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September 30, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2436–September 30, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No.2436 –September 30, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Dementia Risk Seen in Players in N.F.L. (National Football League) Study,” by Alan Schwarz (_New York Times_, Sep. 30, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.

www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Data Could Cut Health Care Costs,” by David Kestenbaum (US National Public Radio All Things Considered, Sep. 29, 2009). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript is available (running time: 7 minutes, 22 seconds).
www.npr.org…

3. “Yet another strain on social security,” by Martin Hutchinson (_CNNMoney.com_, Sep. 29, 2009).
money.cnn.com…

4. “Social Security: The Red Ink Starts Next Year,” by Eric Schurenberg (Columbia Broadcasting System Moneywatch blog, Sep. 30, 2009).
moneywatch.bnet.com…

5. “Union angry with IBM (International Business Machines) pension scheme proposals,” by
Mike Simons (_Computerworld_, Sep. 29, 2009).
news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=07311071-1A64-67EA-E440191354AD5C85…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Los Angeles) City Council Reviews Retirement Program,” by Dennis Lovelace (KTTV Channel 11 [Los Angeles] TV News, Sep. 30, 2009).
www.myfoxla.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida state pension system back at full funding” (Reuters, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension oversight decision pushed back,” by Nirvi Shah (_Miami Herald_, Sep. 30, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fear of Medicare cuts riles suspicious seniors in Palm Beach County condo communities,” by John Lantigua (_Palm Beach Post_, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “3 Indiana hospitals settle Medicare disputes” (Associated Press via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Sep. 30, 2009.
www.chicagotribune.com…

11. IOWA NEWS: “687 at U of I want early retirement,” by B.A. Morelli (_Iowa City Press Citizen_ via _Des Moines Register_, Sep. 30, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Panel says pension tweaks to save 1 Billion Dollars,” by Hillary Chabot (_Boston Herald_, Sep. 30, 2009).
news.bostonherald.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS::”Elderly hospitalized more here [Kenosha County],” by Matthew Olson (_Kenosha News_, Sep, 29, 2009).
www.kenoshanews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS:”(Treasurer Wayne) Swan slams pensioner rental rises,” by Misha Schubert (_Age_[Melbourne, Victoria], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.theage.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Aging gracefully, civic style,” by Jennifer Yang (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Not enough boom in Baby Boomer generation,” by Shannon Proudfoot (Canwest News Service via canada.com…, Sep. 30, 2009).
www.canada.com…

17. COSTA RICA NEWS: “Government Has No Money To Pay Salaries and Pensions, Says Hacienda (Finance Ministry) (Insidecostrica.com…, Sep. 30, 2009).
insidecostarica.com…

18. MALTA NEWS: “Fewer elderly persons holding driving licences, more getting married” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.timesofmalta.com…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seniors to Outnumber Teenagers in 2016,” by Yoon Ja-young (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “2.4 Trillion Won (1.68 billion U.S. dollars) Needed to Offset Civil Servants’ Pension Deficit” (_Dong A Ilbo_ [Seoul], Sep. 30, 2009).
english.donga.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Gordon Brown pledges ‘national care service’ for elderly,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/gordon-brown/6244912/Gordon-Brown-pledges-national-care-service-for-elderly.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Older people to work longer and default retirement age to be scrapped, says Dame Joan Bakewell,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 30, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/6243181/Older-people-to-work-longer-and-default-retirement-age-to-be-scrapped-says-Dame-Joan-Bakewell.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) conference backs call for government to take on Royal Mail pensions deficit,” by Helene Mulholland (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/sep/30/royal-mail-pensions-labour…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensions that melt away,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-pensions-that-melt-away-1795280.html…

25. UK NEWS: “The Pensions battleground: stalemate or truce?” by Simon Banks (Reuters blog, Sep. 30, 2009).
blogs.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Scientists discover clues to what makes human muscle age,” by Sarah Yang (University of California – Berkeley) news release via Eurekalert, [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 30, 2009.
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Testosterone spray may help women fight dementia,” by Nick Miller (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Oct. 1, 2009).
www.theage.com…

28. “Does estrogen help women survive colon cancer?” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “Moderate exercise may lower prostate cancer risk” (Reuters Health, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

30. “Obesity in middle age bodes ill for old age” (Reuters Health, Sep. 30, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

September 29, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2435–September 29, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2435, September 29, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “When Medicare is the piggy bank,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via Google News, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.google.com…

2. “Medicare Commission Proposal And MedPAC Data Shape Reform” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

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3. “Our view on paying for health reform (Part II): How Medicare Advantage turned into a boondoggle” (_USA Today_ blog [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 29, 2009).
blogs.us…

4. “Opposing view: Don’t penalize seniors: Yes, Advantage’s costs need to be reined in, but let’s do it gradually,” by Bill Nelson (_USA Today_ blog [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 29, 2009).
blogs.us…

Note: both of these articles are _USA Today_ Opinion pieces.

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5. “Medicare Set for Big Cuts Under Overhaul Plans,” by Gwen Ifill (US Public Broadcasting Corporation _NewsHour_, Sep. 28, 2009). In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript of this story is available at the site (running time: 10 minutes, 29 seconds).
www.pbs.org…

6. “Medicare money malpractice: Upper-income seniors protected by bipartisan majority” (_Washington Times_, Sep. 29, 2009). Note: this is a _WT_ Editorial.
washingtontimes.com…

7. “Survey: Women OK with smaller retirement nest egg” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.businessweek.com…

8. “The retirement pendulum swings counter to OPM (Office of Personnel Management) predictions,” by Tom Temin and Jane Norris (Federal News Radio, Sep. 29, 2009. This is an audio transcript, running time 5 minutes, 8 seconds).
www.federalnewsradio.com…

9. “30 Years Later – Divorce Doubles Burden of Care for Elderly Parents,” by Aries Keck (Public News Service [Virginia], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.publicnewsservice.org…

US STATE NEWS:

10. GEORGIA NEWS: “City (of Atlanta) fined 1.6 million dollars for pension glitch,” by Eric Stirgus (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Elderhostel looks to the younger set: Broader approach irks some seniors,” by Bella English (_Boston Globe_, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.boston.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Businessman pleads guilty to 18.4 Million Dollar Medicare scam” (Associated Press via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Sep. 29, 2009). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “Nassau (county) grand jury report details pension abuses,” by Sandra Peddie (_Newsday_ [Long Island, New York], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio AG (Attorney General) takes lead role in Bank of America lawsuit,” by Stephen Majors (Associated Press via Google News, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.google.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “States are pickpocketing pensions: (Treasurer Wayne) Swan” (Australian Associated Press via _Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Sep. 29, 2009).
news.theage.com…

16. BAHAMAS NEWS: “Baby Boomers’ ‘double whammy’ for the economy,” by Neil Hartnell (_Tribune_ [Nassau, New Providence], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.tribune242.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Pilots fight retirement ruling: Air Canada union seeks Federal Court review of tribunal decision on termination age” (Canadian Press via _Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

18. FINLAND NEWS: “Improvements demanded for Finnish elderly care,” by Luna Finnsson (icenews.is, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.icenews.is/index.php/2009/09/29/improvements-demanded-for-finnish-elderly-care/…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Study reveals nursing home death rate,” by Sylvia Thompson (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “DPJ (Democratic Party of Japan) at the helm / Early retirement for bureaucrats faces ax” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090929TDY01303.htm…

21. MALTA NEWS: “All new homes for the elderly must be dementia friendly — (Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care) Mario Galea” (_Malta Independent_ (Birkirkara), Sep. 29, 2009).
www.independent.com…

22. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexico launches programs for seniors as nation ages quickly,” by Sergio Solache (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.us…

23. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Will they, won’t they agree on pensions?” (DutchNews.nl…, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

24. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Politicians ‘aren’t doing enough for elderly in poverty’,” by Rachel Quiqley (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/politicians-lsquoarenrsquot-doing-enough-for-elderly-in-povertyrsquo-14513955.html…

25. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Capitol launches program for elderly,” by Doris C. Bongcac (_Daily News_ [Cebu Province] via globalnationinquirer.net…, Sep. 29, 2009).
globalnation.inquirer.net…

26. SCOTLAND NEWS: “GP (General Practitioner), 83, held over ‘assisted suicide’,” by Stephen McGinty (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh, Sep. 29, 2009).
news.scotsman.com…

27. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “More elderly suffer abuse,” by Lee Ji-yoon (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

28. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “National Pension reaps record profits,” by Choi He-suk (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Sep. 30, 2009).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

29. UK NEWS: “Workplace pension scheme delay could threaten reform” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Sep. 29, 2009).
business.scotsman.com…

30. UK NEWS: “‘Free personal care’ for elderly” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 29, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8281168.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Rather Than Worry About Dementia, Forget About It,” by Abigail Trafford (_Washington Post_, Sep. 29, 2009). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.www.washingtonpost.com…

32. “Chronic Pain May Cause Similar Disability Linked With Aging at Earlier Ages,” by Laurie Barclay (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 29, 2009). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Risk for Death From Lung Cancer,” by Laurie Barclay (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 29, 2009). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

34. “Men often not told of prostate cancer risks: study” (Reuters Health, Sep. 29, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

35. “UNC (University of North Carolina) expert: Better decision support tools needed for prostate cancer screening choice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “‘Watchful waiting’ often works for prostate cancer,” by Anthony J. Brown Reuters Health, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

37. “Oleocanthal may help prevent, treat Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Institute for Aging Research study links high-heels to heel and ankle pain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Impaired kidney function linked to cognitive decline in elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Elderly suicide risk after previous attempts varies by sex” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “At-home care may be an alternative to hospital care for elderly patients with chronic heart failure” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Treatment for dementia associated with risk of hospitalization & Psychotic illness and cannabis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Risk of bone fractures associated with use of diabetes drug” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Insulin reverses elderly muscle loss” (United Press International, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.upi.com…

September 28, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2434–September 28, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2434, September 28, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Scare-Mongering” (_New York Times_, Sep. 27, 2009). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “On health care, beware wrath of seniors,” by Julie Hirschfeld Davis (Associated Press via Google News, Sep. 27, 2009).
www.google.com…

3. “Job losses, early retirements hurt Social Security,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via Google News, Sep. 27, 2009).
www.google.com…

4. “US program misses problem nursing homes” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.boston.com…

5. “Fighting to close Medicare’s ‘doughnut hole’,” by Joan Aragone (_San Mateo [California] County Times_, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.insidebayarea.com…

6. “Social Security Owed ‘Fugitives’ Millions,” by Ellen E. Schultz (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Sep. 26-27, 2009, P. A3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article. Full text of _WSJ_ articles may also be available via Google News.

7. “Unused Vacation? It May Pay,” by Laura Saunders (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Sep. 26-27, 2009, P. B1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article. Full text of _WSJ_ articles may also be available via Google News.

8. “Health ‘Reform’ Is Income Redistribution,” by Michael O. Leavitt, Al Hubbard, and Keith Hennessey (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Sep. 28, 2009, P. A21). Note 1: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article. Full text of _WSJ_ articles may also be available via Google News. Note 2: this is a _WSJ_ Opinion piece.

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9. “Reliable nursing home information can be difficult to get: The government website charged with providing such information has been found lacking. Getting a full picture of a facility takes some legwork,” by Tammy Worth (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 28, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. “Staffing is the key to quality care in a nursing home,” by Tammy Worth (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 28, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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11. “On Medicare Spending, a Role Reversal,” by Republicans, Not Interest Groups, Fight Plans to Cut 400 Billion Dollars Over 10 Years,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, Sep. 28, 2009). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. “When Elder Care Problems Escalate, You Can Hire an Expert,” by Lesley Alderman (_New York Times_, Sep. 26, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. “For Older Women, A Refuge From Emotional Abuse,” by Joseph Shapiro (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Sep. 28, 2009, print transcript available in addition top audio transcript [running time 3 minutes 49 seconds]).
www.npr.org…

14. “Workers discover 401(k) plans are failing them in retirement,” by Brian J. O’Connor (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.detnews.com…

15. “The modern retirement plan: Cross your fingers,” by Robin Blumner (_St. Petersburg [Florida] Times_ via _Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Sep. 26, 2009). Note: this is a _SLT_ Opinion piece.
www.sltrib.com…

16. “Nation’s steel industry eyes retirement wave,” by Vicki Smith (Associated Press via _Pueblo [Colorado] Chieftain_, Sep. 27, 2009).
www.chieftain.com…

17. “Boomers to pull down markets?” by Robert Powell (Marketwatch via _Dubuque [Iowa] Telegraph Herald_, Sep. 27, 2009).
www.thonline.com…

US STATE NEWS:

18. GEORGIA NEWS: “Pumped-up pensions squeeze city (of Atlanta): Hikes approved in ’01, ’05 threaten budget for years to come,” by Cameron McWhirter (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

19. KANSAS NEWS: “Gov.(ernor) against 401(k)-style retirement plans,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Whichita Eagle_, Sep. 26, 2009).
www.kansas.com…

20. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “For elders, school’s out way too soon: Wellesley College cancels auditing deal for residents,” by Brock Parker (_Boston Globe_, Sep. 28, 2009).
www.boston.com…

21. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Towns to look at sharing senior services,” by  Christine Legere (_Boston Globe_, Sep. 27, 2009).
www.boston.com…

22. MICHIGAN NEWS: “GM (General Motors) retirees see nest eggs vanish,” by Bill O’Brien (_Traverse City Record-Eagle_, Sep. 27, 2009).
www.record-eagle.com…

23. NEW YORK NEWS: “Time to retire pension politics” (_Albany Times Union_, Sep. 27, 2009). Note: this is an _ATU_ Editorial.
www.timesunion.com…

24. OHIO NEWS: “Crazy Medicare growth must stop,” by Jonathan Riskind (_Columbus Dispatch_, Sep. 28, 2009). Note: this is a _CD_ Comment piece.
www.columbusdispatch.com…

25. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Program builds strength in seniors” (Associated Press via _Victoria Advocate_, Sep. 26, 2009).
www.victoriaadvocate.com…

26. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Philadelphia (News)Papers Faulted by PBGC (Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation),” by Eric Morath (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Sep. 28, 2009, P. B9). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article. Full text of _WSJ_ articles may also be available via Google News.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension increase gouged by rents,” by Yuko Narushima (_Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Sep. 28, 2009.
www.brisbanetimes.com…

28. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirement far from boomers’ minds,” by Steve Hart (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Sep. 26, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/employment/news/article.cfm?c_id=11&objectid=10599914…

29. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Is anyone really listening to our senior citizens?” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/is-anyone-really-listening-to-our-senior-citizens-14512755.html…

30. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Assisted suicide: the deadly divide,” by Jason Allardyce (_Times_ [London], Sep. 27, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6850755.ece…

31. UGANDA NEWS: “Government to privatise pension scheme,” by Flavia Nalubega and Isaac Imaka (_Daily Monitor_ [Kampala], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/news/Government_to_privatise_pension_scheme_92016.shtml…

32. UK NEWS: “For pity’s sake, keep the assisted suicide law unclear,” by Chris Woodhead (_Times_ [London], Sep. 27, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/article6850688.ece…

33. UK NEWS: “Fears grow for safety of DIY pensions: Sipps (self-invested personal pensions) come under scrutiny as Revenue calls for provider to be shut marking potentially the first Sipp provider collapse,” by John Greenwood (_Times_ [London], Sep. 27, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6850659.ece…

34. UK NEWS: “Judge upholds retirement at 65 but says age should change,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 25, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/sep/25/retirement-age-65-judge-laws…

35. UK NEWS: “Tories (Conservatives) propose fast review of new pensions,” by Nicholas Timmins (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 27, 2009).
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Little-known infection a danger to seniors” (Associated Press via _Hartford [Connecticut] Courant_, Sep. 26, 2009).
www.courant.com…

37. “Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Few Side Effects from Radiation Treatment Given After Prostate Cancer Surgery” (Mayo Clinic [Rochester, Minnesota] new release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.mayoclinic.org…

38. “Swiss study finds income affects prostate cancer patients’ survival” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 25, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2433–September 25, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2433–September 25, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senate Panel Rejects Bid to Add Drug Discount,” by Robert Pear and Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, September 25, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Seniors courted in health debate,” by Jennifer Haberkorn (_Washington Times_, September 25, 2009).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Health costs for seniors in spotlight,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Julie Hirschfeld Davis (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, September 25, 2009).
www.boston.com…

4. “House OK’s bill to stop Medicare hike,” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, September 25, 2009).
www.boston.com…

5. “Boomers find job market unfriendly,” by Carrie Mason-Draffen (_Newsday_ [New York], September 25, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. KANSAS NEWS: “Officials struggle with pension fund’s woes,” (Associated Press via _Kansan_ [Newton, Kansas], September 24, 2009).
www.thekansan.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Judge declares suit against pension funds a class action,” by Jennifer Dixon (_Detroit Free Press_, September 25, 2009).
www.freep.com…

8. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Lawmakers may rethink Oklahoma nursing home ratings,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], September 24, 2009).
newsok.com…

9. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “State, labor officials discuss ways to cut retiree health care costs,” by Michelle Saxton (_Charleston Daily Mail_, September 25, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. BRAZIL NEWS: “Government lifts pension fund investment limits,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], September 25, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “New card to collect pension payments,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 25, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly may outnumber underpaid caregivers,” by Simon Collins (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], September 25, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10599453…

13. NIGERIA NEWS: “High cost of living affects pensioners,” (_Daily Trust_ [Lagos], September 25, 2009).
www.news.dailytrust.com…

14. UGANADA NEWS: “Halting pensioners’ pay raises more issues,” (_Daily Monitor_ [Kampala], September 25, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/opinions/Halting_pensioners_pay_raises_more_issues_91860.shtml…

15. UK NEWS: “Tens of thousands of women delay retirement amid recession,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 25, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/6227025/Tens-of-thousands-of-women-delay-retirement-amid-recession.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Judge demands Government scrap compulsory retirement age,” by Frances Gibb (_Times_ [London], September 25, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6848869.ece…

17. UK NEWS: “Bosses force government to defer pension plan for low-paid until 2016,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], September 24, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/sep/24/personal-pensions-employers-angela-eagle…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Lack of sleep may play role in Alzheimer’s: study,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, September 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “A Connection Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s?” by Greg Miller (_ScienceNOW_, September 24, 2009).
sciencenow.sciencemag.org…

20. “Can depression cause osteoporosis?” by Vivian Song (_Toronto Star_, September 25, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

21. “Insulin boost restores muscle growth in elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Low vitamin D may be deadly for older adults,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, September 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Prostate screening under scrutiny,” (_BBC News_, September 24, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8273621.stm…

24. “Seniors getting mixed messages on flu vaccines,” by Mary Shedden (_Tampa Tribune_, September 25, 2009).
www2.tbo.com…

September 24, 2009

CSSRR E-Clippings No. 2432–September 24, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2432–September 24, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senators Spar Over Medicare on Day 3 of Reform Negotiations,” by Ceci Connolly, Lori Montgomery and William Branigin (_Washington Post_, September 24, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Democrats Close Ranks to Defend Health Bill’s Medicare Cuts,” by Greg Hitt and Janet Adamy (_Wall St. Journal_, September 24, 2009, P. A6). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article September be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

3. “Democrats seek cuts in Medicare Advantage,” by Lisa Wangsness (_Boston Globe_, September 24, 2009).
www.boston.com…

4. “Senator Tries to Allay Fears on Health Overhaul,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, September 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Medicare and Gag Orders,” (_Wall St. Journal_, September 24, 2009, P. A20). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article September be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

6. “House to Vote to Eliminate Medicare Premium Hikes,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _Google_, September 24, 2009).
www.google.com…

7. “Lesson: The Best-Laid Retirement Plans Melt Down,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Google_, September 24, 2009).
www.google.com…

8. “Seniors enjoy special rate in Social Security raise debate,” by Greg Burns (_Chicago Tribune_, September 24, 2009).
www.chicagotribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas Employee Pension Fund ‘Bankrupt’ Says New Report From KU,” (_Kansas City Star_, September 24, 2009). Note: This article is a blog.
primebuzz.kcstar.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “DiNapoli bans donors from pension business,” by Casey Seiler (_Albany Times Union_, September 23, 2009). Note: This article is a blog.
blog.timesunion.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fury over govt’s pension bonus scheme,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 24, 2009).
news.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boom time for geriatric law,” by Debbie Guest (_Australian_ [Sydney], September 25, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,26119722-17044,00.html

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Insolvent aged-care assets flood market,” by Bridget Carter (_Australian_ [Sydney], September 24, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,26115904-25658,00.html

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “$4 million dementia package,” (_Australian Ageing Agenda_, September 24, 2009).
www.australianageingagenda.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Ford Seeks to Buy Time on Pension Shortfall,” by Tony Van Alphen (_Toronto Star_, September 24, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Saving for retirement and your child’s education? Good luck,” by Roma Luciw (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 24, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. ISRAEL NEWS: “Year-to-date pension fund returns over 19%,” by Ron Stein (_Globes_ [Jerusalem], September 24, 2009).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000500960&fid=942…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “‘Check at 40’ For Prostate Cancer,” by Martin Johnson (_New Zealand Herald_, September 24, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10599244…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “New Pension Age May Be 66,” (_Dutch News_, September 24, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

20. UK NEWS: “New ‘personal accounts’ pension scheme ‘won’t be fully in place until 2016’,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 24, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/6227726/New-personal-accounts-pension-scheme-wont-be-fully-in-place-until-2016.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Workplace pensions ‘under threat’,” (_BBC News_, September 24, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8272769.stm…

22. UK NEWS: “Alan Rubenstein: The pensions parachute is set to expand – but its boss wants limits,” by James Moore (_Independent_ [London], September 24, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/alan-rubenstein-the-pensions-parachute-is-set-to-expand-ndash-but-its-boss-wants-limits-1792263.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Guidelines in England for Assisted Suicide,” by Sarah Lyall (_New York Times_, September 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Keeping the Aging Mind Active Cuts Dementia Risk” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, September 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “University Hospitals Case Medical Center To Test Gammaglobulin Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Erbitux Extends Life in One Study, Fails in Second,” by Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, September 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Common Pain Reliever May Help Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss,” (_Times of India_ [New Dehli], September 24, 2009).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

28. “Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia,” by Ed Edelson (_U.S. News and World Report_, September 24, 2009).
health.us…

29. “Two-Thirds Of Prostate Cancer Patients Do Not Need Treatment, Study Reveals,” (_ScienceDaily_, September 24, 2009).
www.sciencedaily.com…

30. “Prostate Cancer Therapies Raise Heart Risk,” by Charlene Laino (_WebMD_, September 24, 2009).
www.webmd.com…

September 23, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2431–September 23, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2431–September 23, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senators spar on health bill’s effect on seniors,” by Erica Werner (Associated Press via _Google_, September 23, 2009).
www.google.com…

2. “Budget chief contradicts Obama on Medicare costs,” by Erica Werner (Associated Press via _Google_, September 23, 2009).
www.google.com…

3. “Medicare hike would pinch seniors,” by David Rogers (_Politico_, September 22, 2009).
www.politico.com…

4. “Congress Examines Tweaking Medicare,” by Julie Rovner and Madeleine Brand (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing September 22, 2009, MP3 format, running time 3:48).
www.npr.org…

5. “GOP raps Dems for hushing insurers on Medicare,” by Charles Babington (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, September 22, 2009).
www.sfgate.com…

6. “Critics balk at private Medicare plan ‘gag order’,” by Susan Heavey (Reuters Health, September 22, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

7. “Medicare Makes Patients Happy, But Can It Last?” by Julie Rovner (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing September 22, 2009, MP3 format, running time 5:43).
www.npr.org…

8. “Recession pulls U.S. senior citizens back to work: survey,” (_Reuters_, September 22, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State retirees return to work, get pay and pension,” by Ken Dixon (_Connecticut Post_ [Bridgeport], September 23, 2009).
www.connpost.com…

10. IOWA NEWS: “Recession squeezes seniors’ meals, bills,” by Rant Schulte and Jason Pulliam (_Des Moines Register_, September 23, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Tax-exempts not happy with city plan to bolster pension fund,” by Rich Lord (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 23, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Men ‘should have prostate test from 40’,” by Danny Rose (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 23, 2009).
news.smh.com…

13. BANGLADESH NEWS: “Malnutrition among older adults in rural Bangladesh challenges the Millennium Development Goals,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

14. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria should move to raise pension age – IMF,” (_Echo_ [Sofia], September 23, 2009).
www.sofiaecho.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Massive pension shortfall hits Ford,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 23, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Spectre of poverty stalks seniors,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, September 23, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta’s nursing home beds at risk,” by Michelle Lang (_Calgary Herald_, September 23, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing team diverts seniors from hospital,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, September 23, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/23/nb-elderly-triage-624.html…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Aged-friendly supermarkets increasing,” by Toru Takahashi (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], September 23, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/20090923TDY06307.htm…

20. NIGERIA NEWS: “PenCom tasks Pension Fund Custodians on standards,” by Abubakar Buba (_Daily Trust_ [Lagos], September 23, 2009).
www.news.dailytrust.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension age could rise quicker under Tories,” by James Kirkup and Chris Irvine (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 23, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/david-cameron/6220862/Pension-age-could-rise-quicker-under-Tories.html…

22. UK NEWS: “State pension will be linked to earnings despite cuts, Tories say,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 23, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/6221915/State-pension-will-be-linked-to-earnings-despite-cuts-Tories-say.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Funding a solution for care,” by Ian Luder (_Guardian_ [London], September 23, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepublic/2009/sep/23/private-finance-long-term-care…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Rethinking Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment targets,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Historic gene therapy trial to treat Alzheimer’s disease underway at Georgetown,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “New research provides new insight into age-related muscle decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Study looks at using the immune system to reduce prostate cancer risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Study reveals 2/3 of prostate cancer patients do not need treatment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Preventing Falls Among the Elderly,” (_Washington Post_, September 23, 2009). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a blog.
voices.washingtonpost.com…

September 22, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2430–September 22, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2430–September 22, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Facing Aging Without Health Insurance,” by Debbie Elliott (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing September 21, 2009, MP3 format, running time 5:20).
www.npr.org…

2. “U.S. Medicare probes Humana over letter to patients,” (_Reuters_, September 21, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Political meddling in public retirement,” by John Brummett (_Arkansas News_, September 22, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
arkansasnews.com…

4. NEW YORK NEWS: “Aging population may strain resources,” by Michael Woyton (_Poughkeepsie Journal_, September 22, 2009).
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com…

5. TEXAS NEWS: “Team inspects seniors’ homes to reduce their risk of falls,” by Jan Jarvis (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, September 21, 2009).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

6. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Target super tax breaks, funds urge,” by Nicola Berkovic (_Australian_ [Sydney], September 21, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,26106977-2702,00.html

7. IRELAND NEWS: “Irish budget to target public pension cuts,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], September 22, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

8. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Younger baby-boomers boost spending on booze, survey says,” by John Drinnan (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], September 22, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10598774…

9. UK NEWS: “U.K. to Clarify Assisted-Suicide Prosecutions,” by Jeanne Whalen (_Wall St. Journal_, September 22, 2009, P. A13). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article September be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

10. UK NEWS: “Call to stop relaxation of assisted suicide rules amid questions about Lord Phillips’ role,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 22, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6215491/Call-to-stop-relaxation-of-assisted-suicide-rules-amid-questions-about-Lord-Phillips-role.html…

11. UK NEWS: “No sign of rush to claim pension gold in 2012,” by David Wighton (_Times_ [London], September 22, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/columnists/article6843610.ece…

12. UK NEWS: “Lifelong learning requires investment now in education for older people,” by Mike Baker (_Guardian_ [London], September 22, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/sep/22/lifelong-learning-funding-older-people…

13. UK NEWS: “Personal accounts will not protect against poverty in retirement,” by Jonathan Stapleton (_Global Pensions_ [London], September 22, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

14. “To Explain Longevity Gap, Look Past Health System,” by John Tierney (_New York Times_, September 22, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

15. “Problems managing money may foreshadow Alzheimer’s,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, September 21, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

16. “Carefully weighing the options,” by Paul Brent (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], September 22, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

17. “Prostate cancer patients on hormone therapy at increased risk for various heart diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Vitamin B6 tied to better prostate cancer survival,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, September 22, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Insufficient levels of vitamin D puts elderly at increased risk of dying from heart disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Home-help staff stretch the rules for the good of the service,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 21, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2429–September 21, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2429–September 21, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama health care proposal angers seniors,” by Andrea Billups (_Washington Times_, September 21, 2009).
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “Gray Matters: A way to fix Medicare Advantage disparities,” by Saul Friedman (_Newsday_ [New York], September 19, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.newsday.com…

3. “Helping Elderly Leave Nursing Homes for a Home,” by John Leland (_New York Times_, September 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Taking Care of Parents Also Means Taking Care of Finances,” by Waleica Konrad (_New York Times_, September 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Retirement? Good luck with that,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, September 21, 2009).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “D.C. debate skirts long-term care issue,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via _Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, September 21, 2009).
www.heraldtribune.com…

7. “Women and Retirement – ‘The Big Mistake’,” by Linnie Frank Bailey (_New America Media_, September 17, 2009).
news.newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Medicare bills high at Los Angeles hospitals,” by Lisa Girion (_Los Angeles Times_, September 20, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. COLORADO NEWS: “Nursing homes prepared for H1N1,” by Oretta Sword (_Pueblo [Colorado] Chieftain_, September 20, 2009).
www.chieftain.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “School employees can get paid twice,” by Bill Bush (_Columbus Dispatch_, September 20, 2009).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “House engineered to assist senior lifestyle,” by Moriah Balingit (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, September 19, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “People seeking Social Security benefits face huge backlog, long delays,” by Jason Stein (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], September 20, 2009).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia to hit regions hardest,” by Louise Hall (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 22, 2009).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “A ticking time bomb in health,” by Glenn Rees (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 21, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theage.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension funds rally in a six month streak,” by Hernal Mistry (_Global Pensions_ [London], September 21, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt to ease criteria for pension benefits / Claims to be OK’d unless obviously problematic,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], September 20, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090920TDY01304.htm…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “One-in-four Japan women ‘elderly’,” (_BBC News_, September 21, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8266677.stm…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Assuage people’s fears over hyper-aging society,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], September 21, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/20090921TDY04305.htm…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Social workers call for improved caregiver access to support services,” by Hoe Yeen Nie (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], September 20, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. THAILAND NEWS: “Rival pension savings schemes for the poor,” by Twichit Chaitrong (_Nation_ [Bangkok], September 19, 2009).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Final salary pensions: end rises says Society of Pension Consultants,” by Miles Costello (_Times_ [London], September 21, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6841924.ece…

22. UK NEWS: “Pensions ‘quality mark’ unveiled,” (_BBC News_, September 21, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8261000.stm…

23. UK NEWS: “More families with elderly relatives ‘forced to top up for old age care’,” by Andrew Bough (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6204605/More-families-with-elderly-relatives-forced-to-top-up-for-old-age-care.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Poor NHS communication leaves elderly at risk of superbugs,” by David Rose (_Times_ [London], September 21, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6843027.ece…

25. UK NEWS: “Over-55s ‘less aware on cancer’,” (_BBC News_, September 20, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8260494.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Report says 35 million people suffer from dementia,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, September 21, 2009).
www.boston.com…

27. “Dementia sufferers set to double every 20 years,” by Jane Kirby (Press Association via _Independent_ [London], September 21, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/dementia-sufferers-set-to-double-every-20-years-1790997.html…

28. “Ben-Gurion University Alzheimer’s researcher demonstrates specific immune response to vaccine,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Taking a wait and see approach to prostate cancer,” by Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, September 21, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

30. “Genetic screening can predict risk of contracting prostate cancer,” Mark Henderson (_Times_ [London], September 21, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article6842006.ece…

31. “The latest Parkinson’s treatment: Wii-hab,” by Simon Crompton (_Times_ [London], September 21, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/features/article6840314.ece…

32. “Boomers: Gen Xcessive; Staying active can be a painful fountain of youth,” by Lini S. Kadaba (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 20, 2009).
www.philly.com…

33. “Persistent Pain May Accelerate Signs Of Aging By Two To Three Decades In Middle-Aged Adults,” (_Science Daily_, September 21, 2009).
www.sciencedaily.com…

September 18, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2428–September 18, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2428, September 18, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Senator Max) Baucus Plan: Saving Patients Money Would Cost the Medicare Drug Program Billions,” by Duff Wilson (_New York Times_ blog, Sep. 17, 2009).
prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “New Medicare pilot program revealed” (Associated Press via _Dubuque [Iowa] Telegraph Herald_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.thonline.com…

3. “College Professors Unsure About Retirement Prospects,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_ blog, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.us…

4. “New Bills Aim to Boost Social Security Checks,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_ blog, Sep. 17, 2009).
www.us…

5. “Deaths cast shadow over boomers,” by Sarah Kershaw (_New York Times_ via _Worcester [Massachusetts] Telegram_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.telegram.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension vote may cost city (of San Diego) up to 400 jobs — (Mayor Jerry) Sanders,” by Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www3.signonsandiego.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension fund losses ease, slightly, for Sacramento County,” by Robert Lewis (_Sacramento Bee_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.sacbee.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “AARP, state agree to plan that could please seniors,” by Steve Bousquet (_Miami Herald_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “New offer from state helps elderly,” by Marcus Conroy (WYMT TV [Hazard] News, Sep. 17, 2009).
www.wkyt.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “MN officials find 4th case of nursing home abuse” (Associated Press via KX TV (Minot, North Dakota) News, Sep. 17, 2009).
www.kxmc.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri to increase funding of employee pension fund,” by Virginia Young (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “4 Firms Agree to Settlement in New York Pension Fund Inquiry,” by Michael J. de la Merced (_New York Times_, Sep. 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “In Philadelphia, a massive sigh of relief: The (Pennsylvania) Senate passed an 8% sales tax and pension changes just one day before feared layoffs and closings,” by Patrick Kerkstra, Mario F. Cattabiani, and Amy Worde (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.philly.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “New program to provide more options for elderly care,” by Yolanda Putman (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.timesfreepress.com…

15. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “No WVa lawmaker consensus for aiding city pensions,” by Lawrence Messina (_Charleston Daily Mail_, Sep. 17, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. ANGOLA NEWS: “Elderly people care law recommended” (Agencia Angola Press, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/noticias/sociedade/2009/8/38/Elderly-people-care-law-recommended,3538d974-1e55-48d0-8ed1-db1cfb9e9ee0.html…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Push to raise pension age above 67,” by Natasha Robinson and David Uren (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 19, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “New pay rule for pensioners,” by Misha Schubert (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.theage.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Immigration not the only way to counter our ageing population,” by Stephen Lunn (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Sep. 19, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ageing makes health biggest employer,” by George Megalogenis (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

21. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria to Rescind Limitations on Maximum Pension Amount” (Sofia News Agency, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.novinite.com…

22. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria to Revise Retirement Age after Crisis” (Sofia News Agency, Sep. 18, 2009).
www.novinite.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “The art of youthful evolution: How one company managed to pass the torch to the next generation without putting its elder statesmen out to pasture,” by Wallace Immen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Reforming The Pension System,” by Monica Gutschi (Dow Jones Newswires, Sep. 18, 2009).
online.ws…

25. CHINA NEWS: “In Beijing, a crouching retiree and hidden health benefits: Han Shusuo, 72, can be seen daily at the Chinese capital’s Beihai Park, moving on all fours, mimicking various animals. He says it has helped relieve several health problems, and now he teaches others,” by Joshua Frank (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 18, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

26. FINLAND NEWS: “Finnish opposition demands legislation to improve elderly care” (Oy Suomen Tietotoimisto–Finska Notisbyran Ab [STT] News Agency via newsroomfinland.fi, Sep. 18, 2009).
newsroom.finland.fi/stt/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=22814&group=Politics…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan to end public medical-insurance program for elderly,” by John Letzing (marketwatch.com…, Sep. 17, 2009).
www.marketwatch.com…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Elderly not fed properly at care homes,” by Charlene Sweeney (_Times_ [London], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6838746.ece…

29. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Average old-age pension in Slovakia was 337.38 euro (496.88 US dollars) in late July” (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava] via _Echo_ [Sofia, Bulgaria], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.sofiaecho.com…

30. THAILAND NEWS: “Rival pension savings schemes for the poor,” by Wichit Chaitrong (_Nation_ [Bangkok], Sep. 19, 2009).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

31. UK NEWS: (Health Secretary) Andy Burnham: Britain faces elderly care ‘timebomb’,” by Owen Bowcott (_Guardian_ [London], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/sep/18/andy-burnham-old-age-healthcare-timebomb…

32. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Government under fire for cutting short talks,” by Miles Costello (_Times_ [London], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6839171.ece…

33. UK NEWS: “Company pension rules shake-up mooted,” by Nicholas Timmons (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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34. “Seniors largely spared of swine flu,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via Google News, Sep. 17, 2009).
www.google.com…

35. “Swine flu’s tendency to strike the young is causing confusion,” by Karen Kaplan (Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 18, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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36. “Depression hard on the bones: study”  (Reuters Health, Sep. 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

37. “Postmenopausal women benefit from endurance training as much as younger women,” by Robert Sanders (University of California,Berkeley news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 17, 2009).
www.berkeley.edu…

38. “Now a bed-cum-wheelchair to make life easy for elderly” (zeenews.com… [India], Sep. 18, 2009).
www.zeenews.com…

September 17, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2427–September 17, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2427–September 17, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Proposals Cost Savings Seem to be Elusive,” by Janet Adamy (_Wall St. Journal_, September 17, 2009, P. A4). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article September be available via GoogleNews (news.google.com…) by searching on the title or author. Full Text is also available (usually on a one day delay) via the ProQuest Newspaper Library, for the Eastern Edition only. These articles are taken from the Midwest Edition. Do a “guided search” on article title words for the date of the article.

2. “Obama: Congress should let panel set Medicare payments,” by Tom Brune (_Newsday_ [New York], September 16, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

3. “Investors are thrilled yet anxious about stock market rally,” by Walter Hamilton and Tom Petruno and Tiffany Hsu (_Los Angeles Times_, September 17, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ARKANSAS NEWS: “Beebe says ATRS course change on pensions not political,” by Rob Moritz (_Arkansas News_, September 16, 2009).
arkansasnews.com…

5. INDIANA NEWS: “State pension funds took hit during market collapse,” by Dan Cardan (_Times_ [Munster, Indiana], September 17, 2009).
nwitimes.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “State may make changes to nursing home board,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, September 17, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. worker retirement fund ‘rebalancing’,” by Joseph P. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 17, 2009).
www.philly.com…

8. TEXAS NEWS: “Premium increases too stiff, say holders of long-term care policies,” by Bob Moos (_Dallas Morning News_, September 17, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

9. UTAH NEWS: “Keep benefits break for seniors, panel urges,” by Tony Semerad (_Salt Lake [City] Tribune_, September 16, 2009).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Population boom prompts fears for pension system,” by Phillip Coorey and Mark Davis (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 18, 2009).
www.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ageing means ‘serious migration competition’,” by Stephen Lunn and Kim Wilkinson (_Australian_ [Sydney], September 18, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nursing home bonds monitoring inadequate,” by Mark Metherell (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 18, 2009).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians not saving enough to retire,” by Heather Scoffield (_Toronto Star_, September 17, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Denison touts CPP model as solution for pension crisis,” by Boyd Erman and Kevin Carmichael (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 17, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. GHANA NEWS: “President Mills launches new pension scheme,” by Fiifi Koomson (_The Mail_ [Accra], September 17, 2009).
accra-mail.com…

16. UK NEWS: “75 is the new 65: why pensioners should be going back to school,” by Richard Garner (_Independent_ [London], September 17, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/75-is-the-new-65-why-pensioners-should-be-going-back-to-school-1788707.html…

17. WORLD NEWS: “Investors call for action on global warming,” by Suzanne Goldenberg (_Guardian_ [London], September 16, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/sep/16/investing-climate-change…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Middle rage: In your 40s or 50s? It’s crunch time if you want to help delay the ravages of ageing,” by Lissa Christopher (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 17, 2009).
www.smh.com…

19. “Walking in your 80s extends, improves life,” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 16, 2009).
www.us…

20. “Health staff and relatives underestimate chronic pain experienced by nursing home residents,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 17, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Fertility drug may reduce hot flashes,” by Gene Emery (Reuters Health, September 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “New evidence that green tea may help improve bone health,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Older Americans: How they are faring in the recession,” (University of Michigan via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 16, 2009).
www.ns.umich.edu…

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