Current Awareness in Aging Report No. 535--May 6, 2010

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 CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATE: "Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities," (2009 Edition, Apr. 2010, tables 6.1-6.9, compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel [.xlsx] format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1232436&intNumPerPage=10

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2. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE: "Retirement Income: Challenges for Ensuring Income throughout Retirement" (GAO-10-632R, April 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-632R

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3. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PERIODICAL, REPORT:

A. Social Security Bulletin (Vol. 70 No. 2, May 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 83p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v70n2/index.html

B. "SSI Recipients by State and County, 2009" (May 2010, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2009/index.html

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4. IOWA STATE DATA CENTER REPORT: "Older Iowans: 2010," (May 2010, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/Publications/older2010

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5. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS WEB MAGAZINE ARTICLE: "Most older people still socially active," by Moniek Coumans and Saskia te Riele (Apr. 27, 2010).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/vrije-tijd-cultuur/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2010/2010-3085-wm.htm

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6. CENTER FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXCELLENCE ISSUE BRIEF: "The Funding of State and Local Pensions: 2009-2013," by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry, and Laura Quinby (April 2010, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.slge.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={6B5D32FD-C99D-41F7-9691-4F1B1D11452B}&DE={39254035-6F82-41F3-8B39-E906BF32EF71}

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7. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: EBRI Notes (Vol. 31, No. 5, May 2010, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: The articles in this issue "Total Individual Account Retirement Plan Assets, by Demographics, 2007, With Market Adjustments to March 2010," by Craig Copeland; and "Retirement Annuity and Employment-Based Pension Income, Among Individuals Age 50 and Over: 2008," by Ken McDonnell.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4546

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8. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 10, No. 9, May 5, 2010).

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=349

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9. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION ISSUE BRIEFS:

A. "Summary of Key Changes to Medicare in 2010 Health Reform Law" (May 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

B. "Explaining Health Reform: Key Changes in the Medicare Advantage Program" (May 2010, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/8071.cfm

C. "Explaining Health Reform: Medicare and the New Independent Payment Advisory Board" (May 2010, .pdf format, 4p.).

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

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10. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE: "A commonly carried allele of the obesity-related FTO gene is associated with reduced brain volume in the healthy elderly," by April J. Ho, Jason L. Stein, Xue Hua, Suh Lee, Derrek P. Hibar, Alex D. Leow, Ivo D. Dinov, Arthur W. Toga, Andrew J. Saykin, Li Shen, Tatiana Foroud, Nathan Pankratz, Matthew J. Huentelman, David W. Craig, Jill D. Gerber, April N. Allen, Jason J. Corneveaux, Dietrich A. Stephan, Charles S. DeCarli, Bryan M. DeChairo, Steven G. Potkin, Clifford R. Jack, Jr., Michael W. Weiner, Cyrus A. Raji, Oscar L. Lopez, James T. Becker, Owen T. Carmichael, and Paul M. Thompson (Vol. 107, No. 18, May 4, 2010, HMTL and .pdf format, p. 8404-8409). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/107/18/8404?etoc

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11. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLOS) ARTICLES:

A. "The Effect of Disease Site (Knee, Hip, Hand, Foot, Lower Back or Neck) on Employment Reduction Due to Osteoarthritis," by Eric C. Sayre, Linda C. Li, Jacek A. Kopec, John M. Esdaile, Sherry Bar, and Jolanda Cibere (PLoS ONE 5(5): e10470. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010470, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010470

B. "Effects of Long-Term Pioglitazone Treatment on Peripheral and Central Markers of Aging," by Eric M. Blalock, Jeremiah T. Phelps, Tristano Pancani, James L. Searcy, Katie L. Anderson, John C. Gant, Jelena Popovic, Margarita G. Avdiushko, Don A. Cohen, Kuey-Chu Chen, Nada M. Porter, and Olivier Thibault (PLoS ONE 5(4): e10405. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010405, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010405

C. "Activation of PERK Signaling Attenuates A{beta}-Mediated ER Stress," by Do Yeon Lee, Kyu-Sun Lee, Hyun Jung Lee, Do Hee Kim, Yoo Hun Noh, Kweon Yu, Hee-Yeon Jung, Sang Hyung Lee, Jun Young Lee, Young Chul Youn, Yoonhwa Jeong, Dae Kyong Kim, Won Bok Lee, and Sung Su Kim (PLoS ONE 5(5): e10489. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010489, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010489

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12. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Relationship Between Early Physician Follow-up and 30-Day Readmission Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure," by Adrian F. Hernandez, Melissa A. Greiner, Gregg C. Fonarow, Bradley G. Hammill, Paul A. Heidenreich, Clyde W. Yancy, Eric D. Peterson, and Lesley H. Curtis (Vol. 303, No. 17, May 5, 2010, p. 1716-1722).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/303/17/1716

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13. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLES:

A. "Population based time trends and socioeconomic variation in use of radiotherapy and radical surgery for prostate cancer in a UK region: continuous survey," by Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Josephine M. Barbiere, David C. Greenberg, Karen A. Wright, and David E. Neal (BMJ 2010;340:c1928, May 1, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/340/apr21_4/c1928

B. "Potential of an age adjusted D-dimer cut-off value to improve the exclusion of pulmonary embolism in older patients: a retrospective analysis of three large cohorts," by Renee A. Douma, Gregoire le Gal, Maaike Sohne, Marc Righini, Pieter W. Kamphuisen, Arnaud Perrier, Marieke J.H.A. Kruip, Henri Bounameaux, Harry R. Buller, and Pierre-Marie Roy (BMJ 2010;340:c1475, May 1, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/340/mar30_3/c1475

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II. Working Papers:

14. WORLD BANK POLICY RESEARCH PROGRAMME: "The payout phase of pension systems: a comparison of five countries," by Roberto Rocha, Dimitri Vittas, and Heinz P. Rudolph (WPS No. 5288, April 2010, ASCII text and .pdf format, 50p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20100429154401

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15. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilation is for Apr. 24, 2010.

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-age

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

16. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (Vol. 25, No. 3, May 2010).

http://aja.sagepub.com/content/vol25/issue3/

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17. 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 May 3, 2010:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of May 3, 2010:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of May 3, 2010:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Mar. 3, 2010:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of May 3, 2010:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of May 3, 2010:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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IV. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

18. AGEWORK: Agework.com has updated its listings through May 6, 2010:

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

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V. Websites of Interest:

19. MEDICARE.GOV WEBSITE UPDATES: The following site was updated on Apr. 30, 2010: "Supplier Directory".

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

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20. NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE: "Elder Abuse," (May 2010). "This resource presents links to publications and related Web sites that focus on abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, and additional information related to abuses committed against the elderly."

http://www.ncjrs.gov/elderabuse/

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It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement; and in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer

Cicero--106-43 B.C.

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Social Sciences Research Services
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