Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #607 -- September 22, 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. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research HRS announced the release of a new data file on Sept. 27, 2011:

- HRS Tracker 2010 (Early, Version 1.0)

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news314

Data access:

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

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

- Data for Belarus updated through 2010.

Data Availability:

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

Data Access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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II. Reports and articles:

3. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY POLICY POLICY BRIEF: "The Evolution of Social Security's Taxable Maximum," by Kevin Whitman and Dave Shoffner (Policy Brief No. 2011-02, September 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 9p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2011-02.html

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4. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATION REPORT: "Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents: Background and Options," by Susan Polniaszek, Edith G. Walsh, and Joshua M. Wiener (June 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 39p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2011/NHResHosp.htm

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5. US CENSUS BUREAU REPORT: "Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems, Second Quarter 2011" (September 2011, HTML, ASCII text, and Microsoft Excel format).

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

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6. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Review of Medicare Contractor Information Security Program Evaluations for Fiscal Year 2009," (A-18-10-30300, September 2011, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region1/181030300.asp

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7. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING NEWSLETTER: AoA eNewsletter (Sep. 26, 2011, .pdf format, 7p.).

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

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8. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: "Genetic mutation linked to inherited forms of ALS, dementia," (September 28, 2011).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2011/nia-28.htm

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9. UK OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS PERIODICAL, STATISTICAL BULLETIN:

A. Population Trends (No. 145, Autumn 2011, .pdf format, 254p.). This issue contains three articles that may be of interest aging researchers:

- "Measuring unmet need for social care amongst older people," by Athina Vlachantoni, Richard Shaw, Rosalind Willis, Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham and Rebekah Luff.

- "Mortality of the Golden Generation: What can the ONS Longitudinal Study tell us?" by Shayla Goldring, Nigel Henretty, Julie Mills, Kate Johnson and Steve Smallwood.

- "The Changing Demography of Mid-life, from the 1980s to the 2000s," by Dieter Demey, Ann Berrington, Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham.

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/population-trends-rd/population-trends/no--145--autumn-2011/index.html

B. "Older Peoples Day 2011," (September 2011, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mortality-ageing/focus-on-older-people/older-people-s-day-2011/stb-opd-2011.html

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10. UK PARLIAMENTARY BRIEFING PAPER: "State Pension age," by Djuna Thurley (September 2011, .pdf format, 35p.).

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN02234

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11. UK DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORT: "End of Life Care Strategy: Third Annual Report," (September 2011, .pdf format, 82p.).

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_130239

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12. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA REPORT: "Residential Care Facilities 2009/2010," (September 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 117p.).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/83-237-x/83-237-x2012001-eng.htm

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13. GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE FOR SCOTLAND REPORT: "Centenarians in Scotland, 2002-2010," (September 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 12p.).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/population/estimates/special-populations/centenarians/index.html

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14. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE PERIODICAL: _EBRI Notes_ (Vol. 32, No. 9, September 2011, .pdf format, 16p.). The articles in this issue are "Is There a Future for Retirement?" by Stephen Blakely; and, "2011 Health Confidence Survey: Most Americans Unfamiliar With Key Aspect of Health Reform," by Paul Fronstin.

http://www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=4900

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15. METLIFE MATURE MARKET INSTITUTE REPORT: "The MetLife Study of Women, Retirement, and the Extra-Long Life: Implications for Planning," (September 2011, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/women-retirement-extra-long-life.html

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16. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION ISSUE BRIEF: "Medigap Reform: Setting the Context," by Gretchen Jacobson, Tricia Neuman, Thomas Rice, Katherine Desmond, and Jennifer Huang (September 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/8235.cfm

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17. CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES REPORT: "Converting Medicare to Premium Support Would Likely Lead to Two-Tier Health Care System," by Paul N. Van de Water (September 2011, .pdf and HTML format, 19p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3589

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18. INSTITUTE ON ASSETS AND SOCIAL POLICY [BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY] BRIEF: "The Crisis of Economic Insecurity for African-American and Latino Seniors," by Tatjana Meschede, Laura Sullivan, and Thomas Shapiro (September 2011, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://iasp.brandeis.edu/pdfs/InsecuritySeniorsOfColor.pdf

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19. HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH/ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION REPORT: "Retirement and Health Poll: Topline," (September 2011, .pdf format, 37p.).

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/files/press_release_retirement_and_health_poll_topline_09.23.11_revised.pdf

Full Press Release:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2011-releases/retirement-poll.html

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20. AARP REPORT: "Policy and Design Considerations for Accommodating Low-Speed Vehicles and Golf Carts in Community Transportation Networks," by Jana Lynott, Amanda Taylor Poncy, and Hannah Twaddell (September 2011, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/info-09-2011/insight-54.html

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21. CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND (CARDI) E-LIBRARY UPDATE: CARDI e-library has updated its links to relevant papers from Sep. 23-Sep. 29, 2011).

http://www.cardi.ie/directory

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22. NATURE LETTER ABSTRACT: "SUMO1-dependent modulation of SERCA2a in heart failure," by Changwon Kho, Ahyoung Lee, Dongtak Jeong, Jae Gyun Oh, Antoine H. Chaanine, Eddy Kizana, Woo Jin Park, & Roger J. Hajjar (Vol. 477, No. 7366, September 29, 2011, p. 601-605).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v477/n7366/abs/nature10407.html

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23. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Engrailed protects mouse midbrain dopaminergic neurons against mitochondrial complex I insults," by Daniel Alvarez-Fischer, Julia Fuchs, Francois Castagner, Olivier Stettler, Olivia Massiani-Beaudoin, Kenneth L. Moya, Colette Bouillot, Wolfgang H. Oertel, Anne Lombes, Wolfgang Faigle, Rajiv L. Joshi, Andreas Hartmann and Alain Prochiantz (Vol. 14, No. 10, October 2011, p. 1260-1266).

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v14/n10/abs/nn.2916.html

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24. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "HER2 overcomes PTEN (loss)-induced senescence to cause aggressive prostate cancer," by Imran Ahmad, Rachana Patel, Lukram Babloo Singh, Colin Nixon, Morag Seywright, Robert J. Barnetson, Valerie G. Brunton, William J. Muller, Joanne Edwards, Owen J. Sansom, and Hing Y. Leung (Vol. 108, No. 39, September 27, 2011, p. 16392-16397).

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/39/16392.abstract?etoc

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25. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLES:

A. "Self-Rated Health as a Predictor of Disability Retirement - The Contribution of Ill-Health and Working Conditions," by Olli Pietilainen, Mikko Laaksonen, Ossi Rahkonen, and Eero Lahelma (PLoS ONE 6(9): e25004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025004, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025004

B. "Differential Changes in QTc Duration during In-Hospital Haloperidol Use," by Marieke T. Blom, Abdennasser Bardai, Barbara C. van Munster, Mei-Ing Nieuwland, Hendrik de Jong, Daniel A. van Hoeijen, Anne M. Spanjaart, Anthonius de Boer, Sophia E. de Rooij, and Hanno L. Tan (PLoS ONE 6(9): e23728. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023728, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0023728

C. "Incident Dementia in a Defined Older Chinese Population," by Ruoling Chen, Zhi Hu, Li Wei, Ying Ma, Zhuming Liu, and John R. Copeland (PLoS ONE 6(9): e24817. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024817, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024817

D. "New Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Dementia Using Positron Emission Tomography: Brain Regional Sensitivity-Mapping Method," by Akihiro Kakimoto, Yuichi Kamekawa, Shigeru Ito, Etsuji Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Okada, Sadahiko Nishizawa, Satoshi Minoshima, and Yasuomi Ouchi (PLoS ONE 6(9): e25033. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025033, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025033

E. "Fibrillization of Human Tau Is Accelerated by Exposure to Lead via Interaction with His-330 and His-362," by Hai-Li Zhu, Sheng-Rong Meng, Jun-Bao Fan, Jie Chen, and Yi Liang (PLoS ONE 6(9): e25020. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025020, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025020

F. "Neuropathology in Mice Expressing Mouse Alpha-Synuclein," by Claus Rieker, Kumlesh K. Dev, Katja Lehnhoff, Samuel Barbieri, Iwona Ksiazek, Sabine Kauffmann, Simone Danner, Heinrich Schell, Cindy Boden, Markus A. Ruegg, Philipp J. Kahle, Herman van der Putten, and Derya R. Shimshek (PLoS ONE 6(9): e24834. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024834, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024834

G. "Apparent Temperature and Air Pollution vs. Elderly Population Mortality in Metro Vancouver," by Goran Krstic (PLoS ONE 6(9): e25101. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025101, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025101

H. "Inducing Autophagy by Rapamycin Before, but Not After, the Formation of Plaques and Tangles Ameliorates Cognitive Deficits," by Smita Majumder, Arlan Richardson, Randy Strong, and Salvatore Oddo (PLoS ONE 6(9): e25416. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025416, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025416

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26. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Operator Experience and Carotid Stenting Outcomes in Medicare Beneficiaries," by Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Hitinder S. Gurm, Henry H. Ting, Philip P. Goodney, Mary A. M. Rogers, Jeptha P. Curtis, Justin B. Dimick, Eric R. Bates, Harlan M. Krumholz, and John D. Birkmeyer (Vol. 306, No. 12, September 28, 2011, p. 1338-1343).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/12/1338.abstract

B. "Sex-Specific Prevalence of Adenomas, Advanced Adenomas, and Colorectal Cancer in Individuals Undergoing Screening Colonoscopy," by Monika Ferlitsch, Karoline Reinhart, Sibylle Pramhas, Caspar Wiener, Orsolya Gal, Christina Bannert, Michaela Hassler, Karin Kozbial, Daniela Dunkler, Michael Trauner, and Werner Weiss (Vol. 306, No. 12, September 28, 2011, p. 1352-1358).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/12/1352.abstract

C. "Efficacy and Comparative Effectiveness of Atypical Antipsychotic Medications for Off-Label Uses in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," by Alicia Ruelaz Maher, Margaret Maglione, Steven Bagley, Marika Suttorp, Jian-Hui Hu, Brett Ewing, Zhen Wang, Martha Timmer, David Sultzer, and Paul G. Shekelle (Vol. 306, No. 12, September 28, 2011, p. 1359-1369).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/12/1359.abstract

D. "Effect of Increasing Doses of Saw Palmetto Extract on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Randomized Trial," by Michael J. Barry, Sreelatha Meleth, Jeannette Y. Lee, Karl J. Kreder, Andrew L. Avins, J. Curtis Nickel, Claus G. Roehrborn, E. David Crawford, Harris E. Foster, Jr., Steven A. Kaplan, Andrew McCullough, Gerald L. Andriole, Michael J. Naslund, O. Dale Williams, John W. Kusek, Catherine M. Meyers, Joseph M. Betz, Alan Cantor, and Kevin T. McVary, for the Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Urological Symptoms (CAMUS) Study Group (Vol. 306, No. 12, September 28, 2011, p. 1344-1351).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/12/1344.abstract

Related NIH Press Release:

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2011/niddk-27.htm

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27. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE, ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents," by Joseph G. Ouslander and Robert A. Berenso (Vol. 365, No. 13, September 29, 2011, p. 1165-1167). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1105449

B. "End-of-Life Transitions among Nursing Home Residents with Cognitive Issues," by Pedro Gozalo, Joan M. Teno, Susan L. Mitchell, Jon Skinner, Julie Bynum, Denise Tyler, and Vincent Mor (Vol. 365, No. 13, September 29, 2011, p. 1212-1221).

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1100347

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III. Working Papers:

28. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH:

A. "Insuring Long Term Care In the US," by Jeffrey Brown and Amy Finkelstein (w17451, September 2011, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

Long-term care expenditures constitute one of the largest uninsured financial risks facing the elderly in the United States. This paper provides an overview of the economic and policy issues surrounding insuring long-term care expenditure risk. Through this lens we also discuss the likely impact of recent long-term care public policy initiatives at both the state and federal level.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17451

B. "Does Widowhood Explain Gender Differences in Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending Among the Elderly?" by Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, and Sita Nataraj Slavov (w17440, September 2011, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

Despite the presence of Medicare, out-of-pocket medical spending is a large expenditure risk facing the elderly. While women live longer than men, elderly women incur higher out-of-pocket medical spending than men at each age. In this paper, we examine whether differences in marital status and living arrangements can explain this difference. We find that out-of-pocket medical spending is approximately 29 percent higher when an individual becomes widowed, a large portion of which is spending on nursing homes. Our results suggest a substantial role of living arrangements in out-of-pocket medical spending; however, our estimates combined with differences in rates of widowhood across gender suggest that marital status can explain only one third of the gender difference in total out-of-pocket medical spending, leaving a large portion unexplained. On the other hand, gender differences in widowhood more than explain the observed gender difference in out-of-pocket spending on nursing homes.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17440

C. "The Effects of Changes in Women's Labor Market Attachment on Redistribution Under the Social Security Benefit Formula," by Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier, and Nahid Tabatabai (w17439, September 2011, .pdf format, 40p.).

Abstract:

Studies using data from the early 1990s suggested that while the progressive Social Security benefit formula succeeded in redistributing benefits from individuals with high earnings to individuals with low earnings, it was much less successful in redistributing benefits from households with high earnings to households with low earnings. Wives often earned much less than their husbands. As a result, much of the redistribution at the individual level was effectively from high earning husbands to their own lower earning wives. In addition, spouse and survivor benefits accrue disproportionately to women from high income households. Both factors mitigate redistribution at the household level.

This paper compares outcomes for the earlier cohort with those of a cohort born twelve years later. The aim of the study is to see whether, after the recent growth in two earner households, and the growth in women's labor market activity and earnings, the Social Security system now fosters somewhat more redistribution from high to low earning households. The analysis is based on data from the Health and Retirement Study and includes members of households with at least one person age 51 to 56 in either 1992 or in 2004.

As expected, women enjoyed a more rapid growth of labor force participation, hours of work and covered earnings than men. This increased the redistribution of Social Security benefits among households. Nevertheless, a considerable gap remains between the labor market activities and earnings of women versus men. As a result, the Social Security system remains much less successful in redistributing benefits from households with high covered earnings to those with lower covered earnings than in redistributing benefits from individuals with high covered earnings to those with lower covered earnings.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17439

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29. PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL, WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers. "Social Interaction Effects and Individual Portfolio Choice: Evidence from 401(k) Pension Plan Investors," by Timothy (Jun) Lu (WP2011-19, September 2011, .pdf format, 46p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=984

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30. PENSIONS INSTITUTE, CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL, CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON [UK]: "The Value and Risk of Defined Contribution Pension Schemes: International Evidence," by Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks (PI 1114, September 2011, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

We use historical data on investment returns and labour income from sixteen countries to quantify the value and risk of defined contribution pension plans, building frequency distributions of pension fund and pension replacement ratios for each country. We show that pension risk is substantial, and find that pension fund ratios are lower and less variable than when the correlation between wage growth and investment returns is ignored: typically halving the median pension fund ratio. We also show that an all-equity fund is the dominant investment strategy across all countries, although sometimes a life-cycle strategy insures against downside risk.

http://www.pensions-institute.org/workingpapers/wp1114.pdf

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31. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: "Pensions and Pension Reform in Georgia," by Jeremy Gadbury and Lotte Schou-Zibell (ADB Central and West Asia Working Paper No. 1, September 2011, .pdf format, 49p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://beta.adb.org/publications/pensions-and-pension-reform-georgia

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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 Sept. 16, 2011.

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 Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 19, No. 10, October 2011).

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

34. Gerontologist (Vol. 51, No. 5, October 2011).

http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/51/5.toc

35. International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 35, No. 9, November 2011).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=23&issueId=09&iid=8390625

36. Journal of Gerontology (A): Biological Sciences (Vol. 66A, No. 10, October 2011).

http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/66A/10.toc

37. Journal of Gerontology (B): Psychological Sciences (Vol. 66B, No. 5, September 2011).

http://psychsocgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/66B/5.toc

38. Research on Aging (Vol. 33, No. 6, November 2011).

http://roa.sagepub.com/content/vol33/issue6/?etoc

39. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology (Vol. 21, No. 3, August 2011).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=RCG&volumeId=21&issueId=03&iid=8324135

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40. 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 September 26, 2011:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of September 26, 2011:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of September 26, 2011:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of September 26, 2011:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of September 26, 2011:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of September 26, 2011:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

41. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Sept. 29, 2011.

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

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VI. Conferences:

42. CONFERENCEALERTS.COM PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCES:

Oct. 20-21, 2011: The Art and Science of Palliative Medicine--Lexington, Kentucky.

Nov. 2, 2011: Central West Palliative Care Network, Promoting Excellence in Palliative Care--Orangeville, Canada.

Apr. 29-May 1, 2012: Hospice Palliative Care Annual Provincial Conference--Richmond Hill, Canada.

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

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

43. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT AND THE COURTS HEARING TESTIMONY: "Protecting Seniors and Persons with Disabilities - An Examination of Court - Appointed Guardians," a hearing held September 22, 2011 (witness statement are available in .pdf format, the full hearing can be viewed in Windows Media format, running time 1 hour 6 minutes).

http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=a403ca3d3a306a8a2e1882e0291900e7

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44. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND ENERGY, SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS HEARING PUBLICATION: "Waste, Fraud And Abuse: A Continuing Threat To Medicare And Medicaid," a hearing held March 21, 2011 (Serial No. 112-13, .pdf and ASCII text format, 309p.).

ASCII text:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_house_hearings&docid=f:66547.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_house_hearings&docid=f:66547.wais.pdf

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45. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATION: "Assisted Living at the Dawn of America's 'Age Wave': What Have States Achieved and How is the Federal Role Evolving?" a hearing held March 15, 2011 (S. Hrg. 112-91, ASCII text and .pdf format, 242p.).

ASCII:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:67530.wais

PDF:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:67530.wais.pdf

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Thanks,

Charlie

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