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September 28, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3171–September 28, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3171—September 28, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Veterans Wait for Benefits as Claims Pile Up,” by James Dao (_New York Times_, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Pinning Hopes on a Digital Fix for Veterans’ Claims,” by James Dao (_New York Times_, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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3. “U.S. public pensions end bumpy second quarter with losses” (Reuters, Sep. 28, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

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4. “(Presidential candidates Barack) Obama, (Mitt) Romney Spar Over Medicare, Health Reform Policies” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Sep. 28, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “The candidates’ positions on Medicare Advantage,” by James C. Capretta (_The Hill_ blog, Sep. 28, 2012).
thehill.com…

6. “(Presidential/Vice Presidential candidates Mitt) Romney-(Paul) Ryan plan would put Medicare into death spiral,” by Sander Levin (_Palm Beach [Florida] Post_, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: this is a _PBP_ Opinion piece.
www.palmbeachpost.com…

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7. “(US Representative (Darrell) Issa Threatens To Subpoena HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services) Medicare Advantage Documents” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Sep. 28, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

8. “(Vice Presidential candidate Joe) Biden, (Presidential Candidate Mitt) Romney joust over Social Security (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Sep. 28, 2012).
content.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension reforms are stronger than you think,” by Marcia Fritz (_Sacramento Bee_, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New poll finds voters split over pension changes,” by Anthony York _Los Angeles Times_ blog, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

11. DISCTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “D.C. agency fails elderly and disabled adults in need, inspector general says,” by Carol Morello (_Washington Post_ Sep. 28, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa view: Medicare penalizes Iowa for its efficiency,” by Bill Leonard (_Des Moines Register_, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: this is a _DMR_ Opinion piece.
www.desmoinesregister.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan judge rules state employee pension plan requirement unconstitutional,” by Paul Egan (_Detroit Free Press_, Sep. 28, 2012).
www.freep.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio pensions to gain more than 20 million usd in Bank of America settlement,” by Mark Williams (_Columbus Dispatch_, Sep. 28, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “(Houston) Firefighters’ pension among nation’s best in investing” (_Houston Chronicle_ blog, Sep. 28, 2012).
blog.chron.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Baby boomer bubble could change things: Wisconsin, along with many other states, are systematically getting rid of licensed nursing home beds. While the reductions make sense right now, in the face of dropping demand, it could be viewed as a risky proposition” (_New Richmond News_, Sep. 29, 2012). Note: this is a _NRN_ Editorial.
www.newrichmond-news.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. DEVELOPED WORLD NEWS: “Sponging boomers: The economic legacy left by the baby-boomers is leading to a battle between the generations” (_Economist_ [London, UK], Sep. 29, 2012).
www.economist.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australian Boomers Fatter, Sicker Than Parents (Just Like American Boomers),” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown (AARP blog, Sep. 28, 2012).
blog.aarp.org…

19. GHANA NEWS: “Unified pension scheme to be ready in 2014,” by Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh (Ghana News Association via _Ghanaian Chronicle_  [Accra], Sep. 28, 2012).
ghanaian-chronicle.com…

20. GREECE NEWS: “Greece Agrees on New Package of Budget Cuts and Taxes,” by  Rachel Donadio and Niki Kitsantonis (_New York Times_, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Increase in pension age ‘is just the start’,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 28, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “We don’t ‘get’ pensions but neither does State,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Sep. 28, 2012). Note: this is an _II_ Opinion piece.
www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/charlie-weston-we-dont-get-pensions-but-neither-does-state-3242945.html…

23. MALASIA NEWS: “500 ringgit (162.4 usd) Bonus, Pension Increase Reflects Government’s Concern For Pensioners’ Wellbeing” (Bernama–Malaysian National News Agency, Sep. 29, 2012).
www.bernama.com…

24. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scots doctors break ranks on pensions strike ballot” (_Herald_ [Glasgow],” Sep. 28, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

25. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Epidemic of loneliness as one in four pensioners left isolated,” by Natalie Walker (_Herald_ [Glasgow],” Sep. 28, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

26. SPAIN NEWS: “(Prime Minister Mariano) Rajoy Raid on Reserves for Pensions Highlights Poll Needs,” by Emma Ross-Thomas and Ben Sills (Bloomberg News, Sep. 28, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

27. UK NEWS: “One in three elderly people suffers loneliness,” by  John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 28, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9572214/One-in-three-elderly-people-suffers-loneliness.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Why it’s time to protect Armed Forces pensions–and how,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Sep. 28, 2012).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100020427/why-its-time-to-protect-armed-forces-pensions-and-how/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Low Vitamin D Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 28, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Do We Need ‘Thanaticians’ for the Terminally Ill?” by Ronald W. Pies (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 26, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke ” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 28, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Contrast-enhanced ultrasound better detects high-grade prostate cancers with less biopsies” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “CNIO (Spanish National Cancer Research Center) team discovers the first real indicator of longevity in mammals” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Over 65s at increased risk of developing dementia with benzodiazepine (a popular drug used to treat anxiety and insomnia)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Aging drivers: Docs can help elderly to give up the keys,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Sep. 28, 2012).
www.sltrib.com…

36. “Meet the “SuperAgers”: Elderly People Whose Brains Don’t Age,” by David DiSalvo (_Forbes_, Sep. 27, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

37. “End-Of-Life Care: The Difficult (And Neglected) Conversation” (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 27, 2012). In addition to the print story, there is also a video segment (running time: 5 minutes, 42 seconds).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

September 27, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3170–September 27, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3170–September 27, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Republican study warns against US bailout of state pensions,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, September 26, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

2. “Inspector general: Medicare wrongly paid for $25M in refills on painkillers, other drugs,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, September 26, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Medicare working to boost Obama in swing states, poll finds,” by Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill (_Washington Post_, September 27, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Women face host of obstacles to retirement,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 26, 2012).
www.us…

5. “Stop selling wrong retirement products,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, September 27, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Coming Pension War Makes Election Battle Look Tame,” by Amity Shlaes (_Bloomberg_, September 26, 2012, Blog).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Union leader defends Villaraigosa in wake of pension vote,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, September 27, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Many city pension plans are in trouble, center says,” by Kathleen Haughney (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], September 26, 2012).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Aldermen reminded of looming pension crisis,” by Hal Dardick (_Chicago Tribune_, September 26, 2012). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “‘No need to panic,’ but state pension fund (USD 24B) short,” by Frank Quaratiello (_Boston Herald_, September 27, 2012).
www.bostonherald.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio gov signs 5 bills shoring up public pensions,” by Ann Sanner (Associated Press via _Bloomberg BusinessWeek_, September 27, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. Voters Battle Bureaucracy Ahead of ID Law Ruling,” by Pam Fessler (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, September 27, 2012), In addition to the audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 59 seconds, a print transcript is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Raimondo hailed for state pension reform,” by Morgan Johnson (_Brown Daily Herald_, September 26, 2012).
www.browndailyherald.com…

14. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “South Carolina’s first-responders will put more into their pensions,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], September 27, 2012).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. ASIA NEWS: “Aging Asia and That Competitiveness Thing,” by Michael Hodin (_Huffington Post_, September 26, 2012, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Views divided on bid to revise pension system,” by He Dan (_China Daily_ [Beijing], September 27, 2012).
europe.chinadaily.com…

17. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension reform to reduce budget revenues by CZK 45bn (USD 2.3Bn) in 2013-2015,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, September 27, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions Board in U-turn over ‘tough’ deadlines,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 27, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/pensions-board-in-uturn-over-tough-deadlines-3242066.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly worry about ‘being a burden’,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 27, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Four out of ten will dump pension funding if the tax relief attacked,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 26, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/four-out-of-ten-will-dump-pension-funding-if-the-tax-relief-attacked-3241288.html…

21. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Philippines’ Oscar hope is drama on aging gay man,” by Teresa Cerojano (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, September 26, 2012).
www.boston.com…

22. SINGAPORE NEWS: “NHG launches new institute to better serve Singapore’s ageing population,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], September 27, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Retiring Baby-Boomers Spark Huge Rise in Start-Ups,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], September 27, 2012).
english.chosun.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Carers forced to give up work will get extra help,” by Nigel Morris (_Independent_ [London], September 27, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/carers-forced-to-give-up-work-will-get-extra-help-8180817.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Alzheimer’s may be caused by anti-cancer defence,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] September 27, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9568641/Alzheimers-may-be-caused-by-anti-cancer-defence.html…

26. “Knee Replacements Are All The Rage With The Medicare Set,” by Scott Hensley (_US National Public Radio_, September 26, 2012, Blog).
www.npr.org…

27. “Landmark guidelines for optimal quality care of geriatric surgical patients just released,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Melatonin and exercise work against Alzheimer’s in mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Retiring during economic booms could cause financial hardships for retirees, MU researcher finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 27, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Inadequate cellular rest may explain effects of aging on muscles,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 26, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Genes May Influence Impotence After Prostate Radiation,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, September 27, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “When Should Aging Drivers Hand Over the Keys?” (Associated Press via _Time_, September 27, 2012).
healthland.time.com…

September 26, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3169–September 26, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3169—September 26, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Population Aging Will Have Long-Term Implications for Economy; Major Policy Changes Needed” (National Academy of Sciences news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2012).
www8.nationalacademies.org…

2. “Federal Officials Offer Warning On Medicare Billing Abuses” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Sep. 25, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “How Bad Is America’s Pension Funding Problem?” by Michael Sivy (_Time_, Sep. 26, 2012).
business.time.com…

4. “Why can’t baby boomers save enough money?” by Steve Vernon (CBS Broadcasting Inc. Marketwatch, Sep. 26, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

5. “Mommy! Four Ways Boomers Are Beating Millennials At The Job Hunt,” by Meghan Casserly (_Forbes_, Sep. 25, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

6. “African-American millennials consume less TV than boomer elders,” by Carl Marcucci (Radio and Television Business Report, Sep. 25, 2012).
rbr.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. City Council backs pension cuts for new workers,” by Kate Linthicum and David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 26, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Private-sector workers deserve a secure pension program, too,” by Ken Jacobs (_San Jose Mercury News_, Sep. 26, 2012). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Opinion piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “(Governor Steve) Beshear undecided on bonding to shore up pensions” (Associated Press via _Sacramento [California] Bee_, Sep. 25, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Some concerned what voter I.D. means for elderly” (KARE Channel 11 TV News [Minneapolis-St. Paul], Sep. 25, 2012).
www.kare11.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri to pay more for pensions” (Associated Press via _Kansas City Star_, Sep. 26, 2012).
www.kansascity.com…

12. MONTANA NEWS: “Medicare, health care reform give some spark to (Montana candidates for US) House (of Representatives) debate,” by Mike Dennison (_Helena Independent Record_, Sep. 26, 2012).
helenair.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities Let Seniors Age in Place,” by Hank Kalet (New Jersey Public Radio news, Sep. 25, 2012).
www.wnyc.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. ASIA NEWS: “Pension systems in trouble,” by Marvin A. Tort (_Business World_ [Manila, Luzon, Philippines], Sep. 26, 2012). Note: this is a _BT_ Opinion piece.
www.bworldonline.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Pension health concerns Canadians” (Canadian Press via _Times Colonist_ [Victoria, British Columbia], Sep. 26, 2012).
www.timescolonist.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “TOP 09 (political party) calls on ODS (Civic Democrats political party) to sup(p)ort coalition’s pension reform plan” (Ceska tiskova kancelar-Czech Press Agency via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Sep. 26, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “Ex-Armymen cry foul over ‘misleading’ pension plan” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Sep. 26, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Warning on early access to pension nest eggs,” by Simon Carswell (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 26, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. JAMAICA NEWS: “No swansong for entertainers – Retirement not an option” (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [Kingston, Kingston and St. Andrew], Sep. 26, 2012).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

20. KENYA NEWS: “Stop Killing Elderly, Malindi Residents Told,” by Kerubo Lornah (_Star_ [Nairobi] via allAfrica.com…, Sep. 25, 2012).
allafrica.com…

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21. UK NEWS: “(Deputy Prime Minister) Nick Clegg: wealthy elderly should lose winter fuel allowance and other benefits,” by Rosa Prince (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 26, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg/9565417/Nick-Clegg-wealthy-elderly-should-lose-winter-fuel-allowance-and-other-benefits.html…

22. UK NEWS: “(Government) Coalition defends ‘pensions for property’,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 26, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

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MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Down syndrome study may provide key to new Alzheimer’s treatments,” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Sep. 26, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. “Treatment for ‘untreatable’ progeria has roots in untargeted basic cell research” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Mechanism that leads to sporadic Parkinson’s disease identified” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Medical screening for older drivers is misguided, argues senior doctor” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Study examines usage, outcomes of knee replacement procedures among Medicare patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 25, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3168–September 25, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3168–September 25, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Warning to Hospitals on Medicare Bill Abuses,” by Reed Abelson and Julie Creswell (_New York Times_, September 25, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “War of words on Medicare Advantage,” by Brett Norman (_Politico_, September 25, 2012).
www.politico.com…

3. “Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans,” (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 25, 2012).
www.us…

4. “Survey: Many doubt Medicare’s future,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], September 24, 2012).
thehill.com…

5. “Obama May Do Social Security Reform During Lame Duck Session, Senate Democrats Worry,” by Sam Stein (_Huffington Post_, September 24, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Safeguarding Social Security Checks as They Go Electronic,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, September 24, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
bucks.blogs.nytimes.com…

7. “The Drama of Aging and Caregiving, on YouTube,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, September 24, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

8. “Mommy! Four Ways Boomers Are Beating Millennials At The Job Hunt,” by Meghan Casserly (_Forbes_, September 25, 2012, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Unions threaten lawsuit over L.A. city pension changes,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, September 25, 2012, Blog). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

10. GEORGIA NEWS: “Georgia teachers slow to retire despite looming pension drop,” by Walter C. Jones (_Augusta Chronicle_, September 24, 2012).
chronicle.augusta.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension question on the November ballot,” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily Herald_, September 25, 2012).
www.dailyherald.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “A drive to help nursing home residents vote,” by Scott Kraus (_Morning Call_ [Allentown, Pennsylvania], September 24, 2012).
articles.mcall.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. ASIA NEWS: “ADB raises pension alarm,” by Michelle V. Remo (_Philippine Daily Inquirer_ [Manila], September 25, 2012).
business.inquirer.net…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors irate at claims they are hoarding cash to secure pension,” by Peter Martin (_Age_ [Melbourne], September 25, 2012).
www.theage.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Shorter hospital stays for elderly patients,” by Liz Foschia (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, September 25, 2012).
www.abc.net…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans play growing role in attracting, retaining workers,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 25, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “‘Adopt’ the elderly, Patil tells cops,” by Sanjeev Shivadekar (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], September 25, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Squeeze on cash forces thousands of us to quit pensions,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 25, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/squeeze-on-cash-forces-thousands-of-us-to-quit-pensions-3240497.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “No time to waste, the pensions time bomb is ticking,” by Conor Pope (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 25, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “UK pensions lifeboat raises levy by Pn 80m (USD 129.7million),” by Jamie Dunkley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9563579/UK-pensions-lifeboat-raises-levy-by-80m.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Record numbers reach retirement age as baby boomers turn 65,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9563647/Record-numbers-reach-retirement-age-as-baby-boomers-turn-65.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Eye clinics ‘can’t cope with demand’ for sight-saving drugs,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 25, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9563253/Eye-clinics-cant-cope-with-demand-for-sight-saving-drugs.html…

23. UK NEWS: “‘Shocking’: Many Cancers in England Diagnosed in the ED,” by Nick Mulcahy (_Medscape Medical News_, September 25, 2012). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Lifestyle factors link to dementia,” by Claire O’Connell (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 25, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. “Scientists reverse Alzheimer’s-like memory loss in animal models by blocking EGFR signaling,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Palliative care experts call for better home care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Study analyzes variations in antibiotic prescribing among older patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “MRI helps identify patients with prostate cancer who may benefit from active surveillance,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Obesity promotes prostate cancer by altering gene regulation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 24, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Grief stages can be likened to pinball machine workings, Baylor University Researcher says,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 25, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 24, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3167–September 24, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3167–September 24, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Romney Medicare plan: Key details still in flux,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Google_, September 24, 2012).
www.google.com…

2. “Medicare Bills Rise as Records Turn Electronic,” by Reed Abelson, Julie Creswell and Griffin J. Palmer (_New York Times_, September 22, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Would Medicare Competition Help Contain Costs?” by Julie Appleby and Marilyn Werber Serafini (_Public Broadcasting System NewHour_, September 21, 2012, Blog).
www.pbs.org…

4. “GOP: ‘Bonuses’ to Medicare Advantage mask cuts,” by Brett Norman (_Politico_, September 24, 2012).
www.politico.com…

5. “The High Cost of Out-of-Pocket Expenses,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, September 21, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Double Payments Bedevil Veterans’ Pension System,” by James Dao (_New York Times_, September 23, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Poll: Swing-state voters prefer Obama over Romney on Medicare,” by Meghashyam Mali (_Hill_ [Washington, DC] September 24, 2012).
thehill.com…

8. “More and More, in Obama’s Corner,” by Michael Winerip (_New York Times_, September 24, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “States see pension crisis looming despite cuts,” (Wall St. Journal via _Fox News_, September 23, 2012).
www.foxnews.com…

10. “Rethinking long-term-care insurance,” by Charles Passy (_MarketWatch_, September 24, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Senior advocates seek to postpone shift to state’s new care program,” by Sandy Kleffman (_Marin Independent Journal_, September 22, 2012).
www.marinij.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois teacher retirement system lowers investment forecast, adding to pension gap,” (Associated Press via _Chicago Tribune_, September 23, 2012). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Nursing homes sustain cuts, get RN staffing ratios they prefer,” by Dean Olson (_Rockford Register Star_, September 24, 2012).
www.rrstar.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “State finances, Medicare Part D led to demise of Illinois Cares Rx,” by Pam Adams (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], September 23, 2012).
www.sj-r.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Borrowing to shore up state pension fund could bite Ky.,” (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, September 23, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kentucky.com…

16. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Employee retirement costs crippling Greater Lowell communities,” by Grant Welker (_Lowell Sun_, September 24, 2012).
www.lowellsun.com…

17. MISSOURI NEWS: “Missouri to pay more for state worker pensions,” (Associated Press via _Missourian_ [Columbia, Missouri], September 23, 2012).
www.columbiamissourian.com…

18. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “NH towns face higher pension costs,” by Doug Ireland (_Eagle Tribune_ [North Andover, Massachusetts], September 24, 2012).
www.eagletribune.com…

19. OHIO NEWS: “Reforms solidify Ohio public pension funds: editorial,” (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, September 23, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.cleveland.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The grey economy: how retirees rort the pension,” by Peter Martin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 25, 2012).
www.smh.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Hospital stays for elderly to be halved in cutbacks,” by Anna Patty (_Sydney Morning Herald_, September 25, 2012).
www.smh.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Queensland Government to consider changing laws for older drivers,” by Jason Tin and Brooke Baskin (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], September 24, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Auto industry deals mark move to more ‘self-financing’ pensions,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 24, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech President’s Pension Veto Undermines Cabinet, Premier Says,” by Peter Laca (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, September 24, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

25. EUROPEAN NEWS: “European pensions targeted,” by Sumi Somaskanda (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], September 24, 2012).
www.us…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Homes bill elderly for ‘hidden extras’ of up to Euro 600 (USD 778) per month,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], September 24, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/homes-bill-elderly-for-hidden-extras-of-up-to-600-per-month-3239598.html…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “As society grays, so do prisons / Keeping rising number of elderly inmates active a headache for facilities,” by Makoto Inagaki (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], September 24, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120923002926.htm…

28. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Government takes steps to ease pain for pension funds,” (_Expatica_, September 24, 2012).
www.expatica.com…

29. SINGAPORE NEWS: “HPB launches self-help tools for dementia caregivers,” by Alvina Soh (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], September 23, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

30. UK NEWS: “NHS rationing ‘forcing patients to go private’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 24, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9562990/NHS-rationing-forcing-patients-to-go-private.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Lib Dem conference: Pension funds could back mortgages – Clegg,” by Justin Parkinson (_BBC News_, September 23, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19693723…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

32. “Normal brains, waning with age,” by Stacey Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, September 23, 2012).
www.philly.com…

33. “Brain training may slow declines in driving skills of the elderly,” by Dan Carney (_NBCNews.com_, September 24, 2012).
bottomline.nbcnews.com…

September 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3166–September 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3166–September 20, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Advantage enrollment projected to grow 11 percent,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, September 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Premiums inching higher for popular Medicare plans,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Google_, September 19, 2012).
www.google.com…

3. “Medscape Survey: Clinicians Not Sold on Ryan’s Medicare Plan,” by Marrecca Fiore (_Medscape Medical News_, September 19, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

4. “Medicare officials say program should curb fraud,” by Kevin Freking (Associated Press via _San Francisco Chronicle_, September 19, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

5. “A Little-Known Benefit for Aging Veterans,” by Susan Seliger (_New York Times_, September 19, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Banks Threaten Elderly Veterans With Foreclosure,” by Viji Sundaram (_New America Media_, September 18, 2012).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “What’s happening with GM’s pensions?” by Alicia Munnell (_MarketWatch_, September 19, 2012).
articles.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Malloy seeks modest change in expected pension fund earnings,” by Keith M. Phaneuf (_Connecticut Mirror_, September 20, 2012).
www.ctmirror.org…

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “DC gov’t takes from worker retirement plan, gives some cash to Thompson’s former firm,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, September 19, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Next School Crisis for Chicago: Pension Fund Is Running Dry,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, September 20, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. IOWA NEWS: “AARP: Let’s shift debate over benefits for seniors,” by William Petroski (_Des Moines Register_, September 20, 2012).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

12. IOWA NEWS: “Study finds seniors don’t understand impact of medication on driving ability,” by Matt Kelley (_Radio Iowa_, September 20, 2012).
www.radioiowa.com…

13. MAINE NEWS: “Hospice program provides care, comfort for Maine’s aging prison population,” by Abigail Curtis (_Bangor Daily News_, September 19, 2012).
bangordailynews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s aging population fuels retirement home boom: Census 2011,” by Mike De Souza (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], September 19, 2012).
news.nationalpost.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans see investing opportunities in alternative assets,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], September 19, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CHINA NEWS: “Ageing China: Changes and challenges,” (_BBC News_, September 19, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19630110…

17. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Poll: Most Czechs not clear on pension reform,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, September 20, 2012).
praguemonitor.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA NEWS: “KiwiSaver may be set for Aussie boost,” by Jason Krupp (_Stuff.co_, September 20, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/7707594/KiwiSaver-may-be-set-for-Aussie-boost…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “Pension Reform May Need Funding Changes – Medvedev,” (_RIA Novosti_, September 20, 2012).
en.ria.ru/russia/20120920/176089011.html…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Dispute over pension fund,” (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], September 20, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

21. THAILAND NEWS: “Plan to fund an ageing society,” (_Nation_ [Bangkok], September 20, 2012).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension saving slumps to all-time low,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9553874/Pension-saving-slumps-to-all-time-low.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Automatic enrolment system timetable revealed,” (_BBC News_, September 20, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19649747…

24. UK NEWS: “One in three workers has never had a company pension,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9555019/One-in-three-workers-has-never-had-a-company-pension.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Charity warns of ‘retreat’ from dementia research,” by Adam Brimelow (_BBC News_, September 19, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19653707…

26. WALES NEWS: “Public services failing older people, says commissioner,” (_BBC News_, September 20, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19658693…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Toward a better material for hip replacement and other joint implants,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Emotional neglect in children linked to increased stroke risk later in life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 19, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3165–September 19, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3165—September 19, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Presidential Candidate Mitt) Romney’s 47% Comments Show Gap From Bush-Era Republicans,” by Richard Rubin (Bloomberg News, Sep. 18, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

2. “(Vice Presidential candidate Paul) Ryan’s Proposal Would Shrink Medicare’s Doctor Pool,” by Peter Orszag (Bloomberg News, Sep. 18, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Medicare debate could be breaking Democrats’ (Party) way,” by Bill Lambrecht (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Sep. 19,2012).
www.stltoday.com…

4. “Medicare Sequestration Will Cost Clinicians 4.9 Billion usd,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Sep. 18, 2012). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

5. “How are so many seniors able to remain so active?” by Terri Akman (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Sep. 19, 2012).
www.philly.com…

6. “Baby boomers shunning marriage with higher rates of divorce and cohabitation,” by Rita R. Robison (_Seattle Post-Intelligencer_ blog, Sep. 18, 2012).
blog.seattlepi.com…

7. “Death of Zombie Pensions Will Be Worse than 2008,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_, Sep. 18, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Xerox (Corporation) to end health coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees,” by Matthew Daneman (_Rochester [New York] Democrat and Chronicle_, Sep. 19, 2012).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

9. “NFLRA (National Football League Referees Association) urges compromise on pension issue,” by Mike Florio (National Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 18, 2012).
profootballtalk.nbcsports.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. pension proposal would hike retirement age, cut benefits,” by  David Zahniser and Kate Linthicum (_Los Angeles Times_, Sep. 19, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bankruptcy ruling could alter Calif. pension law,” by Dan Walters (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Sep. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _KT_ Opinion piece.
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Some Florida Seniors Divided On ’47 Percent’,” by Kathy Lohr (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Sep. 18, 2012), In addition to the audio transcript, running time: 3 minutes, 33 seconds, a print transcript is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fla. pension chief suggests expensive changes” (Associated Press via _St. Augustine Record_, Sep. 19, 2012).
staugustine.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension cuts lead to faculty exodus at Illinois’ public universities,” by Tim Barker (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Sep. 19, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension bonds could save Kentucky more than 1 billion usd, expert says,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Sep. 19, 2012).
www.courier-journal.com…

16. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “State, schools, local governments can expect to pay more into retirement system,” by Jack Elliott Jr. (Associated Press via _Columbus [Indiana] Republic_, Sep. 18, 2012).
www.therepublic.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “School pension income down,” by Sarah Hofius Hall (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Sep. 19, 2012).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Defined benefit pensions on way out: Standard Life (Canada),” by Robert Gibbens (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Sep. 19, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “New Tory (Conservative Party) plan would water down MPs’ (Members of Parliament) lucrative pensions,” by Steven Chase (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 19, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Many Canadians don’t choose their retirement date, new poll shows,” by Roma Luciw (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 19, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. GREECE NEWS: “Greece Cuts Union-Leader Pensions as Budget Cut Hunt Continues,” by Maria Petrakis (Bloomberg News, Sep. 18, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly are neglected in society, say experts” (_Deccan Herald_ [Bangalore, Karnataka], Sep. 19, 2012).
www.deccanherald.com…

23. NIGERIA NEWS: “Reviewing Pension Scheme Guidelines for Efficiency,” by Linda Eroke (_This Day_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Sep. 19, 2012).
allafrica.com…

24. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russian authorities seek ways to balance the Pension Fund deficit,” by Kate Ryzhkova (Voice of Russia Radio News, Sep. 19, 2012).
english.ruvr.ru/2012_09_19/Russian-authorities-seek-ways-to-balance-the-Pension-Fund-deficit/…

25. UK NEWS: “Pension returns at risk as inflation change mulled,” by David Milliken (Reuters, Sep. 19, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Workers turn away from pensions, ONS (Office of National Statistics) data shows” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep. 19, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19646526…

27. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister David) Cameron Examines U.K. Pension Overhaul Amid Backlash Report,” by Gonzalo Vina (Bloomberg News, Sep. 18, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Army of ‘silver surfers’ should be employed to get elderly online, says think tank,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9550560/Army-of-silver-surfers-should-be-employed-to-get-elderly-online-says-think-tank.html…

29. VIETNAM NEWS: “Elderly spend golden years babysitting” (Vietnam News Service, Sep. 19, 2012).
vietnamnews.vnagency.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Countryside link to Alzheimer’s” (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Sep. 19, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

31. “Drug giants ‘give up’ on Alzheimer’s cure: research ‘too difficult and costly’,” by Jeremy Laurance (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Northern Ireland], Sep. 19, 2012).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/drug-giants-give-up-on-alzheimers-cure-research-too-difficult-and-costly-16212891.html…

32. “New study confirms erroneous link between XMRV (virus) and prostate cancer-contamination was the cause” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “New tools help nursing homes track and prevent deadly infections” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “The cost of glaucoma care: Small group of patients accounts for large part of costs, study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Early menopause associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Seeing fewer older people in the street may lead low-income adults to fast-track their lives” (Springer Publishing news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2012).
www.springer.com…

37. “New gene offers hope for preventive medicine against fractures” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

September 18, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3164–September 18, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3164–September 18, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Grappling With Details of Medicare Proposals,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, September 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Romney’s health care plans don’t exempt today’s seniors,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, September 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Signing a mandatory arbitration agreement with a nursing home can be troublesome,” by Michelle Andrews (_Washington Post_, September 17, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “A Choice of Community Care, in Your Own Home,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, September 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Why Post 50s Aren’t Saving Enough For Retirement,” by Laura Rowley (_Huffington Post_, September 17, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Don’t Stick Taxpayers With Underfunded Corporate Pensions,” (_Bloomberg_, September 17, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Fla. pension chief suggests expensive changes,” (Associated Press via _St. Augustine Record_, September 18, 2012).
staugustine.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Treasurer Steve Grossman proposes that state pension fund chief take on additional duties,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, September 18, 2012).
www.boston.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Worcester tackles $666 million pension liability,” by Nick Kotsopoulos (_Worcester Telegram and Gazette_, September 17, 2012).
www.telegram.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Private firms pay off for Minnesota pension fund,” by Jim Spencer (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, September 17, 2012).
www.startribune.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Public pension reforms in state are designed to shore up funds,” (_Youngstown Vindicator_, September 18, 2012).
www.vindy.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly willing to shell out for quality care,” by Liu Jie (_China Daily_ [Beijing], September 18, 2012).
usa.chinadaily.com…

13. EUROPEAN NEWS: “End of life rethink ‘is needed’,” (_BBC News_, September 18, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19634617…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Kenny’s remarks may fuel concern in elderly,” by Mary Minihan and Tom Shiel (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], September 18, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. UKRAINE NEWS: “Tigipko: Introduction of accumulative pension system in 2014 still possible,” (_Kyiv Post_, September 18, 2012).
www.kyivpost.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Cameron Examines U.K. Pension Overhaul Amid Backlash Report,” by Gonzalo Vina (_Bloomberg_, September 18, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Ageing population ‘is leading to crisis in end-of-life care’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], September 18, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9549110/Ageing-population-is-leading-to-crisis-in-end-of-life-care.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Pension returns at risk as UK mulls inflation change,” by David Milliken (_Reuters_, September 18, 2012).
uk.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Alzheimer’s breaks brain networks’ coordination,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Mayo Clinic researchers identify new enzyme to fight Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Middle age begins at 55 years, survey suggests,” (_BBC News_, September 17, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19622330…

22. “‘Brain training’ may lessen cognitive impairments associated with coronary bypass surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “New gene offers hope for preventive medicine against fractures,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Researchers reveal underlying mechanism of powerful chemotherapy for prostate cancer treatment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], September 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “$60 Billion in Preventable Medicare Costs,” by Dr. Caroline Cicero (_Huffington Post_, September 17, 2012, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

26. “Animal-human bond especially strong with frail elderly, kids,” by Lois M. Collins (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], September 17, 2012).
www.deseretnews.com…

September 17, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3163–September 17, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3163—September 17, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Road to Retirement” (_New York Times_, Sep. 16, 2012). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Doctors, others billing Medicare at higher rates,” by  Fred Schulte, Joe Eaton and David Donald (_Washington Post_ Sep. 16, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Medicare, Health Overhaul Playing Key Role On The Campaign Trail” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, Sep. 17, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Democrats (Party) Confident That Medicare Issue Will Help Them Win In November” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, Sep. 16, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Seniors in Eight States Face Biggest Medicare Cuts,” by Grace-Marie Turner (_National Review_, Sep. 17, 2012).
www.nationalreview.com…

6. “(President Barack) Obama, Social Security and the People vs. If You’re Old and Poor, It’s Your Own Fault,” by Janet Mason (huffingtonpost.com…, Sep. 17, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “Does President (Barack) Obama Want to Cut Social Security by 3 Percent?” by Dean Baker (truth-out.org…, Sep. 17, 2012).
truth-out.org…

8. “How to spot financial crimes against seniors,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_ Sep. 16, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Retirement: When having ENOUGH isn’t ENOUGH,” by Michael Nairne (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Sep. 15, 2012).
www.financialpost.com…

10. “Cooler climates, small towns become popular retirement destinations for baby boomers” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Sep. 17, 2012. Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. “Longevity casts a long shadow over retirement planning,” by Brent Hunsberger (_Portland Oregonian_, Sep. 16, 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

12. “Elderly drivers face different laws across the United States” (Associated Press via _Portland Oregonian_, Sep. 17. 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension problems not the fault of employees,” by (_Sacramento Bee_, Sep. 15, 2012). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

14. “CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) cracks down on pension spiking,” by Jack Ehnes (_Sacrmento Bee_, Sep. 16, 2012). Note: This is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Long Beach proposal goes beyond pensions, aims to roll back worker pay as well” (_Long Beach Press-Telegram_, Sep. 16, 2012).
www.presstelegram.com…

16. IDAHO NEWS: “Report: Public pension liabilities represent single largest portion of Idaho debt,” by Eric D. Dixon (Idahoreporter.com…, Sep. 17, 2012).
www.idahoreporter.com…

17. ILLINOIS NEWS: “A modest proposal: Get Illinois legislators out of the local pension game” (_Chicago Tribune_, Sep. 16, 2012). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

18. INDIANA NEWS: “Employees stand to benefit from changes to Indiana’s Public Employee Retirement Fund,” by Jared Council (_Evansville Courier & Press_, Sep. 16, 2012).
www.courierpress.com…

19. OREGON NEWS: “Retirement costs will lead to serious cutbacks” (_Salem Statesman Journal_, Sep. 15, 2012). Note: this is a _SSJ_ Opinion piece.
www.statesmanjournal.com…

20. TEXAS NEWS: “Some GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) leaders say call for state pension overhaul is not warranted,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Stateman_, Sep. 17, 2012).
www.statesman.com…

21. TEXAS NEWS: “Public pensions don’t need fixing,” by Todd Harrison (_Austin American-Stateman_, Sep. 15, 2012). Note: this is an _AAS_ Opinion piece.
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “It’s sex and the senior moment for 84-year-old author Doreen Wendt-Weir,” by Rodney Chester (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland) via news.com….au, Sep. 15, 2012).
www.news.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors getting rough ride in the news lately,” by Susan Delacourt (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep. 15, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “As their ranks rapidly dwindle, Canada’s aging merchant navy veterans worry their story may be lost,” by Joe O’Connor (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Sep. 17, 2012).
news.nationalpost.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Canada needs approach to combat elder abuse” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “(Political) Ministers clash over cutbacks for pensioners in budget,” by Harry McGee (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 17, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Well-off’ pensioners must share cuts burden, says Minister (of State for Finance),” by Mary Minihan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 15, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Give me a crash course in . . . the 324 billion euro (425.2 billion usd) pension deficit,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 15, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “New community of ‘company’ for elderly,” by Nicole Mathewson (_Press_ [Christchurch, Canterbury], Sep. 15, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/7683160/New-community-of-company-for-elderly…

30. SCOTLAND NEWS: “‘Unrealistic’ savings mean Scots face retirement misery,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Sep. 15, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

31. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “More rental housing needed for elderly, poor,” by Lee Hyo-sik (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Sep. 17, 2012).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

32. SWEDEN NEWS: “Pension capital reform ‘does not go far enough’,” by Caroline Liinanki and George Coats (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Sep. 17, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

33. UK NEWS: “Automatic enrolment: welcome to your new pension scheme,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9544552/Automatic-enrolment-welcome-to-your-new-pension-scheme.html…

34. UK NEWS: “University (Superannuation Scheme) pension deficit triples,” by Robert Cookson (_Financial Times_ [London], Sep. 17, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Scientists plead for urgent action to tackle the growing dementia crisis,” by Robin McKie (_Observer_ [London], Sep. 16, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/16/alzheimers-crisis-looms…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. Bitter irony of Alzheimer’s for Nobel laureate (Gabriel García) Marquez as his symptoms mimic masterpiece,” by Andrew Lees (_Observer_ [London, UK], Sep. 16, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/16/alzheimers-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dementia…

37. “Nurses examine caregiver grief” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 15, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Surgery Has a More Profound Effect than Anesthesia on Brain Pathology and Cognition in Alzheimer’s Animal Model, Finds Penn Study” (Perleman School of Medicine (University of Pennsylvania) news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Sep. 13, 2012).
www.uphs.upenn.edu…

September 14, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3162–September 14, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:12 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3162–Sep. 14, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Gaps Leave Many With Big Bill at End of Life, Study Finds,” by Barbara Bonson Gray (HealthDay News, Sep. 14, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

2. “Medicare Policies Continue To Claim Campaign Trail Attention” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Sep. 14, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “(US Representative Nancy) Pelosi: ‘Medicare is on the ballot’ with (Vice Presidential candidate Paul) Ryan on GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) ticket,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill [Washington, DC] blog, Sep. 13, 2012).
thehill.com…

4. “How Paul Ryan’s presence on the GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) ticket affects House races (and how it doesn’t),” by Sean Sullivan (_Washington Post_, Sep.  13, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Preserve Medicare drug plan from spending cuts,” by Jade D. James and Nathaniel Murdock (_St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Sep. 14, 2012). Note: this is a _STLPD_ Opinion piece.
www.stltoday.com…

6. “Children of Aging Parents Are Often Nearby, Study Finds,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Sep. 14, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

7. “NY Times moves to cut pension liabilities” (Reuters, Sep. 14, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

8. “Born to Be Wild, Aging Bikers Settle for Comfy (comfortable),” by Jesse McKinley (_New York Times_, Sep. 14, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Retirement Disaster Looms For Universal Life (insurance) Policyholders,” by John E. Girouard (_Forbes_, Sep. 13, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

10. “Study: Baby Boomers Are Not Stealing Younger Workers’ Jobs,” by Danielle Kurtzleben (_US News and World Report_, Sep. 14, 2012)
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension overhaul vote unlikely until 2013, Senate leader says,” by Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, Sep. 14, 2012). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Less than half of Illinois workers have employer-based retirement plan,” by Greg Hinz (_Crain’s Chicago Business_ blog, Sep. 14, 2012).
Sep. 13, 2012).
www.chicagobusiness.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Bill would restore full pensions to Delphi (Automotive) retirees” (_Youngstown Vindicator_, Sep. 14, 2012).
www.vindy.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania’s teacher pension returns 3.4 p(er)c(en)t in fiscal 2012” (Reuters, Sep. 14, 2012).
in.reuters.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. ARMENIA NEWS: “Armenian opposition deplores ‘untimely’ pension reform,” by Gohar Abrahamyan (armenianow.com…, Sep. 14, 2012).
armenianow.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Study peers into Quebec’s (Province) aging population,” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Sep.  13, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/09/13/mcgill-aging-population.html…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Concessions from CAW (Canadian Auto Workers union) come with a Canadian catch,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Sep.  13, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. DENMARK NEWS: “Denmark Reveals Calculation Behind Capital Pension Tax Revenue,” by Peter Levring (Bloomberg News, Sep. 13, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Siptu (trade union) serves notice of industrial action on Aer Lingus over pensions dispute,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 14, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “A wake-up call on pensions,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Sep. 14, 2012). Note: This is an _IT_ Editorial.
www.irishtimes.com…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “Health of elderly evacuees seen deteriorating” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Sep. 14, 2012).
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120914f2.html…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Majority of Kiwis support assisted suicide – poll” (One News via tvnz.co.nz, Sep. 14, 2012).
tvnz.co.nz/national-news/majority-kiwis-support-assisted-suicide-poll-5081168…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “‘No excuse’ for using drugs to keep the elderly manageable in care homes,” by Natalie Walker (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Sep. 14, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

24. UGANDA NEWS: “Trade Union Body Opposes Pension Changes,” by Patrick Jaramogi (_New Vision_ [Kampala] via allAfrica.com…, Sep. 14, 2012).
allafrica.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Companies are unaware of pension charges, DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) finds,” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep.  13, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9541971/Companies-are-unaware-of-pension-charges-DWP-finds.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pensions: some good news at last,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ blog [London], Sep. 14, 2012).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100020048/pensions-some-good-news-at-last/…

27. UK NEWS: Minister (for Pensions) quells hopes of frozen pensions thaw,” by Ava Hubble (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Sep. 14, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9542971/Minister-quells-hopes-of-frozen-pensions-thaw.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Why Can’t I Read This AARP Bulletin?” by Eric Nagourney (_New York Times_, Sep.  13, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles
www.nytimes.com…

29. “One aging brain cell can affect entire brain, study finds,” (msnbc.com…, Sep.  13, 2012).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

30. “Knee, Hip Replacements Don’t Help People Lose Weight: Study,” (HealthDay News, Sep.  13, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

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