood Socioeconomic Status and Racial Differences in Disability: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study (1998-2006)" Social Science and Medicine. 69:3 p.433 [2009]

Bures, Regina M. "Moving the Nest: The Impact of Coresidential Children on Mobility in Later Midlife" Journal of Family Issues. 30:6 p.837-51 [2009]

Butrica, Barbara A., Johnson, Richard W., Zedlewski, Sheila R. "Volunteer Dynamics of Older Americans" The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 64B:5 p.644-55 [2009]

Cai, Qian, Salmon, J. Warren, Rodgers, Mark E. "Factors Associated with Long-stay Nursing Home Admissions among the U.S. Elderly Population: Comparison of logistic regression and the Cox proportional hazards model with policy implications for social work" Social Work in Health Care. 48:2 p.154-68 [2009]

Calvo, Esteban, Haverstick, Kelly, Sass, Steven A. "Gradual Retirement, Sense of Control, and Retirees' Happiness" Research on Aging. 31:1 p.112 [2009]

Caspi, Eilon, Silverstein, Nina M., Porell, Frank, Kwan, Ngai. "Physician Outpatient Contacts and Hospitalizations among Cognitively Impaired Elderly" Alzheimer's and Dementia. 5: p.30-42 [2009]

Chung, Sukyung, Domino, Marisa E., Stearns, Sally C. "The Effect of Retirement on Weight" The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 64B:5 p.656-65 [2009]

Chung, Sukyung, Domino, Marisa E., Stearns, Sally C., Popkin, Barry L. "Retirement and Physical Activity: Analyses by occupation and wealth" American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 36:5 p.422-28 [2009]

Cigolle, Christine T., Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Tian, Zhiyi, Blaum, Caroline S. "Comparing Models of Frailty: The Health and Retirement Study" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57:5 p.830-39 [2009]

Coile, Courtney, Milligan, Kevin. "How Household Portfolios Evolve after Retirement: The Effect of Aging and Health Shocks" Review of Income and Wealth. 59:2 p.226-48 [2009]

Covinsky, Kenneth E., Lindquist, Karla, Dunlop, Dorothy D., Yelin, Edward. "Pain, Functional Limitations, and Aging" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57:9 p.1556 [2009]

DeFries, Triveni, Avendano, Mauricio, Glymour, M. Maria. "Level and Change in Cognitive Test Scores Predict Risk of First Stroke" Journal of the American Geriatrics Association. 57:3 p.499-505 [2009]

Dupre, Matthew E., Beck, Audrey N., Meadows, Sarah O. "Marital Trajectories and Mortality among US Adults" American Journal of Epidemiology. 170:5 p.556-8 [2009]

Engelhardt, Gary V., Kumar, Anil. "The Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution: New Evidence from 401(k) Participation" Economics Letters. 103:1 p.15-17 [2009]

Giandrea, Michael D., Cahill, Kevin E., Quinn, Joseph F. "Bridge Jobs: A Comparison Across Cohorts" Research on Aging. 31:5 p.549 [2009]

Gillen, Martie, Kim, Hyungsoo. "Older Women and Poverty Transition: Consequences of Income Source Changes From Widowhood" Journal of Applied Gerontology. 28:3 p.320-341 [2009]

Hughes, Mary Elizabeth, Waite, Linda J. "Marital Biography and Health at Mid-Life*" Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 50:3 p.344 [2009]

Hung, William W., Wisnivesky, Juan P., Siu, Albert L., Ross, Joseph S. "Cognitive Decline among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 180:2 p.134-137 [2009]

Jenkins, Kristi Rahrig, Kabeto, Mohammed U., Langa, Kenneth M. "Does caring for your spouse harm one's health? Evidence from a United States nationally-representative sample of older adults" Ageing and Society. 29:2 p.277 [2009]

Jurges, Hendrik. "Healthy Minds in Healthy Bodies: An International Comparison of Education-Related Inequality in Physical Health among Older Adults" Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 56:3 p.296-320 [2009]

Karlamangla, Arun S., Miller-Martinez, Dana, Aneshensel, Carol S., Seeman, Teresa E., Wight, Richard G., Chodosh, Joshua. "Trajectories of Cognitive Function in Late Life in the United States: Demographic and Socioeconomic Predictors" American Journal of Epidemiology. 170:3 p.331-42 [2009]

Khwaja, Ahmed, Silverman, Dan, Sloan, Frank, Wang, Yang. "Are mature smokers misinformed?" Journal of Health Economics. 28:2 p.385-97 [2009]

Langa, Kenneth M., Llewellyn, David J., Lang, Iain A., Weir, David R., Wallace, Robert B., Kabeto, Mohammed U., Huppert, Felecia A. "Cognitive Health among Older Adults in the United States and in England" BMC Geriatrics. 9: p.23 [2009]

Lee, Pearl G., Cigolle, Christine, Blaum, Caroline. "The Co-Occurrence of Chronic Diseases and Geriatric Syndromes: the Health and Retirement Study" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57:3 p.511-16 [2009]

Lee, Sei J., Sudore, Rebecca L., Williams, Brie A., Lindquist, Karla, Chen, Helen L., Covinsky, Kevin E. "Functional Limitations, Socioeconomic Status, and All-Cause Mortality in Moderate Alcohol Drinkers" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57:6 p.1110-12 [2009]

Loh, Chung-Ping A. "Physical Inactivity and Working Hour Inflexibility: Evidence from a U.S. Sample of Older Men" Review of Economics of the Household. 7:3 p.257-81 [2009]

McGeary, Kerry Anne. "How Do Health Shocks Influence Retirement Decisions?" Review of Economics of the Household. 7:3 p.307-21 [2009]

Nicklett, Emily J., Liang, Jersey. "Diabetes-Related Support, Regimen Adherence, and Health Decline Among Older Adults" The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 10: p.1093 [2009]

Noone, Jack H., Stephens, Christine, Alpass, Fiona M. "Preretirement Planning and Well-Being in Later Life: A Prospective Study" Research on Aging. 31:3 p.295 [2009]

Polsky, Daniel, Doshi, Jalpa A., Escarce, Jose, Manning, Willard, Paddock, Susan M., Cen, Liyi, Rogowski, Jeannette. "The Health Effects of Medicare for the Near-Elderly Uninsured" Health Services Research. 44:3 p.926-945 [2009]

Rhee, YongJoo, Degenholtz, Howard B., Lo Sasso, Anthony T., Emanuel, Linda L. "Estimating the Quantity and Economic Value of Family Caregiving for Community-Dwelling Older Persons in the Last Year of Life" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57:9 p.1564 [2009]

Roberts, Brent W., Smith, Jacqui, Jackson, Joshua J., Edmonds, Grant. "Compensatory Conscientiousness and Health in Older Couples" Psychological Science. 20:5 p.553 [2009]

Salm, Martin. "Does Job Loss Cause Ill Health?" Health Economics. 18:9 p.1075-89 [2009]

Sheng, Xuewen, Killian, Timothy S. "Over Time Dynamics of Monetary Intergenerational Exchanges" Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 30:3 p.268 [2009]

Sloan, Frank A., Padron, Norma A., Platt, Alyssa C. "Preferences, Beliefs, and Self-Management of Diabetes" Health Services Research. 44:3 p.1068 [2009]

Steffens, David C., Fisher, Gwenith G., Langa, Kenneth M., Potter, Guy G., Plassman, Brenda L. "Prevalence of depression among older Americans: the Aging, Demographics and Memory Study" International Psychogeriatrics. 21:5 p.879-88 [2009]

Steinman, Bernard A., Pynoos, Jon, Nguyen, Anna Q.D. "Fall Risk in Older Adults: Roles of Self-Rated Vision, Home Modifications, and Limb Function" Journal of Aging and Health. 21:5 p.655 [2009]

Theeke, Laurie A. "Predictors of Loneliness in U.S. Adults Over Age Sixty-Five" Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 23:5 p.387-96 [2009]

Tucker-Seeley, Reginald D., Subramanian, S.V., Li, Yi, Sorensen, Glorian. "Neighborhood Safety, Socioeconomic Status, and Physical Activity in Older Adults" American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 37:3 p.207-13 [2009]

Tunceli, Kaan, Short, Pamela Farley, Moran, John R., Tunceli, Ozgur. "Cancer Survivorship, Health Insurance, and Employment Transitions among Older Workers" Inquiry. 46:1 p.17-32 [2009]

Weaver, France, Stearns, Sally C., Norton, Edward C., Spector, William. "Proximity to Death and Participation in the Long-Term Care Market" Health Economics. 18:8 p.867-83 [2009]

Wight, Richard G., Cummings, Janet R., Karlamangla, Arun S., Aneshensel, Carol S. "Urban Neighborhood Context and Change in Depressive Symptoms in Late Life" The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 64B:2 p.247-51 [2009]

Wolinsky, Fredric D., Bentler, Suzanne E., Cook, Elizabeth A., Chrischilles, Elizabeth A., Liu, Li., Wright, Kara B., Geweke, John F., Obrizan, Maksym., Pavlik, Claire E., Ohsfeldt, Robert L., Jones, Michael P., Wallace, Robert B., Rosenthal, Gary E. "A 12-year Prospective Study of Stroke Risk in Older Medicare Beneficiaries" BMC Geriatrics. 9: p.17 [2009]

Zissimopoulos, Julie M., Karoly, Lynn A. "Labor-Force Dynamics at Older Ages: Movements Into Self-Employment for Workers and Nonworkers" Research on Aging. 31:1 p.89 [2009]

Zivin, Kara, Kabeto, Mohammed U., Kales, Helen C., Langa, Kenneth M. "The Effect of Depression and Cognitive Impairment on Enrollment in Medicare Part D" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 57:8 p.1433-40 [2009]

Monograph:

Atlas, Steven J., Skinner, Jonathan S. Education and the Prevalence of Pain. National Bureau of Economic Research; NBER Working Paper #14964 [2009]

Ayyagari, Pdmaja, Sindelar, Jody L. The Impact of Job Stress on Smoking and Quitting: Evidence from the HRS. National Bureau of Economic Research; NBER Working Paper #15232 [2009]

Benitez-Silva, Hugo, Eren, Selcuk, Heiland, Frank, Jimenez-Martin, Sergi. How Well Do Individuals Predict the Selling Prices of Their Homes?. New York, Bard College; The Levy Economics Institute [2009]

Bosworth, Barry, Smart, Rosanna. Evaluating Micro-Survey Estimates of Wealth and Saving. Boston College; Center for Retirement Research, WP #2009-4 [2009]

Butrica, Barbara A., Johnson, Richard W., Mermin, Gordon B.T. Do Health Problems Reduce Consumption at Older Ages?. Boston College; Center for Retirement Research, WP #2009-9 [2009]

Goldman, Dana, Lakdawalla, Darius, Zheng, Yuhui. Food Prices and the Dynamics of Body Weight. National Bureau of Economic Research; NBER Working Paper #15096 [2009]

Marton, James, Woodbury, Stephen A. Retiree Health Benefits and the Decision to Retire. Kalamazoo, MI; W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Sta [2009]

Yogo, Motohiro. Portfolio Choice in Retirement: Health Risk and the Demand for Annuities, Housing and Risky Assets. Boston College; Center for Retirement Research, WP #2009-3 [2009]

Thanks,

Charlie

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