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January 2023

FPN Funds $90,000 for Anti-MAG Research

Through the generosity of our donors, we’re able to support the IMAGiNe study with a $150,000 research grant to fund new patient enrollment. $90,000 of these funds, spent in December 2022, resulted in over 150 new patients enrolling in the study for this rare form of PN.

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PN Advocacy Update

In 2021, FPN’s advocacy work was rewarded, resulting in over $8 million in funds for peripheral neuropathy research. Thanks to our continued advocacy efforts in 2022, the condition has been renewed for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 as part of the annual Defense Appropriations Act approved by Congress.

In 2023, we will continue our work to preserve this designation, and expand our efforts to the NIH.

Read the full update.

Helping Cancer Survivors with Neuropathy

Partners and family members of cancer survivors with chemo-related neuropathy are needed for a research project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. The project is developing an instructional program on how to reduce a loved one’s symptoms by using simple massage techniques at home. 

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FPN Welcomes New Board Member:  Dr. Gregory Maassen

Effective January 1, 2023, Dr. Gregory Maassen joins the FPN team as a Board Director. FPN is pleased and honored to have Gregory join the team.

Meet Gregory.

Photograph by Michelle K. Min via Bon Appétit

Food as Medicine

Dr. Linda Shiue doubles as an internist and a San Francisco Cooking School-trained chef. Her love of food, cooking, travel and Taiwanese background led her to explore the concept of food as key to wellness in her new cookbook. For example, Dr. Shiue explains, ”Spices were our first medicines… and they also add a lot of flavor. When making a curry, you also get the anti-inflammatory power of turmeric—especially when combined with black pepper, which increases its bioavailability.” 

Check out this interview with Dr. Shiue.

Markers of Metabolic Health

The New Year often brings resolutions – an opportunity to set some important, yet achievable goals for our improved wellness. Many focus on physical changes, which can include exercise, healthier eating or even shifting metabolic performance. This article on metabolic health is for anyone who wants to optimize metabolic health by changing their lifestyle, and possibly shed a few pounds in the process. Happy New Year!

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