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December 21, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3229–December 21, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3229–December 21, 2012

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NOTE!!! There will be no CAAR E-Clippings from Monday, December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. This service will resume Wednesday, January 2, 2013. In addition, there will be no e-mail notification of CAAR weblog updates for the last week in December. Email notification will resume on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Enjoy the break.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GAO (US Government Accountability Office) Raises Concerns About Spending On New Medicare Programs” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Medicare: A Plan B for Part D: Congress should rescind its rule prohibiting Medicare from negotiating drug prices” (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 21, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Medicare Starts To Reward Quality, Not Quantity, Of Care,” by Jordan Rau (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Dec. 21, 2012). In addition to the story, an audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 37 seconds). A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

4. “Medicare Spending Isn’t Out of Control,” by Uwe E. Reinhardt (_New York Times_ blog, Dec. 21, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “For Medicare, 67 Could Be the New 65,” by Russ Mitchell (_Atlantic_, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.theatlantic.com…

6. “Social Security And The Fiscal Cliff,” by Tom Ashbrook (US National Public Radio _On Point_, Dec. 20, 2012). This is an audio transcript, running time: 46 minutes, 11 seconds).
onpoint.wbur.org…

7. “Democrats (Party), Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff,” by Rob Urie (counterpunch.org…, Dec. 21-23, 2012).
www.counterpunch.org…

8. “Ask a Democrat (Party): On Social Security, Which Side Are You On?” by Richard Eskow (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “No ‘red lines’: Union leadership may accept Social Security cuts,” by Ned Resnikoff (msnbc.com…, Dec. 21, 2012).
tv.msnbc.com…

10. “Check your pension fund’s investments–they may include firearms companies,” by Brett Scott (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Dec. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/20/pension-fund-investments-firearm-companies…

11. “Some retirement funds rethink investing in gun makers” (Associated Press via _Harrisburg [Pennsylvania] Patriot-News_, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.pennlive.com…

12. “Frail elderly often don’t have enough food” (United Press International, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.upi.com…

13. “Boomers and Millenneals Feel a Need to Care for Each Other,” by Michael Winerip (_New York Times_, Dec. 21, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. ARIZONA NEWS: “Study: Arizona pensions should offer 401(k),” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.azcentral.com…

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15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CA pension fund, CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), opposes (city of) San Bernardino’s bankruptcy” (Associated Press via KPCC 89.3 fm Southern California Public Radio news, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.scpr.org…

16. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California should let public agencies adjust pensions” (_Riverside Press-Enterprise_, Dec. 21, 2012). Note: this is a _RPE_ Editorial.
www.pe.com…

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17. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Pensacola) Mayor, police reach deal on pensions,” by Nate Monroe (_Pensacola News Journal_, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.pnj.com…

18. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois reviewing pensions for gun investments” (Associated Press via KSDK Channel 5 [St. Louis, Missouri] news, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.ksdk.com…

19. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Omaha police and fire pension board firm on 8 percent return,” by Matt Wynn (_Omaha World-Herald_, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.omaha.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans rally to defend unwed spouses,” by James Daw (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.thestar.com…

21. CYPRUS NEWS: “Sweeping changes to public sector pensions,” by Elias Hazou (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Incoming Tokyo governor to increase housing for elderly, let young people share,” by Ida Torres (japandailypress.com…, Dec. 21, 2012).
japandailypress.com…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “(Earth)Quakes make life tough for elderly” (_Press_ [Christchurch, Canterbury], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8106766/Quakes-give-the-shakes-to-life-particularly-Canterburys-elderly…

24. N..ERIA NEWS: “Senate and the pension circus,” by Emmanuel Aziken (_Vanguard_ [Lagos], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.vanguardngr.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Hands Off Our Pensions: ‘Pensions apartheid’ as final salary members get 27,500 pounds (44,719 usd) more,” by  Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Dec. 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9761289/Hands-Off-Our-Pensions-Pensions-apartheid-as-final-salary-members-get-27500-more.html…

26. UK NEWS: “EU (European Union) pensions equalisation today: it’s not the end of the world, you know,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Dec. 21, 2012).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100021935/eu-pensions-equalisation-today-its-not-the-end-of-the-world-you-know/…

27. UK NEWS: “Alzheimer’s cure would be on NHS (National Health Service): The NHS would spend billions on a breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug should one become available, the Health Secretary indicated yesterday,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9759662/Alzheimers-cure-would-be-on-NHS.html…

28. UK NEWS: “American company EMC (Technology Corporation) avoids probe over ‘stealing’ UK pension rights,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/dec/20/emc-avoids-probe-uk-pension-rights-ombudsman…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Thomas Jefferson University researchers discover new pathways that drive metastatic prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 21, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Cancer diagnosis later in life poses significant risk to offspring” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “What Causes Hot Flashes? Rat Study Gives New Clues,” by Maureen Salamon (HealthDay News, Dec. 21, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study” (HealthDay News, Dec. 20, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

December 20, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3228–December 20, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3228–December 20, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Veterans die awaiting pension benefits,” by Aaron Glantz (_San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.sfgate.com…

2. “Public pension holdings, investments highest since ’08: Census,” by Lisa Lambert (Reuters, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Hostage To Fiscal Cliff Negotiations” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Medicare premiums could rise for many retirees,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.philly.com…

5. “Chained CPI (consumer price index): Diet COLA (cost of living adjustment) for Social Security,” by Jason Fichtner (marketwatch.com…, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “What Social Security Spending Cut?” by Veronique de Rugy (_National Review_, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.nationalreview.com…

7. “(US Representative) Nancy Pelosi Says Social Security Cut Proposed By (President Barack) Obama Would ‘Strengthen’ Program,” by Michael McAuliff and Sabrina Siddiqui (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Labor (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations) to (President Barack) Obama: Back off Social Security,” by Kevin Bogardus (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], Dec. 20, 2012).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension funds walk a tightrope on investments,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New Silver Alert Program Helps Find Missing Elderly” (cbsla.com…, Dec. 19, 2012).
losangeles.cbslocal.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Long Beach’s largest city union to vote on pension reform,” by Eric Bradley (_Long Beach Press-Telegram, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.presstelegram.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Prime Hospital Abruptly Stops Billing Medicare for Rare Ailment,” by Lance Williams and Stephen K. Doig (nbcbayarea.com…, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.nbcbayarea.com…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: (Palm Beach County) Commissioner urges fix to bus service for elderly, disabled,” by Jennifer Sorentrue (_Palm Beach Post_, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Public unions criticize Pew’s (policy and research group) involvement in Kentucky pension issue,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_ blog, Dec. 20, 2012).
blogs.courier-journal.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI ignored stark warning about poor pension funding–in 1974,” by Ted Nesi (WPRI Channel 12 TV news blog, Dec. 20, 2012).
blogs.wpri.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(West Australia State) Aged-care centres face sanctions,” by Angela Pownall (_West Australian_ [Perth], Dec. 20, 2012).
au.news.yahoo.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Why we need a better Canada Pension Plan,” by Michael Wolfson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “(Federal Finance Minister Jim) Flaherty’s pay-later pension plan will put the burden on our kids and grandkids,” by Craig McInness (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.vancouversun.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s banks eye business-succession planning for boomers,” by Andrea Hopkins (Reuters, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Pension insurance coverage to double by 2015” (Xinhua via _People’s Daily_ [Beijing], Dec. 20, 2012).
english.peopledaily.com…

21. INDIA NEWS: “Pension debate sparks walkout in Kerala (State) Assembly” (_Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.thehindu.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “An old boy’s age-old bout of self-pity,” by David Adams (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 20, 2012). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

23. N..ERIA NEWS: “We Have No Confidence in Senate Pension Committee – (Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) head Abdulrasheed) Maina,” by Nse Anthony-Uko (_Leadership_ [Abuja, Federal Capital Territory] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 19, 2012).
allafrica.com…

24. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) ageism ‘stopping elderly getting cancer treatment’,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9755500/NHS-ageism-stopping-elderly-getting-cancer-treatment.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Men set to lose 10,000 pounds (16,268 usd) in pension rule change: Male pensioners will lose up to 10,000 pounds in retirement income due to the introduction this week of European Court rules banning sex discrimination by financial firms, a report warns.” by James Hall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9757132/Men-set-to-lose-10000-in-pension-rule-change.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Workers ‘could get 62,000 pounds (100,862 usd) lump sum’ in exchange for state pension benefits,”
by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 20, 2012). by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec.
20, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9758667/Workers-could-get-lump-sum-in-exchange-for-state-pension-benefits.html…

27. UK NEWS: “(Local) Councillors To Lose Pension Fund Rights” (_Express_ [London], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.express.co.uk/posts/view/366072/Councillors-to-lose-pension-fund-rights…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Scientists in Hong Kong map initial anti-aging formula,” by Tan Ee Lyn (Reuters Health, Dec. 20, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Preventing prostate cancer through androgen deprivation may have harmful effects” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “‘Study partners’ play critical role in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Alzheimer’s patients with non-spousal caregivers are less likely to participate in clinical trials” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Healthy lifestyle during menopause may decrease breast cancer risk later on” (University of Colorado Cancer Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.coloradocancerblogs.org…

December 19, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3227–December 19, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3227–December 19, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Workers, Employers, Elderly And Hospitals All Worried About Effects Of Fiscal Cuts” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Speaker (of the House of Representatives) Doesn’t Foresee Increase In Medicare Eligibility Age This Year” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “White House won’t rule out age increase for Medicare,” by Tony Pugh (_Fresno [California] Bee_, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.fresnobee.com…

4. “Investigators find Medicare is paying 4 times the average cost for off-the-shelf back braces” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_ Dec. 19, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “House Subcmte (Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions) Examines Multiemployer Pension Plans (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, Dec. 19, 2012). In addition to a print story, the site links to a video transcript of the hearing (running time: 1 hour, 26 minutes, 23 seconds).
www.c-span.org…

6. “Inflation measure could help ‘fiscal cliff’,” by Tim Mullaney (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.us…

7. “Avalanche of boomers may bury Social Security,” by Robert Powell (marketwatch.com…, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. “Why The Powers That Be Hate Social Security,” by Matthew Yglesias (Slate.com… blog, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.slate.com…

9. “Social Security is Still the Third Rail (You’ve Been Warned),” by Dave Johnson (truthout.org…, Dec. 19, 2012). Note: this is a truthout.org… Opinion piece.
truth-out.org…

10. “Entrepreneurship One Answer for Aging Boomers As Jobs Dwindle,” by Cristina Fresquez (New America Media, Dec. 19, 2012).
news.newamericamedia.org…

11. “Your ‘Face’ and Your Retirement at 100,” by Kayla Tausche and Jesse Bergman (cnbc.com…, Dec. 19, 2012). In addition to the story, a video transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 7 seconds).
www.cnbc.com…

12. “Keeping the empty nest: The downside of retirement downsizing in a McMansion world,” by Michael De Groote (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.deseretnews.com…

13. FILM REVIEW: “Etude on Aging, Its Graces, Its Indignities,” a review of _Amour_, directed by Michael Haneke, reviewed by  Manohla Dargis (_New York Times_, Dec. 19, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
movies.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Under CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) pressure, owner to sell firearms maker,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Court cases challenge the primacy of state employee pensions” (_Sacramento Bee_, Dec. 19, 2012). Note: this is a _SB_ Editorial.
www.sacbee.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Unions blast state on plans for underfunded pensions,” by Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 19, 2012).  Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

17. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. treasurer reviews pension fund gun holdings,” by Stephen Singer (Associated Press via _Boston Globe_, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.boston.com…

18. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Firefighters seek change in retirement system,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaha World-Herald_, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.omaha.com…

19. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York City Pension Funds May Sell Almost 18 Million usd Worth Of Gun Stocks” (Reuters via huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island to review pension plan for gun investments” (Reuters, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

21. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Increasing Elderly, Obese Population Affects (Wausau) Emergency Health Services” (WSAW Channel 7 TV news, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.ws…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirees get to work on a labour of love,” by Lisa Power (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Dec. 20, 2012).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “PS (public sector) unions not entitled to pension surplus: Supreme Court,” by Kathryn May (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec’s (Province) ticking demographic time bomb,” by Sophie Cousineau (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “What You Should Know About Pooled Registered Pension Plans,” by Dan Kelly (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/dan-kelly/cpp_b_2300876.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-business…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada’s request for pension help spurred WestJet (Airlines, Limited) lobbying blitz,” by Randall Palmer (Reuters via _Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 19, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

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27. FRANCE NEWS: “France faces growing pension deficit,” by Hugh Carnegy (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Dec. 19, 2012). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28. FRANCE NEWS: “France must review pension system by 2017: (Finance) minister” (Reuters via Yahoo! News, Dec. 19, 2012).
news.yahoo.com…

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29. INDIA NEWS: “Nearly 1.25 crore (12,500,000) senior elderly in Maharashtra (State),” by Sanjeev Shivadekar ((_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Dec. 19, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

30. INDIA NEWS: “Pension plan for forces by January: (Defense Minister A.K.) Antony” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Dec. 19, 2012).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

31. JAPAN NEWS: “Ageing population hampers Japanese gov(ernmen)t’s recovery efforts,” by Sarun Kijvasin (_Nation_ [Bangkok, Thailand], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

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32. N..ERIA NEWS: “195 Billion Naira (1.224 billion usd) Pension Fraud – (Chairman Presidential Task Team on Pension Reform (PTTPR), Mr. Abdulrasheed) Maina Has Questions to Answer, Says Senate,” by Dele Ogbodo (_This Day_ [Lagos], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.thisdaylive.com…

33. N..ERIA NEWS: “Pension boss snubs N..erian senate” (PM News, Dec. 19, 2012).
pmnewsnigeria.com…

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34. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Rise in elderly ‘should be treated like climate change’,” by Robbie Dinwoodie (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.heraldscotland.com…

35. UK NEWS: “We’ll have to work longer and live on less in old age, warns top civil servant,” by Sam Masters (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/well-have-to-work-longer-and-live-on-less-in-old-age-warns-top-civil-servant-8424823.html…

36. UK NEWS: “75pc (percent) of pension losers will be women,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9756128/75pc-of-pension-losers-will-be-women.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Hospitals specialising in community healthcare are key to future of the NHS (National Health Service]: Prevention and rehabilitation need to be more widespread if the NHS is to cope with the costs of ageing, say healthcare leaders,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/18/hospitals-specialising-community-healthcare-future-nhs…

38. UK NEWS: “Time for a full review of the needs of the elderly” (_Independent_ [London], Dec. 19, 2012). Note: this is an _Independent_ Editorial.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/editorial-time-for-a-full-review-of-the-needs-of-the-elderly-8424545.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “Alzheimer’s Disease: Inflammation as a new therapeutic approach” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Scientists establish link between inflammatory process and progression of Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 19, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Humanitarian organizations must do more for older people in emergencies” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “‘Boomers’ With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants” (HealthDay News, Dec. 19, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

44. “Denosumab Does Not Delay Nonvertebral Fracture Healing” (HealthDay News, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

45. “HPV Diagnosis at Older Age May Be ‘Latent’ Infection Reactivation” (HealthDay News, Dec. 18, 2012).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

46. “Life Expectancy Has Increased With Drop in Air Pollutants” (HealthDay News, Dec. 18, 2012).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

47. “Astronaut study holds promise for the elderly here on Earth,” by Elizabeth Howell (National Broadcasting Corporation news, Dec. 19, 2012).
www.msnbc.msn.com…

December 18, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3226–December 18, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3226–December 18, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama ‘cliff’ bid trims Social Security,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, December 18, 2012).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

2. “Three cuts to Social Security that are way, way more progressive than chained CPI,” by Dylan Matthews _Washington Post_, December 18, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “The toxic Medicare payment panel,” by Joanne Kenen (_Politico_, December 18, 2012).
www.politico.com…

4. “How raising age for Medicare would affect seniors,” by Steve Vernon (_MoneyWatch_, December 18, 2012). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.cbsnews.com…

5. “The facts about Medicare: Part 2 of a series on entitlements,” by Stephen Koff (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, December 18, 2012).
www.cleveland.com…

6. “Medicare denials are rarely challenged by seniors, but appeals can succeed,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Family Health via _Washington Post_, December 17, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “In the Middle: Helping Unhappy Couples,” by Susan Seliger (_New York Times_, December 18, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

8. “Puerto Rico’s New Finance Team Considers Pension Debt for Fund,” by Michelle Kaske (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, December 17, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California teachers fund reviewing private equity gun investment,” by Greg Roumeliotis (_Reuters_, December 17, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lawmakers making pension pitch,” by Chris Kaegard (_Peoria Journal-Star_, December 17, 2012).
www.pjstar.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York Pensions to Add Hedge Funds to Reduce Volatility,” by Kelly Bit (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, December 18, 2012).
www.businessweek.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “Elderly warned about possible income tax scam,” by Robert Stanton (_Houston Chronicle_, December 17, 2012).
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “AD 26.5b[illion] (USD 27.9 billion) a year into self-managed funds,” by Clancy Yeates (_Age_ [Melbourne], December 19, 2012).
www.theage.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Study reveals older suicides could be halved,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, December 18, 2012).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Flaherty, finance ministers cautious on reforms amid shaky economic climate,” by Gordon Isfell (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 17, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Finance ministers put CPP reform back on the agenda,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 18, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “China’s pension deficit climbs to 77 billion yuan (USD 12.2 billion),” (_China.org_, December 18, 2012).
www.china.org…

18. CYPRUS NEWS: “Divisions over pension provisions,” (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], December 18, 2012).
www.cyprus-mail.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Gerontology nursing courses gain popularity in Singapore,” by Lim Wee Leng (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], December 18, 2012).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. SPAIN NEWS: “EU Urges Spain to Rein in Pension Costs to Protect Budget,” by Emma Ross-Thomas (_Bloomberg_, December 18, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Britons living longer than previously thought,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9751444/Britons-living-longer-than-previously-thought.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Why bus drivers are being taught about dementia,” by Jane Dreaper (_British Broadcasting Corporation_, December 17, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20596987…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Seniors Looking To Quit Smoking Get More Help From Medicare,” by Michelle Andrews (Kaiser Health News via _National Public Radio_, December 18, 2012).
www.npr.org…

24. “Neurons die in Alzheimer’s because of faulty cell cycle control before plaques and tangles appear,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Silent stroke can cause Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Mayo Clinic researchers identify enzyme linked to prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 18, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Reproduction and life span are intertwined,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 17, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3225–December 17, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3225–December 17, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Fault lines also appearing on Democratic side in fiscal debate,” by Christi Parsons, Michael A. Memoli and Kathleen Hennessey (_Los Angeles Times_, December 16, 2012). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Democrats want GOP to show hand on Medicare in deficit negotiations,” by Mike Lillis (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], December 16, 2012, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “Medicare to Cover More Home Care,” by Anne Tergesen (_Wall St. Journal_, December 16, 2012).
online.ws…

4. “Doctors worry over medicine’s fiscal cliff,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 16, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

5. “The facts about Social Security: Part 1 of a series on entitlements,” by Stephen Koff (_Cleveland Plain-Dealer_, December 17, 2012).
www.cleveland.com…

6. “Heard Off the Street: Pension ruling concerns retirees,” by Len Boselovic (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, December 16, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

7. “More seniors trapped in children’s student debt,” by Mike Wagner and Jill Riepenhoff (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 17, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

8. “Same-Sex Marriage Finds Allies in Conservatives of a Certain Age,” by Michael Winerip (_New York Times_, December 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “A Light in the 401(k) Tunnel,” by Gretchen Morgenson (_New York Times_, December 16, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “New Car Features May Keep Older Drivers Out Of The Big Yellow Taxi,” by Sonari Glinton (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, December 17, 2012). In addition to the story (blog), audio (running time: 3 minutes, 53 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

11. “In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight,” by Susan Sleiger (_New York Times_, December 17, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ALASKA NEWS: “Alaska’s Open Spaces Open Up Even More,” by Kirk Johnson (_New York Times_, December 16, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] fight tries to salvage full pensions,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, December 16, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Senior authors embrace self-publishing,” by Diane C. Lade (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], December 17, 2012).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Emanuel may hold trump card in pension debate,” by Hal Dardick (_Chicago Tribune_, December 17, 2012). Note: _CT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

16. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Report: Teacher retirement underfunded,” by Will Sentell (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], December 17, 2012).
theadvocate.com…

17. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio long-term care scores well compared to neighbors,” by Russ Zimmer (_Lancaster Eagle-Gazette_, December 17, 2012).
www.lancastereaglegazette.com…

18. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon PERS: Risky pension obligation bonds tempt with its promise of quick returns,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], December 15, 2012).
www.oregonlive.com…

19. PENNYSLVANIA NEWS: “City Council still looking at Nutter’s lower-cost pension plan,” by Jan Ransom (_Philadephia Inquirer_, December 17, 2012).
www.philly.com…

20. UTAH NEWS: “Utah nursing homes see fewer serious problems than nation,” by Heather May (_Salt Lake Tribune_, December 17, 2012).
www.sltrib.com…

21. WYOMING NEWS: “Program aims to keep seniors healthy and independent,” by Becky Orr (_Wyoming Tribune-Eagle_ [Cheyenne, Wyoming], December 17, 2012).
www.wyomingnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario displeased by Flaherty’s lack of support for pension-plan reform,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 16, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Finance ministers focused on pension plan changes,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, December 17, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/12/17/pol-cp-finance-ministers-meet-monday.html…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Old dementia patients grow 8-fold,” by Kim Bo-eun (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], December 16, 2012).
koreatimes.co.kr…

25. UK NEWS: “Gilt bubble is bad news for pensions,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9749836/Gilt-bubble-is-bad-news-for-pensions.html…

26. UK NEWS: “EU proposals threaten final salary pensions-report,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, December 16, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Scrap free buses for wealthy pensioners, says Clegg,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 17, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg/9749172/Scrap-free-buses-for-wealthy-pensioners-says-Clegg.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Mayo Clinic study unmasks regulator of healthy life span,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Worries about dementia how hospitalization affects the elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Flaw in Alzheimer’s drug trial test,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids,” (_HealthDay_, December 14, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Rice University opens new window on Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “PRT versus IMRT toxicity in Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 17, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Cartenoids found to reduce hip fracture risk in lean men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 16, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 14, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3224–December 14, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3224–December 14, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Lawmakers Consider Raising Medicare Age of Eligibility as Budget Compromise,” by Ray Suarez (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, Dec. 13, 2012). In addition to the print transcript, audio and video transcripts (running time: 8 minutes, 9 seconds) are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

2. “Medicare: Is 67 the new 65? Raising the eligibility age wouldn’t address the forces driving up healthcare costs for all.” (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 14, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Raising Medicare’s Eligibility Age Is Tough Issue For Democrats (Party)” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

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4. “Medicare Fraud-Busting Computer System Saves 115 Million usd In First Year,” by Bruce Japsen (_Forbes_, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Californian’s 609,000 usd Check Shows True Retirement Cost,” by  Michael B. Marois and Rodney Yap (Bloomberg News, Dec. 13, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. FILM REVIEW: “In Gangster State of Mind: Aging? Fuhgeddaboutit (forget about it),” a review of _Stand Up Guys_, by Stephen Holden (_New York Times_, Dec. 14, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
movies.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Getting the runaround on long-term care insurance,” by David Lazarus (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 14, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Moody’s (Investor Services) revises Illinois credit outlook to negative, cites pension shortfall” (Associated Press via _Chicago Tribune_, Dec. 14, 2012). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota police, fire pension fund heads for overhaul,” by MaryJo Webster (_St. Paul Pioneer Press_, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.twincities.com…

10. MISSOURI NEWS: “Fire pension reform fix passes (St. Louis) Aldermen,” by David Hunn (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey’s Pension Plan Is Said to Be in Trouble Despite Overhaul by (Governor Chris)Christie,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Dec. 14, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Public pensions guarantee former legislators and state officials annual income as high as six figures,” by Jan Murphy (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.pennlive.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh pension fund ends (third) quarter up 17.9 million usd,” by Joe Smydo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.post-gazette.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Providence pension concessions may be settled in court by April 1,” by Alisha A. Pina (_Providence Journal_, Dec. 14, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

15. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Public retirement program needs closer scrutiny, audit finds,” by John Diedrich (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.jsonline.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee) County panel backs freeze on backdrop pension payments,” by Steve Schultz (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.jsonline.com…

17. WYOMING NEWS: “Employees facing Wyoming Retirement System contribution increase,” by Joan Barron (_Casper Star-Tribune_ via _Billings [Montana] Gazette_, Dec. 14, 2012).
billingsgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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18. WORLD NEWS: “Life Expectancy Rises Around the World, Study Finds,” by Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, Dec. 14, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. WORLD NEWS: “New Burden of Disease study shows world’s people living longer but with more disability,” by David Brown (_Washington Post_ Dec. 14, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

20. WORLD NEWS: “A sick world: We live longer, with more pain and illness,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Dec. 13, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

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21. CANADA NEWS: “CPP (Canada Pension Plan) reform back on the national agenda,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Dec. 14, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Elected officials should set example on pensions, (Vision Montreal [political party] leader Louise Harel says,” by Rene Bruemmer (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Dec. 14, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Saint John (New Brunswick) pension reform remains uncertain” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/12/14/nb-saint-john-pension-payments-628.html…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Changes to (Regina, Saskatchewan) civic pension plan inch closer,” by Terrence McEachern (_Leader-Post_ [Regina], Dec. 14, 2012).
www.leaderpost.com…

25. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Alzheimer’s-plagued Colombia region is focus of drug trial,” by Chris Kraul (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 14, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “High Court will rule on assisted suicide in new year,” by Mary Carolan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 14, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. UGANDA NEWS: “Workers protest liberalisation of pension sector,” by Joyce Namutebi and John Odyek (_New Vision_ [Kampala], Dec. 14, 2012).
www.newvision.co.ug/news/638129-workers-protest-liberalisation-of-pension-sector.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Archbishop of Canterbury: society can’t wait to get old people ‘off our hands’,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 14, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9744882/Archbishop-of-Canterbury-society-cant-wait-to-get-old-people-off-our-hands.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Olympians live longer than general population… But cyclists no survival advantage over golfers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Despite hype, costly prostate cancer treatment offers little relief
from side effects” (sciencecodex.com… via Yale University Press release,
Dec. 13, 2012).
www.sciencecodex.com…

31. “No more lying about your age: Scientists can now gauge skin’s true age with new laser technique” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “McMaster (University) researchers find age not factor in immunity to viruses” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Ability to sit and rise from the floor is closely correlated with all-cause mortality risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 13, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Stress, Depression Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Seniors,” by Barbara Bronson Gray (HealthDay News, Dec. 13, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “U.S. Glaucoma Cases Jump 22 Percent Over Decade: Report” (HealthDay News, Dec. 13, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Leisure-Time Physical Activity Could Add Up to Five Years to Life” (HealthDay News, Dec. 14, 2012).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

December 13, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3223–December 13, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3223–December 13, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Raising Medicare’s eligibility age: How much money would it save?” by Peter Grier (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], December 12, 2012).
www.csmonitor.com…

2. “Dems line up behind Pelosi against changing Medicare eligibility age,” by Mike Lillis (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], December 12, 2012).
thehill.com…

3. “How Much Should The Federal Government Subsidize Retirement?” by John Goodman (_Forbes_, December 13, 2012). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.forbes.com…

4. “401(k) plans turn on costs, employer,” by Beth Pinsker Gladstone (Reuters via _Boston Globe_, December 13, 2012).
bostonglobe.com…

5. “A plan that forces you to save for retirement,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, December 13, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Volunteers are an economic powerhouse,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, December 13, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “IBM’s latest retirement move is bad for workers,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, December 12, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

8. “The Gift of Reading,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, December 12, 2012, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] Bankruptcy Strategy Pits Retirees vs. All Others,” by Steven Church and James Nash (_Bloomberg News_, December 12, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Nursing Homes Told to Reinstate Workers,” by Steven Greenhouse (_New York Times_, December 13, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Expert: Cash-balance pension proposal good but falls short,” by Jayette Bolinski (_Alton Telegraph_, December 13, 2012).
www.thetelegraph.com…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Facing realities of pension crises; state, city need revenue, transparency,” (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, December 13, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kentucky.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Legislators Propose Change in Pension Funding,” by Len Lazarick (_Southern Maryland Online_, December 13, 2012).
somd.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Faces USD 5.5 Billion Pension Bill by 2018, Study Says,” by Elise Young (_Bloomberg_ News, December 13, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “State gets OK to alter Medicare, Medicaid,” by Catherine Candisky (_Columbus Dispatch_, December 13, 2012).
www.dispatch.com…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas Pension Manager Paid $1 Million Trails Peers Who Make Less,” by Mark Niquette & Martin Z. Braun (_Bloomberg News_, December 13, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “ASIC’s guiding lights tackle superannuation’s dark side,” by Max Newnham (_Sydney Morning Herald_, December 14, 2012).
www.smh.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “China pension fund gap to top 80 pct of 2011 GDP by 2050,” by Aileen Wang and Lucy Hornby (_Reuters_, December 13, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “End-of-life experts back ban on assisted suicide,” by Dearbhail McDonald and Tim Healy (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 13, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/endoflife-experts-back-ban-on-assisted-suicide-3324937.html…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Campaign pledges weak on pension system reform,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], December 13, 2012). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T121212003718.htm…

21. NIGERIA NEWS: “Senate orders arrest of Maina over N195b (USD 1.2 billion) pension fund,” by Onyedi Ojiabor and Sanni Onogu (_Nation_ [Lagos], December 13, 2012).
thenationonlineng.net…

22. UK NEWS: “Why is retirement housing still such an unpopular option?” by Joe Oldman (_Guardian_ [London], December 13, 2012, Blog).
www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2012/dec/13/retirement-housing-unpopular-pensioners…

23. UK NEWS: “Hands off our pensions: loophole means 1m low-paid workers miss out,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 13, 2012, Blog).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ianmcowie/100021825/hands-off-our-pensions-loophole-means-1m-low-paid-workers-miss-out/…

24. WALES NEWS: “Elderly care: AMs urge end to residential home reliance,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 13, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-20701123…

25. WALES NEWS: “Welsh Nursing Academy: Uncaring nurses ‘should leave’,” by Owain Clarke (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 13, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-20705105…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Will Get More Study at Eli Lilly,” by Katie Thomas (_New York Times_, December 13, 2012). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Aerobic exercise boosts brain power,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Study details brain damage triggered by mini-strokes,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 12, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Researchers hope the secret to aging gracefully is in outer space,” by Tom Blackwell (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], December 12, 2012).
news.nationalpost.com…

30. “‘Hidden’ HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests,” (_HealthDay_, December 13, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “New hormone therapy shows promise for menopausal symptoms in animal model,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “In media coverage of nursing homes, negative stories predominate,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 13, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Old Age and Creativity in Art and Science,” by David Galenson (_Huffington Post_, December 12, 2012, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

December 12, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3222–December 12, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3222–December 12, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Fiscal cliff threatens federal fuel heating assistance for poor and elderly on fixed incomes” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_ Dec. 12, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “As Population Diversifies, Rethinking How We Care For Elderly,” an interview with Professor Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, by Liz Seegert (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Dec. 11, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Isn’t Harmless,” by Aaron Carroll (_Washington Monthly_ blog, Dec. 11, 2012).
www.washingtonmonthly.com…

4. “Raising the Medicare age is the worst idea ever,” by Duncan Black (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 12, 2012). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

5. “Left Behind: Will Cutting Medicare Hurt Seniors?” by Michael Millenson (_Forbes_, Dec. 11, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Medicare reform crucial for economic health,” by (Wally Herger, _Washington Times_, Dec. 12, 2012). Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

7. “Why Raising Medicare’s Retirement Age Will Help Achieve Universal Coverage,” by Avik Roy (_Forbes, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Don’t Cut Social Security–Double It,” by Steven Hill (_The Atlantic_, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.theatlantic.com…

9. “Fact-checkers Sputter And Flop Attempting To Explain How Social Security Works, Affects Deficit,” by Jason Linkins and Ryan Grim (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “Cutting the high cost of end-of-life care,” by Penelope Wang (cnnmoney.com…, Dec. 12, 2012).
money.cnn.com…

11. “IBM’s (International Business Machines, Inc.) latest retirement move is bad for workers,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

12. “24K (thousand) postal workers seek buyout, early retirement,” by Michael Winter (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.us…

13. “Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Dec. 11, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

14. “‘Paris Hilton Tax’ Vs. ‘Death Tax’: A Lesser-Known Fiscal Debate,” by Scott Horsely (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Dec. 11, 2012). In addition to the story (blog), audio (running time: 4 minutes, 37 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Preventing a tragedy for seniors at the wheel: Sometimes the best judge of whether someone’s still capable of driving safely is the passenger,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 12, 2012). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

16. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Sonoma) County implements state-mandated lower pensions for new hires,” by Brett Wilkison (_Santa Rosa Press Democrat_, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.pressdemocrat.com…

17. IOWA NEWS: “Pension problems could result in higher Sioux City taxes,” by Lynn Zerschling (_Sioux City Journal_, Dec. 12, 2012).
siouxcityjournal.com…

18. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Bill uses increased retirement payments from state workers to fund cost-of-living adjustments,” by  Jeff Adelson (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.nola.com…

19. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota public pensions: A tighter ship is less likely to sink” (_St. Paul Pioneer Press_, Dec. 12, 2012). Note: this is a _SPPP_ Editorial.
www.twincities.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Houston (Texas) billionaire backed pension overhaul in RI,” by Mike Stanton (_Providence Journal_, Dec. 12, 2012).
news.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “CEOs (chief executive officers) warn of future pension shock,” by Kevin Chinnery (_Australian Financial Review_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Dec. 12, 2012).
afr.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Lessons from wise elders lending perspective on life,” by Brigitte Dwyer (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.couriermail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Designating common-law spouses as pension beneficiaries crucial after landmark Ontario (Province) court ruling,” by Drew Hasselback (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Dec. 12, 2012).
business.financialpost.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Bell (Canada–telecommunications) tops up pension plan with 750 million cd (760.017 million usd)” (Canadian Press via Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/12/12/business-bell-bce-pension.html…

25. CHINA NEWS: “Pension gap exerts severe pressure,” by Ma Jun (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.chinadaily.com…

26. GUYANA NEWS: “Tough decisions loom for Guyana’s social security scheme,” by Denis Scott Chabrol (demerawaves.com…, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.demerarawaves.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “(High) Court told of no rise in legal assisted suicide rate among poor or elderly,” by Mary Carolan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “(Minister for Social Protection Joan) Burton to change rules for winding up pensions,” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. JAPAN NEWS: “Campaign pledges weak on pension system reform” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Dec. 13, 2012). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T121212003718.htm…

30. NIGERIA NEWS: “NLC (N… Labour Congress) Calls for Dissolution of Pension Reform Task Force,” by Chineme Okafor and Seriki Adinoyi (_This Day_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 12, 2012).
allafrica.com…

31. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Neglected elderly raising the nation,” by Ntando Makhubu (_News_ [Pretoria, Gauteng] via iol.co.za…, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.iol.co.za…

32. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain plans deeper pension reform to meet EU (European Union) demands,” by Julien Toyer and Andres Gonzalez (Reuters, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

33. SWEDEN NEWS: “Older immigrants face lower Swedish pensions” (thelocal.se, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.thelocal.se/45020/20121212/…

34. TAIWAN NEWS: “(President) Ma (Ying-jeou) vows to reform pension system to make it sustainable,” by Mo Yan-chih (_Times_ [Taipei], Dec. 13, 2012).
www.taipeitimes.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Hands Off Our Pensions: (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne urged to honour pledge to reverse (former Prime Minister) Gordon Brown’s 5 billion pounds (8.04 billion usd) a year pension tax raid,” by Christopher Hope, and Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9074603/Hands-Off-Our-Pensions-George-Osborne-urged-to-honour-pledge-to-reverse-Gordon-Browns-5bn-a-year-pension-tax-raid.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Census 2011: 2.1m(illion) unpaid carers devote over 20 hours a week to looking after loved ones,” by Sam Marsden (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/property/9737983/Census-2011-2.1m-unpaid-carers-devote-over-20-hours-a-week-to-looking-after-loved-ones.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Move over, Coleen Rooney (wife of English football [soccer] player Wayne Rooney), for a new kind of WAG (women aging gracefully),” by Linda Kelsey (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 12, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/9737676/Move-over-Coleen-Rooney-for-a-new-kind-of-WAG.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

38. “Lost in old age: For many seniors, depression often gets lost in aging process,” by Adrian Rogers (_Spokane [Washington] Spokesman-Review_, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.spokesman.com…

39. “Lilly (pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co.) likens Alzheimer’s race to 1920s insulin quest,” by  Ransdell Pierson (Reuters Health, Dec. 11, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

40. “Lilly (pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co.) Alzheimer’s drug gets second chance, plans new trial,” by Ransdell Pierson (Reuters Health, Dec. 12, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

41. “Kentucky team inhibits Alzheimer’s biomarkers in animal model by targeting astrocytes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “U(niversity of) Alberta medical researchers make key discovery in fight against Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Combination of imaging exams improves Alzheimer’s diagnosis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Older And Younger Chronic Leukemia Patients May Need Different Therapy ” (Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
cancer.osu.edu…

45. “Fear of falling may cause social isolation in older adults with vision problems” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “What causes hot flushes during menopause?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Battling Brittle Bones … With Broccoli and Spinach?” (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
news.rpi.edu…

48. “Who are you calling old? How elderly consumers negotiate their identities” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 11, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3221–December 11, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3221–December 11, 2012.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Raising Medicare age could leave hundreds of thousands uninsured,” by Greg Sargent (_Washington Post_, December 11, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Progressives and the Safety Net,” by Henry J. Aaron (_Democracy Journal_, December 10, 2012).
www.democracyjournal.org…

3. “Study: Chronic illness on the rise in Medicare,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], December 11, 2012).
thehill.com…

4. “Pension bonds risky for state and local governments-Moody’s,” (_Reuters_, December 11, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

5. “In changing job market, many seniors return to college,” by Kathleen Hopkins (_Asbury Park Press_, December 11, 2012).
www.app.com…

6. “As doctors grow older, hospitals begin requiring them to prove they’re still fit,” by Sandra G. Boodman (Kaiser Health News via _Washington Post_, December 11, 2012, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Caregiver lives rerouted yet enriched by aging parents,” by Sarah LeTrent (_CNN.com_, December 11, 2012).
www.cnn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALABAMA NEWS: “Legislation would protect seniors from physical abuse, monetary crimes,” by Martin J. Reed (_AL.com_, December 10, 2012, Blog).
blog.al.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bondholders object to CalPERS’ [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] plans to sue San Bernardino,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, December 10, 2012).
www.sacbee.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois governor says pension woes hurting infrastructure program,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, December 10, 2012).
www.reuters.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Retirement options recommended for Missouri’s public school teachers,” by Virginia Young (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, December 10, 2012).
www.stltoday.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “As older population grows, so will need for aging services,” by Brian Duke (_Times-Leader_ [Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania], December 11, 2012). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
timesleader.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “End of life awaits a ruling,” by Helen Branswell (_Montreal Gazette_, December 11, 2012).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s housing market: a victim of demographics,” by Rob Carrick (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], December 10, 2012).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Early access to pension cash will lead to extra tax liability,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 11, 2012).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/early-access-to-pension-cash-will-lead-to-extra-tax-liability-3323202.html…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Only 10pc of nursing home staff get flu jab,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], December 11, 2012).
www.independent.ie/national-news/only-10pc-of-nursing-home-staff-get-flu-jab-3323184.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Pensions plans will cost jobs, says CBI,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 11, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20677146…

18. UK NEWS: “Autumn Statement: companies plan to ditch pension schemes after latest tax grab,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], December 10, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9735907/Autumn-Statement-companies-plan-to-ditch-pension-schemes-after-latest-tax-grab.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Getting it right for dementia patients,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 11, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20548451…

20. UK NEWS: “Many elderly isolated from far-away family, charity says,” by Sean Coughlan (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, December 10, 2012).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20664760…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging,” by Marlene Cimons (_Washington Post_, December 10, 2012). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

22. “Combining diagnostic tests more accurate at predicting Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Feeling lonely linked to increased risk of dementia in later life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Mayo Clinic researchers uncover toxic interaction in neurons that leads to dementia and ALS,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Can going hungry as a child slow down cognitive decline in later years?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Brain angioplasty and stents found safe and effective for stroke patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, December 11, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Maintaining weight loss as important as losing it for older women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 10, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Palliative care improves outcomes for seniors,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Four medical tests you may not need,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MartketWatch_, December 11, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

31. “Anti-aging gene identified as tumor suppressor in mice, research finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], December 11, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

December 10, 2012

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3220–December 10, 2012

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3220–December 10, 2012

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Switch at Midlife, to Make a Difference,” by Marci Alboher (_New York Times_, Dec. 10, 2012). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare, the beloved budget buster” (_Los Angeles Times_, Dec. 9, 2012). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
articles.latimes.com…

3. “Experts agree that Medicare savings must be long term,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.us…

4. “Raise Medicare eligibility to age 67? What’s not to like?” by John E. McDonough (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_ blog, Dec. 9, 2012).
www.boston.com…

5. “Medicare costs set to rise in 2013,” by Steve Vernon (moneywatch.com…, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.cbsnews.com…

6. “GAO (Government Accountability Office) Takes Hard Look At Anti-Fraud Effort Inefficiencies In Medicare, Medicaid” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

7. “Cut Medicare? Cut Fraud!” by Amitai Etzioni (huffingtonpost.com…, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Democrats (Party) warm to Medicare change that late Sen(ator). Edward Kennedy opposed,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Dec. 8, 2012).
thehill.com…

9. “Leave Medicare Part D alone,” by Janetta Williams (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Dec. 8, 2012). Note: this is a _SLT_ Opinion piece.
www.sltrib.com…

10. “The Actual Cost Of Washington’s Clever Debt Deal,” by Charles P. Pierce (_Esquire_ blog, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.esquire.com…

11. “Five ways raising eligibility could change Medicare,” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_ blog, Dec. 10, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…
Accompanying graphs: “Medicare age change matters most for minorities,” by Sarah Kliff:
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. “A Social Security myth” (_Boston [Massachusetts] Herald_, Dec. 8, 2012). Note: this is a _BH_ Editorial.
bostonherald.com…

13. “Services reach out to growing elderly population,” by Amy Clarke Burns and Ron Barnett (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.us…

14. “A better way to raise the eligibility age for retirement benefits,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_ blog, Dec. 10, 2012). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

15. “The fiscal cliff and retirement ages” (_Portland Oregonian_, Dec. 10, 2012). Note: this is a _PO_ Editorial.
www.oregonlive.com…

16. “No, Don’t Raise the Retirement Age,” by Jonathan Cohn (_The New Republic_ blog, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.tnr.com…

17. “Retirement fears rise among older workers,” by Andrea Coombes (marketwatch.com…, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.marketwatch.com…

18. “Retirement options grow as gay boomers find more mainstream acceptance,” by Jen Christensen (Cable News Network news, Dec. 9, 2012).
www.cnn.com…

19. “Your Retirement Benefits: What to Expect in 2013,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_, Dec. 10, 2012).
money.us…

20. “Nature or Nurture? Why Women Don’t Save for Retirement,” by Paul O’Donnell (cnbc.com…, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

21. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cost of Dying: Some (San Francisco) Bay Area hospitals combat death aggressively with expensive treatment,” by  Lisa M. Krieger (_San Jose Mercury News_, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.mercurynews.com…

22. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension fund agreement could be roadblock to Mayor Alvin Brown’s proposed changes (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Dec. 9, 2012).
jacksonville.com…

23. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois May Face Downgrade If No Pension Fix, (Governor Pat) Quinn Says,” by Tim Jones and John McCormick (Bloomberg News, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.bloomberg.com…

24. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Public pension ‘spiking’: Overtime hours soar for St. Paul fire supervisors,” by MaryJo Webster, Mara H. Gottfried and Christopher Magan (_St. Paul Pioneer Press_, Dec. 9, 2012).
www.twincities.com…

25. MONTANA NEWS: “Don’t make public retirement systems into political football,” by Franke Wilmer (_Great Falls Tribune_, Dec. 10, 2012). Note: this is a _GFT_ Opinion piece.
www.greatfallstribune.com…

26. OREGON NEWS: “Retirees may lose in pension reform plan,” by Hannah Hoffman (_Salem Statesman Journal_, Dec. 9, 2012).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

27. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Could Pennsylvania pension liability hit current state workers?” by Gary Weckselblatt (_Doylestown Intelliencer_, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.phillyburbs.com…

28. VERMONT NEWS: “(US Senator Bernie) Sanders opposes effort to raise age for Medicare,” by Dave Gram (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.boston.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

29. CANADA NEWS: “Supreme Court hears Ontario end-of-life care case” (Canadian Press via Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/12/10/can-supreme-court-end-of-life-case.html…

30. INDIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t to revise pension of defence personnel” (_Times of India_ [New Delhi], Dec. 9, 2012).
articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

31. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing homes hiring more disabled workers” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Dec. 9, 2012).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T121208002348.htm…

32. JAPAN NEWS: “Bridging the Pension Gap” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Dec. 8, 2012). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20121208a2.html…

33. NIGERIA NEWS: “‘Pension Assets Are Available to Finance Infrastructure’,” an interview with director-general of the National Pension Commission Muhammad K. Ahmad, by Kunle Aderinokun (_This Day_ [Lagos] via allAfrica.com…, Dec. 10, 2012).
allafrica.com…

34. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Pilot programme shows frail elderly can be cared for at home,” by Imelda Saad Aziz (_Today_, Dec. 10, 2012).
www.todayonline.com…

35. UK NEWS: “MPs (Members of Parliament) will escape (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne’s pensions tax raid,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9733500/MPs-will-escape-George-Osbornes-pensions-tax-raid.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Income drawdown: 20p(er)c(ent) more from your pension–if you’re happy to go it alone,” by Ian Cowie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/9735224/Income-drawdown-20pc-more-from-your-pension-if-youre-happy-to-go-it-alone.html…

37. UK NEWS: “‘Pensions are politicians’ piggy banks’: Repeated cuts in tax breaks and constant tinkering with the rules risk alienating a generation of workers,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Dec. 8, 2012).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9729990/Pensions-are-politicians-piggy-banks.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Government intransigence over the so-called granny tax means pensioners will still be hurt,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Dec. 9, 2012).
www.scotsman.com…

39. UK NEWS: “Preventative care for elderly under threat, survey suggests,” by Denis Campbell (_Guardian_ [London], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/10/preventative-care-services-elderly-comres…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “Tech(nology) opens communication doors for grandparents of grandkids with ASD (autism spectrum disorder)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Maintaining weight loss as important as losing it for older women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Depression in elderly men linked to higher rates of emergency admissions” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 10, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Reduced intensity regimen prior to marrow transplant better for older leukemia patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Dec. 9, 2012).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Targeted Prostate Cancer Biopsies Might Improve Care: Study” (HealthDay News, Dec. 10, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

45. “Easing Holiday Grief When Loved Ones Are Gone” (HealthDay News, Dec. 9, 2012).
consumer.healthday.com…

46. “Concerns for Long-Term Safety of Antipsychotics in Over 40s” (HealthDay News, Dec. 7, 2012).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

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