WOMEN TREATED WITH ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE – FITNESS MAGAZINE. I’m looking for women between the ages of 21 and 39 who’ve been treated successfully for conditions other than cancer with alternative medicine — acupuncture, massage therapy, hypnotherapy, etc. — who’d be willing to talk about their experiences. Source’s health professionals will also be asked to talk about the treatments. No phone calls, please. Need leads by tomorrow, July 25.
PREVENTING COMPUTER-RELATED INJURIES – WOMAN’S WORLD. For an article about computer-related injuries, I’m looking for experts who can offer tips on preventing eye strain, repetitive stress injuries, etc. No phone calls, please. Need leads by August 7.
COLDS, THE FLU AND THE GYM – MEN’S FITNESS. For an article about colds and flu at the gym, I’m looking for experts who can answer the following: Can stress and overzealous training compromise your immune system? Does your blood volume drop over time, leaving you vulnerable? Do healthy athletes suffer more or less during flu season? Should you work out when you’re sick? Is the gym an easy place to get sick? What precautions should you take at the gym? How long can germs live on equipment? No phone calls, please. Need leads by July 30.
BENEFITS OF WALKING – HERALD-MAIL (MD). I’m looking for sources who can talk about the health benefits of walking, even for those who are out of shape and wary of starting an intensive workout regimen. Does walking, even if at nothing more than standard pace, make that much of a difference? The Herald-Mail is a Hagerstown-based daily serving Washington County, Md., as well as parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. No phone calls, please. Need leads by Thursday, August 2.
MEMORY – WASHINGTON POST. I’m looking for experts who can talk about memory — whether and how it can be improved, the kinds of information that are most easily lost over the summer by students, and what a photographic memory really is. No phone calls, please. Need leads by Monday, July 30.