Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #572 -- January 27, 2011

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

Data for Finland were revised and updated through 2009 (Jan. 21, 2011).

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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2. US NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, SURVEILLANCE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, AND END RESULTS: SEER has updated its US Population Data to include annual data from 1969-2009. Data is disaggregated by demographic variables and by single years of age (0-84 and 85+). (January 2011, self decompressing [.exe] and Unix compressed .gz ASCII text format).

http://seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html

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II. Reports and articles:

3. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION POLICY BRIEF, PERIODICAL:

A. "Distributional Effects of Accelerating and Extending the Increase in the Full Retirement Age," by Glenn R. Springstead (Policy Brief No. 2011-01, January 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

HTML:

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2011-01.html

PDF:

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2011-01.pdf

B. "International Update, January 2011," (January 2011, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2011-01/index.html

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4. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATE (tables available in .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format): "Medicare Hospital Outpatient Services," (2010 Edition, tables 10.1 to 10.5).

http://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1242408&intNumPerPage=10

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5. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING REPORT: "The 2008-09 Home and Community Care (HACC) Program Annual Report," (January 2011, .pdf format, 115p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/hacc-annual-report-08-09.htm

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6. WORLD BANK REPORT: "Some Economic Consequences of Global Aging: A Discussion Note for the World Bank," by Ronald Lee, Andrew Mason and Daniel Cotlear (November 2010, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/HEALTHNUTRITIONANDPOPULATION/Resources/281627-1095698140167/SomeEconomicConsequencesOfGlobalAging.pdf

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7. ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY [UK] REPORT: "Support. Stay. Save.: Care and support of people with dementia in their own homes," (January 2011, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=1030

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8. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION BRIEF: "The Role of Medicare for the People Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid," by Gretchen Jacobson, Tricia Neuman, Anthony Damico, and Barbara Lyons (January 2011, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/8138.cfm

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9. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: EBRI Notes (Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2011, .pdf format, 16p.). The articles in this issue are "Employer and Employee Reactions to Health Reform: Findings From the 2010 EBRI/MGA Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey and the 2010 SHRM Organizations' Response to Health Care Reform Poll," by Paul Fronstin; and, "Self-reported Benefit Accrual Rates of Defined Benefit Plans: An Analysis of the 2004 and 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances," by Youngkyun Park.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4747

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10. CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES REPORT: "Misunderstandings Regarding State Debt, Pensions, and Retiree Health Costs Create Unnecessary Alarm Misconceptions Also Divert Attention from Needed Structural Reforms," by Iris J. Lav and Elizabeth McNichol (January 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 21p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3372

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11. AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: Health Policy Outlook (No. 2, January 2011, .pdf format, 10p.). The title of this issue is: "Are Medical Devices Turning the Corner against Heart Failure?" by John E. Calfee and Gabriel Sudduth.

http://www.aei.org/outlook/101021

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12. ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE BRIEF: "Beyond Normal: Raising the Retirement Age Is the Wrong Approach for Social Security," by Monique Morrissey (No. 287, January 2011, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/6684/

More about EPI:

http://www.epi.org/pages/about_the_economic_policy_institute/

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13. URBAN INSTITUTE WEBCAST: "Young and Older Workers: (Not) Entering and Exiting the Labor Market," (January 2011, Flash Player, running time 1 hour 28 minutes).

http://www.urban.org/events/Young-and-Older-Workers.cfm

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14. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL: Caregiving Policy Digest (Vol. 11, No. 2, Jan. 26, 2011).

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

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15. NATURE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "A critical role for IGF-II in memory consolidation and enhancement," by Dillon Y. Chen, Sarah A. Stern, Ana Garcia-Osta, Bernadette Saunier-Rebori, Gabriella Pollonini, Dhananjay Bambah-Mukku, Robert D. Blitzer & Cristina M. Alberini (Vol. 496, No. 7331, January 26, 2011, p. 491-497).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v469/n7331/abs/nature09667.html

NIH Press Release:

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jan2011/nimh-26.htm

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16. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Natural tri- to hexapeptides self-assemble in water to amyloid {beta}-type fiber aggregates by unexpected a-helical intermediate structures," by Charlotte A. E. Hauser, Rensheng Deng, Archana Mishra, Yihua Loo, Ulung Khoe, Furen Zhuanga, Daniel W. Cheong, Angelo Accardo, Michael B. Sullivan, Christian Riekel, Jackie Y. Ying, and Ulrich A. Hauser (Vol. 108, No. 4, January 25, 2011, p. 1361-1366).

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/4/1361.abstract?etoc

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

A. "Whole Transcriptome Sequencing Reveals Gene Expression and Splicing Differences in Brain Regions Affected by Alzheimer's Disease," by Natalie A. Twine, Karolina Janitz, Marc R. Wilkins, and Michal Janitz (PLoS ONE 6(1): e16266. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016266, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016266

B. "Assessment of Factors Influencing Morale in the Elderly," by Seng Cheong Loke, Siti S. Abdullah, Sen Tyng Chai, Tengku A. Hamid, and Nurizan Yahaya (PLoS ONE 6(1): e16490. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016490, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016490

C. "Childhood Socioeconomic Position and Objectively Measured Physical Capability Levels in Adulthood: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," by Kate Birnie, Rachel Cooper, Richard M. Martin, Diana Kuh, Avan Aihie Sayer, Beatriz E. Alvarado, Antony Bayer, Kaare Christensen, Sung-il Cho, Cyrus Cooper, Janie Corley, Leone Craig, Ian J. Deary, Panayotes Demakakos, Shah Ebrahim, John Gallacher, Alan J. Gow, David Gunnell, Steven Haas, Tomas Hemmingsson, Hazel Inskip, Soong-nang Jang, Kenya Noronha, Merete Osler, Alberto Palloni, Finn Rasmussen, Brigitte Santos-Eggimann, Jacques Spagnoli, John Starr, Andrew Steptoe, Holly Syddall, Per Tynelius, David Weir, Lawrence J. Whalley, Maria Victoria Zunzunegui, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, and Rebecca Hardy (PLoS ONE 6(1): e15564. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015564, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015564

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18. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Association Between Stroke Center Hospitalization for Acute Ischemic Stroke and Mortality," by Ying Xian, Robert G. Holloway, Paul S. Chan, Katia Noyes, Manish N. Shah, Henry H. Ting, Andre R. Chappel, Eric D. Peterson, and Bruce Friedman (Vol. 305, No. 4, January 26, 2011, p. 373-380).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/4/373.abstract

B. "Temporal Onset, Risk Factors, and Outcomes Associated With Stroke After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting," by Khaldoun G. Tarakji, Joseph F. Sabik III, Sunil K. Bhudia, Lillian H. Batizy, and Eugene H. Blackstone (Vol. 305, No. 4, January 26, 2011, p. 381-390).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/4/381.abstract

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19. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: "Headache, migraine, and structural brain lesions and function: population based Epidemiology of Vascular Ageing-MRI study," by Tobias Kurth, Shajahal Mohamed, Pauline Maillard, Yi-Cheng Zhu, Hugues Chabriat, Bernard Mazoyer, Marie-Germaine Bousser, Carole Dufouil, and Christophe Tzourio (BMJ 2011; 342:c7357, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c7357.full

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III. Working Papers:

20. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "Implications of Population Aging for Economic Growth," by David E. Bloom, David Canning, and Gunther Fink (w16705, January 2011, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

The share of the population aged 60 and over is projected to increase in nearly every country in the world during 2005-2050. Population ageing will tend to lower both labor-force participation and savings rates, thereby raising concerns about a future slowing of economic growth. Our calculations suggest that OECD countries are likely to see modest - but not catastrophic - declines in the rate of economic growth. However, behavioral responses (including greater female labor force participation) and policy reforms (including an increase in the legal age of retirement) can mitigate the economic consequences of an older population. In most non-OECD countries, declining fertility rates will cause labor-force-to-population ratios to rise as the shrinking share of young people will more than offset the skewing of adults toward the older ages. These factors suggest that population ageing will not significantly impede the pace of economic growth in developing countries.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w16705

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21. RAND CORPORATION: "Disability of Older Koreans: Evidence on Prevalence and the Role of Education from Five Data Sets," by by Jibum Kim and Jinkook Lee (WR-811, November 2010, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR811.html

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22. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Job Search Requirements for Older Unemployed: Transitions to Employment, Early Retirement and Disability Benefits," by Hans Bloemen, Stefan Hochguertel, and Marloes Lammers (Discussion Paper No. 5442, January 2011, .pdf format, 47p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=5442

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23. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT: "The Economy of the Possible: Pensions and Informality in Latin America," by Rita Da Costa, Juan Ramon de Laiglesia, Emmanuelle Martinez and Angel Melguizo (Working Paper No. 295, January 2011, .pdf format, 68p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_33731_46937117_119684_1_1_1,00.html

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24. 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 Jan. 16, 2011.

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

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

25. Aging and Mental Health (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g932744979

26. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 19, No. 2, February 2011).

http://journals.lww.com/ajgponline/pages/currenttoc.aspx

27. Journal of the European Association for Palliative Care (Vol. 18, No. 1, 2011).

http://www.ejpc.eu.com/ejpc/ejpcIssue.asp?Z=905651&IssueID=107

28. Journal of Women and Aging (Vol. 23, No. 1, 2011).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g932744681

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29. 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 January 24, 2011:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of January 24, 2011:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of January 24, 2011:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of January 24, 2011:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of January 24, 2011:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of January 24, 2011:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

30. NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS: Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries, edited by Eileen M. Crimmins, Samuel H. Preston, and Barney Cohen (2011, ISBN-10: 0-309-18695-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-309-18695-7, OpenBook format, 240p.).

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13089

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31. SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review, by Meredith Kazer and Sheila C. Grossman (2011, ISBN-13: 9780826106438, 245p.).

http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826106438

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VI. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

32. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "PHS 2011-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])," (PA-11-097, re-issue of PA-10-051, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-097.html

B. "PHS 2011-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])," (PA-11-096, re-issue of PA-10-050, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-096.html

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33. AARP PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE: "Senior Policy Research Analyst - Livable Communities/Long-Term Care," (January 2011). Interested parties may apply through the AARP Career Center at:

http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/careers/

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34. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Jan. 26, 2011.

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

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

35. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATION: "Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Secure Retirement Or Risky Investment?" a hearing held July 21, 2010 (S. Hrg. 111-769, .pdf and ASCII text format, 97p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:62691.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_senate_hearings&docid=f:62691.wais.pdf

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VIII. Websites of Interest:

36. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION WEBSITE UPDATE: "Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker." "The Kaiser Family Foundation has updated its interactive online resource, the Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker, [to] include 2011 data about plan availability and premium information for both Medicare Advantage plans and stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plans."

http://healthplantracker.kff.org/

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Charlie

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