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March 29, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3291–March 29, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3291–March 29, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Talk of Medicare Changes Could Open Way to Budget Pact,” by Jackie Calmes and Robert Pear (_New York Times_, March 29, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Doctors push ‘doc fix’ in light of Medicare Advantage controversy,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 28, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “No April Fooling: 2% Medicare Pay Cut Hits Monday,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, March 28, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

4. “Senators hit HHS more than $70 million in Medicare overpayments,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 28, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

5. “U.S. public pension holdings highest since 2007 peak-U.S.Census,” by Edward Krudy (_Reuters_, March 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Remove Medicare’s straitjacket,” by Art Kellermann (_Los Angeles Times_, March 29, 2013). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.latimes.com…

7. “Scooter Ads Targeted To Seniors Face Scrutiny From Doctors, Congress,” by Matthew Perrone (Associated Press via _Huffington Post_, March 28, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Senior financial abuse is on the rise,” by Carolyn Said (_San Francisco Chronicle_, March 28, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Senate panel OKs version of state pension overhaul,” by James L. Rosica (Associated Press via _Miami Herald_, March 28, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

10. MAINE NEWS: “Falls common cause of serious injury, death among elderly,” by Tom Walsh (_Bangor Daily News_, March 28, 2013).
bangordailynews.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma House OKs pension cost-of-living bill for retired teachers, state workers,” by Randy Krehbiel (_Tulsa World_, March 29, 2013).
www.tulsaworld.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Seniors programs to get budget boost,” by Chad Smith (_Pocono Record_, March 29, 2013).
www.poconorecord.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC Treasurer, state retirement commission battle over USD 50M,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], March 28, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tony Abbott plan to scrap superannuation tax cut ‘hits poor’,” by Phillip Hudson (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], March 29, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

15. BULGARIA NEWS:”Bulgaria Ups Monthly Retirement Pensions,” (_Novinite_ [Sofia], March 29, 2013).
www.novinite.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions review still under review,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], March 29, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions group urges radical rule change over priority given to retired,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], March 29, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/pensions-group-urges-radical-rule-change-over-priority-given-to-retired-29162023.html…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Urban areas graying at faster pace / 36% of nation to be elderly in 2040,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 29, 2013).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T130328004563.htm…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Measures needed to ease impact of rapidly aging society,” (_Asahi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], March 29, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
ajw.asahi.com…

20. POLAND NEWS: “Pension funds propose ‘shocking’ reform,” (_Warsaw Business Journal_, March 29, 2013).
www.wbj.pl/article-62316-pension-funds-propose-shocking-reform.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer’s,” by Barbara Bronson Gray (_HealthDay_, March 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Home hot water temperatures remain a burn hazard for young and elderly,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Eating more fiber may lower risk of first-time stroke,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 28, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3290–March 28, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3290–March 28, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “More lawmakers pile on proposed Medicare Advantage cuts,” by Sam Baker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 28, 2013).
thehill.com…

2. “Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for Financing Long-Term Care is Crumbling,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, March 27, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Why Democrats and Republicans will never agree on health care,” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_, March 27, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Do Obamacare’s Defenders Hate Seniors or Doctors (or Both)?” by Chris Conover (_Forbes_, March 28, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Are Private Labs Overcharging Medicare?” by Andrew Baker (_Huffington Post_, March 27, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Housing, health-care costs are retirement killers,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, March 28, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Low-income California seniors to move into new managed care plan,” by Anna Gorman (_Los Angeles Times_, March 27, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s New Taxes Are Paying for Pensions,” by David Crane (_Bloomberg_, March 27, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Sausage-making on pension reform,” (_Chicago Tribune_, March 28, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas proposal for pension bonds advances,” (Associated Press via _Kansas City Star_, March 26, 2013).
www.kansascity.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension deal broke logjam in final hours of Kentucky legislative session,” by Tom Loftus (_Courier-Joural_ [Louisville, Kentucky], March 28, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension fix worth celebrating, but proof is in the follow-through,” (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, March 28, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kentucky.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Counties carry burden of teacher pension costs,” by Matthew Bieniek (_Cumberland Times-News_, March 27, 2013).
times-news.com…

14. MARYLAND NEWS: “City pension system facing $681 million shortfall,” by Luke Broadwater (_Baltimore Sun_, March 27, 2013).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

15. MONTANA NEWS: “Montana House OKs bills for state employee pay raises, pensions,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoulian_ [Missoula, Montana], March 27, 2013).
missoulian.com…

16. OREGON NEWS: “PERS reduction bill gets blasted from all sides at Oregon Legislature,” by Harry Esteve (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], March 27, 2013).
www.oregonlive.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania unions, state to battle over proposed pension changes,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, March 28, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Coalition commits to Labor’s superannuation plan to boost compulsory employer superannuation contribution,” by Lanai Scarr (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], March 28, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super funds question Treasury concession claims,” by Madeleine Heffernan (_Canberra Times_, March 28, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Life on overload: ‘Sandwich generation’ struggles with burnout,” by Tavia Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 27, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta’s finance minister to hear from public-sector pension plans on potential reforms,” by Sarah O’Donnell (_Edmonton Journal_, March 27, 2013).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan faces uphill task finding caregivers for elderly,” by Michiyo Ishida (_Channel NewAsia_ [Singapore], March 28, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly 3/11 nuke evacuee deaths spiked,” by Mizuho Aoki (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], March 28, 2013).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/28/national/elderly-311-nuke-evacuee-deaths-spiked/#.UVRaIxzBOSo…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Surgery kills one in five unwell elderly,” by Olivia Carville and Nicole Mathewson (Press [Christchurch City] via _Stuff.co_, March 28, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/8487117/Surgery-kills-one-in-five-unwell-elderly…

25. UK NEWS: “Care homes locking up old people to make life easier for staff,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9957920/Care-homes-locking-up-old-people-to-make-life-easier-for-staff.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures,” by Julie Deardorff (_Chicago Tribune_, March 27, 2013).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

27. “A Volunteer Army of Caregivers,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 28, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

28. “N.F.L. Doctor Says Disease Is Overstated,” by Ken Belson (_New York Times_, March 28, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “Active ageing can reverse mental decline,” by Anna Salleh (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_, March 28, 2013).
www.abc.net…

30. “Surgical menopause may prime brain for stroke, Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Parkinson’s disease protein gums up garbage disposal system in cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Vitamin D might help some Parkinson’s patients,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, March 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

March 27, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3289–Mar. 27, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3289–March 27, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Are Private Labs Overcharging Medicare?” by Andrew Baker (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “White House warns cutting Medicare will shift costs,” by Kelly S. Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.us…

3. “FreedomWorks (Tea Party group) hits (President Barack) Obama on Medicare Advantage cuts,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Mar. 27, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “Humana (Inc.), UnitedHealth (Inc.) Gain as Medicare May Raise Payment,” by Alex Wayne (Bloomberg News, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “An honor for Alice Rivlin (Brookings Institution budget expert) roils Social Security faithful,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 27, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Social Security: 75-year fix isn’t enough,” by Alicia Munnell (marketwatch.com… blog, Mar. 27, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

7. “Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice,” by Dean Baker (opednews.com…, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.opednews.com…

8. “For women, pay gap threatens retirement,” by Anne Tergesen (marketwatch.com…, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

9. BOOK REVIEW: “Jill McCorkle’s ‘Life After Life,’ reviewed by Ron Charles” (_Washington Post_, Mar. 27, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Francisco pension costs rising,” by Joshua Sabatini (_San Francisco Examiner_, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.sfexaminer.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky lawmakers pass pensions, military voting bills,” by Ben Finley and Roger Alford (Associated Press via _Evansville [Indiana] Courier & Press_, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.courierpress.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Report: Cuts to Social Security, Medicare could hurt N.J. small business owners,” by Stacy Jones (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Adverse drug reactions send many seniors to hospital, study finds,” by Carly Weeks (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Police arrest 11 in 14 million cd (137.3 million usd) Quebec (province) pension fraud scheme” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/03/27/quebec-raids-pension-fraud-scheme.html…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Swelling pension liabilities next on (Finance Minister Jerome) Kennedy’s agenda,” by Rob Antle (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/03/26/nl-unfunded-pension-liabilities-327.html…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian taxpayers paying more to fund ‘gold-plated’ parliamentary pension plan,” by Jason Fekete (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “Nursing homes to cover Beijing’s elderly population” Guan Xiaomeng (_China Daily_ [Beijing], Mar. 27, 2013).
usa.chinadaily.com…

18. ICELAND NEWS: “Pension funds in Iceland want to buy the banks – Many want nationalization instead” (newsoficeland.com…, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.newsoficeland.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “New panel for pension ID task” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Mar. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2013/03/28/editorials/new-panel-for-pension-id-task/…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Warning Scotland faces a pensions black hole,” by Kate Devlin (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

21. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish teachers ‘support’ strike action over pensions” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21954900…

22. UK NEWS: “Deaths rise 10pc in freezing weather,” by  Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9955587/Deaths-rise-10pc-in-freezing-weather.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Retired women ‘earn’ 6,500 pounds (9,860 usd) less than men” (Press Association via _Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9956321/Retired-women-earn-6500-less-than-men.html…

24. WALES NEWS: “Third of Welsh SMEs (small and medium enterprises) unaware of new rules on employee pensions,” by Sion Barry (_Western Mail_, Mar. 27, 2013).
www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2013/03/27/third-of-welsh-smes-unaware-of-new-rules-on-employee-pensions-91466-33065249/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “New Prostate Cancer Tests Could Reduce False Alarms,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, Mar. 27, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Hot flashes? Active days bring better nights” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Fewer children mean longer life?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “(University of) York [UK] scientists discover driving force behind prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Link between faster ‘biological’ aging and risk of developing age-related diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Researchers find a way to predict the date of a woman’s final menstrual period” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “University of Montreal [Canada] researchers discover how drug prevents aging and cancer progression” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC (US Centers for Disease Control,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Mar. 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

March 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3288–March 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3288–March 26, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Suddenly, They’re All Gone,” by Carol Mithers (_New York Times_ blog, Mar. 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Raising Medicare age creates more problems” (_Des Moines_ [Iowa] Register_, Mar. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _DMR_ Editorial.
www.desmoinesregister.com…

3. “For Older Americans, a Deepening Debt Problem,” by Carmen Wong Ulrich (_New York Times_, Mar. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Saving for Retirement as an Act of Wild Optimism,” by Virginia C. Mcguire (_New York Times_, Mar. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Three Reasons for Social Security to Use Chained CPI (consumer price index),” by Romina Boccia and T. Elliot Gaiser (Heritage Foundation blog, Mar. 26, 2013).
blog.heritage.org…

6. “Expense and Emotions in Preparing for Long-Term Care,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, Mar. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Women’s Retirement Planning Woefully Inadequate, Study Finds,” by  Shelley Emling (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Businesses serving elderly could create millions of jobs,” by Chris Jansing (National Broadcasting Corporation Nightly News, Mar. 25, 2013). This is a video transcript, running time: 2 minutes 35 seconds). Note: a 30 second commercial message precedes this story.
www.nbcnews.com…

9. “Declining Wealth Brings a Rising Retirement Risk,” by Bruce Bartlett (_New York Times_ blog, Mar. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

10. “Boomers turn to encore careers after retiring,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

11. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona judges win retirement-pay dispute,” by Howard Fischer (_Arizona Daily Star_ [Tucson], Mar. 26, 2013).
azstarnet.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: ” More openness, not less, at CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System)” (_Orange County Register_ [Santa Ana], Mar. 26, 2013. Note: this is an _OCR_ Editorial.
www.ocregister.com…

13. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Conn. governor undecided on end-of-life issue” (Associated Press via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Union research shows pension overhaul will cost workers, taxpayers,” by John Kennedy (_Palm Beach Post_, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.postonpolitics.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Budget Watchdog: Current Pension Debt Plan ‘Absolutely, Positively Unaffordable’” (WBBM Channel 2 [Chicago] News, Mar. 26, 2013).
chicago.cbslocal.com…

16. ILLINNOIS NEWS: “The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and Illinois pensions fraud,” by John Kindt (_Springfield State Journal-Register_, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

17. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Governor Pat) Quinn: Lawmakers ‘on right path’ with pension,” by Sophia Tareen (Associated Press via _Peoria Journal Star_, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.pjstar.com…

18. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Lawmakers continue pension talks on final day of session,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

19. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Proposed brain testing for elderly drivers fails to advance,” by Joe Duggan (_Omaha World-Herald_, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

20. NEW YORK NEWS: “Local governments get pension reform, but no more aid,” by Joseph Spector (_Bingamton Press and Sun Bulletin_, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.pressconnects.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. ARGENTINA NEWS: “Argentina to private pension holders: ‘We’ll just take that’,” (_Lebanon [Pennsylvania] Daily News_, Mar. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _LDN_ Opinion piece.
www.ldnews.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS “Power (electricity) cash returned to pensioners,” by Alicia Wood (_Daily Telegrah_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. (British Columbia province) invests millions to improve end-of-life care,” by Tamsyn Burgmann (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Research into ‘senior living’ requires a translation of ‘Gerispeak’,” by June Menzies (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. CHINA NEWS: “China’s elderly exposed to suicide risk,” by Cameron Frecklington (asiatimes.com…, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.atimes.com…

26. CYPRUS/UK NEWS: “Elderly Cyprus expats told to open UK bank accounts if they want to receive their pensions,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Mar. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9954980/Elderly-Cyprus-expats-told-to-open-UK-bank-accounts-if-they-want-to-receive-their-pensions.html…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan election rulings show influence of elderly on policy,” by Linda Sieg (Reuters via KGMI 790 AM [Bellingham, Washington] Radio, Mar. 26, 2013).
kgmi.com…

28. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Ageing population tipped to hit manufacturing hardest,” by Brian Fallow (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland] via stuff.co.nz, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10873586…

29. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: 15 billion (currency) (93.8 billion usd)  pension fund: Presidency yet to order retrieval of money” (_Vanguard_ [most populous city in the country], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.vanguardngr.com…

30. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Filial Pity: Is South Korea Doing Enough to Stop Elderly Suicides?” by Audrey Yoo (_Time_, Mar. 25, 2013).
world.time.com…

31. UK NEWS: “We need to refocus end of life care as a health priority,” by Phil McCarvill (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2013/mar/26/rethink-end-life-care-health-priority…

32. WALES NEWS: “Systemic abuse was uncovered in six Welsh care homes, claims MP (Member of Parliament),” by Clare Hutchinson (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2013/03/26/systemic-abuse-was-uncovered-in-six-welsh-care-homes-claims-mps-91466-33058145/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Toll of loneliness: isolation increases risk of death, study finds,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9953019/Toll-of-loneliness-isolation-increases-risk-of-death-study-finds.html…

34. “Lundbeck (Danish pharmaceutical company) to develop, sell Alzheimer’s drug with Otsuka (Japanese pharmaceutical company),” by Mette Fraende (Reuters Health, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

35. “New model may pinpoint timing of final menstrual period” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Mild cognitive impairment at Parkinson’s disease diagnosis linked with higher risk for early dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Could that cold sore increase your risk of memory problems?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Age of Menarche, Menopause Linked to Cardiovascular Risk” (HealthDay News, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

39. “Risk of Prostate Cancer Quantified for Lynch Syndrome” (HealthDay News, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

40. “Supplement Aids Age-Related Macular Degeneration” (HealthDay News, Mar. 26, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

March 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3287–March 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3287–March 25, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Little Support for Idea of Medicare Payments That Vary,” by Reed Abelson (_New York Times_, March 23, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Senate on record opposing use of chained CPI,” by Erik Wasson (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 22, 2013).
thehill.com…

3. “Retirement insecurity,” (_Baltimore Sun_, March 25, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.baltimoresun.com…

4. “Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Financially Secure,” by Sharon Epperson (_CNBC_, March 25, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

5. “Social Security: Good, But Could Be Better,” by Chris Farrell (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, March 25, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension Funds Wary as Bankrupt City Goes to Trial,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, March 25, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “House, Senate at odds over potential pension reform,” by Kathleen Haughney (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], March 24, 2013).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

8. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky lawmakers consider new pension proposal,” by Mike Wynn (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], March 25, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Nursing homes brace for cutbacks,” by Cynthia McCormack (_Cape Cod Times_ [Hyannis, Massachusetts], March 25, 2013).
www.capecodonline.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Lawmaker’s proposal aims to halt sweetening of state worker pensions,” by Steven Verburg (_Wisconsin State-Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], March 23, 2013).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Workers superannuation safer under ALP: PM,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 25, 2013).
news.smh.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Struggling consumers can’t pay soaring power bills with some pensioners being left in the dark,” by Robyn Ironside and Karen Collier (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane], March 25, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Is an ‘older driver vehicle’ the auto industry’s next big thing?” by Misty Harris (_Montreal Gazette_, March 25, 2013).
www.canada.com…

14. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “CR ranks 12th on active aging index,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, March 25, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Group homes lack sprinklers / 25% of small facilities for dementia patients unequipped for fires,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, March 25, 2013).
www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T130324002468.htm…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Pension not enough to live on,” by Rob Stock (Business Day via _Stuff.co_, March 25, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8468875/Pension-not-enough-to-live-on…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Charity claims elderly ‘isolated’ by poor public transport,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, March 24, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21918120…

18. TURKEY NEWS: “Turkish Pensions to Pour Money Into Equities, Erste Bank Says,” by Sibel Akbay (_Bloomberg_, March 25, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. UK NEWS: “New care czar to protect elderly after Mid Staffordshire report,” by Patrick Hennessy (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9950265/New-care-czar-to-protect-elderly-after-Mid-Staffordshire-report.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Consultants slice ’50pc’ off work pension savings,” by Rosie Murray-West (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9949294/Consultants-slice-50pc-off-work-pension-savings.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Shuffleboard? Oh, Maybe Let’s Get High Instead,” by Alyson Krueger (_New York Times_, March 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Parkinson’s drug helps older people to make decisions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Physical activity during youth may help reduce fracture risk in old age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age,” (_HealthDay_, March 13, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

March 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3286–March 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3286–March 22, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “How House budget votes affect Medicare,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, March 21, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

2. “Sequestration will take big bite from medical research funding,” by Alana Semuels and Adolfo Flores (_Los Angeles Times_, March 21, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Stocks are too risky to save Social Security,” by Henry Hebeler (_MarketWatch_, March 22, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “U.S. Retirement Poll: The Big Lie And The Big Fantasy,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, March 22, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

5. “The Doctor’s New Prescription: A Lawyer,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 21, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALASKA NEWS: “Alaska nursing homes extraordinarily expensive for seniors,” by Jill Burke (_Alaska Dispatch_ [Anchorage, Alaska], March 21, 2013).
www.alaskadispatch.com…

7. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Report: Seniors Save Big On Prescription Drugs Under Affordable Care Act,” by Kate Farrish (_Hartford Courant_, March 22, 2013).
www.courant.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “House FRS bill ready for vote today,” by Arek Sarkissian II (_Tallahassee Democrat_, March 21, 2013).
www.tallahassee.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois House advances plan to limit state retirees’ annual pension increases,” by Zach Buchheit (_Chicago Sun-Times_, March 21, 2013).
blogs.suntimes.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “The House creates some hope,” (_Chicago Tribune_, March 22, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas lawmakers end push for 401(k)-style public pension plan,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Kansas City Star_, March 21, 2013).
www.kansascity.com…

12. MONTANA NEWS: “Three bills to reform pension plans move ahead in Montana House,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoulian_ [Missoula, Montana], March 21, 2013).
missoulian.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension smoothing plan reworks an existing model,” by Rick Karlin (_Albany Times-Union_, March 21, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

14. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “House Democrats support firefighters’ opposition to Oklahoma pension change,” by Michael McNutt (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], March 22, 2013).
newsok.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Texas teachers association voices support for pension bills,” by James Jeffrey (_Houston Business Journal_, March 22, 2013).
www.biz…

16. VERMONT NEWS: “Support grows in Vermont for an end-of-life bill,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 22, 2013).
www.us…

17. VERMONT NEWS: “Legislators want data on elder abuse cases,” by Peter Hirschfeld (_Rutland Herald_, March 22, 2013).
www.rutlandherald.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Board spells out absentee process in nursing homes,” (Associated Press via _Fond du Lac Reporter_, March 21, 2013).
www.fdlreporter.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Residents could be in a bind with aged-care reform bills,” by Max Newnham (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 22, 2013).
www.smh.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Policies needed on sex for people with dementia – report,” by Julie Power (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 22, 2013).
www.smh.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Health costs, elderly loom large over this budget,” by Jeffrey Simpson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 21, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. JERSEY NEWS: “Jersey States workers pensions set to change from 2015,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, March 22, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-21887316…

23. TAIWAN NEWS: “Reform of 18% interest rate scheme to be expanded: Ministry of Civil Service,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], March 22, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Acting out dreams linked to development of dementia, Mayo Clinic study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Hip replacement reduces heart failure, depression and diabetes risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “98 percent of total knee replacement patients return to life, work following surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “European Guidance for the diagnosis & management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Study outlines risk factors for poor outcome, mortality following hip fracture,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Tethered to a pole: the challenge of end of life decisions,” by Ishani Ganguli (_Boston Globe_, March 22, 2013, Blog).
www.boston.com…

March 21, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3285–March 21, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3285–March 21, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Greatest Retirement Crisis In American History,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

2. “Why boomer debt has soared since 2000,” by Matthew Heimer (marketwatch.com… blog, Mar. 21, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

3. “(Senator) Orrin Hatch warns on Medicare payment experiments under ACA (Affordable Care Act), by Paige Winfield Cunningham (_Politico_, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.politico.com…

4. “Discount Drug Plans May Not Be Saving Medicare Money,” by Alex Wayne (Bloomberg News, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Why Democrats should protect Social Security and Medicare,” by Robert Reich (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Mar. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _CSM_ Opinion piece.
www.csmonitor.com…

6. “Medicare cost slowdown could close U.S. budget gap,” by Peter Orszag (Bloomberg News via _Allentown [Pennsylvania] Morning Call_, Mar. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _AMC_ Opinion piece.
articles.mcall.com…

7. “The _Washington Post_ Overwhelmingly Favors Cutting Social Security Benefits Over Increasing Revenue,” by Zachary Pleat (Media Matters for America, Mar. 21, 2013).
mediamatters.org…

8. “MLB (Major League Baseball) now acknowledges that owners are discussing changes to the pension plan,” by Craig Calcaterra (National Broadcasting Corporation Sports, Mar. 21, 2013).
hardballtalk.nbcsports.com…

9. “On The Fly: Did You Just Call Me Elderly?” by Ann Brenoff (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona judges fight pension reform,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Nation’s Largest Pension Considers More Indexing,” by Rick Ferri (_Forbes_, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Teacher Pensions Need 4.5 billion usd More Each Year, Report Finds” (Associated Press via KPIX Channel 5 [San Francisco] TV news, Mar. 21, 2013).
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Los Angeles City Controller Wendy) Greuel to explore pension changes for existing city employees, backer (co-chairman of her mayoral campaign) says,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_ blog, Mar. 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
latimesblogs.latimes.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Boca Raton) Public pension report ignites new spark to debate,” by Anne Geggis (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], Mar. 21, 2013).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

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15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Senate swings, misses (fails) on sweeping pension overhaul,” by Ray Long and Rafael Guerrero (_Chicago Tribune_, Mar. 21, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “They failed you” (_Chicago Tribune_, Mar. 21, 2013). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this  is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

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17. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Sides still far apart on fixing pension,” by Ronnie Ellis (_Grayson Journal-Times_, Mar. 21, 2013).
journal-times.com…

18. LOUISIANA NEWS: “State Supreme Court considers controversial (Governor Bobby) Jindal-backed retirement law,” by Lauren McGaughy (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.nola.com…

19. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Two more indictments in Detroit pension fund probe related to (former Mayor) Kwame Kilpatrick corruption case,” by  Khalil AlHajal (mlive.com…, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.mlive.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Baby boomers redefine retirement age with physical and intellectual pursuits,” by Len Barcousky (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

21. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Let judges rule on future: It’s time to change retirement law” (_Johnstown Tribune-Democrat_, Mar. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _JTD_ Editorial.
tribune-democrat.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. CHINA NEWS: “One-quarter of Shanghai’s population elderly” (Xinhua, Mar. 21, 2013).
news.xinhuanet.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension scheme fears unless rules relaxed,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/pension-scheme-fears-unless-rules-relaxed-29144581.html…

24. MALTA NEWS: “Malta referred to EU (European Union) court for cutting public service pensions,” by Nestor Laiviera (maltatoday.com….mt, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.maltatoday.com…

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25. UK NEWS: “Budget 2013: Pensioners face paying up to 72,000 pnds (108,780 usd) for care in old age,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9944557/Budget-2013-Pensioners-face-paying-up-to-72000-for-care-in-old-age.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Budget 2013: 85,000 women to benefit from plans to bring forward new flat rate state pension to April 2016,” by Christopher Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9944000/Budget-2013-85000-women-to-benefit-from-plans-to-bring-forward-new-flat-rate-state-pension-to-April-2016.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Flat rate pension change labelled a ‘cash grab’,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/20/flat-rate-pension-change-cash-grab…

28. UK NEWS: “Budget 2013: Extra 400,000 to be eligible for a revamped state pension: New flat-rate state pension is worth 144 pnds (217.56 usd) a week,” by Cahal Milmo (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/budget-2013-extra-400000-to-be-eligible-for-a-revamped-state-pension-8542966.html…

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29. UK NEWS: “The dangers of pension liberation schemes which promise quick cash,” by Simon Cox (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 21, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21844955…

30. UK NEWS: “Elderly people are ‘terrified’ of the future, says Andrew Dilnot (head of an independent commission into social care),” by  Hannah Furness (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9944024/Elderly-people-are-terrified-of-the-future-says-Andrew-Dilnot.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Patients should decide what the end of life is like, study says,” by Mary MacVean (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 21, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

32. “Sleep Disorder Highly Predictive of Common Dementia Type,” by Caroline Cassels (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 20, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Study Outlines Risk Factors for Poor Outcome, Mortality Following Hip Fracture” (American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 21, 2013).
www.aaos-annualmeeting-presskit.org…

34. “Older grandfathers pass on autism risk through generations” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3284–March 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3284–March 20, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Can Physicians Cope with a ‘Silver Tsunami?’” by Eric Anderson (New America Media, Mar. 13, 2013). Note: this is a NAM Commentary piece.
newamericamedia.org…

2. “Advocates, Public Consider Medicare Cost Savings As Debate Continues” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “States Could Save 73 Billion usd By Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices” (njtoday.net…, Mar. 20, 2013).
njtoday.net…

4. “Top Senate Democrat (Party member) proposes Social Security panel,” by Andrew Taylor (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “(Major League Baseball) Personnel pensions on cutting block,” by Adam Rubin (ESPN News, Mar. 19, 2013).
espn.go.com…

6. “Aging a concern for many Americans but harder for women : poll,” by Patricia Reaney (Reuters Health, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

7. “Longevity gains create pension trouble,” by Matthew Heimer (marketwatch.com… blog, Mar. 20, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

8. “U.S. workforce grows older as workers postpone retirement” (Public Radio International _The Takeaway_, Mar. 20, 2013). In addition to the print story, there is an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 15 seconds).
www.pri.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Deal will avoid deep cuts in home care for elderly, disabled,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Mayoral candidate Wendy) Greuel backs away from call for new talks over L.A. pension cuts,” by David Zahniser and James Rainey (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “It’s showtime” (_Chicago Tribune_, Mar. 20, 2013). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “Senate Panel Considers End-of-Life Bills,” by Becca Aaronson (texastribune.org…, Mar. 19, 2013).
www.texastribune.org…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Aging Between Two Worlds — Hispanic, Old and Poor on the Texas Border,” by Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez (New America Media, Mar. 18, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

14. WASHINGTON NEWS: “PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Life for Seniors) Helps End Depression for Seattle’s Filipino Elders,” by Sluggo Rigor (New America Media, Mar. 19, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Wills don’t always reflect wishes,” by Jane Lee (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.smh.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Euthanasia finding flawed, says lawyer,” by Tamsyn Burgmann (Canadian Press via canada.com…, Mar. 19, 2013).
www.canada.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “63-year-old fireman in tip-top shape goes to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after he is forced to retire,” by Brian Hutchinson (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Mar. 20, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “(Delhi High] Court moved for pensions to widows, poor women” (Indo-Asian News Service via newstrackindia.com…, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.newstrackindia.com…

19. TURKEY NEWS: “Turkey elderly population to increase to 10 pct in 2023” (worldbulletin.net…, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.worldbulletin.net…

20. RUSSIA NEWS: “(President Vladimir) Putin Rebuffed by Pension Funds as 14 Billion usd Sales Loom,” by Ksenia Galouchko (Bloomberg News, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Government ‘slow’ to respond to ageing population – peer (member of House of Lords)” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 19, 2013). The report is accompanied by a video transcript of a House of Lords session (running time: 30 minutes, 59 seconds).
www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-lords-21850296…

22. UK NEWS: “New threat to tax relief on pensions,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9942190/New-threat-to-tax-relief-on-pensions.html…

23. UK NEWS: “‘Pay for long-term care with National Insurance on pensions’,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9940702/Pay-for-long-term-care-with-National-Insurance-on-pensions.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Flat rate pension change labelled a ‘cash grab’,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/20/flat-rate-pension-change-cash-grab…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Life Before Death: Grassroots Palliative Care,” San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine and Moonshine Agency Pty Ltd (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 19, 2013). Note 1: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: the story is accompanied by a video, running time: 4 minutes, 12 seconds).
www.medscape.com…

26. “Ultrabrief ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) May Ease Depression in the Elderly,” by Katharine Gammon (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 20, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Standard Rx (prescription) for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Inadequate in Elderly,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 20, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “CWRU professor offers ‘lessons from abroad’ on caring for a graying population” (Case Western Reserve University [Cleveland, Ohio] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2013).
blog.case.edu…

29. “Explaining how extra virgin olive oil protects against Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Hip implant patients with unexplained pain likely to have tissue damage” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Current and past smokers face greater risk for hip replacement failure” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Estrogen may relieve post-menopausal joint pain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Max Planck Florida Institute study points to major discovery for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Most men with erectile dysfunction remain untreated, say US scientists” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Study points to risk factors of mesh-related complications in prolapse surgery patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Genetic testing may be used to identify BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) patients with increased risk of prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Doc(tor)s Decide on Duration of Antibiotics in Long-Term Care,” by (HealthDay News, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

38. “Total Knee Replacement Poses Large Public Health Burden” (HealthDay News, Mar. 20, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

March 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3283–March 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3283–March 19, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retirement worry is highest in 23 years,” by Christine Dugas (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 19, 2013).
www.us…

2. “Workers’ confidence about future retirement sinks,” by Eileen Ambrose (_Baltimore Sun_, March 19, 2013).
www.baltimoresun.com…

3. “Bill seeks to ease Medicare audit burden,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 19, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “Colleges and Universities See Graying Workforce Holding On to Coveted Positions,” (_US Public Broadcasting System [PBS] Newshour_, March 18, 2013). A video (running time 10 minutes 38 seconds) and print transcript are available.
www.pbs.org…

5. “Not Interested in Long-Term Care Insurance? How About Short-Term Care Insurance?” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, March 18, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Two former CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] officials indicted on fraud charges,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, March 19, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Greuel pushes to reopen talks on pension benefit reductions,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, March 18, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Senate GOP pushes back on pension reform,” by Rafael Guerrero (_Chicago Tribune_, March 18, 2013).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Government pension plan may require special session,” (_WAVE.com_ [Louisville, Kentucky], March 18, 2013).
www.wave3.com…

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma firefighters rally against consolidating state pension boards,” by Michael McNutt (_Daily Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], March 19, 2013).
newsok.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “New nursing homes not likely as population ages,” by James Haggerty (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, March 19, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Tennessee’s state pension fund rated nation’s best,” (_Chattanooga Times Free-Press_, March 19, 2013).
www.timesfreepress.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Aging Between Two Worlds — Hispanic, Old and Poor on the Texas Border,” by Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez (_New America Media_, March 18, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nurse campaigns for sexual needs of dementia patients,” by Rebecca Baillie (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News_, March 19, 2013).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Flaherty needs to address the aging population,” by Andrew Coyne (_Regina Leader-Post_, March 19, 2013).
www.leaderpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario Tories want public-sector retirement ages raised, pensions reformed,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 18, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Staying put: Baby boomers not selling, skewing Canada’s housing market,” by Susan Pigg (_Toronto Star_, March 18, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “NZ pension scheme as good as Aus,” by Eloise Gibson (Business Day via _Stuff.co_, March 19, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8444340/NZ-pension-scheme-as-good-as-Aus…

19. TAIWAN NEWS: “Government bodies to consult experts on pension issue,” by Crystal Hsu (_Taipei Times_, March 20, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Government brings state pension reform forward to 2016,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, March 19, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Fifth of hospitals failing to treat older patients with dignity, says review,” by Sarah Boseley (_Guardian_ [London], March 18, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/19/hospitals-older-patients-dignity…

22. UK NEWS: “Care costs cap ‘will cause disputes’,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, March 18, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21834674…

23. WORLD NEWS: “Derivative Laws May Push Pensions to Take More Risk, NAPF Says,” by Kevin Crowley (_Bloomberg_, March 19, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Alzheimer’s ‘Epidemic’ Now A Deadlier Threat To Elderly,” by Jon Hamilton (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, March 19, 2013). An audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 57 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

25. “One in three seniors dies with dementia, report finds,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _NBCNews.com_, March 19, 2013).
vitals.nbcnews.com…

26. “Depression in Alzheimer’s patients associated with declining ability to handle daily activities,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Uncontrolled hypertension could bring increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Stress link to Alzheimer’s,” by Stephen Adams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9938599/Stress-link-to-Alzheimers.html…

29. “Peptides could be key to battling Parkinson’s disease,” (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 19, 2013).
www.smh.com…

30. “Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life,” by Barbara Bronson Gray (_HealthDay_, March 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Mammograms Every Other Year OK for Women Over 50: Study,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, March 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Does Greek coffee hold the key to a longer life?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Ageing well: Can dance and art keep the mind and body young?” by Jane O’Brien (British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, March 18, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21806197…

March 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3282–Mar. 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3282–March 18, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “America the retirement home,” by Robert J. Samuelson (_Washington Post_, Mar. 18, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Three card Monte (confidence game) with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,” by Dean Baker (aljazerra.com…, Mar. 18, 2013). Note: this is an aljaeera.com… Opinion piece.
www.aljazeera.com…

3. “Medicare bidding competition in danger” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Editorial.
www.us…

4. “Insurers launch new TV ads against Medicare Advantage cuts,” by Sam Baker (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Mar. 18, 2013).
thehill.com…

5. “Care crisis: Medicare for all” (_Charleston [West Virginia] Gazette-Mail_, Mar. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _CGM_ Editorial.
www.wvgazette.com…

6. “How the Social Security issue exemplifies the politics of deceit,” by Paul Fanlund (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], Mar. 20, 2013).
host.madison.com…

7. “How Republicans (Party) really view Social Security,” by Ike Brannon (salon.com…, Mar. 18, 2013).
www.salon.com…

8. “More ‘sandwich’ boomers aiding adult kids,” by Matthew Heimer (marketwatch.com… blog, Mar. 18, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

9. “The War Against Families: What Women, Parents And Boomers Have in Common,” by Suzanne Braun Levine (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 17, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “Seniors Flirt With AARP’s Online Dating Service” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Mar. 17, 2013). In addition to the story, there is an audio transcript (running time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds) available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Residents battle proposed Northridge elder-care complex,” by Ann M. Simmons (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 18, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Elder Care Contracts Under State Scrutiny,” by Jodie Tillman (_Tampa Bay Times_ [St. Petersburg] via newschief.com…, Mar. 18, 2013).
www.newschief.com…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida lawmakers consider dueling pension proposals,” by Bill Cotterell (_Tampa Tribune_, Mar. 18, 2013).
www2.tbo.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Boomers poised to reinvent end-of-life care,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, Mar. 17, 2013).
www.heraldtribune.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Only one bill gets Illinois closer” (_Chicago Tribune_, Mar. 18, 2013). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “The coming calamity of business as usual” (_Crain’s Chicago Business_, Mar. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _CCB_ Editorial.
www.chicagobusiness.com…

17. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas lawmakers hear testimony about 401(k)-style pension plan for new employees” (Associated Press via _Lawrence Journal-World_, Mar. 18, 2013).
www2.ljworld.com…

18. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Government pension plan a major sticking point for KY lawmakers” (WAVE Channel 3 [Louisville] TV news, Mar. 17, 2013).
www.wave3.com…

19. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Supporters of changing Minnesota’s police, fire pension bill find it hard to be heard,” by MaryJo Webster (_St. Paul Pioneer Press_, Mar. 17, 2013).
www.twincities.com…

20. MISSOURI NEWS: “Study says Missouri’s public pensions are worse than they appear,” by David Nicklaus (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Mar. 17, 2013).
www.stltoday.com…

21. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Firefighters rally against changes in pensions, workers comp(ensation).” (KFOR Channel 4 [Oklahoma City] TV news, Mar. 18, 2013).
kfor.com…

22. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Underfunded public pensions: A time bomb ticking louder,” by Thomas Fitzgerald (_Philadelphia Inquirer_ via _Pocono Record_, Mar. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _PI_ Opinion piece.
www.poconorecord.com…

23. WASHINGTON NEWS: OBITURARY: “Booth Gardner dies at 76; former Washington state governor: Gardner, a Democrat (Party), spearheaded the 2008 campaign to legalize assisted suicide in the state. He was an heir to the Weyerhaeuser timber fortune” (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 17, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.latimes.com…

24. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Bill would change retirement age for Wisconsin’s public workers,” by Steven Verburg (_Winona [Minnesota] Daily News_, Mar. 18, 2013).
www.winonadailynews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(New South Wales state) Greens (Party) MP (member of parliament) champions right to die bill,” by Anna Patty (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Mar. 18. 2013).
www.smh.com…

26. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Football codes (association football-soccer, rugby union, rugby league, Australian rules football) warned on dementia,” by David Sygall (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Mar. 17, 2013).
www.theage.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “Our growing elder-care crisis” (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Mar. 16, 2013). Note: this is a _NP_ Editorial.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (province) Tories (Conservative Party) want public-sector retirement ages raised, pensions reformed,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Mar. 19, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

29. CANADA NEWS: “Aging population pressures home care: Provinces work to deal with costs,” by Maria Babbage (Canadian Press via _Leader-News_ [Regina, Saskatchewan], Mar. 16, 2013).
www.leaderpost.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors the happiest generation in Canada, survey finds,” by Misty Harris (canada.com…, Mar. 18, 2013).
o.canada.com…

31. CHINA NEWS: “Beijing’s Retirees Keep Eye Out for Trouble During Party (National People’s) Congress,” by Dan Levin and Sue-Lin Wong (_New York Times_, Mar. 16, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

32. CHINA NEWS: “China moves to let elderly sue adult kids for neglect” (Bloomberg News via _Arizona Daily Star_ [Tucson], Mar. 18, 2013).
azstarnet.com…

33. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly care needs strong regulations,” by Liang Weiwei (_Global Times_ [Beijing], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.globaltimes.cn/content/768886.shtml#.UUdZB1eRf2Q…

34. CYPRUS/UK NEWS: “Cyprus: pension payments to British expats suspended” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9938272/Cyprus-pension-payments-to-British-expats-suspended.html…

35. FRANCE NEWS: “French oppose pension changes, diesel tax: poll” (Reuters, Mar. 16, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

36. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Elderly drivers is a contentious issue,” by John Turner (_Isle of Man Examiner_ [Douglas], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/elderly-drivers-is-a-contentious-issue-1-5504299…

37. INDIA NEWS: “Healthcare gaps leads to bleak winter for elderly,” by Manish Raj (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Mar. 18, 2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

38. JAPAN NEWS: “Businesses boom as runners zoom” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo] via _Nation_ [Bangkok, Thailand], Mar. 17, 2013).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

39. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirement means isolation and frailty, study says – so live now,” by Susan Edmunds (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Mar. 17, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10871671…

40. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “(Earth)Quakes left elderly out in cold,” by Nicole Mathewson (_Canterbury Press_ [Christchurch] via stuff.co.nz, Mar. 16, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/8433537/Quakes-left-elderly-out-in-cold…

41. UK NEWS: “Working into seventies ‘should be new norm’,” by Louisa Peacock (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9936020/Budget-2013-Working-into-seventies-should-be-new-norm.html…

42. UK NEWS: “Are you missing out on NHS (National Health Service) cash to pay care home fees?” by Jane Simms (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9936132/Are-you-missing-out-on-NHS-cash-to-pay-care-home-fees.html…

43. UK NEWS: (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne fast-tracks pension and care cost reforms in ‘huge boost for savers’,” by Robert Winnett (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/9936406/George-Osborne-fast-tracks-pension-and-care-cost-reforms-in-huge-boost-for-savers.html…

44. UK NEWS: “We must meet the needs of an ageing country” (_Observer_ [London], Mar. 17, 2013). Note: this is an _Observer_ Editorial.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/17/britain-ageing-population-needs-a-good-plan…

45. UK NEWS: “New state pension: Government apologises for National Insurance ‘confusion’,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/9937301/New-state-pension-Government-apologises-for-National-Insurance-confusion.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

46. “Drugs for Early-Stage Alzheimer’s” (_New York Times_, Mar. 18, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

47. “Oral estrogen hormone therapy linked to increased risk of gallbladder surgery in menopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Digital rectal exam remains important part of prostate screening” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “How some prostate tumors resist treatment — and how it might be fixed” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “Improved Detection of Frontotemporal Degeneration May Aid Clinical Trial Efforts” (University of Pennsylvania Medical School news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 15, 2013).
www.uphs.upenn.edu…

51. “Telemedicine Is Useful for Parkinson’s Disease Patients” (HealthDay News, Mar. 18, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

52. “Data Insufficient to Link Declines in Breast Cancer, HRT (hormone replacement therapy) Use” (HealthDay News, Mar. 18, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

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