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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Calling Computer Users in Offices

Individuals working full time and using a computer keyboard a minimum of 3-4 hours a day are needed for a research study on the role of workstyle in occupational health. Volunteers with and without upper extremity symptoms (fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders and neck) are needed to participate in 2-hour focus group interviews. Focus groups are being conducted by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. Compensation will be provided and groups will be scheduled at convenient times and locations. For more information, call Stacy Chambers at (202) 687-2392.

African-American Volunteers Needed

The Heart Disease Risk Factors in African Americans Study is investigating the relationship of obesity to heart disease risk factors in healthy, nondiabetic African American men and women ages 18-55 who are normal weight, overweight or obese. New participants are needed. Specifically, the study is looking at risk factors for triglyceride concentration and the triglyceride-related risk factors of unhealthy cholesterol, good cholesterol and body fat distribution. There will be a series of four outpatient visits to the Clinical Center. Participants will have body fat analyses, an electrocardiogram, blood tests including cholesterol profiles, an oral glucose tolerance test and an intravenous glucose tolerance test. If interested, call 402-7119 for more information. All subjects will be compensated for their participation.

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