Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #546 -- July 22, 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. Data:

1. INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH/NATIONAL ARCHIVE OF COMPUTERIZED DATA ON AGING DATA RELEASE: ICPSR/NACDA announced the release of the following new dataset that may be of interest to researchers of aging on Jul. 18, 2010.

Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/administration/institutions

- National Health Interview Survey, 2009 (Study No. 28721).

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/28721

- Health Interview Survey, 1965 (Study No. 28761).

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/28761

- Health Interview Survey, 1966 (Study No. 28801).

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/28801

- Health Interview Survey, 1967 (Study No. 28862).

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/28862

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II. Reports and articles:

2. FEDERAL INTERAGENCY FORUM ON AGING-RELATED STATISTICS COMPENDIUM: Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being (July 2010, .pdf format, 155p.).

http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2010_Documents/Docs/OA_2010.pdf

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3. ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION/NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA: Note: The Alzheimer's Association and NIA are seeking review and comments from the research community and other stakeholders." There are three sets of criteria that can be downloaded:

A. "Proposed criteria for Alzheimer's disease dementia," (July 2010, .pdf format, 5p.).

B. "Proposed criteria for mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease," (July 2010, .pdf format, 11p.).

C. "Proposed criteria for preclinical Alzheimer's disease," (July 2010, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.alz.org/research/diagnostic_criteria/

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4. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS:

A. "Guidance and Standards on Language Access Services: Medicare Providers," (OEI-05-10-00050, July 2010, .pdf format, 47p.).

Summary:

Sixty-nine percent of Medicare providers conducted the four-factor assessment recommended by OCR guidance when determining what language access services to offer. However, only 33 percent of Medicare providers offered services consistent with all four of OMH’s Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS) standards on language access services.

OCR guidance and CLAS standards address the provision of language access services. OCR guidance recommends a four-factor assessment to help determine what language access services to offer. OMH’s CLAS standards can help providers become responsive to the cultural and linguistic needs of diverse populations. Four of the fourteen CLAS standards focus on the provision of language access services. These standards are (1) providing services during all business hours, (2) providing verbal offers and written notices of rights to services, (3) assuring the competence of language assistance provided by staff, and (4) providing written materials and signage translated into appropriate languages.

Language access services are designed to promote effective communication between Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons and non-LEP persons. Language access services can include oral interpretation; written translation; and other provisions that enhance communication, such as translated signs. The lack of language access services enables communication barriers to persist between LEP persons and non-LEP persons.

Seventy-three percent of providers reported benefits to offering language access services and 54 percent reported obstacles. Few providers reported data on the costs of providing language access services and the data provided were not comparable.

To improve Medicare providers’ awareness and implementation of CLAS standards and to help providers offer language access services, we recommended that (1) OCR inform providers about OMH’s CLAS standards, (2) OMH increase outreach to providers to familiarize them with CLAS standards, and (3) OMH offer model translated written materials and signs to providers.

OCR and OMH concurred with our recommendations. CMS indicated that it did not have any substantive comments.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-10-00050.pdf

B. "Guidance and Standards on Language Access Services: Medicare Plans," (OEI-05-10-00051, July 2010, .pdf format, 37p.).

Summary:

Eighty-eight percent of Medicare plans conducted the four-factor assessment recommended by OCR guidance when determining what language access services to offer. However, 67 percent of Medicare plans offered services consistent with all four of OMH’s Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS) standards on language access services, largely because Medicare plans did not verbally inform Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons of their right to language access services.

OCR guidance and CLAS standards address the provision of language access services. OCR guidance recommends a four-factor assessment to help determine what language access services to offer. OMH’s CLAS standards can help plans become responsive to the cultural and linguistic needs of diverse populations. Four of the fourteen CLAS standards focus on the provision of language access services. These standards are (1) providing services during all business hours, (2) providing verbal offers and written notices of rights to services, (3) assuring the competence of language assistance provided by staff, and (4) providing written materials translated into appropriate languages.

Language access services are designed to promote effective communication between LEP persons and non-LEP persons. Language access services can include oral interpretation and written translation. The lack of language access services enables communication barriers to persist between LEP persons and non-LEP persons.

Forty-nine percent of Medicare plans reported benefits to offering language access services and 57 percent reported obstacles. We could not compare data on the costs of providing language access services because plans use different methods to calculate costs.

We recommended that OMH collaborate with CMS to inform Medicare plans that they should notify LEP persons both verbally and in writing of their right to receive language access services. CMS has an established infrastructure for communicating with Medicare plans.

OMH and CMS both concurred with our recommendation.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-10-00051.pdf

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5. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATION REPORT: "National Survey of Residential Care Facilities: Sample Frame Construction and Benchmarking Report," by Joshua M. Wiener, Linda Lux, Ruby Johnson, and Angela M. Greene (July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 59p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2010/sfconst.htm

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6. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Older Americans: Continuing Care Retirement Communities Can Provide Benefits, but Not Without Some Risk," (GAO-10-611, June 2010, .pdf format, 43p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-611

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7. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE AND MEDICAID STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATES, PRESS RELEASES:

A. "Figures 4.1-4.3 Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Liability: 2009," (July 2010, .zip compressed .pdf format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1237538&intNumPerPage=10

B. "Figures 10.1-10.2 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Services: 2009," (July 2010, .zip compressed .pdf format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1237537&intNumPerPage=10

C. "CMS Announces Increase in Payment Rates for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities For Fiscal Year 2011," (July 16, 2010).

http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3797

D. "CMS Proposes Payment Changes to Medicare Home Health Services for 2011," (July 16, 2010).

http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3796

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8. US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PERIODICAL: Cityscapes (Vol. 12, No. 2, July 2010, .pdf format, 159p.). Note: The theme of this issue is "Aging in Place."

http://www.huduser.org/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol12num2/index.html

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9. US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS REPORT: "National Compensation Survey: Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2009," (Bulletin 2749, July 2010, .pdf format, 135p.).

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/detailedprovisions/2009/

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10. US CENSUS BUREAU DATA TABLES: "Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems - 2010 First Quarter," (July 2010, HTML, ASCII text, and Excel format).

http://www.census.gov/govs/qpr/

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11. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORT: "International Update, July 2010" (HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2010-07/index.html

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12. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY STATISTICAL BRIEF: "Average Outpatient Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs for the Top Five Most Expensive Prescription Drugs for Adults Age 65 and over: 2005 and 2006," by Frances M. Chevarley (Statistical Brief No. 288, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical Brief&opt=2&id=955

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13. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATION REPORT: "National Survey of Residential Care Facilities: Sample Frame Construction and Benchmarking Report," by Joshua M. Wiener, Linda Lux, Ruby Johnson, and Angela M. Greene (April 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 59p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2010/sfconst.htm

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14. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA REPORTS, ARTICLES:

A. "A Note on Pension Coverage and Earnings Replacement Rates of Retired Men: A Closer Look at Distributions," by Yuri Ostrovsky and Grant Schellenberg (Research Report No. 326, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 22p.).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2010326-eng.htm

B. "Pension Coverage and Earnings Replacement Rates Among Canadian Couples," by Yuri Ostrovsky and Grant Schellenberg (Research Report No. 327, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 30p.).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0019m/11f0019m2010327-eng.htm

C. "Health-promoting factors and good health among Canadians in mid- to late life," by Pamela L. Ramage-Morin, Margot Shields and Laurent Martel (Health Reports, Vol. 21, No. 3, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2010003/article/11289-eng.htm

D. "Labour market activity among seniors," by Sharanjit Uppal (Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 11, No. 7, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, p. 5-18).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/2010107/article/11296-eng.htm

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15. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORT: "National palliative care performance indicators: results of the 2008 performance indicator data collection," (July 2010, .pdf, Rich-text, and zipped Rich-text format, 52p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10770

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16. JAPAN STATISTICS BUREAU REPORT: "Population Estimates: February 1, 2010 (Final estimates), July 1, 2010 (Provisional estimates) (July 2010, HTML and Micorosoft Excel format).

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/jinsui/tsuki/index.htm

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17. MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, AND BUDGET TABLE UPDATES: Population of Michigan Counties by Age: 2000-2009 (July 2010, Microsoft Excel format). Age topcode is 85+.

http://www.michigan.gov/cgi/0,1607,7-158-54534-238995--,00.html

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18. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION REPORT: "Chronic Disease and Co-Morbidity Among Dual Eligibles: Implications for Patterns of Medicaid and Medicare Service Use and Spending," (July 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/8081.cfm

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19. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "What is the Age of Reason?" by Sumit Agarwal, John C. Driscoll, Xavier Gabaix, and David Laibson (IB No. 10-12, July 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

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20. SLOAN CENTER ON AGING AND WORK [BOSTON COLLEGE] REPORT: "Talent Pressures and the Aging Workforce: Responsive Action Steps for the Accommodation and Food Services Sector," by Stephen Sweet and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, with Elyssa Besen, Shoghik Hovhannisyan, and Farooq Pasha (July 2010, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/all_feeds/TM_accommodation.html

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21. URBAN INSTITUTE WEBCAST: "The Big Balance: Raising the Retirement Age while Protecting Those Who Cannot Work," (July 2010, MP3 format, running time 1 hour 18 minutes).

http://www.urban.org/events/The-Big-Balance.cfm

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22. AARP REPORTS:

A. "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage of Older Americans, 2008," by Ke Bin Wu (July 2010, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.aarp.org/money/low-income-assistance/info-07-2010/fs196-economic.html

B. "Graduate Medical Education and Medicare: Understanding the Issues," by Lynn Nonnemaker (April 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-04-2010/i42-gme.html

C. "Changing Health Behaviors: Reducing Obesity by Applying Lessons Learned from the Campaign to Control Tobacco Use," by Lynda Flowers and Shelly-Ann Sinclair (April 2010, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-04-2010/i37-obesity-new.html

D. "Rx Watchdog Report: Brand Name Drug Prices Continue to Climb Despite Low General Inflation Rate," by Leigh Purvis (May 2010, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-04-2009/rx_watchdog.html

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23. NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE FOUNDATION REPORT: "US Attitudes Toward Social Security Survey," (July 2010, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.ncpssmfoundation.org/unh_poll_report.pdf

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24. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLE: "The association between resilience and survival among Chinese elderly," by Ke Shen and Yi Zeng (Vol. 23, Article 5, July 2010, .pdf format, p. 105-116).

http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol23/5/

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25. AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: Health Policy Outlook (No. 2, July 2010, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.). The title of this issue is "Addressing Geographic Variation and Health Care Efficiency : Lessons for Medicare from Private Health Insurers," by Darius Lakdawalla, Tomas J. Philipson, and Dana Goldman.

http://www.aei.org/outlook/100975

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26. JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION REPORT: "A national study of people over 50 living with HIV," by Lisa Power, Michael Bell, and Iriann Freemantle (June 2010, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/over-50-living-with-HIV

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27. BROOKINGS INSTITUTE ARTICLE: "The Right Reason for Saving Social Security," by Alice Rivlin (July 2010).

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0722_saving_social_security_rivlin.aspx

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28. EUROPEAN CENTRE OF SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND RESEARCH NEWSLETTER: Mainstreaming Ageing (Summer 2010, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.monitoringris.org/documents/MaimiNL2010_summer.pdf

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29. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Presynaptic dopaminergic compartment determines the susceptibility to L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in rats," by Ayse Ulusoy, Gurdal Sahin, and Deniz Kirik (Vol. 107, No. 29, July 20, 2010, p. 13159-13164).

http://www.pnas.org/content/107/29/13159.abstract

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30. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACT: "A new DAF-16 isoform regulates longevity," by Eun-Soo Kwon, Sri Devi Narasimhan, Kelvin Yen & Heidi A. Tissenbaum (Vol. 466, No. 7305, July 22, 2010, p. 498-502).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7305/abs/nature09184.html

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31. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: "AIDS and declining support for dependent elderly people in Africa: retrospective analysis using demographic and health surveys," by Tim Kautz, Eran Bendavid, Jay Bhattacharya, and Grant Miller (BMJ 2010;340:c2841, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/340/jun16_3/c2841

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32. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PloS) ONE ARTICLES:

A. "Transgenic Expression of the Amyloid-{beta} Precursor Protein-Intracellular Domain Does Not Induce Alzheimer's Disease-Like Traits In Vivo," by Luca Giliberto, Cristina d'Abramo, Christopher Michael Acker, Peter Davies, and Luciano D'Adamio (PLoS ONE 5(7): e11609. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011609, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0011609

B. "Thrombin-Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor (TAFI) Deficient Mice Are Susceptible to Intracerebral Thrombosis and Ischemic Stroke," by Peter Kraft, Tobias Schwarz, Joost C. M. Meijers, Guido Stoll, and Christoph Kleinschnitz (PLoS ONE 5(7): e11658. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011658, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0011658

C. "Culture Shapes Efficiency of Facial Age Judgments," by Gizelle Anzures, Liezhong Ge, Zhe Wang, Shoji Itakura, and Kang Lee (PLoS ONE 5(7): e11696. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011696, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0011696

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III. Working Papers:

33. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY: "Sexual Frequency Decline from Mid- to Later-Life," by Amelia Karraker, John DeLamater, and Christine R. Schwartz (Working Paper 2009-13, 2010, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

Objective. To examine sexual frequency decline among American men and women between the ages of 44 and 72 born from 1933 to 1948.

Methods. Using data from the National Health and Social Life Study (NHSLS) and the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), the decline in sexual frequency is decomposed into declines due changes in marital status, physical health, and happiness. We examine the contribution of both changes in the composition of the population with respect to these factors as well as changes in the association between these factors and sexual frequency by age.

Results. For women, changes in proportion widowed and never married are significant factors in sexual frequency decline, as is change in the association between happiness and sexual frequency. Among men, both poorer physical health at older ages and a decrease in its association with frequency are significant factors in the decline. A change in the association between happiness and frequency is also a significant factor for men. Reverse causality may explain the happiness-frequency findings for both men and women.

Discussion. Results provide evidence for gendered experiences in the (sexual) life course.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2009-13.pdf

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34. 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 Jul. 10, 2010.

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

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

35. European Journal of Palliative Care (Vol. 17, No. 4, 2010).

http://www.ejpc.eu.com/ejpc/ejpcIssue.asp?Z=36725&IssueID=104

36. OMEGA--Journal of Death and Dying (Vol. 61, No. 3, 2010).

http://baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=issue&issn=0030-2228&volume=61&issue=3

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37. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of July 19, 2010:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of July 19, 2010:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of July 19, 2010:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of July 19, 2010:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of July 19, 2010:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of July 19, 2010:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

38. NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL MONOGRAPH: Conducting Biosocial Surveys: Collecting, Storing, Accessing, and Protecting Biospecimens and Biodata, edited by Robert M. Hauser, Maxine Weinstein, Robert Pool, and Barney Cohen (National Academies Press 2010, OpenBook and .pdf format, 88p.). Links to ordering information for a print copy are available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12942

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VI. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

39. US INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Alzheimer's Disease Core Centers (P30)," (RFA-AG-11-005, a reissue of RFA-AG-10-001, July 15, 2010, National Institute on Aging).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-11-005.html

B. "Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change (R21)," (PAR-10-235, July 21, 2010, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-235.html

C. "Bioengineering Research Partnerships (BRP)[R01]," (PAR-10-234, a reissue of PAR-07-352, July 21, 2010, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-234.html

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40. AGEWORK.COM: Agework.com has updated its employment opportunities page through Jul. 22, 2010.

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

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

41. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Secure Retirement or Risky Investment?" a hearing held July 21, 2010 (statements in .pdf format, full-hearing can be viewed via FlashPlayer).

http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=326543&

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42. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR HEARING TESTIMONY: "Creating Greater Accounting Transparency for Pensioners," a hearing held July 20, 2010 (witness statements in .pdf format, full hearing in Windows Media Player format).

http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/2010/07/creating-greater-accounting-tr.shtml

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VIII. Websites of Interest:

43. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH SENIORHEALTH UPDATE: A section on "Creating a Family Health History" has been added to NIHSeniorHealth.

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/creatingafamilyhealthhistory/toc.html

NIHSeniorHealth:

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

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44. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION MANUAL: "Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities," (July 2010, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://download.ncadi.samhsa.gov/ken/pdf/SMA10-4515/toolkitoverview_final.pd

Thanks,

Charlie

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