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7/23/10 8:45 P

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It always pays to be cautious, but there are some really reputable companies out there doing research.

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7/23/10 5:26 P

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I'd be cautious about enrolling in a research medical study. It may sound like a "good deal", but before participating in a study, do your homework on what they want to do, and ask lots of questions before giving a signed consent to enroll in the study.
I worked as staff in a regulatory office for a couple of years that reviewed research studies....This really isn't a way to get "normal" health care.

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7/23/10 12:27 P

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I don't think there is anything around here like that! It would be interesting if there were! emoticon

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7/23/10 12:24 P

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Universities with a dental assistant program
usually can get free x-rays and free cleaning...
however the downside is how long you are sitting,
for the student and then the instructor!!

But quite a savings, they usually give you the
x-rays to give to your family dentist.

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7/23/10 12:19 P

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I have done some studies and made money also. They are usually pretty interesting and the money is good.

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7/23/10 12:07 P

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If you don't have a university with a medical prodram, try signing up for a independant research study. Do a yahoo local search for "research" and you can at least find a headquarters for a research company.
Be careful what you volunteer for, my sister has long term (minor)issues after a birth control patch study, but some are pretty basic like sit in the pool & wear our sunscreen and make $125 in 4 hours.
The more medically related, the more likely to receive free high end medical tests.
Our local university doesn't work with people who are employed as they want you available at any time/ day that can fit in their schedule at a moments notice. I live too far away for that anyway.....

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Saw this on the SECRETS OF SUCCESS entered by 2.7FUMANCHU.
www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=
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"volunteering to help with research studies at the university" . . . "get free bone scans, blood work, and other tests i would not normally receive."
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