Hospital Seeks Female Volunteers for Research Study into Bone Loss

October 23, 2006

The Helen Hayes Hospital Clinical Research Center in West Haverstraw is currently recruiting women to participate in a new research study examining treatments for osteoporosis.

To be eligible for the study, a woman must be postmenopausal, in general good health, have osteoporosis as determined by bone mineral density tests or prior osteoporosis related fractures, and either on no treatment currently or on the medications Fosamax or Actonel for at least one year.

Individuals who qualify and participate in the study will receive free treatment with the osteoporosis medication Forteo. Forteo reduces the risk for spine and other non-spine fractures in postmenopausal women. Participants will be reimbursed for time and travel.

For additional information about this study or to learn more about bone health, contact a research nurse: Nancy Barbuto R.N. @ (845) 786-4804, Lillian Woelfert R.N. @ (845) 786-4828, or JoAnn Cruz R.N. @ (845) 786-4802.