Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report 614 -- November 17, 2011

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NOTE!! Next week's CAAR report will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US.

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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. HEALTH AND RETIRMENT STUDY UPDATE: the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the following update: "HRS 2010 Post-Exit (Final, Version 1.0)" (Nov. 15, 2011).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news316

Data access:

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

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING NEWSLETTER: AoA eNewsletter (Nov. 14, 2011, .pdf format, 10p.).

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

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3. US CENSUS BUREAU REPORT: "90+ in the United States: 2006-2008," by Wan He and Mark N. Muenchrath (American Community Survey Reports ACS-17, November 2011, .pdf format, 27p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Census Bureau Releases Comprehensive Analysis of Fast-Growing 90-and-Older Population" (CB11-194, Nov. 17, 2011).

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb11-194.html

Click on title in the fourth paragraph of the news release for link to full text.

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4. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES NATIONAL COVERAGE ANALYSIS FINAL DECISION MEMO: "Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (CAG-00427N)" (October 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 59p.).

http://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=249&ver=7&NcaNameScreening+and+Behavioral+Counseling+Interventions+in+Primary+Care+to+Reduce+Alcohol+Misuse

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

A. "Ensuring That Medicare Part D Reimbursement Is Limited to Drugs Provided for Medically Accepted Indications" (OEI-07-08-00152, November 2011, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-08-00152.asp

B. "Zone Program Integrity Contractors' Data Issues Hinder Effective Oversight" (OEI-03-09-00520, November 2011, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-09-00520.asp

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6. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY STATISTICAL BRIEF: "Trends in Hormone Replacement Therapy Drugs Utilization and Expenditures for Adult Women in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2001-2008," by Marie N. Stagnitti and Doris Lefkowitz (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Statistical Brief 347, November 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1026

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7. MORBIDTY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT QUICKSTATS: "QuickStats: Patient Visits to Physician Offices and Outpatient Departments, by Payment Source -- United States, 2009 (US Centers for Disease Control, Vol. 60, No. 45, Nov. 18, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1559).

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6045a7.htm?s_cid=mm6045a7_w

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8. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE: "Independent panel to present findings on role of active surveillance in the management of localized prostate cancer" (Nov. 16, 2011).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2011/od-16.htm

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9. PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION REPORT: "2010 pbgc Annual Exposure Report" (November 2011, .pdf format, 20p.). The report is linked to from a PBGC news release: "PBGC Releases Long-Term Projections, Forecasts Some Additional Plan Failures and Higher Deficits" (Nov. 10, 2011).

http://www.pbgc.gov/news/press/releases/pr12-04.html

Click on "exposure report" (first line in the third paragraph of the news release) for link to full text.

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10. UK PARLIAMENT REPORT: "Teachers' Pensions" (Commons Library Standard Note, November 2011, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/SN00405

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11. AARP, VARIOUS:

A. "Replacing the Nation's Deteriorating Water Infrastructure While Maintaining Affordable Water Rates," by Neal Walters (November 2011, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/cons_prot/2011/insight56.pdf

B. "The Employment Situation, October 2011: Hard to Find a Silver Lining for Older Workers," by Sara E. Rix (November 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-11-2011/employment-situation.html

C. "50+ and Worried about Today and Tomorrow: Older Americans Express Concerns about the State of the Economy and Their Current and Future Financial Well-being," by Sara E. Rix (November 2011, .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-11-2011/50-and-Worried-about-Today-and-Tomorrow.html

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12. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUE BRIEF: "Disability Insurance: Does Extending Unemployment Benefits Help?" by Matthew S. Rutledge (IB11-14, November 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

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

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13. CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND (CARDI) E-LIBRARY UPDATE: CARDI e-library has updated its links to relevant papers from Nov. 11-17, 2011).

http://www.cardi.ie/directory

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14. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE PERIODICAL Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 11, No. 21, Nov. 9, 2011).

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

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15. FORBES ARTICLE: "In A Brutal Economy, Boomers Rewrite The Next Chapter," by Deborah L. Jacobs (in the Dec. 5, 2011 Investment Guide issue of _Forbes_ Magazine).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2011/11/16/boomers-rewriting-the-next-chapter/

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16. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION REPORT: "Restructuring Medicare's Benefit Design: Implications for Beneficiaries and Spending," by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Zachary Levinson, Monica Brenner and James Mays (November 2011, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/8256.cfm

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17. RAND CORPORATION TECHNICAL REPORT: "2007 Medicare CAHPS Technical Report," by Amelia M. Haviland, Alan Zaslavsky, Marc N. Elliott, David J. Klein, Bryan Davis, A. James O'Malley, W. Sherman Edwards, Lawrence Zaborski, Carol A. Edwards, and John Rauch (TR-659-CMS, 2011, .pdf format, 301p.).

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR659.html

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18. WELLS FARGO BANK NEWS RELEASE: "80 Is The New 65 For Many Middle Class Americans When It Comes To Retirement, Wells Fargo Retirement Survey Finds" (Nov. 16, 2011).

https://www.wellsfargo.com/press/2011/20111116_80IsTheNew65

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19. NATURE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of longevity in _Caenorhabditis elegans_, by Eric L. Greer, Travis J. Maures, Duygu Ucar, Anna G. Hauswirth, Elena Mancini, Jana P. Lim, Berenice A. Benayoun, Yang Shi, and Anne Brunet (Vol. 479, No. 7373, Nov. 17, 2011, p. 365-371).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v479/n7373/abs/nature10572.html

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20. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLE:

A. "Geriatric Conditions in Acutely Hospitalized Older Patients: Prevalence and One-Year Survival and Functional Decline," by Bianca M. Buurman1, Jita G. Hoogerduijn, Rob J. de Haan, Ameen Abu-Hanna, A. Margot Lagaay, Harald J. Verhaar, Marieke J. Schuurmans, Marcel Levi, and Sophia E. de Rooij (PLoS ONE 6(11): e26951. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026951, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0026951

B. "Poor Trail Making Test Performance Is Directly Associated with Altered Dual Task Prioritization in the Elderly--Baseline Results from the TREND Study," by Markus A. Hobert, Raphael Niebler, Sinja I. Meyer, Kathrin Brockmann, Clemens Becker, Heiko Huber, Alexandra Gaenslen, Jana Godau, Gerhard W. Eschweiler, Daniela Berg, and Walter Maetzler (PLoS ONE 6(11): e27831. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027831, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0027831

C. "Mitochondrial-Associated Cell Death Mechanisms Are Reset to an Embryonic-Like State in Aged Donor-Derived iPS Cells Harboring Chromosomal Aberrations," by Alessandro Prigione, Amir M. Hossini, Bjorn Lichtner, Akdes Serin, Beatrix Fauler, Matthias Megges, Rudi Lurz, Hans Lehrach, Eugenia Makrantonaki, Christos C. Zouboulis, and James Adjaye (PLoS ONE 6(11): e27352. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027352, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0027352

D. "Android Fat Depot Is More Closely Associated with Metabolic Syndrome than Abdominal Visceral Fat in Elderly People," by Seon Mee Kang, Ji Won Yoon, Hwa Young Ahn, So Yeon Kim, Kyoung Ho Lee, Hayley Shin, Sung Hee Choi, Kyong Soo Park, Hak Chul Jang, and Soo Lim (PLoS ONE 6(11): e27694. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027694, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0027694

E. "Modulation of Habit Formation by Levodopa in Parkinson's Disease," by Frank Marzinzik, Johann Wotka, Michael Wahl, Lea K. Krugel, Catarina Kordsachia, and Fabian Klostermann (PLoS ONE 6(11): e27695. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027695, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0027695

F. "LIV-1 Promotes Prostate Cancer Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition and Metastasis through HB-EGF Shedding and EGFR-Mediated ERK Signaling," by Hui-Wen Lue, Xiaojian Yang, Ruoxiang Wang, Weiping Qian, Roy Z.H. Xu, Robert Lyles, Adeboye O. Osunkoya, Binhua P. Zhou, Robert L. Vessella, Majd Zayzafoon, Zhi-Ren Liu, Haiyen E. Zhau, and Leland W.K. Chung (PLoS ONE 6(11): e27720. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027720, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0027720

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21. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Association of Coronary CT Angiography or Stress Testing With Subsequent Utilization and Spending Among Medicare Beneficiaries," by Jacqueline Baras Shreibati, Laurence C. Baker, and Mark A. Hlatky (Vol. 306, No. 19, Nov. 16, 2011, p. 2128-2136).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/19/2128.abstract

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22. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE: "Medicare Payment Reform--Proposals for Paying for an SGR Repeal," by John K. Iglehart (Vol. 365, No. 20, Nov. 17, 2011, p. 1859-1861). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1111954

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III. Working Papers:

23. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH:

A. "Prescription Drug Insurance Coverage, Drug Utilization, and Cost-Related Non-Adherence: Evidence from the Medicare Part D Expansion," by Gary V. Engelhardt (WP#2011-19, November 2011, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/prescription_drug_insurance_coverage_drug_utilization_and_cost-related_non-adherence_evidence_from_the_medicare_part_d_expansion.html

B. "The Pension Protection Act of 2006 and Diversification of Employer Stock in Defined Contribution Plans," by Gary V. Engelhardt (WP#2011-20, November 2011, .pdf format, 22p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://crr.bc.edu/preview/the_pension_protection_act_of_2006_and_diversification_of_employer_stock_in_defined_contribution_plans.html

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24. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER. MRRC has recently added the following working papers. Links to abstracts and full text are available at the site:

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

The Effects of the Financial Crisis on Actual and Anticipated Consumption by Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder WP 2011-255, October 2011 (UM11-10)

Consumption and Differential Mortality by Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder WP 2011-254, September 2011 (UM11-17)

The Influence of Public Policy on Health, Wealth and Mortality by John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri WP 2011-252, September 2011 (UM11-12)

The Importance of State Anti-Discrimination Laws on Employer Accommodation and the Movement of their Employees onto Social Security Disability Insurance by Richard V. Burkhauser, Lauren Nicholas and Maximilian D. Schmeiser WP 2011-251, October 2011 (UM11-02)

Effects of Legal and Unauthorized Immigration on the U.S. Social Security System by Hugo A. Benez-Silva, Eva Carceles-Poveda and Selcuk Eren WP 2011-250, September 2011 (UM11-07)

Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More Effective? by David Neumark and Joanne Song WP 2011-249, September 2011 (UM11-15)

First-Round Impacts of the 2008 Chilean Pension System Reform by Jere Behrman, Maria Cecilia Calderon, Olivia S. Mitchell, Javiera Vasquez and David Bravo WP 2011-245, September 2011 (UM11-05)

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25. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH:

A. "The Determinants and Long-term Projections of Saving Rates in Developing Asia," by Charles Yuji Horioka and Akiko Terada-Hagiwara (w17581, November 2011, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we present data on trends over time in domestic saving rates in twelve economies in developing Asia during the 1966-2007 period and analyze the determinants of these trends. We find that domestic saving rates in developing Asia have, in general, been high and rising but that there have been substantial differences from economy to economy and that the main determinants of these trends appear to have been the age structure of the population (especially the aged dependency ratio), income levels, and the level of financial sector development. We then project future trends in domestic saving rates in developing Asia for the 2011-2030 period based on our estimation results and find that the domestic saving rate in developing Asia as a whole will remain roughly constant during the next two decades despite rapid population aging in some economies in developing Asia because population aging will occur much later in other economies and because the negative impact of population aging on the domestic saving rate will be largely offset by the positive impact of higher income levels.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17581

B. "The Welfare Economics of Default Options: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of 401(k) Plans," by B. Douglas Bernheim, Andrey Fradkin, and Igor Popov (w17587, November 2011, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

According to previous research, changing the default contribution rate for a 401(k) pension plan has a powerful effect on the distribution of contributions among relatively new employees. Potential explanations include the following: (1) opting out may entail significant effort and inconvenience; (2) the default rate may serve as a psychological anchor, influencing choices because of its salience or imprimatur; (3) workers may procrastinate, putting off the opt-out decision; (4) workers may be inattentive. We examine the welfare implications of defaults under each of these theories. Because three of them involve non-standard behavioral hypotheses, we adopt and implement the framework for behavioral welfare economics proposed by Bernheim and Rangel (2009). In each case we begin by developing theoretical principles, and then confront the theory with data to reach concrete quantitative conclusions.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w17587

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26. RAND CORPORATION:

A. "Cognitive Health of Older Indians: Individual and Geographic Determinants of Female Disadvantage," by Jinkook Lee, Regina Shih, Kevin Carter Feeney, Kenneth M. Langa (WR-889, October 2011, .pdf format, 39p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR889.html

B. "The Effect of Providing Peer Information on Retirement Savings Decisions," by John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Katherine L. Milkman (WR800, October 2011, .pdf format, 44p.).Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR800.html

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27. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: "Why Does Population Aging Matter So Much for Asia? Population Aging, Economic Growth, and Economic Security in Asia," by Sang-Hyop Lee, Andrew Mason, and Donghyun Park (Economic Working Paper No. 284, October 2011, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://beta.adb.org/publications/why-does-population-aging-matter-so-much-asia

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28. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT WORKING PAPERS ON FINANCE, INSURANCE AND PRIVATE PENSIONS: "Pension Funds Investment in Infrastructure," by Raffaele Della Croce (No. 13, September 2011, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract: Pension funds are increasingly looking at infrastructure investment with some investors actively pursuing opportunities in the sector. Different countries are at different stages in the evolution of pension fund investment in infrastructure.

A survey of a sample of the most significant actors was launched by the OECD in May 2010 within the framework of the OECD Project on Transcontinental Infrastructure 2030-20501. Based on the survey a series of barriers to investment were indentified. This paper draws largely on the results of the survey. Looking ahead, it can be expected that favourable conditions such as the growth of pension funds, privatisation trends and changing regulations, will continue to increase the interest of institutional investors in general, and of pension funds in particular, in infrastructure investment. However, overall investment in infrastructure is still limited and a high proportion of pension funds are not currently investing. In order to attract pension fund investment in infrastructure and guarantee the success and sustainability of the investment in the long term, several barriers to investment need to be addressed, some specific to pension funds other affecting investors more generally. Policymakers have an opportunity to act now. In the wake of the financial crisis, institutional investors are redefining their investment and risk allocation strategies. At the same time new financial regulation potentially affecting investment in infrastructure is being drafted. The crisis, while highlighting many of the risks associated with infrastructure, it has also provided an opportunity for the asset class to mature, in terms of building the experience of both investment teams and investors, and ushering in more realistic risk and return expectations.

Moving from the current mindset to a longer-term investment environment requires a transformational change in investor behaviour, i.e. a new "investment culture". The market, by its nature, is unlikely to deliver such a change. Major policy initiatives, in a variety of areas are needed. Some of these initiatives are considered in this paper.

Policy actions proposed in this paper are based on initial OECD research undertaken and are intended to generate debate and discussion. Comments are welcome by the author. As part of the OECD project "Institutional Investors and Long Term Investment" further research is planned on these topics. Ultimate goal of the project is to provide a set of final policy recommendations to be adopted by governments and interested parties.

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/finance-and-investment/pension-funds-investment-in-infrastructure_5kg272f9bnmx-en

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29. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/Ifo INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESifo) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Should Pensions be Progressive? Yes, at least in Germany!" by Hans Fehr, Manuel Kallweit, and Fabian Kindermann (WP3636, November 2011, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=17041843

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30. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "The Labor Supply and Retirement Behavior of China's Older Workers and Elderly in Comparative Perspective," by John T. Giles, Dewen Wang, and Wei Cai (Discussion Paper No. 6088, October 2011, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=6088

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31. 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. 7, 2011.

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

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

32. Experimental Aging Research (Vol. 37, No. 5, 2011).

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/uear20/37/5

33. Journal of Aging and Health (Vol. 23, No. 8, December 2011).

http://jah.sagepub.com/content/23/8.toc?etoc

34. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 59, Supplement s2, November 2011). The topic of this supplement is "Advancing Delirium Science: Systems, Mechanisms and Management."

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2011.59.issue-s2/issuetoc

35. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Vol. 26, No. 4, December 2011).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/0169-3816/26/4/

36. Medical Care (Vol. 49, Nos. 11, 12, November, December 2011).

November:

http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2011/11000

December:

http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2011/12000

37. Public Health (Vol. 125, No. 11, November 2011).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00333506

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38. 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. 14, 2011:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Nov. 14, 2011:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Nov. 14, 2011:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Nov. 14, 2011:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Nov. 14, 2011:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Nov. 14, 2011:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

39. SPRINGER PUBLISHING:

A. Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice: Fourth Edition, edited by Marie Boltz, Elizabeth Capezuti, Terry T. Fulmer, DeAnne Zwicker, and Ardis O'Meara (2011, 744p., ISBN:9780826171283). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826171283

B. Gerioperative Nursing Care: Principles and Practices of Surgical Care for the Older Adult, by Raelene V. Shippee-Rice, Susan Fetzer, and Jennifer V. Long (2011, 640p., ISBN: 9780826104700). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826104700

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VI. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

40. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: "Health Care Innovation Challenge" (Letter of intent deadline is Dec. 19, 2011. Application deadline is Jan. 27, 2012). "The Health Care Innovation Challenge will award up $1 billion in grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, particularly those with the highest health care needs." For more information see:

http://www.innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/innovation-challenge/index.html

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41. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Alzheimer's Disease Drug Development Program (U01)" (PAR-12-015, reissue of PA-10-205, multiple application deadlines, National Institute on Aging). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-015.html

B. "NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (ADAR) through Undergraduate Education (R25)" (PAR-12-016, multiple application deadlines, National Institute on Aging). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-016.html

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42. NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING: 2012 Summer Fellowship Program: Application deadline will be listed shortly. For more information see:

http://www.ncoa.org/about-ncoa/careers/graduate-student-fellowship/

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43. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Nov. 17, 2011.

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

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VII. Conferences:

44. WORLD DEMOGRAPHIC AND AGING FORUM: "2022--10 years to shape the demographic shift! 2012 WDA Forum," to be held in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Aug. 27-30, 2012. For more information (.pdf format, 4p.) see:

http://www.wdaforum.org/images/stories/Diverses/WDAForum2012_FirstAnnouncement_111107_am.pdf

More information about WDAF:

http://www.wdaforum.org/index.php?lang=en

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

45. US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE HEARING TESTIMONY: ""Delphi Pension Fallout: Federal Government Picked Winner and Losers, So Who Won and Who Lost?" a hearing held Nov. 14, 2011 (.pdf format). Hearing videos are available for Panels 1 and 3 at this time.

http://oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1507%3A11-14-11-qdelphi-pension-fallout-federal-government-picked-winner-and-losers-so-who-won-and-who-lostq&catid=12&Itemid=20

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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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