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 here.

Comedian George Lopez Sheds Light on Neuropathy and Kidney Disease


In the latest issue of Brain&Life magazine, comedian George Lopez shares his personal journey with kidney disease and neuropathy and how he raises awareness for both—all while promoting better health in the Latino community. FPN Board Member, Dr. A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, is quoted in the article.


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Small Fiber Neuropathy Rising in the US,

But Why Is a Mystery


The incident rate of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) seems to have increased over the past 20 years, according to a study published recently in the journal Neurology. FPN PNRR Principal Investigator, Dr. Rob Singleton of the University of Utah is quoted in the study and the article.


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Understanding Neuropathy Pain:

Watch this Video!


Moderated by U.S. Pain Foundation CEO Nicole Hemmenway, this discussion features Dr. Helen Blake, a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Board-Certified Pain Management specialist who discusses the causes of neuropathic pain and treatment options.

Watch now.

As part of the U.S. Pain Foundation’s educational focus on Neuropathic Pain in November, the group also produced an educational handout on neuropathic pain.

View handout.

A Million Dollar Gift with Impact


FPN is pleased to announce the recent pledge of $1,000,000 from a generous supporter. This transformative gift will be designated for research, focused on the connection between peripheral neuropathy and patient lifestyle.

To learn more about this gift and about our Legacy Giving opportunities, please read on.

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Association of Painful HIV Neuropathy with Aberrant Expectation of Pain Relief


Mechanisms underlying chronic neuropathic pain associated with HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy are poorly understood, yet 40% of those with distal neuropathy (or 20% of all people with HIV) suffer from this debilitating condition. This limited-sample study is one of few that explores the possible cause and relief of polyneuropathy pain related to HIV.

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AmazonSmile & FPN


When doing your shopping this holiday season, please consider selecting the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) as your charity of choice, as a portion of your shopping bill will come back to us! 

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Happy Holidays to you and yours!


the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy


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The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy provides education and support today

as we walk toward a cure for tomorrow.

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