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Winter Blues Study Recruits
Do you hibernate in the winter? If you notice that you feel fatigued and down and that your sleeping and eating habits change in the winter, you may be eligible to participate in a research study on seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Diagnostic assessment and treatment consisting of light therapy, psychotherapy or their combination will be offered. There is no charge for participation in the study. Interested volunteers, 18 or older, are invited to call the Uniformed Services University seasonality treatment study for more information, (301) 295-9718.

Healthy Twins Needed
The Child Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, seeks healthy twins age 5-16 to participate in a study of the brain. The visit involves a brain MRI (which uses no radiation), physical exam, computer testing and an "ouchless" blood draw. Twins will be paid $160 each and will receive a souvenir photo of their brain. For more information call 496-4319.

Female Volunteers Needed
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research seeks people 18 to 65 with early onset or later stage TMD (temporomandibular disorder) for a study testing treatment medications against placebo. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222.

Diabetic Volunteers Needed
Seeking diabetic volunteers ages 18-65 on oral diabetic medications or diet controlled, for screening of vitamin C blood level. Must be off vitamin C supplements at least 1 month prior to screening blood level. Payment of $25 for blood level determination. Possible eligibility for further studies dependent on vitamin C level. Contact Gail Sullivan at 496-3244.

Healthy Children Needed
Seeking diabetic volunteers ages 18-65 on oral diabetic medications or diet controlled, for screening of vitamin C blood level. Must be off vitamin C supplements at least 1 month prior to screening of blood level. Payment of $25 for blood level determination. Possible eligibility for further studies dependent on vitamin C level. Contact Gail Sullivan at 496-3244.

Hypertensives Needed for Study
Seeking volunteers with high blood pressure ages 18-55 to participate in insulin studies. If you are on medication to control blood pressure, you must be able to be off your medication for two 1-week periods and be able to monitor your blood pressure daily while off the medications. Payment of $300 with completion of two separate outpatient studies. Contact Gail Sullivan at 496-3244.

Attention Female Computer Users
Do you experience work-related pain, numbness or tingling in your fingers, hands or wrists? 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 research study of job stress and hand/arm symptoms that can help you learn more about your problem. The study includes a $100 payment. For more information call (301) 295-3672.


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