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February 27, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3579–February 27, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3759–February 27, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears,” by Chris Arnold (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, February 27, 2015). Note: An audio transcript (running time 4 minutes 2 seconds) available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

2. “Retiree preferences are poised to drive the housing market, study says,” by Dean Starkman (_Los Angeles Times_, February 25, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Why baby boomers are poised to revive the economy,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, February 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “Training for Triathlons at an Older Age,” by Elizabeth Olsen (_New York Times_, February 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

5. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Bill pushes more nursing home oversight, transparency,” by Marjie Lundstrom (_Sacramento Bee_, February 26, 2015).
www.sacbee.com…

6. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Moody’s drops Chicago rating to Baa2, citing pension costs,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, February 27, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

7. KANSAS NEWS: “Senate gives early nod to KPERS bond proposal,” by Jonathan Shorman (_Topeka Capital-Journal_, February 26, 2015).
m.cjonline.com…

8. MAINE NEWS: “LePage and head of Maine housing authority oppose bond for senior housing,” by Kelly Bouchard (_Portland Press Herald_, February 27, 2015).
www.pressherald.com…

9. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Cold puts freeze on senior meal deliveries,” by Oralandar Brand-Williams (_Detroit News_, February 26, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

10. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pension ruling bad news for N.J. credit, Moody’s says,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, February 26, 2015).
www.nj.com…

11. OREGON NEWS: “Oregon bill seeks to tighten power of attorney rules,” by Mac McClean (_Bend Bulletin_, February 27, 2015).
www.bendbulletin.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Wolf: Plans to improve long-term care, help for seniors to stay in own homes,” by Martha Woodall (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 27, 2015).
www.philly.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Judge grants state wish to combine R.I. pension lawsuits,” by Patrick Anderson (_Providence Journal_, February 26, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Time for debate on superannuation tax, says Treasury Secretary John Fraser,” by Clancy Yeates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 27, 2015).
www.smh.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “No need for Harper government to enact new assisted-suicide legislation: professor,” by Sharon Kirkey (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], February 26, 2015).
news.nationalpost.com…

16. HONG KONG NEWS: “Hong Kong’s aging master tailors need a stitch in time,” by Donny Kwok (_Reuters_, February 27, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “National Pension Reserve Fund should now be revived, says Brian Hayes,” by Harry McGee (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 26, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Hospitals ‘inappropriate’ for care of elderly dementia patients,” by Kitty Holland (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 26, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Security for future generations a crucial part of pension reform,” (_Japan News_, February 27, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

20. LITHUANIA NEWS: “Challenges to Lithuania’s economy: ageing society and lack of investment in research,” (_Baltic Course_, February 27, 2015).
www.baltic-course.com…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Charges fly over pension reforms,” by Kim Bong-Moon (_JoongAng Ilbo_ [Seoul], February 27, 2015).
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com…

22. UK NEWS: “FCA outlines extra protection for pensions,” by Lisa Bachelor (_Guardian_ [London], February 27, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Eight million Britons will have to move from home as they age, National Housing Federation warns,” by Sarah Knapton (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 27, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11438457/Eight-million-Britons-will-have-to-move-from-home-as-they-age-National-Housing-Federation-warns.html…

24. UK NEWS: “Proposed pension tax relief changes: how they affect you,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], blog, February 27, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Suicide rates rising for older US adults,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Better insurance access leads to more hip, knee replacements among minorities,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel may prove more effective for long-term treatment of PD,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Music, dance, diet key to slowing down dementia – study,” by Simon Collins (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], February 27, 2015).
www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11408684…

30. “Novartis treatment for vision loss meets goals in study,” by Zurich Slot (_Reuters_, February 27, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

February 26, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3758–February 26, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3758–February 26, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Cracks Starting to Appear in Public Pensions’ Armor,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Feb. 26, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Labor Department extends caregiver leave rights to same-sex couples,” by Timothy M. Phelps (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 26, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “(Retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven) Rhodes (Detroit bankruptcy judge): Pension plans too costly for cities,” by Christine Ferretti and Chad Livengood (_Detroit [Michigan] News_, Feb. 26, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

4. “A Grand Tour With 46 Oases: Retirement Plan: An Airbnb (lodging rental website) Travel Adventure,” by Steven Kurutz (_New York Times_, Feb. 26, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Boomers’ Homes Are Once Again Their Castles,” by Philip Moeller (_Time_ [New York, New York], Feb. 25, 2015).
time.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. GEORGIA NEWS: “Glitch causes delay in federal energy assistance to some elderly Augustans,” by Tracey McManus (_Augusta Chronicle_, Feb. 26, 2015).
chronicle.augusta.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Fed(eral) court declines to decide Illinois pension issue” (Associated Press via _Charleston/Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier_, Feb. 26, 2015).
jg-tc.com…

8. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas House (of Representatives) panel rejects raise in public pension benefits” (Associated Press via _Washington [District of Columbia] Times_, Feb. 25, 2015).
www.washingtontimes.com…

9. MARYLAND NEWS: “Major change in pension funding proposed” (_Baltimore Post-Examiner_, Feb. 26, 2015).
baltimorepostexaminer.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “(Former Detroit Emergency Manager) Kevyn Orr defends pension moves in Detroit bankruptcy,” by Nathan Bomey (_Detroit Free Press_, Feb. 26, 2015).
www.freep.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Second try on N.J. pension overhaul a much bigger political lift,” by Christopher Baxter (nj.com…, Feb. 26, 2015). Note: this story links to four other relevant stories on the New Jersey pension issue: “(Governor Chris) Christie pitches N.J. pension plan to voters at town hall,” by Matt Arco (nj.com…, Feb. 25, 2015); “Christie blames media for pension flap with NJEA (New Jersey Education Association) on budget day,” by Matt Arco (nj.com…, Feb. 25, 2015); “N.J. unions deride Christie pension fix as ‘deceptive,’ say it ‘punishes’ healthy funds,” by Claude Brodesser-Akner (nj.com…, Feb. 25, 2015); and “5 things to know about Christie’s pension report,” by Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Feb. 25, 2015).
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. EUROPE NEWS: “Defined benefit pension schemes vulnerable to eurozone,” by Andrew Bolger (_Financial Times_ [London, UK], Feb. 27, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensions soaring above inflation rate,” by Michael Pascoe (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Feb. 27, 2015).
www.smh.com…

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Age pension out of touch with the needs of non-homeowners,” by Daryl Dixon (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales, Feb. 27, 2015).
www.smh.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “For elderly, Robear is a powerful pick-me-up” (Agence France Press/JiJi Press Wire Service via _Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/26/national/elderly-robear-powerful-pick/…

16. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Euthanasia and living wills in Malaysia – two sides of the coin,” by Tan Yi Liang and L. Suganya (_Malaysia Sar_ [Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

17. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Playing piano helped wine tycoon Kevin McAlindon deal with his dementia,” by Victoria O’Hara (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/playing-piano-helped-wine-tycoon-kevin-mcalindon-deal-with-his-dementia-31022744.html…

18. UK NEWS: “Elderly care downgraded to protect NHS (National Health Service) budgets, MPs (members of parliament) find,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11435361/Elderly-care-downgraded-to-protect-NHS-budgets-MPs-find.html…

19. UK NEWS: “Record six in 10 have pensions — but private sector staff get less,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11437280/Record-six-in-10-have-pensions-but-private-sector-staff-get-less.html…

20. UK NEWS: “What if pensioners paid the bedroom tax?” by Matthew Holehouse (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11436320/What-if-pensioners-paid-the-bedroom-tax.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Young people boost UK pensions to 17-year high,” by Lisa Bachelor (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Stay in bed on April 6 (day when ‘pension freedoms’ take effect), pensions minister says,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11435609/Stay-in-bed-on-April-6-pensions-minister-says.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Let the boomers prove they aren’t a selfish generation,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11432189/Let-the-boomers-prove-they-arent-a-selfish-generation.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “Altering perception of feeding state may promote healthy aging” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Leukemia-associated mutations almost inevitable as we age” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopause” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Studies find emergency doctors and paramedics commonly misinterpret documents for end-of-life care choices, reports Journal of Patient Safety” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Parkinson’s disease patients have reduced visual contrast acuity” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Sticky protein hails new approach for treating Parkinson’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 25, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3757–February 25, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3757–February 25, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Medicare Spending Cuts and Hospital Productivity Gains,” by Drew Altman and Dana Goldman (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, February 25, 2015).
blogs.ws…

2. “Rehab hospitals press Congress to avert payment cuts,” by Peter Sullivan (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], February 24, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “Is That Really a Five-Star Nursing Home?” (_New York Times_, February 25, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Supreme Court poised to protect employees from high fees in 401(k) plans,” by David G. Savage (_Los Angeles Times_, February 24, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. “Don’t wait for Washington to protect retirement investors,” by Linda Stern (_Reuters_, February 24, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. COLORADO NEWS: “1 Alzheimer’s patient allegedly beats another to death,” by Anastasiya Bolton (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 25, 2015).
www.us…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Pension reform is a statewide matter,” (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville, Florida], February 25, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
jacksonville.com…

8. IOWA NEWS: “Taxpayer, business groups call for conversation on pension reform,” by Jason Noble (_Des Moines Register_, February 25, 2015).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

9. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Teacher pensions,” (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], February 25, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.courier-journal.com…

10. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Programs for seniors focus on preventing falls, maintaining independence,” by Dave Greenslit (_Worcester Telegram_, February 25, 2015).
www.telegram.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Proposals target fraud against Missouri seniors and disabled,” by Mike Lear (_Missourinet_, February 25, 2015).
www.missourinet.com…

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12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Pensions Haunt Christie 4 Years After Being ‘Fixed’,” by Kate Zernike (_New York Times_, February 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie touts pension fix; Democrats, unions dubious,” by Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 25, 2015).
www.philly.com…

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14. NEW YORK NEWS: “Advocates ask Albany to vote for increased Alzheimer’s spending,” by Claire Hughes (_Albany Times-Union_, February 24, 2015).
www.timesunion.com…

15. UTAH NEWS: “Utah guv concerned about aid-in-dying bill becoming ‘Kevorkian scheme’,” (_Salt Lake Tribune_, February 24, 2015).
www.sltrib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensioners risk losing investment income,” by John Collett (_Canberra Times_, February 25, 2015).
www.canberratimes.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Financial Services Council wants stricter rules on getting a pension,” by James Eyers (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 25, 2015).
www.smh.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Tories expect Old Age Security costs to reach CD 46.1-billion (USD 36.6 billion) next year,” by Bill Curry (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 24, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Assisted-suicide extension won’t be sought, Conservatives clarify,” by Laura Payton (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, February 24, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/assisted-suicide-extension-won-t-be-sought-conservatives-clarify-1.2969168…

20. CANADA NEWS: “High mutual fund fees could delay retirement plans, CCPA says,” by Pete Evans (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, February 24, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/business/high-mutual-fund-fees-could-delay-retirement-plans-ccpa-says-1.2969369…

21. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec pension fund manager Caisse posts strong returns in 2014,” by Allison Lampert (_Reuters_, February 25, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Rich-poor divide widened in boom years – wealthy people increased their life expectancy,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 25, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/richpoor-divide-widened-in-boom-years-wealthy-people-increased-their-life-expectancy-31020474.html…

23. RWANDA NEWS: “Pensioners criticise new Pension Bill,” by Eugene Kwibuka (_New Times_ [Kigali], February 25, 2015).
www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2015-02-25/186332/…

24. SINGAPORE NEWS: “PAP Seniors Group suggests monthly Silver Support Scheme payouts,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 25, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “40% of dementia patients given care by spouses,” by Claire Lee (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], February 24, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

26. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “For the elderly, medical cost burden getting heavier every year,” by Park Su-ji (_Hankyoreh_ [Seoul], February 25, 2015).
english.hani.co.kr…

27. TAIWAN NEWS: “Retirement living a challenge: poll,” by Amy Su (_Taipei Times_, February 26, 2015).
www.taipeitimes.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Older workers must pick their own retirement age, says IDS,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 25, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11433733/Older-workers-must-pick-their-own-retirement-age-says-IDS.html…

29. UK NEWS: “Savers face delays in accessing retirement funds because pension firms are ‘not ready’ for reforms,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 25, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11433407/Savers-face-delays-in-accessing-their-retirement-funds-because-of-admin-failures.html…

30. UK NEWS: “It will take more than scientific brilliance to win the battle against dementia,” by Ara Darzi (_Guardian_ [London], February 25, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Staff ‘leave pension cash unclaimed’,” by Kevin Peachey (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 25, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

32. UK NEWS: “England’s firefighters stage one-day strike in pensions dispute,” (_Guardian_ [London], February 25, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “New findings show stark inequalities in aging as government encourages us to work longer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Study: Skin test could help detect Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases,” by Frederick Kunkle (_Washington Post_, February 24, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

35. “Did PSA Test’s Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, February 24, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Death Rates Rise for Hip Fracture Patients Discharged Early,” by Diedtra Henderson (_Medscape Medical News_, February 25, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

37. “Novel anti-cancer DNA vaccine may fight aging, chronic inflammation and osteoporosis,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 24, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3756–February 24, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3756–February 24, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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1. “(President Barack) Obama Seeks New Protections for Retirement Savings in Speech to AARP,” by Julie Hirschfeld Davis (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “(President Barack) Obama proposes tougher consumer rules to protect IRA (individual retirement account) investors,” by Kathleen Hennessey (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “What proposed rule changes for retirement advice would mean,” by Dean Starkman (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

4. “(President Barack) Obama calls for higher standards on brokers giving retirement advice,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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5. “Companies With Pension Benefits Grapple With Cost Of Longer Lives,” by Robin Young (US National Public Radio _Here and Now_, Feb. 24, 2015). This is an audio transcript, running time: 3 minutes, 28 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

6. “Kimberly-Clark (Corporation) joins a growing trend in pension transfer to insurance companies,” by Gary Jacobson (_Dallas Morning News_, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.dallasnews.com…

7. “Medicare drug costs shrinking under ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act),” by Sarah Ferris (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Feb. 24, 2015).
thehill.com…

8. “Doc(tor)s Don’t Need Fixing — Medicare Does,” by Robert M. Wah (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

9. “The Nursing Home Rating System Gets A Reboot,” by Richard Eisenberg (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Feb. 24, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

10. “Survey: Americans are getting better at saving for retirement,” by Patricia Sabatini (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette], Feb. 24, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

11. “Don’t call us old: Baby boomers reject traditional terms for aging,” by Jackie Crosby (_Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

12. “Single Boomer Women Happier Now Than When They Were 35, Survey Finds,” by Ann Brenoff (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

13. ALASKA NEWS: “Aging baby boomers boost Alaska’s senior population” (Associated Press via _Juneau Empire_, Feb.24, 2015).
juneauempire.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: New America Media has a three part series on elders in the San Francisco Bay Area, all authored by Jen Chien. The articles are: “Villages Offer Services and Community for Bay Area Seniors” (Jan. 12, 2015); “San Francisco Seniors Cross the Digital Divide” (Feb. 20, 2015); and “California ‘Ambassadors’ Help Other Immigrant Elders Get Needed Help” (Feb. 23, 2015). All are accessible from:
newamericamedia.org…

15. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Connecticut Medicare Recipients Saved 64.7 Million usd On Prescription Drugs In 2014,” by Matthew Sturdevant (_Hartford Courant_, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.courant.com…

16. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida clears the way for 80 million usd in Tampa Bay nursing home projects,” by Margie Manning (_Tampa Bay Business Journal_ blog, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.biz…

17. IOWA NEWS: “Iowa bills would end taxes on pensions for retirees,” by Stephen Elliott (_Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus_ [Davenport/Bettendorf Iowa, Rock Island/Moline, Illinois, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.qconline.com…

18. KANSAS NEWS: “Pension-Bond Warnings Go Unheeded by Kansas Leaders: Muni Credit,” by Darrell Preston and Margaret Newkirk (Bloomberg News, Feb. 23, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky House (of Representatives) approves plan to borrow 3.3 billion (usd) to shore up teachers’ pension system,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herad-Leader_, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.kentucky.com…

20. MAINE NEWS: “Panel votes to shift Maine teachers’ retirement costs back to state,” by Noel K. Gallagher (_Portland Press Herald_, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.pressherald.com…

21. MARYLAND NEWS: “More than 1 million Maryland residents have zero retirement savings, report says,” by Erin Cox (_Baltimore Sun_ blog, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.baltimoresun.com…

22. MARYLAND NEWS: “Measure would raise mandatory judicial retirement age to 75,” by Michael Dresser (_Baltimore Sun_ blog, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.baltimoresun.com…

23. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Facing pension loss, Singing River retirees hit Capitol,” by Emily Le Coz (_Jackson Clarion-Ledger_, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.clarionledger.com…

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24. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie Broke Law With Pension Move, New Jersey Judge Says,” by Kate Zernike (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Key excerpts from N.J judge’s pension ruling against (Governor Chris) Christie,” by Christopher Baxter (nj.com…, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.nj.com…

26. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie pension commission recommends plan for huge savings, fewer benefits,” by  Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.nj.com…

27. NEW JERSEY “N.J. lawmakers warn of ‘draconian’ budget cuts after judge’s pension decision,” by Matt Friedman (nj.com…, Feb. 23, 2015).
www.nj.com…

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28. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. (State) Assembly tightens pay-to-play laws for pension investments,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] Inquirer_, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.philly.com…

29. NEW YORK NEWS: “New York (City) Plans the Next Pension Crisis,” by Megan McArdle (Bloomberg News, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.bloombergview.com…

30. WASHINGTON NEWS: “Retirement crisis for elderly is here” (_Olympia Olympian_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: this is an _Olympian_ Editorial.
www.theolympian.com…

31. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Lawmakers fixing nursing home loophole in medical malpractice law,” by Hoppy Kercheval (wvmetronews.com…, Feb. 24, 2014).
wvmetronews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

32. INDIA NEWS: “Budget 2015: Government needs to focus on elderly” (_Times of India_ [Mumbai, Maharashtra], Feb. 24, 2015).
timesofindia.indiatimes.com…

33. INDIA NEWS: “‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme for armed forces accepted: Gov(ermen)t” (Press Trust of India via zeenews.india.com…, Feb. 24, 2015).
zeenews.india.com…

34. UK NEWS: “Pensioners are now richer than the rest and we should celebrate that,” by Andrew Hood (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11430359/Pensioners-are-now-richer-than-the-rest-and-we-should-celebrate-that.html…

35. UK NEWS: “The promise to pensioners is good politics – but bad economics” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2015). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/budget/pensions/11430532/The-promise-to-pensioners-is-good-politics-but-bad-economics.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Dementia carers to be offered ‘respite’ and ‘psychological support’,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11430731/Dementia-carers-to-be-offered-respite-and-psychological-support.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Just Retirement (annuity specialists) shares rocket after surprisingly strong results,” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11431947/Just-Retirement-shares-rocket-after-surprisingly-strong-results.html…

38. UK NEWS: “UK doctors urge use of Roche’s (Hoffmann-La Roche–pharmaceuticals) Avastin as cheap eye drug,” by Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

39. UK NEWS: “Insurers suggest earlier access to pension funds,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

40. “Achieving a Good Death,” by Alex Lickerman (slate.com…, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.slate.com…

41. “When memory misses a beat, music can offer dementia patients new meaning,” by Judy Muller (US Public Broadcasting Service _Newshour_, Feb. 23, 2015). Video, audio (running time: 7 minutes, 57 seconds).
www.pbs.org…

42. “Mice Brain May Give Insight Into Diseases of Human Mind,” by y Douglas Quenqua (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

43. “Married Sex Gets Better in the Golden Years,” by Jan Hoffman (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

44. “Bavarian Nordic (pharmaceutical company) vaccine helps prolong life in prostate cancer trial,” by Ransdell Pierson (Reuters Health, Feb. 24, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

45. “Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “New health care delivery model for prostate cancer care results in better patient outcomes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

47. “Early evidence of increase in higher-risk prostate cancers from 2011-2013” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Men who have had testicular cancer are more likely to develop prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Active surveillance of intermediate-risk prostate cancer associated with decreased survival” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “Watch-and-Wait Strategy May Be Riskier for Certain Prostate Cancers,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Feb. 23, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

51. “Androgen receptor abnormality may not be associated” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

February 23, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3755–February 23, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3755–February 23, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The White House proposes a new rule to help preserve retirement savings,” by Jared Bernstein (_Washington Post_, February 23, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice,” by Chris Arnold (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, February 23, 2015). Note: An audio transcript (running time 2 minutes 31 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

3. “U.S. proposes 0.9 percent cut in 2016 Medicare Advantage payments,” by Caroline Humer (_Reuters_, February 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

4. “Home care workers rally for higher wages,” by Paul Davidson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 22, 2015).
www.us…

5. “As more seniors rely on reverse mortgages, troubles beckon for heirs,” by Patricia Sabatini (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 22, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

6. “There ought to be these retirement laws,” by Robert Powell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 22, 2015).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ALASKA NEWS: “Alaska’s senior population outpacing other age groups,” by Eric Bennett (_Fairbanks Daily News-Miner_, February 22, 2015).
www.newsminer.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “How we die should be a personal choice, not the government’s,” by George Skelton (_Los Angeles Times_, February 23, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “Moonlighting deputy’s dilemma addressed by pension legislation,” by Bill Cotterell (_Tallahassee Democrat_, February 21, 2015). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.tallahassee.com…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago pension reform lawsuits put on hold,” by Karen Pierog (_Reuters_, February 23, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Persistent UMass center helps retirees track down pensions,” by Steve Maas (_Boston Globe_, February 22, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie warns of pension troubles again,” by Brent Johnsonn (_NJ.com_, February 21, 2015).
www.nj.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Advanced care planning for N.J. residents should not be a luxury item,” (_Times of Trenton_, February 21, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.nj.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “PM scuttled secret plan to kick millionaires off the aged pension,” by Samantha Maiden (_Daily Telegraph_ [Sydney], February 22, 2015).
www.dailytelegraph.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Big deficits mean big cash contributions to corporate pensions,” by David Milstead (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 20, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Dear seniors: Please don’t retire yet. Signed, The Canadian economy,” (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], February 20, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Dementia patients’ wives battle Sun Life, BMO over costly missteps,” by Kathy Tomlinson (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, February 23, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dementia-patients-wives-battle-sun-life-bmo-over-costly-missteps-1.2965408…

18. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Gender gap persists in pensions,” by Raymond Johnston (_Prague Post_, Febrary 21, 2015).
praguepost.com…

19. JAPAN NEWS: “Aging Hiroshima A-bomb survivors’ group to disband,” (_Japan Times_, February 23, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/23/national/aging-hiroshima-a-bomb-survivors-group-to-disband/#.VOtenvnF-uc…

20. JAPAN NEWS: “800,000 firms likely dodged pension scheme,” (_Japan News_, February 23, 2015).
the-japan-news.com…

21. MALTA NEWS: “PM rules out ‘unaffordable’ second pillar pension schemes,” by Daniel Mizzi (_Malta Today_ [San Gwann], February 22, 2015).
www.maltatoday.com…

22. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Dutch medical practitioners grapple with complexities of euthanasia,” by Peter Cluskey (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 23, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “ACT wants to put superannuation to public vote,” (_Stuff.co_, February 22, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/66503112/act-wants-to-put-superannuation-to-public-vote…

24. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Budget 2015: Higher salary ceiling, more contributions for older workers among CPF changes,” (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], February 23, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

25. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Fico debuts minimum pension plan,” (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], February 23, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/c/20056228/fico-debuts-minimum-pension-plan.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Final salary pension? Your retirement income is at risk,” by Dan Hyde and Richard Dyson (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 21, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11423713/Final-salary-pension-Your-retirement-income-is-at-risk.html…

27. UK NEWS: “Dementia patients will be diagnosed within six weeks, Jeremy Hunt says,” by Peter Dominiczak (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11426231/Dementia-patients-will-be-diagnosed-within-six-weeks-Jeremy-Hunt-says.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Government pledges Pn 300m (USD 461.6 million) on dementia research,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 21, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Thousands of complaints made about elderly care in England,” by Claire Savage (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, February 21, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It,” by Sarah Varney (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, February 23, 2015). Note: An audio transcript (running time 4 minutes 7 seconds) is available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

31. “Senior care facilities mix the frail and the disturbed,” by Elizabeth Simpson (_Virginian-Pilot_ [Norfolk, Virginia], February 22, 2015).
hamptonroads.com…

32. “Aging parents, adult children: Who’s stubborn?” by Ami Albernaz (_Boston Globe_, February 23, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

33. “Doctor decries the way we approach the end of life,” by Stacey Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 22, 2015).
www.philly.com…

34. “Mediterranean diet could help beat dementia finds UCL study,” by Francesca Washtell (_Independent_ [London], February 22, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mediterranean-diet-could-help-beat-dementia-finds-ucl-study-10062634.html…

35. “Study sheds light on a ‘guardian’ protein of brain function,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 23, 2015).
ekaweb02.eurekalert.org…

February 20, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3754–February 20, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3754–February 20, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Nursing home quality scores drop in new federal ratings,” by Pete Eisler and Christopher Schnaars (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 20, 2015).
www.us…

2. “Long-Term Care Insurance: Costs Are Up but Vary Widely,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, February 19, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “Consumers are Buying Less Long-Term Care Insurance Coverage,” by Howard Gleckman (_Forbes_, February 20, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Financial Advice Customized by Sex, Ethnicity or Demographics,” by Tara Siegel Bernard (_New York Times_, February 20, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Middle-age blacks have less in their 401(k)s than young whites,” by Harold Pollack (_Washington Post_, blog, February 20, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

6. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Call For Largest US Pension Funds To Support Real Diversity,” by Dina Medland (_Forbes_, February 20, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

7. FLORIDA NEWS: “Florida weighs big changes to pension system,” by Lloyd Dunkelberger (_Sarasota Herald-Tribune_, February 20, 2015).
politics.heraldtribune.com…

8. FLORIDA NEWS: “Tampa kicks off once-a-decade White House conference on aging,” by Mike Salinero (_Tampa Tribune_, February 19, 2015).
tbo.com…

9. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Rauner plan could charge schools bigger pension penalties,” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily Herald_, February 19, 2015).
www.dailyherald.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “Public pension plan shift garners new support at Statehouse,” by Troy Kehoe (_WISH-TV_, February 20, 2015).
wishtv.com…

11. MISSOURI NEWS: “Lawmaker Pushes for Cameras in Nursing Homes to Prevent Abuse, Neglect,” by Carol Daniel and John Butler (_KMOX_, February 19, 2015).
stlouis.cbslocal.com…

12. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie warns again about public pension system,” by Andrew Seidman (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, February 20, 2015).
www.philly.com…

13. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Lawyers in state pension lawsuit argue for separate trials,” by Tom Monney (_Providence Journal_, February 20, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Inter-generational report: Joe Hockey warns difficult days lie ahead,” by James Massola (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 20, 2015).
www.smh.com…

15. INDIA NEWS: “20% of population to be elderly by 2050: HelpAge India report,” by Nikita Doval (_Live Mint_, February 20, 2015).
www.livemint.com…

16. IRELAND NEWS: “Number of calls to the Alzheimer helpline rises 20pc,” by Adam Cullen (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 20, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/number-of-calls-to-the-alzheimer-helpline-rises-20pc-31007359.html…

17. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Key role of elderly in education,” by Ntando Makhubu (_Cape Times_ [Cape Town], February 20, 2015).
www.iol.co.za…

18. UK NEWS: “Savers get nothing in return for rip-off fees in ‘pension fraud’,” by Dan Hyde and Kyle Caldwell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11424051/Savers-get-nothing-in-return-for-rip-off-fees-in-pension-fraud.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

19. “Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “New target for prostate cancer treatment discovered by Keck Medicine of USC researchers,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, February 19, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

22. “Morcellation: Uterine Cancer Risk Low, Increases With Age,” by Veronica Hackethal (_Medscape Medical News_, February 20, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

23. “Assisted Suicide for Dementia or Those ‘Tired of Living’?” by Megan Brooks (_Medscape Medical News_, February 19, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

24. “Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease,” (_HealthDay_, February 20, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 19, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3753–February 19, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3753–February 19, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer,” by Oliver Sacks (_New York Times_, Feb. 19, 2015). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _NYT_ Opinion piece.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Humana (Inc.–managed health care) Discloses Widening Justice Dep(artmen)t. Probe Of Medicare Advantage Plans,” by Fred Schulte (US National Public Radio blog, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.npr.org…

3. “Baby Boomers and the Dilemma of Facing Retirement,” by Elwood D. Watson (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

4. “Boomer Grannies: Soccer Moms 2.0,” by Tanya Basu (_The Atlantic_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.theatlantic.com…

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5. “Boomer entrepreneur trend could be slowing with age,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Why baby boomers shouldn’t start businesses,” by J.D. Harrison (_Washington Post_, Feb. 19, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

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7. “Oscars (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences film awards) 2015: Glen Campbell song captures his life with Alzheimer’s,” by Randy Lewis (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 19, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Relief funds to aid seniors struggling with reverse mortgages,” by E. Scott Reckard (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 19, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

9. FLORIDA NEWS: “State to Choose Who Can Build 500 million usd of New Nursing Homes,” by Abe Aboraya (WCGU [Lee County] Public Broadcasting Service/National Public Radio News, Feb. 19, 2015).
wgcu.org…

10. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Governor Proposes 6 Billion usd in Cuts and Reducing Pension Benefits,” by Monica Davey (_New York Times_, Feb. 19, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. LOUISIANA NEWS: “New Orleans pension bosses should act on indexed funds,” by James Varney (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.nola.com…

12. NEBRASKA NEWS: “End-of-life bill runs into opposition,” by Martha Stoddard (_Omaha World-Herald_ via _North Platte Telegraph_, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.nptelegraph.com…

13. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “New way to grade nursing homes will likely reduce 5-star homes in Triangle,” by Jason deBruyn (_Triangle Business Journal_ [Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.biz…

14. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “‘Super-utilizer’ Medicare, Medicaid patients weigh heavily on hospitals,” by Steve Twedt (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “(Financial system inquiry chair) David Murray says it’s time to tackle superannuation concessions for rich,” by Nassim Khadem (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.smh.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Time for mature conversation about the end of life,” by Ray Pennings (_Sun_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Feb. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _Sun_ Opinion piece.
www.vancouversun.com…

17. CANADA NEWS: “Canada failing on palliative care,” by Harvey Max Chochinov (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _Star_ Opinion piece.
www.thestar.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Bill 12: Public meeting in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) tonight on pension bill” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/bill-12-public-meeting-in-yellowknife-tonight-on-pension-bill-1.2963085…

19. CHINA NEWS: “Lunar New Year attack at Chinese nursing home kills three” (Agence France Presse via au.news.yahoo.com…, Feb. 20, 2015).
au.news.yahoo.com…

20. GHANA NEWS: “SSNIT (Security and National Insurance Trust) Must Provide Housing As Part of Pension” (_Ghana Chronicle_ [Accra] via allAfrica.com…, Feb. 19, 2015).
allafrica.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “War of words between Siptu (Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union) and Dublin Airport Authority in pensions row,” by John Mulligan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.independent.ie/business/irish/war-of-words-between-siptu-and-dublin-airport-authority-in-pensions-row-31003372.html…

22. JAPAN NEWS: “Tokyo’s Elderly Turned Away as Nursing Homes Face Aid Cuts,” by Kanoko Matsuyama (Bloomberg News, Feb. 19, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

23. MALTA NEWS: “Prime Minister rules out second pillar pensions, rise in retirement age,” by Keith Micallef (_Times of Malta_ [Valletta, Malta Xlokk], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.timesofmalta.com…

24. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Nearly half of GPs (general practitioners) back euthanasia – survey,” by Dan Satherley (3news.co.nz, Feb. 20, 2015).
www.3news.co.nz/nznews/nearly-half-of-gps-back-euthanasia—survey-2015021913#axzz3SEChLTrz…

25. UK NEWS: “Only competition can lower energy prices: Pensioners and the poor are paying far more than they need to because they think they cannot shop around” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _DT_ Editorial.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/11421116/Only-competition-can-lower-energy-prices.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Care homes should stop ordering elderly around,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11419999/Care-homes-should-stop-ordering-elderly-around.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Alzheimer’s disease linked to heart’s effect on the brain,” by Harriet Alexander (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.smh.com…

28. “Even light activity may help the hearts of older people,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

29. “More women now using compounded hormones without understanding the risks” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “CU (University of Colorado School of Medicine–Denver) neurologist finds link between virus causing chicken pox and giant cell arteritis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “(_Journal of the American Medical Association_) Editorial issues a call to action for end-of-life care of older adults in nursing homes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “BWH (Brigham and Women’s Hospital–Boston, Massachusetts) study provides evidence for new approaches to prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Are Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment?” by Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News, Feb. 19, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “Statins may not lower Parkinson’s risk” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “New growth factor indicates possible regenerative effects in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Few Doctors Would Consider Euthanasia in Psychiatric Disease, (HealthDay News, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

February 18, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3752–February 18, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3752–February 18, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The racial wealth gap we hardly talk about: What happens in retirement,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, Feb. 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Fifty Years After Medicare Desegregated Hospitals, Blacks Still Fighting for Health Care Access,” by Judy Lubin (huffingtonpost.com…, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

3. “Look out for Medicare drug plans’ bait-and-switch pricing tactics,” by Philip Moeller (US Public Broadcasting Service Newshour, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

4. “Social Security Could Be In Worse Shape Than We Thought,” by Jamie Hopkins (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

5. “How income inequality undermines Social Security, and what to do about it,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 18, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Taxpayers take Social Security to court,” by Peter Schroeder (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Feb. 18, 2015).
thehill.com…

7. “Ex-lawmakers on K St. (lobbyists) bristle at pension bills,” by Megan R. Wilson (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Feb. 18, 2015).
thehill.com…

8. “Baby Boomers slowly growing more comfortable with retirement,” by Anne Fisher (_Fortune_ [New York, New York], Feb. 18, 2015).
fortune.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Facing Suits, a Nursing Home in California Seeks Bankruptcy,” by Katie Thomas (_New York Times_, Feb. 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pensions may not be sacrosanct in bankruptcy” (_San Jose Mercury News_, Feb. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _SJMN_ Editorial.
www.mercurynews.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “2 Billion usd City of Tampa Pension Story Major Media Missed,” by Edward Siedle (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “State may intervene in Jacksonville pension fund,” by Alexa Epitropoulos (_Jacksonville Business Journal_ blog, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.biz…

13. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Gov(ernor). (Bruce) Rauner proposes new Illinois pension overhaul” (Associated Press via _Bloomington Pantagraph_, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.pantagraph.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “10-year freeze on teacher salaries to fix state budget?” by Mike Riopell (_Chicago Daily Herald_, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.dailyherald.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Chicago’s untenable pension situation,” by Mike Corones (Reuters blog, Feb. 18, 2015).
blogs.reuters.com…

16. KANSAS NEWS: “Bill To Increase Kansas Nursing Home Staffing Mandates Resurfaces,” by Andy Marso (KCUR 89.3 FM [Kansas City, Missouri], Feb. 18, 2015).
kcur.org…

17. MISSISSIPPI NEWS: “Mississippi proposes tax break for seniors,” by Ed Arnold (_Memphis [Tennessee] Business Journal_, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.biz…

18. MONTANA NEWS: “New Montana law stiffens penalty for swindling the elderly,” by Alison Noon (Associated Press via _Missoula Missoulian_, Feb. 18, 2015).
missoulian.com…

19. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Bill Would Let Poor NJ Residents Make Informed End-of-Life Decisions,” by Andrew Kitchenman (njspotlight.com…, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.njspotlight.com…

20. OHIO NEWS: “Cincinnati pension details still being hashed out,” by Lisa Bernard-Kuhn (WCPO Channel 9 [Cincinnati] News, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.wcpo.com…

21. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Tulsa proceeding cautiously on changing employee pension system,” by Kevin Canfield (_Tulsa World_, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.tulsaworld.com…

22. TENNESSEE NEWS: “TennCare changes cause problems for nursing homes,” by Tom Wilemon (_Nashville Tennessean_, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.tennessean.com…

23. TEXAS NEWS: “Dallas council extends retirement benefits to same-sex employee spouses,” by Elizabeth Findell (_Dallas Morning News_ blog, Feb. 18, 2015).
cityhallblog.dallasnews.com…

24. TEXAS NEWS: “More Texas families grapple with demands of caregiving for elderly,” by Edgar Walters (texastribune.org… via _Fort Worth Star-Telegram_, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.star-telegram.com…

25. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee) County Board overrides veto, legalizes 36 million usd in improper payments,” by Dave Umhoefer (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

26. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Should Wisconsin tighten rules for elderly drivers?” by Todd Hicks (WTMJ Channel 4 [Milwaukee] TV News, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.jrn.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

27. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Economists call for overhaul of retirement system, recoup of pensions from estates,” by Pat McGrath (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.abc.net…

28. AUSTRLIA NEWS: ” The rule of the Boomer Dads is over. Down with the groovy patriarchy!” by Jason Wilson (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Feb. 18, 2015). Note: this is a _Guardian_ Commentary piece.
www.theguardian.com…

29. BELARUS NEWS: “No plans for amending Belarus’ pension legislation after creation of EEU (Eurasian Economic Union)” (Belarusian Telegraph Agency [Minsk], Feb. 18, 2015).
eng.belta.by/all_news/society/No-plans-for-amending-Belarus-pension-legislation-after-creation-of-EEU_i_79678.html…

30. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec (Province) to require automatic sprinklers in seniors’ homes,” by Geoffrey Vendeville (_Gazette_ [Montreal], Feb. 18, 2015).
montrealgazette.com…

31. CANADA NEWS: “Canada ranks 12th in the world for retirement security” (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

32. CANADA/US NEWS: “Canada vs. the U.S.: Whose retirement grass is greener?” by Jonathan Chevreau (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

33. CANADA NEWS: “More Canadians to consider delaying retirement past 65: poll,” by Tavia Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

34. CANADA NEWS: “Nova Scotia (Province) changes policy on nursing home waiting lists” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-changes-policy-on-nursing-home-waiting-lists-1.2961109…

35. INDIA NEWS: “‘One rank, one pension’ for armed forces, a reality soon?” by Himanshi Dhawan and Rajat Pandit” (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi, Delhi], Feb. 18, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

36. INDIA NEWS: “Online retailers step in to cater to special needs of the elderly,” by Varun Jain (_Economic Times_ [New Delhi, Delhi] Feb. 18, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

37. JAPAN NEWS: “Scores of elderly restrained in Tokyo retirement homes” (Agence France Press-Jiji Wire Service via _Japan Times_ [Tokyo], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/18/national/scores-of-elderly-restrained-in-tokyo-retirement-homes/…

38. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Many Dutch Doctors OK With Euthanasia for Nonphysical Suffering,” by Max Kutner (newsweek.com…, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.newsweek.com…

39. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Doctors less likely to grant euthanasia in dementia cases,” by Janene Van Jaarsveldt (nltimes.nl…, Feb. 18, 2015).
www.nl…

40. SCOTLAND NEWS: “(Member of Scottish Parliament Patrick) Harvie backs Assisted Suicide Bill” (Press Association via _Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.scotsman.com…

41. SCOTLAND NEWS: “‘Dementia friendly’ show is first step,” by Claire Black (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.scotsman.com…

42. UK NEWS: “Pension freedoms: Hargreaves Lansdown (financial firm) to offer free ‘bank account style’ withdrawals,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11418608/Pension-freedoms-Hargreaves-Lansdown-to-offer-free-bank-account-style-withdrawals.html…

43. UK NEWS: “Britain’s pension shake-up expected to hit life insurers’ profits,” by Carolyn Cohn (Reuters, May 18, 2015).
uk.reuters.com…

44. UK NEWS: “Care homes should stop ordering elderly around,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11419999/Care-homes-should-stop-ordering-elderly-around.html…

45. UK NEWS: “Elderly couple forced to live apart for the first time in 65 years after wife’s 10 pounds (15.36 usd) a day care is cut” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11419789/Elderly-couple-forced-to-live-apart-for-the-first-time-in-65-years-after-wifes-10-a-day-care-is-cut.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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46. “Dementia research: Drug firms despair of finding cure and withdraw funding after a catalogue of failures,” by Charlie Cooper (_Independent_ [London, UK], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/dementia-research-drug-firms-despair-of-finding-cure-and-withdraw-funding-after-catalogue-of-failures-10052467.html…

47. “It is time for industry and state to pool resources on dementia treatment research: As drugs companies give up due to costs, it is clear a new model is required” (_Independent_ [London, UK], Feb. 18, 2015). Note: this is an _Independent_ Editorial.
www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/it-is-time-for-industry-and-state-to-pool-resources-on-dementia-treatment-research-10052373.html…

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48. “Tau-associated MAPT (microtubule-associated protein tau)  gene increases risk for Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Nicotine metabolite amplifies action of the primary chemical messenger for learning and memory” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “Epigenomics of Alzheimer’s disease progression” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

51. “New insight into how brain performs ‘mental time travel'” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

52. “Roadmap Epigenomics project releases latest ‘annotations’ to the human genome” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

53. “Videos help seriously ill patients outline their end-of-life wishes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

54. “Brace yourself: Study finds people can use different strategies to prepare for stress” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

55. “New growth factor indicates possible regenerative effects in Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

56. “Noninvasive Neurotechnology Reduces Menopause Symptoms” (HealthDay News, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

February 17, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3751–February 17, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 4:09 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3751–February 17, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Government raising bar on ratings of nursing homes,” by Julie Appleby (_Washington Post_, Feb. 17, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Retirement: Boomers want to keep working – if they can,” by Rodney Brooks (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.us…

3. “Meet The Workers Caring For Our Elderly While Living In Poverty,” by Bryce Covert (thinkprogress.org…, Feb. 17, 2015).
thinkprogress.org…

US STATE NEWS:

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “A wakeup call on public worker pensions” (_Vallejo Times-Herald_, Feb. 17, 2015). Note: this is a _VTH_ Editorial.
www.timesheraldonline.com…

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State tax cut proposed for veteran’s pensions,” by Ken Dixon (_Connecticut Post_ [Bridgeport], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.ctpost.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “State may intervene in Jacksonville pension fund,” by Alexa Epitropoulos (_Jacksonville Business Journal_ blog,  Feb. 17, 2015).
www.biz…

7. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Detroit bankruptcy judge: Pension ruling was prudent,” by Nathan Bomey (_Detroit Free Press_, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.freep.com…

8. MISSOURI NEWS: “As baby boomers age, Kansas City area malls fade,” by Lewis Diuguid (_Kansas City Star_, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.kansascity.com…

9. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “R.I. lawmakers push to end tax on retirement income,” by Jennifer McDermott (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Globe_, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. WISCONSIN NEWS: “(Milwaukee County Executive) Chris Abele vetoes County Board pension vote; override likely,” by Dave Umhoefer (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

11. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “We won’t include family home in assets pension test: (Social Services Minister) Scott Morrison,” by Latika Bourke and Judith Ireland (_Morning Herald_ [Sydney, New South Wales], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.smh.com…

12. IRELAND NEWS: “Married to Alzheimer’s: Hibernation in peace, love and affection,” by Steph Booth (_Irish Times_ [Dublin, Leinster], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

13. JAPAN NEWS: “Strict cognitive assessments needed to curb car accidents caused by elderly” (_Yomiuri Shimbun_ [Tokyo], Feb. 17, 2015). Note: this is a _YS_ Editorial.
the-japan-news.com…

14. UK NEWS: “The university final salary pension scheme is a parable for our times,” by Jonathan Wolff (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

15. UK NEWS: “MPs’ (Members of Parliament) pension fund at risk from fossil fuel investments, (Member of Parliament) Caroline Lucas warns,” by Adam Vaughan (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

16. UK NEWS: “Shopping around for the perfect solution to the pensions gap,” by Andy Briggs (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/11416841/Shopping-around-for-the-perfect-solution-to-the-pensions-gap.html…

17. UK NEWS: “Alzheimer’s disease: ‘My mum’s alive but she may as well be dead’,” by Radhika Sanghani (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11415850/Alzheimers-disease-My-mums-alive-but-she-may-as-well-be-dead.html…

18. WALES NEWS: “(Public Service) Minister agrees on new early retirement terms for firefighters in Wales helping to avoid future strike action,” by David Deans (_Western Mail_ [Cardiff, Glamorgan] via walesonline.co.uk, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/minister-agrees-new-early-retirement-8657467…

19. WALES NEWS: “Glyndwr University [Wrexham], staff dress up as elderly patients for student training,” by David Powell (_North Wales Daily Post_, [Llandudno Junction, Clwyd], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/teaching-staff-don-masks-costumes-8663336…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

20. “Up to 14 Years of Hot Flashes Found in Menopause Study,” by Pam Belluck (_New York Times_, Feb. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

21. “Aging With HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) Presents Unique Set of Challenges,” by Lydia Brown (WNPR (Connecticut Public Radio) News, Feb. 13, 2015).
wnpr.org…

22. “Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “When Grief Won’t Relent,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, Feb. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

24. “Primary care nurse-delivered interventions can increase physical activity in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Tool can help assess cognitive impairment in multicultural populations” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

26. “Amyloid formation may link Alzheimer disease and type 2 diabetes” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “New study reveals how to improve chemotherapy use in prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Feb. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Chronic Illness, Loneliness May Go Hand-in-Hand for Some Elderly,” by Robert Preidt  (HealthDay News, Feb. 16, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “More Evidence That Even ‘Moderate’ Exercise Helps Women’s Hearts,” by Robert Preidt  (HealthDay News, Feb. 16, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Rates of Injury From Chiropractic Care Assessed in Older Adults” (HealthDay News, Feb. 17, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

31. “Mindfulness Program Helps Seniors Sleep Better” (HealthDay News, Feb. 16, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

February 16, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3750–February 16, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:54 pm

Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3750–February 16, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Long lives pinching pension plan funds,” by David J. Lynch (Bloomberg News via _Journal-Gazette_ [Fort Wayne, Indiana], February 15, 2015).
www.journalgazette.net…

2. “Union retirees fear dramatic pension cuts under new federal law,” by Jim Mackinnon (_Akron Beacon Journal_, February 15, 2015).
www.ohio.com…

3. “Juggling orphaned 401(k) plans can be a challenge,” by Tim Grant (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, February 15, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

4. “Changes coming to target-data mutual funds,” by Robert Powell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], February 16, 2015).
www.us…

5. “Retirees Find Meaning Serving the Needs of Their Communities,” by John F. Wasik _New York Times_, February 14, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “End-of-Life Dispute Re-Emerges as 2016 Issue for Bush,” by Michael J. Mishak (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corportion [ABC] News_, February 16, 2015).
abcnews.go.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Growing numbers of seniors may aggravate doctor shortage,” by Felix Adamo (_Californian_ [Bakersfield, California], February 14, 2015).
www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Doctor-assisted suicide: California ban challenged in court,” by Howard Mintz (_San Jose Mercury News_, February 15, 2015).
www.mercurynews.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Home care advocates praise Charlie Baker for keeping services,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, February 16, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “NY pension fund’s return rises 1.9 percent in recent quarter,” by Michael Virtanen (Associated Press via _Albany Times-Union_, February 13, 2015).
www.timesunion.com…

11. OKLAHOMA NEWS: “Oklahoma’s seven state pension systems grow a little fatter with stock market gains,” by Randy Ellis (Oklahoma via _Tulsa World_, February 16, 2015).
www.tulsaworld.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Hopes evaporate for early deal on R.I. pension lawsuit,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, February 14, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

13. TENNESSEE NEWS: “‘Death with dignity’ to be John Jay Hooker’s final fight,” by Frank Daniels III (_Tennessean_ [Nashville, Tennessee], February 15, 2015). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.tennessean.com…

14. TEXAS NEWS: “State employee pension is a ticking time bomb,” (_Dallas Morning News_, February 15, 2015). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.dallasnews.com…

15. TEXAS NEWS: “As State Ages, Families Face Caring for Elderly at Home,” by Edgar Walters (_Texas Tribune_, February 15, 2015).
www.texastribune.org…

16. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Pension debt grows in Kewaunee, drops elsewhere,” by Adam Rodewald (_Green Bay Press-Gazette_, February 15, 2015).
www.greenbaypressgazette.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Labor criticises Scott Morrison for ‘misleading statement’ on part-pension increase,” by Judith Ireland (_Sydney Morning Herald_, February 16, 2015).
www.smh.com…

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Finance Department chief Jane Halton says public service cuts won’t save budget,” by Markus Mannheim (_Canberra Times_, February 13, 2015).
www.canberratimes.com…

19. INDIA NEWS: “Age limit under EPFO pension scheme may be raised to 60,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], February 16, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home scheme income was hit by housing price slump,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], February 14, 2015).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/nursing-home-scheme-income-was-hit-by-housing-price-slump-30991480.html…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Varadkar: Insufficient effort to tackle hospital overcrowding,” by Martin Wall (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], February 15, 2015).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “National Pension considers loan for wedding expenses,” (_Yonhap News_ [Seoul], February 15, 2015).
english.yonhapnews.co.kr…

23. UK NEWS: “Dementia hits women hardest – study,” by Robin McKie (_Observer_ [London], February 14, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

24. UK NEWS: “In future, your pension could be used to pay for care,” by Richard Evans (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11415188/In-future-your-pension-could-be-used-to-pay-for-care.html…

25. UK NEWS: “Revealed: more than 500,000 home care visits last less than five minutes,” Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 15, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11302534/Revealed-more-than-500000-home-care-visits-last-less-than-five-minutes.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Cohousing: ‘It makes sense for people with things in common to live together’,” by Esther Addley (_Guardian_ [London], February 16, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], February 16, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11415776/Alzheimers-breakthrough-scientists-home-in-on-molecule-which-halts-development-of-disease.html…

28. “Continued Questions on Benzodiazepine Use in Older Patients,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, February 13, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

29. “Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, February 13, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find,” (_HealthDay_, February 13, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

31. “Marital ‘long-timers’ have a ‘modest rebound’ in sexual frequency after 50 years,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], February 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Long-term Meditation May Slow Brain Aging,” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, February 13, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

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