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Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy

In the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy’s March 2019 e-newsletter, Dr. Joseph Breitenstein, a professor of psychology and licensed psychologist at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and two of his students, Jimmy Conway and Anna Larson, invited people with peripheral neuropathies to participate in a survey on coping with peripheral neuropathy. The main part of the …

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Mike’s Story: How I Keep My Exercise Goals

Mike Foxworth, a FPN member and member of the Metro DC Area Support Group, shares how exercising with a group helps him keep his fitness goals. Research suggests that exercise slows the progression of PN. But only if it is REGULAR exercise. We are far more likely to work out regularly if we enjoy it. …

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Phil’s Story: Hand-Controlled Driving Part 2

In Part 1 of his story, Phil, a Charlotte area member and a member of our only Virtual Support Group, shared his experiences with learning to drive in a hands controlled vehicle. He highlighted that as part of this process, he registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles as required. Here, Phil offers an update …

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Introducing: Healthy Eating for Peripheral Neuropathy by Bill Nolan

Introducing our new featured blog: Healthy Eating for Peripheral Neuropathy We all know that healthy eating is vital to our health and may even help manage the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Our new guest contributor, Bill Nolan, will be offering us healthy eating tips and recipes on a monthly basis. Keep checking in for more …

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Donating Your IRA Minimum Distribution to Charity: A “Win-Win” Strategy

Donating Your Minimum Required Distribution to Charity If you have an Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”), the IRS requires you to start taking minimum required distributions (“MRD”) for the year you reach age 70 ½, and for each year after that. You can wait to take the first minimum distribution until April 1 after that year, but …

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Getting Help for Peripheral Neuropathy Social Security Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits for Adults with Peripheral Neuropathy  Approximately 20 million people in the United States seek help for peripheral neuropathy. The condition is a result of damage to the peripheral nerves that typically causes pain, numbness, and weakness especially in the feet and hands. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy …

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