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November 30, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2723–November 30, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2723–November 30, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Advantage provision going smoothly so far,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, November 29, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Congress stalls cut to doctors’ Medicare formula,” by Jim Abrams (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 30, 2010).
www.boston.com…

3. “The Graying Work Force,” by Sherisse Pham (_New York Times_, November 30, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “US considers new target date rules,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], November 30, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Public safety pensions bill moves to House floor,” by Chris Wetterich (_Peoria Journal-Star_, November 29, 2010).
www.pjstar.com…

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Legislation would overhaul investigation of nursing home deaths,” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, November 30, 2010).
www.kentucky.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pensions: State must ante up … and get a better deal,” (_Newark Star-Ledger_, November 30, 2010, Blog).
blog.nj.com…

8. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma Education Board told it is obligated to pay money for teachers’ retirement,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], November 30, 2010).
newsok.com…

9. WASHINGTON NEWS: “State seeks $4 billion fix for its pension fund,” by Andrew Garber (_Seattle Times_, November 29, 2010).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boozing boomers defy health messages,” by Amy Corderoy (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 1, 2010).
www.smh.com…

11. HUNGARY NEWS: “Government to scrap mandatory private funds in pension reform,” (_Budapest Times_, November 30, 2010).
www.budapesttimes.hu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15956&Itemid=219…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Warning of rise in poverty among elderly,” by Jamie Smyth and Patsy McGarry (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 30, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Granny nanny’ trend to continue as incomes shrink,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 30, 2010).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/granny-nanny-trend-to-continue-as-incomes-shrink-2441099.html…

14. LITHUANIA NEWS: “Lithuanian pension association sues government,” by Jaishree Kalia (_Global Pensions_ [London], November 30, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Public sector to offer re-employment to retiring workers from July 2011,” by Imelda Saad (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 30, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

16. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More elderly people contracting AIDS,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 29, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

17. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Koreans fall short in advance of retirement,” by Jung Jae-yoon (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], December 1, 2010).
joongangdaily.joins.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Ageing population putting Britain under ‘unsustainable’ pressure, OBR warns,” by Philip Aldrick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 30, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8169325/Ageing-population-putting-Britain-under-unsustainable-pressure-OBR-warns.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Older people ‘miss skin cancer signs’,” (_BBC News_, November 30, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11866040…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Walking may help to slow progression of Alzheimer’s: Study,” by Neil Haesler (_Montreal Gazette_, November 29, 2010).
www.canada.com…

21. “Gene therapy ‘memory boost hope’,” (_BBC News_, November 29, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11850041…

22. “Aging: Unsteady on Your Feet? Try Moving to Music,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, November 30, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Stem cells give sight to blind mice, raising hope for aging humans,” by Carolyn Abraham (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 29, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. “Belly fat puts women at risk for osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 30, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Care home turns back the clock on dementia,” (_BBC News_, November 30, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11863909…

November 29, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2722–November 29, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2722–November 29, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Time for ‘Demographic Stress Tests’,” by Nicholas Eberstadt and Hans Groth (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 26-27, 2010, P. A17). Note 1: 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. Note 2: this is a _WSJ_ Opinion piece.

2. “Pensions: the Lump-Sum Gamble,” by Ellen E. Schultz (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 26-27, 2010, P. B8). 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.

3. “Retirement security on the altar of fiscal responsibility” (_Washington Post_, Nov. 28, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Doctors say Medicare cuts forcing them to shift away from elderly,” by N.C. Aizenman  (_Washington Post_, Nov. 26, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. (US) House (of Representatives) could delay Medicare rate cuts” (Cable News Network International, Nov. 29, 2010).
www.cnn.com…

6. “Time to evaluate Medicare Advantage plans,” by Tammy Worth (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 29, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. “Deficit reduction plan calls for Social Security balancing act,” by Kevin G. Hall (_Sacramento [California] Bee_, Nov. 28, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Planning for pensions” (_los Angeles Times_, Nov. 27, 2010). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
articles.latimes.com…

9. GEORGIA NEWS: “Recession rewrites retirement for many,” by Russell Grantham (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Nov. 28, 2010).
www.ajc.com…

10. MARYLAND NEWS: “Anne Arundel County leaders to push for pension fixes,” by Nicole Fuller (_Baltimore Sun_, Nov. 29, 2010).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State digs deeper hole on pensions,” by Jason Method (_Asbury Park Press_, Nov. 27, 2010).
www.app.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) envelops the frail elderly in a cocoon of care,” by Felice J. Freyer (_Providence Journal_, Nov. 29, 2010).
www.projo.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “The price of living: How can courts protect the elderly?” by Doug Pardue (_Charleston Post and Courier_, Nov. 29, 2010).
www.postandcourier.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. WORLD NEWS: “Elderly to Outnumber Children by 2050 in Most Parts of World” (sciencedaily.com…, Nov. 27, 2010).
www.sciencedaily.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ailing elderly people relocated interstate so families can plunder assets,” by Renee Viellaris (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Nov. 28, 2010).
www.couriermail.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension plan for (Australian Rules Football) players considered,” by Jon Pierik (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 26, 2010).
www.smh.com…

17. BHUTAN NEWS: “Pension fund grows to 8.9 billion ngultrum (194.3 million US dollars),” by Nidup Gyeltshen (_Kuensel_ [Thimphu], Nov. 29, 2010).
www.kuenselonline.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Number of seniors living in poverty soars nearly 25%,” by Joe Friesen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 25, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Universities facing service cuts to climb out of ‘pension abyss’,” by James Bradshaw (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 29, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Low-income seniors threatened by changes to federal income support,” by Bill Curry and Joe Friesen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 26, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Is the Piggybank Broken?–Raising retirement,” by Fred Vettese (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 26, 2010). Note: this is a _FT_ Commentary piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s aging millionaires,” by Michael Nairne (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 27, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Praise for the perks that come with being 60,” by Janet Torge (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Nov. 29, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

24. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary opposition rallies against pension changes” (Reuters via _Post_ [Kyiv, Ukraine], Nov. 27, 2010).
www.kyivpost.com…

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25. IRELAND NEWS: “10 billion euros (13.24 billion US dollars) may be deployed from pension fund, says Minister,” by Arthur Beesley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 28, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Opposition (parties) condemns deal” (_Irish Times_, Nov. 29, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

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27. JAPAN NEWS: “Caregivers help elderly travel more freely” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Nov. 29, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T101128002842.htm…

28. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “VVD (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) may opt to raise pension age to 67, without support from the PVV (Party for Freedom)” (dutchnews.nl…, Nov. 28, 2010).
www.dutchnews.nl…

29. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “NI civil service pension scheme is 50 million pounds (77.93 million US dollars) in the red” (British Broadcasting Corporation news, Nov. 29, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11858391…

30. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Movie charts family agony of dementia,” by Caroline Wilson (_Evening Times_ [Glasgow], Nov. 26, 2010).
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/editor-s-picks/movie-charts-family-agony-of-dementia-1.1071011…

31. SERBIA NEWS: “Pensions to increase next year,” by Michael Roberts (balkans.com…, Nov. 29, 2010).
www.balkans.com…

32. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Children Ease Alzheimer’s in Land of Aging,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, Nov. 26, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

33. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Pension fund for Sri Lanka’s 6-million informal sector” (_Sunday Times_ [Colombo], Nov. 28, 2010).
www.sundaytimes.lk/101128/BusinessTimes/bt01.html…

34. UK NEWS: “100,000 elderly and disabled adults feared to have been abused,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 26, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8138544/100000-elderly-and-disabled-adults-feared-to-have-been-abused.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Pensioners unite to fight switch from RPI (retail price index) to CPI (consumer price index), by John Greenwood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 27, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8161409/Pensioners-unite-to-fight-switch-from-RPI-to-CPI.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Pensions for cash deals under scrutiny,” by Teresa Hunter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 25, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8159256/Pensions-for-cash-deals-under-scrutiny.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Councils stop elderly from getting help,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 27, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/longtermcare/8161457/Councils-stop-elderly-from-getting-help.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Don’t rely on oil profits for pensions,” by Vivienne Cox (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 29, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

39. WALES NEWS: “Retired police officers on double income,” by Martin Shipton (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 29, 2010).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/11/29/retired-police-officers-on-double-income-91466-27733785/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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40. “Aging Ills Reversed in Mice,” by Gautam Nike (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 9, 2010, P. A3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via 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.

41. “Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice–now for humans,” by Ian Sample (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Nov. 28, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/nov/28/scientists-reverse-ageing-mice-humans…

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42. “New prostate cancer imaging shows real-time tumor metabolism” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Walking slows progression of Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Light exercise may prevent osteoarthritis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 29, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Gene therapy prevents memory problems in mice with Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 28, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “New bandage splint designed to make life easier for hip surgery patients” (Technical University of Denmark, National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 24, 2010).
www.risoe.dtu.dk/News_archives/News/2010/1124_hofteskinne.aspx?sc_lang=en…

November 24, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2721–November 24, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2721–November 24, 2010

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NOTE: There will be no e-clippings tomorrow or Friday, Nov. 25-26, 2010, due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This service will resume on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1.”Other Generations see baby boomers as self-absorbed, but hardworking and generous,” by Sharon Jayson (_Asbury Park [New Jersey] Press_ via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 24, 2010).
www.app.com…

2. “Study prescribes Medicare 2011 drug plan research,” by Tom Murphy (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

3. “Don’t touch my Medicare,” by Amitai Etzion (Cable News Network, Nov. 24, 2010). Note: this is a CNN Opinion piece.
www.cnn.com…

4. “What Motivated (Former President) FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) to Push For the Social Security Act,” by Anthony Mason (Columbia Broadcasting System news, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.cbsnews.com…

5. “(Vermont Senator Bernie) Sanders Pushing Again For One-time Social Security Boost,” by Bob Kinzel (Vermont Public Radio news, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.vpr.net…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Suspect in Seal Beach nursing home killing charged with murder: Roy Charles Laird, 88, could be sentenced to 50 years in the shooting death of his wife of nearly 70 years, Clara, 86. The case shines a spotlight on the growing public debate about the appropriate response to such tragedies,” by Tony Barboza and Alan Zarembo (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 24, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension tab rises 2.6 million dollars for Modesto,” by Ken Carlson (_Modesto Bee_, Nov. 24, 2010).
www.modbee.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “State agencies scramble to fill retirement openings,” by Paul Egan (_Detroit News_, Nov. 24, 2010).
www.detnews.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Gov(ernor). Ed Rendell signs pension reform bill into law,” by Jan Murphy (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Nov. 24, 2010).
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers to fill the gaps in life-stage wasteland,” by Bernard Salt (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Nov. 25, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

11. BRUNEI NEWS: “Brunei’s Elderly Expected To Double By 2011,” by Waleed P.D. Mandini (BruDirect.com…, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.brudirect.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Good news, boomers (and some bad),” by Noreen Rasbach (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Nov. 24, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. FRANCE NEWS: “Renault (auto company) offers early retirement to 3,000 workers” (Reuters, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

14. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary to Strip Private Pension Fund Members of State Pensions Benefits,” by Zoltan Simon and Edith Balazs (Bloomberg News, Nov. 24, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. POLAND NEWS: “Poland May Issue Long-Term Bonds to Pension Funds to Help Curb Public Debt,” by Monika Rozlal (Bloomberg News, Nov. 24, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Longer life expectancy pushes up pension costs” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 24, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11828918…

17. UK NEWS: “Workers ‘failing to track pensions'” (Press Association via Google News, Nov. 24, 2010).
www.google.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Future for early retirement looks bleak,” by David Rowley (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 24, 2010). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Think tank warns of public sector pension reform risks” (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Antrim/Down, Northern Ireland], Nov. 24, 2010).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/business-news/think-tank-warns-of-public-sector-pension-reform-risks-15012223.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Alzheimer’s Treatment: How Non-Drug Therapies Can Help,” by Mary S. Mittelman and Laura N. Gitlin (Huffington Post, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

21. “Nutrient-Dense Diet May Reduce Risk for Low-Trauma Fracture,” by Laurie Barclay  (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 24, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “No family link seen between Parkinson’s, melanoma,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

23. “IOF (International Osteoporosis Foundation) and ESCEO (European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis) issue position paper on atypical femoral fractures and long-term bisphosphonate use” (International Osteoporosis Foundation news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 24, 2010).
www.iofbonehealth.org…

24. “Chronic high cholesterol diet produces brain damage” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 24, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Diabetes Drug could work against Alzheimer’s” (Deutsches Zentrum fur Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 24, 2010).
www.dzne.de/en/about-us/public-relations/press-releases/news-detail/news/diabetes-medikament-koennte-gegen-alzheimer-wirken.html…

26. “Retirement reduces tiredness and depression” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Age restriction on emergency stroke treatment should be lifted, say researchers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Fecal immunochemical testing best and most cost-effective method for screening for colorectal cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 23, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2720–November 23, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2720–November 23, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Government Orders Three Medicare Advantage Plans To Stop Marketing, Enrolling New Members” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “The future of Social Security in one graph,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_, Nov. 23, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
voices.washingtonpost.com…

3. “(Illinois) Rep(resentative). (Jan) Schakowsky: Social Security Not Part of Deficit Problem,” by Judy Woodruff (US Public Broadcasting System _PBS Newshour_, Nov. 22, 2010). In addition to a print transcript, video and audio transcripts )running time: 8 minutes, 2 seconds) are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

4. “AT&T, Verizon (Communications, Inc.) Pension Estimates May Be Too Low, Bernstein (Sanford C. Bernstein & Co) Says,” by Amy Thomson (Bloomberg News, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “2010 electorate: elderly, wealthy,” by Steven Thomma And William Douglas (_Miami [Florida] Herald_, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALASKA NEWS: “Alaska can do more to help those on Medicare,” by Les Gara (_Juneau Empire_, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.juneauempire.com…

7. MAINE NEWS: “Medicare cuts could imperil Maine’s medical equipment companies,” by J. Hemmerdinger (_Portland Press Herald_ via _Bangor Daily News_, Nov. 22, 2010).
new.bangordailynews.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts pension fund hold 65.6 million dollars in Conn(ecticut). hedge funds raided by FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation),” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.boston.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Firm operating senior facilities to fight N.J. order,” by Adrienne Lu (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.philly.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Adviser Pleads Guilty in Pay-to-Play Pension Scheme,” by John Eligon (_New York Times, Nov. 23, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Co-founder of Quadrangle Group LLC Steven) Rattner Says (Attorney General Andrew) Cuomo’s Lawsuit in New York Pension Case ‘Close to Extortion’,” by Laura Marcinek (Bloomberg News, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension bailout choices pondered by (Pittsburgh city) council,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “Pension reformers want EU rule change,” by Jan Cienski, Chris Bryant, and Stanley Pignal (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Nov. 23, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

14. BULGARIA NEWS: “Parliament approves principle pension system reform” (Bulgarian Telegraph Agency via Balkans.com…, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.balkans.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “344,000 Canadian boomers start turning 65 in January,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 23, 2010).
opinion.financialpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Cutting to the chase on the great when-to-retire debate,” by Dan Richards (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 23, 2010).
secure.globeadvisor.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Pension Plan goes shopping in the U.K.,” by Steve Ladurantaye (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 23, 2010).
secure.globeadvisor.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Federal committee plans public-sector pension review,” by Kathryn May (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Pension envy all the rage,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Nov. 22, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Saint John (New Brunswick) faces asset seizure over pension debt: (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/11/22/nb-saint-john-overdue-on-payment.html…

21. FRANCE NEWS: “Low turnout for latest French pension protest” (Agence France Presse via expatica.com…, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.expatica.com…

22. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary’s (Economy Minister Gyorgy) Matolcsy: Mandatory Private Pension Regime Is Over,” by Margit Feher (Dow Jones Newswires via NASDAQ.com…, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.nasdaq.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Beedi (cigarette) workers protest against measly pension” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Nov. 23, 2010).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Gap in bond yields driving pension fund deficits higher,” by Charlie Weston and Donal O’Donovan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/gap-in-bond-yields-driving-pension-fund-deficits-higher-2431018.html…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Tax-relief cut on pensions to hit public sector hardest,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/taxrelief-cut-on-pensions-to-hit-public-sector-hardest-2431017.html…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly ‘struggling’ in recession,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. POLAND NEWS: “Poland Unlikely to Suspend Payments to Pension Funds, (Prime Minister Donald) Tusk Says,” by Monika Rozlal (Bloomberg News, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

28. UK NEWS: “(Health Secretary) Andrew Lansley: baby boomers must stay healthy to ease longevity time bomb,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8154691/Andrew-Lansley-baby-boomers-must-stay-healthy-to-ease-longevity-time-bomb.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Why pensioners are hit hardest by rural poverty,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Nov. 23, 2010).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100008740/why-pensioners-are-hit-hardest-by-rural-poverty/…

30. UK NEWS: “Oxbridge (Oxford and Cambridge University) dons (academics) unite in protest at pension proposals,” by Harriet Swain (_Guardian [London], Nov. 23, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/nov/23/oxbridge-pensions-academics-protest-united…

31. UK NEWS: “Pension reform ‘will increase cost'” (Press Association via Google News, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.google.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Care homes ‘closed’ for poor standards remain open,” by Fran Abrams (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 23, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11789475…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Personalized multimedia program may help prevent falls in patients without cognitive impairment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “High alpha-carotene levels associated with longer life” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Perceptual Training Improves Vision of the Elderly” (University of California, Riverside news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 22, 2010).
newsroom.ucr.edu…

36. “Prostate cancer clinical stage does not predict recurrence” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 22, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2719–November 22, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2719–November 22, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Touching the ‘third rail’,” by Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson (_Los Angeles Times_, November 22, 2010). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Social Security, Medicare Face The Age Of Austerity,” (_National Public Radio All Things Considered_, show airing November 21, 2010, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 11 minutes 7 seconds).
www.npr.org…

3. “More Baby Boomers Enroll In Medicare Part D Plans,” by Kelley Weiss (_National Public Radio Morning Edition_, show airing November 22, 2010, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 3 minutes 32 seconds).
www.npr.org…

4. “Medicare plan changes are coming; seniors should review coverage,” by Kathy M. Kristof (_Los Angeles Times_, November 21, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

5. “Audit: Pension guaranty agency needs strategy for workload surge,” by David S. Hilzenrath (_Washington Post_, November 20, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Dying with debt: A dirty little retirement secret,” by Cindy Perman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 22, 2010).
www.us…

7. “Long-term care insurance worries Baby Boomers,” by Sandra Block (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 22, 2010).
www.us…

8. “The Empty Chair in the Dining Room,” by Patrick Egan (_New York Times_, November 22, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension bill delays spike,” by John Messeder (_Gettysburg Times_, November 22, 2010).
www.gettysburgtimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “States face super liability crisis,” by Paul Cleary and Annabel Hepworth (_Australian_ [Sydney], November 23, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australians confused by super terms,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 22, 2010).
news.smh.com…

12. CHINA NEWS: “Population of Beijing a moderately aging society: report,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], November 22, 2010).
news.xinhuanet.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “Workers protest pension scheme,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], November 22, 2010).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension relief cuts to slow payments,” by Dominic Doyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 20, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Malaysia offers sex courses for elderly,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 21, 2010).
news.theage.com…

16. POLAND NEWS: “Government divided over pension changes,” (_Warsaw Business Journal_, November 22, 2010).
www.wbj.pl/article-52164-government-divided-over-pension-changes.html…

17. NORTH KOREA NEWS: “Impoverished North Korea facing aging society,” by Cho Jin-seo (_Korea Times_ [], November 22, 2010).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

18. UGANADA NEWS: “Senior citizens petition Museveni over pension, access to health,” by Patrick Jaramogi (_New Vision_ [Kampala], November 21, 2010).
www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/13/738938…

19. UKRAINA NEWS: “Ukraine Must Raise Pension Age to Get Access to IMF Funds, Tigipko Says,” by Daryna Krasnolutska and Kateryna Choursina (_Bloomberg_, November 22, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Pensioner crimewave marks rise of the ‘Saga lout’,” by Tracy McVeigh (_Observer_ [London], November 21, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/21/pensioner-crimewave-saga-lout…

21. UK NEWS: “Government plans to put services online ‘could widen the digital divide’,” by Louise Gray (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/8149609/Government-plans-to-put-services-online-could-widen-the-digital-divide.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Alzheimer’s exacts a heavy toll among Latinos,” by Judith Graham (_Chicago Tribune_, November 21, 2010).
www.chicagotribune.com…

23. “Scientists Ferret Out A Key Pathway For Aging,” (_Medical News Today_, November 22, 2010).
www.medicalnewstoday.com…

24. “Poll: Boomers unhappiest over their own sex life,” by Randolph E. Schmid (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, November 22, 2010).
www.boston.com…

25. “Experts on aging: Stay fit after 65 to live longer, better,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 22, 2010).
www.us…

26. “Study Sees Link Between Low Salt Levels, Fracture Risk in Older Adults,” (HealthDay, November 20, 2010).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Aging gracefully is all about food,” by Vivian Song (_Toronto Star_, November 22, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

28. “Protein in the urine: A warning sign for cognitive decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 20, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 19, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2718–November 19, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2718–November 19, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(US) Senate Passes 1-Month Doc Fix, House Action After Thanksgiving,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 18, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “Raising retirement age hurts poor,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

3. “Private Medicare Plans Are Retrenching,” by Avery Johnson (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 19, 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.

4. “(United Auto Workers) Union Trust in 2.9 Billion Dollar Windfall: Sale of Shares Will Help Fund Health Care UAW Retirees and Spouses,” by Matthew Dolan and Phred Dvorak (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 19, 2010, P. B9). 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.

5. “MLB (Major League Baseball) close to expanding pension benefits,” by Phil Rogers (Chicagobreakingsports.com… [WGN TV, WGN Radio, _Chicago Tribune_], Nov. 18, 2010).
www.chicagobreakingsports.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ARIZONA NEWS: “Some retired teachers rehired while drawing pensions,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Nov. 19, 2010). Note: this is part six of an eight part series. Links to all parts are available from every story.
www.azcentral.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California public pensions underfunded,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_ blog, Nov. 18, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Mayor Jerry) Sanders proposes eliminating city pensions,” by Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union Tribune_, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.signonsandiego.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retirement shortfalls measured in trillions” (_Orange County Register_, Nov. 19, 2010). Note: this is an _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

10. IOWA NEWS: “Boomers: Many in Iowa’s population carry traits of past,” by Mike Klein (_Des Moines Register_, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Fully funded Kansas pensions remain decades away, exec(utive)s say,” by Gene Meyer (Kansasreporter.org…, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.kansasreporter.org…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Cities, counties to pay more for employee pensions,” by Stephenie Steitzer (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.courier-journal.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. joins effort to combat financial victimization of the elderly” (KYpost.com…, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.kypost.com…

14. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “USM (University of Southern Mississippi) offers bonus to spur retirement,” by Elizabeth Crisp (_Jackson Clarion Ledger_, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.clarionledger.com…

15. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey’s Pension Fund Gained 1.7% in October as Stock Investments Rose,” by Dunstan McNichol (Bloomberg News, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Financier Is Sued by (Attorney General Andrew M.) Cuomo in Fraud Case,” by Louise Story and Peter Lattman (_New York Times_, Nov. 19, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York City May Cut Assumed Rate of Return on Pension Assets, (Comptroller John) Liu Says,” by Martin Z. Braun and William Glasgal (Bloomberg News, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. NEVADA NEWS: “(Senate Minority Leader Mike) McGinness urges funding changes to public pension system,” by Ed Vogel (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.lvrj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil to Monitor Pension Funds Exposure to Banks, Valor (Economico–newspaper) Says,” by Iuri Dantas (Bloomberg News, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian Parliament adopts retirement amendments” (Balkans.com…, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.balkans.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “AbitibiBowater (Inc.) pension deal supports bankruptcy exit” (Reuters, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

22. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “No (number) of private pension scheme clients up at 4.5m(illion)” (Ceska tiskova kancelar [CTK–Czech Press Agency] via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Nov. 19, 2010).
www.praguemonitor.com…

23. FINLAND NEWS: “Pension reform lengthens working careers by only six months” (_Helsingin Sanomat_ [Helsinki], Nov. 19, 2010).
www.hs.fi/english/article/Pension+reform+lengthens+working+careers+by+only+six+months/1135261766716…

24. FRANCE NEWS: “Renault (SA–Auto Maker) Seeks Early-Retirement Accord From Unions as Output Decline Looms,” by Laurence Frost (Bloomberg News, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “4% of elderly had ‘superbug’ infections,” by Niall Hunter (Irishhealth.com…, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.irishhealth.com…

26. MALAWI NEWS: “Malawians march against pension bill” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 19, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11797117…

27. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension reform saves FG (Federal Government 1 billion naira (6.614 million US dollars) monthly–(Former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Stephen) Oronsaye,” by Juliana Taiwo (_Daily Sun_ [Lagos], Nov. 19, 2010).
www.sunnewsonline.com…

28. UKRAINE NEWS: “Ukraine set to up retirement age for women to 60, says draft memo for 2nd IMF (International Monetary Fund) tranche” (Interfax News, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.interfax.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Staff prefer pensions to pay,” by Alice Ross (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 19, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Robot trained to care for the elderly at University of Connecticut” (_Los Angeles Times blog, Nov. 18, 2010). A short video (running time: 3 minutes 51 seconds) accompanies this article. Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

31. “Aspirin May Increase ICH (intracerebral hemorrhage) Risk in Alzheimer’s Patients,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 18, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “UH (University of Houston, Texas) physicists study behavior of enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s, cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 19, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Study shows importance of exercise for those at special risk for Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Taking a break from osteoporosis drugs can protect bones” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Scientists ferret out a key pathway for aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 18, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2717–November 18, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2717–November 18, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare and Medicaid Chief Defends Health Care Law,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, November 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Republicans grill Obama’s Medicare-Medicaid chief,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, November 18, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Vouchers Proposed for Medicare in 2021,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, November 18, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “The Medicare Doc Fix: Physicians Again Are Staring Into The Abyss,” by Gail Wilensky (_Kaiser Health News_, November 18, 2010, Blog).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Other generations growing weary of Baby Boomers,” by Sharon Jayson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 18, 2010).
www.us…

6. “Second Life; A growing group of organizations is offering new retirees help with figuring out what’s next in life,” (_Newsweek_, November 17, 2010).
www.newsweek.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS {California Public Employees’ Retirement System} expands agent disclosure policy,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, November 18, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Report says Florida’s state pension fund has recovered from recession,” (_St. Petersburg Times_, November 18, 2010).
www.tampabay.com…

9. HAWAII NEWS: “Aging population amplifies health care shortages,” by Kristen Consillio (_Honolulu Star-Advertiser_, November 18, 2010).
www.staradvertiser.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Secrecy shrouds some pension investments in Illinois,” by Jason Grotto (_Chicago Tribune_, November 17, 2010).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. aims to cut drug overuse for dementia,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, November 18, 2010).
www.boston.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Teachers pension system scales back belt-tightening,” by James Nash (_Columbus Dispatch_, November 17, 2010).
www.dispatch.com…

13. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma Pension Commission calls for decisive action,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], November 18, 2010).
newsok.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Seniors’ drug coverage soaring,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, November 18, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Should retirement begin at 67?” by James Daw (_Toronto Star_, November 17, 2010).
www.moneyville.ca/article/892566–should-retirement-begin-at-67…

16. CHINA NEWS: “China’s empty nests big concern,” by Liang Kaixin (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 18, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Dementia patients ‘not listened to’,” by Alison Healy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 18, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. POLAND NEWS: “Poland not ready to propose pension suspension, minister says,” by Katya Andrusz (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], November 18, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Fears for pensioners over housing benefit reforms,” (_BBC News_, November 18, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11783458…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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20. “Cancer Drug Wins Support From Panel,” by Alicia Mundy (_Wall St. Journal_, November 18, 2010, P. D2). 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 Panel Backs Prostate Drug,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, November 18, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Prostate cancer drug wins panel’s confidence,” by Catherine Larkin (_Washington Post_, November 18, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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23. “Modulating a protein in the brain could help control Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Hormone therapy use may increase or decrease dementia risk depending upon timing,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “In the Examination Room, an Effort to Prevent Financial Abuse,” by Diana B. Henriques (_New York Times_, November 18, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

26. “New drug targets vitamin D receptors in hormone resistant prostate cancers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Study Reports More Precise Way to Remove Cataracts,” by Maureen Salamon (_HealthDay_, November 18, 2010).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 17, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2716–November 17, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2716–November 17, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Unexpected Findings on Elderly Drivers,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Nov. 17, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Rival debt plan: Tackles Medicare, Social Security; raises taxes,” by Richard Wolf (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.us…

3. “Medicare: Walmart (retail store) drug plan is low cost. Is it best?” (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Nov. 16, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “Doctor Groups Urge Congress To Grant Temporary Reprieve From Medicare Payment Cuts” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “The election’s over, but Medicare debate goes on,” by Deirdre Shesgreen (_Connecticut Mirror_ [Hartford], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.ctmirror.org…

6. “Baby Boomer sports icons aging gracefully,” by Erik Brady (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia] via _Tucson [Arizona] Citizen_, Nov. 17, 2010).
tucsoncitizen.com…

7. “‘Boomer’ No Longer Synonymous with ‘Consumer?’,” by Gail Buckner (Fox Business News, Nov. 15, 2010).
www.foxbusiness.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona pension payouts bolstered by Phoenix,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Nov. 17, 2010). Note: this is part four of an eight part series running from Nov. 14-Nov. 21. Links to all articles are on the same page as each story.
www.azcentral.com…

9. ARIZONA NEWS: “Southwest Valley cities struggle with rising pension costs,” by David Madrid and Eddi Trevizo (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.azcentral.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Financial firm may be target in state pension probe,” by Evan Halper (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 16, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Los Angeles City) Council to Vote Wednesday on Retirement Reform Ballot Measure” (NBCLOSANGELES.COM…, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.nbclosangeles.com…

12. GEORGIA NEWS: “DeKalb (County) commissioners reluctant to raise pension contributions,” by Megan Matteucci (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.ajc.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Mayors plead with lawmakers for pension reform,” by Benjamin Yount (_Alton Telegraph_, Nov. 16, 2010).
www.thetelegraph.com…

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14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Politicians helped bring Chicago’s public pension funds to the brink of insolvency,” by Jason Grotto (_Chicago Tribune_, Nov. 16, 2010).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “What happens if Chicago pension funds run out of money?” by Jason Grotto (_Chicago Tribune_, Nov. 17, 2010).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

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16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Medical practices focused on keeping elderly patients out of emergency care are rewarded by Medicare,” by Kyla King (_Grand Rapids Press_, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.mlive.com…

17. NEVADA NEWS: “Public pension reform will be issue during the 2011 legislative session,” by Sean Whaley (_Lanhonton Valley News_ [Fallon, Churchill, and Lyon Counties], Nov. 16, 2010).
www.lahontanvalleynews.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC (New York City) pension funds want bank foreclosure audits,” by David B. Caruso (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Nov. 16, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Public pension reform ‘stops the bleeding’ for now” (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Nov. 17, 2010). Note: this is a _HPN_ Editorial.
www.pennlive.com…

20. TEXAS NEWS: “Dallas pensions funds sound for now, but Mayor Tom Leppert still wants study,” by Rudolph Bush (_Dallas Morning News_, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.dallasnews.com…

21. TEXAS NEWS: “Tweaks could further imperil Fort Worth pension fund,” by John Henry (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, Nov. 16, 2010).
www.star-telegram.com…

22. WISCONSIN NEWS: “State, UW (University of Wisconsin) employees must pay into pension fund,” by Mike Ivey (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Nov. 17, 2010).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Oldies going for broke before retirement” (_Daily Telegraph_ [Surrey Hills, New South Wales, Nov. 18, 2010).
www.news.com…

24. BOLIVIA NEWS: “Bolivia moves to nationalize pensions, lower age” (Reuters, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

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25. CANADA NEWS: “Is 70 the new 65?” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.financialpost.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Let Canadians decide whether to raise retirement age, report says,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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27. CANADA NEWS: “Annuities keep women afloat in retirement,” by Chaya Cooperberg (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Dalhousie (University) seeks pension relief” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/11/17/ns-dalhousie-pension-fund.html…

29. GERMANY NEWS: “Government sticks to plan for retirement age to increase to 67,” by Holly Fox (Reuters, German News Agency [DAPD, DAP], Agence France Presse, via Deutsche Welle, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0…,,6239338,00.html

30. INDIA NEWS: “Household income incorrect norm to fix pension” (Press Trust of India via rediff.com…, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.rediff.com…

31. IRELAND NEWS: “Compensation ruled out for elderly who claim nursing home care denied,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

32. POLAND NEWS: “Poland Not Ready to Suspend Pension Payments Amid EU Talks, (Finance Minister Jacek) Rostowski Says,” by Katya Andrusz and Monika Rozla (Bloomberg News, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

33. UK NEWS: “A million adults to get their own social care budgets,” by James Meikle (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/nov/16/social-care-personal-budget…

34. UK NEWS: “Compulsory police retirement ‘affects 3,200′” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 17, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11776051…

35. UK NEWS: “Neighbourhood Watch groups told to report elderly abuse,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8137859/Neighbourhood-Watch-groups-told-to-report-elderly-abuse.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Mistakes and unavoidable problems kill an estimated 15,000 elderly U.S. patients every month in hospitals, U.S. government investigators reported on Tuesday,” by Maggie Fox  (Reuters Health, Nov. 16, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

37. “U.S. study faults aggressive end-of-life cancer care,” by Maggie Fox (Reuters Health, Nov. 16, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

38. “Speech monitoring could track Parkinson’s: study” (Reuters Health, Nov. 16, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

39. “The Pericyte Becomes a Player in Alzheimer’s, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases” (University of Rochester [New York] Medical Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.urmc.rochester.edu…

40. “Lower back and foot pain associated with more severe knee osteoarthritis symptoms”  (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Multidisciplinary approach is key to successful treatment of aggressive prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “New insight into dementia pathophysiology” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Aged, damaged hearts yield stem cells that could treat heart failure” (American Heart Association news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.newsroom.heart.org…

44. “Post-traumatic stress disorder linked to death, atherosclerosis in veterans” (American Heart Association news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 17, 2010).
www.newsroom.heart.org…

45. “New ways to detect and treat Alzheimer’s disease” (American Heart Association news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans show structural brain changes in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease” (American Heart Association news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “New Characteristics of Premature Aging Protein Discovered at Stevens” (Stevens Institute of Technology [Hoboken, New Jersey] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 16, 2010).
buzz.stevens.edu…

November 16, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2715–November 16, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2715–November 16, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “As Payouts Rise, New Tactics by the U.S. Pension Insurer,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, November 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “PBGC deficit rises to $23bn,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], November 16, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

3. “Doctors: Congress should act fast on Medicare pay,” by Charles Riley (_CNNMoney_, November 16, 2010).
money.cnn.com…

4. “Mistakes Chronicled on Medicare Patients,” by Duff Wilson (_New York Times_, November 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Hospital care fatal for some patients,” by Rita Rubin (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 16, 2010).
www.us…

6. “Drugmakers Seek Republican Allies to Eliminate Medicare Cost-Cutting Panel,” by Anna Edney and Jeffrey Young (_Bloomberg_, November 15, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “Big-spending Boomers bend rules of marketing,” by Bruce Horvitz (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 15, 2010).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona pension plan for police, fire adds to cost,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix], November 16, 2010).
www.azcentral.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Seniors’ free rides targeted again,” by Mary Wisniewski (_Chicago Sun-Times_, November 15, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

10. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. unions blast proposals to cut pension benefits,” by Hayley Peterson (_Washington Examiner_, November 15, 2010).
www.washingtonexaminer.com…

11. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Pensions do better than projected,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaha World-Herald_, November 16, 2010).
www.omaha.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. House passes bill to rescue state pension systems,” by Angela Couloumbis and Dan Hardy (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, November 16, 2010).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Women, as main caregivers, take a hit in retirement,” by Dianne Nice (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], November 16, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CHILE NEWS: “Chile eyes loosening pension fund hedging rules,” by Brad Haynes (_Reuters_, November 15, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Easing the pressure on the risk of stroke,” by Eoin O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 16, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Surgery ‘not safe’ for many older people,” by Rebecca Todd (_Press_ [Christ Church City], November 16, 2010).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/4352151/Surgery-not-safe-for-many-older-people…

17. PERU NEWS: “Peru pension funds to cut local stocks, Profuturo CEO predicts,” by Matthew Bristow (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], November 16, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. THAILAND NEWS: “Government Pension Fund plans to invest in risk assets,” by Nuntawun Polkuamdee and Darana Chudasri (_Bangkok Post_, November 16, 2010).
www.bangkokpost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Four million over 50s to work beyond retirement age,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 16, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8134536/Four-million-over-50s-to-work-beyond-retirement-age.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Pension indexation changes ‘to be easier’,” (_BBC News_, November 16, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11764320…

21. UK NEWS: “Ministers plan to give personal care budgets to 1m elderly people,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], November 16, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/nov/16/1m-elderly-get-personal-care-budgets…

22. UK NEWS: “‘Lottery’ in care for the elderly to end,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 16, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8135563/Lottery-in-care-for-the-elderly-to-end.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Medicare to Review Cancer Treatment,” by Alicia Mundy (_Wall St. Journal_, November 16, 2010, P. D2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

24. “Analysis: Cost issue simmering in Medicare’s Dendreon review,” by Susan Heavey (_Reuters_, November 16, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

25. “OK to Make That a Double, Study Finds,” by Jennifer Corbett Dooren (_Wall St. Journal_, November 16, 2010, P. D3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

26. “Stem cells used in stroke trial,” by Pallab Ghosh (_BBC News_, November 16, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11763681…

27. “New characteristics of premature aging protein discovered at Stevens,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Size of hippocampus may indicate early dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Biomarker may be able to help predict risk of heart failure, cardiovascular death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 15, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2714–November 15, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2714–November 15, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Democrats (Democratic Party) to push for 250 dollar Social Security payment,” by Charles Riley (CNNmoney.com…, Nov. 13, 2010).
money.cnn.com…

2. “G.M. (General Motors Corporation) Retirees Weigh Buying Its Stock Again,” by Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley (_New York Times_, Nov. 15, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Safer Social Security,” by Peter Orszag (_New York Times_, Nov. 15, 2010). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Op-Ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “The Older Side of Hollywood (Governors Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) Gets Its Due,” by Michael Cieply (_New York Times_, Nov. 15, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Shining a Light on Murky 401(k) Fees,” by Eleanor Laise (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 13-14, 2010, P. B8). 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. “The New Medicare Rules,” by Anne Tergesen (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 13-14, 2010, P. B8). 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.

7. “Desire in the Twilight of Life: Despite the stereotypes and bad jokes, intimacy is alive and well in our aging population. And it’s time to get comfortable with it,” by Mark Lachs (_Wall St. Journal_, Nov. 13-14, 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 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.

8. “Older workers who won’t retire hurt successors’ careers,” by Michelle Nichols (Reuters via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec, Canada], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

9. “Senior boom begins amid economic bust,” by Rick Hampson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 15, 2010). Note: a video sidebar to this story (running time: 4 minutes, 31 seconds) is available at the site.
www.us…

10. “Employees poised to outlive retirement savings,” by Art Hazen (_Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette_, Nov. 15, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

11. “The Debt Commission’s Free Ride for Boomers,” by Chris Farrell (_Business Week_, Nov. 14, 2010).
www.businessweek.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona pension systems becoming a soaring burden,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Nov. 15, 2010). Note: this is part two of an eight part series running from Nov. 14-Nov. 21. Links to all articles are on the same page as each story.
www.azcentral.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Investigation: Suicide Rates Soaring Among WWII (World War II) Vets,” by Aaron Glantz (New American Media, Nov. 11, 2010).
newamericamedia.org…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “UC (University of California) changes barely touch retirement cost problem,” by Daniel Borenstein (_Oakland Tribune_, Nov. 13, 2010).
www.insidebayarea.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Aging baby boomers mean more seniors on the road,” by Kim Lamb Gregory and Stephanie Hoops (_Ventura County Star_, Nov. 14, 2010).
www.vcstar.com…

16. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami budget dispute focuses on pensions,” by Charles Rabin and Marc Caputo (_Miami Herald_, Nov. 13, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

17. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Elderly Fraud Cases In Hawaii Exploding” (KITV Channel 4 News [Honolulu], Nov. 13, 2010). Note: in addition to the print transcript, a video transcript (running time: 2 minutes 8 seconds) is available at the site.
www.kitv.com…

18. MARYLAND NEWS: “Pension problems plague Maryland,” by Liam Farrell (_Annapolis Capital_, Nov. 14, 2010).
www.hometownannapolis.com…

19. MISSOURI NEWS: “More Medicare cuts will force doctors to ration treatment,” by John C. Hagan III (_Kansas City Star_, Nov. 15, 2010).
www.kansascity.com…

20. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “NH Retirement System appealing pension order” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe, Nov. 13, 2010).
www.boston.com…

21. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “One idea for attacking state’s unfunded pension systems” (_Oklahoma City Oklahoman_, Nov. 14, 2010). Note: this is an _OCO_ Editorial.
newsok.com…

22. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension legislation makes the best of a bad situation,” by Steven R. Nickol (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Nov. 15, 2010). Note: this is a _HPN_ Opinion piece.
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. CANADA NEWS: “Pension reform: Governments need to move” (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 14, 2010). Note: this is a _Star_ Editorial.
www.thestar.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “(Taoiseach [Head of Government] Brian) Cowen rules out plans to means-test state pension,” by Fionnan Sheahan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.independent.ie/national-news/cowen-rules-out-plans-to-meanstest-state-pension-2420254.html…

25. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly most likely to have long ED (Emergency Department) stays,” by Elspeth McLean (_Otago Daily Times_ [Dunedin], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/136314/elderly-most-likely-have-long-ed-stays…

26. UK NEWS: “Third of workers over 50 have no pension pot” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8133860/Third-of-workers-over-50-have-no-pension-pot.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Pensions body warns on tough EU (European Union) plans,” by Stanley Pignal and Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 15, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28, UK NEWS: “Index link switch puts pensions in limbo,” by Steve Johnson (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 14, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

29. UK NEWS: “War pensions reform row played down by defence chief,” by Richard Norton-Taylor (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/14/war-pensions-reform-defence-chief…

30. UK NEWS: “More than a million pensioners will have a mortgage,” by Myra Butterworth and Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 14, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/8129472/More-than-a-million-pensioners-will-have-a-mortgage.html…

31. UK NEWS: “New rights for elderly and disabled under Government reforms,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 14, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8131214/New-rights-for-elderly-and-disabled-under-Government-reforms.html…

32. WALES NEWS: “Keeping the elderly on their feet is good for them–and the budget,” by Jan Davies (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/11/15/keeping-the-elderly-on-their-feet-is-good-for-them-and-the-budget-91466-27657058/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Fast heart rate, rhythm problems found in bereaved,” by Ransdell Pierson (Reuters Health, Nov. 14, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

34. “Palliative care for patients with dementia more available but still not adequate” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Study: Prostate cancer treatment linked to higher rate of colon cancer” (University of Michigan Health System news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2010).
www2.med.umich.edu…

36. “Regular exercise reduces large number of health risks including dementia and some cancers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “‘Magic number’ 695 opens up new areas for Alzheimer’s research” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “New blood test may help predict heart failure in apparently healthy older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

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