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eNews June 2022

   June 2022 CLINICAL HIGHLIGHTS: PNS Meeting 2022   The Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS) Annual Meeting was held in Miami in May 2022. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is pleased to be able to provide a summary of some of the clinical studies presented at the conference.   Read more. The Global Burden of Polyneuropathy   FPN’s Executive Director …

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eNews May 2022

   May 2022 Q&A with Dr. Shanna Patterson   During FPN’s most recent webinar, Lindsay Colbert, FPN Executive Director, was able to get answers to many popular patient questions from Dr. Shanna Patterson. Watch recording. Addressing Low Vitamin D Levels to Reduce PN Risk   Researchers found that low levels of vitamin D and the …

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eNews April 2022

    April 2022 Advocacy Update: Call to Action   FPN is continuing its campaign to make funding available for research on peripheral neuropathy. We need your help… again!   FPN (and the scientific community) were pleased to see that over $8 million in grant funding was awarded to research focused on peripheral neuropathy under …

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eNews March 2022

    March 2022 Healthy Eating for PN: Tempeh and Meat Alternatives   Ready to try something new? Chef Bill Nolan shares another recipe in his series of tips for healthy eating. This month’s article highlights meat alternatives, with a recipe for tempeh tacos. Learn about tempeh, and try Chef Bill’s tempeh tacos. Bariatric Surgery …

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Healthy Eating for PN: Tempeh and Meat Alternatives

Chef Bill Nolan shares some ideas on how to cook with meat alternatives and plant-based proteins. Wondering about Meat Alternatives? By now we’ve probably all been exposed to alternatives to meat, if not in our own kitchens then through the extensive marketing that is done by companies selling these new products. We can all benefit …

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eNews February 2022

   February 2022 DOD’s PRMRP Neuropathy Research Awards   The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) has determined the grant applications that it wishes to award for fiscal year 2021. In this first year that applications were accepted for research in peripheral neuropathy, 41 applications out of over 1000 applications received focused …

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eNews January 2022

   January 2022 PNRR Research Study on Vitamin B6   Vitamin B6 toxicity is known to be a cause of peripheral neuropathy. There is debate regarding the threshold at which intake levels can cause neurological symptoms through vitamin B6. In a 2021 study from the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR), funded by the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN), researchers asked if elevated …

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eNews December 2021

    December 2021 President Joe Biden Diagnosed with Neuropathy   Recently, President Joe Biden was diagnosed with mild sensory neuropathy (a form of idiopathic neuropathy) in both feet. FPN is coordinating efforts to do the appropriate follow-ups, and we will keep you posted in the New Year.   Learn more about President Biden’s diagnosis …

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eNews November 2021

   November 2021 Old Cancer Drug May Have New Purpose: Treating Chronic Pain   Over the years, several drugs that were developed to treat medical conditions such as epilepsy and depression have been repurposed as treatments for chronic pain. Pregabalin (Lyrica) and duloxetine (Cymbalta) are just two examples. Another drug that used to be used …

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eNews October 2021

  October 2021 A Comprehensive Guide to the Top Pain-Relieving Devices on the Market Managing chronic pain takes work. Between appointments with your doctor, pain specialist, physical therapist, acupuncturist, and massage therapist, there are medications to keep up with, diet, exercise, and stress-reduction routines to follow – we know that the struggle is real. Through …

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