CDHA CAAR

February 29, 2012

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Research Note – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:28 pm

Measures of Health and Economic Well-Being Among American Indians and Alaska Natives Aged 62 or Older in 2030,” by Amy Dunaway-Knight, Melissa A. Z. Knoll, Dave Shoffner, and Kevin Whitman (Research and Statistics Note No. 2012-02, February 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2012-02.html

CAAR – US Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services Medicare Statistical Supplement Update – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:26 pm

CMS’ Medicare and Medicaid Statistical Supplement has recently been updated (tables available in .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format):

Medicare Short Stay Hospitals (tables 5.1 to 5.12).

www.cms.gov/MedicareMedicaidStatSupp/LT/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=0&sortByDID=2&sortOrder=descending&itemID=CMS1255218

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:25 pm

Limited Oversight of Home Health Agency OASIS Data,” (OEI-01-10-00460, February 2012, .pdf format, 18p.).

www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-10-00460.asp

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Press Release – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:24 pm

Blockade of Learning and Memory Genes may Occur Early in Alzheimer’s Disease,” (Feb. 29, 2012).

www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2012/ninds-29.htm

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:21 pm

The Rise of Financial Fraud,” by Kimberly Blanton (IB No. 12-5, February 2012, .pdf format, 8p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/the_rise_of_financial_fraud.html

CAAR – UK Department of Work and Pensions Working Paper – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:20 pm

A validation of the methodology used in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Ipen model,” by John Adams and Chris Curry (Working Paper No. 106, February 2012, .pdf format, 12p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/wp_abstracts/wpa_106.asp

CAAR – AARP Report – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:19 pm

On the Verge: The Transformation of Long Term Services and Supports,” by Mike Cheek, Martha Roherty, Leslie Finnan, Eunhee (Grace) Cho, Jenna Walls, Kathleen Gifford, Wendy Fox-Grage, and Kathleen Ujvari (February 2012, .pdf format, 57p.).

www.aarp.org/health/health-care-reform/info-02-2012/On-the-Verge-The-Transformation-of-Long-Term-Services-and-Supports-AARP-ppi-ltc.html

CAAR – Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging [University of Southern California] Brief – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:17 pm

Current Conditions among Older Latinos and African Americans in Low- and Middle-Income Los Angeles Neighborhoods,” by La Mikia Castillo, Donald A. Lloyd and Iris Aguilar (February 2012, .pdf format, 4p.).

roybal.usc.edu/Current-Conditions-LA-Neighborhoods.pdf

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:16 pm

A. “Skeletal Muscle Apoptotic Signaling Predicts Thigh Muscle Volume and Gait Speed in Community-Dwelling Older Persons: An Exploratory Study,” by Emanuele Marzetti, Hazel A. Lees, Todd M. Manini, Thomas W. Buford, Juan M. Aranda, Riccardo Calvani, Giorgio Capuani, Michael Marsiske, Donovan J. Lott, Krista Vandenborne, Roberto Bernabei, Marco Pahor, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, and Stephanie E. Wohlgemuth (PLoS ONE 7(2): e32829. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032829, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0032829

B. “Impairment of Vowel Articulation as a Possible Marker of Disease Progression in Parkinson’s Disease,” by Sabine Skodda, Wenke Gronheit, and Uwe Schlegel (PLoS ONE 7(2): e32132. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032132, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0032132

CAAR – Metlife Mature Market Institute Report – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:13 pm

Women’s Views on Family Financial Obligations: A MetLife Survey of Intergenerational Findings of Baby Boomers and Generations X and Y,” (February 2012, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.metlife.com/mmi/research/intergenerational-women-views-family-financial-obligations.html

CAAR -Table of Contents – February 29, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:11 pm

Canadian Journal on Aging/Revue canadienne du vieillissement (Vol. 31, No. 1, March 2012).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=CJG&volumeId=31&issueId=01&iid=8499965

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 20, No. 2, April 2012).

journals.humankinetics.com/japa-current-issue

February 28, 2012

CAAR – Tables of Contents – February 28, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:08 pm

Age and Ageing (Vol. 41, No. 2, March 2012).

ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol41/issue2/index.dtl?etoc

American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 102, No. S1, March 2012). The topic of this supplemental issue is suicide and the military).

ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/102/S1

American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 117, No. 4, January 2012).

www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662542

Journal of Aging Studies (Vol. 26, No. 2, April 2012).

www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08904065

Omega: Journal of Death and Dying (Vol. 64, No. 4, 2011-12)

baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=issue&issn=0030-2228&volume=64&issue=4

CAAR – US House Committee on Budget Hearing Testimony – February 28, 2012

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:03 pm

Strengthening Health and Retirement Security,” a hearing held February 28, 2012 (witness statements are available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Windows Media Player format, running time 1 hour 56 minutes).

budget.house.gov/HearingSchedule/hearing2282012.htm

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts – February 28, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:02 pm

A. “Withania somnifera reverses Alzheimer’s disease pathology by enhancing low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein in liver,” by Neha Sehgal, Alok Gupta, Rupanagudi Khader Valli, Shanker Datt Joshi, Jessica T. Mills, Edith Hamel, Pankaj Khanna, Subhash Chand Jain, Suman S. Thakur, and Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath (Vol. 109, No. 9, February 28, 2012, p. 3510-3515).

www.pnas.org/content/109/9/3510.abstract

B. “Impaired neurotransmission caused by overexpression of {alpha}-synuclein in nigral dopamine neurons,” by Martin Lundblad, Mickael Decressac, Bengt Mattsson, and Anders Bjorklund (Vol. 109, No. 9, February 28, 2012, p. 3213-3219).

www.pnas.org/content/109/9/3213.abstract

CAAR – Joesph Rowntree Foundation Report – February 28, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:01 pm

Updated review of research on risk and adult social care in England,” by Wendy Mitchell, Kate Baxter and Caroline Glendinning (February 2012, .pdf format, 47p.).

www.jrf.org.uk/publications/risk-and-adult-social-care-research-review

February 27, 2012

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office Of Policy Report – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:49 pm

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas, 2011,” (February 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 195p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2010-2011/americas/index.html

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:49 pm

Effects of Medicare Payment Reform: Evidence from the Home Health Interim and Prospective Payment Systems,” by Peter J. Huckfeldt, Neeraj Sood, Jose J Escarce, David C. Grabowski, and Joseph P. Newhouse (w17870, February 2012, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

Medicare continues to implement payment reforms that shift reimbursement from fee-for-service towards episode-based payment, affecting average and marginal reimbursement. We contrast the effects of two reforms for home health agencies. The Home Health Interim Payment System in 1997 lowered both types of reimbursement; our conceptual model predicts a decline in the likelihood of use and costs, both of which we find. The Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2000 raised average but lowered marginal reimbursement with theoretically ambiguous effects; we find a modest increase in use and costs. We find little substantive effect of either policy on readmissions or mortality.

papers.nber.org/papers/w17870

CAAR – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:47 pm

“ICPSR’s National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging announced the release of the following new datasets that may be of interest to researchers of aging on Feb. 26, 2012. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/administration/institutions

Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 6, 2006-2007 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (study no. 29654).

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/29654/version/1

CAAR – Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Data Table – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:45 pm

PBGC 2010 Pension Data at a Glance,” (February 2012, .pdf format, 73p.).

www.pbgc.gov/documents/pension-insurance-data-tables-2010.pdf

CAAR – European Commission Report – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:45 pm

An Agenda for Adequate, Safe and Sustainable Pensions,” (February 2012, .pdf format, 40p.).

ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=7341&langId=en

CAAR – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:44 pm

Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/administration/institutions

Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 6, 2006-2007 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (29654).

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/29654/version/1

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:44 pm

Do Financial Planners Advise Us to Save Too Much for Retirement?” by Austin Nichols (February 2012, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.urban.org/publications/412510.html

CAAR – Table of Contents – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , — admin @ 4:42 pm

Ageing International (Vol. 37, No. 1, March 2012).

www.springerlink.com/content/0163-5158/37/1/

International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 24, No. 4, April 2012).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=24&issueId=04&iid=8499489

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2012).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=PEF&volumeId=11&issueId=02&iid=8499796

 

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Actuary Report – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:37 pm

“Estimated Financial Effects of the ‘Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012’ as specified in the conference report on H.R. 3630 (H. Rep. 112-399), requested by Representative Xavier Becerra” (February 2012, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/solvency/index.html

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article Abstracts – Feb. 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:34 pm

A. “Use of proton pump inhibitors and risk of hip fracture in relation to dietary and lifestyle factors: a prospective cohort study,” by Hamed Khalili, Edward S. Huang, Brian C. Jacobson, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Diane Feskanich, and Andrew T. Chan (BMJ 2012;344:e372, Vol. 344, No. 7845, Feb. 25, 2012).

www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e372

B. “Understanding recent trends in incidence of invasive breast cancer in Norway: age-period-cohort analysis based on registry data on mammography screening and hormone treatment use,” by Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Kjersti Bakken, Lars J. Vatten, and Steinar Tretli (BMJ 2012;344:e299, Vol. 344, No. 7845, Feb. 25, 2012).

www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e299

CAAR – US Social Security Administration Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Fact Sheet – February 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 12:22 pm

“OASDI and SSI Program Rates & Limits, 2012” (February 2012, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2012.html

February 24, 2012

CAAR – Health Retirement Study – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 1:16 pm

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the following release: “Cross-Wave Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures 1992-2010 (Early, Version 3.0),” (Feb. 23, 2012).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news320

Data access:

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=data

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:15 pm

Medicare Advantage Organizations’ Identification of Potential Fraud and Abuse,” (OEI-03-10-00310, February 2012, .pdf format, 45p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-10-00310.asp

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 1:11 pm

A. “The Decision to Delay Social Security Benefits: Theory and Evidence,” by John B. Shoven and Sita Nataraj Slavov (w17866, February 2012, .pdf format, 49p.).

Abstract:

Social Security benefits may be commenced at any time between age 62 and age 70. As individuals who claim later can, on average, expect to receive benefits for a shorter period, an actuarial adjustment is made to the monthly benefit amount to reflect the age at which benefits are claimed. We investigate the actuarial fairness of this adjustment. Our simulations suggest that delaying is actuarially advantageous for a large subset of people, particularly for real interest rates of 3.5 percent or below. The gains from delaying are greater at lower interest rates, for married couples relative to singles, for single women relative to single men, and for two-earner couples relative to one-earner couples. In a two-earner couple, the gains from deferring the primary earner’s benefit are greater than the gains from deferring the secondary earner’s benefit. We then use panel data from the Health and Retirement Study to investigate whether individuals’ actual claiming behavior appears to be influenced by the degree of actuarial advantage to delaying. We find no evidence of a consistent relationship between claiming behavior and factors that influence the actuarial advantage of delay, including gender and marital status, interest rates, subjective discount rates, or subjective assessments of life expectancy.

www.nber.org/papers/w17866

B. “Financial Sophistication in the Older Population,” by Annamaria Lusardi, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Vilsa Curto (w17863, February 2012, .pdf format, 49p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines data on financial sophistication among the U.S. older population, using a special-purpose module implemented in the Health and Retirement Study. We show that financial sophistication is deficient for older respondents (aged 55+). Specifically, many in this group lack a basic grasp of asset pricing, risk diversification, portfolio choice, and investment fees. Subpopulations with particular deficits include women, the least educated, persons over the age of 75, and non-Whites. In view of the fact that people are increasingly being asked to take on responsibility for their own retirement security, such lack of knowledge can have serious implications.

www.nber.org/papers/w17863

C. “Insurance as Delegated Purchasing: Theory and Evidence from Health Care,” by Robin McKnight, Jonathan Reuter, and Eric Zitzewitz (w17857, February 2012, .pdf format, 35p.).

Abstract:

Household demand for actuarially unfair insurance against small risks has long puzzled economists. One way to potentially rationalize this demand is to recognize that (non-life) insurance is an incentive-compatible means of engaging an expert buyer. To quantify the benefits of expert buying, we compare prices paid by the insured and uninsured for health care. In categories of health care where uncompensated care is more difficult to obtain (drugs, doctor office visits, and hospital outpatient visits), we find that insurers pay 10-20% less than the uninsured. For forms of care where payment by the uninsured is more likely to be negotiated after services are rendered (hospitalizations and emergency room visits) the uninsured pay about 30% less on average, due largely to the nontrivial share of uninsured who pay 5% or less of their billed charges. At least in settings where free services are difficult to obtain, expert buying is an important benefit of insurance. We discuss the implications of the delegated-purchasing view of insurance for con-sumer-driven health insurance and for self-insurance by employers.

www.nber.org/papers/w17857

D.  “Effects of Medicare Payment Reform: Evidence from the Home Health Interim and Prospective Payment Systems,” by Peter J. Huckfeldt, Neeraj Sood, José J Escarce, David C. Grabowski, and Joseph P. Newhouse (w17870, February 2012, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

Medicare continues to implement payment reforms that shift reimbursement from fee-for-service towards episode-based payment, affecting average and marginal reimbursement. We contrast the effects of two reforms for home health agencies. The Home Health Interim Payment System in 1997 lowered both types of reimbursement; our conceptual model predicts a decline in the likelihood of use and costs, both of which we find. The Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2000 raised average but lowered marginal reimbursement with theoretically ambiguous effects; we find a modest increase in use and costs. We find little substantive effect of either policy on readmissions or mortality.

papers.nber.org/papers/w17870

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 1:09 pm

A. “Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease Based on Disease-Specific Autoantibody Profiles in Human Sera,” Min Han, Eric Nagele, Cassandra DeMarshall, Nimish Acharya, and Robert Nagele (PLoS ONE 7(2): e32383. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032383, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0032383

B. “Bmi1 Is Down-Regulated in the Aging Brain and Displays Antioxidant and Protective Activities in Neurons,” by Mohamed Abdouh, Wassim Chatoo, Jida El Hajjar, Jocelyn David, Jose Ferreira, and Gilbert Bernier (PLoS ONE 7(2): e31870. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031870, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031870

C. “Early Priming Minimizes the Age-Related Immune Compromise of CD8+ T Cell Diversity and Function,” by Sophie A. Valkenburg, Vanessa Venturi, Thurston H. Y. Dang, Nicola L. Bird, Peter C. Doherty, Stephen J. Turner, Miles P. Davenport, and Katherine Kedzierska (PLoS Pathog 8(2): e1002544. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002544, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1002544

D. “Tacrine-6-Ferulic Acid, a Novel Multifunctional Dimer, Inhibits Amyloid-{beta}-Mediated Alzheimer’s Disease-Associated Pathogenesis In Vitro and In Vivo,” by Rongbiao Pi, Xuexuan Mao, Xiaojuan Chao, Mengfei Liu, Xiaolu Duan, Mingzhong Ye, Xiaohong Chen, Zhengrong Mei, Peiqing Liu, Wenming Li, and Yifan Han (PLoS ONE 7(2): e31921. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031921, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031921

E. “Using Support Vector Machines with Multiple Indices of Diffusion for Automated Classification of Mild Cognitive Impairment,” by Laurence O’Dwyer, Franck Lamberton, Arun L. W. Bokde, Michael Ewers, Yetunde O. Faluyi, Colby Tanner, Bernard Mazoyer, Desmond O’Neill, Mairead Bartley, D. Ronan Collins, Tara Coughlan, David Prvulovic, and Harald Hampel (PLoS ONE 7(2): e32441. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032441, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0032441

CAAR – Lancet Article Abstract – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:05 pm

Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. “Embryonic stem cell trials for macular degeneration: a preliminary report,” by Steven D Schwartz, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Gad Heilwell, Valentina Franco-Cardenas, Carolyn K Pan, Rosaleen M Ostrick, Edmund Mickunas, Roger Gay, Irina Klimanskaya, and Robert Lanza (Vol. 379, No. 9817, February 25, 2012, p. 713-720).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2960028-2/abstract

CAAR – UK National Osteoporosis Society/Age UK Report – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 1:04 pm

Breaking Through: Building Better Falls and Fracture Services in England,” (February 2012, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.nos.org.uk/document.doc?id=987

CAAR – American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials/TRIP Report – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:02 pm

Keeping Baby Boomers Mobile: Preserving Mobility and Safety for Older Americans,” (February 2012, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.tripnet.org/docs/Older_Drivers_TRIP_Report_Feb_2012.pdf

CAAR – Family Caregiver Alliance Periodical – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:01 pm

Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 12, No. 4, Feb. 22, 2012).

www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – February 24, 2012

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 1:00 pm

A. “NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Grand Challenge: Discovering Novel Drugs for Disorders of the Nervous System (U01)” (RFA-NS-13-003, reissue of RFA-NS-12-002, application due date is Jun. 8, 2012, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-13-003.html

B. “Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations [R01],” (PA-12-111, a reissue of PA-07-409, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadline for applications Feb. 5, June 5, and Oct. 5). Note: There are two companion Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations [R03] (PA-12-112, deadline for applications Feb. 16, June 16, and Oct. 16) and Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations (R21) (PA-12-113, deadline for applications Feb. 16, June 16, and Oct. 16). Follow the links under “Companion FOA.”

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-111.html

February 23, 2012

CAAR – Table of Contents – February 23, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:49 pm

American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 175, No. 4, Feb. 15, 2012).

aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol175/issue4/index.dtl?etoc

Reviews in Clinical Gerontology (Vol. 22, No. 2, May 2012).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=RCG&tab=currentissue

Research on Aging (Vol. 34, No. 2, March 2012).

roa.sagepub.com/content/by/year

CAAR – Emerging Infectious Diseases Article – February 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:44 pm

“Foodborne and Waterborne Infections in Elderly Community and Long-Term Care Facility Residents, Victoria, Australia,” by Martyn D. Kirk, Joy Gregory, Karin Lalor, Gillian V. Hall, and Niels Becker (Vol. 18, No. 3, March 2012, HTML and .pdf format, p. 377-383).

HTML:

wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/3/11-0311_article.htm

.pdf:

wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/3/pdfs/11-0311.pdf

CAAR – US Social Security Administration Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Periodicals – February 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:46 pm

A. “Monthly Statistical Snapshot, January 2012” (February 2012).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/stat_snapshot/index.html

B. “SSI Monthly Statistics, January 2012” (February 2012, HTML and .pdf format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2012-01/index.html

CAAR – AARP Reports – February 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 2:54 pm

A.“A Call to Action: What Experts Say Needs to Be Done to Meet the Challenges of Family Caregiving,” by Susan C. Reinhard, Lynn Feinberg, and Rita Choula (February 2012, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-02-2012/Call-to-Action-What-Experts-Say-Needs-to-Be-Done-to-Meet-the-Challenges-of-Family-Caregiving-AARP-ppi-ltc.html

B. “Health Insurance for 50 to 64 Year Olds,” by Gerry Smolka, Megan Multack, and Carlos Figueiredo (February 2012, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-02-2012/Health-Insurance-Coverage-for-50-64-year-olds-insight-AARP-ppi-health.html

C. “Setting the Record Straight about Medicare,” by Keith D. Lind (Fact Sheet, February 2012, .pdf format, 5p.).

www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-02-2012/Setting-the-Record-Straight-about-Medicare-fact-sheet-AARP-ppi-health.html

CAAR – Stanford University Institute for Economic Policy Research Report – February 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 12:11 pm

“More Pension Math: Funded Status, Benefits, and Spending Trends for California’s Largest Independent Public Employee Pension Systems,” by Evan Storms and Joe Nation (February 2012, .pdf format, 58p.).

siepr.stanford.edu/system/files/shared/pubs/papers/pdf/Nation_More_Pension.pdf

CAAR – Merrill Lynch Report – February 23, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 12:02 pm

“Affluent Insights Survey Executive Summary” (February 2012, .pdf format, 14p.). Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

wealthmanagement.ml.com/wm/Pages/Affluent-Insights-Survey.aspx

More information abou ML/Bank of America:

www.ml.com/index.asp?id=7695_8134

February 22, 2012

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging Press Release – February 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:04 pm

HHS seeks comment on draft National Plan to fight Alzheimer’s Disease,” (February 22, 2012).

www.nia.nih.gov/newsroom/announcements/2012/02/hhs-seeks-comment-draft-national-plan-fight-alzheimers-disease

CAAR – Nature Letter Abstract – February 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:04 pm

The microRNA miR-34 modulates ageing and neurodegeneration in Drosophila,” by Nan Liu, Michael Landreh, Kajia Cao, Masashi Abe, Gert-Jan Hendriks, Jason R. Kennerdell, Yongqing Zhu, Li-San Wang & Nancy M. Bonini (Vol. 482, No. 7386, February 23, 2012, p. 519-523).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7386/abs/nature10810.html

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – February 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:02 pm

Cost-effectiveness of Adult Vaccination Strategies Using Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Compared With Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine,” by Kenneth J. Smith, Angela R. Wateska, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Mahlon Raymund, J. Pekka Nuorti, and Richard K. Zimmerman (Vol. 307, No. 8, Feb. 22/29, 2012, p. 804-812).

jama.ama-assn.org/content/307/8/804.abstract

CAAR – AARP Reports – February 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:00 pm

A. “A Call to Action: What Experts Say Needs to Be Done to Meet the Challenges of Family Caregiving,” by Susan C. Reinhard, Lynn Feinberg, and Rita Choula (February 2012, .pdf format, 12p.).

B. “Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving,” by Lynn Feinberg, Susan C. Reinhard, Ari Houser, and Rita Choula (February 2012, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-02-2012/Call-to-Action-What-Experts-Say-Needs-to-Be-Done-to-Meet-the-Challenges-of-Family-Caregiving-AARP-ppi-ltc.html

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Research Note – February 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:58 pm

A. “Public service pension increases,” by Djuna Thurley (SN05434, February 2012, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN05434

B. “Occupational pension increases,” by Djuna Thurley (SN05656, February 2012, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN05656

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – February 22, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:57 pm

A. “Cellular Prion Protein Expression Is Not Regulated by the Alzheimer’s Amyloid Precursor Protein Intracellular Domain,” by Victoria Lewis, Isobel J. Whitehouse, Herbert Baybutt, Jean C. Manson, Steven J. Collins, and Nigel M. Hooper (PLoS ONE 7(2): e31754. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031754, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031754

B. “Maturational and Aging Effects on Human Brain Apparent Transverse Relaxation,” by Jianli Wang, Michele L. Shaffer, Paul J. Eslinger, Xiaoyu Sun, Christopher W. Weitekamp, Megha M. Patel, Deborah Dossick, David J. Gill, James R. Connor, and Qing X. Yang (PLoS ONE 7(2): e31907. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031907, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031907

February 21, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – February 21, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:08 pm

Ephrin-A1-Mediated Dopaminergic Neurogenesis and Angiogenesis in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease,” by Xuefeng Jing, Hideto Miwa, Takahiro Sawada, Ichiro Nakanishi, Tomoyoshi Kondo, Masayasu Miyajima, and Kazushige Sakaguchi (PLoS ONE 7(2): e32019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032019, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0032019

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts – February 21, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:07 pm

A. “Skeletal muscle transcriptional coactivator PGC-1a mediates mitochondrial, but not metabolic, changes during calorie restriction,” by Lydia W. S. Finley, Jaewon Lee, Amanda Souza, Valerie Desquiret-Dumas, Kevin Bullock, Glenn C. Rowe, Vincent Procaccio, Clary B. Clish, Zoltan Arany, and Marcia C. Haigis (Vol. 109, No. 8, February 22, 2012, p. 2931-2936).

www.pnas.org/content/109/8/2931.abstract

B. “Inactivation of androgen-induced regulator ARD1 inhibits androgen receptor acetylation and prostate tumorigenesis,” by Zehua Wang, Zemin Wang, Jianhui Guo, Yingchun Li, Jasmin H. Bavarva, Chiping Qian, M. Christiane Brahimi-Horn, Deyong Tan, and Wanguo Liu (Vol. 109, No. 8, February 22, 2012, p. 3053-3058).

www.pnas.org/content/109/8/3053.abstract

 

February 20, 2012

CAAR – AARP Report – February 20, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:52 pm

Health Insurance Coverage for 50 to 64 year-olds,” by Gerry Smolka, Megan Multack, and Carlos Figueiredo (February 2012, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-02-2012/Health-Insurance-Coverage-for-50-64-year-olds-insight-AARP-ppi-health.html

Older Posts »

Powered by WordPress