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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 an ongoing study examining factors affecting weight loss. In addition, applicants should not be pregnant, have problems with thyroid, kidney or heart disease, diabetes or uncontrolled hypertension. Program and materials are provided free. If interested call (301) 295-9664.

Volunteers with High Blood Pressure Needed

Volunteers ages 18 to 55 with high blood pressure are needed for a 2-day outpatient study. They must be able to go off high blood pressure medications for about 2 weeks. Compensation is available. Contact Gail Sullivan, 496-3244.

Do You Have Sickle Cell Disease?

If you have sickle cell disease (SCD), consider participating in a study that can help you and future generations. Doctors at NIH invite individuals age 18 or older with SCD to take part in important new studies. There is no charge, and compensation is available to those who take part. Call for more information: 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010), or visit Se habla espanol.

Vaccine Volunteers Needed

The Vaccine Research Center is recruiting men and women between the ages of 18 and 60 who do not have HIV. They are asked to participate in a study to test the safety of an experimental HIV vaccine. Participants will be compensated and receive free medical exams and tests. The vaccine will not infect participants with HIV. Call toll free 1-866-833-LIFE to help scientists develop an HIV vaccine.

Healthy Adults Needed

NIMH is seeking healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 45 to participate in a memory study. Individuals must be able to see at least 3 feet away without the use of glasses or contact lenses. Participants will be interviewed and will complete a memory task during which physiological functioning will be recorded. Call 402-9347 for information.

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 completing the study will be paid. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Female Volunteers Needed

NIMH seeks healthy females ages 40-50 to participate in longitudinal studies of the perimenopause. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles and be medication free. Hormonal evaluations, symptom rating completion and interviews will be performed. Subjects will be paid. Call 496-9576.

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