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June 28, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3354–June 28, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3354–June 28, 2013.

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The left needs to get real on Medicare, Social Security and the deficit,” by Jon Cowan and Jim Kessler (_Washington Post_, June 27, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Moody’s Shows Wider Pension Gap for States,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, June 28, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

3. “U.S. public pension assets reach record highs -Census,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, June 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Facing A Tight Deadline, Long-Term Care Panel Holds First Meeting,” by Susan Jaffe (_Kaiser Health News_, June 28, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Home health companies hammered by proposed cuts from Medicare,” by Russ Britt (_MarketWatch_, June 28, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State launches website to promote long-term care options, jobs,” by Arielle Levin Becker (_Connecticut Mirror_, June 27, 2013).
www.ctmirror.org…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Little to show after first pension committee hearing,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], June 27, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

8. MONTANA NEWS: “Unintended consequences: Pension fix must be fixed,” (_Billings Gazette_, June 28, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
billingsgazette.com…

9. OREGON NEWS: “New PERS bill would cut pensions deeper,” by Hannah Hoffman (_Statesman Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], June 27, 2013).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Reprieve for in-home program for high-risk seniors,” by Tom Avril (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 28, 2013).
www.philly.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Medicare program leaves area beneficiaries with few local care options,” by Michael Iorfino (_Times-Tribune_ [Scranton, Pennsylvania], June 28, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Forget about Alzheimer’s at our peril,” by Nicky Phillips (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 29, 2013).
www.smh.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China’s pension fund returns hit 3-year high-report,” (_Reuters_, June 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “RPT-Retirement homes in vogue as Indians live longer and prosper,” by Aditi Shah (_Reuters_, June 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension fund panel to review portfolio,” (_Japan Times_, June 28, 2013).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06/29/business/pension-fund-panel-to-review-portfolio/#.Uc2uSWLBOSo…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s boarding program aims to avoid isolation between elderly and youth,” by Faith Aquino (_Japan Daily Press_, June 28, 2013).
japandailypress.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Social care rules aim to end ‘postcode lottery’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, June 28, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23096379…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Medicare Enhances Doctor-Rating Website,” by Jordan Rau (_Medscape Medical News_, June 27, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

19. “PACT Act May Improve Cancer Care for Medicare Patients,” by Roxanne Nelson (_Medscape Medical News_, June 28, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

20. “Brain’s ‘garbage truck’ may hold key to treating Alzheimer’s and other disorders,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons may be a viable Parkinson’s disease treatment,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 28, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Observation for prostate cancer questioned in blacks,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, June 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults,” by (_HealthDay_, June 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Gold standard dialysis procedure may not be so golden for elderly patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Medicare patients do better taking drugs on time – study,” by Jessica Wohl (_Reuters_, June 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Could a diet high in fish and flax help prevent broken hips?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 27, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3353–June 27, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3353–June 27, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public pension costs swamp revenues of 10 U.S. states -Moody’s (Investors Service)” (Reuters, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “America’s heartland depends on Medicare Part B,” by Grace Boatright (_The Hill_ blog [Washington, DC], Jun. 27, 2013).
thehill.com…

3. “Social Security: Rocking on through your retirement,” by Gregory Holmes (_Chattanooga [Tennessee] Times Free Press_, Jun. 27, 2013).
timesfreepress.com…

4. “Bull Riding, Skydiving, Motorcycling… Why Not For Boomers?” by Alexis Abramson (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Someone needs to step up and defuse pension time bomb” (_Jacksonville Jounal-Courier, Jun. 2, 2013). Note: this is a _JJC_ Opinion piece.
www.myjournalcourier.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Biggest Pension Gap Fails to Deter Illinois Buyers: Muni Credit,” by Brian Chappatta (Bloomberg News, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois legislators will fail to save pensions,” by Bob Williams (_Springfield State Journal-Register_, Jun. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _SSJR_ Opinion piece.
www.sj-r.com…

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8. MAINE NEWS: “Brothers’ Keepers: End of Life Care in the Maine State Prison, Part 2,” by Susan Sharon (Main Public Broadcasting Network, Jun. 25, 2013). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 23 seconds) is available at the site.
www.mpbn.net…

9. MAINE NEWS: “Brothers’ Keepers: End of Life Care in the Maine State Prison, Part 3,” by Susan Sharon (Main Public Broadcasting Network, Jun. 25, 2013). In addition to the print story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 47 seconds) is available at the site. Note: this is the final part of this story.
www.mpbn.net…

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10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension safety net won’t help City of Detroit retirees,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit Free Press_, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.freep.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “State’s high court to hear case of public pensions made private,” by Joseph Spector (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

12. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “(State Treasurer Janet) Cowell wants more flexibility to invest pension fund,” by John Frank (_Raleigh News and Observer_, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.newsobserver.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “House speaker says pension bills may have to wait” (Associated Press via _Carlisle Sentinel_, Jun. 27, 2013).
cumberlink.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(House Speaker Gordon D.) Fox proposes spending cuts to counter 13 million usd pension fund payment,” by Philip Marcelo (_Providence Journal_, Jun. 27, 2013).
news.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Assisted suicide: Quebec (Province) has found a flexible approach to euthanasia law,” by Sarah Jones (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _G and M_ Commentary piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “OMERS (Ontario (Province) Municipal Employees Retirement System) plan to reduce pension benefits rejected by board,” by Barbara Shecter (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _Province_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Jun. 27, 2013). www.theprovince.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “ESB (Group–Electricity Supply Board) staff to begin legal action over 1.6 billion euros (2.09 billion usd) pension deficit,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Majority vote for pension reform” (dutchnews.nl…, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.dutchnews.nl…

19. PORTUGAL NEWS: “An AARP for Portugal? Seniors rally as pensions under pressure,” by Andres Cala (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.csmonitor.com…

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20. UK NEWS: “Expat pensioners stripped of winter fuel payments,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/spending-review/10144785/Record-numbers-of-expats-claim-winter-fuel-payments.html…

21. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne to review winter fuel allowance for expat pensioners,” by Robert Winnett and Hayley Dixon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/spending-review/10142574/George-Osborne-to-review-winter-fuel-allowance-for-expat-pensioners.html…

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22. UK NEWS: “Chancellor (of the Exchequer) George Osborne keeps an eye on the election as he decides not to cap state pensions,” by Andrew Grice and Nigel Morris (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/chancellor-george-osborne-keeps-an-eye-on-the-election-as-he-decides-not-to-cap-state-pensions-8675590.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Spending Review: NHS (National Health Service) raided to pay for elderly care,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/spending-review/10144702/Spending-Review-NHS-raided-to-pay-for-elderly-care.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Older couples lead marriage revival,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10144799/Older-couples-lead-marriage-revival.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Charities may use public donations to plug pension black holes,” by (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10143703/Charities-may-use-public-donations-to-plug-pension-black-holes.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause – typically around age 50 – doesn’t hurt or help brain function, according to a new study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Jun. 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. “A second amyloid may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease, UC Davis researchers find” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Promising Alzheimer’s ‘drug’ halts memory loss” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Seniors Are Not Just Wrinkly Adults; They Have Special Needs in the ER (emergency room)” (American College of Emergency Physicians news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2013).
newsroom.acep.org…

30. “A telescope for the eye: New contacts may improve sight for macular degeneration patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Stanford (University) scientists discern signatures of old versus young stem cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Nurse practitioners can boost quality of care for older patients with chronic conditions” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Virtual skin model reveals secrets of skin aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jun. 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “Escitalopram Plus Behavior Tx (cognitive behavioral therapy) Benefits Elderly With Anxiety” (HealthDay News, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

36. “Snuggly Little Robots Provide Company for Elderly With Dementia,” by Jason Bittel (slate.com…, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.slate.com…

37. “Medicare patients do better taking drugs on time – study,” by Jessica Wohl (Reuters, Jun. 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

June 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3352–June 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3352–June 26, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Part D offers lessons for Obamacare,” by Jason Millman (_Politico_, June 26, 2013).
www.politico.com…

2. “Walking Away From Medicare,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, June 26, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Pension funds may see the silver lining on the interest rate cloud,” by Mike Dolan (_Reuters_, June 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Ruling boosts same-sex retirement rights,” by Matt Heimer (_MarketWatch_, June 26, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “Retirement savings USD 14 trillion below threshold,” by Steve Vernon (_MoneyWatch_, June 26, 2013).
www.cbsnews.com…

6. “Why 2014 Could Be The Year Of The Senior,” by John Scheon (_Forbes_, June 26, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

7. “Robocall scammers use ‘Life Alert’ to swindle seniors,” by Herb Weisbaum (_Today_, June 26, 2013).
www.today.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “DOMA decision clears way for CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) to offer long-term care for gay couples,” by Dale Kalser (_Sacramento Bee_, June 26, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Prosecutors boost efforts targeting ex-CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) officials,” by Marc Lifsher (_Los Angeles Times_, June 26, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Weatherford’s pension overhaul faces obstacle: Good news,” by Michael Van Sickler (_Tampa Bay Times_, June 26, 2013, Blog).
www.tampabay.com…

11. MAINE NEWS: “Brothers’ Keepers: End of Life Care in the Maine State Prison, Part 1,” by Susan Sharon (Maine Public Broadcasting Network, June 24, 2013). In addition to the story an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 54 seconds).
www.mpbn.net…

12. MAINE NEWS: “Brothers’ Keepers: End of Life Care in the Maine State Prison, Part 2,” by Susan Sharon (Maine Public Broadcasting Network, June 25, 2013). In addition to the story an audio transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 23 seconds).
www.mpbn.net…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension reform has potential USD 37 B(illion) extra cost,” by Kari Andren (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, June 25, 2013).
triblive.com…

14. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TN seniors are least fit in nation, report shows,” by Lexy Gross (_Tennessean_ [Nashville, Tennessee], June 26, 2013).
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fight goes on against discrimination in aged care,” by Jude Comfort (_Age_ [Melbourne], June 25, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theage.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Demand for dementia care soars in Waterloo Region,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation_, June 26, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/06/25/kitchener-alzheimer-society-demand-soars.html…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Ibec condemns Government for inaction on pensions,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], June 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Defiant ‘Dr Death’ to give suicide tips at Irish euthanasia workshop,” by Dearbhail Mcdonald and Shane Hickey (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 26, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/defiant-dr-death-to-give-suicide-tips-at-irish-euthanasia-workshop-29372477.html…

19. NICARAGUA NEWS: “Elderly, gov’t reach agreement: no pensions,” by Tim Rogers (_Nicaragua Dispatch_, June 25, 2013).
www.nicaraguadispatch.com…

20. POLAND NEWS: “Poland proposes smaller role for private pension funds,” by Pawel Sobczak and Dagmara Leszkowicz (_Reuters_, June 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

21. SCOTLAND/UK NEWS: “Review into wrongly charged care costs announced,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, June 25, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23048000…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly reject activities which feel ‘old-age crèches’,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10141630/Elderly-reject-activities-which-feel-old-age-creches.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Pension ‘liberation’ fraud triples in three months,” by Sophie Christie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10143783/Pension-liberation-fraud-triples-in-three-months.html…

24. WORLD NEWS: “Young funds bet big on free-spending seniors,” by Christian Plumb and Sinead Cruise (_Reuters_, June 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Most pricey Medicare patient care may be unpreventable,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, June 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Rise in high-end treatment for low-risk prostate cancer,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, June 25, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin D,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, June 26, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

June 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3351–June 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3351–June 25, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “FAQ (frequently asked questions): Medicare Beneficiaries May See Increased Access To Physical Therapy Or Some Other Services,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News/_Washington Post_, Jun. 25, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “New Approach Needed to Cut Medicare Costs: Study,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jun. 24, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

3. “Keep up the pressure to save Social Security,” by Jason Fichtner (marketwatch.com…, Jun. 25, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Traditional Pension Plans Can Still Work. Really,” by David Crane (Bloomberg News, Jun 24, 2013). Note: this is a BN Opinion piece.
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “Working boomers need to cut disability risk,” by Andrea Coombes (marketwatch.com…, Jun. 25, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Texas hedge fund billionaire seeks California pension reform,” by Tim Reid (Reuters, Jun. 25, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Ex-spouse loses in state court pension ruling,” by Bob Egelko (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Jun. 25, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Pension plan veto” (_The Day_ [New London], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.theday.com…

9. MAINE NEWS: “Brothers’ Keepers: End of Life Care in the Maine State Prison, Part 1,” by Susan Sharon (Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Jun. 24, 2013). In addition to the story an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 54 seconds).
www.mpbn.net…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon House (of Representatives) passes bill to examine statewide retirement savings plan,” by Brent Hunsberger (_Portland Oregonian_, Jun. 25, 2013).
www.oregonlive.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania Has Worst Spread Since ’10 on Pensions: Muni Credit,” by Romy Varghese (Bloomberg News, Jun. 25, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania House panel OKs pension plan switch in 2015” (Associated Press via WPVI (channel 6) TV news, Jun. 25, 2013).
abclocal.go.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pale reform: Senators shortchange the public on fixing pensions” (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Jun. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _PPG_ Editorial.
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: OBITUARY: “Hazel’s (Hawke) courage a challenge to amp up dementia fight,” by Glenn Rees (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Expanding CPP (Canada Pension Plan) to boost retirement incomes could trigger less saving: report,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. FRANCE NEWS: “France pushing for EU (European Union) to drop calls on retirement age – sources,” by Mark John (Reuters, Jun. 25, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Dying woman’s partner held on way to euthanasia event,” by Dearbhail McDonald (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/dying-womans-partner-held-on-way-to-euthanasia-event-29369338.html…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “(Prime Minister John) Key not concerned about migrants accessing pension,” by Kate Shuttleworth (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Jun. 26, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10892894…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Prescription changes spark plea to keep eye on elderly neighbours,” by Eileen Goodwin (_Otago Times_ [Dunedin], Jun. 26, 2013).
www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/262417/prescription-changes-spark-plea-keep-eye-elderly-neighbours…

20. RUSSIA NEWS: “Employment: Never-Ending Climax of Russian Pension Reform” (_Times_ [Moscow], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

21. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Call to allow men to work after pension age in UAE,” by Samir Salama (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], Jun. 25, 2013).
gulfnews.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Most pensioners happy to have their benefits cut by Chancellor (of the Exchequer) George Osborne,” by Andrew Grice (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/most-pensioners-happy-to-have-their-benefits-cut-by-chancellor-george-osborne-8672083.html…

23. UK NEWS: “The cost of pensions and pensioner benefits is rising fast. Can older people be persuaded to accept cuts?” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] blog, Jun 25, 2013).
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirkup/100223352/the-cost-of-pensions-and-pensioner-benefits-is-rising-fast-can-older-people-be-persuaded-to-accept-cuts/…

24. UK NEWS: “Compensation culture ‘leads to inadequate pensions’,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10141629/Compensation-culture-leads-to-inadequate-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Hepatitis C Test for Baby Boomers Urged by Health Panel,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, Jun. 25, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Everything you need to know about low testosterone but were afraid to ask,” by Kendall Powell (_Washington Post_ blog, Jun. 24, 2013. Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

27. “New ways to help seniors deal with pain and depression,” by Judith Graham (_Washington Post_, Jun. 25, 2013. Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

28. “Dr. Ruth (Westheimer) says some frank things about aging and sex,” by Laura Hambleton (_Washington Post_, Jun. 25, 2013. Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

29. “Top Medicare Prescribers Rake In Speaking Fees From Drugmakers,” by Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber and Jennifer LaFleur (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jun. 25, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 49 seconds, is available at the site. A print transcript will also be available soon.
www.npr.org…

30. “Malignant Melanoma Risk 4-Fold Higher in Parkinson’s,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 25, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Can Alzheimer Disease Be Prevented?” by Bret S. Stetka (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 24, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. “Study identifies protein that contributes to cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “‘Active surveillance’ may miss aggressive prostate cancers in black men” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “New optical metrics can identify patients on ‘fast track’ to decreased vision” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “‘Singing’ rats show hope for older humans with age-related voice problems,” by Chelsey B. Coombs (University of Illinois news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 24, 2013).
news.illinois.edu…

36. “Study examines benefits, risks to cognitive function of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for women ages 50 to 55 years” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Study sets guidelines for stem cell transplants in older patients with myelodysplastic syndromes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 24, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3350–June 24, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3350–June 24, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Not authorized to prescribe drugs? Medicare pays anyway,” by Jennifer LaFleur, Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein (Propublica via _Philly.com_, June 24, 2013).
www.philly.com…

2. “Limiting the 401(k) Finder’s Fee,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, June 22, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “From the front lines, a fight for aging boomers,” by Michael Vitez (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 23, 2013).
www.philly.com…

4. “Retirees: Don’t sell off security of a pension,” by Susan Tompor (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 24, 2013).
www.us…

5. “Elder Fraud Epidemic: How Banks Are Failing Seniors,” by Robert McGarvey (_Philly.com_, June 24, 2013).
business-news.thestreet.com…

6. “She’s Done With Washing It Away,” by Leah Rozen (_New York Times_, June 23, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Hospitals cut some surgery prices after CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] caps reimbursements,” by Chad Terhune (_Los Angeles Times_, June 23, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. IOWA NEWS: “Branstad’s pension veto was proper decision,” (_Des Moines Register_, June 23, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.desmoinesregister.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “State Rewards Home Care Firms Once Rebuked,” by Nina Bernstein (_New York Times_, June 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “UND staff putting spotlight on elder abuse,” by Brandi Jewett (_Grand Forks Herald_, June 23, 2013).
www.grandforksherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dementia: A looming healthcare disaster,” by Sophie Scott and Rebecca Barrett (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]_, June 24, 2013).
www.abc.net…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Social workers want checks on elderly neighbours home alone,” by Natasha Bita (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane], June 24, 2013).
www.couriermail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Rare agreement in Ontario on need for end-of-life discussions,” (_Toronto Star_, June 24, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Aging China faces financial pressure,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], June 24, 2013).
usa.chinadaily.com…

15. HUNGARY NEWS: “Private pension funds continue to wind up following government takeover,” (_Politics.hu_, June 24, 2013).
www.politics.hu/20130624/private-pension-funds-continue-to-wind-up/…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Labour under fire over Euro 280 (USD 367) pension cuts plan,” by Michael Brennan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 24, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/labour-under-fire-over-280-pension-cuts-plan-29366922.html…

17. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Pension changes under fire,” (_DutchNews.nl_, June 24, 2013).
www.dutchnews.nl…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Volunteers brave haze to continue elderly outreach,” by Kimberly Spykerman (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], June 22, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pensioner benefits face future uncertainty,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, June 24, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23030195…

20. UK NEWS: “George Osborne to review winter fuel allowances for the elderly,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/spending-review/10137314/George-Osborne-to-review-winter-fuel-allowances-for-the-elderly.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Social workers admit ‘fiddling the system’ to get care for frail elderly,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 24, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10137968/Social-workers-admit-fiddling-the-system-to-get-care-for-frail-elderly.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “As hospitals buy physician practices, costs rise, Medicare report finds,” by Letitia Stein (_Tampa Bay Times_, June 23, 2013).
www.tampabay.com…

23. “Lowering costs for higher-cost medicare patients through better outpatient care may be limited,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Depression May Increase The Risk Of Dementia Later On,” by Patti Neighmond (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, June 24, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio (running time: 3 minutes, 47 seconds) transcript is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

25. “Alzheimer’s disease protein controls movement in mice,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women,” by (HealthDay News, June 21, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

June 21, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3349–June 21, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3349–June 21, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Americans’ retirement savings falling short, new study says,” by MaryJo Webster (_St. Paul [Minnesota] Pioneer-Press_, Jun. 20, 2013)
www.twincities.com…

2. “How to cut Medicare’s whopping fraud rate,” by Peter Roskam (_Crain’s Chicago [Illinois] Business_, Jun. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _CCB_ Opinion piece.
www.chicagobusiness.com…

3. “The Chamber of Commerce’s war on Social Security,” by Jamelle Bouie (_Washington Post_ blog, Jun. 21, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “As boomers age, Harley(-Davidson–motorcycles) hunts for younger riders,” by James B. Kelleher (Reuters, Jun. 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “This pension killer was easy to approve: Plan for elected officials was shakiest of the lot” (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Jun. 21, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “High costs of raising a child challenges state’s most vulnerable caregivers: Grandparents” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Which Legislators Are Standing With Whom on Pension Reform?” by Madeleine Doubek (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 20, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Detroit Emergency Manager) Kevyn Orr orders corruption probe of pensions, benefits; unions vow fight against cuts,” by Joe Guillen, Matt Helms, and Alisa Priddle (_Detroit Free Press_, Jun. 21, 2013).
www.freep.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Bill would push lawmakers off pension plan,” by Gary Weckselblatt (_Doylestown Intelligencer_ via phillyburbs.com…, Jun. 21, 2013).
www.phillyburbs.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Economic Policy Institute report blasts RI’s pension overhaul; (Treasurer Gina) Raimondo responds,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Jun. 21, 2013).
news.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. FRANCE NEWS: “EU (European Union) tells France to reform pensions, rein in spending,” by Ingrid Melander (Reuters, Jun. 21, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

12. FRANCE NEWS: “Peugeot (PSA Peugeot Citroen (UG)–auto maker) Considers Offering Early Retirement in France,” by Mathieu Rosemain (Bloomberg News, Jun. 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “‘Advisers’ help steer Japan’s elderly out of isolation,” by Nobuaki Suzuki (Asia News Network, Jun. 21, 2013).
news.asiaone.com…

14. NICARAGUA NEWS: “Nicaragua’s senior citizens fight for pensions,” by Tim Rogers (nicaraguadispatch.com…, Jun. 21, 2013).
www.nicaraguadispatch.com…

15. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA: “Military Retirees Lament Non Payment of Pension Arrears in Three Years,” by Emmanuel Elebeke (_Vanguard_ [the most populous city in that country] via allAfrica.com…, Jun. 21, 2013).
allafrica.com…

16. SCOTLAND NEWS: “It’s easy for (First Minister Alex) Salmond to be so blithe about pensions,” by Alan Cochrane (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Jun. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10133636/Its-easy-for-Salmond-to-be-so-blithe-about-pensions.html…

17. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: (Former President Nelson) Mandela’s Care Spotlights S. Africa Healthcare Needs for Elderly,” by Anita Powell (Voice of America, Jun. 20, 2013).
www.voanews.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Retirement is like any other stage of life–filled with joy and sorrow,” by Harry Leslie Smith (_Guardian_ [London], Jun. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Commentary piece.
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/21/retirement-stage-life-joy-sorrow-retired…

19. UK NEWS: “Elderly friends celebrate 100th, 90th and 80th birthdays on same day,” by Radhika Sanghani (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10134909/Elderly-friends-celebrate-100th-90th-and-80th-birthdays-on-same-day.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Experts Debate Electronic Tracking of Dementia Patients,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 21, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

21. “Medicare Changes Create Uncertainty for Diabetes Supplies,” by Miriam E. Tucker (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 20, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “Prostate terminology bewilders many inner-city men,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Jun. 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Prostate cancer treatment tied to hernia risk,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, Jun. 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

24. “The link between circadian rhythms and aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “BigBrain: An ultra-high resolution 3-D roadmap of the human brain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Review: Composition of care team critical to improved outcomes for nursing home patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause,” by Serena Gordon (HealthDay News, Jun. 20, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jun. 20, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Recommends Screening Women for Elder Abuse” (HealthDay News, Jun. 20, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

30. “ENDO (Endocrine Society Annual Meeting News): Testosterone Beneficial After Surgical Menopause” (HealthDay News, Jun. 19, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

June 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3348–June 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3348–June 20, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Report: 700 doctors wrote possibly harmful Medicare prescriptions,” by Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleur (_Washington Post_, June 20, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Senate hearing on Social Security online fraud,” by Sue Scheible (_Patriot Ledger_ [Quincy, Massachusetts], June 19, 2013).
www.patriotledger.com…

3. “U.S. lawmakers float bill for Medicare to cover obesity treatment,” by Yasmeen Abutaleb (Reuters via _Chicago Tribune_, June 19, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

4. “Two-fifths of U.S. adults care for sick, elderly relatives,” by Yasmeen Abutaleb (_Reuters_, June 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Boomers — Will They Shun Retirement?” by Sara Rix (_Huffington Post_, June 20, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Be wary of trading pension for settlement,” by Susan Tompor (_Detroit Free-Press_, June 20, 2013).
www.freep.com…

7. “Savers need ‘lifetime income disclosure’,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, June 20, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. “Seniors with dementia express themselves, connect with others in drumming circle,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, June 19, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers [ California Public Employees’ Retirement System] Gains 14% as End of Biggest Pension’s Year Nears,” by Michael B. Marois (_Bloomberg_, June 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Legislature votes for conference committee to solve pension fiasco,” by Zach Buchheit (_Chicago Sun-Times_, June 19, 2013).
www.suntimes.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension systems hope to recover USD 100 million in lost investments,” by Joe Gyan, Jr. (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], June 20, 2013).
theadvocate.com…

12. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Governor backs department for elderly affairs,” by Jeremy Alford (_Daily Comet_ [Thibodaux, Louisiana], June 19, 2013).
www.dailycomet.com…

13. MONTANA NEWS: “Legislative mistake could gut pension fix,” (Associated Press via _Montana Standard_ [Butte, Montana], June 20, 2013).
mtstandard.com…

14. NEVADA NEWS: “Study to examine Nevada’s pension system,” by Cy Ryan (_Las Vegas Sun_, June 19, 2013).
www.lasvegassun.com…

15. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Bill that would tax Social Security could be political minefield for NC Republicans,” by John Frank (_Charlotte Observer_, June 19, 2013).
www.charlotteobserver.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania pension overhaul moves ahead,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, June 20, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CHILE NEWS: “Chile’s Pinera eyes pension fund reform to boost returns,” (_Reuters_, June 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

18. GERMAN NEWS: “Aging gracefully: Germans grow gray together,” by Sigrid Lupieri (_CNN_, June 19, 2013).
edition.cnn.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s Robot Industry For Elderly Encouraged By Government,” (_Tokyo Times_, June 20, 2013).
www.tokyotimes.com…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Korea’s Elderly Population Booming, One Third Of Country To Be Over 65 By 2040,” (_Huffington Post_, June 20, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

21. UK NEWS: “OECD: Bed blocking at highest levels since summer 2010,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [Dublin], June 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10131114/OECD-Bed-blocking-at-highest-levels-since-summer-2010.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Reaching retirement makes people feel they are 30 again, health figures show,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [Dublin], June 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10130017/Reaching-retirement-makes-people-feel-they-are-30-again-health-figures-show.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Quality of family doctors’ end-of-life care varies significantly, analysis shows,” by James Meikle (_Guardian_ [London], June 20, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jun/20/quality-end-of-life-care…

24. UK NEWS: “UK plan for pooled pensions should focus on small companies,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, June 20, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation,” by Michael Ollove (Stateline via _Huffington Post_, June 20, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

26. “Even ‘Silent’ Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking,” (_HealthDay_, June 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Scientists design a potential drug compound that attacks Parkinson’s disease on 2 fronts,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Antioxidant shows promise in Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “British women 50 percent less likley to receive treatment for common menopausal symptoms,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3347–June 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3347–June 19, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Changes in Medicare on the way for diabetics,” by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press via _Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette_, Jun. 19, 2013).
www.post-gazette.com…

2. “Strengthen Social Security and Medicare — Don’t ‘Reform’ Them,” by Josh Rosenblum (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 18, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Costs of Alzheimer’s disease could bankrupt Medicare” (WCBV Channel 5 [Boston, Massachusetts] news, Jun. 18, 2013).
www.wcvb.com…

4. “(Senator Chuck) Grassley: Public should know how much doctors are paid by Medicare,” by Tony Leys (_Des Moines [Iowa] Register_ blog, Jun. 18, 2013).
blogs.desmoinesregister.com…

5. “5 Best Employers for Baby Boomers,” by Alan Farnham (American Broadcasting Corporation news, Jun. 18, 2013).
abcnews.go.com…

6. US/AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Which country does retirement right? Don’t guess U.S.” (Bloomberg News via bizjournals.com…, Jun. 18, 2013). This is a video transcript, running time: 8 minutes 29 seconds).
www.biz…

7. “Why the Boom in Boomer Entrepreunership? Blame it on the Ants,” by Lorie Eber (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 18, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Checklist theory used in creating end-of-life talk guide,” by Sanjena Sathian (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Jun. 19, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

9. FILM REVIEW: “Generations collide in a poignant tale on beauty of ageing,” a review of _She Doesn’t Want to Sleep Alone_, directed by Natalia Beristain, reviewed by Philippa Hawker (_Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland, Australia], Jun. 19, 2013).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Mateo County defends its generous pension plan,” by Rachel Swan (_San Francisco Examiner_, Jun. 19, 2013).
www.sfexaminer.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Lawmakers expected to use special session to punt pension reform to committee,” by Ray Long and Monique Garcia (_Chicago Tribune_, Jun. 19, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pro and con: Is it time for politicians to get out of the pension business?” by Eric Zorn and Anders Lindall (_Chicago Tribune_, Jun. 19, 2013). Note 1: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece. Note 2: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Unelected Emergency Manager Preparing To Break Detroit’s Pension Promises,” by Alan Pyke (thinkprogress.org…, Jun. 18, 2013).
thinkprogress.org…

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14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “My plan to fix public pensions works,” by Tom Corbett (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Jun. 19, 2013). Note: this is a _HPN_ Opinion piece.
www.pennlive.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Gov(ernor). (Tom) Corbett’s pension reform: Good as dead?” by Angela Couloumbis (_Philadelphia Inquirer_ blog, Jun. 18, 2013).
www.philly.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “11th-hour pension reform push begins,” by John Finnerty (_Johnstown Tribune-Democrat_, Jun. 19, 2013).
tribune-democrat.com…

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17. TEXAS NEWS: “Legislators quietly hiked their retirement pay” (_San Antonio Express-News_, Jun. 19, 2013). Note: this is a _SAEN_ Editorial.
www.mysanantonio.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “State retirement fund needs more money from taxpayers and employees,” by Steven Verburg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Jun. 19, 2013).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers driving drug rehab(ilitation) programs,” by Cathy O’Leary (_West Australian_ [Perth], Jun. 19, 2013).
au.news.yahoo.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec at a crossroads with euthanasia bill, province’s bishops say,” Deborah Gyapong (_National Catholic Reporter_ [Kansas City, Missouri], Jun. 18, 2013).
ncronline.org…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Trustees of Aer Lingus-DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) pension scheme seek more funding for deferred members,” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jun. 19, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. KENYA NEWS: “6.9 billion shl (79.544 million usd) set aside for pension scheme,” by Samuel Siringi (_Daily Nation_ [Nairobi], Jun. 19, 2013).
www.nation.co.ke/News/Sh6-9bn-set-aside-for-pension-scheme-/-/1056/1887378/-/15c975x/-/index.html…

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23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “SNP (Scottish National Party) pension match pledge,” by Magnus Gardham (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jun. 19, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

24. SCOTLAND NEWS: “SNP (Scottish National Party) refuses to price separate Scotland pension pledge,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Jun. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10128839/SNP-refuses-to-price-separate-Scotland-pension-pledge.html…

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25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Promised pension for all elderly being pulled back early,” by Son Jun-hyun (_Hankyoreh_ [Seoul], Jun. 20, 2013).
english.hani.co.kr…

26. UK NEWS: “An honest way to tackle the pensions crisis,” by Andrew Oxlade (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2013). Note: this is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/10126772/An-honest-way-to-tackle-the-pensions-crisis.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Call to stop ‘lottery’ of end-of-life care,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10128215/Call-to-stop-lottery-of-end-of-life-care.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Striking similarity of dying words,” by Barbara Brotman (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Jun. 19, 2013). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

30. “New Contrast Agent Enables Earlier Diagnosis in Parkinson’s,” by Jim Kling (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 18, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Herbal extract boosts fruit fly lifespan by nearly 25 percent, UCI study finds” (University of California at Irvine news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 18, 2013).
news.uci.edu…

32. “Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study: Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Jun. 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Cognitive Impairment, APOE (genotype) Linked to A{beta} Lipidation State” (HealthDay News, Jun. 18, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

34. “ID Care Study shows elderly population living with HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus)” (_Somerset [New Jersey] Messenger Gazette_, Jun. 19, 2013).
www.nj.com…

June 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3346–June 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3346–June 18, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Costs of Alzheimer’s disease could bankrupt Medicare,” (_WBCV.com_, June 18, 2013).
www.wcvb.com…

2. “Don’t let retirement stress marriage: Plan to be busy,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virgina], June 17, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

3. FLORIDA NEWS: “Report: Baby boomers moving to Florida for low taxes,” by Donna Gehrke-White (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale, Florida], June 18, 2013).
www.sun-sentinel.com…

4. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Campaign politics injected into pension debate,” by Rick Pearson and Jodi S. Cohen (_Chicago Tribune_, June 18, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

5. MICHIGAN NEWS: “In Embattled Detroit, No Talk of Sharing Pain,” by Mary Williams Walsh and Steven Yaccino (_New York Times_, June 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Red Wing encounters voting issues for elderly, infirm,” by Brett Boese (_Post Bulletin_ [Rochester, Minnesota], June 17, 2013).
www.postbulletin.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “City to Settle Pension Suit for Workers Called to Arms,” by Benjamin Weiser (_New York Times_, June 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension reforms ready to move, even as PA plans to keep underfunding,” by Eric Boehm (_Philly.com_, June 18, 2013).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aged care sale could hit rural Vic: oppn,” (_Age_ [Melbourne], June 18, 2013).
news.theage.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Taxpayers spend Canadian 2-billion (USD 1.96 billion) yearly to help federal workers retire early: CFIB,” by Josh Kerr (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 18, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Health concerns outweigh finances for boomers headed for retirement,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 18, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Burton will not rule out new levy on schemes,” by Peter Flanagan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 18, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/burton-will-not-rule-out-new-levy-on-schemes-29352188.html…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension deficits are no longer a matter for shareholders to be relaxed about,” by Cormac Butler (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], June 18, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Concerns over defined benefit pensions,” by Vincent Ryan (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], June 18, 2013).
www.irishexaminer.com…

15. MACAU NEWS: “Lawmaker urges gov’t to improve pension policies,” (_Macau Daily Times_, June 18, 2013).
www.macaudailytimes.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Nursing home death rates to be monitored by Care Quality Commission,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], June 17, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jun/17/nursing-home-death-rates-monitored…

17. UK NEWS: “Fifteen-minute care visits blamed on budget cuts,” by Rosa Silverman (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10124406/Fifteen-minute-care-visits-blamed-on-budget-cuts.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, June 17, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

19. “Storytelling program helps change medical students’ perspectives on dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Elderly benefit from using implantable defibrillators,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Wait-and-see may be best for early prostate cancer,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, June 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

22. “Sanford-Burnham researchers develop new drug that reverses loss of brain connections in Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 17, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3345–June 17, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3345–June 17, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Jun. 16, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

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2. “Medicare Panel Urges Cuts to Hospital Payments for Services Doctors Offer for Less,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Jun. 15, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Panel Tells Congress Medicare Is Unfairly Penalizing Hospitals Serving The Poor,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation and _Washington Post_, Jun. 14, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “Report Examines Medicare Spending Issues, Geographic Disparities And Hospital Payments” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “Medicare changes must be implemented now” (_Washington Post_, Jun. 15, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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6. “How to Avoid an Estate Battle After You Die,” by Paul Sullivan (_New York Times_, Jun. 15, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Why Men Die Younger Than Women: The ‘Guys Are Fragile’ Thesis,” by Robert Krulwich (US National Public Radio blog, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.npr.org…

8. “How We Became International Senior Gypsies In Retirement,” by Lynne Martin (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “Never call a baby boomer ‘old’,” by Amy Hoak (marketwatch.com…, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s Misleading Pension ‘Losses’,” by David Crane (Bloomberg News, Jun. 16, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Pension Crisis: This Is What Rock Bottom Looks Like,” by Elise Hu (US National Public Radio blog, Jun. 15, 2013).
www.npr.org…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension standoff showcases differences between state’s Democratic (Party) leaders” (Associated Press via _St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch_, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.stltoday.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Older workers: At this company, average employee is 65,” by Adam Mayers (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 17, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Cutting Medicare Part B drug payments isn’t worth the cost to Pennsylvania,” by Patricia A. Bucek (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Jun. 17, 2013). Note: this is a _HPN_ Opinion piece.
www.pennlive.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Philly Archdiocese grappling with pensions for clergy,” by John P. Martin (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “‘There is a battle ahead’: Advocates hope Quebec (Province) bill the first step in changing Canada’s assisted suicide laws,” by Joseph Brean (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jun. 15, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “(Montreal) Veterans hospital to become geriatric care centre,” by Jason Madger (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jun. 15, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Generation Where? Vancouver’s (British Columbia) coming crunch in senior housing,” by Hadani Ditmars (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 15, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. FRANCE NEWS: “France’s (President Francois) Hollande plays safe on pension reform,” by Nicholas Vinocur (Reuters, Jun. 17, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions Board criticises poor pension administration” (Raidio Teilifís Eireann, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0617/457085-pensions-board-report/…

21. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Calls for extra state pensions flexibility after the announcement of new single tier payment in 2016” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jun. 15, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

22. SCOTLAND NEWS: “(Finance Secretary John) Swinney to be quizzed by accountants over future of pensions in event of Yes vote for independence,” by Tom Gordon (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jun. 16, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

23. UK NEWS: “(Pensions Minister) Steve Webb: Pensions ‘triple lock’ cannot be guaranteed after the election,” by  Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 17, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10124546/Steve-Webb-Pensions-triple-lock-cannot-be-guaranteed-after-the-election.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Half of prostate cancer cases may be missed: Half of men who develop prostate cancer may wrongly be given the all-clear due to flaws in diagnosis procedures, a new study has found,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, Jun. 15, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10121870/Half-of-prostate-cancer-cases-may-be-missed.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Rural towns with no young people? Under 45s can’t afford to live there,” by Mark Townsend (_Observer_ [London], Jun. 16, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jun/16/pleasant-town-sussex-unaffordable…

26. UK NEWS: “The rise of ‘retired’ workers,” by Emma Simon (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 16, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10121629/The-rise-of-retired-workers.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Elderly still selling their homes to pay care fees,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 15, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/money/your-money/elderly-still-selling-their-homes-to-pay-care-fees-8659726.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Expats call for fairer pension payouts,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Jun. 15, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/expats-call-for-fairer-pension-payouts-8659717.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Human cost of failures in elderly care homes,” by Alison Holt (British Broadcasting Corporation news, Jun. 16, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22872019…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Quick Postmeal Walks Better Than Once-Daily Longer Ones,” by Miriam E. Tucker (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 14, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “J&J (Johnson & Johnson–medical devices, pharmaceuticals), in new 1 billion usd deal, bolsters prostate-cancer role,” by Ransdell Pierson (Reuters Health, Jun. 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

32. “Artificial Sweetener a Potential Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease” (American Friends Tel Aviv [Israel] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 17, 2013).
www.aftau.org…

33. “Blocking overactive receptor in Alzheimer’s recovers memory loss and more” (Montreal (Quebec, Canada] Neurological Institute and Hospital–McGill University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 17, 2013).
www.mni.mcgill.ca/media/news/item/?item_id=219087…

34. “CNIC (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares–Spain) researchers find a possible treatment for one of the main symptoms of premature aging disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Exposure to BPA (bisphenol A) in developing prostate increases risk of later cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Oncological Outcomes Similar Despite Timing of Prostatectomy” (HealthDay News, Jun. 14, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

37. “Dietary supplement linked to increased muscle mass in the elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 15, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Excessive salt consumption appears to be bad for your bones” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 15, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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