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November 16, 2009

Volunteers needed for two medical studies

FREDERICK, Md. - The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center of Maryland is looking for volunteers to participate in a study for those diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

Candidates should be 18 or older, diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, and taking a disease-modifying medication.

Eligible candidates will receive, at no cost, study-related exams and physician visits, laboratory tests, reimbursement for time and travel.

The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center of Maryland is also looking for volunteers for a 28-week research study of an oral investigational drug for subjects with rheumatoid arthritis receiving Methotrexate.

Candidates should be 18 or older, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, taking a disease-modifying drug.

Eligible candidates will receive, at no cost, study-related drug, study-related exams and physician visits, laboratory tests, compensation for participation and travel.

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For information or if you think you're eligible for one of these research studies, call 301-694-5800 or 888-717-8839.

Maintain, Don't Gain program under way

RANSON,W.Va. - Healthier Jefferson County is sponsoring a holiday program to help people maintain their current weight over the holidays.

Sign-up and weigh-in will be today through Wednesday, Nov. 25, during regular business hours at Shepherd University Wellness Center, Clarion Health Spa and Fitness Center, Curves in Charles Town, Energy Fitness, Gold's Gym, Jefferson County Community Center at Sam Michaels Park, Harpers Ferry Family Medicine Center or Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic.

Weigh-out will be Monday, Jan. 4, through Friday, Jan. 8, at the same locations.

Participants who complete the program may attend a celebration at Clarion Hotel in January. Those who have maintained their weight will be eligible for prize drawings.

For information, call Judy Matlick at 304-728-7413, ext. 3, or e-mail judy.matlick@mail.wvu.edu .

Author publishes book 'Protect Your Health'

Judy S. Walter, author of "Winning the Battle - A Self-Help Guide for Cancer Patients," has recently published her second book, "Protect Your Health." This book is written for the general public.

Walter, a life-long student of nutritional therapy, is a firm believer in Ben Franklin's saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Her book details ways to improve your health or stay healthy, reduce stress, lists beneficial foods and supplements. It is a road map for healthy living.

A graduate of Shippensburg University, Walter is a local high school English teacher.

"Protect Your Health" is available at Amazon.com or through any store linked to the Ingram distribution system. ISBN 978-0-578-03599-4. The book costs $10.95.

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