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April 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3556–April 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3556–April 30, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The long game on pension reform” (_Washington Post_, Apr. 30, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Koch Brothers, Major Corporations Sponsor Pension Reform Seminar for Judges,” by Chris Young (truthout.org…, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.truth-out.org…

3. “Union chief: Don’t require back pension contributions (from new federal employees),” by Andy Medici (_Federal Times_ [Springfield, Virginia], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.federaltimes.com…

4. “The retirement-income crisis, in one chart,” by Alicia Munnell (marketwatch.com… blog, Apr. 30, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

5. “3 Generations, 3 Paths to the Retirement Poorhouse,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_, Apr. 29, 2014).
time.com…

6. “Medicare May Raise Payments to Health Clinics by 1.3 Billion usd,” by Alex Wayne (Bloomberg News, Apr. 29, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

7. BOOK REVIEW: “_The Next America_ by Paul Taylor, reviewed by Megan Woolhouse (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

8. “Many (India) Indian American Widows Prefer Living Alone Than With Their Families,” by Sunita Sohrabji (New America Media, Apr. 30, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: New America Media has put together a page of stories concerning “San Francisco’s Elder Ghetto: Old and Poor in Tech City.”
newamericamedia.org…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: New America Media offers a seven part series on “LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) Seniors.” Links to all stories are available at:
newamericamedia.org…

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “House (of Representatives) Passes Nursing Home Transparency Bill After Seven-Hour Debate,” by Christopher Keating (_Hartford Courant_, Apr. 30, 2014).
articles.courant.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Gov(ernor). (Pat) Quinn’s funny money” (_Chicago Tribune_, Apr. 30, 2014). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Editorial.
www.chicagotribune.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Report: Kentucky pension reforms benefit workers,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.courier-journal.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Bills for state aid for Detroit pensions to be introduced next week,” by Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit isn’t only Michigan city with pension debt problems,” by James Hohman (_Port Huron Times Herald_, Apr. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _PHTH_ Opinion piece.
www.thetimesherald.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie says 800 million usd budget hole could affect pension payment,” by Salvador Rizzo (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.nj.com…

17. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Oversight of state pension investments is good idea” (_Winston-Salem Journal_, Apr. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _WSJ_ Editorial.
www.journalnow.com…

18. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Federal appeals court upholds mandatory retirement at 70 for Pennsylvania judges,” by Peter Hall (_Allentown Morning Call_, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.mcall.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “The Sunshine Lady lifts residents’ spirits in nursing homes,” by Mackenzie Carpenter (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Island Hospital Study Finds Medicare Patients with Dementia Nearly 20 Percent More Likely To Be Readmitted Within 30 Days of Discharge (Rhode Island Hospital (Providence) news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 29, 2014).
www.rhodeislandhospital.org…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. ARMENIA NEWS: “Opposition faction refuses to work in pension reform commission” (armenianow.com…, Apr. 30, 2014).
armenianow.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “No financial crisis in Australia, just (Treasurer) Joe Hockey starting a class war,” by
John Legge (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 30, 2014). Note: this is an _Age_ Commentary piece.
www.theage.com…

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia: the debate must start now” (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 30, 2014). Note: this is an _Age_ Editorial.
www.theage.com…

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) and tax: striking a balance: Encouraging retirement saving by offering tax concessions has
a big impost on the government,”  by John Collett (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.theage.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Why older workers are getting an upper hand over their employers,” by Howard Levitt (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Apr. 30, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario Pension Plan: (Ontario Province Premier Kathleen) Wynne Ignoring Warnings From Own Officials, Tories (Progressive Conservative Party) Say,” by Maria Babbage (Canadian Press via huffingtonpost.ca, Apr. 29, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/04/29/ontario-pension-plan-kathleen-wynne-payroll-tax_n_5233460.html…

27. KYRGYZSTAN NEWS: “Kyrgyzstan’s Frail Healthcare System Leaves Elderly in the Lurch,” by David Gullette (eurasianet.org…, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.eurasianet.org…

28. MALTA NEWS: “Third pillar pensions scheme to be unveiled ‘in coming weeks'” (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta, Malta Xlokk], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.timesofmalta.com…

29. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pension regulator institutes bigger sanctions to protect contributors’ fund,” by Modestus Anaesoronye (_Business Day_ [the most populous city in that country], Apr. 30, 2014).
businessdayonline.com…

30. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Spending on personal care for elderly increases to 350 million pounds (588.6 million usd),” by Helen Puttick (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

31. SERBIA NEWS: (Finance Minister Lazar) Krstic: Pensions in Serbia will be reduced” (inserbia.info…, Apr. 30, 2014).
inserbia.info…

32. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Calls for more conducive social environment for elderly singles,” by Chitra Kumar (Channel News Asia, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

33. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Elderly fear witchcraft accusations,” by Siyabulela Dzanibe (iol.co.za…, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.iol.co.za…

34. UK NEWS: “Elderly care home abuse: Shocking footage shows elderly residents being taunted and assaulted at Essex (County) care home,” by Emily Dugan (_Independent_ [London], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/shocking-footage-shows-elderly-residents-being-taunted-and-abused-at-essex-care-home-9303888.html…

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35. UK NEWS: “Quality of life in retirement more important than regular pension income, (pensions) minister suggests,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10799000/Quality-of-life-in-retirement-more-important-than-regular-pension-income-minister-suggests.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Pensions minister says budget not a ‘death blow’ to annuities” (_Guardian_ [London], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

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37. UK NEWS: “True cost of Labour’s [Party] pension tax raid (and others since Seventies),” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10798785/True-cost-of-Labours-pension-tax-raid-and-others-since-Seventies.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Barring fate or death, artists are not the retiring types,” by Allan Massie (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 30, 2014). Note: this is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/10796001/Barring-fate-or-death-artists-are-not-the-retiring-types.html…

39. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “‘Pension Fund Assets to Finance Projects’,” by Martin Kadzere (_Herald_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Apr. 30, 2014).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “Simple Measures May Predict Mortality in Middle Age,” by Veronica Hackethal (Medscape Medical News, Apr. 30, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

41. “Incorrect biopsy results cloud Nymox Pharma(ceutical Corporation) prostate cancer study,” by Esha Dey (Reuters Health, Apr. 30, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Robots may need to include parental controls” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Light Activity Every Day Keeps Disability at Bay,” by Erin White (Northwestern University [Evanston, Illinois] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.northwestern.edu…

44. “7.0T NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) assesses changes in hippocampal neurons in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center) Resources, Expertise Used in Genomic Analysis of 115 Year-Old Woman,” by Jan Zverina (University of California at San Diego news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 29, 2014).
ucsdnews.ucsd.edu…

46. “GWAS (genome-wide association study) study ties ABCC9 (gene) anomalies, sulfonylurea exposure to HS (Hippocampal Sclerosis)-Aging” Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) Moves Female Incontinence Device to ‘High Risk’ Status ,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Apr. 29, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 29, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3555–April 29, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3555–April 29, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s Look-Up Tool for Doc Pay Reveals and Conceals,” by Robert Lowes (_Medscape Medical News_, April 29, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

2. “New Medicare coverage of long-term care off to a rocky start,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, April 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

3. “If You Don’t Take Your Meds, Should Your MD Be Punished?” by Brianna Ehley (_Fiscal Times_, April 28, 2014).
www.thefiscaltimes.com…

4. “How Congress Is Actually Holding Down Medicare Spending,” by Austin Frakt (_New York Times_, April 28, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Are We On The Road To A Generational War Over Social Security?” by Richard Chin (_Forbes_, April 29, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Report: Women face financial woes in retirement,” by Hugh R. Morley (_Bergen Record_, April 29, 2014).
www.northjersey.com…

7. “Many struggling with debt want to save aggressively for retirement,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], April 28, 2014).
americasmarkets.us…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “House Debates Nursing Home Transparency; Unions, Malloy Want Bill,” by Christopher Keating (_Hartford Courant_, blog, April 29, 2014).
courantblogs.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “South Florida memory centers focus on improving early Alzheimer’s symptoms,” by Patricia Borns (_Miami Herald_, April 29, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Quinn: State revenue sharing could fix Chicago pensions,” by Natasha Korecki and Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, April 28, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements,” by Jodi S. Cohen (_Chicago Tribune_, April 29, 2014).
articles.chicagotribune.com…

12. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada’s Rise In Elder Abuse,” (_KXNT_, April 28, 2014).
lasvegas.cbslocal.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Poll: NJ residents mostly all talk, no action on end-of-life planning,” by Susan K. Livio (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], April 29, 2014).
www.nj.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: “Older New Yorkers Face Acute Pain in Finding Homes,” by Mireya Navarro and Vivian Yee (_New York Times_, April 29, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “Maziarz, Ryan seek to limit access to state pension system,” by Tom Precious (_Buffalo News_, April 28, 2014).
www.buffalonews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Unable to downsize as they wish, baby boomers are staying in their old homes longer,” by Michael Bleby (_Sydney Morning Herald_, April 29, 2014).
www.smh.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Pension problem has no one-size-fits-all answer,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, April 28, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Calls for carbon tax hike cash to help elderly,” by Conor Ryan (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], April 29, 2014).
www.irishexaminer.com…

19. LITHUANIA NEWS: “Lithuanian Government to allocate EUR 26 mln for pension compensations in 2014,” (_Baltic Course_, April 29, 2014).
www.baltic-course.com…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Workers ready to retire before 60,” by Donna McIntyre (_New Zealand Herald_, April 30, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11246352…

21. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Singapore children pay up for parents,” (_Bangkok Post_, April 30, 2014).
www.bangkokpost.com…

22. THAILAND NEWS: “Activists step up pension fund call,” by Nutnaree Pakvisate (_Bangkok Post_, April 29, 2014).
www.bangkokpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Dementia Facebook app to raise awareness of the illness,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 28, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

24. “Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, April 29, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Music reconnects people with Alzheimer’s, dementia,” (_Channel3000.com_ [Madison, Wisconsin], April 29, 2014).
www.channel3000.com…

26. “‘Tell-tail’ MRI image diagnosis for Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Active surveillance of low-risk prostate cancer beneficial: study,” by Aaron Derfel (_Montreal Gazette_, April 28, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

28. “Loss of Y chromosome can explain shorter life expectancy and higher cancer risk for men,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 28, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3554–Apr. 28, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3554–April 28, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Welcoming Love at an Older Age, but Not Necessarily Marriage,” by Stanley Luxenberg (_New York Times_, Apr. 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Americans push retirement age later: Gallup (polling organization),” by Barbara Soderlin (_Omaha [Nebraska] World-Herald_, Apr. 28, 2014).
www.omaha.com…

3. “Are we under-saving for retirement?” by Robert J. Samuelson (_Washington Post_, Apr. 27, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “The Real Retirement Crisis,” by Randi Weingarten (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 27, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Boomer generation will redefine retirement,” by Joe Solari (_Reno [Nevada] Gazette-Journal_, Apr. 28, 2014). Note: this is a _RGJ_ Opinion piece.
www.rgj.com…

6. “Why are Americans putting off retirement?” by Aimee Picchi (CBS Inc. Moneywatch, Apr. 28, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

7. “Medicare Patients Are First Casualty In Emerging Healthcare Revenue Battles,” by Dan Munro (_Forbes_, Apr. 27, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

8. “TV essential to baby boomers,” by Kathleen Norton (_Poughkeepsie [New York] Journal_, Apr. 26, 2014).
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “With budget balanced, California should cut into credit card debt,” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 28, 2014). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Opinion piece.
www.latimes.com…

10. COLORADO NEWS: “Wrong way to boost retirement savings in Colorado,” by Vincent Carroll (_Denver Post_, Apr. 28, 2014). Note: this is a _DP_ Opinion piece.
www.denverpost.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Teachers, unions vehemently opposed to ‘riskier’ retirement plan,” by Tonya Alanez (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], Apr. 28, 2014).
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

12. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit and Retirees Reach Deal in Bankruptcy Case,” by Monica Davies (_New York Times_, Apr. 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Sources: Lump sum Detroit pension payment could save Michigan 45%,” by Chad Livengood and Robert Snell (_Detroit News_, Apr. 28, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “2 Michigan pension funds still offer bonuses to some retirees,” by Paul Egan (_Detroit Free Press_, Apr. 27, 2014).
www.freep.com…

15. NEW YORK NEWS: “One Therapist, 4 Million usd in 2012 Medicare Billing,” by Julie Creswell and Robert Gebeloff (_New York Times_, Apr. 28, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Marketing effort helps (Philadelphia) city seniors get food stamps, by Alfred Lubrano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Apr. 28, 2014).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister) Tony Abbott: no pension cuts before 2016, but family benefits may change,” by Lenore Taylor (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Apr. 28, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Politicians thinking about cutting the aged pension need to walk in the shoes of Australian pensioners,” by Margaret Wenham (_Courier Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland, Apr. 27, 2014). Note: this is a _CM_ Opinion piece.
www.couriermail.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Government policy to blame for rising cost of pension, not ageing population,” by Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 28, 2014). Note: this is a _MH_ Opinion piece.
www.smh.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Doctor admits giving dying man the drugs to end his life,” by Julia Medew (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 28, 2014).
www.theage.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “The End: baby boomers plan ahead for the last big trip,” by Leigh Tonkin (_Times_ [Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia], Apr. 28, 2014).
canberratimes.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Toronto (Ontario) day programs help seniors with dementia,” by Nancy J. White (_Star_ [Toronto], Apr. 26, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy takes artful approach to fighting dementia,” by Nancy J. White (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 26, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Will the defined benefit plan disappear? As new pension-plan models, including the Target Benefit Plan, appear, old-fashioned plans come under pressure,” by Vanessa Lu (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 26, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Living in Retirement: Without my defined benefit pension plan, I’d be working,” by Joyce Wayne (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 28, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

26. GERMANY NEWS: “Germany faces growing band of critics over pension reform,” by Stefan Wagstyl (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Apr. 28, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

27. PAKISTAN NEWS: “IMF (International Monetary Fund) asks gov(ernmen)t to raise age of retirement,” by Khaleeq Kiani (_Dawn_ [Karachi, Sind], Apr. 28, 2014/Jamadi-ul-Saani 28, 1435).
www.dawn.com…

28. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Employees of medium-sized companies having pension contributions deducted by their firms,” by Helen Pridham (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Apr. 26, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

29. UK NEWS: “‘Savings crisis’ wrecks pensions of the under-50s,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 27, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10790622/Savings-crisis-wrecks-pensions-of-the-under-50s.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “BMI (body mass index) linked to breast cancer risk after menopause,” by Allison Bond (Reuters Health, Apr. 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Penn Neurologists Report on Promise of Statins, Estrogen and Telemedicine as Potential Targets and Interventions for Parkinson’s Disease” (University of Pennsylvania [Philadelphia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2014).
www.uphs.upenn.edu…

32. “UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur across generations” (University of North Carolina [Chapel Hill] Medical School news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 24, 2014).
news.unchealthcare.org…

33. “A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Apr. 28, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Doc(tor)s, Patients Have Different Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Care” (HealthDay News, Apr. 25, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

April 25, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3553–April 25, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3553–April 25, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Some top Medicare beneficiaries spend heavily to lobby,” by Kelly Kennedy, Meghan Hoyer and Fredreka Schouten (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 25, 2014).
www.us…

2. “Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release” (HealthDay News, Apr. 24, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

3. “(Senator Mark) Pryor: GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) trying to undermine Medicare,” by Cameron Joseph (_The Hill_ [Washington, DC], Apr. 25, 2014).
thehill.com…

4. “Wall Street’s secret pension swindle,” by David Sirota (salon.com…, Apr. 25, 2014).
www.salon.com…

5. “U.S. corporate pensions bet on bonds even as prices seen falling,” by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and Richard Leong (Reuters, Apr. 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Detroit [Michigan] bankruptcy spearheads nationwide attack on pensions,” by Andre Damon (World Socialist Web Site, Apr. 25, 2014).
www.ws…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Republicans Slam Democratic Retirement Savings Plan,” by Gregory B. Hladky (_Hartford Courant_, Apr. 25, 2014).
articles.courant.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “House (of Representatives) ready to vote on pension proposal,” by Jeff Burlew (_Tallahassee Democrat_, Apr. 25, 2014).
www.tallahassee.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Deal reached on city (Baltimore) pension bill,” by Luke Broadwater (_Baltimore Sun_ blog, Apr. 24, 2014).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Scranton’s pension mess escalates: Deficit at 150 million usd,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Apr. 25, 2014).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly, poor to bear brunt,” by Greg Ansley (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Apr. 25, 2014). Note: this is a _NZH_ Opinion
piece.
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11243867…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta (Province) government accused of suppressing pension documents,” by Mariam Ibrahim (_Journal_ [Edmonton], Apr. 25, 2014).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

13. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Actuaries seek pensions details from SNP (Scottish National Party),” by Michael Settle (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Apr. 25, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

14. SPAIN NEWS: “LGBT (lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transgender) Elderly Center To Open In Spain,” by Kira Brekke (huffingtonpost.com…, Apr. 25, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

15. “Know your enemy: Oligomers’ role in the development of Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

April 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3552–April 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3552–April 24, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s USD 5 Billion Ambulance Tab Signals Area of Abuse,” by Shannon Pettypiece (_Bloomberg_, April 23, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

2. “Policy group dives into retirement savings,” by Kevin G. Hall (_Sacramento Bee_, April 23, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. FLORIDA NEWS: “Bill to shield nursing home investors from lawsuits gets final approval,” by Mary Ellen Klas (_Miami Herald_, April 23, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

4. FLORIDA NEWS: “Miami, by far, tops list of banned Medicare providers,” by Chris Adams (McClatchey Newspapers via _Miami Herald_, April 23, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension woes continue to grow,” (_News-Gazette_ [Champaign/Urbana, Illinois], April 24, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.news-gazette.com…

6. MAINE NEWS: “Legislation would give nursing homes USD 14 million boost,” by Alanna Durkin (Associated Press via _Portland Press Herald_, April 23, 2014).
www.pressherald.com…

7. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Panel says NC should spread pension decisions,” by Emery P. Dalesio (Associated Press via _Raleigh News and Observer_, April 24, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “2010 ‘reform’ isn’t working; fix pensions,” (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, April 24, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
thetimes-tribune.com…

9. VERMONT NEWS: “Vermont enacts first in the nation pension lending regulation,” by Hilary Niles (_Brattleboro Reformer_, April 24, 2014).
www.reformer.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Milwaukee County demands pension repayments because of ‘buyback’ errors,” by Steve Schultze and Dave Umhoefer (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, April 23, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age pension changes: Treasurer Joe Hockey says Australians need to ‘work as long as they can’,” by Emma Griffiths (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, April 24, 2014).
www.abc.net…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s elderly face double whammy with new user pays aged care system,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]_, April 24, 2014). Note: In addition to a print transcript, an audio transcript (MP3 format, running time 5 minutes 32 seconds) is also available.
www.abc.net…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa releases new details of proposed hybrid pension plan,” by Bill Curry and Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], April 24, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Proposed pension reforms poisoning Alberta labour relations: critics,” by Mariam Ibrahim (_Edmonton Journal_, April 23, 2014).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

15. CHILE NEWS: “Chilean pension expectations not being met,” by Kieran Lonergan (_Business News Americas_, April 23, 2014).
www.bnamericas.com…

16. GERMANY NEWS: “German pension plans prompt EU reply,” by Carla Bleiker (_Deutsche Weld_, April 24, 2014).
www.dw.de/german-pension-plans-prompt-eu-reply/a-17588981…

17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish independence: Governments clash over pension costs,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 24, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

18. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Minister denounces abuse of elderly after video shows sponsor attacked by helper,” (_Gulf News_ [Dubai], April 23, 2014).
gulfnews.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Warning over ‘unacceptable’ lottery in care of the dying,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10783345/Warning-over-unacceptable-lottery-in-care-of-the-dying.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Elderly care demand to ‘outstrip’ family supply,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 24, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Firefighters to stage fresh strikes over pensions row,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 24, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

22. WORLD NEWS: “The Aging World,” by Kate Blair (_Slate_, April 24, 2014).
www.slate.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Joint Replacements Cost More Than Annual Income in 18 States,” by Napala Pratini (_Huffington Post_, blog, April 23, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

24. “Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, April 23, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Vitamin D May Not Lower Seniors’ Fall Risk,” (_HealthDay_, April 24, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Autologous stem cell therapy improves motor function in chronic stroke victims,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Palliation is rarely a topic in studies on advanced cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians,” (_HealthDay_, April 23, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3551–Apr. 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3551–April 23, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “More Americans in their golden years are going hungry” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

2. “Retirement Remains Americans’ Top Financial Worry,” by Andrew Dugan (gallup.com…, Apr. 22, 2014).
www.gallup.com…

3. “Medicare ACOs (accountable care organizations) Face Accountability Challenges” (HealthDay News, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

4. “Policy group dives into retirement savings,” by Kevin G. Hall (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.kansascity.com…

5. “Now, even boomers are moving back in with mom and dad,” by Jonathan Berr (CBS Inc. Moneywatch, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

6. “More Baby Boomers Divorcing And That Means More Dating,” by Jim Shea (_Hartford [Connecticut] Courant_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.courant.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “House (of Representatives) rejects limits on total state pensions: (Associated Press via _Arizona Daily Sun_ [Flagstaff], Apr. 23, 2014).
azdailysun.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension reform championed by conservatives running into trouble,” by Michael Van Sickler (_Miami Herald_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Bill to shield nursing home investors from lawsuits gets final approval” (_Miami Herald_ blog, Apr. 23, 2014).
miamiherald.typepad.com…

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10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago Pension Measures in Doubt as (Governor Pat) Quinn Withholds Signature,” by Tim Jones (Bloomberg News, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Chicago Mayor Rahm) Emanuel’s office rips (Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce) Rauner robocalls (telephone call that uses a computerized autodialer to deliver a pre-recorded message) on pension bill,” by Rick Pearson and Hal Dardick (_Chicago Tribune_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.chicagotribune.com…

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12. MICHIGAN NEWS: (Attorney General Bill) Schuette won’t reveal next move in light of (Detroit) bankruptcy pension deal,” by Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, Apr. 22, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michiganians can’t afford deep Medicare cuts,” by Amar Majjoo (_Detroit News, Apr. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _DN_ Opinion piece.
www.detroitnews.com…

14. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Building for boomers,” by Nancy Crotti (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Where the boomers are,” by Katy Read (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie continues pitch for pension reform,” by Maddie Hanna (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.philly.com…

17. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC employee union takes pension complaints to feds (federal government),” by Emery P. Dalesio (Associated Press via _Raleigh News and Observer_, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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18. ASIA/UK NEWS: “Britain should learn from India’s family values,” by Anjana Ahuja (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10780181/Britain-should-learn-from-Indias-family-values.html…

19. ASIA/UK NEWS: “Asian children care for their parents? That’s an outdated stereotype,” by Sarfraz Manzoor (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Apr. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Commentary piece.
www.theguardian.com…

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20. ARMENIA NEWS: “Premier de-facto suspends mandatory pension fund deductions in Armenia” (ARKA News Agency, Apr. 23, 2014).
arka.am/en/news/society/premier_de_facto_suspends_mandatory_pension_fund_deductions_in_armenia/…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call to exempt pensioners from 6 ad (5.61 usd) GP (general practitioner) fee in May Budget” (news.com….au, Apr. 22, 2014).
www.news.com…

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22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “End pension rise discrimination: (Australian Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan) Ryan” (Australian Associated Press via 9News (TV), Apr. 23, 2014).
news.ninemsn.com…

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Lifting retirement age is a healthy prospect,” by Jeff Kennett (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _HS_ Opinion piece.
www.heraldsun.com…

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24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “‘Nothing is free’: (Treasurer) Joe Hockey warns of budget pain, with pensions in the firing line,” by Mark Kenny (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 24, 2014).
www.smh.com…

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: (Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s chief business adviser) Maurice Newman questions housing exemption from pension assets test,” by Dan Harrison (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.smh.com…

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26. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “End of life treatment for elderly under question,” by Lucy Carroll (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 24, 2014).
www.smh.com…

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Compassion needed most in end of life decisions” (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Apr. 24, 2014). Note: this is a _MH_ Editorial.
www.smh.com…

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28. CANADA NEWS: “(Alberta Province) Pension changes strips plan boards of power: unions,” by Mariam Ibrahim (_Journal_ [Edmonton], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

29. INDIA NEWS: (Bombay) High Court to (Indian) Railways: reserve seats for the elderly on trains” (Press Trust of India via New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) news, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.ndtv.com…

30. IRELAND NEWS: “Former (Aer Lingus and Aer Rianta/Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)) aviation workers in UK likely to get full pension benefits,” by Barry O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. ISLE OF MAN NEWS: “Isle of Man’s pension issues in the spotlight” (iomtoday.co.im, Apr. 23, 2014).
www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/isle-of-man-s-pension-issues-in-the-spotlight-1-6573257…

32. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Labour (Party) promises pensions to all (war) vet(eran)s,” by Brendan Manning (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Apr. 24, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11243078…

33. RUSSIA/UKRAINE NEWS: “Pension allowances paid to people in Crimea 25% up “Ukrainian” payments” (ITAR/TASS, Apr. 23, 2014).
en.itar-tass.com…

34. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pension off (former UK Prime Minister Gordon) Brown’s warnings,” by George Kerevan (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.scotsman.com…

35. UK NEWS: “The 135 places in Britain where one in seven boys will not live to retirement: Official figures show how, despite rising life expectancy, in 135 towns and cities at least one in seven baby boys will not live to draw their pension,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph [London], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10779783/The-135-places-in-Britain-where-one-in-seven-boys-will-not-live-to-retirement.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “Not all older adults want emergency stroke drug: study,” by Genevra Pittman (Reuters Health, Apr. 22, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

37. “Toward unraveling the Alzheimer’s mystery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Loss of memory in Alzheimer’s mice models reversed through gene therapy” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy in People at Risk for Alzheimer’s” (University of Maryland [College Park] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.umdrightnow.umd.edu…

40. “Scripps (Research Institute) Florida Scientists Identify Critical New Protein Complex Involved in Learning and Memory” (Scripps Research Institute [Jupiter, Florida] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 22, 2014).
www.scripps.edu…

41. “Midlife occupational and leisure-time physical activity limits mobility in old age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Apr. 22, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

April 22, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3550–April 22, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3550–April 22, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “For High-Risk Medicare Beneficiaries: Targeting CMMI Demonstrations On Promising Delivery Models,” by Karen Davis, Christine Buttorff, Bruce Leff, Quincy Samus, Sarah Szanton, and Jennifer Wolff (_Health Affairs_, blog, April 22, 2014).
healthaffairs.org…

2. “Medicare wants to better coordinate care. Here’s why that could be difficult,” by Jason Millman (_Washington Post_, blog, April 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Rx Gender gap! Male MDs earn way more than females in Medicare,” by Dan Morgan (_CNBC_, April 22, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

4. “Age-bias laws backfire on jobless boomers,” by Matthew Heimer (_MarketWatch_, blog, April 22, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “County officials to act on increasing pension debt,” by Barrett Newkirk (_Desert Sun_ [Palm Springs, California], April 21, 2014).
www.desertsun.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “FRS bill moves forward in House,” by Jeff Burlew (_Tallahassee Democrat_, April 22, 2014).
www.tallahassee.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Mayors say municipalities need pension reform,” by Maudlyne Ihejirika (_Chicago Sun-Times_, April 21, 2014).
politics.suntimes.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana House wants state workers, teachers to wait longer for retirement,” (Associated Press via _Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], April 21, 2014).
www.nola.com…

9. OREGON NEWS: “Long-term care insurance rates rising in Oregon,” (Associated Press via _Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], April 21, 2014).
www.theolympian.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “Vermont Boosts Pension-Loan Oversight With First-in-Nation Law,” by William Selway (_Bloomberg_, April 22, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

11. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “More seniors to get home care,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, April 21, 2014).
wvgazette.com…

12. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Scott Walker announces Family Care expansion in northeast,” by Patrick Marley (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, April 21, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin nursing homes are becoming more home than nursing,” by Lydia Mulvany (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, April 21, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

14. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Dane County dementia program could expand statewide,” by David Wahlberg (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], April 21, 2014).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. CANADA NEWS: “Antipsychotic drugs prescribed to seniors at alarming rates, province finds,” by David Bruser and Jesse McLean (_Toronto Star_, April 21, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

16. GERMAN NEWS: “Eastern Europeans make German home care possible,” by Godehard Weyerer (_Deutsche Weld_, April 22, 2014).
www.dw.de/eastern-europeans-make-german-home-care-possible/a-17582717…

17. GREECE NEWS: “Austerity in Greece caused more than 500 male suicides, say researchers,” by Katie Allen (_Guardian_ [London], April 21, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Women disproportionately hit by contributory pension scheme cuts,” by Conor Ryan (_Irish Examiner_ [Cork], April 22, 2014).
www.irishexaminer.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS:”Prospect of a pension shortfall is not to be underestimated,” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], April 22, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world’s biggest,” by Chikafumi Hodo And Takaya Yamaguchi (_Reuters_, April 22, 2014).
in.reuters.com…

21. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Cutting pensions will hit hopes of more family carers, say campaigners,” (_DutchNews_, April 22, 2014).
www.dutchnews.nl…

22. PAKISTAN NEWS: “EOBI asked to increase pension,” (_Dawn_ [Karachi], April 22, 2014).
www.dawn.com…

23. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish independence: Brown says Scotland’s pensions protected by UK,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 22, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

24. UK NEWS: “One in five women near retirement age will have to rely on state pension,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10778508/One-in-five-women-near-retirement-age-will-have-to-rely-on-state-pension.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Britain should learn from Asian and African immigrants about caring for elderly, says minister,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10775465/Britain-should-learn-from-Asian-and-African-immigrants-about-caring-for-elderly-says-minister.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “NeuroPhage discovers GAIM-changing molecules to combat Alzheimer’s and related diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Narrowing of neck artery without warning may signal memory and thinking decline,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “EORTC and SIOG update expert opinion on management of elderly patients with NSCLC,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Eye ‘Training’ May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, April 22, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Teaching seniors to use the Internet reduces risk of depression,” by Robin Erb (_Detroit Free-Press_, April 21, 2014).
www.freep.com…

April 21, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3549–April 21, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3549–April 21, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Rail workers’ health issues are a growing safety concern: As the population of railway workers ages, critics concerned about public safety call for more stringent rules on health and medications,” by Dan Weikel (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 20, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

2. “How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic,” by Chris Arnold (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Apr. 21, 2014). In addition to the story, an audio transcript (running time: 4 minutes 56 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “(US Representative) Paul Ryan Goes Small on Medicare Reform,” by Kevin Drum (_Mother Jones_ [San Francisco, California], Apr. 21, 2014).
www.motherjones.com…

4. “Let Medicare negotiate drug prices” (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Apr. 21, 2014). Note this is a _USA Today_ Editorial.
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALASKA NEWS: “Legislature passes new approach to pension debt” (Associated Press via _Fairbanks Daily News-Miner_, Apr. 21, 2014).
www.newsminer.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bankrupt City (San Bernardino) Fighting to Open a Crack in California’s Pension Agency,” by Rick Lyman and Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Apr. 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Oakland (city) auditor sounds pension alarm, by Matthew Artz (_Oakland Tribune_ via _Contra Costa Times_, Apr. 20, 2014).
www.contracostatimes.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “For LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) seniors, affordable housing is scarce and often unwelcoming,” by Hailey Branson-Potts (_Los Angeles Times_, Apr. 20, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Legislation typo(graphical error) carries severe implications” (_Daily Illini_ [Champaign-Urbana], Apr. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _DI_ Editorial.
www.dailyillini.com…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana Supreme Court won’t reconsider New Orleans fire pension ruling,” by Richard Rainey (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Apr. 21, 2014).
www.nola.com…

11. MICHIGAN NEWS: “The ‘silver tsunami’: Nursing homes prepare for wave of baby boomers,” by Jay Greene (_Crain’s Detroit Business_, Apr. 21, 2014).
www.crainsdetroit.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Live Longer and Heirs Will Prosper in New York,” by Paul Sullivan (_New York Times_, Apr. 19, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Aid lacking for elderly protective services , experts say,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, Apr. 20, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Moody’s (Investors Service): If RI loses pension case, state will face ‘extremely difficult choices’,” by Paul Grimaldi (_Providence Journal_, Apr. 21, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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15. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “Nigel Farage among MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) to benefit from EU second pension scheme,” by Bruno Waterfield (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Apr. 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10777124/Nigel-Farage-among-MEPs-to-benefit-from-EU-second-pension-scheme.html…

16. EUROPEAN UNION NEWS: “MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) second pension scheme: how it works,” by Bruno Waterfield
(_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Apr. 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10777196/MEPs-second-pension-scheme-how-it-works.html…

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17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Council of Ageing urges roundtable discussion with government on pensions,” by
Jemima Whyte and Sally Patten (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 22, 2014).
www.theage.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Slogging on until you’re 70?” by John Collett (_Times_ [Brisbane, Queensland], Apr. 20, 2014).
www.brisbanetimes.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Super(annuation) not pensions that’s killing budget,” by Mark Kenney (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South
Wales], Apr. 22, 2014). www.smh.com…
zqx7p.html

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Changes to age pension indexation hit women hardest,” by John Collett (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Apr. 20, 2014).
www.smh.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age pensions: Later, and less, plans the government, by Gareth Hutchens (_Morning Herald [Sydney, New South Wales, Apr. 19, 2014).
www.smh.com…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Groups say bid to raise pension age to 70 would be unfair,” by David Killick (_Mercury_ [Hobart, Tasmania], Apr. 20, 2014).
www.themercury.com…

23. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Options open to put brake on pension,” by Shane Wright (_West Australian_ [Perth], Apr. 21, 2014).
au.news.yahoo.com…

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24. CANADA NEWS: “Assisted suicide–the issue we can’t ignore,” by Jeffrey Simpson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 19, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. CHINA NEWS: “25 Chinese Regions Raise Pensions” (China Radio Internatonal, Apr. 21, 2014).
english.cri.cn/6826/2014/04/21/191s823010.htm…

26. GERMANY NEWS: “Germany attacked over plan to cut retirement age,” by Alice Ross (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Apr. 21, 2014).  Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world’s biggest,” by Chikafumi Hodo and Takaya Yamaguchi (Reuters, Apr. 21, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

28. JAPAN NEWS: “A need for special nursing homes” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Apr. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/04/21/editorials/need-special-nursing-homes/…

29. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scottish Independence: (former UK Prime Minister) Gordon Brown warns of pensions black hole if Scots vote to leave union,” by Nigel Morris (_Independent_ [London, UK], Apr. 21, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scottish-independence-gordon-brown-warns-of-pensions-black-hole-if-scots-vote-to-leave-union-9272397.html…

30. UK NEWS: “Scrap higher rate pensions tax relief, says think tank,” by Scott Campbell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10777428/Scrap-higher-rate-pensions-tax-relief-says-think-tank.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Pensions gulf that threatens to lead elderly astray,” by James Quinn (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 20, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10776545/Pensions-gulf-that-threatens-to-lead-elderly-astray.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Concern over pension funds in unregulated schemes,” by Iona Bain (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Apr. 19, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

33. UK NEWS: “‘Most of these elderly people have a simple need–not to be on their own’,” by Yvonne Roberts (_Observer_ [London], Apr. 20, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

34. “New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “‘Chaperone’ compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer’s treatment” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “NNI (National Neuroscience Institute) researchers discover novel function of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “MSU physicists push new Parkinson’s treatment toward clinical trials” (Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan) news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 21, 2014).
msutoday.msu.edu…

38. “Treating depression in PD (Parkinson’s Disease) patients: New research” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Religious Music Brings Benefit to Seniors’ Mental Health” (Gerontological Society of America news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.geron.org…

40. “Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Patients,” by Robert Preidt  (HealthDay News, Apr. 18, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “Who Will Watch You Fall? A Radar Detection Program for the Elderly,” by James Hamblin (_The Atlantic_ [Washington, DC], Apr. 21, 2014).
www.theatlantic.com…

April 18, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3548–April 18, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3548–April 18, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Politicized Payments: Medicare payment data opens a whole new avenue for political attacks,” by Keith Lee Rupp (_US News and World Report_ blog, Apr. 18, 2014).
www.us…

2. “How to Rein in Medicare’s Runaway Costs” (Bloomberg News, Apr. 17, 2014). Note: this is a Bloomberg Opinion piece.
www.businessweek.com…

3. “Advocates want social security cap lifted, wealthiest to pay more,” by Dexter Mullins (Aljazeera America, Apr. 17, 2014).
america.aljazeera.com…

4. “Nostalgia is a baby boomer bummer,” by Mary Schmich (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Apr. 18, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALASKA NEWS: “(State) House Approves 3 Billion usd Transfer To Pension System,” by Alexandra Gutierrez (Alaska Public Radio News, Apr. 18, 2014).
www.alaskapublic.org…

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Nursing Home Disclosure Bill: Transparency or Intrusion?” by Lisa Chedekel (_Hartford Courant_, Apr. 18, 2014).
www.courant.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Hold off on pension reforms” (_Tampa Bay Times_ [Tampa-St. Petersburg], Apr. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _TBT_ Editorial.
www.tampabay.com…

8. IDAHO NEWS: “More Idahoans make end-of-life plan,” by Audrey Dutton (_Idaho Statesman_ [Boise], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.idahostatesman.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension reform to cost workers 55 million usd by 2025,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Apr. 18, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “After threats of painful cuts, Detroit moves closer to deal to protect pensions,” by Judy Woodruff (US Public Broadcasting Service _Newshour_, Apr. 17, 2014). Video, audio (running time: 6 minutes 16 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Quorum rules raise tensions at Dallas police, fire pension meeting,” by Steve Thompson (_Dallas Morning News_, Apr. 18, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. ARMENIA NEWS: “Pension Protest: Activists stage demo(nstration) near Presidential Palace, PM (Prime Minister) joins their march” (armenianow.com…, Apr. 18, 2014).
armenianow.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Together, we can achieve a secure retirement for all: We need a mandatory, low-cost pension plan that provides everyone with secure and predictable retirement incomes,” by Murray Gold (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Apr. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “(Alberta Province labor) Unions to fight pension changes for government workers (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Apr. 17, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/unions-to-fight-pension-changes-for-government-workers-1.2613498…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Euthanasia debate is still alive and well,” by Susan Martinuk (_Herald_ [Calgary, Alberta], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Knowing how long we’ll live won’t end the pension pot temptation,” by Pat Thane (_Guardian_ [London], Apr. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Commentary piece.
www.theguardian.com…

17. UK NEWS: TELEVISION REVIEW: “Protecting our Parents, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation Channel) Two, review: ‘compelling yet bleak’,” by Tom Rowley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/tv-and-radio-reviews/10772768/Protecting-our-Parents-BBC-Two-review-compelling-yet-bleak.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Breakthrough in human cloning offers new transplant hope: For the first time scientists have turned the skin cells of a pensioner into stem cells, which can grow into any type of tissue in the body,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10774097/Breakthrough-in-human-cloning-offers-new-transplant-hope.html…

19. “Menopausal Transition: Expect 10+ Days of Bleeding,” by Lara C. Pullen (Medscape Medical News, Apr. 18, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

20. “Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth,” by Kate Kelland (Reuters Health, Apr. 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

21. “Info may prompt seniors to taper off sleeping pills,” by Anne Harding (Reuters Health, Apr. 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

22. “Chronic inflammation linked to ‘high-grade’ prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Is Parkinson’s an autoimmune disease?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Training Can Improve Visual Field Losses From Glaucoma” (HealthDay News, Apr. 17, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

April 17, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3547–April 17, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:35 am

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3547–April 17, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Hospital Visits Fell When Seniors Got Drug Coverage,” by Jay Hancock (_Kaiser Health News_, blog, April 16, 2014).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

2. “Study: Cuts to Medicare Advantage Top USD 1,500 Per Senior,” by Sam Baker (_National Journal_, April 17, 2014).
www.nationaljournal.com…

3. “Taking cues from ‘Golden Girls,’ more single baby boomers are building a future together,” (US Public Broadcasting Corporation _Newshour_, April 16, 2014). A video, audio (running time 6 minutes 37 seconds), and print transcript available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ALASKA NEWS: “Compass: Governor’s pension plan makes the best sense,” by Lucinda Mahoney and Jennifer Johnston (_Anchorage Daily News_, April 16, 2014).
www.adn.com…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “CalPERS [California Public Employees’ Retirement System] adopts USD 459 million pension rate hike,” by Dale Kasler (_Sacramento Bee_, April 16, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Embrace change, save money, in pension plan,” (_South Florida Sun-Sentinel_ [Fort Lauderdale], April 16, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
articles.sun-sentinel.com…

7. INDIANA NEWS: “Elderly among Indy’s most at risk for hunger,” by Erika D. Smith (_Indianaoplis Star_, April 17, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.indystar.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Pensioners in Detroit Rejoice, Though Deal Is Far From Done,” by Steven Yaccino and Monica Davey (_New York Times_, April 17, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “New Jersey’s pension options are limited,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, blog, April 16, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “Borrowing for pension costs soar in N.Y.,” by Joseph Spector (_Elmira Star-Gazette_, April 16, 2014).
www.stargazette.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Judge denies motion to dismiss lawsuit over R.I. pension overhaul,” by Donita Taylor (_Providence Journal_, April 16, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Employer contributions must increase, retirement board told,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, April 16, 2014).
wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria’s Population Decreasing and Aging – NSI,” (_Novinite_ [Sofia], April 17, 2014).
www.novinite.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Canadians face more years of saving, work as chief actuary increases life expectancy,” by Barbara Shecter (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], April 16, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

15. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Agreement reached on long-term care reforms, senate majority assured,” (_DutchNews_, April 17, 2014).
www.dutchnews.nl…

16. UK NEWS: “Pensioners could get life expectancy guidance,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, April 17, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Cut pensions tax relief to 30pc for all, says minister,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 16, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10770273/Cut-pensions-tax-relief-to-30pc-for-all-says-minister.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “Are Blood Pressure Drugs Worth the Falls?” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, April 17, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “Elderly who lose interest in pastimes could be at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease,” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], April 17, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10770763/Elderly-who-lose-interest-in-pastimes-could-be-at-risk-of-Alzheimers-Disease.html…

20. “Drug delivery system by PU researchers shows improved results in Alzheimer’s,” by Priyanka Kachhava (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], April 17, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

21. “Cancer drugs block dementia-linked brain inflammation, UCI study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Sprifermin offers benefit for cartilage loss from knee osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon ‘Watchful Waiting’ Approach,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, April 17, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

24. “Study finds adverse respiratory outcomes for older people with COPD taking benzodiazepines,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Internet use may cut retirees’ depression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], April 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

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