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August 31, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2906–August 31, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2906–August 31, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare testing new way to distribute funds to providers,” by Paige Winfield Cunningham (_Washington Times_, August 30, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Diego quietly drops suit challenging pension benefits,” by Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, August 30, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

3. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh Parking Authority keeps meter money from city,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 31, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

4. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin teacher retirements double in wake of new law,” (Associated Press via _Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, August 31, 2011).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

5. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “PM to ask for visionary thinking in support of superannuation plan,” by Phillip Coorey (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 31, 2011).
www.smh.com…

6. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “$1bn extra spent on aged care sevices – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report,” (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne], August 31, 2011).
www.heraldsun.com…

7. CANADA NEWS: “Specialists, acute-care driving health costs – not aging population: Study,” by Matthew Robinson (_Montreal Gazette_, August 30, 2011).
www.canada.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Gary Mar vows to increase supports for seniors,” by Jason Fekete (_Calgary Herald_, August 31, 2011).
www.calgaryherald.com…

9. INDIA NEWS: “Parliament panel pitches for assured returns on NPS,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], August 31, 2011).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

10. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan may soon lose its top longevity ranking,” by Joseph Brownstein (_MSNBC_, August 30, 2011).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

11. KENYA NEWS: “Pension schemes given up to next year to train their trustees,” by Lola Okulo (_Star_ [Nairobi], August 30, 2011).
www.nairobistar.com…

12. NIGERIA NEWS: “PenCom to engage recovery agents for pension remittance,” (_Business Day_ [Lagos], August 31, 2011).
www.businessdayonline.com…

13. UK NEWS: “Inflation to cut pensioner spending power by 60pc,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 31, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8731674/Inflation-to-cut-pensioner-spending-power-by-60pc.html…

14. UK NEWS: “Pension falls lead people to work longer,” by Alice Ross (_Financial Times_ [London], August 31, 2011).
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

15. “For Many Americans, Caregiving a Long-Distance Burden,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, August 31, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

16. “Avastin Injections Are Reported to Cause Blindness,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, August 31, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. “Stanford scientists discover blood factors that appear to cause aging in brains of mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Natural anti-oxidant deserts aging body,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “More Evidence Links Genes to Parkinson’s,” (_HealthDay_, August 30, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60,” (_HealthDay_, August 30, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Mild hearing loss linked to brain atrophy in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 30, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 30, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2905–August 30, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2905–August 30, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retirees Increasingly Depending on Social Security,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_, August 30, 2011).
money.us…

2. “Panetta and the question of military retirement,” by Walter Pincus (_Washington Post_, August 29, 2011). Note: _WP_ August require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Aging authorities differ on tweaks to Social Security’s benefit structure,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

4. “Obese boomers will cost Medicare plenty,” by Ana Veciana-Suarez (_Miami Herald_, August 30, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. “At the End of the Road,” by Jason Tomassini and Dewi Cooke (_New York Times_, August 29, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “In ‘Old People Driving,’ Handing Over the Keys Means the End of the Road,” (_Public Broadcasting Systems Newshour with Jim Lehrer_, show airing August 25, 2011, Flash Player and MP3 format, running time 7 minutes 10 seconds).
www.pbs.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS drops Fitch from lawsuit against ratings firms,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, August 29, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “How Seniors Survived Katrina-Family, Faith and Community,” by Katrina L. Rogers (_New America Media_, August 29, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

9. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Retirees spearhead political protests,” by Matthew Spolar (_Concord Monitor_, August 30, 2011).
www.concordmonitor.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Central Falls receiver cutting pensions further,” by W. Zachary Malinowski (_Providence Journal_, August 30, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ICU doctor wants more elderly to die at home,” by Sarah Elks (_Australia_ [Sydney], August 31, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Many baby boomers choose to keep working even longer,” by James Kwantes (_Canada.com_, August 30, 2011).
www.canada.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Fear of ‘gray tsunami’ overblown: UBC research,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse takes flak for U.S. investment,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 29, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Jumping on the seniors’ bandwagon,” by Derek Sankey (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], August 30, 2011).
www.financialpost.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “India may allow foreign investment in pension funds,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], August 30, 2011).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “GPIF returns 0.21% in Q2 as assets fall by $33bn,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 30, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Millions wiped from workers’ pensions,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 30, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8730194/Millions-wiped-from-workers-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Some Older Americans Overwhelmed by Medicare Options, Study Says,” (_HealthDay_, August 29, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “UCLA memory fitness program improves memory abilities of oldest adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly,” by Amanda Gardner (_HealthDay_, August 30, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging,” (_HealthDay_, August 29, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Bad sleep ups blood pressure risk,” (_BBC News_, August 30, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14681570…

August 29, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2904–August 29, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2904–August 29, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Nursing homes launch TV, lobbying campaign to ward off Medicare cuts,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], August 29, 2011).
thehill.com…

2. “Republicans to Democrats: Stop ‘lies’ and ‘scare tactics’,” by Richard Wolfe (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 28, 2011).
content.us…

3. “The Social Security Conundrum Explained,” by Pual Heroux (_Huffington Post_, August 28, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Longevity insurance: protection for old-age money,” by Dave Carpenter (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, August 29, 2011).
www.detnews.com…

5. “Mobile Statistics Show Boomers Like E-Readers, Millenials Prefer Smartphones: Survey Says,” by Rieva Lesonsky (_Huffington Post_, August 29, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALASKA NEWS: “Clinics focusing on Medicare patients make a difference,” by Rosemary Shinohara (_Anchorage Daily News_, August 28, 2011).
www.adn.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension reform again eludes state,” (_Sacramento Bee_, August 28, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sacbee.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Scott asks Charles Corley to continue as Elder Affairs secretary,” (_Miami Herald_, August 26, 2011).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “State needs tougher laws on elder abuse,” (_Minneapolis Star-Tribuen_, August 27, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.startribune.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “For Some Medical Evacuees, Safety Brought Its Own Difficulties,” by Sheri Fink “,” by (_New York Times_, August 28, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Battle brewing over Texas public pensions,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Statesman_, August 28, 2011).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Liberals promise to bring back house calls for seniors,” by Rob Ferguson (_Toronto Star_, August 28, 2011).
www.thestar.com…

13. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Ministry draws up steps to raise transparency of pension fund,” by Bae Ji-sook (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], August 29, 2011).
www.koreaherald.com…

14. UK NEWS: “More people having to delay retirement,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 28, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8728560/More-people-having-to-delay-retirement.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Number of long-term unemployed doubles,” by Nina Lakhani (_Independent_ [London], August 29, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/number-of-longterm-unemployed-doubles-2345521.html…

16. UK/WALES NEWS: “Measures helping to cut the impact of falls on elderly,” by Madeleine Brindley (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff], August 29, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/08/29/measures-helping-to-cut-the-impact-of-falls-on-elderly-91466-29318919/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “The brittleness of aging bones — more than a loss of bone mass,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Hip fracture risk rises after women stop hormones: research,” by Megan Brooks (Reuters, August 29, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

19. “Don’t be afraid: very old patients treated with Vitamin K antagonists, if adequately managed, benefit from anticoagulation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “European women live longer than men, but not better,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Cycling fast: vigorous daily exercise recommended for a longer life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Research offers new way to target shape-shifting proteins,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 28, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 26, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2903–August 26, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2903–August 26, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Grandparents play a bigger role in child-rearing,” by Hope Yen (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, August 26, 2011).
www.boston.com…

2. “New Numbers, and Geography, for Gay Couples,” by Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, August 25, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Small US pensions move to alternatives,” by Jaishree Kalia (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 26, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Elderly home closure bill on Brown’s desk,” (_Californian_ [Salinas], August 25, 2011).
www.thecalifornian.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Confusion, frustration greet new reduced-fare transit cards,” by Jon Hilkevitch (_Chicago Tribune_, August 25, 2011).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Nursing home inspector money goes elsewhere,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, August 25, 2011).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. cracks down on 5 reverse mortgage firms,” by Erin Ailworth (_Boston Globe_, August 26, 2011).
www.boston.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Agency looking to hear from ‘silent seniors’,” by Joseph Sapia (_Asbury Park Press_, August 25, 2011).
www.app.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Study: NY cities to be hit harder by pension costs,” (Associated Press via _Forbes_, August 26, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension board backs Pittsburgh City Council bailout,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 26, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

11. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Nursing home case could affect W.Va. medmal reforms,” by Jessica M. Karmasek (_West Virginia Record_, August 26, 2011).
www.wvrecord.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. BERMUDA NEWS: “Dismay as seniors wait for pension rise,” by Tim Smith (_Royal Gazette_ [Hamilton], August 26, 2011).
www.royalgazette.com…

13. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Super Fund investing in cluster bombs – Greens,” by Hayden Donnell (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], August 26, 2011).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10747545…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

14. “Medicare panel advises coverage for STD tests, counseling,” by Bill Toland (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 26, 2011).
www.post-gazette.com…

15. “Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk,” (_HealthDay_, August 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

16. “Coach Summitt’s Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Early-Onset Alzheimer’s,” by Jenifer Goodwin (_HealthDay_, August 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

17. “A lifetime of physical activity yields measurable benefits as we age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Trial-and-error a memory booster for seniors,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 25, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/08/25/memory-seniors-trial-error.html…

19. “Scoring System May Tell the Dying How Long They Have to Live,” by Denise Mann (_HealthDay_, August 25, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Protein linked to Parkinson’s disease may regulate fat metabolism,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 25, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2902–August 25, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2902–August 25, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Secretary of Defense Leon) Panetta: Any retirement changes won’t affect serving military,” by Jim Garamone (_San Antonio [Texas] Express_, Aug. 25, 2011).
www.mysanantonio.com…

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2. “Raising the Medicare Retirement Age and the Affordable Care Act,” by Len Burman (_Forbes_, Aug. 24, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

3. “More on Raising the Medicare Retirement Age (from Paul Van de Water),” by Len Burman (_Forbes_, Aug. 25, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

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4. “Putting a Stake Through the Retirement Age Zombie,” by Kevin Drum (_Mother Jones_, Aug. 24, 2011).
motherjones.com…

5. “Where the Boomers Are,” by Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox (_Forbes_, Aug. 24, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Hospitals Pay Physicians in Medicare Bundled Payment Model,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Aug. 24, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: ” (San Diego) Pension reform signature drive nearing finish line” (KUSI TV [channel 18] NEWS [San Diego], Aug. 24, 2011).
www.kusi.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) boosts costs of terminating pension plans,” by Ed Mendel (_Capitol Weekly_ [Sacramento], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.capitolweekly.net…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Long Beach police union votes for pension reform” (_Long Beach Press-Telegram_, Aug. 25, 2011).
www.presstelegram.com…

10. MAINE NEWS: “Pension tax relief wrong way to cut taxes” (_Portland Press Herald_, Aug. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _PPH_ Editorial.
www.pressherald.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension costs soar as tax cap offers no relief,” by Rick Karlin (_Albany Times-Union_, Aug. 25, 2011).
www.timesunion.com…

12. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma pension funds report strong investment earnings,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoma City Oklalhoman_, Aug. 25, 2011).
newsok.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. schedules 3 pension reform hearings for September,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Aug. 25, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly drive tests abolished,” by Brian Ward (_Mercury [Hobart, Tasmania], Aug. 26, 2011).
www.themercury.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Number of elderly puts burden on pension system,” by Li Yao (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.chinadaily.com…

16. GUYANA NEWS: “Murdering the elderly” (_Stabroek News_ [Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica], Aug. 25, 2011). Note: this is a _SN_ Editorial.
www.stabroeknews.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan seniors’ online lifeline,” by Yuko Takeo (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec, Canada], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. KYRGYZSTAN NEWS: “Kyrgyz gov(ernmen)’t intends to increase pensions from Oct. 1” (Trend News Agency [Azerbaijan], Aug. 25, 2011).
en.trend.az/regions/casia/kyrgyzstan/1922843.html…

19. INDIA NEWS: “National Pension System fails to take off as returns dwindle,” by Pradeep Thakur (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Aug. 25, 2011).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

20. UKRAINE NEWS: “Reforms for the Future (parliamentary) faction to vote for pension reform after amendments” (Interfax-Ukraine via _Post_ [Kyiv], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.kyivpost.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Unions plan NHS (National Health Service)-wide strike over pensions,” by Polly Curtis and Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/aug/24/unions-plan-nhs-strike-pensions…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “New imaging test gives physicians better tool to diagnose Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Clinical study shows young brains lack the wisdom of their elders” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Scientists create natural Alzheimer’s-fighting compound in lab” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 25, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Sexual satisfaction tied to overall ‘successful aging’ as reported by women age 60 to 89” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Study identifies chemical changes in brains of people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 24, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 24, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2901–August 24, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2901–August 24, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “As boomers sell will stock markets sag?” by Francine Kopun (_Toronto Star_, August 23, 2011).
www.moneyville.ca/article/1043856–as-boomers-sell-will-stock-markets-sag…

2. “Medicare tests payment system it hopes will cut costs,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], August 23, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “PBGC reviews regulation to help plan sponsors,” by Jaishree Kalia (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 24, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

4. “The coming pension earthquake; Obscure government corporation has taxpayers on the hook for billions,” (_Washington Times_, August 24, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtontimes.com…

5. “HHS names members to Alzheimer’s panel,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], August 24, 2011, Blog).
thehill.com…

6. “Tennessee’s Summitt Reveals Dementia Diagnosis,” by Lynn Zinser (_New York Times_, August 24, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. DELAWARE/NEW JERSEY/PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Medical goods suppliers unhappy with Medicare’s new round of price bidding,” by David Sell (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 24, 2011).
www.philly.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida poised to be ‘bell-cow in aging’,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribuen_, August 23, 2011).
www.heraldtribune.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Low-income seniors may lose property tax exemptions in Lauderdale Lakes,” by Georgia East (_Orlando Sentinel_, August 23, 2011).
www.orlandosentinel.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Some Builders Are Ready for the Wave of Seniors,” by Ronda Kaysen (_New York Times_, August 24, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Transport woes drive elderly to distraction,” by Stephanie Anderson (_Canberra Times_, August 24, 2011).
www.canberratimes.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call for probe into industry funds,” by Eric Johnston (_Age_ [Melbourne], August 25, 2011).
www.theage.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China’s elderly population to represent 30% of total in 30 years,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], August 24, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “PM opposes duty to withdraw pensions from cash dispensers,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, August 24, 2011).
praguemonitor.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan delays accounting changes – reports,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 24, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

16. JERSEY NEWS: “Jersey pensions set to rise from autumn,” (_BBC News_, August 24, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-14653317…

17. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Economic slump puts pressure on pension funds,” by Catherine Sasman (_Namibian_ [Windhoek], August 24, 2011).
www.namibian.com…

18. UK NEWS: “One in 10 suicides linked to chronic illness, study finds,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], August 23, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/aug/23/suicide-chronic-illness-study…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Medicare may pay for STD screenings for seniors,” by Ana Veciana-Suarez (_Miami Herald_, August 23, 2011).
www.miamiherald.com…

20. “Many seniors leave the hospital without their meds,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, August 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

21. “Stay in ICU means fewer patients likely to renew prescriptions after discharge,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Older brains prefer to learn their lessons the hard way,” (_Australian_ [Sydney], August 25, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

August 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2900–August 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2900–August 23, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Cut Medicare, Help Patients,” by Ezekiel J. Emanuel And Jeffrey B. Liebman (_New York Times_ Aug.23, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Federal poverty level comes up short for elderly,” by Mario Garrett (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Aug. 23, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

3. “Paying for your kids’ college vs. your own retirement,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Aug. 23, 2011).
www.us…

4. “U.S. encourages bundling Medicare payments,” by Alina Selyukh (Reuters), Aug. 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Medicare Part D a role model for health care,” by Michael O. Leavitt and Tommy G. Thompson (_Orlando [Florida] Sentinel_, Aug. 23, 2011). Note this is an _OS_ Opinion piece.
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

6. “(Republican Presidential candidate) Rick Perry tiptoes away from Social Security slams,” by Brian Montopoli (Columbia Broadcasting System News, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.cbsnews.com…

7. “(Republican Presidential candidate Mitt) Romney Consistently Wrong on Social Security,” by Jamie Hall (truthout.org…, Aug. 23, 2011).
www.truth-out.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky’s pension crisis: A day of reckoning lies ahead,” by Jim Waters (_Bowling Green Daily News_, Aug. 23, 2011). Note: this is a _BGDN_ Commentary piece.
bgdailynews.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Court: NJ has leeway in funding workers’ pensions,” by Angela Delli Santi (Associated Press via _Houston [Texas] Chronicle_ Aug. 23, 2011).
www.chron.com…

10. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Nursing homes scramble to cope with Medicare cuts,” by Getahn Ward (_Nashville Tennesseean_, Aug. 23, 2011).
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. WORLD NEWS: “Men, boomers fuel growth in spa industry,” by Patricia Reaney (Reuters Health, Aug. 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Focus is needed to salvage ageing sector,” by Don Stammer (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 24, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Small locales buttering up baby boomers,” by Shelley White (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 23, 2011).
secure.globeadvisor.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “India has 24 lakh (2,400,000) New Pension System beneficiaries” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Aug. 23, 2011).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “(County) Clare publican (tavernkeeper) (91) reluctantly retires after more than 80 years pulling pints,” by Nick Bramhill (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Aug. 23, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Soaring bill for elderly,” by S. Ista Kyra (_New Straits Times_ [Kuala Lumpur], Aug. 23, 2011).
www.nst.com…

17. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Nation Braces for New Pension Regulations,” by Catherine Sasman (_Namibian_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, Aug. 22, 2011).
allafrica.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Coroners ‘turning a blind eye’ to assisted suicide,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8716207/Coroners-turning-a-blind-eye-to-assisted-suicide.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Putting a cap on the cost of pensions both present and future,” by David Prosser (_Independent_ [London], Aug. 23, 2011). Note 1: this is an _Independent_ Commentary piece. Note 2: there are unrelated stories below the pensions story.
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/david-prosser-putting-a-cap-on-the-cost-of-pensions-both-present-and-future-2342303.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Hip Implant Complaints Surge, Even as the Dangers Are Studied,” by Barry Meier and Janet Roberts (_New York Times_ Aug. 23, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Richer people less likely to care for parents: Richer people are less likely to care for their elderly parents than those earning lower salaries, according to a new study,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Aug. 23, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8716140/Richer-people-less-likely-to-care-for-parents.html…

22. “Experts hope that a rare genetic disease may help explain common aging processes,” by Shaoni Bhattacharya (_Washington Post_ Aug.23, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

23. “Review Helps Adult Children Care for a Parent in Their Home,” by Laurie Barclay (Medscape Medical News, Aug.23, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Decision making changes with age — and age helps!” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug.23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “U of T (University of Toronto [Ontario, Canada] research shows anti-aging techniques not yet viewed as acceptable” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug.23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “When erectile dysfunction isn’t whole story” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug.23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27.  “Stem cell study offers hope for Parkinson’s patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug.23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Sensor System May Reduce Falls Among Elderly, Save Lives,” by Elizabeth Fish (_PCWorld_, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.pcworld.com…

August 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2899–August 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2899–August 22, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “An e-ripoff of the U.S.: Disbursing public funds electronically sets up the federal government to be victimized by massive fraud,” by Malcolm Sparrow (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 21, 2011). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Social Security’s problems are solvable,” by Eric Weiffering (_Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Aug. 20, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

3. “Don’t rewrite the rules for military retirement,” by Andrew J. Bacevich (_Washington Post_, Aug. 21, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “US must learn from others’ pension plans,” by Robert Pozen (_Financial Times [London], Aug. 22, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

5. “Boomer retirement could slow U.S. recovery,” (CNNMoney via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. “Why Your Retirement May Not Be Permanent,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_ blog, Aug. 22, 2011).
money.us…

7. “Boomers will be spending billions to counter aging” (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Aug. 22, 2011).
yourlife.us…

8. “Funerals, Boomer-Style,” by Catey Hill (smartmoney.com…, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.smartmoney.com…

9. “Baby Boomer grandparents factor in nation’s debt debate,” by Chuck Raasch (_Oshkosh [Wisconsin] Northwestern_, Aug. 22, 2011). Note: this is an _ON_ Commentary piece.
www.thenorthwestern.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) has safeguards to deal with pension spiking,” by Jack Ehnes (_Sacramento Bee_, Aug. 21, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Oakland pension plan irresponsible, morally wrong,” by Daniel Borenstein (_Oakland Tribune_, Aug. 21, 2011).
www.insidebayarea.com…

12. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Concessions Deal Leaves OT (overtime) In State Pension Calculations Through 2022,” by Jon Lender (_Hartford Courant_, Aug. 21, 2011).
articles.courant.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Civic) Federation backs CPS (Chicago Public School) tax hike, changes to teachers’ pension needed,” by Sandra Guy (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.suntimes.com…

14. MAINE NEWS: “(Governor Paul) LePage seeks boost for retirees by ending pension taxes,” by Susan M. Cover (_Portland Press Herald_, Aug. 21, 2011).
www.pressherald.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Culprit in Coatesville’s pension woes: Coatesville,” by Anthony Campisi (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.philly.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “New rules on durable medical goods here (Philadelphia area): It is Phase 2 of a program to cut Medicare costs,” by David Sell (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Aug. 20, 2011).
articles.philly.com…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. lawmakers seek review on state’s pension crisis,” by Philip Marcelo, Randal Edgar, John Mulligan, and Timothy Murphy (_Providence Journal_, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.projo.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee Mayor Tom) Barrett gets little clarity on pension law,” by Larry Sandler (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Aug. 21, 2011).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Testing time for aged-care homes as many face renewed accreditation,” by Bryan Littlely (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia] via news.com….au, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.news.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Increasing super(annuation) ensures security in retirement,” by Julia Gillard (_Australian_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Aug. 20, 2011).
www.theaustralian.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Wipeout for middle class as pensions hit yet again,” by Daniel McConnell (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Aug. 21, 2011).
www.independent.ie/national-news/wipeout-for-middle-class-as-pensions-hit-yet-again-2854010.html…

22. NETHERNLANDS NEWS: “Pension reform could be ‘softened’: minister” (Dutchnews.nl…, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.dutchnews.nl…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “National pension fund’s stock investment return tumbles in H1 (first half)” (Yonhap News Agency, Aug. 21, 2011).
english.yonhapnews.co.kr…

24. SRI LANKA NEWS: “Sri Lankan government to consider increasing retirement age” (Colombopage.com…, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.colombopage.com…

25. UK NEWS: “More than a third of Britons are not saving for a pension,” by Sion Barry (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales], Aug. 22, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2011/08/22/more-than-a-third-of-britons-are-not-saving-for-a-pension-91466-29277989/…

26. UK NEWS: “Pension conundrum at UK banks,” by Patrick Jenkins (_Financial Times_ [London], Aug. 22, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing article.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Insight: DePuy’s (Orthopaedics Inc. unit of Johnson & Johnson) handling of hip recall sparks questions,” by (Reuters Health, Aug. 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Kellogg researcher helping eye care providers better assess driving in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Older adults with too much salt in diet and too little exercise at greater risk of cognitive decline” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Road block as a new strategy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. Drop in hormone therapy use linked with drop in mammogram rates (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Traumatic brain injury increases risk of Parkinson’s disease, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) researchers say” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “How Music May Help Ward Off Hearing Loss As We Age,” by Patti Neighmond (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Aug. 22, 2011). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 1 second) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

August 19, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2898–August 19, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2898–August 19, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare costs rise at slowest pace in six years: S&P,” by Anna Yukhananov (_Reuters_, August 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Some interests may benefit from gridlock over debt deal,” by Alan Fram (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, August 19, 2011).
www.boston.com…

3. “Are military pensions too ‘generous’?” by Pauline Jelinek (Associated Press via _Google_, August 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

4. “Retirement plans add options against inflation: Mercer,” by Jessica Toonkel (_Reuters_, August 18, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

5. “The Most Bizarre And Unusual Retirement Lifestyles,” by Halah Touryalai (_Forbes_, August 19, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Auditor adds teacher pensions to high-risk list,” (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, August 18, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Two-Thirds of Californians Unprepared for Costs of Elder Care,” by Paul Kleyman (_New America Media_, August 18, 2011).
newamericamedia.org…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Major Investor CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] Rides out Big Waves in Markets With Calm Approach,” (_Public Broadcasting System Newshour with Jim Lehrer_, show airing August 18, 2011, MP3 and Flash player format, running time 7 minutes).
www.pbs.org…

9. NEVADA NEWS: “State retirement fund has the golden touch,” by Cy Ryan (_Las Vegas Sun_, August 18, 2011).
www.lasvegassun.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension fund risks in wild market,” by E.J. McMahon and Steven Malanga (_Politico_, August 19, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.politico.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. MACAU NEWS: “Aging population: The rise of elderly living alone,” by Vitor Quinta and Natalie Leung (_Macau Daily Times_, August 19, 2011).
www.macaudailytimes.com…

12. POLAND NEWS: “Poles Should Work Longer for Pension, Labor Minister Says,” by Katya Andrusz (_Bloomberg_, August 19, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. SINGAPORE NEWS: “New approach to reviewing policies needed to help elderly age in place,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 19, 2011).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

14. THAILAND NEWS: “‘Slow travel’ pitched to ageing boomers,” (_Bangkok Post_, August 19, 2011).
www.bangkokpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

15. “Longer Lives for Obese Mice, With Hope for Humans of All Sizes,” by Nicholas Wade (_New York Times_, August 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. “Clinical Trials Neglect the Elderly,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, August 19, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

17. “Treatment with vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Healthy Behaviors Will Help You Live Longer: CDC,” by (_HealthDay_, August 18, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “Too Many Medicare Advantage Choices Can Decrease Enrollment,” by Chris Fleming (_Health Affairs_, August 19, 2011, Blog).
healthaffairs.org…

20. “Medicare ‘Doughnut Hole’ Can Undermine Medication Adherence,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, August 19, 2011). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

August 18, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2897–August 18, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2897–August 18, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security is not the problem,” by Jared Bernstein (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston], August 18, 2011, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “Social Security: A little light summer reading,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, August 18, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Recent stock crash has cost CalPERS $9 billion,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, August 18, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

4. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades New Jersey, citing unfunded pension, benefit liabilities,” by Jarrett Renshaw and Ginger Gibson (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], August 17, 2011).
www.nj.com…

5. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. pension panel weighs solutions to unfunded liability,” by Paul Edward Parker (_Providence Journal_, August 18, 2011).
www.projo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

6. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans suffering after market turmoil,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 17, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

7. CANADA NEWS: “Generation Y to work longer: Aging population will strain social programs,” by John Morrissy (_Montreal Gazette_, August 18, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Mortgage debt threatens boomers’ retirement plans,” by Mario Toneguzzi (_Calgary Herald_, August 18, 2011).
www.calgaryherald.com…

9. CHINA NEWS: “China to establish seniors’ pensions by 2015,” by Chris Oliver (_MarketWatch_, August 18, 2011).
www.marketwatch.com…

10. LATVIA NEWS: “62% of residents do not have savings for old age – survey,” by Elita Kerska (_Baltic Course_, August 18, 2011).
www.baltic-course.com…

11. MALTA NEWS: “Pensions: Way forward depends on economic growth and development of third pillar – Chamber,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], August 18, 2011).
www.timesofmalta.com…

12. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New Zealand supports compulsory KiwiSaver membership,” by Chris Panteli (_Global Pensions_ [London], August 18, 2011).
www.globalpensions.com…

13. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension lottery fever grips Korean masses,” by Lindsey Kim (_CNN_, August 18, 2011).
www.cnngo.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Cash for pensions deals warning,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8708013/Cash-for-pensions-deals-warning.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Only 1 in 3 stroke patients receiving prompt brain scans,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8706838/Only-1-in-3-stroke-patients-receiving-prompt-brain-scans.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Man’s fight for ‘equality’ over assisted suicide guidelines,” by Jon Manel (_BBC News_, August 18, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14578278…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Complex choices in Medicare Advantage program may overwhelm seniors, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 18, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Being Overweight May Take Years Off Seniors’ Lives,” (_HealthDay_, August 17, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “No bones about it: Eating dried plums helps prevent fractures and osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Study focuses on relationship between glaucoma and diabetes, hypertension,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Better mattresses improve care, cut hospital costs: U of T study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 17, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Training helps doctors talk to dying patients,” (Reuters, August 17, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

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