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Vol. LXI, No. 7
April 3, 2009

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Like To Learn More about Overcoming Barriers to Exercise?

If you are an African-American adult female, consider becoming part of a research study to identify motivations to exercise, exercise patterns, barriers to exercise and solutions to overcome them. Share your personal experiences and opinions in an effort to develop a health program to successfully manage an exercise routine. Call (301) 295-9718 or send an email to for more information.

Children’s Inn Needs Bilingual Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff the welcome desk and assist with educational programming. Welcome desk volunteers greet families as they arrive and provide front-line customer service in person and by telephone. Educational aides provide English tutoring to non-English-speaking residents. Welcome desk shifts include: Friday evenings 4:30 to 8:30, Saturdays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Educational aide schedules vary. Volunteer requirements include: must speak fluent Spanish, excellent verbal communication skills, ability to respond flexibly and resourcefully to the functions of the position, satisfactory completion of volunteer application, background checks and in-processing procedures. For more information contact Laura King, or (301) 451-9454.

Drinkers Needed for Study

Do you drink alcohol? Drink daily or almost daily? Are you between the ages of 24 and 60? NIAAA is seeking men and women to study whether a medication for smoking cessation (Chantix) may affect drinking. Volunteers should be healthy and drug-free. Qualified subjects will be reimbursed for their participation. The study lasts 9 weeks and requires 5 outpatient visits and one overnight visit at the Clinical Center. For more details, call (301) 451-0308.

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