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February 28, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2779–February 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2779–February 28, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pensions at Risk, States Consider Plans Like 401(k),” by Steven Greenhouse (_New York Times_, February 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Budget-cutters wary of entitlements,” by Marin Cogan (_Politico_, February 28, 2011).
www.politico.com…

3. “Social Security reform looms with or without Obama,” by Sean Lengell (_Washington Times_, February 27, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

4. “Five ways to manage costs of caring for aging parent,” by Sandra Block (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 28, 2011).
www.us…

5. “A New Credential for Home Care Aides,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, February 25, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Graying Audience Returns to Movies,” by Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply (_New York Times_, February 26, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “America’s last World War I veteran dies,” (_MSNBC_, February 28, 2011).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALABAMA NEWS: “Ala retirement home using new system in security,” by Michael Tomberlin (_Gadsden Times_, February 28, 2011).
www.gadsdentimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Charter amendment would roll back some L.A. police and fire pension benefits,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, February 27, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado has funds to help residents leave nursing homes,” by Michael Booth (_Denver Post_, February 28, 2011).
www.denverpost.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Medicare racket cashed in on recruited patients, feds say,” by Jay Weaver (_Miami Herald_, February 26, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Health care jobs should rise as Boomers retire,” by Heather Stanek (_Fond du Lac Reporter_, February 27, 2011).
www.fdlreporter.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aussie workforce needs more people: BCA,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 28, 2011).
news.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “OMERS boosts return, funding deficit swells,” by Tara Perkins (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 28, 2011).

15. CANADA NEWS: “When HIV moves into nursing homes,” by Susan Pigg (_Toronto Star_, February 27, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/945588–when-hiv-moves-into-nursing-homes…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension funds to have at least 50,000 clients,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, February 27, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “90% of doctors hesitant about tube feeding for elderly with dementia,” (_Mainichi Daily News_, February 28, 2011).
mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110228p2g00m0dm004000c.html…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Legislation sought to change retirement age to 60,” by Kim Rahn (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], February 28, 2011).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

19. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers are Britain’s secret millionaires,” by Philip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], February 28, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/feb/28/baby-boomers-secret-millionaires…

20. UK NEWS: “Pensions industry warns against early access to savings,” (_BBC News_, February 27, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12590039…

21. UK NEWS: “Britain is bottom of Euro league table at diagnosing Alzheimer’s,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8349635/Britain-is-bottom-of-Euro-league-table-at-diagnosing-Alzheimers.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Nursing homes face ‘more scrutiny’ in drive to lift care standards,” by Andrew Hough (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8351342/Nursing-homes-face-more-scrutiny-in-drive-to-lift-care-standards.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Retirement age rules loophole ‘confusing’,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/hr-news/8348678/Retirement-age-rules-loophole-confusing.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Ageing joints highlighted in study,” (Press Association via _Google_, February 27, 2011).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Bilingualism good for the brain, researchers say,” by Amina Khan (_Los Angeles Times_, February 26, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

26. “An Alzheimer’s vaccine in a nasal spray,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Rare Fractures Linked To Drugs For Weak Bones,” by Richard Knox (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing February 28, 2011, MP3 and Flash player format, running time 4 minutes 49 seconds).
www.npr.org…

28. “Endurance Exercise Thwarts Premature Aging in Mice,” (_HealthDay_, February 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Hearing loss rate in older adults climbs to more than 60 percent in national survey,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 25, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2778–February 25, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2778–February 25, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Cantor sees Social Security reform proposals soon,” by Ros Krasny (_Reuters_, February 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Obama Aides Say Social Security No Threat to Nation’s Finances,” by Heidi Przybyla (_Bloomberg_, February 24, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Government Shut Down: A Threat To Social Security?” by David Welna (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing February 24, 2011, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 3 minutes 58 seconds).
www.npr.org…

4. “Debate Heats Up Over Public And Private Pensions,” (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing February 25, 2011, MP3 and Flash format, running time 4 minutes 1 second).
www.npr.org…

5. “Workers continued to save in their 401(k)s last year, a Fidelity study finds,” by Margaret Collins (Bloomberg News via _Boston Globe_, February 24, 2011).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pensions: Little Hoover Commission urges overhaul,” by Marisa Lagos (_San Francisco Chronicle_, February 25, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Commission: Freeze pensions for Calif. workers,” by Judy Lin (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, February 24, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Senate committee modifies pension bill,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Miami Herald_, February 24, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Plan shifts teacher pension costs to local districts,” by Kurt Erikson (_Pantagraph_ [Bloomington, Illionis], February 24, 2011).
www.pantagraph.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ gov says pension system could go broke by 2020,” (Associated Press via _Bloomberg News_, February 25, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma House passes pension cost-of-living measure,” by Micheal McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], February 25, 2011).
newsok.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “SEC scrutinizes R.I. pension fund,” by Mike Stanton (_Providence Journal_, February 25, 2011).
www.projo.com…

13. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Legislature should adopt governor’s pension changes,” (_Seattle Times_, February 25, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Walker’s Bill Gives Wisconsin Police a Pass on Pension Payments,” by Mark Niquette (_Bloomberg_, February 25, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Parkinson urges dementia research boost,” by Danny Rose (_Age_ [Melbourne], February 25, 2011).
news.theage.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Dream of retiring at 55 is dead for baby boomers, Conference Board says,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], February 25, 2011).
opinion.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Overworked caregiver says system ‘broken’,” by Theresa Boyle (_Toronto Star_, February 24, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/944272–overworked-caregiver-says-system-broken…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan population growth rate slows to record low,” by Shinichi Saoshiro (_Reuters_, February 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan fund returns 0.62%,” by Jaishree Kalia (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 25, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Elective surgery — this study says where you live might matter,” by Mary Forgione (_Chicago Tribune_, February 24, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

21. “Seeking Alzheimer’s Answers Among Fruit Flies,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, February 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Storytelling program improves lives of people with Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “PSA spikes are poor predictors of prostate cancer,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters, February 24, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

24. “U.S. may pay for sex disease tests for elderly,” (Reuters, February 25, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

February 24, 2011

CAAR E-Clippngs No. 2777–February 24, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2777–February 24, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security is safe in a federal shutdown,” by Charles Riley (Cable News Network News, Feb. 24, 2011).
money.cnn.com…

2. “Social Security: Just the facts,” by Doyle McManus (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 24, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Blacks, Hispanics Fall Far Behind In Retirement Savings, Poll Finds,” by Janell Ross (Huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 24, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The pension haves vs. the have-nots,” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 24, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Lawmakers backing away from (Governor Rick) Scott’s stringent pension-reform plans,” by Tonya Alanez (_Orlando Sentinel_, Feb. 24, 2011).
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois bonds sought after despite fiscal woes” (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, Feb. 24, 2011).
chicagobreakingbusiness.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cut pensions but don’t bust unions” (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Feb. 24, 2011).
www.suntimes.com…

8. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “6-month pension hike delay gets OK,” by Molly Parker (_Jackson Clarion Ledger_, Feb. 24, 2011).
www.clarionledger.com…

9. MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN NEWS: “In pension and benefits, Wisconsin tops Minnesota,” by Baird Helgeson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Feb. 24, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

10. OHIO NEWS: “(Cincinnati City) Council can’t afford delay on pension reform” (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, Feb. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _CE_ Editorial.
news.cincinnati.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma House passes public pension funding bill” (Associated Press via KTUL Channel 8 [Tulsa] TV News, Feb. 24, 2011).
www.ktul.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “More state employees looking at retirement in wake of collective bargaining proposal,” by Gena Kittner (_Wiscosnin State Journal_ [Madison], Feb. 24, 2011).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care bed shortage predicted as dementia patients are left out,” by Mark Metherell (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 25, 2011).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tax-hungry government eyes retirement savings,” by Glenda Korporaal (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 25, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Forced retirement or layoffs?” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.financialpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “More Canadians rely on government pensions,” by Rosemary McCracken (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “New cellphone app(lication) lets ‘watchers’ track ‘wanderers’,” by Cheryl Cornacchia (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians living longer with teeth: Seniors face unique range of oral health challenges,” by Iris Winston (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “HN (_Hospodarske noviny_ newspaper): Higher taxes might not mend gap in state-paid pensions” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Feb. 24, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension age set to increase to 75” (_Evening Herald_ [Dublin], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.herald.ie/national-news/pension-age-set-to-increase-to-75-2554303.html…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Hundreds of elderly residents left vulnerable by quake,” by Rachel Tiffen (3news.co.nz, Feb. 24, 2011).
www.3news.co.nz/Hundreds-of-elderly-residents-left-vulnerable-by-quake-/tabid/423/articleID/199701/Default.aspx…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “Pension time bomb,” by Oleg Nikishenkov (themoscownews.com…, Feb. 24, 2011).
themoscownews.com…

23. UKRAINE NEWS: “(Deputy Prime Minister/Social Policy Minister Serhii) Tihipko Predicts Parliament Will Limit Maximum Pension” (Ukranian News Agency, Feb. 24, 2011).
un.ua/eng/article/314822.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Millions could drop out of pension schemes if Government forces increase in contributions,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8343396/Millions-could-drop-out-of-pension-schemes-if-Government-forces-increase-in-contributions.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Teachers and nurses face pensions being slashed under government plans,” by Andy Bloxham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/8344386/Teachers-and-nurses-face-pensions-being-slashed-under-government-plans.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Elderly patients admitted with high glucose levels are more likely to die in hospital” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Elderly drivers have higher crash rates in non problematic environments than other drivers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Aging, interrupted” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Alzheimer’s disease may be easily misdiagnosed” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2776–February 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2776–February 23, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “‘The Talk’ With Mom and Dad,” by Sue Shellenbarger (_Wall St. Journal_, February 23, 2011, P. D4). 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. “Medicare Investigation Prompts Reflections on a Mother’s Care,” by Betty Ann Bowser (_Public Broadcasting System’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer, February 22, 2011, Blog).
www.pbs.org…

3. “Alzheimer’s Research Advocate Tom DeBaggio Dies,” by Melissa Block (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing February 22, 2011, MP3 and Flash format, running time 4 minutes 10 seconds).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona Senate set to consider big changes to pensions,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix, Arizona], February 23, 2011).
www.azcentral.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Showdown brewing over CA state employee pensions,” by Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucc (_San Francisco Chronicle_, February 23, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Senate agrees to loosen its pension bill,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Miami Herald_, February 22, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois seeks to borrow $3.7 billion to shore up pension shortfall,” by Peter Whoriskey (_Washington Post_, February 22, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Top U.S. House Republican rejects federal guarantee for Ill. pensions,” by Dave McKinney (_Chicago Sun-Times_, February 23, 2011).
www.suntimes.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Are elderly unfair target for budget?” (_Bemidij Pioneer_, February 23, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.bemidjipioneer.com…

10. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “State pension increase could see delay,” by Molly Parker (_Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], February 23, 2011).
www.clarionledger.com…

11. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Retirement plan fails in Va. House committee,” by Julian Walker (_Virginian-Pilot_ [Norfolk], February 22, 2011).
hamptonroads.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care one-stop shops behind schedule,” by Julian Drape (_Age_ [Melbourne], February 23, 2011).
news.theage.com…

13. EU NEWS: “Pensions in a gender-neutral market,” by Cecilia Valente and Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, February 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan company developing sensors for seniors,” by Yuri Kageyama (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, February 22, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s giant pension fund warns on nation’s debt,” by Chikafumi Hodo and Hiroyasu Hoshi (_Reutes_, February 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Pensions and health care pledges put UK at ‘extreme risk’ of another economic crisis,” by Philip Aldrick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8340975/Pensions-and-health-care-pledges-put-UK-at-extreme-risk-of-another-economic-crisis.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Pensioners should share pain of spending cuts, says Institute of Economic Affairs,” by Philip Aldrick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8341350/Pensioners-should-share-pain-of-spending-cuts-says-Institute-of-Economic-Affairs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “When Elderly Drivers Must Stop Driving,” by Jane Gross (_New York Times_, February 22, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “Osteoporosis drugs increase risk of femur fractures,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 22, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. “Exercise best anti-aging treatment, study suggests,” by Sharon Kirkey (_Montreal Gazette_, February 22, 2011).
www.canada.com…

21. “Use of nitrates may increase bone strength,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Prevalence of bunions increases with age; more common in women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2775–February 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2775–February 22, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Long-Term Care Needs Changes, Officials Say,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Bill Takes Aim At Pension Disclosures,” by Sara Murray (_Wall St. Journal_, Feb. 22, 2011, P. A5). 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. “Studying Aging, and Fearing Budget Cuts,” by Milt Freudenheim (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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4. “Fix Social Security sooner, not later” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 22, 2011). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Editorial.
www.us…

5. “Social Security isn’t the problem,” by Jacob Lew (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 22, 2011). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

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US STATE NEWS:

6. ALABAMA NEWS: “Ante Up: Lawmakers May Ask State Workers To Pay More For Pensions,” by Nick Banaszak (WHNT Channel 19 [Huntsville] TV News, Feb. 21, 2011).
www.whnt.com…

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Lawmaker Braces For Backlash To AZ Pension Bill,” by Elizabeth Erwin (KPHO Channel 5 [Phoenix] TV News, Feb. 21, 2011).
www.kpho.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California teachers’ pension system headed toward insolvency,” by Sharon Noguchi (_San Jose Mercury News_, Feb. 22, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Battle in Oakland as pension fund payment looms,” by Matthai Kuruvila (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Feb. 22, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “Lobbyists favored over elderly” (_Indianapolis Star_, Feb. 22, 2011).
Note: this is an _IS_ Editorial.
www.indystar.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Unions Going To Court Over Pension Tax Plan,” by Tim Skubick (WLNS Channel 6 [Lansing/Jackson] TV News, Feb. 21, 2011).
www.wlns.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota confronts the cost of the elderly,” by Jeff Hansel (_Austin Post-Bulletin_, Feb. 22, 2011).
www.postbulletin.com…

13. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “No effort to revive ND state pension overhaul bill” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Feb. 22, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Committee To Discuss Changes To City’s (Cincinnati) Pension Plan” (WLWT Channel 5 [Cincinnati] News, Feb. 22, 2011).
www.wlwt.com…

15. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma state workers rally at Capitol objecting to planned pension changes,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoma City Oklahoman_, Feb. 22, 2011).
newsok.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Senate committee kills pension option–for now,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Feb. 22, 2011).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Freedom 65: Liberal bill to end mandatory retirement losing steam,” by Don Butler (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.vancouversun.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Alzheimer Cafe in Nova Scotia town first of its kind in Canada,” by Oliver Moore (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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19. CANADA NEWS: “Stricter rules for retirement homes after horror stories,” by Tanya Talaga (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Draft retirement home rules not enough: Critics” (Canadian Press via _Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

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21. IRELAND NEWS: “Fianna Fail (Political Party) tries to ratchet up pension pressure on (Fine Gael Political Party leader Enda) Kenny,” by Mary Minihan, Deaglan De Breadun And Ronan McGreevy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Mandatory malnutrition screening urged for elderly,” by Michelle McDonagh (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing homes score high for dementia care,” by Alison Healy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “More legal guardians needed / Training sought for handling of affairs of elderly with dementia” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110221004484.htm…

25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Koreans Want to Work Well Beyond Retirement Age” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], Feb. 22, 2011).
english.chosun.com…

26. UK NEWS: “New pension option for small business,” by Richard Tyler (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/yourbusiness/8339353/New-pension-option-for-small-business.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Dementia drama: Dementia Diaries, a new play by Maria Jastrzebska, looks at how the illness affects those who have it, as well as their family and carers,” by John O’Donoghue (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 22, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/feb/22/dementia-drama-looks-at-the-illness…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “When Alzheimer’s Waited Outside the Oval Office,” by Lawrence K. Altman (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “Joint replacements more common as boomers age and an overweight population wears out early,” by Brie Zeltner (_Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer_, Feb. 22, 2011).
www.cleveland.com…

30. “1 in 9 people aged 45-54 is hearing impaired: study,” by Alison McCook  (Reuters Health, Feb. 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Study: Blacks End Up Back in Hospitals More Often Than Whites,” by Paul Kleyman (New American Media, Feb. 19, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

32. “High cholesterol and blood pressure in middle age tied to early memory problems” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2774–February 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2774–February 21, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Feds (Federal Government) set preliminary Medicare Advantage rate hike” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “States turn to private insurance companies for managed care,” by Phil Galewitz (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.us…

3. “No pensions keeping older workers on job” (United Press International, Feb. 20, 2011).
www.upi.com…

4. “Day of reckoning for unionized teachers’ pensions,” by RiShawn Biddle (_Washington [DC] Times_, Feb. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _WT_ Commentary piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALABAMA NEWS: “The pension crisis: Promises unkept: After decades of working for Prichard, Ala., retirees receive no pension payments, are told ‘You can’t draw blood from a turnip,’ by Martha Teichner (Columbia Broadcasting System News, Feb. 20, 2011).
www.cbsnews.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: ‘(Governor Jerry) Brown’s Countdown, Day 43: State pension cuts pushed,” by Kevin Yamamura (_Sacramento Bee_ via _Fresno Bee_, Feb. 21, 2011).
www.fresnobee.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California state employees take advantage of pension perk,” by Anthony York and Jack Dolan (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 21, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California seeks to turn back clock on care for the elderly,” by Timm Herdt (_Ventura County Star_, Feb. 19, 2011).
www.vcstar.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “City pension time bombs” (_Orlando Sentinel_, Feb. 20, 2011). Note: this is an _OS_ Editorial.
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

10. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Pension fixes still in slow slog,” by Kate Nash (_Santa Fe New Mexican_ via _Las Cruces Sun-News_, Feb. 19, 2011).
www.lcsun-news.com…

11. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “State pension overhaul bill may be revived after losing by single vote” (Associated Press via _Bismarck Tribune_, Feb. 21, 2011).
www.bismarcktribune.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “City (of Cincinnati) pension crisis at ‘turning point’,” by Barry M. Horstman (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, Feb. 21, 2011).
news.cincinnati.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Governor Scott) Walker’s budget fix could affect services for Wisconsin’s elderly,” by Matt Johnson (_LaCrosse Tribune_, Feb. 19, 2011).
lacrossetribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “A word to boomers from the ‘beyond’ generation,” by Alice Lukacs (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “State to lose billions in pension funds, unions say” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency–via _Monitor_ [Prague], Feb. 21, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

16. EGYPT NEWS: “Egypt to raise state pension 15 pct: (state news ) agency (MENA)” (Reuters, Feb. 19, 2011).
af.reuters.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “Ex-servicemen seek ‘one rank-one pension'” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Feb. 20, 2011).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Fine Gael (Party) leader vows not to take teacher’s pension,” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. TURKEY NEWS: “Turkish union calls on elderly teachers to make room for the young” (Anatolia News Agency via _Hurriyet_ [Istanbul], Feb. 20, 2011).
www.hurriyetdailynews.com…

20. UKRAINE NEWS: “(Vice Premier and Social Policy Minister Sergiy) Tigipko pledges cut maximum size of pensions for current pensioners” (Interfax-Ukraine via _Post_ [Kyiv], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.kyivpost.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensioners 80 billion pounds (130 billion US dollars) ‘out of pocket’ from underestimated inflation rate,” by Andrew Hough (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8335120/Pensioners-80bn-out-of-pocket-from-underestimated-inflation-rate.html…

22. UK NEWS: “New inflation will hammer pensioners and the low-paid,” by Jackie Ashley (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/20/new-inflation-hammer-pensioners-low-paid…

23. UK NEWS: “Pensioners ‘will be lost’ if plan to close centre goes ahead,” by Mark Hennessy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 21, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Speaking a second language can delay dementia onset for years,” by Steve Connor (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 19, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/speaking-a-second-language-can-delay-dementia-onset-for-years-2219280.html…

25. “Obesity Linked to Lower Glaucoma Risk in Women,” by Janis C. Kelly (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 18, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Elderly women on bone drugs may live longer,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Using amphetamines may increase risk of Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Seniors Can Still Bulk Up On Muscle By Pressing Iron,” by Patti Neighmond (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 21, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes 24 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available shortly.
www.npr.org…

29. “Aerobic Exercise May Improve Memory In Seniors,” by Michelle Trudeau (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 21, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes 31 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available shortly.
www.npr.org…

February 18, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2773–February 18, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2773–February 18, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare-Fraud Crackdown Corrals 114,” by Mark Schoofs, Maurice Tamman, and Brent Kendall (_Wall St. Journal_, Feb. 18, 2011, 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.

2. “Pension Issues Spice Dinner Debates,” by Jeannette Neumann (_Wall St. Journal_, Feb. 18, 2011, P. C3). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via 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. “Pensions Dull America’s Global Edge, Economist Says” (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 18, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 1 second) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “’13th check’ pension payouts: 73 million dollars,” by Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Senate unveils bills to revamp pension plans,” by John Kennedy (_Sarasota Herald Tribune_, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.heraldtribune.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Pension Bonds to Test Investors’ Faith,” by Mary Williams Walsh and Michael Cooper (_New York Times_, Feb. 18, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas governor’s aide: Everything on table on pensions” (Associated Press via _Lawrence Journal-World_, Feb. 17, 2011).
www2.ljworld.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Governor Rick) Snyder: Pension tax ‘a tough call'” (_Detroit News_, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.detnews.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minn. lawmaker seeks to force review of public employee pensions,” by Bob von Sternberg (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

10. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Teacher pension contribution increases coast through House,” by Rebecca Beitsch (_Bismarck Tribune_, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.bismarcktribune.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Okla. lawmakers approve state pension changes,” by Tim Talley (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Feb. 18, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Government agrees on pension reform” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency–via _Monitor_ [Prague], Feb. 18, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

13. “Identification of glaucoma gene brightens view for future therapies” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 17, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2772–February 17, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2772–February 17, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Study Links Social Security Improvements to Longer Life Span” (New York Medical College news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2011).
www.nymc.edu…

2. “Debt and a tough-talking governor: Indiana’s Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, proposed focusing on the biggest components of future deficits, including defense spending and entitlements for seniors,” by Doyle McManus (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 17, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

3. “(Secretary of Defense Robert) Gates defends health-care fee increase for retirees,” by Walter Pincus (_Washington Post_, Feb. 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “NBA (National Basketball Association) All-Star ultimatum paid off for players: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and other NBA big names threatened not to play in the 1964 game, and it led to a pension and recognition of the union,” by Mike Bresnahan (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 17, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) board endorses ethics proposals: Directors of CalPERS back ethics and open-government proposals but put off decisions on stronger measures,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 17, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

6. CANADA NEWS: “Pension locks beginning to unfreeze: Rules changing,” by Andrew Allentuck (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 17, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

7. UK NEWS: “Thousands more will have to sell homes for elderly care,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 17, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8329548/Thousands-more-will-have-to-sell-homes-for-elderly-care.html…

8. UK NEWS: “Prudential (financial services firm) taken to court by its own pension fund trustees,” by Simon Goodley (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 17, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/feb/16/prudential-taken-to-court-by-pension-trustees…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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9. “Dwarfism Offers Longevity Clues,” by Gautam Nike (_Wall St. Journal_, Feb. 17, 2011, P. A6). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

Full text of the article may be available via 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.

10. “Ecuadorean Villagers May Hold Secret to Longevity,” by Nicholas Wade (_New York Times_, Feb. 17, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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11. “Hearing Loss May Signal Increased Dementia Risk,” by Megan Brooks  (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 16, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

12. “Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of developing disability in old age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 16, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2771–February 16, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2771–February 16, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security needs bipartisan action, Obama says,” (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_, February 16, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “PBGC allowed to set own premiums,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 16, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California state employees take advantage of pension perk,” by Anthony York and Jack Dolan (_Los Angeles Times_, February 16, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. IDAHO NEWS: “More physicians opting out of Medicare,” by Laurie Welsh (_Times-News_ [Twin Falls, Idaho], February 16, 2011).
www.magicvalley.com…

5. IOWA NEWS: “State eliminates 10 of its 38 nursing home inspectors,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, February 16, 2011).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension bill would ban pay to controversial middlemen,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, February 16, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

7. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Death of nursing home liability bill an insult to patients,” by Sid Salter (_Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], February 16, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.clarionledger.com…

8. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Guidance sought on pensions,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaha World-Herald_, February 16, 2011).
www.omaha.com…

9. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Local agencies worry about impact of budget cuts on elderly,” by Annette Fuller (_Winston-Salem Journal_, February 16, 2011).
www2.journalnow.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. CANADA NEWS: “Caring for elderly parent falls primarily to one sibling,” by Derek Abma (_Montreal Gazette_, February 16, 2011).
www.canada.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Pilot retirement age is up in the air,” by Don Butler (_Montreal Gazette_, February 16, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

12. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech experts: Private pension schemes should not be obligatory,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, February 16, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

13. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungary pension changes were ‘negative,’ – Moody’s,” by Balazs Penz and Agnes Lovasz (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], February 16, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. POLAND NEWS: “Polish Central Bank Urges Budget-Deficit Reduction Before Pension Changes,” by David McQuaid and Katya Andrusz (_Bloomberg_, February 16, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. UKRAINE NEWS: “Ukraine minister urges pension age rise,” (_RIA Novosti_, February 16, 2011).
en.rian.ru/society/20110216/162635132.html…

16. UK NEWS: “No NHS workers disciplined over neglect of elderly,” by Martin Beckford and Andy Bloxham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8326299/No-NHS-workers-disciplined-over-neglect-of-elderly.html…

17. UK NEWS: “NHS Trust plans to ‘evict’ elderly bed blockers,” by Nigel Bunyan (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8327699/NHS-Trust-plans-to-evict-elderly-bed-blockers.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers ‘must pay for their own elderly care’,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 15, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8326605/Baby-boomers-must-pay-for-their-own-elderly-care.html…

19. UK NEWS “Pensions deficit remains at Pn 68bn (US $109.3 bn),” (Press Association via _Google_, February 16, 2011).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Tau-induced memory loss in Alzheimer’s mice is reversible,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Increasing brain enzyme may slow Alzheimer’s disease progression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Over-70s let down by late breast cancer diagnosis,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8327359/Over-70s-let-down-by-late-breast-cancer-diagnosis.html…

23. “Losing hair at 20 is linked to increased risk of prostate cancer in later life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “PSA Test Cut-off Could Signal Low-Risk Prostate Cancer,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, February 15, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Financial planning a key but neglected component of Alzheimer’s care, say researchers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 15, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2770–February 15, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2770–February 15, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama: Medicare, Social Security demand compromise,” by Ben Feller (Associated Press Vai _Boston Globe_, February 15, 2011).
www.boston.com…

2. “Pension expert says state bankruptcy “no panacea”,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, February 14, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Obama backs risk-based pensions endorsed by Bush,” by Kathleen Pender (_San Francisco Chronicle_, February 15, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

4. “Reform brings changes to Medicare,” by Janet LaVelle (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, February 15, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

5. “Short on men, retirement home hires dance partners,” by Matt Sedensky (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, February 14, 2011).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALASKA NEWS: “Retirement board action boosts pension liability number,” by Pat Forgey (_Juneau Empire_, February 15, 2011).
www.juneauempire.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] acknowledges federal probe of bribe allegations,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, February 15, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] approves shift to less-risky real estate investments,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, February 15, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS:”Feds make more arrests in major Medicare fraud case,” by Jay Weaver (_Miami Herald_, February 15, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn signs bill limiting seniors’ free transit rides,” by Richard Wronski (_Chicago Tribune_, February 14, 2011).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky proposes placement agent ban,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], February 15, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

12. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “State pension funds sinking fast; legislators study options,” by Randy Krehbiel (_Tulsa World_, February 15, 2011).
www.tulsaworld.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Can Japan’s spirited youth save their aging nation?” (_CNBC_, February 15, 2011).
www.cnbc.com…

14. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Aging population a business opportunity,” by Ceana Priest (_Waikato Times_ [Hamilton], February 15, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/4659932/Ageing-population-a-business-opportunity…

15. UK NEWS: “Half of workers can’t afford to retire,” by Kara Gammell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 15, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8323718/Half-of-workers-cant-afford-to-retire.html…

16. UK NEWS: “NHS ‘failing to treat elderly with care and respect’,” by Nick Triggle (_BBC News_, February 15, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12464824…

17. UK NEWS: “Hungry, thirsty, unwashed: NHS treatment of the elderly condemned,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_ [London], February 15, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/hungry-thirsty-unwashed-nhs-treatment-of-the-elderly-condemned-2215119.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Medicare costs in last 6 months of life driven by patient variables twice as much as geography,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Hearing loss could be ‘early warning’ for dementia,” by Richard Alleyne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 14, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8323792/Hearing-loss-could-be-early-warning-for-dementia.html…

20. “Clearing the Fog in Nursing Homes,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, February 15, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “Aging: Trials Exclude Patients Who May Benefit,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, February 15, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Fiber-Rich Diet Linked to Longevity,” by Jennifer Corbett Dooren (_Wall St. Journal_, February 15, 2011, 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.

23. “Diet High in Fiber Might Lengthen Your Life,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, February 14, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Shedding a Protective Cocoon, Woven by Delusions,” by Marc E. Agronin (_New York Times_, February 15, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, February 15, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Treating the aging knee as an organ,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

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