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May 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3577–March 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3577–May 30, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Rethinking the Retirement Community,” by Stanley Luxenburg (_New York Times_, May 30, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Congressmen propose new commission to fix Social Security,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_ blog, May 30, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Medicare Can Pay For Transgender Recipients’ Gender Confirmation Surgeries: Feds (Federal Government) (Associated Press via huffingtonpost.com…, May 30, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Vital retirement lessons from the 1950s,” by Steve Vernon (CBS, Inc. Marketwatch, May 30, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

5. “Can Telemedicine Reduce Nursing Home Costs?” by  Carolyn Rosenblatt (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], May 29, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Bernardino must get pension costs in line” (_Riverside Press-Enterprise_, May 29, 2014). Note: this is a _RPE_ Editorial).
www.pe.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle pension bill hits a GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) wall,” by Greg Hinz (_Crain’s Chicago Business_ blog, May 29, 2014).
www.chicagobusiness.com…

8. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma governor signs pension overhaul bill” (Associated Press via KTUL Channel 8 [Tulsa] TV news, May 30, 2014).
www.ktul.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Prime Minister) Tony Abbott recalls how to deny cuts to pensions but effect will echo down ages,” by Lenore Taylor (_Guardian_ [London, UK], May 30, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “In nursing homes, seniors are being drugged needlessly,” by  Nicole F. Bernier (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], May 30, 2014). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Opinion piece.
www.montrealgazette.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “U.S. creditors fighting for lion’s share of remaining Nortel (Networks) assets,” by Theresa Tedesco (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 30, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Canada’s oil patch (oil industry) bracing for coming ‘retirement tsunami’,” by Yadullah Hussain (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 30, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Oldest New Brunswicker (Province) Adea Pellerin-Cormier dead at 112: Kent County woman was oldest living Canadian who was born in country” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, May 26, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/oldest-new-brunswicker-ad%C3%A9a-pellerin-cormier-dead-at-112-1.2654020…

The story refers to a documentary film about Pellerin-Cormier made by her great grandson: _A Sunday at 105_. The film (running time: 13 minutes 20 seconds, in French with English subtitles, is available from the National Film Board of Canada and is linked to from the story.

14. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NEWS: “Corrupt agency eyes Dominican Republic’s 6.06 billion usd pension fund” (dominicantoday.com…, May 30, 2014).
www.dominicantoday.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension time-bomb: Where are you going to find 360,000 euros (489,730 usd) to retire on?” by Sarah McCabe (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 30, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pension-timebomb-where-are-you-going-to-find-360000-to-retire-on-30309725.html…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s public pension fund to adopt government’s shareholder code,” by Chikafumi Hodo (Reuters, May 30, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

17. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Aging Swiss Face Pension Funding Dilemma on Immigration,” by Carolyn Bandel (Bloomberg News, May 29, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “What doctors, patients want at end of life,” by Jessica Firger (CBS, Inc. News, May 30, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

19. “Therapeutic benefits of music being used to treat Alzheimer’s, addiction, and depression,” by Adriana Barton (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Canada], May 30, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. “Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults,” by Kathleen Doheny (HealthDay News, May 30, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

21. “Sexuality And Dementia Pose Challenges In Nursing Homes,” by Charlotte Albright (Vermont (US State) Public Radio news, May 30, 2014).
digital.vpr.net…

22. “Antidepressant may be hormone alternative for hot flashes,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, May 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Standard approaches to menopause symptoms discount non-Western experiences” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Radiation for prostate cancer linked to secondary cancers, study finds” (University of Michigan [Ann Arbor] Comprehensive Cancer Center news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 30, 2014).
mcancer.org…

25. “Study suggests strong link between depression and early death among seniors with diabetes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Calcium Supplements Don’t Raise Women’s Heart Risks, Study Says,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, May 30, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 29, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3576–May 29, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3576–May 29, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Regulator hits U.S. public pensions for “misleading” practices,” by Lisa Lambert (_Reuters_, May 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Report shows USD 6.7 billion in improper Medicare payments,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 29, 2014).
www.us…

3. “Medicare Overpays Billions for Office Visits, Patient Evaluations,” by Charles Ornstein (_ProPublica_, May 29, 2014).
www.propublica.org…

4. “Exclusive: Medicare on drugs: 24,000 tests for 145 patients,” by M.B. Pell and Sharon Begley (_Reuters_, May 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Want To Know Where Senior Care Is Headed? Keep An Eye On Kindred Healthcare,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, May 28, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Lawmakers Get Glimpse of Proposed Pension Plan,” by Kevin Wheatley (_State Journal_ [Frankfort, Kentucky], May 28, 2014).
www.state-journal.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension fund’s investment draws pay-to-play inquiry,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, May 28, 2014).
www.philly.com…

8. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon set to backfill $2 million in sequestration cuts for senior services,” by Yuxing Zheng (_Oregonian_ [], May 28, 2014).
www.oregonlive.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Bipartisan panel backs hybrid state pension plan,” by Amy Worden (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, May 29, 2014).
www.philly.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “GOP leaders promote pension overhaul plan,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Gazette_, May 28, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

11. TENNESSEE NEWS: Haslam Signs Local Government Pension Reform Bill Into Law,” (_Chattanoogan_, May 28, 2014).
www.chattanoogan.com…

12. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “W.Va. veterans eligible for more state pension benefits,” by Phil Kabler (_Charleston Gazette_, May 28, 2014).
www.wvgazette.com…

13. WISCONSIN NEWS: “European group studying Gundersen end-of-life care program,” by Guy Boulton (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, May 28, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Palliative care strategy call backed by House of Commons,” by Kady O’Malley (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, May 28, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/palliative-care-strategy-call-backed-by-house-of-commons-1.2657151…

15. EUROPEAN NEWS: “South Europe’s families offer short-term fix to pensions crisis,” by Julien Toyer & Lisa Jucca (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], May 29, 2014).
www.ekathimerini.com…

16. GERMAN NEWS: “German seniors using new guidelines to willingly re-enter the workforce,” (Agence France-Presse via _Raw Story_, May 28, 2014).
www.rawstory.com…

17. RUSSIA NEWS: “Fewer Russians Fear Growing Old, Poll Shows,” (_Moscow Times_, May 28, 2014).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Government urged to review ‘on the cheap’ elderly home care,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 29, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Stakeholders share their thoughts on action plan for ageing,” by Vimita Mohandas (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 29, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Pensions reform loophole may cost Osborne Pn 24bn (USD 29.5bn),” by John Greenwood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10861663/Pensions-reform-loophole-may-cost-Osborne-24bn.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Labour plans to automatically extend workplace pensions to 1.5m low earners,” by Rowena Mason (_Guardian_ [London], May 28, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

22. WORLD NEWS: “People more optimistic about economy but downbeat about retirement,” by Walter Hamilton (_Los Angeles Times_, May 28, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Cynics three times more likely to suffer from dementia,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 29, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10861276/Cynics-three-times-more-likely-to-suffer-from-dementia.html…

24. “Social networks linked to better health for older adults, studies find,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Most doctors wouldn’t want intensive care at the end of life,” by Randi Belisomo (_Reuters_, May 28, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Black trauma patients 65 and older more likely to survive than white counterparts,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Negative social interactions increase hypertension risk in older adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, May 29, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We’re Old,” by Nicole Edine (_Huffington Post_, blog, May 28, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

May 28, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3575–May 28, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3575–May 28, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Wall Street Pension Scam,” by Dean Baker (huffingtonpost.com…, May 27, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

2. “Who Claims Social Security At Age 62?” by Ashlea Ebeling (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], May 28, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

3. “How to Manage a Boomer,” by Samuel P. Jacobs (_Time_ [New York, New York], May 28, 2014).
time.com…

4. “Rite of passage for the elderly,” by Farah Stockman (_Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, May 28, 2014). Note: this is a _BG_ Opinion piece.
www.bostonglobe.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(State) Senate passes (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle’s county pension reform,” by Jon Seidel and Elise Dismer (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 28, 2014).
politics.suntimes.com…

6. NEW YORK NEWS: “Elderly find a haven from abuse–and a sense of belonging,” by Nicole Lewis (_Chronicle of Philanthropy_ [Washington, District of Columbia] via _Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], May 28, 2014).
www.csmonitor.com…

7. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Time to stop NC institutions from artificially raising pensions” (_Raleigh News & Observer_ May 28, 2014). Note: this is a _RNO_ Editorial.
www.newsobserver.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Governor Tom) Corbett backs hybrid Pa. public pension proposal” (Associated Press via _The Sentinel_ [Carlisle], May 28, 2014).
cumberlink.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. WORLD NEWS: “Few workers confident of easy retirement,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 28, 2014).
www.us…

10. EUROPE NEWS: “South Europe’s families offer short-term fix to pensions crisis” (Reuters via _Oman Daily Observer_ [Muscat], May 28, 2014).
main.omanobserver.om/?p=84242…

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s ageing population need not be a burden on taxpayers,” by Katharine Betts (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], May 27, 2014). Note: this is an _Age_ Commentary piece.
www.theage.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Most Canadians Have No Plan For Their End of Life Treatment,” by Daren Heyland and Sharon Baxter (huffingtonpost.com…, May 27, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.ca/daren-heyland/end-of-life-care_b_5398726.html…

13. CANADA NEWS: “(New Democratic Party Leader Andrea) Horwath silent on Ontario (Province) pension plan until federal election,” by  Paola Loriggio (_Spectator_ [Hamilton, Ontario], May 28, 2014).
www.thespec.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “Chinese elderly reportedly commit suicide to secure burial,” by Laura He (marketwatch.com… blog, May 28, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Pension scam in Madhya Pradesh (State): 4 lakh (400,000) pensioners go missing,” by Amarjeet Singh (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], May 28, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

16. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pension Assets Hit N4 Trillion (24.43 billion usd)” (_Daily Independent_ [most populous city in that country] via allAfrica.com…, May 27, 2014).
allafrica.com…

17. POLAND NEWS: “Polish (Holocaust) survivors living outside Poland to be eligible for pensions” (Jewish Telegraphic Agency [New York, New York], May 28, 2014).
www.jta.org…

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18. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Suspected arson kills 21, mostly elderly patients, in South Korean hospital,; patient detained,” by Hyung-Jin Kim (Associated Press via _US News and World Report_ [Washington, District of Columbia], May 28, 2014).
www.us…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Nursing home fire kills 21 people, injures 8” (Yonhap News Agency [Seoul], May 28, 2014).
english.yonhapnews.co.kr…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “21 Die in Fire at Hospital in South Korea,” by Choe Sang-Hun (_New York Times_, May 28, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

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21. UK NEWS: “(Former British Broadcasting Corporation TV show _That’s Life_ Presenter) Esther Rantzen: Britain is to busy to speak to older people” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10859491/Esther-Rantzen-Britain-is-too-busy-to-speak-to-older-people.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Can Tai Chi slow the aging process?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Toxins in the environment might make you older than your years” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care,” by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News, May 27, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

25. “Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Age,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, May 27, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Doctor Shares Tips for Preventing Falls Among Seniors,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, May 27, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, May 27, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Toxins in the environment might make you older than your years” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 27, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3574–May 27, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3574–May 27, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Center sues in an effort to make Medicare Advantage files public,” by Fred Schulte (_Center for Public Integrity_, May 27, 2014).
www.publicintegrity.org…

2. “Cost an indirect measure of waste, Medicare researcher says,” by Jon McClure (_Dallas Morning News_, May 24, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

3. “Boomers drive change in age structure,” (_Spokane Spokesman-Review_, May 26, 2014).
www.spokesman.com…

4. “Many Americans fear going broke in retirement,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 25, 2014).
www.us…

5. “More seniors staying in the labor market, data shows,” by Ann Belser (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, May 25, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Personal spending increase for Medicaid patients goes to Scott,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, May 26, 2014).
www.heraldtribune.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cook County pension proposal is light on funding specifics,” by Jon Seidel (_Chicago Sun-Times_, May 27, 2014).
politics.suntimes.com…

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “State’s views on pension cases correct,” (_Concord Monitor_, May 25, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.concordmonitor.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie Administration Eyes Shift To ‘Hybrid’ Pension System,” by Mark J. Magyar (_NJSpotlight_, blog, May 27, 2014).
www.njspotlight.com…

10. VERMONT NEWS: “Medicare rules can leave seniors with unexpected costs,” by Morgan True (_Brattleboro Reformer_, May 27, 2014).
www.reformer.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. ARMENIA NEWS: “Armenian president signs amendments to funding pension law,” (_Arka News Agency_, May 26, 2014).
arka.am/en/news/society/armenian_president_signs_amendments_to_funding_pension_law/…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Housing squeeze: Baby boomers moving to mum’s retirement village,” by Michael Bleby (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 26, 2014).
www.smh.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “How a made-in-Ontario pension plan would work,” by Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew (_Toronto Star_, May 25, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Doctors push for co-ordinated approach to dementia treatment,” by Erin Ellis (_Vancouver Sun_, May 26, 2014).
www.vancouversun.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “Nursing homes seek acceptance,” by Li Yang (_China Daily_ [Beijing], May 27, 2014).
usa.chinadaily.com…

16. CHINA/HONG KONG NEWS: “Call for urgent action as appalling plight of needy elderly revealed,” by Ng Kang-chung and Jennifer Ngo (_South China Morning Post_ [Hong Kong], May 27, 2014).
www.scmp.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Workers set to face pensions shock, warns watchdog,” by Anne-Marie Walsh (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 27, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/workers-set-to-face-pensions-shock-warns-watchdog-30306630.html…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Baby boomers becoming gray gang,” by Sawako Obara (_Japan Times_, May 27, 2014).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/05/27/national/social-issues/baby-boomers-becoming-gray-gang/#.U4TEf_ldXng…

19. MALTA NEWS: “Rights charter for elderly in care homes published,” (_Malta Independent_, May 26, 2014).
www.independent.com…

20. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Govt finalising plans to extend re-employment age to 67,” by John Leong (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 27, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

21. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Whole-of-nation conversation on successful ageing needed: Health Minister Gan,” by Ashley Chia (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], May 27, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

22. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Pension funds look to bolster state reforms,” by Londiwe Buthelezi (_Independent_ [Johannesburg], May 26, 2014).
www.iol.co.za…

23. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss group to allow assisted dying for elderly who are not terminally ill,” by Maddy French (_Guardian_ [London], May 26, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

24. TAIWAN NEWS: “DPP loses battle over farmers eligibility for pensions,” by Cherry Wang (_Taipei Times_, May 27, 2014).
www.taipeitimes.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Aged 50? Congratulations: your boss thinks you are old,” by Alan Tovey (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 25, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/10852267/Aged-50-Congratulations-your-boss-thinks-you-are-old.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Internet training would cut pensioner loneliness, says think tank,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 27, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Making old age fun: more buses, play areas – and loos,” by Malcolm Dean (_Guardian_ [London], May 27, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

28. “Online memory test aimed at a society increasingly worried over Alzheimer’s,” by Tom Blackwell (_Edmonton Journal_, May 27, 2014).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

29. “Melatonin makes old bones stronger,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Hot flashes/night sweats solutions: Estrogen therapy vs. venlafaxine,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 26, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Exercise program keeps older adults on their feet,” by Kim Painter (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 27, 2014).
www.us…

32. “Getting the death you want,” by Megan Ogilive (_Toronto Star_, May 26, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

May 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3573–May 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3573–May 23, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare fraud by the billions; senators wrestle with how to stop it,” by Greg Gordon (McClatchy Newspaper via _Sacramento Bee_, May 22, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

2. “Medicare to expand ‘prior authorization’ for device coverage,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, May 22, 2014).
thehill.com…

3. “Hospitals Continue To Cripple Medicare,” by Becky Reeves (_Forbes_, blog, May 23, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Cities need to adapt as senior citizens’ housing needs change,” by Roger K. Lewis (_Washington Post_, May 22, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Brown Pinches Schools With California Teacher Pension Fix,” by Michael B. Marois (_Bloomberg_, May 22, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Counties sue narcotics makers, alleging ‘campaign of deception’,” by Scott Glover and Lisa Girion (_Los Angeles Times_, May 22, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. COLORADO NEWS: “New legislation protects the elderly,” by Lindsey Pallares (_KKCO_, May 22, 2014).
www.nbc11news.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(USD) 200 Million Could Curb Pension Cuts in Detroit,” by Monica Davey (_New York Times_, May 23, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. treasurer defends using pension contribution funds to close budget shortfall,” by John Reitmeyer (_Bergen Record_, May 22, 2014).
www.northjersey.com…

10. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Bill targets some fat NC pensions for highly-paid state, local employees,” by Dan Kane (_Raleigh News and Observer_, May 22, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

11. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC pension funds gains 2.24 percent,” by David Ranii (_Raleigh News and Observer_, May 22, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. ARMENIA NEWS: “Minister says new pension law to come into effect by July 1,” (_ArmeniaNow.com_, May 23, 2014).
armenianow.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aussie savings system not so super,” (_Dominion Post_ [Wellington, New Zealand], May 23, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/10076552/Aussie-savings-system-not-so-super…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Aging workers starting to impact Canada’s labour market, RBC says,” by Julian Beltrame (_Hamilton Spectator_, May 23, 2014).
www.thespec.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Bill 52 revived by Liberal government,” by Kevin Dougherty (_Montreal Gazette_, May 22, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. GERMAN NEWS: “German parliament clears way for retirement at 63,” by Holger Hansen (_Reuters_, May 23, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “KKR urges Japan’s pension fund to invest in private equity as reforms loom,” by Junko Fujita (_Reuters_, May 23, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s dementia epidemic prompts calls to improve missing persons network,” (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, May 23, 2013).
www.abc.net…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Hospital uses experts to deal with rise in elderly dementia patients,” (_Mainichi Shimbun_, May 23, 2014).
mainichi.jp/english/english/features/news/20140523p2a00m0na010000c.html…

20. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “South Korea pension fund to boost stocks investment,” by Choonsik Yoo (_Reuters_, May 23, 2014).
in.reuters.com…

21. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss organisation extends assisted suicide to elderly,” (_Global Post_, May 22, 2014).
www.globalpost.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Fraudsters face longer sentences if they target the elderly,” by Martin Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 22, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10850438/Fraudsters-face-longer-sentences-if-they-target-the-elderly.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Alzheimer’s and Cerebral Small-Vessel Disease Interconnected,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, May 22, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Light exercise linked to less disability,” by Ronnie Cohen (_Reuters_, May 22, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Advance Directives: Physician Attitudes Differ From Actions,” by Caroline Helwick (_Medscape Medical News_, May 22, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans,” (_HealthDay_, May 23, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 22, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3572–May 22, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3572–May 22, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Payments Under The Microscope” (Kaiser Family Foundation compilation, May 22, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

US STATE NEWS:

2. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Health care providers issue new end-of-life guidelines,” by Nick Roman (KPCC 89.3 FM [Pasadena] radio news May 22, 2014).
www.scpr.org…

3. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Gubernatorial candidate Bruce) Rauner offers few details on pension crisis,” by Bob Secter and Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, May 22, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.chicagotribune.com…

4. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Pension Proposal Gets an Angry Reception,” by Steven Yaccino (_New York Times_, May 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Teacher pension contribution case headed to Michigan Supreme Court,” by Paul Egan (_Lansing State Journal_, May 22, 2014).
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

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6. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “For (Governor Chris) Christie, a Narrative Loses Currency,” by Michael Powell (_New York Times_, May 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “The Democrats (Party) and pension reform: I smell a rat,” by Paul Mulshine (_Newark Star-Ledger_, May 22, 2014). Note: This is a _NSL_ Opinion piece.
www.nj.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Gov(ernor). (Chris) Christie shows fiscal failure with slashed N.J. pension payments” (_Trenton Times_, May 22, 2014). Note: this is a _TT_ Editorial.
www.nj.com…

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9. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Senate sends (Governor Mary) Fallin pension reform bill,” by Barbara Hoberock (_Tulsa World_, May 22, 2014).
www.tulsaworld.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Municipal pension crisis threatens Pennsylvania,” by Randy Kraft (WFMZ TV [Allentown] Channel 69 News, May 22, 2014).
www.wfmz.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Houston taxpayers mustn’t lose track of pension issue,” by Bill King (_Houston Chronicle_, May 22, 2014). Note: this is a _HC_ Opinion piece.
www.chron.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Budget changes mean pensions will be 80 ad (73.84 usd) a week less within a decade: Acoss (Australian Council of Social Service),” by Bridie Jabour (_Guardian_ [London, UK], May 22, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Drugs are no solution to nursing home underfunding,” by Nicole F. Bernier (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario]. Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Family feud over elder care raises consent and capacity questions,” by Rachel Mendleson (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], May 22, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Unions voice displeasure over proposed (Quebec Province) pension bill,” by Kevin Dougherty (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec] May 22, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Supreme Court of Canada upholds mandatory retirement for partnerships,” by Drew Hasselback (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 22, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) pension plan proposal raises skepticism among voters” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, May 22, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-votes-2014/ontario-pension-plan-proposal-raises-skepticism-among-voters-1.2650532…

18. UK NEWS: “Hospitals criticised for discharging vulnerable patients at night,” by Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London], May 22, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/hospitals-criticised-for-discharging-vulnerable-patients-at-night-9413099.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Elderly may have trouble accessing online health records,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, May 21, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

20. “Being Sardinian puts a smile on the face of the elderly” (Springer Publishing news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2014).
www.springer.com…

21. “Blocking pain receptors extends lifespan, boosts metabolism in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find an Unlikely Stress Responder May Protect Against Alzheimer’s” (Scripps Research Institute [La Jolla, California] via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2014).
www.scripps.edu…

23. “Study shows image fusion-guided biopsy improves accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “PMS (premenstral syndrome) may spell menopause symptoms later — but not hot flashes”
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart,” by Robert Preidt  (HealthDay News, May 21, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 21, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3571–May 21, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3571–May 21, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare May Be Overpaying Hospitals For Patients Who Don’t Stay Long,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _US National Public Radio_, blog, May 21, 2014).
www.npr.org…

2. “Lawmakers worry that Medicare fraud crackdown has gone astray,” by Tom Howell Jr. (_Washington Times_, May 20, 2014).
www.washingtontimes.com…

3. “The next big fight over the safety net,” by Greg Sargent (_Washington Post_, blog, May 20, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Number of older Americans lacking access to safe, affordable food is rising, study says,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, May 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Women are still way behind men when it comes to retirement savings,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, blog, May 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bailout for teachers’ pensions to cost California school districts ,” by Howard Blume and Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, May 20, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A.-area healthcare providers to issue guidelines for end-of-life care,” by Eryn Brown (_Los Angeles Times_, May 20, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Some towns seek to sidestep police, fire retirement age,” by Susan Spencer (_Telegram and Gazette_ [Worcester, Massachusetts], May 20, 2014).
www.telegram.com…

9. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota tops in senior health, study says,” by Karen Weintraub (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 21, 2014).
www.us…

10. MONTANA NEWS: “State must stop growing gap in elder care payment,” (_Billings Gazette_, May 21, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
billingsgazette.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie cuts pension payment to cover revenue gap,” by Maddie Hanna (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, May 21, 2014).
www.philly.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “NJEA says it will sue to block Christie from cutting pension payments,” by Salvador Rizzo (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], May 21, 2014).
www.nj.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “Albany Expands Effort to Cap Regulated Rents for Older Tenants,” by Mireya Navarro (_New York Times_, May 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

14. NEW YORK NEWS: ” As City’s Elderly Population Swells, Concerns Rise Over Lack of Access to Retirement Plans,” by Kate Taylor (_New York Times_, May 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

15. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Fatally Flawed,” (_Charlotte Observer_, May 21, 2014). Note: This five part series examines the lack of oversight of questionable senior deaths in North Carolina. Today’s article, “Fewer Questions Asked When Elderly Die,” by Elizabeth Leland, Fred Clasen-Kelly, and Gavin Off.
www.charlotteobserver.com…

16. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma House passes state employee pension bill,” by Randy Ellis (_Oklahoman_ [Oklahoma City, Oklahoma], May 20, 2014).
newsok.com…

17. VERMONT NEWS: “Vt. Alzheimer’s rates rise as baby boomers age,” by Adam Sullivan (_WCAX_, May 20, 2014).
www.wcax.com…

18. WISCONSIN NEWS: “More Wisconsin nursing home residents returning to community,” by Lydia Mulvany (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, May 20, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Retirees could spend super, then take pension under government changes, says Nationals senator John ”Wacka” Williams,” by Health Aston (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 21, 2014).
www.smh.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Double-digit returns propel fund balances,” by Clancy Yeates (_Age_ [Melbourne], May 21, 2014).
www.smh.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Aging workers aren’t giving up on finding work, they’re simply retiring: RBC,” (_Toronto Star_, May 21, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Palliative sedation creating debate over end-of-life treatment,” by Laurie Fagan (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, May 20, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/palliative-sedation-creating-debate-over-end-of-life-treatment-1.2648436…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Caring for dementia sufferers,” (_Japan Times_, May 21, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/05/21/editorials/caring-dementia-sufferers/…

24. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romanian mandatory private pension funds reach EUR 3.5 bln (USD 4.79 bln) in assets in six years,” by Andrei Chirileasa (_Romania-Insider.com_, May 21, 2014).
www.romania-insider.com…

25. SINGAPORE NEWS: “MSF to strengthen legal framework to protect elderly from abuse, neglect,” by Ashley Chia (_Today_ [Singapore], May 21, 2014).
www.todayonline.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Ex-ballerina forces ‘landmark’ EU ruling in social care, charity says,” by James Edgar (_Daily Telegraph_ [London] May 20, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10844938/Ex-ballerina-forces-landmark-EU-ruling-in-social-care-charity-says.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Older Americans hooked on Rx: ‘I was a zombie’,” by Peter Eisler (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 21, 2014).
www.us…

28. “Do Not Resuscitate: What Young Doctors Would Choose,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, May 20, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

29. “Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice, SLU research shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Research explains action of drug that may slow aging and related disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, May 21, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 20, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3570–May 20, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3570–May 20, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “How much are public-sector pensions shrinking? Often, a lot,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, May 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Bundled payments could cut Medicare fraud, experts say,” by Kelly Kennedy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 20, 2014).
www.us…

3. “Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins On Its Drug Program,” by Charles Ornstein (US National Public Radio blog, May 20, 2014).
www.npr.org…

4. “Retirement Overseas: Are We All Just Waiting for the Grim Reaper?” by Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher (huffingtonpost.com…, May 20, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Philip Roth and the ‘retiring’ artists who never can say goodbye,” by Neil McCormick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], May 20, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/10841114/Philip-Roth-and-the-retiring-artists-who-never-can-say-goodbye.html…

6. “Millions of dementia patients can avoid end-of-life suffering,” by Rebecca Moss (_Capital Times_ [Madison, Wisconsin], May 20, 2014). Note: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
host.madison.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALABAMA NEWS: “Without changes, Alabama’s pension funds could run dry within decade, study warns,” by Brendan Kirby (_Huntsville Times_ blog, May 20, 2014).
blog.al.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, May 20, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Fitch (ratings service): Kentucky pension is the country’s worst” (_Louisville Business First_ blog, May 20, 2014).
www.biz…

10. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana lawmakers tackle state retirement system debt” (Associated Press via _New Orleans Times-Picayune_, May 20, 2014).
www.nola.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “(US) Supreme Court denies stay for city’s (New Orleans) firefighter pension appeal,” by Andrew Vanacore (_New Orleans Advocate_, May 20, 2014).
www.theneworleansadvocate.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “City (Baltimore) wants 2,000 school employees to start paying into pensions,” by Erica L. Green (_Baltimore Sun_, May 20, 2014).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

13. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Union Agrees to Help Pay for Detroit Pension Settlement” (Associated Press via WILX Channel 10 [Onondaga], May 19, 2014).
www.wilx.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor) Chris Christie to reduce pension payments to fill 800 million usd NJ budget gap,” by  Salvador Rizzo (_Newark Star-Ledger_, May 20, 2014).
www.nj.com…

15. OHIO NEWS: “City (Cincinnati) unions, retirees on board with (Mayor John) Cranley’s pension rescue plan? Not so fast.,” by Chris Wetterich (_Cincinnati Business Courier_, May 20, 2014).
www.biz…

16. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Okla. House passes worker pension overhaul bill” (Associated Press via _The State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], May 20, 2014).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Tasmania State) Pensioners face cuts to vital concessions,” by Nick Clark (_Mercury_ [Hobart], May 20, 2014).
www.themercury.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “‘Leaving money on the table’: Many Canadians not taking advantage of defined-contribution pensions,” by Barbara Shecter (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], May 20, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Employees to get pension payment order soon after retirement” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ (New Delhi, Delhi], May 20, 2014).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “By 2020 pension landscape will look much different,” by Tom Geraghty (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 20, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “We need to put the ‘home’ back into nursing homes for the sake of our lonely elderly,” by Barbara Scully (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 20, 2014).
www.independent.ie/lifestyle/we-need-to-put-the-home-back-into-nursing-homes-for-the-sake-of-our-lonely-elderly-30287192.html…

22. NAMIBIA NEWS: “”Namfisa (Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority) affirms massive NovaNam (fishing company) pension scam (fraud),” by Shinovene Immanuel (_Namibian_ [Windhoek, Khomas] May 20, 2014).
www.namibian.com…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Social housing: Pensioners take on developers,” by Simon Collins (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], May 20, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11257804…

24. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Scots need a fair deal on pensions,” by Nicola Sturgeon (_Evening Times_ [Glasgow], May 20, 2014). Note: this is an _ET_ Opinion piece.
www.eveningtimes.co.uk/opinion/columnists/scots-need-a-fair-deal-on-pensions-164119n.24245474…

25. UK NEWS: “Fear of dementia is exacerbating the condition, experts warn,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], May 20, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10842236/Fear-of-dementia-is-exacerbating-the-condition-experts-warn.html…

26. WALES NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) leader: Elderly care failings must act as trigger for change” (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], via walesonline.co.uk, May 20, 2014). Note: this is a _WM_ Opinion piece.
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/news-opinion/helen-birtwhistle-says-elderly-care-7141317…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Broader definition of successful aging could influence research, clinical practice and health policy” (University of Louisville [Kentucky] School of Nursing news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2014).
louisville.edu…

28. “Cognitive test can differentiate between Alzheimer’s and normal aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Cost-saving, coordinated brain care model for older adults attracting nationwide interest” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Prolaris test predicts mortality risk in prostate cancer biopsy study” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 20, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, May 20, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

May 19, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3569–May 19, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3569–May 19, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A conservative defends Geithner on Social Security–and gets it wrong,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, May 19, 2014). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.latimes.com…

2. “Why many Americans can’t save for retirement,” by Constantine Von Hoffman (_Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Moneywatch_, May 19, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

3. “As more and more baby boomers retire, temporary and “contract workers” are gaining prominence,” by Tom Raum (Associated Press via _Minneapolis Star Tribune_, May 19, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

4. “Roommates are a financial lifeline for some seniors,” by Martha C. White (_CNBC_, May 19, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

5. “‘Silver Tsunami’ And Other Terms That Can Irk The Over-65 Set,” (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 19, 2014). Note: A audio transcript (running time 5 minutes 48 seconds) is available. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

6. ALABAMA NEWS: “Without changes, Alabama’s pension funds could run dry within decade, study warns,” by Brendan Kirby (_Birmingham News_, blog, May 19, 2014).
blog.al.com…

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Arizona voters may see pension-overhaul plan,” by Bob Christie (Associated Press via _Arizona Daily Star_ [Flagstaff, Arizona], May 19, 2014).
azstarnet.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Gov. Jerry Brown’s teacher pension plan falls short,” by Daniel Borenstein (_Contra Costa Times_, May 17, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.contracostatimes.com…

9. DELAWARE NEWS: “Driving cooperative proposed for seniors,” by Ron MacArthur (_Cape Gazette_ [Lewes, Delaware], May 19, 2014).
capegazette.villagesoup.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Future of pension reform next year still not clear,” (_Tampa Bay Tribune_, May 16, 2014).
tbo.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago Crisis Obscures USD 8.4 Billion Pension Gap in Small Towns,” by Tim Jones (_Bloomberg_, May 18, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

12. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “State, nursing homes face off over Medicaid funds,” by Erin Ailworth (_Boston Globe_, May 19, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

13. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Public retirement boards weigh costs to communities,” by Shaun Sutner (_Telegram and Gazette_ [Worcester, Massachusetts], May 19, 2014).
www.telegram.com…

14. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Retiree suit threatens to tip Flint into bankruptcy,” by Michael Martinez (_Detroit News_, May 19, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “NH agencies see growing needs for seniors,” by April Guilmet (_Union Leader_ [Manchester, New Hampshire], May 18, 2014).
www.unionleader.com…

16. NEW YORK NEWS: “Lack of senior housing is making Staten Island unaffordable for many retirees,” by Tracey Propora (_Staten Island Advance_, May 19, 2014).
www.silive.com…

17. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio doesn’t require guardians to meet with wards, and many don’t,” by Jill Riepenhoff, Mike Wagner, Josh Jarman & Lucas Sullivan (_Columbus Dispatch_, May 19, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Joe Hockey foreshadows rise to superannuation ‘preservation age’,” by Heath Aston (_Sydney Morning Herald_, May 20, 2014).
www.smh.com…

19. GERMAN NEWS: “Germany finalises flagship pension reform,” by Holger Hansen (_Reuters_, May 19, 2014).
uk.reuters.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Public pensions cost Euro 1.37bn (USD 1.87bn) last year, says Brendan Howlin,” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_, [Dublin], May 19, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Now 53,000 over-70s targeted for medical card review,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], May 17, 2014).
www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/now-53000-over70s-targeted-for-medical-card-review-30281419.html…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s USD 1.26 trillion pension faces overhaul as Abe reforms drive riskier bets,” by Chikafumi Hodo and Takaya Yamaguchi (_Reuters_, May 19, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

23. UK NEWS: “‘Comfort’ pension level is Pn 15,000 (USD 25,222), says study,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, May 19, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Price of dementia: the families struggling to get NHS help,” by Harriet Meyers (_Observer_ [London], May 17, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Digging in on issue of overmedicated seniors,” by Barbara Peters Smith (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, May 17, 2014).
health.heraldtribune.com…

26. “Pumping up the heart: Medicare now covering cardiac rehab,” by Ilene Raymond Rush (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, May 18, 2014).
www.philly.com…

27. “When Shingles Is Just the Beginning,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, May 16, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

28. “Study shows dementia patients benefit from holistic exercise program,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “More stressful to care for ailing spouse than parents, poll finds,” (Associated Press via _Fox News_, May 19, 2014).
www.foxnews.com…

30. “Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, May 18, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Low risk prostate cancer not always low risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “New treatment targeting versatile protein may protect brain cells in Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

May 16, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3568–May 16, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3568–May 16, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Doctors Overcharge Medicare For Office Visit,” by Steve Inskeep (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, May 16, 2014). This is an audio transcript, running time: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.
www.npr.org…

2. “Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient,” by Richard Knox (US National Public Radio blog, May 15, 2014).
www.npr.org…

3. “Medicare transparency is step toward reform” (_Appleton [Wisconsin] Post-Crescent_, May 16, 2014). Note: this is an _APC_ Editorial.
www.postcrescent.com…

4. “Report finds ‘failure’ in Social Security discrimination complaint process,” by John Fritze (_Baltimore Sun_, May 16, 2014).
articles.baltimoresun.com…

5. “Investors covet 215 companies’ pension cash,” by Matt Krantz (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], May 16, 2014).
americasmarkets.us…

6. “Senior Housing Surplus Seen In Builder Bet On Boomers” (Bloomberg News via _Investor’s Business Daily_ [Los Angeles, California], May 16, 2014).
news.investors.com…

7. “Was retirement better in the 1950s?” by Steve Vernon (CBS, inc. Moneywatch, May 14, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

8. “Photographer Reveals What The Human Body Looks Like At Age 100+,” a gallery by Anastasia Pottinger (boredpanda.com…, May 14, 2014).
www.boredpanda.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix Sells 300 Million usd Amid Pension Push: Muni Credit,” by James Nash (Bloomberg News, May 16, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “How to pay for teachers’ pensions” (_Los Angeles Times_, May 16, 2014). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _LAT_ Editorial.
www.latimes.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pensions back on the agenda in Stockton’s bankruptcy,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_, May 16, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Talking About the Past, and Cooking, With Mother,” by Andrew Lam (New America Media, May 10, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Billing to the max: Why do some Florida doctors charge Medicare far more than others?” by Jodie Tillman (_Tampa Bay [Tampa-St. Petersburg] Times_, May 16, 2014).
www.tampabay.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “AG (Attorney General Lisa) Madigan defends state pension law,” by Rick Pearson (_Chicago Tribune_, May 16, 2014). Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Minnesota House passes pension measure,” by Baird Helgeson (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, May 16, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

16. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “N.H.’s retirement system: a promise, not a gift,” by John Broderick (_New Hampshire Business Review_ [Manchester], May 16, 2014). Note: this is a _NHBR_ Opinion piece.
www.nhbr.com…

17. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York’s pension ‘smoothing’ may short-change retirement fund,” by Edward Krudy (Reuters, May 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

18. OHIO NEWS: “Pension changes could mean exodus of teachers,” by Krista Ramsey (_Cincinnati Enquirer_, May 16, 2014).
www.cincinnati.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Auditor general: Municipal pension plans must be reformed,” by Meghan Packer (WFMZ Channel 69 [Allentown] TV news, May 15, 2014).
www.wfmz.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Report: R.I. pension overhaul a better deal for most teachers,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, May 16, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

21. TEXAS NEWS: “HFD (Houston Fire Department) pension battle at center of city’s proposed 2015 budget,” by Miya Shay (KTRK Channel 13 [Houston] news, May 15, 2014).
abc13.com…

22. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Retirees, supervisors rail against (Milwaukee County Executive) Chris Abele’s pension stance,” by Steven Schultze (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, May 16, 2014).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

23. WORLD NEWS: “Global life expectancy rises again, but new challenges loom,” by Tom Miles (Reuters Health, May 15, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

24. IRELAND NEWS: “No question of frittering away savings – (Minister for Finance Michael) Noonan,” by Arthur Beesley (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 16, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Repeated review of older people’s medical cards is ‘harassment’, says Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister),” by Marie O’Halloran (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], May 16, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Pension Bill – the ‘Fit and Proper Person’ Test” (_Vanguard_ [the most populous city in that country] via allAfrica.com…, May 16, 2014). Note: this is a _Vanguard_ Opinion piece.
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Researchers Examine Intersection of Aging, Chronic Disease” (Gerontological Society news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 15, 2014).
www.geron.org…

28. “Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species May Promote Longevity” (HealthDay News, May 15, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

29. “New hospice model allows curative therapy to continue,” by Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health, May 14, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Ground breaking hip and stem cell surgery in Southampton” (University of Southampton [Hampshire, UK] news release via  (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2014).
www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/news/2014/may/14_88.shtml…

31. “New treatment targeting versatile protein may protect brain cells in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], May 16, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Glaucoma Risk May Be Lower With Higher Folate Intake” (HealthDay News, May 15, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

33. “MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Scientists Develop Algorithm for Anti-Aging Remedy Search” (Moscow [Russia] Institute of Physics and Technology news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Apr. 30, 2014).
mipt.ru/en/news/mipt_scientists_develop_algorithm_for_anti_aging_remedy_search…

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