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July 15, 1994 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-07-15

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Beaumont seeks volunteers
for blood pressure research

William Beaumont Hospital's Division of Preventive
and Nutritional Medicine-Research Department is
seeking volunteers with high blood pressure for
research studies.

Volunteers over age 18 with a diastolic pressure
of 95 or above are needed for studies of blood
pressure medications. Volunteers will receive free
hypertension information, medications, laboratory
tests, physical examinations and EKGs.

Both male and female volunteers are needed for
the studies.

For more information, or to volunteer, call
Beaumont's Division of Preventive and
Nutritional Medicine at (810) 645-8158.

William Beaumont Hospital

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plays a role in the differentiation
of the brain, particularly those ar-
eas involved in sexual develop-
ment. In studies of rats, whose
brains are still in the stage of ac-
tive differentiation during the first
week of life, Professor Koch and
collaborators showed several
years ago that interfering with
the neonates ability to respond to
GnRH during the first three days
of life led to faulty sexual behav-
ior patterns in the mature male.
"Because the brain is much
more developed in newborn in-
fants than in neonatal rats,"
points out Professor Koch, "there
is no evidence that lack of GnRH
in the milk of infants would lead
to similar behavioral problems."
According to Professor Koch,
the entire range of functions of
GnRH in the brain and other or-
gans has not yet been complete-

ly defined. It is therefore possi-
ble that GnRH assumes in the
infant or in the mother biologi-
cal activities that are, as yet, un-
known. In addition, it is now
known that several neuropep-
tides are present in milk in
greater concentrations than
those in the blood. It is possible
that at least some of them are
also produced by the mammary
gland.
"Since GnRH," he said, "is also
manufactured in the placenta
during embryonic development,
the continuous supply of this key
peptide to the infant, first during
gestation and then via nursing,
cannot be chalked up to coinci-
dence. Mother's milk should,
therefore, not be regarded as a
mere source of nutrition, but as a
major stimulator of developmen-
tal physiology, as well." ❑

Healthy Events
Community-Wide

Support Groups
Free Diabetes Support Group
Potluck Picnic and Nature
Walk sponsored by Botsford
General Hospital, 7 p.m. July
19 at Rotary Park, located on
Six Mile Road at Hubbard (be-
tween Merriman and Farm-
ington). To preregister, call
(810) 477-6100.

Huron Valley Hospital, in con-
junction with Hospice of South-
east Michigan, will host a free
grief support group to provide
encouragement to people who
have lost friends and relatives.
The meetings are held 7 to 9
p.m. at Huron Valley Hospital
in classroom 3B on the first
and third Tuesdays of each
month. Call (810) 360-3314.

Women's Health
The Menopause Support
Group and the Life After Hys-
terectomy Support Group are
holding a free meeting 7:30
p.m. July 19, at the Holiday
Inn of Southfield. A physician
specializing in these problems
will be present. Call (810) 737-
6076.

Volunteers
The Alzheimer's Association is
seeking volunteers to provide
companionship to people with
memory impairments. Volun-
teers receive an extensive ori-
entation and provide
companionship to persons only
minutes from their own home.
Call (810) 557-8277.

Botsford General Hospital is
looking for volunteers to assist
with a variety of resident pro-
grams and clerical functions at

Botsford Continuing Health
Center. The Hospital also
needs a part-time volunteer
who speaks Ukrainian and
English to act as an interpreter
and assist a male resident. Call
Lyn Semeyn, (810) 477-7400.

William Beaumont Hospital's
Department of Gastroenterol-
ogy is seeking volunteers for
four studies to test new med-
ications for the treatment of he-
patitis "B" and "C," viruses
causing inflammation of the
liver.

Volunteers must have been
previously diagnosed with the
disorder. Males or females be-
tween the ages of 18 and 70
may participate. They will re-
ceive a free physical exam and
will be required to visit the hos-
pital about once per month for
a period of one year. Call (810)
551-8185.

Blood Drive

During the summer, blood sup-
plies tend to drop to very low
levels because people are busy
or vacationing. Crittenton Hos-
pital plans to help by holding
its annual Summer Blood Dri-
ve from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. on August 3. Call (810)
652-5100.

Cancer
Catherine McAuley Health
System is sponsoring "Share
and Care for Teens," a free,
five-week program addressing
the unique needs of middle-
and high-school age children
whose parent has a diagnosis
of cancer. To register, call (313)
712-3958. 0

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