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March 31, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3779–March 31, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3779–March 31, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The (House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy)Pelosi-(Speaker of the House of Representatives John) Boehner compromise on Medicare is a rare bird,” by Michael Gerson (_Washington Post_, Mar. 31, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Blown (missed) ‘doc(tor) fix’ deadline leaves Medicare payments in limbo,” by Sarah Ferris (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Mar. 31, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “Federal nursing home ratings need consumer input,” by John Hale (_Des Moines [Iowa] Register_, Mar. 31, 2015).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

4. “Though Most Americans Are Wired, Seniors Lack Internet Access In U.S.,” by Robert Siegel (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Mar. 30, 2015). Print and audio (running time: 2 minutes, 4 seconds) transcripts are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

5. “Poll: Seniors more satisfied with Medicare Advantage,” by Peter Sullivan (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Mar. 31, 2015).
thehill.com…

6. “White House (Obama Administration) backs overhaul of military retirement, health coverage,” by Travis J. Tritten (_Stars and Stripes_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.stripes.com…

7. “Youngest Baby Boomers Have Held Nearly A Dozen Jobs,” by Bill Wheelhouse (WUIS 91.3 FM [Springfield, Illinois] Radio News blog, Mar. 31, 2015).
wuis.org…

8. “Boomers feel dissed (disrespected) by millennials but still love their stuff,” by Jura Koncius (_Washington Post_ blog, Mar. 31, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

9. “Crowdfunding (funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet) Myths Boomer Entrepreneurs Should Ignore,” by John Tarnoff (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 31, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “Out-of-work boomers face tough job market,” by Andrea Coombes (marketwatch.com…, Mar. 31, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

11. “How Terri Schiavo Shaped the Right-to-Die Movement: The question of the role of government in end-of-life decisions still resonates 10 years later,” by Josh Sanburn (_Time_ [New York, New York], Mar. 31, 2015).
time.com…

12. “Suffering in Silence-Mental Health and Older Asian American Immigrants,” by Jenny Chen (New America Media, Mar. 27, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

13. KANSAS NEWS: “Key Kansas lawmakers defend plan to issue pension bonds,” by John Hanna (Associated Press via _Raleigh [North Carolina] News & Observer_, Mar. 31, 2015).
www.newsobserver.com…

14. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Senators questions (Governor Charlie) Baker’s early retirement plan for state workers,” by Matt Murphy (State House News Service via masslive.com…, Mar. 30, 2015).
www.masslive.com…

15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “‘No’ to Medicaid expansion would hurt state’s elderly,” by Ben Geyerhahn (_Concord Monitor_, Mar. 31, 2015). Note: this is a _CM_ Opinion piece.
www.concordmonitor.com…

16. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Making court-ordered pension payment ‘difficult’” (Associated Press via _Asbury Park Press_, Mar. 31, 2015).
www.app.com…

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17. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio Elder Abuse Mirrors National Picture of Government Neglect,” by Encarnacion Pyle (New America Media, Mar. 29, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

18. OHIO NEWS: “Despite Improvements, Ohio Advocates Say Anti-Elder Abuse Funds Fall Short,” by Encarnacion Pyle (New America Media, Mar. 30, 2015).
newamericamedia.org…

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19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Pension disputes threaten goodwill between city (Scranton) and unions,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Mar. 31, 2015).
thetimes-tribune.com…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Federal government joins probe of Scranton pensions,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Scranton Times-Tribune_, Mar. 31, 2015).
thetimes-tribune.com…

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22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Rhode Islanders Launch First Crowdfunded (funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet) Investigation of State Pension,” by Ted Seidle (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

23. TEXAS NEWS: “Senate OKs ‘3 strikes’ plan to revoke nursing home licenses” (Associated Press via KXAN Channel 36 [Austin] TV News, Mar. 30, 2015).
kxan.com…

24. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Elderly flex muscles on SeniorCare, other issues,” by Matt Pommer (_Janesville Gazette_, Mar. 31, 2015).
www.gazettextra.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “London’s [UK] Metropolitan Police investigates euthanasia campaigner Dr. Philip Nitschke over workshop,” by Shelley Hadfield (_Herald Sun_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Apr. 1, 2015).
www.heraldsun.com…

26. BULGARIA NEWS: “Bulgaria Unveils Plans to Increase Retirement Age, Pension Insurance Payments” (Sofia News Agency, Mar. 31, 2015).
www.novinite.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “How good pensions help keep your community afloat,” by Adam Mayers (_Star_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

28. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario (Province) Teachers’ Pension Plan reports surplus, but warns of headwinds from oil slump, market turmoil,” by Barbara Shecter (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario], Mar. 31, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

29. CANADA/US NEWS: “Be wary of cross-border differences in executive pension disclosure,” by David Milstead (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto, Ontario], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

30. CHINA NEWS: “Elderly care explored for investors, needy,” by May Zhou (_China Daily USA_ [New York, New York], Mar. 31, 2015).
usa.chinadaily.com…

31. COLOMBIA NEWS: “Colombia court orders government to regulate euthanasia, 18 years after decriminalization,” by Adriaan Alsema (colombiareports.co, Mar. 31, 2015).
colombiareports.co/colombia-court-orders-government-to-regulate-euthanasia-18-years-after-decriminalization/…

32. INDIA NEWS: “Misconduct if not grave, no ground for pension cut: HC (Delhi High Court),” by N. Bhardwaja (Press Trust of India via _The Hindu_ [Chennai, Tamil Nadu], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.thehindu.com…

33. RUSSIA NEWS: “Moscow Cops Bust Snake Oil Crime Ring That Preyed on the Elderly, Disabled” (_Times_ [Moscow], Apr. 1, 2015).
www.themoscowtimes.com…

34. SCOTLAND NEWS: “A troubling lack of clarity in Scots law regarding assisted suicide” (_Herald_ [Glasgow], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.heraldscotland.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Call for law to get tough on firms selling pension details,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/11505464/Call-for-law-to-get-tough-on-firms-selling-pension-details.html…

36. UK NEWS: “Pensioners are right to fear cold calls: Of course pensioners are tempted by financial schemes that will boost their income, but they should be wary of making sudden decisions” by Joan Bakewell (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11504656/Pensioners-are-right-to-fear-cold-calls.html…

37. UK NEWS: “We must not be scared of pension reform” (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 31, 2015). Note: this is a _DT_ Opinion piece.
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11505087/We-must-not-be-scared-of-pension-reform.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Sod (Damn) 70! I hate being one of ‘the elderly’ but not for the reasons you may think,” by Muir Gray (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

39. VATICAN CITY NEWS: “Christians and Jains: Together to promote care for the elderly” (Vatican Radio, Mar. 31, 2015).
en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/03/31/christians_and_jains_together_to_promote_care_for_elderly/1133473…

40. ZAMBIA NEWS: “ZCTU (Zambia Congress of Trade Unions) backs (President Edgar) Lungu over retirement age,” by James Kunda (_Times of Zambia_ [Ndola, Copperbelt Province], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.times.co.zm/?p=54499…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

41. “Parsing (former President) Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s,” by Lawrence K. Altman (_New York Times_, Mar. 31, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

42. “Fluoridated Water Helps Older Adults Keep Teeth, Study Says,” by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (_New York Times_, Mar. 31, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

43. “Can caffeine be used to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “York U(niversity) [Toronto, Ontario, Canada] study: Functional decline in women at Alzheimer’s risk relates to deteriorating brain wiring” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

45. “The killer protein, properly explained” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds,” by Alan Mozes (HealthDay News, Mar. 30, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

47. “Frozen in their tracks: How simple movement therapies can fight one of the strangest symptoms of Parkinson’s disease,” by Eva Dignoes (Deutsche Presse-Agentur (news agency–Hamburg) via _The Nation_ [Bangkok, Thailand], Mar. 31, 2015).
www.nationmultimedia.com…

48. “Clues to aging from long-lived lemurs” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Two different fat graft techniques have similar effects on facial skin” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

50. “The killer protein, properly explained” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 30, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

51. “Multiple, Inappropriate Med(ication)s Taken by Older Cancer Patients” (HealthDay News, Mar. 30, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

March 30, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3778–March 30, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3778–March 30, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Proposed Medicare overhaul would affect doctors, some beneficiaries,” by Bill Toland (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, March 28, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

2. “Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board,” by Jennifer Haberkorn (_Politico_, March 30, 2015).
www.politico.com…

3. “As Job Rate Rises, Older Workers Are Often Left Behind,” by Elizabeth Olson (_New York Times_, March 28, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Funding shortfalls put pensions in peril,” by John W. Schoen (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 28, 2015).
www.us…

5. “High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up,” by Matthew Craft (Associated Press via _Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, March 29, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

6. “How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation,” (US Public Broadcasting System, March 28, 2015). Note: An audio, video (running time 10 minutes 17 seconds), and print transcript available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. HAWAII NEWS: “Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, March 29, 2015). Note: An audio (running time 5 minutes 6 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

8. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Senate endorses legislation to train caregivers,” by Jordan Maddox (_Bloomington Pantagraph_, March 30, 2015).
www.pantagraph.com…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Top long-term care insurer no longer selling policies in Mass.,” by Deirdre Fernandes (_Boston Globe_, March 30, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. NEVADA NEWS: “PERS retirement package bill to get hearing Monday,” (_Nevada Appeal_ [Carson City], March 29, 2015).
www.nevadaappeal.com…

11. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie pension fix not a new idea, but ups ante,” by Samantha Marcus (_NJ.com_, March 29, 2015).
www.nj.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “At some nursing homes, a changing attitude toward death,” by Stacy Burling (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 29, 2015).
www.philly.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Tax reform: Super concessions for the wealthy in the firing line,” by Latika Bourke (_Age_ [Melbourne], March 30, 2015).
www.theage.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Ontario needs to make government-funded home healthcare system more accessible: expert panel,” by Emma Dillabough (_National Post_ [Don Mills, Ontario], March 29, 2015).
news.nationalpost.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “No easy fix for split pensions for Ontario civil servants,” by Jane Tabor (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 27, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

16. CANADA NEWS: “Should poor seniors have to pay to volunteer: Porter,” by Catherine Porter (_Toronto Star_, March 29, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

17. MALTA NEWS: “Government leaving elderly better off, minister and parliamentary secretary maintain,” (_Malta Independent_, March 29, 2015).
www.independent.com…

18. RUSSIA NEWS: “Russia Seen Extending Pension Freeze Over USD 52 Billion Grab,” by Olga Tanas and Andre Tartar (_Bloomberg Business_, March 29, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. UK NEWS: “Information commissioner investigates alleged sales of pension pot data,” (Press Association via _Guardian_ [London], March 29, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

20. UK NEWS: “Advice gap leaves ‘pension freedom’ pitfalls for UK savers,” by Simon Jessop and Carolyn Cohn (_Reuters_, March 30, 2015).
uk.reuters.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Dementia patients stay in hospital ‘because of home help care shortage’,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 30, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11502563/Dementia-patients-stay-in-hospital-because-of-home-help-care-shortage.html…

22. UK NEWS: “Savers charged Pn 3,000 (USD 4,460) for pension withdrawals – regulator to investigate,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11502881/Savers-charged-3000-for-pension-withdrawals-regulator-to-investigate.html…

23. UK NEWS: “Care homes and hospitals forced to display their ratings,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 29, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11500307/Care-homes-and-hospitals-forced-to-display-their-ratings.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “New hepatitis C drugs are costing Medicare billions,” by Charles Ornstein (ProPublica via _Washington Post_, March 29, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

25. “Learning to Say No to Dialysis,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, March 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

26. “Prevention of costly hip fractures should be a priority in UK,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 29, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Hip fracture patients in long-term care are less likely to receive osteoporosis therapy,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 28, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Ketorolac Similar to Corticosteroid for Knee Osteoarthritis,” by Nancy A. Melville (_Medscape Medical News_, March 30, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Is painful knee and hand osteoarthritis in women associated with excess mortality? ” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Fracture liaison services prevent fractures and save lives,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer’s?” (_HealthDay_, March 27, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds,” (_HealthDay_, March 27, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

March 27, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3777–March 27, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3777–March 27, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House Approves Bill on Changes to Medicare,” by Jennifer Steinhauer and Robert Pear (_New York Times_, March 27, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, March 26, 2015). Note: _LAT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Higher Medicare costs planned for some seniors in 2018,” by Brian Tumulty (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], March 26, 2015).
www.us…

4. “Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks,” by David Lawder (_Reuters_, March 27, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Why putting off retirement savings until you make more money is a big mistake,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, March 27, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Could these policy fixes help you save for retirement?” by Kelli B. Grant (_CNBC_, March 27, 2015).
www.cnbc.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. INDIANA/KENTUCKY NEWS: “Alzheimer’s disease takes toll in Ky. and Ind.,” by Darla Carter (_Courier-Journal_ [Louisville, Kentucky], March 27, 2015).
www.courier-journal.com…

8. IOWA NEWS: “Private unit considered for mentally ill seniors,” by Tony Leys (_Des Moines Register_, March 25, 2015).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

9. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas moving closer to issuing USD 1 billion or more in pension bonds,” by John Hanna (_Kansas City Star_, March 27, 2015).
www.kansascity.com…

10. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Missed pension payments sink DPS deeper in debt,” by Chad Livengood and Shawn D. Lewis (_Detroit News_, March 26, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

11. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Scranton council hears about pension reform legislation,” by Terrie Morgan-Besecker (_Times-Tribune_ [Scranton, Pennsylvania], March 27, 2015)>
thetimes-tribune.com…

12. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “State argues for judge to call off trial in R.I. pension case,” by Tom Mooney (_Providence Journal_, March 26, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. CANADA NEWS: “Technology helps seniors take control of their health,” by Bryen Dunn (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], March 26, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Quebec pledges (CD) 70 million (USD 56.1 million) in subsidy for sprinklers in seniors’ homes,” by Geoffrey Vendeville (_Montreal Gazette_, March 26, 2015).
montrealgazette.com…

15. JAPAN NEWS: “78 Indonesians, Filipinos pass caregiver certification exam,” (_Japan Times_, March 27, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/27/national/science-health/78-indonesians-filipinos-qualified-caregivers-japan/#.VRWM-vnF-uc…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

16. “Researchers seek to short-circuit Alzheimer’s,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, March 27, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

17. “U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, March 26, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

18. “Widows may have fewer social and financial problems than in the past,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, March 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

19. “Bundled payments: Study finds causes of hospital readmissions following joint replacements,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 27, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. “Black patients more likely to be readmitted after hip, knee replacement surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

21. “Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

22. “Experts unveil 2 ways to identify joint replacement patients at risk for complication,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

23. “Middle-age hip replacements nearly double from 2002-2011,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

24. “Mexican Americans confront high disability rates in later life,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, March 26, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes,” (_HealthDay_, March 26, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3776–March 26, 2015

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1. “Rarest of victories in House (of Representatives): Bipartisan health bill approved,” by Paul Kane and Jason Millman (_Washington Post_, Mar. 26, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “House (of Representatives) passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors,” by Noam N. Levey (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 26, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

3. “Medicare bill: How 11 minutes of bipartisanship solved 12 years of frustration,” by Francine Kiefer (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.csmonitor.com…

4. “House (of Representatives) Leaders Confident of Passing Medicare Bill,” by Robert Pear and Jennifer Steinhauer (_New York Times_, Mar. 26, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Stop-gap Medicare ‘doc-fix’ will cost seniors,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

6. “Senate Democratic (Party) opposition to Medicare pay bill softening,” by Jennifer Haberkorn (Politico.com…, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.politico.com…

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7. “Medicare’s Becoming A Means-Tested Welfare Program, And That Could Be A Good Thing,” by Merrill Matthews (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Noah Baumbach (Writer-Director) On Middle Age And While We’re Young’,” by Jeremy Hobson (US National Public Radio _Here and Now_, Mar. 26, 2015). This is and audio transcript, running time: 9 minutes, 47 seconds).
hereandnow.wbur.org…

9. “Are Your Pensions Destroying Our Planet?” by Deap Khambay (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

10. “U.S. public pension fund investments resume growth in fourth quarter,” by Hilary Russ (Reuters), Mar. 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “Local-government pension reform headed to Florida Senate” (_Palm Beach Post_, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.palmbeachpost.com…

12. FLORIDA NEWS: “The Fastest-Growing U.S. City Is a Senior Community,” by Patrick Clark (Bloomberg News, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. ILLINOIS: “Pension problem riles watchdog,” by Marty Hobe (_Galesburg Register-Mail_, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.galesburg.com…

14. KANSAS NEWS: “Kansas House (of Representatives) passes bill to authorize 1.5 billion usd in pension bonds” (Associated Press via _Lawrence Journal-World_, Mar. 26, 2015). www2.ljworld.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Kentucky needs new kind of teacher pension plan,” by Sandi Jacobs (_Louisville Courier-Journal_, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.courier-journal.com…

16. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “House (of Representatives) Backs Early Retirement Plan For State Workers” (Associated Press via WBUR 90.9 [Boston] FM Radio News, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.wbur.org…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Missed pension payments sink DPS (Detroit Public Schools) deeper in debt,” by Chad Livengood and Shawn D. Lewis (_Detroit News_, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.detroitnews.com…

18. MICHIGAN NEWS: “600 Pontiac Retirees Got Wrong Higher Pension Payments,” by Kevin Vanderkolk (WLNS Channel 6 [Lansing] TV News, Mar. 26, 2015).
wlns.com…

19. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “On pension woes, (Governor Chris) Christie is right to blame former gov(ernor)s” (_Newark Star-Ledger, Mar. 26, 2015). Note: this is a _NSL_ Editorial.
www.nj.com…

20. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Both sides in R.I. pension fight seeking judgment to avert trial,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “‘Hospital homeless’ clog beds,” by Angela Pownall (_West Australian_ [Perth], Mar. 26, 2015).
au.news.yahoo.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “Notes on aging and our interminable winter from ‘the old woman next door’,” by Alice Lukacs (_Gazette_ [Montreal, Quebec], Mar. 26, 2015). Note: this is a _Gazette_ Opinion piece.
montrealgazette.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Savers to be told if their annuity is a rip-off,” by Dan Hyde (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11495348/Savers-to-be-told-if-their-annuity-is-a-rip-off.html…

24. UK NEWS: “This is why old people heckled you, (Prime Minister) David Cameron,” by Caroline Abrahams (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11495374/This-is-why-old-people-heckled-you-David-Cameron.html…

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25. UK NEWS: “FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) criticised over delay to pensions competition rules,” by Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Mar. 26, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

26. UK NEWS: “Reform of unfair pensions ‘drifting’,” by Kevin Peachey (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

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27. UK NEWS: “High-end care homes gain favour with asset-rich baby-boomer,” by Helen Barrett (_Financial Times_ [London], Mar. 26, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

28. ZIMBABWE NEWS: “Can Pensioners Have Confidence in Ipec (Insurance and Pensions Commission)?” by Martin Tarusenga (_Zimbabwe Herald_ [Harare] via allAfrica.com…, Mar. 26, 2015).
allafrica.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline,” by Daniel M. Keller (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 26, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Midlife fitness may lower risk of some cancers later,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Mar. 26, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Forsyth (Institute–Cambridge Massachusetts) research explains why popular antacids may increase chance of bone fractures (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) scientists use immunotherapy to reduce memory problems with Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Researchers help create ‘gold standard’ method for measuring an early sign of Alzheimer’s” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Mexican Americans confront high disability rates in later life” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Women fare better than men following total knee, hip replacement” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “Middle-age hip replacements nearly double from 2002-2011” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

38. “Prostate cancer and treatment choices — a decision shared by doctor and patient?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 26, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

March 25, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3775–March 25, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3775–March 25, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “The Medicaid bill that doesn’t go away when you die,” by Sally Schilling (US Public Broadcasting Service _Newshour_, Mar. 24, 2015). Video and audio (running time 7 minutes, 4 seconds), as well as print transcripts are available at the site.
www.pbs.org…

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2. “Medicare doctor pay fix prospects brighten in Congress,” by Susan Cornwell (Reuters, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

3. “Kick The Medicare Doc(tor) Fix Down The Road,” by John R. Graham (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Who loses from a permanent Medicare doc(tor) fix?” by Philip Moeller (US Public Broadcasting Service Newshour, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

5. “(House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chair Representative) Paul Ryan presses for Medicare deal’s passage,” by Peter Sullivan (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Mar. 25, 2015).
thehill.com…

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6. “Health groups endorse Medicare deal despite CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) concerns,” by Sarah Ferris (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Mar. 25, 2015).
thehill.com…

7. “Don’t tamper with Medicare Part D,” by Brian Hujdich (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia] blog, Mar. 25, 2015).
thehill.com…

8. “Longer CEO (chief executive officers) Lives Spur Pay Growth as Companies Cushion Pensions,” by Madeline McMahon (Bloomberg News, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

9. “Federal workers could pay more for health care, get less for retirement under GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) plan,” by Josh Hicks (_Washington Post_ blog, Mar. 24, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

10. ARIZONA NEWS: “Cities should face pension costs now – not later” (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Mar. 25, 2015). Note: this is an _AR_ Editorial.
www.azcentral.com…

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Progress Reported in State’s Handling of Nursing Home Complaints,” by David Gorn (californiahealthline.org…, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.californiahealthline.org…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “From beyond grave, support for (Senate Majority Leader Bill) Manning’s end-of-life bill,” by Jason Hoppin (_Monterey County Herald_, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.montereyherald.com…

13. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Medication errors, falls result in nursing home fines,” by Kate Farrish (_Stamford Advocate_, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.stamfordadvocate.com…

14. MAINE NEWS: “Maine House, Senate Divided Over Teacher Retirement Costs” (Associated Press via Main Public Broadcasting Network, Mar. 25, 2015).
news.mpbn.net…

15. FLORIDA NEWS: “Taking another shot at reaching a (Jacksonville Police and Firefighters) pension deal,” by Ron Littlepage (_Florida Times-Union_ [Jacksonville], Mar. 25, 2015). Note: this is a _FTU_ Opinion piece.
jacksonville.com…

16. NEBRASKA NEWS: “Bill to assist elderly advances in Legislature” (KLKN Channel 8 [Lincoln] TV News, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.klkntv.com…

17. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie’s Pension Package Tops Agenda at Final Assembly Budget Hearing,” by John Reitmeyer (njspotlight.com…, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.njspotlight.com…

18. NEW MEXICO NEWS: “Rural libraries say IRS (Internal Revenue Service) cuts have toll for elderly patrons,” by Chris Quintana (_Santa Fe New Mexican_ via _Taos News_, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.taosnews.com…

19. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Senate GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) pulls from (Majority Leader Jake) Corbett pension plan for ideas,” by  Mary Wilson (WITF [Harrisburg] Radio/TV News, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.witf.org…

20. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “For pension fixes, get with ‘The Program’,” by John Baer (_Philadelphia Daily News_, Mar. 25, 2015). Note: this is a _PDN_ Opinion piece.
www.philly.com…

21. OHIO NEWS: “See Ohio’s letter grade for its public pension fund” (_Dayton Business Journal_ blog, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.biz…

22. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Impact of votes against R.I. pension pact unclear,” by Katherine Gregg? and Thomas Mooney (_Providence Journal_, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

23. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Video cameras in nursing home rooms: Reassuring or intrusive?” by Joey Holleman (_The State_ [Columbia], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. INDIA NEWS: “‘One Rank One Pension’ Scheme to Cost Exchequer 7,500 – 10,000 Crore rupees (1.203-1.603 billion usd)” (Press Trust of India via New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), Mar. 25, 2015).
www.ndtv.com…

25. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “More changes to drive pension savings back to state system,” by Jana Liptakova (_Slovak Spectator_ [Bratislava], Mar. 25, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/c/20056676/more-changes-to-drive-pension-savings-back-to-state-system.html…

26. UK NEWS: “Pensioners mock (Prime Minister) David Cameron at Age UK (charity) conference,” by Nicholas Watt (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension reform runs risk of becoming new mis-selling scandal,” by James Moore (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/pension-reform-runs-risk-of-becoming-new-misselling-scandal-10131657.html…

28. UK NEWS: “Labour (Party) MPs (members of Parliament) to slam ‘scandalous’ progress on pension reform advice,” by Jim Pickard and Josephine Cumbo (_Financial Times_ [London], Mar. 25, 2015). Note: _FT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.ft.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

29. “Hip Osteoarthritis Linked to Increased Mortality,” by Janis C. Kelly (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 25, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

30. “Greater Sense of Purpose May Protect the Aging Brain,” by Megan Brooks (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 24, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

31. “Control switch that modulates cell stress response may be key to multiple diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Marketing, prescribing testosterone and growth hormone for aging is disease mongering” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 25, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Many May Be OK to Drive 2 Weeks After Getting New Hip: Study,” by  Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Mar. 25, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “Short Hospital Stays Don’t Impair STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) Outcomes in Seniors” (HealthDay News, Mar. 25, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

March 24, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3774–March 24, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3774–March 24, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House (of Representatives) leader says prospects good for fixing Medicare doctor pay,” by Susan Cornwell (Reuters, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

2. “The dangerous Medicare loophole of observation status,” by Elijah Wolfson (Al Jazeera America, Mar. 24, 2015).
america.aljazeera.com…

3. “Expanding Social Security Across Generations,” by Nancy J. Altman and Eric R. Kingson (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

4. “Funding shortfalls put pensions in peril,” by John W. Schoen (cnbc.com…, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.cnbc.com…

5. “High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up,” by Matthew Craft (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] News, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

6. “Many Nursing Homes Fall Short at Palliative Care,” by  Jesse Singal (_New York Magazine_, Mar. 24, 2015).
nymag.com…

US STATE NEWS:

7. ARIZONA NEWS: “Phoenix, other Valley cities reel from pension spikes,” by Darren DaRonco (_Arizona Republic_ [Phoenix], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.azcentral.com…

8. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Report: N.C. gets an ‘A’ for public pension fund solvency,” by Rebecca Troyer (_Triangle Business Journal_ [Raleigh], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.biz…

9. OREGON NEWS: “Should Oregon get into the retirement account business?” by Peter Wong (_Portland Tribune_, Mar. 24, 2015).
portlandtribune.com…

10. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(State Senate Majority Leader Jake) Corman: Pa. budget must include pension reform,” by Angela Couloumbis (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.philly.com…

11. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Sources: Union votes no on RI pension settlement,” by Ted Nesi (WPRI Channel 12 [Providence] TV News, Mar. 24, 2015).
wpri.com…

12. TEXAS NEWS: “State employee, retiree groups laud pension fix,” by Kiah Collier (_Austin American-Statesman_, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.statesman.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

13. WORLD NEWS: “State Street (Corporation–financial services) finds pension funds willing to increase risk profile,” by Barry Critchley (_Financial Post_ [Don’s Mills, Ontario, Canada], Mar. 24, 2015).
business.financialpost.com…

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14. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Exit International (euthanasia legalization advocacy group) member’s death prompts Victoria (State) police to suspect assisted suicide,” by Julia Medew (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.theage.com…

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia supporters, grieving families questioned by Victorian (State) police,” by Julia Medew (_The Age_ [Melbourne, Victoria], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.theage.com…

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16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Labor (Party) to campaign against Coalition pension changes in lead-up to budget,” by Daniel Hurst (_Guardian_ [London, UK], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Higher home support fees may force elderly Australians into nursing homes, advocates say,” by Nick Grimm (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.radioaustralia.net…

18. BRAZIL NEWS: “Deficit-Ridden Pension Said to Be Investigated as Rescue Sought,” by  Francisco Marcelino, Paula Sambo, and Arnaldo Galvao (Bloomberg News, Mar. 24, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Delayed retirement could increase inequalities among seniors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

20. CHINA NEWS: “Communist party clamps down on China’s gyrating grannies,” by Tom Phillips (_Daily Telegraph_ [London, UK]. Mar. 24, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11491425/Communist-party-clamps-down-on-Chinas-gyrating-grannies.html…

21. INDIA NEWS: “Haryana (State) House (Haryana Assembly) welcomes PM (Prime Minister) (Narendra) Modi’s announcement for farmers’ pension” (Press Trust of India via zeenews.india.com…, Mar. 25, 2015).
zeenews.india.com…

22. INDIA NEWS: “7,549 militancy victims among 5.80 lakh (580,000) getting pension in J&K (Jammu & Kashmir State)” (Press Trust of India via zeenews.india.com…, Mar. 24, 2015).
zeenews.india.com…

23. UK NEWS: “Are the new pension freedoms a good idea?” by Phillip Inman and Ros Altmann (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

24. “New Drug Greatly Reduces Amyloid in CSF (the cerebrospinal fluid), Plasma,” by Daniel M. Keller (Medscape Medical News, Mar. 24, 2015). Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

25. “Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer’s,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Mar. 23, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

26. “Statins can be stopped toward the end of life,” by Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health, Mar. 23, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Reimburse doctors for helping patients plan end of life care, experts say, by Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health, Mar. 23, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

28. “New Alzheimer’s Association report — less than half say they were told Alzheimer’s diagnosis” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Milk could be good for your brain” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Good bone, bad bone” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Study: Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response, particularly in older adults” Study: Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response, particularly in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 24, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Implementing decision aids affects care decisions in urology” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “How to get smarter on pills for seniors” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

34. “Long-term effect of deep brain stimulation on pain in patients with Parkinson’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

35. “Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

36. “Detecting cancer cells in blood can give an early warning of treatment failure” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

37. “More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span,” by  Randy Dotinga (HealthDay News, Mar. 24, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

38. “More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced,” by Amy Norton (HealthDay News, Mar. 24, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

39. “Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study,” by Alan Mozes (HealthDay News, Mar. 23, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

March 23, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3773–March 23, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3773–March 23, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Congress to Weigh a Plan to Protect Medicare Fees and Children’s Insurance,” by Robert Pear (_New York Times_, March 23, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Senate GOP punts on Medicare reform,” by Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becker (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], March 21, 2015).
thehill.com…

3. “Social Security Reform: A New Step Forward, or More of the Same?” by Dan Caplinger (_Motley Fool_, March 22, 2015).
www.fool.com…

4. “Public Pension Cuts Exempt Police and Firefighters,” by Noam Scheiber (_New York Times_, March 21, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

5. “Can achieving retirement security be easier than we think?” by Michael A. Fletcher (_Washington Post_, March 23, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Retirement Crisis: The Great 401(k) Experiment Has Failed for Many Americans,” by Kelley Holland (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, March 23, 2015).
www.nbcnews.com…

7. “Americans’ Retirement Funds Increasingly Contain Tech Start-Up Stocks,” by David Gelles and Conor Dougherty (_New York Times_, March 23, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “SEC cracks down on retirement advisers,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, March 21, 2015).
www.marketwatch.com…

9. “7 Ways Private Equity Is Gaming Your Pension,” by Neil A Weinberg and Darrell Preston (_Bloomberg Business_, March 23, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

10. “Finding Success, Well Past the Age of Wunderkind,” by Abby Ellin (_New York Times_, March 21, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Meet the Kentucky pension system’s unfunded liability; her name is Vicki,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Leader_, March 21, 2015).
www.kentucky.com…

12. NEW YORK NEWS: “Aging parents ask NY: Who will care for our developmentally disabled child when we can’t?” by Michelle Breidenbach (_Syracuse,com_, March 22, 2015).
www.syracuse.com…

13. OHIO NEWS: “Elder abuse cases on the rise in Clark, Champaign counties,” by Tiffany Y. Latta (_Dayton Daily News_, March 21, 2015).
www.daytondailynews.com…

14. PENNSYVLANIA NEWS: “Wolf unhappy with who manages Pa.’s pensions,” by Joseph DiStefano (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 22, 2015).
www.philly.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Pension settlement could cost R.I. cities and towns another (USD) 13.7 million + Chart,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, March 20, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. INDIA NEWS: “Elderly women face age discrimination, ageism, elder abuse and mistreatment: Study,” (_Economic Times_ [Delhi], March 23, 2015).
economictimes.indiatimes.com…

17. JAPAN NEWS: “Saitama prosecutors look to rehabilitate elderly shoplifting suspects,” (_Japan Times_, March 23, 2015).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/23/national/saitama-prosecutors-look-rehabilitate-elderly-shoplifting-suspects/#.VRBBO_nF-uc…

18. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Politicians shy away from ‘risky’ euthanasia issue,” by Jo Moir (Dominion Post [Wellington] via _Stuff.co_, March 23, 2015).
www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/67474284/politicians-shy-away-from-risky-euthanasia-issue…

19. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NEWS: “Inside the FNC: Pension debates a mainstay in sessions,” by Ola Salem (_National_ [Abu Dhabi], March 21, 2015).
www.thenational.ae/uae/inside-the-fnc-pension-debates-a-mainstay-in-sessions…

20. UK NEWS: “Pensions managers fear exodus of savers out of gold-plated retirement schemes,” by Marion Dakers (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 23, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/insurance/11489661/Pensions-managers-fear-exodus-of-savers-out-of-gold-plated-retirement-schemes.html…

21. UK NEWS: “NHS feels the strain as hospital bed-blocking by elderly patients hits record levels,” by Jane Merrick (_Independent_ [London], March 22, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-feels-the-strain-as-hospital-bedblocking-by-elderly-patients-hits-record-levels-10125422.html…

22. WORLD NEWS: “Dementia: a private tragedy looms as a public catastrophe worldwide,” by Jennifer Yang (_Toronto Star_, March 22, 2015).
www.thestar.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

23. “Stigma Around Physician-Assisted Dying Lingers,” by Clyde Haberman (_New York Times_, March 23, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Research identifies novel steps in dementia progression,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

25. “Finally, a Big Win for a Monoclonal in Alzheimer’s,” by Daniel M. Keller (_Medscape Medical News_, March 23, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug slows mental decline in early study,” by Bill Berkrot (_Reuters_, March 20, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

27. “Less futile end-of-life care observed where palliative care knowledge is greater,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “America’s aging population will require more neurosurgeons for increased brain bleeds,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 20, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 23, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “Vitamin D may keep low-grade prostate cancer from becoming aggressive,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 22, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer’s Return,” (_HealthDay_, March 21, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

March 19, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3772-March 19, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3772–March 19, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “U.S. House (of Representatives) leaders pursue lasting fix for doctors’ Medicare pay,” by Susan Cornwell (Reuters Health, Mar. 18, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Getting Your Due In Social Security Benefits,” by Tom Ashbrook (US National Public Radio _On Point_, Mar. 18, 2015). This is an audio transcript, running time: 47 minutes, 36 seconds).
onpoint.wbur.org…

3. “Manufactured Medicare outrage,” by Charles Lane (_Washington Post_, Mar. 19, 2015). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: this is a _WP_ Opinion piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “A ‘Moral Document’: GOP (Grand Old Party–Republican Party) Again Targets Social Security, Medicare,” by Richard Eskow (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “(US Representative Nancy) Pelosi: Dems (Democratic Party) ready to take action on 200 billion usd Medicare deal,” by Mike Lillis (_The Hill_ [Washington, District of Columbia], Mar. 19, 2015).
thehill.com…

6. “Brochures for lump-sum pension offers don’t tell all you need to know,” by Mark Miller (Reuters, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

7. “New Tech(nological) Devices Will Help Boomers Age In Place,” by Beth Baker (_Forbes_ [New York, New York], Mar. 19, 2015).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Aging Baby Boomers Make Health Insurer Humana a Target,” by Zachary Tracer and Brooke Sutherland (Bloomberg News, Mar. 18, 2015).
www.bloomberg.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Budget Cuts Could Drive Elderly Residents Into Nursing Homes,” by Max Reiss (WVIT Channel 30 [New Britain/Hartford/New Haven] TV News, Mar. 18, 2015).
www.nbcconnecticut.com…

10. FLORIDA NEWS: “Local pensions a worthy priority” (_Daytona Beach News-Journal_, Mar. 19, 2015). Note: this is a _DBNJ_ Editorial.
www.news-journalonline.com…

11. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois’ pension reform opens the door for some confusing politics,” by Matthew Dietrich (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

12. MARYLAND NEWS: “(US) Rep(resentative). (Chris) Van Hollen makes clear that he backs Social Security expansion,” by Rachel Weiner (_Washington Post_, Mar. 19, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

13. MINNESOTA NEWS: “The challenges facing Minnesota nursing homes,” by Tom Weber (Minnesota Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Mar. 19, 2015). This is an audio transcript, running time: 42 minutes, 26 seconds.
www.mprnews.org…

14. NEW JERSEY/PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Will tougher reporting help fix N.J., Pa. pensions?” by Joseph N. DiStefano (philly.com… blog, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.philly.com…

15. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “Some union members won’t get vote on R.I. pension settlement,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Single women Australians need to work longer and stash more cash to ensure a healthy and happy retirement” (news.com….au, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.news.com…

17. AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “Keeping politicians out of our pensions,” by Carmel Fisher (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Mar. 20, 2105).
www.nzherald.co.nz/fisher-funds/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503733&objectid=11418685…

18. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan public pensions to follow GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund) into stocks from JGBs (government bonds): sources,” by Takashi Umekawa (Reuters, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

19. NETHERLANDS NEWS: “Thousands of Dutch say ditch fossil fuels from pension fund” (DutchNews.nl…, Mar. 19, 2015).
www.dutchnews.nl…

20. UK NEWS: “Budget 2015 – tax avoidance: Door closed on popular legal loophole to avoid inheritance bill,” by Oliver Wright (_Independent_ [London], Mar. 19, 2015).
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/budget-2015–tax-avoidance-door-closed-on-popular-legal-loophole-to-avoid-inheritance-bill-10118269.html…

21. UK NEWS: “Cut in pensions allowance ‘a dangerous cap’,” by Dominic Jeff (_Scotsman_ [Edinburgh, Scotland], Mar. 19, 2015).
www.scotsman.com…

22. UK NEWS: “Free to pay tax: Pension liberalisation is a cover for revenue-raising” (_Economist_ [London], Mar. 21, 2015).
www.economist.com…

23. UK NEWS: “UK compensation watchdog imposes levy on pension scheme advisers” (Reuters, May 19, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Death of the early retirement dream as baby-boomers become ‘Generation Work’,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 20, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/elder/11483553/Death-of-the-early-retirement-dream-as-baby-boomers-become-Generation-Work.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “Personal training for seniors doesn’t just mean an easier routine,” by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel (_Washington Post_, Mar. 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

26. “New MIND (Mediterranean- DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “Trust increases with age; benefits well-being” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “Are antipsychotic drugs more dangerous to dementia patients than we think?” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

29. “Who will develop memory problems? New tool may help predict” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

30. “New PET (positron emission tomography) image analysis technique tracks amyloid changes with greater power” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 19, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

31. “Is it dementia, or just normal aging? New tool may help triage” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

32. “Structure of genetic messenger molecules reveals key role in diseases” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

33. “WBC (white blood cells), Neutrophil (granulocytes–one type of white blood cell) Counts Predict Stroke Risk in Older Asian Men” (HealthDay News, Mar. 18, 2015).
www.physiciansbriefing.com…

March 18, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3771–March 18, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3771–March 18, 2015.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare,” by Andrew Taylor (Associated Press via _US Public Broadcasting System_, March 18, 2015).
www.pbs.org…

2. “GOP (Grand Old Party) looks to Medicare Advantage cuts for political edge,” Reid Wilson (_Washington Post_, blog, March 17, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

3. “Patching Up the Social Safety Net,” by Eduardo Porter (_New York Times_, March 18, 2015). Note: _NYT_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “State pension funds are weirdly good at playing local stock markets. Is there a sinister explanation?” by Jeff Guo (_Washington Post_, March 18, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “Want to Be Ready for Retirement? Lower Expectations,” by Kelli B. Grant (_National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] News_, March 18, 2015).
www.nbcnews.com…

6. “Why Elder Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem,” by Richard W. Besdine (_Huffington Post_, blog, March 17, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “The Alzheimer’s/Medicare Connection,” by Max Richtman (_Huffington Post_, blog, March 13, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Bernardino has defaulted on USD 10 million in bond payments,” by Tim Reid (_Reuters_, March 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

9. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEWS: “Personal training for seniors doesn’t just mean an easier routine,” by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel (_Washington Post_, March 17, 2015). Note: _WP_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. INDIANA NEWS: “Indiana House backs 3-year ban on new nursing homes,” by Tom Davies (Associated Press via _Indianapolis Star_, March 17, 2015).
www.indystar.com…

11. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Elder health report throws a few curves,” by Kay Lazar (_Boston Globe_, March 18, 2015).
www.bostonglobe.com…

12. NEVADA NEWS: “Variety of PERS reform bills introduced in Nevada Legislature,” by Sean Whaley (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, March 17, 2015).
www.reviewjournal.com…

13. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Group preyed on elderly clients, N.J. authorities say,” by Barbara Boyer (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 17, 2015).
www.philly.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “Christie focuses on reducing pension costs at town hall,” by Jill Colvin (Associated Press via _Trentonian_ [Trenton, New Jersey], March 17, 2015).
www.trentonian.com…

15. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Advocates for the elderly lobby NC legislators,” by Lynn Bonner (_News and Observer_ [Raliegh, North Carolina], March 17, 2015).
www.newsobserver.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “More than 60 per cent of senior Australians use aged care programs before they die: AIHW report,” by Henry Belot (_Canberra Times_, March 18, 2015).
www.canberratimes.com…

17. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Scott Morrison’s pension changes look set to fail as crossbenchers dig in,” by Judith Ireland (_Sydney Morning Herald_, March 18, 2015).
www.smh.com…

18. MALAYSIA NEWS: “Malaysia to reach ageing population status by 2030,” (_Rakyat Post_ [Kuala Lumpur], March 18, 2015).
www.therakyatpost.com…

19. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Tackling ageism at work: Flexibility needed, say experts,” by Wong Siew Ying (_Channel NewsAsia_ [Singapore], March 17, 2015).
www.channelnewsasia.com…

20. SLOVAKIA NEWS: “Rising stock markets boost second pension pillar assets Euro 18.7 million (USD 19.7 million),” (_Slovak Spectator_, March 18, 2015).
spectator.sme.sk/c/20056576/rising-stock-markets-boost-second-pension-pillar-assets-18-7-million.html…

21. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Pension reforms gaining momentum,” (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], March 18, 2015).
www.koreaherald.com…

22. THAILAND NEWS: “Ageing without wealth mars golden years,” by Sutapa Amornvivat (_Bangkok Post_, March 18, 2015). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.bangkokpost.com…

23. TURKEY NEWS: “Turkey’s elderly population rising, says report,” (_Hurriyet Daily News_ [Istanbul], March 18, 2015).
www.hurriyetdailynews.com…

24. UK NEWS: “Budget 2015: pension changes,” by Nicole Blackmore (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], March 18, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11477751/budget-2015-pensions.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

25. “If Alzheimer’s is in her future, she wants to write her own ending,” by Michael Vitez (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, March 18, 2015).
www.philly.com…

26. “A speech-based system for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

27. “WSU researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer,” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], March 18, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

28. “NCCN Guidance on New Castration-Resistant Prostate Therapies,” by Neil Osterweil (_Medscape Medical News_, March 17, 2015). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

29. “Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, March 17, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

30. “Could Loneliness Shorten a Life?” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, March 17, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

March 17, 2015

CAAR E-Clippings No. 3770-March 17, 2015

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 3770–March 17, 2015

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House (of Representatives) Republican Budget Overhauls Medicare and Repeals the Health Law,” by Jonathan Weisman (_New York Times_, Mar. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “Bipartisan House (of Representatives) leaders working on 213 billion usd plan to fix doctors’ Medicare payments,” by  Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor (Associated Press via _Minneapolis [Minnesota] Star-Tribune_, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.startribune.com…

3. “House (of Representatives) budget plan would require higher federal employee retirement contributions,” by Eric Yoder (_Washington Post_ blog, Mar. 17, 2015). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

4. “For many parents, paying tuition tops retirement,” by Charisse Jones (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.us…

5. “Why Your Empty Nest May Be Hazardous to Your Retirement,” by Dan Kadlec (_Time_ [New York, New York], Mar. 17, 2015).
time.com…

6. “The 7 Incredible Facts About Boomers’ Spending Power,” by Mark Bradbury (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

7. “Where Do Your Parents Buy Their Weed (marijuana)? A VF.com… Investigation,” by Bill Bradley (_High Times_ [New York, New York] via _Vanity Fair_, Mar. 16, 2015).
www.vanityfair.com…

8. “The Coming Design Revolution: It’s All About Boomers,” by John Tarnoff (huffingtonpost.com…, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

US STATE NEWS:

9. CALIFORNIA NEWS “California public workers may be at risk of losing promised pensions,” by Melody Petersen (_Los Angeles Times_, Mar. 17, 2015). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

10. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “(US Senator Dianne) Feinstein supports state’s End of Life Option bill” (dailydemocrat.com…, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.dailydemocrat.com…

11. FLORIDA NEWS: “(Speaker of the House of Representatives Steve) Crisafulli Rules Out State Pension Changes In 2015,” by Brandon Larrabee (News Service of Florida via WFOR Channel 4 [Miami] TV News, Mar. 16, 2015).
miami.cbslocal.com…

12. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Get tough on nursing home enforcement” (_Belleville News Democrat_, Mar. 17, 2015). Note: this is a _BND_ Editorial.
www.bnd.com…

13. IOWA NEWS: “Plan phases out taxes on pensions, IRAs (individual retirement accounts), by Brad Zaun (_Des Moines Register_, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.desmoinesregister.com…

14. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “(Governor Chris) Christie taking pension appeal to N.J. appellate court,” by Brent Johnson and Samantha Marcus (nj.com…, Mar. 16, 2015).
www.nj.com…

15. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “(Governor Tom) Wolf has plan to tackle Pa. pension woes” (Associated Press via philly.com…, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.philly.com…

16. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “State, local officials address pension-funding inequities at Pittsburgh hearing,” by Robert Zullo (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.post-gazette.com…

17. RHODE ISLAND NEWS: “”Retirees’ to vote on R.I. pension overhaul settlement; (Governor Gina) Raimondo ‘hopeful’ but state preparing
for trial,” by Katherine Gregg (_Providence Journal_, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.providencejournal.com…

18. TENNESSEE NEWS: “Memphis pension ‘reform’ leads to employee exodus, website reports,” by Robert McClendon (_New Orleans Times-Picayune_, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.nola.com…

19. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Elderly, disabled among those hit hardest by cut in food stamp benefits,” by Robert Gebelhoff (_Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel_, Mar. 16, 2015).
www.jsonline.com…

20. WYOMING NEWS: “Wyoming communities keeping close eye on Sheridan’s nursing home model,” by Tom Dixon (_Casper Star-Tribune_, Mar. 17, 2015).
trib.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Euthanasia debate: Greens (Party) urge Federal Government to grant ‘right to die’ law-making powers to ACT (Australian Capital Territory),” by Dan Conifer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 15, 2015).
www.abc.net…

22. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly (Australia Capital Territory) Mr Fluffy (asbestos home demolition scheme in the suburbs of Canberra) victims want reprieve from five-year limit on staying in their homes,” by Emma Macdonald (_Times_ [Canberra], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.canberratimes.com…

23. BELGIUM NEWS: “Study: Euthanasia cases more than double in northern Belgium” (Associated Press via _Boston [Massachusetts] Herald_, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.bostonherald.com…

24. CANADA NEWS: “Toronto [Ontario] nursing home borrowed cash from residents’ private trust accounts,” by Kelly Grant (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

25. FRANCE NEWS: “French parliament passes ‘deep sleep’ bill for end of life, by Emile Picy and Nick Vinocur (Reuters Health, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

26. GREECE NEWS: “Greece to divert privatization proceeds to pension funds: officials” (Agence France Presse via _Kathimerini_ [Athens, Attica], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.ekathimerini.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Who will look after Japan’s elderly?” by Mariko Oi (British Broadcasting Corporation News, Mar. 16, 2015).
www.bbc.com…

28. MALAYSIA/JAPAN NEWS: “Malaysian hospital group buying Japanese nursing homes,” by C.K. Tan (_Nihon Keizai Shinbun_ (Nikkei) [Tokyo], Mar. 17, 2015).
asia.nikkei.com…

29. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “New pension scheme will see teachers work to 68 in Northern Ireland,” by Rebecca Black (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/new-pension-scheme-will-see-teachers-work-to-68-in-northern-ireland-31071358.html…

30. NORTHERN IRELAND NEWS: “Pension scene now offers freedom over when to retire,” by John Simpson (_Telegraph_ [Belfast], Mar. 17, 2015). Note: this is a _Telegraph_ Opinion piece.
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/opinion/john-simpson/pension-scene-now-offers-freedom-over-when-to-retire-31071155.html…

31. SINGAPORE NEWS: “Elderly alert system in Singapore’s public housing proves welcome” (Xinhua [Beijing, China], Mar. 17, 2015).
news.xinhuanet.com…

32. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “No country for old: Korean elderly poverty highest among OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations” (Yonhap News Agency via _Korea Times_ [Seoul], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.koreatimesus.com…

33. THAILAND NEWS: “Thai state pension fund aims to lift overseas investment limit,” by Wirat Buranakanokthanasan and Viparat Jantraprap (Reuters, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

34. UK NEWS: “State-funded care for UK disabled and elderly people becoming ‘impossible’,” by David Brindle (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

35. UK NEWS: “As baby boomers, we need to leave a better housing legacy to younger people,” by David Orr (_Guardian_ [London], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.theguardian.com…

36. UK NEWS: “Budget 2015: what to expect on pensions,” by Nicole Blackmore (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11477751/budget-2015-pensions.html…

37. UK NEWS: “Growing pension burden adds to pressure on supermarkets,” by Graham Ruddick (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11475958/Growing-pension-burden-adds-to-pressure-on-supermarkets.html…

38. UK NEWS: “Pension reforms will not trigger new house price boom, says buy-to-let lender,” by James Titcomb (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11477987/Pension-reforms-will-not-trigger-new-house-price-boom-says-buy-to-let-lender.html…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

39. “The Trouble With Advance Directives,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Mar. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

40. “Older Really Can Mean Wiser,” by Benedict Carey (_New York Times_, Mar. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

41. “Dementia drug research aided by 100 million usd venture capital fund,” by Ben Hirschler (Reuters Health, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Hormones with statins may help women’s hearts after menopause” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

43. “The 10-point guide to the integral management of menopausal health” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

44. “Looking for Parkinson’s Sooner,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, Mar. 17, 2015). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
well.blogs.nytimes.com…

45. “Predicting prostate cancer” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 16, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

46. “Early x-rays might not help elderly with new back pain,” by Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health, Mar. 17, 2015).
www.reuters.com…

47. “Diet soda linked to increases in belly fat in older adults” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

48. “Winter hack: Textured rubber that grips slick, icy surfaces” (Eurekalert [American Association for the Advancement of Science], Mar. 17, 2015).
www.eurekalert.org…

49. “Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments,” by Robert Preidt (HealthDay News, Mar. 16, 2015).
consumer.healthday.com…

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