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May 31, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3089–May 31, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3089–May 31, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “You Can Go Home Again,” by Karen L. Fingerman and Frank F. Furstenberg (_New York Times_, May 31, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Op Ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Clueless about Medicare,” by Bryan R. Lawrence, (_Washington Post_ May 31, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Ford (Motor Co.) readies first set of landmark pension buyouts,” by Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, May 31, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

4. The _Twin Cities [Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota] Daily Planet_ and New America Media recently featured a four part series on African Americans and Alzheimer’s Disease, written by Andrea Parrott. The stories ran May 20-23, 2012. They were “African American families face Alzheimer’s disease”; “One family’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease”; “‘Sheriff without a badge’ tackles tough question: What’s the best way to care for husband with Alzheimer’s disease?”; and “Making hard decisions: Families face progression of care choices in Alzheimer’s disease.” All are linked from:
www.tcdailyplanet.net…

5. “Seniors Grow Old Under Debt,” by Hannah Cho (New America Media, May 29, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

6. “Greed vs. Retirement Security: Excessive 401(k) Fees,” by David Callahan (huffingtonpost.com…, May 31, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “SHSU (Sam Houston State University) professor investigates trends for elderly and crime” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 31, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

8. “Feds (Federal Government) want unneeded antipsychotic drugs for elderly cut by 15 percent this year,” by Thomas Goldsmith (_Raleigh [North Carolina] News and Observer_, May 31, 2012).
www.newsobserver.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Senate) Bill creates state retirement for private workers” (Associated Press via CBS Broadcasting, Inc. News, May 31, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose Shows the Way Out of Public-Pension Sinkhole,” by Steven Greenhut (Bloomberg News, May 30, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida’s (US) congressional Democrats talk Medicare — without Republicans” (_Miami Herald_ blog, May 31, 2012).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

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12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(House) Speaker (Mike) Madigan drops cost shift for pension plan,” by Michael Puente (WBEZ 91.5 FM radio [Chicago] news, May 31, 2012).
www.wbez.org…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension overhaul on track in Springfield,” by Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, May 31, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

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14. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Legislature approves retirement plan,” by Marsha Shuler (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, May 31, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

15. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. must be realistic on pension fund returns” (_Newark Star-Ledger_ blog, May 31, 2012). Note: this is a _SL_ Editorial.
blog.nj.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(City of) Providence, union leaders reach pension deal,” by David Klepper (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, May 30, 2012).
www.boston.com…

17. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC House amends its pension reform plan,” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press via _Spartanburg Herald Journal_, May 31, 2012).
www.goupstate.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Baby boomers in demand: Community groups step up effort to attract help as volunteering declines,” by Sam Strong (_Oshkosh Northwestern_, May 31, 2012).
www.thenorthwestern.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “(New Brunswick Pemier David) Alward overhauls public pension system” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, May 31, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/05/31/nb-alward-pension-reforms-1159.html…

20. CANADA NEWS: (Chief Executive Claude) Mongeau keeps hands off CN (Canadian National Railway) pension issues” (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via canada.com…, May 31, 2012).
www.canada.com…

21. FRANCE NEWS: “France rebuffs EU (European Union) warning on pension reform,” by Thierry Leveque and Leigh Thomas (Reuters via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, May 31, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

22. HONG KONG NEWS: “Hong Kong’s elderly tycoons outline succession after scandal,” by Alex Frew McMillan and Donny Kwok (Reuters, May 31, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “India needs to design proper pension programme to alleviate poverty of elderly,” by Neeraj Kaushal (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], May 31, 2012). Note: this is an _ET_ Commentary piece.
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

24. NORWAY NEWS: “Norway wants pension funds to finance oil industry,” by Henning Gloystein (Reuters, May 31, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

25. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pensions strike to affect thousands of (medical) operations” (_Scottish Herald_ [Glasgow], May 31, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

26. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) left out of pension talks” (South Africa Press Association via iol.co.za…, May 31, 2012).
www.iol.co.za…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension strike threat ebbs as unions thrash out deal for 1.1m(illion) staff,” by Dan Milmo (_Guardian_ [London], May 31, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/may/31/pension-strike-threat-union-deal…

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28. UK NEWS: “Doctors’ union calls strike on 21 June,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], May 31, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/may/30/public-sector-pensions-doctors…

29. UK NEWS: “Doctor, doctor: why is my GP (general practitioner) going on strike? Because a 53,000 pounds (82,553 usd)-a-year pension deal isn’t enough…,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], May 31, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/doctor-doctor-why-is-my-gp-going-on-strike-because-a-53000ayear-pension-deal-isnt-enough-7805072.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Doctors are facing a blacklash over cancelling thousands of operations for industrial action,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 31, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9300674/Doctors-are-facing-a-blacklash-over-cancelling-thousands-of-operations-for-industrial-action.html…

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31. UK NEWS: “(Local) Council pension deal is outlined” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, May 31, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18276215…

32. UK NEWS: “Millions face pension shortfall,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 31, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9303142/Millions-face-pension-shortfall.html…

33. UK NEWS: “(Derbyshire) Elderly people ‘facing postcode lottery’ over meals on wheels price” (_Telegraph_ [Derby, Derbyshire], May 31, 2012).
www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Elderly-people-facing-postcode-lottery-meals/story-16239034-detail/story.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Age can be detected by smell, study finds,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], May 31, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9300270/Age-can-be-detected-by-smell-study-finds.html…

35. “Pedometers may help elderly move more,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, May 31, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

36. “Stroke surgery overused in sick, older patients,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, May 31, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

37. “Study: High levels of activity aid arterial functioning; might help women more than men” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 31, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Listening in, Researchers Learn About End-of-Life Communication” (University of Rochester [New York] Medical School news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 31, 2012).
www.urmc.rochester.edu…

39. “Five Tips for Families Facing End-of-Life Care,” by Alexandra Sifferlin (_Time_, May 31, 2012).
healthland.time.com…

May 30, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3088–May 30, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3088–May 30, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security disability trust fund projected to run out of cash by 2016,” by Brian Faler (_Washington Post_, May 29, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “401(k) fees could reduce average nest egg by 30%, study says,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, May 29, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Long-Term Care Insurance,” (US National Public Radio _Diane Rehm Show_, May 29, 2012). There is an audio transcript, running time: 51 minutes, 40 seconds.
thedianerehmshow.org…

4. “Discovered: The Magic Word,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, May 30, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Maricopa judge: Halting pension raises unconstitutional,” by Michael Kiefer (_Arizona Republic_ [Pheonix], May 29, 2012).
www.azcentral.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida nursing homes stand to lose millions from Medicare,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, May 29, 2012).
health.heraldtribune.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “What the future holds for Canada as boomers age,” by Mark Brown (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 30, 2012).
www.suntimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cross challenges Madigan on pensions,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 29, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Judge upholds suspension of pension increases for N.J. public employees,” by Mary Ann Spoto (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], May 29, 2012).
www.nj.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania pension changes proposed,” by Clara Ritger (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, May 29, 2012).
triblive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Canada needs to improve care for seniors as life expectancy soars,” by Carys Mills (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 29, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Census 2011: Boomers will reshape aging with high health demands,” by Helen Branswell (_Toronto Star_, May 29, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “MUHC sees demand for constant care for aged doubling in 15 years,” by Aaron Derfel (_Montreal Gazette_, May 30, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Grey wave washes over Montreal; Quebec population among the oldest,with almost 16 per cent over 65,” by Peggy Curran (_Montreal Gazette_, May 30, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. MALTA NEWS: “EU report urges Malta to raise retirement age,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], May 30, 2012).
www.timesofmalta.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Rural areas to suffer from ageing kiwis, outward migration,” (_New Zeland Herald_ [Auckland], May 30, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10809572…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Report sheds light on needs of aged care,” (_New Zeland Herald_ [Auckland], May 30, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10809382…

18. UK NEWS: “Doctors ‘greedy’ to strike over pensions,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 30, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9298457/Doctors-greedy-to-strike-over-pensions.html…

19. UK NEWS: “One in three companies not ready for new Government pension scheme,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 30, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9300615/One-in-three-companies-not-ready-for-new-Government-pension-scheme.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Can technology help us to support the ageing population?” by Alex Smith (_Guardian_ [London], May 30, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/social-care-network/2012/may/30/technology-caring-ageing-older-society…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Narcotics use for chronic pain soars among seniors,” by John Fauber and Ellen Gabler (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, May 29, 2012).
www.jsonline.com…

22. “Exercise and a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables extends life expectancy in women in their 70s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Healthy Brain Connections Help Maintain Intellect in Old Age,” (_HealthDay_, May 29, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Study reveals how the world’s first drug for amyloid disease works,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Blocking LRRK2 activity is not a simple answer to Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, May 29, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 29, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3087–May 29, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3087–May 29, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Pensions Faulted for Bets on Rosy Returns,” by Mary Williams Walsh and Danny Hakim (_New York Times_, May 29, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Mortgage rules prove too strict for some retirees,” by Harvey S. Jacobs, (_Washington Post_ May 26, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Family Matters: Pitching In To Take Care Of Grandma,” by David Greene (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 29, 2012). In addition to the print story, there is an audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 52 seconds. A print transcript will be available soon. This is part of a  _ME_ series: “Family Matters: the Money Squeeze.” Links to other parts of the series are at the bottom of the page.
www.npr.org…

4. “A boomer writes about his mother’s lack of a life,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota [Florida] Herald-Tribune_, May 29, 2012).
health.heraldtribune.com…

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5. FILM REVIEW: “Cannes 2012: _Amour_–review, by Peter Bradshaw (_Guardian_ [London, UK], May 20, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/may/20/amour-haneke-film-review…

6. “Love conquers all as (film Director Michael) Haneke triumphs again,” by Paul Cahalan (_Independent_, London, UK], May 28, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/love-conquers-all-as-haneke-triumphs-again-7792694.html…

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US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Judge: CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) can offer long-term care insurance to gay couples,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, May 26, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose pension fight could have nationwide implications,” by John Woolfolk (_San Jose Mercury News_, May 29, 2012).
www.mercurynews.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Senior Comedy Afternoons aim to tickle creaky funny bones,” by Matt Stevens (_Los Angeles Times_, May 27, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension reform clears first hurdle,” by Ray Long and Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, May 29, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension reform opposition grows,” by Rick Pearson and Alissa Groeninger (_Chicago Tribune_, May 29, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

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12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “In Louisville, aging care becomes key area of economic growth,” by Frank Browning (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _Washington Post_ May 29, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension bills greatly altered in Senate,” by Marsha Shuler (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, May 29, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

14. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Report: Elderly abuse up,” by Lindell Kay (_Jacksonville Daily News_, May 29, 2012).
www.jdnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensioners to get paid for carbon price,” by Peter Martin (_Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], May 28, 2012).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dad’s dementia changed my life,” by Beverley Hadgraft (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 28, 2012).
www.heraldsun.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Verdict on retirement – wigs (judges) near their judgment date,” by Patrick Lion (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales], May 29, 2012).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Australian Capital Territory) Gov(ernmen)t to try again on retirement village rules,” by Noel Towell (_Times_ [Canberra], May 29, 2012).
www.canberratimes.com…

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19. CANADA NEWS: “New census data shows Canada aging quickly, despite new burst of toddlers,” by Heather Scoffield (Canadian Press via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 29, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Why Atlantic Canada need not fear decline,” by John Ibbitson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 28, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s demographic ‘golden age’ coming to an end,” by Joe Friesen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 28, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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22. CANADA NEWS: “Hitting the pension wall,” by Dan Ovsey (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 29, 2012).
www.financialpost.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) under pressure to have sprinklers in all seniors’ homes after fatal fire,” by Maria Babbage (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 28, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Census survey reveals younger Canadians fretting about getting older,” by Randy Boswell (_Times Colonist_ [Victoria, British Columbia], May 28, 2012).
www.timescolonist.com…

25. ITALY NEWS: “Italy Pension Spending Rose in 2011, Welfare Agency Says,” by Chiara Vasarri and Lorenzo Totaro (Bloomberg News, May 29, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t to create category for microcompacts / Aims to promote vehicles’ use among elderly” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], May 28, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120527002125.htm…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Foundation for future pensions” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], May 27, 2012). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120527a2.html…

28. MALTA NEWS: “More money for elderly to improve their homes,” by Waylon Johnston (_Times of Malta_ [Valetta], May 29, 2012).
www.timesofmalta.com…

29. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Aged care pay inequality a costly fix,” by Claire Trevett (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 29, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10808911…

30. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Nats (National Party) thought about pension change,” by Tracy Watkins (stuff.co.nz, May 28, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6998227/Nats-thought-about-pension-change…

31. UK NEWS: “Richer pensioners should lose some benefits, says thinktank,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], May 29, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/may/29/richer-pensioners-benefits-nuffield-trust…

32. UK NEWS: “Anger grows over ‘second-class’ state pension,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9297777/Anger-grows-over-second-class-state-pension.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Only one in three pensioners stop work at retirement age,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9293279/Only-one-in-three-pensioners-stop-work-at-retirement-age.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Find cure for doctors’ pension reforms before industrial action” (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], May 28, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Give and take scheme provides a new blueprint for elderly care,” by Kate Murray (_Guardian_ [London], May 29, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/may/29/care4care-scheme-blueprint-elderly-care…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “New study sounds warning on hormone replacement therapy,” by Melissa Healy (_Los Angeles Times_, May 29, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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37. “Before PSA (prostate-specific antigen) Screening, ‘People Were Drowning’,” by Christine Wiebe (Medscape Medical News, May 29, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

38. “Doctors disagree on when to stop PSA (prostate-specific antigen) screening,” by Amy Norton (Reuters Health, May 28, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

39. “With PSA (prostate-specific antigen) Testing, The Power Of Anecdote Often Trumps Statistics,” by Richard Knox (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_ blog, May 28, 2012). In addition to the print story, there is an audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 24 seconds. A print transcript is also available.
www.npr.org…

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40. “Upping the Dose in Alzheimer’s?” by Jeffrey Cummings (Medscape Medical News, May 29, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

41. “Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, May 29, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

42. “(Danish drugmaker) Lundbeck says Alzheimer’s drug effective in trial,” by John Acher (Reuters Health, May 29, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

43. “Earlier detection of bone loss may be in future” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, May 26, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 25, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3086–May 25, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3086–May 25, 2012

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NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO CAAR E-CLIPPINGS MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012, DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY IN THE US. THIS SERVICE WILL RESUME TUESDAY MAY 29, 2012. ENJOY THE BREAK.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Auditors Find Medicare Lax On Overpayments; New MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission) Members” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, May 25, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Why (President Barack) Obama, (Presidential candidate Mitt) Romney threaten your retirement,” by Robert Powell (marketwatch.com…, May 25, 2012).
articles.marketwatch.com…

3. “States Encounter Obstacles Moving Elderly And Disabled Into Community,” by Jenni Bergal (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, May 24, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Marines (US Marine Corps) to offer early retirement, with benefits,” by Matthew M. Burke (_Stars and Stripes_ [Washington, DC], May 25, 2012).
www.stripes.com…

5. “Senators considering military retirement review,” by Leo Shane III (_Stars and Stripes_ [Washington, DC] blog, May 25, 2012).
www.stripes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “More than 1 million usd spent on fight over San Jose pension reform,” by John Woolfolk (_San Jose Mercury News_, May 25, 2012).
www.mercurynews.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Caring for elderly parents has tough choices,” by Jane Glenn Haas (_Orange County Register_ via _San Jose Mercury News_, May 25, 2012).
www.mercurynews.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension debate: Higher costs for schools in, raised retirement age out,” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily Herald_, May 25, 2012).
www.dailyherald.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “When it came to pensions, state officials looked out for No. 1,” by Jason Grotto and Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, May 25, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “One of (Governor Bobby) Jindal’s retirement proposals gets last-minute detour,” by Jeff Adelson (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, May 23, 2012).
www.nola.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “CP’s (Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd) pricey pensions big hurdle to accord,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 25, 2012).
secure.globeadvisor.com…

12. CHINA NEWS: “Vice premier calls for respect for elderly” (Xinhua via _China Daily_ [Beijing], May 25, 2012).
english.peopledaily.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) decision on monthly pension of 1,000 rupees (17.72 usd) on 25th (May)” (Press Trust of India via _Financial Express_ [New Delhi], May 24, 2012).
www.financialexpress.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Protecting the elderly” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 25, 2012). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

15. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Superannuation reform a ‘distraction’,” by Hamish Rutherford (stuff.co.nz, May 25, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/budget-2012/6985986/Superannuation-reform-a-distraction…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Abuse of elderly increases,” by Kim Rahn (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], May 25, 2012).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

17. UK NEWS: “Elderly Britons loneliest in Europe, study suggests,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9287667/Elderly-Britons-loneliest-in-Europe-study-suggests.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Shop staff will be trained to help dementia sufferers,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9288905/Shop-staff-will-be-trained-to-help-dementia-sufferers.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “A Smell Test for Alzheimer’s?,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, May 25, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

20. “First study to suggest that the immune system may protect against Alzheimer’s changes in humans” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Dramatic increase in fragility fractures expected in Latin America” (International Osteoporosis Foundation news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2012).
www.iofbonehealth.org…

22. “In Brazil number of hip fractures expected to increase 32% by 2050” (International Osteoporosis Foundation news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2012).
www.iofbonehealth.org…

23. “‘Personality genes’ may help account for longevity” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 24, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3085–May 24, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3085–May 24, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Study: Baby-boomer retirements don’t explain unemployment figures,” by Ian Swanson (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], May 24, 2012).
thehill.com…

2. “L.B.J. Was Wrong,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, May 22, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Pension Debt Gains as Yield Converges With New Laws: Muni Credit,” by Michelle Kaske and Darrell Preston (_Bloomberg News_, May 24, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

4. “Bankrupt In Paradise,” by Caitlin Kenney (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 24, 2012). In addition to a print story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 57 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “Postponing Retirement: Record Number Of Americans Choosing To Stay At Work,” (_Huffington Post_, May 24, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Lonelier, Poorer: The Outlook for Some Aging Baby Boomers Is Bleak,” by Neil Wagner (_Atlantic_, May 24, 2012, Blog).
www.theatlantic.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension funds target Wal-Mart board,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, May 24, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Report: Aging workforce threatens state’s economic recovery,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_Connecticut Mirror_, May 24, 2012).
www.ctmirror.org…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension bill goes to House floor,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], May 24, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Bill on merging two state retirement systems sidesteps Senate committee hearings,” by Jeff Adelson (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisian], May 23, 2012).
www.nola.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. Senate Skirts End-Of-Life Counseling Controversy,” by Martha Bebinger (_Kaiser Health News Blog_, May 24, 2012).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Man accused of fleecing Detroit pension fund arrested in Florida,” by Tresa Baldas (_Detroit Free-Press_, May 24, 2012).
www.freep.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York pension fund assets hit $150 billion, near peak,” by Joan Gralla (_Reuters_, May 23, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Financial ground shifts beneath would-be retirees,” by Bryan Borzykowski (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 23, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. FRANCE NEWS: “Hollande restores retirement age of 60,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 24, 2012).
www.smh.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Over 1 lakh (100,000) pension beneficiaries added,” by Nivedita Khandekar (_Hindustan Times_ [New Dehli], May 24, 2012).
www.hindustantimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Census results show that Irish population is ageing,” by Genevieve Carbery (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 24, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Govt ‘committed’ to aged care,” by Simon Smith (_Eastern Courier_ [Auckland], May 25, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/eastern-courier/6965427/Govt-committed-to-aged-care…

19. POLAND NEWS: “Polish parliament approves higher retirement age,” by Gabriela Baczynska (_Reuters_, May 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Doctors have the upper hand in pension dispute,” by Edward Davie (_Guardian_ [London], May 24, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2012/may/24/doctors-upper-hand-pension-dispute…

21. UK NEWS: “Pensioner debt worries intensify,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/9286659/Pensioner-debt-worries-intensify.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Senators push for informed consent before nursing homes use antipychotic drugs,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, May 23, 2012, Blog).
www.boston.com…

23. “Researchers find a way to delay aging of stem cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Cardiac Cells to Help Failing Hearts,” (_HealthDay_, May 23, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Study supports urate protection against Parkinson’s disease, hints at novel mechanism,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Large Swathe of Physicians Shun Medicaid, Medicare Patients,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, May 24, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

May 23, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3084–May 23, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3084–May 23, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Sticks With Medicare Coverage Of PSA (prostate specific antigen) Test” (Kaiser Family  Foundation Health News compilation, May 23, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Retirees Taking Early Social Security Benefits Hits 35-Year Low,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_, May 23, 2012).
moneyland.time.com…

3. “JPMorgan (Chase & Co.) sued over employee retirement plan losses,” by Jonathan Stempel (Reuters, May 23, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Private Pensions: Stayin’ Alive (for Now),” by Kelly Greene (_Wall Street Journal_ [New York] blog, May 23, 2012).
blogs.ws…

5. “‘Polarized’ Retirement Savings, by Kelly Greene (_Wall Street Journal_ [New York] blog, May 23, 2012).
blogs.ws…

6. “Baby boomers have not practiced what they preached,” by Jeff Gewert (_Stamford [Connecticut] Advocate_, May 23, 2012). Note: this is a _SA_ Opinion piece.
www.stamfordadvocate.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California teachers pension fund to vote against Wal-Mart (Stores Inc.) board,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, May 23, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn plan for pensions inadequate,” by Ted Dabrowski (_Springfield State Journal-Register_, May 23, 2012). Note: this is a _SJ-R_ Opinion piece.
www.sj-r.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. Senate Skirts End-Of-Life Counseling Controversy,” by Martha Bebinger (National Public Radio WBUR 90.0 FM radio [Boston], May 23, 2012).
www.wbur.org…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “School districts say pension reform plan penalizes them for outsourcing employees,” by Dave Murray (mlive.com…, May 23, 2012).
www.mlive.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “More L.I.R.R. (Long Island Rail Road) Retirees Charged in Disability Fraud,” by Russ Buettner (_New York Times_, May 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Future pension benefits of Pa. public workers eyed,” by Marc Levy (Associated Press _Business Week_, May 23, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “South Australians (South Australia State) are older and having fewer babies,” by Lauren Novak (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide], May 23, 2012).
www.adelaidenow.com…

14. FRANCE NEWS: “(President François) Hollande pushes ahead with pledge to undo (former President Nicolas) Sarkozy pension change,” by Kim Willsher (_Guardian_ [London, UK], May 23, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/23/hollande-reverses-sarkozy-election-reform…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Reported abuse of elderly rose 9% last year, HSE (Health Service Executive) figures show,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 23, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister) David Cameron to announce dementia research to stop ‘chemical cosh’,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9283467/David-Cameron-to-announce-dementia-research-to-stop-chemical-cosh.html…

17. UK NEWS: “More strikes urged over pensions” (Press Association via Google News, May 23, 2012).
www.google.com…

18. UK NEWS: “UK pensions savings hit rock bottom: Scottish Widows (plc),” by Kevin White (ftadviser.com…, May 23, 2012).
www.ftadviser.com…

19. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) could ‘run out of GPs’ (general practitioners) over pensions, claims BMA (British Medical Association),” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9282698/NHS-could-run-out-of-GPs-over-pensions-claims-BMA.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Optic Nerve Regeneration in Mice Linked to Improved Vision,” by (Medscape Medical News, May 23, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

21. “Study supports urate protection against Parkinson’s disease, hints at novel mechanism” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Well-connected brains make you smarter in older age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Psychological Science explains uproar over prostate-cancer screenings” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Scientists unravel role of fusion gene in prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Neuron-nourishing cells appear to retaliate in Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Pathological aging brains contain the same amyloid plaques as Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Use of multicomponent intervention linked with decrease in using physical restraint in nursing homes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Colonoscopy May Detect Curable Cancer in Elderly: Study” (HealthDay News, May 22, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Do Bald Men Face Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer?” (HealthDay News, May 22, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 22, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3083–May 22, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3083–May 22, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Hospice being marketed as a cost-cutter for hospitals,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 21, 2012).
www.us…

2. “Time To Move Grandma: What To Do With Her Home?” by Marilyn Geewax (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 22, 2012). In addition to a print story, an audio transcript (running time: 8 minutes, 40 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Boomers and Millennials: Who’s Got It Worse in the Workplace?” by Matthew Philips (_Bloomberg_, May 22, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

4. “Major pension fund to vote against Wal-Mart board,” by Jessica Wohl (_Reuters_, May 22, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Seniors wait for home care while their applications linger in “black hole”,” by Arielle Levin Becker (_Connecticut Mirror_, May 22, 2012).
www.ctmirror.org…

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “New regulations may expand hospice care,” by Martin B. Cassidy (_Stamford Advocate_, May 22, 2012).
www.stamfordadvocate.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn dismisses gambling as ‘shiny’ distraction,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], May 21, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Three-year plan for the Illinois Department of Aging faces opposition,” by Pam Adams (_Peoria Journal-Star_, May 22, 2012).
www.pjstar.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “House panel debating fix for teacher pension cost,” by Kathy Barks Hoffman (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, May 22, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Future pension benefits of Pa. public workers eyed,” (_Columbia Broadcasting System_, May 22, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Managing our retirement dreams,” by Dan Ovsey (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], May 22, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

12. INDIA NEWS: “Activists meet Sonia, seek raise in old age pension,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], May 22, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Later State pension may mean income gap for many workers,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 22, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. SLOVAK NEWS: “Labour Ministry says cut in contributions to second pension pillar expected,” (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], May 22, 2012).
spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/46445/10/labour_ministry_says_cut_in_contributions_to_second_pension_pillar_expected.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Pensions move brings Treasury boost,” by Jamie Grierson (_Independent_ [London], May 22, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pensions-move-brings-treasury-boost-7778092.html…

16. UK NEWS: “NHS workers reject pensions reforms,” (Press Association via _Google_, May 22, 2012).
www.google.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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17. “New Data on Harms of Prostate Cancer Screening,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, May 22, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

18. “PSA test for prostate cancer should be dropped, task force says,” by Rosie Mestel (_Los Angeles Times_, May 22, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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19. “Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say,” by Maureen Salamon (_HealthDay_, May 22, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Why is the apoe4 gene linked with Alzheimer’s risk?” by Claire O’Connell (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], May 22, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. “Alcohol intake in the elderly affects risk of cognitive decline and dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “More Research Points to Long-Term Ills With Bone Drugs,” (_HealthDay_, May 21, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Inflammation a possible cause of higher mortality rates in older asthma patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Type of viral infection of eye associated with disease causing blindness in the elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 21, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3082–May 21, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3082–May 21, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare quality ratings for private plans questioned by critics,” by Marilyn Werber Serafini (Kaiser Health News via _Washington Post_, May 19, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “To Save Medicare, Think Like The Patients Who Use It,” by Ron Wyden (_Atlantic_, May 21, 2012).
www.theatlantic.com…

3. “Social Security and Medicare will be here for all Baby Boomers and Generation X,” by Carol Abaya (newjersynewsroom.com…, May 19, 2012).
www.newjerseynewsroom.com…

4. “The Number of Those Working Past 65 Is at a Record High,” by Floyd Norris (_New York Times_, May 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Entitlement Reform For the Entitled,” by Ezekiel J. Emanuel (_New York Times_ blog, May 20, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Baby boomers confound experts with their housing choices,” by Alan J. Heavens (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, May 20, 2012).
www.philly.com…

7. “Taking care of aging parents,” by Sarah Shemkus (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, May 20, 2012).
www.boston.com…

8. “Is Retirement Dead?” by Peter S. Cohan (_Worcester [Massachusetts] Telegram_, May 21, 2012).
www.telegram.com…

9. “Boomers’ love of pets could change as both age,” by Michael Hill (Associated Press via _Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, May 20, 2012).
www.philly.com…

10. “Boomers’ lives full of losses expected and unexpected,” by Anita Creamer (_Sacramento [California] Bee_, May 21, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “‘Silent Crime’ — Defrauding Elders Grows in Ethnic Communities,” by Paul Kleyman (_New America Media_, May 18, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “We must act on pension reform in California,” by Bill Emmerson (_San Francisco Examiner_, May 20, 2012). Note: this is a _SFE_ Opinion piece.
www.sfexaminer.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Old folks have to live somewhere: A proposed 11-bed facility for elderly residents suffering from dementia draws complaints from residents. That’s shortsighted.” (_Los Angeles Times_, May 20, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial).
articles.latimes.com…

14. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension bills still in negotiation,” by Marsha Shuler (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, May 21, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “House panel debating fix for teacher pension cost,” by Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, May 21, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Rising pensions put municipalities on the brink,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit Free Press_, May 20, 2012).
www.freep.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “With Dementia, Stepping Outside for Fresh Air Can Mean Going Astray,” by Michael Wilson (_New York Times_, May 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. OHIO NEWS: “Fix the pensions” (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 20, 2012). Note: this is a _CD_ Editorial).
www.dispatch.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Gov. (Tom) Corbett adds pension reform to budget agenda,” by Laura Olson (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 21, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Scranton’s pension fund situation worsened,” by Jim Lockwood (_Scanton Times-Tribune_, May 20, 2012).
thetimes-tribune.com…

21. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Green Houses aim to change the face of nursing home care,” by David Wahlberg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], May 21, 2012).
host.madison.com…

22. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Five [Dane] county nursing home facilities had nine serious citations,” by David Wahlberg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], May 20, 2012).
host.madison.com…

23. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Tinkering with state retirement courts disaster,” by Dave Zweifel (_Capital Times_ [Madison], May 23, 2012). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “EU rules threat to pensions,” by Steve Johnson (_Financial Times_ [London], May 21, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

25. AUSTRALIA/UK NEWS: “Australian minister denounces frozen pensions,” by Ava Hubble (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9279108/Australian-minister-denounces-frozen-pensions.html…

26. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Bleak outlook for your superannuation, Chant West (research company) reports,” by Sophie Elsworth (news.com….au, May 21, 2012).
www.news.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “Changes to Old Age Security equal big savings for Ottawa, big costs for seniors,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 18, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Protecting Ontario (Province) seniors from abuse in nursing homes” (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 20, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

29. CHINA NEWS: “Aging populace gives birth to growing market,” by He Dan (_China Post_ [Taipei, Taiwan], May 21, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

30. GREECE NEWS: “Greek Pension Funds Need an Extra 300 Million Euros (382.908 million usd), Imerisia (Athens financial newspaper) Says,” by Paul Tugwell (Bloomberg News, May 21, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

31. INDIA NEWS: “Monthly old age pension of 200 rupees (3.60 usd) an insult: (Rural Development Minster) Jairam Ramesh” (Press Trust of India via _Times of India_  [New Delhi], May 21, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

32. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “(Labour Party leader David) Shearer: Superannuation ‘status quo is unsustainable’,” by Audrey Young (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 21, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10807348…

33. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Fear grows for retirement standard of living,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 19, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10806890…

34. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “SA retirement products very pricey,” by Bruce Cameron (iol.co.za…,  May 20, 2012).
www.iol.co.za…

35. THAILAND NEWS: “Ageing workforce hits industrial-sector productivity, says TDRI (Thailand Development Research Institute) report,” (_Nation_ [Bangkok], May 21, 2012).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

36. UK NEWS: “UK pension savings lowest in at least eight years,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], May 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/may/21/uk-pensions-savings-lowest…

37. UK NEWS: “55pc pension cut for drawdown investors,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9279438/55pc-pension-cut-for-drawdown-investors.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

38. “Red meat and butter ‘could raise Alzheimer’s risk’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9278413/Red-meat-and-butter-could-raise-Alzheimers-risk.html…

39. “After years of loud music, are baby boomers losing hearing?” by Lacey McLaughlin (_Daytona Beach [Florida] News-Journal_, May 21, 2012).
www.news-journalonline.com…

40. “Hepatitis C: Boomers urged to get tested for virus,” by Victoria Colliver (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, May 19, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

41. “Tuberculosis increases the risk of lung cancer mortality in the elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 18, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3081–May 18, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3081–May 18, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Coalition issues guidelines for public pensions,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuter_, May 17, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “How to fix flawed Medicare budgeting,” by Donald Marron (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], May 18, 2012, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “Revived by Music,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, May 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State’s Unfunded Future Health Care Costs Reduced By 43 Percent, Or USD 13.3 Billion,” by Matthew Sturdevant (_Hartford Courant_, May 17, 2012).
www.courant.com…

5. KANSAS NEWS: “Lawmakers approve compromise pension measure,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Kansas City Star_, May 18, 2012).
www.kansascity.com…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension changes advance,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], May 18, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan Senate OKs measure that ends pensions for new school employees,” by Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, May 17, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Senior league for players who’ve still got game,” by Vincent Goodwill (_Detroit News_, May 18, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Adjusting retirement age for N.J. judges to 75 is under consideration,” (Associated Press via _Newark Star-Ledger_, May 18, 2012).
www.nj.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “More residents are opting for aging-in-place,” by Matthew Daneman (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, May 18, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State recognizes nursing homes for care, service,” by Damon C. Williams (_Philadelphia Tribune_, May 18, 2012).
www.phillytrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRIA NEWS: “Incoming IHS boss says pension age must rise,” (_Austrian Independent_, May 18, 2012).
austrianindependent.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “CPPIB passes Caisse as biggest pension fund manager,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], May 18, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Harper gov’t refuses to release secret report on pensions,” by Mark Kennedy (_Canada.com_, May 18, 2012).
www.canada.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “State to boost efforts for rural elderly care,” by He Dan (_China Daily_ [Beijing], May 18, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Half of pensions below average,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, May 17, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

17. NAMIBIA NEWS: “GIPF’s assets surpassed the N[igerian Naira] 50 billion (USD 314.6 million) mark,” by Jan Poolman (_Namibian_ [Windhoek], May 18, 2012).
www.namibian.com…

18. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Making a dramatic impact on dementia,” by Marie-Louise Connolly (_BBC News_, May 17, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18108993…

19. UK NEWS: “Government puts its faith in gardening to tackle elderly care crisis,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9272497/Government-puts-its-faith-in-gardening-to-tackle-elderly-care-crisis.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Eurozone crisis increases pensions black hole by Pn 30bn (USD 47.6bn) in a fortnight,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9272742/Eurozone-crisis-increases-pensions-black-hole-by-30bn-in-a-fortnight.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “All baby boomers should get hepatitis C test: CDC,” by Deena Beasley (_Reuters_, May 18, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

22. “A nurse practitioner-driven palliative care intervention improves cancer patients’ quality of life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “With fat: What’s good or bad for the heart, may be the same for the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 17, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3080–May 17, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3080–May 17, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House (of Representatives) vote sought on phased retirement plan,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_ blog, May 17, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “A Museum Visit For Art Lovers With Alzheimer’s,” by Susan Stamberg (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 17, 2012). In addition to a print story, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 20 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Boomer Marketing: A Report Card,” by Brent Bouchez (huffingtonpost.com…, May 17, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Targeting Diabetes Prevention Among Medicare Beneficiaries,” by Shefali S. Kulkarni (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News blog, May 16, 2012).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Governor Jerry) Brown Criticizes California Pension’s Phased Rate Boost,” by Michael B. Marois (Bloomberg News via _Business Week_, May 17, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(City) Council favors pension changes for Sacramento’s cops, firefighters,” by Ryan Lillis (_Sacramento Bee_, May 16, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(House Speaker Michael) Madigan pension idea ‘a stealth tax increase,’ mayors say,” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily Herald_, May 17, 2012)>
www.dailyherald.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State pension proposals could prompt painful local decisions,” by Chris Kaergard (_Peoria Journal Star_, May 17, 2012).
www.pjstar.com…

9. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas Senate approves compromise on pension measure” (Associated Press via KSN TV Channel 3 [Wichita] News, May 17, 2012).
www.ksn.com…

10. MARYLAND: “Maryland (General) Assembly OKs 260 million usd tax hike, teacher pension shift,” by David Hill (_Washington [DC] Times, May 17, 2012).
www.washingtontimes.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “NH House votes to create new public pension system” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, May 16, 2012).
www.boston.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio Senate passes public pension reforms in a rush,” by Joe Guillen (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, May 17, 2012).
www.cleveland.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Retirement systems need overhaul, not more tweaks,” by Adam Schwiebert (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 17, 2012). Note: this is a _CD_ Opinion piece.
www.dispatch.com…

14. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC Senate approves pension reform plan (Associated Press via CBS Broadcasting, Inc. News, May 17, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

15. VERMONT NEWS: “(Governor Peter) Shumlin vetoes increased protection reporting for elderly” (_Bennington Banner_, May 17, 2012).
www.benningtonbanner.com…

16. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Medicare changes threaten hospitals,” by Ry Rivard (_Charleston Daily Mail_, May 17, 2012).
www.dailymail.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Milwaukee County’s pension contributions to remain elevated,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, May 17, 2012).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. BERMUDA NEWS: “Billion-bd (1 billion usd) liability hangs over public-sector pension fund,” by Marina Mello (_Royal Gazette_ [Hamilton], May 17, 2012).
www.royalgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Pension funds urged to invest in emerging markets,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 17, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario) Nursing home fix needs provincial dollars, industry says,” by Jesse McLean and Moira Welsh (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 17, 2012)>
www.thestar.com…

21. GUINEA NEWS: “Pension protests block Guinea CBG (state bauxite company) bauxite factory” (Reuters, Mar. 17, 2012).
af.reuters.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Poverty criteria be removed in Old Age Pension scheme: (Rural Development Minister) Jairam Ramesh” (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], May 17, 2012).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Pension, PF (Provident Fund) for Punjab (State) farmers” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], May 17, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Society ‘sanctioning violence’ against elderly warns Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9270539/Society-sanctioning-violence-against-elderly-warns-Cardinal-Cormac-Murphy-OConnor.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Are retirement villages the answer for the ageing population?” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, May 16, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17923976…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Hormone-depleting drug shows promise against localized high-risk prostate tumors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Want to avoid ED following prostate cancer surgery? Find an experienced, gentle surgeon” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Experimental agent may help older people with chronic leukemia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Alzheimer’s Gene Causes Brain’s Blood Vessels to Leak, Die” (University of Rochester [New York] Medical School news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2012).
www.urmc.rochester.edu…

30. “NIH-funded research provides new clues on how ApoE4 affects Alzheimer’s risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Dying to retire: Early retirement can be a killer,” by Michael De Groote (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], May 17, 2012).
www.deseretnews.com…

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