Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #608 -- October 6, 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. US CENSUS BUREAU POPULATION ESTIMATE UPDATES: "Intercensal Estimates (2000-2010)" (September 2011, Microsoft Excel and comma separated value [.csv] format, with documentation in .pdf format). Estimates are available at selected geographic and age levels.

http://www.census.gov/popest/intercensal/index.html

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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 Israel were revised and updated through 2009

Data availability:

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

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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3. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (August 2011, 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).

A. "HC-126I Appendix to MEPS 2009 Event Files"

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-126I

B. "MEPS HC-128: 2009 Medical Conditions File"

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-128

C. "MEPS HC-126A: 2009 Prescribed Medicines File"

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-126A

D. Tabular data: "Total Utilization and Mean Expenses per Event by Type of Ambulatory Health Care Service, 2008" (HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/quick_tables_results.jsp?component=1&subcomponent=0&year=2008&tableSeries=9

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4. UNITED NATIONS POPULATION DIVISION: "World Mortality Report 2011, CD-ROM Edition" (2011, Microsoft Excel format). For more information, including ordering information see (.pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/worldmortality/WMR2011_orderform.pdf

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II. Reports and articles:

5. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING NEWSLETTER: AoA eNewsletter (Oct. 3, 2011, .pdf format, 8p.)

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

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6. US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS PERIODICAL ARTICLE: Compensation and Working Conditions Online (Sept. 29, 2011). The latest article is: "Changing Landscape of Employment-based Retirement Benefits," by William J. Wiatrowski.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/cm20110927ar01p1.htm

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7. US CENSUS BUREAU COMPENDIUM: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012 (September 2011, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 1004p.).

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012edition.html

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8. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATE, PRESS RELEASE:

A. CMS' Medicare and Medicaid Statistical Supplement has recently been updated (tables available in .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format):

"Medicare Program Payments" (2010, Tables 3.1-3.6)

https://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1242740

"Medicare Home Health Agencies" (2010, Tables 7.1-7.7)

https://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1242669

"Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities" (2010, Tables 6.1-6.9)

https://www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1241877

"Medicare Hospices" (2010, Tables 8.1-8.3)

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

B. "CMS Proposes Improvements To Medicare (Oct. 3, 2011).

https://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=4109

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9. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Medicare Part D: Instances of Questionable Access to Prescription Drugs" (GAO-11-699, September 2011, ASCII text and .pdf format, 27p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-699

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10. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH, STATISTICS, AND POLICY ANALYSIS HISTORIC PERIODICALS: SSA has recently released electronic versions of the Social Security Bulletin from 1944 (.pdf format). All of Vol. 7 (12 issues) are available.

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/index.html

Click the down arrow next to "Other Editions" and scroll down to Vol. 7. and click on "Go".

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11. UK OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS REPORT: "UK Interim Life Tables, 1980-82 to 2008-10" (September 2011, HTML and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lifetables/interim-life-tables/2008-2010/sum-ilt-2008-10.html

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12. UK PARLIAMENTARY REPORT: "Pensions Bill: Committee Stage Report," by Djuna Thurley (October 2011, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP11-68

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13. UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPORT: "Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing: Report of the Secretary-General," (July 2011, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/66/173

Use the "English" tab to access the report.

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14. BANK OF MONTREAL [QUEBEC, CANADA] REPORT: "Financial Decision-making: Who Will Manage Your Money When You Can't?" (July 2011, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.bmo.com/pdf/11-1076%20BMO%20Retirement%20Report_EN_V3.pdf

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15. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUE BRIEF: "Comparing Wealth in Retirement: State-Local Versus Private Sector Workers," by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry, Josh Hurwitz, and Laura Quinby (SLP#21, October 2011, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://crr.bc.edu/briefs/comparing_wealth_in_retirement_state-local_versus_private_sector_workers.html

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16. BOSTON COLLEGE SLOAN CENTER FOR AGING AND WORK REPORT: "Age: A 21st Century Diversity Imperative," by Linda Roundtree (September 2011, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/archive_pubs/case_AgeDiversity.html

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17. CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND (CARDI) E-LIBRARY UPDATE: CARDI e-library has updated its links to relevant papers from Sep. 30-Oct. 6, 2011).

http://www.cardi.ie/directory

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18. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 11, No. 18, Sep. 28, 2011).

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

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19. GOTHENBURG UNIVERISTY [SWEDEN] THESIS: "Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for differentiating between Alzheimers disease and Vascular dementia," by Maria Bjerke (May 2011, .pdf format, 59p.).

http://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/24854

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20. JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION [UK] REPORTS:

A. "Changing societal attitudes, and regulatory responses, to risk-taking in adult care," by Frank Furedi (September 2011, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/changing-societal-attitudes-and-regulatory-responses

B. "A 'four nations' perspective on rights, responsibilities, risk and regulation in adult social care," by David Wiseman (September 2011, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/four-nations-perspective-rights-responsibilities

More information about JRF:

http://www.jrf.org.uk/work

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21. KING'S FUND [LONDON, UK] REPORT: "Issues facing commissioners of end-of-life care," by Rachael Addicott and Jenny Hiley (September 2011, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/endoflife_care.html

More information about KF:

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about_us/index.html

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22. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER NEWSLETTER (Vol. 12, No. 2, October 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/newsletters/

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23. ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION PROGRAM RESULTS REPORTS

A. "Pilot Program Trains Certified Home Health Aides to Provide Nursing Care to Patients at Home," by Robyn Kaplan (October 2011, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=72877&topicid=1049

B. "Creating Long-Term-Care Insurance Options for Elderly People," by Robert Crum (October 2011, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=72876&topicid=1049

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24. URBAN INSTITUTE BRIEF: "Refocusing Responsibility For Dual Eligibles: Why Medicare Should Take The Lead," by Judy Feder, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Teresa A. Coughlin, John Holahan, and Timothy Waidmann (October 2011, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412418.html

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25. NATURE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Complement factor H binds malondialdehyde epitopes and protects from oxidative stress," by David Weismann, Karsten Hartvigsen, Nadine Lauer, Keiryn L. Bennett, Hendrik P.N. Scholl, Peter Charbel Issa, Marisol Cano, Hubert Brandstatter, Sotirios Tsimikas, Christine Skerka, Giulio Superti-Furga, James T. Handa, Peter F. Zipfel, Joseph L. Witztum, and Christoph J. Binder (Vol. 478, No. 7367, October 6, 2011, p. 76-81).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v478/n7367/abs/nature10449.html

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26. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Quantitative ratiometric discrimination between noncancerous and cancerous prostate cells based on neuropilin-1 overexpression," by Alessia Pallaoro, Gary B. Braun, and Martin Moskovits (Vol. 108, No. 40, Oct. 4, 2011, p. 16559-16564).

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/40/16559.abstract?etoc

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

A. "A Procedural Approach to Remembering Personal Identification Numbers among Older Adults," by Michael K. Gardner, Robert D. Hill, and Christopher A. Was (PLoS ONE 6(10): e25428. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025428, Vol. 6, No. 10, October 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025428

B. "Xanthene Food Dye, as a Modulator of Alzheimer's Disease Amyloid-beta Peptide Aggregation and the Associated Impaired Neuronal Cell Function," by H. Edward Wong and Inchan Kwon (PLoS ONE 6(10): e25752. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025752, October 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0025752

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28. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, VARIOUS:

A. "Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures," by Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Kenneth M. Langa, Theodore J. Iwashyna, and David R. Weir (article abstract, Vol. 306, No. 13, Oct. 5, 2011, p. 1447-1453).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/13/1447.abstract

B. "Prevalence and Outcomes of Same-Day Discharge After Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Among Older Patients," by Sunil V. Rao, Lisa A. Kaltenbach, William S. Weintraub, Matthew T. Roe, Ralph G. Brindis, John S. Rumsfeld, and Eric D. Peterson (article abstract, Vol. 306, No. 13, Oct. 5, 2011, p. 1461-1467).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/13/1461.abstract

C. "The Physician's Role in Patients' Nursing Home Care: 'She's a Very Courageous and Lovely Woman. I Enjoy Caring for Her," by Steven C. Zweig, Lori L. Popejoy, Debra Parker-Oliver, and Susan E. Meadows (Clinician's Corner abstract, Vol. 306, No. 13, Oct. 5, 2011, p. 1468-1478).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/13/1468.abstract

D. "Lethal Prostate Cancer Variants," by Tracy Hampton (Lab Report Extract, Vol. 306, No. 13, Oct. 5, 2011, p. 1431).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/13/1431.1.extract

E. _How We Age: A Doctor's Journey Into the Heart of Growing Old_" by Marc E. Agronin, reviewed by Ross Andel (Book Review extract, Vol. 306, No. 13, Oct. 5, 2011, p. 1489).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/13/1489.extract

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29. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLES:

A. "How Much Savings Can We Wring from Medicare?" by Michael Chernew, Dana Goldman, and Sarah Axeen (Perspective, Vol. 365, No. 14, Oct. 6, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1110593

B. "The Uncertain Future of Medicare and Graduate Medical Education," by John K. Iglehart (Health Policy Report, Vol. 365, No. 14, Oct. 6, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1340-45). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMhpr1107519

C. "Can Age-Associated Memory Decline Be Treated?" by Mark D'Esposito and Adam Gazzaley (Clinical Implications of Basic Research, Vol. 365, No. 14, Oct. 6, 2011, p. 1346-47). Check your organization's library for electronic availability of this article.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMcibr1108968

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30. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL CLINICAL REVIEW EXTRACT: "Depression in older adults," by Joanne Rodda, Zuzana Walker, and Janet Carter (BMJ 2011; 343:d5219, Vol. 343, No. 7825, Oct. 1, 2011).

http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d5219.extract

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31. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: a prospective cohort study," by Chi Pang Wen, Jackson Pui Man Wai, Min Kuang Tsai, Yi Chen Yang, Ting Yuan David Cheng, Meng-Chih Lee, Hui Ting Chan, Chwen Keng Tsao, Shan Pou Tsai, and Xifeng Wu (Vol. 378, No. 9798, Oct. 1, 2011, p. 1244-1253).

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960749-6/abstract

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III. Working Papers:

32. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH: "Do Low-Income Workers Benefit from 401(k) Plans?" by Eric Toder and Karen E. Smith (WP#2011-14, September 2011, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/do_low-income_workers_benefit_from_401_k_plans.html

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33. LEVY ECONOMICS INSTITUTE OF BARD COLLEGE [ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NEW YORK]: "Effects of Legal and Unauthorized Immigration on the US Social Security System," by Selcuk Eren, Hugo Benitez-Silva, and Eva Carceles-Poveda (Working Paper No. 689, October 2011, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.levyinstitute.org/publications/?docid=1416

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34. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More Effective?" by David Neumark and Joanne Song (w17467, September 2011, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

Supply-side Social Security reforms to increase employment and delay benefit claiming among older individuals may be frustrated by age discrimination. We test for policy complementarities between supply-side Social Security reforms and demand-side efforts to deter age discrimination, specifically studying whether stronger state-level age discrimination protections enhanced the impact of the increases in the Social Security Full Retirement Age (FRA) that occurred in the past decade. The evidence indicates that, for older individuals who were "caught" by the increase in the FRA, benefit claiming reductions and employment increases were sharper in states with stronger age discrimination protections.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w17467

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35. PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL, WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers. The following papers are now available.

WP2011-14 "Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Plans and the Financial Crisis: Impacts, and Sponsor and Government Reactions," by Mark J. Warshawsky

WP2011-15 "Multiemployer Pension Plans Respond to the Financial Crisis," by Judith F. Mazo and Eli Greenblum

WP2011-16 "Adopting Hybrid Pension Plans: Effects of Economic Crisis and Regulatory Reform," by Robert L. Clark, Alan Glickstein, and Tomeka Hill

WP2011-17 "Collective Pensions and the Global Financial Crisis: The Case of the Netherlands," by Lans Bovenberg and Theo Nijman

WP2011-18 "How Have Public Sector Pensions Responded to the Financial Crisis?" by Andrew G. Biggs

WP2011-20 "Optimal Financial Literacy and Saving for Retirement," by Annamaria Lusardi, Pierre-Carl Michaud, and Olivia S. Mitchell

Links to abstracts and full text are available at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/papers.php?year=2011

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36. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT: "The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions ," by Pablo Antolin, Stephanie Payet, Edward R. Whitehouse, and Juan Yermo (OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No. 11, September 2011, .pdf format, 31p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/finance-and-investment/the-role-of-guarantees-in-defined-contribution-pensions_5kg52k5b0v9s-en

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37. WORLD BANK POLICY RESEARCH PROGRAMME: "Financial literacy and retirement planning : the Russian case," by Leora Klapper and Georgios A. Panos (WPS 5827, October 2011, .pdf and ASCII text format, 24p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&piPK=64165421&theSitePK=469382&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000158349_20111004160352

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38. 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. 22, 2011.

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

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

39. Educational Gerontology (Vol. 37, No. 11, November 2011).

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg

40. International Social Security Review (Vol. 64, No. 4, October-December 2011).

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/issr.2011.64.issue-4/issuetoc

41. Journal of Gerontological Social Work (Vol. 54, No. 7, October 2011).

http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wger20

42. Medical Care (Vol. 49, No. 10, October 2011).

http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2011/10000

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43. 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 Oct. 3, 2011:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 3, 2011:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 3, 2011:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Oct. 3, 2011:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Oct. 3, 2011:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Oct. 3, 2011:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

44. SPRINGER PUBLISHING: Rural Caregiving in the United States, edited by Ronda C. Talley, Kathleen Chwalisz, and Kathleen C. Buckwalter (2011, 300p., ISBN: ISBN 978-1-4614-0301-2). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.springer.com/psychology/book/978-1-4614-0301-2

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VI. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

45. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Oct. 6, 2011.

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

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VII. Conferences:

46. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING CONFERENCE UPDATE: AoA has provided information on the following upcoming conferences:

Northern Plains Conference On Aging & Disability--Fargo, ND, Oct. 4-6, 2011

Aging with Passion and Purpose: A Conference on Aging--Omaha, NB, Oct. 16-17, 2011

31st Annual Arkansas Aging Conference--Hot Sprints, AR, Oct. 26-28, 2011

6th Canadian Conference on Dementia--Montreal, Quebec, Oct. 27-29, 2011

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/events/events.aspx

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

47. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATIONS:

A. "Protecting The Promise To Our Seniors: Preserving Senior Programs," a hearing held Apr. 27, 2011 in Johnston, Rhode Island (Senate Hearing 112-93, Serial Publication No. 112-5, ASCII text and .pdf format, 58p.).

ASCII text:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:67864.wais

.pdf:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:67864.wais.pdf

B. "Meals, Rides, And Caregivers: What Makes The Older Americans Act So Vital To America's Seniors," a hearing held May 26, 2011 in Washington, DC (Senate Hearing 112-106, Serial Publication No. 112-6, ASCII text and .pdf format, 160p.).

ASCII text:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:68180.wais

.pdf:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=112_senate_hearings&docid=f:68180.wais.pdf

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48. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE HEARING TESTIMONY: "Dually-Eligible Beneficiaries: Improving Care While Lowering Costs," a hearing held Sep. 21, 2011 (testimony in .pdf format, with a complete video transcript, (running time 1 hour 3 minutes), available at the site.

http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=1e16d50e-5056-a032-523f-da1cd1bd91aa

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49. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERMENTAL AFFAIRS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, FEDERAL SERVICES, AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY: "Costs of Prescription Drug Abuse in the Medicare Part D Program, a hearing held Oct. 4, 2011 (testimony in .pdf format, with a complete video transcript (running time: approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes) available at the site.

http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=8c9b7242-4770-457b-a41c-c0f6c7d67f9f

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IX. Bibliography Updates

50. 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

Mayer, Adalbert. The Evolution of Wages Over the Lifecycle: Insights From Intergenerational Connections. Applied Economics. 2010; 42, (22):2817-2833.

Tobing, Elwin. How Do Housing Wealth Effects Vary with Age?. Applied Economics Letters. 2012; 19, (7):649.

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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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