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February 2017
Stem Cell Research Shows Potential but Current Treatments Could be Dangerous
Stem Cell Research 
Desperate for help, patients turn to stem cell therapy for treatment and cures. Unfortunately most of the therapy claims are unproven and there are huge risks associated with treatments at unregulated clinics. "People with neurologic conditions are particularly vulnerable to unscrupulous claims because so many neurologic disorders are progressive and existing treatments can't alter the course of the disease." These two articles share the story of one patient who suffered terrible consequences and provides updates on current and legitimate research. To read the first article from Neurology Now click here; and a second article from the New York Times click here! 
How Does Cannabis Work & The Benefits and Effects of Medical Cannabis
FPN Cannabis 3 of 5
This is the third and fourth of five installments of a comprehensive review of the use of medical cannabis by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet, a presenter and attendee at the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy's 2016 International Research Symposium where she spoke on the use of medical cannabis. The five parts covers:
  1. The status of legalized medical marijuana and what is dispensed (click here)
  2. The history of cannabis use (click here)
  3. How does cannabis work? (click here)
  4. The benefits and effects of medical cannabis (click here)
  5. How to use medical cannabis (available in March)
Dr. Rosemary Mazanet MD PhD was trained in Internal Medicine (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston) and Medical Oncology (Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston), and has been active in the Biotechnology community for the last 30 years. Currently she is involved in the strategic drug development and is the head of the Scientific Advisory Board for Columbia Care, Inc, a company that grows and dispenses legal medical cannabis in 9 states.   
WalkJoy Wearable Device May Help Improve Balance
FPN Walk Joy
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is committed to sharing news of new treatments and products that some patients find makes living with peripheral neuropathy easier.  Read more click here! 
Recruiting for Clinical Trial: Gene Therapy for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Gene Therapy Clinical Trial
Recruiting is open for participants in the following states: AZ, AK, CA, CT, FL, IL, KS, MN, NY, NC, TX, UT, VA, WA. For more information about eligibility and locations click here!

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New Support Group in Formation - North Huntington, PA
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Please join Dr. Richard Morgan for his first support group meeting on:
Thursday, April 6th at 7 p.m.
the Chapel at Redstone Highlands
12921 Redstone Dr.,
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Anyone interested can contact Dr. Richard Morgan at (724) 864-4205 or by email rlmorganauthor@gmail.com.
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