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February 26, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2534–February 26, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2534–February 26, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Biden unveils new rules on U.S. retirement savings,” by Matt Spetalnick and Caren Bohan (_Reuters_, Feb. 26, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Doctors threaten Medicare backlash,” by Parija Kavilanz (_CNNMoney_, Feb. 25, 2010).
money.cnn.com…

3. “Aging baby boom seen becoming bust for automakers,” by John McCrank (_Reuters_, Feb. 26, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Robert J. Myers, Actuary Who Shaped Social Security Program, Dies at 97,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Feb. 26, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Did Woodstock hippies lead to US financial collapse?” by Mark Guarino (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “U.S. judge blocks Adult Day Health Care cuts,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “HMO plan for Medicaid patients draws fire,” by Bruce Jepsen (_Chicago Tribune_, Feb. 25, 2010). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “Kan. pension fund gets poor marks,” by Matthew Clark (_Pittsburg Morning Sun_, Feb. 26, 2010).
www.morningsun.net…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Driving test proposed for elderly,” by Dan Ring (_Republican_ [Springfield, Massachusetts], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.masslive.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. grapples with soaring pension-fund deficits,” by Jonathan Tamari (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Feb. 26, 2010).
www.philly.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “AIG to pay $8m to Oregon plan,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Bill for cheaper Roth IRA conversions unanimously approved by Legislature,” by Marty Spicuzza (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], Feb. 25, 2010).
host.madison.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Late payments squeeze those who care for elderly, disabled,” by Doug Erickson (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], Feb. 25, 2010).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Budgets, boomers and ticking time bombs,” by Joe Friesen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Banking on the future; Canadians come up short with RRSP contributions, despite retirement concerns,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, Feb. 26, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse rebounds with 10% return,” (_Toronto Star_, Feb. 26, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “Budget allocates Rs.100 crore to New Pension Scheme,” (_Economics Times_ [Delhi], Feb. 26, 2010).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

18. JAMAICA NEWS: “Gov’t under fire over JDX effect on pension funds,” (_Jamaica Gleanor_ [Kingston], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.jamaica-gleaner.com…

19. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexican pensions to buy $200 mln in private equity,” by Patrick Rucker and Noel Randewich (_Reuters_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Boost to elderly: 2pc rise in super,” by Colin Espiner (_Stuff_, Feb. 27, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/3381300/Boost-to-elderly-2pc-rise-in-super…

21. UK NEWS: “Relatives who helped loved ones to die fear rise in botched DIY suicides,” by Robert Booth (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/26/dpp-diy-botched-assisted-suicide…

22. UK NEWS: “Free social care for low-income elderly encourages spending,” by Anton Howes (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Feb. 25, 2010). Note: This article is a blog.
www.csmonitor.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Stroke study puts 2 procedures on equal footing,” by Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 26, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

24. “Study Finds Stents Effective in Preventing Strokes,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, Feb. 26, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Happily married men ‘much less likely to suffer stroke’ than single or unhappily married friends,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7315268/Happily-married-men-much-less-likely-to-suffer-stroke-than-single-or-unhappily-married-friends.html…

26. “Fatty diet raises stroke risk after menopause,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/02/25/trans-fat-diet-women-stroke.html…

27. “Blacks more likely to have undiagnosed key stroke risk factor, have higher stroke incidence,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Robot-assisted surgery is no better treatment for prostate cancer, study finds,” by Paul Taylor (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Feb. 26, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

29. “How health care is paid for appears to impact outcome,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Video games may help combat depression in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 25, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2533, February 25, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2533 –February 25, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Most ‘tea party’ followers are baby boomers reliving the ’60s,” by Jim Spencer and Curtis Ellis (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 25, 2010). Note 1: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Groups say CalPERS, CalSTRS flout Iran divestment law,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 25, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Smart deal on smart card: Muni’s youth, senior freebie,” by Michael Cabanatuan, Jill Tucker, Rachel Gordon (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

4. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Free transit rides for all seniors could be on way out in Illinois as legislators rethink perk” (Associated Press via WQUAD Channel 8 TV News, [Davenport/ Bettendorf Iowa, Rock Island/Moline Illinois], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.wqad.com…

5. OHIO NEWS: “New collaboration between Cleveland Clinic, art museum to help Alzheimer’s patients,” by Kaye Spector (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, Feb. 24, 2010).
www.cleveland.com…

6. MARYLAND NEWS: “Nursing home administrators say tax would penalize elderly,” by Kevin Spradlin (_Cumberland Times-News_, Feb. 24, 2010).
times-news.com…

7. MARYLAND NEWS: “Changes proposed in Baltimore public safety pension plan,” by Julie Scharpe (_Baltimore Sun_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.baltimoresun.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Aging in place: Housing key element to prepare for older population,” by Peter Daining (_Holland Sentinel_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.hollandsentinel.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension fund is underfunded by 46 billion dollars, as gap continues to grow,” by Lisa Fleisher (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.nj.com…

10. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “SD lawmakers approve nursing home at Pine Ridge,” by Chet Brokaw (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

11. UTAH NEWS: “Retirement changes survive toughest test,” by Robert Gehrke (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.sltrib.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “City panel backs pension move opposed by some retirees,” by Larry Sandler (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. HAITI NEWS: “Help grows for abandoned elderly Haitians” (Associated Press via msnbc.com…, Feb. 25, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

14. ROMANIA NEWS: “(Minister of Public Finance Sebastian) Vladescu: Pension system must be reformed this very moment” (_Financiarul_ [Bucharest], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.financiarul.ro/2010/02/25/vladescu-pension-system-must-be-reformed-this-very-moment/…

15. UK NEWS: “Bin retirement law, charities urge” (_Daily Post_, [North Wales], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.dailypost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/2010/02/25/bin-retirement-law-charities-urge-55578-25911024/…

16. UK NEWS: “Millions of pensioners paying too much tax, MPs (Members of Parliament) say,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7307081/Millions-of-pensioners-paying-too-much-tax-MPs-say.html…

17. UK NEWS: “State pension age should be 70, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers study) says,” by Angela Monaghan (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], Feb. 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7309292/State-pension-age-should-be-70-PwC-says.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Midlife crisis: Unmarried older women twice as likely to lack health insurance, study shows” (University of California at Los Angeles Newsroom via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2010).
newsroom.ucla.edu…

19. “Rapamycin rescues learning, memory in Alzheimer’s mouse model” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Stroke incidence rising among younger adults, decreasing among elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2010).
americanheart.mediaroom.com…

February 24, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2532–February 24, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2532–February 24, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Miami Serves As Model In Medicare Fraud Crackdown,” by Greg Allen (National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, show airing February 24, 2010, MP3 and JavaPlayer format, running time 4 minutes 40 seconds).
www.npr.org…

2. “Catholic directive may thwart end-of-life wishes,” by Harris Meyer (_MSNBC_, Feb. 24, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] loses $475 million on investment that paid controversial placement agent millions,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, February 24, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

4. DELAWARE NEWS: “Aging inmates driving up health care costs,” by Doug Dension (_Sussex Countian_, [Georgetown, Delaware], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.sussexcountian.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State task force says beef up nursing home safety,” by Dan Churney (_The Times_, [Ottawa, Illinois], Feb. 24, 2010).
mywebtimes.com…

6. MAINE NEWS: “State cuts imperil nursing home,” by Diana Bowley (_Bangor Daily News_, Feb. 24, 2010).
www.bangordailynews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

7. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario to decide on sprinklers,” by Caroline Alphonso (_Globe and Mail_, [Toronto], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario to regulate retirement homes,” by Tanya Talaga (_Toronto Star_, February 24, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

9. IRELAND NEWS: “Concern over staffing at three nursing homes,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_, [Dublin], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

10. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Pensioners already have enough help, says Laws,” by Michael Forbes (_The Dominion Post_, [Wellington, New Zealand], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/3366322/Pensioners-already-have-enough-help-says-Laws…

11. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain Protests Against Retirement-Age Change Enter Second Day,” by Jonathan House (_Wall St. Journal_, Feb. 24, 2010, 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.

12. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain faces further protests over retirement age reform,” by Jane Walker (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. UK NEWS: “Millions of part-time carers denied support,” by Heidi Blake (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7299998/Millions-of-part-time-carers-denied-support.html…

14. UK NEWS: “Pension age ‘should be increased’,” (Press Association via _Google_, Feb. 24, 2010).
www.google.com…

15. UK NEWS: “The Tories’ pension plan may backfire,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 24, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-the-tories-pension-plan-may-backfire-1908494.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Damaged protein identified as early diagnostic biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease in healthy adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

17. “Decade of efforts in stroke documented in new report” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Deficits in brain’s ‘executive’ skills common with TIA, minor stroke” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Dementia in extreme elderly population expected to become epidemic according to the 90+ study” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Half of Americans live more than an hour away from lifesaving stroke care” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Hospitalization linked to likelihood of cognitive decline for older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Indiana U. researcher, hospital, study potential rehab following ‘mini stroke'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Overweight Middle-Aged Adults at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline in Later Life” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Those who have colonoscopy performed by GIs less likely to develop colorectal cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Vision problems linked to higher dementia risk” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Feb. 23, 2010)
www.reutershealth.com…

26. “Senior today: drink for your health,” by Ed Heigl (_St. Louis Globe-Democrat_, Feb. 24, 2010).
www.globe-democrat.com…

February 23, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2531–February 23, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2531, February 23, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Marijuana use up for seniors as Boomers age,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

2. “Boomers Now Turn to Social Networking to Praise, Protest and Pontificate,” by  Marilynn T. Mobley (cnbc.com…, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami Serves As Model In Medicare Fraud Crackdown,” by Greg Allen (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 23, 2010). In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 40 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4. GEORGIA NEWS: “Atlanta leaders grapple with rising pension costs,” by Eric Stirgus (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.ajc.com…

5. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho Senate panel plans to debate pension hike” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Feb. 22, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(State Senate President John) Cullerton suggests ways IL can save on state pensions,” by Jim Anderson (KMOX Radio [St. Louis, Missouri] News, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.kmox.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension, health changes sail through Senate,” by Jonathan Tamari (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.philly.com…

8. WISCONSIN NEWS: “IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Officials Target State Pension Fund For Back Income Taxes: SWIB (State of Wisconsin Investment Board) Was Shareholder Of Media Company” (WISC TV (Channel 3) TV News, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.channel3000.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement years don’t beckon for one-third of Canadians: Age to exit workforce is personal choice, 57 per cent of RBC poll respondents say,” by Julie Fortier (Canwest News Service via _Gazette_ (Montreal, Quebec), Feb. 23, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Not by pensions alone” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _G and M_ Editorial.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Aging workers prompts ‘cultural revolution’ call: Quebec Finance Minister says major rethink needed in the way province taxes, provides services,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Watchdog to oversee (Ontario) retirement homes,” by Lee Greenberg (_Citizen_ [Ottawa], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

13. CANADA/UK NEWS: “Nortel (Networks) tries to block claim over pensions,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 23, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “No. of private pension scheme members up at 4.39m(illion) in 2009” (Ceska tiskova kancelar (Czech Press Agency) via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Feb. 23, 2010).
praguemonitor.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Move to hike retirement age of SC (Supreme Court), HC (High Court) judges flounders” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Feb. 23, 2010).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Ministers considered cutting old age pension by 10 euros (13.61 US dollars),” by Carl O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Teachers told to stop retirement cover,” by Luke Cassidy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Attempt to scrap home help for elderly,” by Amy Milne (_Southland Times_ [Invercargill, Otago] Feb. 24, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/3366441/Attempt-to-scrap-home-help-for-elderly…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Women, elderly hit hardest by financial crisis – survey” (Radio New Zealand News, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2010/02/23/1247f2a7fe9e…

20. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Needy get tax relief,” by Cassandra Chew (_Straits Times_ [Singapore], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.straitstimes.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seoul Opposes Extension of Retirement Age,” by Cho Jin-seo (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

22. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Bill Seeks to Double Pension for Olympic Medalists” (_Dong A-Ilbo_ [Seoul], Feb. 23, 2010).
english.donga.com…

23. SPAIN NEWS: “Spanish unions to march against pension plan: Unions to march in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia,” by Jason Webb and Feliciano Tisera (Reuters, Feb. 23, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Banks’ Latest Pitch: Pension Hedging,” by Kathy Gordon (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Feb. 23, 2010, P. C3). 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. UK NEWS: “Special pension contributions cut” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 23, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8530118.stm…

26. UK NEWS: “Anglicans OK gay pensions,” by Rex Wockner (_Bay Windows_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Feb. 23, 2010).
www.baywindows.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Boomers rage against dying of the light,” by John Lloyd (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 23, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Predicting the progression of Alzheimer’s” ((Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 22, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2530, February 22, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2530, February 22, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Premiums up 14% on private Medicare plans: Many seniors are finding that they can’t afford the alternative,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Feb. 22, 2010).
www.chron.com…

2. “Lawmaker wants retirement age lowered to 60 for six months,” by Michael O’Brien (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 21, 2010).
thehill.com…

3. “The Oscar for Best Retiree Goes to…Our picks for the 10 best retirement films of all time” (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Feb. 20-21, 2010, P. R5). 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.

4. “Pension cuts expected for some Delphi (Corporation) union retirees,” by Rick Barrett (_Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Journal-Sentinel_, Feb. 21, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Why San Francisco must pass pension reform” (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Feb. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _SFC_ Editorial.
www.sfgate.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Going back to their roots at Nikkei Senior Gardens,” by Rosemary McClure (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 21, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles
articles.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “City (of Los Angeles) pension issue fails to get traction,” by Rick Orlov (_Los Angeles Daily News_, Feb. 21, 2010).
www.dailynews.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “State Getting Medicare Refund” (_Lakeland Ledger_, Feb. 20, 2010).
www.theledger.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “An (Brooke) Astor Juror Says Her Fear Dictated Vote,” by John Eligon (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “State gets a 152 million dollar break on Medicare” (_Charlotte News and Observer_, Feb. 22, 2010). This is the first article in a digest of articles on this page.
www.newsobserver.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “Wine, retirement … and cremation? Portland baby boomer expo offers advice on the inevitable,” by Steve Beaven (_Portland Oregonian_, Feb. 21, 2010).
www.oregonlive.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Legislature must act on educators’ pension hole,” by Glen Grell (Harrisburg_Patriot-News_, Feb. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _HPN_ Op Ed piece.
www.pennlive.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension woes drive shaky parking idea,” by Brian O’Neill (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Feb. 21, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Audit critical of handling of TVA’s (Tennessee Valley Authority) retirement fund,” by Dave Flessner (_Chattanooga Times Free Press_ via _Knoxville News Sentinel_, Feb. 22, 2010).
www.knoxnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The boomers’ great divide,” by Farah Farouque (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 22, 2010).
www.theage.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australian soldiers face war pension disparity,” by Margaret Wenham (_Couier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Feb. 21, 2010).
www.news.com…,,26753509-3102,00.html

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Sex and the seniors plan for lessons,” by Sarah Whyte (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria] via _Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Feb. 21, 2010).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Discount rate key to pension financing,” by David Milstead (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 22, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Tories (Conservatives) target civil service pensions,” by Les Whittington (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 20, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

20. CANADA/UK NEWS: “British pensions regulator seeks greater stake in Nortel (telecommunications company) assets,” by Iain Marlow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 21, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. INDIA NEWS: “Retirement homes slowly catching up in India,” by Neha Dewan (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Feb. 21, 2010).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “India’s elderly pay for emigres’ success,” by Sandip Roy (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Feb. 21, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Returning to India best option for some elderly,” by Sandip Roy (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Feb. 21, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

24. INDIA NEWS: “(Indian) Railways urged to provide mobile van service to ferry elderly people” (Asia News International via onindia.in, Feb. 20, 2010).
news.oneindia.in/2010/02/20/railwaysurged-to-provide-mobile-van-service-to-ferryelderl.html…

25. NORTH KOREA NEWS: “(North Korea Capital) Pyongyang Reports an Aging, Less Healthy Population,” by Evan Ramstad (_Wall St. Journal_ [New York], Feb. 22, 2010, P. A13). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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26. SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: “Saudi Shoura (Council) to vote on Lowering Age for Paying Pension to Women” (_Khaleej Times_ [Dubai, United Arab Emirates], Feb. 21, 2010).
www.khaleejtimes.com…

27. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Women struggling to bridge pensions gap” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh] Feb. 20, 2010).
business.scotsman.com…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Incoming government ‘must tackle’ pensions,” by Nathalie Thomas (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 21, 2010).
business.scotsman.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Liberal Democrats (Party) oppose plan for free home care for elderly,” by Sam Lister (_Times_ [London], Feb. 22, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7035690.ece…

30. UK NEWS: “Pensioners face ‘pay as you die’ council tax, Tories (Conservative Party) claim,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7285222/Pensioners-face-pay-as-you-die-council-tax-Tories-claim.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Rules to die by: Britain set to introduce guidelines for prosecuting assisted suicide cases,” by Charles Lewis (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 22, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

32. UK NEWS: “British pensions at mercy of foreign owners,” by Teresa Hunter (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 21, 2010).
business.scotsman.com…

33. UK NEWS: “A golden age for fiftysomethings,” by Cherry Maslen (_Times_ [London], Feb. 21, 2010).
property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/specials/article7034177.ece…

34. UK NEWS: “U.K. Reporter Admits To Euthanasia; Spurs Probe,” by Rob Gifford (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 19, 2010). In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 1 second) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

35. UK NEWS: “Deutsche Bank to take on longevity risks of BMW (British Motor Works) UK pension liabilities,” by Paul J. Davies (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 22, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

36. UK NEWS: “New pensions model must rise from rubble of the old,” by Tony Jackson (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 21, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

37. UK NEWS: “Cost of pension risk rises,” by Sophia Grene (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 21, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before
providing articles.
www.ft.com…

38. UK NEWS: “New crisis talks on care service for the elderly” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 20, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/7272960/New-crisis-talks-on-care-service-for-the-elderly.html…

39. UK NEWS: “Crisis? Blame the baby-boomers, not the bankers,” by Anatole Kaletsky (_Times_ [London], Feb. 22, 2010).
business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/columnists/article7035627.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) says Eisai (Co Ltd), Pfizer (Inc) Alzheimer ads misleading” (Reuters Health, Feb. 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

41. “Stress linked to diabetics’ memory loss” (University of Edinburg [Scotland] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2010).
www.ed.ac.uk/news/all-news/diabetes-220210…

42. “Few differences in outcomes between open and laparoscopic prostate surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Why We Gain Weight As We Age,” by Patti Neighmond (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 22, 2010). In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 35 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

44. “Elderly need less sleep ‘is a myth'” (Press Association [UK] via Google News, Feb. 21, 2010).
www.google.com…

February 19, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2529–February 19, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2529–February 19, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Premiums jump 14 percent on Medicare private plans,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, February 19, 2010).
www.boston.com…

2. “Medicare Advantage members face big cost hikes,” by Jeffrey Young (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], February 19, 2010). Note: This article is a blog.
thehill.com…

3. “Retirement benefits on the cheap in states,” (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], February 19, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.csmonitor.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. IDAHO NEWS: “GOP reverses course, intervenes in pension hike,” by John Miller (Associated Press via _Idaho Statesment_ [Boise, Idaho], February 18, 2010).
www.idahostatesman.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Task force calls for overhaul of state’s nursing homes,” (Associated Press via _Chicago Sun-Times_, February 19, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing homes: The fix,” (_Chicago Tribune_, February 19, 2010). Note 1: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. ILLINOIS/IOWA NEWS: “Illinois ranks low in funding pensions; Iowa better,” (_Quad Cities Times_, February 18, 2010).
www.qctimes.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “SEA, state joust over deductions,” by Shira Schoenberg (_Concord Monitor_, February 19, 2010).
www.concordmonitor.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York comptroller unveils pension fund reform plan,” by Ciara Linnane (Reuters, February 18, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

10. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Wealth, aging population draw assisted living centers,” by Mitchell Kline (_Tennessean_ [Nashville, Tennessee], February 19, 2010).
www.tennessean.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “New incentive helps Texans facing a decision over long-term care,” by Teresa M. Cusic (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, February 18, 2010).
www.star-telegram.com…

12. UTAH NEWS: “Utah Legislature: Pension changes pass first hurdle,” by Lisa Riley Roche (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], February 19, 2010).
www.deseretnews.com…

13. VIRGINIA NEWS: “McDonnell pension strategy carries risks, officials say,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, February 19, 2010).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Aging workforce to drive up debt: Report,” by Bruce Campion-Smith (_Toronto Star_, February 19, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Make civil servants split pension costs: report,” by Paul Vieira (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], February 19, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Gerontologists go beyond the numbers,” by Rasha Mourtada (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 19, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Veteran was the last link to an era that defined Canada,” by Michael Valpy (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 19, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. MEXICO NEWS: “Consar relaxes rules on Mexican pension fund investments,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 19, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Tories boycott ‘Labour ploy’ on elderly care,” by Matt Dickinson and Gavin Cordon (_Independent_ [London], February 19, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tories-boycott-labour-ploy-on-elderly-care-1904389.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Free home care council diverting money from other vulnerable groups,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], February 19, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/18/free-home-care-costs…

21. UK NEWS: “Death tax ‘best for social care’,” by Nick Triggle (_BBC News_, February 19, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8522734.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Diet changes improve older adults’ cholesterol too,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, February 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Better care at any hour for palliative patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 18, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2528–February 18, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2528–February 18, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “States Sink in Benefits Hole,” by Amy Merrick (_Wall St. Journal_, February 18, 2010, 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.

2. “California, other states face problem of growing pension liabilities,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, February 18, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Eight States Have Shortchanged Pensions, Pew Study Finds,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, February 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “State retirement benefit promises exceeded pension funds, study finds,” by David Cho (_Washington Post_, February 18, 2010). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “The mixed news about state and local pensions,” (_Washington Post_, February 18, 2010). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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6. “Retirees Trade Work for Rent at Cash-Poor Parks,” by Kirk Johnson (_New York Times_, February 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Boomers: The Case for Age Diversity,” by Aman Singh Das (_CNBC_, February 18, 2010).
www.cnbc.com…

8. “Restored 401(k) matches point to an economic thaw,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, February 18, 2010). Note 1: This article is a commentary. Note 2: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Study: Cuts would deny care to elderly, disabled,” by Troy Anderson (_Contra Costa Times_ [San Francisco], February 17, 2010).
www.contracostatimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] names firms not responding on placement agents,” by Jim Christie (_Reuters_, February 18, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. panel ponders state pension changes,” (Associated Press via _Newark Star-Ledger_, February 18, 2010).
www.nj.com…

12. UTAH NEWS: “Utah Legislature: Public safety may catch a break on retirement,” by Lisa Riley Roche (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], February 18, 2010).
www.deseretnews.com…

13. WYOMING NEWS: “Senate: State workers should pay for retirement,” by Ben Neary (Associated Press via _Casper Star-Tribune_, February 18, 2010).
www.trib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Snub claim as aged-care nurses fight drop in pay,” by Kristy Needham (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 19, 2010).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa faces growing ‘fiscal gap’,” by Steven Chase (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 18, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexico eases investment rules for pension funds,” by Noel Randewich, Jason Lange and Jean Luis Arce (_Reuters_, February 18, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

17. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Seniors’ VAT discount will have to wait for rules,” by Joyce Pangco Panares (_Manila Standard_, February 18, 2010).
www.manilastandardtoday.com…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “AWWA rolls out 3 initiatives to help caregivers,” by Joanne Chan (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 18, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Parties row over Tory plan for elderly care insurance,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], February 18, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/18/elderly-long-term-care-death-tax…

20. UK NEWS: “Councils ‘failing to prepare for ageing population’,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 18, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7258699/Councils-failing-to-prepare-for-ageing-population.html…

21. UK NEWS: “The pension fund dilemma,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], February 18, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-the-pension-fund-dilemma-1902941.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “African gene trawl may provide secrets to long life,” by Maggie Fox (Reuters Health, February 17, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Ibuprofen use linked to less Parkinson’s disease,” by Megan Brooks (Reuters Health, February 17, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “Untreated poor vision in elderly linked to dementia, University of Michigan study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Computer simulation of protein malfunction related to Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Ethnic Seniors Grapple with Depression–Alone,” by Paul Kleyman (_New American Media_, February 18, 2010).
news.newamericamedia.org…

27. “Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors,” (_Palm Beach Post_, February 18, 2010).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

February 17, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2527–February 17, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2527–February 17, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Auto Enrollment Grabs Reluctant Retirement Savers (Associated Press via _New York Times_, Feb. 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “2010 Census May Show Boomer Impact On Future Economy,” by Shelly K. Schwartz (CNBC.com…, Feb. 17, 2010).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “A Roadmap for killing Social Security,” by Michael Hiltzik  (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 17, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. COLORADO NEWS: “Bill to shore up state pension plan advances in Colorado,” by Joanne Wojcik (businessinsurance.com…, Feb. 17, 2010).
www.businessinsurance.com…

5. GEORGIA NEWS: “Seniors urged to avoid census season fraud” (_The Daily Citizen_, [Dalton], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.northwestgeorgia.com…

6. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho lawmakers won’t intervene in pension hike” (Associated Press via IdahoStatesman.com…, Feb. 17, 2010).
www.idahostatesman.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Elderly Fend for Themselves When It Snows,” (WTVQ-TV Channel 36 TV News, [Lexington], Feb. 16, 2010).
www.wtvq.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Seniors get class action on the cheap,” by Terry Oparka (CandGnews.com…, [Warren], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.candgnews.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Reaches Deals With Two Firms Amid Pension Probe” (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, Feb. 17, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The elderly can pay for nursing homes,” by Gary Johns (_Australian_, [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 18, 2010). Note: this is an _Australian_ Opinion piece.
www.theaustralian.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “We are the vessel that carries the memories of those with dementia,” by Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.vancouversun.com…

12. CHINA NEWS: “Listening to China’s elderly” (Deutsche Welle via _Ethiopian Review_ [Washington, DC], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.ethiopianreview.com…

13. ECUADOR NEWS: “Ecuador Meets Challenge In Increasing Aging Population” (Prensa Latina via NAM News Network [non-alligned countries] via news.Brunei.fm, Feb. 17, 2010).
news.brunei.fm/2010/02/17/ecuador-meets-challenge-in-increasing-aging-population/…

14. INDIA NEWS: “States keep off New Pension Scheme on account squaring delay,” by N.K.Kurup and Remya Nair (_Hindu Business Line_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Feb. 18, 2010).
www.thehindubusinessline.com…

15. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “New law exempts seniors from 12% value-added tax,” by Joyce Pangco Panares (_Manila Standard Today_ [Manila, Luzon], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.manilastandardtoday.com…

16. SCOTLAND NEWS: “(Scottish Roman Catholic) Church accuses (Margo) MacDonald of economic motive to Suicide Bill,” by Angus Macleod (_Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article7029499.ece…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pensioners and savers to bear the brunt as inflation jumps to 3.5 per cent,” by Eddie Barnes (_Scotsman_, [Edinburgh, Feb. 17, 2010).
thescotsman.scotsman.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Flu jab for the elderly may be a waste of time: review of evidence,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7249687/Flu-jab-for-the-elderly-may-be-a-waste-of-time-review-of-evidence.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Millions of pounds in pensions tax relief goes unclaimed,” by John Greenwood (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], Feb. 16, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7253353/Millions-of-pounds-in-pensions-tax-relief-goes-unclaimed.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Plan approved to assist elderly,” by John Miner (_Free Press_ [London], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.lfpress.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Aging: Hospital type may play role in decision on feeding tubes,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_ via _Spartanburg [South Carolina] Herald-Journal_, Feb. 16, 2010).
www.goupstate.com…

22. “Creams, treatments lend help to aging hands,” by Sarah Hankel (_Des Moines [Iowa] Register_, Feb. 17, 2010).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

23. “Positive attitude about aging can help keep you healthy,” by Eve Glicksman myOptumHealth.com… via (WFMJ TV, [Youngstown, Ohio], Feb. 17, 2010).
www.wfmj.com…

24. “Quarter of stroke patients die within a year: study,” by JoAnne Allen (Reuters Health, Feb. 17, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

25. “Prostate cancer drug hope” (_Daily Post_ [Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, Feb. 17, 2010).
www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2010/02/17/prostate-cancer-drug-hope-92534-25850361/…

February 16, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2526–February 16, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2526–February 16, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Older Entrepreneurs Target Peers,” by Laura Lorber (_Wall St. Journal_, February 16, 2010, P. B6). 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. “Geriatric-care manager may be useful to families,” by Anya Martin (MarketWatch via _Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], February 15, 2010).
www.deseretnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Locking up elderly prisoners,” (_Long Beach Press-Telegram_, February 15, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.presstelegram.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Medicare anti-fraud rule disrupts care for some seniors,” by Bob LaMendola (_South Florida Sun Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], February 15, 2010).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

5. KANSAS NEWS: “Social Security disability applicants struggle through a labyrinth of bureaucracy,” by Diane Stafford (_Kansas City Star_, February 16, 2010).
www.kansascity.com…

6. NEVADA NEWS: “In real estate, Las Vegas sitting pretty for weather-weary seniors,” by Buck Wargo (_Las Vegas Sun_, February 15, 2010).
www.lasvegassun.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “He Clips Hair, Not Conversation,” by Vincent M. Mallozzi (_New York Times_, February 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Pension contribution increase upsets counties,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, February 15, 201).
wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “Ease RRSP rules to close pension gap,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star, February 16, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

10. FRENCH NEWS: “France set to reform pensions,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 16, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Suspension lifted on retirement scheme for health workers,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 16, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home infections need monitoring,” by Eithne Donnellan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 16, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New Zealand hit by premature ageing,” (_Stuff.co_, February 16, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/3332371/New-Zealand-hit-by-premature-ageing…

14. PHILIPPINE NEWS: “GMA signs law expanding benefits for elderly,” by Marvin Sy (_Philippine Star_ [Manila], February 16, 2010).
www.philstar.com…

15. THAILAND NEWS: “Seniors will make up 20pc of society by 2025,” (_Nation_ [Bangkok], February 16, 2010).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Pensions gap ‘continues to grow’,” (_BBC News_, February 16, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8518005.stm…

17. UK NEWS: “Charities face pensions crisis with shortfall of Pn1bn (US 1.5bn),” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], February 16, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/15/charities-face-pensions-crisis…

18. UK NEWS: “Once debt was fashionable. Now pensioners can’t pay it back,” by Mary Bowers (_Times_ [London], February 16, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7028371.ece…

19. UK NEWS: “Tomorrow’s aged will demand better,” by Mary Dejevsky (_Indepdent_ [London], February 16, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/mary-dejevsky/mary-dejevsky-tomorrows-aged-will-demand-better-1900561.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers with middle-aged spread ‘to be targeted by obesity campaign’,” by Kate Devlin (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7244839/Baby-boomers-with-middle-aged-spread-to-be-targeted-by-obesity-campaign.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Does it work? Can homotaurine help to combat alzheimer’s disease?” by Donal O’Mathuna (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 16, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. “New risk factor for second-most-common form of early-onset dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “British scientists discover ‘secret to ageing’ bringing new hope to old-age sufferers,” by Andrew Hough (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7247239/British-scientists-discover-secret-to-ageing-bringing-new-hope-to-old-age-sufferers.html…

24. “High levels of vitamin D in older people can reduce heart disease and diabetes,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Walking linked to eased osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Seniors stymied in wait for kidney transplants,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 15, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2525–February 15, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings–2525, February 15, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security: Top issues,” by Greg Burns (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Feb. 15, 2010). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

2. “Entrepreneurs turn to 401(k)s to fund start-up businesses,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ALASKA NEWS: “Group seeks funding for clinic treating Medicare patients,” by Lisa Demer (_Anchorage Daily News_, Feb. 13, 2010).
www.adn.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s elderly deserve better than this” (_Fresno Bee_, Feb. 15, 2010). Note: this is a _FB_ Editorial.
www.fresnobee.com…

5. COLORADO NEWS: “Recession slows elders’ moves into retirement communities,” by Margaret Jackson (_Denver Post_, Feb. 14, 2010).
www.denverpost.com…

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “(Mayor Kasim) Reed warns rising pensions threaten city’s (Atlanta) future,” by Eric Stirgus (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Feb. 14, 2010).
www.ajc.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Emperor has no clothes: Pensions are short cash,” by Terry Savage (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Feb. 15, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

8. INDIANA NEWS: “Medicare cuts rile local cardiologists,” by Kim Kilbride (_South Bend Tribune_, Feb. 14, 2010).
www.southbendtribune.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “A legacy of state pension gaps,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Feb. 14, 2010).
www.philly.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “State employees’ pension rebounds from recession,” by Jason Hidalgo (_Reno Gazette Journal_, Feb. 14, 2010).
www.rgj.com…

11. NEVADA NEWS: “Life After Basketball: Pension is players’ safety net,” by Steve Carp (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Feb. 15, 2010).
www.lvrj.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “As Cuts Continue, Medicare Wreaks Havoc on Docs,” by Scott Shepard (_Memphis Daily News_, Feb. 15, 2010). Note: this is a _MDN_ Opinion piece.
www.memphisdailynews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. WORLD NEWS: “Tomorrow’s pensioners face sharp fall in living standards,” by Paul Gosling (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Antrim/Down, Northern Ireland], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/personal-finance/tomorrowrsquos-pensioners-face-sharp-fall-in-living-standards-14682944.html…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Healthscope’s aged care push rejected,” by David Symons (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Love blooms with age: Uqam (Universite du Quebec a Montreal) researchers find that retirement-age couples are more likely to be happy in their relationships,” by  David Johnston (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Feb. 14, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Golden years postponed: Early retirement is an idea in need of a reality check,” by William Hanley (_National Post_ Don’s Mills, Ontario, Feb. 13, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

17. FRANCE NEWS: “(President) Nicolas Sarkozy to introduce French pension reforms” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 15, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8515947.stm…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Lack of pension reform disadvantages women – Tasc (Think tank for Action on Social Change),” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Baby boomers re-entering business owner ranks?” by David Newport (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/employment/news/article.cfm?c_id=11&objectid=10626344…

20. ROMANIA NEWS: “Democratic Liberal (vice chairman of the labour commission in the Deputies’ Chamber Ioan Nelu) Botis: Women’s retirement age should be lowered” _Financiarul_, Feb. 13, 2010).
www.financiarul.ro/2010/02/13/democratic-liberal-botis-womens-retirement-age-should-be-lowered/…

21. SCOTLAND/UK NEWS: “Free care for the elderly need not be ruinous: Don’t believe those who say Scotland is suffering a social care catastrophe. Its experience is vital for the rest of the UK,” by Stewart Sutherland (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article7026814.ece…

22. SERBIA NEWS: “Pensions will rise in 2011” (Tanjug [Serbia News Agency] via b92.net…, Feb. 15, 2010).
www.b92.net…

23. SPAIN NEWS: “Spanish unions plan massive protest against pension reform,” by Giovanni Legorano (Globalpensions.com…, Feb. 15, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

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24. UK NEWS: “Cross-party deal on elderly care in tatters after three parties engage in row live on TV: Hopes of a cross-party deal on care for the elderly are in tatters after negotiations between the parties descended into a bitter row live on television,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, Feb. 14, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/7237531/Cross-party-deal-on-elderly-care-in-tatters-after-three-parties-engage-in-row-live-on-TV.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Tories (Conservative Party) leave cross-party talks on care for elderly in doubt,” by Allegra Stratton (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/feb/14/tories-accused-over-elderly-care…

26. UK NEWS: “(Political) Parties’ row over care reform grows,” by Daniel Bentley (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/parties-row-over-care-reform-grows-1899542.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Why the elderly deserve better than this: MPs (Members of Parliament) must stop using us as a political football. A rational debate about care is urgently needed,” by Joan Bakewell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/7240594/Why-the-elderly-deserve-better-than-this.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Care for the elderly needs a serious solution” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 14, 2010). Note: this is a _DT_ Comment piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/7231379/Care-for-the-elderly-needs-a-serious-solution.html…

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29. UK NEWS: “All about my mother and Alzheimer’s: A leading actor describes the anguish of witnessing the disintegration of his mother’s personality, and the hopes being raised by new research,” by Simon Callow (_Times_ [London], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/mental_health/article7025518.ece…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Medicare data reveals differences in orthopedic surgical outcomes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Catching Calcium Waves Could Provide Alzheimer Insights” (University of California at San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 11, 2010).
www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu…

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