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February 28, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3270–February 28, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3270–February 28, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “‘Sequester’ cuts to hit healthcare hard,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, February 27, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Fiscal Standoff Could Cause Financial Pain for Health Care,” by Barbara Bronson Gray (_HealthDay_, February 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

3. “Insurers fret over 2014 Medicare Advantage funding,” by Tom Murphy (_Bloomberg_, February 28, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

4. “Medicare paid USD 5.1 B[illion] for poor nursing home care,” by Garance Burke (Associated Press via _Sacramento Bee_, February 27, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

5. “GOP doctors slam ‘ObamaCare’ in ‘healthcare state of the union’,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], February 27, 2013).
thehill.com…

6. “How the aging of America is hurting the Republican Party,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_, February 28, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Striking Over the Risks of Retirement Savings,” by Anne Tucker (_Huffington Post_, February 28, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. PUERTO RICO NEWS: “Puerto Rico Governor’s Pension Plan Increases Retirement Age,” by Michelle Kaske (_Bloomberg_, February 27, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS:”Did CalPERS [ California Public Employees’ Retirement System] lie about long-term care insurance policies?” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, February 28, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois House speaker offers tough pension reforms,” by Joanne von Alroth (_Reuters_, February 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

11. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “House OKs solvency fix for teacher pension plan,” (Associated Press via _Santa Fe New Mexican_, February 27, 2013).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Commission warns about Cuomo pension savings plan,” (Associated Press via _Poughkeepsie Journal_, February 27, 2013).
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. pension executives meet with lawmakers,” (Associated Press via _Reading Eagle_, February 28, 2013).
readingeagle.com…

14. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “South Carolina Hedge-Fund Bet Makes Pension Trail as Fees Soar,” by Martin Z. Braun (_Bloomberg_, February 27, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Unique Opportunity for Texas: HB 13 for Pension Transparency,” by Elena Farah (_Houston Chronicle_, February 28, 2013, Blog).
blog.chron.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Beach assisted-living center to test tracking devices,” by Sarah Hutchins (_Virginian-Pilot_ [Norfolk, Virginia], February 28, 2013).
hamptonroads.com…

17. WASHINGTON NEWS: “In Olympia, more proposed pension creep,” by Bruce Ramsey (_Seattle Times_, February 28, 2013, Blog).
blogs.seattletimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Future Fund gives tobacco the flick,” by Judith Ireland (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 1, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theage.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Phased in retirement gaining traction,” by Sheryl Smolkin (_Toronto Star_, February 28, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Labour crunch isn’t what it’s cracked up to be,” by Todd Hirsch (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 27, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “Group to tackle aging population problems,” by Ming Yeung and Kahon Chan (_China Daily_ [Beijing], February 28, 2013).
www.chinadaily.com…

22. CHINA NEWS: “Suicide among elderly on the rise,” by Zheng Jinran (_China Daily_ [Beijing], February 28, 2013).
www.chinadaily.com…

23. CURACAO NEWS: “Retirement Age From 60 To 65,” (_Curacao Chronicle_, February 27, 2013).
www.curacaochronicle.com…

24. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension funds’ profit close to CZK 5bn (USD 255 million) in 2012,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, February 28, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

25. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “NZ First pushes health insurance rebate,” by Rob Stock (_Business Day_ [Wellington], February 28, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8364767/NZ-First-pushes-health-insurance-rebate…

26. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Retirement changes delayed again, with more generous flat rate mooted,” by Angus MacMillian (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg], February 27, 2013).
www.bdlive.co.za…

27. TAIWAN NEWS: “Ministry aiming to help elderly,” by Loa Iok-sin (_Taipei Times_, March 1, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “For the Elderly, Lists of Tests to Avoid,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, February 28, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

29. “More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care,” (_HealthDay_, February 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Mayo Clinic researchers identify possible treatment window for memory problems,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 27, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3269–February 27, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3269–February 27, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Needs Fixing, but Not Right Now,” by Eduardo Porter (_New York Times_, Feb. 27, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “No ruckus about Medicare cuts in sequester,” by Richard Alonzo-Zaldivar (Associated Press via huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) doubles down against (Treasury Secretary nominee Jack) Lew on Medicare spending,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 27, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “(House of Representatives) Ways and Means Chairman Hopes To Move Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Plan,” by Mary Agnes Carey (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News Capsules, Feb. 27, 2013).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,” by Norman Solomon (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Deficit hawks ‘generational theft’ argument is a sham,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 27, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. “More employees are raiding their retirement accounts” (cnnmoney.com…, Feb. 27, 2013).
management.fortune.cnn.com…

8. “Immigration brings new senior citizens,” by  Ted C. Fishman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia] via _Green Bay [Wisconsin] Press Gazette_, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

9. “Boeing (Company–aeronautics) engineering union to drop pension demand,” by Alwyn Scott (Reuters, Feb. 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

10. “Millennial Meltdown: Boomers Are More Entrepreneurial Than Their Kids, Says Study,” by Monica Nickelsburg (_Forbes_, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho Senate Passes Bill Ending Teacher Retirement Program,” by Benito Baeza (KLIX 1310 AM Radio News [Twin Falls], Feb. 27, 2013).
newsradio1310.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party backs new pension plan from top (House of Representatives) Democrat (Party member),” by Greg Hinz (_Crain’s Chicago Business_ blog, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.chicagobusiness.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “House (of Representatives) committee overhauls Kentucky pension reform bill” (_Henderson Gleaner_, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.courierpress.com…

14. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding,” by Don Davis (_Woodbury Bulletin_, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.woodburybulletin.com…

15. MISSOURI NEWS: “My retirement can’t get here soon enough,” by Scott Beck (St. Louis Suburban Journals, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.stltoday.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Commune-like NY farm offers baby boomers, other seniors an alternative for their golden years” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Feb. 27, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. OHIO/ECUADOR NEWS: “How Alice Is Enjoying The Rich, Full Retirement She’d Always Dreamed Of,” by Kathleen Peddicord (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

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18. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. treasurer disputes purported savings in (Governor Tom) Corbett’s pension overhaul,” by Mary Niederberger (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Governor Tom) Corbett pension plan is the path back to fiscal stability” (_Harrisburg Patriot-News, Feb. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _HPN_ Editorial.
www.pennlive.com…

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20. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TN pension plan may get overhaul” (_Nashville Tennessean_, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.tennessean.com…

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21. WASHINGTON NEWS: “State Needs Pension Reform”(_Vancouver Columbian_, Feb. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _VC_ Editorial.
www.columbian.com…

22. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Pension plan change raises perplexing questions” (_Spokane Spokesman-Review_, Feb. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _SSR_ Editorial.
www.spokesman.com…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boomers enjoy cashed-up lifestyle: poll” (Australian Associated Press via _Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 28, 2013).
www.theage.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians close their eyes to the staggering cost of elder care,” by Carol Goar (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Smaller airlines call for level playing field on pension funding,” by Peter Hadekel (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

26. CHINA NEWS: “484 Mln (Million) Chinese Covered by Pension System” (Xinhua via China Radio International, Feb.27, 2013).
english.cri.cn/6909/2013/02/27/2702s750891.htm…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “(Marie) Fleming assisted suicide appeal opens in Supreme Court,” by Mary Carolan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

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28. IRELAND NEWS: “Former top public servants face 5% pension cut,” by Arthur Beesley, Martin Wall, and Pamela Duncan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension cut for top State retirees likely to yield maximum of 20 million euros (26.14 million usd),” by Arthur Beesley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

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30. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Budget: Pension means test to be phased out” (South Africa Press Association via iol.co.za…, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.iol.co.za…

31. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “South Africa Plans New Laws to Regulate Retirement Industry,” by Mike Cohen (Bloomberg News, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Auto-enrolment pensions: 37% of employees plan to opt out,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/feb/27/auto-enrolment-pensions-employees-opt-out…

33. UK NEWS: “Concerns over women’s pension rights raised with MPs (members of Parliament)” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 27, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21601338…

34. UK NEWS: “More than half (local) council tax swallowed up by pensions,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/9896822/More-than-half-council-tax-swallowed-up-by-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

35. “IU (Indiana University) discovery on animal memory opens doors to research on memory impairment diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “FDA (US Food and Drug Administration Approves Drug for Older Women Experiencing Painful Sex,” by  (HealthDay News, Feb. 26, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3268–February 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3268–Feb. 26, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Americans anxious about retirement,” by Michael Fletcher (_Washington Post_, Feb. 25, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Squeezing Medicare Advantage: (President Barack) Obama slashes a private-sector approach while decrying cuts everywhere else,” by John Fund (_National Review_, Feb. 26, 2013).
www.nationalreview.com…

3. “Analysis ties local pharmacies to Medicare savings,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 26, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “Social Security braces for budget cuts, frustrated public,” by John Fritze (_Baltimore [Maryland] Sun_, Feb. 26, 2013).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

5. “Macho Men, Social Security, and the Chained CPI (consumer price index),” by Dean Baker (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 25, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “AARP Misleads Elderly About Social Security’s Fiscal Health,” by Jagadeesh Gokhale (_Investor’s Business Daily_ [Los Angeles, California], Feb. 26, 2013). Note: this is an _IBD_ Opinion piece.
news.investors.com…

7. “Long-term-care insurance plans call for some women to pay more than men,” by Michelle Andrews (_Washington Post_, Feb. 25, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Boomer divorce: A costly retirement roadblock,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 25, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ARIZONA NEWS: “Pension reform put to a vote in Phoenix,” by Stina Sieg (KJZZ 91.5 FM Radio [Phoenix] News, Feb. 26, 2013). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 8 seconds) is available at the site.
www.kjzz.org…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension liabilities may swell to 328.6 billion usd -report” (Reuters, Feb. 25, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Plan), the Billion-Dollar Pension Perk, Still Getting No Political Play,” by Judy Muller (KCET Channel 28 [Los Angeles] _SoCal Connected_, Feb. 25, 2013). In addition to the print transcript, a link to a video transcript (running time: 10 minutes, 4 seconds).
www.kcet.org…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Syracuse officials estimate pension smoothing would cost city at least 124 million usd,” by Tim Knauss (_Syracuse Post-Standard_, Feb. 26, 2013).
www.syracuse.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Woonsocket retirees warned pension fund will run out of money in 10 years,” by Ted Nesi (WPRI Channel 12 News {Providence], Feb. 25, 2013).
www.wpri.com…

14. UTAH NEWS: “Auditor raises flags about Utah retirement system,” by Lee Davidson (_Salt Lake Tribune_, [Salt Lake City], Feb. 26, 2013).
www.sltrib.com…

15. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Pension proposal draws fire: Bill would move some state workers to 401(k)-style plans,” by Brad Shannon (_Olympia Olympian_, Feb. 26, 2013).
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tasmania (State) leads way on voluntary euthanasia,” by George Williams (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 27, 2013).
www.smh.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Nearly half of baby boomers don’t plan to downsize: report,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 26, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Deal will let Ontario (Province) Teachers’ Pension Plan shoulder more investing risk,” by Tara Perkins (_Globe and Mail_     [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 26, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Cuts to public service pensions start at 32,500 Euro (42,922 usd) threshold in draft of new deal,” by Martin Wall and Arthur Beesley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Head of Service Dissolves Pension Reforms Task Force” (_This Day_ [the most populous city in the country], Feb. 26, 2013).
www.thisdaylive.com…

21. UK NEWS: “More men working beyond pension age, says ONS (Office for National Statistics)” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 26, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21589610…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension options to be made clearer under ABI (Association of British Insurers) code,” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 26, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21586086…

23. UK NEWS: “Fees cut provides 10pc boost to pensions,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9894318/Fees-cut-provides-10pc-boost-to-pensions.html…

24. UK NEWS: “‘Forgotten scandal’ of mediocre care homes,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9892866/Forgotten-scandal-of-mediocre-care-homes.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Dementia ‘affects 80% of care home residents’,” by Nick Triggle (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 25, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21579394…

26. UK NEWS: “Robot to care for elderly made at University of Salford” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 26, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-21590182…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Health effects of retirement have proved hard for researchers to assess,” by Jill U. Adams (_Washington Post_, Feb. 25, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

28. “Older women, don’t take vitamin D for bones: Panel,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Feb. 25, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Virus shows promise as prostate cancer treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3267–February 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3267–February 25, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Complex Role for Medicare in the Standoff in Washington,” by John Harwood (_New York Times_, February 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Latest Simpson-Bowles health plan stirs worry but lacks detail,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, February 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “2 Hill Panels Examining Changes To Medicare,” by Mary Agnes Carey (_Kaiser Health News_, February 25, 2013).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “At Work: Dementia affects companies,” by Andrea Kay (Gannett via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 23, 2013).
www.us…

5. “Many aging boomers balk at retirement,” by Anita Creamer (_Sacramento Bee_, February 24, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

6. “Heard Off the Street: Monthly retirement assays gain ground,” by Len Boselovic (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 24, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Long-term care rate hike stuns retirees,” by Victoria Colliver (_San Francisco Chronicle_, February 24, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New Moody’s pension standards could lift veil on government pension debt,” by Daniel Borenstein (_San Jose Mercury News_, February 23, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s sad pension saga,” by Steven Malanga (_Los Angeles Times_, February 24, 2013). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension sweeteners leave a sour taste,” (_Syracuse Post-Standard_, February 24, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
blog.syracuse.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Schuring introduces pension tweak bill,” by Robert Wang (_Canton Repository_, February 25, 2013).
www.cantonrep.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State workers prefer pensions over a possible raise with a 401(k) plan,” by Jan Murphy (_Patriot News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], February 25, 2013).
www.pennlive.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Critics say Corbett’s pension reform would increase costs,” by Steve Esack (_Allentown Morning Call_, February 23, 2013).
articles.mcall.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Demand for home services for elderly continues to climb,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 25, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

15. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Guaranteed State Pensions Could Become Thing of the Past,” by Blake Farmer (_WPLN_ [Nashville, Tennessee], February 25, 2013).
wpln.org…

16. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Bill tackles loophole in law on end-of-life wishes,” by Carol M. Ostrom (_Seattle Times_, February 24, 2013).
seattletimes.com…

17. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Lawmakers debate Social Security benefit modification,” by Paul J. Nyden (_Charleston Gazette-Mail_, February 23, 2013).
wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors not retiring from bedroom, says Ita,” by Rachel Browne (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 25, 2013).
www.smh.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Analysis: What will come of Canada’s defined benefit pensions?” by Dan Ovsey (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], February 25, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Doubts raised about pension system,” by Yang Yao (_China Daily_ [Beijing], February 23, 2013).
usa.chinadaily.com…

21. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension funds raise client numbers by 569,000 to 5.13m in 2012,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, February 25, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

22. HUNGARY NEWS: “Pensions tax dead in water: Fidesz,” (_Budapest Times_, February 24, 2013).
www.budapesttimes.hu/2013/02/24/pensions-tax-dead-in-water-fidesz/…

23. SINGAPORE NEWS: “MPs welcome govt’s schemes to help low income, elderly S’poreans,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 25, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Ageing population will have huge impact on social services, Lords told,” by Juliette Jowit (_Guardian_ [London], February 24, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/24/britain-ageing-population-lords-inquiry…

25. UK NEWS: “Cap on charges lowered for some pensions,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, February 25, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Ability of brain to protect itself from damage revealed,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “MBL scientists find genes linked to human neurological disorders in sea lamprey genome,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors,” (_HealthDay_, February 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Depression in seniors doesn’t have to be part of aging,” by Lacey McLaughlin (_Daytona Beach News Journal_, February 24, 2013).
www.news-journalonline.com…

February 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3266–February 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3266–February 22, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. Approves 6.8 Trillion usd in Pension Funds for Cleared Swaps,” by Matthew Leising (Bloomberg News, Feb. 22, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Medicare drug costs to fall in 2014, but donut hole widens,” by Mark Miller (Reuters Health, Feb. 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Medicare’s Projected Spending Has Dropped 500 Billion usd Without Lawmakers Cutting A Dime,” by Jeff Spross (thinkprogress.org…, Feb. 21, 2013).
thinkprogress.org…

4. “Three Reasons Why Medicare Cost-Shifting Is the Wrong Solution,” by Joe Baker (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 21, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Should Trade Sequester Delay For (President Barack) Obama Social Security Plan,” by Jed Graham (_Investor’s Business Daily_ [Los Angeles, California] blog, Feb. 22, 2013).
news.investors.com…

6. “(House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric) Cantor calls for increasing federal employee retirement contributions,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_ blog, Feb. 21, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Baby Boomers Return To The Multiplex (movie theatres), And Hollywood (film industry) Notices,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 21, 2013). In addition to the print transcript an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 36 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) plans 85% rate hike for long-term-care insurance,” by Chad Terhune (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 22, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida hospitals seek fairness in Medicare payments,” by  Nicole Gaudiano and Ledyard King (_Florida Today_ [Melbourne], Feb. 22, 2013).
www.floridatoday.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinoisans split on how to fix pension crisis,” by Caleb Hale (_Southern Illinoisan_ [Carbondale], Feb. 23, 2013).
thesouthern.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago teachers’ pension fund takes unexpected dip,” by Greg Hinz (_Crain’s Chicago Business_ blog, Feb. 21, 2013).
www.chicagobusiness.com…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension bill to include 6% lottery sales tax” (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Feb. 22, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Triumph for compromise; (Lexington) city pension bill a model for state” (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, Feb. 22, 2013). Note: this is a _LHL_ Editorial.
www.kentucky.com…

14. MAINE NEWS: “State releases data on extra pension costs to schools,” by Susan McMillan (_Portland Press Herald_, Feb. 22, 2013).
www.pressherald.com…

15. MONTANA NEWS: “Governor’s fix to Montana pension fund draws wide support,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoula Missoulian_, Feb. 22, 2013).
missoulian.com…

16. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Senate starts dealing with pension reform,” by Gary Gerew (_Albuquerque Business First_, Feb. 22, 2013).
www.biz…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “The Pennsylvania pension crisis,” by Bob Mensch (_Lansdale Reporter_, Feb. 22, 2013). Note: this is a _LR_ Opinion piece.
www.thereporteronline.com…

18. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Are retired lawmakers’ pensions too sweet? 107,000 usd ‘is fair’ to (retired US Representative) Norm Dicks,” by Rob Hotakainen (_Seattle Times_, Feb. 22, 2013).
seattletimes.com…

19. WYOMING NEWS: “Retirement bill dies,” by Joan Barron (_Casper Star-Tribune_, Feb. 22, 2013).
trib.com…

20. WYOMING NEWS: “‘Chained CPI (consumer price index)’ will eat away at Social Security,” by Cathy Gonzales (_Casper Star-Tribune_, Feb. 22, 2013). Note: this is a _CST_ Opinion piece.
trib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. N….IA NEWS: “Looting Of Pension Funds, National Disaster–CIPM (Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of N….IA  Boss,” by Anayo Onukwugha (_Leadership_ [Abu.a], Feb. 22, 2013).
leadership.ng/nga/articles/48376/2013/02/22/looting_pension_funds_national_disaster_cipm_boss.html…

22. PUERTO RICO NEWS: “Puerto Rico Set to Boost Worst-Funded Pension Sans Debt,” by Michelle Kaske (Bloomberg News, Feb. 22, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. SPAIN NEWS: “Important to adopt new measures on Spain’s pensions-deputy PM (Prime Minister)” Reuters, Feb. 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC (US Centers for Disease Control: Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Feb. 21, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Genomic Test Predicts Metastasis Risk in Prostate Cancer,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 22, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Should grandma join Facebook (social networking website)? It may give her a cognitive boost, study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Queen’s (University, Belfast, Northern Ireland) study shows psychotropic drug dispensing increases on entry to care homes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Greater representation of elderly patients in Phase III trials are needed” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Modeling Alzheimer’s disease using iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “For Alzheimer’s Caregivers, Patience and Compassion Are Key,” by Serena Gordon (HealthDay News, Feb. 22, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Blood Thinners May Boost Survival for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study: But it’s too early to recommend anticoagulants for this purpose,” by Denise Mann (HealthDay News, Feb. 21, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Baby boomers and ‘Boomeritis’: How to avoid exercising injuries” (CBS Broadcasting Inc., Feb. 22, 2013).
www.cbsnews.com…

February 21, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3265–February 21, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3265–February 21, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Business owners urge Congress to take Medicare, Social Security cuts off the table,” by J. D. Harrison (_Washington Post_, February 19, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Entitlement reform and immigration reform: How are they connected?” by Robert Reich (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], February 20, 2013, Blog).
www.csmonitor.com…

3, “Medicare patients choosing low-cost drug plans, analysis finds,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], February 20, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “Setting the record straight on Medicare’s overhead costs: New study,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

5. “Two-fifths of elderly spend more than they earn, study finds,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, February 21, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “The most tax-friendly states for retirees,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, February 21, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

7. “The Reluctant Caregiver,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, February 20, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona Seeks To Balance Patients And Profits With Home Care,” by Sarah Varney (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, February 20, 2013). In addition to the story, there is an audio (running time: 6 minutes, 52 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “FRS pension study missing key data,” by Arek Sarkissian II (_Tallahassee Democrat_, February 20, 2013).
www.tallahassee.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension proposal would include extending state income tax,” by Tom Kacich (_News-Gazette_ [Champaign/Urbana, Illinois], February 20, 2013).
www.news-gazette.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “Legislation seeks to lower projected returns for pension system investments,” by Becca Heller (_Maryland Reporter_, February 20, 2013).
marylandreporter.com…

12. OREGON NEWS: “Tax deferrals for senior citizens again up for discussion,” by Peter Wong (_Statesman Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], February 21, 2013).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Retired and Senior Volunteer Program workers never too old to lend a hand,” by Annie Siebert (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 21, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super members ‘sick and tired’ of change,” by Colin Brinsden (_Age_ [Melbourne], February 21, 2013).
news.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Business leaders offer solutions to chronic pension shortfalls,” by Barbara Shecter (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], February 20, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement becoming a distant proposition for many Canadians, survey finds,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, February 20, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Anonymous tip line to ‘rat out’ unfit elderly motorists unfairly targets seniors, critic says,” by Kristopher Morrison (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], February 20, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Paying for Retirement by Making Room for Tenants,” by Miki Tanikawa (_New York Times_, February 21, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly shoplifters may need help not punishment, say prosecutors,” by Kazuya Ito (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], February 21, 2013).
ajw.asahi.com…

20. MYANMAR NEWS: “Myanmar’s ageing population will require more services for elderly, minister says,” (_Eleven Media_, February 21, 2013).
www.elevenmyanmar.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Over-60s are told: go back to university and retrain,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/9884301/Over-60s-are-told-go-back-to-university-and-retrain.html…

22. UK NEWS: “University at 60? No thanks, say pensioners,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9885037/University-at-60-No-thanks-say-pensioners.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Elderly in care 20 times more likely to be on antipsychotics,” by Sarah Boseley (_Guardian_ [London], February 20, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/21/elderly-care-antipsychotics-sharp-rise…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Scientists identify molecular system that could help develop treatments for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Genome-wide imaging study identifies new gene associated with Alzheimer’s plaques,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Researchers decipher modus operandi of potential Alzheimer’s drug,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Antioxidants may not ward off strokes, dementia,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, February 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Lower-Income Hospice Patients Less Likely to Die at Home,” by Joe Barber Jr. (_Medscape Medical News_, February 20, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Smoking cessation in old age: Less heart attacks and strokes within 5 years,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Perceptions of health improve with pension receipt, researcher says,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3264–February 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3264–February 20, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1, “Old and Rich? Less Help for You,” by Yuval Levin (_New York Times_, Feb. 20, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “When A Bad Economy Means Working ‘Forever’,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 20, 2013). In addition to the story, there is an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 47 seconds) available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “Boeing (aviation company) staff split over pay and pensions,” by Andrew Parker (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 20, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

4. “CMS (US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services): Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed (HealthDay News, Feb. 19, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

5. “Medicare benefit structure to receive House (of Representatives) hearing,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 19, 2013).
thehill.com…

6. “Insurers: Medicare Advantage cuts would be ‘crushing blow’,” by Sam Baker (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 19, 2013).
thehill.com…

7. “Social Security’s simple fix blocked by politics,” by Mark Zdechlik (Minnesota Public Radio, Feb. 19, 2013).
minnesota.publicradio.org…

8. “(US Senator John) Tester bill would give National Guard, Reserve troops credit for early retirement,” by Martin Kidston (_Missoula [Montana] Missoulian_ via _Billings [Montana] Gazette_, Feb. 20, 2013).
billingsgazette.com…

9. “In ‘Kings Point,’ (documentary film) The Sunny Promise Of Retirement Gathers Clouds,” by Audie Cornish (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 19, 2013). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 6 minutes, 2 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

10. “Hallmark Greeting Cards for the ‘Final Goodbye’,” by Liz Neporent (American Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 19, 2013).
abcnews.go.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ALABAMA NEWS: “Montgomery City Council OKs change in retirement plan,” by Kala Kachmar (_Montgomery Advertiser_, Feb. 20, 2013).
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A crucial step toward retirement security for the working class,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS (California Public Employees’ retirement System) to sell all its stock in two gun manufacturers,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “House Speaker Greg Stumbo signals special session for pension reform,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Feb. 20, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Dueling data: What would pension smoothing cost Syracuse?” by Tim Knauss (_Syarcuse Post-Standard_ blog, Feb. 20, 2013).
www.syracuse.com…

16. MONTANA NEWS: “End-of-life choices again before Legislature,” by Briana Wipf (_Great Falls Tribune_, Feb. 20, 2013).
www.greatfallstribune.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Democrats (Party) take on (Governor Tom) Corbett over Medicaid, pensions,” by Marc Levy (Associated Press via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, Feb. 19, 2013).
www.philly.com…

18. VERMONT NEWS: “Senators at odds on end-of-life bill,” by Mike Faher (_Bennington Banner_, Feb. 20, 2013).
www.benningtonbanner.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. WORLD NEWS: “Millions expect to outlive retirement savings,” by Mark Thompson (Cable News Network, Feb. 19, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement savings system is falling short, bank CEO (chief operating officer) warns,” by Grant Robertson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 20, 2013).
www.globeadvisor.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “The new old-age security? A job,” by Tavia Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 20, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “(Winnipeg) Police union rejects bid for pension relief,” by Jen Skerritt (_Free Press_ [Winnipeg, Manitoba], Feb. 20, 2013).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

23. INDONESIA NEWS: “‘First’ home for transgender elderly,” by Kevin Ponniah (Agence France Presse via Google News, Feb. 20, 2013).
www.google.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Call to end pensions ‘apartheid’,” by Conor Keane (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], Feb. 20, 2013).
www.irishexaminer.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Dying alone may become the trend in Japan as elderly demographic rapidly increases,” by Ida Torres (japandailypress.com…, Feb. 20, 2013).
japandailypress.com…

26. KENYA NEWS: “Age-related macular degeneration common cause of vision impairment in Kenya” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Ex-servicemen: Fix disparity in pensions” (_New Straits Times_ [Kuala Lumpur], Feb. 20, 2013).
www.nst.com…

28. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Doctor encourages support for euthanasia bill,” by Rebecca Quilliam (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Feb. 21, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10866667…

29. N…RIA NEWS: “Pension Fraud: House (of Representatives) Concurs with Senate on ( Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed) Maina’s Sack (dismissal),” by Onwuka Nzeshi (_This Day_ [L.gos], Feb. 2013).
www.thisdaylive.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Britons ‘worst in world at saving for retirement’,” by  Rosie Murray-West (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9882001/Brits-worst-in-world-at-saving-for-retirement.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Report: Mental health drugs vital for Medicare patients,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 20, 2013).
www.us…

32. “Mortality Doubles With High Calcium Intake Plus Supplements,” by Daniel M. Keller (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 19, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle, Task Force Reports,” by Maureen Salamon  (HealthDay News, Feb. 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology): Finasteride Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis ((HealthDay News, Feb. 19, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

February 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3263–February 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3263–February 19, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “More workers can switch to a Roth 401(k),” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 18, 2013).
www.us…

2. “Looking for a Way to Reduce Medicare Spending? Look No Further than Part D,” by Doug Schoen (_Forbes_, February 19, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Loss of pay through furloughs could mean less in retirement savings accounts,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_, February 18, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Get A Social Security Check? Treasury Says It’s Time To Go Electronic,” by Brian Naylor (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, February 19, 2013). In addition to the story, there are audio (running time: 2 minutes, 39 seconds) and a print transcripts will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

5. “Boomers face credit-card quandary as economic doldrums bite,” by Chris Taylor (_Reuters_, February 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Retire The Way You Want,” (_CNNMoney_, February 19, 2013). Note: This is a series of articles on retirement published by CNNMoney.
money.cnn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Jerry Brown administration digs in against unions on pensions,” by Anthony York (_Los Angeles Times_, February 18, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension reform plan put on hold,” by Michael Van Sickler (_Miami Herald_, February 18, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension proposal strips Kentucky public workers to base pay,” by Mike James (_Independent_ [Ashland, Kentucky], February 19, 2013).
dailyindependent.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Outside report praises DiNapoli’s pension management,” by Jimmy Vielkind (_Albany Times-Union_, February 19, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Rise in senior-abuse cases prompts D.A. to step up to protect elderly,” by Mensah M. Dean (_Philadelphia Daily News_, February 19, 2013).
www.philly.com…

12. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Retirement system earned $3 billion in 2012,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], February 19, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

13. VERMONT NEWS: “Should Vt. seniors face stricter driver’s license renewal rules?” by Alexei Rubenstein (_WCAX_ [Burlington, Vermont], February 18, 2013).
www.wcax.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CHINA NEWS: “No Country for Old Age,” by Mark W. Frazier (_New York Times_, February 19, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

15. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension system’s gap reaches CZK 49 billion (2.5 billion USD) in 2012,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, February 19, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Making senior facilities safer,” (_Japan Times_, February 19, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/02/20/editorials/making-senior-facilities-safer/#.USOwk6XBOSo…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “N.Z. Superannuation Fund Says Domestic Stock Pickers Do Best,” by Tracy Withers (_Bloomberg_, February 18, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. THAILAND NEWS: “State warned of booming pension expenditures,” (_Bangkok Post_, February 19, 2013).
www.bangkokpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain,” by John Markoff (_New York Times_, February 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. “Failure To Communicate: Why Seniors Are Readmitted To The Hospital So Often,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, February 18, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

21. “Damage to Tiny Blood Vessels in Brain May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk,” by Steven Reinberg (Reuters Health, February 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Study: p38beta MAPK not critical to brain inflammation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Women at Greater Risk for Hip Implant Failure, Study Finds,” (Reuters Health, February 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Thigh fat may be to blame for older adults who slow down,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3262–February 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3262–February 18, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Drug Costs to Be Reduced for Seniors, U.S. Says,” by Alex Wayne (_Bloomberg News_, February 15, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Fiscal trouble ahead for most future retirees,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, February 16, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Medicare says drug refills shouldn’t be done without patient’s OK,” by David Lazarus (_Los Angeles Times_, February 15, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “5 Ways To Fix Social Security,” by Emily Brandon (_Huffington Post_, February 18, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “PBGC Should Investigate Causes of Pension Failures,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_, February 15, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ARIZONA NEWS: “State keeps eye on troubled assisted living home,” by Jim Walsh and Caitlin McGlade (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix, Arizona], February 17, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado prison hospice program helps inmates die with dignity,” by Kirk Mitchell (_Denver Post_, February 17, 2013).
www.denverpost.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida House plan to close traditional pension to new workers carries costs, study concludes,” by John Kennedy (_Palm Beach Post_, February 16, 2013).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension woes mean delays for school construction projects,” by Kurt Erickson (_Bloomington Pantagraph_, February 17, 2013).
www.pantagraph.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pew Center refutes projected loss on Kentucky’s hybrid pension plan,” by Mike Wynn (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], February 15, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “State pension fund diversifies,” by Brian Nearing (_Albany Times Union_, February 15, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Hot-rodding seniors on scooters dangerous,” by Rita Price (_Columbus Dispatch_, February 18, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Seniors increasingly putting off retirement,” by Rick Armon (_Akron Beacon Journal_, February 16, 2013).
www.ohio.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. governor looks for ways to shovel out of avalanche of pension debt,” by Karen Shuey (_Lancaster Newspaper_, February 17, 2013).
lancasteronline.com…

15. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC pension fund rebounds in 2nd half of 2012,” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press via _State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], February 18, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby Boomers ‘can’t retire at 65’, must keep working longer, says Ageing Minister Mark Butler,” (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide], February 17, 2013).
www.adelaidenow.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Retirees set to outnumber Canada’s youth for the first time,” by Joe Friesen (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 18, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “New health-care program helps seniors access homecare,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, February 18, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2013/02/18/sud-ontario-health-links-homecare-seniors.html…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors denied sufficient health care, advocate charges,” by Theresa Boyle (_Toronto Star_, February 15, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Aging population puts pressure on insurance fund,” by Wang Qingyun (_China Daily_ [Beijing], February 17, 2013).
www.chinadaily.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “As Families Change, Korea’s Elderly Are Turning to Suicide,” by Choe Sang-Hun (_New York Times_, February 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. UK NEWS: “How to cope with long term care costs,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/longtermcare/9873808/How-to-cope-with-long-term-care-costs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Doctors Who Don’t Speak Out,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, February 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Novel herbal compound offers potential to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Not your conventional nucleic acids,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 15, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Fighting disease deep inside the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “MRSA ‘Super Bug’ Prevalent in Nursing Homes, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, February 15, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 15, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3261–February 15, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3261–February 15, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(President Barack) Obama’s Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Could Save The Government Money But Also Hit Drug Industry’s Bottom Line” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “State of the Union 101: How much in Medicare cuts did (President Barack) Obama put on table?” by Peter Grier (_Chistian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Feb. 15, 2013).
www.csmonitor.com…

3. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) senators introduce bill to repeal Medicare cost-cutting panel,” by Sam Baker (_The Hill [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 14, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “Democrats (Party) Willing to Consider Medicare Cuts, (US Representative and House Budget Committee member Chris) Van Hollen Says,” by Brian Faler (Bloomberg News, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Medicare’s cost saving program could squeeze wheelchair, oxygen dealers out of business, they say,” by Stephen Koff (_Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer_, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.cleveland.com…

6. “Huddled masses in retirement: Elderly immigrants are becoming wards of the state” (_Washington [DC] Times_, Feb. 15, 2013). Note: this is a _WT_ Editorial.
www.washingtontimes.com…

7. “The biggest move of all,” by Christine Bahls (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Feb. 16, 2013).
www.philly.com…

8. “What Could The End Of Retirement Mean?” (investopedia.com…, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.investopedia.com…

9. “Confronting the legacy of Baby Boomer long-term care,” by Victoria Yates (Medill Report, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Feb. 14, 2013).
news.medill.northwestern.edu…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ALABAMA NEWS: “Program leads to millions in medicare savings in West Alabama,” by Lydia Seabol Avant (_Tuscaloosa News_, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.tuscaloosanews.com…

11. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona pensions for elected officials may be cut,” by Howard Fischer (_Arizona Daily Star_ [Tucson], Feb. 15, 2013).
azstarnet.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(State Assembly member) Luis Alejo bill exempts thousands from pension changes,” by Jason Hoppin (_Santa Cruz Sentinel_, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.santacruzsentinel.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Measure B, San Jose’s restructured retirement plan, faces years of litigation,” by Carol Rosen (_San Jose Mercury News, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “The state of pension reform: House and Senate divide persists,” by Chris Wetterich (_Springfield State Journal-Register, Feb. 16, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

15. DELAWARE NEWS: “Medicare provision hurting Delaware,” by Nicole Gaudiano (_Wilmington News Journal_, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.delawareonline.com…

16. KENTUCKY NEWS: “(House of Representatives Speaker Greg) Stumbo says expansion of instant racing could help fix pension system,” by Beth Musgrave and Jack Brammer (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, Feb. 16, 2013).
www.kentucky.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC teacher pension fund pulls money from gun makers: CFO (Chief Financial Officer),” by Hilary Russ (Reuters, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “Local governments to borrow 368 million usd to pay for state pension costs,” by Joseph Spector (_White Plains Journal News_, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.lohud.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh pension fund shows strong return on investments,” by Moriah Balingit (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

20. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Knoxville) City pension passes 2011-12 audit, still underfunded,” by Gerald Witt (_Knoxville News Sentinel_, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.knoxnews.com…

21. VERMONT NEWS: “Senate Advances Bill for Cases in Which Patients Choose to End Lives,” by Jess Bidgood (_New York Times_, Feb. 15, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Pensions in Argentina: Now or never” (_Economist_, Feb. 16, 2013).
www.economist.com…

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Families expose (Victoria State) aged care neglect nightmare,” by Peter Mickelburough (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 16, 2013).
www.heraldsun.com…

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boomers lead travel boom,” by Robert Upe (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Feb. 16, 2013).
www.smh.com…

25, FRANCE NEWS: “France moves one step closer to legalising euthanasia,” by Henry Samuel (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Feb. 15, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9870407/France-moves-one-step-closer-to-legalising-euthanasia.html…

26. FRANCE NEWS: “(President Francois) Hollande Tiptoes Toward Raid on Pensions With EU (European Union) Pressure,” by Mark Deen and Helene Fouquet (Bloomberg News, Feb. 15, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Home alone? Now those were the golden years,” by Jan Etherington (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Feb. 15, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9870699/Home-alone-Now-those-were-the-golden-years.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Grey squirrels: The government is looking after the old, and younger people are bearing the brunt of cuts. That’s wrong” (_Economist_, Feb. 16, 2013). Note: this is an _Economist Leader (Editorial).
www.economist.com…

29. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “New Fund for Pensioners” (_Zimbabwe Herald_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Feb. 15, 2013).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Flu (Influenza) trending downward, but still hitting elderly hard,” by Elizabeth Weise (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 15, 2013).
www.us…

31. “As Alzheimer’s rate soars, concern rises over costs,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 15, 2013).
www.us…

32. “Research uncovers a potential link between Parkinson’s and visual problems” (York University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 15, 2015).
www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2013/research/parkinsons-research/…

33. “Stay cool and live longer?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “The role of radical prostatectomy in patients with prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “A little molecule’s remarkable feat — prolonging life:” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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