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November 27, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3458–November 27, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3458–November 27, 2013

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NOTE: There will be no CAAR e-clippings tomorrow November 28, or Friday November 29, 2013, due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This service will resume on Monday, December 2, 2013). Enjoy the break.)

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US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Boomers Need to Talk About Long-Term Care,” by Casey Quinlan (_US News and World Report_, Nov. 27, 2013).
money.us…

2. “Don’t fear the baby boomers,” by Julie Jason (_Salt Lake Tribune_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Nov. 27, 2013).
www.sltrib.com…

3. “As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows,” by Alex Kane Rudansky (_Information Week_, Nov. 26, 2013).
www.info…

4. “Next Big Thing? Boomer Die-Off,” by Paul Whitfield (_Investor’s Business Daily_ [Los Angeles, California], Nov. 27, 2013).
news.investors.com…

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5. “Euthanasia: Hope you never need it, but be glad the option is there,” by Philip Nitschke (Cable News Network, Nov. 27, 2013). Note: this is a CNN Opinion piece..
www.cnn.com…

6. “Euthanasia: We can live without it…,” by Kevin Fitzpatrick (Cable News Network, Nov. 27, 2013). Note: this is a CNN Opinion piece.
www.cnn.com…

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US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pensions: San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s state ballot measure opposed by 19 mayors,” by Mike Rosenberg (_San Jose Mercury News_, Nov. 27, 2013).
www.mercurynews.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The Truth About California’s Pension Slashers,” by Julie Gutman Dickinson (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 26, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Air the pension reform bill” (_Chicago Tribune_, Nov. 27, 2013). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “Kan. governor raises pension costs as school issue,” by John Milburn (Associated Press via _Houston [Texas] Chronicle_, Nov. 27, 2013).
www.chron.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “City Of Detroit Pension Holders Await Ruling On Detroit Bankruptcy” (WWJ Channel 62 [Detroit] TV News, Nov. 27, 2013).
detroit.cbslocal.com…

12. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Assisted suicide is a soft sell in this affluent but aging Washington State community,” by Brian Hutchinson (_National Post_ (Don’s Mills, Ontario, Canada], Nov. 27, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13.WORLD NEWS: “Interactive: Euthanasia and the right to die around the world,” by Bryony Jones and Ivana Kottasova (Cable News Network graphic map, Nov. 27, 2013).
www.cnn.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension age has to be raised,” by Jessica Irvine (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Nov.27, 2013).
www.heraldsun.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super industry fights plan to scrap low income concession,” by Madeleine Heffernan (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 28, 2013).
www.smh.com…

16. AZERBAIJAN NEWS: “Azerbaijani social fund directs over 98 per cent of revenues to pensions and allowances” (trend.az, Nov. 27, 2013).
en.trend.az/capital/business/2215693.html…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Fear the slippery slope,” by Barara Kay (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 27, 2013). Note: This _is a _NP_ Opinion piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Affluent Canadians don’t need more government help in providing security for their old age,” by Jack M. Mintz (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 27, 2013). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s Pensions Now Buyout Kings Taking On U.S. Firms,” by Katia Dmitrieva and Matthew Campbell (Bloomberg News, Nov. 26, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. FRANCE NEWS: “French government tells (PSA) Peugeot (Citroen–automobile manufacturing) to review CEO (chief executive officer) pension award,” by Mark John (Reuters, Nov. 27, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

21. FRANCE NEWS: FILM REVIEW: “A Couple Living in a State of Nostalgia,” a review of _Cousin Jules_, directed by Dominique Benicheti, reviewed by A.O. Scott (_New York Times_, Nov. 27, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “…pension assets to triple in next 3 years” (Reuters via _Business Day_ [most populous city in the country], Nov. 27, 2013).
businessdayonline.com…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Larger state pension in Scotland under independence,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Nov. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10478144/Larger-state-pension-in-Scotland-under-independence.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Only Mexicans have a worse state pension than the British,” by Georgia Graham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10477503/Only-Mexicans-have-a-worse-state-pension-than-the-British.html…

25. UK NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) wants ‘samaritan army’ to help elderly,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 27, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10477205/NHS-wants-samaritan-army-to-help-elderly.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Companies will need until 2024 to plug their pension deficit” (actuarialpost.co.uk, Nov. 27, 2013).
www.actuarialpost.co.uk/article/companies-will-need-until-2024-to-plug-their-pension-deficit-5686.htm…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension charges cap could fall further, says minister,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 27, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28. “25,000 Elderly Winter Deaths Adds Pressure on (Prime Minister David) Cameron,” by Ian Silvera (ibtimes.co.uk, Nov. 26, 2013).
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/525236/20131126/winter-deaths-ons-cold-flu-research-findings.htm…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “What — us tired? Elderly say they’re less exhausted than teens,” by Emily Alpert Reyes (_Los Angeles Times_, Nov. 27, 2013). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

30. “Food writer Paula Wolfert reflects on cooking to cope with Alzheimer’s,” by Judy Woodruff (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, Nov. 26,2013). In addition to the print transcript, audio and video transcripts (running time: 8 minutes, 32 seconds) are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

31. “Depression and the elderly,” by Heidi Stevens (_Baltimore [Maryland] Sun_, Nov. 27, 2013).
www.baltimoresun.com…

32. “Older adults don’t see as well at home as in the clinic,” by Kathryn Doyle,” (Reuters Health, Nov. 26, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

33. “The deadly news about all osteoporotic fractures” (Garvan Institute (of Medical Research) [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia] news release via  Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 28, 2013).
www.garvan.org…

34. “An abnormal resting-state functional brain network indicates progression towards AD (Alzheimer’s Disease)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “For many older adults, vision prescription differs between eyes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 26, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 26, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3457–November 26, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3457–November 26, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “For baby boomers, health equals wealth,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, November 25, 2013).
www.heraldtribune.com…

2. “CMS: ObamaCare has saved seniors USD 8.9 billion in drug costs,” by Jonathan Easley (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, November 25, 2013).
thehill.com…

3. “Frustration From a Deal on Flawed Hip Implants,” by Barry Meier (_New York Times_, November 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “End-Of-Life Conversations Not Easy, But Necessary,” (US National Public Radio _Tell Me More_, November 26, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 10 minutes 25 seconds) transcript of the segment is available at the site A print transcipt should be available soon.
www.npr.org…

5. “A New Way to Report Fraud,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, November 26, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

6. “Helping Low-Income Seniors Build A Social Web Online,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, November 25, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 42 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

7. “Why Are Seniors The Fastest-Growing Demographic On Social Media?” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, November 25, 2013). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 48 seconds) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois House to convene next week on pensions,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], November 26, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

9. NEW YORK NEWS: “Program helps combat rise of elderly falls,” by Amy Neff Roth (_Utica Observer-Dispatch_, November 25, 2013).
www.uticaod.com…

10. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Speculation mounts about possible settlement in R.I. pension lawsuit,” (_Providence Journal_, November 25, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

11. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Washington state to try dual Medicaid-Medicare program,” (_Seattle Times_, November 26, 2013).
seattletimes.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. cutting benefits shortfall faster than other states,” by Jared Hunt (_Charleston Daily Mail_, November 26, 2013).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers to work into 80s,” by Natasha Bita (_NEWS.CO.AU_, November 26, 2013).
www.news.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Growing old and doing time,” by Julia May (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 27, 2013).
www.theage.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “OECD warns pension safety net fraying as poverty among seniors rises in Canada,” by Julian Beltrame (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 26, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Protest planned in capital to press for universal pension,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], November 26, 2013).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Tailoring localities to support the vulnerable and elderly,” by Colette Sheridan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. ITALY NEWS: “Raising retirement age has stabilized pensions, says OECD,” (_Gazzetta del Sud_, November 26, 2013).
www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/70430/Raising-retirement-age-has-stabilized-pensions–says-OECD.html…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Ministry to push nursing robots to aid caregivers,” (_Japan Times_, November 26, 2013).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/26/national/ministry-to-push-nursing-robots-to-aid-caregivers/#.UpTj3sTBOSo…

20. MALTA NEWS: “Active Ageing Strategy Launched,” by Neil Camilleri (_Malta Independent_ [St. Julian’s], November 25, 2013).
www.independent.com…

21. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Remembering what matters for loved ones with dementia,” by Isabel Conway (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 26, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

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22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: This week the New Zealand Herald (Auckland) is running a series of articles on the nursing home industry in New Zealand. The first two articles in the series are:

– “Aged care’s low-paid workforce,” by Martin Johnston and Simon Collins.

www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11163293…

– “Retirement centres aim for top dollar to help fund care,” by Martin Johnston and Simon Collins.

www.nzherald.co.nz/retirement-villages/news/article.cfm?c_id=306&objectid=11162684…

– “Lifting the lid on aged care in NZ,” by Martin Johnston and Simon Collins.

www.nzherald.co.nz/martin-johnston/news/article.cfm?a_id=110&objectid=11162246…

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23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish independence white paper pensions pledge,” by Scott Macnab (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], November 26, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

24. SPAIN NEWS: “Pensioners’ collective aims to take an innovative approach to retirement,” by Guy Hedgecoe (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 25, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Youth unemployment will lead to widespread poverty in old age – OECD,” by Phillip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], November 26, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

26. UK NEWS: “‘Scrap National Insurance and force personal pension saving’,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 25, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10472328/Scrap-National-Insurance-and-force-personal-pension-saving-says-think-tank-Civitas.html…

27. WORLD NEWS: “OECD: After “Astonishing” Reforms, Pension Focus Now on Home Ownership,” Paul Hannon (_Wall St. Journal_, November 25, 2013).
online.ws…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Alzheimer’s and vascular changes in the neck,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Meditation May Slow Progression to Alzheimer’s,” by Deborah Brauser (_Medscape Medical News_, November 26, 2013). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Brain imaging differences in infants at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Breaking the brain clock predisposes nerve cells to neurodegeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Active seniors more likely to ‘age successfully’,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, November 25, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/active-seniors-more-likely-to-age-successfully-1.2439746…

33. “Estrogen Won’t Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, November 25, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “One-third of older adults admitted to ICU deemed ‘frail’,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Customized palliative care models improve care and reduce health care costs,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 25, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 25, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3456–November 25, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3456–November 25,, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Here’s how (President Barack) Obama is cutting Medicare,” by Jenny Gold (_Washington Post_ blog, Nov. 24, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare Reverses Course And Opts Not To Revamp Dialysis Payments” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Nine surprising Social Security statistics,” by Selena Maranjian (Motley Fool via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 25, 2013).
www.us…

4. “Fact Check: Social Security Does Not Increase the Deficit,” by Lynn Parramore (alternet.org… via truthout.org…, Nov. 24, 2013).
truth-out.org…

5. “Blame Don Draper (fictional television character from the show _Mad Men_) For Paltry Retirement Spending,” by Larry Light (_Forbes_, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

6. “15 Nostalgic Songs From The Soundtrack of The Boomer Generation,” by Yagana Shah (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 25, 2013). Selected Audio excerpts are available at the site.
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bankrupt U.S. city (San Bernardino) to dispute debt with California pension fund,” by Tim Reid (Reuters, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “In Miami, Medicare comes with white-glove treatment,” by Daniel Chang (_Miami Herald_, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “The pension costs you’ll pay” (_Kankakee Daily Journal_, Nov. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _KDJ_ editorial.
www.daily-journal.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Will pension reform save or destroy higher ed(ucation) in Illinois?” by Jeffrey Brown and Avijit Ghosh (_Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette_, Nov. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _News-Gazette_ Opinion piece.
www.news-gazette.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “T (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority) in a pension pickle” (_Boston Herald_, Nov. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _BH_ Editorial.
bostonherald.com…

12. MISSOURI NEWS: “Kansas City’s pension changes protect workers and taxpayers” (_Kansas City Star_, Nov. 25, 2013). Note: this is a _KCS_ Editorial.
www.kansascity.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Deadly nursing-home fire 50 years ago led to reforms,” by John Seewer (Associated Press via _Columbus Dispatch_, Nov. 24, 2013).
www.dispatch.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “(US) Sen(ator). Sherrod Brown to co-sponsor Social Security bill” (_Toledo Blade_, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.toledoblade.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “With aging population, elevators more popular in new homes,” by Alison Burdo (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Nov. 24, 2013).
articles.philly.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “‘Grands As Parents,’A Lifeline For Elderly Caregivers of Children,” by Cherri Gregg (CBS Inc. [TV] news, Nov. 25, 2013).
philadelphia.cbslocal.com…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Speculation mounts about possible settlement in R.I. pension lawsuit” (_Providence Journal_, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

18. VERMONT NEWS: “Will Vermont’s Pensions Be Greener Without Fossil Fuels?” by Loren Steffy (_Forbes_, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

19. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Popular painkiller tops Medicare Part D list in WV,” by Andrea Lannom (_Charlston Daily Mail_, Nov. 24, 2013).
www.dailymail.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Grattan Institute (policy institute–Melbourne, Victoria) plan delays access to superannuation and aged pension until 70,” by Peter Martin (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 25, 2013).
www.smh.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Push for rise in pension age well overdue” (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 23, 2013). Note: this is a _MH_ Editorial.
www.smh.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Respond early to ageing population” (_Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Nov. 23, 2013).  Note: this is an _Age_ Editorial.
www.theage.com…

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23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Baby boomers placing new demand on apartment market: study,” by Caroline Winter (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via Y7! News, Nov. 25, 2013).
au.news.yahoo.com…

24. BERMUDA NEWS: “(Member of Parliament Terry) Lister calls for changes to National Pension Scheme,” by Jonathan Bell (_Royal Gazette_ [Hamilton], Nov. 25, 2013).
www.royalgazette.com…

25. FRANCE NEWS: “Suicide of elderly French couple stirs euthanasia debate,” by Kim Willsher (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Nov. 25, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Married to Alzheimer’s disease,” by Steph Booth (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 23, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

27. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “3.2 million nzd (2.6 million usd) for fight against dementia,” by Hamish Rutherford (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington], Nov. 25, 2013).
www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9437188/3-2m-for-fight-against-dementia…

28. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “As National Assembly awaits report on pension bill,” by Turaki A. Hassan (_Daily Trust_ [capital of the country], Nov. 25, 2013).
dailytrust.info…

29. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “…Pension Contributors Data Hit 5.8 Million,” by Chika Izuora (_Leadership_ [capital of the country] via allAfrica.com…, Nov. 25, 2013).
allafrica.com…

30. POLAND NEWS: “Polish pension reform affects portfolios,” by Neil Dennis (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Nov. 25, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

31. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Better Together (UK’s emergency pension fund provider): emergency pension funder confirms higher risk in iScotland (independent Scotland) (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Nov. 24, 2013).
www.heraldscotland.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Record number of elderly forced to stay in hospital,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 23, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10468981/Record-number-of-elderly-forced-to-stay-in-hospital.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Free friendship phone service for older people launched” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 25, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25056351…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. As part of it’s “Death by Doctor” series, the _National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario, Canada] today published “Controversial physician has made his name delivering euthanasia when no one else will,” by Graeme Hamilton. Entire series is available at:
news.nationalpost.com…
Full series:
news.nationalpost.com…

35. “EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) Cancer in the Elderly Task Force asks how we can determine appropriate treatment for elderly patients with cancer” (EORTC news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 25, 2013).
www.eortc.org…

36. “Gene-silencing study finds new targets for Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 24, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Keeping Holidays Happy When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 25, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Caregiving goes digital – and lets Boomers age in place,” by Marco della Cava (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 25, 2013).
www.us…

November 22, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3455–November 22, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3455–November 22, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Expanding Social Security,” by Paul Krugman (_New York Times_, November 22, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, November 22, 2013). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary piece.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Who will care for America’s aging population?” by Tom Daschle and Tommy Thompson (_Washington Post_, November 21, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “U.S. public pension funding remained weak in 2012 -study,” (_Reuters_, November 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

5. “America’s hottest job: Home-care aides living at poverty’s edge at less than USD 10 an hour,” by Tom Moroney (Bloomberg News via _National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], November 22, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

6. “How retirement worries shift with age,” by Amy Hoak (_MarketWatch_, blog, November 21, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

7. “Work, Women and Caregiving,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, November 21, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

8. “Generational smackdown! Who is best at retirement saving?” by Chris Taylor (_Reuters_, November 22, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

9. “More think doctors should try to extend lives, no matter how painful,” by Emily Alpert Reyes (_Los Angeles Times_, November 21, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. “With JFK memories, baby boomers strive to keep history alive,” by Valerie Richardson (_Washington Times_, November 21, 2013).
www.washingtontimes.com…

11. “Institutional Care: Cue the Laugh Track,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, November 22, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Unions plan ’emergency days’ to lobby lawmakers on pensions,” by Kerry Lester (Associated Press via _State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], November 21, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Nursing-home scrutiny; Don’t drag it out;, Ky. facilities get low grades,” (_Lexington Herald Tribune_, November 22, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kentucky.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “Wall Street Fees Paid by NYC’s Pension Funds Climb 28%,” by Martin Z. Braun (_Bloomberg_, November 22, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Increased help is urged for home care providers,” by Claire Hughes (_Albany Times-Union_, November 21, 2013).
www.timesunion.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension reform likely to be next major issue for Legislature to tackle,” by Jan Murphy (_Patriot-News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], November 22, 2013).
www.pennlive.com…

17. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Former SC senator, state treasurer trade barbs over pension system,” by Adam Beam (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], November 21, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension age plan raises ire of seniors, unions,” by Dan Harrison (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 23, 2013).
www.smh.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia needs to face reality with an old-age headache,” (_Canberra Times_, November 23, 2013).
www.canberratimes.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly falls bring sharp increase in home injuries, Monash study finds,” by Julia Medew (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 23, 2013).
www.theage.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “For the very old, sympathy needed for the frail on the road ahead,” by Adele Horin (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 22, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Don’t refer to elderly patients as ‘bed-blockers,’ group says,” by Charlie Fidelman (_Montreal Gazette_, November 21, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “New pensions Bill will leave ‘50,000′ out of pocket,” by Steven Carroll (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 22, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. TAIWAN NEWS: “Elderly expats returning: OCAC,” (_Taipei Times_, November 23, 2013).
www.taipeitimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Better diet tied to higher quality of life in old age,” by Shereen Jegtvig (_Reuters_, November 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Physical fitness may be tied to slower memory decline,” by Kathleen Raven (_Reuters_, November 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study,” (_HealthDay_, November 21, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Stress and isolation take toll on those under 50 with HIV; older people fare better,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Nuts For Longevity: Daily Handful Is Linked To Longer Life,” by Allison Aubruy (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, November 21, 2013). Note: There is an audio (running time 4 minutes 36 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

30. “Investments in Aging Biology Research will Pay Longevity Dividend, Scientists Say,” (Gerontological Society of America via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 22, 2013).
www.geron.org…

November 21, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3454–November 21, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3454–November 21, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare costs may keep declining, reports say,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia] via _Desert Sun_ [Palm Springs, California], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.mydesert.com…

2. “AARP Releases Free Health Cost Calculator,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, Nov. 21, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “The End of Retirement?” by Frank Swain (slate.com…, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.slate.com…

4. “Is 70 the ‘right’ retirement age?” by Alicia H. Munnell (marketwatch.com… blog, Nov. 20, 2013).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “Medicare Project May Provide Better Care Less Expensively,” by Jenny Gold (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Nov. 21, 2013). In addition to the story a video transcript (running time: 5 minutes, 13 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

6. “No, Social Security does not increase the deficit!” by Lynn Stuart Parramore (alternet.org… via salon.com…, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.salon.com…

7. “J&J (Johnson & Johnson–medical devices) unit to pay 2.5 billion usd in U.S. hip implant settlement,” by Jessica Dye (Reuters Health, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

8. “The Hospital Is No Place for the Elderly,” by Jonathan Rauch (_Atlantic_, Nov. 20, 2013).
www.theatlantic.com…

9. “Baby boomers enhance the empty nest,” by Deborah K. Dietsch (_Washington Post_, Nov. 21, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. “Great Recession pummelled baby boomers (Australian Associated Press via Yahoo! 7, Nov. 20, 2013).
au.finance.yahoo.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Wave of retiring, unhealthy baby boomers could crush Medi-Cal (California Medical Assistance Program), study finds,” by Susan Abram (_Los Angeles Daily News_, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.dailynews.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Top state lawmakers set pension talks,” by Kurt Erickson (_Bloomington Pantagraph_, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.pantagraph.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Beats Investment Return Goals Amid Pension Stalemate,” by  Tim Jones, Elizabeth Campbell, and Matthew Winkler (Bloomberg News, Nov. 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. KENTUCKY NEWS: “KY Lawmakers Look For Pension Fix,” by Jonathan Meador (WKMS 91.3 FM News [Murray], Nov. 21, 2013).
wkms.org…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota’s home care for elderly gets 58 million usd federal boost,” by Chris Serres (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.startribune.com…

16. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Most N.C. hospitals await Medicare bonuses,” by Jason deBruyn (_Triangle Business Journal_ [Raleigh], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.biz…

17. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Federal agency to cover 270 million usd in Furniture Brands’ (International, Inc.) pension obligations,” by Richard Craver (_Winston-Salem Journal_, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.journalnow.com…

18. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Group formed to fight Okla. pension overhaul,” by Sean Murphy (Associated Press via _Enid News & Eagle_, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.enidnews.com…

19. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. General Treasurer Gina Raimondo looks for retirement investments that represent ‘values’ of state employees,” by Randal Edger (_Providence Journal_, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.providencejournal.com…

20. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “S.C. pension system pays record fees, gets high return,” by Adam Beam (_The State_ [Columbia], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “By 2060, Australia’s population likely to reach 42 million, says Productivity Commission paper,” by Peter Martin (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Nov. 22, 2013).
www.smh.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Retirees vow to punish Tories (Conservative Party) over (New Brunswick Province) pension reforms,” by Robert Jones (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/retirees-vow-to-punish-tories-over-pension-reforms-1.2434556…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Vancouver [British Columbia] doorknob ban is lefty city council’s latest move to eliminate the bad,” by Brian Hutchinson (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Sticking Albertans (Alberta Province) with a big pension bill,” by Derek Fildebrandt (_Journal_ [Edmonton], Nov. 21, 2013). Note: this is a _Journal_ Opinion piece.
www.edmontonjournal.com…

25. INDIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t plans 7,000-crore rupees (1.22 billion usd) additional sops for the elderly, widows and disabled,” by Yogima Seth Sharma (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Nov. 21, 2013).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

26. IRELAND NEWS: “Action on pensions is long overdue” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 21, 2013). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “New pensions Bill will leave ‘50,000’ out of pocket,” by Steven Carroll (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Fund Urged to Diversify as Independent Body,” by Yoshiaki Nohara, Anna Kitanaka, and Shigeki Nozawa (Bloomberg News, Nov. 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

29. SCOTLAND NEWS: “SNP (Scottish National Party) ministers fail to check state pension payment plan,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10464394/SNP-ministers-fail-to-check-state-pension-payment-plan.html…

30. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Pension Not A Priority For UAE Expats,” by Aarti Nagraj (_Gulf Business_ [Dubai], Nov. 21, 2013).
gulfbusiness.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Neglect of elderly fuels 500,000 hospital admissions,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10465586/Neglect-of-elderly-fuels-500000-hospital-admissions.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Sustainability remains a fringe issue for the pensions sector,” by Emma Simon (_Guardian_ [London], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Pulse Pressure Linked to AD (Alzheimer’s Disease) Biomarkers,” by Pauline Anderson (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 21, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

34. “A plea for ‘slow medicine’ and ‘good deaths’ for the elderly,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

35. “Stress and isolation take toll on those under 50 with HIV; older people fare better” (Case Western Reserve University [Cleveland, Ohio] Think blog via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 21, 2013).
blog.case.edu…

36. “For many older adults, vision prescription differs between eyes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 21, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Aging impacts epigenome in human skeletal muscle” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Aging erodes genetic control, but it’s flexible” (Brown University [Providence, Rhode Island] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 20, 2013).
news.brown.edu…

39. “Excessive testosterone raises mortality risk in older men” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Recessions experienced in mid-life linked to higher risk of cognitive decline later on” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Long-term unemployment may accelerate aging in men” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 20, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Quitting Smoking May Help Seniors’ Hearts Sooner Than Thought,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, Nov. 20, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

43. “Low-Fat Fish Oil Diet Beneficial in Prostate Cancer” (HealthDay News, Nov. 21, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

November 20, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3453–November 20, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3453–November 20, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Name-brand drug prescriptions are costing you big, report says,” by Elizabeth Landau (_CNN_, November 20, 2013).
www.cnn.com…

2. “Early Obamacare data show older Americans more apt to sign up,” by Lewis Krauskopf (_Reuters_, November 20, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

3. “How To Cut Federal Spending By A Trillion Dollars — Without Sequestration or Serious Hardship,” by Loren Thompson (_Forbes_, November 19, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Federal cuts hit seniors who want to live at home,” by Jennifer Liberto (_CNNMoney_, November 19, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

5. “Medicaid Help Without Falling Into Poverty,” by Nadia Taha (_New York Times_, November 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “You Plan Your Retirement, Then You Get the Health Bill,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, November 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Watchful Eye in Nursing Homes,” by Jan Hoffman (_New York Times_, blog, November 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

8. “When your pension sponsor talks ‘de-risking’ – watch out,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, November 19, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
in.reuters.com…

9. “Caring for Aging Parents, Even From a Distance,” by Paul Sullivan (_New York Times_, November 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “Families: Thank Your Boomers at Thanksgiving,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, November 20, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “O.C. nursing home firm pays USD 48 million to settle Medicare fraud case,” by Stuart Pfeifer (_Los Angeles Times_, November 19, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Beshear says he will work to improve nursing home care in Kentucky,” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, November 19, 2013).
www.kentucky.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “More than 1,000 elderly, disabled Mass. residents to receive help moving back to community,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, blog, November 19, 2013).
www.boston.com…

14. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. says launch of dual-eligible program has gone well, despite half of plans dropping out,” by Virgil Dickson (_Modern Healthcare_, November 19, 2013).
www.modernhealthcare.com…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit pension boards prepare for bankruptcy ruling, hire appeals attorneys,” by Matt Helms (_Detroit Free Press_, November 20, 2013).
www.freep.com…

16. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Consultant: Treasurer needs more staff to guard against pension fraud,” by Dan Kane (_News & Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], Novmeber 19, 2013).
www.newsobserver.com…

17. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Silver Haired Legislature to take bills to Oklahoma Capitol,” by Jim Killackey (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], November 20, 2013).
newsok.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. ASIA NEWS: “Asia’s New Aging Rich Break Family Ties for Gilded Retirement,” by Rina Chandran (_Bloomberg_, November 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Health agency delays fines for bed blockers, but will expand crackdown,” by Charlie Fidelman (_Montreal Gazette_, November 20, 2013).
www.montrealgazette.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Coroner’s office cuts back on nursing home death probes,” by Theresa Boyle (_Toronto Star_, November 20, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Care in Crisis: A look at long-term care in Nova Scotia,” (_Chronicle Herald_ [Halifax], November 2013). Note: This page links to a five-part series of article on long term care in Nova Scotia.
thechronicleherald.ca/careincrisis…

22. CUBA NEWS: “Cuba’s Aging Population Require More Nursing Homes, Geriatricians,” (_Cuba Headlines_, November 20, 2013).
www.cubaheadlines.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension legislation is welcome and long overdue,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 20, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “Thousands of OAPs facing the shock of cuts in their pensions,” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 20, 2013).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/thousands-of-oaps-facing-the-shock-of-cuts-in-their-pensions-29768766.html…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Pension Fund Urged to Diversify as Independent Body,” by Yoshiaki Nohara, Anna Kitanaka & Shigeki Nozawa (_Bloomberg_, November 20, 2013).
www.bloomberg.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Elder care with a human touch,” by Sawako Obara (_Japan Times_, November 20, 2013).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/20/national/elder-care-with-a-human-touch/#.UozvcMTBOSo…

27. UK NEWS: “Why it is harder for women to save for retirement,” by Nicole Blackmore (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 20, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10457926/Women-and-pensions-Why-it-is-harder-for-women-to-save-for-retirement.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “A Misunderstood Directive,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, November 20, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

29. “Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors,” (_HealthDay_, November 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Oral drug may improve survival in men with metastatic prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Older sedentary adults reduced injury to heart through moderate physical activity,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

November 19, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3452–November 19, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3452–November 19, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Watchful Eye in Nursing Homes,” by Jan Hoffman (_New York Times_, Nov. 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Part D: Republican Budget-Busting,” by Bruce Bartlett (_New York Times_ blog, Nov. 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
economix.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “Safety-Net Hospitals Lose More Under Medicare’s Quality-Based Payments, Analysis Finds,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News via _Washington Post_, Nov. 19, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Don’t Freeze Medicare Rates, Doc(tor)s Tell Congress,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 18, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

5. “Is the Time Right for a Permanent Fix to Medicare’s Formula for Physician Payment?” by Darshak Sanghavi, John O’Shea and Mark B. McClellan (Brookings Institution Research JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Forum, Nov. 18, 2013). Note: this is JAMA Forum Opinion piece.
www.brookings.edu…

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6. “(Senator) Elizabeth Warren wants to spend more on Social Security. But she’s not thinking big enough!” by Ezra Klein (_Washington Post_ blog, Nov. 19, 2013). Note: _WP may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “(Senator) Elizabeth Warren: Don’t cut Social Security. Expand it!” by Greg Sargent (_Washington Post_ blog, Nov. 18, 2013). Note: _WP may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “How the Washington Post Trolled Democrats Into Moving Left on Social Security,” by David Weigel (slate.com… blog, Nov. 18, 2013).
www.slate.com…

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9. “CEOs (Chief Executive Officers) With 1,200 Times Your Retirement Savings Want To Cut Social Security,” by Maxwell Strachan and
Alissa Scheller (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “Budget Crunch Crunches Lunches For Elderly: Report,” by Arthur Delany (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

11. “Chef Alice Waters assesses benefits of old age,” by  Laura Hambleton (_Washington Post_, Nov. 19, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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12. “Rein in reckless public pensions: Our view” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 19, 2013). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Editorial.
www.us…

13. “Don’t demonize public pensions: Opposing view,” by David Sirota (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 19, 2013). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

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14. “Right-wing pension-cutters get humiliated by their own survey data,” by David Sarota (salon.com…, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.salon.com…

15. “Dual eligibles reduce quality payments,” by Mary Mosquera (healthcarefinancenews.com…, Nov. 18, 2013).
www.healthcarefinancenews.com…

16. “More federal employees tapped retirement savings in shutdown,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_ blog, Nov. 18, 2013). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

17. “How does it feel to be elderly? Becky finds out,” by Becky Anderson (Cable News Network blog, Nov. 19, 2013). The story is accompanied by a video (running time: 4 minutes, 3 seconds).
connecttheworld.blogs.cnn.com…

18. “Are You The Family ATM (automated teller machine)? 60 percent Of Boomers Helping Out Adult Relatives With Money, Averaging 15,000 usd),” by Halah Touryalai (_Forbes_, Nov. 18, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

19. “Nearly Half Of All Boomers Are (video) Gaming, Survey Shows” (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 18, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

20. “Boomers’ cloak of invisibility continues to grow as they age,” by Ted Ketcham (_Spokane [Washington] Spokesman-Review_, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.spokesman.com…

US STATE NEWS:

21. GEORGIA NEWS: “(Atlanta) City Workers Sue Over Recent Pension Reforms,” by Michell Eloy (WABE 90.1 FM Radio News, Nov. 19, 2013).
wabe.org…

22. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Mixed news on retirement plans: School employee fund OK; plans for judges, State Patrol need help,” by Martha Stoddard (_Omaha World-Herald_, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.omaha.com…

23. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “RI cities spend 6.6 million usd on pension fees, by Ted Nesi and Tim White (WPRI Channel 12 [Providence, Rhode Island/New Bedford, Massachusetts] News, Nov. 18, 2013).
www.wpri.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. CANADA NEWS: “End of B.C. (British Columbia Province) ferry deal for ‘price sensitive’ senior citizens part of growing trend across Canada,” by Tristin Hopper (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 19, 2013).
news.nationalpost.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “New Brunswick (Province) to introduce changes to public sector pension plans” (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

26. CHINA NEWS: “Raising retirement age an inevitable trend” (_Global Times_ [Beijing], Nov. 20, 2013).
www.globaltimes.cn/content/826175.shtml…

27. STATES OF GUERNSEY NEWS: “(Labor) Unions reject Guernsey public sector pensions reform” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-25001430…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensioners in troubled schemes could face cuts under new law,” by Stephen Collins (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Solidarity between young and old must remain a key element of health insurance,” by James Reilly (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 19, 2013). Note: this is an _IT_ Opinion piece.
www.irishtimes.com…

30. IRELAND NEWS: “Industrial action may disrupt ESB (Group–Electricity Supply Board) service, union chief says: Workers vote for strike action in ongoing row over 1.7 billion euro (2.3 billion usd) hole in pension pot,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Euthanasia declaration should be renewed regularly” (Dutchnews.nl… via expatica.com…, Nov. 19, 2013).
www.expatica.com…

32. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pension Fund: (Organized) Labour Objects to Gov(ernmen)t Borrowing for Infrastructural Projects,” by Linda Eroke (_Thisday_ [the most populous city in that country], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.thisdaylive.com…

33. OMAN NEWS: “Pension hike for private sector,” by K. Regimon (_Times of Oman_ [Muscat], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.timesofoman.com…

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34. UK NEWS: OBITUARY: “Grace Jones: Britain’s oldest person, who worked as a seamstress and a civil servant until her retirement in the 1960s,” by Marcus Williamson (_Independent_ [London], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/grace-jones-britains-oldest-person-who-worked-as-a-seamstress-and-a-civil-servant-until-her-retirement-in-the-1960s-8947639.html…

35. UK NEWS: “Grace Jones: The secrets of living a long life,” by Steven MacKenzie (_The Big Issue_ [London], Nov. 14, 2013).
www.bigissue.com…

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36. UK NEWS: “Pension firms quote above proposed cap,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 19, 2013). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

37. UK NEWS: “Capping pension fees will raise pension costs,” by Rupert Pennant-Rea (_Financial Times_ [London], Nov. 19, 2013). Note 1: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _FT_ Opinion piece.
www.ft.com…

38. UK NEWS: “Traffic lights fail to give elderly enough time to cross road,” by Ben Riley-Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/road-safety/10459654/Traffic-lights-fail-to-give-elderly-enough-time-to-cross-road.html…

39. VATICAN CITY NEWS: “Pope Francis: a society that doesn’t care for its elderly has no future” (Vatican Radio, Nov. 19, 2013).
en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/11/19/pope_francis:_a_society_that_doesn%E2%80%99t_care_for_elderly_has_no_future/en1-747990…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “Predicting a Fall’s Aftermath,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Nov. 19, 2013). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

41. “Plasma Apolipoprotein E Linked to Dementia Risk,” by Susan Jeffrey (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 19, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

42. “Corticosteroid added to standard treatment improves eyesight in patients with sudden vision loss” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 19, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Stress reduction through meditation may aid in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Review finds statin use not linked to a decline in cognitive function” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Early surgery for hip fractures in older adults may improve outcomes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Long-term oral contraceptive users are twice as likely to have serious eye disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Nov. 19, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 18, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3451–November 18, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3451–November 18, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Lesson Is Seen in Failure of 1989 Law on Medicare,” by Carl Hulse (_New York Times_, November 18, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Sanders lays out plan to raise taxes to pay for expanded entitlements,” by Jacqueline Klimas (_Washington Times_, November 17, 2013).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “Social Security proposals are wrongheaded,” (_Washington Post_, November 17, 2013). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Survey: Americans do not like to discuss finances,” by Annika McGinnis (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], November 17, 2013).
www.us…

5. “For long-term care, you’re on your own,” by Jack Tatar (_MoneyWatch_, November 18, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Yes, California cities do have a serious pension problem,” by Dan Walter (_Fresno Bee_, November 17, 2013). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.fresnobee.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago’s mind-blowing USD 33 billion debt and pension obligations,” by Reid Wilson (_Washington Post_, blog, November 18, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. IOWA NEWS: “Branstad: Reforms needed in Iowa’s public employee pension systems,” by William Petroski (_Des Monines Register_, blog, November 18, 2013).
blogs.desmoinesregister.com…

9. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Pension results in Mississippi mixed based on accounting,” by Jeff Amy (Associated Press via _Hattiesburg American_, November 17, 2013).
www.hattiesburgamerican.com…

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Pension liability damaging local government credit,” (_Tulsa World_, November 18, 2013). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.tulsaworld.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Fort Worth firefighters, city officials stymied over pensions,” by Caty Hirst (_Fort Worth Star-Telgram_, November 17, 2013).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Industry superannuation fund First Super warns its members against non-aligned financial advisers,” by Madeleine Heffernan (_Age_ [Melbourne], November 18, 2013).
www.smh.com…

13. BANGLADESH NEWS: “Elderly neglected for financial inability,” (_Daily Star_ [Dhaka], November 18, 2013).
www.thedailystar.net…

14. CANADA NEWS: “The new retiree: Renovating and on a spending spree,” by Adam Mayers (_Toronto Star_, November 17, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Premiers can’t agree on Canada Pension Plan,” by Rob Ferguson and Richard J. Brennan (_Toronto Star_, November 15, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Antipsychotic drug use higher at Thunder Bay nursing homes,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, November 18, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/antipsychotic-drug-use-higher-at-thunder-bay-nursing-homes-1.2430352…

17. CHINA/HONG KONG NEWS: “A bit of relief for struggling elderly,” by Emily Tsang (_South China Morning Post_ [Hong Kong], November 18, 2013).
www.scmp.com…

18. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Average monthly old-age pension at CZK 11,000 (USD 546),” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, November 18, 2013).
praguemonitor.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Arts used for end-of-life education at hospital,” by Sara Grosse (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], November 18, 2013).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Call for public health policy on need for elderly to take calcium,” by Ronan McGreevey (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], November 18, 2013).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Pension shortfalls ‘have cost UK firms Pn 182bn (USD 217.2 billion) since QE’,” by Alistar Osborne (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10456209/Pension-shortfalls-have-cost-UK-firms-182bn-since-QE.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Grandparents support rationing winter fuel payments and bus passes,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10455549/Grandparents-support-rationing-winter-fuel-payments-and-bus-passes.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Wave goodbye to ‘golden hellos’, UK pension funds urge,” by Sean Farrell (_Guardian_ [London], November 18, 2013).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Alzheimer’s Anxiety,” by Ezekiel J. Emanuel (_New York Times_, November 17, 2013). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Test for aggressive prostate cancer,” by Nick Collins (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 18, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10457329/Test-for-aggressive-prostate-cancer.html…

26. “Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat fish oil diet showed changes in their cancer tissue,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation does not reduce risk of hip fracture or colorectal cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 18, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Obesity tied to trouble moving around for elderly women,” by Shereen Jegtvig (_Reuters_, November 15, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture,” by (_HealthDay_, November 18, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

November 15, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3450–November 15, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 2:14 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3450–November 15, 2013

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Penalizes Nearly 1,500 Hospitals For Poor Quality Scores,” by Jordan Rau (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Nov. 15, 2013). In addition to the story an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 10 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “The Battle to Save Social Security,” by Sean McElwee (huffingtonpost.com…, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Social Security denied to millions of ethnic elders,” by Paul Kleyman (New America Media via _Bay State Banner_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Nov. 15, 2013).
baystatebanner.com…

4. “The boss makes how much? Study shows huge pension, pay gap,” by Jeff Cox (National Broadcasting Corporation news, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.nbcnews.com…

5. “Retired union workers facing ‘unprecedented’ pension cuts,” by Melanie Hicken (Cable News Network, Nov. 15, 2013).
money.cnn.com…

6. “Boeing’s (Corporation–aeronautics) Largest Union Rejects Freezing Pensions for 777X (airplane) Work,” by Julie Johnsson and Peter Robison (Bloomberg News via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.sfgate.com…

7. “The Challenge Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) Poses To Middle Class Retirement Plans,” by Robert Laura (_Forbes_ Nov. 14, 2013).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Caring For Elderly Parents Is A Daily Choice,” by Edgar B. Herwick III (WGBH [Boston, Massachusetts] 89.7 fm radio news, Nov. 14, 2013).
wgbhnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. GEORGIA NEWS: “Two years after pension reform, Atlanta unions file suit,” by Katie Leslie (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.ajc.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “T (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) may revisit fares for The Ride service for elderly, disabled,” by Martine Powers (_Boston Globe_, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.bostonglobe.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pension official: Idea of foundation funds ‘very encouraging’ in Detroit bankruptcy,” by Robert Snell (_Detroit News_, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.detroitnews.com…

12. NEVADA NEWS: “(Nevada Supreme) Court: Nevada public employees’ retirement info not confidential,” by Martha Bellisle (_Reno Gazette-Journal_, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.rgj.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “(Erie County Executive Mark C.) Poloncarz’s plan to defer pension payments presented to legislators,” by Harold McNeil (_Buffalo News_, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.buffalonews.com…

14. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “South Dakota Retirement System sends reassurance–or not?” by Bob Mercer (_Rapid City Journal_ blog, Nov. 15, 2013).
rapidcityjournal.com…

15. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Appeals Court says (Milwaukee) county illegally cut pension multiplier for some employees,” by Steve Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. ARMENIA NEWS: “Pension Reform: Minority factions in parliament seek postponement of key provision responding to popular complaints,” by  Gayane Mkrtchyan (armenianow.com…, Nov. 15, 2013).
armenianow.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plans slow to adopt all alternative investments,” by David Pett (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Nov. 15, 2013).
business.financialpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Antipsychotics prescribed to too many (Ontario Province) seniors: study,” by Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “B.C. (British Columbia Province) health ministry failing to implement most seniors’ care recommendations, report says,” by Camille Bains (Canadian Press via _Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement not by choice for 41% of Canadians, survey says” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.cbc.ca/news/business/retirement-not-by-choice-for-41-of-canadians-survey-says-1.2428027…

21. CHINA NEWS: “China easing one-child policy amid elderly boom,” by Sunny Yang (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.us…

22. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Assisted suicide bill has real chance, says Margo (Whittaker, independent Member of the Scottish Parliament),” by Andrew Whitaker (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.scotsman.com…

23. UK NEWS: “New GP (general practitioner) contract heralds return of ‘proper doctors’: A new contract for GPs will see the return of ‘proper family doctors,’ responsible for round-the-clock care and with dedicated help for the elderly, the Health Secretary says,” by Laura Donnelly and James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10450706/New-GP-contract-heralds-return-of-proper-doctors.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Buzz of retirement ‘goes after 10 months’,” by  Ben Riley-Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10451203/Buzz-of-retirement-goes-after-10-months.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “CMS (US Centers or Medicare and Medicaid Services) Tool Tells Docs Whether Medicare Will Penalize Them,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Nov. 15, 2013). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “‘Widowhood effect’ strongest during first three months,” by Shereen Jegtvig (Reuters Health, Nov. 14, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Depression risk may fall after women’s periods end,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Nov. 13, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Can Certain Herbs Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease?” (Saint Louis [Missouri] University news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 14, 2013).
www.slu.edu…

29. “Understanding a protein’s role in familial Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Pulse Pressure Linked to CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease” (HealthDay News, Nov. 14, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

31. “Cataract surgery saves 123.4 billion usd in direct, indirect costs, delivers a 4,567 percent return to society” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Italian study examines clinical predictors of acute urinary symptoms after radiotherapy for prostate” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Exercise training is effective as ‘prehabilitation’ before surgery in an elderly population” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 15, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “New studies may explain fractures in some who take osteoporosis drugs” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Protein interplay in muscle tied to life span” (Brown University [Providence Rhode Island] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Nov. 14, 2013).
news.brown.edu…

36. “Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?,” by Alan Mozes (HealthDay News, Nov. 15, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men,” by  Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, Nov. 14, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “Macular Degeneration Not Tied to Alzheimer’s, Dementia” (HealthDay News, Nov. 15, 2013).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

November 14, 2013

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3449–November 14, 2013

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3449–November 14, 2013.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Strange Pricing Details Can Bedevil Medicare Beneficiaries,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _Washington Post_, November 13, 2013). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Why Medicare Part D Worked When Many Said It Wouldn’t,” by Robert B. Blancato (_Huffington Post_, blog, November 13, 2013).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Experts argue for the preservation and enhancement of US social insurance programs,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

4. “Fewer people blow 401(k) retirement money on meaningless purchases,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, November 13, 2013). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “How entrepreneurship extends boomers’ careers,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, blog, November 14, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn: No decision yet on Chicago parks pension bill,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], November 13, 2013).
www.sj-r.com…

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Actuaries says fiscal health of Lexington’s police, fire pension system has slipped,” by Beth Musgrave (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, November 13, 2013).
www.kentucky.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “In the era of dwindling retirement funds, two Michigan cities had the foresight to stem the tide,” by Pat Shellenbarger (Bridge Magazine via _MLIVE.com_, November 14, 2013).
www.mlive.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Prescription for danger: Medication errors inside nursing homes lead to hospitalization, death,” by Ross Jones (_WXYZ_ [Southfield, Michigan], November 14, 2013).
www.wxyz.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “How Minnesota could solve coming home-care worker shortage,” by Lee Egerstrom (_Minnesota Post_ [Minneapolis, Minnesota], blog, November 14, 2013).
www.minnpost.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Commission urges Oklahoma governor and lawmakers to improve pension funding,” by Randy Ellis (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], November 13, 2013).
newsok.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Scranton unlikely to make required payment to pension fund,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, November 14, 2013).
thetimes-tribune.com…

13. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Pension rates to ease,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, November 14, 2013).
www.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. INDIA NEWS: “Govt gets pension regulator to quit,” by Sidhartha & Surojit Gupta (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], November 14, 2013).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Kenny says hike needed ‘to protect the elderly’,” by Fionnan Sheahan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], November 14, 2013).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/kenny-says-hike-needed-to-protect-the-elderly-29753670.html…

16. POLAND NEWS: “Poland won’t force pension funds into minimum equity investments,” by Karolina Slowikowska and Pawel Florkiewicz (_Reuters_, November 14, 2013).
www.reuters.com…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “MSP Margo MacDonald launches new assisted suicide bill,” by Andrew Black (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 14, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-24927805…

18. UK NEWS: “Thousands of elderly patients left to go blind because of NHS delays,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], November 14, 2013).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10449413/Thousands-of-elderly-patients-left-to-go-blind-because-of-NHS-delays.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Elderly ‘face Pn 150,000 (USD 177,930) care bill before hitting cap’,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, November 13, 2013).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24923879…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “When the Doctor Disappears,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, November 14, 2013). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “Future NZ: Wearable robots keep elderly moving,” by Frazer Noble (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], November 14, 2013).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11156524…

22. “Regenstrief and IU study: Older adults with severe mental illness challenge healthcare system,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 14, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “High blood pressure in middle age versus old age may better predict memory loss,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], November 13, 2013).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Post-Surgery Pain Tied to Temporary Memory Decline in Mice,” by (_HealthDay_, November 13, 2013).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Your childhood is crucial to how you’ll age,” by George Vaillant (_MarketWatch_, November 14, 2013).
www.marketwatch.com…

26. “Clowns giving dignity to dementia sufferers,” by Natalie Bochenski (_Sydney Morning Herald_, November 15, 2013).
www.smh.com…

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