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June 30, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2618–June 30, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2618–June 30, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare changes could shortchange vulnerable hospitals,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, June 29, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

2. “Insurers’ Group Skips Endorsement of Medicare Nominee,” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, June 30, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “US SEC curbs money manager political contribution,” by John Poirier(_Reuters_, June 30, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Age bias complaints surge in bad economy,” by Alison Lynn (_MSNBC_, June 29, 2010).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

5. “Companies can boost 401(k)s at same cost,” by Helen Kearney (_Reuters_, June 29, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Senate panel kills bill limiting funds’ rental investments,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacrament Bee_, June 30, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

7. CONNECTICUT NEWS: ” Study says state employee pension fund will be broke by 2019,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_Connecticut Mirror_, June 30, 2010).
www.ctmirror.org…

8. MISSOURI NEWS: “Mo. House passes auto incentives, pension bills,” by Marshall Griffin (_St. Louis Public Radio 90.7 KWMU_, June 29, 2010).
www.publicbroadcasting.net…..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Mo..House.passes.auto.incentives..pension.bills

9. MONTANA NEWS: “State’s big pension suggests changes,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Billings Gazette_, June 29, 2010).
billingsgazette.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY pension fund has several options for BP suit,” (_Reuters_, June 30, 2010).
af.reuters.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Senior independent living operators offering incentives,” by Melissa Repko (_Dallas Morning News_, June 30, 2010).
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Opposition plugs pension hike bill in Lower House,” by Guillermo Haskel (_Buenos Aires Herald_, June 30, 2010).
www.buenosairesherald.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Self-funded pensioners get good news,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 30, 2010).
news.smh.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Warning most pension plans will be under expectation,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_, [Doublin], June 30, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Panel names 7 principles of new pension scheme,” by Yomiuri Shimbun (_Daily Yomiuri_, [Tokyo], June 30, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20100630TDY01T04.htm…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Rules on pension reform mapped out,” (_Japan Times_, June 30, 2010).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100630a3.html…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Cosla questions future of free care for the elderly,” (_BBC News_, June 29, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scotland/10455324.stm…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korea Pension Fund to Boost Domestic Stock Weighting,” by Saeromi Shin (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], June 30, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Elderly carers: how will the state cope when they are gone?,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_, [London], June 30, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jun/30/learning-disabled-adults-elderly-carers…

20. UK NEWS: “Fewer Britons retiring to a ‘place in the sun’, IPPR says,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], June 30, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/7861264/Fewer-Britons-retiring-to-a-place-in-the-sun-IPPR-says.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Workers ‘accept later retirement’,” (Press Association via _Google_, June 30, 2010).
www.google.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Men ‘less enthusiastic about work’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 30, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/7862729/Men-less-enthusiastic-about-work.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Teen exercise could lower dementia risk at 65,” (_CBC News_, [Toronto], June 30, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/06/30/exercise-dementia.html…

24. “Teenage physical activity reduces risk of cognitive impairment in later life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 30, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “No Place Like Home,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, June 30, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

June 29, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2617–June 29, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2617–June 29, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Preparing More Care of Elderly,” by Milt Freudenheim (_New York Times_, June 29, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Top Republican: Raise Social Security’s retirement age to 70,” by Michael O’Brien (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 29, 2010, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “State Workers, Long Resistant, Accept Cuts in Pension Benefits,” by Jeanette Neumann (_Wall St. Journal_, June 29, 2010, P. A9). 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. “Labor’s New Critics: Old Allies in Elected Office,” by Steven Greenhouse (_New York Times_, June 28, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALABAMA NEWS: “Alabama pension plans slipping, trail average,” by David White (_Birmingham News_, June 29, 2010, Blog).
blog.al.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Schwarzenegger strikes 2 more pension-reform deals,” by Judy Lin (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, June 28, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Cities need to make pension changes,” (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], June 29, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sun-sentinel.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Judge: Michigan can’t tap school pension contributions until suit is resolved,” by Karen Bouffard (_Detroit News_, June 28, 2010).
www.detnews.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “A Bigger Pension Borrowing Plan,” by Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, June 28, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Survey puts aged care ahead of jobs, schools, environment,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne], June 30, 2010).
www.theage.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “At 68, retirement becomes the Jimi Hendrix experience,” by Jessica Irvine (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 30, 2010).
www.smh.com…

12. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “LN: Number of working retirement-age women growing in CR,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, June 29, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

13. UK NEWS: “Women over 50 not saving enough for pension,” by Harry Wallop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 29, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7858853/Women-over-50-not-saving-enough-for-pension.html…

14. UK NEWS: “High Court ruling clarifies employers’ position on funding obligations,” by Sebastian Cheek (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 29, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

15. “Despite Aging Baby Boomers, N.I.H. Devotes Only 11 Percent to Elderly Studies,” by Milt Freudenheim (_New York Times_, June 29, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. “Alzheimer’s scourge hangs over ill-prepared Asia,” by Tan Ee Lyn (Reuters Health, June 29, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

17. “Experts analyze benefits, opportunities and challenges of Medicare Part D,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “The Prostate Cancer Quandary,” by Melinda Block (_Wall St. Journal_, June 29, 2010, P. D1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

19. “Study Shows Age Doesn’t Necessarily Affect Decisions,” (North Carolina State University via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 29, 2010).
news.ncsu.edu…

20. “Sunshine: Bone of contention,” by Alice-Azania Jarvis (_Independent_ [London], June 29, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/sunshine-bone-of-contention-2012948.html…

21. “End-of-life care in teaching hospital is generally of good quality,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Older adults watch more TV than younger people, enjoy it less,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Ovarian transplantation restores fertility to old mice and also lengthens their lives,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 28, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2616–June 28, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2616–June 28, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Real estate struggles bring rocky road to retirement,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit [Michigan] Free Press_, Jun. 27, 2010).
www.freep.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension petition deadline looms,” by Rachel Gordon (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Jun. 28, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

3. FLORIDA NEWS: “Floridians get shot at Holocaust pensions” (United Press International, Jun. 27, 2010).
www.upi.com…

4. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Drop in BP (British Petroleum) stock price hits Hawaii pension system” (Associated Press via KPUA 670AM Radio [Hilo], Jun. 26, 2010).
www.kpua.net…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Baby Boomer denim: Chicago firm enters jeans scene,” by Sandra M. Jones (_Chicago Tribune_, Jun. 27, 2010). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

6. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Baltimore) City pension fix a harbinger for other governments,” by Jay Hancock (_Balitmore Sun_, Jun. 27, 2010).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

7. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri lawmakers to examine pension reform this week,” by Jason Noble (_Kansas City Star_, Jun. 26, 2010).
www.kansascity.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension collapse closer than you think,” by Bob Ingle (_Asbury Park Press_, Jun. 27, 2010). Note: this is an _APP_ Opinion piece.
www.app.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “State pensions are inflated as workers boost salaries,” by Susan Schulman (_Buffalo News_, Jun. 27, 2010).
www.buffalonews.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “Voters asked to slice public pension perks,” by Barry M. Horstman (_Cincinnati Enquirer_ via _Dayton Daily News_, Jun. 27, 2010).
www.vindy.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension plan eases pain over short term, but …,” by Dan Berrett (_Pocono Record_, Jun. 27, 2010).
www.poconorecord.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. ARMENIA NEWS: “Armenia carries out pension reform,” by Victoria Araratyan (PanArmenian.net…, Jun. 26, 2010).
www.panarmenian.net…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Federal grant to protect gays against stigma in aged care,” by Jessica Mahar (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jun. 28, 2010).
www.smh.com…

14. BERMUDA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t. pension benefits frozen,” by Jonathan Kent (_Royal Gazette_ [Hamilton], Jun. 26, 2010).
www.royalgazette.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “The welcome liberation of retirement,” by Dow Marmur (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 28, 2010). Note: this is a _TS_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “China’s elderly have fewer kids to see to their care,” by Phenola Lawrence (_Sacramento [California] Bee_, Jun. 27, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

17. FRANCE NEWS: “French youths protest over higher retirement age,” by Christina Okello And Angela Charlton (Associated Press via Google News, Jun. 27, 2010).
www.google.com…

18. GHANA NEWS: “Pensioners call for increase of minimum pension” (Ghana News Agency, Jun. 26, 2010).
www.ghananewsagency.org…

19. GREECE NEWS: “PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement) stakes future on pensions bill” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], Jun. 26, 2010).
www.ekathimerini.com…

20. ROMANIA NEWS: “CCR (Constitutional Court of Romania) judge: Pension collecting relies on past contributions, therefore benefit cut is unconstitutional” (_Financiarul_ [Bucharest], Jun. 26, 2010).
www.financiarul.ro/2010/06/26/ccr-judge-pension-collecting-relies-on-past-contributions-therefore-benefit-cut-is-unconstitutional/…

21. UK NEWS: “Accept cuts or we’ll target pensions, (Prime Minister) David Cameron warns unions,” by James Kirkup and Andrew Porter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7855447/Accept-cuts-or-well-target-pensions-David-Cameron-warns-unions.html…

22. UK NEWS: “If the coalition (government) is serious it will rethink the death tax,” by Jackie Ashley (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 27, 2010). Note: this is a _Guardian_ commentary piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/27/social-care-elderly-death-tax…

23. UK NEWS: “Public sector pension figures ‘were fiddled under (ex Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon) Brown’ (_Observer_ [London], Jun. 27, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jun/27/public-sector-pensions-real-cost…

24. UK NEWS: “Time to forge new consensus on pensions,” by John Hutton (_Financial Times_ [London], Jun. 28, 2010). Note 1: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _FT_ commentary piece.
www.ft.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Over 50s say compulsory retirement age ‘unnecessary'” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 27, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/10427052.stm…

26. UK NEWS: “‘Dr Death’ ruled too old to face trial: A retired GP (general practitioner) who has admitted helping several people kill themselves will not face trial, after the Director for Public Prosecutions decided he was too old,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7854279/Dr-Death-escapes-prosecution-over-Dignitas-suicide-because-of-his-age.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Alzheimer’s as seen by a patient who is also a doctor,” by Arthur Rivin (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 27, 2010). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Commentary piece.
www.latimes.com…

28. “Scientists find way to predict timing of menopause,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Jun. 28, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

29. “Memory problems not the only predictor of later mild cognitive impairment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Alzheimer’s Imaging Study Identifies Brain Changes” (University of Kentucky news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 28, 2010).
uknow.uky.edu…

31. “Tray bleaching may improve oral health of elderly, special-needs patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Statins associated with lower cancer recurrence following prostatectomy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 25, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2615–June 25, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2615–June 25, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House Passes Plan to Stop Medicare Cuts to Doctors,” by David M. Herszenhorn (_New York Times_, June 25, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “House passes reimbursements reprieve,” by David Roger (_Politico_, June 25, 2010).
www.politico.com…

3. “A New Plan for Valuing Pensions,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, June 25, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Estate Tax Proposal Hits Wealthiest,” by Laura Saunders (_Wall St. Journal_, June 25, 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.

5. “Emotionally charged Social Security is least understood program,” by Scott Burns (_Boston Globe_, June 25, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “South Florida cities begin slashing pension costs,” by Jennifer Gollan (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], June 24, 2010).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Bills target elder abuse,” (_Morning Sun_ [Mount Pleasant, Michigan], June 25, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.themorningsun.com…

8. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. pension fund may join suit against BP,” by Steve Peoples (_Providence Journal_, June 25, 2010).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa amends private pension rules,” by Ka Yan Ng (Reuters via _National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], June 25, 2010).
www.financialpost.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “3,000 long-term care beds coming; Spending will free up acute care spaces,” by Tamara Gignac (_Calgary Herald_, June 24, 2010).
www.calgaryherald.com…

11. EU NEWS: “EU solvency proposals prompt revolt,” by Tom Selby (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 25, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. FRENCH NEWS: “French pension reform ‘a priority’,” by Mark Deen (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_, [London], June 25, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. GERMAN NEWS: “German court rules patients can decide to end life,” by Diana Niedernhoefer (Reuters Health, June 25, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

14. GREECE NEWS: “Greek govt agrees pension overhaul,” by Tatiana Fragou, George Georgiopoulos, and Angeliki Koutantuo (_Reuters_, June 25, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Budget 2010: CBI welcomes later retirement proposals,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/7852325/Budget-2010-CBI-welcomes-later-retirement-proposals.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Retirement age rise plan attacked by charities and unions,” by Allegra Stratton (_Guardian_ [London], June 24, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jun/24/state-pension-age-rise-plan…

17. UK NEWS: “Bosses could force retirement earlier than state pension age,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/7852405/Bosses-could-force-retirement-earlier-than-state-pension-age.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensions review: Making the most of an ageing workforce,” by Ros Altman (_Guardian_ [London], June 25, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jun/25/pensions-review-ageing-workforce-ros-altmann…

19. UK NEWS: “Women faces shorter retirement,” (Press Association via _Google_, June 25, 2010).
www.google.com…

20. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Confusion over NSSA pension contributions,” (_Zimbabwe Independent_ [Harare], June 24, 2010).
www.theindependent.co.zw/business/27003-confusion-over-nssa-pension-contributions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Wisdom ‘is the brain slowing down in old age’,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7852122/Wisdom-is-the-brain-slowing-down-in-old-age.html…

22. “Is obesity a factor in rising stroke rates in women?” by Lynne Peeples (Reuters Health, June 24, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

23. “For a long life, upbringing may trump education,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, June 24, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “Vitamin D and mental agility in elders,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 25, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Swingers risk sexual disease: Dutch study,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, June 24, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/06/24/swingers-sexually-transmitted-infections.html…

26. “Pre-emptive pain regimen decreased opioid usage in patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 24, 2010

CSSRR E-Clipping No. 2614–June 24, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2613–June 24, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Gaming the budget window: How much would funding Medicare payments really cost?” by Donald Marron (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], June 24, 2010, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “SEC falls short with proposed target-date fund rules,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, June 24, 2010).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “UMW warns of major pension funding problems,” by Ken Ward Jr. (_Charleston [West Virginia] Gazette_, June 24, 2010).
wvgazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Medicare HMO enrollment surges 9% in Florida,” by Lottie Watts and Carol Gentry (Health News Florida via _Miami Herald_, June 24, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. MINNESOTA NEWS: “$8 million project to test telemedicine for elderly,” by Warren Wolfe (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, June 24, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York State to sue BP over spill,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 24, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

7. OHIO NEWS: “Public pension double dipping is an invitation to cronyism,” (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, June 24, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.cleveland.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “School districts face tax hikes, program cuts to pay for teacher pensions,” by Mary Niederberger (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, June 24, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CHINA NEWS: “Aging population may be catalyst for change,” (_People’s Daily Online_, [Beijing], June 24, 2010).
english.people.com…

10 .FRENCH NEWS: “France strike over pension age reform,” (_BBC News_, June 24, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/10401929.stm…

11. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Surgeons stay working into old age,” by Martin Johnston (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], June 25, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10654226…

12. UK/JERSEY NEWS: “‘Contributions’ to pay for elderly care in Jersey,” (_BBC News_, June 24, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/10406741.stm…

13. UK NEWS: “Budget 2010: state pension ‘triple lock’ is not all it seems,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_, [London], June 24, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/7851151/Budget-2010-state-pension-triple-lock-is-not-all-it-seems.html…

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14. UK NEWS: “Pension age shake-up will ‘reinvigorate retirement’ claims Nick Clegg,” by Andrew Porter, Rosa Prince, Alastair Jamieson (_Daily Telegraph_, [London}, June 24, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7850910/Pension-age-shake-up-will-reinvigorate-retirement-claims-Nick-Clegg.html…

15. UK NEWS: “State pension age could rise to 66 for men as early as 2016,” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], June 24, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jun/24/state-pension-age-rise-66…

16. UK NEWS: “Pension age: Ministers to speed up rise to 66,” (_BBC News_, June 24, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/politics/10398918.stm…

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MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Promise Seen for Detection of Alzheimer’s,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, June 24, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. “Magnets can improve Alzheimer’s symptoms,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_, [London], June 24, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/magnets-can-improve-alzheimers-symptoms-2008823.html…

19. “Antihypertensive drugs may protect against Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Brain stimulation technique boosts language ability in Alzheimer’s patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Hallmark Alzheimer’s disease changes found in retinas of humans and imaged in live animals,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Link between iron overload and macular degeneration under study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “New book says elderly are at risk for swallowing problems,” by Paige Varner (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, June 24, 2010).
more.stltoday.com…

June 23, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2613–June 23, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2613–June 23, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Congress battles as Medicare burns,” by David Rogers (_Politico_, June 23, 2010).
www.politico.com…

2. “Levin says ‘doc fix’ pay-fors may need reworking,” by Vicki Needham (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 22, 2010, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “Social Security: Will Obama panel cripple it with ‘minor’ tweaks?” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, June 23, 2010). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “The Long-Term Care Problem,” (_Hartford Courant_, June 23, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.courant.com…

5. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Pension loophole continues to benefit ‘retirees’ who go work in other states,” by Erin Smith (_Lowell Sun_, June 23, 2010).
www.lowellsun.com…

6. OHIO NEWS: “‘Double dip’ legislation possible,” by Jim Siegel and Mark Niquette (_Columbus Dispatch_, June 23, 2010).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

7. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Chesapeake, Portsmouth opt not to pay pension expense,” by Dave Forster, Lauren Roth, and Mike Saewitz (_Norfolk Virginian-Pilot_, June 23, 2010).
hamptonroads.com…

8. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pensions in peril: Public worker retirement system sputters with market,” by Mike Ivey (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], June 23, 2010).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia, cancer rates to climb: report,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 23, 2010).
news.smh.com…

10. IRELAND NEWS: “Three-quarters of defined-benefit pension schemes in red,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], June 23, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “One million face higher pension fund contributions,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 23, 2010).
www.independent.ie/national-news/one-million-face-higher-pension-fund-contributions-2230823.html…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Tax move will make pension crisis go from bad to worse,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 23, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/charlie-weston/charlie-weston-tax-move-will-make-pension-crisis-go-from-bad-to-worse-2230717.html…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public fund considers asset management split,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 23, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. KUWAIT NEWS: “Pension after 15 yrs service 65 pc of salary,” (_Arab Times_, June 23, 2010).
www.arabtimesonline.com…

15. MALTA NEWS: “Employers cautious on second pillar pensions,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], June 23, 2010).
www.timesofmalta.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Budget: David Cameron warns over public sector pensions,” (_BBC News_, June 23, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/politics/10394675.stm…

17. UK NEWS: “Budget 2010: Elderly protected as earnings link to pensions restored,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/7847187/Budget-2010-Elderly-protected-as-earnings-link-to-pensions-restored.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Budget 2010: Default Retirement Age to be phased out ‘quickly’,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/7847689/Budget-2010-Default-Retirement-Age-to-be-phased-out-quickly.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Study: Older people are driving more, having fewer accidents,” by Ashley Halsey (_Washington Post_, June 22, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

20. “Institute for Aging Research study says going barefoot in home may contribute to elderly falls,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Parkinson’s patients’ ‘risky behavior’ explained,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Middle age spread ‘raises risk of diabetes’,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7846167/Middle-age-spread-raises-risk-of-diabetes.html…

June 22, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2612–June 22, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2612–June 22, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Confirmation Fight on Health Chief,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Jun. 22, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Physician Payment Cuts Could Cost Millions More In Reprocessing” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Boomers’ Burden: Aging Parents Who Shouldn’t Drive,” by Carolyn L. Rosenblatt (_Forbes_, Jun. 21, 2010).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

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4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Governor demands 2-tier pension plan,” by Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino (_Contra Costa Times_, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.contracostatimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A breakthrough, or just a flash in the pan, on pensions?” (_Orange County Register_, Jun. 22, 2010). Note: this is an _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

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6. COLORADO NEWS: “Fire drills rare in Denver high rises for elderly, disabled,” by Kirk Mitchell (_Denver Post_, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.denverpost.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “State waiting on 160 Million Dollars in Social Security funds owed by Feds (Federal Government)” (State House News Service via _Boston Herald_, Jun. 22, 2010).
news.bostonherald.com…

8. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minneapolis wants specifics on pension repayment,” by Steve Brandt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Number of retiring N.J. teachers nearly doubles after pension rules change” (Associated Press via _Newark Star-Ledger_, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.nj.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension option sparks attack,” by Jimmy Vielkind (_Albany Times-Union_, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.timesunion.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Keeping our retirement promises to state employees,” by Tom Campbell (_Asheville Citizen-Times_, Jun. 22, 2010). Note: this is an _ACT_ Opinion piece.
www.citizen-times.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh City Council runs afoul of state pension overseers,” by Adam Brandolph (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Teacher Retirement System of Texas trims BP (British Petroleum) holdings following oil spill,” by John Egan (_Austin Market Examiner_, Jun. 21, 2010).
www.examiner.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Over 10,000 people get state pensions in Azerbaijan,” by K. Zarbaliyeva (Trend News Agency, Jun. 22, 2010).
en.trend.az/news/society/rights/1708611.html…

15. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria’s retirement age could be revised upwards by three years” (_Echo_ [Sofia], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.sofiaecho.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Former EU commissioner (Vladimir) Spidla for retirement above 65 years” (Ceska tiskova kancelar [Czech News Agency] via _Monitor_ [Prague], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

17. FRANCE NEWS: “France’s Pension Reform Fails To Convince Markets And Critics,” by Stephen Sandelius (Imarketnews.com…, Jun. 22, 2010).
imarketnews.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Many pension schemes still in deficit,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “Government Not Likely to Up Retirement Age Until 2015,” by Anatoly Medetsky (_Times_ [Moscow], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

20. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “They kick like grannies, proudly,” by Robyn Dixon (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 21, 2010).
articles.latimes.com…

21. SPAIN NEWS: “Bank Of Spain’s (Governor Miguel Angel Fernandez) Ordonez Says Pension Reforms Urgently Needed” (RTTnews.com…, Jun. 22, 2010).
www.rttnews.com…

22. UK NEWS: “BA (British Airways) pensions agreement moves it closer to merger with Iberia,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/22/ba-pensions-agreement-merger…

23. UK NEWS: “Woman who had sex change wins legal right to pension at 60,” by Alexandra Topping (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/jun/22/woman-sex-change-right-pension…

24. UK NEWS: “Public sector pension costs exaggerated by government, say unions,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/jun/22/public-sector-pension-costs-government-unions…

25. UK NEWS: “Budget 2010: high earners offered pensions reprieve,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/7847000/Budget-2010-high-earners-offered-pensions-reprieve.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Budget 2010: the effect on pensions,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/how-budget-affect-me/7846774/Budget-2010-the-effect-on-pensions.html…

27. ZAMBIA NEWS: “‘Exempt Senior Citizens From Land Rates'” (_Times of Zambia_ [Ndola, Copperbelt] via allAfrica.com…, Jun. 22, 2010).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Study Finds that Caring for an Elderly, Sick Spouse Sometimes has Positive Elements” (University of Buffalo [New York] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.buffalo.edu…

29. “Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor offers clues to Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Chlordecone exposure and risk of prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “New scientific statement evaluates benefits and risks of menopausal hormone therapy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Progesterone is effective for hot flash treatment and provides an alternative to estrogen” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 21, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2611–Jun. 21, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2611–June 21, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “In Budget Crisis, States Take Aim at Pension Costs,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Jun. 20, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Doctors limit new Medicare patients,” by Richard Wolf (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.us…

3. “Senate votes to delay Medicare cut,” by Janet Hook (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 19, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

4. “Protecting seniors from financial abuse,” by Kathy M. Kristof (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 20, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

5. “(J. Mark) Iwry Is Scholar of Savings,” by Ellen E. Schultz (_Wall St. Journal_, Jun. 19-20, 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 Google News (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. “State pension system in peril” (_Cincinnati [Ohio] Enquirer_, Jun. 20, 2010). Note: this is a _CE_ Editorial.
news.cincinnati.com…

7. “Look for signs of fraud against the elderly,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, Jun. 20, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “George Wein Reinvents His Jazz Festival At 84” (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Saturday_, Jun. 19, 2010). In addition to a story and transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 9 minutes, 26 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Baby boomers juggle caring for kids and parents,” by Ana Veciana Suarez (_Miami Herald_, Jun. 20, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky’s teacher retirement loophole closed,” by William Croyle (_Cincinnati [Ohio] Enquirer_, Jun. 20, 2010).
news.cincinnati.com…

11. MAINE NEWS: “Elder abuse in Maine: a problem we all must acknowledge,” by Leigh Donaldson (_Portland Press Herald_, Jun. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _PPH_ Opinion piece.
www.pressherald.com…

12. NEBRASKA NEWS: “BP (British Petroleum) crisis could squeeze pension funds,” by Ross Boettcher (_Omaha World-Telegram_, Jun. 20, 2010).
www.omaha.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Defined pensions mean high taxes in N.J.,” by Robert E. Pritchard (_Cherry Hill Courier Post_, Jun. 20, 2010). Note: this is a _CHCP_ Opinion piece.
www.courierpostonline.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Records for retirees off-limits in Ohio,” by Rick Armon (_Akron Beacon Journal_, Jun. 21, 2010).
www.ohio.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania lawmakers get real on pensions,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jun. 20, 2010).
www.philly.com…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “Medical program may save elderly from being fraud victims,” by Pamela Yip (_Dallas Morning News_, Jun. 21, 2010).
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Retiree, 93, writes thesis about ancient Minoa,” by Irwin Block (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Prepare now for greyer days: Canadians should be pleased that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is prepared to move ahead with some enhancement to the Canada Pension Plan, and that most provinces agree, at least in principle” (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jun. 20, 2010). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Editorial.
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. FRANCE NEWS: “French pensions” (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jun. 20, 2010). Note 1: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _FT_ Editorial.
www.ft.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly beginners enjoy violin / Many take advantage of teaching method tailored to different skills,” by Daisuke Sasaki (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T100620001603.htm…

21. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Boom in elderly population seen,” by Jenny F. Manongdo (_Bulletin_ [Manila, Luzon], Jun. 20, 2010).
www.mb.com…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “(Finance Minister Alexei) Kudrin Predicts Retirement Age Increase, Costly Gasoline” (_Times_ [Moscow], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Opponents deal a blow to (Margo) MacDonald’s assisted suicide bill,” by Tom Peterkin (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jun. 19, 2010).
news.scotsman.com…

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24. UK NEWS: “Emergency budget: bear cuts or face ‘road to ruin’ warns (Chancellor of the Exchequer] George Osborne,” by Polly Curtis (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jun/20/emergency-budget-bear-cuts-warns-osborne…

25. UK NEWS: “Row as Labour minister joins ‘pension cuts’ body,” by Andy McSmith (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/row-as-labour-minister-joins-pension-cuts-body-2006089.html…

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26. UK NEWS: “Millions in the public sector to pay more for pension,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/7842438/Millions-in-the-public-sector-to-pay-more-for-pension.html…

27. UK NEWS: “The public-sector pensions crisis facing the coalition (government),” by Andrew Gilligan (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 20, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/budget/7840245/The-public-sector-pensions-crisis-facing-the-coalition.html…

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28. UK NEWS: “Majority want immediate end to forced retirement at 65,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/7841560/Majority-want-immediate-end-to-forced-retirement-at-65.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Falls amongst the elderly cost the NHS (National Health Service) millions daily” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 20, 2010).
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10353642.stm…

30. UK NEWS: BOOK REVIEW: “‘We felt that the valley of the shadow of death was upon us’,”  a review of _Keeper_, by Andrea Gillies, reviewed by Elizabeth Grice (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/7837987/We-felt-that-the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death-was-upon-us.html…

31. WALES NEWS: “Ensuring care services treat the elderly with dignity,” by Gwenda Thomas (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2010/06/21/ensuring-care-services-treat-the-elderly-with-dignity-91466-26689670/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, Jun. 21, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

33. “Dementia a huge challenge for Down (Syndrome) carers,” by Julie Robotham (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.smh.com…

34. “B vitamins linked to depression risk in older adults,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Jun. 18, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

35. “Untreated prostate cancer no death sentence” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, Jun. 18, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

36. “Early menopause linked to higher risk of future cardiovascular disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 21, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 18, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2610–June 18, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2610–June 18, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Are Medicare Patients in Jeopardy?” by Huma Khan, Roger Sergel and Dan Childs (_American Broadcasting Corporation_, June 18, 2010).
abcnews.go.com…

2. “Doctors’ lobby blasts Congress for delayed ‘doc fix’,” by Mike Lillis (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 17, 2010, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “Looking Forward To Retirement? 67 The New 55,” by Alan Greenblatt (_National Public Radio_, June 18, 2010, Blog).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees Retirement System] Aims Director List At Increasing Board Sway,” by Gina Chon (_Wall St. Journal_, June 18, 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.

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California nursing home regulators lax in collecting fines, audit says,” by Cynthia Hubert (_Sacramento Bee_, June 18, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

6. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey Pension Fund investments lose 3.8% in May,” by Dunstan McNichol (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 18, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

7. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio pension funds split on BP,” by Jim Provance (_Toledo Blade_, June 18, 2010).
toledoblade.com…

8. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas TRS reports record full-year returns,” by Alison Swersky (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 18, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super set to bounce back, with double-digit growth on the cards,” by Kerrie Sinclair (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], June 18, 2010).
www.couriermail.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Pension contributions: Reaction pours in to reform proposals,” By Ray Turchansky (_Edmonton Journal_, June 18, 2010).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Special Series: System fails older drivers, driving school instructor says,” by Cindy E. Harnett (_Victoria Times-Colonist_, June 18, 2010).
www.timescolonist.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Many seniors needlessly on nursing home lists,” by Pauline Tam (_Ottawa Citizen_, June 18, 2010).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

13. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Nine in ten Czechs believe pensions impossible to rely on,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, June 18, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

14. FRENCH NEWS: “France faces strikes over pension proposals,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 18, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Geriatric wards, national commission in offing for the elderly,” (_Sify_, June 18, 2010).
sify.com…

16. MALTA NEWS: “Pension reform back on the agenda,” by Ivan Camilleri (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], June 18, 2010).
www.timesofmalta.com…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch pension fund assets return to pre-crisis levels,” by Chris Santeli (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 18, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensioners overcharged on car and travel insurance,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 18, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/7835729/Pensioners-overcharged-on-car-and-travel-insurance.html…

19. UK NEWS: “NHS dementia strategy criticised by mental health charity,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], June 17, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jun/17/nhs-dementia-mental-health-charity…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Orphaned elderly serious casualty of African AIDS epidemic, Stanford study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Physicists help biologists to understand protein folding,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Fuzzy logic predicts cell aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 17, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2609–June 17, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2609–June 17, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Doctors Recouped Cuts in Medicare Pay, Study Finds,” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, June 17, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees Retirement System] orders California, schools to boost contributions,” by March Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, June 17, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Leaders of 4 California employee unions agree to pension rollback,” by Shane Goldmacher (_Los Angeles Times_, June 17, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS wins fee cuts from 2 more management firms,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, June 17, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

5. OREGON NEWS: “Accounting rule changes looming for PERS, other state pension funds,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland], June 17, 2010).
www.oregonlive.com…

6. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Social Security activist appeals to Philly millionaires,” by Joesph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 17, 2010).
www.philly.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension bill half measure,” (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, June 17, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
thetimes-tribune.com…

8. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Change to state pension plan irks some retirees,” by Thom Gabrukiewicz (_Argus-Leader_ [Sioux Falls], June 17, 2010).
www.argusleader.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: ” Universities will pay dearly when boomers cash in,” by Heath Gilmore (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 18, 2010).
www.smh.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Special Series: Our laws and attitudes are biased against older drivers, UVic expert says,” By Cindy E. Harnett (_Victoria Times-Colonist_, June 17, 2010).
www.timescolonist.com…

11. CHINA NEWS: “China pension fund to increase investments abroad,” by Chinmei Sung (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 17, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension overhaul is long overdue,” by Stephan Delbos (_Prague Post_, June 17, 2010).
www.praguepost.com…

13. EU NEWS: “Green Paper reveals European Solvency II plans for schemes,” by Tom Selby (_Global Pensions_ [London], June 17, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. FRENCH NEWS: “To fight deficits, France plans to raise minimum retirement age from 60 to 62,” by Edward Cody (_Washington Post_, June 17, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

15. FRENCH NEWS: “France Seeks Later Retirement Age,” by David Gauthier-Villars (_Wall St. Journal_, June 17, 2010, P. A14). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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16. INDIA NEWS: “Revised DTC proposal may boost National Pension Scheme’s popularity,” by Nishanth Vasudevan (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], June 17, 2010).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. TAIWAN NEWS: “Retirees choosing annuity increase sharply,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], June 17, 2010).
www.chinapost.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Million elderly with care needs ‘could be left unsupported’ as cuts bite, charity warns,” by Andy Bloxham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 17, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7833835/Million-elderly-with-care-needs-could-be-left-unsupported-as-cuts-bite-charity-warns.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “A Decade Of Alzheimer’s Devastating Impact,” by Melissa Block (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing June 16, 2010, MP3 format, running time 9 minutes 53 seconds).
www.npr.org…

20. “Medicare Eye Study Finds Untapped Savings,” by Alicia Mundy (_Wall St. Journal_, June 17, 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.

21. “Medicare cuts increase cancer treatments, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Sorry, guys, testosterone may not help your aging body,” by Tralee Pearce (_Globe and Mail_, June 16, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. “Doubts cast on “male menopause” criteria,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, June 16, 2010).
www.reutershealth.com…

24. “Low calcium intake linked with increased risk of osteoporosis and hypertension in postmenopausal women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

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