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November 30, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2477–November 30, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2477–November 30, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare fraudsters rake in billions,” by Jerry Seper and Chuck Neubauer (_Washington Times_, November 30, 2009).
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “Recession hits retirement plans,” by Steve Wartenburg (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 27, 2009).
www.dispatch.com…

3. “Recession sends older Americans to food pantries,” by Valerie Bauman (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 28, 2009).
www.boston.com…

4. “Nursing home clashes mar the golden years,” by Patricia Wen (_Boston Globe_, November 27, 2009).
www.boston.com…

5. “Growing need seen for long-term care insurance,” by David Ress (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, November 28, 2009).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida’s a model for Medicare fraud and the fight to stop it,” by William E. Gibson (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], November 29, 2009).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

7. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Madoff loss hits pension fund,” by Bill Lodge (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], November 28, 2009).
www.2theadvocate.com…

8. MARYLAND NEWS: “Seniors ask county to ‘bring back buses’,” by Jennifer Buske (_Washington Post_, November 29, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Dolls donated to centers are something for seniors to love,” by Arthur Hirsch (_Baltimore Sun_, November 29, 2009).
www.baltimoresun.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Lawmakers review the high cost of medicines for seniors,” by Matt Murphy (_Sentinel and Enterprise_ [Fitchburg, Massachusetts], November 29, 2009).
www.sentinelandenterprise.com…

11. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “State retirement plan needs change,” (_Hattiesburg American_, November 27, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.hattiesburgamerican.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Senate debate to address inequality in Medicare costs,” by Brian Tumulty (_Press and Sun-Bulletin_ [Binghamton, New York], November 28, 2009).
www.pressconnects.com…

13. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “N.C. cities could be hit with increased payments to pension plan,” by Paul Garber (_Winston-Salem Journal_, November 28, 2009).
www2.journalnow.com…

14. VERMONT NEWS: “State unions call for different pension options,” by Chris Garofolo (_Brattleboro Reformer_, November 30, 2009).
www.reformer.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Report warns of aged-care vortex,” by Ewin Hannan (_Australian_ [Sydney], November 28, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Govt urged to reform aged care,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 30, 2009).
news.theage.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors pay price of financial crisis,” by Josh Gordon (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 29, 2009).
www.smh.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “In the near future, 25% of Canadians will be seniors,” by Shannon Proudfoot (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 27, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Repair, don’t replace pension plan, bankers say,” by Norma Greenway (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 28, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “More senior surfers going online,” by Susan Pigg (_Toronto Star_, November 27, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Designing planes with the aging population in mind,” By Francois Shalom (_Montreal Gazette_, November 27, 2009).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions timebomb ticks on as bill predicted to top Euro 2bn (US $2.9bn),” by Ailish O’Hora (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 30, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/pensions-timebomb-ticks-on-as-bill-predicted-to-top-83642bn-1958617.html…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Insurance industry opposes single rate of tax relief,” by Suzanne Lynch (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 27, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing homes to be out of reach for many elderly,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], November 30, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091130TDY03102.htm…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Woman records oral histories / Project has spanned 100 biographies expressly for families of elderly,” by Mitsuhiko Watanabe (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], November 28, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091128TDY04303.htm…

27. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Free elderly care ‘too expensive’, says top social worker,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 27, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/scotland/6671350/Free-elderly-care-too-expensive-says-top-social-worker.html…

28. TAIWAN NEWS: “World’s lowest birth rate ‘could hurt’ Taiwan society,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 28, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

29. UK NEWS: “More pension schemes will close in the coming years,” (_BBC News_, November 27, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8381226.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “‘Temple of the mind’ unlocked,” by Daniel Cressey (_NatureNews_, November 29, 2009).
www.nature.com…

31. “‘Arthritis risk’ for middle-aged exercise addicts,” (_BBC News_, November 30, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8380783.stm…

32. “Osteoarthritis increases aggregate health care expenditures by $186 billion annually,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 30, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Dementia big threat for elderly in poorer nations,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, November 27, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

34. “Ginkgo no help for heart, but may aid leg arteries,” (Reuters Health, November 30, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

35. “More rural Medicare beneficiaries elect joint replacement surgery than urban recipients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 30, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Happiest doctors treat children, elderly,” by Anna Tong (_Chicago Tribune_, November 27, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

November 25, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2476-November 25, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2476–November 25, 2009.

Note: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday there will be no E-Clippings service on Thursday or Friday. The E-Clippings will return on Monday (November 30).

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “‘Cancer of fraud’ permeates U.S. healthcare system,” by Tom Brown (Reuters Health, November 25, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Caring for the elderly,” by Lewis A. Lipsitz (_Boston Globe_, November 25, 2009). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.boston.com…

3. “Safe Driving For Seniors: Officials Get Creative,” (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing November 24, 2009, MP3 and Java player format, running time 12 minutes 49 seconds).
www.npr.org…

4. “US corporate and public plans up in Q3,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], November 24, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers Weighs Booting BlackRock,” by Craig Karmin (_Wall St. Journal_, November 25, 2009, P. C1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article Novemberbe 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. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS probes oversight of two outside hedge fund advisors,” by Evan Halper and Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, November 25, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Pension bomb drops on New Hampshire,” (_Eagle-Tribune_ [Lawrence, Massachusetts], November 25, 2009).
www.eagletribune.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Bill would help seniors avoid nursing homes,” by Jim Siegel (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 25, 2009).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

9. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Roth IRA rules different in Wisconsin,” by Judy Newman (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], November 24, 2009).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “It’s our age of ageing,” by Cheryl Critchley (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], November 26, 2009).
www.heraldsun.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Senate rejects cataract rebate cut again,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 25, 2009).
news.smh.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “More adults getting job training,” by Jill Mahoney (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 25, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Trying to solve the pension puzzle,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, November 25, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

14. GHANA NEWS: “Ghana gets new pension scheme in 2010,” by Emmanuel K. Dogbevi (_Ghana Business News_ [Legon-Accra], November 25, 2009).
ghanabusinessnews.com…

15. JAMAICA NEWS: “Fast growth recorded in elderly population,” by Ingrid Brown (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston], November 25, 2009).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

16. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia Putin sees economy boost from higher pensions,” (Thomson Reutes via _Forbes_, November 25, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Employees resigned to working beyond retirement age,” by Graham Snowdon (_Guardian_ [London], November 25, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/nov/25/employees-working-beyond-retirement-age…

18. UK NEWS: “Cancer and dementia research funding could be spent on free social care, says Andy Burnham,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 25, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6647757/Cancer-and-dementia-research-funding-could-be-spent-on-free-social-care-says-Andy-Burnham.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Antioxidants could help preserve muscle strength,” by Marilynn Larkin (Reuters Health, November 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Chronic pain found to increase risk of falls in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 24, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Hormone ghrelin can boost resistance to Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Ginkgo Won’t Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Elderly,” by Steven Reinberg (_US News and World Report_, November 24, 2009).
health.us…

November 24, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2475–November 24, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2475–Nov. 24, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Shifting Vaccine for Flu to Elderly,” by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (_New York Times_, Nov. 24, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Bankruptcies Hit Retirement Communities: Elderly residents who thought they’d secured their futures are finding their homes and savings at risk,” by Linda Stern (_Newsweek_, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.newsweek.com…

3. “Oxygen Rules Pinching Patients,” by Amy Merrick (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Nov. 24, 2009).
online.ws…

4. “Good news, Boomers: You only have to work a little longer,” by David Nicklaus (_St. Louis_ [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_ blog, Nov. 23, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona’s AG (Attorney General) Announces Effort To Raise Awareness Of Elder Abuse,” by Julie Steigerwald (KOLD [Phoenix] Channel 13 News, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.kold.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System) leader sees need for pension reform” (_Sacramento Bee_ via _Pasadena Star-News_, Nov. 23, 2009).
www.pasadenastarnews.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Derail Florida’s pension gravy train” (_Caymanian Compass_ [Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands], Nov. 23, 2009).
www.caycompass.com…

8. MAINE NEWS: “(US Representative Mike) Michaud tells of talk with (President Barack) Obama on Medicare,” by Meg Haskell (_Bangor Daily News_, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.bangordailynews.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Our boomer-elders are a state asset” (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Nov. 24, 2009). Note: this is a _MST_ Editorial.
www.startribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. WORLD NEWS: “Record Pension Hole For World’s Biggest Firms” (Reuters, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alzheimer’s Set To Soar,” by Adele Horin (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 24, 2009).
www.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Increasing Super(annuation) Guarantee To 12% Will Reduce Age Pension by 2.3%” (_Global Pensions_ [London, UK], Nov. 24, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. AUSTRIA NEWS: “Pensions to rise from next year” (_Weiner Zeitung_ [Vienna], Nov. 25, 2009).
www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4082&Alias=wzo&cob=452456…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “JAL (Japan Airlines) Proposes 30% Pension Cut To Retirees” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 24, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/20091124TDY01305.htm…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Revenue Tops Early Retirement Take-Up,” by Deaglan de Breadun(_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 24, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia To Put 0.7 Billion Dollars Pension Cash In Corp(orate) Bonds,” (Reuters, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Cost Of Providing Free Care For Elderly Up 11 Per Cent,” by Melanie Reid (_Times_ [London], Nov. 24, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6929850.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Psychotropic drugs boost fall risk in the elderly,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “How to Improve GI (gastrointestinal tract) Surgery Mortality in the Elderly Studied,” (HealthDayNews via modernmedicine.com…, Nov. 23, 2009).
www.modernmedicine.com…

20. “Technology and the Elderly,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Nov. 23, 2009). In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript is available at the site, running time: four minutes, 19 seconds.
www.npr.org…

21. “Little Evidence Linking HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) To Heart Risk In Menopausal Women,” (Asia News International via dnaindia.com…, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.dnaindia.com…

22. “Focus on Pharmacotherapy Studies in Elderly,” by Kenneth J. Bender (_Psychiatic Times_, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.psychiatrictimes.com…

23. “‘Covert’ Coping With Job Conflict Ups Heart Risk,” (Reuters Health, Nov. 24, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

November 23, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2474–November 23, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2474–November 23, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Congress targets senior abuse,” by Rick Schmitt (_Los Angeles Times_, November 23, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Seniors’ coverage options dwindle as Medicare Advantage programs close shop,” by Bob Moos (_Dallas Morning News_, November 23, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

3. “Government abandons Bush-era 401(k) investment rule,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 21, 2009).
www.boston.com…

4. “Retirement Readiness Varies Widely By Industry: Study,” by Emily Lambert (_Forbes_, November 23, 2009).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Baby boomer retirements will hit work force hard, study says,” by Matthew Daneman (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, November 23, 2009).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “Mattie’s Call a lifeline for the lost,” by Andria Simmons (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, November 21, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Research on Alzheimer’s among blacks was lacking,” by Laura Ungar (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, November 22, 2009).
www.courier-journal.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. elderly driver bill stalls on Beacon Hill,” by Steve LeBlanc (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 21, 2009).
www.boston.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Age-based road tests make sense,” by Sam Allis (_Boston Globe_, November 22, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.boston.com…

10. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Change public employee pensions,” (_Concord Monitor_, November 22, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.concordmonitor.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Rating outfits accused of bias; Securities grades cost pension plans millions, state says,” by Steve Wartenberg (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 21, 2009).
www.dispatch.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Who will protect, help the elderly?” by Catherine Candisky (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 22, 2009).
www.dispatch.com…

13. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. cities start assessing new pension plan; Leaders looking at how new plan stacks up against the old,” by Sara Gavin (_Charleston Daily Mail_, November 23, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Company stays one step ahead of retiring workforce,” by Joel Dresang (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, November 22, 2009).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. ASIA NEWS: “East Asia to standardize senior-friendly products,” by Cynthia J. Kim (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], November 23, 2009).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly to get health checks during heat,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 23, 2009).
news.smh.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensioners lose out in cost of living index,” by Peter Martin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 24, 2009).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age will weary us as federal government debt rises,” by David Uren (_Australian_ [Sydney], November 23, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Plan sponsors worry about pensions:poll,” by Karen Mazurkewich (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 23, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Medicare story a model for pension reform, expert says,” by Norma Greenaway (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 22, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “All the right moves needed to expand pension coverage,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, November 21, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Proposal for 30% tax relief rate on pensions criticised,” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 23, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russian pensions in 2010 to grow 46% – Putin,” (_ITAR-TASS_, November 21, 2009).
www.itar-tass.com…

24. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More social workers for the elderly,” by Alicia Wong (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 23, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

25. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More plans to keep senior citizens wired to Internet,” by Asha Popatlal (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 22, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Elderly encouraged to invest to help pay for care home,” by Charlene Sweeney (_Times_ [London], November 21, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6926320.ece…

27. UK NEWS: “Politicians must raise their game on long-term care,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 23, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/6636445/Politicians-must-raise-their-game-on-long-term-care.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “TAU discovery: Excess protein linked to Alzheimer’s must be prevented before it accumulates on brain,” by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich (_Jerusalem Post_, November 23, 2009).
www.jpost.com…

29. “Upending textbook science on Alzheimer’s disease.” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “65? Back of the Line for the Swine Flu Vaccine, Pal,” by Donald J. McNeil Jr. (_New York Times_, November 22, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Fat around the middle increases the risk of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Robot joins NZ retirement home staff,” (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], November 23, 2009).
news.theage.com…

33. “Going high-tech to track Alzheimer’s patients,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _Mercury_ [Pottstown, Pennsylvania], November 23, 2009).
www.pottstownmercury.com…

November 20, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2473–November 20, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2473–November 20, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House votes to ease Medicare cuts to doctors,” by Erica Werner (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 20, 2009).
www.boston.com…

2. “U.S. House votes to boost Medicare pay to doctors,” by Donna Smith (Reuters Health, November 20, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

3. “Medicare Tax on High Earners and Other Levies Stir Debate,” by Martin Vaughan (_Wall St. Journal_, November 20, 2009, P. A6). 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.

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS board members endorse new lobbying rules,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, November 20, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Resolve ongoing CalPERS mess,” (_Fresno Bee_, November 20, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.fresnobee.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: Nursing home law discussed at hearing,” by Jared S. Hopkins (_Chicago Tribune_, November 19, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri pensions board will select law firms for suits,” by Virginia Young (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, November 20, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Addressing a crisis in long-term care,” (_Concord Monitor_, November 20, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial
www.concordmonitor.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray sues ratings agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch over state pension fund losses,” by Sheryl Harris (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, November 20, 2009).
www.cleveland.com…

10. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “West Virginia governor to approve pension rescue, new bonds,” by Michael Connor (_Reuters_, November 20, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Elder abuse continues to climb in state, Dane County,” by Dean Mosiman (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], November 19, 2009).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “When the baby boomers turn 70,” by George Megalogenis (_Australian_ [Sydney], November 21, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Canada pension funds vie for global retirement hub status,” by Richard Lowe (_Global Pensions_ [London], November 20, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Pension Fund Watchdog,” by Eben de Klerk (_Economist_ [Windhoek], November 20, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.economist.com…

15. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Statistics highlight scale of the aging population,” by Jung Ha-won (_JoonAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], November 21, 2009).
joongangdaily.joins.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Gordon Brown fights for his elderly care reforms as objections grow,” by Sam Lister and Francis Elliot (_Times_ [London], November 20, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6924288.ece…

17. UK NEWS: “Benefits could be axed to fund care for the elderly,” by Michael Savage (_Indpendent_ [London], November 20, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefits-could-be-axed-to-fund-care-for-the-elderly-1824109.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Care in old age: we won’t pay, the State can’t,” by Antonia Senior (_Times_ [London], November 20, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article6924020.ece…

19. UK NEWS: “Inflation doubts dog pension liabilities,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, November 20, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Simple test to identify likelihood of breaking hip,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 20, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6606269/Simple-test-to-identify-likelihood-of-breaking-hip.html…

21. “A few extra pounds may help elderly live longer,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, November 19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Older problem drinkers use more alcohol than do their younger counterparts,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 20, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 19, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2472–November 19, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2472–November 19, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “White House Backing Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Bill” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Nov. 19, 2009).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Companies drop pensions, pay execs 350 million dollars: watchdog” (Reuters, Nov. 19, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Fidelity (Investments) Says 401(k) Savings Accounts Recover From 2008 Decline,” by Jeff Plungis (_Bloomberg News_, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. GEORGIA NEWS: “Medicare Participants Grapple With Selecting Best Drug Plans,” by Shiela Poole (_Atlanta Journal Constitution_, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.ajc.com…

5. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri pension fund debate on suing over stock market losses raises controversy,” by Virginia Young (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Nov. 19, 2009).
www.stltoday.com…

6. MISSOURI NEWS: “MOSERS (Missouri State Employee Retirement System): State employees’ retirement fund solid,” by Jessica Machetta (www.missourinet.com…, Nov. 19, 2009).
www.missourinet.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Pension Padding, Again: A Chance For Gov.-Elect Chris Christie To Send A Message,” (_Newark Star Ledger_ blog, Nov.  19, 2009). Note: this is an Opinion piece.
blog.nj.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY revives retirement buyout program to state agencies,” by Adam Sichko (_Albany Business Review_, Nov. 19, 2009).
albany.biz…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Retirees Organize To Fight Pension Cuts,” by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy (_Lower Hudson Valley Journal-News_, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.lohud.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “Alzheimer’s Is Quietly Exploding,” by Jeff Maker (_Rutland Herald_, Nov.  19, 2009). Note: this is a _RH_ Opinion piece.
www.rutlandherald.com…

11. WEST VIRGINA NEWS: “Senate passes pension measure,” by Bryan Chambers (_Huntington Herald-Dispatch_, Nov. 19, 2009).
www.herald-dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Coalition Vows To Keep Aged At Home,” by Matthew Franklin (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov.  19, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Few children plan for elderly parents” (_Australian Ageing Agenda_, Nov. 19, 2009).
www.australianageingagenda.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pension Expert Proposes Fix For Canada’s Retirement Savings Shortfall,” by Norma Greenaway (Canwest News Service, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.canada.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Recovery Not Enough To Rescue Pensions,” by James Daw (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

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16. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions Not To Be Cut, Hints (Taoiseach Brian) Cowen,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov.  19, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Charities Seek Pension Assurances,” by Pamela Newenham (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov.  19, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

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18. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Retirement age should be pushed higher,” by Jagdev Singh Sidhu (_Star_ [Kuala Lumpur], Nov. 19, 2009).
biz.thestar.com…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “Central Bank Averts 44 million dollar Pension Fund Heist,” (_Moscow Times_, Nov.  10, 2009).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Confusion Over Inflation Causes Pensions To Misstate Liabilities,” by Richard Lowe (_Global Pensions_, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Members stay with their pension schemes,” by Denise Law (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 19, 2009).
www.ft.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pressure group turns on BA (British Airways) over pension chairman,” by David Robertson (_Times_ [London], Nov. 19, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/transport/article6922349.ece…

23. VIETNAM NEWS: “Health experts seek solutions for the elderly” (Voice of Vietnam, Nov. 19, 2009).
english.vovnews.vn/Home/Health-experts-seek-solutions-for-the-elderly/200911/109980.vov…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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24. “Breast Exam Guidelines Raise Furor,” by Shirley S. Wang (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], November 19, 2009, P. A6). 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.

25. “Screening Policy Won’t Change, U.S. Officials Say,” by Kevin Sack and Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Nov. 19, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “White House backs off cancer test guidelines,” by Rob Stein and Dan Eggen (_Washington Post_, Nov. 19, 2009). Note: _WP_ may require registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

27. “Let’s stick with mammograms,” by Otis W. Brawley (_Washington Post_, Nov. 19, 2009). Note 1: _WP_ may require registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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28. “Health Issues In Middle Age Can Lead To Dementia” (Reuters Health, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “Surgery Not Linked To Memory Problems In Older Patients,” by Jim Dryden (Washington University at St. Louis news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov.  19, 2009).
mednews.wustl.edu…

30. “Fractures Increase Mortality Risk In Prostate Cancer Patients on ADT,” (_Renal & Urology News_, Nov.  19, 2009).
www.renalandurologynews.com…

31. “Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease,” (_U.S. News and World Report_, Nov.  19, 2009).
health.us…

November 18, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2471–November 18, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2471 –November 18, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Reid considers raising Medicare tax for high earners,” by Janet Hook (_Los Angeles Times_, November 17, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Bill would cause increase in Medicare premiums,” by David Espo (Associated Press via _Google_, November 17, 2009).
www.google.com…

3. “Medicare And Medicaid Dominate ‘Improper Payments’ By Feds,” by Julie Rovner (_National Public Radio_ blog, November 18, 2009).
www.npr.org…

4. “Senate weighs long-term care program,” (Associated Press via _USA Today_, November 17, 2009).
www.us…

5. “Judge grants pension funds access to BofA documents,” by Richard Lewis (_Global Pensions_ [London], November 18, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

6. “Military’s ‘senior mentors’ cashing in; Retired officers on payroll of Pentagon and defense firms,” by Tom Vanden Brook, Ken Dilanian and Ray Locker (_USA Today_, November 18, 2009).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS board votes to tighten disclosure rules for intermediaries,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, November 17, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “UF experts seek men for testosterone trials,” (_Gainesville Sun_, November 18, 2009).
www.gainesville.com…

9. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana retirees blame auto bailout’s leaders for Delphi pension cuts,” by Ted Evanoff (_Indianapolis Star_, November 18, 2009).
www.indystar.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “114-Year-Old Woman Dies in NY Nursing Home” (Associated Press via _New York Times_, November 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. taxpayers fund pension benefits for non-government employees,” by Elise Young (_Newark Star-Ledger_, November 18, 2009).
www.nj.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Pension plan moves forward in Legislature,” (_Huntington Herald-Dispatch_, November 18, 2009).
www.herald-dispatch.com…

13. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Senate panel axes Manchin’s offer on retirement costs,” by Lawrence Messina (Associated Press via _Charleston Daily Mail_, November 18, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIAN NEWS:”Aged care operators threaten PM,” by Matthew Franklin (_Australian_ [Sydney], November 18, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

15. AUSTRALIAN NEWS:”Transition pensions not always best,” by Tony Negline (_Australian_ [Sydney], November 18, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

15. GERMAN NEWS: “German Government Forecasts Pension Growth Over Next 15 Years,” by Brian Parkin (_Bloomberg_, November 18, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Bogus alarm firms target elderly” (_BBC News_, November 18, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8365991.stm…

17. UK NEWS: “Queen’s Speech: concerns raised over free care for elderly plan,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 18, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6598762/Queens-Speech-concerns-raised-over-free-care-for-elderly-plan.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Social care pledges for elderly receive cautious welcome,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], November 18, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/18/elderly-social-care-queens-speech…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Co-author: Mammogram Study’s Advice ‘Misinterpreted'” (_PBS NewsHour_, originally aired on November 17, 2009, MP3 (audio) and Java player (video), running time 13 minutes 4 seconds). Video run time is 13 minutes and .
www.pbs.org…

20. “New Mammogram Advice Finds a Skeptical Audience,” by Jennifer Steinhauer (_New York Times_, November 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Many Doctors to Stay Course on Breast Exams for Now,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, November 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “New neuroimaging analysis technique identifies impact of Alzheimer’s disease gene in healthy brains” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Findings that should speed the development of drugs for Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Saliva proteins change as women age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Scientists find molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Vitamin B niacin offers no extra benefit to statin therapy in seniors already diagnosed with CAD” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New culprit for viral infections among elderly — an overactive immune response,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Test helps determine prostate cancer treatment,” (_KGO-TV_, [San Francisco], November 18, 2009).
abclocal.go.com…

29. “Eat well for your heart and reap a brain bonus,” by Rosemary McCracken (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 18, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

30. “Sleep problems and age: Not necessarily bedmates, say sleep docs,” by Melissa Healy (_Los Angeles Times_ blog, November 17, 2009).
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

November 17, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2470–November 17, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2470–November 17, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Baby boomers older than 50 can still be fashionably fabulous,” by Virginia Rohan (_Bergen [New Jersey] Record_, Nov. 17, 2009).
www.northjersey.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Boomer Economy: Why middle-aged ”progressives” are stunting opportunity in Northern California,” by Joel Kotkin (_Forbes_, Nov. 17, 2009). Note: this is a _Forbes_ Opinion piece.
www.forbes.com…

3. IOWA NEWS: “Union leader backs early retirement plan” (Associated Press via KGAN Channel 2 News [Cedar Rapids], Nov. 17, 2009).
www.kgan.com…

4. KENTUCKY NEWS: “AARP seeks to protect programs,” by Tom Loftus (_Louisville Couier-Journal_, Nov. 17, 2009).
www.courier-journal.com…

5. MISSOURI NEWS: “State Auditor Can’t Check Government Workers Retirement System,” by Theo Keith (KBIA Radio [Columbia], Nov. 17, 2009).
www.publicbroadcasting.net…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “Help for Gay Caregivers Who Look After Elderly,” by Bao Ong (_New York Times_ blog, Nov. 16, 2009).
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com…

7. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Charleston Seeks Help With Pensions,” by Sara Gavin (_Charleston Daily Mail_, Nov.  17, 2009).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Disability Rates Rise As Population Ages,” by Michelle Draper (Australian Associated Press via _Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov.  17, 2009).
news.smh.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions at risk: Financial downturn has weakened many private plans, stoking fear and insecurity among contributors,” by Paul Delean (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Nov. 17, 2009).
www.montrealgazette.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Half of Canadians cite retirement as top priority, RBC poll finds,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] blog, Nov. 17, 2009).
network.nationalpost.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement? It’s not for me,” by Susan Safford (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 17, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers, Gen X, Y are similar, says board,” by Derek Amba (Canwest News Service, Nov. 17, 2009).
www.canada.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers find joy in giving time, money” (Canwest News Service via _Gazette [Montreal, Quebec], Nov. 17, 2009).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Web-savvy seniors outstripping boomers in race to the Internet,” by Shannon Proudfoot (Canwest News Service via _Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Nov. 17, 2009).
www.vancouversun.com…

15. GUATEMALA NEWS: “40% of Guatemala’s Elderly Living in Poverty” (_Latin American Herald Tribune_ [Caracas, Venezuela], Nov.  17, 2009).
www.laht.com…

16. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Number of elderly rising: (State Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk) Azizah (Mohd Dun)” (_Daily Express_, [Kota Kinabalu, Sabah] Nov. 17, 2009).
www.dailyexpress.com…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “(Stichting Pensioenfond) ABP To Raise Pensions By 0.45%,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London, UK], Nov.  17, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korea Pension Fund Looks to Real Estate to Diversify,” by Saeromi Shin and Sangim Han (_Bloomberg News_, Nov.  17, 2009).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. UK NEWS: Tory (Conservative Party) Finance Czar Takes Aim at Public Pensions,” by Alistair MacDonald and Iain Martin (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], November 17, 2009, P. A20). 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.

20. UK NEWS: “Half Of Alzheimer’s Patients Come Out Of Hospital ‘Worse Than When They Went In’,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov.  17, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6581756/Half-of-Alzheimers-patients-come-out-of-hospital-worse-than-when-they-went-in.html…

21. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister) Gordon Brown to put free social care for elderly at heart of Queen’s speech,” by Patrick Wintour (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 17, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/nov/17/queens-speech-social-care-elderly…

22. VIETNAM NEWS: “Elderly People’s Medical Care Under Scrutiny” (Vietnam News Agency via _Nhan Dan_ [Hanoi], Nov.  17, 2009).
www.nhandan.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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23. Breast Screening Advice is Upended,” by Shirley S. Wang (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], November 17, 2009, P. A1). 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.

24. “Panel Urges Mammograms at 50, Not 40,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Nov. 17, 2009). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Breast exam guidelines now call for less testing,” by Rob Stein (_Washington Post_, Nov. 17, 2009). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

26. “Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate: A government panel’s recommendation that women under 50 do not need regular mammograms is attacked by oncologists, gynecologists and cancer groups,” by Judith Graham and Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 17, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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27. “A Key for Unlocking Memories: Music Therapy Opens a Path to the Past for Alzheimer’s Patients; Creating a Personal Playlist” by Melinda Beck  (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], November 17, 2009, P. D1). 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.

28. “Poor Oral Health Linked To Dementia Risk,” (_Health Care Today_, Nov.  17, 2009).
www.hc2d.co.uk/content.php?contentId=13261…

29. “More Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee: Lowered Risk Of Alzheimer’ Disease,” by Brenna Coleman (_Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Examiner_, Nov.  17, 2009).
www.examiner.com…

30. “Exercise-Linked Irregular Heartbeats Not Risky For Healthy Older Adults” (Asian News International via _Times of India_ [New Delhi], Nov.  17, 2009).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

31. “Moderate Drinking May Not Preserve Thinking Skills,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, Nov.  16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

32. “Analyzing Structural Brain Changes In Alzheimer’s Disease” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “New Technology Helps Elderly Stay Healthy At Home,” by Elizabeth G. Olson (Kaiser Health News, Nov. 17, 2009).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

November 16, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2469–November 16, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2469–November 16, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Report details billions lost in Medicare fraud,” by Hope Yen (_Washington Post_, November 16, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Agency ignored warnings of Medicare fraud,” by Kelli Kennedy (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 14, 2009).
www.boston.com…

3. “Report: Bill would reduce senior care,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, November 15, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “U.S. pension insurer’s deficit spikes; PBGC forecasts grim future, calls for ‘long-term solution’,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, November 14, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Hybrid retirement plan in the works,” by David Pitt (_Washington Post_, November 15, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal contains a special section on Retirement Planning and Living. (_Wall St. Journal_, November 14-15, 2009, P. R1-R10). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…. Some of the articles in the section include:

“Have You Learned Your Lession Yet?” by Glenn Ruffenach.
“Medicare Maze,” by Kelly Greene.
“Take to the Highway,” by Anne Tergesen.
“Going Mobile,” by Robert Johnson.

Full text of the article maybe 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. “Boomers see views relaxing on marijuana,” by Steve Hendrix (_Washington Post_, November 16, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS to weigh tougher disclosure rules,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, November 16, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers Seeks to Press for Better Terms From Apollo,” by Craig Karmin (_Wall St. Journal_, November 14-15, 2009, P. B1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article maybe 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.

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Are CalPERS’ hands clean? The pension fund sustained huge losses as the market sank. Was it all just bad investment choices?” (_Los Angeles Times_, November 15, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fasano says goodbye pensions, hello savings,” by Bill Cotterel (_Tallahasse Democrat_, November 16, 2009).
www.tallahassee.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Governor hopefuls: State pension needs work,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], November 14, 2009).
www.sj-r.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY state pension fund hits $126 billion,” by Joan Gralla (_Reuters_, November 16, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “BWC, pension funds to benefit,” by Steve Wartenburg (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 14, 2009).
www.dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Shortfall of 1.4m workers threatens pension age,” by Ewin Hannan (_Australian_ [Sydney], November 17, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fraud a problem in super: Bowen,” by Ruth Williams (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 14, 2009).
www.theage.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse sells bonds in refinance plan,” (_Toronto Star_, November 14, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

17. INDONESIA NEWS: “Elderly ask for better support,” by Adisti Sukma Sawitri (_Jakarta Post_, November 16, 2009).
www.thejakartapost.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Taoiseach refuses to say if old age pension is in line for cut,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 16, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. ISRAEL NEWS: “Clalit teaches foreign workers ABCs of caring for the elderly,” by Dan Even (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv], November 15, 2009).
www.haaretz.com…

20. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Financial help proposed for older workers who can’t be re-hired,” by Saifulbahri Ismail (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 16, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

21. UK NEWS. “Pension deficits in Britain underestimated by Pn 268bn (US $447bn),” by Jonathan Sibun (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 16, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/6583915/Pension-deficits-in-Britain-underestimated-by-268bn.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Caring for elderly should be promoted as career, says Dame Joan Bakewell,” by Rosemary Bennett (_Times_ [London], November 16, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6917943.ece…

23. UK NEWS: “Elderly find NHS ‘ageist’, says Dame Joan Bakewell,” by Joan Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 16, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6582939/Elderly-find-NHS-ageist-says-Dame-Joan-Bakewell.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension funds lost Pnd 18bn (US $30bn) in value in October alone,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], November 16, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pension-funds-lost-16318bn–in-value-in-october-alone-1821360.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Legal guidance on assisted suicide ‘a danger to elderly’ say judges,” by Sadie Gray (_Times_ [London], November 14, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6916916.ece…

26. UK NEWS: “Hospitals treat Alzheimer’s patients so badly ‘one in three carers complain’,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 14, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6561630/Hospitals-treat-Alzheimers-patients-so-badly-one-in-three-carers-complain.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Thousands of Parkinson’s disease sufferers wrongly diagnosed, report claims,” by Martin Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 16, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6576140/Thousands-of-Parkinsons-disease-sufferers-wrongly-diagnosed-report-claims.html…

28. UK/WALES NEWS: “‘Wide debate’ on care cost needed ,” (_BBC News_, November 16, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8359139.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Baby boomers may face high disability rates,” by Shari Roan (_Los Angeles Times_, November 13, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

30. “Doctors urge a focus on geriatrics,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, November 16, 2009).
www.boston.com…

31. “For Men at 40, Risk of Cardiac Death 1 in 8,” by Ron Winslow (_Wall St. Journal_, November 16, 2009, P. A3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article Novemberbe 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.

32. “Slow walkers more likely to die of heart disease,” by David Freeman (Reuters Health, November 16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

33. “Protein changes in heart strengthen link between Alzheimer’s disease and chronic heart failure,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 15, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Diabetic Epidemic Among the Elderly,” by Marcia Frellick (_Baltimore Sun_, November 16, 2009).
www.baltimoresun.com…

35. “New study links vitamin D deficiency to cardiovascular disease and death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Migraine raises risk of most common form of stroke,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Mutant genes ‘key to long life’,” (_BBC News_, November 15, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8359735.stm…

November 13, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2468–November 13, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2468, November 13, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “(Senate majority leader Harry) Reid Mulls Medicare Tax Increase for High Earners,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Nov. 13, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “(Senate majority leader Harry) Reid Weighs Rise In Medicare Tax,” by Naftali Bendavid (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Nov. 13, P A4.). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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3. “US pension agency deficit doubles to 22 billion dollars” (Reuters, Oct. 13, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Feds ignored Medicare scam warnings for years,” by Kelli Kennedy (Associated Press via Google News, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.google.com…

5. “Old GM (General Motors), unions in retiree health deal” (Bloomberg News via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.boston.com…

6. “Police, firefighters retiring later to avoid pension cuts, expert (Attorney Robert D.) Klausner tells Palm Beach (Florida) board,” by William Kelly (_Palm Beach [Florida] Post_, Nov. 12, 2009).
www.palmbeachdailynews.com…

7. “Health Policy Research Round Up – Medicare and Massachusetts” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALABAMA NEWS: “Ala. board suggests teachers pay more for benefits,” by Phillip Rawls (Associated Press via Google News, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.google.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California public pensions loom as big issue,” by Dan Walters (_San Luis Obispo Tribune_, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.sanluisobispo.com…

10. IOWA NEWS: “(Governor Chet) Culver considers retirement incentives,” by Rod Boshart (_Quad City [Davenport, Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline, Rock Island, Illinois) Times_, Nov. 12, 2009).
www.qctimes.com…

11. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Receives U.S. Funds to Study Bomb Radiation in the Elderly” (Global Security Newswire, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.globalsecuritynewswire.org…

12. KANSAS NEWS: “Kan. lawmakers to resume review of pension woes” (Associated Press via _Modesto [California] Bee_, Nov. 12, 2009).
www.modbee.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Lawyer Ronald Zajac is a force behind Detroit’s 2 public pensions,” by Jennifer Dixon (_Detroit Free Press_, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.freep.com…

14. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “State pension costs on the rise,” by Kevin Landrigan (_Bedford Journal_, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.cabinet.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Informant targets lawyer in public pension fight,” by Sandra Peddie (_Newsday_ [Long Island], Nov. 12, 2009).
www.newsday.com…

16. UTAH NEWS: “Retirement system still strapped,” by Lisa Riley Roche (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.deseretnews.com…

17. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “City pension funds to get look in Legislature,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, Nov. 13, 2009).
wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly sedated without reason,” by Tory Shepherd (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Nov. 14, 2009).
www.news.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “A bleak future for ageing immigrants,” by Angela Shanahan (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 14, 2009). Note: this is an _Australian_ Opinion piece.
www.theaustralian.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “CPPIB (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board) rides market surge to 7.2billion dollar (6.87 billion US dollar) gain,” by Steve Ladurantaye (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Canes on the cutting edge of style: Canadian company stickhandles its way to celebrity status with more than just aging baby boomers,” by Susan Pigg (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

22. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly couples opt not to tie the knot” (malaysianinsider.com…, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.themalaysianinsider.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Over 8,000 pensions in the names of dead stopped in UP (Uttar Pradesh)” (Press Trust of India, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.ptinews.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “(Tanaiste Mary) Coughlan reveals 300 million euro (448.4 million US dollars) shortfall in pension fund,” by Patricia McDonagh (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/coughlan-reveals-8364300m-shortfall-in-pension-fund-1941094.html…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt to ease criteria for righting pension records” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091113TDY01303.htm…

26. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch pension age reform under fire,” by Giovanni Legorano (globalpensions.com…, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.globalpensions.com…

27. ROMANIA NEWS: “Labour Ministry is working on draft law on zero pension pillar” (_Financiarul_ [Bucharest], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.financiarul.ro/2009/11/13/labour-ministry-is-working-on-draft-law-on-zero-pension-pillar/…

28. UK NEWS: “BT (British Telecom) to reverse the pension charges,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-bt-to-reverse-the-pension-charges-1819880.html…

29. UK NEWS: “UK’s Pension Fund Body Urges Pay Restraint At Top 350 Firms” (Dow Jones, Nov. 13, 2009).
www.nasdaq.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Pensions reform is a ‘burden’,” by Jonathan Moules (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 13, 2009).
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Medicines to Deter Some Cancers Are Not Taken,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Nov. 13, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

32. “Baby boomers bounce badly into old age,” by Leigh Dayton (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 14, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

33. “Does cataract surgery make eye disease worse?” (Reuters Health, Nov. 12, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

34. “Longevity Tied to Genes That Preserve Tips of Chromosomes” (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University [New York, New York] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 11, 2009).
www.einstein.yu.edu…

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