Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #566 -- December 9, 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. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: On Dec. 2, 2010, the University of Michigan's HRS announced the following data release:

- HRS ADAMS 1 (Early, Version 7.0) data are now available

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news298

Data access:

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

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2. INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH/NATIONAL ARCHIVE OF COMPUTERIZED DATA ON AGING: "ICPSR/NACDA announced the release of the following new dataset that may be of interest to researchers of aging on Dec. 5, 2010.

- Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study), 1996-2008: Semi-Annual Phone Call Data (study no. 29321).

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/29321

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

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3. US CENSUS BUREAU DATA TABLES: "2010 Demographic Analysis Estimates," (December 2010, .pdf format).

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/news_conferences/120610_demoanalysis.html

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

Data for Slovenia and Bulgaria were revised and updated through 2009 (Dec. 8, 2010).

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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5. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY DATA UPDATE: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data file (December 2010, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

- HC-036 MEPS 1996-2008 Pooled Estimation Linkage

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-036

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II. Reports and articles:

6. US CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORTS:

A. "Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program," by David Newman (R41474, November 2010, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://opencrs.com/document/R41474/

B. "The Independent Payment Advisory Board," by David Newman and Christopher M. Davis (R41511, November 2010, .pdf format, 33p.).

http://opencrs.com/document/R41511/

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7. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Medicare Market Shares of Mail Order Diabetic Testing Strips," (OEI-04-10-00130, December 2010, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-10-00130.asp

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8. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE AND MEDICAID STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATES:

A. "Medicare Short Stay Hospitals," (2010, tables 5.1 - 5.12, .zip compressed .pdf and Excel format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1242143&intNumPerPage=10

B. "Medicare Hospice," (2010, tables 8.1 - 8.3, .zip compressed .pdf and Excel format).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1242010&intNumPerPage=10

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9. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORT: "Residential aged care in Australia 2008-09," (Aged care statistics series no. 31, December 2010, .pdf, Rich-text, and zipped Rich-text format, 208p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/11628

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10. UK NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE REPORT: "The impact of the 2007-08 changes to public service pensions," (December 2010, .pdf format, 41p.).

http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/1011/public_service_pensions.aspx

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11. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "How Will Higher Tax Rates Affect the National Retirement Risk Index?" by Alicia H. Munnell, Anthony Webb, and Francesca Golub-Sass (IB No. 10-19, December 2010, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

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12. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "Supplemental Security Income for the Second Decade," by Michael E. Wiseman (August 2010, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412266.html

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13. CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE STRATEGIES REPORT: "Profiles of State Innovation: Roadmap for Managing Long-Term Supports and Services," by Alice Lind, Suzanne Gore, Lindsay P. Barnette, and Stephen A. Somers (November 2010, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.chcs.org/publications3960/publications_show.htm?doc_id=1261187

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14. AARP REPORTS:

A. "Social Media and Technology Use Among Hispanics 50+," by Gretchen Anderson and Jean Koppen (November 2010, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.aarp.org/technology/social-media/info-07-2010/bulletin_social_media_10.html

B. "Home and Community Preferences of the 45+ Population," by Teresa A. Keenan (November 2010, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/livable-communities/info-11-2010/home-community-services-10.html

C. "Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+," by Gretchen Anderson (September 2010, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/transitions/info-09-2010/loneliness_2010.html

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15. ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "A plan to bury Social Security, not to strengthen it," by Monique Morrissey (Issue Brief No. 191, December 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/a_plan_to_bury_social_security

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16. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATES UNITED FOR AGING AND DISABILITIES REPORT: "Silver Alert Initiatives in the States: Protecting Seniors With Cognitive Impairments, (November 2010, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.nasuad.org/documentation/nasuad_materials/Silver%20Alert%20Updated%20Report_11-9-10.pdf

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17. CONSUMER UNION REPORT: "Examining Faulty Foundations in Today's Reverse Mortgages," by Norma Paz Garcia, Prescott Cole, and Shawna Reeves (December 2010, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.consumersunion.org/pdf/reverse-mortgage-report-2010.pdf

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18. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving Policy Digest (Vol. 10, No. 22, Dec. 2, 2010).

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

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19. SCIENCE LETTER ABSTRACT: "Paradoxical False Memory for Objects After Brain Damage," by Stephanie M. McTighe, Rosemary A. Cowell, Boyer D. Winters, Timothy J. Bussey, and Lisa M. Saksida (Vol. 330, No. 6009, December 3, 2010, p. 1408-1410).

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/330/6009/1408.abstract

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20. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: "Community based integrated intervention for prevention and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Guangdong, China: cluster randomised controlled trial," by Yumin Zhou, Guoping Hu, Dali Wang, Shaoyi Wang, Yujun Wang, Zhigang Liu, Jinxin Hu, Zhe Shi, Gongyong Peng, Shengming Liu, Jiachun Lu, Jingping Zheng, Jian Wang, Nanshan Zhong, and Pixin Ran (BMJ 2010; 341:c6387, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c6387.full

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

A. "Deficiency of Vasodilator-Stimulated Phosphoprotein (VASP) Increases Blood-Brain-Barrier Damage and Edema Formation after Ischemic Stroke in Mice," by Peter Kraft, Peter Michael Benz, Madeleine Austinat, Marc Elmar Brede, Kai Schuh, Ulrich Walter, Guido Stoll, and Christoph Kleinschnitz (PLoS ONE 5(12): e15106. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015106, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015106

B. "Alanine Aminotransferase Decreases with Age: The Rancho Bernardo Study," by Mamie H. Dong, Ricki Bettencourt, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, and Rohit Loomba (PLoS ONE 5(12): e14254. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014254, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0014254

C. "Predicting Outcomes of Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy by Personalized Mathematical Models," by Natalie Kronik, Yuri Kogan, Moran Elishmereni, Karin Halevi-Tobias, Stanimir Vuk-Pavlovic, and Zvia Agur (PLoS ONE 5(12): e15482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015482, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015482

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22. NATURE MEDICINE LETTER, ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Treatment of cerebral ischemia by disrupting ischemia-induced interaction of nNOS with PSD-95," by Li Zhou, Fei Li, Hai-Bing Xu, Chun-Xia Luo, Hai-Yin Wu, Ming-Mei Zhu, Wei Lu, Xing Ji, Qi-Gang Zhou & Dong-Ya Zhu (Vol. 16, No. 12, December 2010, p. 1439-1443).

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v16/n12/abs/nm.2245.html

B. "Monoclonal antibody targeting of N-cadherin inhibits prostate cancer growth, metastasis and castration resistance," by Hiroshi Tanaka, Evelyn Kono, Chau P. Tran, Hideyo Miyazaki, Joyce Yamashiro, Tatsuya Shimomura, Ladan Fazli, Robert Wada, Jiaoti Huang, Robert L. Vessella, Jaibin An, Steven Horvath, Martin Gleave, Matthew B. Rettig, Zev A. Wainberg & Robert E. Reiter (Vol. 16, No. 12, December 2010, p. 1414-1420).

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v16/n12/abs/nm.2236.html

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23. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Association of Serial Measures of Cardiac Troponin T Using a Sensitive Assay With Incident Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Mortality in Older Adults," by Christopher R. deFilippi, James A. de Lemos, Robert H. Christenson, John S. Gottdiener, Willem J. Kop, Min Zhan, and Stephen L. Seliger (Vol. 304, No. 22, December 8, 2010, p. 2494-2502).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/304/22/2494.abstract

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24. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure," by Sarwat I. Chaudhry, Jennifer A. Mattera, Jeptha P. Curtis, John A. Spertus, Jeph Herrin, Zhenqiu Lin, Christopher O. Phillips, Beth V. Hodshon, Lawton S. Cooper, and Harlan M. Krumholz (Vol. 363, No. 24, December 9, 2010, p. 2301-2309).

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1010029

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III. Working Papers:

25. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE: "Recessions, Wealth Destruction, and the Timing of Retirement," by Barry P. Bosworth and Gary Burtless (WP 2010-22, December 2010, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

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

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26. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "Scarring and Mortality Selection Among Civil War POWs: A Long-Term Mortality, Morbidity and Socioeconomic Follow-Up," by Dora L. Costa (w16584, December 2010, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

Debilitating events could leave either frailer or more robust survivors, depending on the extent of scarring and mortality selection. The majority of empirical analyses find frailer survivors. I find heterogeneous effects. Among severely stressed former Union Army POWs, which effect dominates 35 years after the end of the Civil War depends on age at imprisonment. Among survivors to 1900, those younger than 30 at imprisonment faced higher older age mortality and morbidity and worse socioeconomic outcomes than non-POW and other POW controls whereas those older than 30 at imprisonment faced a lower older age death risk than the controls.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w16584

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27. RAND CORPORATION: "Exploring Alternative Ways to Present Estimated Future Social Security Benefits in the Social Security Statement," by Andrew G. Biggs (WR-801, December 2010, .pdf format, 29p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR801.html

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28. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA: "Incomes from Owner-occupied Housing for Working-age and Retirement-age Canadians, 1969 to 2006," by W. Mark Brown and Amelie Lafrance (Economic Analysis Research Paper No. 66, December 2010, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11f0027m/11f0027m2010066-eng.htm

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29. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF AN AGING POPULATION (SEDAP) [MC MASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA]: "The determinants of the migration decisions of immigrant and non-immigrant physicians in Canada," by James Ted McDonald and Christopher Worswick (SEDAP Working Paper No. 282, December 2010, .pdf format, 39p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we use data from the confidential master files of the Canadian Census over the years 1991-2006 to study the geographic mobility of immigrant and non-immigrant physicians who are already resident in Canada. We consider both inter- and intra- provincial migration, with a particular focus on migration to and from rural areas of Canada. We exploit the fact that it is possible to link individuals within families in the Census files in order to investigate the impact on the migration decision of the characteristics of a married physician’s spouse. Our results indicate that the magnitude of outflows is substantial and that the retention of immigrant physicians in rural areas and in some provinces will continue to be difficult. We find strong evidence that migration is a family decision, and spousal characteristics (education, age, years in Canada for immigrants) are important. As well, we find that large Canadian cities (mainly in Ontario) are the likely destination for the types of immigrant physicians typically able to be recruited to other areas, implying recruitment efforts of smaller provinces may have significant implications for the size of health care costs in larger provinces.

http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/sedap/p/sedap282.pdf

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30. 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. 27, 2010.

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

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

31. Age and Ageing (Vol. 40, No. 1, January 2011).

http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol40/issue1/index.dtl?etoc

32. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias (Vol. 25, No. 8, December 2010).

http://aja.sagepub.com/content/25/8.toc

33. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 172, No. 12, Dec. 15, 2010).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/172/12.toc?etoc

34. Clinical Gerontologist (Vol. 34, No. 1, 2011).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t792303983~db=all/title~db=all~content=g930805417

35. Educational Gerontology (Vol. 36, No. 7, July 2010).

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg/2010/00000036/00000007

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36. 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 Dec. 6, 2010:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 6, 2010:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 6, 2010:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Dec. 6, 2010:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Dec. 6, 2010:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Dec. 6, 2010:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

37. US NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS: Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia: Strengthening the Scientific Basis of Policy Development (2010, ISBN-10: 0-309-15937-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-309-15937-1, OpenBook and .pdf format, 28p.).

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12977

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38. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: The Decline of the Traditional Pension: A Comparative Study of Threats to Retirement Security, by G. A. (Sandy) Mackenzie (2010, ISBN: 9780521518475, 294p.).

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item2708189/?site_locale=en_GB

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VI. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

39. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: "NIA Program Project Applications (P01)," (PAR-11-066, National Institute on Aging, mulitple application deadlines).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-066.html

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40. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS [IIASA]: "Young Scientists Summer Program," (deadline for applications is Jan. 17, 2011).

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/reg-info/more_about_the_program.html

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41. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Dec. 9, 2010.

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

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VII. Conferences:

42. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCES: "2011 Hospice Palliative Care Conference," to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Apr. 10-12, 2011.

http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca1i38aa

- "International Society of Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care Conference 2011," London, United Kingdom, June 22-24, 2011.

http://www.conferencealerts.com/seeconf.mv?q=ca1i3si3

Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care:

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

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

43. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "FORUM: Until There's a Cure: How to Help Alzheimer's Patients and Families NOW," a hearing held December 8, 2010 (witness statements in .pdf format).

http://aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=328906&

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44. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH HEARING TESTIMONY: "Alzheimer's Disease: The Ongoing Challenges," a hearing held December 9, 2010 (witness statements in .pdf format, view hearing in Flash Player format, running time 2 hours 37 minutes).

http://energycommerce.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2150

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IX. Websites of Interest:

45. US NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING SENIORHEALTH.GOV UPDATE. Seniorhealth.gov has added a links page for the topic of "Anxiety Disorders."

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

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X. Bibliography Update:

46. PANEL STUDY OF INCOME DYNAMICS BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATE: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Bilias, Yannis; Georgarakos, Dimitris, and Haliassos, Michael. Portfolio Inertia and Stock Market Fluctuations. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 2010; 42(4):715-742.

Haverstick, Kelly; Munnell, Alicia H.; Sanzenbacher, Geoffrey, and Soto, Mauricio. Pension Type, Tenure, and Job Mobility. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. 2010; 9(4):609-626.

Rank, Mark R. and Williams, James Herbert. A Life Course Approach Toward Understanding Poverty Among Older American Adults. Families in Society. 2010; 91(4).

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