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March 2017
Driving with Peripheral Neuropathy
FPN Driving with PN
Living with the pain, burning, numbness, etc. of peripheral neuropathy is life changing. When PN threatens your independence by leaving you unable to drive safely, there may be some options for you to consider. Read more  click here! 
Part 5: How to Use Medical Cannabis
FPN Part 5 - Medical Cannabis
This is the final installment 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 cover:
  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 (click here)
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.   
Fighting War on Chronic Pain With OTC Drugs, Many Patients Unaware of Dangers
Fighting War on Chronic Pain 
The results of a study present at PAINWeek 2016 in Las Vegas discovered most patients who manage their pain with medication are unschooled about the risks of those medications as well as how those risks change with dose. To vote  click here! 
Looking at a Virtual Hand Reduces the Pain in Your Real Hand
Looking at a Virtual Hand

This article examines the use of virtual reality technology as a therapeutic tool for pain.  Read more click here!

  
"Vote to Donate" Facebook Charity Contest
Vote to Donate
Starting March 16th Bill Kay Nissan will award the non-profit organization with the most votes on their Facebook poll $500! Each Facebook account is allowed one vote per day, and will accept votes until March 31st at midnight. Please share the voting post on the 16th so your Facebook friends can view and vote as well! Read more click here!    
 
Announcements:
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
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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.
 
Paint Nite Fundraiser - Calgary Neuropathy Association
Calgary Neuropathy Association
Explore your inner artist while raising money for the Calgary Neuropathy Association. A local artist will assist and inspire us while we mix and mingle. Paint Nite will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Calgary Neuropathy Association....so bring your friends, and let's get together for a night of creativity for a great cause.

Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m
. $45
Jack Astors 
9823 Macleod Trail SW 
Anyone interested can contact Sylvia at (403) 217-1778 or Linda (403) 852-2495

Tickets:  paintnite.com Scroll to March 23, Click on Misty Mountain Sunrise -OR-
calgaryneuropathy.com click on link
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