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Healthy Overweight Women Needed

The Uniformed Services University weight management program is looking for healthy nonsmoking overweight women ages 18-55 to participate in a weight management program as part of a research study examining factors affecting weight maintenance. The program meets weekly for 3 months with followup extending to 2 years. In addition, applicants should not be pregnant, have problems with thyroid, kidney or heart disease, diabetes or uncontrolled hypertension. If interested call (301) 295-9664.

Healthy Volunteers Needed

NIDCR is seeking healthy volunteers, ages 40-60, to participate in a study comparing absorption of drug levels to aid in treatment of oral ulcers. You may be eligible if you are not taking any prescribed or over-the-counter drugs except birth control, do not have oral ulcers or a chronic illness and are not participating in any other study at the same time. Participation involves three outpatient visits. Compensation is provided. Call 1-888-606-0220.

Have Sickle Cell Disease?

If you are age 18-65 with sickle cell disease (SCD), NIH invites you to take part in a new study. Doctors want to learn more about SCD and find better ways to treat it. The study will be conducted at the Clinical Center. There is no charge for study-related medication or testing. Compensation is available to those who take part. Call for more information: 1-800-411-1222 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010).

Adults Needed for Study

College-educated, middle-aged adults are needed for a 2-day outpatient study at NIMH. Involves blood draw and routine clinical, neurological and cognitive procedures. A stipend is available. Inquire at 435-8970.

Postpartum Depression Study

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking volunteer mothers ages 18-40 who have had one or more past episodes of postpartum depression following a full-term pregnancy, but are not currently depressed. Participants must be free of medical illnesses, medication-free and currently not breastfeeding. Volunteers may be asked to participate in a 6-month protocol investigating the effects of hormones on brain and behavior. Participants who complete the study will be paid. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

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