Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #563 -- November 18, 2010

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NOTE: Next week's CAAR Report will be distributed on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US on November 25. Thursday delivery will resume the following week.

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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. WISCONSIN LONGITUDINAL STUDY: "Change Notice #31 - data version 12.24 - November 2010" (November 2010).

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/data/updates/change_notice/chnt_031.htm

More information about WLS:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/

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2. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY DATA UPDATE: "New Experimental Modules for HRS 2012 Invited (November 2010). For more information see:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news297

More information about HRS:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php

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

Data for Lithuania and Estonia were revised and updated (Nov. 17, 2010).

Data availability:

http://www.mortality.org/cgi-bin/hmd/DataAvailability.php

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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4. INTEGRATED PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SERIES (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA) AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY UPDATE: "The IPUMS-USA project has added the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) public-use microdata file to the data series. The ACS is the biggest publicly available source of microdata on the American population, and the IPUMS version includes several features not available in the original Census Bureau data. In particular, IPUMS offers a wider suite of geographic identifiers (although no areas with fewer than 100,000 people can be identified), family interrelationship variables that include nonrelatives of the householder, and new consistency edits for health insurance variables to maximize data accuracy and comparability."

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/revisions.shtml#update110910

IPUMS USA:

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/data.shtml

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II. Reports and articles:

5. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING PERIODICAL: AoA eNews (November 2010, .pdf format, 1]11p.).

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/Enews/index.aspx

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6. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES FINAL DECISION MEMO, NEWS RELEASE:

A. "Decision Memo for Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy (CAG-00119R2, November 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.cms.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?from2=viewdecisionmemo.asp&id=243&

B. "CMS Introduces New Center for Medicare And Medicaid Innovation, Initiatives to Better Coordinate Health Care" (Nov. 16, 2010).

http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=3871

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7. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Private Pensions: Changes Needed to Better Protect Multiemployer Pension Benefits" (GAO-11-79, October 2010, HTML and .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-79

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8. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NEWS RELEASES:

A. "Open Enrollment for 2011 Medicare prescription drug and health plans begins Nov. 15th" (Nov. 15, 2010).

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/11/20101115a.html

B. "Medicare finalizes new rules to require equal visitation rights for all hospital patients" (Nov. 17, 2010).

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/11/20101117a.html

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

A. "Adverse Events in Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries" (OEI-06-09-00090, November 2010, .pdf format, 74p.).

Abstract:

We found that about one in seven hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries (13.5 percent) experienced harm as a result of an adverse event during hospital stays.These events included the National Quality Forum Serious Reportable Events; Medicare hospital-acquired conditions; and events resulting in prolonged hospital stays, permanent harm, life-sustaining intervention, or death.The incidence rate projects to about 134,000 Medicare beneficiaries experiencing at least one adverse event in hospitals during a single month, with events contributing to the deaths of about 15,000 beneficiaries.

Physician reviewers determined that 44 percent of events were preventable, most commonly because of medical errors, substandard care, and inadequate patient monitoring.Further, additional hospital care necessitated by these events consumed an estimated 3.5 percent of Medicare's inpatient expenditures for the sample month, or about $4.4 billion in Medicare costs annually. Two-thirds of these costs were the result of additional hospital stays necessitated by harm from the events.

This report is based on a nationally representative sample of 780 Medicare beneficiaries discharged from acute care hospitals during October 2008.Physician reviewers used medical records to identify adverse events and assess whether each event was preventable.We used Medicare claims data to estimate Medicare costs.

Because many events that we identified were preventable, our study confirms the need and opportunity for hospitals to reduce the incidence of adverse events.Further, we recommended that AHRQ and CMS use their unique positions to lead national efforts to reduce events. We recommended that these agencies broaden patient safety efforts to include all types of adverse events and enhance efforts to identify events.We also recommended that CMS provide further incentives for hospitals to reduce adverse events through its payment and oversight functions, including strengthening the Medicare hospital-acquired conditions policy and holding hospitals accountable for adopting evidence-based practices.

Both AHRQ and CMS concurred with our recommendations.AHRQ stated that adverse events affect hospital patients at an "alarming rate" and that it intends to foster continued improvement in both identifying and reducing adverse events through operational programs, research efforts, and further collaboration with other agencies.CMS stated that it is committed to the reduction of adverse events in hospitals and other health care settings and outlined several current and planned efforts to both create incentives and provide support for patient safety improvements by hospitals.

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-09-00090.pdf

B. "Medicare Part D Pharmacy Discounts for 2008" (OEI-02-10-00120, November 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

Abstract:

Part D sponsors negotiated discounts from network pharmacies for Medicare beneficiaries. These discounts directly affect the amount that beneficiaries and the Government pay for drugs. The Part D sponsors we reviewed relied on pharmacies benefit managers to negotiate these discounts. Pharmacies generally accepted these lower prices because participating in sponsors' networks increased the number of beneficiaries who used their pharmacies.

For brand-name drugs, the pharmacy discounts were based on average wholesale prices and varied by the length of supply, pharmacy type, and geographic location, whereas discounts for generic drugs were based on prices established by the pharmacy benefit managers. Additionally, for five of the six sponsors, pharmacy discounts were not always passed on to beneficiaries and the Government.

These results provide valuable information about how pharmacy benefit managers negotiate with pharmacies for lower Part D drug prices. These results further highlight the importance of sponsors ensuring that they are receiving the pharmacy discounts they negotiated and that they are passing these discounts on to beneficiaries and the Government.

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-10-00120.pdf

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10. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE: "Mouse study shows effect of blood pressure drug on Alzheimer's disease" (Nov. 15, 2010).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nia-15.htm

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11. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY POLICY PERIODICAL: "International Update, November 2010" (HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2010-11/index.html

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12. EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND RESEARCH HANDBOOK: "Measuring Progress: Indicators for care homes" (October 2010, .pdf format, 92p.).

http://www.euro.centre.org/data/progress/PROGRESS_ENGLISH.pdf

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13. INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION REPORT: "World Social Security Report 2010/11. Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond" (November 2010, .pdf format, 278p.).

http://www.ilo.org/global/What_we_do/Publications/ILOBookstore/Orderonline/Books/lang--en/docName--WCMS_146566/index.htm

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14. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS WEB MAGAZINE ARTICLE: "Expenditure on pension benefits continues to rise," by Linda Peters (November 2010).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/overheid-politiek/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2010/2010-3239-wm.htm

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15. STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA REPORT: "Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2008" (November 2010, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P0309.3&SCH=4790

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16. GOVERMNENT OFFICES OF SWEDEN REPORT: "The future need for care: Results from the LEV project" (September 2010, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.sweden.gov.se/content/1/c6/15/36/57/d30b0968.pdf

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17. AARP FACT SHEETS:

A. "Impact of Modernizing the American Poverty Measure on the Poverty Status of Older Persons," by Ke Bin Wu (November 2010, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.aarp.org/money/low-income-assistance/info-11-2010/fs205-economic.html

B. "Medicare Part D Open Enrollment: Tough Choices for 2011 as Plans Change, Costs Shift," by N. Lee Rucker and Leigh Purvis (November 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-11-2010/fs207-medicare.html

C. "The Employment Situation, October 2010: Nonfarm Payroll Employment Increases, But Fewer Older Workers Have Jobs," by Sara E. Rix (November 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-11-2010/fs206-economic.html

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18. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL ARTICLE: "Retirement Plan Participation: Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Data, 2009," by Craig Copeland (in EBRI Notes, Vol. 31, No. 11, November 2010, .pdf format, p. 2-12).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4702

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19. FINANCIAL SERVICES CONSUMER PANEL [LONDON, UK] REPORT: "Annuitisation Process And Consumer Detriment: An Initial Investigation of Issues," by Jackie Wells and Mary Gostelow (August 2010, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.fs-cp.org.uk/publications/pdf/annuities.pdf

More information about FSCP:

http://www.fs-cp.org.uk/about_us/index.shtml

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20. METLIFE MATURE MARKET INSTITUTE REPORT: "Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs: The 2010 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs" (October 2010, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/2010-market-survey-ltcc.html

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21. MOWATT CENTRE FOR POLICY INNOVATION (University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Report: "Is 70 the New 65? Raising the Eligibility Age in the Canada Pension Plan," by Martin Hering and Thomas R. Klassen (November 2010, .pdf format, 17p.). Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

http://www.mowatcentre.ca/research-topic-mowat.php?mowatResearchID=28

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22. SLOAN CENTER ON WORK AND AGING AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "The New Unemployables: Older Job Seekers Struggle To Find Work During The Great Recession," by Maria Heidkamp, Nicole Corre, and Carl E. Van Horn (Issue Brief No. 25, November 2010, .pdf format,24p.).

http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/IB25_NewUnemployed.pdf

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23. URBAN INSTITUTE POLICY BRIEF: "The Future of Social Security: Solvency, Work, Adequacy, and Equity" (November 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412253.html

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24. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLE: "Adverse Drug Reactions Related Hospital Admissions in Persons Aged 60 Years and over, The Netherlands, 1981-2007: Less Rapid Increase, Different Drugs," by Klaas A. Hartholt, Nathalie van der Velde, Caspar W. N. Looman, Martien J.M. Panneman, Ed F. van Beeck, Peter Patka, and Tischa J.M. van der Cammen (PLoS ONE 5(11): e13977. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013977, Vol. 5, No. 11, November 2010, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0013977

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25. SCIENCE, VARIOUS:

A. Prion-Like Behavior of Amyloid-{beta}," by Jungsu Kim and David M. Holtzman (Perspective summary, Vol. 330, No. 6006, Nov. 12, 2010, p. 918-919).

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/330/6006/918.summary

B. "Peripherally Applied AContaining Inoculates Induce Cerebral {beta}-Amyloidosis," by Yvonne S. Eisele, Ulrike Obermuller, Gotz Heilbronner, Frank Baumann, Stephan A. Kaeser, Hartwig Wolburg, Lary C. Walker, Matthias Staufenbiel, Mathias Heikenwalder, and Mathias Jucker (Report abstract, Vol. 330, No. 6006, Nov. 12, 2010, p. 980-982).

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/330/6006/980.abstract

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26. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, VARIOUS:

A. "Elderly patients are dying after surgery because of poor care, review says," by Susan Mayor (News, BMJ 2010;341:c6412, Vol. 341, No. 7781, Nov. 13, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1013). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c6412.full

B. "Official resigns amid prostate screening controversy," by Jeanne Lenzer (News, BMJ 2010; 341:c6346, Vol. 341, No. 7781, Nov. 13, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1018). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c6346.full

C. "Men and midlife crises," by Margaret McCartney (Observations, BMJ 2010; 341:c5661, Vol. 341, No. 7781, Nov. 13, 2010, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1028). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c5661.full

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27. LANCET NEUROLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Gene delivery of AAV2-neurturin for Parkinson's disease: a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial," by William J. Marks, Raymond T. Bartus, Joao Siffert, Charles S. Davis, Andres Lozano, Nicholas Boulis, Jerrold Vitek, Mark Stacy, Dennis Turner, Leonard Verhagen, Roy Bakay, Raymond Watts, Barton Guthrie, Joseph Jankovic, Richard Simpson, Michele Tagliati, Ron Alterman, Matthew Stern, Gordon Baltuch, Philip A. Starr, Paul S. Larson, Jill L. Ostrem, John Nutt, Karl Kieburtz, Jeffrey H. Kordower, and C. Warren Olanow (Vol. 9, No. 12, December 2010, p. 1164-1172).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2810%2970254-4/abstract

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III. Working Papers:

28. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH:

A. "Children and Household Utility: Evidence from Kids Flying the Coop," by Norma B. Coe and Anthony Webb (WP 2010-16, November 2010, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/children_and_household_utility_evidence_from_kids_flying_the_coop.html

B. "What is the Impact of Foreclosures on Retirement Security?" by Irena Dushi, Leora Friedberg, and Anthony Webb (WP 2010-17, November 2010, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/what_is_the_impact_of_foreclosures_on_retirement_security.html

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29. INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (ISER) [UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX, COLCHESTER, UK]: "The take-up of Carer's Allowance: a feasibility study," by Richard Berthoud (WP 2010-38, November 2010, .pdf format, 47p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2010-38

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30. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Framing Social Security Reform: Behavioral Responses to Changes in the Full Retirement Age," by Luc Behaghel and David M. Blau (Discussion Paper 5310, November 2010, .pdf format, 61p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=5310

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31. NEW ZEALAND TREASURY/KAITOHUNTOHU KAUPAPA RAWA: "Healthy, Wealthy and Working: Retirement Decisions of Older New Zealanders," by Jamas Enright and Grant M. Scobie (WP 10/02, 2010, .pdf format, 110p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/wp/2010/10-02/

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32. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilations are for Nov. 6, 2010.

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

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

33. American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 100, No. 12, December 2010).

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/content/vol100/issue12/index.dtl?etoc

34. The Gerontologist (Vol. 50, No. 6, December 2010).

http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/6.toc

35. International Journal of Aging and Human Development (Vol. 71, No. 4, 2010).

http://baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0091-4150

36. Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 67, No. 6, December 2010).

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/67/6.toc?etoc

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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 Nov. 15, 2010:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Nov. 15, 2010:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Nov. 15, 2010:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Nov. 15, 2010:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Nov. 15, 2010:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Nov. 15, 2010:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

38. ELSEVIER PUBLISHING: Recent Advances in Parkinson's Disease: Part I: Basic Research, by Anders Bjorklund and Angela Cenci-Nilsson (2010, 332p., ISBN: 978-0-444-53614-3). For more information, including ordering information see:

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/722562/description

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39. INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE: Providing Healthy and Safe Foods As We Age: Workshop Summary, by Leslie Pray, Caitlin Boon, Emily Ann Miller, and Laura Pillsbury (National Academies Press, 2010, OpenBook and .pdf format, 182p.). Ordering information for a print copy is available at the site. Note: NAP requires free registration before providing the .pdf version.

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12967

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40. SPRINGER PUBLISHING: Resilience in Aging: Concepts, Research, and Outcomes, edited by Barbara Resnick, Lisa P. Gwyther, and Karen A. Roberto (2011, 380p., ISBN: 978-1-4419-0231-3). For more information, including ordering information see:

http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/book/978-1-4419-0231-3

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VI. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

41. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

A. "Limited Competition: Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan (R01) (PAR-11-030, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies, multiple application due dates). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-030.html

B. "Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan (R21) (PAR-11-031, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies, multiple application due dates). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-031.html

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42. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: The National Bureau of Economic Research seeks applications to its Visiting Fellows Program in Aging Research for the 2011-2012 and/or 2012-2013 academic years.

These post-doctoral fellowships provide support for one or two years of intensive research on health and aging issues at NBER's office in Cambridge (Massachusetts) and are targeted toward economists who are at an early stage in their research careers or who wish to focus more intensively on topics in aging and health.PhD students receiving their degrees this year are also encouraged to apply.

Applications are due on or before December 28, 2010.

NBER encourages applications from individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Program details and an on-line application for the Program are available at:"

https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=528250&t=1

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43. AGEWORK.COM: Agework.com has updated its employment listings through Nov. 18, 2010.

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

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VII. Conferences:

44. CONFERERNCEALERTS.COM CONFERENCE UPDATES:

A. Gerontology:

The following conferences have recently been added to conferencealerts.com's gerontology conferences:

Nov. 26-27, 2010: 2nd Conference on Positive Aging, Vancouver, Canada

Nov. 27-29, 2010: 2nd European Cardiovascular Conference on the Elderly Patient (ECCEP), Athens Greece

Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2010: 55th Congresso Nazionale Sigg - Invecchiamento E Longevita': Piu' Geni O Piu' Ambiente ,Florence Italy

Dec. 7-10, 2010: Fourth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging, Los Angeles California

Jan. 9-11, 2011: International Conference on Recent trends in therapeutic advancement of free radical science and 10th Annual meeting of the SFRR-India, Chennai India

Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2011: Keystone Symposia: Genomic Instability and DNA Repair, Keystone Colorado

Apr. 2, 2011: Women's Health: Science, Technology and Society, Brooklyn, New York

Apr. 14-17: VII European Congress Iagg-Er: Healthy and Active Ageing for All Europeans II, Bologna Italy

Apr. 26-30, 2011: Aging in America Conference, San Francisco California

May 20-23, 2011: Retirement Communities World Australia 2011, Sydney Australia

Aug. 31-Sep. 3, 2011: Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, 5th Conference (SENS5), Cambridge United Kingdom

Oct. 23-27, 2011: Asia / Oceania Region of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Melbourne Australia

Jun. 10-13, 2012: 21st Nordic Congress of Gerontology - Dilemmas in Ageing Societies, Copenhagen Denmark

All conferences can be accessed at Conferencealerts.com's gerontology page:

http://www.conferencealerts.com/aging.htm

B. Palliative Care: The following conference has recently been added to conferencealerts.com's palliative care conferences:

Mar. 14-15, 2011: First National Palliative Care Summit, Washington DC

All conferences can be accessed at Conferencealerts.com's palliative care page:

http://www.conferencealerts.com/hospice.htm

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

45. US SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARING TESTIMONY: "Strengthening Medicare and Medicaid: Taking Steps to Modernize Americas Health Care System," a hearing held Nov. 17, 2010 (.pdf format). In addition to the print testimony, a video transcript of the hearing (no running time given) is available at the site.

http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=280ebc81-5056-a032-5254-1010c1e9b945

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46. US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITY HEARING PUBLICATION: "Enforcement of the Criminal Laws Against Medicare and Medicaid Fraud," a hearing held Mar. 4, 2010 (House Serial Publication No. 111-113, ASCII text and .pdf format, 119p.).

ASCII text:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:55222.wais

.pdf:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_house_hearings&docid=f:55222.wais.pdf

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IX. BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

47. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: HRS at the University of Michigan has recently updated its bibliography. The entire bibliography is available at:

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

Recent additions:

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Atlas, Steven J.; Skinner, Jonathan, "Education and the Prevalence of Pain" in Wise, David, Research Findings in the Economics of Aging [2010]

Axel Borsch-Supan, "Work Disability: The Effects of Demography, Health, and Disability Insurance" in David A. Wise, Research Findings in the Economics of Aging [2010]

David M. Cutler; Mary Beth Landrum; Kate A. Stewart, "How Do The Better Educated Do It? Socioeconomic Status And The Ability To Cope With Underlying Impairment" in Wise, David A., Developments in the economics of aging [2009]

Florian Heiss; Daniel McFadden; Joachim Winter, "Mind the Gap Consumer Perceptions and Choices of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans" in Wise, David, Research Findings in the Economics of Aging [2010]

James Banks; Michael Marmot; Zoe Oldfield; James P. Smith, "The SES Health Gradient On Both Sides Of The Atlantic" in Wise, David A., Developments in the economics of aging [2009]

James Banks; Richard Blundell; Zo Oldfield; James P. Smith, "Housing Price Volatility and Downsizing in Later Life" in Wise, David A., Research Findings in the Economics of Aging [2010]

Michael Hurd; Monika Reti; Susann Rohwedder, "The Effect of Large Capital Gains or Losses on Retirement" in David A. Wise, Developments in the economics of aging [2009]

DISSERTATIONS:

Biswas, Arpita, Essays in contemporary tax law changes, Clemson University [2010]

Cardona, Laura A, Understanding Quality of Life in Older Adults, University of North Texas [2010]

Guzzardo, MarianaT., Accessibility of the residential environment: Its influence on the depressive symptoms of older adults, Storrs, CT University of Connecticut [2010]

Isaacs, K., Women's retirement insecurity across U.S. birth cohorts, United States -- North Carolina Duke University [2010]

Li, Xiaoyan, Extending the working lives of older workers: The impact of Social Security policies and labor market, The Pardee RAND Graduate School [2010]

Peng, Yu-I, Social security claiming of the elderly in the United States, University of Washington [2010]

Sheffield, Kristen Marie Hopper, Changes in the prevalence of cognitive impairment among older Americans, 1993--2004: Overall trends and differences by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, The University of Texas [2010]

Silver, Michelle Pannor, Work, retirement, and well-being: Does what you did for a living influence how you feel in retirement? Women's retirement and self-assessed well-being: An analysis of three measures of well-being among recent and long-term retirees relative to homemakers, The University of Chicago [2010]

Xu, Jun, Discrimination and health: A longitudinal study, Clemson University [2010]

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Anderson, Christina N.; Kim, Hyungsoo, "An Examination of Older Immigrants' Use of Dental Services in the United States," Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 22:1 [2010]

Anonymous, "Aging; Data on aging reported by researchers at Duke University," Aging and Elder Health Week, : [2009]

Anonymous, "Financial Literacy Lacking Among Older Population," Journal of Financial Planning, 23:2 [2010]

Avendano, Mauricio; Glymour, M. M.; Banks, James; Mackenbach, Johan, "Health disadvantage in US adults aged 50 to 74 years: a comparison of the health of rich and poor Americans with that of Europeans," Am J Public Health, 99:3 [2009]

Ayalon, Liat, "Willingness to Participate in Alzheimer's disease Research and Attitudes towards Proxy Informed Consent: Results from the Health and Retirement Study," American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17:1 [2009]

Banks, James; Muriel, Alistair; Smith, James P., "Disease Prevalence, Disease Incidence, and Mortality in the United States and in England," Demography, 47:Supplement [2010]

Ben tez-Silva, Hugo ; Eren, Selcuk; Heiland, Frank ; Jimenez-Martin, Sergi, "Using the Health and Retirement Study to Analyze Housing Decisions, Housing Values, and Housing Prices," Cityscape, 12:2 [2010]

Brown, Maria Teresa, "Early-Life Characteristics, Psychiatric History, and Cognition Trajectories in Later Life," The Gerontologist, 50:5 [2010]

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

Chung, Sukyung; Mehta, Kala; Shumway, Martha; Alvidrez, Jennifer; Perez-Stable, Eliseo J., "Risk Perception and Preference for Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease," Value in Health : the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 12:4 [2009]

Crimmins, Eileen; Kim, J.K.; Sole-Auro, A., "Gender differences in health: results from SHARE, ELSA and HRS," European Journal of Public Health, : [2010]

DeNardi, M.; French, E.; Jones, J., "Why Do the Elderly Save? The Role of Medical Expenses," The Journal of Political Economy, 118:1 [2010]

Freedman, Vicki A.; Grafova, Irina B. ; Rogowski, Jeannette, "Neighborhoods and Chronic Disease Onset in Later Life," American Journal of Public Health, :Epub ahead of print [2010]

Gallo, William; Brand, Jennie; Teng, Hsun-Mei; Leo-Summers, Linda; Byers, Amy, "Differential Impact of Involuntary Job Loss on Physical Disability Among Older Workers Does Predisposition Matter?," Research on Aging, 31:3 [2009]

Golberstein, E.; Grabowski, D. C.; Langa, K. M.; Chernew, M. E., "Effect of Medicare Home Health Care Payment on Informal Care," Inquiry, 46:1 [2009]

Goldman, Dana; Zheng, Yuhui; Girosi, Federico; Michaud, Pierre-Carl; Olshansky, S. J.; Cutler, David; Rowe, John, "The benefits of risk factor prevention in Americans aged 51 years and older," Am J Public Health, 99:11 [2009]

Ha, Jung-Hwa, "The Effects of Positive and Negative Support From Children on Widowed Older Adults' Psychological Adjustment: A Longitudinal Analysis," The Gerontologist, 50:4 [2010]

Hauser, Robert M.; Weir, David R., "Recent Developments in Longitudinal Studies of Aging in the United States," Demography, 47:Supplement [2010]

Hurd, Michael; Rohwedder, Su; sann, "Methodological Innovations in Collecting Spending Data: The HRS Consumption and Activities Mail Survey," Fiscal Studies, 30:3-4 [2009]

James III, Russell; Sweaney, Anne, "Housing Dissatisfaction and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults," Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 24:1 [2010]

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 [2009]

Kelly, Anne; Conell-Price, Jessamyn; Covinsky, Kenneth; Cenzer, Irena; Chang, Anna; Boscardin, W. J.; Smith, Alexander, "Length of Stay for Older Adults Residing in Nursing Homes at the End of Life," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58:9 [2010]

Mehta, Kala; Stewart, Anita; Langa, Kenneth; Yaffe, Kristine; Moody-Ayers, Sandra; Williams, Brie; Covinsky, Kenneth, "Below average self-assessed school performance and Alzheimer's disease in the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study," Alzheimer's and dementia, 5:5 [2009]

Meng, Hongdao; Hale, Lauren; Friedberg, Fred, "Prevalence and Predictors of Fatigue in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58:10 [2010]

Nicholas, Lauren Hersch, "Can Food Stamps Help to Reduce Medicare Spending on Diabetes?," Economics and Human Biology, In Press, Accepted Manuscript: [2010]

Noel-Miller, Claire, "Spousal loss, children, and the risk of nursing home admission," J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 65B:3 [2010]

Noel-Miller, Claire, "Longitudinal Changes in Disabled Husbands and Wives Receipt of Care," The Gerontologist, 50:5 [2010]

Noone, Jack; Stephens, Christine; Alpass, Fiona, "The Process of Retirement Planning Scale (PRePS): Development and Validation," Psychological assessment, 22:3 [2010]

O`Muircheartaigh, Colm; Eckman, Stephanie; Smith, Steven, "Statistical Design and Estimation for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project," The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64B:Supl 1 [2009]

Oksuzyan, Anna; Crimmins, Eileen; Saito, Yasuhiko; O`Rand, Angela; Vaupel, James; Christensen, Kaare, "Cross-national comparison of sex differences in health and mortality in Denmark, Japan and the US," European Journal of Epidemiology, 25:7 [2010]

Pengcharoen, Chanjira; Shultz, Kenneth S., "The Influences on Bridge Employment Decisions," International Journal of Manpower, 31:3 [2010]

Robinson, Christina; Clark, Robert, "Retiree Health Insurance and Disengagement from a Career Job," Journal of Labor Research, 31:3 [2010]

Salm, Martin, "Subjective Mortality Expectations and Consumption and Saving Behaviours among the Elderly," Canadian Journal of Economics, 43:3 [2010]

Sergeant, Julie F., "Older Adults' Expectations to Move: Do They Predict Actual Community-Based or Nursing Facility Moves Within 2 Years?," J Aging Health, : [2010]

Smith, Alexander; Cenzer, Irena; Knight, Sara; Puntillo, Kathleen; Widera, Eric; Williams, Brie; Boscardin, W. J.; Covinsky, Kenneth, "The epidemiology of pain during the last 2 years of life," Annals of Internal Medicine, 153:9 [2010]

Springer, Kristen W., "Economic Dependence in Marriage and Husbands' Midlife Health: Testing Three Possible Mechanisms," Gender and Society, 24:3 [2010]

Taylor, Jr Donald H.; Ostbye, Truls; Langa, Kenneth; Weir, David; Plassman, Brenda, "The Accuracy of Medicare Claims as an Epidemiological Tool: The Case of Dementia Revisited," Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 17:4 [2009]

Wilmoth, Janet M., "Health Trajectories Among Older Movers," Journal of Aging and Health, 22:7 [2010]

Wolinsky, Fredric D.; Bentler, Suzanne; Liu, Li; Geweke, John; Cook, Elizabeth; Obrizan, Maksym; Chrischilles, Elizabeth; Wright, Kara; Jones, Michael; Rosenthal, Gary; Ohsfeldt, Robert; Wallace, Robert, "Continuity of Care with a Primary Care Physician and Mortality in Older Adults," The Journals of Gerontology; Series A; Biological sciences and medical sciences, 65A:4 [2010]

Wolinsky, Fredric D.; Bentler, Suzanne; Liu, Li; Jones, Michael P.; Kaskie,; Hockenberry,; Chrischilles, Elizabeth; Wright, Kara; Geweke, John; Obrizan, Maksym; Ohsfeldt, Robert; Rosenthal, Gary; Wallace, Robert, "Prior Hospitalization and the Risk of Heart Attack in Older Adults: A 12-Year Prospective Study of Medicare Beneficiaries," The Journals of Gerontology; Series A; Biological sciences and medical sciences, 65:7 [2010]

Wolinsky, Fredric D.; Bentler, Suzanne; Liu, Li; Obrizan, Maksym; Cook, Elizabeth; Wright, Kara; Geweke, John; Chrischilles, Elizabeth; Pavlik; Ohsfeldt, Robert; Jones, Michael; Richardson; Rosenthal, Gary; Wallace, Robert, "Recent Hospitalization and the Risk of Hip Fracture Among Older Americans," The Journals of Gerontology; Series A; Biological sciences and medical sciences, 64:2 [2009]

Zhan, Yujie; Wang, Mo; Liu, Songqi; Shultz, Kenneth S., "Bridge Employment and Retirees' Health: A longitudinal investigation," Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14:4 [2009]

REPORTS:

Behrman, Jere R. ; Mitchell, Olivia S. ; Soo, Cindy ; Bravo, David; The Wharton School, Financial Literacy, Schooling, and Wealth Accumulation, Philadelphia, Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania [2010]

Fang, Hanming; Gavazza, Alessandro, Dynamic Inefficiencies in an Employment-Based Health Insurance System: Theory and Evidence, , Duke University [2010]

Giandrea, Michael D.; Cahill, Kevin E.; Quinn, Joseph F., The Role of Re-entry in the Retirement Process, , [2010]

Goda, Gopi Shah; Shoven, John B.; Slavov, Sita Nataraj, Does Stock Market Performance Influence Retirement Expectations?,

Johnson, Richard; Butrica, Barbara; Mommaerts, Corina, Work and Retirement Patterns for the G.I. Generation, Silent Generation, and Early Boomers: Thirty Years of Change, , [2010]

Marshall, Samuel; McGarry, Kathleen M.; Skinner, Jonathan S., The Risk of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditure at End of Life, , [2010]

WORKING PAPERS;

Giandrea, Michael D.; Cahill, Kevin E.; Quinn, Joseph F., "Employment Patterns and Determinants Among Older Individuals with a History of Short-Duration Jobs," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Working Papers, 440:33 [2010]

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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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