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July 31, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3619–July 31, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3618–July 31, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Many Reasons to Offer 401(k)s (Including Owner’s Retirement),” by Sarah  (_New York Times_, Jul. 31, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “‘Pension Smoothing’: The Gimmick Both Parties in Congress Love,” by Josh Barro (_New York Times_ blog, Jul. 31, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Retiree dilemma: How much to spend on grandchildren,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.us…

4. “Why Some Private-Sector Workers Are Facing Big Pension Cuts,” by Mark Miller (_Time_ [New York, New York], Jul. 31, 2014).
time.com…

5. “Senate Looking at Medicare Billing Policies,” by Mal Leary (Main Public Broadcasting Network News, Jul. 31, 2014).
news.mpbn.net…

6. “Social Security is in crisis,” by Jason Fichtner (marketwatch.com…, Jul. 31, 2014).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Improve health care by building on Medicare’s success,” by Erica Heiman (_Sacramento Bee_, Jul. 31, 2014). Note: this is a _SB_ Opinion piece.
www.sacbee.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “New Orleans firefighters pension fund lost 40.2 million usd in 2013, audit shows,” by Richard Rainey (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Jul. 31, 2014).
www.nola.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven) Rhodes denies request to expedite Detroit’s lawsuit over pension debt,” by Tresa Baldas (_Detroit Free Press_, Jul. 31, 2014).
www.freep.com…

10. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers,” by Alice Thomas-Tisdale (New
America Media, Jul. 30, 2014). Note this is the first of a two part series. A link to Part 2, “Miss. Inner-City, Rural Care
Rising for Black Elders Despite Struggles,” by Alice Thomas-Tisdale (Jul. 31, 2014), is available at this site.
newamericamedia.org…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “My Pension vs. Gov(ernor). Christie’s Presidential Aspirations,” by Mark Weber (njspotlight.com…, Jul. 31, 2014). Note: this is a njspotlight.com… Opinion piece.
www.njspotlight.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Bonds could save Pennsylvania’s pension problem, but come with a risk,” by Karen Langley (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Jul. 31, 2014).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Cold-hearted power companies tell shivering pensioners to rug up (put on lots of clothes),” by Karen Collier (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.heraldsun.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More elderly public servants? No thanks, we’re sorted,” by Noel Towell (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Seniors at top of financial-literacy priority list,” by Madhavi Acharya and Tom Yew (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

16. SINGAPORE NEWS: “17,000 nursing home beds by 2020, says MOH (Ministry of Health),” by Sara Grosse (Channel News Asia, Jul. 31, 2014).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

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17. SCOTLAND NEWS: “NHS (National Health Service) fears over huge rise in number of very elderly people living alone,” by Helen Puttick (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

18. SCOTLAND NEWS: “Age-old problem becomes pressing” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Jul. 31, 2014). Note: this is a _Herald_ Commentary piece.
www.heraldscotland.com…

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19. SCOTLAND NEWS: “GP (general practitioner) tells MSPs (Members of Scottish Parliament) he signed up for assisted suicide,” by Scott MacNab (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.scotsman.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Soaring numbers diagnosed with dementia,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11000270/Soaring-numbers-diagnosed-with-dementia.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Transgender person’s claim for female state pension rejected by appeal court” (Press Association via _Guardian_ [London], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Elderly and frail patients should be allowed to die, says cardiologist,” by Claire Carter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/11003036/Elderly-and-frail-patients-should-be-allowed-to-die-says-cardiologist.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Panel Pans HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) for Prostate Cancer,” by (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 31, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Common drugs adversely impair older adults’ physical as well as cognitive functioning” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “‘Rewired’ mice show signs of longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 31, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Key to aging immune system is discovered” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Study: Telephone support program beneficial for caregivers of those with dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, Jul. 30, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Comorbidities Affect Odontoid Fracture Survival in Elderly” (HealthDay News, Jul. 31, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

July 30, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3618–July 30, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3618–July 30, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare gets cleaner bill of health, but risks ahead,” by Jayne O’Donnell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 29, 2014).
www.us…

2. “Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained,” by Julie Rovner (Kaiser Health News via _US National Public Radio_, July 29, 2014).
www.npr.org…

3. “Retirement reset: Sandwiched Boomers put plans on hold,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 29, 2014).
www.us…

4. “Targeting scams against the elderly,” by Michelle Singletary (_Washington Post_, July 29, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “A New Way to Save for Long-Term Care Costs in Old Age, But How Many Will Buy?” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, July 30, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State Ranks High On Long-Term Elder Care, But Caregivers’ Needs Not Met,” by Liz Seegert (_Hartford Courant_, July 30, 2014).
www.courant.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Program aims to protect seniors from financial exploitation,” by Britt Kennerly (_Florida Today_ [Melbourne, Flordia], July 29, 2014).
www.floridatoday.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Floridians “deeply concerned” about care of elder patients,” by Frank Gluck (_News-Press_ [Fort Myers, Florida], July 30, 2014).
www.news-press.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago telephone tax to rise by 56 percent to shore up pensions,” by Fran Spielman (_Chicago Sun-Times_, July 30, 2014).
www.suntimes.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Mass. Securities Division seeks to find if the ‘financial abuse’ of senior investors is on the rise,” by Chris Reidy (_Boston Globe_, July 30, 2014).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “AARP hoping to address projected decline in caregivers,” by Jeff Ayres (_Clarion-Ledger_ [Jackson, Mississippi], July 29, 2014).
www.clarionledger.com…

11. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers,” by Alice Thomas-Tisdale (_New America Media_, July 30, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Unions press for full pension payments from Christie,” by Bob Jordan (_Ashbury Park Press_, July 29, 2014).
www.app.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Liberal government not worried about ‘sticker shock’ from Ontario pension plan,” by Robert Benzie (_Toronto Star_, July 30, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

14. INDIA NEWS: “No urgency in legalizing euthanasia, says Arunachal Pradesh minister,” (_Deccan Chronicle_ [Bangalore], July 30, 2014).
www.deccanchronicle.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Abandoned tombstones piling up across Japan in shadow of rapidly aging population,” by Junko Saimoto (_Asahi Shimbun_, July 30, 2014).
ajw.asahi.com…

16. UK NEWS: “England records rise in dementia diagnoses,” by Helen Briggs (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, July 30, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Labour resurrects plans for a ‘death tax’,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 29, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/10998994/Labour-resurrects-plans-for-a-death-tax.html…

18. UK NEWS: “One in three people would not house ageing parents,” by Edward Malnick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 30, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10998923/One-in-three-people-would-not-house-ageing-parents.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Getting Hospice Care Shouldn’t Have To Mean Giving Up,” by Michelle Andrews (Kaiser Health News via _US National Public Radio_, July 29, 2014).
www.npr.org…

20. “Hope for more accurate diagnosis of memory problems,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Middle-aged drinking ‘impairs memory’,” by Helen Briggs (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, July 29, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

22. “Plasma Panel Linked to Progression From MCI to Alzheimer’s,” by Nancy Melville (_Medscape Medical News_, July 29, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Tools for planning end of life care are varied, untested: study,” by Kathryn Doyle (_Reuters_, July 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Older adults are at risk of financial abuse,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 30, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, July 30, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 29, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3617–July 29, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3617–July 29, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare finances improve partly due to ACA, hospital expenses, trustee report says,” by Amy Goldstein (_Washington Post_, July 28, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say,” by David Lauter (_Los Angeles Times_, July 28, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Medicare isn’t going broke, but don’t celebrate just yet,” by Jason Millman (_Washington Post_, blog, July 28, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “More than a fifth of the population in 17 states received Social Security benefits last year,” by Niraj Chokshi (_Washington Post_, blog, July 28, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Social Security in decline: What the U.S. can learn from New Zealand’s KiwiSaver program,” by Romania Boccia (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, July 29, 2014).
thehill.com…

6. “Don’t Panic! We Can Expand Social Security and Medicare,” by Richard Eskow (_Huffington Post_, blog, July 29, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “U.S. lawyer groups launch effort to prevent elder financial fraud,” by Michael Leibel (_Reuters_, July 29, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

8. “Indian Senior Community Part of Growing Niche,” by Mike Schneider (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, July 29, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

9. “The medical bills that hit retirees hardest,” by Glenn Ruffenach (_MarketWatch_, blog, July 28, 2014).
blogs.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Labor board orders L.A. Council to rescind pension cuts for workers,” by David Zahniser (_Los Angeles Times_, July 28, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

11. KANSAS NEWS: “More seniors re-inventing themselves to ‘un-retire’,” by Su Bacon (_Kansas City Star_, July 28, 2014).
www.kansascity.com…

12. MAINE NEWS: “Maine Voices: Issues pertinent to aging Mainers affect everybody,” (_Portland Press Herald_, July 29, 2014). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.pressherald.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Sweeney says Christie’s pension plan is a presidential audition, ‘zero’ chance of N.J. Legislature passing it,” by Matt Friedman (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], July 28, 2014).
www.nj.com…

14. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Retiree health care agency proposes solvency plan,” by Barry Massey (Associated Press via _Santa Fe New Mexican_, July 28, 2014).
www.santafenewmexican.com…

15. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Metro pension study’s funding source troubles union,” by Michael Cass (_Tennessean_ [Nashville, Tennessee], July 28, 2014).
www.tennessean.com…

16. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Nursing homes get extra reimbursements,” by Bob Mercer (_Aberdeen News_, July 28, 2014).
www.aberdeennews.com…

17. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Pension Council sets contribution rates that will jump up in 2015 for state workers, taxpayers,” by Brad Shannon (_Olympian_ [Olympia, Washington], July 28, 2014).
www.theolympian.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Numbers with dementia will soon multiply,” by Collette Sheridan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 29, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Alarm at levels of dementia awareness in Irish hospitals,” by Richard Fitzpatrick (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 29, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Major necessity for dementia ‘is human contact’,” by Sylvia Thompson (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], July 29, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Does residential care need to be rebranded under a new name?” by Des Kelly (_Guardian_ [London], July 29, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Dementia patients more likely to get pacemakers: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, July 28, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

23. “Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Genomic analysis of prostate cancer indicates best course of action after surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 29, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors’ Lives: Study,” (_HealthDay_, July 28, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, July 28, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 28, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3616–July 28, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3616–July 28, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “Outlook for Medicare Trust Fund Improves, Though Shortfall Looms, Report Finds,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, Jul. 29, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Good News For Boomers: Medicare’s Hospital Trust Fund Appears Flush Until 2030,” by Julie Rovner (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News, Jul. 28, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

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3. “Medicare Turns Up Heat On Fraud Investigations” (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News compilation, Jul. 28, 2014).
www.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “The Special Challenges of Retiring From a Business You Own,” by Tim Gray (_New York Times_, Jul. 26, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.\
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Costs of expanded audits aimed at Medicare fraud hit health-care firms,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Jul. 27, 2014).
articles.philly.com…

6. “Is Social Security In Trouble Again?” an interview with Eric Kingson (US National Public Radio _Here & Now_, Jul. 28, 2014). This is an audio transcript, running time: 8 minutes 31 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

7. “As Social Security ages, let’s give it some help,” by Christine Todd Whitman (_Newark [New Jersey] Star-Ledger, Jul. 27, 2014). Note: this is a _NSL_ Opinion piece.
www.nj.com…

8. “The long-term outlook for Social Security isn’t good, so begin solving problem now” (_Deseret News_ [Salt Lake City, Utah], Jul. 28, 2014). Note: this is a _DN_ Editorial.
www.deseretnews.com…

9. “Nursing Home Unthinkable? Be Prepared in Case It’s Inevitable,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_ blog, Jul. 28, 2014). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

10. “People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer,” by Patti Neighmond (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Jul. 28, 2014. In addition to the story audio (running time: 3 minutes, 44 seconds) and print transcripts will be available at the site.
www.npr.org…

11. “Boomer roomies: Older Americans are seeking roommates” (CBS This Morning, Jul. 28, 2014).
www.cbsnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “At one assisted living facility, residents are tracked in real time,” by Mohana Ravindranath (_Washington Post_, Jul. 28, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. FLORIDA NEWS: “Taxpayers Fund Video Screens as Jacksonville’s Pensions Hurt,” by Toluse Olorunnipa (Bloomberg News, Jul. 28, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Union spokesman: ‘no room to continue discussions’ on pensions,” by Amanda Vinicky (WCBU 89.9 FM [Peoria] News, Jul. 28, 2014).
peoriapublicradio.org…

15. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Nursing home lobby stifles change,” by Bruce C. Blaney (_Baton Rouge Advocate_, Jul. 28, 2014). Note: this is a _BRA_ Opinion piece.
theadvocate.com…

16. MAINE NEWS: “Maine nursing homes to receive Medicaid reimbursement increases after political battle,” by Kelley Bouchard (_Portland Press Herald_, Jul. 27, 2014).
www.pressherald.com…

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17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “For (Governor) Chris Christie, New Jersey pension battle presents a test for 2016,” by Karen Tumulty (_Washington Post_, Jul. 28, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “For (Governor Chris) Christie, reducing pension benefits could be toughest challenge yet,” by Salvador Rizzo (_Newark Star-Ledger_, Jul. 28, 2014).
www.nj.com…

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19. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC (New York City) Pension Funds Report 17.4% Gain as U.S. Stocks Soar,” by Martin Z. Braun (Bloomberg News, Jul. 27, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Rising costs for pensions keep schools struggling,” by John Finnerty (_Johnstown Tribune-Democrat_, Jul. 28, 2014).
www.tribune-democrat.com…

21. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “While Pa. dallies, other states embrace pension reform,” by John L. Micek (pennlive.com… blog, Jul. 27, 2014).
blog.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Euthanasia advocate) Philip Nitschke adds nothing to the euthanasia debate,” by David Penberthy (_Herald-Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jul. 27, 2014). Note: this is a _HS_ Opinion piece.
www.heraldsun.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Montreal police plan more protests over Quebec’s (Province) pension reform,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Why Ontario’s (Province) Retirement Pension Plan is a good idea,” by Adam Mayers (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

25. CANADA NEWS: “Majority say health will be biggest retirement expense: BMO (Bank of Montreal) poll,” by Linda Nguyen (Canadian Press via _Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.vancouversun.com…

26. CHINA NEWS: “Guest post: taking care of China’s elderly,” by Ben Simpfendorfer (_Financial Times_ [London, UK] blog, Jul. 28, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
blogs.ft.com…

27. INDIA NEWS: “(BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led government at the) Centre committed to implement ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme: (Minister of State for North East Region) V.K. Singh” (Press Trust of India via _Economic Times_ [New Delhi, Delhi], Jul. 28, 2014).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension trustees win court case over deficit payout,” by Barry O’Halloran and Mary Carolan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jul. 26, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Dublin Chamber (of Commerce) wants to unlock 7.5 billion euros (10.07 billion usd) from pensions” (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. MALTA NEWS: “Baby boomers’ midlife crisis,” by John Cassar White (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta, Malta Xlokk], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.timesofmalta.com…

31. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Swallow your pride, John (Key–Prime Minister) – the pension age must be raised,” by Fran O’Sullivan (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Jul. 27, 2014).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business-editors-picks/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501981&objectid=11299226…

32. SWEDEN NEWS: “LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered) retirement home: the end of the rainbow,” by Eleanor Margolis (_Observer_ [London, UK], Jul. 27, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

33. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWS: “NACTA (North American Caribbean Teachers Association poll): Voters against pension increase” (_Trinidad Express_ [Port-of-Spain], Jul. 27, 2014).
www.trinidadexpress.com…

34. UK NEWS: “We need to talk about pensions,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London] blog, Jul. 26, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

35. UK NEWS: “New UK pension framework encourages innovation,” by Francois Robinet (_Financial Times_ [London], Jul. 28, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS

36. “New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer’s, related diseases,” by  Michelle Ma (University of Washington [Seattle] news release via (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.washington.edu…

37. “Researchers identify potential biomarker for AD (Alzheimer’s Disease)” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Slow walking speed and memory complaints can predict dementia” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 25, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Motivation May Explain Disconnect Between Cognitive Testing and Real-Life Functioning for Older Adults” (North Carolina State University [Raleigh] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 28, 2014).
news.ncsu.edu…

40. “One minute of intense exercise a week to improve health for elderly,” by Claire Carter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10994205/One-minute-of-intense-exercise-a-week-to-improve-health-for-elderly.html…

41. “Experts unearth genetic clues leading to Parkinson’s disease,” by Emma Sword (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Jul. 28, 2014).
www.heraldscotland.com…

42. “Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Jul. 25, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com… age-689804.html

July 25, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3615–July 25, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3615–July 25, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Don’t rely on defined benefit pension plans; demand defined contributions,” by Robert Hardaway (_Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette_, Jul. 25, 2014). Note: this is a _PPG_ Opinion piece.
www.post-gazette.com…

2. “The Boomers Are Back In ‘First Place’,” by Peter Hubbell (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 24, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Awaiting the 2014 Social Security Trustees’ Report,” by Kathy Ruffing (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 25, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

4. ALASKA NEWS: “3 billion usd payment into pension funds makes sense,” by Kathie Wasserman (_Anchorage Daily News_, Jul. 25, 2014).
www.adn.com…

5. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Senate President John) Cullerton’s new idea to save pensions,” by John McCarron (_Chicago Tribune_, Jul. 25, 2014). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
www.chicagotribune.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Supreme Court’s health care ruling hurts pension reform,” by Kristen McQueary (_Chicago Tribune_, Jul. 25, 2014). Note 1: _CT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _CT_ Opinion piece.
www.chicagotribune.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit’s latest pension disgrace: A gaudy new arena at retirees’ expense,” by David Sirota (salon.com…, Jul. 25, 2014).
www.salon.com…

8. OHIO NEWS: “New national accounting rules for public employee pension funds don’t change the fundamentals, which in Ohio are good” (_Cleveland Plain Dealer_, Jul. 25, 2014). Note: this is a _CPD_ Editorial.
www.cleveland.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Phila. pension fund ends year up 15.6%,” by Chris Hepp (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jul. 25, 2014).
www.philly.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Governor Tom) Corbett’s pension plan is filled with ‘false’ savings,” by Mike Sturla (pennlive.com…, Jul. 25, 2014). Note: this is PennLive Op Ed piece.
www.pennlive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Euthanasia campaigner) Philip Nitschke hits out at suspension,” by Margaret Scheikowski and Karlis Salna (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 25, 2014).
news.smh.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Montreal (Quebec) workers dress down to protest pension bill” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 25, 2014).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-workers-dress-down-to-protest-pension-bill-1.2717814…

13. KENYA NEWS: “NSSF (National Social Security Fund) Pension Returns Grow As Investments Yield More,” by Constant Munda (_The Star_ [Nairobi] via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 25, 2014).
allafrica.com…

14. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Fewer working-age people support the elderly in South Korea” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul] via _The Nation_ [Bangkok, Thailand], Jul. 26, 2014). Note: this is a _KH_ Opinion piece.
www.nationmultimedia.com…

15. UK NEWS: “Pension annuities offer ‘fair value’, study claims,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 25, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10989603/Pension-annuities-offer-fair-value-study-claims.html…

16. UK NEWS: “Pensioners cling to daily tipple (alcohol consumption) as sober young shun drink, drugs and sex,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 25, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10988614/Pensioners-cling-to-daily-tipple-as-sober-young-shun-drink-drugs-and-sex.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Horse-trading begins over pension guidance guarantee,” by Jonathan Eley (_Finanicial Times_ [London], Jul. 25, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “New Culprit Protein Linked to Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer’s,” by Susan Jeffrey (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 25, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

19. “BU (Boston [Massachusetts] University) researchers discover that Klotho (protein) is neuroprotective against Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Experiences at every stage of life contribute to cognitive abilities in old age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Diabetes Drug Linked to Lower Dementia Risk,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 24, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “Anti-inflammatory drug can prevent neuron loss in Parkinson’s model” (Emory University [Druid Hills, Georgia, Georgia] news release via Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 25, 2014).
www.news.emory.edu…

23. “Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?” by Alan Mozes (HealthDay News, Jul. 25, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 24, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3614–July 24, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3614–July 24, 2014

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Congress and Pensions: Highway to hell” (_Economist_ [London, UK], Jul. 23, 2014).
www.economist.com…

2. “Will Northrop (Grumman Corporation) be the next defense company to freeze its pension?” by Jill R. Aitoro (_Washington [District of Columbia] Business Journal_ blog, Jul. 24, 2014).
www.biz…

3. “Advocacy Groups Say Medicare Should Negotiate With Drugmakers,” by Julie Appleby (Kaiser Family Foundation Health News blog, Jul. 24, 2014).
capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org…

4. “GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) criticizes looming Medicare Advantage cuts,” by Ferdous Al-Faruque (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Jul. 24, 2014).
thehill.com…

5. “Nursing home evangelism: Preaching at the ‘bus stop to eternity’,” by Adelle M. Banks (_Washington Post_, Jul. 24, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Do 10,000 baby boomers retire every day?” by Glenn Kessler (_Washington Post_ blog, Jul. 24, 2014). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “New law enhances residents’ rights in residential care facilities for elderly,” by Katie Nelson (_Santa Cruz Sentinel_, Jul. 24, 2014).
www.santacruzsentinel.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension Cutters Hope California Ballot Measure Could Start A Domino Effect,” by Gary Cohn (huffingtonpost.com…, Jul. 24, 2014).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Despite Calls for Openess, Struggling Kentucky Retirement Systems Keeps Its Investments Secret” (WPFL 89.3 FM [Louisville] Radio News, Jul. 24, 2014).
wfpl.org…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. pension fund showing impressive returns,” by John Reitmeyer (_Bergen Record_, Jul. 24, 2014).
www.northjersey.com…

11. NEW YORK NEWS: “Nursing homes turn to hospice care to help residents near death,” by Henry Davis (_Buffalo News_, Jul. 24, 2014).
www.buffalonews.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Scranton) Pension board says retired firefighters won’t get increase,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Jul. 24, 2014).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke banned from practising medicine,” by Julia Medew (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Philip Nitschke should not be the sole face of the euthanasia movement,” by Rodney Syme (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Jul. 24, 2014). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Commentary piece.
www.theguardian.com…

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15. CANADA NEWS: “Owners of Quebec (Province) retirement home that burned, killing 32, sue town (L’Isle-Verte),” by Les Perreaux (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Siptu (Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union) committee rejects airline pension plan,” by
Barry O’Halloran and Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.irishtimes.com…

17. THAILAND NEWS: “Thais slow in saving for their retirement,” by Thiranat Sucharikul and Tanpisit Lerdbamrungchai (_Nation_ [Bangkok], Jul. 25, 2014).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

18. UK NEWS: “A welcome pointer in the pensions maze,” by Anthony Hilton (_Evening Standard_ [London], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.standard.co.uk/business/markets/anthony-hilton-a-welcome-pointer-in-the-pensions-maze-9625473.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Pension reforms: six things we learnt this week,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10987799/New-pension-rules-six-things-we-learnt-this-week-that-will-affect-your-retirement-income.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Blowing (losing) your pension was never a very sensible idea: And now (Chancellor of the Exchequer) George Osborne has a plan to help us avoid doing that,” by Andreas Whittam Smith (_Independent_ [London], Jul. 24, 2014). Note: this is an _Independent_ Commentary piece.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/blowing-your-pension-was-never-a-very-sensible-idea-9624269.html…

21. UK NEWS: “How savers were persuaded to put 495 million pounds (844.1 million usd) into ‘pension scams’,” by Vicky Shaw (Press Association via _Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 24, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10987757/How-savers-were-persuaded-to-put-495m-into-pension-scams.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Unexpected Effect of Widowhood on Dementia Progression,” by Caroline Cassels (Medscape Medical News, Jul. 23, 2014). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Who can control the potential targets against cell apoptosis after TIA (transient ischemic attack) in the elderly?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 23, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3613–July 23, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3613–July 23, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A 401(k) for All,” by Gene B. Sperling (_New York Times_, July 22, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Debt Disaster Dead-Enders,” by Paul Krugman (_New York Times_, July 22, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
krugman.blogs.nytimes.com…

3. “People of all ages investing more for retirement,” by Kaitlyn Krasselt (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 23, 2014).
www.us…

4. “Seniors Share Homes for Cost Saving, Companionship,” (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, July 23, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Seniors take steps toward better health with mall walking clubs,” by Sammy Caiola (_Sacramento Bee_, July 22, 2014).
www.sacbee.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Cutbacks in annual pension increases unconstitutional, Schimpf says,” by Bernard Schoenburg (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], Jully 22, 2014).
www.sj-r.com…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy pension cuts approved, with only half casting votes,” by Alana Semuels (_Los Angeles Times_, July 22, 2014). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan,” (Associated Press via _Sandusky Register_, July 23, 2014).
www.sanduskyregister.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie questioned on future of public pensions,” by Maddie Hanna (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, July 22, 2014).
www.philly.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie kicks off ‘no pain, no gain’ summer tour to tout pension reform plan,” by Matt Arco (_Star-Ledger_ [Newark, New Jersey], July 22, 2014).
www.nj.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “The politics of pensions = annoyance,” by John Baer (_Philadelphia Daily News_, July 23, 2014).
www.philly.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Judge rejects R.I. request to add new defendants to pension overhaul lawsuit,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, July 23, 2014).
www.providencejournal.com…

13. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Political debate flares anew over Va. pension fund,” by Jeff E. Schapiro (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, July 22, 2014).
www.timesdispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Outbreaks of gastroenteritis often mismanaged, report says,” by Aaron Derfel (_Montreal Gazette_, July 22, 2014).
www.montrealgazette.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “PFRDA frames regulation for NPS Trust, Pension Fund managers,” (_Economic Times_ [Mumbai], July 22, 2014).
articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com…

16. MACAU NEWS: “Ageing population pressure,” (_Macau Business Daily_, July 23, 2014).
macaubusinessdaily.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Economist: Raise retirement age soon,” by Kate Davidson (_Stuff.co_, July 22, 2014).
www.stuff.co.nz/business/10294792/Economist-Raise-retirement-age-soon…

18. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “Seniors law author bats for better elderly healthcare,” (_Philippine Daily Inquirer_ [Manila], July 23, 2014).
newsinfo.inquirer.net…

19. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Unhappy Korean Elderly: Most Seniors Worry about Their Future,” by John Choi (_Korea Bizwire_, July 23, 2014).
koreabizwire.com…

20. THAILAND NEWS: “Pension plan for rice farmers,” (_Bangkok Post_, July 22, 2014).
www.bangkokpost.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Wages fall as older people delay retirement, Bank of England suggests,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 23, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/10985624/Wages-fall-as-older-people-delay-retirement-Bank-of-England-suggests.html…

22. UK NEWS: “NHS ‘should work more closely with hospices’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, July 23, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Seniors smoking less, chronic conditions rising, report says,” by Kathryn Roethel (_San Francisco Chronicle_, July 23, 2014).
www.sfgate.com…

24. “Life expectancy gains threatened as more older Americans suffer from multiple conditions,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Toward an oral therapy for treating Alzheimer’s disease: Using a cancer drug,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 23, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 22, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3612–July 22, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3612–July 22, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Testing Payment Options That Could End Observation Care Penalties,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via _Washington Post_, blog, July 22, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Why more companies want pensions off their books,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, blog, July 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “When couples disagree on when to retire,” by Nanci Hellmich (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], July 22, 2014).
www.us…

4. “Judge orders PBGC to turn over documents in Delphi pension suit,” by David Shepardson (_Detroit News_, July 22, 2014).
www.detroitnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit’s Retirees Vote to Lower Pensions, in Support of Bankruptcy Plan,” by Monica Davey (_New York Times_, July 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Strong stock market drives Minnesota public-pension-fund gains of 18.6% in fiscal year,” by Joe Kimball (_Minn Post_, blog, July 22, 2014).
www.minnpost.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. Pensions Seen Returning More Than 16% in Fiscal 2014,” by Elise Young (_Bloomberg_, July 22, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

8. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC Senate votes to end pension spiking,” by Dan Kane (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], July 21, 2014).
www.newsobserver.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Moody’s downgrades Pa. rating; Corbett ponders pension reform session,” by Debra Erdley (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, July 21, 2014).
triblive.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

10. JAPAN NEWS: “Once again, baby boomers are asking: What am I?” by Takashi Koyama and Mayumi Oshige (_Japan News_, July 22, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

11. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romanian private pension funds to invest more in shares, corporate bonds,” by Andrei Chirileasa (_Romania-Insider.com_, July 22, 2014).
www.romania-insider.com…

12. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “One Elderly Per Two Productive People in Korea by 2036,” (_Business Korea_, July 22, 2014).
www.businesskorea.co.kr…

13. UK NEWS: “Pension delay to be less lucrative,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, July 22, 2014).
www.bbc.com…

14. UK NEWS: “Age 40? No access to pension until 58,” by Andrew Oxlade (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 22, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10982177/Age-40-No-access-to-pension-until-58.html…

15. UK NEWS: “George Osborne to cut ‘penal’ death tax on pensions,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10981577/George-Osborne-to-cut-penal-death-tax-on-pensions.html…

16. UK NEWS: “George Osborne’s pension reforms are about the few, not the many,” by Philip Inman (_Guardian_ [London], blog, July 21, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Collapse in number of people barred from working with elderly,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 22, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/10980976/Collapse-in-number-of-people-barred-from-working-with-elderly.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

18. “An ‘Emotional Burden’ Rarely Discussed,” by Judith Graham (_New York Times_, blog, July 22, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

19. “Rigid connections: Molecular basis of age-related memory loss explained,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 22, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Can amyloid plaque in Alzheimer’s disease affect remote regions of the brain?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

July 21, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3611–July 21, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3611–July 21, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Advantage Is Not Efficient, but It Can Be,” by Austin Frakt (_New York Times_, Jul. 21, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare Modifies Controversial Hospice Drug Rule,” by Susan Jaffe (_Washington Post_, Jul. 19, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Some seniors win Medicare exemptions for nursing-home coverage in pilot program,” by Susan Jaffe (_Washington Post_, Jul. 21, 2014). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Social Security: Some Baby Boomers should beware,” by Amanda Alix (The Motley Fool via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.us…

5. “(Federal Reserve Chair Janet) Yellen Wage Gauges Blurred by Boomer-Millennial Shift,” by Jeanna Smialek (Bloomberg News, Jul. 21, 2014).
www.bloomberg.com…

6. “Boomers still viable ad target, AARP says,” by Stuart Elliott (_Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch_, Jul. 20, 2014). Note: the story may appear about halfway down the page.
www.dispatch.com…

7. “More baby boomers try their luck as entrepreneurs with start-ups,” by Janet Kidd Stewart (_Chicago [Illinois] Tribune_ via _Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Jul. 20, 2014).
www.startribune.com…

8. THEATER REVIEW: “With Humor, ‘Dead And Breathing’ Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles,” by Elizabeth Blair (US National Public Radio _Weekend Edition Saturday_, Jul. 19, 2014). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 4 minutes, 17 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “High Rents and Low Wages Trap Chinese Immigrants in SROs (single room occupancy hotels),” by Melanie Young (New America Media, Jul. 20, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Study: Pets a Prescription for Health, Happiness Among Elders,” by Viji Sundaram (New America Media, Jul. 16, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Homeward Bound: Caring for the Burgeoning Population of Older Adults,” by Anne Kavanagh (New America Media, Jul. 14, 2014).
newamericamedia.org…

12. KANSAS NEWS: “KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirements System) hits 60 percent funded benchmark,” by Andy Marso (_Topeka Capital-Journal_ Jul. 19, 2014).
cjonline.com…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Wake up to elderly,” by Julie W. Guenthner (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Jul. 20, 2014). Note: this is a _LKJ_ Opinion piece.
www.courier-journal.com…

14. LOUISIANA NEWS: “New Orleans firefighters’ pension fund lost 41 percent of value in 2013,” by Tom Hall (World Socialist Web Site, Jul. 21, 2014).
www.ws…

15. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit due to report results from pension vote” (Associated Press via _Washington Post_, Jul. 21, 2014).
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s 1.7 trillion usd private pension system faces sweeping reforms,” by Chris Flood (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Jul. 21, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Grey wave sweeping internet, as retirees find new home online,” by Sophie Foster (_Courier-Mail_ [Brisbane, Queensland, Jul. 21, 2014).
www.couriermail.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Alarm over threat of superbugs in nursing homes due to overprescribed antibiotics,” by Emily Bourke (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Jul. 21, 2014).
www.abc.net…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Kim’s Choice: A death on her own terms,” by Sandra Martin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario, Jul. 19, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Nursing beds for China’s elderly near 5 m(illion)” (Xinhua via globalpost.com…, Jul. 21, 2014).
www.globalpost.com…

21. INDIA NEWS: “Most elderly people face shabby treatment from family: Report” (_Times of India_, [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jul. 21, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “On pensions, it is rank injustice,” by Chander Suta Dogra (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Jul. 22, 2014). Note: this is a _Hindu_ Opinion piece.
www.thehindu.com…

23. INDIA NEWS: “(Union Health Minister) Dr. Harsh Vardhan calls for euthanasia debate,” by Ashok Pradhan (_Times of India_, [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jul. 21, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

24. ISRAEL NEWS: “Russian-speaking elderly receive calls and comfort,” by Lidar Grave-Lazi (_Post_ [Jerusalem], Jul. 21, 2014/23 Tammuz 5774).
www.jpost.com…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Once again, baby boomers are asking: What am I?” by Takashi Koyama and Mayumi Oshige (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jul. 22, 2014).
the-japan-news.com…

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26. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Strengthening the Pension Law,” by Funmi Falobi (_Daily Independent_ [the most populous city in that country] via  allAfrica.com…, Jul. 19, 2014).
allafrica.com…

27. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Need to Respect Pensioners’ Rights in …,” by Sola Alabadan (_Daily Independent_ [the most populous city in that country] via  allAfrica.com…, Jul. 19, 2014).
allafrica.com…

28. THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY IN AFRICA NEWS: “Plight of … Pensioners” (_Daily Independent_ [the most populous city in that country] via  allAfrica.com…, Jul. 19, 2014). Note: this is a _DI_ Opinion piece.
allafrica.com…

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29. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Most Korean seniors have no leisure activities,” by Claire Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.koreaherald.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Treasury to unveil its pensions revolution,” by Tim Ross (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10978439/Treasury-to-unveil-its-pensions-revolution.html…

31. UK NEWS: “Baby boomers lap up the old age ‘subsidies’,” by Toby Strauss (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 21, 2014). Note: this is a _DT_ Commentary piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/10972956/Baby-boomers-lap-up-the-old-age-subsidies.html…

32. UK NEWS: “Over-55s forced to use house equity to pay off debts,” by Laurence Dodds (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/10979567/Over-55s-forced-to-use-house-equity-to-pay-off-debts.html…

33. UK NEWS: “Pension customers to get free, impartial advice on cashing in pension pots,” by Patrick Wintour (_Guardian_ [London], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

34. UK NEWS: “Watchdog uncovers poor pension switching advice,” by Emma Dunkley (_Financial Times_ [London], Jul. 21, 2014). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

35. UK NEWS: “The real pensions scandal? Charges of 40pc,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jul. 19, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10976910/The-real-pensions-scandal-Charges-of-40pc.html…

36. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Zimbabwe Fails Its Senior Citizens” (_The Standard_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Jul. 20, 2014).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

37. “The Future of Robot Caregivers,” by Louise Aronson (_New York Times_, Jul. 20, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

38. “Study links enzyme to Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Can Amyloid Plaque in Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Remote Regions of the Brain?” (Mary Ann Liebert Publishing news release, Jul. 21, 2014).
www.liebertpub.com…

40. “Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

41. “Gene Variant May Protect Against Macular Degeneration” (HealthDay News, Jul. 18, 2014).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

42. “‘Trippy'(psychodelic) care room a sensory playground for hospital patients,” by Dirk Meissner (Canadian Press via _Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.thestar.com…

43. “Big Rewards in Caring for Dementia Caregivers,” by  (Medscape Medical News, Jul.18, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

44. “New accurate epigenetic test could eliminate unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jul. 21, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?” by Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News, Jul. 18, 2014).
consumer.healthday.com…

July 18, 2014

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3610–July 18, 2014

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3610–July 18, 2014.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Social Security: Field Offices to Verify Benefits,” by Stephen Ohlemacher (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, July 17, 2014).
abcnews.go.com…

2. “Latest Wrinkle In The Jobs Debate: Blame The Boomers,” by Marilyn Geewax (US National Public Radio, blog, July 17, 2014).
www.npr.org…

3. “Learning to Make Work More Like Summer Camp,” by Amy Zipkin (_New York Times_, July 18, 2014). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Therapists needed for aging population,” by Gayle Perez (_Pueblo Cheftian_ [Pueblo, Colorado], July 17, 2014).
www.chieftain.com…

5. “The ‘Grandpa Scam’ That’s Costing Seniors a Bundle,” by Maureen Mackey (_Fiscal Times_, July 18, 2014).
www.thefiscaltimes.com…

6. “Warming Times in a Cold Land,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, blog, July 17, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article contains a movie review.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com…

7. “At Nursing Homes, Medicine That’s Heard,” by Nicholas Rapold (_New York Times_, July 18, 2014). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article contain a movie review.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Dubious Medicare lab billing plagues South Florida,” by Brain Bandell (_South Florida Business Journal_, July 17, 2014).
www.biz…

9. MAINE NEWS: “LePage taps Medicaid surplus to help ailing nursing homes,” by Steve Whistler (_Portland Press Herald_, July 17, 2014).
www.pressherald.com…

10. MINNESOTA NEWS: “State officials object to Center of the American Experiment report on pension problems,” by Joe Kimball (_Minn Post_, blog, July 17, 2014).
www.minnpost.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Healthcare Experts Seek Ways to Improve Services for Elderly, Disabled,” by Andrew Kitchenman (_NJ Sportlight_, blog, July 18, 2014).
www.njspotlight.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Report: Hudson Valley unprepared for health needs of growing elderly population,” (_Kingston [New York] Daily Freeman_, July 18, 2014).
www.dailyfreeman.com…

13. NEW YORK NEWS: “NYC pensions get poor returns from private equity,” by Josh Kosman (_New York Post_, July 17, 2014).
nypost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. CANADA NEWS: “Federal employees’ pension plan earned 16.3% last year,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], July 17, 2014).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “Proxy euthanasia common in India,” by Durgesh Nandan Jha (_Times of India_ [Mumbai], July 18, 2014).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public pension fund hires private equity executive,” by Ritsuko Ando (_Reuters_, July 18, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

17. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Why New Zealand’s Retirement System Works So Well,” by Richard Harris (_Forbes_, July 17, 2014).
www.forbes.com…

18. UK NEWS: “Assisted dying: Lord Falconer reveals ‘personal experience’ which shaped his campaign for new law,” by Georgia Graham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], July 18, 2014).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/assisted-dying/10975392/Assisted-dying-Lord-Falconer-reveals-personal-experience-which-shaped-his-campaign-for-new-law.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Legalising assisted dying will put too much pressure on people, says bishop,” by John Brown (_Guardian_ [London], July 17, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

20. UK NEWS: “At life’s end: dying painlessly and peacefully is the goal of most,” by Sarah Boseley (_Guardian_ [London], July 17, 2014).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “New Quality Measures Proposed for Medicare ACO Program,” by Ken Terry (_Medscape Medical News_, July 18, 2014). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

22. “A new cellular garbage control pathway with relevance for human neurodegenerative diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 18, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Healthy living may slow early dementia: study,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, July 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Depression may keep some men from fighting prostate cancer,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, July 17, 2014).
www.reuters.com…

25. “Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Orthopedic surgery generally safe for patients age 80 and older,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “In alcohol abusers, fish oil may reduce risk of neurodegeneration and ensuing dementia,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], July 17, 2014).
www.eurekalert.org…

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