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NIH Record Study Subjects Sought

Men with High Cholesterol Needed

The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, is recruiting men with a history of elevated cholesterol for a study assessing the effect of a new therapeutic approach to preventing and treating atherosclerosis in men. Participants may have a history of coronary artery disease, but must be in good general health and not be taking any cholesterol-lowering or vitamin therapies for 2 months prior to the study. Volunteers will be paid. Phone 435-4038.

Have Work-Related Pain?

Do you have work-related pain in your neck, shoulders, arms or hands? Do you work in an office environment, and are you between ages 21-65? If so you may be eligible to participate in a study of a new approach to reduce symptoms and improve function. Study involves six visits to Georgetown University Medical Center and is free. You will also receive up to $100 for participating. If interested, call (202) 687-3076.

Postmenopausal Vols Needed

The Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, needs postmenopausal volunteers for a study comparing different forms of estrogen therapies. Participants must be in good general health and not be taking any medications, hormone replacements or vitamins for 2 months prior to study. Volunteers will be paid. Call 435-4038.

Long, Short Sleepers Needed

The Clinical Psychobiology Branch, NIMH, is looking for volunteers ages 18-31 who either routinely sleep 9 or more hours, or 6 or fewer hours. Volunteers must have no sleep disturbances or insomnia, plus no history of mental illness. Volunteers must be in good general health and not taking any medications or birth control pills. The study requires living on the NIH research unit in Bethesda for 4 consecutive days. For more information call 496-6981.

Injured on the Job?

Do you have a work-related upper extremity problem or injury, i.e., carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or repetitive strain injury of the fingers, wrist, elbow or shoulder? USUHS is conducting a study that includes a $40 payment. Volunteers must be ages 20-60, seen by a physician within the past month and currently working. Call (301) 295-9660.

Moody Teenage Girls Sought

You and your 12-16-year-old daughter may be eligible to take part in a study at the National Institute of Mental Health about how young people experience emotions, and how bad moods can cause problems. Payment will be provided. For details, call Barbara Usher, 496-1301.


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