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June 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3598–June 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3598–June 30, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “As leaders, boomers are a bust,” by Dana Milbank (_Washington Post_, June 27, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Generation X faces lean retirement years,” by Jeanna Smialek (Bloomberg News via _Detroit News_, June 30, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ALASKA NEWS: “Retirement bill, meant to offset costs, will actually increase unfunded liability, actuaries say,” by Pat Forgey (_Anchorage Daily News_, June 28, 2014).
www.adn.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Teachers’ checks shrink a bit as California tackles pension shortfall,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, June 28, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. LOUISIANA NEWS: “There’s no bumper crop of young farmers in aging industry,” by Greg Hilburn (_Alexandria Town-Talk_ [Alexandria, Louisiana], June 30, 2014).
www.thetowntalk.com…

6. MISSOURI NEWS: “Experts provide options, hope for UnitedHealthcare Medicare patients,” by Tara Kulash (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, June 28, 2014).
www.stltoday.com…

7. OHIO NEWS: “Employees in South Dakota staying in the workforce longer,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, June 30, 2014).
www.dispatch.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “House Speaker Sam Smith: Pennsylvania’s pension reform debate isn’t over,” byh Charles Thompson (_Patriot_News_ [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], June 29, 2014).
www.pennlive.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Medicare targets Pittsburgh-area hospitals,” by Bill Toland (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, June 29, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

10. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Employees in South Dakota staying in the workforce longer,” (Associated Press via _Rapid City Journal_, June 30, 2014).
rapidcityjournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation funds climb by double digits in the 2013-14 financial year,” by Sophie Elsworth (_Courier-Mail_ [Bribane], July 1, 2014).
www.couriermail.com…

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Federal laws to transform aged care industry into user-pay model,” by Michael Madigan (_Courier-Mail_ [Bribane], June 30, 2014).
www.couriermail.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Growth in Canadian pension plan funding slows in 2nd quarter,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 30, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. HONG KONG NEWS: “Now or never for pension scheme,” by Hilary Wong (_Hong Kong Standard_, June 30, 2014).
www.thestandard.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension data published by Irish Life is a wake-up call for workers,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], June 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension benefit ratio seen below 50%,” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_, June 28, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

17. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch Losing Confidence In Pensions,” (_NL News_, June 29, 2014).
www.nl…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Robots on the march into retirement homes,” by Anne Gibson (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], June 28, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11283350…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Basic pension program begins amid disputes,” by Claire Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], June 30, 2014).
www.koreaherald.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Elderly Patients Often Overtreated for Diabetes, Study Suggests,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, June 30, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “One-third of knee replacements classified as inappropriate,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Potential Alzheimer’s drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brain,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Extended Maternal Age Associated With Longevity,” by Beth Skwarecki (_Medscape Medical News_, June 30, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Sex hormone levels at midlife linked to heart disease risk in women,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Barriers prevent many older Americans from taking driving tests,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 27, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Dance Those Cares Away!” (_HealthDay_, June 27, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

June 27, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3597–June 27, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3597–June 27, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “As leaders, boomers are a bust,” by Dana Milbank (_Washington Post_, Jun. 27, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “U.S. public pensions’ investment gains slow in first quarter: Census (Bureau)” (Reuters via _Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_, Jun. 27, 2014). Note: Note: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
articles.chicagotribune.com…

3. “U.S. Public Pension Funding Gaps to Widen Under New Rules,” by Darrell Preston (Bloomberg News, Jun. 26, 2014).\
www.bloomberg.com…

4. “(Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation) Inspector General responds to Delphi (Automotive PLC) pension delays,” by Natalie Tendall (WDTN Channel 2 [Dayton, Ohio] TV News, Jun. 27, 2014).
wdtn.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. ALASKA NEWS: “Medicare Penalties For Hospital Infections Will Hit Alaska Hard,” by Annie Feidt (Alaska Public Radio Network via Kaiser Family Foundation Health News blog, Jun. 27, 2014).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension ruling may have to wait until next year” (Associated Press via _Belleville News Democrat_, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.bnd.com…

7. MAINE NEWS: “(Governor Paul) LePage says welfare doesn’t include Social Security, Medicare: His statement Wednesday was misinterpreted and he did not intend to put such federal payments in that category, the governor says,” by Eric Russell (_Portland Press Herald_, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.pressherald.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “After (Governor Chris) Christie Vetoes, Pension Battle Heads Back To Court,” by Mark J. Magyar (njspotlight.com…, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.njspotlight.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Senate President Stephen) Sweeney on (Governor Chris) Christie’s pension reform: ‘That came with an obligation, dammit’,” by Brent Johnson (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.nj.com…

10. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Part-time government workers face new pension threshold,” by Steve Terrell (_Santa Fe New Mexican_, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Surprise ambulance bills are hard on elderly,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.philly.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “(Mayoral candidate Vincent A. ‘Buddy’) Cianci defends 1991 decision that ballooned pension debt,” by Tim White (WPRI Channel 12 [Providence] TV News, Jun. 26, 2014).
wpri.com…

13. TEXAS NEWS: “City (Houston) may consider separate pension for new firefighters,” by Mike Morris (_Houston Chronicle_, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

14. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Paying for Pensions” (_The Columbian_ [Columbia], Jun. 27, 2014). Note: this is a _Columbian_ Editorial.
www.columbian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. EUROPE NEWS: “Beyond cure? Euthanasia rulings in Europe stir debate” (Associated Press via _Dubuque [Iowa] Telegraph Herald_, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.thonline.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australian Age care residents could be exempt from the 7 ad (6.58 usd) GP (general practitioner) fee,” by Sue Dunlevy (perthnow.com….au, Jun. 27, 2014).
moneysaverhq.perthnow.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “(Ontario Province Premier) Kathleen Wynne says full-steam ahead with Ontario pension plan,” by Robert Benzie (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 27, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Aer Lingus agrees to stump up 191 million euros (260.119 million usd) to plug pension gap,” by Ailish O’Hora (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jun. 27, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-agrees-to-stump-up-191m-to-plug-pension-gap-30389030.html…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Communication key to end of life care – report” (Raidio Teilifís Eireann, Jun. 27, 2014).
www.rte.ie/news/2014/0627/626988-ombudsman-complaints-health/…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “Ageing Japan suffers pilot shortage, flight cancellations” (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Jun. 28, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11283098…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “1.3 Trillion usd Japan Pension Rushing Into Riskier Assets Before Ready: (Economist Yuri) Okina,” by Anna Kitanaka and Shigeki Nozawa (Bloomberg News, Jun. 26, 2014).
www.businessweek.com…

22. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Tomorrow’s Uncaring Pensioners” (_Vanguard_ [the most populous city in that country] via allAfrica.com…, Jun. 27, 2014). Note: this is a _Vanguard_ Editorial).
allafrica.com…

23. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Population time bomb: migration and aging society to hamper economy: Elderly demographic and migration to hit economy,” by Claire Weir (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Jun. 27, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/population-time-bomb-migration-and-aging-society-to-hamper-economy-30388371.html…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Our dirty little secret – abuse of elderly,” by Isobel Ewing (_Taranaki Daily News_ [New Plymouth] via stuff.co.nz, Jun. 28, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10209495/Our-dirty-little-secret-abuse-of-elderly…

25. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Shinty (Scottish stick and ball game-see www.youtube.com…) cards used to trigger recall in dementia sufferers,” by David Ross (_Hearald_ [Glasgow], Jun. 27, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

26. UK NEWS: “TUC (Trades Union Congress) calls for equality in pension survivor benefits,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Jun. 27, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Number of Pain Sites in Older Adults Linked to Quality of Life,” by Marcia Frellick (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 27, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “Sex Hormone Levels at Midlife Linked to Bad Cholesterol Carriers that Increase Heart Disease Risk in Women” (University of Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 27, 2014).
www.upmc.com…

29. “Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match,” by  (HealthDay News, Jun. 26, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

June 26, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3596–June 26, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3596–June 26, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Is that hospice safe? Infrequent inspections means it may be impossible to know,” by Peter Whoriskey (_Washington Post_, June 26, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Why Same-Sex Families Lag Straight Families on Retirement Savings,” by Kerri Anne Renzulli (_Time_, June 26, 2014).
time.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. COLORADO NEWS: “Pension dispute could send Colorado Springs, PERA to trial in October,” by Jakob Rodgers (_Colorado Springs Gazette_, June 25, 2014).
gazette.com…

4. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Lawmakers debate strategy in pension fight,” by Mike Wynn (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], blog, June 25, 2014).
www.courier-journal.com…

5. MAINE NEWS: “Boomers Comprise Larger Percentage of Maine Workforce,” by John Haskell (_Bangor Daily News_, June 26, 2014).
pinetreeconomics.bangordailynews.com…

6. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Hedge fund firm rehired by state for pension advice,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, June 26, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Judge Rejects Effort to Compel Christie to Keep Promise on New Jersey’s Pension Fund,” by Kate Zernick (_New York Times_, June 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Secrecy in Pensions Triggers Legislative Brawl in North Carolina,” by Darrell Preston, Neil Weinberg and Margaret Newkirk (_Bloomberg_, June 25, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Boost your super or face a ‘modest’ retirement,” by James Frost (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 26, 2014).
www.smh.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Numerous thorny issues to tackle as Ottawa moves to legislate target benefit pensions by early 2015,” by Dan Ovsey (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], June 25, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa forging ahead with target benefit pension plan,” by Dana Flavelle (_Toronto Star_, June 25, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario’s eldercare laws under review as dementia rates rise,” by Rachel Mendleson (_Toronto Star_, June 26, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Ensure stability of pension fund,” (_Japan Times_, June 26, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/06/26/editorials/ensure-stability-pension-fund/#.U6xUyPldXRg…

14. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russian Pensions Paid for Putin’s Crimea Grab,” by Leonid Bershidsky (_Bloomberg_, June 26, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloombergview.com…

15. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Pension money may help fund public infrastructure,” by Carol Paton (_Business Day_ [Johannesburg], June 26, 2014).
www.bdlive.co.za…

16. SWITZERLAND NEWS: “Swiss government moves to curb pension-funded home ownership,” by Katharina Bart (_Reuters_, June 26, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Threat to final salary pensions withdrawn,” by James Kirkup (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], June 26, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10927120/Threat-to-final-salary-pensions-withdrawn.html…

18. UK NEWS: “The government is still failing its ageing population,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], June 26, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

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

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “For Elderly Patients, a Sharper Focus,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, June 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

21. “New drug policy too burdensome, hospices say,” by Randi Belisomo (_Reuters_, June 26, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

22. “Study links traumatic brain injury to increased dementia risk,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, June 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

23. “MicroRNA that blocks bone destruction could offer new therapeutic target for osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 25, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3595–June 25, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3595–June 25, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare: Predictive analytics working to fight fraud,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 25, 2014).
thehill.com…

2. “CMS Not Seeing Improvement in Plans’ Audit Performance, Despite Memorandums,” by Mindy Yochelson (_Bloomberg BNA_, June 25, 2014).
www.bna.com…

3. “Medicare agency seeks funding boost for identity theft effort,” by Ferdous Al-Faruque (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, June 25, 2014).
thehill.com…

4. “Dems push to expand benefits for gay couples,” by Mike Lillis (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], June 25, 2014).
thehill.com…

5. “For Women in Midlife, Career Gains Slip Away,” by Dionne Searcey (_New York Times_, June 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Most people short on money for nursing home care,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 24, 2014).
americasmarkets.us…

7. “Court Sides With Employees in Retirement Fund Case,” (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, June 25, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

8. “Why Government Pension Funds Became Addicted to Risk,” by Josh Barro (_New York Times_, June 25, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “401(k)s face ‘crisis,’ says Nobelist Merton,” by Anne Tergeson (_MarketWatch_, blog, June 24, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Jerry Brown signs bill increasing teacher pension funding,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, June 24, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “South Florida hospitals will feel the pinch for patient safety problems,” by Daniel Chang and Jordan Rau (_Miami Herald_, June 25, 2014).
www.miamiherald.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Teachers Retirement System cuts estimated return rate for pension asset investments,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], June 24, 2014).
www.sj-r.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie’s Cuts in Pension Payments Head to Court,” by avid Voreacos and Terrence Dopp (_Bloomberg_, June 24, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Aging Australians Balk at World’s Oldest Retirement Age,” by Justin Scott (_Bloomberg_, June 25, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Alberta Health Services creates problem-solving team for long-term care issues,” by Kim Magi (_Edmonton Journal_, June 25, 2014).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Right to die: an open discussion, a free vote,” by Jeffrey Simpson (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 25, 2014). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CHINA NEWS: “New pension program set to roll out this year,” (_China Daily_ [Beijing], June 25, 2014).
europe.chinadaily.com…

18. FRENCH NEWS: “Europe court tells France to suspend right-to-die ruling,” (_Reuters_, June 25, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

19. NORTHERN IRELAND/UK NEWS: “Call for new law over abuse of elderly in Northern Ireland,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, June 25, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Middle-aged people underestimate life span,” by Stacy Hsu (_Taipei Times_, June 25, 2014).
www.taipeitimes.com…

21. THAILAND NEWS: “Pension fund to head House bills,” (_Bangkok Post_, June 25, 2014).
www.bangkokpost.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Campaigners lose ‘right to die’ case,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, June 25, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Aging with HIV and AIDS: A growing social issue,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “How aging can intensify damage of spinal cord injury,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Death or immobility often follows hip fractures in nursing homes,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, June 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair,” (_HealthDay_, June 24, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “Research explains action of drug that may slow aging, related disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Incontinence Prevalent Among Older US Adults: Report,” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, June 25, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Tests show popular painkiller can slow the ageing process,” by John von Radowitz (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 25, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/tests-show-popular-painkiller-can-slow-the-ageing-process-30382051.html…

June 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3594–June 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3594–June 24, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The state of senior health: It depends on your state,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, June 24, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

2. “More seniors behind wheel,” (_Columbus Dispatch_, June 24, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.dispatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. ALASKA NEWS: “Parnell Signs Pension Funding Bill,” by Adam Pinsker (_KTUU.com_, June 23, 2014).
www.ktuu.com…

4. DELAWARE NEWS: “Telephone scammers targeting Delawareans,” (_Dover Post_, June 24, 2014).
www.doverpost.com…

5. GEORGIA NEWS: “Program Sparks Beautiful, ‘Unique Chemistry’ Between Students With Autism And Elderly,” by Melissa McGlensey (_Huffington Post_, blog, June 23, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Frustrated Detroit workers question ‘hybrid’ pension plan,” by Joe Guillen (_Detroit Free-Press_, June 24, 2014).
www.freep.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Hundreds of Detroit workers face decision: Wait or retire,” by Brian J. O’Connor (_Detroit News_, June 24, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Felons paid to care for elderly, aging agency reports,” by Don Reid (_Coldwather Daily Reporter_, June 24, 2014).
www.thedailyreporter.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Governor’s Power Gives Christie Leverage in Pension Battle,” by Terrence Dopp (_Bloomberg_, June 24, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pa. House to open long-awaited pension debate,” by Peter Jackson (Associated Press via _York Daily Record_, June 23, 2014).
www.ydr.com…

11. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Six state aging resource centers closing due to cuts,” by Ryan Quinn (_Charleston Gazette_, June 23, 2014).
www.wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Proposed pension changes spark ‘worry and concern’,” by James Wood (_Calgary Herald_, June 24, 2014).
www.calgaryherald.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “GM pension plans still deep in red,” by Greg Keenan (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], June 23, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CHINA NEWS: “House-for-pension pilot diversifies eldercare system,” (_Xinhua_ [Beijing], June 24, 2014).
news.xinhuanet.com…

15. CHINA NEWS: “How accessible are social services for older people in China?” by Qingwen Xu (_Guardian_ [London], June 24, 2014). Note: This is a guest commentary.
www.theguardian.com…

16. FRENCH NEWS: “Court in France says end life support for tetraplegic,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, June 24, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Disturbing’ disregard for cuts’ effect on elderly,” by Evelyn Ring (_Irish Examiner_, June 24, 2014).
www.irishexaminer.com…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s lumbering public pension to be recast as agent of reform,” by Chikafumi Hodo (_Reuters_, June 24, 2014).
uk.reuters.com…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dementia to outstrip lung cancer as main cause of death: RIVM,” (_DutchNews_, June 24, 2014).
www.dutchnews.nl…

20. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Retirement village industry shake-up on the cards,” by Anne Gibson (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], June 24, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11280575…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Seniors blur line between comfort, medical care,” (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], June 24, 2014).
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

22. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Ministry unveils measures to fight Alzheimer’s disease,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], June 24, 2014).
nwww.koreaherald.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “When Advance Directives Are Ignored,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, June 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

24. “At These Hospitals, Recovery Is Rare, but Comfort Is Not,” by Gina Kolata (_New York Times_, June 24, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Are Life Spans Getting Longer? It Depends On How Wealthy You Are,” by Kelly McEvers (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, June 23, 2014). Note: An audio (running time 5 minutes 35 seconds) and print transcript are avialable at the site.
www.npr.org…

26. “Keeping the aging brain active may also keep it sharp: study,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, June 23, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Aging accelerates genomic changes, signaling challenges for personalized medicine,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Taste Buds Decline With Age; Is There a Link With Diabetes?” by Lisa Nainggolan (_Medscape Medical News_, June 23, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Cocoa extract may counter specific mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “New transdermal SARM drug for muscle-wasting offers hope for older cancer patients,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Screen Older Men Who’ve Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, June 23, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

June 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3593–June 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3593–June 23, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life,” by Campbell Robertson And Frances Robles (_New York Times_, Jun. 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “How Inherited Wealth Helps the Economy,” by Gregory Mankiw (_New York Times_, Jun. 22, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “When a Will Divides an Estate, and Also Divides a Family,” by Paul Sullivan (_New York Times_, Jun. 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “More Than 750 Hospitals Face Medicare Crackdown on Patient Injuries,” by Jordan Rau (_US News and World Report_, Jun. 23, 2014).
health.us…

5. “Bigger Health Companies: Good for Medicare, Maybe Not for Others,” by Austin Frackt (_New York Times_, Jun. 23, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Social Security agency shows why Supreme Court must act on gay marriage,” by Jonathan Capehart (_Washington Post_ blog, Jun. 23, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Detroit (Michigan) may lead the way in transparent, realistic public-employee benefits” (_Washington Post_, Jun. 23, 2014). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP Editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “US Airways (Corporation) pilots want pension promise kept,” by Joe Kernan (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jun. 21, 2014).
www.us…

9. “Man’s Best Friend To The End: Resting In Peace Beside Your Pet,” by Beverly Amsler (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Saturday_, Jun. 21, 2014). In addition to the story, a print and audio transcript (running time: 3 minutes, 16 seconds) are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

10. “How A Woman’s Plan To Kill Herself Helped Her Family Grieve,” by Alix Spiegel (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jun. 23, 2014). In addition to the story, print and audio transcripts (running time: 8 minutes 28 seconds) are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

11. “How does religion influence beliefs about end-of-life care?” by Kelsey Dallas (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Jun. 21, 2014).
national.deseretnews.com…

12. “Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?” by Zoltan Istvan (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 23, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches,” by Anita Creamer (_Sacramento Bee_, Jun. 23, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

14. COLORADO NEWS: “A fresh look at public pensions in Colorado” (_Denver Post_, Jun. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _DP_ Editorial.
www.denverpost.com…

15. GEORGIA NEWS: “Program Sparks Beautiful, ‘Unique Chemistry’ Between Students With Autism And Elderly,” by Melissa McGlensey (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 23, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie’s pension maneuver would cost nearly twice as much in five years,” by Salvador Rizzo (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Jun. 23, 2014).
www.nj.com…

17. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Political math is tough when it comes to public pension reform in Pennsylvania,” by Charles Thompson (_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Jun. 23, 2014).
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. WORLD NEWS: “Pension funds urged to publish climate risks,” by Madison Marriage (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jun. 23, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Seniors are top fatalities: Complacency of experienced drivers the biggest killer on our roads,” by  Jim O’Rourke (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia advocate speaks out as Albany (Western Australia) deaths spark debate,” by Liam Ducey (watoday.com….au, Jun. 23, 2014).
www.watoday.com…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Ottawa (national government) to seek ways to help working caregivers balance responsibilities,” by Gloria Galloway (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plan recovery faster in Canada than in U.S.,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Financial literacy leaders target seniors in first undertaking,” by Jason Heath (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jun. 21, 2014).
business.financialpost.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Why can’t we say ‘euthanasia’?” by Lise Ravary (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jun. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _NP_ Commentary piece.
fullcomment.nationalpost.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: BOOK REVIEW: “_Elizabeth Is Missing_: A deeply empathetic novel about the complexities of aging, a review of _Elizabeth is Missing_, by Emma Healey, reviewed by Lara Zarum (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jun. 21, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

26. FRANCE NEWS: “Life or death? France split on passive euthanasia ruling for vegetative fireman Vincent Lambert,” by John Lichfield (_Independent_ [London, UK], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/life-or-death-france-split-on-passive-euthanasia-ruling-for-vegetative-fireman-vincent-lambert-9557342.html…

27. GREECE NEWS: ” Pension funds will require 10 billion (euros–13.6 billion usd) by 2020,” by Christina Kopsini (_Ekathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.ekathimerini.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Reforming pensions” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jun. 23, 2014). Note: this is an _IT_ Editorial.
www.irishtimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Semi-states (sector) are staring into 3.6  billion euros (4.9 billion usd) pension shortfall,” by Dan White (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jun. 22  2014). Note: this is an _II_ Opinion piece.
www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/dan-white/semistates-are-staring-into-36bn-pension-shortfall-30373382.html…

30. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Firefighters to get full pension at 55 under a new deal,” by Adrian Rutherford (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Jun. 21, 2014).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/firefighters-to-get-full-pension-at-55-under-a-new-deal-30372050.html…

31. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Pension-compensation payout total close to 500 million pounds (850.4 million usd),” by Simon Bain (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jun. 21, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

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32. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “…Former judge defends pension hikes” (_Trinidad Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

33. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “Painful pensions” (_Trinidad Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Jun. 23, 2014). Note: this is a _TE_ Editorial.
www.trinidadexpress.com…

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34. UGANDA NEWS: “Ageing At Their Own Peril,” by Ahmadou Moustapha (_Independent_ [Kampala] via allAfrica.com…, Jun. 22, 2014). Note: this is an _Independent_ Opinion piece.
allafrica.com…

35. UK NEWS: “We’re right to target dementia, but a cure will be elusive,” by Max Pemberton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10918338/Were-right-to-target-dementia-but-a-cure-will-be-elusive.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Tory (Conservative Party) plans for retired pensioners to retrain as teachers,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10918509/Tory-plans-for-retired-pensioners-to-retrain-as-teachers.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Number of elderly (in Yorkshire) living alone and vulnerable to loneliness set to rise,” by Lindsay Pantry (_Yorkshire Post_ [Leeds], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/community/number-of-elderly-living-alone-and-vulnerable-to-loneliness-set-to-rise-1-6689927…

38. WALES NEWS: “Spot-checks on care for elderly in Welsh hospitals underway after ‘shocking’ report,” by Graham Henry (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan], Jun. 21, 2014).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/spot-checks-care-elderly-welsh-hospitals-7302654…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements May Be Too Much,” by Diedtra Henderson (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 23, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

40. “Long-term care must be improved to aid rising numbers with dementia, study finds” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Testosterone replacement may help older men improve and maintain aerobic capacity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

42. “Low testosterone raises risk of age-related functional disability” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “Denosumab treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis increases bone density” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Low number of taste buds linked to older age, higher fasting blood sugar” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Chicago (Illinois) Girl Designs A Parkinson’s-Proof Cup,” by Scott Simon (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Saturday_, Jun. 21, 2014). Both a print and audio transcript (running time: 2 minutes, 59 seconds) are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

June 20, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3592–June 20, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3592–June 20, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Billing Outliers Often Have Disciplinary Problems, Too,” by Charles Ornstein (_Propublica_, June 20, 2014).
www.propublica.org…

2. “States facing rising tide of retirement,” by Jeffrey Stinson (Pew Stateline via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], June 20, 2014).
www.us…

3. “A Second Career, Happily in the Weeds,” by David Wallis (_New York Times_, June 20, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “The Retirement Crisis Nobody Talks About: Long-term Care,” by Penelope Wang (_Time_, June 20, 2014).
time.com…

5. “Don’t give up trying to persuade an aging parent to move to better care,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, June 20, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Unemployment Benefits and Social Security: Paying Seniors Not to Work,” by Joao Gomes (_Huffington Post_, blog, June 19, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Ky. Pension woes: secrecy, high fees,” (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, June 20, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.kentucky.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Snyder signs ‘grand bargain’ legislation amid fanfare,” by Darren A. Nichols and Chad Livengood (_Detroit News_, June 20, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Analysis: Christie’s words on pensions waver from concerned to reassuring,” by John Reitmeyer (_Record_ [Bergen, New Jersey], June 20, 2014).
www.northjersey.com…

10. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “South Carolina’s public employees to pay more in 2015 for pensions,” by Seanna Cox (Associated Press via _Charleston Post and Courier_, June 20, 2014).
www.postandcourier.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Dallas police-fire pension fund sees USD 60M loss from luxury homes,” by Steve Thompson and Gary Jacobson (_Dallas Morning News_, June 20, 2014).
www.dallasnews.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Long-term care insurance customers seek regulatory fixes,” by John Reid Blackwell (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, June 19, 2014).
www.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. ASIA NEWS: “Married? You may need a lot more for retirement,” by Nyshka Chandran (_CNBC_, June 19, 2014).
www.cnbc.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation returns having another double-digit growth year,” by Clancy Yeates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, June 19, 2014).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plan crunch: How did we get to this point?” by Rene Bruemmer (_Montreal Gazette_, June 19, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Breaking the cycle of elder abuse,” by Carol Goar (_Toronto Star_, June 19, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.thestar.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s elderly targeted by fraudsters posing as family members in ‘it’s me’ crime wave,” by Matthew Carney (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, June 20, 2014).
www.abc.net…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Local gov’ts, police must continue cooperation over missing dementia patients,” (_Mainichi Shimbun_ [Tokyo], June 20, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
mainichi.jp/english/english/perspectives/news/20140620p2a00m0na004000c.html…

19. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia dips into pension fund in about-turn for Putin,” by Lidia Kelly (_Reuters_, June 20, 2014).
uk.reuters.com…

20. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Govt mulls extending housing grants to elderly parents,” by Eileen Poh (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], June 20, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “More elderly choose to live separately from children,” by Kim Se-jeong (_Korea Times_, [Seoul], June 20, 2014).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

22. UK NEWS: “Labour plans fairer society by reducing tax relief on pensions,” by Andrew Grice (_Independent_ [London], June 19, 2014).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-plans-fairer-society-by-reducing-tax-relief-on-pensions-9550071.html…

23. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Struggling elderly blast indifferent govt,” (_New Zimbabwe_, June 20, 2014).
www.newzimbabwe.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “A Test for the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, June 20, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Would you want to know if you’re likely to get Alzheimer’s disease,” by Tara Bahrampour (_Washington Post_, June 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

26. “Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, June 19, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “FDA asks for wider warning on testosterone products,” by Esha Dey (_Reuters_, June 20, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

June 19, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3591–June 19, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3591–June 19, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age,” (Associated Press via _Tampa Bay Tribune_, June 18, 2014).
tbo.com…

2. “Social Security’s continuing assault on its own customer service,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, June 18, 2014). Note 1: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.latimes.com…

3. “What’s next for state, local pension funding,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, blog, June 18, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

4. “How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, June 19, 2014). An audio (running time 2 minutes 8 seconds) transcript of the segment is avialable. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

5. “Best And Worst States For Long-Term Care,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_, June 19, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

6. “Select Home Care Weighs New Wage and Labor Regulations,” by Esha Chhabra (_New York Times_, June 19, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

7. “How America can overcome the challenges of an aging population,” by Milton Ezrati (_Public Broadcasting System Newshour_, June 18, 2014).
www.pbs.org…

8. “Retirement Savings Rebound: The New Norm, or a Blip?” by Kathryn Buschman Vasel (_Fox Business_, June 18, 2014).
www.foxbusiness.com…

9. “Report: Ways and Means subpoenaed in Medicare leak probe,” by Elise Viebeck (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, June 19, 2014).
thehill.com…

10. “Federal workers excited for ‘phased retirement,’ but program has stalled,” by Lisa Rein (_Washington Post_, blog, June 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

11. “Seven in 10 Americans Back Euthanasia,” by Justin McCarthy (_Gallup.com_, June 18, 2014).
www.gallup.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California bill would restore funding for adult day care centers,” by Jennifer Chaussee (_Reuters_, June 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Preckwinkle to try for pension reform again after fall election,” (_Chicago Sun-Times_, June 18, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Sweeney proposes budget to fund pensions,” by Angela Delli Santi (Associated Press via _Cherry Hills Courier-Post_, June 18, 2014).
www.courierpostonline.com…

15. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State asks judge to reject pension suits,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, June 18, 2014).
www.philly.com…

16. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “North Carolina Pension Disclosure Bill Fails to Satisfy Critics,” by Darrell Preston and Margaret Newkirk (_Bloomberg_, June 18, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Coalition to look for affordable ways to provide senior services,” by Pamela Pritt (_Register-Herald_ [Beckley, West Virginia], June 19, 2014).
www.register-herald.com…

18. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Justices reduce USD 90 million verdict against Charleston nursing home,” by Kate White (_Charleston Gazette_, June 19, 2014).
www.wvgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CANADA NEWS: “Vacancy rates up in Ontario seniors homes,” by Susan Pigg (_Toronto Star_, June 19, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Cuts force elderly to pay Euro 1k (USD 1,355) a week for nursing homes,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], June 19, 2014).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/cuts-force-elderly-to-pay-1k-a-week-for-nursing-homes-30367045.html…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing homes should give training in ‘Irish cultural awareness’, says report,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], June 19, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. NEPAL NEWS: “Quest for education creating graying ghost towns at top of the world,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. SINGAPORE NEWS: “More being done to develop palliative care services: MOH,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], June 19, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

24. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “More elderly are dying in nursing home facilities,” by Shin Sung-Sik (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], June 19, 2014).
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

25. UK NEWS: “Dementia patients should be given the best drugs, says David Cameron,” by Matthew Holehouse (_Daily Telgraph_ [London], June 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10910663/Dementia-patients-should-be-given-the-best-drugs-says-David-Cameron.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Dementia progress ‘achingly slow’ says global envoy,” by Tulip Mazumdar (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, June 19, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Readmissions Measures May Unfairly Penalize Hospitals,” by Steven Fox (_Medscape Medical News_, June 19, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “Drugmakers link with academia in giant UK dementia project,” by Ben Hirschler (_Reuters_, June 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

29. “How a new approach to funding Alzheimer’s research could pay off,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Hypoglycemia Rising in Older People With Diabetes,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, June 19, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

31. “Blocking brain’s ‘internal marijuana’ may trigger early Alzheimer’s deficits, study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Self-repairing mechanism can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Bone Cement Tied to Rare Severe Hip Surgery Outcomes,” by Larry Hand (_Medscape Medical News_, June 19, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

34. “Stem cell mobilization therapy may effectively treat osteoarthritis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Football improves strength in men with prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], June 19, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

June 18, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3590–June 18, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3590–June 18, 2014

NATIONAL NEWS:

1.”Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Jun. 18, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

2. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Pension deniers” (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Jun. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _LCJ_ Editorial.
www.courier-journal.com…

3. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit Rolls Out New Model: A Hybrid Pension Plan,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Jun. 18, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
dealbook.nytimes.com…

4. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie cites Detroit (Michigan) as reason to cut NJ pension payments,” by Dustin Block (mlive.com…, Jun. 18, 2014).
www.mlive.com…

5. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Medicare bills for ambulances pile up in N.J.,” by Charles Ornstein (Propublica via northjersey.com…, Jun. 18, 2014).
www.northjersey.com…

6. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “New Mexico public worker pension fund returns 15 percent” (Associated Press via _Las Cruces Sun-News, Jun. 18, 2014).
www.lcsun-news.com…

7. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania budget: (Governor Tom) Corbett says pension reform action must come before he’ll hear tax talk,” by Charles Thompson (pennlive.com…, Jun. 17, 2014).
www.pennlive.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “A costly pension-reform plan,” by Rob McCord (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jun. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _PI_ Opinion piece.
www.philly.com…

9. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC House (of Representatives) overrides 2 million usd veto for program to help elderly live independently,” by Seanna Adcox (Associated Press via _Spartanburg Herald Journal_, Jun. 18, 2014).
www.goupstate.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Fort Worth firefighters appeal court ruling over pensions,” by Caty Hirst (_Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, Jun. 18, 2014).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. CANADA NEWS: “(Montreal, Quebec] Unions protest as they blame corruption for pension shortfalls” (CTV News, Jun. 17, 2014).
montreal.ctvnews.ca/unions-protest-as-they-blame-corruption-for-pension-shortfalls-1.1873259…

12. CANADA NEWS: “(Montreal, Quebec) Municipal pension-plan mess doesn’t offer easy solutions, but Quebec’s new bill seems reasonable,” by Peter Hadekel (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Jun. 18, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

13. CHILE NEWS: “Coalitions exchange fire over Bachelet’s state pension scheme,” by Paul Carlsen (_Times_ [Santiago], Jun. 18, 2014).
santiagotimes.cl/coalitions-exchange-fire-bachelets-state-pension-scheme/…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Thousands miss out on lost pensions worth 500 million euros (677.9 million usd),” by Charlie Weston (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jun. 18, 2014).
www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/thousands-miss-out-on-lost-pensions-worth-500m-30363447.html…

15. MALTA NEWS: “Pensions time bomb,” by Martin Scicluna (_Times of Malta_ [Valetta, Malta Xlokk], Jun. 18, 2014). Note: this is a _ToM_ Opinion piece.
www.timesofmalta.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Abuse of elderly not always intended,” by Natasha Thyne (_Herald_ [Timaru, South Canterbury/Otago], Jun. 19, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/10174912/Abuse-of-elderly-not-always-intended…

MEDICAL AND HEALTH NEWS:

17. “Hot Flashes? No-Sweat Attitude Spells Minimal Disruptions,” by Diedtra Henderson (Medscape Medical News, Jun. 18, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

18. “Air pollution linked to cognitive decline in later years,” by Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health, Jun. 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

19. “Stopping fluids at the end of life: a dilemma not just for (late radio personality Kasey) Kasem’s family,” by Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health, Jun. 17, 2014). (NOTE: CHARLIE PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF I DID THIS YESTERDAY).
www.reuters.com…

20. “Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may have too much for some older women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Boost for dopamine packaging protects brain in Parkinson’s model” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “A new twist on neuro disease: Discovery could aid people with dystonia, Parkinson’s and more” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3589–June 17, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3589–June 17, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “(Late radio personality) Casey Kasem’s end-of-life drama: a lesson for the rest of us,” by Randi Belisomo

(Reuters Health, Jun. 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Pension groups strike back at U.S. SEC (Security and Exchange Commission) commissioner’s criticism,” by Lisa

Lambert (Reuters, Jun. 16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

3. “The retirement crisis is upon us,” by Teresa Ghilarducci and Sal Luciano (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of

Columbia] blog, Jun. 17, 2014).
thehill.com…

4. “Views of retirement changing, survey shows,” by Paul Gores (_Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Journal-Sentinel_, Jun. 17,

2014).
www.jsonline.com…

5. “Dear Baby Boomers, Step Aside,” by Taylor Brorby (huffingtonpost.com…, Jun. 17, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

6. “Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage for Cancer Test,” by Hope Yen (Associated Press [New York, New York] via

boston.com…, Jun. 17, 2014).
www.boston.com…

test/kX543BzMc9IKKiD8tjs4xH/story.html

7. “Senior Citizens Responsible for 9 Million usd in Medicare and Medicaid Recoveries in 2013,” by James Swann

(Bloomberg BNA [New York, New York] blog,
Jun. 17, 2014).
www.bna.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California expands parole for elderly, medically frail,” by Paige St. John (_Los Angeles

Times_, Jun. 17, 2014). Note: _LAT_ may
require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

story.html

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “(Governor Daniel) Malloy lays out 400,000 usd in retirement-for-all plan” (_Hartford Business

Journal_, Jun. 17, 2014).
www.hartfordbusiness.com…

10. KANSAS NEWS: “Settlement reached in pension suit against Boeing (Company–Aerospace), union says,” by Molly

McMillin (_Wichita Eagle_, Jun. 17,
2014). www.kansas.com…

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Nonprofits still cautious on pension bankruptcy,” by Mike Wynn (_Louisville Courier-Journal_,

Jun. 17, 2014).
www.cincinnati.com…

fight/10668581/

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie: Unfavorable pension ruling won’t shut NJ” (Associated Press via

philly.com…, Jun. 16, 2014).
www.philly.com…

13. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Municipal pension focus narrows,” by Robert Swift (_The Citizens’ Voice_ [Wilkes-Barre],

Jun. 17, 2014).
citizensvoice.com…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania state Rep(resentative). (Mike) Tobash targets new employees in plan to trim

pension deficit,” by Gideon Bradshaw
(_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, Jun. 17, 2014).
triblive.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Lawmakers need to pass pension reform along with the state budget,” by Carl T. Shaffer

(_Harrisburg Patriot-News_, Jun. 17,
2014). Note: this is a _HPN_ Opinion piece.
www.pennlive.com…

16. TEXAS NEWS: “Fort Worth pension unfunded liability hits 1.12 billion usd,” by Caty Hirst (_Fort Worth Star-

Telegram_, Jun. 17, 2014).
www.star-telegram.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AFRICA NEWS: “Kenya: Elderly Women Suffer Witchcraft Accusations,” by Anthony Langat, (cajnewsAfrica via

allAfrica.com…, Jun. 16, 2014).
allafrica.com…

18. ARMENIA NEWS: “1240 elderly people living in Armenia’s eight nursing homes: parent-loving society or retreat of

traditions?” (Armenpress (Armenian
News Agency) [Yerevan], Jun. 17, 2014).
armenpress.am/eng/news/766043/1240-elderly-people-living-in-armenias-eight-nursing-homes-parent-loving-…

society-or-retreat-of-traditions.html

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Call to pay back pensioners for 7 ad (6.58 usd) GP (general practitioner) fee,” by Dan

Harrison (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South
Wales], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.smh.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation industry raises concerns about reforms” (_Advocate_ [Coffs Coast, New South

Wales], Jun. 18, 2014).
www.coffscoastadvocate.com…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Cashed-up boomers quit workforce but young people struggle to find a job,” by Anna Patty

(_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South
Wales], Jun. 16, 2014).
www.smh.com…

zsa0z.html

22. BAHAMAS NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)’T Pension Liability Absolutely Staggering,” by Neil Hartnell (_Tribune_ [Nassau],

Jun. 17, 2014).
www.tribune242.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (Province) municipal employees stop work to protest pension bill” (Canadian Broadcasting

Corporation News, Jun. 17, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-city-employees-stop-work-to-protest-pension-bill-1.2678421…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Why we need an Ontario (Province) pension plan,” by Howard Elliott (_Spectator [Hamilton,

Ontario] via ourwindsor.ca, Jun. 17, 2014).
Note: this is a _Spectator_ Opinion piece.
www.ourwindsor.ca/opinion-story/4581473-the-spectator-s-view-why-we-need-an-ontario-pension-plan/…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Public sector workers voice their opposition to (Alberta Province) pension reforms at packed

meeting,” by Fiona Buchanan (_Journal_
[Edmonton, Alberta], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.edmontonjournal.com…

+meeting/9945383/story.html

26. CHILE NEWS: “Chile’s (President Michelle) Bachelet takes first step to creating state-run pension,” by Anthony

Esposito (Reuters [London, UK], Jun.
16, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

27. EGYPT NEWS: “Rise in Egypt’s army pensions triggers controversy” (middleastmonitor.com…, Jun. 17, 2014).
www.middleeastmonitor.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Aviation pension row (conflict) has potential to cause serious industrial relations problems,”

by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin,
Leinster], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

serious-industrial-relations-problems-1.1834
533

29. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan Mulls De-linking Pensions from Prices to Allow Payout Cuts,” by Masaaki Iwamoto and Andy

Sharp (Bloomberg News [New York, New
York], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

30. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension operation reform must be pushed via careful risk assessment” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo],

Jun. 17, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

31. JAPAN NEWS: “A Nursing Home for Dogs Is Opening in Japan,” by Olivia B. Waxman (_Time_ [New York, New York],

Jun. 16, 2014).
time.com…

32. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Disparity in dementia diagnosis across Northern Ireland,” by Niall McCracken (_Irish

Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jun. 17,
2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

1.1835396

33. TAIWAN NEWS: “Labor pension payments raised due to CPI (consumer price index) growth” (China News Agency via

focustaiwan.tv…, Jun. 17, 2014).
focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201406170031.aspx…

34. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “Retired judges grateful for increased pensions,” by Susan Mohammed (_Trinidad

Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Tax relief on pensions to become election battlefield,” by Jim Pickard (_Financial Times_ [London]

blog, Jun. 17, 2014. Note: _FT_ requires
free registration before providing articles.
blogs.ft.com…

36. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “National Pension Scheme Is Not Safety Net” (_Herald_ [Harare], via allAfrica.com…, Jun. 17,

2014).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “Boost for dopamine packaging protects brain in Parkinson’s model” (Eurekalert [American Association for the

Advancement of Science], Jun. 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Chemical strategy hints at better drugs for osteoporosis, diabetes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the

Advancement of Science], Jun. 16,
2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma” (University of Washington [Seattle] news

release via Eurekalert [American
Association for the Advancement of Science], Jun. 16, 2014).
www.washington.edu…

40. “Sleep quality and duration improve cognition in aging populations” (Eurekalert [American Association for the

Advancement of Science], Jun. 16,
2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jun. 16, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

drug-therapy-study-688848.html

42. “Misplaced moral outrage over euthanasia,” by Tom Burns (AlJazeera, Jun. 17, 2014). Note: this is an AlJazeera

Opinion piece.
www.aljazeera.com…

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