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Women's Health/Contraception

1. Do You Have Jaw Muscle Pain?

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland Dental School are looking for female volunteers with TMJD pain to participate in a research study to investigate the effects of three different types of treatment on pain and sleep symptoms of TMJD.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a woman
  • Are between 18-60 years of age
  • Have experienced ongoing jaw pain for three months or more
  • Have trouble sleeping

Participation involves:

  • Free TMJD diagnostic evaluation
  • Interviews and questionnaires
  • Sensory testing procedures
  • Blood samples
  • At-home sleep study
  • Free non-medication pain management techniques for TMJD-related difficulties

The duration of the study is 20 weeks. Participants will earn $25 for the initial screening and up to $625 for the remainder of the study (parking reimbursement included).

For more information, please call 410-550-8099.

PI: Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D.

2. Do You Have Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Difficulty concentrating, poor attention, difficulty with multi-tasking
  • Fatigue or lack of energy to do normal activities
  • Insomnia or non-refreshing sleep

The Johns Hopkins Center for Restless Legs Syndrome and Center for Sleep Disorders is looking for women 18 years or older who have iron deficiency anemia. Our study attempts to provide improved treatment options for women with iron deficiency anemia and investigate how genetics can impact sleep problems related to anemia.

If you have iron deficiency anemia and some of the symptoms mentioned above, you may be eligible for a one-week study. Participants can earn up to $300 by participating in the study.

To learn more about this study or to enroll, please call 410-550-1046.

PI: Christoper Earley, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.