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October 30, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2458–October 30, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2458, October 30, 3009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Buoyant Democrats Unveil Health Care Legislation,” by Robert Pear and David M. Herszenhorn (_New York Times_, Oct. 30, 3009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “It’s alive! End-of-life counseling in health bill,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _San Diego_ [California] Union-Tribune_, Oct. 30, 2009).
www3.signonsandiego.com…

3. “The House’s (of Representatives) health-reform bill” (_Washington Post_, Oct. 30, 3009). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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4. “Bill Would Extend Time to Fund Pension Plans,” by Javier C. Hernandez (_New York Times_, Oct. 30, 3009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Pension Funds for Public Employees Lost 600 Billion Dollars Last Year,” by Dunstan McNichol (Bloomberg News, Oct. 29, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “Half of workers changing jobs cash out 401k,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via Google News, Oct. 29, 2009).
www.google.com…

7. “Non-Mainland Federal Retirement Pay Increased” (Associated Press via _New York Times_, Oct. 29, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Health Foundation of South Florida’s program promotes fitness for elderly,” by  Pamela Duque (_Miami Herald_, Oct. 30, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Oakland County Executive L. Brooks) Patterson: Reform public pensions” (_Detroit News_, Oct. 30, 2009). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
www.detnews.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Effects of cuts to Medicare unclear for Minnesotans,” by Elizabeth Stawicki (Minnesota Public Radio [St. Paul] News, Oct. 30, 2009). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript of this story is available at the site: running time: 4 minutes, 20 seconds.
minnesota.publicradio.org…

11. MONTANA NEWS: “State pensions face 2 billion dollar shortfall,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Helena Independent Record_, Oct. 30, 2009).
www.helenair.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Court: New York comptroller must return pensions” (Associated Press via Google News, Oct. 30, 2009).
www.google.com…

13. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Elderly residents begin transition to new homes,” by Joe Killian (_Greensboro News-Record_, Oct. 30, 2009).
www.news-record.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Seniors on front line of health-care battle,” by Jane M. Von Bergen (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Oct. 30, 2009).
www.philly.com…

15. WASHINGTON NEWS: “WA Democrats Reject Actuary’s Pension Advice,” by Austin Jenkins  (US National Public Radio KPLU Radio News [Seattle], Oct. 30, 2009).
www.publicbroadcasting.net…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “Abitibi(Bowater), union halt contract talks, press gov’t for action on pensions” (Canadian Press via Google News, Oct. 30, 2009).
www.google.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Reforms tweak DB (Defined Benefit) pensions but may push more employers to DC (Defined Contribution) plans; do little to help those with no plans at all,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] blog, Oct. 28, 2009).
network.nationalpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “As baby boomers flock to get fit, gyms prepare for aging exercisers,” by Jenny Lee (Canwest News Service via _National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Oct. 29, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Heads in sand over pensions,” by Tracy Watkins (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington] via stuff.co.nz, Oct. 31, 2009). Note: this is a _DP_ Opinion piece.
www.stuff.co.nz/blogs/opinion/3017254/Heads-in-sand-over-pensions…

20. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Rise in Northern Ireland elderly dying from cold” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Oct. 30, 2009).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/rise-in-northern-ireland-elderly-dying-from-cold-14546222.html…

21. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia’s government boosting benefits for elderly in bid to ease the economic crisis,” by Ben Aris (Rossiyskaya Gazeta [Moscow] via _Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Oct. 29, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/russianow/6462062/Russias-government-boosting-benefits-for-elderly-in-bid-to-ease-the-economic-crisis.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Teriparatide outperforms alendronate in treating steroid-induced osteoporosis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Study explores warfarin’s potential impact on elderly trauma patients,” by John Howser (Vanderbilt University [Nashville Tennessee] Medical Center _Reporter_, Oct. 30, 2009).
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu…

October 29, 2009

CSSRR E-Clippings No. 2457–October 29, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2457–October 29, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “DEA crackdown hurts nursing home residents who need pain drugs,” by Carrie Johnson (_Washington Post_, October 28, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare, Medicaid fraud summit being considered,” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 28, 2009).
www.boston.com…

3. “Senate committee calls Delphi’s salaried pensions ‘devastating’,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit News_, October 29, 2009).
www.detnews.com…

4. “Medicare to Pay More to Doctors for Avastin,” by Jared A. Favole (_Wall St. Journal_, October 29, 2009, P. B6). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article October 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.

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Free bus rides for all seniors could end,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], October 29, 2009).
www.sj-r.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Deaths highlight domestic violence,” by Erica Noonan (_Boston Globe_, October 29, 2009).
www.boston.com…

7. UTAH NEWS: “$2.5M to bring energy savings to seniors,” by Jeremiah Stettler (_Salt Lake Tribune_, October 28, 2009).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia set to end ban on animal transplants for humans,” by Mark Metherell (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 29, 2009).
www.smh.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario targets pension reform,” by Janet Mcfarland and Karen Howlett (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 29, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “`It’s impossible to protect everyone’,” by Robert Benzie (_Toronto Star_, October 29, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Their lives at stake, seniors deserve an impartial tribunal,” by Christie Blatchford (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 28, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. GERMAN NEWS: “EU ups action vs Germany on foreign pension funds,” (Thomson Reuters via _Forbes_, October 29, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Carers’ Association calls for criteria to assess needs of elderly,” by Kitty Holland (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “HSE hikes nursing home care for OAPs to Euro 3,000 (US $4436.31) each week,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 29, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/hse-hikes-nursing-home-care-for-oaps-to-euro3000-each-week-1927602.html…

15. KENYA NEWS: “HF launches pension mortgage scheme,” by Wachira Kang’aru (_Nation_ [Nairobi], October 29, 2009).
www.nation.co.ke/business/news/-/1006/678942/-/if6agpz/-/…

16. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss to tighten assisted suicide rules, consider ban,” by Emma Thomasson (Reuters Health, October 28, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

17. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “State pensions worthless,” by Taurai Bande (_Zimbabwean_ [Harare], October 28, 2009).
www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/2009102826047/business-news/state-pensions-worthless.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Diabetics with Alzheimer’s have slower memory loss,” (Reuters Health, October 28, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Researchers find brain cell transplants help repair neural damage,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “How fish oil helps arthritis,” by Richard Alleyne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 29, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6453612/How-fish-oil-helps-arthritis.html…

21. “No link seen between coffee and heart failure,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, October 28, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Research shows Tai Chi exercise reduces knee osteoarthritis pain in the elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 29, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Study shows hormone replacement therapy decreases mortality in younger postmenopausal woman,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Grandma Plays Favorites,” by Michael Balter (_ScienceNOW_, October 28, 2009).
sciencenow.sciencemag.org…

October 28, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2456–October 28, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2456 –October 28, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Commission to rein in federal entitlement costs is proposed,” by Eric Pianin (Kaiser Health News via _Miami Herald_, October 27, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

2. “Proposed long-term insurance program raises questions,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, October 27, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Dismiss the CLASS,” by Frank Keating (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 28, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
blogs.us…

4. “Our view on disability: Long-term care gets short shrift in health debate,” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], October 28, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
blogs.us…

5. “Long-term care insurance: Is it worth the bet?” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, October 27, 2009). Note: This article is a blog.
blogs.marketwatch.com…

6. “Elder Care Costs Keep Climbing,” by April Fulton (_National Public Radio’s Health Blog_, October 28, 2009).
www.npr.org…

7. “Gaming Social Security; Increasingly sophisticated retirees are figuring out how to get the most out of the system,” by Linda Stern (_Newsweek_, October 26, 2009).
www.newsweek.com…

8. “Health Care Pools: Let Youth Jump, Or Push Them?” by Sarah Varney (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing October 27, 2009, MP3 format, running time 4 minutes 32 seconds).
www.npr.org…

9. “US policy makers introduce funding relief bill,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], October 28, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

10. “Health overhaul raises stakes for Medicare job,” by Susan Heavey (_Reuters_, October 27, 2009). Note: This article is an analysis piece.
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ALABAMA NEWS: “Take steps to protect elderly,” by Michelle Watson (_Dothan Progress_, October 28, 2009).
www2.dothaneagle.com…

12. ALABAMA NEWS: “Alabama Pension Fund Plows Millions Into Property in Its Own Backyard,” by Dan Luzadder (_New York Times_, October 28, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Planned background checks for in-home healthcare workers are criticized,” by Eric Bailey (_Los Angeles Times_, October 19, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Another member of L.A. pension board resigns,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, October 28, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing home doctors untouched even as facilities are cited,” by Sam Roe (_Chicago Tribune_, October 28, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Compromised care: Illinois has cited half of best nursing homes,” by Sam Roe (_Chicago Tribune_, October 28, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

17. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “7 charged in Medicare fraud, feds seize millions,” by Holbrook Mohr (Associated Press via _Houston Chronicle_, October 28, 2009).
www.chron.com…

18. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Health care reform could cut North Dakota nursing home payments,” by Patrick Springer (_Inforum_ [Fargo, North Dakota], October 28, 2009).
www.info…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Tories unveil pension reform plan,” by Les Whittington (_Toronto Star_, October 28, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

20. CANDA NEWS: “Flaherty tackles pension shortfall,” by Steven Chase, Jacquie McNish and Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 28, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa aims aid at funds for retirement, by Karen Mazurkewich and Paul Vieira (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], October 27, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Lack of information for elderly criticised,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 28, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home plan begins but costs still a mystery,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 28, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/nursing-home-plan-begins-but-costs-still-a-mystery-1925955.html…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Worry among older people over pensions,” by Patsy McGarry (_Irish Times_, October 28, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. UK NEWS: “One million workers to lose final salary pension schemes,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 28, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/6453697/One-million-workers-to-lose-final-salary-pension-schemes.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pension schemes leave retiring workers in ignorance of their options,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], October 28, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/oct/28/pension-schemes-information-retiring-workers…

27. UK NEWS: “Workplace pension savings boost,” (_BBC News_, October 28, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8329575.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Statins show dramatic drug and cell dependent effects in the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Benefit of memantine in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease not proven” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Alcohol may help women stay mobile” (Reuters Health, October 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

31. “Making equality a reality in mental health,” by Dr. Dave Anderson (_BBC News_, October 28, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8322867.stm…

October 27, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2455–October 27, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2455–October 27, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Seniors squeezed as doctors shun Medicare,” by Parija B. Kavilanz (_CNNMoney_, October 27, 2009).
money.cnn.com…

2. “Long-term care insurance program gains in House,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, October 27, 2009).
www.boston.com…

3. “AARP: Reform advocate and insurance salesman,” by Dan Eggen (_Washington Post_, October 27, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Medicare Offical Key to Spending,” by Jane Zhang (_Wall St. Journal_, October 27, 2009, P. A6). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article October 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.

5. “Retirement Plan Changes Won’t Stem Gaps, GAO Says,” by Jeff Plungis and Margaret Collins (_Bloomberg_, October 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “For Delphi Pensioners, the Union Label Helps,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, October 27, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Retirement Readiness Falls on Housing, Insurer Says,” by Jamie McGee (_Bloomberg_, October 27, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. “Older Do-Gooders Recognized With ‘Purpose Prize’,” by Joseph Shapiro (_National Public Radio’s Health Blog_, October 26, 2009).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. MISSOURI NEWS: “Pension fund needs more from teachers’ paychecks, schools,” by Virginia Young (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, October 27, 2009). Note: This article is a blog.
www.stltoday.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. CANADA NEWS: “Federal parties square off on pension reform,” by Steven Chase (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 27, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Grits take aim at pensions as Flaherty vows reforms,” by Richard J. Brennan (_Toronto Star_, October 27, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “HandyDART bus strike strands seniors, disabled,” by Hardy Amos (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 27, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly subsidy program expanded,” by Qian Yanfeng (_China Daily_ [Beijing], October 27, 2009).
www.chinadaily.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Community services, a way to help take care of the elderly,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], October 26, 2009).
news.xinhuanet.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “State must pay more in nursing homes row,” by Carl O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 27, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Banks ‘not protecting elderly’,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 27, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/banks-not-protecting-elderly-1924936.html…

17. POLAND NEWS: “Poland does not want pension money to finance debt,” (Reuters Thomson via _Forbes_, Octobe 27, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Savers let down by workplace pension schemes,” by Alexandra Gross (_Times_ [London], October 27, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6892292.ece…

19. UK NEWS: “Insurers fear calamity over EU rules on bank bonds,” by Philip Aldrick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 27, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/6441485/Insurers-fear-calamity-over-EU-rules-on-bank-bonds.html…

20. WORLD NEWS: “Pensions funds recouping some of 2008 losses,” (_Reuters_, October 26, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “N.F.L.’s Dementia Study Has Flaws, Experts Say,” by Alan Schwarz (_New York Times_, October 27, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Older patients with dementia at increased risk for flu mortality,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “A nervous system drug-by-design,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Seniors face conflicting advice on cancer tests,” by Judith Graham (_Chicago Tribune_, October 26, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

25. “Adding ezetimibe to atorvastatin improves lipid control,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “The power of doctors makes elderly patients passive,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 27, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Common weed could provide clues on aging and cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Leg artery disease often goes undetected,” by Megan Brooks (Reuters Health, October 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “Fitness levels decline with age, especially after 45,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “The Life Span of a Rodent May Aid Human Health,” by Nicholas Wade (_New York Times_, October 27, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Naked Mole Rat Wins the War on Cancer,” by Jocelyn Kaiser (_ScienceNOW_, October 26, 2009).
sciencenow.sciencemag.org…

October 26, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2454–October 26, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2454–October. 26, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “65 and Up and Looking for Work,” by Steven Greenhouse (_New York Times_, Oct. 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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2. “Health reform moves to close U.S. Medicare drug gap,” by Donna Smith (Reuters Health, Oct. 26, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

3. “Congress may cushion some cuts in private Medicare plans” (_Hartford [Connecticut] Courant_, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.courant.com…

4. “Urban, rural House Democrats spar over Medicare reimbursement formula plan,” by Jared Allen (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], Oct. 24, 2009).
thehill.com…

5. “House Dems (Democratic Party members): Health Reform Bill Would Close Medicare “Doughnut Hole” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Oct. 24, 2009).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

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6. “Tulsa (Oklahoma) Hospital Gives Medicare Patients Cash Back For Surgery,” by Phil Galewitz (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Oct. 26, 2009).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

7. “Retirement Plan Changes Won’t Stem Gaps, GAO (Government Accountability Office) Says,” by Jeff Plungis and Margaret Collins (Bloomberg News, Oct. 26, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. “N.F.L. (National Football League) Data Reinforces Dementia Links,” by Alan Schwarz (_New York Times_, Oct. 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Mandatory retirement age for judges varies by state,” by Rachel La Corte (Associated Press via _Barre Montpelier [Vermont] Times Argus_, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.timesargus.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Land deal advisor resigns from Calpers,” (_Reuters_, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Monterey County faces long-term increase in public employees’ pension payments, thanks to recession,” by Leslie Griffy (_Salinas Californian_, Oct. 24, 2009).
www.thecalifornian.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retirement funding change saves San Joaquin (County) millions,” by Zachary K. Johnson (_Stockton Record_, Oct. 24, 2009).
www.recordnet.com…

13. COLORADO NEWS: “88-year-old woman legs out a 10,000-mile labor of love,” by Andrea Brown (_Gazette_ [Colorado Springs, Colorado], Oct. 25, 2009).
www.gazette.com…

14. GEORGIA NEWS: “Bill would privatize Medicare,” by Blake Aued (_Augusta Chronicle_, Oct. 24, 2009).
chronicle.augusta.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Municipalities need pension relief” (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Oct. 24, 2009). Note: this is a _CDH_ Editorial.
www.dailyherald.com…

16. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Towns to sue over retirement cuts,” by Karen Langley (_Concord Monitor_, Oct. 26, 2009).
www.concordmonitor.com…

17. OHIO NEWS: “Dayton faces impending pinch of pensions, settlement,” by Lucas Sullivan (_Dayton Daily News_, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.daytondailynews.com…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ homeowners to get property-tax breaks more easily in ‘senior freeze’ reimbursement program,” by Bruce Shipkowski (Associated Press via _Baltimore Sun_, Oct. 26, 2009).
www.baltimoresun.com…

19. NEW YORK NEWS: “Reforms for pension fund” (_Buffalo News_, Oct. 24, 2009). Note: this is a _BN_ Editorial.
www.buffalonews.com…

20. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “More checks of elderly being swiped by relatives: Social service officials report more aged residents being abused,” by Jordan Schrader (_Ashville Citizen-Times_, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.citizen-times.com…

21. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Cities get a break on pensions but critics aren’t so sure it’s a good idea,” by Jarrett Renshaw and Christopher Baxter (_Allentown Morning Call_, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.mcall.com…

22. WISCONSIN NEWS: “County’s health, pension costs rise,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. WORLD NEWS: “Crisis costs pensions 5,400 billion dollars,” by Ruth Sullivan and Steve Johnson (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 25, 2009).
www.ft.com…

24. EUROPE NEWS: “Age-old problem of pensions and a shrinking workforce,” by Tony Jackson (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Oct. 25, 2009).
www.ft.com…

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Hearing loss will prove costly to Australian businesses,” by Alex Tilbury (_Couier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Oct. 25, 2009).
www.news.com…,,26257494-5003426,00.html

26. BARBADOS NEWS: “Help elderly more” (_Barbados Advocate_ [Bridgetown, St. Michael], Oct. 25, 2009).
www.barbadosadvocate.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa to take action on pension funds,” by Steven Chase and Jacquie McNish (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Oct. 26, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Two-tier Canada Pension?” (_Chronicle-Herald_ [Halifax, Nova Scotia], Oct.25, 2009). Note: this is a _CH_ Editorial.
thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1149433.html…

29. CANADA NEWS: The _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario] is featuring a seven part series on “Retirement Lost.” Part 7, in the Oct. 24 issue, is entitled “Canada’s gathering pension storm,” by Konrad Yakabuski. Note: the below listed URL links to the entire series.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Who is behind the housing resurge?” by William Hanley (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], Oct. 23, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

31. CHINA NEWS: “Caring for ‘invisible elderly’,” by Lara Farrar and Xu Fan (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Oct. 26, 2009).
www.chinadaily.com…

32. FINLAND NEWS: “Unions and Employers Snarl Over Pension” (YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company] News, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2009/10/unions_and_employers_snarl_over_pensions_1108840.html…

33. GERMANY NEWS: “Landmark ruling on pension rights for same-sex unions,” by Derek Scally (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 24, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

34. INDIA NEWS: “Ex-servicemen return medals over pension equality” (Asia News International via www.thaindian.com…, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.thaindian.com…

35. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly, homeless kids to share space in govt home,” by Ambika Pandit (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Oct. 25, 2009).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

36. IRELAND NEWS: “Lack of mandatory checks on carers sparks fears for elderly,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Oct. 26, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/lack-of-mandatory-checks-on-carers-sparks-fears-for-elderly-1924398.html…

37. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s elderly playgrounds show fun is for everyone,” by Chika Osaka (Reuters Life! via Reuters India, Oct. 26, 2009).
in.reuters.com…

38. MALAYSIA NEWS: “TWU (Transport Workers Union) proposes national retirement scheme” (Bernama [Malaysia National News Agency] via mysinchew.com…, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.mysinchew.com…

39. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Public Tax and Pension Burden to Rise in 2013” (_Dong-A-Ilbo_ [Seoul], Oct. 26, 2009).
english.donga.com…

40. UKRAINE NEWS: “IMF (International Monetary Fund) demands Ukraine veto new wage, pension law” (Agence France Presse via Google News, Oct. 25, 2009).
www.google.com…

41. UK NEWS: “Elderly People sign given makeover” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 25, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6429377/Elderly-People-sign-given-makeover.html…

42. UK NEWS: “Third of doctors act to shorten lives of dying,” by Sarah Boseley (_Guardian_ [London], Oct. 23, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/oct/23/assisted-suicide-doctors-terminally-ill…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

43. “Gene therapy transforms eyesight of 12 born with rare defect,” by Thomas H. Maugh (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 26, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

44. “Blue light-filtering increases macular pigment, may protect against age-related vision loss,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Angina in the legs? Time to alert patients and physicians,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 26, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Aerobic exercise no big stretch for older adults but helps elasticity of arteries,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Squatting, cycling linked to arthritis of the knees,” (Reuters Health, Oct. 23, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

October 23, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2453–October 23, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2453–October 23, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Cash For Seniors Proposal Touches Off Dispute,” by Larry Abramson (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing October 22, 2009, MP3 format, running time 3 minutes 45 seconds).
www.npr.org…

2. “More Americans plan to delay retirement: surveys,” by Ross Kerber (_Reuters_, October 22, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Pension Funds to Buy Gold as Insurance, McGuire Says,” by Kim Kyoungwha (_Bloomberg_, October 23, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS reviewing tie with Apollo Management after steep losses,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, October 23, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension reform won’t end pay-to-play schemes,” by Paritosh Bansal (_Reuters_, October 23, 2009). Note: This article is an analysis piece.
www.reuters.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Laying on bets at America’s biggest pension fund,” by Jim Christie, Peter Henderson and Jennifer Ablan (_Reuters_, October 23, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “Rules changes in store for state’s public employee retirement agency,” by Jakob Rodgers (_Greeley Tribune_, October 23, 2009).
www.greeleytribune.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois seeks federal backing for pension bonds,” by Karen Pierog and David Lawder (Reuters via _Forbes_, October 22, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Cuomo unveils plan to overhaul state pension system,” by Sandra Peddie (_Newsday_ [New York], October 23, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York Delays $959 Million Pension Fund Payment to Save Cash,” by Michael Quint (_Bloomberg_, October 23, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Stimulus funds sought for Oklahoma’s seniors,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], October 23, 2009).
www.newsok.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Canberra gouges aged-care pensions,” by David Uren (_Australian_ [Sydney], October 24, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,26252678-601,00.html

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Drop rent rises for pensioners: Swan,” by Jacob Saulwick and Phillip Coorey (_Brisban Times_, October 23, 2009).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: The _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario] is featuring a seven part series on “Retirement Lost.” Part 5, in the Oct. 22 issue, is entitled “Freedom 55? Couple couldn’t wait that long for retirement,” by John Heinzl. Note: the below listed URL links to the entire series.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Layton pushes for pension insurance,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, October 22, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/10/22/layton-pensions.html…

16. CANADA NEWS: “You’ve put off retirement again? Hrmph,” by Derek Abma (_Montreal Gazette_, October 23, 2009).
www.montrealgazette.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “N.B. home support workers urged to get swine flu shot,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, October 23, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/10/23/nb-home-care.html…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Public service pension liability more than Euro 100bn (US $149 bn),” by Harry McGee (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 23, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing homes to continue charging inspection fee,” by Carl O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 23, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “State needs to explain nursing home scheme, says watchdog,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], October 23, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/state-needs-to-explain-nursing-home-scheme–says-watchdog-1922460.html…

21. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Pension funds recover, but not yet enough,” (_DutchNews.nl_, October 23, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

22. UK NEWS: “Millions of pensioners paying too much tax, audit reveals,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 23, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6408107/Millions-of-pensioners-paying-too-much-tax-audit-reveals.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Equality bill takes aim at ‘institutional ageism’ in NHS,” by Rachel Williams (_Guardian_ [London], October 22, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/oct/22/nhs-equality-bill-ageism-discrimination…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Learning the risks for stroke — and taking action,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “No elder left behind: Researchers say designers can help close tech gap,” (Florida State University via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 22, 2009).
www.fsu.com…

October 22, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2452–October 22, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2452, October 22, 2209.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Deal on Medicare payments boosts House (of Representatives) health bill” (Associated Press via Google News, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.google.com…

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2. “Checks For Seniors Face Opposition,” by Elizabeth Williamson and Henry J. Pullizi (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Oct. 22, P. A5). 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.

3. “(President Barack) Obama’s senior moment,” by George Will (_Washington Post_, Oct. 22, 2209). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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4. “Vote on Medicare Payment Cuts Divides Democrats (Democratic Party),” by Janet Adamy and Greg Hitt (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Oct. 22, P. A6). 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.

5. “Senate keeps Medicare payment formula: Citing cost, lawmakers block plan for permanent ‘doc fix’,” by Shailagh Murray (_Washington Post_, Oct. 22, 2209). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Senate blocks Medicare payment bill: The measure to overturn a scheduled 21% reduction in doctors’ fees is blocked by a mixture of Republicans and centrist Democrats who objected that its 250-billion dollar cost over 10 years was not offset,” by Janet Hook and Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 22, 2209). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. “The Public Option Comeback” (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Oct. 22, P. A20). 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_ Editorial.

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8. “More Americans plan to delay retirement: surveys” (Reuters, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “20 charged with Medicare fraud,” by Rong-Gong Lin II (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 22, 2209). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Funds giving new life to elder housing,” by Katheleen Conti (_Boston Globe_, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.boston.com…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minneapolis suffers from pension ills: Fire, police funds are a major drain on city’s budget” (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Oct. 21, 2009). Note: this is a _MST_ Editorial.
www.startribune.com…

12. VERMONT NEWS: “AARP to defend teachers’ pensions,” by Louis Porter (_Barre Montpelier Times-Argus_, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.timesargus.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension grab to be blocked,” by Phillip Coorey (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Oct. 23, 2009).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA/US NEWS: “We want your footballers’ brains: US study probes dementia link,” by Heath Gilmore (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.smh.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “‘Decent retirement’ needs lift in super(annuation) contributions,” by Nicola Berkovic (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 21, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Medicare won’t see saving on cataract costs: surgeons,” by Adam Cresswell (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.theaustralian.news.com…,,26243821-23289,00.html

17. CANADA NEWS: The _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario] is featuring a seven part series on “Retirement Lost.” Part 5, in the Oct. 22 issue, is entitled “Underfunded dreams: No pension safety net for self-employed,” by Andrew Willis. Note: the below listed URL links to the entire series.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Pension reform a political hot potato,” by John Ivison (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Better profits, bigger pensions,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “(New Democratic Party Leader Jack) Layton proposes national pension insurance program” (Canadian Press via Google News, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.google.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Stock rebound helps pension plans: But still below pre-crisis levels” (Canwest News Service via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. CHINA NEWS: “ADB (Asian Development Bank) grants China 500,000 US dollars for rural pension scheme,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (globalpensions.com…, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

23. CHINA NEWS: “China’s elderly find life and joy in exercise” (Reuters, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

24. GERMANY NEWS: “Constitutional Court rules for equal treatment of homosexual civil servants” (Deutche Welle Radio/TV news, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0…,,4817173,00.html

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Public sector pensions to cost 2.4 billion euros (3.59 billion US dollars) this year,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scots elderly population set to double over next 25 years” (_Scottish Herald_ [Glasgow], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.heraldscotland.com…

27. SERBIA/SLOVENIA NEWS: “Regulation of pensions between Slovenia and Serbia” (Radio Srbija [Serbia International Radio] News, Oct. 22, 2009).
glassrbije.org…

28. UK NEWS: “Age discrimination in NHS (National Health Service) must end says (Health Secretary) Andy Burnham,” by Andrew Porter and Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Oct. 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6400326/Age-discrimination-in-NHS-must-end-says-Andy-Burnham.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Pension plans confuse millions near retirement: Proposals have left people unable to plan for retirement after doubts about when they can draw the state pension,” by Lauren Thompson (_Times_ [London], Oct. 22, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article6884748.ece…

30. UK NEWS: “Private pensions grow in popularity” (Press Association via Google News, Oct. 22, 2009).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Manipulating Brain Inflammation May Help Clear Brain of Amyloid Plaques, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say” (Mayo Clinic [Rochester, Minnesota] News Release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.mayoclinic.org…

32. “First former college football player diagnosed with CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Study conclusively ties rare disease gene to Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 21, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 21, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2451–October 21, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2451–October 21, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Fight Over Medicare Cuts Plays Into Larger Debate,” by Greg Hitt and Janet Adamy (_Wall St. Journal_, October 21, 2009, P. A8). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article October 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. “Age, Gender Skew Group Health Care Rates,” by Sarah Varney (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, October 21, 2009). In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript is available (running time: 4 minutes, 50 seconds).
www.npr.org…

3. “Social Security told to modernize for the blind,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, October 21, 2009).
www.sfgate.com…

4. “Fixing Troubled Mortgages for the elderly,” by David A. Graham (_Wall St. Journal_, October 21, 2009, P. D1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article October 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.

5. “Surprise! That 401(k) Account,” by (_Wall St. Journal_, October 21, 2009, P. D1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article October 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. “Lockheed Martin to pour $2.4bn into pensions,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], October 21, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State Street Bank Accused of Fraud by California,” by Eric Dash (_New York Times_, October 20, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California accuses bank of raiding pension funds,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, October 21, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minn. sues nursing agency for alleged overbilling,” (Associated Press via _Minneapolis Star Tribune_, October 21, 2009).
www.startribune.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “Medicare to make wheelchair, equipment providers jump through hoops again,” by Stephen Koff (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, October 21, 2009).
www.cleveland.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I.’s first safe haven for elderly opens in E. Greenwich,” by Paul Davis (_Providence Journa_, October 21, 2009).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Rewriting the retirement rules,” by John Collett (_Sydney Morning Herald_, October 21, 2009).
www.smh.com…

13. BAHRAIN NEWS: “Single pension fund for civil servants soon,” (_Gulf Daily News_ [Manama], October 21, 2009).
www.gulf-daily-news.com…

14. CANDADA NEWS: “1 in 3 Canadian baby boomers devote time, money, mileage to aging parents: Survey,” by Linda Nguyen (_Calgary Herald_, October 20, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: The _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario] is featuring a seven part series on “Retirement Lost.” Part 4, in the Oct. 21 issue, is entitled “Conflicts of interest: Financial planning: Whom should you trust?” by Rob Carrick. Note: the below listed URL links to the entire series.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Cowen says public sector pay, pension cuts will be in budget,” by Stephen Collins and Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 21, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Over 1,500 teachers have retired this year,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 21, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Philippines signs rules for tax-free pension schemes,” (Reuters via _Forbes_, October 21, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Many Rich Fail to Pay National Pension Premiums,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], October 21, 2009).
english.chosun.com…

20. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss pension funds up 9% in Q3,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], October 21, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Ageing Britain: number of 85-year-olds will more than double,” by James Kirkup and Aislinn Laing (_Daily Telegraph_, October 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6399164/Ageing-Britain-number-of-85-year-olds-will-more-than-double.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Calls for state pension to be raised to 165 Pounds (US $268.99) a week,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_, October 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/6240012/Calls-for-state-pension-to-be-raised-to-165-a-week.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Time to end state pension apartheid for women,” by Nina Montagu-Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 21, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/6387065/Time-to-end-state-pension-apartheid-for-women.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Air pollution linked to early form of dementia,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6386775/Air-pollution-linked-to-early-form-of-dementia.html…

25. “Alzheimer’s lesions found in the retina” (University of California-Irvine Today via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2009).
today.uci.edu…

26. “Alzheimer’s researchers find high protein diet shrinks brain”(Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Blood test shows promise for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Depression in older cancer patients can be effectively treated with collaborative approach” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Diagnosis of cardiovascular disease associated with risk of subsequent hip fracture” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Experts issue call to reconsider screening for breast cancer and prostate cancer” (University of California, San Francisco via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2009).
news.ucsf.edu…

31. “Older workers are the healthy ‘survivors’ of the workplace” (University of Nottingham via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 21, 2009).
communications.nottingham.ac.uk/News/Article/Older-workers-are-the-healthy-survivors-of-the-workplace.html…

32. “Older Workers Spend Less on Necessities and Health Care” (University of Missouri via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2009).
munews.missouri.edu…

33. “Recommended treatment for heart failure often underused” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], October 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 20, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2450–October 20, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2450, October 20, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Basic Medicare Premium to Rise 15% Next Year,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Bill would halt reductions of Medicare payments to doctors,” by Kim Geiger (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “As cost of living rises for seniors, so should the size of their checks,” by Eugene Elander (_Atlanta [Georgia] Journal-Constitution_, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: this is an _AJC_ Opinion piece.
www.ajc.com…

4. “Buying the votes of senior citizens,” by Debra J. Saunders (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: this is a _SFC_ Opinion piece.
www.sfgate.com…

5. “Grandma’s greener than you: For all the hype about being eco-conscious today, seniors could teach the young about walking the walk rather than just talking the talk,” by Laura Vanderkam (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia] blog, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
blogs.us…

6. “Group seeks answers for retirement ‘crisis’,” by Christine Dugas _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 19, 2009).
www.us…

7. “With this pension fund I thee divorce: Continental Airlines pilots have been accused of getting short-lived ‘sham’ divorces to collect large pensions,” by Andrew Clark (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Oct. 20, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/oct/20/pilots-and-a-pension-divorce-sham…

8. “Are baby boomers turning into outsiders?” by Bonnie Rubin (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California AG (Attorney General) to sue major bank for pension fraud” (Associated Press via Google News, Oct. 20, 2009).
www.google.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Judge bars state cuts to 130,000 in-home care recipients: Injunction prevents California from enacting planned budget cuts of 82.1 million dollars in services to elderly and infirm resident,” by Shane Goldmacher (_Los Angeles Times_, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “Pension agency failed to disclose loss, auditors say,” by  Michael Dresser (_Baltimore Sun_, Oct. 20, 2009).
www.baltimoresun.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minneapolis vs. pensions: An accounting,” by  Betsy Hodges and Paul Ostrow (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Oct. 20, 2009). Note: this is a _MST_ Opinion piece.
www.startribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Plan for elderly to boost organ pool,” by Kate Tarala (_West Austrlian_ [Perth, Western Australia], Oct. 20, 2009).
au.news.yahoo.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: The _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario] is featuring a seven part series on “Retirement Lost.” Part 3, in the Oct. 20 issue, is entitled “Hybrid pension plans: a hard sell,” by Janet McFarland. Note: the below listed URL links to the entire series.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada workers to be shareholders after pension deal” (Canadian Press via Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Oct. 20, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/10/20/air-canada-cp-pension-concession.html…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Caring for parents stresses Calgary boomers,” by Valerie Berenyi (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Oct. 20, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “(Minster for Health Mary) Harney denies she authorised 190 euro (283.36 US dollars) nursing home fee,” by Carl O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Oct. 20, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Half of adults under 45 have no retirement fund as savings dip,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_, Oct. 20, 2009).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/half-of-adults-under-45-have-no-retirement-fund-as-savings-dip-1918429.html…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Action needed now on pension reform” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Oct. 20, 2009). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/20091020TDY04304.htm…

20. PERU NEWS: “Peruvian Miners Begin 48-Hour Strike Over Pensions,” by Alex Emery (Bloomberg News, Oct. 19, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. UK NEWS: “First it was 66, now (Institute of) directors want pension age of 70,” by Miles Costello (_Times_ [London], Oct. 20, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article6881653.ece…

22. WALES NEWS: “More than 25% of council tax goes on staff pensions,” by Martin Shipton (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], via walesonline.co.uk, Oct. 20, 2009).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/10/20/more-than-25-of-council-tax-goes-on-staff-pensions-91466-24968116/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Treating Dementia, but Overlooking Its Physical Toll,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, Oct. 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Walking with shelter dogs better than friends for seniors,” by Sharon L. Peters (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Oct. 19, 2009).
www.us…

25. “ACP (American College of Physicians) Issues Guidelines for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction,” by Laurie Barclay  (Medscape Medical News, Oct. 19, 2009). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Stem cell transplants stalled blindness in rats,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Oct. 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “Hormone mix could cut breast cancer risk and treat symptoms of menopause” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Detecting the undetectable in prostate cancer screening” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Study examines complications of thyroid surgery in older patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Aggressive microdermabrasion induces wound-healing response in aging skin” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Oct. 19, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

October 19, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2449–October 19, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2449–October 19, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The ‘Doc Fix’ Could Break Budget Goals,” by David M. Herszenhorn (_New York Times_, October 19, 2009). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a blog.
prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Officials to Let Insurers Warn Recipients About Pending Health Bills,” by David Pear (_New York Times_, October 17, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Medicare changes coming into focus,” by Bob Moos (_Dallas Morning News_, October 18, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

4. “Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?” by Gail Russell Chaddock (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], October 17, 2009).
features.csmonitor.com…

5. “Seniors reap aid, still wary of health reform,” by S.A. Miller (_Washington Times_, October 19, 2009).
www.washingtontimes.com…

6. “Employers Begin Driving Your 401(k),” by Eleanor Laise (_Wall St. Journal_, October 17-18, 2009, P. B1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may 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.

7. The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal (October 17-18, 2009) contains a section devoted to Retirement Planning and Living. Some of the articles include:

“Test Driving Retirement Plans,” by Anne Tergesen.
“Making a Difference,” by Kelly Greene.
“Circle of Care,” by Robbie Shell.
“Profiles in Later Life.”

Full text of the articles may 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.

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS:”Seniors drive home sales,” by Leslie Berkman (_Contra Costa Times_ [San Francisco], October 18, 2009).
www.contracostatimes.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing home safety: Illinois task force sets hearing for Tuesday,” by Gary Marx and David Jackson (_Chicago Tribune_, October 19, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Gov. Quinn: Limit seniors’ free rides,” by Mary Wisniewski (_Chicago Sun-Times_, October 17, 2009).
www.suntimes.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Group fights elder abuse,” by Ron Sylvester (_Wichita Eagle_, October 17, 2009).
www.kansas.com…

12. LOUISIANA NEWS: “State to study pension changes,” by Sarah Chacko (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge], October 18, 2009).
www.2theadvocate.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan seniors may receive shut-off protection,” by C. Draeger Thomas (_South Bend Tribune_, October 18, 2009).
www.southbendtribune.com…

14. MINNESOTA NEWS: “New senior health program focuses on good nutrition,” by Alleen Brown (_St. Paul Pioneer-Press_, October 17, 2009).
www.twincities.com…

15. MISSOURI NEWS: “Health care way to go for those open to re-invention,” by Steve Giegerich (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, October 18, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “6-figure pensions for some in N.J.,” by Shannon Mullen (_Courier-Post_ [Cherry Hill, New Jersey], October 19, 2009).
www.courierpostonline.com….

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “Glee! The Retirees’ Talent Show,” by Daivd Gonzalez (_New York Times_, October 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “State pension fund dips below 100%,” by Mark Johnson (_Charlotte Observer_, October 17, 2009).
www.charlotteobserver.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Recession creates huge spike in joblessness among seniors,” by Mike Wereschagin (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, October 18, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Delay on response to elder abuse,” by Zoe Edwards (_Tasmania Examiner_ [Launceston, Tasmania], October 19, 2009).
www.examiner.com…

21. BAHRAIN NEWS: “Helping Hand For Elderly,” (_Gulf Daily News_ [Manama], October 19, 2009).
www.gulf-daily-news.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement dreams under siege,” by Jacquie McNish (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 17, 2009). Note: Scroll down to get to the start of the story.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Bankrupt companies, pension promises destroyed,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 19, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Beyond the illusion of security,” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], October 17, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa’s relief leaves pension funds flat,” by Dana Flavelle (_Toronto Star_, October 17, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

26. CHINA NEWS: “Osteoporosis on the rise in China, but little public awareness,” by Maria Siow (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 17, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing homes passing inspection fees to residents,” by Carl O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], October 19, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. JAPAN NEWS: “‘Pension falsification rampant’ in Ibaraki Pref.,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], October 19, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091019TDY02305.htm…

29. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Police asked to watch for elder abuse,” by Ruth Hill (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], October 19, 2009).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/2976409/Police-asked-to-watch-for-elder-abuse…

30. ROMANIA NEWS: “Ageing will negatively affect Romania´s pension system,” (_Romanian Times_, October 19, 2009).
www.romaniantimes.at/news/General_News/2009-10-19/3631/Ageing_will_negatively_affect_Romania%B4s_pension_system__…

31. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Number of dementia patients in Singapore to hit 180,000 by 2050,” by Evelyn Choo (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], October 16, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

32. UK NEWS: “IoD calls for state pension age increase and reform of retirement benefits,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/6375750/IoD-calls-for-state-pension-age-increase-and-reform-of-retirement-benefits.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Bosses call for later pension age,” (_BBC News_, October 19, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8314621.stm…

34. WORLD NEWS: “OECD: Pensions need longer-term benchmarks,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], October 19, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

35. “Web can help elderly surfers slow dementia,” by Jonathan Leake (_Times_ [London], October 18, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6879663.ece…

36. “Age-old woes, new tactic,” by Mark Baard (_Boston Globe_, October 19, 2009).
www.boston.com…

37. “F.D.A. Says No, for Now, to an Amgen Bone Drug,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, October 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

38. “Soy foods may curb hip fracture risk in older women,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, October 16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

39. “Robopets ‘could cut costs of elderly care’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6374632/Robopets-could-cut-costs-of-elderly-care.html…

40. “Can drugs for Parkinson’s Disease cause uncontrollable desires?” by Paul Kendall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], October 19, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/6350921/Can-drugs-for-Parkinsons-Disease-cause-uncontrollable-desires.html…

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