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Vol. LVII, No. 23
November 18, 2005

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Heart Failure and Diabetes Study
If you or someone you know has heart failure/diabetes, call today for study information: 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 03-H-0217.

Healthy Volunteers Needed
Healthy volunteers, ages 18-44, are wanted to participate in an investigational preventive HIV vaccine study conducted at NIH. Medical tests will determine eligibility. Compensation provided. Call 1-866-833-LIFE (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 02-I-0127.

Stopping Your Estrogen Therapy?
NIMH is investigating whether mood, anxiety and irritability occur when you stop taking your estrogen or estrogen/progesterone combination therapy. Participants should be ages 45-60, have a past history of perimenopausal mood symptoms responsive to estrogen therapy (ET) or combination therapy, be currently taking ET or combination therapy and be in good physical health. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Jet Lag Study Recruits
NIH researchers are looking for travelers going east 6-8 time zones to study the effects of replacing hormones disrupted by jet travel. Participants will take a study medication (hydrocortisone, melatonin or placebo), fill out questionnaires and obtain salivary samples. Travel stay of 4-10 days at destination required. Healthy adults, ages 18-65 call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Compensation provided for a completed study. Refer to study 05-CH-0037.

Perimenopausal Depression Study
Are you experiencing mood disturbances and has your menstrual cycle been irregular for at least 6 months? You may be an excellent participant in the NIMH study of phytoestrogens in the treatment of perimenopausal mood symptoms. This 8-week study is seeking women ages 40-60 years old in good physical health and medication free. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair at (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 02-M-0120.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Study
Tell us your rheumatoid arthritis story, by participating in a medical research study at NIH. You can participate in this study if you are 18 years old or older and diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. All study-related tests are provided at no cost, and you will be compensated. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 02-AR-0170.

Healthy Volunteers Needed
Volunteers ages 18-65 who are employed and able to complete a health and employment benefits survey are asked to call (240) 353-7238 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for more information. Refer to study 05-CC-0008. Compensation is provided.