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March 31, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2557–March 31, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2557–March 31, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Adult Day Programs: A Reprieve for Families and the Elderly,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Mar. 31, 2010).
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Plans That Broke Rules Include Familiar Names,” by Carol Gentry (Health News Florida via Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing home industry, advocates for elderly wrangle over changes,” by Gary Marx and David Jackson (_Chicago Tribune_, Mar. 31, 2010). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

4. MARYLAND NEWS: “Teacher Pension Costs Could Delay (Legislative) Session’s End,” (WBAL Channel 11 TV News [Baltimore], Mar. 30, 2010).
www.wbaltv.com…

5. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension control bill opposed by Detroit (city) council,” by Naomi R. Patton (_Detroit Free Press_, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.freep.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Governor Jennifer) Granholm: Michigan retirement plan may be adjusted,” by Kathy Barks Hoffman (Associated Press via _Detroit Free Press_, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.freep.com…

7. MISSOURI NEWS: “Change KC’s pension system to help taxpayers” (_Kansas City Star_, Mar. 31, 2010). Note: this is a _KCS_ Editorial.
voices.kansascity.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension reform: Good start, but Legislature should go further” (_Newark Star-Ledger Editorial blog, Mar. 31, 2010).
blog.nj.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh reports pension liability at 989 million dollars,” by Jeremy Boren (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas slow to spend stimulus money on weatherizing homes of poor, elderly,” by Randy Lee Loftis (_Dallas Morning News_, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Plea for budget funds to avoid looming aged-care crisis,” by Sean Parnell (_Australian_, [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) changes ‘pushed people into property’,” by Glenda Korporaal (_Australian_, [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Life insurers seek laws to fill public pension gap,” by James Daw (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Nortel (Networks) reaches new deal on pensions” (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “(Province of) Ontario to regulate retirement homes for first time; residents to get rights,” by Keith Leslie And Romina Maurino (Canadian Press via Google News, Mar. 30, 2010).
www.google.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Four wives eligible for widow pension: Delhi gov(ernmen)t” (Press Trust of India, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.ptinews.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “No extension in retirement age of Punjab (State) govt employees” (Press Trust of India, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.ptinews.com…

18. POLAND NEWS: “Pension reforms too pricey for the Treasury” (_Rzeczpospolita_ [Warsaw, Masovian] via _Business Journal_ [Warsaw, Masovian], Mar. 31, 2010.
www.wbj.pl/article-49101-pension-reforms-too-pricey-for-the-treasury.html…

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19. UK NEWS: “Free care for elderly–just don’t ask how or when,” by Sam Lister (_Times_, [London], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7082048.ece…

20. UK NEWS: “Government plans for elderly care branded a ‘train crash’,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7539324/Government-plans-for-elderly-care-branded-a-train-crash.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) lets down the elderly – again” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 31, 2010). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/7540573/Labour-lets-down-the-elderly-again.html…

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22. UK NEWS: “Call to combine two UK state pensions,” by Nicholas Timmins (_Financial Times_ [London], Mar. 31, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Big changes to women’s pensions from 6 April 2010,” by Malcolm McLean (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 31, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8594478.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Fabled ‘vegetable lamb’ plant contains potential treatment for osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “New ‘mouse models’ give insight to gene mutation that is potential cause of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Researchers design self-test for memory disorders,” (Ohio State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 31, 2010).
researchnews.osu.edu…

27. “Should older men be screened for prostate cancer?” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Mar. 31, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

28. “Study: Aging women need more exercise,” by Maria Rice McClure (_LeafChronicle_, [Clarksville, Tennessee], Mar. 31, 2010).
www.theleafchronicle.com…

29. “Waiting on prostate treatment not distressing for most,” (Reuters Health, Mar. 30, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

March 30, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2556–March 30, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2556–March 30, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Donald Berwick is Obama’s likely pick to run Medicare and Medicaid,” by Andrew Zajac (_Los Angeles Times_, March 30, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

2. “Options Expand for Affordable Long-Term Care,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 30, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Healthcare reform: What’s in it for our seniors?” by Bruce Chernoff (_Los Angeles Times_, March 30, 2010). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Low interest rates make pensions look especially good,” by Allan Sloan (_Washington Post_, March 30, 2010). Note 1: This article is a commentary. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Report: More seniors to be homeless by 2020,” by Brent D. Wistrom (_Wichita Eagle_, March 30, 2010).
www.kansas.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pot breaks the age barrier,” by Sandy Banks (_Los Angeles Times_, March 30, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Seniors confused about what’s in store for Medicare,” by Bob LaMendola (_South Florida Sun Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], March 30, 2010).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Bills to reform retirement withering,” by Ron World (_Gainesville Sun_, March 30, 2010).
www.gainesville.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Close the gap in Florida’s retirement fund,” (_Orlando Sentinel_, March 30, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.orlandosentinel.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Public pension reforms move in right direction,” (_Bloomington Pantagraph_, March 30, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.pantagraph.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Fitch downgrades Illinois due to pension liabilities,” by Giovanni Legorano (_Global Pensions_ [London], March 30, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. MISSOURI NEWS: “State retirement plan could change,” by Bob Watson (_Jefferson City News Tribune_, March 30, 2010).
newstribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fortunes to change hands as boomers hit the home stretch,” by Lanai Vasek (_Australian_ [Sydney], March 30, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

14. BANGLADESH NEWS: “Service extended to 60 years,” (_New Nation_ [Dhaka], March 30, 2010).
nation.ittefaq.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Parties clash over cost of social health care plans,” by Jenny Booth, Roland Watson and Tom Baldwin (_Times_ [London], March 30, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7081029.ece…

16. UK NEWS: “Labour’s strategy to slay the new evil: a dread of old age,” by Tom Baldwin and Roland Watson (_Times_ [London], March 30, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article7080756.ece…

17. UK NEWS: “Death tax law ruled out next parliament,” by Patrick Wintour (_Guardian_ [London], March 30, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/mar/30/andy-burnham-death-tax…

18. UK NEWS: “Government scraps death tax to pay for elderly care,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 30, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7536584/Government-scraps-death-tax-to-pay-for-elderly-care.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Call for new pensions review body,” (_BBC News_, March 29, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8593097.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Hormone replacement in joint fluid has potential regenerative effect,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 30, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Obesity, hypertension, alcohol and diuretic use — gout risk factors for women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 30, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Having plenty of supportive relatives increases fear of dying,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 29, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2555–March 29, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2555, March 29, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(President Barack) Obama Chooses Health Policy Scholar as the Director for Medicare and Medicaid,” by  (_New York Times_, Mar. 27, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Gurus Urge More Pension Cushion,” by Gina Chon (_Wall St. Journal_, Mar. 29, 2010, P. A2). 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. “Weighing the Cost of New Health Programs: Analysts and Some Proponents Say Tab is Likely to Top Forecasts for Benefits for Home-Bound, Miners, and Retirees,” by John R. McKinnon (_Wall St. Journal_, Mar. 29, 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.

4. “Review heightens concerns over Medicare billing at nursing homes,” by Scott Higham and Dan Keating (_Washington Post_, Mar.29, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Medicare ‘doughnut hole’ will close in new healthcare plan,” by Christopher Weaver (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 26, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

6. “Social Security now running in the red,” by Bill Bonner (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Mar. 28, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

7. “If 65 is the New 50, How Will Baby Boomers Remake Retirement?” by Barbara Rose (_American Bar Association Journal_, Mar. 28, 2010).
www.abajournal.com…

8. “For so-called ‘middle boomers,’ 50 is the new 30,” by Cindy Krischer Goodman (_Boston [Massachusetts] Herald, Mar. 28, 2010).
www.bostonherald.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida must enact pension reform before inflated retirements bankrupt the state” (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Ft. Lauderdale], Mar. 28, 2010). Note: this is a _SFSS_ Editorial).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Work’s not done for baby boomers who’ve lost retirement savings,” by Ana Veciana-Suarez (_Miami Herald_, Mar. 28, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “South Florida baby boomers: South Florida baby boomers have varied backgrounds — and, of course, places of origin — but share some common hopes and worries,” by Ana Veciana-Suarez (_Miami Herald_, Mar. 28, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

12. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Measure would aid search for elderly,” by Suzanne Roig (_Honolulu Advertiser_, Mar. 27, 2010).
www.honoluluadvertiser.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Still teaching at 67? School, union leaders question pension reform,” by  Kerry Lester (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Mar. 29, 2010).
www.dailyherald.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Retirement not planned for near future for 92-year-old library worker,” by Robert Villanueva (_Hardin News-Enterprise_, Mar. 29, 2010).
www.thenewsenterprise.com…

15. MARYLAND NEWS: “Pension cost shift halted,” by Annie Linskey (_Baltimore Sun_, Mar. 28, 2010).
www.baltimoresun.com…

16. OREGON NEWS: “Pension rate rise may hit schools harder than other agencies,” by Mackenzie Ryan (_Salem Statesman Journal_, Mar. 28, 2010).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(Governor Donald) Carcieri pushing pension proposal with ad campaign,” by Katherine Gregg, John Mulligan and Steve Peoples (_Providence Journal_, Mar. 29, 2010).
www.projo.com…

18. VIRGINIA NEWS: “VEA (Virginia Education Association) opposes requiring local employees to begin paying share of pension costs,” by Michael Martz  (_Richmond Times Dispatch_, Mar. 29, 2010).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care profits dive as assault reports skyrocket,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria), Mar. 28, 2010).
www.theage.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Gardens and vintage objects help soothe dementia fears,” by Mark Metherell (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.smh.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alarm at violence in aged care,” by Rachel Browne (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria, Mar. 28, 2010).
www.theage.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “AMA (Australian Medical Association) plan would free up hospital beds used by elderly,” by Jill Stark (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Mar. 28, 2010).
www.theage.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Call for action on Alzheimer’s” (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 29, 2010). Note: this is a _TS_ Editorial.
www.thestar.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “(Province of) Manitoba unveils sweeping reform of pension rules,” by  Larry Kusch (_Free Press_ [Winnipeg] via _Times Colonist_ [Victoria, British Columbia], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.timescolonist.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Judge rejects deal to extend Nortel (Networks) pension benefits,” by Bert Hill (Canwest News Service via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 27, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

26. INDIA NEWS: “Enhancement in judges retirement age under consideration: (Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa) Moily” (Press Trust of India via _Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Mar. 28, 2010).
beta.thehindu.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly rights group to oppose raise in pension age,” by Jamie Smyth (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Minister pledges 4 million pounds (5.96 million US dollars) in hi-tech help for elderly,” by Katrine Bussey (_Scotland on Sunday_ [Edinburgh], Mar. 28, 2010).
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com…

29. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Longevity risk: Death of retirement?” by Kalinga Kulatunga (_Sunday Times_ [Colombo], Mar. 28, 2010).
www.sundaytimes.lk/100328/BusinessTimes/bt09.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Pension experts planning shake-up of retirement industry,” by Jamie Dunkley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7532923/Pension-experts-planning-shake-up-of-retirement-industry.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Forget protecting pensioner benefits. We need to prioritise real hardship: Older people in Britain have never been so well off. Yet because of their voting power, politicians are scared to upset them,” by Peter Wilby (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/mar/28/forget-protecting-pensioners-prioritise-hardship…

32. UK NEWS: “Funds call for overhaul of basic state pension,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/funds-call-for-overhaul-of-basic-state-pension-1930138.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Banks selling risky financial products to pensioners come under scrutiny,” by Lisa Bachelor (_Observer_ [London], Mar. 28, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/mar/28/banks-investments-old-people…

34. UK NEWS: “Company pensions dealt a killer blow: We examine how workplace pension schemes are affected by the budget changes and ask whether pensions still make sense,” by Nina Montagu-Smith (_Times_ [London], Mar. 28, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article7078568.ece…

35. UK NEWS: “(Conservative Party Leader David) Cameron sets out to woo elderly voters with vow to increase pensions,” by Mark Hennessy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Mar. 27, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

36. UK NEWS: “Workers slash pensions contributions in recession,” by James Moore (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/workers-slash-pensions-contributions-in-recession-1930137.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Fears for disabled elderly benefits” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 27, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8590604.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

38. “Alzheimer’s rat created for human research” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “New ethical guidelines needed for dementia research” (Uppsala University [Sweden] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.uu.se/news/news_item.php?typ=pm&id=990…

40. “The death of euthanasia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 26, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2554–March 26, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2554–March 26, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Study finds average retired couple will need $250,000 to cover medical costs,” by Mark Jewell (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, March 26, 2010).
www.boston.com…

2. “Funding gap, rising debt put new focus on Social Security reform,” by Walter Alarkon (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 26, 2010).
thehill.com…

3. “Social Security could be in the red this year,” by Jonathan D. Salant (Bloomberg News via _Boston Globe_, March 26, 2010).
www.boston.com…

4. “Companies say health care costs hard to swallow,” by Josh Funk (Associated Press via _Virginian-Pilot_ [Norfolk, Virginia], March 25, 2010).
hosted.ap.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Justice Probe Into Pay-Play Scrutinizing Calper [California Public Employees’ Retirement Fund] Deals,” by John R. Emshwiller (_Wall St. Journal_, March 26, 2010, 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.

6. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “MetroAccess service cuts, fare increase proposed,” by Ann Scott Tyson (_Washington Post_, March 26, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Senate budget committee approves pension bill,” by Bill Cotterell (_Tallahassee Democrat_, March 26, 2010).
www.tallahassee.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Reform Plan for Pensions Has Critics,” by David Greising (_New York Times_, March 26, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Making sense of pension reform,” (_Times of Trenton_, March 26, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nj.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “More food for poor seniors, but with complications,” by Alfred Lubrano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 26, 2010).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super system is stuck in the dark ages,” by Annette Sampson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 27, 2010).
www.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Mums and dads adding to the great Australian nightmare,” by Adele Horin (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 27, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theage.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Only half of tax filers in private retirement plans: StatsCan,” (Canadian Press via _Toronto Star_, March 26, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Budget slips $500M to Nortel pension guarantee,” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, March 26, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

15. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Standard of Scottish care services graded,” (_BBC News_, March 26, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8587206.stm…

16. SPAIN NEWS: “Women bear caregiving responsibility in cases of dependency in Spain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

17. UK NEWS: “Budget 2010: Free bus pass age to rise as default retirement age to be scrapped,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/7514142/Budget-2010-Free-bus-pass-age-to-rise-as-default-retirement-age-to-be-scrapped.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Study IDs medical conditions that put seniors at risk of falling into Medicare ‘donut hole’,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “New test takes guesswork out of diagnosing early-stage Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Novel Parkinson’s treatment strategy involves cell transplantation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Men do not grow grumpy with age, research finds,” by Murray Wardrop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7527014/Men-do-not-grow-grumpy-with-age-research-finds.html…

March 25, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2553–March 25, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2553–March 25, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security to See Payout Exceed Pay-In This Year,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, March 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Health Reform: What Are the Changes to Medicare?” by Gwen Ifill (US Public Broadcasting System _PBS Newshour_, Mar. 24, 2010). In addition to the print transcript, audio and video transcripts (running time: 6 minutes, 48 seconds) are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

3. “Which Medicare Plans Broke Rules?” by Carol Gentry (Health News Florida via Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Medicare Pay Cut For Doctors Still Looms At End Of Month” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Mar. 25, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois lawmakers rush through pension reforms,” by  Ray Long and Michelle Manchir (_Chicago Tribune_, Mar, 25, 2010). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. INDIANA NEWS: “Governor proposes Social Security, Medicare reforms,” by Dan Carden (_Northwest Indiana Times_ [Munster], Mar. 25, 2010).
nwitimes.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Bill to shore up teachers’ retirement fund advances,” by Stephenie Steitzer (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Mar. 25, 2010).
www.courier-journal.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Boston May Require City Retirees To Join Medicare,” by Jack Lepiarz (US National Public Radio WBUR 90.9 FM radio news, Mar. 25, 2010).
www.wbur.org…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Legislators Will Get To Early Retirement Bill After Break,” by Laura Weber (Michigan Public Radio, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.publicbroadcasting.net…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Health overhaul boosts Medicare reimbursements” (Associated Press via _San Francisco [California] Examiner_, Mar, 24, 2010).
www.sfexaminer.com…

11. VERMONT NEWS: “Vermont’s pension experiment,” by Stephen C. Fehr (stateline.org… [Washington, DC], Mar. 25, 2010).
www.stateline.org…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Health reform could mean help for elder abuse victims,” by Dean Mosiman (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Mar. 25, 2010).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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13. EUROPE NEWS: “Lock-in is no get-out from retirement” (Reuters, Mar. 25, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

14. EUROPE NEWS: “Factbox: Legal conditions for retirement in Europe” (Reuters, Mar. 25, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

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15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Attorney-General admits no quick fix for judges’ pension issue,” by Chris Merritt (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 26, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “(Montreal) Suburbs focus on attracting, keeping seniors,” by David Johnston (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec, Mar. 25, 2010). www.montrealgazette.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa to consult public on pensions: New options. Opposition says process is delay tactic,” by Norma Greenaway and Andrew Mayeda (Canwest News Service via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 25, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. FINLAND NEWS: “Nearly Half of Finnish Baby-Boomers Dissatisfied with Life” (Yleisradio (YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company, Mar. 25, 2010).
www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/03/nearly_half_of_finnish_baby-boomers_dissatisfied_with_life_1559255.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Gardai (Police Force of Ireland) lose challenge to pension levy,” by (Raidio Teilifis Eireann, Mar. 25, 2010).
www.rte.ie/news/2010/0325/gardai.html…

20. UGANDA NEWS: “Plan to Pay the Elderly Underway,” by Francis Mugerwa (_Monitor_ [Kampala] via allAfrica.com…, Mar. 24, 2010).
allafrica.com…

21. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister) Alistair Darling ignores pension warnings,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Mar. 25, 2010).
business.scotsman.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Universities’ pensions black hole grows to over 380 million pounds (567.27 million US dollars),” by Peter Edwards and John Roberts (_Yorkshire Post [Leeds], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Universities39-pensions-black-hole-grows.6175726.jp…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Anesthesia increases risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in patients with genetic predisposition,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

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24. “Researchers Puzzled by Role of Osteoporosis Drug in Rare Thighbone Fractures,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_ Mar, 25, 2010). Note: Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Benefits of osteoporosis treatments outweigh possible risk of rare femoral fractures,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

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26. “Memory decline linked to an inability to ignore distractions” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Moderate drinking may slow arthritis progression,” (Reuters Health, March 25, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

March 24, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2552–March 24, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2552–March 24, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Drug Move Said to Deprive Elderly,” by Duff Wilson (_New York Times_, Mar. 24, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Big cities see gains as boomers delay retirement,” by Hope Yen (Associated Press via Google News, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.google.com…

3. “Medicare changes misrepresented, advocates say,” by Emily Bregel (_Chattanooga [Tennessee] Times Free Press_, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.timesfreepress.com…

4. “The other health care bill that was bitterly opposed: Medicare,” by Jerry Blizin (_St. Petersburg [Florida] Times_, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.tampabay.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALASKA NEWS: “Health bill brings state Medicare options,” by Christopher Eshleman (_Fairbanks Daily News-Miner_, Mar. 23, 2010).
newsminer.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(City of) Ventura OKs 2-tier system for pensions,” by Kevin Clerici (_Ventura County Star_, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.vcstar.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado reviving bill to cut immigrant pensions” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “State’s pension fund running a deficit for first time since 1997,” by Kris Hundley (_St. Petersburg Times_ Mar. 24, 2010).
www.tampabay.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida nursing homes say health care reform hurts the elderly,” by Don Germaise (American Broadcasting Corporation Action News [Tampa/St. Petersburg], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.abcactionnews.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois might raise nursing home rates for veterans,” by Kurt Erickson (_Quad-City Times_, [Davenport/Bettendorf, Iowa, Rock Island/Moline, Illinois], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.qctimes.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Shortfall Threatens Illinois Pension System,” by David Schaper (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Mar. 24, 2010) In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes 6 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Sweeping state pension overhaul proposed,” by John Patterson (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.dailyherald.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Amid budget crisis, Md. Senate votes to shift cost of teacher pensions to counties,” by Annie Linskey (_Baltimore Sun_, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.baltimoresun.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Study: Need growing for senior care,” by Catherine Jun (_Detrioit News_, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.detnews.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Burning Away Cash: Pension Plight In Rhode Island,” by Jim Zarroli (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Mar. 23, 2010. In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes 7 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “City (of Austin) advised to add cash, alter pension fund requirements,” by Sarah Coppola (_Austin American-Statesman, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Trouble on the horizon,” by Annette Sampson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, Mar. 24, 2010).
www.smh.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “(Finance Minister Jim) Flaherty to consult Canadians on pension system,” by Julian Beltrame (Canadian Press via _Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

19. GERMANY NEWS: “Kidnap of adviser brings jail for retirees” (Associated Press via _Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 25, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND/UK NEWS: “New Zealand introduces retirement visas,” by Leah Hyslop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/7505746/New-Zealand-introduces-retirement-visas.html…

21. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Cost of elderly care to double to 8 billion pounds (12.03 billion US dollars),” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/scotland/7514499/Cost-of-elderly-care-to-double-to-8-billion.html…

22. SLOVENIA NEWS: “Slovenia to raise retirement age to curb deficit,” by Marja Novak (Reuters via Interactive Investor [UK], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=afxnews&articleid=7809136&subject=economic&action=article…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Advance care planning improves end of life care and reduces stress for relatives” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Hand and feet massages provide consolation for bereaved relatives” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Older adults remember the good times” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Older people and those with HIV are more vulnerable to tuberculosis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Shoes: A treatment for osteoarthritis in the knees?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 23, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2551–March 23, 2010

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

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Next Big Issue? Social Security Pops Up Again,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, Mar. 23, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Drug assistance programs keep seniors on track,” by Susan Jaffe (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.us…

3. “Middle boomers’ have settled into work-life balance,” by Cindy Krischer Goodman (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.theolympian.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ALABAMA NEWS: “Ala. governor signs bill to save on retirement” (Associated Press via WTVM Channel 9 TV News [Columbus, Georgia], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.wtvm.com…

5. ALASKA NEWS: “Alaska pension plan’s split personality,” by Eric Lidji (Alaskadispatch.com…, Mar. 22, 2010).
www.alaskadispatch.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Pension Costs Fuel Growing Anxiety,” by Richard Gonzalez (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Mar. 22, 2010). In addition to the story and a print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 58 seconds) is available at the site.
Story and audio transcript:
www.npr.org…
Print transcript:
www.npr.org…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Report: Retirement fund draining Fresno Co(unty). government,” by Pablo Lopez (_Fresno Bee_, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.fresnobee.com…

8. KANSAS/NEBRASKA NEWS: “Two States, Wildly Different Pension Systems,” by Frank Morris (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Mar, 23, 2010). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 14 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Finally, a plan for pensions: State can no longer afford to bear the full burden of teacher retirement” (_Baltimore Sun_, Mar. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _Sun_ Editorial.
www.baltimoresun.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “(Boston City) Council expected to require retirees to use Medicare,” by Sean P. Murphy (_Boston Globe_, Mar, 23, 2010).
www.boston.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan employees protest retirement plan,” by Mark Hornbeck (_Detroit News_, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.detnews.com…

12. MONTANA NEWS: “Montana retirement plans hit hard by economic downturn,” by Marnee Banks (KXLH Channel 25 News [Helena], Mar. 22, 2010).
www.kxlh.com…

13. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Lincoln (city) council to consider new contracts with lower retirement match,” by Deena Winter (_Lincoln Journal Star_, Mar. 23, 2010).
journalstar.com…

14. NEVADA NEWS: “Health care overhaul could mean big changes for Medicare” (KTNV Channel 13 News [Las Vegas], Mar. 22, 2010).
www.ktnv.com…

15. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Gov(ernor). Chris Christie signs pension, benefits changes for state employees,” by Matt Friedman and Lisa Fleisher (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.nj.com…

16. OREGON NEWS: “Health overhaul boosts Medicare reimbursements” (Associated Press via CNBC.com…, Mar, 23, 2010).
www.cnbc.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “A way for racehorses to retire in comfort,” by Amy Worden (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. WORLD NEWS: “IMF (International Monetary Fund) urges rich nations to control rising pension costs,” by Alison Swersky (globalpensions.com…, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

19. WORLD NEWS: “The longevity revolution: Lifelong learning and community action for older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “No easy path to a cosy retirement: superannuation,” by Andrew Main (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers face going into retirement saddled with debt,” by Annette Sampson (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.smh.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “‘I am so happy to see you’: Police and community organizations team up to keep an eye on seniors who are isolated, possibly abused and may not know where to turn for help as they age,” by Katherine Wilton (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “(Treasury Board President Stockwell) Day hints at two-tiered federal pensions,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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24. FRANCE NEWS: “Pensions battle to trouble (President) Nicolas Sarkozy” (Agence France Presse via _Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 24, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

25. FRANCE NEWS: “Train Services Disrupted In France As Rail Workers Strike Over Pension Reforms” (RTT News, Mar. 23, 2010).
www.rttnews.com…

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26. IRELAND NEWS: “Easing the burden of elderly care,” by Sylvia Thompson (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Agency (Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service) lax on monitoring of long-term care hospitals,” by Lee Ji-yoon (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.koreaherald.co.kr…

28. UKRAINE NEWS: “Finance Ministry Allocates 1 Billion Hryvnia (12.433 million US dollars) To Pension Fund For Payment Of Pensions” (Ukrainian News Agency, Mar. 23, 2010).
un.ua/eng/article/255433.html…

29. UK NEWS: “(Conservative Party Leader) David Cameron attacks Labour (Party) ‘lies’ over policies for elderly,” by Andrew Porter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/election-2010/7504186/David-Cameron-attacks-Labour-lies-over-policies-for-elderly.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Facial aging is more than skin deep” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Cognition declines 4 times faster in people with Alzheimer’s disease than those with no dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Walnuts slow prostate tumors in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “4 preventable risk factors reduce US life expectancy and lead to health disparities” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Numerous factors weighed when patients cannot make their own decisions” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Height loss in postmenopausal women may indicate spinal fracture” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 22, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2550–March 22, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2550–March 22, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Gambling To Fix Pensions Can Lead to a Bigger Bind,” by Jim Zarroli (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing March 21, 2010, MP3 format, running time 5 minutes 2 seconds).
www.npr.org…

2. “Pension Woes May Deepen Financial Crisis For States,” by Tamara Keith (_National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition_, show airing March 21, 2010, MP3 format, running time 4 minutes 13 seconds).
www.npr.org…

3. “Public Pension Deficits are Worse Than You Think,” by Andrew G. Biggs (_Wall St. Journal_, March 22, 2010, P. A19). 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.

4. “Ready for Life’s Encore Performances,” by Sarah Kershaw (_New York Times_, March 21, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Seniors with savings losing millions to low interest rates,” by Scott Burns (_Dallas Morning News_, March 20, 2010).
www.dallasnews.com…

6. “Do you know how much to save for retirement?” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, March 21, 2010). Note 1: This article is a commentary. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Report: Nurse assistants rehired after misconduct,” by Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Christina Hoag (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, March 19, 2010).
www.boston.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Defuse pension bombs,” (_Orlando Sentinel_, March 21, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension fix starts in Illinois,” by Dave McKinney and Steve Contorno (_Chicago Sun-Times_, March 20, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. teachers converge on Trenton to oppose pension changes,” by Lisa Fleisher (_Newark Star-Ledger_, March 22, 2010).
www.nj.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania Pensions: From Surplus To A Deep Hole,” by Tamara Keith (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing March 22, 2010, MP3 format, running time 5 minutes 3 seconds).
www.npr.org…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “State retirement is a tangled web,” by Rusty Carter (_Virginia Gazette_ [Williamsburg], March 20, 2010).
www.vagazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Expatriates pounded by pension court ruling,” by Tom Reilly (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 21, 2010).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care spaces chronically deficient: Lucas,” by Tony Bartlett (_Brisbane Times_, March 20, 2010).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

15. EU NEWS: “Fund industry lobbies for EU-wide pension product,” by Raji Menon (_Reuters_, March 22, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt to make room for new hires in FY11 / Plan would have those near retirement age leave posts early,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 21, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T100320002580.htm…

17. UK NEWS: “Nest chairman-elect plans for your old age,” by Patrick Hosking (_Times_ [London], March 22, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/pensions/article7070422.ece…

18. UK NEWS: “‘Death tax’ to pay for increasing care costs likely to be shelved by Labour,” by Patrick Wintour (_Guardian_ [London], March 22, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/22/death-tax-care-costs-shelved-labour…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Infertility clue to prostate cancer,” by Helen Briggs (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, March 22, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8577046.stm…

20. “Prostate Test: Lifesaver Or Big Mistake?” by Richard Knox (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing March 22, 2010, MP3 format, running time 5 minutes 24 seconds).
www.npr.org…

21. “Warding Off Muscle Cramps As We Age,” by Patti Neighmond (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing March 22, 2010, MP3 format, running time 3 minutes 30 seconds).
www.npr.org…

22. “Herb shows no added benefits for women’s bones,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, March 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “Dangerous custodians; Immune cells as possible nerve-cell killers in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Noninvasive diagnostic imaging utilization rates for the Medicare population vary geographically,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Down syndrome patients could unlock mysteries of aging,” by Liz Szabo (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 22, 2010).
www.us…

March 19, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2549–March 19, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2549–March 19, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Release of Medicare data could help reform health-care system,” by Michael O. Leavitt and Robert Krughoff (_Washington Post_, March 19, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Keep Medicare in Congress’s hands,” by Bill Frist and John Breaux (_Politico_, March 19, 2010). Note: This is an opinion piece.
www.politico.com…

3. “Stressful but Vital: Choosing a Nursing Home,” by Walecia Konrad (_New York Times_, March 19, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Two major barriers to your retirement plans,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, March 19, 2010).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. COLORADO NEWS: “Bill to close Old Age Pension loophole withdrawn,” by Tim Hoover (_Denver Post_, March 18, 2010).
www.denverpost.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Agency for elderly prepaid vendors, audit says,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, March 19, 2010).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “State lawmakers move to take over Detroit pensions,” by Santiago Esparza (_Detroit News_, March 19, 2010).
www.detnews.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Assembly panel approves five bills on state employee pension, health care changes,” by Lisa Fleisher (_Newark Star-Ledger_, March 18, 2010).
www.nj.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Cuomo Probes Pension ‘Spiking’,” by Gina Chon (_Wall St. Journal_, March 19, 2010, P. A6). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nurses target seats over aged funding,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 19, 2010).
news.smh.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Helping the common man through a fees maze,” by Lucy Battersby (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 20, 2010).
www.theage.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Study warns about seniors’ prescriptions,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 19, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians urged to save more for retirement,” by Heather Scoffield (_Toronto Star_, March 19, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “What level of ‘pensions’ do Canadians really want?” by David A. Dodge, Alexandre Laurin and Colin Busby (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], March 19, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.financialpost.com…

15. FRENCH NEWS: “EC tells France to change ‘penalizing’ tax rules,” by Alison Swersky (_Global Pensions_ [London], March 19, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Reforms approved to strengthen pension supervision,” (_Swissinfo_, March 19, 2010).
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/Reforms_approved_to_strengthen_pension_supervision.html?cid=8517514…

17. UK NEWS: “Labour looks as if it will end as it began; with a pensions scandal,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 19, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/iancowie/7478729/Labour-looks-as-if-it-will-end-as-it-began-with-a-pensions-scandal…..html

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Giving Researchers a Face for Alzheimer’s,” by James Warren (_New York Times_, March 19, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. “Will a fresh look at pain overcome drug barriers?” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, March 19, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Study shows further benefits of noscapine for prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 18, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2548–March 18, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2548–March 18, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare payments for physical therapy have poor prognosis,” by Dave Helling (_Los Angeles Times_, March 18, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “More multigenerational families living together,” by Hope Yen (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, March 18, 2010).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calif. pension fund up 22.3 percent year-over-year,” by Cathy Bussewitz (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, March 17, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

4. COLORADO NEWS: “Bill to close Old Age Pension loophole withdrawn,” by Tim Hoover (_Denver Post_, March 18, 2010).
www.denverpost.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Older Arab-Americans find a helping hand,” by Janice Neumann (_Chicago Tribune_, March 17, 2010).
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “House votes to phase out Iowa’s contribution to retirement benefits,” by James Q. Lynch (_Quad-City Times_ [Davenport, Iowa], March 17, 2010).
www.qctimes.com…

7. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension fund projections revisited,” by Steve People (_Providence Journal_, March 18, 2010).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians need to save more: Dodge,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 18, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “RCMP headed for major turnover as top tier nears retirement,” by Daniel LeBlanc (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 18, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Age of school bus drivers under scrutiny; Crashes force boards to assess senior drivers,” by Douglas Quan (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], March 18, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

11. DENMARK NEWS: “More money pumped into pensions,” (_Copenhagen Post_, March 18, 2010).
www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/48541-more-money-pumped-into-pensions.html…

12. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korean Investors Prepare Less for Retirement,” by Kim Jae-won (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], March 18, 2010).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

13. UK NEWS: “National Employee Savings Trust: ‘This NEST scheme has disaster written all over it’,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 18, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7470117/National-Employee-Savings-Trust-This-NEST-scheme-has-disaster-written-all-over-it.html…

14. UK NEWS: “Brown’s Care At Home Bill suffers defeats in House of Lords,” by Sam Lister (_Times_ [London], March 18, 2010).
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article7066414.ece…

15. UK NEWS: “‘Free care for vulnerable’ bill killed off by Lords coalition,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], March 18, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/mar/18/free-care-for-vulnerable-delayed…

16. UK NEWS: “‘I’m never going back to the job centre’,” by Joanne Babbage (_British Broadcasting Corporation_, March 18, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8569213.stm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Feeling lonely adds to rate of blood pressure increase in people 50 years old and older,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Looming unemployment harms older workers’ health,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “New attack on cancer forces cells to grow old & die,” (Reuters Health, March 18, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

20. “Study shows strong interest in palliative care programs, services and integration vary across nation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Lifestyle changes can help slow dementia, experts say,” by Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, March 18, 2010).
www.stltoday.com…

22. “Medicaid patients 5.5 times more likely to get cataract surgery than VA patients, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

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