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January 27, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4181–January 23-27, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4181–Jan. 23-27, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Nominee to head budget office defends support for cuts to Social Security, Medicare,” by Ylan Q. Mui (_Washington Post_, Jan. 24, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “Congress should rescind Social Security regulation that violates civil rights of those with disabilities,” by Samantha Crane, Dara Baldwin, and Josh Blackman (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, Jan. 26, 2017).
thehill.com…

US STATE NEWS:

3. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Teacher pension fund less optimistic about returns, likely to ask taxpayers for more money,” by Dale Kasler and Loretta Kalb (_Sacramento Bee_, Jan. 26, 2017).
www.sacbee.com…

4. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Glendale police provides tracking devices to families with members with dementia and other cognitive issues,” by Andy Nguyen (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 22, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

5. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Committee Approves State Pension Deal With Unions,” by Christopher Keating (_Hartford Courant_, Jan. 24, 2017).
www.courant.com…

6. FLORIDA NEWS: “State Rep. Fischer files bill that adds another wrinkle in Jacksonville pension saga,” by Nate Monroe and Tia Mitchell (_Floriday Times-Union_ [Jacksonville, Florida], Jan. 23, 2017).
jacksonville.com…

7. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Senate to try again on pension reform,” by Doug Finke (_State Journal-Register_ [Springfield, Illinois], Jan. 21, 2017).
www.sj-r.com…

8. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Baker’s budget would move T pension into state retirement fund,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 25, 2017).
www.bostonglobe.com…

9. NEVADA NEWS: “Nevada retirement system must release pension information, judge rules,” by Sandra Chereb (_Las Vegas Review-Journal_, Jan. 25, 2017).
www.reviewjournal.com…

10. NEW JERSEY/PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Big shifts in Medicare Advantage market for 2017,” by Harold Brubaker (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jan. 24, 2017).
www.philly.com…

11. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS: “Caring for the caregivers: North Dakota study finds challenges in helping elderly stay at home,” by Patrick Springer (_Bismark Tribune_, Jan. 23, 2016).
bismarcktribune.com…

12. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “Municipal pensions’ debt solutions are elusive across Pennsylvania,” by Robert Swift (_Times-Tribune_ [Scranton, Pennsylvania], Jan. 22, 2017).
thetimes-tribune.com…

13. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Assembly not likely to grant pause sought by localities on teacher pension rates,” by Michael Martz (_Richmod Times-Dispatch_, Jan. 25, 2017).
www.richmond.com…

14. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Subcommittee endorses new retirement option for Va. public employees,” by Michael Martz (_Richmod Times-Dispatch_, Jan. 26, 2017).
www.richmond.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

15. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Superannuation fight exposes retirement myths,” by Clancy Yeates (_Sydney Morning Herald_, Jan. 23, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.smh.com…

16. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Elderly abuse: NSW Government warned against delays to exploitation safeguards,” by Natasha Robinson (_Australian Broacasting Corporation [ABC] News_, Jan. 25, 2017).
www.abc.net…

17. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil Government Rules Out Changes to Pension Reform Plan,” by Samy Adghirni and Mario Sergio Lima (Bloomberg, Jan. 23, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

18. CANADA NEWS: “Medically assisted deaths could save millions in health care spending: Report,” by Kelly Malone (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, Jan. 23, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/medically-assisted-death-could-save-millions-1.3947481…

19. CANADA NEWS: “Workers face potential reduction in benefits when they turn 65,” by Jared Lindzon (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Jan. 25, 2017).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

20. CANADA NEWS: “Island care homes have highest rate of incidents in B.C.: seniors advocate,” by Amy Smart (_Times Colonist_ [Vancouver, British Columbia], Jan. 25, 2017).
www.timescolonist.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “People are ‘regularly checking death notices in wait for nursing home beds’,” by Amy Molloy (_Irish Indpendent_ [Dublin], Jan. 23, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/people-are-regularly-checking-death-notices-in-wait-for-nursing-home-beds-35390706.html…

22. TAIWAN NEWS: “Majority of public backs pension reforms by year-end: poll,” (_China Post_ [Taipei], Jan. 26, 2017).
www.chinapost.com…

23. UK NEWS: “‘There’s a danger of a generation who can’t afford to retire’,” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 23, 2017). Note: This article is part of a nine-part series on aging in Britian.
www.theguardian.com…

24. UK NEWS: “13,000 pensioners could be forced into care homes against their will,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 23, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/23/13000-pensioners-could-forced-care-homes-against-will/…

25. UK NEWS: “Savers drain Pn 9.2bn (USD 11.5 billion] from pensions -but ‘not to buy a Lamborghini’,” by Laura Suter (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 25, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/pensions-retirement/news/savers-drain-92bn-pensions-but-not-buy-lamborghini/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

26. “How To Make A Home Much More Friendly To Seniors Using Wheelchairs Or Walkers,” by Judith Graham (Kaiser Health News, Jan. 26, 2017).
khn.org…

27. “Cognitive Decline in Women Starts Midlife,” by Pauline Anderson (_Medscape Medical News_, Jan. 27, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

28. “Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, Jan. 27, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease,” by Jane E. Brody (_New York Times_, Jan. 23, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

30. “Dancing with Parkinson’s research,” by Ioanna Roumeliotis (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, Jan. 23, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/parkinson-dance-1.3832945…

31. “Many middle-aged workers face job problems due to physical frailty,” by Madeline Kennedy (_Reuters_, Jan. 24, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

32. “Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 24, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

33. “Is virtual reality the antidote to help depressed seniors,” by Haydn Watters (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, Jan. 26, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/virtual-reality-seniors-1.3950196…

34. “Treat older prostate cancer patients according to fitness, not age: guidelines,” by Madeline Kennedy (_Reuters_, Jan. 26, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

35. “Anxiety May Lead to Unneeded Prostate Cancer Treatments,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 27, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

January 22, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4180–January 17-20, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4180–Jan. 17-20, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Ryan and Trump set for Medicare showdown,” by Rachael Bade (Politico, Jan. 17, 2017).
www.politico.com…

2. “Social Security has a looming USD 11 trillion shortfall,” by Tom Anderson (CNBC, Jan. 17, 2017).
www.cnbc.com…

3. “Dramatic cuts are no way to save Social Security,” by Alicia H. Munnell (MarketWatch, Jan. 20, 2017).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “Sanders to roll out bill letting Medicare negotiate drug prices,” by Jordain Carney (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, Jan. 17, 2017).
thehill.com…

5. “Will change in Washington bring help to ailing multi-employer pension funds?” by Mark Williams (_Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch_, Jan. 17, 2017).
www.dispatch.com…

6. “21 Medicare Health Plans Warned To Fix Provider Directory Errors,” by Phil Galewitz and Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News, Jan. 18, 2017).
khn.org…

US STATE NEWS:

7. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Pension reform in hands of California Supreme Court,” (_Mercury News_ [San Jose, Californai], Jan. 17, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.mercurynews.com…

8. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “San Diego Non-Profit Builds Village To Help Alzheimer’s Patients Cope,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 17, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 48 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

9. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “MBTA retirement fund needs independent review, group says,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 17, 2017).
www.bostonglobe.com…

10. NEW YORK NEWS: “After Retirement, Finding a ‘Second Career’ as a Volunteer,” by Emily Palmer (_New York Times_, Jan. 17, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. WISCONSIN NEWS: “Wisconsin public employee pensions will rise based on gains for SWIB funds,” by Judy Newman (_Wisconsin State Journal_ [Madison, Wisconsin], Jan. 19, 2017).
host.madison.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

12. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Centrelink under scrutiny over use of robo-debt system to target aged pension,” by Christopher Knaus (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 16, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

13. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “From Mosman to the Murray: aged care staff shortages widespread across NSW,” by Rachel Browne (_Sydney Morning Herald_, Jan. 19, 2017).
www.smh.com…

14. CANADA NEWS: “Pension plan funding conditions expected to ease in 2017,” by Janet McFarland (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Jan. 18, 2017).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

15. CANADA NEWS: “Doctor hits the road to deliver palliative care to Toronto’s homeless,” by Kas Roussy (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, Jan. 17, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/health/toronto-calgary-homeless-palliative-care-health-end-of-life-1.3937391…

16. JAPAN NEWS: “Technology to assist elderly drivers,” (_Japan Times_, Jan. 16, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2017/01/16/editorials/technology-assist-elderly-drivers/#.WH5asVMrLcs…

17. IRELAND NEWS: “Promised deal will see elderly cared for in their homes,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jan. 18, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/promised-deal-will-see-elderly-cared-for-in-their-homes-35376596.html…

18. IRELAND NEWS: “Nursing home location cited as factor in hospital bed retention,” by Mark Hilliard (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jan. 18, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

19. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “House approves two vital measures to pave way for SSS pension hike,” by Ben R. Rosario (_Manila Bulletin_, Jan. 17, 2017).
news.mb.com…

20. TAIWAN NEWS: “Details of pension proposal unveiled,” by Stacy Hsu (_Taipei Times_, Jan. 19, 2017).
www.taipeitimes.com…

21. UK NEWS: “Grandparents miss out on tax credits that could boost state pension,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 18, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

22. “Who Will Care for the Caregivers?” by Dhruv Khullar (_New York Times_, Jan. 19, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

23. “Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Jan. 16, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

24. “Eat Peppers, Live Longer?” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, Jan. 17, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

25. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyloid: Time to Move On?” by Nancy A. Melville (_Medscape Medical News_, Jan. 19, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

26. “Hospital-Related Delirium May Help Worsen Dementia,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 18, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

27. “Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Seniors: Study,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 18, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

28. “High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, Jan. 17, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

29. “Sedentary lifestyle in older women ‘ages body cells’,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, Jan. 19, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

30. “Far fewer men being treated for prostate cancer,” by Ronnie Cohen (_Reuters_, Jan. 19, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

31. “Sweating in sauna might help keep brain healthy: Finnish study,” by Tuomas Forsell and Attila Cser (_Reuters_, Jan. 19, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

January 13, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4179–January 9- January 13, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4179–Jan. 9-13, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “If you care about cost control, don’t mess with Medicare,” by Alicia H. Munnell (MarketWatch, Jan. 9, 2017).
www.marketwatch.com…

2. “Trump Medicare promise causes heartburn for GOP,” by Scott Wong (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, Jan. 11, 2017).
thehill.com…

3. “Allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices is a popular solution to healthcare costs. But it may not work,” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 11, 2017). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is a commentary.
www.latimes.com…

4. “Millennials may need to double how much they save for retirement,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, Jan. 9, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

5. “How long do U.S. retirees live compared to peers in other countries?” by Steve Vernon (Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Moneywatch, Jan. 10, 2017).
www.cbsnews.com…

6. “Small Companies Have a Big Retirement Problem,” by Ben Steverman (Bloomberg, Jan. 11, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

7. “Rebooting the nursing home,” by Beth Baker (Politico, Jan. 11, 2017).
www.politico.com…

8. “Making Elder Homes More LGBT-Friendly,” by Beth Baker (Next Avenue via _Forbes_, Jan. 12, 2017).
www.forbes.com…

9. “The Number of Older Student Loan Borrowers Is Rising,” by Ann Carrns (_New York Times_, Jan. 11, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

10. “Numbers of Filipino American Elders, Other Aging Minorities on the Rise,” by Neil Gonzales (New America Media, Jan. 13, 2017).
newamericamedia.org…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Seniors fighting ouster from Westwood retirement home cry, ‘Old Lives Matter’,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 7, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Calpers May Move Up to USD 30 Billion In-House as Pension Cuts Fees,” by John Gittelsohn and Erik Schatzker (Bloomberg, Jan. 12, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

13. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “State Spars With Providers Of Home Care For Elderly,” by Josh Kovner (_Hartford Courant_, Jan. 10, 2017).
www.courant.com…

14. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois governor pans state legislature’s Chicago pension fix,” by Dave McKinney (_Reuters_, Jan. 9, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

15. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Illinois Senate files backup bill for city worker pensions,” by Tina Sfondeles (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Jan. 12, 2017).
chicago.suntimes.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Amid Chicago violence, elderly residents face fears or hole up at home,” by Elyssa Cherney (_Chicago Tribune_, Jan. 9, 2017).
www.chicagotribune.com…

17. OREGON NEWS: “Pension reforms back on the table for 2017 legislative session,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], Jan. 10, 2017).
www.oregonlive.com…

18. PENNSYVLANIA NEWS: “PEERs program aims to empower nursing home residents,” by Gary Rotstein (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Jan. 9, 2017).
www.post-gazette.com…

19. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Lawmakers propose capping SC workers’ retirement contributions,” by Cassie Cope (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], Jan. 10, 2017).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pensioners get first reduced payments amid anger over politicians’ entitlements,” by Bianca Hall (_Sydney Morning Herald_, Jan. 13, 2017).
www.smh.com…

21. BRAZIL NEWS: “Brazil pension funds seen holding off on infrastructure investments,” by Aluísio Alves (_Reuters_, Jan. 13, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “City to create ‘seniors safety zones’ to protect older pedestrians,” by Ben Spurr (_Toronto Star_, Jan. 10, 2017).
www.thestar.com…

23. CZECH REPUBLIC NEWS: “Czechs receive pension for average 24 years, time extends,” (_Prague Daily Monitor_, Jan. 12, 2017).
www.praguemonitor.com…

24. GREECE NEWS: “Major cuts to pensions for those retiring this year,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], Jan. 12, 2017).
www.ekathimerini.com…

25. IRELAND NEWS: “Volunteering abroad: ‘Development work is most motivational thing I’ve done’,” by Olive Keough (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jan. 13, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Training for elderly drivers boosts skills,” (_Japan News_, Jan. 10, 2017).
the-japan-news.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Redefining the ‘elderly’ age,” (_Japan Times_, Jan. 10, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2017/01/10/editorials/redefining-elderly-age/#.WHUeEn0iXm0…

28. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “A Scandal at Korea’s Retirement Giant,” by Bruce Einhorn and Heejin Kim (Bloomberg, Jan 11, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

29. UK NEWS: “Au pairs for the elderly sought as live-in care booms,” by John Bingham (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 8, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/08/au-pairs-elderly-sought-live-in-care-booms/…

30. WALES NEWS: “Dementia care improvement plan consultation launched,” (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, Jan. 9, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

31. “Decline of the dentist’s drill? Drug helps rotten teeth regenerate, trial shows,” by Hannah Devlin (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 9, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

32. “In Obamacare era, older women get more cancer screenings,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, Jan. 9, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

33. “New research shows being bilingual is better for aging brains,” by John Meagher (_Montreal Gazette_, Jan. 9, 2017).
montrealgazette.com…

34. “‘Weekend Warriors’ Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans,” by Randy Dotinga (_HealthDay_, Jan. 9, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

35. “Cheaper Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Could Be On The Way,” by Judith Graham (Kaiser Health News, Jan. 12, 2017).
khn.org…

36. “Link Seen Between Concussions and Alzheimer’s,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 12, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 13, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

January 6, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4178–Jan. 3-6, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4178–Jan. 3-6, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “House, Senate headed for clash on Medicare,” by Alexander Bolton (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], Jan. 1, 2017).
thehill.com…

2. “Medicare Failed To Recover Up To USD 125 Million In Overpayments, Records Show,” by Fred Schulte (Kaiser Health News, Jan. 6, 2017).
khn.org…

3. “U.S. spending more on specialty drugs via Medicare,” by Michelle Hackman (MarketWatch, Jan. 5, 2016).
www.marketwatch.com…

4. “This plan could save Medicare billions, but Trump’s health chief opposes it,” (Kaiser Health News via _Philadelphia Inquirer_, Jan. 4, 2017).
www.philly.com…

5. “Why Keep the Old and Sick Behind Bars?” (_New York Times_, Jan. 3, 2017). Note 1: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.nytimes.com…

6. “Retirement Account Pioneers Regret What They Started,” (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 3, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 7 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

7. “Why ‘Father of the 401(k)’ says he regrets pushing the retirement plan,” by Steve Porter (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Jan. 4, 2017).
www.csmonitor.com…

8. “A Little Optimism on the Future of Retirement,” by Ramesh Ponnuru (Bloomberg, Jan. 4, 2017). Note: This article is an opinion piece.
www.bloomberg.com…

9. “Retired ironworkers could face pension cuts next month,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, Jan. 4, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

10. “For Millennials, It’s Never Too Early to Save for Retirement,” by Zach Wichter (_New York Times_, Jan. 6, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

11. “Corporate Pension Funding Levels Dip in 2016,” by Vipal Monga (_Wall St. Journal_, blog, Jan. 3, 2017).
blogs.ws…

US STATE NEWS:

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Reality penetrates California’s public employee pension system, but not far enough,” by Dan Walters (_Sacramento Bee_, blog, Jan. 2, 2016).
www.sacbee.com…

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Not rich, not poor, and not ready for the cost of growing old,” by Steve Lopez (_Los Angeles Times_, Jan. 4, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

14. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “14 Hospitals Cited For Infections, Injuries Lose Some Medicare Funding,” by Cara Rosner (_Hartford Cournat_, Jan. 5, 2017).
www.courant.com…

15. GEORGIA NEWS: “State admits to slow pace in addressing nursing home complaints,” by Andy Miller (_Rome News-Tribune_, Jan. 4, 2017).
www.northwestgeorgianews.com…

16. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “MassHealth may force seniors to make hard choice,” by Deirdre Fernandes (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 3, 2017).
www.bostonglobe.com…

17. MICHIGAN NEWS: “State can’t shirk pension reform,” (_Detroit News_, Jan. 6, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.detroitnews.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

18. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Pension changes likely to encourage financial risk taking, warns professor,” by Michael Janda (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, Jan. 5, 2016).
www.abc.net…

19. IRELAND NEWS: “Pension funds finish 2016 on a high after strong final quarter,” by Dominic Coyle (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Jan. 5, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

20. IRELAND NEWS: “‘Frail elderly with flu better served staying in nursing homes,’ says minister,” by Philip Ryan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Jan. 4, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/frail-elderly-with-flu-better-served-staying-in-nursing-homes-says-minister-35340202.html…

21. JAPAN NEWS: “As welfare costs climb, gerontology groups propose higher age for definition of ‘elderly’,” by Mizuho Aoki (_Japan Times_, Jan. 6, 2017).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/01/06/national/social-issues/japan-academic-societies-propose-defining-elderly-aged-75-older/#.WG_DTVMrLcs…

22. MALTA NEWS: “National minimum pension to reach 60% of average wage by end of the next legislature,” (_Malta Independent_ [San Gilian], Jan. 6, 2017).
www.independent.com…

23. NETHERLAND NEWS: “Rising Retirement Age To Cause Problems In Dutch Society: Doctors,” by Janene Pieters (_NL Times_, Jan. 3, 2017).
nltimes.nl…

24. PHILIPPINES NEWS: “SSS: No compromise on contribution increase for pension hike,” by Prinz Magtulis (_Philippines Star_ [Manila], Jan. 4, 2017).
www.philstar.com…

25. SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: “Desmond Tutu Joins Advocates To Call For Right To Assisted Death,” by Peter Granitz (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Jan. 4, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes 29 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

26. WORLD NEWS: “As world grays, seniors step up to create an ‘age-friendly’ future,” by Sara Miller Llana (_Christian Science Monitor_ [Boston, Massachusetts], Jan. 2, 2017).
www.csmonitor.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

27. “Medicare Launches Revamp for Heart Attacks, Hip Fractures,” by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar (Associated Press via _American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, Jan. 2, 2017).
abcnews.go.com…

28. “New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News, Jan. 4, 2017).
khn.org…

29. “For seniors, having a partner helps cut hip fracture risk,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, Jan. 5, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

30. “Dementia rates ‘higher near busy roads’,” by James Gallagher (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, Jan. 5, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

31. “New Parkinson’s Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties,” by Alan Mozes (_HealthDay_, Jan. 3, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

32. “Keeping Lonely Seniors Company Can Help Keep Them Healthy,” by Anna Gorman (Kaiser Health News, Jan. 5, 2017).
khn.org…

33. “Seniors’ Health Can Tumble After ER Visit,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 6, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

34. “CDC: Medicare Costs for Heart Disease Vary Widely Across US,” by Larry Hand (_Medscape Medical News_, Dec. 30, 2016). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

35. “Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for the Brain,” by Nicholas Bakalar (_New York Times_, Jan. 4, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

36. “Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer!” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, Jan. 5, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

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