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June 29, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3110–June 29, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3110–June 29, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Supreme Court upholds Obama’s healthcare law,” by David G. Savage (_Los Angeles Times_, June 29, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Supreme Court upholds Obama’s health-care law,” by Robert Barnes (_Washington Post_, June 29, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “What the Health Care Ruling Means for Medicare,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, June 28, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

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4. “Looking for Cash, Congress Finds Some in a Corporate Pension Rule Tweak,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, June 29, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Your family is probably losing $155K from 401(k) plan, and why new rules won’t help,” by Bob Sullivan (_MSNBC_, June 29, 2012).
redtape.msnbc.msn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Cost of Elderly Prisoners: Double Crime Undone,” (_Ledger_ [Lakeland, Florida], June 28, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.theledger.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Reform vexes pension planners,” by Nick Kotsopoulos (_Worcester Telegram_, June 29, 2012)
www.telegram.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Gay couples’ pension option deadline is today,” (_Worcester Telegram_, June 29, 2012)
www.telegram.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Analyzing abuse, neglect vital to aging society,” by Nancy Hastings (_Hillsdale Daily News_, June 29, 2012).
www.hillsdale.net…

9. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Pension fund oversight held too closely in S.C,” (_Beaufort Gazette_, June 29, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.islandpacket.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas company bilked Medicare out of millions-U.S. Attorney,” (_Reuters_, June 29, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Constant superannuation law changes annoy three-quarters of Queenslanders,” by Liam Walsh (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], June 30, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Are bankrupt seniors harbingers of things to come?” (_Canadian Broadcastin Corporation_, June 29, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/06/22/f-bankrupt-seniors.html…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China cities picked for pilot pension scheme: regulator,” by Koh Guiqing and Gabriel Wildau (_Reuters_, June 28, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

14. UK NEWS: “NHS facing ‘colossal’ care bill unless system is overhauled urgently,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9362183/NHS-facing-colossal-care-bill-unless-system-is-overhauled-urgently.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Fifth of care homes failing to meet medication standards,” by Stephen Adams and John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9359896/Fifth-of-care-homes-failing-to-meet-medication-standards.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Women falling behind in the pension stakes,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9363907/Women-falling-behind-in-the-pension-stakes.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Few Patients Should Get Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, FDA Panel Says,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, June 29, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

18. “Study finds genes associated with hippocampal atrophy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “BUSM researchers identify role of FOXO1 gene in Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Caffeine boosts power for elderly muscles,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 28, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3109–June 28, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3109–June 28, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(US Senator) Bernie Sanders, Nurses: We Still Need ‘Medicare for All’,” by John Nichols (_Nation_ blog, Jun. 28, 2012).
www.thenation.com…

2. “House Dem(ocractic Representative Peter Welch) readies ‘Medicare-for-all’ response to Supreme Court healthcare ruling,” by Mike Lillis (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], Jun. 28, 2012).
thehill.com…

3. “US public pension investment earnings at record high” (Reuters, Jun. 28, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

4. “Congress set to grant pension windfall,” by Michael Mackenzie in New York and James Politi (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jun. 28, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

5. “Future of an Aging (Supreme) Court Raises Stakes of Presidential Vote,” by Sheryl Gay Stolberg (_New York Times_, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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6. “Report Highlights a Rise in Reverse Mortgages,” by Edward Wyatt (_New York Times_, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Consumer bureau report raises concerns about reverse mortgages,” by Jim Puzzanghera (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

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8. “How Social Security Rescued IBM (International Business Machines) From Death by Depression,” by Robert McMillan (_Wired_, Jun. 27, 2012).
www.wired.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) considers revamping health plans to lower its medical tab,” by Chad Terhune (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stockton bankruptcy puts legal limits to test,” by Dennis Cauchon and Judy Keen (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jun. 28, 2012).
www.us…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension Tensions,” by Jerry Roberts (_Santa Barbara Independent_, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: this is a _SBI_ Opinion piece.
independent.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Medicare Scare Ad Makes False Claim of Cuts for Seniors,” by Heidi Przybyla (Bloomberg News, Jun. 28, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Higher court opinion could quash Miami Beach pension spat,” by David Smiley (_Miami Herald_, Jun. 28, 2012).
www.miamiherald.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pensions weigh down automakers – and state,” by Daniel Howes (_Detroit News_, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
detroitnews.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “(School) Districts still spend millions on pensions,” by Jill Kelley (_Dayton Daily News_, Jun. 28, 2012).
www.daytondailynews.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “State’s pension system doesn’t need tinkering” (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: this is a _MJS_ Editorial.
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Odds are pension criteria only going to harden,” by Max Newnham (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jun. 28, 2012).
www.smh.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Workers divided over boost in retirement age,” by Chen Xin (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Jun. 28, 2012).
usa.chinadaily.com…

19. CHINA NEWS: “End double-track pension system,” by Wang Yiqing (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Jun. 28, 2012). Note: this a _CD_ Commentary piece.
www.chinadaily.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension change to ‘impact higher paid’,” by Elaine Edwards (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 28, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “End-of-life planning could cut health bill,” by Kitty Holland (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 28, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. NORWAY NEWS: “Norway to Consider Pension Product Overhaul for Life Insurers,” by Stephen Treloar (Bloomberg News, Jun. 28, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Doctors vote to strike again as pension row escalates,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 28, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/28/doctors-vote-strike-government-pensions…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensions for nannies could cost thousands,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Jun. 28, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Do Antipsychotics Belong in Nursing Homes?,” by Scott A. Irwin (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 28, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Early menopause tied to higher heart disease risk,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, Jun. 27, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Good News for Aging Eyes,” by Erin White (Northwestern University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2012).
www.northwestern.edu…

28. “Menopausal women could ‘work out’ their hot flashes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “U.S. Mammography Rates Drop Following Task Force Recommendations” (HealthDay News, Jun. 28, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Tiny telescopes implanted into eyes help elderly patient see better,” by Lauren Williams (_Los Angeles Times_ blog, Jun. 27, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

31. “Facing Frailty at End of Life,” by Joseph Nowinski (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 27, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

June 27, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3108–June 27, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3108–June 27, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Taxpayers paying twice for veterans’ health-care plans,” by Gregg Zoroya (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 26, 2012).
www.us…

2. “Why Better Reporting Won’t Lead to Healthier Pensions,” by Josh Barro (_Bloomberg_, June 26, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Next stop for liberals after SCOTUS: Medicare for All?” by Greg Sargent (_Washington Post_, June 27, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Ford retiree group critical of company’s lump sum pension offer,” by Jaclyn Trop (_Detroit News_, June 27, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

5. “Themed funerals reflect boomer generation,” by Terri Akman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 27, 2012).
www.philly.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension cost switch would consume local school tax growth,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], June 26, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Report: Pa. did not adequately monitor Medicaid services to elderly, disabled,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 27, 2012).
www.philly.com…

8. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Inova works to keep Fairfax County seniors in their homes,” by Kali Schumitz (_Washington Post_, June 27, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Senior tax relief may come at a cost,” by Jared Hunt (_Charleston Daily Mail_, June 27, 2012).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Investing in the future of aged care,” by Chris Zappone (_Canberra Times_, June 27, 2012).
www.canberratimes.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Elderly Albertans wait for senior housing spots,” by Jason Van Rassel (_Calgary Herald_, June 27, 2012).
www.calgaryherald.com…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Giant Japan pension fund to pick managers for foreign stocks,” by Chikafumi Hodo (_Reuters_, June 27, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

13. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Call for retirement funds to improve guidance for older members,” by Evan Pickworth (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg], June 27, 2012).
www.businessday.co.za…

14. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Korea’s aging society could burst housing bubble,” by Kim So-hyun (_China Post_ [Taipei], June 26, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

15. UKRAINE NEWS: “Cabinet ups funding of pension payments from 2012 national budget by 57.9%,” (_Kyiv Post_, June 27, 2012).
www.kyivpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Have no fear, Alzheimer’s just a normal part of ageing,” by Adele Horin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 28, 2012).
www.smh.com…

17. “F.D.A. Hearing to Focus on Replacement Hips,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, June 27, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. “Exercise is key in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Alzheimer’s infects from neuron to neuron,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Finding brings scientists 1 step closer to Parkinson’s drug,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Parkinson’s disease gene identified with help of Mennonite family: UBC-VCH research,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women,” (_HealthDay_, June 26, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Lung Cancer Deaths Rise Among ‘Boomer’ Women in South,” by Barbara Broson Gray (_HealthDay_, June 26, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Care homes ‘deny elderly people sex’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9355748/Care-homes-deny-elderly-people-sex.html…

June 26, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3107–June 26, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3107–June 26, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Health Care Reform Saved Medicare Recipients 3.7 Billion usd On Prescription Drugs,” by Bonnie Kavoussi (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “Taxpayers Paying Twice for VA (Veterans Administration), Medicare Advantage Plans,” by Nancy Walsh (medpagetoday.com…, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.medpagetoday.com…

3. “Hospitals hold off admitting Medicare patients,” by Lee Bowman (_Evansville [Indiana] Courier & Press_, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.courierpress.com…

4. “Postal Service federal pension contributions 105 percent overfunded,” by Timothy R. Smith (_Washington Post_ blog, Jun. 25, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Why Baby Boomers are the innovators of the future,” by Dominic Basulto (_Washington Post_ blog, Jun. 26, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. OBITUARY: “Ralph Wenzel, Whose Dementia Helped Start a Debate, Dies at 69,” by Alan Schwarz (_New York Times_, Jun. 26, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Despite frustrations, Phoenix officials continue talk of pension changes,” by Bob McClay (KTAR 92.3 fm Radio News [Phoenix], Jun. 26, 2012).
ktar.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Put pension reform in California to the vote,” by Marcia Fritz (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 26, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Op Ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pension plans — from bad to a whole lot worse,” by Jon Healey (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 25, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Op Ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New rules will reflect a more pessimistic pension risk for California,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Panel revives effort to reform residential care for the elderly” (_Miami Herald_ blog, Jun. 26, 2012).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

12. ILLIINOIS NEWS: “Chicago-area public pension funding hole widens to 27.4 billion usd,” by Karen Pierog (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Report: Wayne County pension bills likely to rise,” by John Wisely (_Detroit Free Press_, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.freep.com…

14. MONTANA NEWS: “Walking for the elderly,” by Randy Hogan (_Helena World_, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.helena-arkansas.com…

15. NORTH DAKOTA/MINNESOTA NEWS: “Keep close eye on public-sector pensions” (_Jamestown Sun_ [North Dakota] Sun_, Jun. 26, 2012). Note: this is a _JS_ Opinion piece.
www.jamestownsun.com…

16. OHIO NEWS: “Projections Show Increased Elderly Population In 38 Years” (Associated Press via WOUB Radio [Athens] news, Jun. 26, 2012).
woub.org…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Providence pension deal OK is headed to judge,” by Erika Niedowski (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Jun. 25, 2012).
www.boston.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: (Governor Scott) Walker ‘open’ to making changes to state pension system,” by Don Babwin and Scott Bauer (Associated Press via_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Jun. 26, 2012).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. BAHRAIN NEWS: “More elderly seek drugs abuse help,” by Sandeep Singh Grewal (_Gulf Daily News_ [Manama], Jun. 26, 2012).
www.gulf-daily-news.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Medical journal urges Canadians to debate assisted suicide,” by Sharon Kirkey (canada.com…, Jun. 25, 2012).
www.canada.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Saint John (New Brunswick] may have new pension deal in August” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 26, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/06/26/nb-saint-john-pension-future-716.html…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Retired ‘tarvottis’ (seafarers) to get pension scheme by July end, gov(ernmen)t says” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jun. 26, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly (gymkhana) members feel vindicated,” by Bella Jaisinghani (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jun. 26, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Government policy will lead to reduced pensions, warns Ibec (Irish Business and Employers Confederation),” by Suzanne Lynch (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 26, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. MALAYSIA NEWS: “‘Over 200,000 former soldiers do not receive pension’” (Bernama [Malaysia National News Agency via _Borneo Post_ [Kuching, Sarawak], Jun. 27, 2012).
www.theborneopost.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Middle-class elderly to escape the pain as (Prime Minister) David Cameron turns on the out-of-work,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 25, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/middleclass-elderly-to-escape-the-pain-as-david-cameron-turns-on-the-outofwork-7879760.html…

27. UK NEWS: “The old get richer, and the young get poorer,” by Oliver Wright and Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 26, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-old-get-richer-and-the-young-get-poorer-7881201.html…

28. UK NEWS: “IFS (Institute for Fiscal Studies): Cut pensioners’ benefits to pay for elderly care,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9355252/IFS-Cut-pensioners-benefits-to-pay-for-elderly-care.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Outgoing doctors’ leader cautions against more industrial action,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 26, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/25/doctors-leader-cautions-industrial-action…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Unafraid of Aging: Profiles in Science: Linda P. Fried,” by Karen Pennar (_New York Times_, Jun. 26, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

31. “Tales of long-ago meals help man regain his appetite after an illness,” by Rachel Tepper (_Washington Post_ Jun. 26, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

32. “Link between brain insulin resistance, neuronal stress in worsening Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Elderly diabetics have fewer bouts of hypoglycemia at night with new insulin” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Safety fears and agism denying care home residents right to consensual sex” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 25, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No 3106–June 25, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3106–June 25, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New Rules on Public Pension Funds Seek Better Disclosure,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, June 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Public pensions to give “clearer picture” of finances,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, June 25, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Medicare: Seniors saved USD 3.7 billion on medicine,” by Parija Kavilanz (_CNNMoney_, June 25, 2012).
money.cnn.com…

4. “Facebook 101: Seniors learn to use the social network,” by Jessica Tully (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 23, 2012).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Pension funds in Arizona facing bleak future,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], June 23, 2012).
www.azcentral.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Healthcare law credited for big drug savings by California seniors,” by Chad Terhune (_Los Angeles Times_, June 25, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Vulnerable Florida seniors going hungry,” by Beth Reese Cravey (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville, Florida], June 25, 2012).
jacksonville.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago area pension plans in debt by USD27.4 billion,” by Jason Grotto (_Chicago Tribune_, June 25, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “La. government retirement systems remain broken,” (_Opelousas Daily World_, June 25, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.dailyworld.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Growing old behind bars: Aging prison population strains system,” by Amy Neff Roth (_Utica Observer-Dispatch_, June 25, 2012).
www.uticaod.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Compassion vs. safety: Should aging/ill prisoners be released?” by Amy Neff Roth (_Utica Observer-Dispatch_, June 24, 2012).
www.uticaod.com…

12. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Nursing homes eye old law as tool to recoup unpaid bills,” by David Olson (_Dickinson Press_ [Dickinson, North Dakota], June 25, 2012).
www.thedickinsonpress.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Loftis wants increased oversight of pension fund,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], June 24, 2012).
www.thestate.com…

14. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Medicare deal gives reprieve to rural hospitals,” by Ry Rivard (_Charleston Daily Mail_, June 25, 2012).
www.dailymail.com…

15. WISCONSIN NEWS: “State’s pension is strongest in nation, study finds,” by Jason Stein (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, June 24, 2012).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirees feel the pinch of falling interest rates,” by Chris Zappone (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 25, 2012).
www.smh.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Sale of business stumps baby boomers,” by Alexandra Cain (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 25, 2012).
www.smh.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Pension: the age-old problem,” by He Na and Chen Xin (_China Daily_ [Beijing], June 25, 2012).
usa.chinadaily.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Govt push for Rs. 1,000 (USD 17.36) monthly pension plan,” by Vivek Sinha (_Hindustan Times_ [New Dehli], June 25, 2012).
www.hindustantimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Massive shortfalls’ predicted in pension payouts,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 23, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/massive-shortfalls-predicted-in-pension-payouts-3147109.html…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Aged-care ‘social crisis’ alert,” by John Lewis (_Otago Daily Times_ [Dunedin], June 23, 2012).
www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/214324/aged-care-social-crisis-alert…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia to Revisit Pension Age Increase – Kudrin,” (_RIA Novosti_, June 25, 2012).
en.ria.ru/russia/20120625/174237384.html…

23. SINGAPORE NEWS: “JB nursing homes: Understand the obligations, says Chan Chun Sing,” by Teo Xuanwei (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], June 25, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Baby boomers may extend retirement age with pay cut,” by Kim Bo-eun (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], June 24, 2012).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

25. UK NEWS: “Pensions row continues at BMA doctors’ conference,” by Nick Triggle (_BBC News_, June 25, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18555087…

26. UK NEWS: “Care home whistleblowers increasing,” (_BBC News_, June 23, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18563885…

27. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Rethinking the retirement age in Zambia,” by Bernard Banda and Caesar Cheelo (_Zambia Daily Mail_ [Lusaka], June 25, 2012).
www.daily-mail.co.zm/?p=6473…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Experts plan strategies for onslaught of Alzheimer’s,” by Stacey Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 23, 2012).
www.philly.com…

29. “Voice algorithms spot Parkinson’s disease,” by Jane Wakefield (_BBC News_, June 25, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18427851…

30. “University of Louisville researchers say cure to Parkinson’s may lie in the human nose,” by Laura Ungar (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, June 23, 2012).
www.courier-journal.com…

31. “Low vitamin D levels linked to weight gain in some older women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Study finds race has an impact on both enrollment and disenrollment in hospice care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Sleep May Ease Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: Study,” (_HealthDay_, June 22, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Low steroid levels linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 22, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3105–June 22, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3105–June 22, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Decline in U.S. state pension funding slows: S&P (Standard and Poor’s Rating Services),” by Karen Pierog and Tiziana Barghini (Reuters, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “N.F.L. (National Football League) Retirees Ask A.F.L.-C.I.O. (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations) to Expel Players Union for ‘Moral Failures’,” by Ken Belson (_New York Times_, Jun. 22, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Boomers’ Hepatitis C Test And Denied Insurance Concerns Unwarranted, Experts Say,” by Anthonia Akitunde (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ALASKA NEWS: “Retirement board challenges inaction on pension debt,” by Pat Forgey (_Juneau Empire_, Jun. 22, 2012).
juneauempire.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Don’t ignore pension problems, California” (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Jun. 22, 2012). Note: this is a _SFC_ Editorial.
www.sfgate.com…

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State uses funds for employee retirement health care to help cover bills,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (ctmirror.org…, Jun. 22, 2012).
www.ctmirror.org…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn, lawmakers hung up on pension reform,” by Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, Jun. 21, 2012).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Troubled Wayne County pension plan takes 113 million usd hit,” by John Wisely (_Detroit Free Press_, Jun. 22, 2012).
www.freep.com…

9. MONTANA NEWS: “Study raises concern over state’s pensions,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Helena Independent Record_, Jun. 22, 2012).
helenair.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Senate committee approves measure allowing voters to decide judges’ health, pension payments,” by Matt Friedman (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Jun. 22, 2012).
www.nj.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Legal challenge to R.I. pension overhaul likely Friday,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Jun. 22, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

12. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Legislature approves compromise on pension reform”(Associated Press via CBS Broadcasting, Inc. News, Jun. 22, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Unintended consequence: Collective bargaining law may increase state pension costs by 87.5 million usd,” by Steven Verburg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Jun. 22, 2012).
host.madison.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Salaried GM (General Motors) retirees hit with ‘grueling’ pension changes,” by Jim Leute (_Janesville Gazette_, Jun. 22, 2012).
gazettextra.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Report warns of (Australian Capital Territory) health-care challenges,” by Christopher Knaus (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.canberratimes.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Baby Boomers, meet senior discounts,” by Vanessa Lu (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Nearly 40,000 quit pension schemes,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan risks delay in health, pension reforms over tax debate” (Reuters, Jun. 22, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

19. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension Probe – Senate Orders IG (Inspector General) to Arrest, Prosecute (Chairman, Pension Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Abdullahi) Maina, Others,” by Henry Umoru (_Vanguard_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Jun. 22, 2012).
allafrica.com…

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20. UK NEWS: “Doctors consider further strike action over pensions,” by Denis Campbell and Kate Adams (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/21/doctors-strike-action-pensions…

21. UK NEWS: “Doctors could stage ‘Christmas Day style strike’,” by Rebecca Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9346945/Doctors-could-stage-Christmas-Day-style-strike.html…

22. UK NEWS: “New remedy sought as BMA (British Medical Association) strike turns into day of inaction,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/new-remedy-sought-as-bma-strike-turns-into-day-of-inaction-7873601.html…

23. UK NEWS: “BMA (British Medical Association) strike: They expected chaos–but waiting times were shorter,” by Kevin Rawlinson (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/bma-strike-they-expected-chaos–but-waiting-times-were-shorter-7873618.html…

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MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Dramatic rise in vision-threatening diseases that are readily treatable,” by Meeri Kim (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Jun. 22, 2012).
www.philly.com…

25. “Exercise makes all the difference in aging well,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.us…

26. “Vitamin D With Calcium May Reduce Mortality in Elderly,” by Janis C. Kelly (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 22, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Higher quality of life seen among regular moderate drinkers than among abstainers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 21, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3104–June 21, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3104–June 21, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Poorer US citizens live five years less than affluent countrymen” (Rice University news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 21, 2012).
news.rice.edu…

2. “Why Your 401(k) May Be Worth Less Than You Think” (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jun. 21, 2012). In addition to the story, there is an audio transcript, running time: 3 minutes, 51 seconds, available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Some Republicans (Republican Party) Shy Away From Prevailing GOP View On Medicare, Budget” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Feds (federal government) offer AMR (American Airlines) relief on pilots’ pension standoff” (Associated Press via _Business Week_, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

5. “UAW (United Auto Workers) retirees should mull pension deal: (former head of US autos task force Steve) Rattner,” by Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters, Jun. 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Retirement might unleash PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) symptoms in Vietnam veterans,” by Leo Shane III (_Stars and Stripes_ [Washington, DC], Jun. 20, 2012).
www.stripes.com…

7. (US Representative) Ron Paul, Social Security opponent, acknowledges he receives benefits,” by Morgan Little (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. “Drawing a map for end-of-life choices,” by Jane Brody (_Worcester [Massachusetts] Telegram_, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.telegram.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Where is Democrats’ (Democratic Party) urgency on pension reform?” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, Jun. 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “As We See It: UC’s (University of California) pension time bomb” (_Santa Cruz Sentinel_, Jun. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _SCS_ Opinion piece.
www.santacruzsentinel.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State’s total pension debt tops 200 billion usd, says group,” by Chris Wetterich and John Sharp (_Peoria Journal Star_, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.pjstar.com…

12. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana state employees’ pension system disputes dour report,” by Jeff Adelson (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.nola.com…

13. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Public Employees Retirement Association of NM to hear proposed cuts to state pension benefits” (Associated Press via _Albuquerque Journal_ via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.therepublic.com…

14. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “S.C. lawmakers reach secret pension deal,” by Adam Beam (_The State_ [Columbia] via _Charlotte [North Carolina] Observer_, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.charlotteobserver.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Will Houston Be the Next Major Metro to Overhaul Pensions?” by Mark Bergen (_Forbes_, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canada eyes Air Canada pension moratorium extension,” by Randall Palmer and Susan Taylor (Reuters, Jun. 21, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “B.C.’s (British Columbia Province) elder caregiver registry to face review,” by Justine Hunter (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CUBA NEWS: “Cuba defends its banks amid Medicare fraud case,” by Peter Orsi (Associated Press via Google News, Jun. 21, 2012).
www.google.com…

19. JAMAICA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)’t awaits AG’s (Attorney General) opinion on pension reform,” by Balford Henry (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston, Kingston/St. Andrew], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “AIJ (Investment Advisors Co.) case underscores need for pension fund reform” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jun. 20, 2012). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120620004189.htm…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Upset elderly decry tests,” by Penny Wardle (_Express_ [Marlborough], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/7143521/Upset-elderly-decry-tests…

22. NIGERIA NEWS: “Pension … – 273 Billion Naira (1.682 billion usd) Looted in Six Years,” by Isiaka Wakili (_Daily Trust_ [Abuja] via allAfrica.com…, Jun. 21, 2012).
allafrica.com…

23. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain Closes Early Retirement Loophole Used by Banks,” by Ben Vickers (Bloomberg News, Jun. 21, 2012).
go.bloomberg.com…

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24. UK NEWS: “Doctors’ strike: just 8 per cent take action,” by Rebecca Smith and Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9346511/Doctors-strike-one-in-ten-patients-hit-by-protest.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Doctors’ strike: how the cost of NHS (National Health Service) pensions soared,” by Matthew Holehouse (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9346533/Doctors-strike-how-the-cost-of-NHS-pensions-soared.html…

26. UK NEWS: “The doctors’ strike will harm not just patients” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _DT_ Editorial.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9344478/The-doctors-strike-will-harm-not-just-patients.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Doctors strike over pensions shakeup–live coverage” (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/blog/2012/jun/21/doctors-strike-pensions-live-coverage…

28. UK NEWS: “(Health Secretary) Andrew Lansley urges doctors not to take part in industrial action,” by Denis Campbell and Alexandra Topping (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jun/21/andrew-lansley-doctors-industrial-action…

29. UK NEWS: “Doctors’ strike over pensions hits hospitals and GP (general practitioner) surgeries (practices),” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/21/doctors-strike-pensions-hospitals-gp-surgeries…

30. UK NEWS: “Are doctors’ pensions too generous?” by Hilary Osborne and Jill Insley (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2012/jun/21/are-doctors-pensions-too-generous…

31. UK NEWS: “One in ten patients hit by doctors’ action, Department of Health claim,” by Ella Pickover (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/one-in-ten-patients-hit-by-doctors-action-department-of-health-claim-7872095.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Sympathy for doctors flatlines as day of pension strikes dawns,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/sympathy-for-doctors-flatlines-as-day-of-pension-strikes-dawns-7870124.html…

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33. UK NEWS: “Government battle to stop new EU rules killing off company pensions” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9345756/Government-battle-to-stop-new-EU-rules-killing-off-company-pensions.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Tony Nicklinson deserves the right to die” (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 20, 2012). Note: this is an _Independent_ Leader (Editorial).
www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-tony-nicklinson-deserves-the-right-to-die-7869901.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

35. “Prescription Warning Labels Often Ignored by Older Patients,” by Jenni Laidman (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 21, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

36. “Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Now Possible,” by Fran Lowry (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 21, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

37. “Eating disorder behaviors and weight concerns are common in women over 50” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “New delivery method improves efficacy of 2 common Parkinson’s disease medications” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Omega-3 Lowers Inflammation in Overweight Older Adults” (Ohio State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2012).
researchnews.osu.edu…

40. “Mayo Clinic study links healthy muscle mass to healthy bones, finds differences by gender” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Mount Sinai (Medical Center) is first in New York state to perform new Alzheimer’s imaging test in clinical setting” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “‘Brain pacemaker’ effective for years against Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3103–June 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3103–June 20, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Five things to consider before cutting pension benefits,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, June 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “What’s At Stake For Medicare Beneficiaries In Supreme Court Decision,” by Marilyn Werber Serafini (_Kaiser Health News_, June 19, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Diego pension measure under review,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, June 20, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami prosecutors: No proof that Cuba is involved in Medicare money-laundering case,” by Frances Robles (_Miami Herald_, June 19, 2012).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Same numbers, different conclusions in pension debate,” by Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], June 20, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Funding for elderly abuse inquiries in La. moves to health department,” by Mike Hasten (_Alexandria Town Talk_, June 20, 2012).
www.thetowntalk.com…

7. MAINE NEWS: “Retirement system will need less state money in next budget,” by Mal Leary (_Bangor Daily News_, June 19, 2012).
bangordailynews.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Senior citizen protection bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder,” by Tim Martin (_Mlive.com_, June 19, 2012).
www.mlive.com…

9. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Pension ‘spiking’ costs rejected,” by Patrick Cronin (_York County Coast Star_ [Portsmouth, New Hampshire], June 19, 2012).
www.seacoastonline.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension data bill stalls in Senate,” by Joseph Spector (_Democrat and Chronicle_ [Rochester, New York], June 19, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Mount Sinai is first in New York state to perform new Alzheimer’s imaging test in clinical setting,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

12. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Demand for aging services mounts; N.C. Senate recommends no increase,” by Thomas Goldsmith (_Winston-Salem Journal_, June 20, 2012).
www2.journalnow.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. cities struggle under weight of pensions,” by Bob Bauber (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, June 20, 2012).
triblive.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pension tension: Retired state workers fear future payments will be squeezed,” by Mike Ivey (_Capital Times_ [Madison], June 20, 2012).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Jobs wanted to help beat nest egg blues,” by Mark Metherell (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 20, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “No deferment of retirement age – yet,” by Chen Xin (_China Daily_ [Beijing], June 20, 2012).
usa.chinadaily.com…

17. EUROPE NEWS: “Analysis: Europe spins pensions doom loop,” by Alan Wheatley (_Reuters_, June 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions scheme for newborn babies ‘not realistic’,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 20, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/pensions-scheme-for-newborn-babies-not-realistic-3144760.html…

19. JAMAICA NEWS: “AG Claims Ignorance Over Controversial Pension Opinion,” by Edmond Campbell (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [Kingston], June 20, 2012).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Police arrests AIJ chief in pension scandal,” (_Tokyo Times_, June 20, 2012).
www.tokyotimes.co.jp/2012/police-arrests-aij-chief-in-pension-scandal/…

21. UK NEWS: “Elderly patients ‘helped to die to free up beds’, warns doctor,” by Donna Bowater (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9343428/Elderly-patients-helped-to-die-to-free-up-beds-warns-doctor.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Lord Warner: Treasury must reconsider ‘death tax’ to meet soaring cost of elderly care,” by Hannah Furness (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9341007/Lord-Warner-Treasury-must-reconsider-death-tax-to-meet-soaring-cost-of-elderly-care.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems in Older Adults,” by Anahad O’Connor (_New York Times_, June 19, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

24. “Study: Willingness to be screened for dementia varies by age but not by sex, race or income,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “1 in 8 with Alzheimer’s, delirium face complications,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, June 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Robust Octogenarians’ Genes Seen Holding Secrets To Aging,” by Ryan Flinn (_Bloomberg_, June 19, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

27. “Sleep improves functioning in Parkinson’s patients, but reasons remain elusive,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “High Rates of Untreated Kidney Failure Seen in Elderly,” (_HealthDay_, June 19, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Regional anesthesia reduces complications and death for hip fracture patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 19, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3102–June 19, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3102–June 19, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Study: State pension shortfall ballooned in 2010,” by Christopher Wills (Associated Press via Google News, Jun. 18, 2012).
www.google.com…

2. “Snapshots of 10 states with biggest pension gaps” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Jun. 18, 2012).
www.boston.com…

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3. “Pension Reforms Have Their Day In Court,” by Amy Monahan (Bloomberg News, Jun. 18, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “GM (General Motors) Seen Fueling Pension Deals as Employers Face Shortfall,” by Zachary Tracer and Tim Catts (Bloomberg News, Jun. 18, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Payroll taxes cover about a third of Medicare costs,” by Donald Marron (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts] blog, Jun. 18, 2012).
www.csmonitor.com…

6. “Tips on Caring for Aging Parents,” by Elizabeth Alterman (cnbc.com…, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.cnbc.com…

7. “Broke Boomers and the Coming Crisis of Elderly Poverty,” by David Callahan (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Boomers to kids: You can’t handle the loot!” by David Markiewicz (_Atlanta [Georgia] Journal-Constitution_ blog, Jun. 19, 2012).
blogs.ajc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “University of California confronts mounting bills for employee pensions, retiree health care,” by Terence Chea (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Jun. 18, 2012).
www.therepublic.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Feds (Federal prosecutors) say Medicare scam laundered money into Cuba,” by Douglas Stanglin (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jun. 19, 2012).
content.us…

11. GEORGIA NEWS: “Elderly Voters Happy They Are Not In Danger Of Being Removed From Voter Rolls” (cbslocal.com… [Atlanta], Jun. 19, 2012).
atlanta.cbslocal.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn not optimistic about hitting deadline for pension reform,” by Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, Jun. 19, 2012).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) targeting powerful (House Speaker Michael) Madigan amid pension talks,” by Christopher Wills (Associated Press via _Jacksonville Courier_, Jun. 19, 2012).
myjournalcourier.com…

14. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Elderly abuse probes moving to DHH (Department of Health and Hospitals),” by Mike Hasten (_Monroe News Star_, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.thenewsstar.com…

15. NEVADA NEWS: “Examination of public employee pensions raises eyebrows, questions about accuracy,” by Joe Schoenmann (_Las Vegas Sun_, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.lasvegassun.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. lawmakers delay action on bill on judges’ pensions,” by MaryAnn Spoto (_Newark Star-Journal_, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada looks to Ottawa again for pension help,” by Brent Jang (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 19, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Saint John (New Brunswick) seeks pension help from task force” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/06/19/nb-saint-john-pension-update-832.html…

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19. CANADA NEWS: “‘It’s not suicide’: B.C. (British Columbia) judge grants ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) sufferer the right to ‘assisted dying’,” by Brian Hutchinson (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jun. 19, 2012).
news.nationalpost.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “The wrong decision on assisted suicide,” by Will Johnston (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jun. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

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21. INDIA NEWS: “Shravan Kumar, only a myth? The tragic plight of India’s elderly,” by Ankita Chakrabarty (Daily News and Analysis India, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.dnaindia.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Old age pension to lose half value” (_Irish Herald_ [Dublin], Jun. 19, 2012).
www.herald.ie/news/old-age-pension-to-lose-half-value-3144143.html…

23. MALAYSIA NEWS: “MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association–Political Party) says no to private pension, jobless benefits plans,” by Pauline Wong (_Sun_ [Kuala Lumpur], Jun. 20, 2012).
www.thesundaily.my/news/411741…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Hidden motives behind superannuation claims,” by Chris Trotter (_Canterbury Press [Christchurch], Jun. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _CP_ Opinion piece.
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/chris-trotter/7126493/Hidden-motives-behind-superannuation-claims…

25. SAUDI ARABIA NEWS: “Death of heir to Saudi throne, 78, exposes frail, aging regime,” by Shaun Waterman (_Washington [DC] Times_, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.washingtontimes.com…

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26. UK NEWS: “Doctors’ strike: Doctors ‘losing appetite’ for day of action over pensions,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9340083/Doctors-strike-Doctors-losing-appetite-for-day-of-action-over-pensions.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Doctors get a nasty taste of (former Prime Minister) Gordon Brown’s pension medicine,” by Philip Johnston (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/9338974/Doctors-get-a-nasty-taste-of-Gordon-Browns-pension-medicine.html…

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28. UK NEWS: “(British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4) Reith Lecture: ‘We’re mortgaging the future of the younger generation”,” by Niall Ferguson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9338997/Reith-Lecture-Were-mortgaging-the-future-of-the-younger-generation.html…

29. UK NEWS: “‘Confidence crisis’ in pensions” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 18, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18491856…

30. UK NEWS: “Armed Forces must wait five years longer for pension,” by James Kirkup and Thomas Harding (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9340188/Armed-Forces-must-wait-five-years-longer-for-pension.html…

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31. UK NEWS: “Could care of the elderly haunt the Conservatives?” by Mark Easton (_British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18489363…

32. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) offer on elderly care reform” (Press Association via Google News, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.google.com…

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33. WALES NEWS: “Elderly care: Millions of pounds refunded in mistaken charges” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18496004…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Loneliness, living alone tied to shorter lifespan,” by Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health, Jun. 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

35. “Tai Chi increases brain size, benefits cognition in randomized controlled trial of Chinese elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Study: Willingness to be screened for dementia varies by age but not by sex, race or income” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Abnormal gene product associated with prostate cancer generated by unusual mechanism” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) scientists discover how key enzyme involved in aging, cancer assembles” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Alzheimer’s patients experience adverse outcomes, delirium” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Preventing cellular aging and aging-related degenerative diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Making end-of-life decisions,” by Kathryn B. Brown (_ Daily Astorian_ (Astoria, Oregon], Jun. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _DA_ Opinion piece.
www.dailyastorian.com…

June 18, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3101–June 18, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3101–June 18, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. agency urges new charge for Medicare patients,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, June 15, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “AMA head says doctors need higher Medicare payments and lawsuit protection,” by Peter Frost (_Chicago Tribune_, June 16, 2012).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

3. “GM, Ford pension offers have workers weighing what could be complex options,” by Brian J. O’Connor (_Detroit News_, June 18, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

4. “Firms set to mull pension obligations,” by Len Boselovic (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, June 17, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

5. “Mapping Your End-of-Life Choices,” by Joan E. Brody (_New York Times_, June 18, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Many workers don’t look forward to retiring,” by Allison Linn (_MSNBC.com_, June 18, 2012).
lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com…

7. “Survey aims to ‘amplify the conversation’ on aging,” by Rebecca Lurye (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 18, 2012).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “GOP slams Madigan amid pension discussions,” by Christopher Wills (Associated Press via _State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], June 18, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Project to reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes loses bid for federal grant,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, June 16, 2012).
www.boston.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Plentiful pensions: Pennsylvania’s next battle,” by Ruth Ann Dailey (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, June 18, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Pension fund makes some Texas-size bets,” by Gillian Wee (_Washington Post_, June 16, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “What would potential changes to pension system mean for current and future retirees?” by Steven Verburg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], June 18, 2012).
host.madison.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Retirees fear more changes to public pension system,” by Steven Verburg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], June 17, 2012).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Crime wave changes as grey tsunami washes over Vancouver Island,” by Shannon Moneo (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 17, 2012)
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Gov’t’s pension proposal raises debate in China,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], June 18, 2012).
news.xinhuanet.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly suffer most due to property disputes: Study,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], June 18, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “AIJ head faces criminal probe / MPD believes pension funds lost billions of yen through fraud,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], June 18, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120617002406.htm…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Early care for people with dementia eyed,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], June 18, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120617002464.htm…

19. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Dr Subramaniam: Private sector pension scheme needed to counter poverty,” by Joseph Kaos Jr. (_Star_ [Kuala Lampur], June 18, 2012).
thestar.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “PM refutes Peters’ super complaints,” by Kate Shuttleworth (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], June 18, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10813823…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Super plan backs later retirement,” by Brian Fallow (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], June 18, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10813656…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly residents need help,” by Rob Stock (_stuff.co_, June 18, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/rebuilding-christchurch/7123203/Elderly-residents-need-help…

23. UK NEWS: “More people plan to delay their retirement, says Saga,” (_BBC News_, June 18, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18490517…

24. UK NEWS: “Middle classes who pay for their own care have fewer rights,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9337382/Middle-classes-who-pay-for-their-own-care-have-fewer-rights.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Incoming UK pensions scheme ‘too complex’,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/9337151/Incoming-UK-pensions-scheme-too-complex.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Elderly are humiliated by nurses, warns report,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9335557/Elderly-are-humiliated-by-nurses-warns-report.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Disabled and elderly see their day centres and key services disappear as budget cuts bite,” by Tracy McVeigh (_Guardian_ [London], June 16, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/17/day-care-centres-close…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Experts recommend men at risk for osteoporosis undergo bone density testing,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Answer isn’t always on the ‘tip of the tongue’ for older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 15, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life: study,” by Amy Norton (_Reuters_, June 17, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

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