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December 29, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2495–December 29, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2495–December 29, 2009.

Note: There will be no more Clippings service for the rest of the week (Dec. 30-31, 2009 and Jan. 1, 2010). The Clippings will resume on Jan. 4, 2010. Have an enjoyable holiday weekend.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Expanding Health Coverage and Shoring Up Medicare: Is It Double-Counting?” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, December 29, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Proposal would nudge people into buying long-term care insurance,” by Carla K. Johnson (Associated Press via _South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], December 28, 2009).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Proposal to tighten pension eligibility,” (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark], December 29, 2009).
www.nj.com…

4. OHIO NEWS: “State programs for the elderly still accepting new clients: a Consumer Watch column,” by Diane Suchetka (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, December 29, 2009).
www.cleveland.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

5. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “So can we still feed them now they’re 64?” by Peter Martin (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 30, 2009).
www.theage.com…

6. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Julia Gillard protects aged-care nurses’ pay,” by Ewin Hannan (_Australian_ [Sydney], December 29, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

7. CANADA NEWS: “One in seven living with disability,” by Heather Scofield (Canadian Press via _Toronto Star_, December 29, 2009).
www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/743517–one-in-seven-living-with-disability…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Pension Anxiety: A Crisis In The Making,” (_Gazette_ [Montreal], December 28, 2009. Note: this is an op-ed piece
www.montrealgazette.com…

9. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Retirement Age Is Set To Increase In January,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, December 28, 2009).
praguemonitor.com…

10. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly at risk due to Garda cuts – Flanagan,” by Deaglan de Breadun (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Caring sector could provide opportunity for jobs growth,” by Lorna Siggins (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 29, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. ISRAEL NEWS: “Encourage public to save more for pensions,” by Ido Baum (_Haaretz_ [Tel Aviv], December 29, 2009).
www.haaretz.com…

13. NIGERIA NEWS: “Retirement Benefits: Programmed withdrawal, annuity option – Challenges and prospects,” by Obinna Chilekezi (_Daily Champion_ [Lagos], December 29, 2009).
www.champion.com…

14. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “How seniors meet sexual needs,” by Song Sang-ho (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], December 29, 2009).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

15. UK NEWS: “Banker fired at 42 wins age case against CIBC,” by Elizabeth Judge (_Times_ [London], December 29, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article6970455.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Protecting the Heart at Menopause,” by Ron Winslow (_Wall St. Journal_, December 29, 2009, P. D3). 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.

17. “Placebo beats black cohosh for hot flashes,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, December 28, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

18. “As Bones Age, Who’s at Risk for Fracture?” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, December 29, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “How amyloid beta reduces plasticity related to synaptic signaling,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Small molecules found to protect cells in multiple models of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Hard Choice for a Comfortable Death: Sedation,” by Anemona Hartocollis (_New York Times_, December 27, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Elderly Report Rising Rates of Disability After 20-Year Decline,” (_Business Week_, December 29, 2009).
www.businessweek.com…

23. “Poverty shortens healthy years,” by Jeannine Stein (_Los Angeles Times_, December 28, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.’
www.latimes.com…

December 28, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2494–December 28, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2494–December 28, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The not-so-sweet side of closing ‘doughnut hole’,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, December 28, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Seniors worry about Medicare Advantage cuts,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, December 28, 2009).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CIM lands in pension-fund spotlight,” by Stuart Pfeifer and David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, December 26, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Billions in Pension Payments Loom for Struggling State Budgets,” (_PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer_, show airing December 25, 2009, MP3 and video format, running time 7 minutes 14 seconds). Note: A transcript of the segment is available.
www.pbs.org…

5. LOUISIANA NEWS: “La. retirement funds up,” by Sarah Chacko (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge], December 28, 2009).
www.2theadvocate.com…

6. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Elderly tax exemption helps some keep their homes,” by Patrick Meighan (_Nashua Telegraph_, December 28, 2009).
www.nashuatelegraph.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N. J. adopts alert system for missing seniors, others,” by Adrienne Lu (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, December 24, 2009).
www.philly.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Tighten the reins on who gets a pension,” (_Cherry Hills Courier-Post_, December 28, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.courierpostonline.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Teachers scramble to get in pension tier before reform kicks in,” by Michael Gormley (Associated Press via _Democrat and Chronicle_ [Rochester, New York], December 27, 2009).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

10. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Programs lend seniors a hand to help them live at home longer,” by Jessica Bliss (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], December 28, 2009).
www.tennessean.com…

11. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Elderly forgo assisted living, opt to stay at home,” by Jessica Bliss (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], December 27, 2009).
www.tennessean.com…

12. UTAH NEWS: “Utah No. 2 in nation for Alzheimer’s,” by Carrie A. Moore (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City], December 26, 2009).
www.deseretnews.com…

13. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Sometimes caregivers need care, too,” by Judy Le (_Virginian-Pilot_ [Norfolk], December 28, 2009).
hamptonroads.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tidal wave of retirees threatens to break the bank,” by Melanie Christiansen (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], December 27, 2009).
www.news.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Boomers: The next chapter,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 26, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Out with the Aughts: ‘D’ is for death,” by Ian McGugan (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 26, 2009).
www.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ministers fall short on pension reform,” (_Toronto Star_, December 27, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

18. NIGERIA NEWS: “Banks, insurance firms withhold N39.21bn (US $261 m) pension assets,” by Babajide Komolafe (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], December 27, 2009).
www.vanguardngr.com…

19. UK NEWS: “One million fewer Britons in company pension scheme than ten years ago,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 28, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/6895218/One-million-fewer-Britons-in-company-pension-scheme-than-ten-years-ago.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Vitamin D can reduce number of falls and fractures in elderly,” by Melanie Reid (_Times_ [London], December 28, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6969046.ece…

21. “Checking vitals, monitoring movement: Devices help seniors remain home longer,” by Melissa Kossler Dutton (Canadian Press via _Google_, December 28, 2009).
www.google.com…

22. “A ‘fountain of youth’ for stem cells?,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 28, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Alzheimer’s ‘associated with reduced risk of cancer’ ,” (_BBC News_, December 24, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8425824.stm…

December 23, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2493–December 23, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2493–December 23, 2009.

Note: Due to the holidays, there will no E-Clippings tomorrow and Friday (Dec. 24-25, 2009). The Clippings will return on Monday (Dec. 28).

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Weighing Medical Costs of End-of-Life Care,” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, December 23, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “US Senate health bill creates new insurance program,” by Donna Smith (_Reuters_, December 23, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Have a Nice Midlife Crisis,” by Sue Shellenbarger (_Wall St. Journal_, December 23, 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.

US STATE NEWS:

4. HAWAII NEWS: “Elder Abuse and Exploitation On the Rise,” by Olena Heu (_KHON2_, December 22, 2009).
www.khon2.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing home sweeps find 18 residents with outstanding warrants,” by Gary Marx and David Jackson (_Chicago Tribune_, December 23, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Some seniors may miss out on holiday visitors, meals,” by Gunnar Olson (_Des Moines Register_, December 23, 2009).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. CHINA NEWS: “Pension rules proposed to help those near retirement,” by Wang Zhuoqiong (_China Daily_ [Beijing], December 23, 2009).
www.chinadaily.com…

8. RWANDA NEWS: “Pension body hits target of 2009 planned investment returns,” by Saul Butera (_New Times_ [Kigali, Rwanda], December 23, 2009).
www.newtimes.co.rw/index.php?issue=14118&article=24001…

9. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Extra “eyes” watch over elderly living in one-room flats,” by Evelyn Lam/Margaret Perry (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], December 22, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

10. THAILAND NEWS: “Retirement savings taxes scrapped,” (_Bangkok Post_, December 23, 2009).
www.bangkokpost.com…

11. UK NEWS: “One in four plans early retirement,” (Press Association via _Google_, December 22, 2009).
www.google.com…

12. UK NEWS: “Explosion in over 85s will put pressure on health and social care,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 23, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6864961/Explosion-in-over-85s-will-put-pressure-on-health-and-social-care.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

13. “Air pollution linked to hospitalizations for pneumonia in seniors,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

14. “Physician-assisted suicide: A perspective from advocates for people with disability,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

15. “High-blood-pressure treatment for the over-80s too aggressive, warns expert,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

16. “Synergistic interaction enhances pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 23, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

17. “Ultrasound-guided cortisone injections may help treat severe hip pain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 22, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2492–December 22, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2492–December 22, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Ford (Motor Company) offers retirement, buyouts to factory workers,” by Tom Krisher (Associated Press via Google News, Dec. 21, 2009).
www.google.com…

2. “Nursing crisis looms as baby boomers age,” by Aaron Smith (Cable News Network/_Fortune_/_Money_ CNNMoney, Dec. 22, 2009).
money.cnn.com…

3. “Cutting Medicare Advantage hurts seniors,” by John R. Graham (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Dec. 22, 2009). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
detnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fla. Specialists Oppose Possible Medicare Cuts,” (_Miami Herald via Associated Press_, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. IDAHO NEWS: “University of Idaho retirees who lost lawsuit over early retirement benefits get new ruling,” by Jessie L. Bonner (Associated Press via _Baltimore [Maryland] Sun_, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.baltimoresun.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Some Iowa Seniors Don’t Always Have Access To Food,” by Lynda Waddington (Iowaindependent.com…, Dec. 22, 2009).
iowaindependent.com…

7. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “New Law Bans Disclosure Of Pension Amounts,” by Trip Jennings (Newmexicoindependent.com…, Dec. 22, 2009).
newmexicoindependent.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Desperate Carers Dump Relatives,” by Tory Shepherd (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Dec. 22, 2009).
www.news.com…,,26519147-2682,00.html

9. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Pension Insurance Component To Increase In Azerbaijan” (News.az, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.news.az/articles/5193…

10. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria Retirement Age to Reach 65 by 2022” (Sofia News Agency, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.novinite.com…

11. CHINA NEWS: “China To Raise Pension From 2010” (Xinhua, Dec. 22, 2009).
news.xinhuanet.com…

12. GRENADA NEWS: “Grenada Government To Implement Policy On Aging” (_Caribbeannetnews.com, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.caribbeannetnews.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “Scope of widow pension plan expanded” (Press Trust of India, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.ptinews.com…

14. LATVIA NEWS: “Latvia Pension Ruling Hits IMF (International Monetary Fund) Talks-Finmin (Finance Minister),” by Patrick Lannin, (Reuters, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.forexyard.com…

15. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “One in 10 don’t save for retirement” (dutchnews.nl…, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

16. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “Old Age Pensioners Exempt From Paying Tax,” by Anna Ramdass (_Trinidad and Tobago Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Dec. 22, 2009).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Ultrasound-Guided Cortisone Injections May Help Treat Severe Hip Pain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 22, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “More cardiac rehab reduces death for elderly heart patients” (American Heart Association news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 21, 2009).
americanheart.mediaroom.com…

19. “Twin Study Identifies Factors Associated With Skin Aging” (Sciencedaily.com…, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.sciencedaily.com…

20. “Resistance Exercise Benefits Elderly Overweight Men,” (HealthDay News via Modernmedicine.com…, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.modernmedicine.com…

21. “Study: Seniors Active In Volunteering Have Lower Rates Of Frailty,” by Melissa Evans (_Torrance [California] Daily Breeze_  Dec. 22, 2009).
www.dailybreeze.com…

22. “Extra Calcium Won’t Cut Men’s Cholesterol Levels,” (Reuters Health, Dec. 22, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Suicide Risk Varies by Prostate Cancer Severity,” by Jody Charnow (Renalandurologynews.com…, Dec. 21, 2009).
www.renalandurologynews.com…

December 21, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2491–December 21, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2491–December 21, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Flawed aid for long-term care,” (_Washington Post_, December 21, 2009). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Uncertainty Swirls Around Estate Tax,” by Laura Saunders (_Wall St. Journal_, December 19-20, 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.

3. “The elderly need to beware of lenders–and relatives,” by Lew Sichelman (_Los Angeles Times_, December 20, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Revival of the Managed Payout,” by Jane J. Kim (_Wall St. Journal_, December 19-20, 2009, P. B2). 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.

5. The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal (_Wall St. Journal_, December 19-20, 2009, P. B1) contains a special section on Retirement Planning and Living. Some of the articles include:

“Can These Retirements Be Saved,” by Kelly Greene.
“Group Healing,” by Anne Tergesen.
“Riding the Rails,” by Daniel Machalaba.
“A Gradual Exit,” by Anne Tergesen.

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:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS probing investment advisor’s ties to middleman,” by Evan Halper and Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, December 21, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage concern South Florida seniors,” by William E. Gibson and Bob LaMendola (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_, December 20, 2009).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cash-strapped municipalities look to Springfield in search of pension solution,” by John Keilman (_Chicago Tribune_, December 20, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Brunt of pension fund crisis in Pa. set to hit in 2012,” by Mark Scolforo (Associated Press via _Morning Call_ [Allentown, Pennsylvania], December 21, 2009).
www.mcall.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Public braces for pension-fund bill; Taxpayers’ hit depends on district,” by Mark Guydish (_Wilkes-Barre Times Leader_, December 21, 2009).
www.timesleader.com…

11. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Tennessee school systems face higher pension costs,” by Dave Flessner and Andy Sher (_Chattanooga Times Free-Press_, December 19, 2009).
www.timesfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Ministers to sift pension reform proposals by May,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, December 19, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Pension crisis does not exist, study finds,” by Paul Viera (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 19, 2009).
www.nationalpost.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Who will pay to end the looming pension crisis?” by Jon Kesselman (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 19, 2009). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “65 pay nursing homes shuttered since FY06,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], December 20, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091220TDY03103.htm…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Aging housing unit turns to young foreigners,” by Mitsuhiko Watanabe (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], December 20, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091220TDY03104.htm…

17. LATVIA NEWS: “Constitutional Court in Latvia orders pension cuts lifted,” (_Baltic Course_, December 21, 2009).
www.baltic-course.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Death sparks inquiry into dementia care,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], December 21, 2009).
www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10616707…

19. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Assets Hit N1.098tr (US $7.3bn),” by Kunle Aderinokun (_This Day_ [Lagos], December 21, 2009).
www.thisdayonline.com…

20. SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: “The case for GCC pension reform from sinking to sustainable,” (_Al Bawaba_ [Dubai, United Arab Emirates], December 20, 2009).
www.albawaba.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Largest 200 pension schemes in deficit by Pn100 billion (US $161.5 bn),” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 21, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/6859275/Largest-200-pension-schemes-in-deficit-by-100-billion.html…

22. UK NEWS: “How pension contributions of the rich will be taxed,” by Ian Pollack (_BBC News_, December 21, 2009). Note: This is an analyitcal piece.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8417154.stm…

23. UK NEWS: “Pension projections are ‘too optimistic’,” by Jennifer Hill (_Times_ [London], December 20, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6962530.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Technology becomes friendlier to older generations,” by Michelle Maltais (_Los Angeles Times_, December 20, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

25. “Off the road; For seniors who give up driving, the emotional – and physical – costs of surrendering independence can be high,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, December 21, 2009).
www.boston.com…

26. “N.F.L. Acknowledges Long-Term Concussion Effects,” by Alan Schwarz (_New York Times_, December 21, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Tape may ease pain in some cases of knee arthritis,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, December 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Skull bone may hold the key to tackling osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 18, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2490–December 18, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2490–December 18, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Minority Elders Continue To Face Health Care, Employment Disparities,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

2. “Estate Tax Is Expiring, but Death Won’t Last,” by Carl Hulse (_New York Times_, December 18, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “More Employers Considering Annuities in 401(k) Plans, Watson Wyatt Survey Finds,” (_CNN Money_, December 17, 2009).
money.cnn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS backs requiring agents to register as lobbyists,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, December 17, 2009). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bad Data, Unfounded Fears Fueled Pension Crisis,” by Tony Saavedra and Brian Joseph (_Orange County Register_, December 18, 2009).
www.ocregister.com…

6. DELAWARE NEWS: “Seniors Wary Of Changes To Medicare,” by Hiran Ratnayake (_News Journal_ [Wilmington, Delaware], December 18, 2009).
www.delawareonline.com…

7. INDIANA NEWS: “Topic Of Aging Boomers At Work Needs To Be Studied,” by Bowdeya Tweh (_The Times_ [Munster], December 18, 2009).
nwitimes.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Council Opts Out Of Union Pension-Plan Issue,” by Jeff Shields (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, December 18, 2009).
www.philly.com…

9. TEXAS NEWS: “U.S. spending on health care rises, census report says,” by Jason Roberson (_Dallas Morning News_, December 18, 2009).
www.dallasnews.com…

10. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Kaine To Cut Pension Contributions,” by Bob Lewis (Associated Press via _Washington Times_, December 18, 2009).
www.washingtontimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Costly Federal Pensions Put Taxpayers At Risk: Study,” (_Toronto Star_, December 18, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Lower living standard looms for many high-income Canadians,” by Janet Mcfarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 18, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Finance Gathering Weighs The Future Of Pensions,” by David Ebner and Janet Mcfarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 18, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Younger Workers Face Retirement Shortfall,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, December 18, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Few beds for Calgary’s mentally ill seniors,” by Richard Cuthbertson (_Calgary Herald_, December 18, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Singles To Soar To 34 Pct Of Households By 2020,” by Isabel Reynolds (_Reuters_, December 18, 2009).
in.reuters.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Ageing Population Likely To Be Major Headache For The Health System,” by Iain Gillies (_Gisborne Herald_, December 18, 2009).
www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?id=15146…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “MOI Hopes More National Pension Insurance Enrollees Pay Premiums,” (_Taiwan News_ [Taipei], December 18, 2009).
www.etaiwannews.com…

19. TURKEY NEWS: “Good News For Retirees: Pensions Rising By Up To TL 150,” (_Zaman_ [Istanbul], December 18, 2009).
www.todayszaman.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Pension Contributions Top Employee Wishlist,” by Denise Law (_Financial Times_ [London], December 18, 2009).
www.ft.com…

21. UK NEWS: “48,000 People In Care Homes Forced To Sell Houses, Figures Show,” by Andy Bloxham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 18, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/6836405/48000-people-in-care-homes-forced-to-sell-houses-figures-show.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Alzheimer Hope In Ancient Medical Memories,” by Catherine Norwood (_Science Alert_, December 18, 2009).
www.sciencealert.com…

23. “FDA Approves First Generic Donepezil Orally Disintegrating Tablets for Dementia Related to AD,” by Yael Waknine (_Medscape_, December 18, 2009). Note _Medscape_ requires free registration prior to providing content.
www.medscape.com…

24. “New Study Explores Role of Sexual, Social Behaviors in Seniors’ Well-Being,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 18, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Feeling Old And Blue? Green Tea May Help,” by Joene Hendry (Reuters Health, December 18, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Videos May Aid End-Of-Life Care Decisions,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, December 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

December 17, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2489–December 17, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2489–December 17, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Democrats vow to close Medicare ‘doughnut hole,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via Google News, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.google.com…

2. “Seniors Worry They’ll Be Hurt By Health Care Bills’ Medicare Cuts,” by Sabrina Eaton (_Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer_, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.cleveland.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. INDIANA NEWS: “Ind. Chamber (of Commerce) To Discuss Impact Of Aging Workforce,” by Tom Spalding (_Indianapolis Star_, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.indystar.com…

4. PENNSYVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania Bill Would Alter Teachers’ Pension Plan,” by Deb Erdley (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

5. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee) County Board OKs reduced pensions for some employees,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

6. CANADA NEWS: “Union Seeks Fund For Bankrupt Companies,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Dec. 17, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

7. CANADA NEWS: “Ministers Urged To Address Pension Gap,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 17, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “(Province of) Alberta Bonds Will Fund Seniors Housing,” (_Herald_ [Calgary], Dec. 17, 2009).
www.calgaryherald.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Level The Pension Playing Field,” by Catherine Swift (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 16, 2009). Note: this is a _G&M_ Commentary piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Federal pensions costly, put taxpayers at risk: national study,” by Heather Scoffield (Canadian Press via Google News, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.google.com…

11. CHINA NEWS: “China Pension Fund To Raise Overseas Investment Cap,” (Reuters, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.reuters.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Majority of Irish Defined Benefit Pension Schemes Which Guarantee Final Benefit Are Insolvent,” (finfacts.ie, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.finfacts.ie/irishfinancenews/article_1018700.shtml…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Most JAL (Japan Airlines) Retirees Accept Cut/Early Survey Reveals Nearly Two-Thirds Willing To Take Lower Pensions” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Dec. 17, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/20091217TDY06310.htm…

14. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Millions Missing Out By Not Shopping Around For Their Annuity,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Dec. 17, 2009).
business.scotsman.com…

15. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “S Korea’s Pension Fund To Increase Share Purchase By 13.6 billion dollars Next Year,” (Xinhua [Beijing, China], Dec. 17, 2009).
news.xinhuanet.com…

16. SRI LANKA NEWS: “National Social Security System vital for elders,” by Sanjeevi Jayasuriya (_Sri Lanka Daily News_ [Colombo], Dec. 17, 2009).
www.dailynews.lk/2009/12/18/bus02.asp…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “Government Mulls ‘Reverse Mortgage’ Program For Seniors” (_China Post_ [Taipei], Dec. 17, 2009).
www.chinapost.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Commission To Study Pension Costs” (Press Association via Google News, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.google.com…

19. VIETNAM NEWS: “New Laws Offer Medical Aid, Pensions For Elderly,” (_Vietnam News Agency_ [Hanoi], Dec. 17, 2009).
vietnamnews.vnagency.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “High-Dose Vitamin C May Boost Women’s Cataract Risk” (Reuters Health, Dec. 17, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

21. “Antidepressants May Have Risks After Menopause,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, Dec. 16, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

22. “Study Identifies Those Elderly Most at Risk for Major Depression” (University of Rochester [New York] Medical Center News via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 17, 2009).
www.urmc.rochester.edu…

23. “Scientists Find Why Some Older People Keep Wits About Them,” by Dick Ahlstrom (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 16, 2009).
www.irishtimes.com…

December 16, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2488–December 16, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2488–December 16, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Hospital, physician lobbyists fought Medicare buy-in plan,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, December 16, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Congress and Medicare: Letting Go Is Hard to Do,” by Mary Agnes Carey (Kaiser Health News via _National Public Radio_, December 16, 2009).
www.npr.org…

3. “Pension fund switch to decentralized management right way to go, landmark study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS may boost long-term care premiums by 22%,” (_Fresno Bee_, December 16, 2009).
www.fresnobee.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Sweep nets Medicare fraud suspects in Miami, Detroit, New York,” by Jay Weaver (_Miami Herald_, December 15, 2009).
www.miamiherald.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension-watching,” (_Tallahassee Democrat_, December 16, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.tallahassee.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Boca seniors win national virtual bowling tourney,” by C. Ron Allen (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], December 16, 2009).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Council on Aging loses program,” by Chante Dionne Warren (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge], December 16, 2009).
www.2theadvocate.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Get public employee pensions under control,” (_Eagle Tribune_ [Lawrence, Massachusetts], December 16, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.eagletribune.com…

10. UTAH NEWS: “Teachers, others could face retirement changes,” by Lisa Schencker (_Salt Lake Tribune_, December 15, 2009).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Ministers meet for pension crisis talks,” by Les Whittington (_Toronto Star_, December 16, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors separate ‘on a regular basis’ to afford care,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, December 15, 2009).
www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/12/15/nb-seniors-separate-537.html…

13. LATVIA NEWS: “International lenders may have demanded that retirement age be raised sooner than planned in Latvia,” (_Baltic Course_, December 16, 2009).
www.baltic-course.com…

14. NETHERLAND NEWS: “‘Pension funds took too many risks’,” (_DutchNews_, December 16, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

15. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More grants for nursing homes from 2010,” by Claire Huang (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], December 16, 2009).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Cheques to be bounced into history,” by Patrick Collison (_Guardian_ [London], December 16, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/dec/15/cheques-bounced-out-history…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Alzheimer’s risk linked to level of appetite hormone ,” (_BBC News_, December 16, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8414989.stm…

18. “Appetite hormone leptin plays role in Alzheimer’s,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, December 15, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

19. “Diet high in methionine could increase risk of Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Drug for Alzheimer’s disease does not appear to slow cognitive decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Time for a new view of late-life dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Implanted device has benefits in heart failure,” (Reuters Health, December 15, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

December 15, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2487–December 15, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2487–December 15, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. (Connecticut Senator Joseph) Lieberman ready to back bill without Medicare expansion, public option” (Cable News Network, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.cnn.com…

2. “Bid to Break Health-Bill Impasse: (Connecticut Senator Joseph) Lieberman’s Resistance Prompts Democrats to Reconsider Medicare Expansion,” by Gregg Hitt (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York, New York], Dec. 15, 2009, P. A4.).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.

3. “Senate health bill unlikely to include Medicare buy-in,” by Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery (Dec. 15, 2009). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “A look at the Senate’s healthcare compromise,” by James Oliphant and Kim Geiger (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 14, 2009). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.

www.latimes.com…

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5. “Is Your Nest Egg Safe Again?,” by Linda Stern (_Newsweek_, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.newsweek.com…

6. “401(k) Participation Lagging in Latino Market,” by Ruthie Ackerman (_American Banker_ via _Insurance Networking News_, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.insurancenetworking.com…

7. “For Executives, Sure-Thing Retirement Plans,” by Ellen E. Schultz and Tom McGinty (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York, New York], Dec. 15, 2009, P. C1.).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.

8. “The 2010 Boomer Job Squeeze,” by  Erik Sorenson (cnbc.com…, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ALABAMA NEWS: “Lawmakers: Alabama Cannot Maintain Retirees’ Benefits As They Are,” by Markeshia Ricks (_Montgomery Advertiser_, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Workers Forced To Raise Pension Contribution Under Proposal,” by Joshua Sabatini (_San Francisco Examiner_, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.sfexaminer.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pensions and partying like it’s 1999,” by David Crane (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.signonsandiego.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) says pension fund is up 40 billion dollars since March low,” by Mark Calvey (_San Francisco Business Times_, Dec. 14, 2009).
sanfrancisco.biz…

13. INDIANA NEWS: “Justices reject state pension case,” by Sylvia A. Smith (_Fort Wayne Journal Gazette_, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.journalgazette.net…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Bill Would Let N.J. Towns Put Off Pension Payments,” by Jonathan Tamari (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.philly.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Tighten pension controls” (_Buffalo News_, Dec. 14, 2009). Note: this is a _BN_ Editorial.
www.buffalonews.com…

16. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “(Governor Joe) Manchin wants plan for retirement crisis” (_Charleston Gazette_, Dec. 14, 2009).
sundaygazettemail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “(Finance Minister Dwight) Duncan Calls For Focus On Pensions,” by Janet Mcfarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “A Fundamental Rethinking Needed On Pensions,” by Dan Richards (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Dec. 14, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. ISRAEL NEWS: “(Finance Minister Yuval) Steinitz aims to raise army retirement age,” by Moti Bassok (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv], Dec. 15, 2009/Kislev 28, 5770
www.haaretz.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “JAL (Japan Airlines) buoyed by vote on pension pay-out,” by Jonathan Soble (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.ft.com…

21. KENYA NEWS: “20 Kenya Shillings (.2539 US dollars)-a-day Pension Plan Targets Jua Kali Workers,” by Jim Onyango (_Business Daily Africa_ [Nairobi], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.businessdailyafrica.com…

22. PAKISTAN NEWS: “NBP (National Bank of Pakistan) raises pension of retired employees” (_Daily Times_ [Karachi, Sind], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.dailytimes.com…\12\15\story_15-12-2009_pg5_13

23. UK NEWS: “Firms ‘Prefer Defined Pensions'” (Press Association via Google News, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.google.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Third hopeful quits race for government pension work,” by Patrick Hosking (_Times_ [London], Dec. 14, 2009).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article6956562.ece…

25. UK NEWS: “Elderly patients ‘left humiliated and distressed’ by delays when they call for help in hospital,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6812015/Elderly-patients-left-humiliated-and-distressed-by-delays-when-they-call-for-help-in-hospital.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Alzheimer’s Protein May Be Early Risk Factor,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

27. “More Blood Vessels In Hormone-Resistant Prostate Tumours,” (University of Gothenburg [Sweden] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/news_and_events/news/News_Detail/More_blood_vessels_in_hormone-resistant_prostate_tumours.cid908825…

28. “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Be Effective for Elderly With Depression,” by Laurie Barclay (_Medscape Medical News_, Dec. 15, 2009). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “For Older Adults, Participating in Social Service Activities Can Improve Brain Functions,” (Johns Hopkins [Baltimore, Maryland] Bloomberg School of Public Health news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.jhsph.edu…

30. “Post-Menopause Drugs Stroke Warning,” (Press Association [UK] via Google News, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.google.com…

31. “Imaging Test Detects Alzheimer’s Disease That Is Likely To Progress,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Linked To Increased Chance Of Heart Attack,” by _British Medical Journal_ Group (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/2009/dec/15/prostate-cancer-diagnosis-linked-to-increased-chance-of-heart-attack…

33. “Researchers ID Traits Of People With Rare Accelerated Aging Syndrome,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Cholesterol Jumps With Menopause: Study,” (_Indian Express_ [New Delhi, Dec. 15, 2009).
www.indianexpress.com…

December 14, 2009

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2486–December 14, 2009

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2486–December 14, 2009.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Two Senators Doubt Medicare Compromise,” by Elizabeth Williamson and Greg Hitt (_Wall St. Journal_, December 14, 2009, P. A3). 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.

2. “Medicare cuts could hurt hospitals, expert warns,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, December 12, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Health care costs to grow under overhaul,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, December 12, 2009).
www.boston.com…

4. “Long-Term Care Stirs Health Care Debate,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, December 14, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Congress’s Long Term Care Bomb,” by Scott Harrington (_Wall St. Journal_, December 11, 2009, P. A25). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: 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.

6. “U.S. health care costs for the aged are sky high,” by Mark Roth (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 13, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

7. “Why It May Pay to Convert to a Roth IRA,” by Kelly Greene (_Wall St. Journal_, December 12-13, 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.

8. “Proposal asks 401(k) plans to provide retirement-income projections,” by Robert Powell (MarketWatch via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, December 14, 2009).
www.philly.com…

9. “Menopause, as Brought to You by Big Pharma,” by Natasha Singer and Duff Wilson (_New York Times_, December 13, 2009). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State pension fund needs to operate realistically,” (_Fresno Bee_, December 14, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.fresnobee.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing home heads rarely disciplined,” (Associated Press via _Chicago Sun Times_, December 12, 2009).
www.suntimes.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois weighing tougher sanctions for nursing home administrators,” by David Jackson and Gary Marx (_Chicago Tribune_, December 13, 2009). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Time for Michigan to deal with pension exemptions,” (_Lansing State Journal_, December 13, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Teachers’ pension fund down; Districts face huge spike in employer contributions,” by Joe Symdon (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 12, 2009).
www.post-gazette.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I.’s pension pickle,” (_Providence Journal-Bulletin_, December 13, 2009). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.projo.com…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas teachers fund losses will reverberate for years,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Statesman_, December 12, 2009).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Review suggests cheaper, no-frills super for workers,” by Jacob Saulwick (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 15, 2009).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension fund sector faces tighter governance after Cooper review,” by Rachel Pannett (_Australian_ [Sydney], December 14, 2009).
www.theaustralian.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “$13m (US $11.8m) a day lost to retail super funds, say rivals,” by Mark Davis (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 14, 2009).
www.smh.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Provinces to seek consensus on pension reform,” by Janet McFarland and David Ebner (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 14, 2009).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Pension rights ideas for the laid off spur debate,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, December 12, 2009).
www.thestar.com…

22. CHINA NEWS: “In aging China, a change of course,” by Ariana Eunjung Cha (_Washington Post_, December 12, 2009). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

23. CHINA NEWS: “Tax reform to encourage creation of more pensions,” by Chen Yang (_Global Times_ [Beijing], December 14, 2009).
business.globaltimes.cn/china-economy/2009-12/491480.html…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Top public staff ‘will quit’ over pension reform,” by Daniel McConnel (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 13, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/top-public-staff-will-quit-over-pension-reform-1973151.html…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly tourists to get cheap rail travel,” by Aideen Sheehan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 14, 2009).
www.independent.ie/national-news/elderly-tourists-to-get-cheap-rail-travel-1973827.html…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Nagatsuma ‘to slash pension check target’,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], December 13, 2009).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091213TDY01305.htm…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “The American Who Manages the Decline of a Japanese Hamlet,” by Kaisuke Wakabayashi (_Wall St. Journal_, December 12-13, 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.

28. NETHERLAND NEWS: “New blow for pension funds as we live longer,” (_DutchNews_, December 14, 2009).
www.dutchnews.nl…

29. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Problems in aged care being dismissed, claims union,” by Greer McDonald (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], December 14, 2009).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/3155731/Problems-in-aged-care-being-dismissed-claims-union…

30. SWAZILAND NEWS: “Riding the honourable status of retirement,” by Masalekhaya S. Simelane (_Swazi Observer_, December 12, 2009).
www.observer.org…

31. UK NEWS: “State pension freeze saves up to Pn350m (US $568.9m),” (_BBC News_, December 12, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8409023.stm…

32. UK NEWS: “Revealed: the 250% tax on pension contributions,” by Jennifer Hill (_Times_ [London], December 13, 2009).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article6954290.ece…

33. UK NEWS: “Millions of pensions to be frozen despite rise announced in Pre-Budget Report,” by Melissa Kite (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 12, 2009).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/6797187/Millions-of-pensions-to-be-frozen-despite-rise-announced-in-Pre-Budget-Report.html…

34. UK NEWS: “This looming ageing crisis needs some grown-up solutions,” by Jackie Ashley (_Guardian_ [London], December 14, 2009). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/dec/13/britain-ageing-crisis-grownup-proposals…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

35. “Clue for Alzheimer’s: Slow down aging,” by Thomas Kupper (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, December 12, 2009).
www.signonsandiego.com…

36. “Osteoporosis meds may cut breast cancer risk: study,” by Bill Berkrot (Reuters Health, December 11, 2009).
www.reutershealth.com…

37. “Study finds significantly worse outcomes in cancer patients with cognitive impairment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 14, 2009).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “People who look young for their age ‘live longer’,” (_BBC News_, December 14, 2009).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8411329.stm…

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