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February 24, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4184–February 20-24, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4184–February 20-February 24, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “GOP Fix To Insurance Markets Could Spike Premiums For Older Customers,” by Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby (Kaiser Health News_, Feb. 22, 2017).
khn.org…

2. “Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes ‘Aid in Dying.’ Does It Matter?” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Feb. 24, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

3. “How to Make Your Money Last as Long as You Do,” by Mark Miller (_New York Times_, Feb. 18, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

4. “Republicans Want Retirement Plans That Keep Wall Street Rich,” by Dean Baker (_Huffington Post_, blog, Feb. 21, 2017).
www.huffingtonpost.com…

5. “How GOP War On Retirement Will Hurt You,” by John Wasik (_Forbes_, Feb. 24, 2017).
www.forbes.com…

6. “America’s utterly predictable tsunami of pension problems,” by George F. Will (_Washington Post_, Feb. 22, 2017). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.washingtonpost.com…

7. “Congress must resist attacks on state retirement savings plans,” by Reid Cramer (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], blog, Feb. 22, 2017).
thehill.com…

8. “Sick, Dying And Raped In America’s Nursing Homes,” by Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken (_CNN_, Feb. 22, 2017).
www.cnn.com…

9. “Why Medicare beneficiaries should pay attention to ‘repeal and replace’ debate,” by Phillip Moeller (US Public Broadcasting System Newshour, Feb. 22, 2017).
www.pbs.org…

10. “The art of aging — behind the scenes with the Oscar-nominated makeup-and-hair team for ‘A Man Called Ove’,” by Makeada Carter (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 23, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “As California’s Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps In,” by Ezra David Romero (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 18, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 4 minutes) and print transcript are available at the site.
www.npr.org…

12. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “ER Visits Linked To Falls Spike Among California Seniors,” by Anna Gorman (Kaiser Health News, Feb. 21, 2017).
khn.org…

13. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Bill that would divide Kentucky’s ailing pension agency goes to Senate,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald-Dispatch_, Feb. 23, 2017).
www.kentucky.com…

14. MINNESOTA NEWS: “State plans online ‘report card’ for consumers to gauge assisted-living facilities,” by Chris Serres (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Feb. 23, 2017).
www.startribune.com…

15. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Report calls for stronger oversight of Medicaid spending on programs for disabled, elderly,” by Chris Serres (_Minneapolis Star-Tribune_, Feb. 21, 2017).
www.startribune.com…

16. OHIO NEWS: “Ohio workers’ retirement money is at risk,” by David Mitchell and Adam Millsap (_Cincinnati Post_, Feb. 20, 2017). Note: This article is an op-ed piece.
www.cincinnati.com…

17. TEXAS NEWS: “Lawmakers renew effort to crack down on bad nursing homes,” by Brian M. Rosenthal (_Houston Chronicle_, Feb. 22, 2017).
www.houstonchronicle.com…

18. WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: “Bill would increase warning time for pension hikes,” by Joseph Mendez (_Huntington Herald-Dispatch_, Feb. 22, 2017).
www.herald-dispatch.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. CHINA NEWS: “‘Grey wall of China’: the town at the frontline of a looming ageing crisis,” by Tom Phillips (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 24, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

20. GREECE NEWS: “Four threats to EFKA may lead to pension cuts,” by Roula Salourou (_Kathimerini_ [Athens], Feb. 18, 2017).
www.ekathimerini.com…

21. IRELAND NEWS: “Pensions train-wreck coming down the tracks, warns Ictu,” by Charlie Taylor (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 22, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

22. IRELAND NEWS: “Refusing to retire: Why the over 60s still have a passion for work,” by Olive Keogh (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 24, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

23. ISRAEL NEWS: “Surprise Inspections Of Nursing Homes Launched Across The Country,” by Lidar Gravé-Lazi (_Jerusalem Post_, Feb. 24, 2017).
www.jpost.com…

24. ISRAEL NEWS: “Health Ministry Acts To Prevent Elder Abuse In Geriatric Institutions,” by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich (_Jerusalem Post_, Feb. 19, 2017).
www.jpost.com…

25. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “NPS report on pension age causing controversy,” by Yoon Ja-young (_Korea Times_ [Seoul], Feb. 23, 2017).
www.koreatimes.co.kr…

26. UK NEWS: “Women missing out on workplace pensions, says charity,” by Brian Milligan (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, Feb. 22, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

27. UK NEWS: “Pension changes could cost 11m Britons thousands of pounds,” by Patrick Collinson (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 20, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

28. UK NEWS: “Could retirement be the best decades of life?” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 20, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

29. WORLD NEWS: “Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030,” by Kate Kelland (_Reuters_, Feb. 22, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

30. “U.S. life expectancy will soon be on par with Mexico’s and the Czech Republic’s,” by Lenny Bernstein (_Washington Post_, Feb. 21, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

31. “When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis,” by Winnie Hu (_New York Times_, Feb. 19, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

32. “Prolonged Sleep May Be Early Warning Sign of Dementia,” by Roni Caryn Rabin (_New York Times_, Feb. 22, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

33. “Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, says study,” by Hannah Devlin (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 21, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

34. “Overprescribed: Curbing the easy fix of psychiatric meds for seniors,” (_Pittsburgh Post-Gazette_, Feb. 20, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.post-gazette.com…

35. “Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments,” by Judith Graham (Kaiser Health News, Feb. 23, 2017).
khn.org…

36. “Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, Feb. 22, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

37. “Following your heart isn’t easy when assisted living rules make sex awkward,” by Elisabeth O. Burgess,, Alexis A. Bender and Christina Barmon (_Washington Post_, Feb. 17, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

38. “Docs In Northwest Tweak Aid-In-Dying Drugs To Prevent Prolonged Deaths,” by JoNel Aleccia (Kaiser Health News, Feb. 21, 2017).
khn.org…

39. “After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role,” by Karen Pallarito (_HealthDay_, Feb. 21, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

40. “Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight,” by Steven Reinberg (_HealthDay_, Feb. 23, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging,” by Marilynn Larkin (_Reuters_, Feb. 20, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

42. “Studies provide fuller picture of testosterone benefits, risks,” by Andrew M. Seaman (_Reuters_, Feb. 22, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

February 17, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4183–Feb. 13-17, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4183–February 13-February 17, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “States’ rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, Feb. 16, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

2. “Congress Poised To Stop State-Run Retirement Programs,” by Ina Jaffe (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 13, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 3 minutes 45 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

3. “States pursuing plans to help workers save for retirement,” by Maria Ines Zamudio (Associated Press via _USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 14, 2017).
www.us…

4. “Sanders introduces bill to boost Social Security,” by Jordain Carney (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], Feb. 16, 2017).
thehill.com…

5. “CMS nominee breezes through confirmation hearing,” by Jessie Hellmann (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], Feb. 16, 2017).
thehill.com…

6. “Doctors bill Medicare for end-of-life advice as ‘death panel’ fears reemerge,” by Jonel Aleccia (Kaiser Health News via US Public Broadcasting System, Feb. 15, 2017).
www.pbs.org…

7. “Scheme Tied to UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare for Years, Suit Says,” by Mary Williams Walsh (_New York Times_, Feb. 16, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

8. “More Women in Their 60s and 70s Are Having ‘Way Too Much Fun’ to Retire,” by Claire Cain Miller (_New York Times_, Feb. 11, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Why you should think like a team when saving for your retirement,” by Robert Powell (_MarketWatch_, Feb. 16, 2016).
www.marketwatch.com…

10. “You have 2 choices: Reduce spending now or scale back retirement lifestyle,” by Paul Davidson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 14, 2017).
www.us…

11. “Goats, Alpacas and (of Course) a Hen: Life on a Hobby Farm,” by Vivian Marino (_New York Times_, Feb. 11, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

12. “Are you a victim of these scams targeting seniors?” by Kevin McCoy (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 15, 2017).
www.us…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California fights to keep state-run retirement plan option,” by Kathleen Pender (_San Francisco Chronicle_, Feb. 16, 2017).
www.sfchronicle.com…

14. GEORGIA NEWS: “Big state subsidy for pensions spurs concern for Georgia lawmakers,” by James Salzer (_Atlanta Journal-Constitution_, Feb. 13, 2017).
www.myajc.com…

15. KENTUCKY NEWS: “Troubled Kentucky pension system might need billions more than assumed,” by John Cheves (_Lexington Herald Leader_, Feb. 16, 2017).
www.kentucky.com…

16. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Medicaid cut could scale back nurses’ visits to patients’ homes,” by Priyanka Dayal McCluskey (_Boston Globe_, Feb. 12, 2017).
www.bostonglobe.com…

17. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “Massachusetts pension fund pulls money from hedge fund Brevan Howard,” by Svea Herbst-Bayliss (_Reuters_, Feb. 14, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

18. MINNESOTA NEWS: “Thousands of Minnesota nursing home complaints go uninvestigated,” by Rachel E. Stassen-Berger (_Pioneer-Press_ [St. Paul, Minnesota], Feb. 17, 2017).
www.twincities.com…

19. OHIO NEWS: “AARP lays down marker on Medicare,” by Encarnacion Pyle (_Columbus Dispatch_, Feb. 12, 2017).
www.dispatch.com…

20. OREGON NEWS: “‘Immoral and frankly insulting’: PERS members react to proposed cuts,” by Whitney M. Woodworth (_Statesman Journal_ [Salem, Oregon], Feb. 13, 2017).
www.statesmanjournal.com…

21. OREGON NEWS: “PERS: 9 myths about Oregon’s public pension fund,” by Ted Sickinger (_Oregonian_ [Portland, Oregon], Feb. 12, 2017).
www.oregonlive.com…

22. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS: “U.S. House puts brakes on Philly plans to aid small businesses with retirement savings,” by Jane M. Von Bergen (_Philadelphia Inquirer_, Feb. 15, 2017).
www.philly.com…

23. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “SC pension fix with 9% cap for public workers heads to House,” by Cassie Cope (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], Feb. 16, 2017).
www.thestate.com…

24. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Time to tackle pension reform,” (_Post and Courier_ [Charleston, South Carolina], Feb. 12, 2017). Note: This article is an editorial.
www.postandcourier.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

25. CANADA NEWS: “The high cost of falling down: Why falls are an overlooked health crisis,” by Elizabeth Payne (_Ottawa Citizen_, Feb. 10, 2017).
ottawacitizen.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Politics trumps evidence when it comes to adjusting the retirement age,” by Meredith Lilly (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Feb. 13, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.theglobeandmail.com…

27. IRELAND NEWS: “Just one in three private sector workers have a pension,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 16, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

28. JAPAN NEWS: “Behind the Scenes / Pension financing improvements lagging,” by Hiroshi Ishizaki (_Japan News_, Feb. 14, 2017).
the-japan-news.com…

29. JAPAN NEWS: “As Japan Ages, Menus Adapt to Finding the Gourmet in Purées,” by Motoko Rich (_New York Times_, Feb. 13, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

30. NEW ZEALAND NEWS: “The new retirement: work until you drop,” by Diana Clement (_New Zealand Herald_ [Auckland], Feb. 12, 2017).
www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-finance/news/article.cfm?c_id=12&objectid=11793326…

31. UK NEWS: “The new retirement: caring for others when you need care yourself,” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 13, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

32. UK NEWS: “Brexit migration cuts could push state pension age up,” by Katie Morley (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 13, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/12/brexit-migration-cuts-could-push-state-pension-age/…

33. UK NEWS: “English social care system for elderly facing ‘complete collapse’,” by Haroon Siddique (Guardian_ [London], Feb. 15, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

34. UK NEWS: “One in four UK retirees burdened by unpaid mortgage or other debts,” by Rupert Jones (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 17, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

35. “Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychotropic Drugs,” by Benedict Carey (_New York Times_, Feb. 13, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

36. “Pilot program could open door to home-based Medicare coverage,” by Christine Ayala (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], Feb. 14, 2017).
thehill.com…

37. “More U.S. seniors taking multiple mind-altering drugs,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, Feb. 16, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

38. “Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain,” (_HealthDay_, Feb. 13, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

39. “Older women reduce their endometrial cancer risk with weight loss,” by Shereen Lehman (_Reuters_, Feb. 15, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

February 10, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4182–February 6-February 10, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4182–Feb. 6-Feb. 10, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “Trump calls for review of long-awaited rule meant to protect retirement savers,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, Feb. 3, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

2. “We can change Medicare without hurting Americans — the answer lies in this plan,” by Neera Sood (MarketWatch, Feb. 8, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.marketwatch.com…

3. “Medicare Should Leverage Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices, White House Says,” by Allison Kodjak (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 7, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 2 minutes 15 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

4. “How A Simple Fix For Medicare Prescribing Problems Got Complicated,” by Charles Ornstein (US National Public Radio, Feb. 10, 2017).
www.npr.org…

5. “The Trump administration’s misguided attack on retirement savers,” by Jared Bernstein (_Washington Post_, Feb. 6, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

6. “Congress takes aim at California law mandating retirement savings plans for low-income workers,” by Evan Halper (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 9, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

7. “Retirees’ Incomes Rising, Dependence On Social Security Benefits Lower,” by Andrew Biggs (_Forbes_, blog, Feb. 9, 2017).
www.forbes.com…

8. “Watch What Indexing Does for Public Pensions,” by Marc Levine (Bloomberg View, Feb. 10, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.bloomberg.com…

9. “Despite risks, public pensions put faith in long-term returns,” by Robin Respaut (_Reuters_, Feb. 6, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

10. “How much do you need to fund retirement? More than you think,” by Robert Powell (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Feb. 7, 2017).
www.us…

11. “Despite Decades-Old Law, Funeral Prices Are Still Unclear,” by Allison Kodjak (US National Public Radio _Morning Edition_, Feb. 8, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 7 minutes 1 seconds) transcript available at the site. A print transcript will be available soon.
www.npr.org…

12. “You Could Pay Thousands Less For A Funeral Just By Crossing The Street,” by Robert Benincasa (US National Public Radio _All Things Considered_, Feb. 7, 2017). Note: An audio (running time 7 minutes 56 seconds) and print transcript available at the site.
www.npr.org…

US STATE NEWS:

13. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Cutting jobs, street repairs, library books to keep up with pension costs,” by Judy Lin (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 6, 2017). Note: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.latimes.com…

14. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “California’s Payments Into Teachers’ Pensions to Triple,” by Romy Varghese (Bloomberg, Feb. 6, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

15. CALIFORNIA NEWS: “Brits spent months trying to identify a lost Alzheimer’s patient. The answer broke their hearts.” by Clive R. Wootson Jr. (_Washington Post_, Feb. 4, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

16. ILLINOIS NEWS: “Pension bill fizzles, but ‘grand bargain’ is ‘still on track’,” by Tina Sfondeles (_Chicago Sun-Times_, Feb. 8, 2017).
chicago.suntimes.com…

17. MARYLAND NEWS: “Maryland’s procrastinates on pension fund fixes — again,” (_Washington Post_, Feb. 8, 2017). Note 1: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.washingtonpost.com…

18. MICHIGAN NEWS: “Michigan leads effort to shift workers away from pensions,” by David Eggert (Associated Press via _Lansing State Journal_, Feb. 6, 2017).
www.lansingstatejournal.com…

19. MISSOURI NEWS: “Nursing homes warn Greitens budget plan could trigger closures,” by Kurt Erickson (_St. Louis Post-Dispatch_, Feb. 8, 2017).
www.stltoday.com…

20. NEW JERSEY NEWS: “N.J. is near the top in the U.S. for Medicare billing errors, report finds,” by Claude Brodesser-Akner (_NJ.com_, Feb. 10, 2017).
www.nj.com…

21. NEW YORK NEWS: “Pension fund returns were 1.1 percent in third quarter,” by Rick Karlin (_Times-Union_ [Albany, New York], blog, Feb. 6, 2017).
blog.timesunion.com…

22. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS: “NC pension fund investments decline slightly in fourth quarter,” by David Ranii (_News and Observer_ [Raleigh, North Carolina], Feb. 10, 2017).
www.newsobserver.com…

23. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “Schools, cities, counties to pay much of cost of pension fix,” by Cassie Cope (_State_ [Columbia, South Carolina], Feb. 9, 2017).
www.thestate.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

24. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Labor urges Coalition to ditch plan to lift pension age to 70 but Joyce says policy remains,” by Paul Karp (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 8, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

25. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Housing stress ‘dire’ as elderly Canberra women resort to sleeping in cars,” by Doug Dingwell (_Canberra Times_, Feb. 5, 2017).
www.canberratimes.com…

26. CANADA NEWS: “Morneau’s growth council calls for higher retirement age,” by Bill Curry and Sean Silcoff (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Feb. 6, 2017).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

27. CANADA NEWS: “‘Tragic trend’: More Canadians travelling to Switzerland to end their lives,” by Kathleen Harris (_Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC] News_, Feb. 5, 2017).
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/dying-canadians-switzerland-dignitas-1.3966295…

28. IRELAND NEWS: “Over 35,000 pensioners hit by cuts of up to Euro 1,500 (USD 1,601), says report,” by Fiona Reddan (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 9, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

29. IRELAND NEWS: “Who will fund your retirement? Is it: a) you, b) the State, c) nobody,” by Conor Pope (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 6, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

30. IRELAND NEWS: “Firms may be forced to go to watchdog before winding up pensions,” by Sarah Bardon (_Irish Times_ [Dublin], Feb. 7, 2017).
www.irishtimes.com…

31. IRELAND NEWS: “Elderly suffer most as four new flu deaths take toll to 40,” by Eilish O’Regan (_Irish Independent_ [Dublin], Feb. 4, 2017).
www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/elderly-suffer-most-as-four-new-flu-deaths-take-toll-to-40-35422824.html…

32. ISRAEL NEWS: “Knesset Committee Debates Shocking Geriatric Conditions,” by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich (_Jerusalem Post_, Feb. 8, 2017).
www.jpost.com…

33. UK NEWS: “Flexible retirement age: an idea whose time has come?” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 6, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

34. UK NEWS: “UK supreme court backs woman’s right to receive late partner’s pension,” by Owen Bowcott (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 8, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

35. UK NEWS: “Elderly left to wait a year for the care needed, investigation finds,” by Laura Donnelly (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Feb. 8, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/08/elderly-left-wait-year-care-needed-investigation-finds/…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

36. “After many disappointments, the search for Alzheimer’s drugs is more urgent than ever,” by Melissa Bailey (_Washington Post_, Feb. 6, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

37. “Lundbeck gives up on Alzheimer’s drug, rival to Axovant pill,” by Ben Hirschler (_Reuters_, Feb. 8, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

38. “New Federal Rules Will Require Home Health Agencies To Do Much More For Patients,” by Judith Graham (Kaiser Health News, Feb. 9, 2017).
khn.org…

39. “For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer?” (_HealthDay_, Feb. 6, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

40. “Is It Parkinson’s or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell,” by Amy Norton (_HealthDay_, Feb. 8, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

41. “Doctors See Gains Against ‘an Urgent Threat,’ C. Diff,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Feb. 10, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

42. “Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist,” by Gretchen Reynolds (_New York Times_, Feb. 8, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

43. “Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman’s Waistline…,” by Karen Pallarito (_HealthDay_, Feb. 9, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

February 5, 2017

CAAR E-Clippings No. 4182–Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017

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Current Awareness in Aging Research E-Clippings No. 4182–Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017.

US NATIONAL NEWS:

1. “A Republican Plan for Medicare Gets a Revival,” by Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt (_New York Times_, Jan. 30, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

2. “AARP launches ad campaign urging Republicans to ‘protect’ Medicare,” by Jessie Hellmann (_Hill_ [Washington, DC], Jan. 30, 2017).
thehill.com…

3. “The facts about Social Security, Medicare may surprise you,” by Mark Miller (_Reuters_, Feb. 2, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.reuters.com…

4. “U.S. proposes 0.25 percent hike in Medicare Advantage payments,” by Caroline Humer (_Reuters_, Feb. 2, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

5. “Politicians aiming to cut Social Security and Medicare use weasel words to hide their plans. Let’s call them on it.” by Michael Hiltzik (_Los Angeles Times_, Feb. 1, 2017). Note 1: _LAT_ may require free registration before providing articles. Note 2: This article is an editorial.
www.latimes.com…

6. “Trump Basically Just Admitted He’s Ditching His Promise to Renegotiate Prescription Drug Prices,” by Jordan Weissmann (Slate, blog, Jan. 31, 2017).
www.slate.com…

7. “In unprecedented move, pension plan cuts benefits promised to retirees,” by Jonnelle Marte (_Washington Post_, Jan. 27, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

8. “Nursing Home Residents Gain New Protections,” by Paula Span (_New York Times_, Jan. 27, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

9. “Older workers feel on track for retirement. Are they?” by Paul Davidson (_USA Today_ [McLean, Virginia], Jan. 31, 2017).
www.us…

10. “As Top-Tier Artists Age, the Art World Hopes to Cash In,” by Robin Pogrebin (_New York Times_, Jan. 30, 2017). Note: _NYT_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.nytimes.com…

US STATE NEWS:

11. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “New strain on nursing homes: Keep patients out of hospitals,” by Lisa Chedekel (_CT Mirror_, Jan. 29, 2017).
ctmirror.org…

12. CONNECTICUT NEWS: “Senate, House Approve State Employee Pension Deal In Tight Votes,” by Christopher Keating (_Hartford Courant_, Feb. 1, 2017).
www.courant.com…

13. MARYLAND NEWS: “Hogan proposes 401(k)-style retirement savings plan for Md. state employees,” by Josh Hicks (_Washington Post_, Jan. 30, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

14. MASSACHUSETTS NEWS: “State pension fund committee worries about inflation,” by Beth Healy (_Boston Globe_, Jan. 31, 2017).
www.bostonglobe.com…

15. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Committee approves bill that would restore state’s pension promise,” by Nick Reid (_Concord Monitor_, Jan. 28, 2017).
www.concordmonitor.com…

16. NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS: “Restore the state’s pension contribution,” (_Concord Monitor_, Feb. 1, 2017).
www.concordmonitor.com…

17. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS: “S.C. treasurer, armed with attorney general opinion, blasts pension fund management,” by David Slade (_Post and Courier_ [Charleston, South Carolina], Jan. 31, 2017).
www.postandcourier.com…

18. VIRGINIA NEWS: “Rising pension costs a growing problem in budget-weary Fairfax County,” by Antonio Olivo (_Washington Post_, Jan. 27, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

19. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Treasury figures show capital gains concession dwarfs superannuation tax breaks,” by Gareth Hutchens (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 31, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

20. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Older Australians reject calls to include family home in pension test,” by Will Ockenden (_Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] News_, Feb. 3, 2017).
www.abc.net…

21. AUSTRALIA NEWS: “Donald Trump casts shadow over Peter Costello’s Future Fund,” by Elizabeth Wright (_Canberra Times_, Feb. 1, 2017). Note: This article is a commentary.
www.canberratimes.com…

22. CANADA NEWS: “CareCrew app helps caregivers and home-care workers collaborate,” by Vanessa Hrvatin (_Globe and Mail_ [Toronto], Jan. 29, 2017).
www.theglobeandmail.com…

23. CANADA NEWS: “Retirement vs. ‘boomerang’ kids,” by Lisa Wright (_Toronto Star_, Jan. 29, 2017).
www.thestar.com…

24. JAPAN NEWS: “Japan’s pension payments system set for overhaul,” (_Japan Times_, Feb. 3, 2017).
www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/03/national/japans-pension-payments-system-set-overhaul/#.WJSsHFMrLcs…

25. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing care tragedies / Caregiving ended in consensual homicide,” (_Japan News_, Feb. 1, 2017).
the-japan-news.com…

26. JAPAN NEWS: “Nursing care tragedies / The burden of looking after wife with dementia,” (_Japan News_, Jan. 31, 2017).
the-japan-news.com…

27. JAPAN NEWS: “Staff in rest homes as grey as the residents,” by Anna Field (Stuff.co.nz, Jan. 29, 2017).
www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/88880081/staff-in-rest-homes-as-grey-as-the-residents…

28. SOUTH KOREA NEWS: “Scandal-hit pension fund loses managers ahead of relocation,” by Kim Yoon-mi (_Korea Herald_ [Seoul], Jan. 30, 2017).
www.koreaherald.com…

29. UKRAINE NEWS: “Pension Clash Looms as Ukraine Opposes IMF on Retirement Age,” by Volodymyr Verbyany and Daryna Krasnolutska (Bloomberg, Feb. 3, 2017).
www.bloomberg.com…

30. UK NEWS: “Work till you drop: when will you retire — and do you want to?” by Amelia Hill (_Guardian_ [London], Jan. 30, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

31. UK NEWS: “Parents responsible for care of their elderly mothers and fathers as much as their own children, minister says,” by Steven Swinford (_Daily Telegraph_ [London], Jan. 31, 2017).
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/31/parents-responsible-care-elderlymothers-fathers-much-children/…

32. UK NEWS: “Forget-me-nots in Purley: how the town became ‘dementia friendly’,” by Peter Watts (_Guardian_ [London], Feb. 2, 2017).
www.theguardian.com…

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

33. “Plan Approved To Fix Misunderstandings On Medicare Therapy Coverage,” by Susan Jaffe (Kaiser Health News via US National Public Radio, Feb. 3, 2017).
www.npr.org…

34. “Trying To Solve The Alzheimer’s Puzzle,” by Melissa Bailey (Kaiser Health News, Jan. 30, 2017).
khn.org…

35. “Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia,” by Dennis Thompson (_HealthDay_, Jan. 30, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

36. “Brain games linked to delayed cognitive decline in elderly,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, Jan. 31, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

37. “Late-Life Hypertension Linked to Lower Dementia Risk,” by Deborah Brauser (_Medscape Medical News_, Feb. 3, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

38. “Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital,” (_HealthDay_, Feb. 2, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

39. “10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study,” (_HealthDay_, Feb. 2, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

40. “Elderly face increased disability risk after emergency room visit,” by Lisa Rapaport (_Reuters_, Jan. 28, 2017).
www.reuters.com…

41. “Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 27, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

42. “Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics,” by Hannah Richardson (_British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] News_, Jan. 30, 2017).
www.bbc.com…

43. “Hearing aids may soon be over-the-counter and connect to WiFi devices,” by Judith Graham (_Washington Post_, Jan. 28, 2017). Note: _WP_ may require free registration before providing articles.
www.washingtonpost.com…

44. “Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis, Study Says,” (_HealthDay_, Jan. 31, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

45. “Music and Meditation May Slow Cognitive Decline,” by Fran Lowry (_Medscape Medical News_, Feb. 1, 2017). Note: _Medscape_ requires free registration before providing articles.
www.medscape.com…

46. “Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women,” (_HealthDay_, Feb. 1, 2017).
consumer.healthday.com…

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