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January 31, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3494–January 31, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3494–January 31, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Bill Focuses on Treating Chronic Illnesses,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, January 30, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “ACOs Saving Some Money, But Medicare Is Short On Details,” by Jenny Gold (Kaiser Family Foundation via _Washington Post_, January 31, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Pension burdens swamp state revenues but outlook improving -Moody’s,” (_Reuters_, January 30, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Retirees’ mortgages can outweigh tax breaks,” by Amy Hoak (_MarketWatch_, blog, January 31, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “More elderly get care from families than paid workers,” by Sharon Jayson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 31, 2014).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Public pension measure likely off the 2014 ballot,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, January 30, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Battle over California pensions may be postponed,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, January 30, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Feds continue ban on new home health agencies in Miami-Dade, extend it to Broward,” by Daniel Chang (_Miami Herald_, January 30, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions,” by Hal Dardick (_Chicago Tribune_, January 30, 2014).
www.chicagotribune.com…

10. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky pension system invested USD 24 million in equity fund accused of stealing millions,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald Leader_, January 31, 2014).
www.kentucky.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Appeals court to hear dispute over La. school retirement costs,” by Joe Gyan Jr. (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], January 31, 2014).
theadvocate.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy blueprint gives edge to retirees over bankers, bondholders,” by Joe Guillen, Matt Helms, Nathan Bomey and Brent Snavely (_Detroit Free Press_, January 31, 2014).
www.freep.com…

13. NEVADA NEWS: “Reno gets warning over retirement benefit costs,” by Anjeanette Damon (_Reno Gazette Journal_, January 30, 2014).
www.rgj.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Tell Christie, hands off any plan to stiff pension pot,” (_South Jersey Times_, January 31, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nj.com…

15. UTAH NEWS: “Weiler’s bill will allow long-term care partnerships,” by Antone Clark (_Standard-Examiner_ [Odgen, Utah], January 31, 2014).
www.standard.net…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Pension second pillar to tumble,” (_Prague Post_, January 31, 2014).
www.praguepost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

17. “Potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 31, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

18. “Early studies show microspheres may prevent bone infections after joint replacement,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

19. “Does caregiving cause psychological stress? UW study of female twins says it depends,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk,” by Kathleen Doheny (_HealthDay_, January 30, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Discovery may lead to new drugs for osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Replacing drugs with music enhances lives of seniors,” by Jamie Komarnicki (_Calgary Herald_, January 31, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

23. “Cell cycle speed is key to making aging cells young again,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3493–January 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3493–January 30, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Obama Orders Creation of ‘MyRA’ Savings Accounts,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, January 29, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Obama’s MyRA program seen as a modest first step to get people saving for retirement,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, January 29, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Harkin pitches retirement fix,” by Jennifer Jacobs (_Des Moines Register_, January 29, 2014).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

4. “Fed-worker retirement eligibility to skyrocket by 2017, report says,” by Josh Hicks (_Washington Post_, blog, January 30, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Enrolling in Medicare: Your boss doesn’t always know best,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, January 30, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

6. “State pension obligations can be crushing. But corporate welfare costs more,” by Lydia Depillis (_Washington Post_, blog, January 30, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Assembly Democrats push to shore up teachers’ retirement fund,” by Jeremy B. White (_Sacramento Bee_, January 29, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Dual Eligibles Transition Sparks Worries,” by David Gorn (_California Healthline_, January 30, 2014).
www.californiahealthline.org…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Public-sector unions come together to fight ‘pension heist’,” by Becky Schlikerman And Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, January 20, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Sweeney threatens government shutdown over pensions,” by Jonathan Lai and Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 29, 2014).
www.philly.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension fund estimate reaches USD 173 billion,” (Associated Press via _Albany Times Union_, January 30, 2014).
www.timesunion.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Stringer to Unveil Changes for New York City’s Pension System,” by Nikita Stewart (_New York Times_, January 29, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. OREGON NEWS: “PERS unfunded liability cut in half since 2011 by reforms and investment returns,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], January 29, 2014).
www.oregonlive.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Court: Scranton does not have to pay higher pension benefits,” by Jim Lockwood (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, January 29, 2014).
thetimes-tribune.com…

15. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Extra scrutiny for elderly drivers fails in Va. Senate,” by Rachel Weiner (_Washington Post_, January 29, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

16. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Senior services to be cut,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, January 29, 2014).
www.wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. WORLD NEWS: “Immigration fuels Americans’ optimism about impact of aging population,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, January 30, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec’s building code doesn’t meet challenges posed by aging population, experts say,” by Aaron Derfel (_Montreal Gazette_, January 29, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CHINA NEWS: “Aging nation means challenges and opportunities,” by Li Jiabao (_China Daily_ [Beijing], January 30, 2014).
usa.chinadaily.com…

20. GERMAN NEWS: “Germany loosens own pension rules while asking EU for austerity,” by Erik Kirschbaum and Monica Raymunt (_Reuters_, January 29, 2014).
in.reuters.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly helpline struggles to cope with calls,” by Eoin English (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], January 30, 2014).
www.irishexaminer.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Need for end of life care for older homeless, report finds,” by Barry Roche (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 30, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “69% back assisted suicide in poll,” (Press Association via _Courier_ [Dundee], January 30, 2014).
www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/69-back-assisted-suicide-in-poll-1.194644…

24. UK NEWS: “Over-90s ambulance trips ‘rising’,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 30, 2014).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25926211…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “New Concern About Testosterone and Heart Risks,” by Anahad O’Connor (_New York Times_, blog, January 29, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

26. “Doctors miss memory problems in heart patients,” by Ronnie Cohen (_Reuters_, January 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

27. “High Estrogen Levels Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk,” by Mary Brophy Marcus (_HealthDay_, January 29, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Parkinson gene: Nerve growth factor halts mitochondrial degeneration,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Exercise Reduces Mortality in Cancer Survivors,” by Laird Harrison (_Medscape Medical News_, January 29, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Study finds brachytherapy offers lower rate of breast preservation compared to standard radiation for older women with breast cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Prostate cancer signal reawakens ‘sleeper agent’ cells in bones,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 29, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3492–January 29, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3492–January 29, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(President Barack) Obama offers plan for Americans who lack 401(k) retirement accounts,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 29, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Are America’s seniors secretly rich?,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 24, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Pentagon will review higher pensions for top officers,” by Tom Vanden Brook (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.us…

4. “Medicare fraud prosecutions at all-time high,” by Brian Bandell (_South Florida Business Journal_ [Fort Lauderdale], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.biz…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ARIZONA NEWS: “Pension curbs clear panel,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Coordinating Health Care for California’s ‘Dual Eligibles’,” by Viji Sundaram (New America Media, Jan. 29, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Major (labor) union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law,” by Ray Long and Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 29, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago pension tab: 18,596 usd for every man, woman, child,” by Hal Dardick (_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 29, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Kellogg Foundation pledges 40 million usd to Detroit art and worker pensions,” by David Muller (mlive.com…, Jan. 29, 2014).
www.mlive.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJ Senate president: Pension payments must be made” (Associated Press via _Asbury Park Press_, Jan. 29, 2014).
www.app.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY pension fund estimate reaches 173 billion usd” (Associated Press via _Elmira Star-Gazette_, Jan. 29, 2014).
www.stargazette.com…

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12. TEXAS NEWS: “Dallas pension officials say resistance to audit is about personal information; records paint a different picture,” by Steve Thompson (_Dallas Morning News_ blog, Jan. 29, 2014).
watchdogblog.dallasnews.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “Troubled police-fire pension system must stop stonewalling audit requests” (_Dallas Morning News_, Jan. 29, 2014). Note: this is a _DMN_ Editorial.
www.dallasnews.com…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. WORLD NEWS: “Report Finds Huge Unmet Need for Palliative Care Worldwide,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 28, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Most older workers who leave career jobs return to work within a decade: Statistics Canada,” by Armina Ligaya (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario] via _The Province_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.theprovince.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Nearly a week after fatal Quebec (Province) fire, grim task of ‘finding all the bodies’ remains,” by Kim Mackrael (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

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17. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) lays out rough vision for new pension plan,” by Adrian Morrow (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne’s flawed pension plans” (_TheRecord_ [Waterloo, Ontario], Jan. 28, 2014).Note: this is a _Record_ Editorial.
www.therecord.com…

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19. CANADA NEWS: “For employers, there’s a downside to healthy pensions,” by Sophie Cousineau (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CUBA NEWS: “Five in Cuban home for the elderly died under disputed circumstances,” by Juan O. Tamayo (_Miami [Florida] Herald_, Jan. 29, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

21. GERMANY NEWS: “Germany loosens own pension rules while asking EU (European Union) for austerity,” by Erik Kirschbaum and Monica Raymunt (Reuters, Jan. 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Scandal of elderly forced into A&E (accident and emergency units) as faith lost in care outside hospitals,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10603413/Scandal-of-elderly-forced-into-AandE-as-faith-lost-in-care-outside-hospitals.html…

23. UK NEWS: “More details of state pension top-up,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_, Jan. 29, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Pensions jump up list of priorities” (Press Association via Yahoo! News US and Ireland, Jan. 28, 2014).
uk.news.yahoo.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Drug Shows Promise in Advanced Prostate Cancer When Used Before Chemotherapy,” by Andrew Pollack (_New York Times_, Jan. 29, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Myriad’s (Gentice, Inc.) Prolaris (prognostic test) significantly modifies treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) drugs making a difference in vision, longterm care,” by (Reuters Health, Jan. 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

28. “Automated system could efficiently identify high-risk osteoporosis patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Finding points to possible new Parkinson’s therapy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Hearing Loss Tied to Faster Brain Shrinkage With Age,” by Amy Norton (HealthDay News, Jan. 28, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

January 28, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3491–January 28, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3491–January 28, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Vets push Congress for fix to pension cut,” by Jeremy Herb and Kristina Wong (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], January 27, 2014).
thehill.com…

2. “Medicare Seeks to Fine and Expel ‘Recalcitrant Providers’,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, January 27, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “Don’t Be Fooled by Latest Medicare Scare Campaign From an Insurance Front Group,” by Wendell Potter (_Huffington Post_, blog, January 27, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Panel holds off vote on union dispute over pension, retirement rules,” by Soumya Karlamangla (_Los Angeles Times_, January 27, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension law saves USD 15 billion less than first thought,” by Ray Long and Maura Zurick (_Chicago Tribune_, January 27, 2014).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

6. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa Senate votes 46-0 to exempt military retirement pay from state income taxes,” by William Petroski (_Des Monines Register_, January 27, 2014).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

7. NEW YORK NEWS: “Why We Need Spousal Refusal,” by Ann Margaret Carrozza (_Huffington Post_, blog, January 28, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Corbet has next move in long-running Pa. pension saga,” by Mark Scolforo (Associated Press via _Pocono Record_, January 28, 2014).
www.poconorecord.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retail superannuation funds pitch for privatisation,” by Georgia Wilkins (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 29, 2014).
www.smh.com…

10. CHINA NEWS: “At 71 Farmer Dresses Wife as China Faces Alzheimer’s Crisis,” (_Bloomberg News_, January 27, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “A simple solution to saving lives – automatic sprinklers,” by Christie Blatchford (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 27, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “National dementia audit in acute hospitals shows major gaps in care,” by Michelle McDonagh (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “Cancer cases set to double by 2040,” by Pamela Duncan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. MALTA NEWS: “‘Time to raise awareness over abuse of the elderly’,” by Claudia Calleja (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], January 27, 2014).
www.timesofmalta.com…

15. POLAND NEWS: “Pension reform to head to Constitutional Tribunal for review,” (_Warsaw Business Journal_, January 28, 2014).
www.wbj.pl/article-64791-pension-reform-to-head-to-constitutional-tribunal-for-review.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Elderly care loans could bankrupt councils after ‘massive cost underestimate’, claim,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10599662/Elderly-care-loans-could-bankrupt-councils-after-massive-cost-underestimate-claim.html…

17. UK NEWS: “State pension top-ups: how the scheme might work,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], January 27, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind,” by Benedict Carey (_New York Times_, blog, January 27, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “DDT exposure more common in people with Alzheimer’s: study,” by Genevra Pittman (_Reuters_, January 27, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

20. “Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say,” (_HealthDay_, January 27, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “HRT therapy may increase risk of acute pancreatitis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Scientists find genetic mechanism linking aging to specific diets,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Don’t judge older drivers by age: QUT study,” (Queensland University of Technology via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2014).
www.qut.edu…

January 27, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3490–January 27, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3490–January 27, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Doctors Abusing Medicare Face Fines and Expulsion,” by Robert Pear (__New York Times_, Jan. 27, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Doctors cut from Medicare Advantage networks struggle with what to tell patients,” by Ariana Eunjung Cha (_Washington Post_, Jan. 26 ,2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Don’t Be Fooled by Latest Medicare Scare Campaign From an Insurance Front Group,” by Wendell Potter (hufftingtonpost.com…, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Curb on seniors’ drugs protested,” by Tracy Jan (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Jan. 25, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

5. “For a (Dallas, Texas) Cowboys (National Football League) Star With Dementia, Time Is Running Out,” by Juliet Macur (_New York Times_, Jan. 27, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “The Elders of Organic Farming,” by Carol Pogash (_New York Times_, Jan. 25 ,2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “Some States Are Moving to Loosen Their Estate Taxes,” by Paul Sullivan (_New York Times_, Jan. 25 ,2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “Protect Our Earned Pensions,” by A. Barry Rand (huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. “Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans (Party),” by Dale Hansen (huffingtonpost.com…, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “How Seniors Are Paying for Retirement,” by Emily Brandon (_US News and World Report_, Jan. 27, 2014).
money.us…

11. FILM REVIEW: “Middle-Aged And Divorced, ‘Gloria’ Takes On Life’s Uncertainties,”  a review of _Gloria_, reviewed by David Edelstein (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, Jan. 24, 2014. In addition to a print transcripts, an audio transcript (running time: 7 minutes, 32 seconds) is available at the site).
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

12. ARIZONA REPUBLIC: “Phoenix Councilman (Sal) DiCiccio asks FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to investigate pension spiking,” by Dustin Gardiner (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Jan. 27, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

13. COLORADO NEWS: “200 million usd (Denver) RTD (Regional Transportation District) pension fund in danger of going bust, analysts say,” by Monte Whaley (_Denver Post_, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.denverpost.com…

14. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Postcard from Washington: 50 years after (Sonny) Liston-(Muhammad) Ali, another fighter enters the ring,” by Allen Abel (canada.com…, Jan. 24, 2014).
www.canada.com…

15. FLORIDA NEWS: “A prize-winning pension plan for Jacksonville,” by Wayne Ezell (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville] blog, Jan. 27, 2014).
jacksonville.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension law saves 15 billion usd less than first thought,” by Ray Long and Maura Zurick (_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 27, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Governor Rick) Snyder weighs how to pay 350 million usd to help DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts), pension funds,” by Chad Livengood and Marisa Schultz (_Detroit News_, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

18. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Fitch (Ratings) calls (Governor Rick) Snyder proposal to shore up Detroit pensions ‘troubling’,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit News_, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

19. OHIO NEWS: “With debt rising, fix for (Cincinnati) pension is unclear,” by James Pilcher (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, Jan. 26, 2014).
news.cincinnati.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pittsburgh Hospice Study Raises Questions on Race, Income and Stress,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_/New America Media, Jan. 22, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

21. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Next move (Governor Tom) Corbett’s in long-running pension saga,” by Mark Scolforo (Associated Press via _Delaware County Daily Times_ [Upper Darby Township], Jan. 26, 2014).
www.delcotimes.com…

22. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Changing chairs, changing direction of Pa. retirement system,” by Joseph N. DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jan. 26, 2014).
articles.philly.com…

23. TEXAS NEWS: “Feud over Dallas police-fire pension audit threatens to boil over,” by Steve Thompson and Gary Jacobson (_Dallas Morning News_, Jan. 26, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. ARMENIA NEWS: “Should Workers Be Forced to Save for Retirement?” by Gayane Abrahamyan (Eurasanet.org…, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.eurasianet.org…

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Why protecting the pension is a political con job,” by Chris Berg (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory], Jan. 26, 2014). Note: this is a _Times_ Commentary piece.
www.canberratimes.com…

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26. CANADA NEWS: Today’s _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec] has a special section linking to several stories on various facets of the L’isle Verte nursing home fire that killed, most likely, 32 people.
www.montrealgazette.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “All seniors’ residences should have sprinklers” (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 27, 2014). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Editorial.
www.montrealgazette.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Public policy neglects safety of our seniors,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 25, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

29. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) looks at speeding up sprinkler installation: The Ontario government is looking at whether it can pick up the pace on requiring seniors’ homes to have sprinkler systems,” by Rob Ferguson and Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 25, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

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30. CANADA NEWS: ” (Ontario Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne’s flawed pension plans” (_Record_ [Waterloo, Ontario], Jan. 27, 2014). Note: this is a _Record_ Editorial.
www.therecord.com…

31. MALTA NEWS: “‘Time to raise awareness over abuse of the elderly’,” by Claudia Calleja (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], Jan. 27, 2014).
www.timesofmalta.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Pensions to increase by 30pc in plan to ‘go Dutch’ (Netherlands style pension plans),” by Matthew Holehouse (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 27, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10598752/Pensions-to-increase-by-30pc-in-plan-to-go-Dutch.html…

33. UK NEWS: “What made the (pensions) minister change his mind about the retired Britons with frozen pensions?” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 25, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/simon-read-what-made-the-minister-change-his-mind-about-the-retired-britons-with-frozen-pensions-9084241.html…

34. UK NEWS: “BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and BT (Group, plc) top pension schemes league table,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 27, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

35. UK NEWS: “The Archers (television program): lifetime achievement award for ‘Peggy’ (actress June Spencer),” by Hannah Furness (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 27, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10598187/The-Archers-lifetime-achievement-award-for-Peggy.html…

36. UK NEWS: “‘We must give dementia sufferers a good quality of life’: n a new book Sally Magnusson, whose mother’s life was destroyed by dementia, says sufferers must be given the chance to live well rather than just left to die,” by Anna Tyzack (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 25, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10592553/We-must-give-dementia-sufferers-a-good-quality-of-life.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Woodchester Valley retirement village offers one model for older people’s care: When its freeholder went bust, a community that mixes assisted and independent living was taken over by its residents,” by Zoe Williams (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 25, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

38. UK NEWS: “Elderly wardens cuts threatened in Worcestershire (County) sheltered housing” (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25911433…

39. UK NEWS: “Getting the elderly back to work: Baby Boomers face challenges finding jobs,” by Jana Kasperkevic (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 27, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “Detailed exams might benefit older cancer patients,” by Kathleen Raven (Reuters Health, Jan. 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

41. “HRT (hormone replacement therapy) may increase risk of acute pancreatitis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Arthroplasty Revision” (HealthDay News, Jan. 27, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

43. “Scientists develop powerful new animal model for metastatic prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3489–January 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3489–January 24, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Insight: U.S. pensions’ funding gap closes, driving corporate profits,” by David Randall (Reuters via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Jan. 24, 2014).
www.chicagotribune.com…

2. “Don’t Count Out Aging Workers,” by Dave Bernard (_US News and World Report_ blog, Jan. 24, 2014).
money.us…

3. “Old, cold and splurging gold” (_Economist_ [London], Jan. 25, 2014).
www.economist.com…

4. “Baby Boomers to Push U.S. Politics in the Years Ahead,” by Frank Newport, Jeffrey M. Jones, and Lydia Saad (gallup.com…, Jan. 23, 2014).
www.gallup.com…

5. “Rein in Medicare Subsidies” (Bloomberg News, Jan. 23, 2014). Note: this is a Bloomberg News Opinion piece.
www.businessweek.com…

6. “GAO (Government Accountability Office): Most Medicare Advantage Plans Meet Medical Expense Standard” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Jan. 24, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

7. “Triumph and Tribulation: How Progressives Might Approach Changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security,” by Henry J. Aaron (Brookings Institution, Jan. 24, 2014). Note: this is a BI Opinion piece.
www.brookings.edu…

US STATE NEWS:

8. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. Senate approves bill to let lawmakers opt out of lucrative retirement benefit,” by Jack Brammer (_Lexington Herald Leader_, Jan. 24, 2014).
www.kentucky.com…

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9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan governor defends state money for Detroit pensions” (Reuters, Jan. 23, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit retirees denounce attack on pensions, health care” (World Socialist Web Site, Jan. 24, 2014).
www.ws…

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11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “State pension fund returns comparable with most other U.S. pension funds for 2013,” by Mike Ivey (_Capital Times_ [Madison], Jan. 24, 2014).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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12. CANADA NEWS: “‘The building is on fire, come save me’,” by Peggy Curran (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “L’Isle-Verte seniors’ residence had fire-code violations flagged in 2011,” by Aaron Derfel (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Evacuating elderly patients can be complex,” by Charlie Fidelman (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Lessons of fires at senior facilities well known: Less-mobile occupants helpless before a blaze,” by Christie Blatchford (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

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16. CANADA NEWS: “96% of Canadians want to choose where they die, poll finds,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC]
News_, Jan. 24, 2014). www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/96-of-canadians-want-to-choose-where-they-die-poll-finds-1.2508304…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canadian seniors slow to pick up smartphones,” by Joel Eastwood (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Too many needless deaths because elderly cancer sufferers are ‘written off’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10593190/Too-many-needless-deaths-because-elderly-cancer-sufferers-are-written-off.html…

19. UK NEWS: “One in seven over 65s consider renting spare room as they struggle to live off pensions,” by Alice Philipson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10593447/One-in-seven-over-65s-consider-renting-spare-room-as-they-struggle-to-live-off-pensions.html…

20. UK NEWS: “(Pensions Minister) Steve Webb’s pensions U-turn is a dead duck on the dust heap of disasters,” by Polly Toynbee (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 24, 2014). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Opinion piece.
www.theguardian.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Three-quarters of women in the dark over their state pension,” by Vicky Shaw (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Good Night’s Sleep May Protect Against Prostate Cancer,” by Nick Mulcahy (_Medscape Medical News_, Jan. 23, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Dietary treatment shows potential in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Physical activity significantly extends lives of cancer survivors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Researchers discover simple amoeba holds the key to better treatment for Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “My Father’s Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia,” by Lisa Esposito (_HealthDay News_, Jan. 24, 2014). This is the second of a two part series.
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “‘Palliative’ or ‘end of life’? Why it is important to say the right words,” by Pamela Holmes (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 24, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

January 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3488–January 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3488–January 23, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Some Predictions on How Medicare Will Release Physician Payment Data,” by Charles Ornstein (_ProPublica_, January 23, 2014).
www.propublica.org…

2. “Report shows biggest areas of confusion over Medicare,” by Stephen Nohlgren (_Tampa Bay Times_, January 22, 2014).
www.tampabay.com…

3. “Health Care Consumes Over a Third of Social Security Checks,” by Ben Veghte (_Huffington Post_, blog, January 22, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Broad VA bill would repeal military pension cut, cost USD 30 billion,” by Josh Hicks (_Washington Post_, blog, January 22, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Retirement prospects are fairly good for people with 401(k) plans,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, January 22, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Seniors Supporting Adult Children,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, January 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Robotics and automation, employment, and aging Baby Boomers,” by Kenneth Anderson (_Washington Post_, January 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “AT&T sees fourth-quarter pension related gain of USD 7.6 billion,” by Chandni Doulatramani (_Reuters_, January 22, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. MAINE NEWS: “DHHS needs to fix payment system,” (_Kennebec Journal_ [Augusta, Maine], January 23, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kjonline.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Snyder pledges USD 350M to save Detroit pensions, DIA artwork, but hurdles remain,” by Paul Egan, Nathan Bomey, Kathleen Gray and Mark Stryker (_Detroit Free Press_, January 22, 2014).
www.freep.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Group praises defined pensions,” by Marsha Shuler (_Advocate_ [Baton Rouge, Louisiana], January 23, 2014).
theadvocate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly left without a place to call home,” by Zach Hope (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney], January 23, 2014).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada’s complete pension turnaround a sign of things to come,” by Scott Deveau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 22, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement delayed: Build wealth by investing in your health,” by Rob Carrick (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 22, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Witnesses describe horrific scene in deadly fire at Quebec seniors’ home,” by Tu Thanh Ha (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 23, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension Reserve sell-off to raise stimulus cash,” by Colm Kelpie (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], January 22, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/pension-reserve-selloff-to-raise-stimulus-cash-29941070.html…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Shortage of suitable flats looms for elderly to live in independently,” (_DutchNews.nl_, January 23, 2014).
www.dutchnews.nl…

18. SINGAPORE NEWS: “URA to monitor outcome of first retirement village before deciding on future land sites,” by Wong Siew Ying (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], January 23, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Pension charges: what the Government’s delay could cost,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10591197/Pension-charges-what-the-Governments-delay-could-cost.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “When They Don’t Know They Are Ill,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, January 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One,” by Lisa Esposito (_HealthDay_, January 23, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Two proposed Alzheimer’s drugs show disappointing results,” by Melissa Healy (_Los Angeles Times_, January 22, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

23. “Half of Hospitalized Elderly Need Decision Help From Family,” by Jenni Laidman (_Medscape Medical News_, January 22, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging,” by Shereen Jegtvig (_Reuters_, January 22, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Vitamin D Levels Linked to Parkinson’s Symptoms,” (_HealthDay_, January 22, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Long-term spinal cord stimulation stalls symptoms of Parkinson’s-like disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers,” (_HealthDay_, January 22, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “HRT cuts risk of repeat knee/hip replacement surgery by 40 percent,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 22, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3487–January 22, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3487–January 22, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Senator Ron) Wyden Bill Would Integrate Medicare Health Care, May Open the Door for Long-Term Care,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, Jan. 22, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

2. “Fast-growing trend: Seniors seeking companions online,” by Terri Akman (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Jan. 22, 2014).
www.philly.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ARIZONA NEWS: “Pension trust in federal inquiry,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Jan. 22, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

4. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Senate president: Chicago pension fix job 1 this year,” by Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 22, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

5. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa Senate panel gives quick OK to bill exempting military retirement pay from state income taxes,” by  William Petroski (_Des Moines Register_, Jan. 22, 2014).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Governor Rick) Snyder expected to announce plan to guard Detroit pensions, DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) art,” by Paul Egan, Kathleen Gray, and Mark Stryker (_Detroit Free Press_, Jan. 22, 2014).
www.freep.com…

7. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada pension system shows strong investment earnings” (Associated Press via _Reno Gazette Journal_, Jan. 22, 2014).
www.rgj.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Governor signs Jersey City pension bill” (Associated Press via Bloomberg News, Jan. 22, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

9. OHIO NEWS: “Cincinnati pension reform votes could be coming soon,” by Jay Hanselman (WXVU 91.7 FM Radio [Cincinnati]/WMUB 88.5 FM Radio [Oxford] News, Jan. 21, 2014).
wvxu.org…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Firefighter pension chair says (Houston) city lawsuit part of political vendetta,” by Jayme Fraser (_Houston Chronicle_, Jan. 22, 2014).
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. ASIA NEWS: “Asia’s Aging Population Will Be a Topic at Davos [Graubunden, Switzerland] (World Economic Forum 2014),” by Bettina Wassener (_New York Times_, Jan. 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Social Services Minister) Kevin Andrews to target dole and disability payments,” by Jonathan Swan and Dan Harrison (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jan. 22, 2014).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Dying to be heard: Plight of seniors in care begs better follow-up, families say,” by Douglas Quan (canada.com…, Jan. 17, 2014).
o.canada.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Air Canada: 3.7-billion cd (3.37 billion usd) pension deficit eliminated, small surplus at Jan(uary). 1,” by Ross Marowits (Canadian Press via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 22, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. CYPRUS NEWS: “‘Pension cuts will only affect the well-off’,” by Constantinos Psillides (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], January 22, 2014).
cyprus-mail.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “Hole in the employees’ pension scheme rises to 62,000 crore rupees (10.064 billion usd),” by Vikas Dhoot (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi], Jan. 22, 2014).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. ISRAEL NEWS: “Israel’s elderly poverty rates highest in the developed world,” by Lidar Grave-Lazi (_Post_ [Jerusalem], Jan. 22, 2014/Shevat 21, 5774).
www.jpost.com…

18. UK NEWS: “(Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne mulls plan to ask workers to pay more into their pensions to plug ‘massive hole’,” by Andrew Grice (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 22, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/george-osborne-mulls-plan-to-ask-workers-to-pay-more-into-their-pensions-to-plug-massive-hole-9075534.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Lord Lawson (Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby) calls for greater disclosure on pension costs,” by Jim Pickard and Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 22, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Vicars’ retirement savings in jeopardy, says pension expert,” by Simon Read (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 22, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/vicars-retirement-savings-in-jeopardy-says-pension-expert-9075882.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Peer (Member of House of Lords) criticises military widows’ pensions arrangements” (British Broadcasting Corporation News,” Jan. 21, 2014).
www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-lords-25831530…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Alive Inside: How the Magic of Music Proves Therapeutic for Patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” by Amy Goodman (_Democracy Now_, Jan. 22, 2014). Print and video transcripts (running time: 17 minutes, 39 seconds) are available at the site.
www.democracynow.org…

23. “Many hospitalized older people need decision help,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Jan. 21, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Hearing loss linked to accelerated brain tissue loss” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Guys: Get married for the sake of your bones, but wait until you’re 25” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Mayo Clinic Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half” (Mayo Clinic [Rochester, Minnesota] news network via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2014).
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org…

27. “Hospitals and nursing homes can learn much from hospice care” (Springer Publishing news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2014).
www.springer.com…

January 21, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3486–January 21, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3486–January 21, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “As HHS Moves To End Overload Of Medicare Claims Appeals, Beneficiaries Will Get Top Priority,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _Washington Post_, January 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Wyden Plan May Be Vision For Future Medicare Reforms,” by Mary Agnes Carey (_Kaiser Family Foundation, Blog, January 21, 2014).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “What, me retire? Baby boomers likely to delay retirement, poll shows,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, January 21, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Actuaries offer some sober retirement principles,” by Jim Landers (_Dallas Morning News_, January 20, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

5. “High-tech upgrades may let aging boomers live independently in their own homes longer,” by Hayley Tsukayama (_Washington Post_, January 20, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Report: State budget deficits will rise despite pension reform,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], January 21, 2014).
www.sj-r.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts state pension fund posted a 15.2 percent investment gain for 2013,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, January 21, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Elderly with mental-health needs are in ‘silent crisis,’ say workers,” by Colleen Quin (_Lowell Sun_, January 21, 2014).
www.lowellsun.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “State protections still awaited for long-term care,” by Deirdre Fernandes (_Boston Globe_, January 21, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “When should elderly people stop driving? 88-year-old’s death raises concern,” by Eric D. Lawrence (_Detroit Free Press_, January 20, 2014).
www.freep.com…

11. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Obamacare spurs state shift in long-term care,” by Christine Vestal (Stateline via _San Jose Mercury News_, January 20, 2014).
www.mercurynews.com…

12. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “New Mexico judge affirms right to ‘aid in dying’,” by Saba Hameday (_Los Angeles Times_, January 19, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Perfect prey: Elderly, sick easy targets for abusive caregivers,” by Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman (_Philadelphia Daily News_, January 21, 2014).
www.philly.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Hospice care in Allegheny County bucks national norm,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Januayr 19, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island pension lawsuit talks cloaked in secrecy,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, January 20, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Health dept., nursing homes want seniors to live at home longer,” by Joe Nelson (_WEAU.com_, January 21, 2014).
www.weau.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aussie dollar’s slide helps fuel a stellar year for superannuation returns,” by Sally Patten (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 21, 2014).
www.smh.com…

18. CYPRUS NEWS: “Tensions rise over pension cuts,” by Constantinos Psillides (_Cyprus Mail_ [Nicosia], January 21, 2014).
cyprus-mail.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Simple solution’ to airports pension row,” by Tim O’Brien (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 21, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Is Japan’s aging population a good thing?” (_CNN.com_, Blog, January 21, 2014).
globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “For South Korea’s old, a return to poverty as Confucian filial piety weakens,” by Chico Harlan (_Washington Post_, January 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Pensions minister: ‘Annuities need a rethink’,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10586196/Pensions-minister-Annuities-need-a-rethink.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Make paying into a pension like tax, says think tank,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10586044/Make-paying-into-a-pension-like-tax-says-think-tank.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Sex and the Single Senior,” by Ezekiel J. Emanuel (_New York Times_, January 19, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Risk in Caring for Abusive Parents,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, January 20, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

26. “People who enjoy life maintain better physical function as they age,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Older brains slow due to greater experience, rather than cognitive decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Cleveland Clinic identifies mechanism in Alzheimer’s-related memory loss,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Scientists Explore Effect of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Patients,” by (_HealthDay_, January 20, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Belly fat worse for older men than low testosterone,” by Shereen Jegtvig (_Reuters_, January 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

January 17, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3485–January 17, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3485–January 17, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Veterans Groups Speak Out Against Pension Cuts,” by Quil Lawrence (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 17, 2014). Print and audio [running time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

2. “VA (Veterans Administration) bill offers chance to repeal military pension cut after passage of spending bill,” by Josh Hicks (_Washington Post_ blog, Jan. 17, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Don’t turn away from reforming military retirement benefits,” by James L. Jones, Gregory Johnson, Arnold Punaro, and Charles Wald (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Jan. 17, 2014). Note: this is a _TH_ Opinion piece.
thehill.com…

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4. “Battle over police pensions in US cities takes ugly turn” (Reuters via cnbc.com…, Jan. 16, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

5. “Expect to live a long life? Then you may delay retirement,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 17, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Defined Benefit Plans: The Overlooked Retirement Vehicle For Successful Entrepreneurs,” by Winnie Sun (_Forbes_, Jan. 17, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

7. “Great Recession demonstrated nation can’t afford cuts to Social Security,” by Alicia H. Munnell and Matthew S. Rutledge (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Jan. 17, 2014).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) reports 19.1 percent investment gain,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, Jan. 17, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

9. KANSAS NEWS: “Readmission rate drops among Kansas Medicare patients,” by Megan Hart (_Topeka Capital-Journal_, Jan. 17, 2014).
cjonline.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Lawmakers Weigh Aid for Detroit on Pensions,” by Monica Davey (_New York Times_, Jan. 17, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Commission to consider reforms to NC pension fund structure,” by David Bracken (_Raleigh News & Observer_, Jan. 17, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

12. OHIO NEWS: “Lawmaker likes plan to stabilize police, fire pension fund,” by Darrel Rowland (_Columbus Dispatch_. Jan. 17, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

13. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon is attracting Baby Boomers,” by Sergio Cisneros (_Portland Tribune_, Jan. 17, 2014).
portlandtribune.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Heating program for elderly poor running out of money,” by Alfred Lubrano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jan. 17, 2014).
www.philly.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Lawyers brief Superior Court judge on pension negotiations,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, Jan. 17, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. CANADA NEWS: “Canada Supreme Court to revisit decision banning assisted suicide,” by Randall Palmer (Reuters, Jan. 16, 2014).
ca.reuters.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canada cannot afford to wait any longer to close the pension gap,” by Frank Swedlove (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jan. 17, 2014). Note: this is a _FP_ Opinion piece.
opinion.financialpost.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “A comfortable retirement for the wealthy now costs 2.3-million cd (2.1 million usd)” (Canadian Press via _Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jan. 17, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

19. GERMANY NEWS: “Labor Minister Andrea Nahles unveils pension plans, sets (Chancellor Angela) Merkel collision course” (Deutsche Presse Agentur/Reuters via Deutsche Welle, Jan. 17, 2014).
www.dw.de/labor-minister-andrea-nahles-unveils-pension-plans-sets-merkel-collision-course/a-17368929…

20. INDIA NEWS: “Lack of awareness hinders legal assistance to elderly,” by (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Jan. 17, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

21. JAMAICA NEWS: “Public pension reform diluted – Pre-funding of segregated fund rejected,” by Avia Collinder (_Jamaica Gleaner_ [Kingston, Kingston/St. Andrew], Jan. 17, 2014).
jamaica-gleaner.com…

22. PUERTO RICO NEWS: “Puerto Rico’s pension reform law delayed as teachers strike” (Aljazeera America blog, Jan. 16, 2014).
america.aljazeera.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Pension charges cap shelved until 2015,” by Andrew Trotman (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10578546/Pension-charges-cap-shelved-until-2015.html…

24. UK NEWS: “The smaller your pension pot, the worse the annuity deal,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Fincial Times_. Jan. 17, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires
free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Early Glaucoma Damage Sometimes Missed by Visual Field Test,” by Jenni Laidman (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 17, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Higher vitamin D levels associated with better cognition and mood in PD (Parkinson’s Disease) patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Parietal gray matter volume changes may be associated with early PD (Parkinson’s Disease) memory deficits” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Altering the community of gut bacteria promotes health and increases lifespan” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

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