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April 29, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2821–April 29, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2821–April 29, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Shape of things to come: Ad wars over Medicare heat up,” by  Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 29, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Bipartisan U.S. Spending Cap Poses Medicare Cuts as Deep as (US Representative Paul)Ryan’s Budget,” by Catherine Dodge and Brian Faler (Bloomberg News, Apr. 29, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Prevention: Saving seniors, Medicare–and a trillion dollars,” by Larry Cohen (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Apr. 29, 2011).
thehill.com…

4. “Beginning of the End for Paper Social Security Checks,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_ blog, Apr. 29, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. HAWAI’I NEWS: “Pension tax can be workable” (_Honolulu Star*Advertiser_, Apr. 29, 2011). Note: this is a _HSA_ Editorial).
www.staradvertiser.com…

6. INDIANA NEWS: “Circuit, Superior Court judges can serve as long as voters say,” by Dan Carden (_Times of Northwest Indiana_ [Munster], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.nwitimes.com…

7. KANSAS NEWS: “Lawmakers spar over Kansas pension proposal,” by Gene Meyer (KansasReporter.org…, Apr. 28, 2011).
www.kansasreporter.org…

8. MAINE NEWS: “State unions offer counter pension plan,” by Susan M. Cover (_Waterville Morning Sentinel_, Apr. 29, 2011).
www.onlinesentinel.com…

9. MARYLAND/VIRGINIA NEWS: “Md., Va. pension funds lost nearly 20 billion dollars,” by David Sherfinski (_Washington Examiner_, Apr. 28, 2011).
washingtonexaminer.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan House passes business tax cut, levy on pensions,” by Karen Bouffard (_Detroit News_, Apr. 29, 2011).
www.detnews.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Pension picture not bleak, but change likely on the horizon,” by George Kennedy (_Columbia Missourian_, Apr. 29, 2011).
www.columbiamissourian.com…

12. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Tea Party Lawmaker Frank Guinta Draws Ire Over Medicare Vote,” by Michael Falcone and Gregory Simmons (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 29, 2011).
abcnews.go.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Law Review: Why so many financial crimes against elderly go unpunished,” by Chris Mondics (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Apr. 28, 2011).
articles.philly.com…

14. UTAH NEWS: “Bad recession: State pension funds lose 24% of value,” by Lee Davidson (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA/US NEWS: “Cisco (Systems Inc.) offers U.S., Canadian employees early retirement to cut costs” (Xinhua [Beijing, China], Apr. 29, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Middle-class retirement outlook takes hit,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Don’t let the NDP (New Democratic Party) supersize our pension plan,” by Derek DeCloet (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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18. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly Fear for Their Futures” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Apr. 29, 2011).
english.cri.cn/6909/2011/04/29/189s634788.htm…

19. CHINA NEWS: “China’s future: Growing old before it grows rich,” by Mark MacKinnon and  Carolynne Wheeler (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “China may grow old before it grows rich,” by Isabel Hilton (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/apr/28/china-ageing-population-migrant-labourers…

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21. IRELAND NEWS: “Retirees working part-time costing 1,000 euros (1,482 US dollars) a week extra” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Private Sector Retirement Age May Be Increased To 58 – Dr. (S) Subramaniam,” by (Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency), Apr. 29, 2011).
www.bernama.com…

23. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Sri Lankan court to take up petition on private sector pension scheme” (colombopage.com…, Apr. 29, 2011).
www.colombopage.com…

24. UK NEWS: “DC (defined contribution) pension reformers facing a tough task,” by Mariana Lemann (_Financial Times_ [London], Apr. 29, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Gene therapy shows promise against age-related macular degeneration” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Tissue spacers reduce risk of rectal injury for prostate cancer patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Scripps Research scientists create new genetic model of premature aging diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Concern over ‘excessive’ doses of thyroid drugs for older patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 28, 2011)
www.eurekalert.org…

April 28, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2820–April 28, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2820–April 28, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “What’s behind seniors’ fears of GOP Medicare plan?” (Associated Press via _Google_, April 28, 2011).
www.google.com…

2. “Few Seniors Support GOP Plan To Restructure Medicare,” by Phil Galewitz (_Kaiser Health News_, April 27, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Republicans Dismiss Medicare Unrest as Orchestrated,” by Lisa Lerer (_Bloomberg_, April 27, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “US state pension fund assets down $643.1 bln in 2009,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, April 28, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Social Media Seniors: Five Reasons Twitter Is Good for Grandparents,” by James Kotecki (_Huffington Post_, April 28, 2011, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retirees boost population of Lincoln, Calif., but not its commerce,” by Alana Semuels (_Los Angeles Times_, April 28, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “25K public employees gain from pension bill’s delayed start,” by Sean F. Driscoll (_Peoria Star-Journal_, April 28, 2011).
www.pjstar.com…

8. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Abuse of elders, often by family members, is a growing problem,” by Dan Gunderson (_Minnesota Public Radio_, April 28, 2011).
minnesota.publicradio.org…

9. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma House approves raising teacher retirement age,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], April 28, 2011).
newsok.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Asia ripe for seniors housing and villages,” by Bridget Carter (_Australian_ [Sydney], April 28, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta employment minister warns of ‘perfect storm’,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, April 28, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2011/04/28/calgary-retirement-alberta-workforce.html…

12. CANADA NEWS: “1/3 of retirees still in debt: Statistics Canada,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, April 27, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/04/27/business-retiree-debt.html…

13. DENMARK NEWS: “Women’s pensions lag 300,000 kroner behind men’s, study shows,” (_Copenhagen Post_, April 28, 2011).
www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/51509-womens-pensions-lag-300000-kroner-behind-mens-study-shows.html…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “New tax rules on pensions a real sticking point for highest earners,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 28, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. PERU NEWS: “Peru proposal will allow pension funds to invest more abroad,” (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], April 28, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. UKRAINE NEWS: “Tigipko: Laws on pension reform should be adopted in early summer,” (_Kyiv Post_, April 28, 2011).
www.kyivpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Lithium ‘slows development of Alzheimer’s’,” by Stephan Adams (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 28, 2011).
www.independent.ie/health/latest-news/lithium-slows-development-of-alzheimers-2631952.html…

18. “Researchers observe disruptions of daily rhythms in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Psychologists ask how well — or badly — we remember together,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Test of Eye Drug Is Said to Show Success in Elderly,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, April 27, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “Study Highlights Arthritis’ Toll on Quality of Life,” (_HealthDay_, April 28, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Group Visits With Doctor May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients,” (_HealthDay_, April 27, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 27, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2819–April 27, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2819–April 27, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House G.O.P. Members Face Voter Anger Over Budget,” by Jennifer Steinhauer and Carl Hulse (_New York Times_, April 27, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Rep. Webster Defends GOP Plan To Change Medicare,” by Greg Allen (_National Public Radio’s Morning Edition_, show airing April 27, 2011, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 4 minutes 32 seconds).
www.npr.org…

3. “Overflow crowds for Paul Ryan town halls,” by Jennifer Haberkorn (_Politico_, April 26, 2011).
www.politico.com…

4. “Tough recovery seen for pension funds,” by Robert Schroeder (_MarketWatch_, April 26, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

5. “Nursing home industry touts job record as cuts loom,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], April 27, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

6. “What if Medicare required a living will?” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_, April 26, 2011, Blog). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Number of 100-year-olds is booming in U.S.,” by Matt Sednesky (Associated Press via _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, April 27, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bill targets on-hold times for reporting elder abuse,” by Michael Gardner (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, April 26, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “State names replacement for nursing home ombudsman,” by Kate Santich (_Orlando Sentinel_, April 26, 2011).
www.orlandosentinel.com…

10. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Pension reform may cause many to retire,” by Gary Rayno (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], April 27, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ Democrats’ leader wants pension promises kept,” by Jason Method (_Ashbury Park Press_, April 26, 2011).
www.app.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Cuomo asks for stricter pay-to-play rules,” by Raquel Pichardo-Allison (_Global Pensions_ [London], April 27, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “House increases age for teacher retirement benefits,” by Randy Krehbiel (_Tulsa World_, April 27, 2011).
www.tulsaworld.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin pension system is nation’s most solvent, study finds,” by Larry Bivins (_Green Bay Press-Gazette_, April 27, 2011).
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

15. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Unemployed older workers struggle harder to find new jobs,” by Pat Schneider (_Capital Times_ [Madison], April 27, 2011).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Financial advisers face ban on super commissions, product sweeteners,” by Annette Sampson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 28, 2011).
www.smh.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Fighting against being forced into retirement,” by Jeff Gray (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 26, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “OECD supports capital gains tax, lifting retirement age,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], April 27, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10721788…

19. UK NEWS: “Millions in pension payments ‘going unclaimed’,” (_BBC News_, April 27, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13200295…

20. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Zimbabwe Pensions Authority Says Many Firms Not Paying Into System,” (_Zim Observer_, April 26, 2011).
www.voanews.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Alzheimer’s ‘vaccine’ tested on thousands,” by Joseph Hall (_Toronto Star_, April 26, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/980654–alzheimer-s-vaccine-tested-on-thousands…

22. “Tobacco-derived compound prevents memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Increased metabolic rate may lead to accelerated aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 27, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “‘Health Literacy’ Called Key for Heart Failure Patients,” (_HealthDay_, April 26, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Breaking the falls,” by Peter Cameron (_Chicago Tribune_, April 27, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

26. “Depression reported by 25 percent of caregivers,” by Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters Health, April 26, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Older and Colder,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, April 27, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

April 26, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2818–April 26, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2818–April 28, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Pensions, Once Off Limits, Face Budget Cuts,” by Michael Cooper and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, April 26, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “States face $1.26 trillion shortfall in funds to pay retiree benefits,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, April 26, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Medicare is now offering some free tests and services,” by Susan Jaffe (_Washington Post_, April 25, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “OIG says recommendations would cut Medicare drug bill by $4.4 million,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], April 26, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

5. “Americans depend more on federal aid than ever,” by Dennis Cauchon (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 26, 2011).
www.us…

6. “Poll: Working Boomers say it gets better with age,” by Laurie Kellman (Associated Press via _MSNBC_, April 26, 2011).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

7. “Double Jeopardy: Seniors Facing Hardships Hit by Budget Cuts,” by Paul Kleyman (_New America Media_, April 25, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. GEORGIA NEWS: “Study: Georgia pension funds solvent, but state should set aside more for retiree health care,” by Larry Peterson (_Savannah Morning News_, April 25, 2011).
savannahnow.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois finishes last in paying for pensions,” (Associated Press via _Chicago Tribune_, April 26, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “New Kan. report raises questions about 401(k) plan,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _BusinessWeek_, April 25, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “A level-headed reform for Maryland’s pension system,” (_Washington Post_, April 26, 2011). Note 1: This article is an editorial. Note 2: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Teacher pension bill OK’d by House; Bargaining rights are intact,” by Rebecca Beitsch (_Bismarck Tribune_, April 26, 2011).
www.bismarcktribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Women enjoy retirement more than men: study,” by Derek Abma (Financial Post via _Montreal Gazette_, April 26, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. CHILE NEWS: “Chile’s pensions system: a model for the world,” by Eamon Butler (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], April 26, 2011, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan pensions to boost alternative investment,” (Bloomberg News via _Global Pensions_ [London], April 26, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Age discrimination claims surge,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 26, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/hr-news/8473465/Age-discrimination-claims-surge.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Industry disapproves of IFRS accounting proposals,” by Michael Bow (_Global Pensions_ [London], April 26, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Being ‘Housebound’ Linked to Alzheimer’s in Elderly,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, April 26, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of cognitive decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Lawsuits Don’t Lead to Better Nursing Home Care,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, April 25, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “Painkillers make antidepressants less effective, study shows,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 26, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. “Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly,” (_HealthDay_, April 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study,” (_HealthDay_, April 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Tai chi may improve quality of life in chronic heart failure patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 25, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2818–April 25, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2818–April 25, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “A Real Choice on Medicare” (_New York Times_, Apr. 24, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “House (of Representatives) Republicans Face Heat At Home Over Proposed Medicare Cuts” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Apr. 25, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Love of Medicare chills tea party fever,” by Clarence Page (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Apr. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
www.chicagotribune.com…

4. “The 46 Year-Long Republican War On Medicare,” by Zaid Jilani (thinkprogress.org…, Apr. 23, 2011).
thinkprogress.org…

5. “The Medicare Mess, Part 3: Barack Obama, ‘The Truman Strategy’ and the Politics of Health Care in 2012,” by James P. Pinkerton (Fox Network News, Apr. 23, 2011). Note 1: this is the third part of a five part series on this topic. Links are available at the site to Parts one and two. At this time, it is unclear if any part will be linked to all of the others. Interested users should search the title and/or author at the site after the series is finished. Note 2: this is a Fox News Opinion piece.
www.foxnews.com…

6. “Medicare isn’t the problem, it’s the solution,” by Robert Reich (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Sep. 24, 2011). Note: this is a _SFC_ Opinion piece.
www.sfgate.com…

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7. “US counts the cost of keeping elderly in jail,” by Michael Stothard (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Apr. 25, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

8. “A Voice for N.F.L. (National Football League) Retirees Amid the Din,” by Greg Bishop (_New York Times_, Apr. 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ALABAMA NEWS: “Bills to change Ala. retirement boards stir debate,” by Bob Johnson (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Apr. 22, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Los Angeles) Times/USC (University of Southern California) Dornsife (College of Letters, Arts and Sciences) poll: California voters want public employees to help ease state’s financial troubles,” by Shane Goldmacher (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 25, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. budget: Helping our city, the union way” (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 25, 2011). Note 1: this is a _LAT_ Editorial. Note 2: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension crisis: Politicians and unions acted in concert,” by Lani Lutar (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Apr. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _SDUT_ Opinion piece.
www.signonsandiego.com…

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13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The time for San Francisco pension reform is now,” by Jeff Adachi and Craig Weber (_San Francisco Examiner_, Apr. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _SFE_ Opinion piece.
www.sfexaminer.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “S.F. pension reform to be hottest issue on ballot,” by Heather Knight,John Cote (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Apr. 25, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

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15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “When seniors don’t take care of end-of-life issues,” by Kim Lamb Gregory (_Ventura County Star_, Apr. 24, 2011).
www.vcstar.com…

16. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Many State Workers Still Collecting Both Pensions And Paychecks,” by Matthew Kauffman (_Hartford Courant_, Apr. 24, 2011).
articles.courant.com…

17. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida’s pension administrator touts transparency–with exceptions,” by Sydney P. Freedberg (_St. Petersburg Times_, Apr. 24, 2011).
www.tampabay.com…

18. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension changes: A look at different views,” by Christopher Curry (_Gainesville Sun_, Apr. 25, 2011).
www.gainesville.com…

19. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension reform in limbo,” by James M. Odato (_Albany Times Union_, Apr. 25, 2011).
www.timesunion.com…

20. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “N.C. lawmakers preserve funding for elderly services” (_Winston-Salem Journal_, Apr. 25, 2011).
www2.journalnow.com…

21. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Senior centers are getting residents comfortable with computers,” by Gustavo Solis (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Apr. 23, 2011).
articles.philly.com…

22. VIRGINIA NEWS: “(Richmond) Panel to explore pension reform,” by Michael Martz and Reed Williams (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Apr. 24, 2011).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. WORLD NEWS: “Nations asked to adopt ‘five-pillar pension plan'” (_New Straits Times_ [Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia], Apr. 25, 2011).
www.nst.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Where our pensions came from,” by Sarah Barmak (_Star_ [Toronto], Apr. 24, 2011).
www.moneyville.ca/article/978751–where-our-pensions-came-from…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Pooled pension idea piques interest,” by Derek Sankey (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Apr. 23, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

26. CYPRUS NEWS: “Up retirement age to 65, employers urge,” by George Psyllides (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Apr. 23, 2011).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

27. INDIA NEWS: “‘Drop in contribution of pension schemes'” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Apr. 24, 2011).
articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Warning over public sector pension burden on taxpayers,” by Dominic Jeff (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Apr. 25, 2011).
business.scotsman.com…

29. SRI LANKA NEWS: “(President Mahinda) Rajapaksa meets selected Lankan unions over pension scheme” (_Times_ [Colombo], Apr. 25, 2011).
www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php/latest/6774-rajapaksa-meets-selected-lankan-unions-over-pension-scheme…

30. UK NEWS: “Britain faces 170 million pounds (280.57 million US dollars) EU (European Union) pension bill,” by Bruno Waterfield (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 25, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8471179/Britain-faces-170m-EU-pension-bill.html…

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31. UK NEWS: “Teachers to vote on strike over changes to pensions,” by Jeevan Vasagar (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Apr. 23, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/apr/23/teachers-vote-strike-pensions…

32. UK NEWS: “Teachers ‘need a reality check over changes to pensions’,” by Darren Devine (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales], Apr. 25, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/04/25/teachers-need-a-reality-check-over-changes-to-pensions-91466-28577696/…

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33. UK NEWS: “(Photographer) Isa Leshko’s Elderly Animals: there’s life in the old dog yet,” by Killian Fox (_Observer_ [London], Apr. 24, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/24/isa-leshko-elderly-animals…

34. UK NEWS: “Workers draw early on pension savings,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], Apr. 25, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

35. “Broader definition of Alzheimer’s could help doctors diagnose it earlier,” by Thomas H. Maugh II (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 25, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

36. “How meditation might ward off the effects of ageing,” by Jo Marchant (_Observer_ [London], Apr. 24, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/apr/24/meditation-ageing-shamatha-project…

37. “Shortage of geriatric specialists growing,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia, Apr. 25, 2011).
www.us…

38. “IADR/AADR (International and American Associations for Dental Research) Journal of Dental Research releases studies on oral health inequalities in older people” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2817–April 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2817–April 22, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Republicans seek to reassure elderly on Medicare,” by Donna Smith (_Reuters_, April 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Lawmakers Wrestle With Plans To Cut Medicare Costs,” by Scott Horsley (_National Public Radio’s All Things Considered_, show airing April 21, 2011, MP3 and Flash Player format, running time 4 minutes 19 seconds).
www.npr.org…

3. “Obama vs. Ryan Plans: What Medicare Costs Are Saved, Shifted?” (_Public Broadcasting Corporation NewsHour with Jim Lehrer_, show airing April 21, 2011, YouTube format, running time 11 minutes 46 seconds). Note: A transcript of the segment is available.
www.pbs.org…

4. “Poll: Most Americans say Medicare is worth the cost,” by Stephanie Condon (_CBS [Columbia Broadcasting Corporation] News_, April 21, 2011).
www.cbsnews.com…

5. “Analysis: Pension funds try to get rates right,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, April 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

6. “The Time It Takes,” by Jane Gross (_New York Times_, April 22, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALABAMA NEWS: “Alabama pension bill for state and public schools employees could become law next week, begin May 1,” by David White (_Birmingham News_, April 21, 2011).
blog.al.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Report: California fails to regulate caregivers,” (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, April 21, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida cities would have more flexibility to negotiate pension plans under House plan,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Bradenton News_, April 21, 2011).
www.bradenton.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Get issue of pension changes to high court,” (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 22, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sj-r.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Gov expects 401(k)-style pension plan,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Hutchinson News_, April 22, 2011).
hutchnews.com…

12. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Committee set to study public pensions reform,” by Gary Rayno (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], April 21, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

13. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma House approves pension changes for state, county employees,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], April 22, 2011).
newsok.com…

14. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Bill intended to generate savings for teachers’ pension plan wins Oklahoma House approval,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City], April 22, 2011).
newsok.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension coverage falling, data shows,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 22, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. UKRAINE NEWS: “Azarov: At first stage Ukrainians will choose their retirement age,” (_Kyiv Post_ [Kiev], April 22, 2011).
www.kyivpost.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Fearful elderly people carry ‘anti-euthanasia cards’,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8466996/Fearful-elderly-people-carry-anti-euthanasia-cards.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Remaking Alzheimer’s: A Few Questions,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, April 21, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “Early warning system for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Kidney disease coupled with heart disease common problem in elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2816–April 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2816–April 21, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Democrats (Democratic Party) must draw the line on Medicare,” by Michael Tomasky (_Guardian_ blog [London, UK], Apr. 20, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/2011/apr/20/democrats-defending-medicare-republicans…

2. “Public pension fund assets nearly 3 trillion dollars: study,” by Lisa Lambert (Reuters, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ALABAMA NEWS: “Bill raises pension costs for Ala. public workers,” by Phillip Rawls (Associated Press via _Forbes_, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Lawmakers must tackle city pensions,” by Mike Sittig (_Miami Herald_, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. GEORGIA NEWS: “(Atlanta) Fire fighters turn up heat on pension reform,” by Ernie Suggs (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Union concerned about Ill. treasurer opening door to higher pension costs for state employees” (Associated Press via canadianbusiness.com…, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.canadianbusiness.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Economic downturn increases (Peoria) pension obligations,” by John Sharp (_Peoria Journal Star_, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.pjstar.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas lawmakers to begin pension talks next week” (Associated Press via _Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.kansascity.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie wants more protections for seniors in telecom bill, by James Osborne (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_ Apr. 21, 2011).
www.philly.com…

10. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Legal questions raised over teacher retirement plan,” by Rebecca Beitsch (_Bismarck Tribune_, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.bismarcktribune.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Senate passes pension reform legislation” (_Broken Arrow Ledger_, Apr. 21, 2011).
baledger.com…

12. WASHINGTON NEWS: “State treasurer urges less debt, pension reform,” by Brad Shannon (_Tacoma News Tribune_, Apr. 21, 2011).
www.thenewstribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. BELARUS NEWS: “(President Alyaksandr) Lukashenka reiterates that he has no plans to raise retirement age” (Belarusian Private News Agency (BelaPAN), Apr. 21, 2011).
naviny.by/rubrics/english/2011/04/21/ic_news_259_366394/…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Waits (in Quebec) longest in cities for seniors’ hip surgery,” by Aaron Derfel (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Apr. 21, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. CYPRUS NEWS: “Multiple pensions bill heading towards a whitewash,” by George Psyllides (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Apr. 21, 2011).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

16. RUSSIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister Vladimir) Putin sweetens electorate with pension pledge,” by Charles Clover (_Financial Times_ [London], Apr. 21, 2011). Note _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

17. UK NEWS: “A pension reform too far? That’s too bad,” by Matthew Vincent (_Financial Times_ [London], Apr. 21, 2011). Note _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Longer life expectancy could cheat the poor out of their pensions,” by Malcolm Wicks (_Guardian_ [London], Apr. 21, 2011). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/apr/21/life-expectancy-cheat-poor-pension…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Acupuncture relieves hot flashes from prostate cancer treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Musical Activity May Improve Cognitive Aging” (Emory University [Atlanta, Georgia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 20, 2011).
shared.web.emory.edu…

April 20, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2815–April 20, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2815–April 20, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama Panel to Curb Medicare Finds Foes in Both Parties,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, April 20, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Poll: Taxing the rich favored over Medicare cuts,” by Jennifer Epstein (_Politico_, April 20, 2011).
www.politico.com…

3. “Hospitals blast Medicare payment proposal,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], April 19, 2011).
thehill.com…

4. “Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, April 20, 2011).
www.boston.com…

5. “Nursing Home Industry Leader Worries About Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid,” by Phil Galewitz (_Kaiser Health News_, April 19, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

6. “Early retirement may be hazardous to your health,” by Katherine Schlaerth (_Los Angeles Times_, April 20, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.latimes.com…

7. “What the Night Brings,” by Celia Watson Seupel (_New York Times_, April 20, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit pension boards sue over emergency financial manager law,” by Chris Christoff (_Detroit Free-Press_, April 20, 2011).
www.freep.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Rising pension costs burden area counties,” by Dan Miner (_Utica Observer-Dispatch_, April 19, 2011).
www.uticaod.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Study: Lowered expectations for pension system still too high,” by Eric Boehm (_Mercury_ [Pottstown, Pennsylvania], April 20, 2011).
pottsmerc.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas Teacher Pension Needs 21% Return to Keep 80% Funded Ratio,” by David Mildenberg (_Bloomberg_, April 19, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care-sector leader warns of looming challenges,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne], April 21, 2011).
www.theage.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “More Canadians feeling squeezed,” by Tavia Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 20, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Full retirement a thing of the past,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], April 20, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.financialpost.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Over-50s struggling with higher debt, survey shows,” by Romy Udanga (_Business Day_, April 20, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/4907502/Over-50s-struggling-with-higher-debt-survey-shows…

16. PERU NEWS: “Peru’s Humala caught in uproar over pension funds,” by Caroline Stauffer and Marco Aquino (_Reuters_, April 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

17. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Plan to encourage retirement savings,” by Alistar Anderson (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg], April 20, 2011).
www.businessday.co.za…

18. UK NEWS: “Live to be 100? One in four 16-year-olds predicted to become centenarians,” by Sam Jones (_Guardian_ [London], April 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/19/live-to-be-100-one-in-four-britons…

19. UK NEWS: “Employers up contributions in bid to slash deficits,” by Michael Bow (_Global Pensions_ [London], April 20, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Minister heckled by ‘moderate’ teachers in pensions row,” by Graeme Paton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8463449/Minister-heckled-by-moderate-teachers-in-pensions-row.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Alzheimer’s Cases Could Double With New Guidelines: Expert,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, April 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Toward new medications for chronic brain diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Study finds decrease in length of hospital stay after hip replacement, but increase in readmissions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 19, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2814–April 19, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2814–April 19, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(President Barack) Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts” (Associated Press via Google News, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

2. “Poll: Raise taxes on wealthy, leave Medicare, Medicaid alone,” by Bernie Becker (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Apr. 19, 2011).
thehill.com…

3. “(US Representative) Peter DeFazio says “Medicare passed with virtually no Republican support,” by Politifact.com… (_St. Petersburg_ [Florida] Times, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.politifact.com…

4. “(Illinois) Sen.(ator) Dick Durbin: Social Security Cuts Should Not Be Ruled Out,” by Jonathan Karl (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 19, 2011).
abcnews.go.com…

5. “Helping seniors stay mobile,” by Larry Copeland (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 19, 2011).
yourlife.us…

6. “What Retirement Savings Tax Breaks Cost Us,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_ blog, Apr. 18, 2011).
money.us…

7. “Boomer Wealthy Saving Inheritance For Themselves: US Trust,” by Margo D. Beller (CNBC.com…, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New contract for California prison guards lifts cap on saved vacation,” by Jack Dolan (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 19, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. KANSAS/MISSOURI NEWS: “Demand grows for retirement communities,” by Kevin Collison (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.kansascity.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “76 could become the new 70 for Mass. judges in retirement revamp,” by Laurel J. Sweet (_Boston Herald_ via _Bangor [Maine] Daily News_, Apr. 18, 2011).
new.bangordailynews.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit’s pension boards sue over emergency manager law,” by Robert Snell (_Detroit News_, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.detnews.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Senior centers catering to baby boomers,” by Jim Adams (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Apr. 18, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

13. MISSOURI NEWS: “Real hope on KC’s pension reform” (_Kansas City Star_, Apr. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _KCS_ Editorial.
www.kansascity.com…

14. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Unions press senator on pension bill,” by Aaron Sanborn (_Exeter News-Letter_, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.seacoastonline.com…

15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “(Manchester) Alderman: Pension reform effort could push rush to retirement for some,” by Mark Hayward (_Manchester Union-Leader_, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.unionleader.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “End-of-life care shifting from hospital to home,” by Guy Boulton (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) firefighters to face retirement at 60,” by Rob Ferguson (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 18, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Shanghai’s Elderly Population Exceeds 23%” (Xinhua via China Radio International, Apr. 19, 2011).
english.cri.cn/6909/2011/04/19/2021s632841.htm…

19. CYPRUS NEWS: “Closed pension bill talks bode ill” (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Apr. 19, 2011). Note: this is a _CM_ Editorial.
www.cyprus-mail.com…

20. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly fear of crime highlighted in pensioner survey” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13122020…

21. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Increase in SSS (Social Security System) retirement pension pressed,” by Charissa M. Luci (_Bulletin_ [Manila, Luzon], Apr. 19, 2011).
www.mb.com…

22. ROMANIA NEWS: “Government allocates 2 million lei (700,000 US dollars) for transforming hospitals into elderly homes” (Romanian News Agency, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.actmedia.eu/2011/04/19/top+story/government+allocates+2mln+lei+for+transforming+hospitals+into+elderly+homes+/33260…

23. TANZANIA NEWS: “Tanzania Pension Funds Risk Losing Billions to Firms,” by Frank Kimboy (_Monitor_ [Kampala, Uganda] via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 19, 2011).
allafrica.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Elderly people ‘underfed’ and ‘ignored’ in care homes,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8458449/Elderly-people-underfed-and-ignored-in-care-homes.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Early pensions access ruled out” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13131911…

26. UK NEWS: “Teachers back pension strike ballot” (Press Association via Google News, Apr. 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

27. UK NEWS: “BA (British Airways) pension scheme loses third trustee as unions launch legal challenge,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8458201/BA-pension-scheme-loses-third-trustee-as-unions-launch-legal-challenge.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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28. “Guidelines Allow Earlier Definition of Alzheimer’s,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, Apr. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “Caution urged over U.S. Alzheimer’s guidelines,” by Joseph Hall (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Apr. 19, 2011).
mobile.thestar.com…

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30. BOOK REVIEW: “Eighty Years Along, a Longevity Study Still Has Ground to Cover,” a review of _The Longevity Project_, by Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin, reviewed by Katherine Bouton (_New York Times_, Apr. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Patients with do-not-resuscitate orders fare worse,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, Apr. 18, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

32. “Study suggests another look at testosterone-prostate cancer link” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “More accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Marine organisms with eternal life can solve the riddle of aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “How the bilingual brain copes with aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Elderly diabetes patients with very low glucose levels have slightly increased risk of death” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 18, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2813–April 18, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2813–April 18, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Can Medicare be saved? Does it require radical surgery, as proposed by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, or will a less drastic remedy work?”(_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 17, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

2. (US Congressman Paul) Ryan, (President Barack) Obama both fail Medicare test” (_Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Apr. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _MST_ Editorial.
www.startribune.com…

3. “Saving Medicare From “Private-izing” Ryan” (Huffington Post, Apr. 16, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “(President Barack) Obama vs. (US Congressman Paul) Ryan on Medicare,” by Ronald Brownstein (_National Journal_ via _Atlantic_, Apr. 16, 2011).
www.theatlantic.com…

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5. “States target those collecting pensions plus paychecks,” by David Mildenberg (Bloomberg News via _Worcester [Massachusetts] Telegram_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.telegram.com…

6. “Higher calling: Growing number of baby boomers take a mid-life detour toward ministry,” by Cheryl Anderson (_Appleton [Wisconsin] Post-Crescent_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.postcrescent.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) is negotiating pharmacy contract with firm being sued for defrauding it,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 16, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Francisco pension rates fuel debate about reform,” by Joshua Sabatini (_San Francisco Examiner_, Apr. 18, 2011).
www.sfexaminer.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose’s pension crisis is all too real,” by Sharon Erickson (_San Jose Mercury News_, Apr. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Opinion piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Ill. lawmakers OK money for debt, pension payments,” by Christopher Wills (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Apr. 15, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Size of Kan. pension woes also an issue,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Forbes_, Apr. 18, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Retirees in Jackson welcome tentative compromise reached on pension tax,” by Brad Flory (_Jackson Citizen Patriot_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.mlive.com…

13. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Retirement no given for many Americans,” by Jeff Ayres (_Jackson Clarion Ledger_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.clarionledger.com…

14. MISSOURI NEWS: Sunday’s (Apr. 17, 2011) _Kansas City Star_ features a section on “Growing Old in Kansas City.” Articles include: “Care-giving boomers find they need care themselves,” “Living out your years at home can be challenging,” “What’s being done to help elderly Kansas Citians age in place?” “Getting around KC is difficult for those who no longer drive,” and “A fortunate few older people are independent, mobile,” all by Dianne Stafford. In addition to the story there are two photo albums: “Growing Old in Kansas City | Transportation,” and “Growing Old in Kansas City | Staying Home.” All are linked from:
www.kansascity.com…

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15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “NH Senate to consider House (of Representatives) pension reform bill” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.boston.com…

16. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Retirement reform may lead to lawsuits,” by Shira Schoenberg (_Concord Monitor_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.concordmonitor.com…

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17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension talks fly under the radar,” by John Reitmeyer (northjersey.com…, Apr. 18, 2011).
www.northjersey.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Former State Comptroller Allen G.) Hevesi Sentenced to One to Four Years,” by John Eligon (_New York Times_ blog, Apr. 16, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. OHIO NEWS: “Pension changes seen as hurtful,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_, Apr. 16, 2011).
www.dispatch.com…

20. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Will this be the year for pension system reform in Oklahoma?” (_Oklahoma City Oklahoman_, Apr. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _OCO_ Editorial.
newsok.com…

21. OREGON NEWS: “Public workers opting for retirement” (Associated Press via _Klamath Falls Herald and News_, Apr. 18, 2011).
www.heraldandnews.com…

22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I.’s precarious pension path: Time has come to pay for past promises,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.projo.com…

23. UTAH NEWS: “Mass retirement of Utah school superintendents in the last year, more anticipated,” by Molly Farmer (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City], Apr. 17, 2011).
www.deseretnews.com…

24. VERMONT NEWS: “Vt. man has unique perspective on lawmakers’ end-of-life debate; brother was (Dr. Jack) Kevorkian patient,” by (_Greenfield Daily Reporter_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.greenfieldreporter.com…

25. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Localities expect cost of teacher pensions to rise,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, Apr. 18, 2011).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

26. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Retirement of principals gives MPS (Milwaukee Public Schools) opportunities, challenges,” by Alan J. Borsuk (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Apr. 16, 2011).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensioners able to earn 30 dollars (31.68 US dollars) more each week,” by Melissa Fyfe and Jessica Wright (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 17, 2011).
www.smh.com…

28. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Industrious elderly rewarded,” by Jessica Wright (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.smh.com…

29. CANADA NEWS: “(New Democrat Party Leader Jack) Layton calls for tougher penalties for elder-abuse,” by Joanna Smith (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 17, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Pension nightmare will overrun separatist dream,” by Neil Cameron (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Apr. 16, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

31. CYPRUS NEWS: “Pensions dialogue off until after elections,” by George Psyllides (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Apr. 16, 2011).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

32. HUNGARY NEWS: “Hungarians Rally in Budapest Against Pension Steps, Constitution,” by Edith Balazs (Bloomberg News, Apr. 16, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

33. INDIA NEWS: “‘Dead’ drawing pension” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Apr. 18, 2011).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

34. JAPAN NEWS: “Data show tsunami the killer, elderly the most vulnerable in disaster” (_Mainichi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Apr. 18, 2011).
mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110418p2g00m0dm002000c.html…

35. KURDISTAN NEWS: “Aging employees concerned about retirement,” by Salih Waladbagi (_Kurdish Globe_, [Arbil], Apr. 17, 2011).
www.kurdishglobe.net…

36. RUSSIA/ISRAEL NEWS: “Russia to offer pensions to Israeli immigrants from former Soviet Union,” by Eli Shvidler and Nir Hasson (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv, Israel], Apr. 18, 2011/Nisan 14, 5771).
www.haaretz.com…

37. SPAIN NEWS: “Spanish Firms Face Higher Costs From Early Retirement, (El) Pais (newspaper) Says,” by Esteban Duarte (Bloomberg News, Apr. 18, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

38. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Pensions Bill challenged in Supreme Court” (_Sunday Times_ [Colombo], Apr. 17, 2011).
www.sundaytimes.lk/110417/BusinessTimes/bt01.html…

39. UK NEWS: “Public sector workers launch legal challenge to pension reforms,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 16, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8454428/Public-sector-workers-launch-legal-challenge-to-pension-reforms.html…

40. UK NEWS: “Britons pay 80,000 pounds (130,566 US dollars) each in death taxes,” by Myra Butterworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8458901/Britons-pay-80000-each-in-death-taxes.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

41. “Surgical advances help elderly survive fractures,” by Anita Creamer (_Modesto [California] Bee_ via _Sacramento [California] Bee_, Apr. 17, 2011).
www.modbee.com…

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