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December 23, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2984–December 23, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2984–December 23, 2011.

Note: Due to the holidays, there will be no E-Clippings service next week (Dec. 26-Dec. 30). The E-Clippings will return Jan. 2, 2012. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House GOP leaders yield on payroll tax,” by Lisa Mascaro and Peter Nicholas (_Los Angeles Times_, December 22, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Payroll tax deal extends ‘Doc Fix’; Medicare reimbursement needs permanent solution,” by Paige Winfield Cunningham (_Washington Times_, December 22, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Medicare spending growth rising slower but enrollment will rise,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, December 22, 2011). Note: _WP_ December require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Wyden-Ryan Medicare proposal proves to be polarizing,” by Paul C. Barton (_Statesman-Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], December 23, 2011).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

5. “Medicare passes on big profits to insurers,” by Maureen Farrell (_CNNMoney_, December 22, 2011).
money.cnn.com…

6. “Financial abuse of the elderly is approaching a crisis, researcher says,” by Chris Mondics (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, December 23, 2011).
www.philly.com…

7. “Two Gifts,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, December 23, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cross wants to examine pension investment strategy,” (Associated Press via _Chicago Tribune_, December 22, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “The state’s big Medicare experiment,” by Steve Syre (_Boston Globe_, December 23, 2011).
bostonglobe.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Closure of St. Paul center leaves seniors without help,” by Rochelle Olson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, December 22, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Teachers pension fund won’t release recipients,” by Joseph Spector (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, December 23, 2011).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer’s,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, December 22, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care funding in disarray,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 23, 2011).
www.theage.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia timebomb spurs national hunt for answers,” by Mark Metherell (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 24, 2011).
www.theage.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Supreme Court to hear Rasouli end-of-life case,” by Dakshana Bascaramurty (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 22, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “China to allow some foreigners to retire there,” by Ben Blanchard (_Reuters_, December 23, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

17. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Raise private sector retirement age, Guan Eng urges Putrajaya,” by Yow Hong Chieh (_Malaysian Insider_, December 23, 2011).
www.themalaysianinsider.com…

18. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Additional pension for cops released,” by Madel R. Sabater (_Manila Bulletin_, December 23, 2011).
www.mb.com…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “Father Frost for the elderly,” by Milena Faustova (_Voice of Russia_, December 23, 2011).
english.ruvr.ru/2011/12/23/62759998.html…

20. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain Will Raise Pensions in Line With Inflation to Meet Election Pledge,” by Angeline Benoit and Emma Ross-Thomas (_Bloomberg_, December 23, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “A new way of approaching the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 23, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Penn scientists pioneer new method for watching proteins fold,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Broken arms among boomers likely to rise: study,” by Andrew Seaman (_Reuters_, December 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

24. “NIH researchers uncover clues related to metal-on-metal hip implants,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat, Study Finds,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, December 22, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “STDs Rising Among Boomers,” by Ann Brenoff (_Huffington Post_, December 23, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

December 22, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2983–December 22, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2983–Dec. 22, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Gone Without a Case: Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated,” by Chisun Lee, A.C. Thompson, and Carl Byker (propublica.org…, Dec. 21, 2011).
www.propublica.org…

2. “Medicare passes on big profits to insurers,” by Maureen Farrell (Cable News Network, Dec. 22, 2011).
money.cnn.com…

3. “A game changer on Medicare’s future?” by William Bennett (Cable News Network, Dec. 22, 2011). Note: this is a CNN Opinion piece.
www.cnn.com…

4. “Medicare doctors fed up with Washington” (Cable News Network, Dec. 22, 2011).
money.cnn.com…

5. “Is the ‘Lie of the Year’ about ending Medicare actually true?” by Karen Kaplan (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 20, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

6. “Looking for a Place to Die,” by Theresa Brown (_New York Times_, December 22, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Op Ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Why the Christmas-Song Canon Has a Baby-Boomer Bias,” by Eric Harvey (_Atlantic_, Dec. 21, 2011).
www.theatlantic.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(San Diego) City Councilman Carl) DeMaio task force to look at pension changes,” by Craig Gustafson (_San Diego Union-Tribune_, Dec. 22, 2011).
www.signonsandiego.com…

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9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Lawmakers Must Step Up And Stop Pension Padding” (_Hartford Courant_, Dec. 22, 2011). Note: this is a _HC_ Editorial.
www.courant.com…

10. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “OT (overtime) Inflation Pervades State Pension System,” by Jon Lender (_Hartford Courant_, Dec. 18, 2011).
www.courant.com…

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11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Gov(ernor).(Chris) Christie signs legislation to help NJ residents with end-of-life care decisions” (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Dec. 21, 2011).
www.therepublic.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC (New York City) is Pension Model for 21st Century?” by Jonathan Henes (cnbc.com… blog, Dec. 21, 2011).
www.cnbc.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Pension changes to affect S.C. lawmakers,” by Adam Beam (_The State_ [Columbia], Dec. 22, 2011).
www.thestate.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS; “Ambulance companies compete for baby boomers,” by Hugh G. Willett (_Knoxville News Sentinel_, Dec. 22, 2011).
www.knoxnews.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Research finds Medicare and private insurance spending similar throughout Texas” (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2011).
www.uthouston.edu…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “Members of Congress collect thousands in state pensions,” by Tim Eaton (_Austin American-Statesman_, Dec. 22, 2011).
www.statesman.com…

17. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Public pensions, pay move to fore as search gets underway for new Fairfax County executive,” by Fredrick Kunkle (_Washington Post_ Dec. 22, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Argentina to Cap Interest Rates on Loans on Pension Payments,” by Bill Faries and Eliana Raszewski (Bloomberg News, Dec. 22, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care revolution needed,” by Susan Parr (_Mercury_ [Hobart, Tasmania], Dec. 22, 2011). Note: this is a _Mercury_ Opinion piece.
www.themercury.com…

20. BELGIUM NEWS: “Belgian public sector strike over pension reforms,” by Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters, Dec. 22, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Old Age Security for baby boomers heads toward 100 billion dollars (97.38 billion US dollars) a year,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 22, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Paying pensions to a greying nation” (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 22, 2011). Note: this is a _NP_ Opinion piece.
www.nationalpost.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Saint John (New Brunswick) pension reform timeline remains uncertain” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 22, 2011).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/12/22/nb-saint-john-council-pension-reform-608.html…

24. GREECE NEWS: “Pension Battle Cracks the Greek Coalition,” by Andy Dabilis (greece.greekreporter.com…, Dec. 22, 2011).
greece.greekreporter.com…

25. HUNGARY NEWS: “Socialists (Party) to turn to Constitutional Court, Strasbourg over seizure of private pension funds” (Magyar Tavirati Iroda-Hungarian News Agency via politics.hu, Dec. 22, 2011).
www.politics.hu/20111222/socialists-to-turn-to-constitutional-court-strasbourg-over-seizure-of-private-pension-funds/…

26. INDIA NEWS: “India Drops Plans to Allow FDI (foreign direct investment) in Pensions, (Prime Minister Manmohan) Singh Ally Says,” by Bibhudatta Pradhan and Andrew MacAskill (Bloomberg News, Dec. 21, 2011).
www.bloomberg.com…

27. ISRAEL NEWS: “Women’s retirement age freeze bill passes hurdles,” by Ruth Eglash (_Post_ [Jerusalem], Dec. 22, 2011/Kislev 26, 5772).
www.jpost.com…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Ombudsman steps in to dispute as S&N (Scottish & Newcastle Brewing Corp.) pensioners battle Heineken (Brewing Corp.),” by Martin Flanagan (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Dec. 22, 2011).
www.scotsman.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Almost half of elderly people live alone,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 22, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8970490/Almost-half-of-elderly-people-live-alone.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Blood Signature May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Deborah Brauser (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 21, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Thinner Brains Could Signal Alzheimer’s, Study Suggests,” by Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News, Dec. 21, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Widowers Who Stay Single Might Face More Mental Health Woes” (HealthDay News, Dec. 21, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Doc(tor)s to Say How Long They Have” (HealthDay News, Dec. 21, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Women should still be concerned about hormone replacement therapy, say McMaster (University) researchers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 22, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Surge in Total Knee Replacements for Boomer Women,” by Lara Salahi and Brinda Adhikari (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 21, 2011).In addition to the story, a separate video story (running time: 2 minutes, 17 seconds).
abcnews.go.com…

December 21, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2982–December 21, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2982–December 21, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Wyden-Ryan Medicare Plan Has SGR-Like Cost Brake,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, December 20, 2011). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration prior to providing content.
www.medscape.com…

2. “Special Report: Phantom firms bleed millions from Medicare,” by Brian Grow and Matthew Bigg (_Reuters_, December 21, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Mad as Hell,” by Jane Gross (_New York Times_, December 20, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “Boomers Turn To Divinity Schools,” (_Huffington Post_, December 21, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Ruling could stop cuts in elderly, disabled care,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, December 20, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bay Area groups take part in Medicare test program,” by Andrew S. Ross (_San Francisco Chronicle_, December 21, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky group wants panel to review lawsuits against nursing homes,” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, December 21, 2011).
www.kentucky.com…

8. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Troopers sue over pensions,” by Joe Duggan (_Omaha World-Herald_, December 21, 2011).
www.omaha.com…

9. OREGON NEWS: “More than 8,000 in PERS retire in 2011,” by Dennis Thompson Jr. (_Statesman-Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], December 21, 2011).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

10. UTAH NEWS: “Utah seniors find safety in apartments designed for long lives,” by Patty Henetz (_Salt Lake Tribune_, December 20, 2011).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s old-age security showing signs of aging,” by John Ivsion (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 21, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Can community care take pressure off hospitals?” by Karen Howlett and Rod Mickleburgh (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 20, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China to step up local pension fund management,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], December 21, 2011).
news.xinhuanet.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “Less tension over pension,” (_Hindustin Times_ [], December 21, 2011). Note: this article is an editorial.
www.hindustantimes.com…

15. ISRAEL NEWS: “Hundreds of children, elderly at risk for abuse, neglect,” by Ruth Eglash (_Jerusalem Post_, December 21, 2011).
www.jpost.com…

16. ISRAEL NEWS: “Women’s retirement,” (_Jerusalem Post_, December 20, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.jpost.com…

17. UK NEWS: “UK reaches outline pension deal with unions,” by Mohammed Abbas (_Reuters_, December 21, 2011).
uk.reuters.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Unions accuse Eric Pickles of wrecking agreement over pensions reform,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 21, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8969300/Unions-accuse-Eric-Pickles-of-wrecking-agreement-over-pensions-reform.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Six in ten dementia sufferers not diagnosed,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 20, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8968100/Six-in-ten-dementia-sufferers-not-diagnosed.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, December 20, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Timing of Aquatic Therapy After Joint Replacement Matters,” (_HealthDay_, December 21, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Diagnosis, treatment of depression among elderly depend on racial, cultural factors,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 21, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Author Alice LaPlante on Alzheimer’s novel Turn of Mind,” by Helen Briggs (British Broadcasting Corporation News, December 21, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16271910…

December 20, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2981–December 20, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2981–December. 20, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Doctors’ Medicare Pay Cut Won’t Be Unlinked From Tax Bill,” by Drew Armstrong and Kathleen Hunter (Bloomberg News, Dec. 20, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

2. “Medicare cuts could hit Jan. 18,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via Google News, Dec. 20, 2011).
www.google.com…

3. “Among GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Part) (Presidential) Candidates, Not a Single Friend of Social Security,” by Daniel Marans (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Ruling could stop cuts in elderly, disabled care,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Dec. 20, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

5. “More than 30 organizations to test new health-care model for seniors,” by Christian Torres (_Washington Post_ Dec. 20, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Kroger’s (supermarkets) Pension Deal Earns Union Praise” (_Progressive Grocer_, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.progressivegrocer.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Hospital Chain Eyed for Possibly Bilking Medicare for Millions,” by Jeffrey Brown (US Public Broadcasting System _PBS Newshour_, Dec. 19, 2011). In addition to the print transcript, video and audio transcripts (running time: 8 minutes, 35 seconds) are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Governor sets up panel to examine pension system,” by Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 20, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Cuts for the Already Retired,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_ Dec. 20, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. GERMANY NEWS: “German retirement age: Factory fit for an older workforce,” by Stephen Evans (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 20, 2011). This is a video transcript, running time, 2 minutes, 37 seconds). The story may be preceded by a short advertisement.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16260315…

11. GUYANA NEWS: “Pension system reform to be a priority – (Social Security) Minister (Jennifer) Webster, by Kwesi Isles (Demerara Waves Online News, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.demerarawaves.com…

12. HUNGARY NEWS: “MPs (Members of Parliament) pass amendment completing state takeover of private pension fund system” (Magyar Tavirati Iroda–Hungarian News Agency via realdeal.hu, Dec. 20, 2011).
www.realdeal.hu/20111220/mps-pass-amendment-completing-state-takeover-of-private-pension-fund-system/…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “(Minister of Energy Pat) Rabbitte out in the cold on elderly fuel cuts” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 20, 2011). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Redundant workers not getting early pension deals as promised,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Dec. 20, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/redundant-workers-not-getting-early-pension-deals-as-promised-2967991.html…

15. JORDAN NEWS: “Public sector pensions bill to reach 1 billion Jordanian dinars (1.41 billion US dollars) in 2012 – (Finance Minister Umayya) Toukan,” by Omar Obeidat (_Jordan Times_ [Amman, Capital Governorate), Dec. 20, 2011).
www.jordantimes.com…

16. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “(Dutch postal group) PostNL to renegotiate pension obligations,” by Roberta B. Cowan (Reuters, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

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17. UK NEWS: “Public sector pension deal outlined by government” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 20, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16259238…

18. UK NEWS: “(Chief Secretary to the Treasury) Danny Alexander confirms agreements over public sector pension reforms,” by Helene Mulholland (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 20, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/dec/20/danny-alexander-public-sector-pensions…

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19. WALES NEWS: “Concerns over Welsh-speaking care patients with dementia,” by Rachael Misstear (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Dec. 20, 2011).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/12/20/concerns-over-welsh-speaking-care-patients-with-dementia-91466-29980752/…

20. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Pensions Go Up, As Insurable Ceiling Is Increased” (_Zimbabwe Herald_ [Harare], via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 19, 2011).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Another mince pie? Scientists find the secret to a long, indulgent life: Drug may offer gluttons anti-ageing benefits of low-calorie diet,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_ [London, UK], Dec. 20, 2011).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/another-mince-pie-scientists-find-the-secret-to-a-long-indulgent-life-6279499.html…

22. “Hippocampal Atrophy Also Seen With Cognitive Decline in PD (Parkinson’s Disease),” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 20, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) hormone may help women through menopause: study,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk: 14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife” (HealthDay News, Dec. 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report: Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations,” by Maureen Salamon (HealthDay News, Dec. 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “CSF (cerebrospinal fluid)  test can pick up Alzheimer’s early” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 20, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Brain function – A new way to measure the burden of aging across nations” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 19, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2980–Dec. 19, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2980–December 19, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Extension of Tax Cut Stalls in House (of Representatives) as G.O.P. (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Objects,” by Jennifer Steinhauer  (_New York Times_, Dec. 19, 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Will Social Security Live To See 80?” by Greg McFarlane (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

3. “Medicare penalties for readmissions are likely to hit hospitals serving the poor,” by Jordan Rau (_Washington Post_, Dec. 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Medicare launches test to improve care through better coordination by doctors and hospitals” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Dec. 19, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Working With Medicare”  (_New York Times_, Dec. 18, 2011). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Healing Medicare” (_Washington Post_, Dec. 18, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “5 top retirement stories of 2011,” by Steve Vernon (Columbia Broadcasting System), Dec. 19, 2011),
www.cbsnews.com…

8. “The 60-Something Entrepreneur: Can a Start-Up Pay For Retirement?” (Reuters via _Atlantic_, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.theatlantic.com…

9. “Gen(eration) X and Gen(ration) Y saving more than Boomers – survey” (Reuters, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

10. “Boomers vs. Millennials: The Fight of a Generation (or Two)” (_Atlantic_, Dec. 18, 2011).
www.theatlantic.com…

11. “Baby boomers will be assets, not liabilities,” by Chris Farrell (_Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Dec. 18, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State’s pension disaster looms” (_Orange County Register_ via _Barstow Desert Dispatch_, Sep. 18, 2011). Note: this is a _OC_ Opinion piece.
www.desertdispatch.com…

13. CALIFONRIA NEWS: “State retirement systems placing risky wagers at taxpayer expense,” by Daniel Borenstein (_San Jose Mercury News_, Dec. 18, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida judges ask to have mandatory retirement age raised,” by Jane Musgrave (_Palm Beach Post_, Dec. 18, 2011).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Private workers, public pensions: Illinois State University opens retirement system to private education groups, Special Olympics,” by Jodi S. Cohen and Jason Grotto (_Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 17, 2011).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

16. MINNESOTA NEWS: “State pension investment under attack,” by Baird Helgeson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Dec. 17, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

17. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach) Pat Summitt faces down Alzheimer’s by fighting and laughing” by Sally Jenkins (_Washington Post_, Dec. 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ Dec. require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. TEXAS NEWS: “(Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick) Perry drawing annual pension on top of governor’s salary,” by T.W. Farnam (_Washington Post_, Dec. 17, 2011). Note: _WP_ Dec. require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

19. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia’s ticking pension time bomb” (_Washington Post_, Dec. 17, 2011). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

20. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Low Medicare, Medicaid rates shift costs to insurers, study finds,” by Guy Boulton (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 17, 2011).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly being dumped by families at hospital,” by Suellen Hinde (_Sunday Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland] via news.com….au, Dec. 18, 2011).
www.news.com…

22. BANGLADESH NEWS: “Retirement age now 59: Mixed reaction among bureaucrats” (_Daily Star_, [Dhaka], Dec. 20, 2011).
www.thedailystar.net…

23. BELGIUM NEWS: “Belgian unions call general strike over pension reform” (Focus News Agency [Sofia, Bulgaria], Dec. 19, 2011).
www.focus-fen.net…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Tories (Conservative Party) end forced retirement, decades of ‘age discrimination’,” by Kathryn Blaze Carlson (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 18, 2011).
news.nationalpost.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Pension gap will be a nasty legacy for next generation,” by Craig McInnes (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Dec. 17, 2011).
www.vancouversun.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Canada in a public pension danger zone,” by Diane Francis (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 17, 2011).  Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
www.financialpost.com…

27. INDIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) agree on pension bill,” by Saubhadra Chatterji and Shekhar Iyer (_Hindustan Times_ (New Delhi), Dec. 20, 2011).
www.hindustantimes.com…

28. INDIA NEWS: “(Kerala State) Farm pension to be increased to 400 rupees (7.38 US dollars),” by Roy Mathew (_Hindu_, [Chennai, Tamil Nadu] Dec. 19, 2011).
www.thehindu.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “(Minister of Health James) Reilly plans fund for elderly care in the home,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 19, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. JAPAN NEWS: “Cruel treatment of the elderly” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Dec. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111217a1.html…

31. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing home dilemma” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Dec. 17, 2011). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111217a2.html…

32. SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: “Shoura (Council–Consultative Assembly) to propose 3,000 Saudi Riyal (799.68 US dollars) pension; retirees want more,” by Joe Avancena (_Saudi Gazette_ [Jeddah, Makkah] Dec. 19, 2011).
www.saudigazette.com…

33. UK NEWS: “PCS (Public and Commercial Services) union rejects pensions offer” (Press Association via Google News, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.google.com…

34. UK NEWS: “Union signs NHS (National Health Service) pension reform pact,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_, Dec. 19, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/dec/19/union-nhs-pension-reform-pact…

35. UK NEWS: “Pension deal for council (local government) workers threatens to divide unions,” by Holly Watt (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/financialservices/8964817/Pension-deal-for-council-workers-threatens-to-divide-unions.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Teachers ‘will pay more’ for pensions more Public pension rise ‘to go ahead'” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 18, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8962711/Teachers-will-pay-more-for-pensions-more-Public-pension-rise-to-go-ahead.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Revealed: how City [London traders) fees are eating into our pensions,” by Daniel Boffey (_Observer_ [London], Dec. 18, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/17/treasury-warned-over-traders-fees…

38. UK NEWS: “Elderly housing strategy unveiled” (Press Association via Google News, Dec. 18, 2011).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “Testosterone Replacement Improves Male Metabolic Syndrome,” by Kate Johnson (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 19, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

40. “Knee Pain Plagues Many Women Over 50” (HealthDay.com… Dec. 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “Extra Help Enhances Holidays for Older Relatives”(Healthday.com…, Dec. 19, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

42. “Innovative new strategy to treat Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 16, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2979–December 16, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2979–December 16, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s ‘SGR’ formula has snowballed to budget-busting juggernaut,” by N. C. Aizenman (_Washington Post_, December 15, 2011). Note: _WP_ December require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Study: Problems with Medicare contractors persist,” by Kelli Kennedy (Associated Press via _Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, December 16, 2011).
www.ajc.com…

3. “Analysis: Wyden-Ryan Plan Could Neutralize Medicare In 2012 Election,” by Marilyn Werber Serafini (_Kaiser Health News_, December 15, 2011).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Wage Protection for Home Care Workers,” by Steven Greenhouse (_New York Times_, December 16, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Obama instating labor rules for home-care aides,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, December 15, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “GAO urges U.S. Treasury to boost ‘transparency’ in handling of Delphi pensions,” by Thomas Gnau (_Dayton Daily News_, December 16, 2011).
www.daytondailynews.com…

7. “Sending a Message of Hope, Need and Urgency for Alzheimer’s From the World’s Highest Peaks,” by Alan Arnette (_Huffington Post_, December 15, 2011).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Senior citizen students in South Florida earning degrees into their 70s, 80s,” by Diane C. Lade (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], December 15, 2011).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Digging a pension hole,” by Jason Grotto and Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, December 15, 2011).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. CANADA NEWS: “Share the risk on pensions,” (_Ottawa Citizen_, December 16, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.ottawacitizen.com…

11. INDIA NEWS: “Pension fund bill not on government’s priority chart: Source,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], December 16, 2011).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Thousands have pensions slashed by Euro 30 (US $38.99) per week,” by Michael Brennan (_Irish Indpendent_ [Dublin], December 16, 2011).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/thousands-have-pensions-slashed-by-euro30-per-week-2965979.html…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly sacrificing food to pay winter heat bills,” by Eilish O’Regan and Allison Bray (_Irish Indpendent_ [Dublin], December 16, 2011).
www.independent.ie/national-news/elderly-sacrificing-food-to-pay-winter-heat-bills-2965971.html…

14. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Discussions on the age of retirement still ongoing,” (_Star_ [Kuala Lampur], December 16, 2011).
thestar.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Housing affordability affects pensions,” by Catherine Harris (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], December 16, 2011).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/6154337/Housing-affordability-affects-pensions…

16. NIGERIA NEWS: “Tambuwal pledges pension reform,” (_Guardian_ [Lagos], December 16, 2011).
www.ngrguardiannews.com…

17. UK NEWS: “UK government ‘confirms’ pension changes,” (_BBC News_, December 16, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16220545…

18. UK NEWS: “More public sector strikes look likely after row over pension contributions,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], December 16, 2011).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/dec/16/public-sector-strikes-row-pension…

19. UK NEWS: “Workers who change jobs hit with excessive pension charges,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 15, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8959977/Workers-who-change-jobs-hit-with-excessive-pension-charges.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Dementia patients ignored by hospital staff: report,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 16, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8957970/Dementia-patients-ignored-by-hospital-staff-report.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Many surgeons don’t discuss end-of-life care: study,” by Andrew Seaman (Reuters Health, December 16, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

22. “Genetic factors can predict the progression of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 15, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2978–December 15, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2978–December 15, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Lawmakers Offer Bipartisan Plan to Overhaul Medicare,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, December 15, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Paul Ryan to announce new approach to preserving Medicare,” by Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post_, December 14, 2011). Note: _WP_ December require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Paul Ryan partners with leading Democrat on Medicare overhaul,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, December 14, 2011). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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4. “Disagreement Over Payroll Tax Cut’s Impact on Social Security,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, December 15, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Plan would lift wages of home care workers,” by Sam Hananel (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, December 15, 2011).
www.boston.com…

5. “Americans Forced to Put Off Retirement: Allstate Survey,” by Margo D. Beller (_CNBC_, December 15, 2011).
www.cnbc.com…

7. “Boomers heading back to community colleges,” by Matthew Daneman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], December 14, 2011).
www.us…

8. “Aging baby boomers boost divorce rate among older adults,” by Jeff Kunerth (_Orlando Sentinel_, December 14, 2011).
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Social Security offset to unemployment insurance unfair to elderly,” by Mark Brown (_Chicago Sun-Times_, December 14, 2011).
www.suntimes.com…

10. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Freeze, adjust PERS benefits, group says,” by Elizabeth Crisp (_Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], December 14, 2011).
www.clarionledger.com…

11. VERMONT NEWS: “Groups sue state over backlog of elder abuse investigations,” by Dave Gram (_Bennington Banner_, December 14, 2011).
www.benningtonbanner.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Gov. McDonnell’s budget to include $2.2 billion for Va. pensions,” by Michael Sluss (_Roanoke Times_, December 15, 2011).
www.roanoke.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alarm over ageing of state’s nurses,” by Anna Patty (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 16, 2011).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Elderly home care caught in a Catch 22,” by Brian Cross (_Windsor Star_, December 15, 2011).
www.windsorstar.com…

15. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Number of Czech elderly rapidly growing – census,” (_Ceske Noviny_ [Prague], December 15, 2011).
www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/number-of-czech-elderly-rapidly-growing-census/729162…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension boost planned for FY13 / Higher payments for low-income earners eyed after consumption tax hike,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], December 15, 2011).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111214005019.htm…

17. NIGERIA NEWS: “States not funding pension scheme – Operators,” by Victor Ahiuma-Young (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], December 15, 2011).
www.vanguardngr.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Emergency admissions for dementia patients rise 12%,” by Martin Beckford (_Daily Telegraph_, December 15, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8956907/Emergency-admissions-for-dementia-patients-rise-12.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Small pension pot refunds to be banned,” (_BBC News_, December 15, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16203849…

20. UK NEWS: “Pension scheme closures continue, says NAPF,” (_BBC News_, December 14, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16179653…

21. UK NEWS: “Fewer women saving for a pension,” (Press Association via _Google_, December 15, 2011).
www.google.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly care responsibility shared,” (Press Association via _Google_, December 15, 2011).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Hospitals Torn On Reducing Repeat Admissions,” by Fred Mogul (National Public Radio’s _All Things Considered_, December 14, 2011). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript, (running time: 4 minutes, 29 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

24. “From heterogeneous patient measurements towards earlier diagnosis in Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 15, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Alzheimer’s drug candidate may be first to prevent disease progression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Walking skills program improves physical function following hip replacement surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Holidays can trigger anxiety in people with dementia,” by Sheryl Ubelacker (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 14, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

28. “Plain Speaking at the End of Life,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, December 14, 2011, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

December 14, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2977–December 14, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2977–Dec. 14, 2011

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Payroll tax vote blocked by Senate leaders. Bad sign?” by Alan Fram (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Dec. 14, 2011).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “House (of Representatives) Okays Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ That Appears Doomed in Senate,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 13, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “Medicare, Medicaid Must Change, Says Former Head” (US National Public Radio _Talk of the Nation_, Dec. 13, 2011). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript, (running time: 17 minutes, 5 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4. “Special-risk pensions for lottery agents?” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 14, 2011). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Editorial. The editorial links to an “opposing view”: “Don’t blame government workers’ pensions,” by Gerald W. McEntee.
www.us…

5. “3M (Corporation) offers early retirement to 4,900 employees” (Reuters, Dec. 14, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

6. “‘Tis the season to be wary of elder financial abuse” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

7. “Social exclusion among shift workers and older people” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

8. “Is 80 The New Retirement Age? Many Americans Think So,” by Halah Touryalai (_Forbes_, Dec. 14, 2011).
www.forbes.com…

9. “Plain Speaking at the End of Life,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Dec. 14. 2011). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARIZONA NEWS: “City (of Phoenix) pension reforms ignore biggest problem,” by Robert Robb (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Dec. 14, 2011). Note: this is a _AR_ Opinion piece.
www.azcentral.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stanford (University) study says public pensions must be curbed in California,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 13, 2011).
www.sacbee.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Elderly’s winter could be grim if Congress oks cuts to heat subsidy program” (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Dec. 14, 2011). Note: this is a _NSL_ Editorial.
blog.nj.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC legislators give initial OK to pension reform,” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Dec. 14, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia’s public pension fund short 20 billion dollars,” by Steve Contorno (_Washington [DC] Examiner_, Dec. 13, 2011).
washingtonexaminer.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care to make future state and federal government budgets sick,” by Steven Scott (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Dec. 15, 2011)>
www.couriermail.com…

16. BULGARIA NEWS: “Cabinet Sitting in Bulgaria’s (city of) Plovdiv Faces Pension Reform Protests” (Sofia News Service, Dec. 14, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “(Montreal) Seniors bear brunt of attraction rate hikes: critic: Cost of pass to rise up to 77 per cent,” by James Mennie (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 14, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

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18. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa’s (federal pension plan) liabilities on pension plans under-reported,” by Kim Covert (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 14, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa’s 285-billion dollar (277.4 billion US dollars) pension promises,” by Alexandre Laurin And William Robson (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 14, 2011). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
www.nationalpost.com…

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20. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario) Nursing homes take healthier residents over sicker ones, expert charges,” by Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 14, 2011).
www.healthzone.ca/health/yourhealth/article/1101499–nursing-homes-take-healthier-residents-over-sicker-ones-expert-charges…

21. CHINA NEWS: “More elderly need joint replacements” (Reuters via chinadaily.com…, Dec. 14, 2011).
www.chinadaily.com…

22. FRANCE NEWS: “Six women killed in France care home fire” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 14, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16177680…

23. ITALY NEWS: “Italy Wants To Curb Debt By Raising Retirement Age,” by Sylvia Poggioli (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Dec. 14, 2011). This is an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 13, seconds).
www.npr.org…

24. NIGERIA NEWS: “Senate to increase retirement age of professors,” by Emsaro Pedro (_Daily Times_ [Lagos], Dec. 14, 2011).
dailytimes.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Elderly care reforms may have to wait until 2025,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 14, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8954784/Elderly-care-reforms-may-have-to-wait-until-2025.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “U.S. cracking down on Medicare painkiller abuse,” by Alina Selyukh (Reuters Health, Dec. 13, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Biochemical signature predicts progression to Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 14, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Antioxidant has potential in the Alzheimer’s fight, UGA researchers find” (University of Georgia news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2011).
news.uga.edu…

29. “Reprogramming Brain Cells Important First Step for New Parkinson’s Therapy, Penn Study Finds” (University of Pennsylvania news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 12, 2011).
health.upenn.edu…

December 13, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2976–December 13, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2976–December 13, 2011.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Can’t raise taxes? Hike Medicare premiums instead,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, December 13, 2011).
www.sfgate.com…

2. “Hospitals blast Medicare cuts in GOP payroll tax bill,” by Julian Pecquet (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], December 12, 2011).
thehill.com…

3. “White House: $5.6 billion in fraud recovered,” by Ed O’Keefe (_Washington Post_, December 13, 2011). Note: _WP_ require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “A surprising study on end-of-life care,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_, December 13, 2011, Blog). Note: _WP_ require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California voters side with Jerry Brown on pensions,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_, December 13, 2011). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.sacbee.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Proposed reversal on state pension abuse appears dead for year,” by Chris Wetterich (_State-Journal Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], December 12, 2011).
www.sj-r.com…

7. KANSAS NEWS: “Pension reform,” (_Lawrence Journal World_, December 13, 2011). Note: This article is an editorial.
www2.ljworld.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Nursing homes: A caring staff makes all the difference,” by Robin Erb and Kristi Tanner (_Detroit Free-Press_, December 13, 2011).
www.freep.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Involved family is a key to receiving good care in nursing homes,” by Robin Erb (_Detroit Free-Press_, December 13, 2011).
www.freep.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan nursing home ombudsmen go the extra mile for residents,” by Robin Erb (_Detroit Free-Press_, December 13, 2011).
www.freep.com…

11. MINNESOTA NEWS: “State OKs care jobs for former criminals,” by Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, December 12, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Jazz Musicians Start a Pension Push,” by James C. McKinley Jr. (_New York Times_, December 13, 2011). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Proposal: State workers can’t collect pension until 62,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], December 13, 2011).
www.thestate.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “JLARC sounds state employee, teacher benefits warning,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, December 13, 2011).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Report: Va. would not save with proposed pension plan,” by David Sherfinski (_Washington Times_, December 12, 2011).
www.washingtontimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Older workers hold on longer,” by Jessica Wright (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 14, 2011).
www.theage.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Freedom 55 dreams differ from retired reality,” by Emily Jackson (_Toronto Star_, December 13, 2011).
www.moneyville.ca/article/1101078–what-you-won-t-be-doing-much-of-in-retirement…

18. EUROPEAN NEWS: “Golden Mediterranean pensions fade as austerity bites,” by Renee Maltezou and Gavin Jones (_Reuters_, December 13, 2011).
www.reuters.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Elder abuse up 10pc on last year and rising,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 13, 2011).
www.independent.ie/national-news/elder-abuse-up-10pc-on-last-year-and-rising-2962541.html…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Elderly farmers’ protest against losing land fails,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Taipei Times_, December 13, 2011).
www.taipeitimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension deficits hit new record level of Pn 222bn (US $346,6bn),” (_BBC News_, December 13, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16158416…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Research could lead to better diagnosis of prostate cancer,” by Ronan McGreevy (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], December 13, 2011).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. “Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, December 12, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Side Effects Cause Many Older Women to Drop Breast Cancer Drugs,” (_HealthDay_, December 12, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Unexpected signaling role for foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide in cell response to protein misfolding,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Increased arm swing asymmetry is early sign of Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Widespread brain atrophy detected in Parkinson’s disease with newly developed structural pattern,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 12, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Brain Changes May Be Tied to Parkinson’s Dementia,” (_HealthDay_, December 12, 2011).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 12, 2011

CAAR E-Clippings No. 2975–December 12, 2011

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 2975–Dec. 12, 2011 (Thurs)

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare may penalize hospitals that readmit too many patients,” by Ranit Mishori (_Washington Post_ Dec. 12, 2011). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Bill Calls for 2-Year Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ With 1% Raise,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Dec. 9, 2011). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “Public retirement ages come under greater scrutiny,” by Don Thompson (Associated Press via Google News, Dec. 11, 2011).
www.google.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Students learn to help elderly cope with chronic conditions,” by Ann M. Simmons (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 12, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose needs to continue bargaining on pension reform” (_San Jose Mercury News_, Dec. 12, 2011).
www.mercurynews.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “House Democrats try to weaken Illinois pension reform,” by Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 12, 2011).
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: The _Detroit Free Press_ is in the midst of a three part special series titled “Trust and Neglect: As Michigan Ages, Serious Errors Plague Nursing Homes–Sometimes They are Deadly.” Links to articles from Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 are available at the site. One more article, to be published Dec. 13, will also be linked from the site.
www.freep.com…

8. MINNESOTA NEWS: “(Minneapolis’) Abbott (Northwestern Hospital) tests new approach for end-of-life care,” by Corey Mitchell (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Dec. 12, 2011).
www.startribune.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania schools will have higher pension bills this year,” by Mark Fazlollah (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Dec. 11, 2011).
articles.philly.com…

10. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC lawmakers discuss pension reform” (Associated Press via _Augusta [Georgia] Chronicle_, Dec. 12, 2011).
chronicle.augusta.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas Pension Predicts Health Shift Will Save 20 Million Dollars a Year,” by David Mildenberg (Bloomberg News, Dec. 12, 2011).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Mood pills replace care for elderly dementia patients, according to Associate Professor Gerard Byrne of University of Queensland,” by Daniel Knowles (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.couriermail.com…

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13. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian president vetoes rise in pension age” (Focus Information Agency, Dec. 11, 2011).
www.focus-fen.net…

14. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgarian PM (Prime Minister) Downplays President Retirement Reform Veto” (Sofia News Agency, Dec. 12, 2011).
www.novinite.com…

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15. CANADA NEWS: “Older women lead pack in job gains,” by Tavia Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “QPP (Quebec Pension Plan) and the freelancer’s dilemma: Contract-loving life is not pension plan friendly,” by Janet Torge (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.montrealgazette.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “‘Silver tsunami’ fuels retirement housing boom,” by Brian Morton (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.vancouversun.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home care” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 12, 2011). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

19. ITALY NEWS: “Italian markets nervous as unions strike over cuts” (Associated Press via New England Cable News, Dec. 11, 2011).
www.necn.com…

20. POLAND NEWS: “Poland to extend retirement age” (Reuters via _Business Recorder_ [Karachi, Sind, Pakistan], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.brecorder.com…

21. RUSSIA NEWS: “Make women wait longer for their pensions–OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development),” by Alina Lobzina (RIA Novosti via themoscownews.com…, Dec. 12, 2011).
themoscownews.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu: modern society pits the old against the young,” by Matthew Holehouse (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8949859/Archbishop-of-York-Dr-John-Sentamu-modern-society-pits-the-old-against-the-young.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Plans for greater scrutiny of elderly care in England” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Dec. 11, 2011).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16125463…

24. UK NEWS: “Residents at short-staffed care homes ‘woken at 4am’,” by John-Paul Ford Rojas (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 11, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/8949259/Residents-at-short-staffed-care-homes-woken-at-4am.html…

25. UK NEWS: “(Global engineering giant) Rolls-Royce pensions plan takes off… but it could still make for a bumpy ride,” by Haydon Wood (_Daily Post_ [Liverpool, Merseyside], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-life-features/liverpool-special-features/2011/12/12/rolls-royce-pensions-plan-takes-off-but-it-could-still-make-for-a-bumpy-ride-92534-29935891/…

26. UK NEWS: “Unilever’s (Anglo-Dutch consumer goods conglomerate) pension move prompts strike,” by Louise Lucas and Andrew Bounds (_Financial Times_ [London], Dec. 10, 2011). Note: _FT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Your pension will be 1,750 pounds (2,741 US dollars) a year less,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/8950888/Your-pension-will-be-1750-a-year-less.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “A terrible choice to ponder: A wife may be forced to decide whether her dementia-stricken husband, a stroke victim, lives or dies,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 11, 2011). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

29. “Test for Alzheimer’s disease predicts cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 12, 2011).
www.eurekalert.org…

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