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February 28, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3514–February 28, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3514–February 28, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Part D: Deserving of greater respect from policymakers,” by Mary R. Grealy (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 28, 2014).
thehill.com…

2. “Detroit [Michigan] Bankruptcy Prods Cities to Target Pensions: Muni Credit,” by David Mildenberg (Bloomberg News, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

3. “Lend Us Your Ears: Note Takers Help The Elderly At The Doctor,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ILLINOIS NEWS: “CPS, CTU (Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union) to take another stab at pension overhaul,” by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah (_Chicago Tribune_, Feb. 28, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

5. IOWA NEWS: “Des Moines police pension ruling may reverberate, critics say,” by Regina Zilbermints (_Des Moines Register_, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

6. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana retirement legislation focuses on cost-of-living increases, alternative debt reduction methods,” by  Lauren McGaughy (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.nola.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “This pension giveaway is a backdraft for Massachusetts taxpayers,” by Craig Douglas (_Boston Business Journal_ blog, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.biz…

8. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Debate over ‘big government’ errupts (sic) with bill to help the elderly,” by Doug Kennedy (KWBE 1450 AM [Beatrice] Radio News via Nebraska Radio Network, Feb. 28, 2014).
nebraskaradionetwork.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “The politics of a pension crisis, (Governor Chris) Christie’s pride turns into alarm,” by John Reitmeyer (_Bergen County Record_, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.northjersey.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Phila. pension fund had good year – but…,” by Bob Warner (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.philly.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Municipal pensions not guaranteed, official warns,” by Steve Esack, Emily Opilo, and Nicole Radzievich (_Allentown Morning Call_, Feb. 28, 2014).
articles.mcall.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “See the numbers behind Houston’s pension problem,” by Mike Morris (_Houston Chronicle blog, Feb. 28, 2014).
blog.chron.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pension checks to rise at least 4.7 percent for retired public employees,” by Judy Newman (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison], Feb. 28, 2014).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia: ACT (Australian Capital Territory) should not be shackled, says (ACT Minister for Aging Shane) Rattenbury,” by Kirsten Lawson (_Times_ [Canberra], Feb. 28, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “(Minister for Finance Michael) Noonan accused of ‘abdicating responsibility’ on pensions: IAPF (Irish Association of Pension Funds) says decision to continue levy will impoverish pensioners,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Strike fears as talks fail to resolve Aer Lingus pension dispute,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s public pension fund assets rise to record 1.26 trillion usd,” by Chikafumi Hodo (Reuters, Feb. 28, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Robots whirr into elderly care,” by Jamie Morton (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Mar. 1, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11211852…

19. UK NEWS: “(Health Secretary) Jeremy Hunt promises revolution in care for dementia sufferers,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10666591/Jeremy-Hunt-promises-revolution-in-care-for-dementia-sufferers.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Frozen pensions force expats to come home,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10665839/Frozen-pensions-force-expats-to-come-home.html…

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21. UK NEWS: OBITUARY: “Alice Herz-Sommer, Who Found Peace in Chopin Amid Holocaust, Dies at 110,” by Margalit Fox (_New York Times_, Feb. 28, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Alice Herz-Sommer is not a one-person truth and reconciliation commission,” by Anne Karpf (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 26, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

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MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Blood pressure med(ication)s may raise elderly fall risk,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Dangerous mistaken identity: Chaperone binds protein responsible for Alzheimer’s disease” (Technische Universitat Munchen [Germany] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2014).
www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/short/article/31362/…

25. “Targeting metabolism to develop new prostate cancer treatments” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 27, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3513–February 27, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3513–February 27, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Proposed Medicare prescription drug reform: It is all about competition,” by David Balto (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, February 27, 2014).
thehill.com…

2. “Insurers’ lobby hits back at Medicare Advantage cuts, cites report that seniors will pay more,” by Tom Howell Jr. (_Washington Times_, February 27, 2014).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “How the American people would fix Social Security,” by Steven Kull (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], February 27, 2014). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “Many delay retiring: Need more money, enjoy their jobs,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 27, 2014).
www.us…

5. “What will regulators do to protect retirement plans from companies like AOL?” by Jia Lynn Yang (_Washington Post_, Blog, February 26, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Boomer workers get by with help from their friends,” by Andrea Coombes (_MarketWatch_, February 27, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “CPS chief wants same pension reform state passed for other teachers,” by Becky Schlikerman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, February 26, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

8. MAINE NEWS: “Pay Maine nursing homes in full, but don’t forget real reform for long-term care,” (_Bangor Daily News_, February 27, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
bangordailynews.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. fiscal officials oppose tapping pension funds,” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, February 26, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “70% of Mass. voters want more end of life choices,” by Tiffany Chan (_WWLP.com_, February 26, 2014).
wwlp.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Labor unrest grows at largest nursing home chain in Massachusetts,” by Jeff Hall (_Boston Globe_, February 26, 2014).
www.boston.com…

12. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Legislative bill on senior planning spawns floor debate on ‘big government’,” by Paul Hammel (_Omaho World-Herald_, February 27, 2014).
www.omaha.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie calls on Democrats to cooperate in pension reform,” by Maddie Hanna (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 26, 2014).
www.philly.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Lawmakers pressured to pare down pension debt,” by Natasha Linstrom (_Sentinel_ [Carlisle, Pennsylvania], February 26, 2014).
cumberlink.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “After briefing, questions remain on proposed settlement in R.I. pension lawsuit,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, February 26, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

16. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Legal handbook aims to aid senior citizens,” by Vanessa Curry (_Daily Herald_ [Columbia, Tennessee], February 26, 2014).
columbiadailyherald.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. CANADA NEWS: “Caisse generates 13 per cent return,” by Paul Delean (_Montreal Gazette_, February 27, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

18. CHINA NEWS: “Tentative China pension reforms tackle inequality, but financing issues remain,” by Natalie Thomas and Paul Carsten (_Reuters_, February 27, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Cabinet likely to approve Rs 1,000/month (USD 16.14) minimum pension tomorrow,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], February 27, 2014).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Reform Scotland proposes major pension overhaul,” by Andrew Black (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 27, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Will eldercare be as common as childcare?” by Andrew Bomford (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 26, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

22. UK NEWS: “The scariest part about ageing is the added costs,” by Teresa Wiltz (_Guardian_ [London], February 27, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theguardian.com…

23. UK NEWS: “‘Stop medicating elderly and let them die naturally’,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 27, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10663849/Stop-medicating-elderly-and-let-them-die-naturally.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “A Shortage of Caregivers,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, February 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

25. “Self-rated physical fitness in midlife an indicator of dementia risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Parkinson’s Disease Loci Also Tied to Parkinsonian Symptoms,” (Reuters via _Medscape Medical News_, February 27, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Follow-up care for older breast cancer survivors needs to be all-encompassing,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Over-80s often over-treated for stroke prevention,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “In Sickness and Health, Sex Keeps Older Couples Happy: Study,” by Kathleen Raven (_Medscape Medical News_, February 27, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

February 26, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3512–February 26, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3512–February 26, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Political Underbelly of the Pensions Crisis: What Broke the System, and How Do We Fix It?” by Rob Johnson (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “All is not ‘fine’ with pension coverage,” by Alicia H. Munnell (marketwatch.com… blog, Feb. 26, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

3. “This Is How You Fix Ailing Public Pensions,” by Rana Foroohar (_Time_, Feb. 26, 2014).
business.time.com…

4. “Same-sex couples encounter more barriers when seeking senior housing, study finds,” by  Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, Feb. 26, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Medicare Official Defends Proposed Changes To Prescription Drug Program” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

6. “Doctors Pleased With Congress’ Medicare Payment Agreement” (HealthDay News, Feb. 25, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

7. “GOP’s (Grand Old Part–Republican Party) staggering chutzpah: Why they’re attacking Medicare cuts now,” by Brian Butler (salon.com…, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.salon.com…

8. “The White House’s Attack on Medicare’s Prescription-Drug Plans Is Obamacare 2.0,” by April Ponnuru (_National Review_, Apr. 25, 2014).
www.nationalreview.com…

9. “(President Barack) Obama’s smart rejection of Social Security cuts,” by Duncan Black (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 26, 2014). Note: this is a _USA Today_ Opinion piece.
www.us…

10. “ISO (In search of) Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 25, 2014). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes, 45 seconds) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

11. “Average Age Of Farmers Keeps Climbing,” by Grant Gerlock (US National Public Radio _Here and Now_, Feb. 26, 2014). This is an audio transcript, running time: 3 minutes, 40 seconds.
hereandnow.wbur.org…

12. “Retirement — The New American Luxury,” by Terry Savage (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 25, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

13. “Boomers should get over ‘Yesterday’,” by Rachel Manteuffel (_Washington Post_, Feb. 26, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com… yesterday/2014/02/25/f3b40232-9d9b-11e3-9ba6-800d1192d08b_story.html

US STATE NEWS:

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “In San Jose, generous pensions for city workers come at expense of nearly all else,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, Feb. 26, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California board votes to increase pension contributions as benefits face attack,” by Kevin Martinez (World Socialist Web Site, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.ws…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “How to rescue pensions for Chicago’s City Hall and CPS (Chicago Public Schools)” (_Chicago Tribune_, Feb. 26, 2014). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

17. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Retiree groups want pension lawsuits consolidated,” by Kerry Lester (Associated Press via _Miami [Florida] Herald_, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

18. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) retirement board split over opening up files,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

19. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Nebraska home care bill for elderly advanced” (Associated Press via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.sfgate.com…

20. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “OK House (of Representatives) Halts Bill For Comprehensive Nursing Home Reform,” by Michael Konopasek (KWTV Channel 9 [Oklahoma City] News, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.news9.com…

21. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State auditor general calls for state action to help struggling municipal pension programs,” by Moriah Balingit (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Think tank holds up R.I. pension overhaul as model for other states,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

23. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. pensions still perilously underfunded,” by Ernest Almonte (_Providence Journal_, Feb. 26, 2014). Note: this is a _PJ_ Opinion piece.
www.providencejournal.com…

24. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “South Dakota House rejects 1 usd fishing license for elderly” (Associated Press via _Rapid City Journal_, Feb. 26, 2014).
rapidcityjournal.com…

25. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Bill Affecting Elderly Drivers Being Reviewed in Va. House (of Delegates)” (WHSV Channel 3 [Harrisonburg] TV news, Feb. 25, 2014).
www.whsv.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

26. ARMENIA NEWS: “Compulsory or voluntary?: Disputes on controversial pension reform continue in Armenia,” by Naira Hayrumyan (armenianow.com…, Feb. 26, 2014).
armenianow.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “(British Columbia Province) NDP (New Democratic Party) wants alert system for lost seniors,” by Dirk Meissner (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 26, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Retired, ready and able – to volunteer,” by David Israelson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 26, 2014).
secure.globeadvisor.com…

29. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec’s (Province) pension fund reports 13.1% return for 2013,” by Ross Marowits (Canadian Press via CTV Television Network News, Feb. 26, 2014).
montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-s-pension-fund-reports-13-1-return-for-2013-1.1704752…

30. CANADA NEWS: “(Alberta Province) Pension blow not as bad as expected,” by Collin Gallant (_News_ [Medicine Hat], Feb. 26, 2014).
medicinehatnews.com…

31. CHINA NEWS: “China details pension overhaul aimed at shrinking urban-rural divide,” by Paul Carsten (Reuters, Feb. 26, 2014).
in.reuters.com…

32. INDIA NEWS: “SC (Supreme Court): Passive euthanasia needs comprehensive guidelines” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 26, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

33. INDIA NEWS: “Sanction of pension simplified, streamlined,” by Radheshyam Jadhav (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 26, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

34. IRELAND NEWS: “DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) rules out further funding in pension dispute” (Raidio Teilifís Eireann, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.rte.ie/news/2014/0226/506814-daa-pensions/…

35. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Special pension for those hurt in Troubles (Northern Ireland constitutional status conflict) demanded,” by Michael McHugh (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Feb. 26, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/special-pension-for-those-hurt-in-troubles-demanded-30042261.html…

36. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pension pot myth, warns think-tank” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Feb. 26, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

37. SCOTLAND NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) Scotland reduces post-code lottery for hip replacement surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “South Africa Plans Mandatory Retirement Funds for All Workers,” by Mike Cohen (Bloomberg News, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

39. UK NEWS: “Almost three-quarters of people fear living standards will fall in old age,” by Kate Murray (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 26, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

40. UK NEWS: “Backlash over automatic transfer of UK workers’ pension pots,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 26, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

41. “Exercising the brain keeps it strong, helps ward off dementia,” by Tom Valeo (_Tampa Bay [Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida] Times_, Feb. 25, 2014).
www.tampabay.com…

42. “In sickness and health, sex keeps older couples happy: study,” by Kathleen Raven (Reuters Health, Feb. 26, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

43. “Brain cell activity regulates Alzheimer’s protein,” by Michael C. Purdy ( Washington University in St. Louis [Missouri] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2014).
news.wustl.edu…

February 25, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3511–February 25, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3511–February 25, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Public Pension Tabs Multiply as States Defer Costs and Hard Choices,” by Rick Lyman and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, February 25, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Group wants transparency on pension shortfalls,” by Victor Epstein (_Des Moines Register_, February 24, 2014).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

3. “Popular Medicare Drug Plans Are Under Assault,” by John Goodman (_Forbes_, February 25, 2014). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.forbes.com…

4. “Older Americans’ Breakups Are Causing A ‘Graying’ Divorce Trend,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, February 24, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 5 minutes 43 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “U.S. ranks 19th in world for retirement security,” by Melanie Hicken (_CNNMoney_, February 25, 2014).
money.cnn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Duals Project Schedule Unchanged,” by David Gorn (Associated Press via _Kitsap Sun_ [Bremerton, Washington], February 25, 2014).
www.kitsapsun.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension tension: House lawmakers call out Gov. Rick Scott’s administration for study delay,” by Marc Caputo (_Miami Herald_, February 24, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension reform task force backs half-cent tax increase,” by Marilyn Young (_Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record_, February 25, 2014).
www.jaxdailyrecord.com…

9. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas lawmakers staying course on public pensions,” (Associated Press via _KSN.com_, February 24, 2014).
ksn.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Pension Funds Sue on a Deal Gone Cold,” by Rachel Abrams (_New York Times_, February 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Coakley urges greater transparency at MBTA pension board,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, February 24, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Film, forum will address struggles facing LGBT elderly,” by Gail Rosenblum (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, February 24, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Chris Christie calls for pension reform,” by Hilary Russ (_Reuters_, February 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

14. OHIO NEWS: “STRS’ funding letter doesn’t satisfy pension-board chairman,” by Will Drabold (_Columbus Dispatch_, February 25, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

15. OREGON NEWS: “Lawmakers approve expansion of seniors tax deferral program,” by Carol McAlice Currie (_Statesman Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], February 24, 2014).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. lawmakers pressured to pare down USD 50B pension debt,” by Natasha Lindstrom Calkins (_Times_ [Beaver, Pennsylvania], February 24, 2014).
www.timesonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Migrants to fill aged-care jobs,” by Kate Emery (_West Australia_ [Perth], February 25, 2014).
au.news.yahoo.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Public-pension reforms scaled down,” by Darcy Henton (_Calgary Herald_, February 25, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Pension giant OMERS posts 6.5-per-cent return,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 24, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “New alarm on deficit as costs of aging bite,” by Eddie Luk (_Standard_ [Hong Kong], February 25, 2014).
www.thestandard.com…

21. INDIA NEWS: “SC refers euthanasia plea to constitution bench,” (_Hindu_ [Chennai], February 25, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Strike will cut cash available for pensions, Aer Lingus boss warns,” by John Mulligan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 25, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/strike-will-cut-cash-available-for-pensions-aer-lingus-boss-warns-30038079.html…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “National lacks courage on retirement age – Act leader,” by Audrey Young (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], February 24, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11209088…

24. UK NEWS: “Ageing population could lead to 718,000 carer shortfall in decade,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 25, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10658275/Ageing-population-could-lead-to-718000-carer-shortfall-in-decade.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Ministers in Lords defeat over single state pension,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 24, 2014).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26331583…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Risk of Falls,” by Anahad O’Connor (_New York Times_, blog, February 25, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

27. “Pap Smears in Perpetuity,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, February 25, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

28. “Testosterone drugs should warn of cardiac risk, consumer group says,” by Toni Clarke (_Reuters_, February 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

29. “Impaired Circadian Rhythm the Culprit in Sleepy PD Patients?” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, February 25, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “New risk gene illuminates Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Cooking meat ‘may be dementia risk’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 24, 2014).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26323720…

32. “Caring for patients with multiple chronic conditions — New research and future challenges,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Stress, Lack of Social Support Linked to Prostate Cancer Mortality,” by Bridgett Novak (_Medscape Medical News_, February 25, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

34. “Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, February 24, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “Hospice Care: For-Profit Has Pluses, Minuses,” by Michael Smith (_MedPage Today_, February 24, 2014).
www.medpagetoday.com…

36. “Anti-gay communities linked to shorter lives: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, February 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

37. “Music therapy enhances hospice patients’ quality of life,” by Patricia Borns (_Miami Herald_, February 24, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

February 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3510–February 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3510–February 24, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “U.S. Proposes Cuts to Rates in Medicare Payments,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “U.S. insurers say proposed Medicare cuts less than feared,” by Caroline Humer (Reuters Health, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Impact Of Medicare Advantage Cuts On Seniors Sharply Disputed,” by Phil Galewitz (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Feb. 23, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

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4. “Plan to Limit Some Drugs in Medicare Is Criticized,” by Katie Thomas and Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “(Society of Actuaries) Panel Seeks Greater Disclosures on Pension Health,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

6. “Efforts to Rein In Public-Sector Pension Costs Are Falling Short, Experts Say,” by Rick Lyman and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “US pensions pick up the pace in race to de-risk,” by Stephen Foley (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 24, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

8. “Here’s What’s Really Going On With Baby Boomers And The Labor Force,” by Matthew Boesler (businessinsider.com… via _San Francisco [California] Chronicle_, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.sfgate.com…

9. “The Dream of Moving Abroad in Later Life, With Good Health Care,” by Tim Gray (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “As a Painter Grows Older, His Creativity Endures,” by Rachel L. Swarns (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. “The big bang of older TV viewers,” by Meredith Blake (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 23, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. “Study: Car crash deaths fall among elderly drivers” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 22, 2014).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Retirement System in flux,” by Jeff Burlew (_Tallahassee Democrat_ blog, Feb. 23, 2014).
www.tallahassee.com…

14. FLORIDA NEWS: “Running For (US) Congress At Age 101,” by Rachel Martin (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Sunday_ Feb. 23, 2014). This is an audio transcript: running time 3 minutes).
www.npr.org…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy plan includes deep pension cuts,” by Alena Samuels (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 22, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

16. MICHIGAN NEWS: “The Detroit precedent” (_Economist_ blog, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.economist.com…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Federal crackdown on Medicare fraud in metro Detroit hits it big,” by Chad Halcom (_Crain’s Detroit Business_, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.crainsdetroit.com…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Number of NJ public retirees with pension of at least 100,000 usd climbs 75 percent in 3 years,” by Jeff Goldman (_Neward Star-Ledger_, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.nj.com…

19. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(State Senate President Stephen) Sweeney: (Governor Chris) Christie’s new NJ budget must include pension payment,” by Brent Johnson (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.nj.com…

20. NEW YORK NEWS: “Can Exercising Seniors Help Revive A Brooklyn Neighborhood?” by Pam Fessler (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Sunday_, Feb. 23, 2014). In addition to the print transcript, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes) is available at the site.
www.npr.org…

21. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Moody’s (ratings service) looks favorably on RI’s pension lawsuit settlement,” by Tom Moody (_Providence Journal_, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

22. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Bill that would impact Memphis pension funding goes before (state legislature) committees,” by Daniel Connolly (_Memphis Commercial Appeal_, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.com…

23. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TennCare raises hurdles to elderly, disabled” (_Tennessean_ [Nashville], Feb. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _Tennessean_ Editorial.
www.tennessean.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Nurses battling their own medical crisis,” by Saffron Howden (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Feb. 24, 2014).
www.theage.com…

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensions–the Australian lesson,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 24, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Liberals vote to legalize assisted suicide at party’s national convention” (Canadian Press via _National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 24, 2014).
news.nationalpost.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “Doctor who treats dying asks for legal ‘clarity’ in end-of-life decisions,” by Tom Spears (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Feb. 24, 2014).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

28. INDIA NEWS: “Government simplifies pension sanction and payment process” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ (_New Delhi_, Feb. 24, 2014).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Negotiation is key to solving pension dispute – (Minister for Transport Leo) Varadkar,” by Arthur Beesley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 24, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “National (Party) lacks courage on retirement age – (support party) Act leader,” by Audrey Young (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Feb. 25, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11209088…

31. SCOTLAND NEWS: “(Former UK Prime Minister Gordon) Brown an distraction in pensions debate,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _Scotsman_ Commentary piece.
www.scotsman.com…

32. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Battle to save ‘vital’ bus link for the elderly,” by Rachel Loxton (_Evening Times_ [Glasgow], Feb. 22, 2014).
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/battle-to-save-vital-bus-link-for-the-elderly-153109n.23308080…

33. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Singapore Spends 9 Billion sd (7 billion usd) on Aged in Social Aid Boost,” by Sharon Chen and Weiyi Lim (Bloomberg News, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

34. TAIWAN NEWS: “Taiwan Mobile (Corporation–telecommunications) to distribute ‘smart’ bracelets for elderly” (Channel News Asia via _Times_ [Taipei], Feb. 25, 2014).
www.taipeitimes.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Evidence points to new pension mis-selling scandal,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 22, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10654805/Evidence-points-to-new-pension-mis-selling-scandal.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Pension bosses must disclose costs” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10657327/Pension-bosses-must-disclose-costs.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Cash-strapped older women are forced back to work,” by Toby Helm (_Observer_ [London], Feb. 23, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

38. UK NEWS: “‘Take financial health check to get state pension'” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10658438/Take-financial-health-check-to-get-state-pension.html…

39. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers shun annuities as sales plunge” (_Independent_ [London], Feb. 22, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/money/pensions/baby-boomers-shun-annuities-as-sales-plunge-9146844.html…

40. VENEZUELA NEWS: “Elderly march for peace in Venezuela” (Xinhua [Beijing, China], Feb. 23, 2014).
news.xinhuanet.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

41. “Pfizer’s (Inc.–pharmaceuticals) Prevnar prevents pneumonia in elderly – study,” by  Ransdell Pierson and Caroline Humer (Reuters Health, Feb. 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Elderly profit from group meetings and home visits,” by Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

43. “Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Might Double Chances of Prostate Cancer,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, Feb. 21, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

44. “Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures,” by Mary Brophy Marcus (HealthDay News, Feb. 21, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

45. “More Older Men Have Skin Exams After Watching Educational Video” (HealthDay News, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

February 21, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3509–February 21, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3509–February 21, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(President Barack) Obama’s Budget Omits Trims to Social Security,” by Michael D. Shear (_New York Times_, Feb. 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Driver Rehab: Helping To Keep Seniors Safe On The Road,” by Robin Young (US National Public Radio _Here and Now_, Feb. 21, 2014). This is an audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 23 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

3. “Dem(ocrat)s (Party) warm up to Medicare Advantage,” by Jonathan Easley and Mike Lillis (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC] blog, Feb. 21, 2014).
thehill.com…

4. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Strategists Prepare To Pounce On Medicare Advantage Payment Changes” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

5. “myRA is not the way to save for retirement,” by Robert C. Pozen (fortune.cnn.com…, Feb. 21, 2014).
finance.fortune.cnn.com…

6. “We Can’t Raise the Social Security Retirement Age to 67. We Already Did,” by Kevin Drum (_Mother Jones_, Feb. 20, 2014).
www.motherjones.com…

7. “Another look at the economic state of the elderly,” by Lynn A. Wieland (_Cleveland [Ohio] Plain Dealer_, Feb. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _CPD_ Opinion piece.
www.cleveland.com…

8. “The Baby Boomer Housing Bust,” by Mary Meehan (_Forbes_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ARIZONA NEWS: “(Arizona Supreme) Court’s pension ruling could cost Arizona taxpayers millions,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Feb. 21, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “No easy fix for California’s teacher pension crisis,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 21, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(Service Employees International) Union, Los Angeles County retirement deal could save up to 840 million usd over next 30 years,” by Christina Villacorte (_Los Angeles Daily News_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.dailynews.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Implications for California as Detroit (Michigan) seeks to slash pensions,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Los Angeles pension systems say no impact from CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) action,” by Rick Orlov (_Los Angeles Daily News_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.dailynews.com…

14. INDIANA NEWS: “House (of Representatives) panel trims nursing home moratorium to one year” (Associated Press via _Indianapolis Business Journal_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.ibj.com…

15. INDIANA NEWS: “Bill to help more elderly stay at home stalls,” by Maureen Hayden (_Kokomo Trbune_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.kokomotribune.com…

16. MARYLAND NEWS: “Retirement plan bill wins (Governor Martin) O’Malley backing,” by Michael Dresser (_Baltimore Sun_, Feb. 21, 2014).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

17. OHIO NEWS: “Solid returns strengthen Ohio public pension funds” (Associated Press via _Dayton Daily News_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.daytondailynews.com…

18. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania nursing home operators seek increase in state funding,” by Charles Thompson (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.pennlive.com…

18. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “House GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) leader questions language in proposed pension settlement,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

19. TEXAS NEWS: “Families struggle to get states to take keys from elderly drivers,” by Byron Harris (WFAA Channel 8 [Dallas] TV News via KHOU Channel 11 [Houston] TV News, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.khou.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Treasurer Joe Hockey warns age pension age may be raised to 70” (news.com….au, Feb. 22, 2014).
www.news.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “PQ (Parti Quebecois) seeks opposition’s help to pass euthanasia bill before time runs out,” by Jomacdonald (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 20, 2014).
news.nationalpost.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (Province) gives municipalities tools to deal with pension costs,” by  Rene Bruemmer (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Feb. 21, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

23. IRELAND NEWS: “Fears of crippling strikes at country’s main airports and Aer Lingus intensify” (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 21, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/fears-of-crippling-strikes-at-countrys-main-airports-and-aer-lingus-intensify-30030956.html…

24. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Don’t let elderly freeze: Pensioners forum calls for heating costs help,” by Claire McNeilly (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Feb. 21, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/dont-let-elderly-freeze-30029149.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Beautiful Sketches Capture Daily Life At An Elderly Day Center,” by Alice Maloney (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “At-Home Exercise Helps After Hip Break: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Feb. 21, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

27. “If You Think You Have Alzheimer’s, You Might be Right, Study Suggests,” by Laura Dawahare (University of Kentucky [Lexington] news via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2014).
uknow.uky.edu…

28. “Team sport compensates for oestrogen loss” (University of Copenhagen [Denmark] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 21, 2014).
news.ku.dk/all_news/2014/02/team-sport-compensates-for-oestrogen-loss/…

“29. Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use decreases cataract risk in men” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

“30. Study in fruitflies strengthens connection among protein misfolding, sleep loss, and age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

“31. Turning back the clock on aging muscles?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

“32. Could Thyroid Activity Raise Depression Risk in Seniors?” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Feb. 20, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 20, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3508–February 20, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3508–February 20, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. health insurers brace for new steep Medicare cuts,” by Caroline Humer (_Reuters_, February 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Is Medicare drug coverage in jeopardy?” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, February 20, 2014).
thehill.com…

3. “Schwartz leads House letter to Obama against Social Security cuts,” by Erik Wasson (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, February 19, 2014).
thehill.com…

4. “Wealthy Americans expect ideal retirement lifestyle,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 19, 2014).
www.us…

5. “Baby boomers ill-prepared to retire, national retirement institute says,” (_Tampa Bay Times_, February 19, 2014).
www.tampabay.com…

6. “For aging transgender population, retirement can be bittersweet refuge,” by Ryan Schuessler (_Al Jazeera America_, February 20, 2014).
america.aljazeera.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California state employee retirements continue downward slide,” by Jon Ortiz (_Sacramento Bee_, February 19, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension group says current employees should pay more,” by David Chapman (_Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record_, February 20, 2014).
www.jaxdailyrecord.com…

9. INDIANA NEWS: “Bill to help more elderly stay at home stalls,” by Maureen Hayden (_Herald-Bulletin_ [Anderson, Indiana], February 19, 2014).
www.heraldbulletin.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “New website will rate Kansas nursing homes,” by Kelsey Ryan (_Wichita Eagle_, February 20, 2014).
www.kansas.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “Bill Would Change Kansas State Worker Retirement Plan,” by Stephen Koranda (_KCUR_, February 20, 2014).
kcur.org…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit reaches new deal to settle pension debt,” by Robert Snell and Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, February 19, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

13. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “State evaluating aid programs for seniors,” by Jessica Holdman (_Bismarck Tribune_, February 19, 2014).
bismarcktribune.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “More saying ‘no’ to retirement, whether they need money or just love the work,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 20, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

15. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Pension Board unanimously approves Chattanooga mayor’s planned reforms,” by Joy Lukachick (_Chattanooga Times Free-Press_, February 19, 2014).
timesfreepress.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “No-excuse absentee voting for senior citizens rejected,” by Bill Sizemore (_Virginian-Pilot_ [Norfolk. Virginia], February 20, 2014).
hamptonroads.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin Democrats pitch pension plan for private workers,” by Jessica Vanegeren (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], February 20, 2014).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Pension deficits shrink thanks to higher interest rates,” by Vanessa Lu (_Toronto Star_, February 19, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Visitors banned from long-term care facilities have little recourse,” by Karen Kleiss (_Edmonton Journal_, February 19, 2014).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Albertans look to home ownership as primary means of retirement income,” by Mario Toneguzzi (_Calgary Herald_, February 19, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Rising land costs worsens shortage of nursing homes,” by Donal Buckley (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 20, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/commercial-property/rising-land-costs-worsens-shortage-of-nursing-homes-30025061.html…

22. MALTA NEWS: “Consultation document on Dementia Strategy launched,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], February 20, 2014).
www.timesofmalta.com…

23. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Separated for over six decades, tears and joy at Korean reunions,” by Michelle Kim and Narae Kim (_Reuters_, February 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Alcohol-related deaths among the elderly reach highest ever level,” by Haroon Siddique (_Guardian_ [London], February 19, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “‘Bluish’ Light May Help Alzheimer’s Patients Find Bearings,” by Robert Siegel (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, February 19, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 5 minutes 24 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

26. “Benefits of early palliative care tested,” by Kelly Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 19, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

27. “Weight Gain and Older Women,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, February 19, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

28. “Study: Elderly drivers less likely to be involved in automobile accidents,” by Karl Henkel (_Detroit News_, February 20, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

29. “Caregivers experience virtual dementia,” by Carol Waterloo Frazier (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, February 20, 2014).
triblive.com…

30. “Sitting tied to disability among older Americans: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, February 19, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Poor sleep linked to widespread pain,” by Shereen Jegtvig (_Reuters_, February 19, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

32. “Anxiety most likely to put women over 60 in hospital,” by Pippa Stephens (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 19, 2014).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26254996…

33. “Aging men: More uplifts, fewer hassles until the age of 65-70,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 19, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3507–February 19, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3507–February 19, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Seniors are losing ground under Obamacare (Affordable Care Act),” by Bill Johnson (_Washington [DC] Times_, Feb. 19, 2014. Note: this is a _WT_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtontimes.com…

2. “Bipartisan Group Of Senators Concerned About Medicare Advantage Cuts,” by Mary Agnes Carey (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News blog, Feb. 18, 2014).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Cognitive dissonance on Medicare,” by Steve Benen (msnbc.com… blog, Feb. 19, 2014).
www.msnbc.com…

4. “Funding the fight against Medicare fraud,” by Farah Stockman (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Feb. 19, 2014). Note: this is a _BG_ Opinion piece.
www.bostonglobe.com…

5. “Lab testing a Medicare cost saver,” by Alan Mertz (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], Feb. 19, 2014). Note: this is a _Hill_ Opinion piece.
thehill.com…

6. “Doctors Wary as CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Policy on Releasing Medicare Pay Data Becomes Effective Soon,” by Mindy Yochelson (Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 19, 2014).
www.bna.com…

7. “Underfunded Social Security, Medicare programs destined for insolvency,” by Ira L. Marks (_Times of Trenton_, Feb. 19, 2014). Note: this is a _TOT_ Opinion piece.
www.nj.com…

8. “Unique Retirement Planning Challenges Facing Hispanic Americans,” by Jamie Hopkins (_Forbes_, Feb. 18, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

9. “Good Luck Saving for Your Retirement,” by Matthew C. Klein (Bloomberg News, Feb. 18, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. “What do boomers owe their parents?” by Suzanne Gerber (marketwatch.com…, Feb. 19, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California pension rate hikes loom after Calpers (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) vote,” by Tim Reid (Reuters, Feb. 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “Nursing home bill drawing ire of critics,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Tampa Bay Times_, Feb. 19, 2014).
www.tampabay.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago workers to protest as pension crisis brews,” by Melanie Hicken (cnnmoney.com…, Feb. 19, 2014).
money.cnn.com…

14. MARYLAND NEWS: “Md. medical practices, doctors to pay nearly 3 million usd in Medicare overbilling settlement,” by Scott Dance (_Baltimore Sun_, Feb. 19, 2014).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “This is going to hurt: 5 takeaways from the state pension systems’ hearings,” by Jeff Frantz (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Feb. 19, 2014).
www.pennlive.com…

16. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island Pension ‘Reform’ Settlement Aside, Battle Has Just Begun,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_, Feb. 18, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(Rating) Agency (Standard & Poors) keeps RI debt rating after pension deal” (_Providence Journal_, Feb. 19, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

18. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC bill to protect elderly, vulnerable from abuse,” by Susanne M. Schafer (Associated Press via _Hilton Head Island Packet_, Feb. 19, 2014).
www.islandpacket.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (Province) euthanasia bill could become law before election,” by Allan Woods (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 19, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) civil servants will pay more toward retirement benefits” (Canadian Press via Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 18, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-civil-servants-will-pay-more-toward-retirement-benefits-1.2542534…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Pension deficits shrink thanks to higher interest rates,” by Vanessa Lu (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “More Canadians expect to work full-time in retirement,” by Madhavi Acharya and Tom Yew (_Spectator_ [Hamilton, Ontario], Feb. 19, 2014).
www.thespec.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “Ex-servicemen welcome one rank, one pension,” by Rajesh Jauhri (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 19, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Pension groups face higher UK liabilities from men living longer,” by Norma Cohen (_Financial Times_ [London], Feb. 19, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Pension charges rise by 10 per cent in two years,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10647039/Pension-charges-rise-by-10-per-cent-in-two-years.html…

26. UK NEWS: “End to pension rip-offs ‘two years away’,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10645919/End-to-pension-rip-offs-two-years-away.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Alcohol-related deaths among the elderly reach highest ever level,” by Haroon Siddique (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 19, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

28. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Zimbabwe’s economy burdens the elderly,” by Prince Njagu (nehandaradio.com…, Feb. 19, 2014).
nehandaradio.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Medicare beneficiaries return to emergency rooms after nursing home discharge” (University of North Carolina [Chapel Hill] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2014).
uncnews.unc.edu…

30. “Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors,” by Robert Priedt (HealthDay News, Feb. 19, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “New sitting risk: Disability after 60” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Extra weight may add to elderly fall risk,” by Shereen Jegtvig (Reuters Health, Feb. 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

33. “Antidepressant holds promise in treating Alzheimer’s agitation” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “SDSC/UC San Diego (San Diego Super Computer) Researchers Hone in on Alzheimer’s Disease,”  by Jan Zverina (University of California at San Diego news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2014).
ucsdnews.ucsd.edu…

35. “Nanodiamond-embedded contact lenses may improve glaucoma treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 18, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3506–February 18, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3506–February 18, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “‘Doc Fix’ To Heal Medicare Payment Flaw May Be In Congressional Homestretch,” by Bruce Japsen (_Forbes_, February 18, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

2. “401(k) balances rise with record gains on Wall Street,” by Ylan Q. Mui (_Washington Post_, February 17, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Companies scaling back matching 401(k) contributions,” (US Public Broadcasting System _Newshour_, February 15, 2014). Note: A video (running time 3 minutes 54 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

4. “Older Americans are early winners under health law,” (Associated Press via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 18, 2014).
www.philly.com…

5. “How scary is an older America? Americans aren’t sweating it,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, February 18, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

6. “How divorce, remarriage impact Social Security,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, February 18, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALABAMA NEWS: “Half of Alabama’s workforce could retire today, two-year college chancellor says,” by Evan Belanger (_AL.com_, blog, February 18, 2014).
blog.al.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Taxpayers ultimately will pick up the tab for pensions,” (_Sacramento Bee_, February 18, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “State Officials, Advocates at Odds Over Size, Scope, Details of Duals Project,” (Associated Press via _Kitsap Sun_ [Bremerton, Washington], February 18, 2014).
www.kitsapsun.com…

10. DELAWARE NEWS: “State unveils Alzheimer’s strategy,” by Amy Cherry (_WEDL_, February 17, 2014).
www.wdel.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension overhaul shouldn’t slash retirement income: city unions,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun_Times_, February 17, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Advocates: State underfunds programs for family caregivers,” by Amy Neff Roth (_Utica Observer-Dispatch_, February 17, 2014).
www.uticaod.com…

13. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC pension fund returned 12 percent last year,” (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], February 17, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

14. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma workers rally against proposed pension changes,” by Randy Ellis (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], February 18, 2014).
newsok.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. municipalities decry impact of proposed pension settlement on their budgets,” by Randal Edgar (_Providence Journal_, February 17, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

16. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Long-term care insurance rising,” by John Reid Blackwell (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, February 16, 2014).
www.timesdispatch.com…

17. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pass Silver Alert legislation to protect our elderly,” (_Green Bay Press Gazette_, February 18, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians growing older, and happier,” by Peggy Curran (_Montreal Gazette_, February 17, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec’s ‘dying with dignity’ law would set new standards,” by Janet Davison (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, February 17, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebec-s-dying-with-dignity-law-would-set-new-standards-1.2537259…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan leads world in employing elderly people,” by Maan Pamintuan (_Japan Daily Press_ [Nagoya], February 18, 2014).
japandailypress.com…

21. MALTA NEWS: “Preventing abuse and neglect of elderly,” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta], February 18, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.timesofmalta.com…

22. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Expert slams retirement warning,” by Tamsyn Parker (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], February 19, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11205042…

23. RUSSIA NEWS: “Why Russian Men Don’t Live as Long,” by Rachel Nuwar (_New York Times_, February 18, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Gordon Brown warns Scots independence means losing British state pension,” by Simon Johnson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10646056/Gordon-Brown-warns-Scots-independence-means-losing-British-state-pension.html…

25. TAIWAN NEWS: “Changes called for in long-term care,” by Alison Hsiao (_Taipei Times_, February 19, 2014).
www.taipeitimes.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Why care home fees cap may not prevent the sale of your home,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/longtermcare/10644271/Why-care-home-fees-cap-may-not-prevent-the-sale-of-your-home.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Financial Transactions Tax would cost UK pensions billions,” by Louise Armitstead (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10644760/Financial-Transactions-Tax-would-cost-UK-pensions-billions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Finding ways to detect and treat Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Months after rehab, knee and hip patients keep improving,” by Kathleen Raven (_Reuters_, February 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

30. “More Specialists Question Safety of Testosterone Therapy for Older Men,” (_HealthDay_, February 17, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Magnesium may protect against hip fractures,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles,” (_HealthDay_, February 16, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 17, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3505–February 17, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3505–February 17, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Making Retirements Less Secure,” (_New York Times_, Feb. 15, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Retiring on the House,” by Lisa Prevost (_New York Times_, Feb. 14, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “The Fountain Of Youth For Those Post 50 — But It Doesn’t Come Easy,” by Arlene Nisson Lassin (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 15, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “A misplaced Medicare canard,” by Steve Benen (msnbc.com…, Feb. 17, 2014).
www.msnbc.com…

5. “Liberals mobilize against potential Social Security cuts,” by George Zornick (_Washington Post_ blog, Feb. 17, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ARIZONA NEWS: “Walking fine line on pension ‘spiking’ lawsuits,” by Craig Harris (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Feb. 17, 2014).
www.azcentral.com…

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “State could track missing elderly under bill’s ‘Silver Alert’ system,” by Josh Burton (Cronkite News Service via _Arizona Daily Star_ [Tucson], Feb. 17, 2014).
azstarnet.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Worker-run California pension boards raise call for reform,” by Fenit Nirappil (Associated Press via _Fresno Bee_, Feb. 17, 2014).
www.fresnobee.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “CTU (Chicago Teacher’s Union) report says pension overhaul would hurt city’s economy, retirees,” by Becky Schlikerman  (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Feb. 17, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Elderly care fund could be almost entirely wiped out by 2016,” by Julia O’Donoghue (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Feb. 16, 2014).
www.nola.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Nursing homes in Western Massachusetts ask for higher Medicaid reimbursement rates,” by Shira Schoenberg (_Springfield Republican_, Feb. 16, 2014).
www.masslive.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Medicare cuts jeopardize home health care,” by Mary Ann O’Connor” (_Quincy Patriot-Ledger_, Feb. 17, 2014). Note: this is a _QPL_ Opinion piece.
www.patriotledger.com…

13. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Baby boomers are remodeling today with tomorrow in mind,” by Kim Palmer (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Feb. 16, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “For Snowbound Elderly in Suburbs, a Season of Isolation,” by Joseph Berger and Lisa W. Foderaro (_New York Times_, Feb. 15, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: WNET (New York City public television broadcaster) to Return 3.5 Million usd Grant for Pension Series,” by Elizabeth Jensen (_New York Times_, Feb. 15, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “The Childless Plan for Their Fading Days,” by Abby Ellin (_New York Times_, Feb. 15, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

17. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC pension fund returned 12% last year,” by  David Bracken (_Raleigh News and Observer blog_, Feb. 17, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

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18. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Negotiated plan reignites R.I. pension debate,” by Philip Marcelo (_Providence Journal_, Feb. 17, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

19. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island Reaches Deal to Soften Pension Changes,” by Rick Lyman (_New York Times_, Feb. 15, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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20. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Central Wisconsin prepares for baby boomer retirements,” by Marisa Cuellar (_Wisconsin Rapids Tribune_, Feb. 16, 2014).
www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. WORLD NEWS: “We are failing staff on pensions, admit world’s biggest companies,” James Moore (_Independent_ [London, UK], Feb. 17, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/we-are-failing-staff-on-pensions-admit-worlds-biggest-companies-9132557.html…

22. ASIA NEWS: “Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?” by Rob O’Brien (Globalpost.com… via _Pasadena [California] Star-News_, Feb. 17, 2014).
www.pasadenastarnews.com…

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Labor) Unionism’s retired ranks dust off their cards,” by Noel Towell (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory), Feb. 15, 2014).
www.canberratimes.com…

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Passion key to elusive art of ageing gracefully. Just look at (musician) Bruce Springsteen,” by Ali Clarke (_Advertiser_ [Adelaide, South Australia], Feb. 17, 2014). Note: this is an _Advertiser_ Opinion piece.
www.adelaidenow.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta (Province) pushes ahead with plan to cut pension costs,” by Kelly Cryderman (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 17, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Overprescribed? Anti-psychotic drugs used too commonly on dementia patients, some say,” by Don Butler (_Citizen [Ottawa, Ontario], Feb. 15, 2014).
www.ottawacitizen.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “Learning the lessons of the deadly (1997) Sunnybrook (Health Sciences Centre) blaze,” by Theresa Boyle (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 16, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “15 years into Alzheimer’s, the ER (emergency room) is our family room,” by Chris Clark (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Feb. 17, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

29. INDIA NEWS: “‘One-rank, one pension’ decision historic: Rahul Gandhi (member of Parliament) (Press Trust of India via _The Hindu_ (Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Feb. 17, 2014).
www.thehindu.com…

30. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensioners face cut in new bid to resolve 780 million euros (1.068 billion usd) retirement scheme row: Move likely to avert threatened airport strike over fund operated by the Dublin Airport Authority and Aer Lingus,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 15, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. JAPAN NEWS: “Euthanasia: the dilemma of choice,” by Jun Hongo (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Feb. 16, 2014).
www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/02/15/general/euthanasia-the-dilemma-of-choice/…

32. UK NEWS: “(Pensions minister) Steve Webb: give pensioners one year to ‘shop around’,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10641312/Steve-Webb-give-pensioners-one-year-to-shop-around.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Treasury discusses pension boost for the unwell” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10644210/Treasury-discusses-pension-boost-for-the-unwell.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “Loneliness is a major health risk for older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 16, 2014).).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Poor Sleep Predicts Musculoskeletal Pain in Older Adults,” by Lara C. Pullen (Medscape Medical News, Feb. 13, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

37. “Researchers rejuvenate stem cell population from elderly mice, enabling muscle recovery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “New eye layer has possible link to glaucoma” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Stellate Ganglion Blockade Cuts Menopause Symptoms” (HealthDay News, Feb. 14, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

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