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July 31, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3376–July 31, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3376–July 31, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare premiums to remain stable in 2014,” by Kelli Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.us…

2. “Critics Are Wrong About the Medicare Payment Board,” by Peter Orszag (Bloomberg News, Jul. 30, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “The government now assumes all pension promises will come true. That’s scary,” by Jim Tankersley (_Washington Post_ blog, Jul. 31, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Here’s What Poverty Would Look Like If Social Security Didn’t Exist” (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 31, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Should you worry about Detroit’s [Michigan] pension woes?” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Jul. 31, 2013). Note: this is a Reuters Commentary piece.
www.reuters.com…

6. “Ford (Motor Company) could close U.S. pension funding gap by end of 2014,” by Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters, Jul. 31, 3013).
www.reuters.com…

7. “Federal-employee union wants broader eligibility for phased-retirement program,” by Josh Hicks (_Washington Post_ blog, Jul. 31, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Boomers hit hardest by ‘Great Recession'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

9. “Pickleball, Anyone? Senior Athletes Play New Games And Old,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jul. 31, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

10. “(US National Public Radio Host) Scott Simon On Sharing His Mother’s Final Moments On Twitter” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jul. 30, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio (running time: 7 minutes, 49 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida seniors feel the brunt of Medicare cuts,” by Joe Crozier (_Tallahassee Democrat_, Jul. 31, 2013). Note: this is a _TD_ Opinion piece.
www.tallahassee.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Political parties use Medicare anniversary as political weapon,” by Jeremy Wallace (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, Jul. 31, 2013).
politics.heraldtribune.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit’s general employee pension board meets to discuss bankruptcy strategy,” by James Kiertzner (WXYZ Channel 7 TV News [Detroit], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.wxyz.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “State to probe pension funds,” by  Andrew J. Hawkins (_Crain’s New York Business_, Jul. 31, 2013).
www.crainsnewyork.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension reforms spark anger,” by Noel Towell (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Trained teachers should get pension as per their grade: Bombay [Mumbai] HC [High Court]” (Press Trust of India via _Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jul. 31, 2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

17. LIBERIA NEWS: “Retirement Matters – Echoes of Neglect?” (_FrontPage Africa_ [Monrovia] via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 31, 2013). Note: this is a _FPA_ Opinion piece.
allafrica.com…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Cost of free care for the elderly rises by 160%,” by Tom Peterkin (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

19. SCOTLAND NEWS: “SNP (Scottish National Party) ‘refusing to face reality’ over university and charity pensions,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10212321/SNP-refusing-to-face-reality-over-university-and-charity-pensions.html…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “IFS (Institute for Fiscal Studies): State pension less affordable in independent Scotland,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10212299/IFS-State-pension-less-affordable-in-independent-Scotland.html…

21. UK NEWS: “British people most anxious as they approach retirement,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10212392/British-people-most-anxious-as-they-approach-retirement.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Right-to-die: law must clarify whether doctors can aid euthanasia,” by Rosa Silverman (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, Jul. 31, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10212975/Right-to-die-law-must-clarify-whether-doctors-can-aid-euthanasia.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “The Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction,” by Christopher J. Lettieri (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 30, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Male Holocaust survivors have a longer life-expectancy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Exercise is good for you, but it won’t cut hot flashes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 31, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Sanford-Burnham (Medical Research Institute) researchers uncover how a potent compound kills prostate cancer cells” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 30, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain,” by Kathleen Doheny (HealthDay News, Jul. 31, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Jul. 30, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jul. 30, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 30, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3375–July 30, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3375–July 30, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Oldest Boomers Are Increasingly Facing Discrimination in the Workplace,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_, July 30, 2013).
business.time.com…

2. “A Dark View of Assisted Living,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, July 30, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. seniors confident about aging, yet many don’t manage health,” by Emily Alpert (_Los Angeles Times_, July 29, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Orlando elderly are optimistic about their future health, finances,” by Kate Santich (_Orland Sentinel_, July 29, 2013
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

5. MINNESOTA NEWS: “State court of appeals reverses ruling that prevented guardians from ordering their wards from life support,” by David Chanen (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, July 29, 2013).
www.startribune.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “State Regulator Steps Up Checks on Public Pension Funds,” by Michael Corkery (_Wall St. Journal_, July 30, 2013).
online.ws…

7. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Bill provides financial protections for elderly,” by Richard Carver (_Winston-Salem Journal_, July 29, 2013).
www.journalnow.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension crisis worsens in Pa.,” by Rick Dreyfuss (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, July 30, 2013).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. ASIA NEWS: “Asia’s Next Challenge: Internet for the Elderly,” by Riva Gold (_Wall St. Journal_, July 29, 2013, Blog).
blogs.ws…

10. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Win for women in bide to hike super pay,” by Ruth Williams (_Age_ [Melbourne], July 31, 2013).
www.theage.com…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Crime gangs a major threat to superannuation assets, according to latest ACCC report,” by Carly Crawford (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne], July 30, 2013).
www.heraldsun.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s elderly at high risk of suicide, can’t afford mental health care: experts,” by Adam Miller (Canadian Press via _Calgary Herald_, July 29, 2013).
www.calgaryherald.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “In the new China, some seniors are helping other seniors,” by Julie Makinen (_Los Angeles Times_, July 29, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

14. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish elderly care costs treble in eight years,” by Scott MacNab (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], July 30, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

15. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Korea Pension Poised to Raise Shareholdings,” by Sharon Cho (_Bloomberg_, July 30, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Charity money ‘diverted into pension funds after Scottish independence’,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10209987/Charity-money-diverted-into-pension-funds-after-Scottish-independence.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Concerns About Dementia Screening,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, July 30, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

18. “Bacteria in Brains Suggest Alzheimer’s-Gum Disease Link,” by Kristen Hallam (_Bloomberg_, July 30, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. “Exercise May be the Best Medicine for Alzheimer’s,” (University of Maryland via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 30, 2013).
www.umdrightnow.umd.edu…

20. “Diabetes Doesn’t Seem to Affect Alzheimer’s Disease Progression,” by Serena Gordon (_HealthDay_, July 29, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Epileptic Activity May Signal Early Alzheimer’s,” by Sue Hughes (_Medscape Medical News_, July 29, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “Post-menopausal women who are taller than others may be at greater cancer risk,” by Cari Nierenberg (_Washington Post_, July 29, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

23. “Older smokers should get CT scans for lung cancer, panel recommends,” by Lenny Bernstein (_Washington Post_, July 29, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

24. “New Coating May Help Joint Replacements Bond Better with Bone,” (Ohio State University via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 29, 2013).
researchnews.osu.edu…

25. “Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives: Study,” (_HealthDay_, July 29, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “How gardening is helping people with dementia,” by Rachel Pugh (_Guardian_ [London], July 30, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

July 29, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3374–July 29, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3374–July 29, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Fewer Doctors Treating Medicare Patients, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Says” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “The Secretive Group Behind Medicare Reimbursements,” by Kate Pickert (_Time_, Jul. 29, 2013).
swampland.time.com…

3. “HHS (Department of Health and Human Services): Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) reduces Medicare drug costs,” by Stephanie Haven (CBS Inc. News, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.cbsnews.com…

4. “(Former Governor of Vermont and Presidential candidate) Howard Dean: ObamaCare’s (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Medicare cost ‘rationing body’ will fail,” by Sam Baker (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Jul. 29, 2013).
thehill.com…

5. “Online scam hijacks Social Security benefits,” by Melanie Payne (_Fort Myers [Florida] News-Press_ via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.us…

6. “Immigrant Struggles Compounded by Old Age,” by Kirk Semple (_New York Times_, Jul. 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Lessons from the Motor City (Detroit, Michigan),” by Joanna Slater (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

8. “AARP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Partner on Retirement Plans,” by Philip Moeller (_US News and World Report_, Jul. 29, 2013).
money.us…

9. “Across The Country, Overpromised On Pensions,” by Susan Stamberg (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Sunday_, Jul. 28, 2013). Audio (running time: 4 minutes 23 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

10. “Athletic Glory At An Advanced Age,” by Tom Goldman (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Sunday_, Jul. 28, 2013). Audio (running time: 3 minutes 42 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

11. “Age Hasn’t Stopped This Man From Swimming–And Winning, by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jul. 26, 2013). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 3 minutes 54 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

12. “Aging boomers deal marriage a wild card,” by Rebecca Nappi (_Spokane [Washington] Spokesman-Review_, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.spokesman.com…

13. “A new approach to end-of-life directives,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota [Florida] Herald-Tribune_, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.heraldtribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pensions remain underfunded despite fiscal gains,” by Gabriel Black (wsws.org…, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.ws…

15. COLORADO NEWS: “Denver’s stable pension fund shows planning pays off,” by Ally Marotti (_Denver Post_, Jul. 28, 2013).
www.denverpost.com…

16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Looks to Health Law to Ease Costs,” by  Monica Davey and Abby Goodnough (_New York Times_, Jul. 29, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Attorney General Bill Schuette on defending Detroit pensions: ‘Constitution is crystal clear’,” by  Khalil AlHajal (mlive.com…, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.mlive.com…

18. NEW YORK NEWS: “Early on, schools show little interest in pension smoothing,” by Jessica Bakeman (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “One pension plan eyed for municipal police,” by Robert Swift (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Jul. 29, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

20. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “S.C. needs efficient, accountable network for elderly,” by Glenn McConnell (_Aiken Standard_, Jul. 29, 2013). Note: this is a _AS_ Opinion piece.
www.aikenstandard.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia: Time to talk,” by Megan Doherty (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Jul. 27, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Military pensions set for overhaul,” by Noel Towell (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory] via _Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 30, 2013).
www.smh.com…

23. CHINA NEWS: “Police: Chinese man irate over debt sets nursing home ablaze, killing 11,” by Holly Yan (Cable News Network, Jul. 28, 2013).
www.cnn.com…

24. FRANCE NEWS: “First LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) retirement home gets go ahead,” by Joseph Patrick McCormick (pinknews.co.uk, Jul. 29, 2013).
www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/07/29/france-first-lgbt-retirement-home-gets-go-ahead/…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Waiting list for nursing homes set to double,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. SCOTLAND NEWS: “SNP (Scottish National Party) state pension promise ‘to cost 700 million pounds (1.076 billion usd) a year’,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10207417/SNP-state-pension-promise-to-cost-700-million-a-year.html…

27. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Hospital bed shortages are jeopardising care of elderly,” by Helen McArdle (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Employers warned over staff pensions,” by Simon Bain (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

29. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Dementia symptoms worsened by hospital distress,” by Rebecca McQuillan (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jul. 27, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Scottish independence could leave UK universities with 10 billion pound (15.38 billion usd) pensions deficit,” by
Severin Carrell (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jul/29/scottish-independence-universities-pensions…

31. UK NEWS: “30 million pounds (46.13 million usd) in NHS (National Health Service) pensions paid out to the dead,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10207471/30-million-in-NHS-pensions-paid-out-to-the-dead.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Annuity payouts are a postcode health lottery,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 27, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jul/27/annuity-payouts-postcode-health-lottery…

33. UK NEWS: “No way out of pension crisis for young workers,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10209059/No-way-out-of-pension-crisis-for-young-workers.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Michael Apted, Aging With The ‘7 Up’ Crew,” by David Bianculli (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, Jul. 26, 2013). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 20 minutes, 22 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

35. “Macular Degeneration: Treatments Have Similar Efficacy,” by Damian McNamara (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 26, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

36. “Fish Oil’s Link to Prostate Cancer Unproven,” by Gerald Chodak (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 26, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

37. “Looking at outcomes important to patients may improve results of cataract surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Living longer, living healthier” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Sudden Decline in Testosterone May Cause Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms in Men” (Rush University [Chicago, Illinois] Medical Center via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 26, 2013).
www.rush.edu…

40. “Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jul. 26, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3373–July 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3373–July 26, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Pensions, Under The Gun,” (_WBUR’s On Point_, July 25, 2013). Note: An audio transcript of the segment is available (running time 45 minutes 47 seconds).
onpoint.wbur.org…

2. “Budget cuts force scale back of health-care fraud investigations,” by Fred Schult (_Washington Post_, July 25, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “GM to Ford Pension Gains Frees Cash for Fusion-Like Hits,” by Craig Trudell (_Bloomberg_, July 25, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “Is now the worst time to retire? Not even close,” by Linda Stern (_Reuters_, July 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Hospital patients sometimes ‘observed’ rather than admitted — and end up with unexpected financial pain,” by David Wenner (_Patriot News_, [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], July 26, 2013).
www.pennlive.com…

6. “For Bioethicist With Ailing Spouse, End-Of-Life Issues Hit Home,” (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, July 25, 2013). An audio transcript of the segment is avialable (running time 20 minutes 36 seconds).
www.npr.org…

7. “Helping Make the Best of the End of Life: A palliative care success story,” by Richard Gunderman and Peg Nelson (_Atlantic_, July 26, 2013).
www.theatlantic.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California tries to mandate retirement savings for private workers,” by Tim Ross (_Fox News_, July 25, 2013).
www.foxnews.com…

9. COLORADO NEWS: “Colorado treasurer warns of pension debt,” by Chris Woodka (_Pueblo Chieftain_, July 26, 2013).
www.chieftain.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Study: Consolidate state’s 105 pension systems,” by Marie Szaniszlo (_Boston Herald_, July 26, 2013).
bostonherald.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Immigrant Struggles Compounded by Old Age,” by Kirk Semple (_New York Times_, July 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Virginia AG seeks funds for police pension plans,” (Associated Press via _Richmond Times-Dispatch_, July 26, 2013).
www.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Porter puts findings on euthanasia to good use,” by Megan Doherty (_Canberra Times_, July 27, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Fire sprinklers to safeguard all NSW nursing homes by March 2016,” by Simon Frazer (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation_ [ABC], July 27, 2013).
www.abc.net…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Defined contribution pension plans offer chance to chart own future,” by David Friend (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], July 26, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Head of elderly support group Alone urges homecare regulation,” by Pamela Duncan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Elderly Reveal Japan Grows Without Wage Growth: Cutting Research,” by Shamim Adam (_Bloomberg_, July 25, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “VOX POPULI: Elderly men living alone more prone to becoming recluses,” (_Asashi Shimbun_, July 26, 2013).
ajw.asahi.com…

19. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Malaysia pension fund to spend 500 million euros on German, French properties,” by Niluksi Koswanage and Yantoultra Ngui (_Reuters_, July 25, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “State’s old-age units fail winter test,” by Wayne Thompson (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], July 26, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10903358…

21. SCOTLAND NEWS: “One in four elderly patients ‘not helped with feeding’,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10203208/One-in-four-elderly-patients-not-helped-with-feeding.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Ageing population pushes welfare bill to crisis point,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10203402/Ageing-population-pushes-welfare-bill-to-crisis-point.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “A Novel Way to Document End-of-Life Preferences,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, July 25, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

24. “Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia,” by Amy Norton (_Reuters_, July 26, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Scientists ID compounds that target amyloid fibrils in Alzheimer’s, other brain diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Dietary Guidelines Aim to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk,” by Sue Hughes (_Medscape Medical News_, July 25, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men,” by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (_Reuters_, July 25, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3372–July 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3372–July 25, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “IOM (Institute of Medicine) Urges Congress Not To Shift Medicare Payments To Pay More In Areas With Low Costs” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Do doctors have too much sway over Medicare payouts?” (_Washington Post_, Jul. 25, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Nursing home industry ready for battle over Medicare funding,” by Elise Viebeck (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Jul. 25, 2013).
thehill.com…

4. “How Medicare Is Robbing Your Health,” by Riva Greenberg (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Pension liabilities drive America’s cities to their knees,” by Konrad Yakabuski (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], Jul. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _G and M_ Commentary piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

6. “Who pays the bill? Pensioners are pushing many cities and states towards financial crisis” (_Economist_ [London, UK], Jul. 27, 2013).
www.economist.com…

7. “The End of Retirement,” by Reihan Salam (_National Review_ blog, Jul. 24, 2013).
www.nationalreview.com…

8. “The Morning Ledger: Progress on Pensions,” by David Hall (_Wall Street Journal_ [New York, New York] blog, Jul. 25, 2013). Note: _WSJ_ articles may be restricted to subscription holders.
blogs.ws…

9. “Move Over Nursing Homes–There’s Something Different,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jul. 24, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio (running time: 5 minutes 37 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

10. “For Bioethicist With Ailing Spouse, End-Of-Life Issues Hit Home,” by Terry Gross (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, Jul. 25, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 20 minutes, 36 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

11. “A Novel Way to Document End-of-Life Preferences,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_ blog, Jul. 25, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ARIZONA NEWS: “(Phoenix) Mayor seeks to end pension ‘spiking’,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “LA (Los Angeles) Bankruptcy Could Be Two To Three Years Away, Says California Pension Reform President” (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 25, 2013). In addition to the story, a video interview (running time: 3 minutes, 38 seconds) with Daniel Pellissler, president of California Pension Reform, is available at the site.
huffingtonpost.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose pension reform battle could affect county election,” by Tracy Seipel (_San Jose Mercury News_, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois lawmakers make progress, but no deal yet on pensions,” by Doug Finke (_Peoria Journal-Star_. Jul. 25, 2013).
www.pjstar.com…

16. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Pension report says consolidation plan would save 25 million usd per year,” by Craig Douglas (_Boston Business Journal_, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.biz…

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17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy: WAR ON PENSIONS!” by Jerry Goldberg (workers.org…, Jul. 24, 2013).
www.workers.org…

18. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit retirees worry about possible pension cuts,” by Jeff Karoub (Associated Press via _Evansville [Indiana] Courier & Press_, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.courierpress.com…

19. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy tests state pension protections,” by David A. Lieb (Associated Press via _Macomb (County) Daily_, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.macombdaily.com…

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20. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Get governments out of the pension business,” by Eileen Norcross and Roman Hardgrave (_Bergen Record_ [Woodland Park], Jul. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _BR_ Opinion piece.
www.northjersey.com…

21. OHIO NEWS: “Subpoenas threatened again in Delphi (Corporation) pensions case,” by Thomas Gnau (_Dayton Daily News_, Jul. 24, 2013).
www.daytondailynews.com…

22. OREGON NEWS: “Oregonians worried about retirement,” by Michael Rose (_Salem Statesman Journal_, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

23. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Scranton pension lawsuit could cripple fund,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Jul. 25, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia Institute report shows gap between men’s and women’s super(annuation) nest eggs” (news.com….au, Jul. 25, 2013).
www.news.com…

25. CHINA NEWS: “Over 90 percent of dementia cases in China are undetected” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. INDIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t may relax norms for joining New Pension Scheme” (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Jul. 25, 2013).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

27. INDIA NEWS: “(People’s Party of Punjab president) Manpreet (Singh Badal): Raising retirement is age foolish economics” (_Indian Express_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.indianexpress.com…

28. INDIA NEWS: “Rains worsen plight of elderly in Chennai,” by K. Lakshmi and Josephine N. Serena(?) (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.thehindu.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Hiqa (Health Information and Quality Authority) not to change how it applies State nursing-home standards: Report said most publicly run facilities would not meet standards to apply from 2015,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. JAMAICA NEWS: “Tourism workers need viable pension plan” (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston, Kingston/St. Andrew], Jul. 24, 2013).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

31. SWEDEN NEWS: “Swedes Stop Inappropriate Prostate Cancer Imaging,” by Fran Lowry (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 25, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Thousands of unexplained and unexpected deaths among elderly revealed in leaked Government analysis: Labour (Party) calls  for ‘urgent investigation’ amid fears more old people are dying because of cuts to public funding,” by Adam Withnall and Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/thousands-of-unexplained-and-unexpected-deaths-among-elderly-revealed-in-leaked-government-analysis-8731985.html…

33. UK NEWS: “‘No priority’ for pensions when companies go bust,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10200923/No-priority-for-pensions-when-companies-go-bust.html…

34. UK NEWS: “Stop treating the state pension as a handout,” by Mary Dejevsky (_Independent_ [London], Jul. 25, 2013). Note: this is an _Independent_ Commentary piece.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/stop-treating-the-state-pension-as-a-handout-8732032.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Huge gulf in life expectancy between the North and South, so should northerners be able to claim their state pension earlier?” by Adam Uren (_Daily Mail_ [London], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/pensions/article-2376152/Should-northerners-able-state-pension-early.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Key molecular pathways leading to Alzheimer’s identified” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Another Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Disappoints,” by Brenda Goodman (HealthDay News, Jul. 24, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “HRT (hormone replacement therapy) Debate: Excess Deaths Without Estrogen or Weak Analysis?,” by Jenni Laidman (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 24, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

39. “A lifespan-extending drug has limited effects on aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Stopping cholesterol drugs may be associated with increased risk of Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find a Potential Cause of Parkinson’s Disease that Points to a New Therapeutic Strategy” (Scripps Research Institute news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 25, 2013).
www.scripps.edu…

42. “Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men,” by  Mary Elizabeth Dallas (HealthDay News, Jul. 25, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

43. “Cannabis for Elders: A Precarious State,” by Liana Aghajanian (New America Media, Jul. 25, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

July 24, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3371–July 24, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3371–July 24, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House Panel Approves Legislation Repealing Medicare’s Physician Reimbursement System,” by Steve Teske (_Bloomberg BNA_, July 24, 2013).
www.bna.com…

2. “Detroit Bankruptcy Tests State Pension Protections,” by David A. Lieb (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, July 24, 2013).
abcnews.go.com…

3. “Pension Deficits Get Renewed Scrutiny Post-Detroit Filing,” by William Selway and Darrell Preston (_Bloomberg_, July 23, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “GOP: Long-term care hero,” (Bloomberg News via _Clarion Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], July 23, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.clarionledger.com…

5. “Alzheimer’s Funding: An Assault on Health Care Costs,” by George Vradenburg (_Huffington Post_, July 23, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Sell a Business to Cover Retirement? Don’t Count on It,” by Bryan Borzykowski (_New York Times_, July 24, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “There Are No Poor Elderly in Fairfield County,” by Pamela Glasner (_Huffington Post_, July 23, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: ” Ignoring ‘rule,’ Democrat picks pension fight,” by Dan Morain (_Sacramento Bee_, July 24, 2013).
www.sacbee.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn hints at special session on pensions next month,” by Monique Grant (_Chicago Tribune_, July 23, 2013).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

10. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Washington audits identify 4 cases of pension spiking,” by Mike Baker (_Columbian_ [Vancouver, Washington], July 24, 2013).
www.columbian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Premiers’ summit to press for Canada Pension Plan overhaul,” by Bill Curry and Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], July 23, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

12. FRENCH NEWS: “French minister tells Socialists pension reform will be bold,” by Emmanuel Jarry (Reuters via _Swissinfo_, July 23, 2013).
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/French_minister_tells_Socialists_pension_reform_will_be_bold.html?cid=36526402…

13. INDIA NEWS: “Police complaint must to get pension of missing govt employee,” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], July 24, 2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

14. SPAIN NEWS: “Spanish Pension Raids Spell Bad News for Bond Sales: Euro Credit,” by Angeline Benoit (_Bloomberg News_, July 24, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Pension funds cannot jump creditor queue in bankruptcy-UK court,” by Sarah Mortimer (_Reuters_, July 24, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Under-25s still expect to retire at 65,” by Andrew Oxlade (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 24, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10199379/Under-25s-still-expect-to-retire-at-65.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “At Too Many Hospitals, a Revolving Door,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, July 23, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

18. “Medicare spending rates based on regional cost variations unlikely to improve health care,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability,” (_HealthDay_, July 24, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “High rate of early delirium after surgery in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 23, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3370–July 23, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3370–July 23, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare considers using stars to rate hospitals,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Health New via _Boston Globe_, July 23, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

2. “Why 50% of workers are retirement have-nots,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, July 23, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Sex in Geriatrics Sets Hebrew Home Apart in Elderly Care,” by Bryan Gruley (_Bloomberg_, July 23, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California court battle with unions sets stage for pension reform showdown,” by Jim Christie (_Reuters_, July 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

5. FLORIDA NEWS: “Lawsuit raises issues about end-of-life wishes,” by Amy Pavuk (_Orlando Sentinel_, July 22, 2013).
articles.orlandosentinel.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts state pension fund posts 12.7 percent gain,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, July 23, 2013).
www.boston.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Just how generous are Detroit’s pensions?” by Melanie Hicken (_CNN.com_, July 23, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

8. CHINA NEWS: “Caring for Aging Parents: Should There Be a Law?” by Francine Russo (_Time_, July 22, 2013).
healthland.time.com…

9. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NEWS: “Resolution paves way for thousands of Dominicans to get a pension,” (_Dominican Today_, July 23, 2013).
www.dominicantoday.com…

10. IRELAND NEWS: “Irish set the pace for healthy ageing,” by Michelle McDonagh (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 23, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

11. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Call for plan on ageing Kiwis,” by Michael Daly (_Stuff.co_, July 23, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8954181/Call-for-plan-on-ageing-Kiwis…

12. POLAND NEWS: “Pension funds criticize government pension system proposals,” (_Warsaw Business Journal_, July 23, 2013).
www.wbj.pl/article-63374-pension-funds-criticize-government-pension-system-proposals.html…

13. SPAIN NEWS: “Spain taps social security reserve fund to pay pensions,” by Paul Day (_Reuters_, July 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

14. THAILAND NEWS: “Government is ignoring the needs of ageing Thais,” by Chularat Saengpassa (_Nation_ [Bangkok], July 23, 2013).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Oldest woman in the UK dies aged 115,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, July 23, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-23421826…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Searching for Meaningful Markers of Aging,” by David Stipp (_New York Times_, July 23, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. “Hospital charges bear little relationship to the quality of the care, study says,” by Jordan Rau (_Washington Post_, July 22, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. “If fathers of boomers favored a child the tension lasts long,” (_United Press International [UPI]_, July 22, 2013).
www.upi.com…

19. “More evidence not all prostate cancers need treatment,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, July 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

20. “A new weapon against stroke,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 23, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3369–July 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3369–July 22, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare speeds up plan for doctors’ pay,” by Jordan Rau (_Washington Post_, July 21, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Citing turkeys, House Republican seeks to change Medicare policy,” by Molly K. Hooper (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], July 21, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

3. “Detroit Gap Reveals Industry Dispute on Pension Math,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, July 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

4. “Detroit bankruptcy fuels wider battle over pensions,” by Richard Simon and Abby Sewell (_Los Angeles Times_, July 19, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “National healthcare reform sparks concern about scams,” by Anna Gorman (_Los Angeles Times_, July 20, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Reverse mortgages can be hazardous to seniors’ financial health,” by Kenneth R. Harney (_Los Angeles Times_, July 19, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. “Boomer Sex With Dementia Foreshadowed in Nursing Home,” by Bryan Gruley (_Bloomberg_, July 21, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Jose pension reform goes to court,” by John Woolfork (_San Jose Mercury News_, July 21, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Emanuel blames pension crisis for CPS layoffs, drop in bond rating,” by Mitch Smith (_Chicago Tribune_, July 22, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Caring for state’s aging prisoners raises fiscal, social issues,” by Kevin Johnson and H. Darr Beiser (_News Star_ [Monroe, Louisiana], July 21, 2013).
www.thenewsstar.com…

11. MARYLAND NEWS: “State pension fund earnings beat marks,” by Michael Dresser (_Baltimore Sun_, July 22, 2013).
www.baltimoresun.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Failing pension grades,” (_Boston Herald_, July 22, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
bostonherald.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Cries of Betrayal as Detroit Plans to Cut Pensions,” by Steven Yaccino and Michael Cooper (_New York Times_, July 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Hearing on Detroit bankruptcy, pension benefits adjourned by judge,” by Kathleen Gray (_Detroit Free-Press_, July 22, 2013).
www.freep.com…

15. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Double-dipping NJ lawmakers block pension reform,” by Mark Lagerkvist (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, July 22, 2013).
www.philly.com…

16. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Rating system shows some nursing homes are getting better,” (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], July 21, 2013).
www.newsobserver.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super surges to 16-year highs,” by Madeleine Heffernan (_Age_ [Melbourne], July 23, 2013).
www.theage.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Alzheimer Society’s iPod Project offers music to soothe troubled souls,” by Jane Gerster (_Toronto Star_, July 21, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

19. FRENCH NEWS: “France’s Hollande in tight spot on pension reform,” by Catherine Bremer and Emmanuel Jarry (_Reuters_, July 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Most vulnerable’ will suffer GP fee cuts, association says,” by Kitty Holland (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 20, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. ISRAEL NEWS: “IFCJ to spend NIS 1 billion (USD 279.5 million) on assisting elderly,” by Danielle Ziri (_Jerusalem Post_, July 22, 2013).
www.jpost.com…

22. MALTA NEWS: “Government Seeking ‘More Sensible’ Policy On Care For The Elderly,” by John Cordina (_Malta Independent_ [St. Julian], July 22, 2013).
www.independent.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Elderly ‘isolated in English countryside’, study finds,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, July 21, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23401073…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Studies Show Evidence Of Falling Dementia Rates Abroad,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, July 21, 2013). In addition to the story, an audio (running time 2 minutes, 48 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

25. “Keys to preventing Alzheimer’s disease,” by Karen Weintraub (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 20, 2013).
www.us…

26. “Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care,” (_HealthDay_, July 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Hospice workers struggle on front lines of physician-assisted death laws,” (Oregon State University News and Communication via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 22, 2013).
oregonstate.edu…

28. “Hearing issues have baby boomers at a loss,” by Rose Russell (_Toledo Blade_, July 22, 2013).
www.toledoblade.com…

July 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3368–July 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3368–July 19, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Advantage defies expectations by growing,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, July 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Same-sex couples can get Social Security benefits,” by Jennifer Waters (_MarketWatch_, July 19, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “The Rules, Not the Labor, May Kill Their Plans,” by Stephen Holden (_New York Times_, July 19, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a movie review.
movies.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago’s bond rating takes a big hit,” by Bob Secter and Ameet Sachdev (_Chicago Tribune_, July 19, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

5. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension funds plan to keep pushing for negotiations despite bankruptcy filing,” by Joe Guillen (_Detroit Free-Press_, July 18, 2013).
www.freep.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit’s pension problems, in one chart,” by Brad Palmer (_Washington Post_, July 19, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. MONTANA NEWS: “Pension investments show 13 percent gain,” by Charles S. Johnson (_Montana Standard_ [Butte, Montana], July 19, 2013).
mtstandard.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “Prosper and Live Long: Health-Minded Manhattan Leads in Increased Life Span,” by Sam Roberts (_New York Times_, July 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon elderly live healthier, longer lives than in other states,” by Soumya Karlamangla (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], July 18, 2013).
www.oregonlive.com…

10. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC hospitals, nursing homes sue state agency over Haley veto,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], July 18, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “End-of-life planning improves quality of life for dying patients, reduces stress for families,” by Sharon Kirkey (_Montreal Gazette_, July 18, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

12. FRANCE NEWS: “Hollande Won’t Waver on French Pension Revamp, Moscovici Says,” by Mark Deen & Ryan Chilcote (_Bloomberg_, July 19, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s Elderly Go on a Petty Crime Spree,” by Yoshiaki Nohara and Andy Sharp (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, July 18, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Pension ‘crunch’ to come in 2014,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, July 19, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23372757…

15. UK NEWS: “Public being kept in dark over cost of ageing society, Lords warn,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10189312/Public-being-kept-in-dark-over-cost-of-ageing-society-Lords-warn.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Elderly patients wait up to a year for dementia tests,” by Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London], July 19, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/elderly-patients-wait-up-to-a-year-for-dementia-tests-8718707.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia,” by Karen Weintraub (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 19, 2013).
www.us…

18. “The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s,” by Ben Tinker (_CNN.com_, July 18, 2013).
www.cnn.com…

19. “The High Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosis,” by Susan Jeffrey (_Medscape Medical News_, July 18, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

20. “Regenstrief, IU study: Caregivers open to stopping cancer screening as dementia progresses,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State: CDC,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, July 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, July 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Low Vitamin D Tied to Aging Problems,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, July 19, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

24. “Incentives may encourage end-of-life discussions,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, July 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Metal-on-metal hip implants more likely to need replacement,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]_, July 18, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/07/18/hip-replacement.html…

July 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3367–July 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3367–July 18, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Racial Disparities in Life Spans Narrow, but Persist,” by Sabrina Tavernise (_New York Times_, Jul. 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “(US Senator Orrin) Hatch’s pension plan offers good solutions” (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Jul. 18, 2013). Note this is a _DN_ Editorial.
www.deseretnews.com…

3. “State and Local Pension Liabilities,” by Jeffrey A. Miron (Cato Institute blog, Jul. 17, 2013).
www.cato.org…

4. “Retirement’s New Reality: It’s A 401(k) World Of Woe,” by John Wasik (_Forbes_, Jul. 17, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

5. “How Defined Benefit Retirement Plans Outperform Defined Contribution Plans,” by Teresa Ghilarducci (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 17, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “The Exit Interview: A Boomer’s Last Rites in Corporate America,” by Jeb Harrison (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 18, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “(Former South African President Nelson) Mandela’s Illness Exposes Little End-of-Life Planning in Modern World,” by Viji Sundaram (New America Media, Jul. 17, 2013).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “City finances on mend in California but pensions are a roadblock,” by Jim Christie (Reuters via Yahoo! News, Jul. 18, 2013).
news.yahoo.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Moody’s (Investor Service) Cuts Chicago Rating Amid Crime, Pension Liability,” by Tim Jones and Amanda J. Crawford (Bloomberg News, Jul. 17, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit’s pension boards file suit against (emergency manager Kevyn) Orr, (Governor Rick) Snyder to block cuts in workers’ benefits,” by Joe Guillen (_Detroit Free Press_, Jul. 18, 2013).
www.freep.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Mayor wants KC (Kansas City) pension boards to not invest in firearms makers,” by Lynn Horsley and Dave Helling (_Kansas City Star, Jul. 18, 2013).
www.kansascity.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Cleveland Hosts National Senior Games,” by David C. Barnett (US National Public Radio _Here and Now_, Jul. 18, 2013). This is an audio transcript, running time: 3 minutes, 38 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

13. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. faces a canyon of pension liabilities” (_Charleston Daily Mail_, Jul. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _CDM_ Editorial.
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Retirees win class-action suit over benefits against General Motors (of Canada, Ltd.),” by Jeff Gray (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario teachers: TDSB (Toronto District School Board) fears one-time retirement bonus could disrupt year,” by Louise Brown (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “End-of-life planning improves quality of life for dying patients, reduces stress for families,” by Sharon Kirkey (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.calgaryherald.com…

17. ITALY NEWS: “Celebrating the Elderly With a Nervous Eye on Italy’s Future,” by Rachel Donadio (_New York Times_, Jul. 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

18. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “New round of pensions cuts looms” (dutchnews.nl…, Jul. 18, 2013).
www.dutchnews.nl…

19. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “A welcome focus on retirement reform” (_Business Day_ [Rosebank, Gauteng], Jul. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _BD_ Editorial.
www.bdlive.co.za…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “High-income elders to be excluded from ‘basic pension'” (Yonhap news via globalpost.com…, Jul. 17, 2013).
www.globalpost.com…

21. UK NEWS: “OBR (Office of Budget Responsibility) warns on costs of ageing UK population,” by Phillip Inman and Heather Stewart (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jul/17/national-debt-cuts-tax-increases…

22. UK NEWS: “Pension planning: Despite progress, the UK government must be bolder” (_Financial Times_ [London], Jul. 18, 2013). Note 1: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _FT_ Editorial.
www.ft.com…

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23. UK NEWS: “Elderly care revolution as state-backed insurance scheme announced: Government shakeup planned to cap costs for one in eight poorer pensioners and cut bills for the wealthy by up to a fifth,” by Randeep Ramesh (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jul/18/elderly-care-state-insurance-scheme…

24. UK NEWS: “Care cap will only help small minority of elderly, officials admit,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10186310/Care-cap-will-only-help-small-minority-of-elderly-officials-admit.html…

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25. UK NEWS: OBITUARY: John Brocklehurst obituary: Leading geriatrician who established old-age medicine as a thriving academic discipline,” by Raymond Tallis (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jul/17/john-brocklehurst…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Dementia’s Signs May Come Early,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, Jul. 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

27. “Transition Therapeutics’ (biopharmaceutical company) Alzheimer’s drug gets FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) fast-track status,” by Krithika Krishnamurthy (Reuters, Jul. 17, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease prevents psychological and behavioral symptoms” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Emerging importance of computerized cognitive testing — new therapies for dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “New Radiation Therapy Prolongs Prostate Cancer Survival,” by Anahad O’Connor (_New York Times_, Jul. 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

31. “Finding meaning at the end of life,” by David Benrimoh (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec, Canada], Jul. 18, 2013). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Opinion piece.
www.montrealgazette.com…

32. “Radium-223 in Prostate Cancer Addresses ‘Important Unmet Need’,” by Zosia Chustecka (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 17, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

33. “Testosterone Produces Mixed Results in Prostate Cancer Study,” by Nick Mulcahy (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 17, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

34. “Tai chi tied to longer life,” by Kerry Grens (Reuters Health, Jul. 18, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

35. “Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors” (University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 18, 2013).
newsroom.melbourne.edu…

36. “Routine tasks pose problems for older individuals with vitamin D deficiency” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 17, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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