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Vol. LIX, No. 2
January 26, 2007

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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 45-65, have a past history of perimenopausal mood symptoms responsive to estrogen therapy or combination therapy and be in good physical health. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Are You Nearing the Perimenopause?

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, seeks healthy female volunteers ages 40-50 to participate in longitudinal studies of the perimenopause. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles and be medication-free. Periodic hormonal evaluations, symptom ratings and occasional interviews will be performed. Participants will be paid. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Heart Disease Risk Factors Study for African Americans

Healthy volunteers are needed for a study investigating the relationship of obesity to heart disease risk factors in healthy, non-diabetic African-American men and pre-menopausal women between ages 18-49. Specifically, the study is looking at risk factors for triglyceride concentration and the triglyceride-related risk factors of unhealthy cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and body fat distribution. There will be a series of four outpatient visits to the Clinical Center, in which participants will have body fat analyses, EKG, blood tests including cholesterol profiles, an oral glucose tolerance test, resting energy expenditure and an intravenous glucose tolerance test. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 402-7119 for information. Refer to protocol 99-DK-0002.

Men and Women Needed

Men and women ages 55-65 are needed to participate in a study of alcohol metabolism and responses. Study participation includes one 3-hour screening visit and two 8-hour study visits. Participants must be social drinkers in good health. Compensation will be provided for time and participation. If interested contact Shilpa at (301) 451-0308 or email

Tongue Study Needs Volunteers

Individuals with tongue weakness or tongue movement coordination problems are needed for NIH research study. For more information call 1-866-444-2214, TTY 1-866-411-1010. Refer to study 01-CC-0044.

Study of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Do you have ankylosing spondylitis? Consider volunteering for an NIH research study. Compensation is provided. For information call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 03-AR-0130.

Anthrax Vaccine Study

NICHD anthrax vaccine study (04-CH-0283) seeks healthy volunteers ages 18-45. This vaccine is expected to be as effective as the licensed anthrax vaccine (AVA) but it is purer and should be safer. Medical tests will determine eligibility. For more information call 1-877-444-9980 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Compensation is provided.

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