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January 30, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3739–January 30, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3739–January 30, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Payments Surge for Stents to Unblock Blood Vessels in Limbs,” by (_New York Times_, Jan. 30, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare to Shorten Meaningful Use Reporting Period,” by Robert Lowes (Medscape Medical News, Jan. 29, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

3. “The White House Promises Exciting Medicare Reforms, But There’s A Devil In The Details,” by Leah Binder (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 30, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

4. “No Case for Killing the Medical Device Tax” (_New York Times_, Jan. 30, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Congressional commission releases new plan to overhaul military pay and retirement,” by Dan Lamothe (_Washington Post_, Jan. 30, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Wall Street Gears Up as White House Pushes Retirement-Fund Rules,” by Robert Schmidt and Dave Michaels (Bloomberg News, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “Baby Boomers Are Opening Their Wallets,” by John H. Fleming (gallup.com…, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.gallup.com…

8. “Meet Ida May Fuller, Recipient of 1st Social Security Check,” by Wilson Ring (Associated Press via American Broadcasting Corporation News, Jan. 30, 2015).
abcnews.go.com…

9. “Senior tech helps baby boomers come of digital age,” by Jessica Naziri (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 30, 2015).
www.us…

10. “Pro(fessional) (gridiron) Football Hall Of Fame Tackles Assisted Living Center,” by M.L. Schultze (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 29, 2015). In addition to the story, audio (running time: 3 minutes, 53 seconds) and print transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: OBITUARY: “Long Beach loses its symbol of cycling,” an obituary for Octavio Orduno, by Esmeralda Bermudez (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 30, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. INDIANA NEWS: “Bill would allow alcohol at nursing homes” (Associated Press via _Lafayette Courier & Journal_, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.jconline.com…

13. MINNESOTA NEWS: “(Governor) Mark Dayton wants new financial protection law for elderly,” by Kia Farhang (_St. Paul Pioneer Press_, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.twincities.com…

14. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. pension fund’s 2014 growth lagged markets and assumed rate of return,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

15. TENNESSEE NEWS: “(Nashville) Elderly, disabled must soon leave subsidized apartments,” by Getahn Ward (_Nashville Tennesseean_, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.tennessean.com…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee) County panel backs allowing pension overpayments to continue,” by Don Behm (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. ARGENTINA NEWS: “CFK (President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner) anounces 18.26 percent pension hike” (_Herald_ [Buenos Aires], Jan. 30, 2015).
www.buenosairesherald.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Canada needs a national seniors’ strategy,” by Christopher Simpson Morel Caissie Karima Velji (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 30, 2015). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Why are employees leaving free pension money on the table?” by Fred Vettese (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 30, 2015). Note: this is a _G and M_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Is Canada’s biggest pension fund acting like a teenager?” by Ari Altstedter (Bloomberg News via _Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 30, 2015).
montrealgazette.com…?

21. CHINA NEWS: “China’s pension fund reports higher investment return in 2014” (Reuters, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)t to curb pension growth in FY (fiscal year) 2015” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jan. 30, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

23. JAPAN NEWS: “Japanese elderly lose 148 million usd from ‘Ore ore’ (‘It’s me’) scam” (Asia News Network, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.asianewsnet.net…

24. NAMIBIA NEWS: “Elderly Want 100 Percent Pension Increase” (_The Namibian_ [Windhoek, Khomas] via allAfrica.com…, Jan. 30, 2015).
allafrica.com…

25. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Low interest rates hit big Dutch pension funds yet again” (DutchNews.nl…, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.dutchnews.nl…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Cancer organization partners with NFL (US National (gridiron) Football League on prostate treatment,” by (Reuters Health, Jan. 30, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

27. “DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) clock helps to get measure of people’s lifespans” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Understanding cellular aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “No increase in complications of breast reconstruction over age 65, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Communication is key when dealing with aging parents” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Study on dopamine neurons could instruct research into mobility and neurological disorders” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds,” by Dennis Thompson (HealthDay News, Jan. 29, 2015)
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Liberals, Independents Found to Have Greater Longevity” (HealthDay News, Jan. 29, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

January 29, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3738–January 29, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3738–January 29, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare’s Role in Health-Care Payment Reform,” by Drew Altman (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, January 29, 2015).
blogs.ws…

2. “Gold-Plated Public-School Pension Plans? Most Teachers Never See The Cash,” by Maureen Sullivan (_Forbes_, January 29, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

3. “End Of Life Care Can Be Different For Veterans,” by Quil Lawrence (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, January 28, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 18 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Japanese American Seniors Write Letters to the Future,” by Tomo Hirai (_New America Media_, January 28, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Low-Income Koreans Confused on New California Care Plan,” by Kwang Hee Lee (_New America Media_, January 25, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois pension ruling may not impact Chicago case, attorney says,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, January 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Proposed Legislation Would Require Baby Boomers To Be Offered Tests For Hepatitis C,” by Andrew Kitchenman (_NJ Spotlight_, January 29, 2015).
www.njspotlight.com…

8. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Scranton pension health improves, but remains in peril,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, January 29, 2015).
thetimes-tribune.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. CANADA NEWS: “Unions file challenge to Quebec pension-fund law,” by Linda Gyulai (_Montreal Gazette_, January 29, 2015).
montrealgazette.com…

10. CHINA NEWS: “Regulation puts care for elderly at top of agenda,” by Cao Yin (_China Daily_, January 29, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

11. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension levy on private sector not always ‘fair’,” by Ciaran Hancock (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 29, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Just 11% of nursing homes have dementia care units,” by Aine McMahon (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 29, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Super Fund’s high returns are the exception not the rule, says chief,” by Christopher Adams (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], January 29, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11393260…

14. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Second pillar will open for three months,” (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], January 28, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/c/20053292/second-pillar-will-open-for-three-months.html…

15. UK NEWS: “Insolvencies fall, but fears grow over risk to pensions,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], January 29, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Companies report ‘no interest in care insurance’,” by Nick Triggle and Sophie Woodcock (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 29, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Get your motor running: the retirement crowd going for motorcycle burn-ups,” by Lisa Bachelor (_Guardian_ [London], January 28, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

18. WALES/UK NEWS: “Welsh NHS still struggling with long-term care claims, says spending watchdog,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 29, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Study of Retirees Links Youth Football to Brain Problems,” by Ken Belson (_New York Times_, January 29, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

20. “‘Expensive’ placebo beats ‘cheap’ one in Parkinson’s disease: study,” by Sharon Begley (_Reuters_, January 28, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

21. “How negative stereotyping affects older people,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80,” (_HealthDay_, January 28, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

23. “Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Love and intimacy in later life — new study reveals active sex lives of the over 70s,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 28, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3737–January 28, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3737–January 28, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Thanks to Congress, these pension plans could severely cut retiree benefits,” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, blog, January 28, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Medicare patients could see better care,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Health News via _CNN_, January 27, 2015).
www.cnn.com…

3. “Panel will propose new military retirement system,” by Andrew Tilghman (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 27, 2015).
www.us…

4. “The growing danger to elderly Americans,” by Bob Sullivan (_Columbia Broadcasting Systems [CBS] News_, January 28, 2015).
www.cbsnews.com…

5. “How to protect elderly loved ones from financial ruin,” by Anne Tergesen (_MarketWatch_, January 28, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida warns pension plans: Fix your sinking ships,” by Tia Mitchell (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville, Florida], January 27, 2015).
jacksonville.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois expands retirement-plan coverage,” by Alicia H. Munnell (_MarketWatch_, January 28, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

8. LOUISIANA NEWS: “Louisiana teachers retirement system gets C- grade, study says,” by Jessica Williams (_Times-Picayune_ [New Orleans, Louisiana], January 27, 2015).
www.nola.com…

9. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “End-Of-Life Decisions And The Law,” by Marisa Demarco (_KUNM.org_, January 27, 2015).
kunm.org…

10. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “New bill aims to hold nursing homes accountable following suspicious deaths,” by Lacey Lett (_KFOR.com_, January 27, 2015).
kfor.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pennsylvania’s teacher pension system scores D plus, National Council on Teacher Quality says,” by Megan Harris (_Pittsburgh Tribune-Review_, January 27, 2015).
triblive.com…

12. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Governor’s proposed USD 150 million would buy down VRS liability,” by Michael Martz (_Richmond Times-Dispatch_, January 27, 2015).
www.richmond.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “New report: Australia needs to radically rethink its housing policy for ageing population,” by Gareth Hutchens (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 29, 2015).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “How low interest rates have changed retirement planning,” by Jonathan Chevreau (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 28, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Packing it in and moving to small town may be your only retirement strategy left,” by Garry Marr (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 28, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Millennials more upbeat than boomers about affording ideal retirement,” by Bertrand Marotte (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 28, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. RWANDA NEWS: “Our pension system will go bust in 29 years if we don’t act now,” by Sunny Ntayombya (_New Times_ [Kigali], January 28, 2015). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-01-28/185380/…

18. UK NEWS: “Are pensioners about to splurge the grey pound?” by Harry Wallop (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 28, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11373159/Are-pensioners-about-to-splurge-the-grey-pound.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Care spend ‘cut by fifth in decade’,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 28, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Pensions: Firms fined for not enrolling staff in schemes,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 28, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Half of English men over 70 are still having sex, study finds,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 28, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11373755/Half-of-English-men-over-70-are-still-having-sex-study-finds.html…

22. “Nursing home patients more likely to be dehydrated,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, January 27, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

23. “‘Strongest Evidence Yet’ Links Anticholinergic Drugs, Dementia,” by Sue Hughes (_Medscape Medical News_, January 27, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Some older cancer patients can avoid radiotherapy, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “No increase in complications of breast reconstruction over age 65, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Both weight loss and weight gain linked with increased fracture risk,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Low influenza vaccination rates among nursing home employees put residents at risk, study finds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “‘Long Life’ Gene Might Make Some Smarter, Too: Study,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, January 27, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

January 27, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3736–January 27, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3736–January 27, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Supreme Court Rules Against Retirees in Union Health Benefits Case,” by Adam Liptak (_New York Times_, Jan. 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 27, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “The cost-cutting power of Medicare,” by Peter Orszag (_Memphis [Tennessee] Commercial Appeal_, Jan. 27, 2015). Note: this is a _MCA_ Commentary piece.
www.com…

4. “Retirement: Some states move to help spur retirement savings,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.us…

5. “The biggest financial threat women face,” by Kelley Holland (cnbc.com…, Jan. 27, 2015).
www.cnbc.com…

6. OBITUARY: “Martha Derthick, authority on Social Security, dies at 81,” by Emily Langer (_Washington Post_, Jan. 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida Gov(ernor). seeks money for more veterans nursing homes” (Associated Press via _Washington [District of Columbia] Times_, Jan. 27, 2015).
www.washingtontimes.com…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Can Illinois Model Lessen Inequality, Reform Muni(cipal) Pensions?” by Carrie Sheffield (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

9. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana House (of Representatives) eyes new rules after nursing home scandal” (Associated Press via WANE Channel 15 [Fort Wayne] TV News, Jan. 27, 2015).
wane.com…

10. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Programs help boomers work their way back,” by Erica Curless (_Spokane Spokesman-Review_, Jan. 27, 2015).
www.spokesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. BULGARIA NEWS: “Consultations on Bulgaria’s Pension Reform Continue” (Sofia News Agency, Jan. 27, 2015).
www.novinite.com…

12. CANADA NEWS: “Most baby boomers don’t want their kids funding their golden years: survey,” by Denise Wong (660News [Vancouver, British Columbia] Radio News, Jan. 27, 2015).
www.660news.com…

13. INDIA NEWS: “(Telangana State) Tribals above 50 years to get pension” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Jan. 27, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Dispute ensures OAP (old age pension) complex costing 17 million euros (19.07 million usd) still mostly empty,” by Olivia Kelly (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. POLAND NEWS: “Elderly Auschwitz (Nazi concentration camp) survivors urge world never to forget,” by Mary Sibierski (Agence France Presse via Yahoo! News, Jan. 27, 2015).
news.yahoo.com…

16. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Lack of aged care forces elderly out,” by Lucy Ibbotson (_Otago Daily Times_ [Duneden, Otago], Jan. 28, 2015).
www.odt.co.nz/news/queenstown-lakes/331293/lack-aged-care-forces-elderly-out…

17. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Elderly care in UAE needs attention, expert says,” by Jennifer Bell (_The National_ [Abu Dhabi], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.thenational.ae/uae/elderly-care-in-uae-needs-attention-expert-says…

18. UK NEWS: “Most savers will be blocked from cashing in pensions,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11370936/Most-savers-will-be-blocked-from-cashing-in-pensions.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Warn savers about huge tax bills on pensions, firms told,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11370932/Warn-savers-about-huge-tax-bills-on-pensions-firms-told.html…

20. UK NEWS: “Tories (Conservative Party) will protect pensioner benefits if elected next May, (Prime Minister) David Cameron strongly hints,” by Ben Riley-Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11371572/Tories-will-protect-pensioner-benefits-if-elected-David-Cameron-strongly-hints.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) ‘to help terminally ill spend final days at home with family’,” by Ben Riley-Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11371025/Labour-to-help-terminally-ill-spend-final-days-at-home-with-family.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Hundreds of thousands of elderly Britons ‘at risk from electrical fires’,” by Ben Riley-Smith (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11371051/Hundreds-of-thousands-of-elderly-Britons-at-risk-from-electrical-fires.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Age concern in largest ever study of heroin user deaths” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. UK NEWS: “Should we be sending the elderly to prison?” by Andrew Katzen (_New Statesman_ [London], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.newstatesman.com…

25. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “National Pension Scheme Advances Beyond Two Decades” (_Zimbabwe Herald_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Jan. 27, 2015).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “Doc(tor)s ‘Astonished’: ED (erectile dysfunction) Drugs Tied to Prostate Cancer Return,” by Nick Mulcahy
(Medscape Medical News, Jan. 27, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

27. “Brain region vulnerable to aging is larger in those with longevity gene variant” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Are medications’ adverse cognitive effects reversible?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Engineering self-assembling amyloid fibers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson’s symptoms” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Scientists find drug candidates can block cell-death pathway associated with Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Study validates Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome as a true representation of aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Support cells in the brain offer a new strategy to boost memory” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Smoking may increase risks for patients being treated for prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Drug combo suppresses growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Prostate cancer: Androgen receptor activates different genes when bound to antiandrogens” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Targeted MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)/ultrasound beats standard biopsy to detect high-risk prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

39. “Targeted biopsy technique linked with increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

40. “Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL US National [gridiron] Football League Players,” by Robert Preidt  (HealthDay News, Jan. 27, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

January 26, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3735–January 26, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3735–January 26, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “To Collect Debts, Nursing Homes Are Seizing Control Over Patients,” by Nina Bernstein (_New York Times_, January 26, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “1,700 hospitals win quality bonuses from Medicare, but most will never collect,” by Jordan Rau (Kaiser Health News via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 26, 2015).
www.philly.com…

3. “How to make long-term care insurance more affordable,” by Glenn Ruffenach (_MarketWatch_, blog, January 26, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Pensions Hobble Police Hiring as San Diego Seeks Boots on Street,” by Toluse Olorunnipa (_Bloomberg_, January 25, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

5. “What’s Your Second Act in Retirement?” by Alexis Abramson (_Huffington Post_, blog, January 25, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Migrating seniors won’t be stopped by tax policy, research shows,” by Jon Collins and Phil Picardi (_Minnesota Public Radio [MPR] News_, January 26, 2015).
www.mprnews.org…

7. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie pension fix shouldn’t mix state and local plans, towns group says,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, January 26, 2015).
www.nj.com…

8. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Abele offers compromise to pension repayment plan,” by Dave Umhoefer (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, January 25, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

9. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Who can afford to live for 150 years?” by Clancy Yeates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, January 25, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

10. CANADA NEWS: “Single in retirement? How it can hurt your bottom line,” by Kira Vermond (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 26, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

11. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario shouldn’t have shelved its plan for a ‘Silver Advisory’ system,” (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], January 26, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
news.nationalpost.com…

12. JAPAN NEWS: “Pension benefit reform must consider non-regular workers, future generations,” (_Japan News_, January 25, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Fastest-aging village seeks young people, fresh ideas,” (_Japan News_, January 26, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

14. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “USD 370,000 needed for retirement fund,” by Jung Min-ho (_Korea Times_, January 25, 2015).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

15. TAIWAN NEWS: “DPP chastises Ma over KMT-blocked pension reforms,” by Loa Iok-sin (_Taipei Times_, January 25, 2015).
www.taipeitimes.com…

16. TURKEY NEWS: “Turkey’s elderly population reaches 5.5 million,” (_Daily Sabah_, January 25, 2015).
www.dailysabah.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Beware the tax sting when you take your pension cash,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11364830/Beware-the-tax-sting-when-you-take-your-pension-cash.html…

18. UK NEWS: “New Pn 10m (USD 14.9 million) plan to lure GPs out of retirement,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11368660/New-10m-plan-to-lure-GPs-out-of-retirement.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Fears of pension chaos in runup to election as savers rush to cash in,” by Toby Helm and Lisa Bachelor (_Observer_ [London], January 24, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Concern over new pension advice service,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 24, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

21. “Doulas, Who Usher in New Life, Find Mission in Support for the Dying,” by Alina Tugend (_New York Times_, January 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

22. “Drug makers join the battle against aging,” by Karen Weintraub (_Boston Globe_, January 26, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

23. “Swedish model for PSA testing has little effect on mortality,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Eating well takes effort for many seniors,” by Misti Crane (_Columbus Dispatch_, January 25, 2015).
www.dispatch.com…

25. “Sleep well in middle age to stay sharp in later life,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 23, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11365338/Sleep-well-in-middle-age-to-stay-sharp-in-later-life.html…

26. “Friends know how long you’ll live, study finds ,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

January 23, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3734–January 23, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3734–January 23, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate,” by Paul Kleyman (New America Media, Jan. 22, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

2, “The Politics Of Why Medicare Advantage Is Capturing Seniors,” by Scott Gottlieb (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Parkinson’s, Pesticides and Poverty–The Dilemma of Latino Denial,” by Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez (New America Media, Jan. 22, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

4. “Baby boomer homebuyers are boosting builders’ business,” by Steve Brown (_Dallas [Texas] Morning News_, Jan. 23, 2015)
www.dallasnews.com…

5. “Retirees can’t catch a break with Social Security taxation stuck in the ’80s, by Scott Burns (_Dallas [Texas] Morning News_, Jan. 23, 2015).
www.dallasnews.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Residents’ Absences, Injuries Result In Nursing Home Fines,” by Kate Farrish (_Hartford Courant_, Jan. 23, 2015).
www.courant.com…

7. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Secretary of state: Retirement crisis looms,” by Andy Metzger (_Lowell Sun_, Jan. 23, 2015).
www.lowellsun.com…

8. NEVADA NEWS: “PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System) points out weaknesses in Nevada think tank’s retirement study,” by Sean Whaley (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Jan. 23, 2015).
www.reviewjournal.com…

9. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Health department to cut 7 million usd in nursing home funding” (Associated Press via _Time_ [Greenwich, Connecticut], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.greenwichtime.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Moody’s (Investors Service) warns Texas to take care of pension funds,” by Lauren McGaughy (_San Antonio Express-News_, Jan. 23, 2015).
www.expressnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. EUROPE NEWS: “Warning that ECB (European Central Bank) bond-buying programme will hit pensions,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

12. BULGARIA NEWS: “Finance Ministry Reverses Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance” (Sofia News Agency, Jan. 23, 2015).
www.novinite.com…

13. CANADA NEWS: “Small businesses wary of new Ontario (Province) pension plan,” by Jessica Nyznik (_Examiner_ [Peterborough, Ontario], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “End of life care: Creating an exit strategy,” by Sharon Kirkey (canada.com…, Jan. 23, 2015). This is the third of a three part series on the topic. The other two stories, by the same author: “End of life care: doctors, machines and technology can keep us alive, but why?” (Jan. 21, 2015); and “End of life care: A shift to living well before dying” (Jan. 22, 2015) are linked to from this article:
o.canada.com…

15. IRELAND NEWS: “Most elderly too dependent on State pension, says lobbyist,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

16. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Gov(ernmen)’t to alter pension second pillar for fourth time,” by Radka Minarechova (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], Jan. 22, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/56524/10/govt_to_alter_pension_second_pillar_for_fourth_time.html…

17. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “UAE residents ‘not saving enough for retirement’,” by John Everington (_The National_ [Abu Dhabi], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.thenational.ae/business/personal-finance/uae-residents-not-saving-enough-for-retirement…

18. UK NEWS: “Wealth of generations” blog (_Economist_, [London, UK], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.economist.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Australian doctors devise checklist to spot elderly patients most at risk of death” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Scientists extend telomeres to slow cell aging ” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Researchers discover genetic links to size of brain structures” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Live broadcast from inside the nerve cell” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “5 Percent of Seniors Discharged From ER (Emergency Room) Admitted Within Days,” by  (HealthDay News, Jan. 23, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

January 22, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3733–January 22, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3733–January 22, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Changing Coalitions: Will GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Have to Toss Its Medicare Plan?” by Ronald Brownstein (_National Journal_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.nationaljournal.com…

2. “Hospitals’ Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties,” by Jordan Rau (US National Public Radio blog, Jan. 22, 2015).
www.npr.org…

3. “Who Benefits As Medicare Burns?” by Scott Gottlieb (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Why (President Barack) Obama’s Proposals Just Might Help Middle Class Retirement Security,” by Mark Miller (Reuters via _Time_ [New York, New York], Jan. 22, 2015).
time.com…

5. “Verizon (Communications) Revenue Grows, But Pension Costs Weigh On Bottom Line,” by Lauren Gensler (_Forbes_ [New York, New York],  Jan. 22, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

6. BOOK REVIEW: “Nursing home workers write their stories with _Loving Hands_, a review of _With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story_, edited by Tim Sheard, reviewed by Elena Mora (peoplesworld.org…, Jan. 22, 2015).
peoplesworld.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California lawmakers will push death-with-dignity measure,” by Patrick McGreevy (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 23, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Jacksonville) Mayor (Alvin) Brown submits new pension bill,” by Alexa Epitropoulos (_Jacksonville Business Journal blog, Jan. 22, 2015).
www.biz…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Supreme Court denies extension in pension case,” by Douge Finke (_Lincoln Courier_, Jan. 22, 2015).
www.lincolncourier.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Possible solution to cash-strapped pension fund could hurt municipalities,” by Dianne DeOliveira (WKXW 101.5 FM [Trenton] Radio News, Jan. 22, 2015).
nj1015.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Fix pensions with ‘buyback'”,” by Thomas A. Firey (philly.com…. Jan. 22, 2015). Note: this is a philly.com… Opinion piece.
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Dramatic rise in Victorian (State) seniors caught shoplifting,” by Peter Mickelburough and Karen Collier (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.heraldsun.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Federal Liberals (Party) look at pension funds for infrastructure help,” by Lee Berthiaume (_Citizen_ [Ottawa, Ontario], Jan. 22, 2015).
ottawacitizen.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Yet another headwind for Bombardier (Inc.–aerospace and rail equipment),” by David Milstead (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 22, 2015).
secure.globeadvisor.com…

16. INDIA NEWS: “EDMC (East Delhi Municipal Corporation) pulled up for stopping pensions,” by Mohammed Iqbal (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.thehindu.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Testing elderly drivers for dementia” (_Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Jan. 23, 2015). Note: this is a _JT_ Editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2015/01/22/editorials/testing-elderly-drivers-for-dementia/…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Extra cut in pension benefits eyed” (JiJi Press–wire service via _Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jan 23, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

19. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Pensioner rents set to rise in Auckland after Council move,” by Simon Collins (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11389924…

20. SCOTLAND NEWS: “109-year-old woman reveals amazing theory on the secret to a long life,” by  Mark Molloy (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11359317/109-year-old-woman-reveals-amazing-theory-on-the-secret-to-a-long-life.html…

21. UK NEWS: “State pension advice revised after complaints,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Jan. 23, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “USC (University of Southern California) study finds blood vessels in older brains break down, possibly leading to Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. USC (University of Southern California) neuroscientists lead global ENIGMA (Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta Analysis) consortium to crack brain’s genetic code” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 21, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Penn (University of Pennsylvania) study uncovers secrets of a clump-dissolving protein” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “More older adults are reporting falls,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, Jan. 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Sleep tight and stay bright? Better sleep in younger years may aid memory in old age”(Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Reducing Myc gene activity extends healthy lifespan in mice” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Medicare (online dialysis compare website) adds online star ratings to help patients compare dialysis center quality information” (Associated Press via _US News and World Report_, Jan. 22, 2015).
health.us…

29. “Training the Next Generation of Doctors in Palliative Care is a Key to the New Era of Value-Based Care,” by Bill Frists (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 23, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

January 21, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3732–January 21, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3732–January 21, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Retirement Security a Priority in the 2015 State of the Union,” by William G. Gale and David C. John (_Brookings Institution_, blog, January 21, 2015).
www.brookings.edu…

2. “Obama’s Family Leave Proposals Largely Ignore Caregivers of Frail Seniors and Disabled Adults,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, January 21, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

3. “Is this Social Security trustee trying to undermine Social Security?” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, January 20, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “America’s Retirement Security Crisis Is Huge and Quickly Approaching,” by Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson (_Huffington Post_, blog, January 21, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “Make Social Security Payouts More Progressive,” by Bob Kerry (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, January 21, 2015).
blogs.ws…

6. “Retirement ‘brain drain’ could blindside U.S. employers,” by Anne Tergesen (_MarketWatch_, blog, January 20, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Death with dignity movement is alive and well in California,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, January 20, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “Delay in paying Kansas public pension liability would cost state an extra USD 3.7 billion, director says,” by Bryan Lowry (_Kansas City Star_, January 20, 2015).
www.kansascity.com…

9. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “PICA report: Phila. growth threatened by pension woes,” by Claudia Vargas (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 21, 2015).
www.philly.com…

10. TEXAS NEWS: “Review of Dallas police-fire pension confirms overvaluation of real estate,” by Steve Thompson (_Dallas Morning News_, January 20, 2015).
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. INDIA NEWS: “PFRDA chief eyes increasing pension coverage by 20% for the poor by FY’18,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], January 21, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Taoiseach insists ‘no privatisation by stealth’ of publicly-funded nursing homes,” by Michael O’Regan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 21, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. IRELAND NEWS: “More than 1,000 nurses set to retire by next June,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 20, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

14. ITALY NEWS: “Referendum on scrapping pension reform ‘inadmissible’,” (_Gazzetta del Sud_, January 20, 2015).
www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/125220/Referendum-on-scrapping-pension-reform–inadmissible-.html…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Government earmarks funds to deal with caregiver shortage,” by Shusuke Murai (_Japan Times_, January 21, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/21/national/facing-severe-caregiver-shortage-government-dedicates-funds-to-promoting-profession/…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Elderly poverty rate nears 50%,” by Claire Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], January 21, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Elderly care system in ‘calamitous, rapid decline’ warn charities,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11358034/Elderly-care-system-in-calamitous-rapid-decline-warn-charities.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Social care cuts ‘major cause’ of A&E problems,” by Nick Triggle (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, January 21, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Lesbian, gay and bisexual seniors face twin fears of old age and homophobia,” by Peter Tatchell (_Guardian_ [London], January 21, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “U.S. insurance study charts huge price gaps for hip, knee surgery,” by David Morgan (_Reuters_, January 21, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

21. “Prostate cancer drug slows memory loss in women with Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], January 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “New Initiative to Study Alzheimer’s, Vascular Disease Links,” by Sue Hughes (_Medscape Medical News_, January 21, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Older minds need physical and mental activity,” by Ronnie Cohen (_Reuters_, January 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

24. “Pneumonia raises heart attack, stroke risk in older adults, study finds,” (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, January 20, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/pneumonia-raises-heart-attack-stroke-risk-in-older-adults-study-finds-1.2919888…

25. “AAA invests USD 12 million in study of older drivers’ needs,” by Randi Belisomo (_Reuters_, January 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

26. “Robot caregivers aim to improve seniors’ quality of life,” by Marcy Cuttler (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, January 21, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/robot-caregivers-aim-to-improve-seniors-quality-of-life-1.2921377…

January 20, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3731–January 20, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3731–January 20, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Millennials Set to Outnumber Baby Boomers,” by Douglas Quenqua (_New York Times_, Jan. 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Mean Girls in the Retirement Home,” by Jennifer Weiner (_New York Times_, Jan. 18, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Older Job Seekers Find Ways to Avoid Age Bias,” by Kerry Hannon (_New York Times_, Jan. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “(President Barack) Obama’s myRA retirement accounts are now a reality,” by Melanie Hicken (Cable News Network, Jan. 18, 2015).
money.cnn.com…

5. “(Senator) Rand Paul steps up the GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) attack on Social Security,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 20, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “(Vermont Senator Bernie) Sanders Promises To Defend Social Security” (WAMC Northeast Public Radio [Albany, New York] news, Jan. 18, 2015).
wamc.org…

7. “Social Security raise won’t go far for recipients,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] Post-Gazette via _Detroit [Michigan] News, Jan. 20, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

8. “Removing the Social Security Tax Cap Would Benefit Most Workers,” by Jessica Desvarieux (Real News Network, Jan. 20, 2015). Print and Video (running time: 8 minutes, 14 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
therealnews.com…

9. “Medicare Part D Rebates Will Hurt More Than Help,” by Doug Schoen (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

10. “Medicare reform we can believe in,” by Joe Lieberman and Tom Coburn (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Jan. 20, 2015). Note: this is a _Hill_ Opinion piece.
thehill.com…

11. “Boomers’ retirement will hit hard, and many businesses say they aren’t prepared,” by Diane Stafford (_Kansas City [Missouri] Star_, Jan. 20, 2015).
www.kansascity.com…

12. BOOK REVIEW: “Growing Older, Not Happier,” a review of _Essays After Eighty_ by Donald Hall, reviewed by Jane Gross (_New York Times_, Jan. 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. FILM REVIEW: “‘Still Alice’ Is A Triumph For Julianne Moore, But The Rest Of Film Is Thin, a review of _Still Alice_, directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, reviewed by David Edelstein (US National Public Radio _Fresh Air_, Jan. 16, 2015). Print and audio (running time: 7 minutes, 4 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

14. “At 90, She’s Designing Tech For Aging Boomers,” by Laura Sidell (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 19, 2015). In addition to the story, print and audio (running time: 4 minutes, 36 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

15. “In Tech Marketplace, Seniors Are Carving Out A Sizable Niche Of Their Own,” by Robert Siegel (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 19, 2015). Print and audio (running time: 3 minutes) transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

16. “(Actress) Julianne Moore: Alzheimer’s Makes Us Question ‘Our Essential Selves'” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 16, 2015). In addition to the story, print and audio (running time: 7 minutes, 51 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

17. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California Pension Intends to Reduce Private-Equity Managers,” by Michael B. Marois (Bloomberg News, Jan. 19, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. IDAHO NEWS: “Idaho way behind on inspecting nursing homes, health facilities,” by Betsy Z. Russell (_Spokane [Washington] Spokesman Review_, Jan. 20, 2015).
www.spokesman.com…

19. ILLINOIS NEWS: “(Chicago Mayor) Rahm Emanuel’s offensive new pension-gutting scheme,” by David Sirota (salon.com…, Jan. 18, 2015).
www.salon.com…

20. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Plan B for pension reform” (_Northwest Herald_ [Crystal Lake], Jan. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _NWH_ Editorial.
www.nwherald.com…

21. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas governor’s pension plans would boost long-term costs” (Associated Press via _Lawrence Journal-World_, Jan. 20, 2015).
www2.ljworld.com…

22. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Proposed pension audit could cost 150,000 usd,” by Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Jan. 18, 2015).
www.courier-journal.com…

23. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Nursing homes seek more state funds to keep doors open,” by Catharine Richert (Minnesota Public Radio News, Jan. 20, 2015).
www.mprnews.org…

24. MINNESOTA NEWS: “(State) Senate GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party): Eliminate state income tax on retirees’ Social Security,” by Abby Simons (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Jan. 20, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

25. NEVADA NEWS: “Reform state’s pension system now, or face pain later” (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Jan. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _LRV_ Editorial.
www.reviewjournal.com…

26. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “How did N.J. get into this pension mess?” by Samantha Marcus (NJ.com…, Jan. 19, 2015).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Australia’s retirement savings gap among the world’s biggest,” by John Collett (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Sales], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.smh.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Ineptitude killed 32 seniors. Only an orgy of inaction has followed,” by Andre Picard (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 20, 2015). Note: this is a _Globe and Mail_ Opinion piece.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

29. CANADA NEWS: “Manitoba (Province) pension plan proposed,” by Ashley Prest (_Free Press_ [Winnipeg, Manitoba], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.winnipegfreepress.com…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Pension deficit stands at $1.85 billion cd (1.55 billion usd), city of Montreal (Quebec) says,” by Rene Bruemmer (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Jan. 20, 2015).
montrealgazette.com…

31. CANADA NEWS: “Brian Gibson’s (University of California investment advisor) take on Canada’s overstaffed public pension plans,” by Barry Critchley (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jan. 20, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

32. CANADA NEWS: “Employers want to help caregivers balance responsibilities, report finds,” by Gloria Galloway (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

33. CANADA NEWS: “Nursing home health-care aides need more training, suffer ‘worrisome’ burnout: study,” by Tom Blackwell (_National Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Jan.. 20, 2015).
news.nationalpost.com…

34. CANADA NEWS: “When a stagnant health system meets an aging population, disaster awaits” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Jan. 17, 2015). Note: this is a _Globe and Mail_ Editorial.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

35. CHINA NEWS: “China’s aging population poses challenges, but policy changes can help” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2015)
www.eurekalert.org…

36. CHINA NEWS: “Pension reform paves way for social equality,” by Zhu Shaobin (Xhinua, Jan. 18, 2015).
news.xinhuanet.com…

37. INDIA NEWS: “Retired (Tamil Nadu State) officials demand minimum pension of 3,500 rupees (56.65 usd)” (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.thehindu.com…

38. INDIA NEWS “Retirement age: HC (Punjab and Haryana States) High Court upholds Haryana gov(ernmen)t. order,” by Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar (_The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.thehindu.com…

39. IRAQ NEWS: “Elderly Yazidis (religious denomination) speak of ordeal at hands of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria),” by Dalshad Abdullah (_Asharq Al-Awsat_ [London, UK], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.aawsat.net…

40. IRELAND NEWS: “More than 20 nursing homes for elderly face closure by summer,” by John Downing (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/more-than-20-nursing-homes-for-elderly-face-closure-by-summer-30923113.html…

41. JAPAN NEWS: “Robots to fill role in dementia care,” by Yuko Ohiro (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Jan. 17, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

42. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Changing pensions at heart of NI Water dispute,” by Adrian Rutherford (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/changing-pensions-at-heart-of-ni-water-dispute-30920612.html…

43. ROMANIA NEWS: “Romanian private pension assets to rise 30 percent in 2015 -industry body,” by Luiza Ilie (Reuters, Jan. 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

44. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “PM (Prime Minister Robert) Fico dissatisfied with second pension pillar, it should be opened again,” by Zuzana Vilikovska (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], Jan. 19, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/56497/10/pm_fico_dissatisfied_with_second_pension_pillar_it_should_be_opened_again.html…

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45. UK NEWS: “Pensioner Bond phonelines: ‘I couldn’t get through even at night’,” by Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/savings/11352396/Pensioner-Bond-phonelines-I-couldnt-get-through-even-at-night.html…

46. UK NEWS: “Pensioner bonds on way to selling out after launch,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jan. 18, 2015).
www.scotsman.com…

47. UK NEWS: “When will Pensioner Bonds run out?” by Kyle Caldwell (_Daily Telegrah_ [London], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11355282/When-will-Pensioner-Bonds-run-out.html…

48. UK NEWS: “Savers warned of fraud as pensions are set free,” by David Barrett (_Daily Telegrah_ [London], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11354220/Savers-warned-of-fraud-as-pensions-are-set-free.html…

49. UK NEWS: “Guidance that may not offer real help for pensioners,” by Jeff Salway (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Jan. 17, 2015).
www.scotsman.com…

50. UK NEWS: “So you’ve got pension freedom… will it end up as a cold shower?” by Mark Dampier (_Independent_ [London], Jan. 17, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/mark-dampier-so-youve-got-pension-freedom-will-it-end-up-as-a-cold-shower-9984871.html…

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51. UK NEWS: “Defined benefit pensions axed from big firms,” by Chris Papadopoullos (_City A.M._ [London], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.cityam.com…

52. UK NEWS: “MP (Member of Parliament) fights back against expat winter fuel allowance cuts: British pensioners set to lose the benefit, worth up to 300 pounds (454.23 usd), have won the backing of a Tory (Conservative Party) MP who hopes to thwart the rule change,” by Elizabeth Roberts (_Daily Telegrah_ [London], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/11355524/MP-fights-back-against-expat-winter-fuel-allowance-cuts.html…

53. UK NEWS: “Elderly care home residents given powerful drugs without checks,” by Laura Donnelly and Patrick Sawer (_Daily Telegrah_ [London], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11351771/Elderly-care-home-residents-given-powerful-drugs-without-checks.html…

54. UK NEWS: “We cannot have ‘zero suicides’ if we allow euthanasia,” by Kevin Yuill (_Daily Telegrah_ [London], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/assisted-dying/11357000/We-cannot-have-zero-suicides-if-we-allow-euthanasia.html…

55. UK NEWS: “DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) suffers High Court defeat for revoking elderly woman’s licence based on ‘age alone’,” by Camilla Turner (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11358734/DVLA-suffers-High-Court-defeat-for-revoking-elderly-womans-licence-based-on-age-alone.html…

56. UK NEWS: “‘Wide variation’ in end of life care at hospitals,” by Holly Watt (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/11358520/Wide-variation-in-end-of-life-care-at-hospitals.html…

57. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Gerontocracy Ruins (President Robert) Mugabe Legacy,” by Tangai Chipangura (_The Standard_ [Harare] Jan. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _Standard_ Opinion piece.
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

58. “Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Jan. 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

59. “New device allows deaf people to ‘hear with their tongue’,” by Matthew Sparkes (_Daily Telegrah_ [London], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11354541/New-device-allows-deaf-people-to-hear-with-their-tongue.html…

60. “Hearing-aid intervention helps individuals gradually adjust to devices” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

61. “This blood test promises to help you stall old age,” by Marco della Cava (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.us…

62. “Study finds link between dementia and living in north,” by Judith Duffy (_Herald_ [Glasgow, Scotland], Jan. 18, 2015).
www.heraldscotland.com…

63. “Living longer, not healthier” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

64. “Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

65. “Study suggests increase in falls among the elderly” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

66. “Exploring the use of alcohol-interactive prescription medication among US drinkers (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

67. “Education aids understanding, reduces stigma of facial paralysis, OSU study shows” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

68. “Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson’s patients” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

69. “Researchers open ‘Pandora’s box’ of potential cancer biomarkers” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Jan. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

70. “Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure? Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy,” by Alan Mozes  (HealthDay News, Jan. 20, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

71. “A Dash More Salt Than 1,500 mg Seems to Lower Mortality Risk” (HealthDay News, Jan. 20, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

January 16, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3730–January 16, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3730–January 16, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Head of Medicare and Medicaid Is Stepping Down,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, January 16, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Study Disputes Perception That New Beneficiaries Are Fueling Medicare Advantage Growth,” by Michelle Andrews (_Kaiser Health News_, January 16, 2015).
kaiserhealthnews.org…

3. “Just About Everybody In Health Care Is Ripping Off The Government,” by John C. Goodman (_Forbes_, January 16, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

4. “U.S. judge rejects overtime for home health aides,” by Chris Megerian (_Los Angeles Times_, January 15, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “After legal defeats, an uncertain future for low-wage home care,” by E. Tammy Kim (_Al Jazeera America_, January 16, 2015).
america.aljazeera.com…

6. “Older Job Seekers Find Ways to Avoid Age Bias,” by Kerry Hannon (_New York Times_, January 16, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. GEORGIA NEWS: “Bill gives law enforcement new tools to fight elder abuse,” by Aaron Gould Sheinin (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, January 16, 2015).
www.ajc.com…

8. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. unions argue for larger pension payments,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, January 16, 2015).
www.philly.com…

9. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “State doesn’t have to pay more for pensions but workers do, lawyer says,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, January 16, 2015).
www.nj.com…

10. OREGON NEWS: “Survey: Older Oregonians want to live independently,” (_Portland Tribune_, January 16, 2015).
portlandtribune.com…

11. TEXAS NEWS: “Problems with Dallas Police and Fire Pension System must be addressed,” (_Dallas Morning News_, January 16, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.dallasnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. CANADA NEWS: “Families with workplace pension plans much wealthier: study,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], January 15, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

13. CHINA NEWS: “Pension system needs reform,” by Li Yang (_China Daily_ [Beijing], January 16, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

14. IRELAND NEWS: “Over 2,500 nursing home beds may close due to failed standards,” by Paul Cullen (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], January 16, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “Robots to fill role in dementia care,” by Yuko Ohiro (_Japan News_, January 17, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

16. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Aging Koreans Inject Record Funds Into Equity-Tied Securities,” by Regina Tan (_Bloomberg_, January 16, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

17. UK NEWS: “Lord Robert Winston says assisted dying will make elderly and ‘fragile’ patients feel obliged to kill themselves,” by Helen Nianias (_Independent_ [London], January 16, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/people/lord-robert-winston-says-assisted-dying-will-make-elderly-and-fragile-patients-feel-obliged-to-kill-themselves-9983979.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Care home staff may leave pensioners dehydrated to stop incontinence, Oxford University warns,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], January 16, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11347733/Care-home-staff-may-leave-pensioners-dehydrated-to-stop-incontinence-Oxford-University-warns.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Across the country, flu takes toll on elderly,” by Trevor Hughes (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], January 16, 2015).
www.us…

20. “Acceptance of heart failure improves patients’ quality of life,” by Janice Neumann (_Reuters_, January 16, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

21. “Happy Life, Happy Bones?” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, January 15, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

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