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Attention Female Computer Users
Do you experience work-related pain, numbness, or tingling in your fingers, hands or wrists? Have you been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome? Are you a female between the ages of 21 and 50 who is currently working full time? If so, you are invited to participate in a study of job stress and carpal tunnel syndrome that can help you learn more about your problem. This study includes a $100 payment and receipt of ergonomic and job stress self-help workbooks. For more information call (301) 295-9660.

Alzheimer's Study Recruits
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke seeks adults 50-89 for a research study to test an experimental treatment drug for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Participants should have a diagnosis of AD but be otherwise healthy. A companion must be available to help monitor the participant's progress in the study. Call 1-800-411-1222.

Women with Fibromyalgia Needed
NIDCR researchers invite women 18-45 diagnosed with fibromyalgia to take part in a new study. They want to test effects of exercise on fibromyalgia symptoms and see if exercise improves patients' response to stress. The 10-month study takes place in Bethesda. There is no charge for taking part. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222.

Volunteers for Diabetic Study
The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, is recruiting persons with non-insulin dependent diabetes for a 2-day outpatient study. Volunteers should be otherwise healthy. Participants will be paid. Call 496-8739 for more information.

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 18-50 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.

Healthy Married Men, Women Needed
The Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch, NIMH, seeks men ages 56-73 and women ages 51-59, to participate in an fMRI study on the visual processing of faces. Participants must be right-handed and currently married. Volunteers should have no history of medical or psychiatric disorders, and should not be taking prescription medications, with the exception of hormone replacement therapy (estrogen and/or progesterone), thyroid medication and/or medications for high blood pressure (diuretics or ACE inhibitors). Volunteers must have normal vision or wear contacts. Participation requires a 2-hour screening interview, a followup visit and a 3-hour visit for fMRI scan. Participants will be paid. For more information about this study, call Christen Deveney or Tara Harrison at 496-8381.


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