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August 31, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3153–August 31, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3153–August 31, 2012.

Note: There will be no E-Clippings on Monday (Sept. 3). The E-Clippings will return on Tues. (Sept. 4).

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s political importance goes beyond seniors,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, August 31, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Medicare downplayed as GOP campaign issue,” by Valerie Richardson (_Washington Times_, August 30, 2012).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Labor fines pension adviser $1.27 million over fee disclosure,” by Jessica Toonkel (_Reuters_, August 31, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

4. “For retirees, 70 may not be the new 65,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MoneyWatch_, August 30, 2012).
articles.marketwatch.com…

5. “Can boomers make a living temping?” by Anne Kadet (_MoneyWatch_, August 30, 2012).
articles.marketwatch.com…

6. “The Ex Factor,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, August 31, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension reform bill loophole would expand spiking opportunities,” by Daniel Borenstein (_Contra Costa Times_ [San Francisco], August 30, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.contracostatimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Battle over pension debt looms in San Bernardino bankruptcy,” by Tim Reid (_Reuters_, August 30, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pew report calls for Kentucky pension reforms,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, August 31, 2012).
www.courier-journal.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Report: Converting Texas teacher pensions to 401(k) would be costly,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Statesman_, August 30, 2012).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. BULGARIA NEWS: “GERB to Up Bulgarian Pensions by at least 7.6%,” (_Novinite.com_ [Sofia], August 31, 2012).
www.novinite.com…

12. CHINA NEWS: “Chinese City’s Retirees Given a License to Ticket,” by Andrew Jacobs and Adam Century (_New York Times_, August 31, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “One in seven Czechs understands pension reform principles,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, August 31, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

14. FINLAND NEWS: “Finnish Economy Faces Challenges Of Euro Crisis, Aging, IMF Says,” by Kati Pohjanpalo (_Bloomberg News_, August 31, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. GREECE NEWS: “Greek Budget Cuts Focus on Pension Curbs to Gain Troika Approval,” by Marcus Bensasson and Maria Petrakis (_Bloomberg_, August 31, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public pension fund hit by $26 bln Apr-June investment loss,” by Chikafumi Hodo (_Reuters_, August 31, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “The village where people have dementia – and fun,” by Jon Henley (_Guardian_ [London], August 27, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/27/dementia-village-residents-have-fun…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, August 31, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study,” (_HealthDay_, August 31, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Cleveland Clinic researchers investigating potential drug for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “BUSM researchers study use of MRI in osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Has osteoporosis treatment failed when a fracture occurs?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 31, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 30, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3152–August 30, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3152–August 30, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare arguments key for both parties,” by Michael Kranish (_Boston Globe_, August 30, 2012).
bostonglobe.com…

2. “Turning the Tables,” by Ronald Brownstein (_National Journal_, August 29, 2012).
www.nationaljournal.com…

3. “Ryan Medicare Plan Is Already Shaking Up House Races,” by Jonathan Weisman (_New York Times_, August 29, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com…

4. “Postponing Retirement Indefinitely,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, August 29, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “What’s Killing the Long-Term Care Insurance Industry,” by Howard Glickman (_Forbes_, August 29, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to stem pension costs is no panacea,” by Evan Halper and Anthony York (_Los Angeles Times_, August 29, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Law restricts pension cuts for existing workers,” by Judy Lin (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, August 29, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Medi-Cal recipients warned they could lose day healthcare benefit,” by Anna Gorman (_Los Angeles Times_, August 30, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois’ credit rating downgraded after pension reform failure,” by Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, August 30, 2012). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon schools, agencies brace for pension tsunami,” (Associated Press via _Oregonian_ [Portland], August 29, 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Ripe for reform: When it comes to pension plans, small is costly,” (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 30, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly drivers fastest-growing group of licence holders on Queensland roads,” by Robyn Ironside (_Courier Mail_ [Bribane], August 31, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “Health cover hurdle for elderly,” by Mayur Shetty (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], August 30, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Ireland cuts elderly care, overtime to plug health overspend,” by Padraic Halpin (_Reuters_, August 30, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Many young people ‘delusional’ about cost of retirement,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 30, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/many-young-people-delusional-about-cost-of-retirement-3214911.html…

16. GREECE NEWS: “Package foresees 4.5 bln euros in pension cuts,” (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], August 30, 2012).
www.ekathimerini.com…

17. HONG KONG NEWS: “Majority support universal pension,” by Fan Feifei (_China Daily_ [Beijing], August 30, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Council bosses accept pension deal,” (Press Association via _Google_, August 30, 2012).
www.google.com…

19. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Overhaul pension system, says research body,” by Maimbolwa Mulikelela (_Times of Zambia_ [Copperbelt], August 30, 2012).
www.times.co.zm/?p=10361…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, August 30, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Effects of Delirium Are Found to Linger,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, August 29, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer’s: Study,” (_HealthDay_, August 29, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “New diagnostic biomarkers offer ray of hope for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Alzheimer’s triggered by “type three diabetes”,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 29, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9506861/Alzheimers-triggered-by-type-three-diabetes.html…

25. “Hormone therapy use among women continues to drop,” by Kerry Grens (_Reuters_, August 30, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Protein linked to increased risk of heart failure and death in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 29, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3151–August 29, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3151–August 29, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GOP leaders are not sold on Ryan’s trumpeted Medicare plan,” by Susan Davis (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 28, 2012).
www.us…

2. “No kaboom from Paul Ryan Medicare bomb,” by Edward-Isaac Dovere and David Nather (_Politico_, August 29, 2012).
www.politico.com…

3. “Here’s where Medicare could really save some money,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, August 28, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

4. “Bond bubble stemming from low interest rates could endanger seniors’ retirement,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 29, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

5. “Half of Americans die with almost no money,” by Andrea Coombes (_MoneyWatch_, August 29, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Senior Poverty: Food Insecurity Rising Among Older Americans,” by Laura Rowley (_Huffington Post_, August 29, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Brown takes softer line in latest plan to rein in pension costs,” by Anthony York and Patrick McGreevy (_Los Angeles Times_, August 28, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public worker pension changes unveiled,” by Marisa Lagos and Wyatt Buchanan (_San Francisco Chronicle_, August 28, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

9. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Hospitals, nursing homes are better prepared for Hurricane Isaac than earlier storms,” (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], August 28, 2012).
www.nola.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “A push to encourage end-of-life discussions,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, August 29, 2012).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “‘Uncharted waters’: Nothing in the Constitution on what to do about ‘legally incompetent’ senator Joyce Fairbairn,” by Jordan Press and Randy Boswell (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], August 29, 2012).
news.nationalpost.com…

12. DENMARK NEWS: “Danish pension future looks bleak,” by Christian Wenande (_Copenhagen Post_, August 28, 2012).
cphpost.dk/business/danish-pension-future-looks-bleak…

13. GERMAN NEWS: “German pensioners ‘forced to keep working’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9503844/German-pensioners-forced-to-keep-working.html…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Arnotts indicates it may wind up pension scheme,” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 29, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Over half in poll want social security burden shared by all,” (_Japan Times_, August 29, 2012).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120829a2.html…

16. KENYA NEWS: “RBA pours cold water on ambitious NSSF Bill,” by Jackson Okoth (_East African Standard_ [Nairobi], August 29, 2012).
www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000064920…

17. PERU NEWS: “Peru Seeks To Attract Foreign Pension Providers, Regulator Says,” by John Quigley (_Bloomberg_, August 28, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. TAIWAN NEWS: “Health official talks up age-friendly cities at APEC meet,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 29, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

19. UK NEWS: “UK life ‘healthier for longer’, ONS figures show,” by Anna-Marie Lever (_BBC News_, August 29, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19410699…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Fittest thrive as they age,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 28, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/08/28/fitness-aging.html…

21. “The Dirty Little Secret of Nursing Homes,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, August 27, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Recessions: Good for your health, bad for grandma’s,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, August 28, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

23. “4 Eating Habits May Help Older Women Maintain Weight Loss,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, August 28, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care,” (_HealthDay_, August 28, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Aspirin may help men with prostate cancer live longer, study suggests,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Pharmacists provide additional line of defense for detecting knee osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 27, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3150–August 27, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3150–August 27, 2012.

Note: There will be no E-Clippings service tomorrow (Aug. 28, 2012). The E-Clippings service will return on Wed. (Aug. 29, 2012).

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Despite Democrats’ Warnings, Private Medicare Plans Find Success,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, August 26, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Seniors boost Obama over fears of GOP Medicare cuts,” by Stephen Dinan (_Washington Times_, August 26, 2012).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Elder Law: ‘Observation status’ due for a change,” by Julian Gray and Frank Petrich (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 26, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

4. “When a 401(k) Is Locked in the Freezer,” by Gretchen Morgenson (_New York Times_, August 26, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Senior advocates urge more help to stop financial exploitation,” by Eileen Ambrose (_Baltimore Sun_, August 26, 2012).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

6. “Why traditional pension plans are disappearing,” (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 26, 2012).
articles.philly.com…

7. “AP-GfK poll: Raise taxes to save Social Security,” by Jennifer Agiesta (Associated Press via _Google_, August 26, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.google.com…

8. “Elderly Scams: Courier Services Play A Surprising Role,” by Ann Brenoff (_Huffington Post_, August 27, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “Rough economy hits small business owners’ retirement dreams hard,” by Susan Waldman (_Washington Post_, August 27, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State Democrats: Pension changes coming,” by Marisa Lagos (_San Francisco Chronicle_, August 26, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “SCAN Health settlement points up Medicare’s vulnerabilities,” by Chad Terhune (_Los Angeles Times_, August 24, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Low-income seniors struggle in S.F.,” by Kevin Fagan (_San Francisco Chronicle_, August 26, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

13. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Thousands of deficiencies reported at Louisiana nursing homes,” by Alison Bath and Mary Nash-Wood (_Alexandria Town Talk_, August 27, 2012).
www.thetowntalk.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania’s pension problems cost taxpayers,” by Romy Varghese (Bloomberg News via _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, August 27, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Alzheimer’s carers suffer stress,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 27, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Survey: 1 in 10 seniors suffers from dementia,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, August 25, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120824004340.htm…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Wrinkled Workers Help Defuse Japan’s Pension Time Bomb,” by Kanoko Matsuyama (_Bloomberg News_, August 26, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Many M’sians unprepared for retirement,” (_Star_ [Kuala Lumpur], August 25, 2012).
thestar.com…

19. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Indigent senior citizens get pension from DSWD,” by Helen Flores (_Philippine Star_ [Manila], August 26, 2012).
www.philstar.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Elderly make up majority of Chinese tourists to Taiwan,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 26, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Alzheimer’s Drug Misses Goal, but Offers Hint of Potential,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, August 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Sleepless Nights May Put The Aging Brain At Risk Of Dementia,” by Patti Neighmond (_US National Public Radio Morning Edition_, August 27, 2012). In addition to the print story, there is an audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 2 seconds. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

23. “Female gender increases stroke risk in AF patients aged over 75 years by 20%,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Driver’s Seat Safer Than Sidewalk for Older Adults,” by Natasja Sheriff (Reuters via _Medscape Medical News_, August 27, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

August 24, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3149–August 24, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3149–August 24, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Presidential Candidates’ Medicare Platforms Could Affect Undecided Voters,” (_Public Broadcasting Systems Newshour_, August 23, 2012, MP3 format, running time 11 minutes 48 seconds). Note: A full transcript of the segment is also available.
www.pbs.org…

2. “The problem with Romney’s Medicare chart: It’s not true,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_, August 24, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “The Evolving Critique of Competitive Pricing in Medicare,” by Reihan Salam (_National Review_, August 23, 2012, Blog).
www.nationalreview.com…

4. “Analysis: U.S. cities avoid the pension obligation bet,” by Tiziana Barghini and Michael Connor (_Reuters_, August 24, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Widows getting cheated out of Social Security,” by Ian Salisbury (_MarketWatch_, August 23, 2012).
articles.marketwatch.com…

6. “Boomers grapple with new retirement realities,” by Dawn Turner Trice (_Chicago Tribune_, August 24, 2012). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. “Big Income Losses for Those Near Retirement,” by Catherine Rampell (_New York Times_, August 23, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

8. “The State of Aging: Prisoners and Compassionate Release Programs,” by Tina Maschi (_Huffington Post_, August 23, 2012, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “Sweet character study on aging, memory, loss,” by Steven Rea (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 23, 2012). Note: This article is a review of the movie “Robot and Frank.”
www.philly.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Creditors of Stockton Fight Over Pension Funding While in Bankruptcy,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, August 24, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Bond rater Moody’s likes pension makeover for Michigan school employees,” by Paul Egan (_Detroit Free-Press_, August 24, 2012).
www.freep.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania Pays Pension Penalty as Bond Costs Climb,” by Romy Varghese (_Bloomberg_, August 24, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Pension fund down $1 billion,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], August 24, 2012).
www.thestate.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “VRS ponders its tolerance for risk,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, August 23, 2012).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Key unions still holding out of new pension model,” by Robert Jones (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 24, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/08/24/nb-pension-alward-611.html…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Eleven nursing homes closed after inspections,” by Evelyn Ring (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], August 23, 2012).
www.irishexaminer.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Yen 1.5 trillion (USD 19.1 billion) in reserve tapped for pension benefits,” (_Japan Times_, August 24, 2012).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120824a6.html…

18. MEXICO NEWS: “BlackRock Predicts Mexico Pension Assets To Double In Five Years,” by Ben Bain and Jose Enrique Arrioja (_Bloomberg_, August 23, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensioners are not hurt by quantitative easing, says Bank of England,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9495978/Pensioners-are-not-hurt-by-quantitative-easing-says-Bank-of-England.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Pension changes win vote of unions,” (Press Association via _Google_, August 24, 2012).
www.google.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Ex-pats could get winter fuel cash while elderly people at home lose out,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/9495812/Ex-pats-could-get-winter-fuel-cash-while-elderly-people-at-home-lose-out.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly drivers no more dangerous than 20-somethings: study,” by Natasja Sheriff (_Reuters_, August 24, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Prescriptions to seniors inappropriate 20% of the time,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 23, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/23/prescriptions-inappropriate-elderly.html…

24. “Treatment shows promise to slow Alzheimer’s progression,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 24, 2012).
www.us…

25. “Simple eye test could diagnose Alzheimer’s,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9496760/Simple-eye-test-could-diagnose-Alzheimers.html…

26. “Why seniors may be especially vulnerable to financial fraud,” by Paul Taylor (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 23, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

27. “Meditation May Help Fight Loneliness, Study Says,” by Maureen Salamon (_HealthDay_, August 24, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

August 23, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3148–August 23, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3148–August 23, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “CBO (Congressional Budget Office): Medicare Spending Growth Slower Than Expected” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Aug. 23, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Does Medicare Advantage cost less? Or does it cost more?” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_ blog, Aug. 22, 2012 log). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Fox, meet henhouse. (Republican Vice Presidential candidate) Paul Ryan, meet Medicare,” by Jamelle Bouie (_Washington Post_ blog, Aug. 22, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “In Poll, (President Barack) Obama Is Given Trust Over Medicare,” by Michael Cooper and Dalia Sussman (_New York Times_, Aug. 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) poll: Republicans fighting Dem(ocrat)s to a draw on Medicare,” by Cameron Joseph (_The Hill_ [Washington DC] blog, Aug. 23, 2012).
thehill.com…

6. “Reforming Medicare Could Set Up Generational Clash,” by Dennis Maley (_Bradenton [Florida] Times_, Aug. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _BT_ Opinion piece.
www.thebradentontimes.com…

7. “Will Medicare be the dominant issue this election cycle?” by Carl Golden (_Salem [Oregon] Statesman Journal_, Aug. 23, 2012). Note: this is a _SSJ_ Opinion piece.
www.statesmanjournal.com…

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8. “Possession Paralysis Revisited,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Aug. 22, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

9. “Most New Long-Term Care Claims Are Filed by Women,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, Aug. 22, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

10. “Home-equity loans could sink retirement hopes,” by Robert Powell (marketwatch.com…, Aug. 23, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

11. “Machinists union to vote on Hawker (Beechcraft–aircraft maker) pension proposal” (Reuters, Aug. 22, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Are public pensions at risk in bankruptcy?” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Aug. 23, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension reform inaction a credit negative-Moody’s” (Reuters, Aug. 23, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. group looks at borrowing for pension shortfall” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Aug. 23, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension savings will offer Michigan public schools relief,” by Ingrid Jacques (_Detroit News_, Aug. 23, 2012). Note: This is a _DT_ editorial.
www.detroitnews.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Politics of fear target elderly,” by Jimmy Vielkind (_Albany Times-Union_, Aug. 23, 2012).
www.timesunion.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Medicare Takes Center Stage In Close Pennsylvania Races,” by Marilyn Werber Serafini (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Aug. 23, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Tax rules make pooled pensions a bad choice for many Canadians: C.D. Howe,” by Barbara Shecter (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Aug. 23, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Euthanasia has support of (Prime Minister John) Key” (_Mail_ [Nelson], August 23, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/7534122/Euthanasia-has-support-of-Key…

20. NICARAGUA NEWS: “Migration in the Americas: US retirees flock to Nicaragua,” (National Broadcasting Corporation News, Aug. 23, 2012).
photoblog.nbcnews.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Cutting cost of form-filling could pay for care of 20,000 elderly people, says watchdog,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 23, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9492525/Cutting-cost-of-form-filling-could-pay-for-care-of-20000-elderly-people-says-watchdog.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension costs should be revealed, say pension providers,” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Aug. 23, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19355277…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Therapeutic avenues for Parkinson’s investigated at UH (University of Houston),” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Prostate cancer survival rates improved since introduction of PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 23, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 22, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3147–August 22, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3147–August 22, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Proposal to privatize Social Security rears its ugly head again,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, August 21, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Patients Would Pay More if Romney Restores Medicare Savings, Analysts Say,” by Jackie Calmes (_New York Times_, August 22, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Medicare takes over as main issue in congressional races,” by Lisa Mascaro (_Los Angeles Times_, August 22, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Medicare: Private insurers not always cheaper,” by Tami Luhby (_CNNMoney_, August 22, 2012).
money.cnn.com…

5. “Forget the cuts – Medicare spending is still on the rise,” by David Nather (_Politico_, August 22, 2012).
www.politico.com…

6. “Senior victims lose average of $140,500 to financial abuses,” by Blake Ellis (_CNNMoney_, August 22, 2012).
money.cnn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Long Beach pension proposal details released,” by Eric Bradley (_Long Beach Press-Telegram_, August 21, 2012).
www.presstelegram.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose voters had confusing data on pension outlook -auditor,” (_Reuters_, August 22, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois’ inaction on pensions in rating agency crosshairs,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, August 21, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky government employers, worker groups differ on pensions,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, August 21, 2012).
www.courier-journal.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirement pay hike studied,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], August 22, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

12. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Triad program would help elderly patients recover better at home after hospital treatment,” by Richard Carver (_Winston-Salem Journal_, August 21, 2012).
www2.journalnow.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Sharemarket gives super a lift,” by Gareth Hutchens (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 22, 2012).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Study warns of funding shortfalls for pensions,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 21, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Older job seekers feel ‘not very good’ about prospects,” by Ora Morison (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 22, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “What if no-benefit ‘retirement’ age is set at 40?” by Minoru Matsutani (_Japan Times_, August 22, 2012).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120822f1.html…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly account for 90 percent of disaster-related deaths,” (_Mainichi Daily News_, August 22, 2012).
mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20120822p2a00m0na011000c.html…

18. KENYA NEWS: “Atwoli backs proposed pension plan,” (_Daily Nation_ [Nairobi], August 21, 2012).
www.nation.co.ke/News/Atwoli+backs+proposed++pension+plan+/-/1056/1484440/-/13hmi6m/-/index.html…

19. LATVIA/LITHUANIA/ESTONIA NEWS: “Outlook pessimistic on pension system,” (_Baltic Times_, August 22, 2012).
www.baltictimes.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Rice developed specially for the elderly unveiled,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 22, 2012).
www.chinapost.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Return of the extended family home as sandwich generation take in old and young,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 22, 20112).
www.telegraph.co.uk/family/9490940/Return-of-the-extended-family-home-as-sandwich-generation-take-in-old-and-young.html…

22. UK NEWS: “‘Complex’ state pension rules lead to huge disparity in payments,” (Press Association via _Guardian_ [London], August 22, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/aug/22/complex-state-pension-rules-disparity-payments?newsfeed=true…

23. UK NEWS: “Right-to-die man Tony Nicklinson dead after refusing food,” (_BBC News_, August 22, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19341722…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Men’s role in helping women with Alzheimer’s, dementia soars,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean,Virginia], August 22, 2012).
www.us…

25. “Scientists’ discovery fuels Alzheimer’s treatment hope,” by Stephanie Smail (_Australia Broadcasting Corporation_, August 22, 2012).
www.abc.net…

26. “‘Alzheimer protein’ seems to slow down neurotransmitter production,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Sleep improves memory in people with Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 21, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3146–Aug. 21, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3146–August 21, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Report examines Medicare billing at mental health centers,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Aug. 21, 2012).
www.us…

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2. “Pssst! Florida! (President Barack) Obama And (Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul) Ryan Both Want Seniors To Pay More For Medicare,” by Janet Novack (_Forbes_, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

3. “The Republican (Party) Medicare Plan Is Either Cost Shifting Or It’s Useless,” by Nathan Sadeghi-Nejad (_Forbes, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Democratic (Party) strategy memo indicates Medicare fight will persist,” by Alexandra Jaffe (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Aug. 21, 2012).
thehill.com…

5. “Boisterous Medicare debate dominates House (of Representatives) races,” by Donna Cassata (Associated Press via Google News, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.google.com…

6. “Why the Medicare Fight Matters to Americans Over 55,” by Henry J. Aaron (Brookings Institution, Aug. 21, 2012). Note: this is a BI Opinion piece.
www.brookings.edu…

7. “Health Law Gives Medicare Fraud Fighters New Weapons” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News/US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

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8. “Social Security needed more than ever,” by Jim Moore (_Albany [New York] Times-Union_, Aug. 21, 2012). Note: this is an _ATU_ Opinion piece.
www.timesunion.com…

9. “DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) Takes the Security Out of Social Security for Married Gay Seniors,” by Peter J. Reilly (_Forbes_, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

10. “Cash-strapped U.S. pension funds ditch stocks for alternatives,” by Sam Forgione (Reuters, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

11. “(Film Director) Tony Scott’s Death a Reminder of the Quiet Scourge of Elderly Suicide,” by Eliza Shapiro (thedailybeast.com…, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.thedailybeast.com…

12. “Let’s Discuss Dying: ‘The Conversation’ About How My Dad Wants To Go,” by Carey Goldberg (WBUR 90.9 fm National Public Radio [Boston, Massachusetts] CommonHealth: Reform and Reality, Aug. 17, 2012). In addition to the story, there is an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 11 seconds).
commonhealth.wbur.org…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “How bad pension accounting sunk Stockton,” by Rich Danker (_San Jose Mercury News_, Aug. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Opinion piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Lawmakers vow pension reform ahead,” by Erica Felci (_Palm Springs Desert Sun_, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.mydesert.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lame duck might be next best shot at pension reform” (_Bloomington Pantograph_, Aug. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _BP_ Editorial.
www.pantagraph.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY comptroller reports state pension fund drop” (CBS Broadcasting, Inc. News, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

17. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Retirement system assets drop,” by Chet Brokaw (_Sioux Falls Argus Leader_, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.argusleader.com…

18. TEXAS NEWS: “12 Austin-area hospitals face Medicare payment cuts for readmitting patients too soon,” by Mary Ann Roser (_Austin American-Statesman_, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. WORLD NEWS: “Model shows dramatic global decline in ratio of workers to retired people” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. ANGOLA NEWS: “Government Committed to Improving Elderly’s Social Assistance” (AngolaPress via allAfrica.com…, Aug. 21, 2012).
allafrica.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “GM (General Motors) Canada cuts salaried pensions as auto workers talk tough,” by Dana Flavelle (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 21, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Social security pension to over 1 lakh (100,000) people (in Himachal Pradesh State) in four years” (_Jagran Post_ [Noida, Uttar Pradesh], Aug. 21, 2012).
post.jagran.com…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “More fraud cases target elderly / Swindlers pose as securities firms to trick pensioners out of savings” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Aug. 21, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120820003125.htm…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirement maths adds up to a huge shortfall,” by Peter Clare (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Aug. 22, 2012). Note: this is a _NZH_ Opinion piece.
www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10828237…

25. SWEDEN NEWS: “Swedish Committee Calls for Fewer Pension Funds to Boost Return,” by Johan Carlstrom (Bloomberg News, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

26. TAIWAN NEWS: “New variety of rice for the elderly unveiled,” by Yang Shu-min and Kendra Lin (China News Agency via Focus Taiwan News Channel, Aug. 21, 2012).
focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aSOC&ID=201208210028…

27. WALES NEWS: “Revealed: Growing number of elderly dying alone with no relatives,” by Brendan Hughes (walesonline.com…, Aug. 21, 2012).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2012/08/21/almost-400-000-spent-on-eleanor-rigby-funerals-over-four-years-91466-31662646/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Obesity in middle age linked to higher dementia risk,” by Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London, UK], Aug. 21, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/obesity-in-middle-age-linked-to-higher-dementia-risk-8063471.html…

29. “Dental health linked to dementia risk,” by Natasja Sheriff (Reuters Health, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Dual action polyclonal antibody may offer more effective, safer protection against osteoporosis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Hebrew SeniorLife links delirium and long-term cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3145–August 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3145–August 20, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Both Campaigns Seize Role of Medicare Defender,” by  Trip Gabriel And Helene Cooper (_New York Times_, Aug. 20, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Republican (Party) Medicare plan would be a gamble,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 20, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “(Vice Presidential candidate) Paul Ryan warns Florida seniors of Medicare rationing,” by Paul West (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 20, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

4. “(Vice Presidential candidate) Paul Ryan deploys his mother in fight for Medicare,” by Peter Foster (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9486109/US-election-Paul-Ryan-deploys-his-mother-in-fight-for-Medicare.html…

5. “Truth and Lies About Medicare” (_New York Times_, Aug. 19, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Why (Vice Presidential candidate Paul) Ryan could be right on Medicare,” by Robert Samuelson (_Washington Post_ Aug. 19, 2012). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Why the Medicare Dodge and Deflect Won’t Be Enough,” by Max Richtman (huffingtonpost.com…, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

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8. “New 401(k) statements disclose management fees,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.us…

9. “Pension costs drive cities’ budget woes,” by T.R. Fehrenbach (_San Antonio [Texas] Express-News, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.mysanantonio.com…

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10. “Baby boomers gobbling up Social Security surplus” (Associated Press via _Portland [Oregon] Oregonian_, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

11. “Changes tough, but Social Security fixable,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via Google News, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.google.com…

12. “Dems (Democratic Party) slam (Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul) Ryan over Social Security privatization,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via Google News, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.google.com…

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13. “When Will African American Baby Boomers Be Counted,” by Beverly Mahone (huffingtonpost.com…, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

14. FILM REVIEW: “‘Robot & Frank’ faces old age with heart, technology: In the futuristic film, Frank Langella is an aging man who bonds with the home healthcare droid his adult children buy for him,” by Mark Olsen (_Los Angeles Times_, Aug. 20, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) Defends Pension Benefits While Risking Losses,” by James Nash (Bloomberg News, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “7 Weeks Into Connecticut Nursing Home Strike, the Accusations Fly,” by Steven Greenhouse (_New York Times_, Aug. 20, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Legislators Fail to Agree on Pension Package,” by Steven Yaccino (_New York Times_, Aug. 18, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn says he may take reins of pension overhaul,” by Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, Aug. 20, 2012). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

19. KANSAS/MISSOURI NEWS: “For many boomers, ‘retirement age’ is a moving target,” by Diane Stafford (_Kansas City_ [Missouri] Star_, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.kansascity.com…

20. MARYLAND NEWS: “Social Security supporters tap seniors for campaign season advocacy,” by Yvonne Wenger (_Baltimore Sun_, Aug. 19, 2012).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

21. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Boomers ready to start their own businesses,” by Jay Fitzgerald (_Boston Globe_, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.boston.com…

22. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(US) Labor Dep(artmen)t. sues to recoup 34 million usd in pension plans of Michigan auto parts firm,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit News_, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

23. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Growing retirement responsibilities affect job market for teachers,” by Jeff Karoub (Associated Press via _Detroit News_, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

24. NEW YORK NEWS: “Schools pension costs will continue to rise in 2013,” by Joseph Spector (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

25. NEW YORK NEWS: “A way out of pension woes” (_Albany Times Union_ blog, Aug. 19, 2012). Note: this is an _ATU_ Editorial.
blog.timesunion.com…

26. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) hits back on Medicare: Area members of Congress aren’t running from their backing of (US Representative Paul) Ryan’s budget,” by Jonathan Tamari (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Aug. 19, 2012).
articles.philly.com…

27. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Elderly may face struggle with Voter ID law” (_Pottville Mercury_, August 19, 2012). Note: this is a _PM_ Editorial.
www.pottsmerc.com…

28. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Medical care for baby boomers is high at (Rock County) jail,” by Ann Marie Ames (_Janesville Gazette_, Aug. 20, 2012).
gazettextra.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

29. CANADA NEWS: “GM (General Motors) extends pension, health cuts to salaried employees,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Most fiftysomethings plan to work in retirement to offset low savings” (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

31. CANADA NEWS: “Heart failure decreasing in Ontario (province), especially in people over age 85” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. INDIA NEWS: “EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation of India) considering minimum pension of 1,000 rupees (17.92 usd) (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Aug. 20, 2012).\
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

33. UK NEWS: “Pension plans ‘unfair to women’,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9486354/Pension-plans-unfair-to-women.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Pensioners with cancer to triple by 2040” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9486744/Pensioners-with-cancer-to-triple-by-2040.html…

35. UK NEWS: “I would help a relative on the final journey: We need a better form of assisted suicide than hauling very sick people off to Switzerland,” by Vicki Woods (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Aug. 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9482971/I-would-help-a-relative-on-the-final-journey.html…

36. UK NEWS: (TV Presenter) Fiona Phillips: ‘My mother got excellent care when she had cancer. Why is elderly mental health different?’,” by Arifa Akbar (_Independent_ [London], Aug. 18, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/fiona-phillips-my-mother-got-excellent-care-when-she-had-cancer-why-is-elderly-mental-health-different-8057383.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “Search For Parkinson’s Genes Turns To Online Social Networking,” by Gretchen Cuda-Kroen (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Aug. 20, 2012). In addition to the print story, there is an audio transcript, running time: 5 minutes, 36 seconds. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

38. “Scientists report promising new direction for cognitive rehabilitation in the elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Brain enzyme is double whammy for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Red wine compound could help seniors walk away from mobility problems” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Aug. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Aging baby boomers, who once neglected their sleep, are now finding it harder to come by,” by Robert Weisman (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Aug. 19, 2012).
www.boston.com…

42. “Boomers adopting vegetarian lifestyle,” by Marta Zaraska (_Louisville [Kentucky] Courier-Journal_, Aug. 20, 2012).
www.courier-journal.com…

August 17, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3144–August 17, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3144–August 17, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “New rules expose bigger funding gaps for public pensions,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, August 16, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan puts Mitt Romney into flip-flop mode,” by David Horsey (_Los Angeles Times_, August 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Weekly Standard: Obama’s Medicare Myths,” by Fred Barnes (_National Public Radio_, August 17, 2012, Blog).
www.npr.org…

4. “More Social Security Money Withheld Because of Unpaid Student Loans,” by Susanna Kim (_American Broadcasting Corporation_, August 17, 2012).
abcnews.go.com…

5. “Beneath the Bottom of the Barrel,” by William Rivers Pitt (truthout.org…, August 16, 2012). Note: this is a truthout.org… Opinion piece.
truth-out.org…

6. “Washington Post Columnist Charles Lane Thinks the Elderly Are Wealthy Because They Can Afford to Pay Off Their Mortgage,” by Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research blog, August 14, 2012).
www.cepr.net…

7. “AARP public service announcement turns spotlight on caregivers’ plight,” (Associated Press via _Columbia Broadcasting Corporation_, August 17, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

8. “Boomers Are ‘The Most Valuable Generation’ For Marketers, Nielsen Report Finds,” (_Huffington Post_, August 17, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A.’s public safety pension costs steadily growing,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, August 16, 2012, Blog). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension changes in more jeopardy as Radogno backs off Senate plan,” by Doug Finke and Chris Wetterich (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], August 16, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirees sue state, call pension vote illegal,” by Joe Dyan Jr. (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], August 17, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Appeals court: School paycheck reductions violate constitutional rights,” by Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, August 17, 2012).
www.detroitnews.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY schools pension costs will continue to rise in 2013,” by Joseph Spector (_Press & Sun-Bulletin_ [Binghamton, New York], August 17, 2012).
www.pressconnects.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Watkins criticizes U.Va. for pension-law fight,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, August 16, 2012).
www2.timesdispatch.com…

15. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Phone scam targets Medicare recipients,” by Jared Hunt (_Charleston Daily Mail_, August 16, 2012).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Patients left in limbo as Alzheimer’s trial awaits ethical approval,” by Julie Robotham (_Sydney Morning Herald_, August 17, 2012).
www.smh.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Premature deaths linked to drugs in nursing homes,” by Margot O’Brian (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, August 17, 2012).
www.abc.net…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Pensions veer into danger zone: report,” by Barry Critchley (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], August 16, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

19. CHINA NEWS: “Commission head seeks to raise retirement age,” by Joseph Li (_China Daily_ [Beijing], August 17, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Asimo byproduct could revolutionize seniors’ lives,” by Jun Hongo (_Japan Times_, August 17, 2012).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120817a2.html…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Study paints bleak picture of retirement,” by Jason Krupp (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], August 16, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/7490716/Study-paints-bleak-picture-of-retirement…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Super’s no-frills retirement,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], August 17, 2012).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10827448…

23. UK NEWS: “Care cap would still leave elderly with huge bills, claims John Redwood,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9480121/Care-cap-would-still-leave-elderly-with-huge-bills-claims-John-Redwood.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Elderly cancer patients denied financial advice because nurses assume they are well-off,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9481152/Elderly-cancer-patients-denied-financial-advice-because-nurses-assume-they-are-well-off.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Seven ways to make our cities better places for those with Alzheimer’s,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Independent_ [London], August 17, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/seven-ways-to-make-our-cities-better-places-for-those-with-alzheimers-8054021.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “More Older Adults With Multiple Problems,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, August 16, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

27. “Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese,” (_HealthDay_, August 16, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

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