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December 23, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2740, December 23, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2740–December 23, 2010

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NOTE: There will be no CAAR E-Clippings from tomorrow December 24, 2010 through December 31, 2010. This service will resume on Monday, January 3, 2011. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “For-Profit Nursing Homes More Likely to Overbill Medicare, U.S. Study Says,” by Drew Armstrong (Bloomberg News, Dec. 23, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Medicare Demonstration Project Finds Continued Savings at Year 4,” by Steven Fox (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 23, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “The baby boomer blues,” by Colleen Carroll campbell (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Dec. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _STPD_ Opinion piece.
www.stltoday.com…

4. “Aging Boomers Could Cause Tax Crisis,” by Kenneth W. Gronbach (CNBC News, Dec. 23, 2010).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

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5. ALABAMA NEWS: “Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning,” by Michael Cooper and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Dec. 23, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. ALABAMA NEWS: “Chapter 9 (Bankruptcy) Weighed in Pension Woes,” by Michael Corkery (_Wall St. Journal_, Dec. 23, 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.

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7. COLORADO NEWS: “Vet(erinarian)s-in-training helping elderly keep animals” (Associated Press via Google News, Dec. 23, 2010).
www.google.com…

8. MARYLAND NEWS: “Retirees express worries about health care, pension changes,” by Matthew Bieniek (_Cumberland Times-News_, Dec. 23, 2010).
times-news.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey governor wants more pension reforms” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Dec. 22, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “City (of Cincinnati), (Hamilton) county debate pension problems,” by Barry M. Horstman (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, Dec. 22, 2010).
news.cincinnati.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “City’s unions seeking pension solution,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Dec. 23, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “Pension perils: Our city cannot keep avoiding this issue. Leaders must deal with unfunded liability” (_Houston Chronicle_, Dec. 23, 2010). Note: this is a _HC_ Editorial.
www.chron.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “More State Workers Considering Retirement” (WISC TV Channel 3 News, Dec. 23, 2010).
www.channel3000.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Is the Piggybank broken? —  Dial down the rhetoric on pensions,” by Greg Hurst (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 23, 2010).
opinion.financialpost.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “China to raise retired enterprise-employees pensions, subsidies for poor students” (Xinhua, Dec. 23, 2010).
news.xinhuanet.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension reform still up in the air,” by Cat Contiguglia (_Post_ [Prague], Dec. 22, 2010).
www.praguepost.com…

17. DENMARK NEWS: “Majority in favour of ending early-age pension programme” (_Post_ [Copenhagen], Dec. 23, 2010).
www.cphpost.dk/news/politics/90-politics/50720-majority-in-favour-of-ending-early-age-pension-programme.html…

18. FRANCE NEWS: “France passes painful pension reform to ease budget burden,” by Zhang Xin (Xinhua [Beijing, China], Dec. 23, 2010).
news.xinhuanet.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Forex (foreign exchange) funds to be tapped for pension benefits” (Kyodo News via _Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Dec. 23, 2010).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20101223a5.html…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Caring for Japan’s elderly,” by Michiyo Ishida (channelnewsasia.com…, Dec. 23, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

21. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Filipino elderly to receive 500 peso (11.28 US dollars) monthly social pension in 2011, government assures” (_Bulletin_ [Manila, Luzon], Dec. 23, 2010).
www.mb.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “New research: ‘Un-growth hormone’ increases longevity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Researchers find gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Mammalian aging process linked to overactive cellular pathway” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Eating healthier means living longer” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Tau disrupts neural communication prior to neurodegeneration” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 22, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 22, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2739–December 22, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2739–December 22, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Confidentiality Cloaks Medicare Abuse,” by Mark Schoofs and Maurice Tamman (_Wall St. Journal_, December 22, 2010, P. A1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

2. “Paper checks? Social Security going paperless May 1,” (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], December 21, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Grandparents’ giving stretches beyond holidays,” by Anita Creamer (_Los Angeles Times_, December 22, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Elder Tech: What’s Important,” by Karen Stabliner (_New York Times_, December 21, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Leading edge of U.S. baby boomers content-survey,” by Donna Smith (_Reuters_, December 22, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Boomers, Aging Parents and the Holiday Season: It’s (often) The Most Difficult Time of the Year,” by Mark Lachs (_Huffington Post_, December 22, 2010, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “From Antietam to Joe DiMaggio,” by Fay Vincent (_Wall St. Journal_, December 22, 2010, P. A17). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona legislators reveal strategy to reform pension systems,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], December 22, 2010).
www.azcentral.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers {California Public Employees’ Retirement System}, Apple at Odds on Governance,” by Joann S. Lublin (_Wall St. Journal_, December 22, 2010, P. B2). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Taxpayer group weighs in on possible pension changes,” by Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, December 21, 2010).
www.signonsandiego.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Feds: Medicare bilked for inhaler drugs in Fla.,” by Kelli Kennedy (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, December 21, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

12. IOWA NEWS: “Branstad suggests changes to IPERS,” by Jennifer Jacobs (_Des Moines Register_, December 22, 2010).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “For Maryland taxpayers and state workers, pension tension,” (_Washington Post_, December 21, 2010). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Agencies serving Medicaid seniors rip plan for independent caregivers,” by Catherine Candisky (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 22, 2010).
www.dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Long-term care homes ‘a work in progress’,” by Kenyon Wallace (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 22, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Lives in nursing homes improving: Minister,” by Moira Walsh (_Toronto Star_, December 22, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “How pension reform was sandbagged,” by Thomas Walkom (_Toronto Star_, December 22, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “The right kind of pension reform,” (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 22, 2010). Note: This article is an editorial.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Widening the options for an aging population,” (_Montreal Gazette_, December 22, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Actuaries warn of pension funds ‘risk’,” by Laura Noonan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 22, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/actuaries-warn-of-pension-funds-risk-2469986.html…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “GPIF should set up board of directors, diversify investment strategy – OECD,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], December 22, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

22. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain pension bill ‘as ambitious’ as initial plan, Zapatero says,” by Emma Ross-Thomas (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], December 22, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Cut in public-sector pensions ‘non-negotiable’, David Cameron says,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 21, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8217746/Cut-in-public-sector-pensions-non-negotiable-David-Cameron-says.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Test for early Alzheimer’s ‘seems possible’,” by Michelle Roberts (_BBC News_, December 21, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12051045…

25. “Memo to Men: To Live Longer, Take Better Care of Your Body,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, December 22, 2010).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Age plays too big a role in prostate cancer treatment decisions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 21, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 21, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2738–December 21, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2738–December 21, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Odds Skew Against Investors In Bets on Strangers’ Lives,” by Mark Maremont and Leslie Scism (_Wall St. Journal_, Dec. 21, 2010, P. A1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via 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.

2. “Digital Lists Clarify End-of-Life Choices,” by Sara Murray (_Wall St. Journal_, Dec. 21, 2010, P. A5). (_Wall St. Journal_, Dec. 21, 2010, P. A1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via 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. “The Black Hole In America’s Retirement Savings,” by Robert E. Litan and Hal J. Singer (_Forbes_, Dec. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _Forbes_ Commentary piece.
www.forbes.com…

4. “Analyst: Nursing home owners to get Medicare boost” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Boomers settle in so they can ‘age in place’,” by Matthew Daneman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 21, 2010).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension outrages old and new” (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Dec. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _SDUT_ Editorial).
www.signonsandiego.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Preying on Seniors: Elderly vulnerable to abuse at home,” by Deborah Yetter (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.courier-journal.com…

8. MARYLAND NEWS: “Panel suggests working longer to get Md. pensions” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Feds (Federal Government) accuse Mayo Clinic of false billing,” by Maura Lerner (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.startribune.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada Policy Makers Remain Divided On Future Of Public Employee Pension Plan,” by Sean Whaley (Nevada News Bureau, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.nevadanewsbureau.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Firefighters union delays court fight over pensions,” by Bill Vidonic (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “State workers face paying 5 percent into pension fund,” by Amanda Iacone (_Fairfax Times_, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.fairfaxtimes.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Study targets tax exemptions for hospitals, high-end retirement homes,” by Tom Daykin (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. ARMENIA NEWS: “Armenian parliament passes law to reform pension system in second reading” (ARKA News Agency, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.arka.am/eng/economy/2010/12/21/23128.html…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Carers needed to help ageing migrants,” by Maria Moscaritolo (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Dec. 22, 2010).
www.adelaidenow.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Deadly bug hits elderly patients,” by Kate Hagan (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Dec. 21, 2010).
www.theage.com…

17. BAHRAIN NEWS: “Bahrain plans to raise retirement age to 65” (_Khaleej Times_ [Dubai, United Arab Emirates], Dec. 21, 2010).
www.khaleejtimes.com…

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18. CANADA NEWS: “Pension reform clears hurdle: (Federal Finance Minister Jim) Flaherty’s preferred solution: Provincial ministers agree on framework,” by Carrie Tait (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 21, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “New rules real key to pension reform,” by Paul Vieira (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 21, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “The Willy Loman pension myth,” by Terence Corcoran (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “We don’t really know,” by Brian Lee Crowley (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _FP_ Commentary piece.
www.financialpost.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Speak up on pensions now or give up,” by Heather Mallick (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 20, 2010). Note: this is a _Star_ Commentary piece.
www.thestar.com…

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23. CANADA NEWS: “How pension plans missed the market rebound,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 21, 2010).
v1.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CHINA NEWS: “Mercy may be shown to the elderly” (_China Daily_ [Beijing] via English.eastday.com…, Dec. 21, 2010).
english.eastday.com…

25. CHINA NEWS: “Rich get a taste for pleasant retirement” (_Daily_ [Shanghai] via China.org….cn, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.china.org…

26. GREECE NEWS: “Greece Plans to Lower Employer Pension Contribution 25% by 2013,” by Marcus Bensasson (Bloomberg News, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Protecting the elderly from abuse” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Dec. 21, 2010). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ed20101221a2.html…

28. RUSSIA NEWS: “RF’s (Russian Federation) average pensions to exceed 10,000 roubles (324.53 US dollars) in 3 years” (ITAR-TASS, Dec. 21, 2010).
www.itar-tass.com…

29. UKRAINE NEWS: “Cabinet Registers Draft Law To Expand Retirement Age For Women From 55 To 60 By 6 Months Annually Starting With February 2011” (Ukrainian News Agency, Dec. 20, 2010).
un.ua/eng/article/303554.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “More Evidence of Healthcare Disparities in Parkinson’s Disease,” by Megan Brooks  (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 21, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

December 20, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2737–December 20, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2737–December 20, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “When Seniors Scam Seniors,” by Jason Zweig and Mary Pilon (_Wall St. Journal_, Dec. 18-19, 2010, P. B7). 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.

2. “Top Spine Surgeons Reap Royalties, Medicare Bounty,” by John Carryrou and Tom McGinty (_Wall St. Journal_, Dec. 20, 2010, P. A1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via 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. Today’s (Dec. 20, 2010) _Wall St. Journal_ has a special section (Section R) on “Planning and Living the New Retirement.” 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.

US STATE NEWS:

4. ARIZONA NEWS: “Pension-contribution rate raised,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix] via _Tucson Citizen_, Dec. 17, 2010).
tucsoncitizen.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension systems still selling assets to pay benefits,” by Chris Wetterich (_Rockford Register Star_, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.rrstar.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Report: State police retirement plan not part of overhaul,” by Kurt Erickson (_Bloomington Pantagraph_, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.pantagraph.com…

7. NEVADA NEWS: “Reforming pensions” (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Dec. 19, 2010). Note: this is a _LVRJ_ Editorial.
www.lvrj.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ police want to know how unions are fighting (Governor Chris)Christie’s pension reforms,” by Gerard DeMarco (_Newark Examiner_, Dec. 19, 2010).
www.examiner.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Dogs are caregivers for homebound elderly,” by Bonnie Delaney (_Asbury Park Press_, Dec. 19, 2010).
www.app.com…

10. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Teachers to Pay More Under Retirement Fund Plan” (Associated Press via American Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 18, 2010).
abcnews.go.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Battle lines drawn over city pensions,” by Bradley Olson (_Houston Chronicle_, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.chron.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Caution required on pension reform” (_Norfolk Virginian-Pilot_, Dec. 19, 2010). Note: this is a _NVP_ Editorial.
hamptonroads.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “Bringing technology closer to the elderly is high on the EU agenda” (Balkans.com…, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.balkans.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions dominate summit agenda,” by Bill Curry And Karen Howlett (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 20, 2010).
v1.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Is this small pension plan Canada’s best kept secret?” by Sheryl Smolkin (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 20, 2010).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Changes coming as Boomers ride into the sunset,” by David Booth (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 20, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

17. FRANCE NEWS: “Pensions: Up in Smoke” (_Monthly Review_, Dec. 20, 2010).
mrzine.monthlyreview.org…

18. ITALY NEWS: “Italy Pensions May Be Lacking After Public Funds Cut, BOI (Bank of Italy) Says,” by Francesca Cinelli (Bloomberg News, Dec. 19, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. KENYA NEWS: “New ways of tackling rights abuses among the elderly widows,” by Joseph Odongo (African Science News Service, Dec. 18, 2010).
www.africasciencenews.org…

20. ROMANIA NEWS: “President (Traian) Basescu signs pension bill” (Balkans.com…, Dec. 20, 2010).
www.balkans.com…

21. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain unions threaten strike over pension reform” (Reuters, Dec. 18, 2010).
af.reuters.com…

22. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Unions hit out at pension ‘farce’,” by Gagani Weerakoon (_Nation_ [Colombo], Dec. 20, 2010).
www.nation.lk/2010/12/19/news2.htm…

23. TAIWAN NEWS: “Huge demand forecast for elderly friendly home environment” (China News Agency via Focus Taiwan News Channel, Dec. 18, 2010).
focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aECO&ID=201012180012…

24. UK NEWS: “EEF (the manufacturer’s organization) calls for delay on retirement age changes,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 20, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8212777/EEF-calls-for-delay-on-retirement-age-changes.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Retirement must wait as older workers struggle to pay bills,” by Rosie Murray-West (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 20, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8209725/Retirement-must-wait-as-older-workers-struggle-to-pay-bills.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Dementia: Existing in isolation,” by Erin Anderssen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Dec. 18, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

27. “Memory boxes a touchstone for dementia patients,” by Susan Pigg (Healthzone.ca, Dec. 17, 2010).
www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/907065–memory-boxes-a-touchstone-for-dementia-patients…

28. “The Healthy Skeptic: telomerase activators,” by Chris Woolston (_Los Angeles Times_,Dec. 20, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

29. “Here’s one way to look at menopause, through a cinematic lens,” by Mary Forgione (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 17, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

30. “Tests Detect Alzheimer’s Risks, but Should Patients Be Told?” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, Dec. 18, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Popular Online Prostate Cancer Tool Questioned,” by Nick Mulcahy  (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 20, 2010). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Interactions cause seniors to drop antidepressants” (Reuters Health, Dec. 17, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

33. “Finnish researchers find a compound that prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells” (VTT Technical Research Center [Espoo, Finland] News via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 20, 2010).
www.vtt.fi/news/2010/12202010-monensiini.jsp?lang=en…

December 17, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2736–December 17, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2736–December 17, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare agency targets fraud and abuse prevention,” by Jason Millman (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], December 16, 2010).
thehill.com…

2. “Cuts and fees drain retirement plans,” by Robert Hiltonsmith (_Politico_, December 17, 2010, Blog).
www.politico.com…

3. “Our new national goal: Defeating Alzheimer’s in 10 years,” by Sandra Day O’Connor and Maria Shriver (_Washington Post_, December 17, 2010). Note 1: This article is an op-ed piece. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Where to retire? Florida is most popular state,” by Patricia Reaney (_Reuters_, December 17, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retiree Care to Cost City $4.4 Billion,” by Elizabeth Lesly Stevens (_New York Times_, December 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Holder: Health care fraud work reaping dividends,” by Glen Johnson (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, December 16, 2010).
www.boston.com…

7. MONTANA NEWS: “‘Pension spiking’ costing beleaguered state system,” by Matt Gourus (Assocated Press via _Bloomberg_, December 16, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada Switch to 401(k)-Style Pension Adds $1.2 Billion Cost, Study Says,” by Darrell Preston and Dunstan McNichol (_Bloomberg_, December 16, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma board to make retirement system payment,” (Associated Press via _Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], December 16, 2010).
www.newsok.com…

10. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia governor addresses pension system,” by Rosalind S. Helderman (_Washington Post_, December 16, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby Boomers snap up thousands of jobs at the expense of younger workers,” by John McCarthy (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], December 18, 2010).
www.couriermail.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “‘Tis the season for ‘granny dumping’,” by Julia Medew (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 18, 2010).
www.theage.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Showdown over pension reforms pits Ottawa against provinces,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 17, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Feds propose private-sector pension plan,” by Mark Kennedy (_Montreal Gazette_, December 17, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “New law allows a halt to NPRF contributions,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], December 17, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “KiwiSaver should be compulsory, says Kiwibank,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], December 17, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10695006…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “We’re not ready for baby boomer blowout,” by Brian Gaynor (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], December 17, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10694976…

17. UK NEWS: “CPI inappropriate for benefit indexation – RSS,” by Michael Bow (_Global Pensions_ [London], December 17, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “MRI scans reveal brain changes in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Empathy 101,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, December 17, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

20. “Health Risks Rise for Medicare Patients in Year After Stroke,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, December 16, 2010).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Emotional intelligence peaks as we enter our 60s, research suggests,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Beetroot juice could help people live more active lives,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 16, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2735–December 16, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2735–December 16, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “With Alzheimer’s Patients Growing in Number, Congress Endorses a National Plan,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, December 16, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Retired Executive Helps Inmates Stay Out Of Jail,” by Jim Zarroli (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing December 15, 2010, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 5 minutes 43 seconds).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] lobbyist girds for battle on pension disclosure plan,” by Micheal Marios (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], December 16, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Group cites some Medicare plans’ language barriers,” (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, December 15, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

5. NEVADA NEWS: “Study calculates high cost of changing Public Employees Retirement System,” by Ed Vogel (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, December 15, 2010).
www.lvrj.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY State agrees compensation deal with investment firms,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], December 16, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

7. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Encouraging work beyond retirement can be double-edged sword, union head says,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, December 15, 2010).
sundaygazettemail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super shake-up to boost retirement nest eggs and cuts fees for workers, says government,” by Joe Kelly (_Australian_ [Sydney], December 16, 2010).
www.theaustralian.com…

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia unveils super reform,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], December 16, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Flaherty pitches private-sector retirement plan,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 16, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “What’s the matter with kids today? Well, no jobs, no money,” by Gary Mason (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 16, 2010). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Retirement funds could ‘bomb out’ once Budget rules kick in,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 16, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/retirement-funds-could-bomb-out-once-budget-rules-kick-in-2462634.html…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension records mismatched / 1 million believed affected by different data online and in ledgers,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], December 16, 2010).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T101215003853.htm…

14. MALTA NEWS: “Second pillar pension ‘can’t wait’,” by Matthew Xuereb (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], December 16, 2010).
www.timesofmalta.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Buyouts set to smash records in 2011,” by Emma Dunkley (_Global Pensions_ [London], December 16, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Analysis: Pension trustees wary of bets on death,” by Cecilia Valente and Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, December 16, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Financial advice needs reforming to tackle pension mis-selling scandals, says FSA,” by Harry Wilson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 16, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8204780/Financial-advice-needs-reforming-to-tackle-pension-mis-selling-scandals-says-FSA.html…

18. UK NEWS: “The ‘club sandwich generation’ face biggest burden of care,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 15, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8201804/The-club-sandwich-generation-face-biggest-burden-of-care.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Britain’s ‘epidemic of loneliness’: Lancet,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 16, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8203869/Britains-epidemic-of-loneliness-Lancet.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “More erratic tactics, but just as profitable,” by Jameson Berkow (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 16, 2010).
www.financialpost.com…

21. “Scientists identify the largest network of protein interactions related to Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner,” (HealthDay, December 15, 2010).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Which painkillers are safest for the elderly?” by Alison McCook (Reuters Health, December 15, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Study shows garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “What’s in a (First) Name,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, December 15, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

December 15, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2734–December 15, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2734–December 15, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Congress again votes to suspend Medicare cuts,” by Bruce Alpert (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.nola.com…

2. “Medicare Wasn’t Always So Popular,” by David Leonhardt (_New York Times_ blog, Dec. 15, 2010). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Seniors, it’s not about you,” by Robert Lipsyte (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 15, 2010). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

4. “Social Security payroll tax cut is no way to give workers a break,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 15, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Resurrect the estate tax or lose 250 billion dollars,” by Bob Williams (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Dec. 15, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

6. “How We Got From Estate Tax To ‘Death Tax’,” by Wright Bryan (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Dec. 15, 2010). In addition to a print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes 19 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available shortly.
www.npr.org…

7. “64 pct of elderly black Americans face risk of poverty” (_International Business Times_ [New York], Dec. 15, 2010).
africa.ibtimes.com…

8. “30 Cities Ranked by Retirement Readiness,” by Joe Mont (thestreet.com…, Dec. 14, 2010).
www.thestreet.com…

9. “Why Are So Many Baby Boomers Divorced?” by Richard Schlesinger (Columbia Broadcasting Inc.(CBS) News, Dec. 14, 2010).
www.cbsnews.com…

10. “Baby Boomers to Inherit Up to 11.6 Trillion Dollars,” by Philip Moeller (_US News and World Report_ blog, Dec. 14, 2010).
money.us…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State Braces for Shortage of Care Providers as Elderly Population Continues To Grow,” by Pat McConahay (CaliforniaHealthline, Dec. 15, 2010). This is an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 46 seconds). A print transcript, (.pdf format, 3p.) is available at the site.
www.californiahealthline.org…

12. GEORGIA NEWS: “DeKalb (County) workers must pay more toward pension,” by Megan Matteucci and Steve Visser (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.ajc.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Medicare wants pharmacists out of Plan D decision-making process,” by Sandra Guy (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.suntimes.com…

14. NEVADA NEWS: “Uncertain Future for Black Seniors Facing Foreclosure in Las Vegas,” by Anthony Advincula (New America Media, Dec. 11, 2010).
newamericamedia.org…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(City) Council to review ‘compromise plan’ for Pittsburgh pension fund” (_Pittsburgh Press-Gazette_, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia may require workers to pay into pensions,” by Julian Walker (_Norfolk Virginian-Pilot_, Dec. 15, 2010).
hamptonroads.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Misinformation abounds on state pension pay-in,’ by Mike Ivey (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Dec. 15, 2010).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “No surgery needed: Canada’s pension system is performing well,” by Jack M. Mintz (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 15, 2010). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: OBITUARY: “Manitoba (Province) activist brought home the importance of care for the elderly,” an obituary for Evelyn Shapiro, by Ann Silversides (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 15, 2010).
v1.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Imprisoned seniors will lose federal benefits,” by Janice Tibbetts (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 15, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “HSE (Health Service Executive) to inquire into homecare elderly abuse, says (Taoiseach [Head of Government] Brian) Cowen,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 15, 2010).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Absence of targeted legislation will trigger race to bottom in elderly homecare,” by Deirdre Ahern (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 15, 2010). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

23. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch Pension-Fund Finances Still Worrisome, Central Bank Says,” by Jurjen van de Pol (Bloomberg News, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

24. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romanian Constitutional Court Rules in Favor of IMF (International Monetary Fund)-Backed Pension Law,” by Andra Timu and Irina Savu (Bloomberg News, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

25. SLOVENIA NEWS: “Parliament adopts pension reform but Unions demand referendum,” by Marja Novak (Reuters via Balkans.com…, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.balkans.com…

26. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “500 elderly refuse life-support treatment,” by Park Si-soo (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Dec. 15, 2010).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

27. UKRAINE NEWS: “(President Viktor) Yanukovych: Pension reform will begin soon, will last many years” (Interfax, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.interfax.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Every household ‘to pay extra 200 pounds’ (316.77 US dollars) to plug local Government pension black hole,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 15, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8184402/Every-household-to-pay-extra-200-to-plug-local-Government-pension-black-hole.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Ofcom (telecommunications regulator) blow to BT (British Telecomm) on pension deficit,” by Andrew Parker (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 15, 2010). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Austerity bites for elderly in Britain,” by Nathalie Auriol (Agence France Press via Google News, Dec. 14, 2010).
www.google.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Decision to privatise elderly care in York put on hold,” by Megi Rychlikova (_Press_ [York, Yorkshire], Dec. 15, 2010).
www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8738410.Decision_to_privatise_elderly_care_put_on_hold/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “Healthy lifestyle, healthy eyes in old age,” by Alison McCook  (Reuters Health, Dec. 15, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

33. “Hospice care increasing for nursing home patients with dementia” (Brown University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 15, 2010).
news.brown.edu…

34. “Expensive wait for hip replacements” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “It’s time for a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “UCI researchers find novel memory-enhancing mechanism in brain” (University of California at Irvine news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2010).
today.uci.edu…

December 14, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2733–December 14, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2733–December 14, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New federal health law aids those close to retiring,” by Victoria Colliver (_San Francisco Chronicle_, December 14, 2010).
www.sfgate.com…

2. “How Health Care Overhaul Affects Baby Boomers,” by Sarah Varney (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing December 14, 2010, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 3 minutes 32 seconds).
www.npr.org…

3. “Medicare and Social Security advocates nervous about tax cut deal,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_, December 13, 2010).
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “Obama’s Tax Deal Could Jeopardize Social Security,” by Paul Kleyman (_New America Media_, December 13, 2010).
newamericamedia.org…

5. “Many elderly in U.S. will face poverty: study,” by Bernd Debusmann Jr. (_Reuters_, December 13, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Long-term-care insurance policies can be a pricey puzzle for consumers,” by Michelle Andrews (_Washington Post_, December 13, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Mediators increasingly try to help families resolve conflicts over aging parents,” by Sandra G. Boodman (_Washington Post_, December 13, 2010). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Examiner faults CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] ethics rules,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, December 14, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “UC regents seek to cut retirees’ pension eligibility and health benefits,” by Larry Gordon (_Los Angeles Times_, December 14, 2010). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. COLORADAO NEWS: “Medicare spreads savings from Denver program,” by Michael Booth (_Denver Post_, December 13, 2010).
www.denverpost.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “Analysts: Md. Retiree benefit freeze illegal,” (Associated Press via _Bloomberg_, December 13, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension reform bill leaves challenges for school districts,” by Scott Muska (_Altoona Mirror_, December 14, 2010).
www.altoonamirror.com…

13. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia Retirement System underfunded, JLARC says,” by Tyler Whitley (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, December 14, 2010).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

14. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Gregoire wants to cut some public pension benefits, double-dip loophole,” by Andrew Garber (_Seattle Times_, December 14, 2010).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa targets pension reform ahead of key talks,” by Louise Egan (_Reuters_, December 14, 2010).
www.reuters.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Fear grows that it will be ‘freedom 75’; 40 per cent of 25-to 34-year-olds concerned about when they can retire,” by Tobi Cohen (_Montreal Gazette_, December 14, 2010).
www.montrealgazette.com…

17. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary approves pension fund overhaul as EU eyes debt deal,” by Zoltan Simon (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], December 14, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Workers told to increase payments as charges on their way,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 14, 2010).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/workers-told-to-increase-payments-as-charges-on-their-way-2459507.html…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Ageing study to be done in 3 phases,” by Satish Cheney (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], December 13, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. SLOVENIA NEWS: “Slovenia Approves Pension Overhaul to Cut Spending,” by Boris Cerni (_Bloomberg_, December 14, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension deficits shrink, says Pension Protection Fund,” (_BBC News_, December 14, 2010).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11991805…

22. UK NEWS: “Business calls to delay changes to retirement age,” by Alan Jones (Press Association via _Independent_ [London], December 13, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/business-calls-to-delay-changes-to-retirement-age-2159008.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Shortage of buyers for retiring business owners,” by Richard Tyler (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 13, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/8199803/Shortage-of-buyers-for-retiring-business-owners.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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24. “Narcotic Painkillers May Pose Danger to Elderly Patients, Study Says,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, December 14, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “More Risks for Some Pain Drugs,” by Thomas M. Burton (_Wall St. Journal_, December 14, 2010, P. A8). 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.

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26. “Insights Give Hope for New Attack on Alzheimer’s,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, December 14, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Unique case study on Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 14, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Amgen Drug Slows Spread of Cancer but Doesn’t Extend Life,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, December 14, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “Review Suggests Benefits in Estrogen,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, December 14, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

30. “What’s Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain,” by Ellin Holohan (_HealthDay_, December 13, 2010).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Racial, economic disparities evident among patients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Strength training for seniors provides cognitive function, economic benefits: VCH-UBC study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 13, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2732–December 13, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2732–December 13, 2010

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The State of the Estate Tax,” by Laura Saunders (_Wall St. Journal_, Dec. 11-12, 2010, P. B7.). 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.

2. “Some Worry Payroll Tax Cut Threatens Social Security,” by John Ydstie (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Dec. 10, 2010). In addition to a print story and transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 2 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

3. “Older retirees again required to tap nest eggs,” by Kathy M. Kristof (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 12, 2010). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

4. BOOK REVIEW: “Forgetting remembered,” a review of _Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me_, by Sarah Leavitt, reviewed by Ian McGillis (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario, Canada], Dec. 11, 2010).
www.nationalpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Medicare enrollment in Arizona affected by health reform,” by Ken Alltucker (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.azcentral.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Rising pension costs put strain on Sacramento County,” by Brad Branan (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 13, 2010).
www.sacbee.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Elderly wheelchair bound man robs bank to go back to jail.” by Jerrie Dean (_San Diego  Examiner_, Dec. 12, 2010).
www.examiner.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Governor Elect Rick) Scott may shrink tax money for public employees’ pensions,” by Gary Fineout (_Ocala News_, Dec. 12, 2010).
www.ocala.com…

9. MAINE NEWS: “Labor fight: Maine’s pension debt promises to pit unions, GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party majority,” by Tom Bell (_Portland Press Herald_, Dec. 12, 2010).
www.pressherald.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Boston archdiocese to freeze lay workers’ pensions” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, Dec. 12, 2010).
www.boston.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Tulsa agency does home repairs for low-income, elderly homeowners,” by Mike Averill (_Tulsa World_, Dec. 11, 2010).
www.tulsaworld.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “School pension hike OK’d,” by Robert Swift (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Dec. 11, 2010).
thetimes-tribune.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas teachers’ pension fund team prevails” (Associated Press via _Abilene Reporter News_, Dec. 11, 2010).
www.reporternews.com…

14. UTAH NEWS: “Will state retirement change prompt exodus?” by David Montero (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.sltrib.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Public employees may have to pay full pension costs,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Dec. 12, 2010).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Talk of pension shift gets heated: (Milwaukee) County supervisor pushing 401(k)-style plan for unions,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 12, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Cracks in the aged care system,” by Rachel Browne (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Dec. 12, 2010).
www.smh.com…

18. BOLIVIA NEWS: “(President) Evo Morales Promulgates Law That Lowers Retirement Age” (La Nueva Televisora del Su [New Television Station of the South–teleSUR, Caracas, Venezuela], via _Monthly Review_, Dec. 11, 2010).
mrzine.monthlyreview.org…

19. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian parliament approves pension reforms” (Reuters via forexpros.com…, Dec. 11, 2010).
www.forexpros.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “BCE (Bell Canada Enterprises) Raises Its Dividend by 7.7%, Aims to Eliminate Pension Deficit by 2014” (Bloomberg News, Dec. 10, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Chronic diseases and acute problems faced by the elderly” (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.vancouversun.com…

22. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech Party Rejects Proposed Bill for Pension Overhaul in Government Clash,” by Peter Laca (Bloomberg News, Dec. 13, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. HUNGARY NEWS: “Defying markets, Hungary readies pension rollback” (Reuters via asiaone.com…, Dec. 13, 2010).
news.asiaone.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Private home-care companies ‘abusing elderly’,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.independent.ie/national-news/private-homecare-companies-abusing-elderly-2458516.html…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Deflation may lead to pension cut” (Kyodo News via _Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Dec. 12, 2010).
search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20101212a8.html…

26. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Pension promise fades,” by Kerre Woodham (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Dec. 12, 2010).
www.nzherald.co.nz/kerre-woodham-on-new-zealand/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502870&objectid=10693731…

27. PHILIPPINES NEWS: GSIS (Government Service Insurance System) eases pension rules for spouses,” by Elaine R. Alanguilan (_Standard [Manila, Luzon], Dec. 11-12, 2010).
www.manilastandardtoday.com…

28. POLAND NEWS: “EU (European Union) Pension Deal With Poland May Avert Hungary-Style Rollback of Overhaul,” by Monika Rozlal (Bloomberg News, Dec. 13, 2010).
www.bloomberg.com…

29. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Baby Boomers Face Long Retirement Without Income” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], Dec. 13, 2010).
english.chosun.com…

30. TURKEY NEWS: “(Finance) Minister (Mehmet) Simsek: Extremely high pensions are ‘craziness'” (_Today’s Zaman_ [Istanbul], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.todayszaman.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Scrapping retirement age risks jump in tribunal claims, warns CBI (Confederation of British Industry),” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8197597/Scrapping-retirement-age-risks-jump-in-tribunal-claims-warns-CBI.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Pension ruling ‘catastrophic’ for companies,” by Philip Aldrick and Helia Ebrahimi (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 11, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8195407/Pension-ruling-catastrophic-for-companies.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Public pensions need further scrutiny,” by Tony Jackson (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 13, 2010). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

34. UK NEWS: “BA (British Airways) in talks to cut pension shortfall,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 13, 2010). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Dashed: the last hope for final salary pensions” (_Indpendent_ [London], Dec. 11, 2010).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/dashed-the-last-hope-for-final-salary-pensions-2157475.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Study: Osteoporosis Drug Reduces Bone Loss, Tumor Size In Oral Cancer” (Ohio State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2010).
researchnews.osu.edu…

37. “Researchers show rapid rise of hip fracture rates in Beijing [China]” (International Osteoporosis Foundation news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.iofbonehealth.org…

38. “Indian [India] study reveals that three quarters of hip fracture patients are vitamin D deficient” (International Osteoporosis Foundation news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2010).
www.iofbonehealth.org…

39. “A few steps could lead to big gains for hospitalized seniors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 10, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 10, 2010

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2731–December 10, 2010

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2731–December 10, 2010.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House Passes Bill Averting Cut in Medicare Reimbursements,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, December 10, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Accounting for Public Pensions,” by Floyd Norris (_New York Times_, December 10, 2010). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “The Little-Known Decision-Makers for Medicare Physicans Fees,” by Uwe E. Reinhardt (_New York Times_, December 10, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “Social Security Seeks to End Free Loans,” by Jennifer Saranow Schultz (_New York Times_, December 9, 2010, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Life span dips by a month for Americans,” By Elizabeth Lopatto (Bloomberg News via _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 10, 2010).
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State’s unfunded pension liability hits 22-year high,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_Connecticut Mirror_, December 10, 2010).
www.ctmirror.org…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida lawmakers weigh changing employee health, pension accounts,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Miami Herald_, December 10, 2010).
www.miamiherald.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Identity thieves target Medicare recipients – again,” by Bob LaMendola(_South Florida Sun Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], December 9, 2010).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “State teachers union blasts pension change panel,” by Anne Linskey (_Baltimore Sun_, December 9, 2010).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

10. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “N.M. board delays vote on educational pension change,” by Kate Nash (_New Mexican_ [Sante Fe], December 9, 2010).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pension contributions by county workers would save $10 million,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, December 9, 2010).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super industry hits A$1.28trn mark,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], December 10, 2010).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria’s aging population means increasing pressure on long-term care services – World Bank,” (_Sofia Echo_, December 10, 2010).
www.sofiaecho.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Commercial Workers pensioners face benefits cuts,” by Tony Van Alphen (_Toronto Star_, December 10, 2010).
www.moneyville.ca/article/904855–commercial-workers-pensioners-face-benefits-cuts…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Revised GIS rules ‘cancelled,’ Finley insists,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 9, 2010).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. MALAYSIA NEWS: “MEF sticks to 55 for retirement,” by Lester Kong (_Star_ [Petaling Jaya], December 10, 2010).
thestar.com…

17. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Retirement savings a priority: survey,” by Julie Quek (_Channel NewsAsia_, December 10, 2010).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Most rely on themselves for retirement funds: poll,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], December 10, 2010).
www.chinapost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pension changes will mainly help the weathy, Treasury admits,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 10, 2010).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8193312/Pension-changes-will-mainly-help-the-weathy-Treasury-admits.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Alzheimer’s may result from slow clearance of amyloid protein in brain,” by Alok Jha (_Guardian_ [London], December 9, 2010).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/09/alzheimers-clearance-amyloid-protein-brain…

21. “Impaired clearance, not overproduction of toxic proteins, may underlie Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 9, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Non-invasive SRT as good as surgery for elderly patients with early lung cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 9, 2010).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Grades in High School Might Influence Adult Health,” (HealthDay, December 9, 2010).
consumer.healthday.com…

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