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March 17, 2015

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

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

US NATIONAL NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US STATE NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEDICAL/SCIENCE NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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