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July 31, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3131–July 31, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3131–July 31, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Clock ticks on Ford (Motor Company) pension proposal,” by Karl Henkel (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Jul. 31, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

2. “Post office nears historic default on 5 billion usd pension payment” (Associated Press via _Syracuse [New York] Post-Standard_, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.syracuse.com…

3. “Senior Hunger,” by Wade Goodwin (WBUR [Boston, Massachusetts] US National Public Radio _On Point_, Jul. 31, 2012). This is an audio transcript, running time: 45 minutes, 47 seconds. Click on the red arrow at the top of the page for audio transcript.
onpoint.wbur.org…

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4. “The Entitled Generation, by Bill Keller (_New York Times_, Jul. 29, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Boomers, Give Up On Entitlements,” by Neil Conan (US National Public Radio _Talk of the Nation_, Jul. 30, 2012). This is an audio transcript of an interview and call in with Bill Keller, running time: 16 minutes, 59 seconds). A print transcript is available at the site., running time: 16 minutes, 59 seconds). www.npr.org…

6. “Another _New York Times_ Columnist Attack on Social Security and Medicare,” by Dave Johnson (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “_People’s Pension_ Author: Social Security Cuts Would Hurt Ethnic Families Most” (New America Media, Jul. 31, 2012).
news.newamericamedia.org…

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8. “The CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare,” by Dean Baker (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9.  “A History Of (US Representative) Paul Ryan’s Attempts To Dismantle Social Security,” by Travis Waldron (thinkprogess.org…, Jul. 30, 2012).
thinkprogress.org…

10. “Most Aging Latinos Struggle, Some Get Active, Inspiring Others,” by Gerardo Fernandez (New America Media, Jul. 30, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

11. “Are Americans ‘winging’ Their Retirement Plans?” (moneyrates.com… via thestreet.com…, Jul. 30, 2012). Note: this is an Opinion piece.
www.thestreet.com…

12. “Retirement costs confuse soon-to-be retirees,” by Anna Andrianova (marketwatch.com…, Jul. 31, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

13. “U.S. clarifies fee disclosure rules on 401(k) retirement plans,” by Jessica Toonkel (Reuters, Jul. 31, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

14. “Don’t trust the Boomers!” by Paul Campos (salon.com…, Jul. 31, 2012).
www.salon.com…

15. “30 Trillion usd Boomer Giveaway Could Pay National Debt, Twice,” by  Brian O’Connell (thestreet.com…, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.thestreet.com…

16. “From the Archives: The Medicare Bill of 1965,” by Jeannie Chen (whitehouse.gov… blog and US National Archives, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.whitehouse.gov…

17. “Time to save Medicare from extinction” by Richard Propp (_Albany [New York] Times Union_, Jul. 31, 2012). Note: this is an _ATU_ Opinion piece.
www.timesunion.com…

US STATE NEWS:

18. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension reform leading to mass exodus of SJ (San Jose) police officers” (KTVU Channel 44 TV News [Oakland], Jul. 30, 2012).
www.ktvu.com…

19. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pension plans rely on speculative investment predictions,” by Daniel Borenstein (_Sacramento Bee_, Jul. 31, 2012). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.presstelegram.com…

20. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(San Diego Mayoral candidate Bob) Filner Abandons His Signature Pension Fix,” by Liam Dillon (voiceofsandiego.org…, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.voiceofsandiego.org…

21. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn calls for special session on pensions,” by Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, Jul. 31, 2012). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

22. MARYLAND NEWS: “Poor performance puts Maryland pension system further in debt,” by Hayley Peterson (_Washington [DC] Examiner_, Jul. 30, 2012).
washingtonexaminer.com…

23. NEBRASKA NEWS: “About 70 postmasters in Nebraska take early retirement,” by Algis J. Laukaitis (_Lincoln Journal Star via _Freemont Tribune_, Jul. 31, 2012).
fremonttribune.com…

24. NEBRASKA NEWS: “(US Senate candidate) Bob Kerrey unveils plan to shore up Social Security,” by Roger Buddenberg (_Omaha World-Herald_, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.omaha.com…

25. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey lawmakers approve judicial pension measure,” by Hilary Russ (Reuters, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

26. WYOMING NEWS: “Wyoming lawmakers mull state retirement system changes,” by Joan Barron (_Casper Star-Tribune_, Jul. 31, 2012).
trib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Withdrawals trump pension deposits but is this a trend?” by John Wasiliev (_Australian Financial Review_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Aug. 1, 2012).
afr.com…

28. BULGARIA NEWS: “Pensions to be raised by 7-10%: Bulgarian finance minister” (Focus-Plovdiv Radio, Jul. 31, 2012).
www.focus-fen.net…

29. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian pensions’ performance hit by EU (European Union) debt ‘domino effect’: RBC (Royal Bank of Canada),” by Barbara Shecter (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jul. 31, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario Province Premier Dalton) McGuinty should seize on pension reform at the next premiers’ meeting,” by Martin Regg Cohn (_Record_ [Waterloo, Ontario], Jul. 31, 2012). Note: this is a _Record_ Opinion piece.
www.therecord.com…

31. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada pilots suffer setback in mandatory retirement case,” by Don Butler (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Jul. 31, 2012).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

32. INDIA NEWS: “Raise minimum EPF (Employees Provident Fund) pension to 5,000 rupees (90.26 usd): Shashi Tharoor (Lok Sabha–Lower House of Parliament–member)” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Jul. 31, 2012).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

33. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly job fair a lifeline for seniors in India,” by Seema Chowdhury (globalpressinstitute.org… via United Press International, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.upi.com…

34. IRELAND NEWS: “Air travel chaos feared after union pension vote,” by John Mulligan and Mark Hilliard (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jul. 31, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/air-travel-chaos-feared-after-union-pension-vote-3186300.html…

35. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan to Issue Bridging Bonds to Cover Pension Payment Shortfall,” by Mayumi Otsuma (Bloomberg News, Jul. 31, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

36. UK NEWS: “The new semi-compulsory pensions must not be a rip-off,” by Tom Clark (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 31, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/31/new-semi-compulsory-pensions-ripoff…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “Aging Termites Go Out With a Bang,” by Sindya N. Bhanoo (_New York Times_, Jul. 31, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

38. “MCI (mild cognitive impairment) Linked to Social Isolation, Death,” by Caroline Cassels (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 30, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

39. “More men with prostate cancer “team” wait on treatment,” by  Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Jul. 30, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

40. “Rejected Alzheimer’s drug shows new potential” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 31, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Blocking the effects of amyloid b in Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Diagnostic imaging increases among stage IV cancer patients on Medicare” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 30, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 30, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3130–July 30, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3130–July 30, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law,” by Annie Lowrey and Robert Pear (_New York Times_, July 29, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “U.S. loves cops and firefighters -but not their pensions,” by Steven C. Johnson and Chris Francescani (_Reuters_, July 30, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

3. “Seniors facing foreclosure increases,” by Kimberly Miller (_Bradenton Herald_, July 30, 2012).
www.bradenton.com…

4. “Americans less fearful than most about retirement savings,” by Sam Forgione (Reuters via _Columbus Dispatch_, July 29, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

5. “When Your Pension Offers a Choice,” by Paul Sullivan (_New York Times_, July 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALABAMA NEWS: “Financial health of Alabama’s two largest pension funds lags,” by David White (_Birmingham News_, July 30, 2012, Blog).
blog.al.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pension plans rely on speculative investment predictions,” by Daniel Borenstein (_San Jose Mercury News_, July 28, 2012). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Judge hears arguments on San Diego pension measure,” by Elliot Spagat (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, July 27, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

9. COLORADO NEWS: “Denver seniors stay in homes with help from new volunteer networks,” by Claire Martin (_Denver Post_, July 28, 2012).
www.denverpost.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lawmakers prepare for pension system vote,” by Kurt Erickson (_Quad City Times_ [Davenport, Iowa], July 30, 2012).
qctimes.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. rate hikes bring new worries about long-term care insurance,” by Colleen Diskin (_Bergen Record_, July 29, 2012).
www.northjersey.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Are nursing homes over-medicating patients?” by James T. Mulder (_Post-Standard_ [Syracuse, New York], July 30, 2012).
www.syracuse.com…

13. OREGON NEWS: “Treasurer recommends PERS changes,” by Jonathan Cooper (Associated Press via _Register-Guard_ [Eugene, Oregon], July 28, 2012).
www.registerguard.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Tennessee raises bar for some Medicaid coverage of nursing home care,” by Guy Gugliotta (_Washington Post_, July 28, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

15. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Pension Fund Up For Now,” by Ian Hicks (_Intelligencer_ [Wheeling, West Virginia], July 29, 2012).
www.theintelligencer.net…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The boomers’ burden: welcome to the sandwich generation,” by Julie Power (_Age_ [Melbourne], July 28, 2012).
www.theage.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Most Canadians have no end-of-life plan,” by Sharon Kirkey (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], July 30, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Parkinson’s diagnosis guide created for Canadian MDs,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, July 29, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/07/29/ottawa-parkinsons-guidelines-canada.html…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Experts advise caution before putting senior citizens scheme through,” by Medha Dutta (_Times of India_ [], July 30, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

20. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “State mulls over retirement savings,” by Phakamisa Ndzamela (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg], July 30, 2012).
www.businessday.co.za…

21. UK NEWS: “Pn 750bn (USD 1.18 trillion) lost in forgotten workplace pensions,” by Teresa Hunter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9431304/750bn-lost-in-forgotten-workplace-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Abandoning PSA Screening Could Cost Lives: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, July 30, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Most Prostate Cancer Patients Don’t Die From the Disease: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, July 27, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Death certificates may not tell the whole story,” by Natasja Sheriff (Reuters, July 27, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Study: Group yoga improves motor function and balance long after stroke,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 27, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3129–July 27, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3129–July 27, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “S&P (Standard and Poors) 500 Pension Cuts May Ease Competition Risk: Chart of the Day,” by David Wilson (Bloomberg News, Jul. 26, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “New report says that no pension means more hardship,” by Cathy McKitrick (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Jul. 27, 2012).
www.sltrib.com…

3. “(Fareed) Zakaria: Pensions Are Bankrupting Cities Across the Country,” by Nick Chiles (atlantablackstar.com…, Jul. 26, 2012).
atlantablackstar.com…

4. “Comparing Medicare and Employer Health Insurance,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_ blog, Jul. 27, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Medicare Reaches Middle Age,” by Barbara J. Easterling (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 27, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Social Security Cut Of 750 Million usd Could End Up Costing 6 Billion usd,” by Michael McAuliff (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 26, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System) needs reality check” (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana], Jul. 27, 2012). Note: this is an _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension reform needs thought,” by Jonathan Karpf (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Jul. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _SFC_ Opinion piece.
www.sfgate.com…

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/MARYLAND/VIRGINIA NEWS: “‘Village’ groups, home alterations help more elderly people keep the homes they love,” by  Susan Straight (_Washington Post_ Jul. 27, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Report: City (Jacksonville) contribution rate to police/fire pensions skyrocketed,” by Matt Augustine (WOKV 690 am Radio [Jacksonville], Jul. 27, 2012).
www.wokv.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Public pension funds facing a dose of reality,” by Jilian Mincer (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, Jul. 27, 2012). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

12. NEBRASKA NEWS: “End-of-life conversations needed, survey finds,”  by Michael Bamesberger (_Lincoln Journal Star_, Jul. 27, 2012).
journalstar.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Move to hike judges’ pension pay-in advances,” by Angela Delli Santi (Associated Press via _Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Jul. 27, 2012).
www.philly.com…

14. OREGON NEWS: “State treasurer joins call for (some) changes in public pension system,” by Peter Wong (_Salem Statesman_ blog, Jul. 26, 2012).
community.statesmanjournal.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Baby Boomers reaching retirement age must decide when to take Social Security benefits,” by Debra Duncan (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Jul. 27, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(State Treasurer Gina) Raimondo Pension Lawsuit Seen Risking Bankruptcies: Muni(cipal) Credit,” by Michael McDonald (Bloomberg News, Jul. 27, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ont(ario). targets public sector pensions,” by Monica Wolfson (_Star_ [Windsor], Jul. 27, 2012).
www.windsorstar.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Send (Prime Minister Brian) Harper a message on pensions,” by Victoria Ptashnick (_Sun_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 27, 2012)>
www.torontosun.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians wait too long to determine end-of-life care” (_Province_ [Vancouver, British Columbia, Jul. 27, 2012).
www.theprovince.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Government should fill pension gap,” by Li Yang (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Jul. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _CD_ Opinion piece.
usa.chinadaily.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “More elderly living in ’empty nest’ homes” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Jul. 27, 2012).
europe.chinadaily.com…

22. NAMIBIA NEWS: “National Pension Fund,” by Nyasha Francis Nyaungwa (_Namibia Economist_ [Windhoek] via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 27, 2012). Note: this is a _NE_ Opinion piece.
allafrica.com…

23. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Pensions Only Up By End of August,” by Jo-Mare Duddy (_Namibian_ [Windhoek], Jul. 27, 2012).
allafrica.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Employers ill-prepared for pension reforms,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], Jul. 27, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Retirement misery continues for savers,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Jul. 27, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Growing old with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus),” by  Lena H. Sun (_Washington Post_ Jul. 27, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

27. “(American) Football Player Who Killed Himself Had Brain Disease,” by Mike Tierney (_New York Times_, Jul. 27, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

28. “Researchers Grapple With Ethics of Revealing Alzheimer’s Risk,” by Deborah Brauser (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 27, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Breakthrough treatment reduces post-surgical scarring for glaucoma patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Solving the mystery of how cigarette smoking weakens bones” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “ASBMR (American Society for Bone and Mineral Research) task force urges use of fracture liaision services to reduce costly osteoporosis bone breaks” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Lower vitamin D could increase risk of dying, especially for frail, older adults” (Oregon State University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 26, 2012).
oregonstate.edu…

33. “Men with prostate cancer more likely to die from other causes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 26, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3128–July 26, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3128–July 26, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama and Insurers Join to Cut Health Care Fraud,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, July 26, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “House GOP members berate administration over Medicare bonuses,” by Paige Winfield Cunningham (_Washington Times_, July 25, 2012).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Boomers average 11.3 jobs in a lifetime, study finds,” by Ann Belser (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, July 26, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

4. “Study urges more effort to combat hospital readmissions,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], July 25, 2012).
thehill.com…

5. “Baby Boomers reaching retirement age must decide when to take Social Security benefits,” by Debra Duncan (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, July 26, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Vote on state pension cuts could come in August,” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily-Herald_, July 25, 2012).
www.dailyherald.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “As baby boomers age, home care industry grows,” by Kurt Begalka (_Northwest Herald_ [Crystal Lake, Illinois], July 26, 2012).
www.nwherald.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Officials alert NH seniors about phone scam,” (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, July 26, 2012).
www.boston.com…

9. WASHINGTON NEWS: “State pension costs going up to tune of $390M,” by Brad Shannon (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], July 25, 2012).
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super silver lining. But is it enough?” by Sophie Elsworth (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], July 27, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Study finds baby boomers carrying burden,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, July 26, 2012).
www.abc.net…

12. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil’s Social Security Program Slips Deeper Into Deficit,” (_Forbes_, July 25, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Banks urge premiers to support pooled pension plans,” (_Montreal Gazette_, July 25, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14, INDIA NEWS: “Senior citizens in Delhi to be issued I-cards by police,” (_Economics Times_ [Dehli], July 26, 2012).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

15. MEXICO NEWS: “Despite bloody headlines, Americans still flock to Mexico,” by Lourdes Medrano (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], July 25, 2012).
www.csmonitor.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “English: Raising super age still not an option,” by Ben Chapman-Smith (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], July 26, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10822347…

17. UK NEWS: “Dramatic fall in workplace pensions, new Government figures show,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_, July 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9427050/Dramatic-fall-in-workplace-pensions-new-Government-figures-show.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Stiff upper lip condemns 190,000 older men to loneliness,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9426619/Stiff-upper-lip-condemns-190000-older-men-to-loneliness.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Doctors Petition for Limits on Painkillers,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, July 26, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. “More Older People Treated for Depression,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, July 25, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “CHUM doctor heads prostate cancer probe,” by Charlie Fidelman (_Montreal Gazette_, July 26, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

22. “Women have a poorer quality of life after a stroke or mini stroke than men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Older Patients’ Pain Care Lags in Emergency Departments,” by Jenni Laidman (_Medscape Medical News_, July 25, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Getting older, getting fit,” by Meredith Cohn (_Baltimore Sun_, July 25, 2012).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

25. “Staying fit while aging an Olympian feat,” by Erin Allday (_San Francisco Chronicle_, July 25, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

July 25, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3127–July 25, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3127–July 25, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Women Seen Living Retirement in Poverty at Higher Rates Than Men,” by Emma Fidel (Bloomberg News, Jul. 24, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Doughnut hole drug savings hit 687 million usd in 1st half,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jul. 25, 2012).
www.us…

3. “1-Year Medicare ‘Doc(tor) Fix’ Looks to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 25, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

4. “Internists Say Physician-Led Quality Initiatives Could Be Solution to Medicare Payment Problems” (American College of Physicians news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2012).
www.acponline.org…

5. “(Vermont Senator Bernie) Sanders wants (President Barack) Obama to explain position on Social Security,” by Ramsey Cox (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Jul. 24, 2012).
thehill.com…

6. “GM (General Motors) to send pension buyout checks to retirees in late August,” by Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters, Jul. 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

7. “The Real Pension Crisis,” by Bob Williams (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 24, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “The Looming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It,” by Robert Teitelman (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 24, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “US pension buying of corporate debt soars,” by Ajay Makan (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jul. 25, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Time for San Bernardino employees to pay their share,” by Tobin Brinker (_San Bernardino Sun_, Jul. 25, 2012). Note: this is a _SBS_ Opinion piece.
www.sbsun.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Governor, haul us back to work,” by Jack D. Franks (_Chicago Tribune_, Jul. 25, 2012). Note 1: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece. Note 2: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Louisville, Ky., Stakes Future on Care for Elderly,” by Keith Schneider (_New York Times_, Jul. 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Baby boomers driving trend in older adult fitness,” by Dustin Wyatt (_Spartanburg Herald Journal_, Jul. 25, 2012).
www.goupstate.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Knoxville) City pension referendum takes one step forward,” by Gerald Witt (_Knoxville News Sentinel_, Jul. 25, 2012).
www.knoxnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. EUROPE NEWS: “What’s Keeping Euro Together? Public Sector Pensions,” by Patrick Allen (cnbc.com…, Jul. 25, 2012).
www.cnbc.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Entertainers have aged-care residents rolling in the aisles,” by Adam Fulton (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 25, 2012).
www.smh.com…

17. CYPRUS NEWS: “Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Commission, and European Central Bank) Asks Cyprus to Cut Wages, Pensions, Phileleftheros (newspaper) Says,” by Stelios Orphanides (Bloomberg News, Jul. 25, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension complaints increase sharply,” by Suzanne Lynch (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jul. 25, 2012),
www.irishtimes.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Equalizing pension benefits” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Jul. 25, 2012). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120725a2.html…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirees yet to decide on KiwiSaver withdrawal,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Jul. 25, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10821930…

21. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Elderly suicides a worrying trend,” by Amanda Lee (todayonline.com…, Jul. 25, 2012).
www.todayonline.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension costs stopping companies from creating jobs, warns CBI (Confederation of British Industry),” by  Jamie Dunkley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9424651/Pension-costs-stopping-companies-from-creating-jobs-warns-CBI.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Seven million to be auto-enrolled into workplace pensions,” by Niki Chesworth (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/finance/zurich-smarter-living/9395186/Seven-million-to-be-auto-enrolled-into-workplace-pensions.html…

24. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Pension, Contribution Increases Go Hand in Hand” (_Zimbabwe Herald_ via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 24, 2012). Note: this is a _ZH_ Editorial.
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Ceramides in Blood May Signal Alzheimer’s Disease Risk,” by Fran Lowry (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 25, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “New drug could treat Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and brain injury” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New publication examines effect of early drug administration on Alzheimer’s animal model” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “New research determines how a single brain trauma may lead to Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “A quarter of our very elderly have undiagnosed treatable heart problems, research reveals” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “A New Route for Tackling Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer” (University of Rochester [New York] Medical School news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2012).
www.urmc.rochester.edu…

31. “Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults, Carnegie Mellon Study Shows” (Carnegie Mellon University [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2012).
www.cmu.edu…

July 24, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3126–July 24, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3126–July 24, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public pension funds to face calls to set realistic targets,” by Jilian Mincer (_Reuters_, July 23, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Survey shows Americans worried about retirement,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 24, 2012).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

3. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Pension system returns lag off,” by Ben Leubsdorf (_Concord Monitor_, July 24, 2012).
www.concordmonitor.com…

4. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey Judges Avoid Pension Cost Increase, Court Says,” by Jef Feeley (_Bloomberg_, July 24, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. OREGON NEWS: “Report says public employee pensions padded by benefits,” (_Ashland Daily Tidings_, July 24, 2012).
www.dailytidings.com…

6. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “State told to plan for increase in senior citizens,” by Kate White (_Charleston Gazette_, July 23, 2012).
sundaygazettemail.com…

7. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Aging population expected to tax state resources,” by Clay Barbour (_Fond du Lac Reporter_, July 24, 2012).
www.fdlreporter.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boomers’ dilemma,” by Annette Sampson (_Sydney Morning Herald_, July 25, 2012).
www.smh.com…

9. CANADA NEWS: “Survey examines retirement debt,” by Alexandra Posadzki (_Chronicle Herald_ [Halifax], July 24, 2012).
thechronicleherald.ca/business/120261-survey-examines-retirement-debt…

10. CHINA NEWS: “Unfunded pension liabilities surge in China,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], July 24, 2012).
europe.chinadaily.com…

11. JAPAN NEWS: “More elderly in Japan willing to work: report,” by Michiyo Ishida (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], July 24, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

12. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Employers against retirement age extension,” by T.K. Letchumy Tamboo (_Malay Mail_ [Kuala Lumpur], July 24, 2012).
www.mmail.com…

13. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Regional community-based mental health programme launched,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], July 23, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

14. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Analysis: Retirees in South Korea find it’s no country for old men,” by Christine Kim (_Reuters_, July 23, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “Year of the Dragon helps halt aging population rise,” (_Taipei Times_, July 25, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Pension funds press UK govt over infrastructure cap,” by Raji Menon (_Reuters_, July 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Alzheimer’s Drug Fails Its First Big Clinical Trial,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, July 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. “Choosing ‘Watchful Waiting’ for Prostate Cancer,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, July 23, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, July 23, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Aging heart cells rejuvenated by modified stem cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Genetic entrepreneur to compete in Genomics X Prize,” by Helen Briggs (_BBC News_, July 24, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18876478…

22. “Do those who retire early live longer?” by Richard Knight and Charlotte McDonald (_BBC News_, July 23, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18952037…

July 23, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3125–July 23, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3125–July 23, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement,” by  Teresa Ghilarducci (_New York Times_, Jul. 22, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Private Pension Plans, Even at Big Companies, May Be Underfunded,” by Floyd Norris (_New York Times_, Jul. 21, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Medicare IDs Few Hospitals As Outliers In Readmissions,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News blog, Jul. 23, 2012).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Benefits rules eased on same-sex partners of federal employees,” by By David G. Savage (_Los Angeles Times_, Jul. 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

5. “AARP Study: Ethnic Elders Slammed Hardest by Foreclosures,” by  Paul Kleyman (New America Media, Jul. 19, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

6. “Silicon Valley Closing in on 2.6 Trillion usd Baby Boom Market,” by Sugar Wang (_Sing Tao Daily_ [Hong Kong] via New America Media, Jul. 19, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “Native American Tribe Races to Preserve Endangered Language,” by Jessica Cheung (New America Media, Jul. 18, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

8. “What to Tell the Children About Their Inheritance and When,” by Paul Sullivan (_New York Times_, Jul. 21, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “As Social Security benefits go paperless, beware debit card fees,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit [Michigan] Free Press_, Jul. 22, 2012).
www.freep.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actor’s Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists board pushes for single health and pension plans,” by Richard Verrier (_Los Angeles Times_, Jul. 23, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “For Palm Springs man, grief and anger over an end-of-life decision,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, Jul. 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Statehouse Insider: A glacial pace for pension fix” (_Springfield State Journal-Register_, Jul. 22, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

13. LOUISIANA NEWS: “3 Louisiana pension funds fear big losses from 100 million usd in investments,” by Richard Thompson (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Jul. 23, 2012).
www.nola.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “A Muslim Cemetery Helps To Ease Funerals’ Strain,” by Sami Yenigun (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jul. 23, 2012). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 57 seconds). A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

15. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Surviving the heat: Toll hardest on the elderly,” by Erin Andersen (_Lincoln Journal Star_, Jul. 23, 2012).
journalstar.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Where’s the outrage on pension abuse?” (_Cherry Hill Courier Post_, Jul. 22, 2012). Note: this is a _CHCP_ Editorial.
www.courierpostonline.com…

17. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon PERS (Public Employees Retirement System): Pension pay gets padded by benefit boosters, from public safety workers to doc(tor)s,” by  Ted Sickinger (_Portland Oregonian_, Jul. 22, 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Sensors can help elderly to live independently, but some worry about the invasion of privacy,” by Gena Kittner (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Jul. 23, 2012).
host.madison.com…

19. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Community Care of Central Wisconsin initiative fosters connections for disabled, elderly,” by Liz Welter (_Wisconsin Rapids Tribune_, Jul. 22, 2012).
www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Simpler taxes for (Australian Capital Territory) seniors” (_Times_ [Canberra], Jul. 22, 2012).
www.canberratimes.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Welcome to the aging – and ageist workplace,” by Misty Harris (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Jul. 23, 2012).
www.vancouversun.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing home finds ‘room-blessing ritual’ a positive way to say final farewells,” by Tom Blackwell (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jul. 21, 2012).
news.nationalpost.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Fear of illness in old age haunts our finances,” by Gary Marr (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jul. 21, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

24. CHINA NEWS: “China’s ageing workforce is a ‘ticking time bomb’,” by Michael Richardson (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia], Jul. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _Times_ Opinion piece.
www.canberratimes.com…

25. GERMANY NEWS: “Berlin’s oldest squatters in town defend threatened community centre,” by Kate Connolly (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/20/germany-europe-news…

26. GERMANY NEWS: “Numbers of blind are falling” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. INDIA NEWS: “India’s pension m(ar)k(e)t to be 20 lakh cr(ore) rupees (361.122 billion usd) by 2015: Assocham (industry body)” (Press Trust of India via _Hindustan Times_, (New Delhi), Jul. 22, 2012).
www.hindustantimes.com…

28. INDIA NEWS: “Abandoned by children, elderly parents struggle for survival,” by M. Hyderi (_Greater Kashmir_ [Srinigar, Jammu and Kashmir], Jul. 23, 2012/Ramadan 3, 1433).
www.greaterkashmir.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Retirement is both a privilege and a challenge,” by Frances O’Rourke (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jul. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

30. ISRAEL NEWS: “Raising retirement age is unnecessary,” by Shay Niv (_Globes_ [Tel Aviv], Jul. 22, 2012). Note: this is a _Globes_ Opinion piece.
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000767740…

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31. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Malaysia’s pension reform may boost Islamic funds,” by Bernardo Vizcaino (Reuters, Jul. 23, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

32. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Dawn of a new private pension industry,” by Ranjit Singh (_Business Times_ [Kuala Lumpur], Jul. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _BT_ Opinion piece.
www.btimes.com…

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33. UK NEWS: “(Government) Coalition in pension fees clampdown,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9418908/Coalition-in-pension-fees-clampdown.html…

34. UK NEWS: “I will not hesitate to take action on pension charges,” by Steve Webb (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9418922/Steve-Webb-I-will-not-hesitate-to-take-action-on-pension-charges.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Pension charges are only part of the problem,” by Paul Farrow (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9419395/Pension-charges-are-only-part-of-the-problem.html…

36. UK NEWS: “How much are you paying for your pension?” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9419401/How-much-are-you-paying-for-your-pension.html…

37. UK NEWS: “It’s no surprise we’re giving up on pensions,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 23, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jul/22/giving-up-on-pensions…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

38. “In First, Software Emulates Lifespan of Entire Organism,” by John Markoff (_New York Times_, Jul. 21, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

39. “Researchers develop ginseng-fortified milk to improve cognitive function” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Powerful class of antioxidants may be potent Parkinson’s treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Severe flu increases risk of Parkinson’s: UBC (University of British Columbia [Canada]) research” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Stroke Caregivers Are At Risk For Depression” (Loyola University Strich School of Medicine [Chicago, Illinois], news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 20, 2012).
www.loyolamedicine.org…

43. “Say ‘Ahhh’: A Simpler Way To Detect Parkinson’s,” by Guy Raz (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jul. 21, 2012). In addition to the print story, an audio (running time: 4 minutes, 14 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

July 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3124–July 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3124–July 20, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Hospitals’ readmission rates still too high, government says,” by Jordan Rau (_Washington Post_, July 19, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Obama resurrects Medicare issue in Florida,” by Michael A. Memoli (_Los Angeles Times_, July 19, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Public Pensions Are About To Look Less Healthy,” by Caitlin Kenney (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, July 20, 2012). In addition to the story, there is an audio transcript, running time: 3 minutes, 51 seconds, available at the site.
www.npr.org…

4. “Who’s Watching Mom?” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, July 19, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Protect your retirement from scams,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, July 20, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Remodelers build hopes on aging Boomers,” by Karen E. Klein (_San Francisco Chronicle_, July 19, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALASKA NEWS: “Alaska Medicare payments to docs should be slashed, national study says,” by Dermot Cole (_Fairbanks Daily News-Miner_, July 19, 2012).
newsminer.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s pension mess gets worse,” (_San Francisco Chronicle_, July 19, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.sfgate.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. pension expects rosy returns amid market uncertainty,” by Hayley Peterson (_Washington Examiner_, July 19, 2012).
washingtonexaminer.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Split retirement board approves transfer of Flint pension fund after emergency manager changes board,” by Kristen Longley (_Flint Journal_, July 19, 2012).
www.mlive.com…

11. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Falls could lead to fees for assisted living homes,” by Nancy Hicks (_Lincoln Journal-Star_, July 20, 2012).
journalstar.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania pension woes weigh on credit ratings,” by Hilary Russ (_Reuters_, July 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario, Law Commission highlights ageism in justice system,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, July 20, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Senate rejects smaller increase in pensions,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, July 20, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

15. GREECE NEWS: “Civil servants’ pension lump sums to be cut by 22.6 pct,” by Vassilis Ziras (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], July 20, 2012).
www.ekathimerini.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension fund reserves slip further,” (_Japan Times_, July 20, 2012).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120720a8.html…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Longer lifespans lift Super cost,” by Eloise Gibson (_Stuff.co_, July 20, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/7313057/Longer-lifespans-lift-Super-cost…

18. UK NEWS: “Middle classes miss pension tax relief,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9413512/Middle-classes-miss-pension-tax-relief.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Diabetes among elderly is growing along with overall U.S. cases,” by Anita Creamer (_Sacramento Bee_, July 20, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

20. “Cell research opens new avenues in combating neurodegenerative diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Anti-tau drug improves cognition, decreases tau tangles in Alzheimer’s disease models,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Does presence of oxidants early in life help determine life span?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Elder abuse affects Latinos disproportionately,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Autumn Birthday Ups Odds of Living to 100: Study,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, July 19, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 19, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3123–July 19, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3123–July 19, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Facing Foreclosure After 50,” by Robbie Brown (_New York Times_, July 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Retirees Wrestle With Pension Buyout From General Motors,” by Mary M. Chapman (_New York Times_, July 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Survey: Medicare patients happier than those with private coverage,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, July 18, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Postal Service Set to Default on Billions in Health Fund Payments,” by Ron Nixon (_New York Times_, July 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Prudential to stop sales of group long-term care,” (_Reuters_, July 19, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

6. “63% of laid off workers forced to live off retirement savings, new study finds,” by Donna Gehrke-White (_South Florida Sun Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], July 19, 2012).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] tells California cities to keep eye on pension terms,” by Jim Christie (_Reuters_, July 18, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

8. COLORADO NEWS: “Researcher learns about senior citizens by staying at Boulder retirement home,” by Kevin C. Keller (_Denver Post_, July 19, 2012).
www.denverpost.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn wants special session on pensions next month,” by Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, July 19, 2012).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. MARYLAND NEWS: “Prudence and public pensions,” (_Baltimore Sun_, July 19, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.baltimoresun.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Vote sends teacher retirement issue back for more discussion,” by Dawson Bell (_Detroit Free-Press_, July 19, 2012).
www.freep.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio House to hold several pension reform hearings, could vote by September,” by Joe Guillen (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, July 19, 2012).
www.cleveland.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Care-giving for seniors rewarding for most,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, July 18, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/07/18/seniors-caregiving.html…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “MPs pass bill enabling introduction of private pension schemes,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, July 18, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

15. GREECE NEWS: “Cross-checks find pension breaches in healthcare,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], July 19, 2012).
www.ekathimerini.com…

16. ISRAEL NEWS: “Treasury plans further rise in retirement age,” (_Globes_ [Jerusalem], July 19, 2012).
www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000766930…

17. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Private pension plan launched,” by Martin Carvalho and Rahim Rahimy (_Star_ [Kuala Lampur], July 19, 2012).
thestar.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Care staff find homophobic elderly hard to deal with – research,” by Matthew Backhouse (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], July 18, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10820524…

19. UK NEWS: “Doctors suspend strike over pension reforms,” (Press Association via _Guardian_ [London], July 18, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/18/doctors-suspend-strike-pension-reforms…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Questioning Surgery for Early Prostate Cancer,” by Tara Parker-Pope (_New York Times_, July 18, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “For Veterans, an Alternative to the Nursing Home,” by Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian (_New York Times_, July 18, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Nestle invests in U.S. medical food for Alzheimer’s,” by Emma Thomasson (_Reuters_, July 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

23. “New drug for Alzheimer’s symptom relief shows promise,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, July 18, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Helping Alzheimer’s patients stay independent,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “A good night’s sleep could keep you out of a nursing home,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “First Polypill trial in people selected on age alone (50 and over) shows substantial health benefit,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 18, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3122–July 18, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3122–July 18, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Pension funds seriously underfunded, studies find,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Jul. 18, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Three Years of Pension Returns Do Not Tell Us Much About Thirty Years,” by Dean Baker (businessinsider.com…, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.businessinsider.com…

3. “Retirement savings get raided by 35% of laid-off workers,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.us…

4. “GM (General Motors) pension decision looms,” by Brian J. O’Connor (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

5. “Me-TV taps into boomer base: Classic TV channel courts 35-to-64 demo(graphic),” by Brian Lowry (_Variety_ [Los Angeles, California], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.variety.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “Transport needs of (Atlanta) elderly an issue,” by Tammy Joyner (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.ajc.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois may suffer under new government pension standards,” by Sean F. Driscoll (_Rockford Register Star_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.rrstar.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “Fix the pensions” (_Columbus Dispatch_, Jul. 17, 2012). Note: this is a _CD_ Editorial.
www.dispatch.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “State stands pat on pension return assumption,” by Michael Dresser (_Baltimore Sun_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.baltimoresun.com…

10. NEBRASKA NEWS: “AARP ranks Omaha as top ten place to retire,” by Ross Boettcher (_Omaha World Herald_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.omaha.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “In Graying Priesthood, New York’s Grayest Keeps Faith in Bronx,” by Sharon Otterman (_New York Times_, Jul. 18, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY City pension funds return drops to 1.7 pct” (Reuters, Jul. 18, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “Fox (News) Turns Its Pension Crusade Towards The NYPD (New York Police Department),” by Remington Shepard (mediamatters.org…, Jul. 17, 2012).
mediamatters.org…

14. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Pension reforms put state in stronger position” (_State_ [Columbia], Jul. 18, 2012). Note: this is a _State_ Editorial.
www.thestate.com…

15. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Boomers swell ranks of Tennessee Senior Olympics,” by Bonnie Burch (_Nashville Tennessean_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.tennessean.com…|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p&nclick_check=1

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee) Public Museum seeks county takeover of its pensions,” by Steve Schultz (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.jsonline.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wait lists for (Wood and Marathon Counties) long-term care for eligible elderly, disabled residents end,” by Karen Madden (_Wisconsin Rapids Tribune_, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. INDIA NEWS: “UDF (United Democratic Front-Kerala State) all set to raise pension age from 55 to 60 years” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Jul. 18, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Report calls for pension statements” (Press Association via Google News, Jul. 18,2012).
www.google.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Millions ‘sleepwalking’ into retirement as workplace pension numbers hit all-time low,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9406404/Millions-sleepwalking-into-retirement-as-workplace-pension-numbers-hit-all-time-low.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Is Christchurch [Dorset] the perfect place to retire?” by Sarah Rainey (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9405965/Is-Christchurch-the-perfect-place-to-retire.html…

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22. UK NEWS: “Fees that can halve the value of your pension: Millions of savers are being misled by City fund managers about hidden fees that can almost halve the value of their pensions, a year-long study has found,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9407283/Fees-that-can-halve-the-value-of-your-pension.html…

23. UK NEWS: “The dark side of the pensions business” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 18, 2012). Note: this is a _DT_ Editorial.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/9406037/The-dark-side-of-the-pensions-business.html…

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24. WALES NEWS: “Conwy [Clwyd] top Wales’ aging population table in Census findings,” by Tom Bodden (_Daily Post_ [Liverpool, Mersyside], Jul. 16, 2012).
www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2012/07/16/conwy-top-wales-aging-population-table-in-census-findings-55578-31405629/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Blood-Based Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease Identified,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 18, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Retinal detachment risk from cataract surgery falls,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Jul. 18, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Binge drinking increases the risk of cognitive decline in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Study shows how aging impairs immune response” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Physicians’ focus on risks for stroke and dementia saved lives, money” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Alzheimer’s Treatment Shows Promise in Small, 3-Year Trial,” by Maureen Salamon (HealthDay News, Jul. 17, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

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