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February 29, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3025–February 29, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3025–February 29, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Employers scramble to make up shortfalls in pension plans,” by Thomas Black (Bloomberg News via _Seattle Times_, February 28, 2012).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

2. “Delaying Retirement: Why 68 Has Become ‘the New 65’,” by Sharon Epperson (_CNBC_, February 29, 2012).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “Avoiding Stress in Eldercare: What 7 At-Risk Groups Need to Know,” by Paula Spencer Scott (_New America Media_, February 28, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona seniors are more vulnerable in fraud cases,” by D. S. Woodfill (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], February 29, 2012).
www.azcentral.com…

5. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland treasurer tells senators to change pension system funding,” by Hayley Peterson (_Washington Examiner_, February 28, 2012).
washingtonexaminer.com…

6. MARYLAND NEWS: “Bill would limit retirement benefits for some Balto. Co. workers,” by Alison Knezevich (_Baltimore Sun_, February 28, 2012).
www.baltimoresun.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Up to 10 percent of nation’s elderly suffer abuse from in-home caregivers,” by Matt Keeton (_Leader_ [Kalkaskian, Michigan], February 29, 2012).
www.morningstarpublishing.com…

8. OREGON NEWS: “Bill offers ways to fight elder abuse,” by Peter Wong (_Statesmen Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], February 28, 2012).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

9. TEXAS NEWS: “Seven Charged in Health Care Fraud,” by Katie Thomas (_New York Times_, February 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas doctor charged in $375 million health-care scam, the largest of its kind,” by Sari Horwitz (_Washington Post_, February 28, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “At nursing homes, ombudsmen lend an ear and a hand,” by Alicia Abercrombie (_Reedsburg Times Press_, February 29, 2012).
www.wiscnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. BRAZIL NEWS: “Rousseff’s Bid to Limit Brazil Pension Deficit Passes First Test,” by Maria Luiza Rabello (_Bloomberg_, February 28, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Old Age Security costs overestimated,” by Lee Berthiaume (_Edmonton Journal_, February 29, 2012).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement savings in Canada – by the numbers,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, February 29, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/business/taxseason/story/2012/02/21/f-rrsp-retirement-planning-numbers.html…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s Ruling Party Seeks Greater Oversight of Asset Managers After AIJ,” by Shigeru Sato and Shingo Kawamoto (_Bloomberg_, February 29, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. LATVIA NEWS: “Retirement age to be increased in 2014,” (_Baltic Times_, February 29, 2012).
www.baltictimes.com…

17. NIGERIA NEWS: “Audit exposes FG pension administration as major corruption spot,” (_Business Day_ [Lagos], February 29, 2012).
www.businessdayonline.com…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Do more to enhance employment of older workers, say MPs,” by S. Ramesh (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 29, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Health workers ‘should be sacked’ for patronising elderly,” by John Bingham and Donna Bowater (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9112681/Health-workers-should-be-sacked-for-patronising-elderly.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Dignity in Care report calls for shake-up in staff selection and appraisal,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], February 28, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/29/dignity-in-care-report-staff-selection…

21. UK NEWS: “Savers shun ‘complex’ pensions for simplicity of Isas,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/isas/9113471/Savers-shun-complex-pensions-for-simplicity-of-Isas.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pensions tax relief reaches Pn33bn (US 52.3bn dollars),” (_BBC News_, February 29, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17208760…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Medicare Spends Less Than Private Insurers On Knee Replacements,” by Julie Appleby (_Kaiser Health News_, February 28, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

24. “SFU researchers test sugary solution to Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Mortality of older people in Latin America, India and China: Causes and prevention,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Costs Related to Vision Loss to Exceed $3.5 Trillion by 2020,” by Neil Canavan (_Medscape Medical News_, February 29, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

February 28, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3024–February 28, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3024–February 28, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) opens Medicare hearing with assault on health law’s cost-cutting board,” by Julian Pecquet (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 28, 2012).
thehill.com…

2. “Medicare Chief Warns (Representative) Paul Ryan’s Voucher Plan Will Shift Costs To Seniors,” by Igor Volsky (thinkprogress.org…, Feb. 28, 2012).
thinkprogress.org…

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3. “Arab Spring fallout hit Social Security,” by Allan Sloan (_Washington Post_ Feb. 28, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Feds (Federal Government) allege largest-ever Medicare scam against single doctor,” by Sari Horwitz (_Washington Post_, Feb. 28, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing content.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “(Eastman) Kodak (Corporation) seeks to shed Medicare plan payments for some retirees,” by Will Astor (_Rochester [New York] Business Journal_, Feb. 27, 2012).
www.rbj.net…

6. “GM (General Motors) aims for slower, steadier growth in pension investments,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit [Michigan] News__, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

7. “Elderly Drivers Take Toll On American Roads,” by Robert Siegel (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 27, 2012). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 21 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

8. “It’s Time to Readjust Our Outlook on Aging. Why the Elderly are National Treasures” (AARP news blog, Feb. 28, 2012).
blog.aarp.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Backing (Governor Jerry) Brown on pension reform is smart” (_San Bernardino Sun_, Feb. 28, 2012). Note: this is a _SBS_ Editorial.
www.sbsun.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New Pension Report Shows Growing Expense of Retiring in San Diego,” by Lauren Steussy (NBC Channel 7 TV News, Feb. 27, 2012).
www.nbcsandiego.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Link to the past opens a window to Confederate pensions,” by Wendy Mitchell (_Maysville Ledger Independent_, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.maysville-online.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “Harford (County) puts up united front against teacher pension cost shift,” by Marissa Gallo (_Baltimore Sun_, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.baltimoresun.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Annapolis Labor Rallies Target Teacher Pension Shift” (WBAL Channel 11 TV News, Feb. 27, 2012).
www.wbaltv.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “To Pay New York Pension Fund, Cities Borrow From It First,” by Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, Feb. 28,
2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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15. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Governor) Andrew Cuomo, (State Comptroller) Thomas DiNapoli differ on pension reform,” by John Campbell (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Gov(ernor).(Andrew) Cuomo’s Pension Proposal (_New York Times_, Feb. 28, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

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17. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Bill reforming SC pension system to be filed,” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press via _The State_ [Columbia], Feb. 27, 2012).
www.thestate.com…

18. UTAH NEWS: “Utah plays politics with Medicaid, Medicare,” by Peg Mcentee (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.sltrib.com…

19. WYOMING NEWS: “Retirement COLA (cost of living adjustment) bill faces final Wyoming Senate vote,” by Joan Barron (_Casper Star-Tribune_, Feb. 28, 2012).
trib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retiree villages get old shoulder,” by Carolyn Cummins (_Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “It’s time for a little clarity on Old Age Security debate,” by Andrew Coyne (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Saint John (New Brunswick) needs 40% tax hike, pension suit hears” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 27, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/02/27/nb-saint-john-pension-bankrupt.html…

23. GREECE NEWS: “Greece to vote on tough salary, pension cuts” (Associated Press via _Seattle [Washington] Times_, Feb. 28, 2012).
seattletimes.nwsource.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Over 9,000 public servants quit before pension changes,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Ombudsman calls for public sector pensions review after errors found,” by Carl O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Retirement age plan to be axed” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 29, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120228004546.htm…

27. LATVIA NEWS: “Latvia’s Government Wants to Accelerate Increases in Pension Age,” by Aaron Eglitis (Bloomberg News, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

28. MALTA NEWS: “Management by crisis in the elderly care sector–PL (Labour Party),” by Francesca Vella (_Malta Independent_ [Birkirkara], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.independent.com…

29. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Age-old problem but seniors deserve their golf discounts,” by Martin Dempster (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Medical staff lack dementia training, new report finds” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9110185/Medical-staff-lack-dementia-training-new-report-finds.html…

31. UK NEWS: “‘Fair deal’ call over pension swaps” (Press Association via Google News, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.google.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Nurses reject public sector pension proposals” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17193018…

33. UK NEWS: “UK calls for life-long checks on metal hip implants,” by Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

34. UK NEWS: “Pensions apartheid: a 20 billion pound (31.71 usd) gap between private and public sector retirement plans,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Feb. 28, 2012).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100015281/pensions-apartheid-a-20bn-gap-between-private-and-public-sector-retirement-plans/…

35. UK NEWS: “Half of Britons consider ‘(Best Exotic) Marigold Hotel’ retirement overseas,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9108979/Half-of-Britons-consider-Marigold-Hotel-retirement-overseas.html…

36. WALES NEWS: “Mid and west Wales 1 million pound (1.59 million usd) elderly befriending service launched” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 28, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-17182398…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “Knee Replacement May Be a Lifesaver for Some,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_ blog, Feb. 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require
free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

38. “Cocktail of Popular Drugs May Cloud Brain,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_ blog, Feb. 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require
free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

39. “Nutrition: Brainpower Tied to Omega-3 Levels,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, February 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require
free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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40. “Perimenopausal HT (hormone therapy) Supported by New NAMS (North American Menopause Society) Guidelines,” by Laurie Barclay (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 27, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

41. “The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) reassures many women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

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42. “Many don’t stick to bone drugs, despite counseling,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, Feb. 27, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

43. “Excess Fat May Be “Protective” in Seniors Over 85″ (American Friends Tel Aviv [Israel] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.aftau.org…

44. “Clinical guide on selective estrogen receptor modulators for postmenopausal osteoporosis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Immortal worms defy aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Prostate cancer treatment overused in some older patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Hearing loss linked to 3-fold risk of falling” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 27, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3023–February 27, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3023–February 27, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Romney would raise eligibility age for Medicare,” by David Espo (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, February 24, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

2. “Medicare audits targeting overpayments to health plans,” by Alex Wayne (Bloomberg News via _Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, February 26, 2012).
www.startribune.com…

3. “Life, With Dementia,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, February 26, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “GOP to Democrats: Gotcha,” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, February 26, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.latimes.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Pension Looks to Ontario Experience to Reduce Outside Managers,” by James Nash (_Bloomberg_, February 26, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana retirement system takes stand against Jindal’s proposed changes,” by Jeff Adelson (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], February 25, 2012).
www.nola.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “New pension tax surprises retirees, creates confusion,” by Brian J. O’Connor (_Detroit News_, February 27, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “Andrew Cuomo takes pension battle to New York state’s mayors,” by Jon Campbell (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, February 27, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Sickest unsettled by state’s plans to change long-term care,” by Catherine Candisky (_Columbus Dispatch_, February 27, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Study on pension options worries public workers,” by Steven Walters (_Janesville Gazette_, February 27, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
gazettextra.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions: Harper government pits generations against each other,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, February 26, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions big sticking point in CP, Air Canada contract talks,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 26, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Cut reliefs to boost pensions, State told,” by Kitty Holland (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 25, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. JAPAN NEWS: “Families to be required to report missing elderly,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], February 27, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120226003718.htm…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Raise consumption tax to protect future elderly,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], February 25, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120224004859.htm…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly protest at high health cover charges,” by Anne Gibson (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], February 27, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10788280…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Aged care system ensures safety net,” by Rosa Studholme (_Timaru Herald_, February 25, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/6478817/Aged-care-system-ensures-safety-net…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Subsidised medical transport on MediWheels for needy,” by Hetty Musfirah (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 26, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Impossible to plan for retirement with moving goalposts,” by Bryan Hirsh (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg, South Africa], February 27, 2012).
www.businessday.co.za…

20. UK NEWS: “Doctors could offer emergency-only service in pensions dispute,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9106751/Doctors-could-offer-emergency-only-service-in-pensions-dispute.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Less than half of Britons saving into pension pot,” by Anjuli Davies (_Reuters_, February 25, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension holders warned about releasing money early,” by Paul Lewis (_BBC News_, February 25, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17163832…

23. UK NEWS: “More teachers ‘quitting the classroom over indiscipline’,” by Graeme Paton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9106738/More-teachers-quitting-the-classroom-over-indiscipline.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Irregular Heartbeat May Predict Mental Decline in Some,” (_HealthDay_, February 27, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Correct protein folding,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Medicare covers yoga for heart disease,” by William Hudson (_CNN_, February 25, 2012).
www.cnn.com…

27. “Poor Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure in Study,” (_HealthDay_, February 27, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Phosphate enemas may be deadly in elderly: report,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, February 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

February 24, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3022–February 24, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3022–February 24, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Late former National Football League player Dave) Duerson’s Son Sues N.F.L. Over Handling of Concussions,” by (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “The elderly should share the burden,” by Robert Samuelson (_Washington Post_ Feb. 24, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Five myths about Medicare,” by John Rother (_Washington Post_ Feb. 24, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Voter IDs: The ‘Hanging Chads’ of 2012,” by Khalil Abdullah (New America Media, Feb. 23, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

5. “Bank of America is freezing employees’ pension plan,” by Andrew Dunn (_Charlotte [North Carolina] Observer_, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.newsobserver.com…

6. “Nonwhites More Likely To Suffer Retirement Poverty,” by Stephanie Siek (Cable News Network via BCVB Channel 5 News [Boston, Massachusetts], Feb. 23, 2012).
www.thebostonchannel.com…

7. “Low borrowing costs help pay for pensions,” by Nicole Bullock and Dan McCrum (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 24, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

8. “Report shows more traffic fatalities among elderly,” by Ashley Halsey III (_Washington Post_ via _Denver [Colorado] Post_, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.denverpost.com…

9. “Boomers see retirement slipping away into a more distant future,” by John Rogers (Associated Press via _Fort Wayne [Indiana] News-Sentinel_, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.news-sentinel.com…

10. FILM REVIEW: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” reviewed by David Gritten (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Feb. 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/9101176/The-Best-Exotic-Marigold-Hotel-review.html…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ARIZONA NEWS: “For Arizona’s Latino Elders, Becoming U.S. Citizen Easier Than Expected,” by Karla Gomez-Escamilla (New America Media, Feb. 22, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Private-sector retirement savings plan proposed for California,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 24, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Dems (Democratic Party) seek state-run pensions for private workers,” by Judy Lin (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, Feb. 23, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Aging Migrant Workers Face Perilous Future in Salinas,” by Joaquin Magon (New America Media, Feb. 20, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

15. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “(Connecticut) House (of Representatives) Passes Medicare Fix, FOI (Freedom of Information Act) Changes,” by Christopher Keating (_Hartford Courant_, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.courant.com…

16. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Jacksonville) Mayor Alvin Brown promises Jacksonville pension reform, but the ‘how’ remains elusive,” by Timothy J. Gibbons (_Florida Times Union_ [Jacksonville), Feb. 24, 2012).
jacksonville.com…

17. ILLINOIS NEWS: “A Daughter’s Love, a Mother’s Last Breath,” by Meribah Knight (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

Accompanying multi-media:

www.chicagonewscoop.org…

18. INDIANA NEWS: “(State) Senate panel removes Medicare from health care compact,” by Dan Carden (_Times of Northwest Indiana_ [Munster], Feb. 24, 2012).
www.nwitimes.com…

19. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Governor Martin) O’Malley’s teacher pension plan would hurt counties” (_Washington Post_ Feb. 24, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

20. NEW YORK NEWS: “A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home,” by Joseph Berger (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. TEXAS NEWS: “(Fort Worth Mayor Betsy) Price says city pension system needs big changes,” by Bill Hanna (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. WORLD NEWS: “Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?” by Ana Gonzalez Ribeiro (Investopedia via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “More retirement phasing expected across Prairies,” by Jonathan Hamelin (_Leader-Post_ [Regina, Saskatchewan], Feb. 24, 2012).
www.leaderpost.com…

24. JAMAICA NEWS: “Pension sector healthy but signs of insolvency worry FSC (Financial Services Commission), by Sabrina Gordon (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [Kingston, St. Andrew], Feb. 24, 2012).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Raise consumption tax to protect future elderly” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 24, 2012). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120224004859.htm…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Orders Pension Fund to Suspend Operations,” by Hiroko Tabuchi (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Workplace pension numbers fall” Press Association via Google News, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.google.com…

28. WALES NEWS: “Retirees moving from England push up the average age of Wales – putting pressure on services,” by Graham Henry (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Feb. 24, 2012).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2012/02/24/rapidly-ageing-population-as-retired-english-move-to-wales-91466-30395530/…

29. WALES NEWS: “Teaching union rejects pension deal” (Press Association via Google News, Feb. 24, 2012).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Specific antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in elderly dementia patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Medicare and Medicaid CT (computed tomography) Scan Measure is Unreliable According to New BWH (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) Study ” (Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard University) news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2012).
www.brighamandwomens.org…

32. “The genetic basis for age-related macular degeneration” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Many Elderly Now Bring Companion on Doctor’s Visit,” by Serena Gordon (HealthDay News, Feb. 24, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 23, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3021–February 23, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3021–February 23, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security is set for a new $300 billion hit,” by Allan Sloan (_CNNMoney_, February 23, 2012).
finance.fortune.cnn.com…

2. “Obama’s Alzheimer’s plan focuses on treatment, care,” by Julie Steenhuysen (_Reuters_, February 22, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Appalachia’s aging population is rising fast,” (Associated Press via _News Leader_ [Staunton, Virginia], February 23, 2012).
www.newsleader.com…

4. “Ford to add $3.8B to pension plans this year,” (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, February 22, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

5. “Why the young are forced to pay the old’s debts,” by Bill Bonner (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], February 23, 2012, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Sacramento Republicans back Gov. Jerry Brown’s pension proposal,” by Michael J. Mishak (_Los Angeles Times_, February 23, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A retirement plan for the forgotten,” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, February 23, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. MONTANA NEWS: “State’s pension investments yield mixed results in 2011,” (_Helena Independent Record_, February 22, 2012).
helenair.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Senior drivers more at risk in N.J.,” by Larry Higgs (_Ashbury Park Press_, February 23, 2012).
www.app.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Cuomo: ‘There must be pension reform in the budget’,” by Jimmy Vielkind (_Albany Times-Union_, February 22, 2012, Blog).
blog.timesunion.com…

11. PENNSYVLANIA NEWS: “Lawmakers: Fix pension shortfall,” (_Pocono Record_, February 23, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.poconorecord.com…

12. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Lift moratorium on nursing homes,” (_Rapid City Journal_, February 22, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
rapidcityjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “OAS: Young caught in retirement crossfire,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, February 23, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians expect to work past 66: Survey,” (_Montreal Gazette_, February 22, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse de dépôt’s assets grow to $159-billion,” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 23, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Ageing puts China’s boom at risk,” (Reuters via _Taipei Times_, February 23, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “Employee retirement benefit costs up 45% at top-100 cos: Study,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], February 23, 2012).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Early raid on pension funds ‘would not solve debt crises’,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 23, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/early-raid-on-pension-funds-would-not-solve-debt-crises-3029144.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Elderly face ‘institutional ageism’, says care minister Paul Burstow,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9099905/Elderly-face-institutional-ageism-says-care-minister-Paul-Burstow.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy,” by Denise Grady (_New York Times_, February 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Virtual colonoscopy effective screening tool for adults over 65,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Walking Speed and Hand Grip Predict Dementia, Stroke Risk,” by Allison Shelley (_Medscape Medical News_, February 23, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Parkinson’s disease patients can become more creative when they take dopamine,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Toxins from diseased brain cells make diseases of the brain even worse,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Medicare and Medicaid CT scan measure is unreliable according to new BWH study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 22, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3020–February 22, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3020–February 22, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Real ‘Doc Fix'”  (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Ford (Motor Co.) to add 3.8 billion usd to pension plans this year” (Associated Press via Google News, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.google.com…

3. “Feds (Federal Government) fret over underfunded corporate pensions,” by Josh Boak (politico.com…, Feb. 21, 2012).
www.politico.com…

4. “Most Affluent Would Raise Social Security Age, BofA (Bank of America) Survey Finds” (Bloomberg News, Feb. 22, 2012).
news.businessweek.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stanford (University) study: Valley pension costs outpace spending for schools, public safety,” by Kurtis Alexander (_Fresno Bee_, Feb. 22, 2012).
fresnobee.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bid to Halt SD (San Diego) Pension Measure Fails,” by Gene Cubbison (NBC Channel 7 TV [San Diego] News, Feb. 21, 2012).
www.nbcsandiego.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Even after (San Francisco) pension reform, costs will surge in coming years,” by Joshua Sabatini (_San Francisco Examiner_, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.sfexaminer.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension plans underfunded in Kern County” (KGET Channel 17 TV News [Bakersfield], Feb. 21, 2012).
www.kget.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension, Medicaid changes sought in Illinois budget,” by Karen Pierog (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Republicans (Party legislature members) against shifting pension costs to school districts,” by Brianna Ehley (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Legislators eye hybrid pension plan for KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System),” by Gene Meyer (Kansasreporter.org…, Feb. 21, 2012).
www.kansasreporter.org…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “House, Senate may be closing pension shift gap,” by Michael Dresser (_Baltimore Sun_ blog, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.baltimoresun.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Opposition to teacher pension shift grows in Howard (County),” by Lindsey McPherson (_Baltimore Sun_, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.baltimoresun.com…

14. MISSOURI NEWS: “The fight over St. Louis firefighter pensions comes down to one big point: Control,” by David Hunn (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

15. NEVADA NEWS: “National group wants freeze on benefit pension plans for public workers,” by Sean Whaley (_Lahontan Valley_ [Churchill County] News_, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.lahontanvalleynews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRIA NEWS: “Vienna plans pension age initiative” (austrianindependent.com…, Feb. 22, 2012).
austrianindependent.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Pension deficits aren’t the fault of public-sector workers,” by Denis Bolduc (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 22, 2012). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Opinion piece.
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “(Human Resources) Minister aims OAS (old age system) message at young ears,” by : Heather Scoffield (Canadian Press via _Free Press_ [Winnipeg, Manitoba], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) pension ruling hovers over restructurings,” by Jeff Gray (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 22, 2012).
theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “GM (General Motors of Canada, Ltd.) still facing huge pension shortfall,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “My feisty grandmother is being forced to move,” by Kelly Coleman (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) defers decision on fixing minimum pension at 1000 rupees (20.19 usd)” (Press Trust of India via _Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.thehindu.com…

23. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “103 Dutch funds slash pensions” (pensionfundsonline.co.uk, Feb. 22, 2012).
www.pensionfundsonline.co.uk/500/pension-funds-insider/103-dutch-funds-slash-pensions…

24. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Elderly junkies find ‘real freedom’ at Dutch home,” by Jan Hennop (Agence France Press via _China Daily_ [Beijing], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

25. SCOTLAND NEWS: “New pension scheme will cost biggest firms up to 11 million pounds (17.4 million usd) each,” by Jennifer O’Mahony and Scott Reid (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

26. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Elderly get pension increase” (South Africa Press Association via allAfrica.com…, Feb. 22, 2012).
business.iafrica.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Elderly ignored and treated as ‘objects’ in care system,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9096635/Elderly-ignored-and-treated-as-objects-in-care-system.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Bank of England deputy Governor Charlie Bean downplays QE (Quantitative Easing) effect on pensioners,” by Philip Aldrick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9096514/Bank-of-England-deputy-Governor-Charlie-Bean-downplays-QE-effect-on-pensioners.html…

29. UK NEWS: “(Fylde Coast [Lancashire] Unions back pension fight,” by Chris Dixon (_Gazette_ [Blackpool, Lancashire], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/business/unions_back_pension_fight_1_4271241…

30. UK NEWS: “Stamp price hike will have ‘disastrous’ effect on elderly and vulnerable,” by John-Paul Ford Rojas (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-mail/9095098/Stamp-price-hike-will-have-disastrous-effect-on-elderly-and-vulnerable.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Better Life project allows older people to tell it like it is,” by Mary O’Hara (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 22, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/21/better-life-older-people-project…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “(Artificial) Hip Maker Discussed Failures,” by Barry Meier ((_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

33. “(Online video game) World of Warcraft Boosts Cognitive Functioning In Some Older Adults” (North Carolina State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 22, 2012).
news.ncsu.edu…

34. “Anticipation of stressful situations accelerates cellular aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 21, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3019–February 21, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3019–February 21, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Tough times keep older workers from retiring,” by Martha C. White (_MSNBC_, February 20, 2012).
bottomline.msnbc.msn.com…

2. “Congress targets federal workers for savings,” by Jim Abrams (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, February 21, 2012).
www.boston.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. MARYLAND NEWS: “Delegates oppose pension proposal,” by Brian Shane (_Delmarva Daily Times_, February 21, 2012).
www.delmarvanow.com…

4. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Stiles sides with towns on pension spiking,” by Patrick Cronin (_York County Coast Star_ [Portsmouth, New Hampshire], February 21, 2012).
www.seacoastonline.com…

5. OREGON NEWS: “Senate passes two-year extension on property tax deferral program,” by Ryan Kost (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], February 20, 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

6. CANADA NEWS: “Finley to make the case for Old Age Security overhaul,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 20, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

7. CANADA NEWS: “Federal Budget 2012: Seniors’ poverty could rise with OAS cuts,” by Les Whittington (_Toronto Star_, February 20, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

8. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario says tougher rules expected for drivers with dementia,” by Moira Welsh and Julian Sher (_Toronto Star_, February 21, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

9. IRELAND NEWS: “Call for ‘elder councils’ to help communities,” by Lorna Siggins (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 21, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

10. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions crisis will mean later retirement,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Indpendent_ [Dublin], February 21, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/pensions-crisis-will-mean-later-retirement-3025321.html…

11. NAMIBIA NEWS: “GIPF disburses funds slowly,” by Nico Smit (_Namibian_ [Windhoek], February 21, 2012).
www.namibian.com…

12. NIGERIA NEWS: “Respite for Pensioners as Senate Investigates Funds Management,” by Linda Eroke (_This Day_ [Lagos], February 21, 2012).
www.thisdaylive.com…

13. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Govt exploring options to encourage home care of elderly sick,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 21, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Stamp price hike will have ‘disastrous’ effect on elderly and vulnerable,” by John-Paul Ford Rojas (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-mail/9095098/Stamp-price-hike-will-have-disastrous-effect-on-elderly-and-vulnerable.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Pensions tax relief: How much can be saved?” by Ian Pollock (_BBC News_, February 20, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17041162…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Aging of Eyes Is Blamed for Range of Health Woes,” by Laurie Tarkan (_New York Times_, February 21, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. “Does depression contribute to the aging process?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Purdue researchers reveal role of protein mutation in Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Telomere failure, telomerase activation drive prostate cancer progression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Number of male caregivers doubled in 15 years,” by Vikki Ortiz Healy (Chicago Tribune via _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 20, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

21. “Nortin Hadler, author of several books on medical overtreatment, turns his attention to what he calls the ‘medicalization’ of aging,” by Judith Graham (_Washington Post_, February 20, 2012). Note: _WP_ February require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

February 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3018–February 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3018–February 20, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Mixing Medicare and mudslinging,” by Doyle McManus (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 19, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Payroll tax cut undermines Social Security’s security,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 19, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Time to tighten rules on US pensions,” by Robert Pozen and Theresa Hamacher (_Financial Times_, Feb. 20, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

4. “How to solve the boomer retirement crisis,” by Will Doig (salon.com…, Feb. 18, 2012).
www.salon.com…

5. “Spending on elderly squeezes all,” by Robert Samuelson (_Worcester [Massachusetts] Telegram & Gazette_, Feb. 19, 2012).
www.telegram.com…

6. “For boomers, it’s a new era of ‘work til you drop'” (Associated Press via Columbia Broadcasting System, Feb. 20, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALASKA NEWS: “Retirement board fears legislative access to funds,” by Pat Forgey (_Juneau Empire_, Feb. 19, 2012).
juneauempire.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Diego tackles municipal pensions,” by Tony Perry (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 20, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Governor Jerry) Brown’s pension reform would help schools, cities, more than state,” by Teri Sforza (_Orange County Register_, Feb. 18, 2012).
www.ocregister.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Time running out to fix flaws in Florida elder care” (_Tampa Bay Times_, Feb. 18, 2012). Note: this is a _TBT_ Editorial.
www.tampabay.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas House committee cools on pension reform idea” (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Feb. 20, 2012).
www.kansascity.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Baltimore County Executive Kevin B.) Kamenetz seeks savings if pension costs shift,” by Liz Bowie (_Baltimore Sun_, Feb. 19, 2012).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York needs a new public pension tier,” by Heather Briccetti (_Albany Times Union_, Feb. 20, 2012). Note: this is an _ATU_ Commentary piece.
www.timesunion.com…

14. OREGON NEWS: ‘Bill provides key abuse protection to elderly,” by Vic Gilliam and Val Hoyle (_Portland Oregonian_, Feb. 18, 2012). Note: this is a _PO_ Opinion piece.
www.statesmanjournal.com…

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15. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “If S.C. pension fund falters, we all pay,” by Renee Dudley (_Charleston Post and Courier_, Feb. 19, 2012).
www.postandcourier.com…

16. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Fix state retirement system” (_Charleston Post and Courier_, Feb. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _CP&C_ Editorial.
www.postandcourier.com…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension age would rise under business council’s austerity plan,” by Tim Colebatch (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 20k, 2012).
www.theage.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors fight push for elderly drivers to hand licences in,” by Aleks Devic and Shaun Campbell (_Herald-Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 20, 2012).
www.heraldsun.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Baby boomers set to inherit 1 trillion cd (1 trillion usd),” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 20, 2012).
www.moneyville.ca/article/1133853–baby-boomers-set-to-inherit-1-trillion…

20. CANADA NEWS: “The new working retirement,” by Garry Marr (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 18, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. (British Columbia) seniors increasingly jittery about their savings,” by Lina Toyoda and Paul Luke (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 20, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Ripping off grandma: How the elderly are vulnerable to fraud,” by Lauren Krugel (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Tyden (Weekly Newspaper): FinMin (Finance Ministry) mulls freezing pensions” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech News Agency via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Feb. 20, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Call to help elderly in rural areas” (UK Press Association via Google News, Feb. 20, 2012).
www.google.com…

25. KENYA NEWS: “KR (Kenya Railways) pension scheme on brink of collapse over irregularities” (_Daily Nation_ [Nairobi], Feb. 19, 2012).
www.nation.co.ke/business/news/KR+pension+scheme+on+brink+of+collapse+/-/1006/1330404/-/x7g1ctz/-/…

26. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Pension crisis: 7.5 million face lower payments, says central bank” (dutchnews.nl…, Feb. 20, 2012).
www.dutchnews.nl…

27. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “We need to take blinkers off to give elderly a fair go,” by Deborah Coddington (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Feb. 19, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10786476…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Shock delay to pensions will hit thousands,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 19, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

29. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Elderly not ready to leave flats for Silver Housing Bonus” (asiaone.com…, Feb. 20, 2012).
www.asiaone.com…

30. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Baby boomers’ exodus accelerating,” by Kim Tae-gyu (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Feb. 20, 2012).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

31. UK NEWS: “Better annuities a step closer as new rules aim to improve retirement,” by Jill Insley (_Observer_ [London], Feb. 19, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/feb/18/better-annuities…

32. UK NEWS: “Public sector pensions: Inflation move challenged” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 20, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17097730…

33. UK NEWS: “Yet another unjust government raid on pension incomes,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 18, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

34. UK NEWS: “(Pensions) Minister urges companies to offer ‘defined ambition’ pensions,” by Daniel Boffey (_Observer_ [London], Feb. 19, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/feb/19/defined-ambition-pensions-dutch…

35. UK NEWS: “Older people give so much more than they take from us: While we treat the elderly as a set of symptoms and problems, we ignore what we will be one day,” by Yvonne Roberts (_Observer_ [London], Feb. 19, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/19/yvonne-roberts-care-of-elderly…

36. UK NEWS: “Heineken (Brewing) drops S&N (Scottish & Newcastle Brewing) pension talks,” by Nathalie Thomas (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/9090683/Heineken-drops-SandN-pension-talks.html…

37. UK NEWS: “‘Red button’ tech(nology) may help pensions” (Press Association via Google News, Feb. 19, 2012).
www.google.com…

38. UK NEWS: “Shortage of shingles vaccine delays jabs for elderly,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9089253/Shortage-of-shingles-vaccine-delays-jabs-for-elderly.html…

39. UK NEWS: “Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan? That’s the sound of ageing,” by John Harris (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 20, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/19/rock-and-roll-ageing-paul-mccartney…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “With muscles, ‘use it or lose it’ rings true,” by Alex Hutchinson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Feb. 20, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

41. “Alzheimer’s drugs may have adverse side effects” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think,” by Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News, Feb. 17, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

43. “Disabled Elderly Say They Want Dignity, Control,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Feb. 18, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

44. “Baby boomers most at-risk for hepatitis C as deaths rise” (Associated Press via WBEZ [Chicago, Illinois] Radio, Feb. 20, 2012).
www.wbez.org…

February 17, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3017–February 17, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3017–February 17, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Lawmakers reach tentative deal to extend payroll tax break,” by Lisa Mascaro (_Los Angeles Times_, February 16, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Payroll Tax Cut: Tom Harkin Slams President, Democrats For Risking Social Security,” by Michael McAuliff (_Huffington Post_, February 17, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Doctors ‘Disgruntled’ And Frustrated By Looming Medicare Cuts,” by Julie Rovner ((US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, February 16, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 6 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

4. “Obama’s budget means retirement savings for all,” by William G.Gale and David C. John (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], February 16, 2012).
www.csmonitor.com…

5. “Proposed pension contribution hike is latest foray into federal worker pockets,” by Joe Davidson (_Washington Post_, February 16, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Tracking Down Government Aid,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, February 16, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALASKA NEWS: “Alaska bill that would give pension option advances,” by Becky Bohrer (Associated Press via _Daily News-Miner_ [Fairbanks, Alaska], February 16, 2012).
newsminer.com…

8. ALASKA NEWS: “Senate solution to pension liability raises concerns,” by Pat Forgey (_Juneau Empire_, February 17, 2012).
juneauempire.com…

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Nursing homes threaten to close,” by Frank Juliano (_Danbury News Times_, February 16, 2012).
www.newstimes.com…

10. MAINE NEWS: “Lawsuit against pension changes could benefit from court rulings in other states,” by Steve Mistler (_Lewiston Sun Journal_, February 16, 2012).
www.sunjournal.com…

11. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “More risk urged for S.C. pension plan,” by Gina Smith (_Post and Courier_ [Charleston, South Carolina], February 17, 2012).
www.postandcourier.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “Plans to change teacher pensions worry educators,” by Joe Gulick (_Amarillo Star-Tribune_, February 16, 2012).
amarillo.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Parliamentary budget officer asks Harper for pension plan proof,” by Mark Kennedy (_Calgary Herald_, February 17, 2012).
www.calgaryherald.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Across Canada, economic woes put public-service pension plans in the spotlight,” by Paul Waldie (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 16, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “‘Navigators’ help frail elderly after hospital discharge,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, February 17, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/02/17/sby-frail-elderly-navigators.html…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Cabinet OKs sales tax hike outline for social security reform,” (_Mainichi Daily News_, February 17, 2012).
mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20120217p2g00m0dm017000c.html…

17. MALTA NEWS: “Malta told to speed up pace of pension reform,” by Ivan Camilleri (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], February 17, 2012).
www.timesofmalta.com…

18. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Elderly junkies find ‘freedom’ at Dutch old-age home,” (_Bangkok Post_, February 17, 2012).
www.bangkokpost.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More comprehensive inspections to curb abuse at nursing homes,” by Wayne Chan (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 17, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Healthcare timebomb as pensioner numbers rocket,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9087228/Healthcare-timebomb-as-pensioner-numbers-rocket.html…

21. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Old age in Zambia: More of a curse than a blessing,” by Chusa Sichone (_Times of Zambia_ [Copperbelt], February 17, 2012).
www.times.co.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4999:old-age-in-zambia-more-of-a-curse-than-a-blessing&catid=47:features&Itemid=87…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Cognitive Stimulation Slows Mental Decline in Dementia,” by Fran Lowry (_Medscape Medical News_, February 17, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Medicare expenses growing faster for obese seniors: study,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, February 16, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, February 16, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Weight Training May Help Parkinson’s Patients Retain Function,” (_HealthDay_, February 16, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Cellular aging increases risk of heart attack and early death,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Implantable microchip delivers medicine to women with osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Medicare Reductions Have Not Led to Significant BMD Screening Decline,” (_Medscape Medical News_, February 17, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

February 16, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3016–February 16, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3016–February 16, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(North Carolina Senator Richard) Burr-(Oklahoma Senator Tom) Coburn: The Best Medicare Reform Proposal Yet,” by Avik Roy (_Forbes_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

2. “G.M. (General Motors) Changes Pensions for Salaried Workers,” by Nick Bunckley (_New York Times_, Feb. 16, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “As seniors climb from poverty, young fall in,” by Marisol Bello (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.us…

4. “On Medicare, the American Public Is Dangerously Out of Touch with Reality,” by Josh Barro (_Forbes_, Feb. 15, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Vote on 10-Month Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ May Come by Weekend,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 15, 2012).
www.medscape.com…

6. “Age Discrimination Suits Jump, But Wins Are Elusive,” by Yuki Noguchi (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 16, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 17 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

7. “Retirement Communities Find Niche With Gay Seniors,” by Chris Lehman (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 16, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 28 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

8. “Federal pension changes would pay for extending payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits,” by Ed O’Keefe and Paul Kane (_Washington Post_ Feb. 16, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “AMR (American Airlines) unions seek early-retirement incentives” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Feb. 15, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

10. “Black Americans Not Ready for Retirement,” by Cord Jefferson (Black Entertainment Television news, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.bet.com…

11. “Better outlook for baby boomer women’s retirement, but problems remain,” by Rita R. Robison (_Seattle [Washington] Post-Intelligencer_ blog, Feb. 15, 2012).
blog.seattlepi.com…

12. “Finding benefits: Many elderly who qualify don’t apply,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 16, 2012).
yourlife.us…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The State Worker: Pension measure autopsy shows multiple causes of death,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Boomer Addiction: An increasing number of people over 50 years old are in drug rehab,” by Mary Harris (KNBC [Los Angeles] Channel 4 TV News, Feb. 16, 2012). This story is accompanies by a video story (running time: 2 minutes, 43 seconds).
www.nbclosangeles.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: (State Senator Kirk) Dillard: School pension plan a ‘realistic threat’,” by Robert Sanchez (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.dailyherald.com…

16. MARYLAND NEWS: “County officials across Maryland oppose pension shift,” by Earl Kelly (_Annapolis Capital_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.hometownannapolis.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. EUROPE NEWS: “Europe’s retirement ages in the spotlight,” by Stanley Pignal (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 16, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

18. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “EU Seeks Early-Retirement Curbs in Plan to Rein in Pension Costs,” by Jim Brunsden (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nursing home fits sprinklers after blaze,” by Nicole Hasham (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.smh.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly ‘most militant’ opponents of 100 euro (131.26 usd) household charge, TD (Teachta Dala–Member of Lower House of Irish Parliament) insists,” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “(Former German Empire Chancellor Otto von) Bismarck’s pension system,” by Michio Ushioda (_Mainichi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 16, 2012).
mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/news/20120216p2a00m0na001000c.html…

22. NIGERIA NEWS: “Rising Employees’ Pension Frauds,” by Gbenga Kayode (_Daily Champion_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Feb. 16, 2012).
allafrica.com…

23. POLAND NEWS: “(Prime) Minister on Pension Reform” (poland.pl, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.poland.pl/news/article,Minister_on_Pension_Reform,id,467738.htm…

24. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “House (Parliament) meets to OK 3,000 td (460.94 usd) NIS (national insurance scheme) pension,” by Anna Ramdass (_Trinidad Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Retirement age is on the up, says ONS (Office of National Statistics),” by Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/feb/16/retirement-age-up-ons…

26. UK NEWS: “Unilever (consumer group) workers to vote over pensions dispute,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/16/unilever-staff-vote-industrial-dispute…

27. WALES NEWS: “Adult learning can keep the over 55s socially active and ready for the challenges of change,” by Gareth Evans (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Feb. 16, 2012).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2012/02/16/adult-learning-can-keep-the-over-55s-socially-active-and-ready-for-the-challenges-of-change-91466-30338670/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Medicare expenses growing faster for obese seniors: study,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, Feb. 16, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

29. “New method makes it easier to treat prostate and pancreatic cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “How fast you walk and your grip in middle age may predict dementia, stroke risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

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