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September 28, 2012

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 28, 2012

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Surety Bonds Remain an Unused Tool to Protect Medicare from Home Health Overpayments,” (OEI-03-12-00070, September 2012, .pdf format, 13p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-12-00070.asp

CAAR – Center for Health Policy Research [University of California-Los Angeles] Report – September 28, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:54 pm

Partnering to Preserve Senior Health in California’s Public Health System,” by Angelica P. Herrera, Dawn M. Jacobson, Sue Holtby, Nicole Lordi, Steven P. Wallace, and Hector P. Rodriguez (September 2012, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/Publication.aspx?pubID=575

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Report – September 28, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

Occupational Pension Scheme Survey annual report, 2011 Annual Report,” (September 2012, .pdf and HTML format).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/pensions/occupational-pension-scheme-survey-annual-report/2011-annual-report/index.html

CAAR – Statistics Finland Press Release – September 28, 2012

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Projection for the number of persons aged 65 or over slightly lower,” (September 2012).

www.stat.fi/til/vaenn/2012/vaenn_2012_2012-09-28_tie_001_en.html

CAAR – British Medical Journal Articles – September 28, 2012

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A. “Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75: population based study,” by Debora Rizzuto, Nicola Orsini, Chengxuan Qiu, Hui-Xin Wang, and Laura Fratiglioni (BMJ 2012;345:e5568, HTML and .pdf format).

www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e5568

B. “Mortality and implant revision rates of hip arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis: registry based cohort study,” by D. J. W. McMinn, K. I. E. Snell, J. Daniel, R. B. C. Treacy, P. B. Pynsent, and R. D. Riley ( BMJ 2012;344:e3319, HTML and .pdf format).

www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e3319

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – September 28, 2012

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:47 pm

Immunity in the Elderly (R01),” (RFA-AI-12-038, a reissue of RFA-AI-08-012, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadline February 20, 2013).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-038.html

September 27, 2012

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Update – September 27, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

“Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Government–2012 Second Quarter” (Microsoft Excel format).

www.census.gov/govs/qpr/

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 27, 2012

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Inappropriate Medicare Part D Payments for Schedule II Drugs Billed as Refills,” (OEI-02-09-00605, September 2012, .pdf format, 21p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-09-00605.asp

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Report – September 27, 2012

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

Comparability Between the Rates for All-listed Inpatient Procedures Using National Hospital Discharge Survey and Medicare Claims, 1999 and 2007,” by Yelena Gorina, Maria Owings, Nazik Elgaddal, and Julie Weeks (National Health Statistics Report No. 57, September 2012, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr057.pdf

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll – September 27, 2012

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Key findings from the September 2012 Poll (.pdf format, findings, 12p., chartpack, 18p., toplines, 22p.): “The September poll finds with the November election fast-approaching, Medicare trails only the economy and the federal budget deficit as key priorities for voters, and interest in the federal health program is even higher among seniors.

More than a third (36%) of Americans say Medicare is ‘extremely’ important to their vote in the election, compared to 49 percent who describe the economy in such terms and 41 percent who say so about the federal budget deficit. For seniors, Medicare pulls nearly even with the economy as an issue, with 46 percent branding Medicare extremely important to their vote and 51 percent saying the economy is extremely important.  Democrats are much more likely to say Medicare is an extremely important factor in their presidential pick, while for Republicans the federal budget deficit is about equal to the economy as their top concern.”

www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/8361.cfm

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Release – September 27, 2012

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Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: 2nd Quarter 2012,” (September 2012, Excel and .pdf format, 3p.).

www.census.gov/govs/qpr/

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release – September 27, 2012

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The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released several new MEPS data files (September 2012, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

MEPS HC-138: 2010 Full Year Consolidated Data File

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-138

MEPS HC-137: 2010 Medical Conditions File

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-137

MEPS HC-136: 2010 Person Round Plan Public Use File

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-136

MEPS HC-135I: Appendix to MEPS 2010 Event Files

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-135I

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – September 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:42 pm

Dementia in Australia,” (September 2012, .pdf format, 250p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737422958

CAAR – Urban Institute Brief – September 27, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:41 pm

Why Premium Support? Restructure Medicare Advantage, Not Medicare,” by Judy Feder, Stephen Zuckerman, Nicole Cafarella Lallemand, and Brian Biles (September 2012, .pdf format, p.).

www.urban.org/publications/412662.html

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Paper – September 27, 2012

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:40 pm

Communication with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Psychiatric Disabilities: A Summary of the Literature,” by Walton O. Schalick, III (WP 2012-064, July 2012, .pdf format, 43p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=837

CAAR – Nature Neuroscience Article Abstracts – September 27, 2012

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A. “Calcium entry induces mitochondrial oxidant stress in vagal neurons at risk in Parkinson’s disease,” by Joshua A. Goldberg, Jaime N. Guzman, Chad M. Estep, Ema Ilijic, Jyothisri Kondapalli, Javier Sanchez-Padilla and D. James Surmeier (Vol. 15, No. 10, October 2012, p. 1414-1421).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v15/n10/abs/nn.3209.html

B. “Orchestrated experience-driven Arc responses are disrupted in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease,” by Nikita Rudinskiy, Jonathan M. Hawkes, Rebecca A. Betensky, Megumi Eguchi, Shun Yamaguchi, Tara L Spires-Jones and Bradley T. Hyman (Vol. 15, No. 10, October 2012, p. 1422-1429).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v15/n10/abs/nn.3199.html

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract – September 27, 2012

Progressive dopaminergic cell loss with unilateral-to-bilateral progression in a genetic model of Parkinson disease ,” by Maxime W. C. Rousseaux, Paul C. Marcogliese, Dianbo Qu, Sarah J. Hewitt, Sarah Seang, Raymond H. Kim, Ruth S. Slack, Michael G. Schlossmacher, Diane C. Lagace, Tak W. Mak, and David S. Park (Vol. 109, No. 39, September 25, 2012, .pdf and HTML format, p. 15918-15923). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

www.pnas.org/content/109/39/15918.abstract

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – September 27, 2012

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A. “The Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Intravenous Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Alzheimer’s Disease Mice,” by Saeromi Kim, Keun-A Chang, Jeong A. Kim, Jeong Chan Ra, Hye-Sun Kim, and Yoo-Hun Suh (PLoS ONE 7(9): e45757. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045757, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045757

B. “Male Microchimerism in the Human Female Brain,” by William F. N. Chan, Cecile Gurnot, Thomas J. Montine, Joshua A. Sonnen, Katherine A. Guthrie, and J. Lee Nelson (PLoS ONE 7(9): e45592. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045592, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045592

CAAR – US Congressional Joint Economic Committee (Republican Site) Commentary – September 27, 2012

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The Pending State Pensions Crisis,” (September 2012, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.jec.senate.gov/republicans/public/index.cfm?p=Studies&ContentRecord_id=9d6563d0-d1f9-4521-b170-b9e324ebfc9e&ContentType_id=11c26666-579d-432b-a65f-dab5849a0fce&Group_id=74fc1c2f-4d37-4b97-b74f-5ee72cff4880

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Bibliography Update – September 27, 2012

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HRS has recently added the following items to its bibliography. The full bibliography is available at:

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

Articles:

Amy S. Kelley; Kathleen McGarry; Sean Fahle; Samuel M. Marshall; Qingling Du; Jonathan S. Skinner, “Out-of-Pocket Spending in the Last Five Years of Life,” Journal of General Internal Medicine, : [2012]

Bender, Keith A., “An analysis of well-being in retirement: The role of pensions, health, and ‘voluntariness’ of retirement,” The Journal of Socio-Economics, 41:4 [2012]

Bowen, Mary Elizabeth, “The Relationship Between Body Weight, Frailty, and the Disablement Process,” The Journals of Gerontology, 67:5 [2012]

Bradley, C. J.; Neumark, D.; Motika, M., “The effects of health shocks on employment and health insurance: the role of employer-provided health insurance,” Int J Health Care Finance EconInternational Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, : [2012]

Brown, Tyson; O`Rand, Angela M.; Adkins, Daniel, “Race-Ethnicity and Health Trajectories: Tests of Three Hypotheses across Multiple Groups and Health Outcomes,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 53:3 [2012]

Carr, D. C.; Kail, B. L., “The Influence of Unpaid Work on the Transition Out of Full-Time Paid Work,” GerontologistThe Gerontologist, : [2012]

Decker, S. L.; Doshi, J. A.; Knaup, A. E.; Polsky, D., “Health service use among the previously uninsured: is subsidized health insurance enough?,” Health EconHealth Economics, 21:10 [2012]

Gure, T. R.; Blaum, C. S.; Giordani, B.; Koelling, T. M.; Galecki, A.; Pressler, S. J.; Hummel, S. L.; Langa, K. M., “Prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults with heart failure,” J Am Geriatr SocJournal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60:9 [2012]

Infurna, F. J.; Gerstorf, D.; Ram, N., “The Nature and Correlates of Change in Depressive Symptoms With Cancer Diagnosis: Reaction and Adaptation,” Psychol AgingPsychology and Aging, : [2012]

Latham, K., “Progressive and Accelerated Disability Onset by Race/Ethnicity and Education among Late Midlife and Older Adults,” J Aging HealthJournal of Aging and Health, : [2012]

Liu, S. Y.; Chavan, N. R.; Glymour, M. M., “Type of High-School Credentials and Older Age ADL and IADL Limitations: Is the GED Credential Equivalent to a Diploma?,” GerontologistThe Gerontologist, : [2012]

Luo, Ye; LaPierre, Tracey A.; Hughes, Mary Elizabeth; Waite, Linda J., “Grandparents Providing Care to Grandchildren: A Population-Based Study of Continuity and Change,” Journal of Family Issues, 33:9 [2012]

Lyu, J.; Lee, S. H., “Gender Differences in the Link Between Excessive Drinking and Domain-Specific Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults,” J Aging HealthJournal of Aging and Health, : [2012]

Manski, R. J.; Moeller, J. F.; Chen, H.; Schimmel, J.; St Clair, P. A.; Pepper, J. V., “Dental usage under changing economic conditions,” JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY, : [2012]

Patrick, J. Purcell, “Income Replacement Ratios in the Health and Retirement Study,” Social Security Bulletin, 72:3 [2012]

Perissinotto, C. M.; Stijacic Cenzer, I.; Covinsky, K. E., “Loneliness in older persons: a predictor of functional decline and death,” Arch Intern MedArchives of Internal Medicine, 172:14 [2012]

Rogers, M. A.; Greene, M. T.; Saint, S.; Chenoweth, C. E.; Malani, P. N.; Trivedi, I.; Aronoff, D. M., “Higher Rates of Clostridium difficile Infection among Smokers,” PLoS OnePLoS One, 7:7 [2012]

Shiovitz-Ezra, Sharon; Ayalon, Liat, “Use of Direct Versus Indirect Approaches to Measure Loneliness in Later Life,” Research on Aging, 34:5 [2012]

Stefanie Behncke, “Does retirement trigger ill health?,” Health Economics, 21:3 [2012]

Wang, Q.; Capistrant, B. D.; Ehntholt, A.; Glymour, M. M., “Long-Term Rate of Change in Memory Functioning Before and After Stroke Onset,” Stroke, : [2012]

Wight, R. G.; Aneshensel, C. S.; Barrett, C.; Ko, M.; Chodosh, J.; Karlamangla, A. S., “Urban neighbourhood unemployment history and depressive symptoms over time among late middle age and older adults,” J Epidemiol Community Health, : [2012]

Wu, Q.; Tchetgen Tchetgen, E. J.; Osypuk, T. L.; White, K.; Mujahid, M.; Maria Glymour, M., “Combining Direct and Proxy Assessments to Reduce Attrition Bias in a Longitudinal Study,” Alzheimer Dis Assoc DisordAlzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, : [2012]

Zhang, Zhenmei; Hayward, Mark D.; Lu, Chuntian, “Is There a Hispanic Epidemiologic Paradox in Later Life? A Closer Look at Chronic Morbidity,” Research on Aging, 34:5 [2012]

CAAR – Tables of Contents – September 27, 2012

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American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 176, No. 7, Oct. 1, 2012).

aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/176/7.toc

European Review of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 9, No. 2, October 2012).

www.springerlink.com/content/1813-7253/9/2/

Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect (Vol. 24, No. 4, September 2012).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/wean20/24/4

 

CAAR – Missouri State Data Center Update – September 27, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 2:52 pm

SDC has updated its state level American Community Survey Reports with 2011 data (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format). Links to direct data extraction via SDC Dexter extraction are available at the bottom of any retrieval page.

mcdc1.missouri.edu/acsprofiles/acsprofilemenu.html

CAAR – Asian Development Bank Monograph – September 27, 2012

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Asian Development Bank Monograph: Social Protection for Older Persons: Social Pensions in Asia, edited by Sri Wening Handayani and Babken Babajanian (2012, .pdf format, 297p.).

www.adb.org/sites/default/files/pub/2012/social-protection-older-persons.pdf

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Periodicals – September 27, 2012

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A. Monthly Statistical Snapshot, August 2012 (September 2012).

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

B. SSI Monthly Statistics, August 2012 (September 2012, HTML and .pdf format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2012-08/index.html

September 26, 2012

CAAR – Science Magazine Perspective Article Abstract – September 26, 2012

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“Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Dennis J. Selkoe (Vol. 337, No. 6101, Sep. 21, 2012, p. 1488-1492).

www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6101/1488.abstract

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief – September 26, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:38 pm

Prevalence of Obesity Among Older Adults in the United States, 2007-2010,” by Tala H.I. Fakhouri, Cynthia L. Ogden, Margaret D. Carroll, Brian K. Kit, and Katherine M. Flegal (Data Brief No. 106, September 2012, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db106.htm

CAAR – National Academies Press Monograph – September 26, 2012

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Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population,” (Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population; Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Science; Committee on Population; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council, 2012, ISBN-10: 0-309-26196-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-309-26196-8, .pdf and OpenBook format, 232p.). Note: NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy.

www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13465

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical, Issue Brief – September 26, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:35 pm

A. EBRI Notes (Vol. 33, No. 9, September 2012, .pdf format, 11p.). The articles in this issue are “2012 Health Confidence Survey: Americans Remain Confident About Health Care, Concerned About Costs, Following Supreme Court Decision,” by Paul Fronstin; and, “Increasing Default Deferral Rates in Automatic Enrollment 401(k) Plans: The Impact on Retirement Savings Success in Plans With Automatic Escalation,” by Jack VanDerhei.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5110

B. “Individual Account Retirement Plans: An Analysis of the 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances,” by Craig Copeland (EBRI Issue Brief No. 375, September 2012, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=5112

CAAR – Society of Actuaries Monograph – September 26, 2012

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Volatility Management Monograph,” (September 2012, .pdf format). This monograph is composed of a series of papers focusing on “volatility management and actuarial smoothing techniques across a broad range of issues.”

www.soa.org/Library/Monographs/Retirement-Systems/Volatility-Management/2012/mono-2012-vol-man-toc.aspx

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – September 26, 2012

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A. “Resting-State Network Disruption and APOE Genotype in Alzheimer’s Disease: A lagged Functional Connectivity Study,” by Leonides Canuet, Ivan Tellado, Veronica Couceiro, Carmen Fraile1, Lucia Fernandez-Novoa, Ryouhei Ishii, Masatoshi Takeda, and Ramon Cacabelos (PLoS ONE 7(9): e46289. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046289, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046289

B. “Free Cholesterol Induces Higher beta-Sheet Content in A{beta} Peptide Oligomers by Aromatic Interaction with Phe19,” by Xiaolin Zhou and Jie Xu (PLoS ONE 7(9): e46245. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046245, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046245

CAAR – Journal Tables of Contents – September 26, 2012

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American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 33, No. 10, October 2012).

journals.lww.com/ajgponline/pages/currenttoc.aspx

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Report – September 26, 2012

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“Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-March 2012 National Health Interview Survey” (September 2012, .pdf format, 134p.). Included are tables of the over 65 age group in the vaccination and personal care sections of the report.

www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/released201209.htm

September 25, 2012

CAAR – Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Conference Presentation – September 25, 2012

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The following is a schedule of the WLS related presentations that will happen at Gerontological Society of America conference (September 2012, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/WLS_GSA_2012.pdf

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Report – September 25, 2012

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United States Life Tables, 2008,” by Elizabeth Arias (National Vital Statistics Reports Vol. 61, No. 3, September 2012, .pdf format, 63p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_03.pdf

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – September 25, 2012

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A. “Mild Cognitive Impairment Predicts Institutionalization among Older Men: A Population-Based Cohort Study,” by Danijela Gnjidic, Fiona F. Stanaway, Robert Cumming, Louise Waite, Fiona Blyth, Vasi Naganathan, David J. Handelsman, and David G. Le Couteur (PLoS ONE 7(9): e46061. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046061, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0046061

B. “Unveiling Clusters of RNA Transcript Pairs Associated with Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression,” by Ahmed Shamsul Arefin, Luke Mathieson, Daniel Johnstone, Regina Berretta, and Pablo Moscato (PLoS ONE 7(9): e45535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045535, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 25p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045535

CAAR – European Central Bank Working Paper – September 25, 2012

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Aging and pension reform: extending the retirement age and human capital formation,” by Edgar Vogel, Alexander Ludwig, and Axel Borsch-Supan (ECB Working Paper No. 1476, September 2012, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

Projected demographic changes in industrialized countries will reduce the share of the working-age population. Analyses based on standard OLG models predict that these changes will increase the capital-labor ratio. Hence, rates of return to capital decrease and wages increase with adverse welfare consequences for current middle aged asset rich agents. This paper addresses three important adjustments channels to dampen these detrimental effects of demographic change: investing abroad, endogenous human capital formation and increasing the retirement age. Our quantitative finding is that openness has a relatively mild effect. In contrast, endogenous human capital formation in combination with an increase in the retirement age has strong effects. Under these adjustments maximum welfare losses of demographic change for households alive in 2010 are reduced by about 3 percentage points.

www.ecb.eu/pub/pdf/scpwps/ecbwp1476.pdf

CAAR – Organization for Economics Co-operation and Development Periodical – September 25, 2012

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Pension Markets in Focus (No. 9, September 2012, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.oecd.org/daf/financialmarketsinsuranceandpensions/privatepensions/PensionMarketsInFocus2012.pdf

September 24, 2012

CAAR – Brookings Institution Book – Sep. 24, 2012

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State and Local Pensions: What Now? by Alicia H. Munnell (2012, 254p., ISBN: 978-0-8157-2412-4; E-ISBN: 978-0-8157-2413-1). For more information, including ordering information, see:

www.brookings.edu/research/books/2012/stateandlocalpensions

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Brief – September 24, 2012

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Estimated Savings of $5,000 to Each Medicare Beneficiary from Enactment Through 2022 Under the Afforedable Care Act,” by Nguyen X. Nguyen (September 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2012/beneficiarysavings/ib.shtml

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing Testimony – September 24, 2012

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Roundtable Discussion: Pension Modernization for a 21st Century Workforce,” a hearing held September 20, 2012 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash format, running time 2 hours 18 minutes).

www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=8ffe243f-5056-a032-5231-59b331c0b67e

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means Hearing Testimony – September 24, 2012

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Hearing on Medicare Health Plans,” a hearing held September 21, 2012 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=308575

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – September 24, 2012

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Growth in Health Consumption and Its Implications for Financing OASDI: An International Perspective,” by Barry P. Bosworth and Gary Burtless (WP2012-21, September 2012, .pdf format, 35p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/growth-in-health-consumption-and-its-implications-for-financing-oasdi-an-international-perspective/

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 24, 2012

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“Interleukin 27 Induces the Expression of Complement Factor H (CFH) in the Retina,” by Ahjoku Amadi-Obi, Cheng-Rong Yu, Ivy Dambuza, Sung-Hye Kim, Bernadette Marrero, and Charles E. Egwuagu (PLoS ONE 7(9): e45801. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045801, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0045801

CAAR – American Enterprise Institute Article – September 24, 2012

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Medicare reforms are degrading the practice of medicine,” by Scott Gottlieb (Sept. 20, 2012).

www.aei.org/article/health/entitlements/medicare/medicare-reforms-are-degrading-the-practice-of-medicine/

September 20, 2012

CAAR – Tables of Contents – September 20, 2012

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American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 176, No. 6, Sep. 15, 2012).

aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/176/6.toc?etoc

Journal of Aging and Health (Vol. 24, No. 7, October 2012).

jah.sagepub.com/content/vol24/issue7/?etoc

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – September 20, 2012

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US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity: “Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program (CITP) U01” (RFA-AG-13-010, application deadline is Nov. 7, 2012, National Institute on Aging). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-13-010.html

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Article – September 20, 2012

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Volume of Home- and Community-Based Services and Time to Nursing-Home Placement,” by Laura P. Sands, Huiping Xu, Joseph Thomas III, Sudeshna Paul, Bruce A. Craig, Marc Rosenman, Caroline C. Doebbeling, and Michael Weiner (Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012 Q3, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Research/MMRR/MMRR-Published-Articles-Items/MMRR2012_002_03_A03.html

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Research Note – September 20, 2012

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Profile of Social Security Disabled Workers and Dependents Who Have a Connection to Workers’ Compensation or Public Disability Benefits,” by Rene Parent, Incigul Sayman, and Kevin Kulzer (Research and Statistics Note No. 2012-03, September 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 35p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2012-03.html

CAAR – AARP Report – September 20, 2012

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Boomers and the Great Recession: Struggling to Recover,” (September 2012, .pdf format, 131p.).

www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-09-2012/boomers-and-the-great-recession-struggling-to-recover-AARP-ppi-econ-sec.html

CAAR – Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Brief – September 20, 2012

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Living arrangements of seniors: Families, households and marital status Structural type of dwelling and collectives, 2011 Census of Population,” by Anne Milan and Laurent Martel (Census in Brief No. 4, September 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www5.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?lang=eng&catno=98-312-X201100311705

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