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April 30, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3313–April 30, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3313–April 30, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Critics on Left and Right Pounce on Social Security ‘Fix’,” by Allison Lynn (_CNBC_, April 30, 2013).
www.cnbc.com…

2. “Medicare releases a 1,424-page rule that’s actually really interesting!” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, April 29, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Retirement expert: Medicare already means-tested,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

4. “Aging Undocumented Immigrants – A Burden or a Boon?” by Paul Kleyman (_New American Media_, April 29, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

5. “At Milken conference, lots of pension questions and few answers,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, April 29, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Tapping your nest egg to pay the doctor,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MarketWatch_, April 30, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORIA NEWS: “California Legislature ignoring teacher pension gap,” by Dan Walters (_Fresno Bee_, April 29, 2013).
www.fresnobee.com…

8. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Elderly D.C. residents demand more funding,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, April 29, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Weatherford’s pension overhaul not dead yet,” (_Miami Herald_, April 30, 2013, Blog).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Committee focuses on two retirement measures,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], April 29, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

11. OHIO NEWS: “Aging world population puts focus on hunger,” by Tom Troy (_Toledo Blad_, April 30, 2013).
www.toledoblade.com…

12. VERMONT NEWS: “House to debate end-of-life bill,” by Terri Hallenbeck (_Burlington Free Press_, April 30, 2013).
www.burlingtonfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Long-term care facilities understaffed, say nurses,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]_, April 30, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/04/30/ns-long-term-staffing.html…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Ageing population trend revealed,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dubline], April 30, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/ageing-population-trend-revealed-29232247.html…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Low-Cost Robots To Assist Elderly In Japan,” (_Tokyo Times_, April 30, 2013).
www.tokyotimes.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Shingles vaccine to be routine for people in their 70s,” by Michelle Roberts (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 30, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22335511…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “New blood test may predict Alzheimer’s disease,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]_, April 30, 2013).
www.abc.net…

18. “Ritalin can have a role in alleviating apathy in Alzheimer’s patients: study,” by Paul Taylor (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 29, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. “Alzheimer’s drug trial begins this week,” by Dick Ahlstrom (_Irish Times_, [Dublin], April 30, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. “Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, April 29, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “A Rising Tide of Substance Abuse,” by Richard A. Friedman (_New York Times_, April 29, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Experts see growing mental health needs among homeless elderly,” by Cynthia H. Craft (_Sacramento Bee_, April 30, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

23. “Should old, sick patients get skin cancer surgery?” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, April 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Palliative Radiotherapy Works in the Elderly Too,” by Kate Johnson (_Medscape Medical News_, April 29, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

25. “More evidence suggests eating omega 3s and avoiding meat, dairy linked to preserving memory,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Seniors: Keep fit to lower heart rate, improve balance,” by Melissa Sanchez (_Miami Herald_, April 29, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

April 29, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3312–April 29, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3312–April 29, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) moves away from entitlements and toward tax reform in budget deal,” by  Lori Montgomery (_Washington Post, Apr. 27, 2013).
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Loans Borrowed Against Pensions Squeeze Retirees,” by Jessica Silver-Greenberg (_New York Times_, Apr. 28, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Women need to plan for a longer post-work life than men,” by Carla Fried (Bloomberg News via _Washington Post_, Apr. 27, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Plans To Increase Medicare Hospital Payments By 0.8%” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Protect seniors from unscrupulous Medicare scams” (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Apr. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _KCS_ Editorial.
www.kansascity.com…

6. “The Ins And Outs Of (President Barack) Obama’s Social Security Plan,” by Rachel Martin (US National Public Radio _Sunday Edition_, Apr. 26, 2013). An audio (running time: 3 minutes, 17 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

7. “Washington’s Backward Retirement Policy: So Wrong, and Yet So Easy to Fix,” by James Kwak (_Atlantic_, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.theatlantic.com…

8. “How the Chained CPI (consumer price index) Affects Social Security Payments,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Reports_, Apr. 29, 2013).
money.us…

9. “Places Where Workers Pay The Most Into Social Security” (_US News and World Report_ via huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 27, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “Sen(ator). Tom Harkin Delays Vote on CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Administrator,” by Mark Crane (Medscape Medical News, Apr. 29, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

11. “(Eastman) Kodak selling two businesses to pension plan,” by Matthew Daneman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.us…

12. “Bankrupt Patriot Coal (Corporation) asks court to slash union pensions,” by Nick Brown (Reuters, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

13. “Why Your Grandpa is Cooler Than You,” by Mireille Silcoff (_New York Times_, Apr. 28, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

14. “New businesses help unload the stress of moving seniors,” by Janice Lloyd (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.us…

15. “Boomers haven’t strayed from music that helped define generation,” by Rick Bonino (_Spokane [Washington] Spokesman-Review_, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.spokesman.com…

US STATE NEWS:

16. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Legislature ignoring teacher pension gap,” by Dan Walters (_Fresno Bee_, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.fresnobee.com…

17. FLORIDA NEWS: “Cities struggle with rising cost of police, firefighter pensions,” by Martin E. Comas (_Orlando Sentinel_, Apr. 29, 2013).
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

18. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension reform worries some public agencies,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Apr. 28, 2013).
www.courier-journal.com…

19. MARYLAND NEWS: “(Baltimore) Mayor’s bill would require city workers to pay into pensions,” by Luke Broadwater (_Baltimore Sun_, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.baltimoresun.com…

20. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Doctors can now report elderly drivers,” by  Holly Setter and Beth LeBlanc (_Port Huron Times Herald_, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.thetimesherald.com…

21. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Gov(ernor) Mary Fallin signs end-of-life measure,” by Barbara Hoberock (_Tulsa World_, Apr. 27, 2013).
www.tulsaworld.com…

22. OREGON NEWS: “Every Oregonian deserves accessible retirement plan,” by Jerry Cohen (_Portland Oregonian_, Apr. 29, 2013). Note: this is a _PO_ Opinion piece.
www.statesmanjournal.com…

23. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island State Pension Admits History of “Pay-To-Play” and SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) Inquiry,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

24. VERMONT NEWS: “End-of-life bill is back on the table,” by Peter Hirschfeld (_Rutland Herald_, Apr. 28, 2013).
www.rutlandherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boomer times to kick on into retirement,” by Belinda Williams (_Herald_ [Newcastle, New South Wales], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.theherald.com…

26. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(New South Wales local) Council plan to rob pensioners,” by Kirsty Needham (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 28, 2013).
www.smh.com…

27. GREECE NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)’t plans a single pension fund in 2015,” by Christina Kopsini (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.ekathimerini.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “45 million euro (58.6 million usd) hole in Church of Ireland pension fund,” by Laura Slattery (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “You’re never too old to go flatting,” by Eloise Gibson (_Canterbury Press_ [Christchurch] via stuff.co.nz, Apr. 27, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/8603927/You-re-never-too-old-to-go-flatting…

30. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Pensioners caught in loan squeeze,” by Judy O’Callaghan (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington] via stuff.co.nz, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hutt-valley/8606907/Pensioners-caught-in-loan-squeeze…

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31. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Fund manager calls for a new Scottish pension,” by Tim Sharp (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

32. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Call to split pensions to avoid crippling costs,” by Magnus Gardham (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Apr. 27, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

33. SCOTLAND NEWS: “(First Minister of Scotland Alexander) Salmond’s worst week leaves Yes (on Scottish independence) camp struggling: After this week’s pensions bombshell and the Nats’ (Scottish National Party) attempts to pretend everything is fine the prospect of independence looks more remote than ever,” by Alan Cochrane (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10022069/Salmonds-worst-week-leaves-Yes-camp-struggling.html…

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34. UK NEWS: “(Business Secretary) Vince Cable calls for ‘protected’ pensioners to lose benefits,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10023701/Vince-Cable-calls-for-protected-pensioners-to-lose-benefits.html…

35. UK NEWS: “(Prime Minister David) Cameron won’t say if his elderly relatives should give back their benefits,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/10026037/Cameron-wont-say-if-his-elderly-relatives-should-give-back-their-benefits.html…

36. UK NEWS: “(Age Scotland) Charity hits out at remarks over pensioners benefits,” by Robbie Dinwoodie (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

37. UK NEWS: “‘Make young vote to counter pensioners’ power’,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10024037/Make-young-vote-to-counter-pensioners-power.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Axa (financial services group) plans to axe final salary pension scheme,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/apr/29/axa-axe-final-salary-pension-scheme…

39. WALES NEWS: “‘Serious and systemic abuse’ took place in Welsh care homes, investigation finds,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10025289/Serious-and-systemic-abuse-took-place-in-Welsh-care-homes-investigation-finds.html…

40. ZAMBIA NEWS: “Muleleko Zulu: Old Age Not a Curse” (_Times of Zambia_ [Lusaka] via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 27, 2013).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

41. “Supplements don’t help with prostate cancer: study,” by  Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Impax (Laboratories), GSK (GlaxcoSmithKline PLC) end Parkinson’s disease partnership,” by Esha Dey (Apr. 29, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

43. “Rx (medical prescriptions) for High-Risk Meds Varies Widely in Medicare Advantage,” by  (HealthDay News, Apr. 29, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

April 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3311–April 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3311–April 26, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Proposes 10 Million usd Bounty on Medicare Scammers,” by Robert Lowes
(Medscape Medical News, Apr. 25, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles).
www.medscape.com…

2. “Your biggest assets are Social Security, Medicare: Elites want to cut them because they don’t need them,” by Rex Nutting (marketwatch.com…, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Don’t blame boomers for Social Security dilemma,” by Susan Reimer (_Tallahassee [Florida] Democrat_, Apr. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _TD_ Opinion piece.
www.tallahassee.com…

4. “What’s Wrong With Social Security?” by Bob Burnett (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Elite conventional wisdom is losing on Social Security: The crowd calling for cutting benefits is being overtaken by another movement: A proposal to expand the program,” by Michael Lind (salon.com…, Apr.26, 2013).
www.salon.com…

6. “Debt fears up sharply among boomers,” by Matthew Heimer (marketwatch.com… blog, Apr. 25, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose, officers settle dispute over new police officer pensions,” by John Woolfolk (_San Jose Mercury News_, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension reform: Let’s be bold but prudent in making changes to CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System),” by Chris McKenzie (_San Jose Mercury News_, Apr. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Opinion Piece.
www.mercurynews.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Elderly, disabled targets for more abuse” (_Miami Herald_, Apr. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _MH_ Editorial.
www.miamiherald.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “(Kentucky Supreme) Court: Kentucky can be sued over retirement changes” (Associated Press via _Lexington Herald Leader_, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.kentucky.com…

11. MAINE NEWS: “House (of Representatives) votes to restore funding to Maine’s Drugs for the Elderly program” (Associated Press via _Portland Press Herald_, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.pressherald.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. hospital association asks state panel to spare hospitals from a Medicare cut” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Apr. 26, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Lawmakers look at moving Duluth, St. Paul teachers into state pension plan” (_Duluth News Tribune_, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.duluthnewstribune.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “State Suspends Enrollment in Adult Care Plan Amid Fraud Concerns,” by Nina Bernstein (_New York Times_, Apr. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Some hospital pension funds in critical condition,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.philly.com…

16. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Senate OKs 401(k)-style pension plans for state employees,” by Brad Shannon (_Olympia Olympian_, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.theolympian.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) lawmakers put post-retirement health care benefits on the block,” by Steven Elbow (_Capital Times_ [Madison], May 1, 2013).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Plea for mercy killing,” by Jessica Marszalek (_Mercury_ [Hobart, Tasmania], Apr. 27, 2013).
www.themercury.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian dies with aid of doctor in Switzerland, but wished it could have been in Canada,” by Steve Lambert (Canadian Press via _National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Apr. 26, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

21. CHINA NEWS: “Pension fund safety still top priority: ministry (of Human Resources and Social Security),” by Chen Yang (_Global Times_ [Beijing] via People’s Daily [Beijing], Apr. 26, 2013).
english.peopledaily.com…

22. GERMANY NEWS: “Germany increases pensions for thalidomide (birth defect causing drug) victims” (Reuters via Yahoo! News, Apr. 26, 2013).
news.yahoo.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: Universalization of old age pension long overdue,” by Madhavi Rajadhyaksha (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Apr. 26,  2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions ruling could leave Government with bill of up to 300 million euros (391 million usd),” by Pamela Newenham (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Temple in Gifu (prefecture) seeks elderly disciples” (_Chunichi Shimbun_ [Nagoya] via _Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Apr. 27, 2013).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/04/27/national/temple-in-gifu-seeks-elderly-disciples/#.UXrAQMpVZo0…

26. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Call for NZ to be tax haven for retirees,” by Rob Stock (stuff.co.nz, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8598030/Call-for-NZ-to-be-tax-haven-for-retirees…

27. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “(Northern Health and Social Care) Trust to shut all elderly care homes,” by Chris Kilpatrick (_Telegraph_ [Belfast, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/trust-to-shut-all-elderly-care-homes-29222095.html…

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28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish independence: Pension warning for SNP (Scottish National Party),” by Tom Peterkin (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Apr. 26, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

29. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pensions timebomb fear if Scots back independence,” by Magnus Gardham (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Apr. 26, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

30. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pension blow awaiting independent Scotland,” by Erikka Askeland  (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Apr. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _Scotsman_ Commentary piece.
www.scotsman.com…

31. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pensions questions must be answered” (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Apr. 26, 2013). Note: this is a _Scotsman_ Leader (Editorial).
www.scotsman.com…

32. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Firms ‘face multi-billion pension bill after Scottish independence’,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10019267/Firms-face-multi-billion-pension-bill-after-Scottish-independence.html…

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33. UK NEWS: “(Health Minister) Jeremy Hunt: help for elderly with care costs could be restricted,” by Tim Ross and Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10019412/Jeremy-Hunt-help-for-elderly-with-care-costs-could-be-restricted.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Diabetes Advice for the Elderly: Relax,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Apr. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

35. “Periodic bursts of genetic mutations drive prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Periodic bursts of genetic mutations drive prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Study shows how Parkinson’s disease protein acts like a virus” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Missing link in Parkinson’s disease found,” by Julia Evangelou Strait (Washington University in St. Louis news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2013).
news.wustl.edu…

39. “Drivers Education for Older Drivers Remains for 2 Years, HF/E Researcher Finds” (Human Factors and Ergonomic Society news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2013).
www.hfes.org…

40. “Post-Fracture Targeting Boosts Osteoporosis Management” (HealthDay News, Apr. 26, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

April 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3310–April 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3310–April 25, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Sen. Harkin has a hold on Obama’s Medicare pick. What gives?” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, April 24, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Poll: Aging US in denial about long-term care need,” by Lauran Neergaard and Jennifer Agiesta (Associated Press via _Boston.com_, April 24, 2013).
www.boston.com…

3. “New measure of economy will include focus on government pensions,” by Kevin G. Hall (_Sacramento Bee_, April 24, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

4. “Two Advances for Pension Transparency,” by Josh Barro (_Bloomberg_, April 24, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Have fun now, retire later,” by Linda Stern (_Retuers_, April 24, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

6. “To cut health bills, boomers need 20-somethings,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MarketWatch_, April 25, 2013, Blog).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Time running out for Weatherford’s pension overhaul,” (_Miami Herald_, April 24, 2013, Blog).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Municipal pension plan almost fully funded,” by Don Dodson (_News-Gazette_ [Champaign-Urbana, Illinois], April 25, 2013).
www.news-gazette.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Savings on the way for many Chicago-area Medicare patients,” by Peter Frost (_Chicago Tribune_, April 25, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “End of life bill deserves a veto,” (_Tulsa World_, April 25, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.tulsaworld.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “House passes bill cutting PERS,” by Hannah Hoffman (_Statesman Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], April 25, 2013).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged-care pay fight,” by Cameron Best (_Geelong Advertiser_, April 25, 2013).
www.geelongadvertiser.com…

13. EUROPEAN NEWS: “Ageing deepens debt-laden Europe’s economic woes,” by Alan Wheatley (_Reuters_, April 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

14. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Suicide organisation criticise public research,” (_Swissinfo_, April 25, 2013).
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Suicide_organisation_criticise_public_research.html?cid=35627762…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “Cabinet approves pension reforms,” by Shih Hsiu-chuan (_Taipei Times_, April 26, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

16. UK NEWS: “MPs call for sole pensions regulator,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 25, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22294249…

17. UK NEWS: “MPs demand ban on ‘damaging’ pension fees,” by Andrew Oxlade (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10016324/MPs-demand-ban-on-damaging-pension-fees.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer’s disease process,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Gene Studies Could Point to New Alzheimer’s Treatments,” (_HealthDay_, April 25, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Research finds psychological vulnerable older adults more susceptible to experience fraud,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “New guidelines did not change mammography rates,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, April 25, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

22. “Aging U.S. to drive up heart-related health costs: study,” by Susan Heavey (_Reuters_, April 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

April 24, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3309–April 24, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3309–April 24, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Bipartisan group of House members presses Medicare agency on cancer cuts,” by Sam Baker (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Apr. 23, 2013).
thehill.com…

2. “The myths that undermine Medicare and Social Security,” by Frank Stella (_Baltimore [Maryland] Sun_, Apr. 23, 2013).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

3. “Chained CPI (consumer price index) Cuts Average Social Security Benefits by 15,615 usd – Even With Bump-Up for Older Retirees,” by
Ben Veghte (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 24, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “401 KO’d (knocked out): Gambling with Your Retirement Plan,” by Ray Suarez (US Public Broadcasting System _NewsHour_, Apr. 23, 2013). In addition to the story, a video transcript (running time 6 minutes, 12 seconds) is available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

5. “How Secure Is Your Pension?” by Ashlea Ebeling (_Forbes_, Apr. 23, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Facebook (social media website) Reveals our Lack of Compassion for the Elderly,” by Arlene Adamson (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 23, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/arlene-adamson/facebook-age-discrimination_b_3141210.html…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALASKA NEWS: “State seeks review of pension system valuation process,” by Dermot Cole (_Fairbanks Daily News-Miner_ blog, Apr. 23, 2013).
www.newsminer.com…

8. COLORADO NEWS: “Millions spent on retirement stipends for Adams 12 (western Adams County) district teachers,” by Zahira Torres and Yesenia Robles (_Denver Post_, Apr. 24, 2013).
www.denverpost.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Time running out for (Florida House Speaker Will) Weatherford’s pension overhaul,” by Michael Van Sickler (_Miami Herald_ blog, Apr. 24, 2013).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “House (of Representatives) committee reverts to Oregon-style end-of-life bill,” by Terri Hallenbeck (_Burlington Free Press_, Apr. 24, 2013).
www.burlingtonfreepress.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pension issues central to CUNA Mutual (insurance) negotiations,” by Mike Ivey (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Apr. 24, 2013).
host.madison.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Neenah teachers sue over loss of early retirement money,” by Bruce Vielmetti (_Milwuakee Journal-Sentinel_ blog, Apr. 24, 2013).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions Board to be revamped,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Apr. 24, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/pensions-board-to-be-revamped-29217503.html…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Aviva (insurance) Ireland to close defined benefit pension plan for staff” (Bloomberg News via _Irish Times_ [Dublin], Apr. 24, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Pensioners have to pay up to a third more for retirement income,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 24, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10013843/Pensioners-have-to-pay-up-to-a-third-more-for-retirement-income.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Elderly With Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Intervene Early,” by Miriam E. Tucker (Medscape Medical News, Apr. 24, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

17. “Obese men at high risk for prostate cancer even after benign biopsy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 23, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3308–April 23, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3308–April 23, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senate panel backs Obama nominee for Medicare/Medicaid chief,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, April 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Corporate pension funding down in 2012 on falling interest rates,” by Manuela Badawy (_Reuters_, April 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Retirement and health care: Concerns are off the charts,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 22, 2013).
www.us…

4. “Retirement Gamble: Frontline’s Powerful Case for Taking Control of Your Financial Future,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_, April 23, 2013, Blog).
business.time.com…

5. “Arab American Women Struggle While Aging in a Man’s World,” by Mohamad Ozeir (_New America Media_, April 22, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

6. “Arab American Elders Facing the Rest of Their Lives Alone,” by Mohamad Ozeir (_New America Media_, April 21, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

7. “Hollywood’s hot new target demo? Baby Boomers,” by Susan Wloszczyna (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 23, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ALABAMA NEWS: “State Sen. Cam Ward stirs support for elderly abuse legislation in Alabaster,” by Martin J. Reed (_AL.com_, April 22, 2013).
blog.al.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Elderly advocates battle bill to limit punitive damage cases against nursing homes,” by Rochelle Koff (_Miami Herald_, April 22, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Senate retirement committee approves bill pushing back cash balance implementation,” by Sheila V. Kumar (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], April 22, 2013).
www.nola.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Higher ed retirement bill advances,” by Koran Addo (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], April 22, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “Prince William becomes a retirement mecca,” by Carol Morello (_Washington Post_, April 22, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. MINNESOTA NEWS: “GOP legislators call for more spending on nursing homes,” by Cyndy Brucato (_Minn Post_, April 22, 2013).
www.minnpost.com…

14. MONTANA NEWS: “Montana House approves fix for 1 pension fund, backs another,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Missoulian_ [Missoulia, Montana], April 22, 2013).
missoulian.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Day Centers Sprout Up, Luring Fit Elders and Costing Medicaid,” by Nina Bernstein (_New York Times_, April 23, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. teachers may take big pension hit,” by John Finnerty (_Tribune-Democrat_ [Johnstown, Pennsylvania], April 23, 2013).
tribune-democrat.com…

17. UTAH NEWS: “Utah cancer clinics turning away Medicare patients,” by Kirsten Stewart (_Salt Lake Tribune_, April 23, 2013).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Retirees steadfast against pension changes, coalition says,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]_, April 22, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/04/22/nb-pension-coalition-changes-retirees.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Future pension age must rise above 68,” by Mark Hilliard and Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 23, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Ageing China migrants a ‘major concern’,” by Lincoln Tan (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], April 23, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10879156…

21. TAIWAN NEWS: “Pension reform exploits private sector, DPP says,” by Chris Wang (_Taipei Times_, April 24, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pensions: ‘pot follows member’ system to be introduced,” by Hilary Osborne (_Guardian_ [London], April 23, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/apr/23/pensions-pot-follows-member-system-introduced…

23. UK NEWS: “‘Hospital hotels’ for 30,000 elderly patients,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10011431/Hospital-hotels-for-30000-elderly-patients.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Jumping the gun on auto-enrolment ‘pays Pn 10,000’ (USD 15,241),” by Emma Wall (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10012103/Jumping-the-gun-on-auto-enrolment-pays-10000.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Southampton tops poll of best cities for elderly,” by Victoria Ward (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10013600/Southampton-tops-poll-of-best-cities-for-elderly.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers drive Facebook and Twitter growth,” by Christopher Williams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10012404/Baby-boomers-drive-Facebook-and-Twitter-growth.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years,” by Abby Ellin (_New York Times_, April 22, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

28. “Sensitive Test Detects Alzheimer’s Biomarkers in Plasma,” by Daniel M. Keller (_Medscape Medical News_, April 23, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “New light shed on early stage Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Leptin Levels Predict Progression to Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Daniel M. Keller (_Medscape Medical News_, April 23, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “New research examines connection between inflammatory stimulus and Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Study evaluates Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) service vs. usual elder care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Fewer than 1 in 3 adults have written end-of-life guidance,” by Kelly Bothum (_News Journal_ [Wilmington, Delaware], April 23, 2013).
www.delawareonline.com…

April 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3307–April 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3307–April 22, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Budget Negotiating Chip Has Big Downside for Old and Poor,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, April 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Should Medicare pay hospitals for leaving patients satisfied?” by Sarah Kliff (_Washington Post_, April 22, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “S&P sees pension funding burden on U.S. nonprofit healthcare,” by Lisa Lambert and Caryn Trokie (_Reuters_, April 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Don’t blame boomers for Social Security dilemma,” by Susan Reimer (_Baltimore Sun_, April 22, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.baltimoresun.com…

5. “Boomers push doctor-assisted suicide,” (Associated Press via _Walla Walla Union-Bulletin_, April 20, 2013).
union-bulletin.com…

6. “The Retirement Home, Alive With Intrigue,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, April 22, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Grim rise in suicides by baby boomers,” by Anita Creamer (_Sacramento Bee_, April 22, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Stockton Retirees Worry Pension Cuts Follow Health Losses,” by Alison Vekshin (_Bloomberg_, April 21, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Seniors say they suffer after Florida closes Internet cafes,” by Darryl E. Owens (_Orlando Sentinel_, April 21, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Democrats counter GOP pension claims,” by Kurt Erickson (_Quad City Times_, April 21, 2013).
qctimes.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “In the hunt for tear-down properties, elderly homeowners often get offers,” by Annys Shin (_Washington Post_, April 20, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

12. MONTANA NEWS: “Pension fixes lurch toward finish line,” (Associated Press via _Billings Gazette_, April 20, 2013).
billingsgazette.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “Double-dipping wanes: Fewer state workers draw both a salary, pension,” by Joseph Spector and Sean Lahman (_Poughkeepsie Journal_, April 22, 2013).
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State aims to stabilize pension outlook for municipalities,” by Karen Shuey (_Lancaster Online_, April 21, 2013).
lancasteronline.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “Legislature to consider teacher, state worker pension changes,” by Kate Alexander (_Austin American-Statesman_, April 22, 2013).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Abbott to hit retail workers’ super,” by Lisa Martin (_Age_ [Melbourne], April 22, 2013).
news.theage.com…

17. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “‘Cleaner’ cars causing health issues for elderly,” by Paul Melia (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 22, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/cleaner-cars-causing-health-issues-for-elderly-29211798.html…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Workers should be forced to pay into pensions, says OECD,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 22, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Bedblockers’ jump queue for nursing home places,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 20, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/bedblockers-jump-queue-for-nursing-home-places-29209172.html…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Dementia cases could triple in NZ by 2050,” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], April 22, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10879055…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Dementia Cases Triple as Population Ages,” (_Chosun Ilbo_ [Seoul], April 22, 2013).
english.chosun.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Put NHS in charge of care homes ‘to save billions’, says Ed Miliband,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], April 22, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/put-nhs-in-charge-of-care-homes-to-save-billions-says-ed-miliband-8582080.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Beleaguered caregivers getting help from apps,” by Jim Fitzgerald (_Age_ [Melbourne], April 22, 2013).
news.theage.com…

24. “Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases in elderly patients improves quality of life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “RI Hospital: Nearly half of older women diagnosed with UTI not confirmed in urine culture,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “A noninvasive avenue for Parkinson’s disease gene therapy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Older Adults’ Posture May Predict Future Disability,” (_HealthDay_, April 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3306–April 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3306–April 19, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “In Congress, a Bill Seeks to Tie Municipal Borrowing Power to Public Pension Disclosure,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, April 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Congress returns to public pension battle with new bill,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, April 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Bipartisan Center Offers Plan To Reduce Health Spending,” by Mary Agnes Carey (_Kaiser Health News_, April 19, 2013, Blog).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Advocates defend current tax initiatives for retirement savings,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, April 19, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Consumer agency urges standards for financial advisors to seniors,” by Jim Puzzanghera (_Los Angeles Times_, April 19, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Low-interest-rate environment exposes seniors to fraudsters,” by Ylan Q. Mui (_Washington Post_, April 18, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cities’ CalPERS [ California Public Employees’ Retirement System] pension hypocrisy reaches absurd level,” by Daniel Borenstein (_San Jose Mercury News_, April 19, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.mercurynews.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “House OKs more money for senior home care,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 18, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “House defeats bill to rid pension systems of gun investments,” (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], April 18, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

10. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Fix for teacher pension fund advances in Nebraska Legislature,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaha World-Herald_, April 19, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

11. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Wash. worker reps question proposed pension rules,” by Mike Baker (Associated Press via _Seattle Times_, April 18, 2013).
seattletimes.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Warning over voluntary super,” by Clancy Yeates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 20, 2013).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors and social media: more than keeping up with the grandkids,” by Janet Davison (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, April 18, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/04/15/f-seniors-social-media-internet.html…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Higgs tries to diffuse furor over pension reforms,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, April 19, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/04/19/nb-higgs-pension-criticism-1105.html…

15. CHINA NEWS: “SOEs may aid funding of nation’s pension system,” by Chen Jia (_China Daily_ [Beijing], April 19, 2013).
www.chinadaily.com…

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “More and more elderly people use mobile phones,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, April 19, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

17. INDIA NEWS: “PFRDA tightens investment guidelines for private sector New Pension System,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], April 19, 2013).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “NZ must plug gap beyond KiwiSaver – academic,” by Ben Chapman-Smith (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], April 19, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10878490…

19. THAILAND NEWS: “Informal workers vow lawsuit over pension fund,” (_Bangkok Post_, April 19, 2013).
www.bangkokpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Walking While Old: Seniors Face Greatest Death Risk,” by Nancy Shute (_US National Public Radio Blog_, April 18, 2013).
www.npr.org…

21. “Swedish study suggests reduced risk of dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Alzheimer’s Patients May Face Looming Shortage of Neurologists,” (_HealthDay_, April 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Knee bracing can ‘significantly’ reduce pain of kneecap osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Experts examine Mediterranean diet’s health effects for older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Nearly 30 percent of women fail to pick up new prescriptions for osteoporosis, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3305–April 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3305–April 18, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Medicare Budget Cuts No One Likes,” by Mary Agnes Carey (_Kaiser Health News_, April 18, 2013, Blog).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “A Modest Rise Is Fine, but It’s Not a Panacea,” by Eugene Steuerle (_New York Times_, April 17, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Immigration Reform Could Help Fix Country’s Social Security Problem: Study,” by Jillian Berman (_Huffington Post_, April 18, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “You Can Grow Your Tax-Free Retirement Plan Beyond Obama’s USD 3 Million Limit,” by Robert Lenzner (_Forbes_, April 18, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

5. “Singles swing into retirement with little savings,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, April 18, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS approves huge pension reform,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, April 17, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Weatherford’s pension overhaul appears in jeopardy,” (_Miami Herald_, April 17, 2013, Blog).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Retirement bills before the Louisiana Legislature,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], April 17, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

9. MONTANA NEWS: “Two pension bills pass initial Senate vote,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Helena Independent Record_, April 17, 2013).
helenair.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Weatherford’s pension overhaul appears in jeopardy,” (_Patriot News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], April 17, 2013).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alarming increase in elderly at risk of homelessness,” by Squirrel Main (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]_, April 18, 2013).
www.abc.net…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Panel proposes pension plan for elderly retirees in Quebec,” by Rheal Seguin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 17, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario to add more physiotherapy resources for aging population,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 17, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Million of us face paying 15pc of wages into pensions,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 18, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/million-of-us-face-paying-15pc-of-wages-into-pensions-29205237.html…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Acting now on pensions will help to avoid a crisis,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], April 18, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.independent.ie/opinion/editorial/acting-now-on-pensions-will-help-to-avoid-a-crisis-29204712.html…

16. MACAU NEWS: “Decade-long plan for elderly social services under study,” (_Macau Daily Times_ [], April 18, 2013).
www.macaudailytimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Bursts of brain activity may protect against Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Brain Changes Seen in Relatives of People With Alzheimer’s,” by Denise Mann (_HealthDay_, April 17, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “Scientists reverse memory loss in animal brain cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Hospital Dangers for Patients With Parkinson’s,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, April 17, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “The doctor won’t see you now? Study: US facing a neurologist shortage,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “New scorecard shows inequalities in osteoporosis care in the Europe Union,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Simple reminders may help prevent fractures,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Common osteoporosis drug slows formation of new bone,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “‘Western’ Diet Not the Way to Age Well,” (_HealthDay_, April 17, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 17, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3304–April 17, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3304–April 17, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Is there really a retirement saving crisis?” by Alicia Munnell (marketwatch.com… blog, Apr. 17, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

2. “J.&J. (Johnson and Johnson) Prevails in Defending Its Marketing of Hip Device,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, Apr. 17, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Looking for Medicare Savings? Look No Further Than Big Pharma(ceutical corporations),” by Joe Baker (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 17, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Medicare drug rebates needed,” by Judith Stein (politico.com…, Apr. 17, 2013). Note: this is a politico.com… Opinion piece.
www.politico.com…

5. “(President Barack) Obama’s Raid on Social Security and Medicare,” by Dean Baker (counterpunch.org…, Apr. 17, 2013).
www.counterpunch.org…

6. “CinemaCon (convention): Boomers Keeping Filmgoing Buoyant, Says Researcher,” by Dave McNary (_Variety_ [Los Angeles, California], Apr. 17, 2013).
variety.com…

7. “Will baby boomers be the next source of growth for religion in America?” by Bill McKenzie (_Dallas Morning News_ blog, Apr. 16, 2013).
religionblog.dallasnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Don’t harm elderly now being cared for by family,” by Len Mondschein (_Miami Herald_, Apr. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _MH_ Opinion piece.
www.miamiherald.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Does it matter if districts cover teacher contributions?” by Jake Griffin (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Apr. 17, 2013).
www.dailyherald.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Insurance surcharge to bolster police and fire pensions added to tax bill,” by MaryJo Webster (_St. Paul Pioneer Press_, Apr. 17, 2013).
www.twincities.com…

11. MONTANA NEWS: “Pension bills advance out of Senate committee,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Helena Independent Record_, Apr. 17, 2013).
helenair.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Court rules in favor of Yonkers in pension battle,” by Colin Gustafson (_Yonkers Journal News_, Apr. 17, 2013).
www.lohud.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “New scorecard shows inequalities in osteoporosis care in the Europe Union” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

14. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “Osteoporosis costs EU (European Union) countries 37 billion euros (48.5 billion usd) every year” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Pension structure must be changed, not fixed: committee chair (Alban D’Amours, who chaired a committee of experts named by the previous Liberal government to look into the funding difficulties of pension plans in the province (Quebec)),” by Kevin Dougherty (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Apr. 17, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Rules governing end-of-life care may change,” by John Poyser (_Free Pres_ [Winnipeg, Manitoba], Apr. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

17. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “(Prime Minister Petr) Necas: State pension likely to decrease, reform was necessary” (Ceska tiskova kancelar–Czech Press Agency via _Daily Monitor_ [Prague], Apr. 17, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

18. INDIA NEWS: “Old-age homes should be last option for elderly: (Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari) Selja” (_Indian Express_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Apr. 17, 2013).
www.indianexpress.com…

19. ISRAEL NEWS: “Israel defends age-based retirement law as protecting weaker workers,” by Hila Weissberg (_Ha’aretz_ [Tel Aviv], Apr. 17, 2013/Iyyar 7, 5773).
www.haaretz.com…

20. MEXICO NEWS: “Mexico’s Pemex in talks with oil workers over pension reform -CEO (Emilio) Lozoya,” by David Alire Garcia (Reuters, Apr. 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

21. TAIWAN NEWS: “CLA (Council of Labor Affairs) announces new version of pension reform,” by Ann Yu (_China Post_ [Taipei], Apr. 18, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Fears for elderly bladder cancer patients,” by Ella Pickover (_Independent_ [London], Apr. 17, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/fears-for-elderly-bladder-cancer-patients-8575685.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23.  “(Eli) Lilly (& Co.) to acquire Alzheimer’s imaging agents from Siemens (Corporation),” by Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters Health, Apr. 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Nearly half of all deaths from prostate cancer can be predicted before age 50” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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