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August 30, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3396–August 30, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3396–August 30, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Rates Continue to Fall Behind Practice Expenses,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, August 29, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “Former Medicare chief Don Berwick: Scrap rule forcing some hospital patients to pay for rehab,” by Liz Kowalczyk (_Boston Globe_, August 29, 2013, Blog).
www.boston.com…

3. “The IRS and Medicare will now recognize same-sex marriages. All of them.” by Dylan Matthews (_Washington Post_, August 29, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Boomers may benefit most from Obamacare,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, August 30, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “Workers facing the thorny problems of healthcare and retirement ” by David Lazarus (_Los Angeles Times_, August 29, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “In Car Buying, Baby Boomers Surpass the Young,” by Keith Naughton (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, August 29, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

7. “Boomer workers’ biggest edge? Phone skills,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, August 29, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Silver Tsunami: Connecticut’s Getting Older Fast,” (_Hartford Courant_, August 30, 2013). Note: This articel is an editorial.
www.courant.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Pension panel reviews investment returns as it prepares for 2014 session,” by MaryJo Webster (_Pioneer Press_ [St. Paul, Minnesota], August 29, 2013).
www.twincities.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Elderly Care Series, Part 1: Nursing homes adapt, update with changing expectations, needs,” by Howard Lestrud (_Hometown Source_, August 29, 2013).
hometownsource.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “N.H. drug testing bill must have some teeth,” (_Portsmouth Herald_, August 30, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.seacoastonline.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Toledo Public Schools partners with aging office,” (_Toledo Blade_, August 30, 2013).
www.toledoblade.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. FINLAND NEWS: “Finland Agrees on USD 11.9 Billion Plan to Pay for Aging Costs,” by Kasper Viita (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, August 30, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

14. FRANCE NEWS: “Hollande Draws Heat From Business for Tax-Driven Pension Revamp,” by Mark Deen & Caroline Connan (_Bloomberg_, August 29, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public pension investment gains undermined by losses on yen bonds,” by Chikafumi Hodo (_Reuters_, August 30, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

16. POLAND NEWS: “Poland’s pension reform may put some funds up for grabs,” by Agnieszka Barteczko and Pawel Sobczak (_Reuters_, August 30, 2013).
in.reuters.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Postcode divide in state pension, says TUC,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 30, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23896747…

18. UK NEWS: “Return of the lodger to reduce loneliness among elderly,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10274804/Return-of-the-lodger-to-reduce-loneliness-among-elderly.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Experts to examine end-of-life care after axing of Liverpool care pathway,” (_Guardian_ [London], August 29, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “A Single Protein May Help Explain Memory Loss In Old Age,” by Jon Hamilton (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, August 29, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 4 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

21. “Toward an early diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Urine Test May Show Risk of Mental Decline in People With Type 2 Diabetes,” (_HealthDay_, August 29, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Diagnostic, Prognostic,” by Susan Jeffrey (_Medscape Medical News_, August 30, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Balancing Act: Cell Senescence, Aging Related to Epigenetic Changes,” (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2013).
www.uphs.upenn.edu…

25. “Gene Tweak Boosts Lifespan by 20 Percent in Mice,” (_HealthDay_, August 29, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Glass of wine a day ‘lowers depression risk’,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 30, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10274438/Glass-of-wine-a-day-lowers-depression-risk.html…

27. “Daily Coffee Tied to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer Recurring,” by Nich Mulcahy (_Medscape Medical News_, August 30, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

August 29, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3396–August 29, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3396–August 29, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Delphi retirees get good news in the bid for pension fairness,” (_Youngstown Vindicator_, August 29, 2013).
www.vindy.com…

2. “Retirement plans rebound, post-recession,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, August 28, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

3. “Why Baby Boomers Are Facing A Caregiver Shortage,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, August 29, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Medicare lays out post-DOMA coverage policy for gay couples,” by Chris Johnson (_Washington Blade_, August 29, 2013).
www.washingtonblade.com…

5. “Tips for boomers to find ‘flexible’ jobs,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, August 29, 2013, Blog).
www.marketwatch.com…

6. “Top 10 U.S. Cities for Successful Aging,” by Jason Kane (US Public Broadcasting Corporation, August 29, 2013, Blog).
www.pbs.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. IOWA NEWS: “Nursing homes cited in five deaths,” by Clark Kauffman (_Des Moines Register_, August 29, 2013).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State’s first palliative fellowship appointed as industry looks to solve costs of end-of-life care,” by Beth Fitzgerald (_NJ Biz_, August 29, 2013).
www.njbiz.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “State begins making cost cuts,” (Associated Press via _Albany Times-Union_, August 29, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Scranton’s pension contributions to reach USD 12.1 million next year,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, August 29, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

11. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Proposed Medicare change threatens 26 rural hospitals in South Dakota,” by Chet Brokaw (Associated Press via _Sioux Falls Argus-Leader_, August 29, 2013).
www.argusleader.com…

12. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Tennessee reducing antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes,” (Associated Press via _Chattanooga Times Free Press_, August 28, 2013).
www.timesfreepress.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CHINA NEWS: “China Seeks Western-Style Care Amid Explosion of Elderly,” by Natasha Khan (_Bloomberg_, August 28, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. FRANCE NEWS: “French pension overhaul seen only a stopgap solution,” by Catherine Bremer (_Reuters_, August 29, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

15. HONG KONG NEWS: “Cost of caring for Hong Kong’s elderly to rise by billions,” by Olga Wong (_South China Morning Post_ [Hong Kong], August 29, 2013).
www.scmp.com…

16. ISRAEL NEWS: “Women’s pensions remain lower than men’s, report shows,” by Danielle Zir (_Jerusalem Post_, August 29, 2013).
www.jpost.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Japanese population continues to age, hits the 30M mark for the elderly,” (_Japan Daily Press_, August 29, 2013).
japandailypress.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Firefighters back industrial action in pensions row,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 29, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23884078…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “G8: Leading a Global Response to Alzheimer’s,” by George Vradenburg (_Huffington Post_, August 29, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

20. “Diabetes linked to reduced brain function among the elderly,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corportation [ABC]_, August 29, 2013)>
www.abc.net…

21. “Scientists discover key to normal memory lapses in seniors,” by Sharon Begley (_Reuters_, August 28, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

22. “Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, August 28, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 29, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees,” (_HealthDay_, August 29, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

August 28, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3395–August 28, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3395–August 28, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “ACO’s Coordinated Care Savings May Be Contagious,” by Jenny Gold (Kaiser Health News via _Washington Post_, August 28, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Obamacare-like groups may produce ‘spillover’ savings,” by Generva Pittman (_Reuters_, August 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Can an expanded army of seniors stem Medicare fraud?” by Beth Pinsker (_Reuters_, August 28, 2013)>
www.reuters.com…

4. “Foreign Retirement Plans Seen Scrutinized in U.S. Effort: Taxes,” by Florence Olsen (_Bloomberg_, August 28, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “The world of state pension obligations,” by Larry Swedroe (MoneyWatch via _Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News_, August 28, 2013).
www.cbsnews.com…

6. “Some Pensions Embrace Riskier Assets,” by Maxwell Murphy (_Wall St. Journal_, August 27, 2013, Blog).
blogs.ws…

7. “Ways to Fend Off The Wealth-Sapping Costs of a Disability,” by Lewis Braham (_Bloomberg_, August 28, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. “New Trend: Senior Citizen Proms,” by Hilary Young (_Huffington Post_, August 28, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ARIZONA NEWS: “No action by state pension-trust board in review,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], August 27, 2013).
www.azcentral.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana pension board change cuts state retiree payouts,” by Tom LoBianco (Associated Press via _Indianapolis Star_, August 28, 2013).
www.indystar.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Quality of Kentucky nursing home care decried,” by Darla Carter (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], August 27, 2013, Blog).
blogs.courier-journal.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Broome agencies helping aging residents stay at home,” by Stephanie Bouvia (_Press & Sun-Bulletin_ [Binghamton, New York], August 27, 2013).
www.pressconnects.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s boomers woefully short of hitting retirement goals: report,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 28, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. FRANCE NEWS: “French workers, employers to pay more in pension reform,” by Julien Ponthus (_Reuters_, August 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

15. FRANCE NEWS: “French workers to stay in job two years longer to be eligible for pension,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 28, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. THAILAND NEWS: “State pension fund buying stocks,” (_Bangkok Post_, August 28, 2013).
www.bangkokpost.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Pension annuity rates ‘to fall 4pc this year’,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10269552/Pension-annuity-rates-to-fall-4pc-this-year.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Cleaning and gardening voucher plan to help carers keep jobs,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 28, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10269074/Cleaning-and-gardening-voucher-plan-to-help-carers-keep-jobs.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “U.S. Nursing Homes Reducing Use of Antipsychotic Drugs,” (_HealthDay_, August 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

20. “Study Finds Seniors Are Living Longer, Healthier Lives,” by Philip Moeller (_US News & World Report_, August 28, 2013, Blog).
money.us…

21. “Broccoli could be key in the fight against osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Dementia sufferers more likely to be diagnosed with urinary or fecal incontinence,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Should Your Aging Parent Try Medical Marijuana?” by Carolyn Rosenblatt (_Forbes_, August 27, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

August 27, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3394–August 27, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3394–August 27, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Wave of retirements hitting federal workforce,” by Lisa Rein (_Washington Post_, August 26, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board,” by Doug Schoen (_Forbes_, August 27, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Health reform spurs Medicare confusion,” by Elizabeth O’Brien (_MarketWatch_, August 26, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

4. “Pinching Pensions to Keep Wall Street Fat and Happy,” by Dean Baker (_Huffington Post_, August 26, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Time might be right for mandatory savings accounts,” by Chris Farrell (_San Francisco Chronicle_, August 26, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

6. “Can you really find a job in retirement?” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 26, 2013).
www.us…

7. “Why Workforce and Housing Aren’t ‘Elderly’ Issues,” by Robyn Stone (_Huffington Post_, August 26, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension reformers offering a few twists,” by Ray Long (_Chicago Tribune_, August 27, 2013).
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. IOWA NEWS: “Medicare revision would hurt 70 Iowa hospitals,” by Tony Leys (_Des Monines Registers_, August 27, 2013).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “A bill of rights for care in NJ,” (_Ashbury Park Press_, August 27, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.app.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Localities get a slight break on pension costs,” by Jimmy Vielkind (_Albany Times-Union_, August 27, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “DiNapoli: Pension rates scheduled to drop in 2014-15,” by Jon Campbell (_Rochester Democrat and Chronicle_, August 27, 2013).
www.democratandchronicle.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “In Rural Texas, Living Without Home Internet,” by Corrie MacLaggan (_Texas Tribune_, August 27, 2013).
www.texastribune.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Push for homes to suit people as they age,” by John Thistleton (_Canberra Times_, August 28, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors carrying ‘scary’ debt burden,” by Julian Beltrame (Canadian Press via _Montreal Gazette_, August 27, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. FRANCE NEWS: “Hollande Edges Toward Pensions Revamp With Offer on Payroll Tax,” by Mark Deen (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, August 27, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Dealing with changing needs of an aged parent,” by Sylvia Thompson (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 27, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Number of children abusing their elderly parents on the rise,” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 26, 2013).
www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/number-of-children-abusing-their-elderly-parents-on-the-rise-29527679.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Over 250 care home jobs unfilled, finds study,” by Christopher McKinley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 27, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Flexible pensions on table,” by Hamish Rutherford (Press [Christchurch City] via _Stuff.co_, August 27, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/9089312/Flexible-pensions-on-table…

21. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Experts ponder euthanasia link in old-age suicide rate,” (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], August 27, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/national/9089423/Experts-ponder-euthanasia-link-in-old-age-suicide-rate…

22. RUSSIA NEWS: “A quarter of Private Pension Funds Post Losses in the First Half of 2013,” (_Moscow Times_, August 27, 2013).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

23. UK NEWS: “KPMG report urges radical new look at long-term care,” by Hilary Thomas (_Guardian_ [London], August 27, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

24. UK NEWS: “One in three care homes struggling under debt mountain,” by Rebecca Burn-Callander (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/business-news-markets-live/10266473/One-in-three-care-homes-struggling-under-debt-mountain.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Too much copper in your diet could help progress Alzheimer’s disease,” by John von Radowitz (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], August 27, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. “Spinal Fluid Test May Aid Early Detection of Parkinson’s Disease,” (_HealthDay_, August 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Not guility: Parkinson and protein phosphorylation,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Review outlines best practice standards for coordinator-based fracture liaison services,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 27, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “High Cholesterol May Be Particularly Bad for Middle-Aged Men,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, August 27, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Ranibizumab Effective for Wet Macular Degeneration,” by Pam Harrison (_Medscape Medical News_, August 27, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?” (_HealthDay_, August 26, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

August 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3393–August 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3393–August 26, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Baby boomers may have no one to care for them in old age,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, August 26, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Huge shortage of caregivers looms for baby boomers, report says,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, August 25, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Are Hospitals Already Saving Money for Medicare?” by Peter Orszag (_Bloomberg_, August 26, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “Status of Medicare patients can result in huge bills,” by Liz Kowalczyk (_Boston Globe_, August 25, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

5. “Health insurance marketplaces are not for seniors,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 25, 2013).
www.us…

6. “Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states,” (Associated Press via _Politico_, August 25, 2013).
www.politico.com…

7. “Liljenquist suggests cures for states’ pension woes,” by Devon Merling (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], August 25, 2013).
www.deseretnews.com…

8. “Older workers offer highway safety challenge,” by Larry Copeland (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 25, 2013).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn says pension panel’s framework is ‘positive’,” by Sophia Tareen (Associated Press via _Bloomberg Businessweek_, August 26, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “Area’s elderly feeling effects of federal budget cuts,” by Taya Flores (_Journal and Courier_ [Lafayette, Indiana], August 26, 2013).
www.jconline.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “A pension, politics mess,” (_Albany Union-Times_, August 26, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.timesunion.com…

12. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “More rental units needed for seniors, disabled,” by Brandi Jewett (_Grand Forks Herald_, August 26, 2013).
www.grandforksherald.com…

13. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Hospital, USC partner to study end-of-life care in rural Beaufort County,” by Zach Murdock (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], August 26, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

14. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “South Carolina a top state for retirees due to tax breaks, says Kiplinger,” by David Slade (_Post and Courier_ [Charleston, South Carolina], August 26, 2013).
www.postandcourier.com…

15. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Rural hospitals could lose special Medicare payments,” by David Wahlberg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], August 26, 2013).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call to set up independent aged-care watchdog,” by John Elder (_Age_ [Melbourne], August 25, 2013).
www.theage.com…

17. BANGLADESH NEWS: “Retirement age of researchers to increase,” (_PDNES24.com_, August 26, 2013).
bdnews24.com…

18. FRENCH NEWS: “French government nears deal with unions on pension reform,” by Julien Ponthus and Nicholas Vinocur (_Reuters_, August 26, 2013).
uk.reuters.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Elderly suicide rate ‘higher than others’,” by Sarah Harvey (_Stuff.co_, August 26, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/9088438/Elderly-suicide-rate-higher-than-others…

20. UK NEWS: “Grandparents need time off if they are carers, says new study,” by Toby Helm (_Observer_ [London], August 25, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Older, healthier and working: Britons say no to retirement,” by Harriet Meyers (_Observer_ [London], August 24, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

22. UK NEWS: “We knew annuities were bad – but this is dismal,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], August 24, 2013, Blog).
www.theguardian.com…

23. VIETNAM NEWS: “Insurance fund may be insolvent by 2034,” (_VietNamNet Bridge_, August 26, 2013).
english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/82719/insurance-fund-may-be-insolvent-by-2034.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Loneliness Is Deadly,” by Jessica Olien (_Slate_, August 23, 2013).
www.slate.com…

25. “Memory weakens but steadies with age, study finds,” by Paula McGrath (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 24, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23802813…

26. “Doctors Should Bill for Life-or-Death Decisions,” by Ford Vox (_Bloomberg_, August 26, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloomberg.com…

27. “Death With Dignity Should Not Be Equated With Physician Assisted Suicide,” by Peter Ubel (_Forbes_, August 26, 2013, Blog).
www.forbes.com…

28. “Hospice Doctor Helps Families Navigate The End Of Life,” (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition_, August 25, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 8 minutes 3 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

29. “Robots trained as carers and security guards,” by Nich Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 26, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10186487/Robots-trained-as-carers-and-security-guards.html…

August 23, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3392–August 23, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3393–August 23, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Great Recession not the culprit in Medicare spending slowdown: CBO,” by Russ Britt (_MarketWatch_, August 22, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

2. “Report: Fix Social Security Now-or Pay a Stiff Price,” by Dan Kadlac (_Time_, August 23, 2013).
business.time.com…

3. “Over 55 and in love: Seniors make up 8 percent of wedding business,” (Associated Press via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], August 23, 2013).
www.csmonitor.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Emeritus assisted living workers win USD 2.2 million settlement,” by Joe Sexton (_Salon_, August 22, 2013).
www.salon.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Police educate seniors against scams,” by Karen Ann Cullotta (_Chicago Tribune_, August 22, 2013).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Wall Street Swaps Claim Detroit Cash Over Retirees: Muni Credit,” by Darrell Preston and Steven Church (_Bloomberg Businessweek_, August 23, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. seeks to untangle red tape to get seniors care at home,” by Colleen Diskin (_Bergen Record_, August 23, 2013).
www.northjersey.com…

8. NEW YORK NEWS: “State Recovers USD 46 Million In Medicaid Payments,” by Mark Johnson (_Lansing Star_, August 23, 2013).
www.lansingstar.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “AARP seeks to fill the caregiving gaps,” by Amanda May Metzger (_Glen Falls Post-Star_, August 22, 2013).
poststar.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Population stagnation forecast for R.I. during next three decades,” by Barbara Polichetti (_Providence Journal_, August 23, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Keeping our heads above water in the coming tsunami,” by Susan Martinuk (_Calgary Herald_, August 22, 2013). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.calgaryherald.com…

12. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czech state to top up Slovak pensions again,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, August 23, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

13. HONG KONG NEWS: “Hong Kong’s elderly ‘among poorest in developed world’,” by Jennifer Ngo (_South China Morning Post_ [Hong Kong], August 23, 2013).
www.scmp.com…

14. HUNGARY NEWS: “Support for euthanasia declines in a decade,” (_Politics.hu_, August 22, 2013).
www.politics.hu/20130822/support-for-euthanasia-declines-in-a-decade/…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Time to Discretely Rebalance Social Security?,” by Mitsuru Obe (_Wall St. Journal_, August 23, 2013, Blog).
blogs.ws…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Social security reform bill must show path for sustainable system,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, August 23, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

17. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Financial literacy programme for seniors launched,” by Alice Chia (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], August 23, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

18. UK NEWS: “‘Flawed’ annuity service puts pensions at risk,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10262379/Flawed-annuity-service-puts-pensions-at-risk.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline,” by Veronica Hackethal (_Reuters_, August 23, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

20. “Receptor may aid spread of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in brain,” by Michael C. Purdy (Washington University in St. Louis via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 22, 2013).
news.wustl.edu…

21. “Red meat could raise Alzheimer’s risk,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 22, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10259889/Red-meat-could-raise-Alzheimers-risk.html…

22. “Scientists calling all “super agers” for brain study,” (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News_, August 22, 2013).
www.cbsnews.com…

23. “Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, August 23, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

August 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3392–August 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3392–August 22, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Report: More doctors accepting Medicare patients,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 22, 2013).
www.us…

2. “Analysis: Rising returns give U.S. public pension funds chance to reform,” by Tim Reid (_Reuters_, August 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Social Security is crucial to the middle class,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, August 22, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Gen Y and Boomers, Suffering the Most,” by Catherine Rampell (_New York Times_, August 21, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

5. “Post-retirement jobs add money – and life,” by Dennis Miller (_MarketWatch_, August 22, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Retirement board’s change to boost Fresno County’s pension bill,” by John Ellis (_Fresno Bee_, August 22, 2013).
www.fresnobee.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Civic Federation analysis: CPS finances are a mess,” by Lauren Fitzpatrick (_Chicago Sun-Times_, August 22, 2013).
www.suntimes.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “New retiree committee will grapple with pension underfunding dispute,” by Alisa Priddle (_Detroit Free-Press_, August 22, 2013).
www.freep.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “The costs of keeping it rural in Minnesota,” by Jennifer Vogel (_Grand Forks Herald_, August 22, 2013).
www.grandforksherald.com…

10. MONTANA NEWS: “Report: Mont. pension investments gain 10 percent,” by Matt Gouras (Associated Press via _Bloomberg Businessweek_, August 22, 2013).
www.businessweek.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. BAILIWICK OF JERSEY NEWS: “Long-term care scheme published,” by James Qualtrough (_Isle News_ [Douglas], August 22, 2013).
jersey.isle-news.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Parents delaying retirement to pay for kids’ educations,” by Mario Toneguzzi (_Calgary Herald_, August 22, 2013).
www.calgaryherald.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Fears prevail during CMA policy debate on euthanasia,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 21, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “New driving for aging, traffic-congested world,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], August 22, 2013).
www.koreaherald.com…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “Lifelong license law drives safety fears of elderly motorists,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], August 22, 2013).
www.chinapost.com…

16. TAIWAN NEWS: “Nation’s nursing homes riddled with infection,” (_Taipei Times_, August 23, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

17. THAILAND NEWS: “Social security fund bill upsets civic groups,” (_Bangkok Post_, August 22, 2013).
www.bangkokpost.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Worst UK pension providers named,” by Patrick Collinson and Harriet Meyer (_Guardian_ [London], August 21, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Dartmoor rescuers see rise in dementia searches,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, August 22, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-23789179…

20. UK NEWS: “Educating employers about early-onset dementia,” by Natalie Li (_Guardian_ [London], August 22, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Lower-cost drug substitutions could mean big savings for Medicare patients, government,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Supplements Fail to Relieve Joint Pain in Study,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, August 21, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

23. “Researchers agree that Alzheimer’s test results could be released to research participants,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Functional Brain Imaging May Spot Alzheimer’s Early,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, August 21, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

25. “A mother’s genes influence her child’s aging,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Age may be a factor in melanoma treatment quality,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, August 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Study finds grandmothers who raise their grandkids struggle with depression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 22, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 21, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3391–August 21, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3391–August 21, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Women Shortchanged In Retirement Earnings,” (US National Public Radio _Tell Me More_, August 20, 2013). Note: There is an audio (running time 11 minutes 10 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “Waiver for paper Social Security check to be easier for elderly,” by Laura Green (Palm Beach Post via _Columbus Dispatch_, August 21, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

3. “How to Low-Ball a USD 4.4 Trillion Pension Hole,” by James Greiff (_Bloomberg_, August 20, 2013, Blog).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. MAINE/MASSACHUESTTS NEWS: “Gay population struggles with aging, calls for action,” by Jim Lopata (_Boston.com_, August 21, 2013, Blog).
www.boston.com…

5. MONTANA NEWS: “Board again adjusts rules threatening pension fix,” (Associated Press via _Montana Standard_ [Butte, Montana], August 21, 2013).
mtstandard.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY state auditors say Medicaid overpaid by USD 77M,” by Michael Virtanen (_Chronicle_ [Chester, New York], August 20, 2013).
chroniclenewspaper.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Study Shows A Trend Of Nursing Homes Sold In NYS,” by Rose Eiklor (_Your News Now [YNN]_ [Rochester, New York], August 21, 2013).
rochester.ynn.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “What can be done to fix broken pension systems?” by Mary Young (_Reading Eagle_, August 21, 2013).
readingeagle.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Archdiocese to sell senior-living facilities,” by Solomon Leach (_Philadephia Daily News_, August 21, 2013).
www.philly.com…

10. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Moye says elder abuse ‘troubling’,” by Mannix Porterfield (_Register-Herald_ [Beckley, West Virginia], August 21, 2013).
www.register-herald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec sees no conflict with Canada’s stance on euthanasia,” by Christopher Curtis (_Montreal Gazette_, August 21, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Aging shoppers still spend big bucks,” by Julian Beltrame (_Winnipeg Free-Press_, August 21, 2013).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “China’s Retirement Age Sets Experts at Odds,” by Chuin-Wei Yap (_Wall St. Journal_, August 21, 2013, Blog).
blogs.ws…

14. CHINA NEWS: “China mulls pension reform to ease burden,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], August 21, 2013).
usa.chinadaily.com…

15. FRENCH NEWS: “French employers call for more ambitious pension reform,” by Ingrid Melander (_Reuters_, August 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Govt to impose higher medical fees / Medical expenses borne by elderly back to 20%,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], August 21, 2013).
the-japan-news.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Record numbers of Britons have no plans to retire,” by Steve Hawkes (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10255584/Record-numbers-of-Britons-have-no-plans-to-retire.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Pension changes will hurt millions, says TUC,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], August 20, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Scale of annuity rip-off emerges,” by Steve Hawkes and Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10255373/Scale-of-annuity-rip-off-emerges.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Thousands of dementia sufferers threatened with restraint,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10255601/Thousands-of-dementia-sufferers-threatened-with-restraint.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “A Check on Premature Hospital Discharges,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, August 20, 2013, Blog). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

22. “Elevated levels of copper in amyloid plaques associated with neurodegeneration in mouse models of AD,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “UCLA study suggests iron is at core of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Research breakthrough: Impaired autophagy associated with age-related macular degeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Lateral wedge insoles not associated with improvement of knee pain in osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

August 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3390–August 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3390–August 20, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A better way to save for retirement?” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, August 20, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Study Reveals Most Americans Aren’t Saving Nearly Enough For Their Retirement,” by Shelley Emling (_Huffington Post_, August 19, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Can’t make sense of your 401(k)? You’re not alone,” by Mark Koba (_NBCnews.com_, August 19, 2013).
www.today.com…

4. “Nursing homes without full sprinkler system will receive deficiency tag,” by Ashley Carman (_McKnight’s Long Term Care News_, August 20, 2013).
www.mcknights.com…

5. “Boomers beware when caring for dying parents,” by Gwen Fitzgerald (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], August 20, 2013). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.us…

6. “Proposed USPS healthcare shift could add slight strain to Medicare,” by Bernie Becker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], August 19, 2013, Blog).
thehill.com…

7. “New tablet designed specifically for senior citizens,” (_FoxNews.com_, August 20, 2013).
www.foxnews.com…

8. “6 Reasons Boomers Are Becoming Roommates,” by Moira McGarvey (_Huffington Post_, August 20, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy challenged on constitutional grounds,” by Joseph Lichterman and Bernie Woodall (_Reuters_, August 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Caring for Workers Who Care for Our Loved Ones,” by Michelle Chen (_Huffington Post_, August 20, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC treasurer touts pension fund investment vehicle,” (Associated Press via _News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], August 20, 2013).
www.newsobserver.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Reading seeking pension relief from state,” by Don Spatz (_Reading Eagle_, August 20, 2013).
readingeagle.com…

13. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “SD Retirement System assets hit record high,” by Chet Brokaw (_Mitchell Daily Republic_, August 20, 2013).
www.mitchellrepublic.com…

14. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “State to begin reporting pension liabilities,” by Zack Harold (_Charleston Daily Mail_, August 20, 2013).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call for scrutiny of nursing assistants,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]_, August 20, 2013).
www.abc.net…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Doctors debate physician-assisted suicide,” by Jamie Komarnicki (_Calgary Herald_ August 20, 2013).
www.calgaryherald.com…

17. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Population of Czech cities markedly ageing in past decade,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, August 20, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Longer limit eyed on pension catch-up,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, August 20, 2013).
the-japan-news.com…

19. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Pension scheme for workers a welcome move,” (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], August 20, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
gulfnews.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Record numbers of care homes warned over illegally poor standards,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10252991/Record-numbers-of-care-homes-warned-over-illegally-poor-standards.html…

21. UK NEWS: “One in seven say they will never retire,” by Sophie Christie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], August 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10253935/One-in-seven-say-they-will-never-retire.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Copper in Environment May Be Tied to Alzheimer’s,” (_HealthDay_, August 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Simple Test May Spot Dementia Risk in Seniors With Diabetes,” (_HealthDay_, August 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Emergency rooms failing to meet seniors’ needs,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Brain network decay detected in early Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “19 More Life Hacks to Keep You Out of the Nursing Home,” by Bridget Shirvell (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, August 19, 2013, Blog).
www.pbs.org…

August 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3389–August 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3389–August 19, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Are Washington’s policies causing a retirement ‘brain drain’ at federal agencies?” by Josh Hicks (_Washington Post_, August 19, 2013, Blog). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “The income annuity puzzle: Why don’t more people use them?” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, August 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Rulings on gay rights alter couple’s retirement needs,” by Ronald D. White (_Los Angeles Times_, August 16, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Retirees get creative with reverse mortgages,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, August 19, 2013, Blog).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. COLORADO NEWS: “Parks and recreation: Aging population pushes need for larger Senior Center,” (_Coloradoan_ [Fort Collins, Colorado], August 19, 2013).
www.coloradoan.com…

6. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “How baby-boomer homeownership trends could affect the local economy,” by Sarah Halzack (_Washington Post_, August 18, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Braced to Remake Itself, Detroit First Awaits Challenges to Bankruptcy Eligibility,” by Steven Yaccino (_New York Times_, August 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Retired school teachers sue the state over pensions,” by Milan Simonich (_Las Cruces Sun-News_, August 18, 2013).
www.lcsun-news.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY state’s pension fund reports small drop,” (Associated Press via _Albany Times-Union_, Auguat 19, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Graying Prisoners,” by Jamie Fellner (_New York Times_, August 19, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Keeping a close eye on state pension plan,” (_Burlington Times-News_, August 19, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thetimesnews.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “State delays enforcement of medicaid payments from the dead,” (_WSAU.com_, August 19, 2013).
wsau.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More baby boomers still paying off the house,” by John Elder (_Age_ [Melbourne], August 18, 2013).
www.theage.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors’ healthcare should be a federal priority,” by André Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], August 19, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Rebranding Killing and Suicide: The Ugly Truth About Euthanasia,” by Dr. Will Johnston (_Huffington Post_, August 19, 2013, Blog).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/will-johnston/euthanasia-assisted-suicide_b_3779914.html…

16. CHINA NEWS: “New policy will see government taking a back seat on aid for seniors,” by He Dan (_China Daily_ [Beijing], August 19, 2013).
www.chinadaily.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “PRSI rate may have to be doubled – pension expert,” by Caitlin McBride (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], August 19, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/prsi-rate-may-have-to-be-doubled-pension-expert-29509707.html…

18. ISRAEL NEWS: “Yacimovich demands investigative committee on pensions,” by Niv Elis (_Jerusalem Post_, August 18, 2013).
www.jpost.com…

19. JAMAICA NEWS: “Jamaicans urged to plan for retirement,” (_Jamaica Observer_ [Kingston], August 19, 2013).
www.jamaicaobserver.com…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pensions reminder for small business owners,” by Simon Bain (_Herald_ [Glasgow], August 19, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

21. WORLD NEWS: “Public Funds Take Control of Assets, Dodging Wall Street,” by Nathaniel Popper (_New York Times_, August 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Trying out a new Medicare concept: House calls,” by Curtis Skinner (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, August 18, 2013).
www.philly.com…

23. “Major study links aging gene to blood cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, August 16, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Effects of Parkinson’s-disease mutation reversed in cells,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], August 16, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

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