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March 31, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2801–March 31, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2801–March 31, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Why Social Security must change now,” (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], March 30, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “How the Affordable Care Act Paved the Way for GOP Medicare Reform,” by Kate Pickett (_Time_, March 31, 2011, Blog).
swampland.blogs.time.com…

3. “The Influence Industry: In campaign against health-care law, Republicans take on AARP,” by Haraz N. Ghanbari (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, March 30, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalSTRS [California State Teachers’ Retirement System] reports big gap between assets, pension obligations,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, March 31, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

5. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Senate backs pension reform,” (Associated Press via _Concord Monitor_, March 31, 2011).
www.concordmonitor.com…

6. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma House committee OKs bill to delay state pension payouts for new hires,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], March 31, 2011).
newsok.com…

7. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Bill would allow arbitration for Oklahoma nursing home residents,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], March 30, 2011).
newsok.com…

8. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia governor seeks pension changes in budget,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, March 30, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Ripping off mum and dad,” by Tony Fitzgerald (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 1, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Liberals push personal savings but is pension proposal ‘secure’?” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 31, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “First Nation taking a cultural slant on treating dementia,” by Rebecca Lindell (_Edmonton Journal_, March 31, 2011).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Aging population means more cases of dementia,” by Pamela Cowan (_Regina Leader-Post_, March 31, 2011).
www.leaderpost.com…

13. ECUADOR NEWS: “Ecuador pension fund to trim Government bond purchases,” by Nathan Gill (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], March 31, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

14. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Christchurch quake to boost KiwiSaver pull outs,” by Jamie Gray (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], March 30, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10715783…

15. UK NEWS: “Social care cuts are already biting, say charities,” by Patrick Butler (_Guardian_ [London], March 30, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/mar/30/social-care-cuts-charities…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Medicare Says It Will Pay for Expensive Prostate Drug,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, March 30, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com…

17. “Medicare moves to pay for prostate cancer drug Provenge,” by Rob Stein (_Washington Post_, March 30, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. “Diabetes tied to higher Parkinson’s disease risk,” by Amy Norton (_Reuters_, March 30, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

19. “Nature study shows common lab dye is a wonder drug — for worms,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Initiative helps dementia carers train in empathy,” by Anna-Marie Lever (_BBC News_, March 30, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12899321…

21. “Diet-Exercise Combo Seems to Work Best for Obese Seniors,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, March 30, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Lawsuits Aren’t Improving Nursing Home Care: Study,” by Jennifer Goodwin (_HealthDay_, March 30, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Slip-Sliding Birds Show How to Avoid Human Falls,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, March 30, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

March 30, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2800–March 30, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2800–March 30, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Pension Plans Have Time to Recover,” by Philip Moeller (_US News and World Report_ blog, Mar. 30, 2011).
money.us…

2. “Double-Dippers Earning Pensions Plus Paychecks Are Targeted by U.S. States,” by David Mildenberg (Bloomberg News, Mar. 29, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Set Process To Review Future Medicare Cuts” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “(Former US Senator Rick) Santorum links abortion to Social Security,” by Colby Itkowitz (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 30, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Colder cities among top U.S. retirement places,” by James B. Kelleher (Reuters, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. DELAWARE NEWS: “Delaware legislators added to pension reform,” by Chad Livengood (_New Castle News Journal_, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.delawareonline.com…

7. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho Senate passes end-of-life conscience bill over seniors’ objections,” by Betsy Z. Russell (_Spokane [Washington] Spokesman-Review_, Mar. 29, 2011).
www.spokesman.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “Kan. lawmakers seek quick agreement on pensions,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Mar. 29, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Harming the Elderly is No Solution to State’s Budget Woes,” by Kevin Winge (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Mar. 30, 2011). Note: this is a _MST_ Opinion piece.
www.startribune.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “Public Pension Reform Debate To Proceed, But Without Bill From (Governor Brian) Sandoval Administration,” by Sean Whaley (Nevada News Bureau, Mar. 29, 2011).
www.nevadanewsbureau.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Senate passes retirement system reforms,” by Garry Rayno (_Manchester Union Leader_, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie pushes for pension, benefits reform,” by John Schoonejongen (_Asbury Park Press_, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.app.com…

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13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. pension obligation to rise by 50 million dollars,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.projo.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. lawmakers get bleak pension view,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.projo.com…

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15. TEXAS NEWS: “(Houston Mayor Annise) Parker eyes cost of police and fire pensions,” by Chris Moran (_Houston Chronicle_, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.chron.com…

16. WASHINGTON NEWS: “State lawmakers consider ending pension COLAs: Retirees in Pacific County face rising prices, stagnant pensions (Cost of Living Adjustments),” by Kevin Heimbigner (_Chinook Observer_, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.chinookobserver.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Help for seniors,” by Paul Barker (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.nationalpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Poorest of retired seniors due for raise,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.financialpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “QPP (Quebec Pension Plan) changes will encourage later retirement: poll,” by Robert Gibbens (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Most Chinese agree on single retirement age for men, women” (_People’s Daily_ [Beijing], Mar. 30, 2011).
english.peopledaily.com…

21. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Third of pensioners below the poverty line,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Mar. 30, 2011).
business.scotsman.com…

22. SPAIN NEWS: “Why Spain’s struggling welfare system is leading to panic over future pensions,” by Polly Toynbee (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/30/spains-struggling-welfare-system-pensions-panic…

23. UK NEWS: “5pc (per cent) fewer elderly people receiving free care as councils cut costs,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8413843/5pc-fewer-elderly-people-receiving-free-care-as-councils-cut-costs.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension reform ‘too much, too soon'” (Press Association via Google News, Mar. 30, 2011).
www.google.com…

25. UK NEWS: “BT (British Telecom) makes early pension payment,” by Amanda Andrews (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/8416132/BT-makes-early-pension-payment.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Study Reveals No Impact of Age on Outcome in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients Treated With Imatinib” (American Society of Hematology news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2011).
hematology.org…

27. “Alzheimer’s-like brain changes found in cognitively normal elders with amyloid plaques” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Older lesbians, gays have higher rates of chronic disease, mental distress, isolation”(Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Gene combinations are found to be related to hip osteoporosis in postmenopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Elderly heart failure patients who need skilled nursing care often sicker, have poorer outcomes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 29, 2011

CARR E-Clippings No. 2799–March 29, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2799–March 29, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Cost shift seen in raising Medicare age to 67,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, March 29, 2011).
www.boston.com…

2. “Study Finds Raising Medicare Age Would Shift Costs,” by Mary Agnes Carey (_Kaiser Health News_, March 29, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Medicare premium hike could offset Social Security raise,” (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], March 28, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “Agencies slam new Medicare rule on home care,” by Phil Galewitz (Kaiser Health News via _Kansas City Star_, March 28, 2011).
www.kansascity.com…

5. “Claims for Social Security benefits on the rise,” by Lisa Rein (_Washington Post_, March 28, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “The pro-Social Security case for Social Security reform,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_, March 28, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Democrats Rally To Support Social Security,” by Audie Cornish (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing March 29, 2011, MP3 and Flash player format, running time 3 minutes 12 seconds).
www.npr.org…

8. “Higher tax rates loom for 401(k) savers,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, March 28, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ARIZONA NEWS: “Homebuilders pin hopes on retiring Baby Boomers,” by J. Craig Anderson (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix], March 29, 2011).
www.azcentral.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “‘An avalanche effect’ — senior advocates worry state cuts will disproportionately hit seniors, dependent adults,” by Thadeus Greenson (_Contra Costa Times_ [San Francisco, California], March 29, 2011).
www.contracostatimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Budget Cuts at Odds With State’s New Alzheimer’s Plan,” by Paul Kleyman (_New America Media_, March 28, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

12. INDIANA NEWS: “Nursing home issues languish,” (_South Bend Tribune_, March 29, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.southbendtribune.com…

13. MONTANA NEWS: “Montana House backs using coal tax revenues for pension deficits,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoulian_ [Missoulia, Montana], March 28, 2011).
missoulian.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC comptroller wants pension fund data online,” by Samantha Gross (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, March 28, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension-funding crisis is nothing new in R.I.,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, March 29, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Rough deal for women highlighted in push for 12% super levy,” by Annette Sampson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 29, 2011).
www.smh.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Protesters seek better deal on aged care,” by Chi Tranter (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 28, 2011).
news.smh.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Elder abuse still going unreported, says expert,” by Kitty Holland (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 29, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Don’t dismiss baby boomers,” (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], March 30, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
joongangdaily.joins.com…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korea Aging Faster Than Any Other Country,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], March 29, 2011).
english.chosun.com…

21. SWEDEN NEWS: “Retirement report sparks reaction from Swedish investment industry,” by Jonathan Boyd (_Global Pensions_ [London], March 29, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “An Older Generation Falls Prey to Eating Disorders,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, March 29, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

23. “Indications of Alzheimer’s disease may be evident decades before first signs of cognitive impairment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Fat reserves reduce risk of dementia in elderly,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, March 29, 2011).
www.abc.net…

25. “Sleep hormone melatonin in Alzheimer’s treatment study,” (_BBC News_, March 28, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-12879959…

26. “Packing Away a Delusion,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 29, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

27. “No scalpel: Minimally invasive breakthrough for men’s enlarged prostates improves symptoms,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Researchers find many elderly men are undergoing unnecessary PSA screenings,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Reliable? Heart studies often exclude the elderly,” by Erica Westly (_Reuters_, March 28, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

March 28, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2798–March 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2798–March 28, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pensions squeeze government budgets”  (_Washington Post_, Mar. 26, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. ARIZONA NEWS: “Low savings force many to put off retirement,” by Russ Wiles (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Mar. 28, 2011).
www.azcentral.com…

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “With same-sex marriage on hold, elderly and ailing couples face a lengthy appeals process,” by Carol J. Williams (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 28, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California cities, counties face bigger bill for employee pensions,” by Loretta Kalb (_Sacramento Bee_, Mar. 27, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Republicans (Party) seize on public pension issue,” by Dan Morain (_Sacramento Bee_, Mar. 27, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Many struggling financially to provide care for elderly family members” (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Mar. 27, 2011).
jacksonville.com…

7. GEORGIA NEWS: “Public pension crisis threatens your wallet,” by Russell Grantham (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Mar. 28, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “Kan. House, Senate agree pension woes must be attacked but far apart on solutions,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Mar. 27, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. public employees eyeing win for counties: Teacher-pension cost sharing loses momentum,” by David Hill (_Washington Times_, Mar. 27, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

10. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Are state workers’ pensions fair game?” (_Jackson Clarion-Ledger_, Mar. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _JCL_ Editorial.
www.clarionledger.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania needs more pension reforms” (_Erie Times-News_, Mar. 27, 2011). Note: this is an _ETN_ Editorial.
www.goerie.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “‘When was the last time you did something for the first time?’ The boomer generation and beyond; Retirement: The time to seize the day,” by Alice Lukacs (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 28, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Effective elder care starts at home, experts say,” by Lisa Priest (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 28, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pension reform puzzles employers,” by Derek Sankey (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Mar. 26, 2011).
www.calgaryherald.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s dementia dilemma: Care without a strategy,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 26, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “(Chief Minister) VS (Achuthanandan) opposes pension fund scheme” (_Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Mar. 27, 2011).
www.hindu.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Getting pensions right for posterity,” by Brendan Keenan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Mar. 27, 2011). Note: this is an _II_ Opinion piece.
www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/brendan-keenan/brendan-keenan-getting-pensions-right-for-posterity-2596246.html…

18. ISRAEL NEWS: “Cabinet approves construction of 5,000 units for elderly,” by Lidar Grave-Lazi (_Post_ [Jerusalem], Mar. 28, 2011/Adar II 22, 5771).
www.jpost.com…

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19. JAPAN NEWS: “Most disaster victims elderly / Unlike younger people, seniors unable to move fast enough to escape” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Mar. 26, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110325004416.htm…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Aftermath: The destruction and despair of a Japanese fishing town,” by Mark MacKinnon (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Mar. 26, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly under the knife,” by Abby Gillies (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Mar. 27, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10715134…

22. WALES/UK NEWS: “Lapses in care for the elderly show how stretched NHS (National Health Service) has become,” by Mike Ponton (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales], Mar. 28, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2011/03/28/lapses-in-care-for-the-elderly-show-how-stretched-nhs-has-become-91466-28412804/…

23. UK NEWS: “State pension reform hailed,” by Helen Pridham and Simon Bain (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Mar. 26, 2011).
www.heraldscotland.com…

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24. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne will ignore pensioners at his peril,” by Ros Altmann (_Observer_ [London], Mar. 27, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/mar/27/george-osborne-ignore-pensioners-peril…

25. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer George) Osborne’s Budget ‘has betrayed the elderly’,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 26, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/osbornes-budget-has-betrayed-the-elderly-2253296.html…

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26. UK NEWS: “Businesses face flood of legal claims after forced retirement scrapped,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Mar. 27, 2011).
business.scotsman.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Early indications of Parkinson’s disease revealed in dream sleep” (University of Copenhagen [Denmark] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 28, 2011).
news.ku.dk/all_news/2011/2011.3/early_indications_of_Parkinsons_revealed_in_dream_sleep/…

28. “Other mental health medications no safer than atypical antipsychotics in nursing home residents” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Nearly 1 in 4 postmenopausal women with fractures is obese” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 25, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2797–March 25, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2797–March 25, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security splinters Democrats in debate over reining in budget deficits,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, March 24, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Take the CLASS Act off the chopping block,” by Howard Gleckman (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], March 25, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Pensions Are Not The Problem,” by Eli Lehrer (Weekly Standard via _National Public Radio_, March 25, 2011).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension, healthcare deal reached with L.A.’s largest city union,” by Patrick J. McDonnell (_Los Angeles Times_, March 25, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Drug-resistant bacterium hits Southland healthcare facilities,” by Molly Hennessy-Fiske (_Los Angeles Times_, March 25, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “State finds probable abuse in 18 percent of nursing home investigations,” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, March 25, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Rule would reduce conflicts, restore trust in pension boards,” (_Detroit News_, March 25, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
detnews.com…

8. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Elderly Minnesotans hit hard in latest flu wave,” by Lorna Benson (_Minnesota Public Radio_, March 24, 2011).
minnesota.publicradio.org…

9. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Panel votes to recommend passage of state pension bill,” by Gary Rayno (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], March 25, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey pension funds gain 15% in fiscal year on stock rise,” by Stacie Servetah (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], March 25, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

11. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Pressure on state pensions to perform,” (_Bismark Tribune_, March 25, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.bismarcktribune.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ shifting to riskier options for pension fund,” by Jason Method (_Ashbury Park Press_, March 24, 2011).
www.app.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension proposal assailed,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, March 25, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super funds eye earnings from state construction,” by Annette Sampson (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 26, 2011).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Are we in denial about the growing issue of elder care?” by Rod Mickleburgh (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 24, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Generation Me forgot age-old retirement plan: invest in babies,” by David Quinn (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], March 25, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/david-quinn-generation-me-forgot-ageold-retirement-plan-invest-in-babies-2594316.html…

17. POLAND NEWS: “Polish Lawmakers to Vote on Cutting State Transfers to Pensions,” by Dorota Bartyzel (_Bloomberg_, March 25, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Reducing the fear of Alzheimer’s disease,” by Mary C. Sheppard (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, March 25, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/03/24/alzheimer-conference-hope.html…

19. “Asthma drug could help control or treat Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Mount Sinai finds promising clue to mechanism behind gene mutation that causes Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Research may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Poor Eating Habits May Lead to Anemia in Older Women,” (_HealthDay_, March 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Short Course of Hormone Therapy Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, March 24, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “‘Mini Strokes’ Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, March 24, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. Nearly 1 in 4 postmenopausal women with fractures is obese,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Bifocals and Falls,” by Karen Stabiner (_New York Times_, March 24, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

March 24, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2796–March 24, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2796–March 24, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medical suppliers crying foul over new Medicare rule limits,” by Luis Fabregas (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, March 24, 2011).
www.pittsburghlive.com…

2. “Forced into Medicare,” (_Wall St. Journal_, March 24, 2011, P. A16). Note 1: This article is an editorial. 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.

3. “Thousands of mayors hit road to help feed hungry seniors,” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 23, 2011).
yourlife.us…

4. “Colder cities among top U.S. retirement places,” by James B. Kelleher (_Reuters_, March 24, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. DELAWARE NEWS: “Delaware bill helps prosecution in sexual abuse of patients,” (_News Journal_ [Wilmington, Delaware], March 23, 2011).
www.delawareonline.com…

6. DELAWARE NEWS: “Long-range pension saving makes proposal look good,” (_News Journal_ [Wilmington, Delaware], March 23, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.delawareonline.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Senate schools budget has $678 million less for teachers,” by Aaron Deslatte (_Orlando Sentinel_, March 24, 2011).
www.orlandosentinel.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “House moves on 401K pension plan,” by Frederick J. Johnson (_Topeka Capital-Journal_, March 24, 2011).
cjonline.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. teacher’s union floats alternative pension plan,” by Aaron C. Davis and Ann E. Marimow (_Washington Post_, March 23, 2011, Blog). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension funds gain 15 percent this fiscal year,” (Bloomberg News via _Newark Star-Ledger_, March 24, 2011).
www.nj.com…

11. NEVADA NEWS: “Groups say cutting state aid to elderly may violate laws,” by Benjamin Spillman (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, March 24, 2011).
www.lvrj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Bill plans to scrap mandatory retirement,” by Don Butler (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], March 24, 2011).
www.nationalpost.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Three parties, one strategy: Capture the senior vote,” by Joe Friesen and John Ibbitson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 23, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “India proposal to regulate pensions omits foreign investment,” by Bibhudatta Pradhan (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], March 24, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Pension Bill introduced in Parliament,” (_Hindustan Times_ [New Dehli], March 24, 2011).
www.hindustantimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension guarantees hit by EU-IMF terms,” by Mary Carolan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 24, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Use of 30-year bonds will help cut cost of pension funding,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], March 24, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/use-of-30year-bonds-will-help-cut-cost-of-pension-funding-2592510.html…

18. UGANDA NEWS: “Workers, MPs demand review of pension Bill,” by Emmanuel Mulondo & Ephraim Kasozi (_Daily Monitor_ [Kampala], March 24, 2011).
www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/1131938/-/c3eo78z/-/index.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Budget 2011: State pension age on course to reach 70 in longevity review,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 24, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/8402463/Budget-2011-State-pension-age-on-course-to-reach-70-in-longevity-review.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Budget 2011: Younger staff will work to 80 under pension link to rising lifespans,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 24, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/8402995/Younger-staff-will-work-to-80-under-pension-link-to-rising-lifespans.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Simpler format marks a ‘turning point’ in benefit,” by Chiara Cavaglieri (_Independent_ [London], March 24, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/pensions-simpler-format-marks-a-turning-point-in-benefit-2251125.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Winter fuel payment blow for pensioners,” (_BBC News_, March 24, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12846318…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration — a step closer to reality,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Mayo Clinic researchers tie Parkinson’s drugs to impulse control problems,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25.”Simple Rules for Better Sleep,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 23, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

March 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2795–March 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2795–March 23, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Employees Rush to Retire,” by Ianthe Jeanne Duggan (_Wall St. Journal_, March 23, 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 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. “Public Pension Fund Squeeze,” by Jeannette Neumann and Michael Corkery (_Wall St. Journal_, March 23, 2011, P.C1). Note: Full Text of the Wall St.Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

3. “Retirement assets end 2010 just shy of peak” (Reuters, Mar. 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Why liberals should back Social Security reform,” by Robert Pozen (_Washington Post_, Mar. 23, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “BofA (Bank of America) Joins JPMorgan (Chase & Co.) Seeking Bigger Share of 4 Trillion Dollar Retirement Market,” by Margaret Collins and Elizabeth Ody (Bloomberg News, Mar. 22, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “Keep moving forward on better Medicare,” by Barbara Kennelly (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], Mar. 23, 2011). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
host.madison.com…

7. “Lockboxes and Lunchboxes: (_Washington Post_ Columnist Charles) Krauthammer vs. Social Security,” by Richard Eskow (Huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 22, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “At end of life–more planning, more counseling, more dignity” (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Mar. 23, 2011). Note: this is a _BG_ Editorial.
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ALABAMA NEWS: “Legislature votes to end DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program),” by Sebastian Kitchen (_Montgomery Advertiser_, Mar. 23, 2011).
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension funds: End CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) pay-to-play culture” (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Mar. 23, 2011). Note: this is a _SFC_ Editorial.
www.sfgate.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stanislaus County pension fund to tap reserves again,” by Ken Carlson (_Modesto Bee_, Mar. 23, 2011).
www.modbee.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retirement change would spare some (San Diego) city staffers,” by Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Mar. 23, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois teacher pension system nearly 40 billion dollars in the hole,” by Diane Rado (_Chicago Tribune_, Mar. 22, 2011). Note: there is a link to a page with relevant charts on the left side of the page.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

14. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas Senate advances leader’s plan on pensions” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Mar. 23, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “(Governor Steve) Beshear signs two bills to protect elderly” (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, Mar. 23, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

16. MARYLAND/VIRGINIA NEWS: “In Maryland and Virginia, looking for a pension fix” (_Washington Post_, Mar. 23, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Former Minnesota Workers Battle State in Court Over Law to Reduce Pensions,” by Beth Hawkins and Andrew Harris (Bloomberg News, Mar. 22, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G.) Rendell Praises (Governor Chris) Christie’s Push to Rein In New Jersey Employee Pensions,” by Matt Winkler and David Mildenberg (Bloomberg News, Mar. 22, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “South Carolina financial oversight board refuses to accept pension system shortfall report,” by Jim Davenport (Associated Press via canadianbusiness.com…, Mar. 23, 2011).
www.canadianbusiness.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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20. CANADA NEWS: “Helping hand not strong enough, seniors groups say,” by Althia Raj (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Feds (Federal budget proposal) to scrap mandatory retirement measures,” by Jessica Murphy (_Sun_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.torontosun.com…

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22. CANADA NEWS: “Caught in the crunch: Sandwich generation shoulders load of child and elder care,” by Lauren La Rose (Canadian Press via _Free Press_ [Winnipeg, Manitoba], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

23. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Pensions for private sector,” by Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera (_Daily Mirror_ [Colombo], Mar. 23, 2011).
print.dailymirror.lk/news/front-page-news/39057.html…

24. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “UAE boosts military pensions, seen pre-empting unrest” (Reuters, Mar. 23, 2011).
af.reuters.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Alzheimer’s Disease drug U-turn by Nice (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) welcomed,” by Richard Alleyne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8398713/Alzheimers-Disease-drug-U-turn-by-Nice-welcomed.html…

26. UK NEWS: “‘Simpler’ pension system welcomed,” by Nicky Burridge (Press Association via _Independent_ [London], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/simpler-pension-system-welcomed-2250787.html…

27. UK NEWS: “BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) pension deficit is ‘just over 1.5 billion pounds (2.45 billion US dollars)’,” by Tara Conlan (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/mar/23/bbc-pension-deficit…

28. UK NEWS: “One in three GPs (General Practitioners) threaten to quit before pensions change,” by Daniel Martin (_Daily Mail_ [London], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369015/One-GPs-threaten-quit-pensions-change.html…

29. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Zimbabwe’s Social Security Authority Increases Pension Payouts” (Voice of America, Mar. 22, 2011).
www.voanews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Prostate cancer spreads to bones by overtaking the home of blood stem cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Long-term study: Robot-assisted prostate surgery is safe” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Subjects at risk of Alzheimer’s may now be able to delay the onset of their first symptoms” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Statins make radiation more effective at curing prostate cancer” (American Society for Radiation Oncology news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2011, .pdf format, 2p.).
www.astro.org…

34. “Exposure to chemicals in environment associated with onset of early menopause” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Elderly victims of abuse often use alcohol or drugs, study says” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Look at Me!” (Economic and Social Research Council [UK] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 22, 2011).
www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-releases/15071/look-at-me…!.aspx

March 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2794–March 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2794–March 22, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Most retirement plans have snapped back to 2007 peak,” by David Pitt (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, March 22, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

2. “Could a voucher system replace Medicare?” by Howard Gleckman (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], March 21, 2011, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Seniors saved $40M in doughnut hole, administration says,” by Jason Millman (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 22, 2011).
thehill.com…

4. “Insolvency Looms as States Drain U.S. Disability Fund,” by Damian Paletta (_Wall St. Journal_, March 22, 2011, 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.

5. “Reform opponents say recent Medicare ruling cause for concern,” by Jason Millman (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 21, 2011).
thehill.com…

6. “Finding your dream career in retirement,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, March 21, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “Regrets? Boomers have a few about money and health,” by Sharon L. Peters (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 22, 2011).
yourlife.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. OHIO NEWS: “Budget would knock state pension funds off solvency track,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, March 22, 2011).
www.dispatchpolitics.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super would rise $82K without fees: study,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 22, 2011).
www.theage.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Budget may offer tax relief for seniors,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, March 22, 2011).
www.moneyville.ca/article/957561–budget-may-offer-tax-relief-for-seniors…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Experts worry suicide will rise among baby boomers,” by Peter Rakobowchuk (_Toronto Star_, March 21, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/mindmood/mentalhealth/article/957444–experts-worry-suicide-will-rise-among-baby-boomers…

12. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech Premier mulls ‘low-cost’ state pension fund in revamp,” by Peter Laca (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], March 22, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “IBEC urges Government to tackle ‘serious flaws’ in pensions policy,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], March 22, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/ibec-urges-government-to-tackle-serious-flaws-in-pensions-policy-2588886.html…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “For seniors in Japan’s tsunami zone, a full circle of hardship,” by Marck Magnier (_Los Angeles Times_, March 22, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan should not use pension funds for disaster relief – minister,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], March 22, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “NZ Superannuation Fund shows strong performance,” by James Weir (_Stuff_, March 23, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/4797883/NZ-Superannuation-Fund-shows-strong-performance…

17. SINGAPORE NEWS: “PA’s Wellness Programme to target 500,000 seniors,” by Monica Kotwani (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], March 21, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “20-year subscribers for pension hits 1M,” (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], March 22, 2011).
joongangdaily.joins.com…

19. UK NEWS: “UK firms cut pension levy costs with assets pledge,” by Cecilia Valente (_Reuters_, March 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Alzheimer’s hope after new drug discovery,” (_Daily Telegraph_, March 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8393709/Alzheimers-hope-after-new-drug-discovery.html…

21. “Diet: Eating Fish Found to Ward Off Eye Disease,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, March 22, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Gaps in health care limit options for older adults, MU expert says,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2793–March 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2793–March 21, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Share the Risk and Share the Harvest,” by Robert J. Shiller (_New York Times_, Mar. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Social Security lockbox is full of empty promises,” by Charles Krauthammer (_Washington Post_ via _Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Mar. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _HC_ Opinion piece.
www.chron.com…

3. Today’s _Wall St. Journal_ contains a special section on Retirement (Mar. 21, 2011). Some of the articles

– “He says Maine, she says Florida,” by Kathleen Hughes.
– “A Will and a Way,” by Anne Tergesen.
– “Second Acts,” by Kristi Essick.

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

4. “Democrats Split on Social Security,” by Damian Paletta (_Wall St. Journal_, Mar. 21, 2011, P. A4). Note: Full Text of the Wall St. Journal is available, for a fee, at:
www.ws…

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

US STATE NEWS:

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5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Medco (Health Solutions, Inc.) subpoenaed by SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) over CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) contract,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times, Mar. 20, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A cloud over CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) (_Los Angeles Times, Mar. 20, 2011). Note 1: this is a _LAT_ Editorial. Note 2: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Both parties see political advantage in California pensions issue,” by Anthony York (_Los Angeles Times_ via _Sacramento Bee_, Mar. 20, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Citing pension costs, Costa Mesa, Calif., plans to lay off nearly half its employees” (_Washington Post, Mar. 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.www.washingtonpost.com…

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Proposed changes to Conn. hospice regulations pit end-of-life programs against one another,” by Susan Haigh (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Mar. 20, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Experts say Florida overstates future pension returns,” by Sydney P. Freedberg (_St. Petersburg Times_, Mar. 21, 2011).
www.tampabay.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension battle overlooks the deeper numbers,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Miami Herald_, Mar. 19, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “End-of-life care finally getting attention it deserves” (_Quincy Patriot-Ledger_, Mar. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _QPA_ Editorial.
www.patriotledger.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension tax continues to draw wide opposition,” by Scott Davis (_Lansing State Journal_, Mar. 20, 2011).
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

14. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Pension fund cut opposed,” by Molly Parker (_Jackson Clarion-Ledger_, Mar. 21, 2011).
www.clarionledger.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Retirement’s not an option at age 96 for Benedictine nun,” by Ann Rodgers (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Mar. 21, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Union-free Virginia not spared state pension woes,” by Rosalind S. Helderman (Washington Post_, March 20, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Wife grapples with perplexing minefield of end of life debate,” by Robert Cribb (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 18, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “China to continue to increase pension during 12th Five-Year Plan period: official,” by Yang Lina (Xinhua, Mar. 20, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

19. GERMANY NEWS: “The matured spirit of ’68: Germany’s protesting pensioners show how far the left has come since my radical youth,” by Astrid Proll (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Mar. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/19/spirit-68-germany-protesting-pensioners…

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20. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly Refugees Overwhelm Japan,” by Daisuke Wakabayashi, Toko Sekiguchi, and Eric Bellman (_Wall St. Journal_, Mar. 19-20, 2011, 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.

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Sick and elderly abandoned in fallout zone,” by Ben Doherty (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia], Mar. 19, 2011).
www.smh.com…

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22. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Elderly left behind as children leave SA,” by Lyse Comins (Independent Online, March 20, 2011).
www.iol.co.za…

23. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “T&TEC (Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission) workers protest over stalled pension talks,” by Renuka Singh (_Trinidad Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Mar. 19, 2011).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Thousands of lecturers to strike over changes to pensions and pay: Protest planned against introduction of Lord Hutton’s pension reforms would affect a third of universities in England,” by Jessica Shepherd (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 21, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/mar/20/lecturers-strike-over-pensions-pay…

25. UK NEWS: “UK pension schemes prepare for inflation,” by Ellen Kelleher (_Financial Times_ [London], Mar. 20, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Hearing loss is ‘incredibly common’: For millions of Americans, aging is taking its toll on the ears, too,” by Anita Manning (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 21, 2011).
www.us…

27. “Scientists discover major clue in long-term memory making” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 17, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2792–March 17, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2792–March 17, 2011

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NOTE: There will be no CAAR E-Clippings tomorrow, Mar. 18, 2011, due to a State of Wisconsin employee mandated furlough day. The University of Wisconsin has made tomorrow a mandatory furlough day. This service will resume Monday, Mar. 21, 2011. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “42% guessing how much money they’ll need in retirement,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, Mar. 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Poll finds growing public worry about Social Security,” by Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighil _Washington Post_, Mar. 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “(Nevada Senator Harry) Reid: ‘Leave Social Security alone’,” by Michael O’Brien (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC],. Mar. 16, 2011).
thehill.com…

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4. “Uniformed workers’ pensions strain governments” (_USA Today_, [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Editorial.
www.us…

5. “‘It’s the nature of the service’,” by Bill Johnson (_USA Today_, [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

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6. “Boomers told to step aside,” by Laura Berman (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Mar. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
www.detnews.com…

7. “Medicare proposes no changes for anemia drugs,” by Susan Heavey and Deena Beasley (Reuters, Mar. 16, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Still Dreamin’ on Pension Returns,” by David Reilly (_Wall St. Journal_, March 17, 2011, P.). 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.

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) halts contract renewal talks with prescription drug benefits administrator Medco (Health Solutions Inc.),” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 17, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Field Poll: Californians OK with unions but support public pension rollback,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Mar. 17, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

11. GEORGIA NEWS: “Atlanta moves toward pension reform,” by Ernie Suggs (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Mar. 17, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

12. KANSAS NEWS: “Kan. panel blocks bill on 401(k)-style pension” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Mar. 16, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. House panel will examine pension proposals; reform effort drew thousands of protesters” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Mar. 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

14. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “End Of Life Care Analyzed in Massachusetts,” by Charlie Deitz (WAMC [Albany, New York] Public Radio News, Mar. 17, 2011). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds) is available at the site.
www.publicbroadcasting.net…

15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Senate passes pension reform bill,” by Tom Fahey (_Manchester Union Leader_, Mar. 17, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

16. OHIO NEWS: “(Cincinnati City) Council votes 5-4 to reform pensions,” by Barry M. Horstman (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, Mar. 17, 2011).
communitypress.cincinnati.com…

17. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Shoring up the pension system: Pension revisions: Several proposals from the city to improve the pension system’s fiscal health should be vetted individually” (_Memphis Commercial Appeal_, Mar. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _MCA_ Editorial.
www.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Officials: State’s Pension Fund Is Strong: New York Times Article Questioned Rate Of Return” (WISC Channel 3 [Madison] TV News, Mar. 16, 2011).
www.channel3000.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT NEWS: “Working longer only way to keep pensions afloat: OECD” (Reuters, Mar. 17, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “‘Pension envy’ may be misdirected,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Mar. 16, 2011).
www.vancouversun.com…

21. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Providing a helping hand for men in retirement” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 17, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-12733708…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Hope for missing fades in Japan; elderly hard-hit” (Associated Press via Google News, Mar. 17, 2011).
www.google.com…

23. TURKEY NEWS: “Turkish Government May Pay Widows Pensions, Hurriyet (Newspaper [Istanbul]) Reports,” by Steve Bryant (Bloomberg News, Mar. 17, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

24. UK NEWS: “It’s corporate directors’ pensions that our society really can’t afford,” by George Binette (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/17/pensions-public-sector…

25. UK NEWS: “Britain must adopt ‘grey workforce’ to combat pension costs,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 17, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8388016/Britain-must-adopt-grey-workforce-to-combat-pension-costs.html…

26. UK NEWS: “One in five ‘will rely on state pension'” (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Mar. 17, 2011). www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2011/03/17/one-in-five-will-rely-on-state-pension-91466-28349744/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Gene therapy proven to work in treatment of Parkinson’s disease,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_ [London, UK], Mar. 17, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/gene-therapy-proven-to-work-in-treatment-of-parkinsons-disease-2244094.html…

28. “New health statistics show Americans living longer,” by (Reuters Health, Mar. 16, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Tai chi beats back depression in the elderly, study shows” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Depression can worsen knee arthritis symptoms in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Wide variety in nutritional content found in ‘senior’ dog foods” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “US healthcare system can’t keep up with number of baby boomers’ bone fractures” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 16, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

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