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DECEMBER 2017
The Latest in Peripheral Neuropathy Research, from the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy
The Latest in PN Research
Lindsay Colbert, Executive Director of the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, was interviewed on #GivingTuesday (11/28/2017) for her take on the latest in peripheral neuropathy research.
 
Says Colbert, "With more awareness given to this condition and more attention given to PN research, I'm optimistic that we'll soon have more answers to share with our patients and healthcare providers."

Read more of this interview here.
Treating Nerve Pain
Treating Nerve Pain
Neuropathy is excruciating for some people. Here's why - and how - you can treat it.
 
Cannabis for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Cannabis for DPN
With diabetes on the rise in the United States, peripheral neuropathy will also trend higher than ever. 70% of diabetics are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and many are struggling with coping with their pain.
 
There is ample evidence that cannabis increases nerve growth factor and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve pain that is caused by peripheral neuropathy. Read more
Researchers Test Novel Drug to Prevent Onset of Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathy
Research Test Novel Drug to Prevent CIDP
One of the main adverse effects of certain chemotherapeutics used in the treatment of cancers is peripheral neuropathy, which can cause tingling, numbness, pain or alterations in the functionality of patients, among others. This complication, so far, has been regarded as a "price to pay." 
 
 Read More    
FPN Supprt Groups
New Support Group in Texas! 
 
Houston
Saturday, January 27th from 1 - 2:30 p.m.   
Will feature an educational program with a local neurologist specializing in neuropathy, followed by group sharing and introductions.  All patients and caregivers affected by neuropathy are welcome!
 
Location: Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77079  
 
For questions about any of the above meetings, contact the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas at (512) 553-9130 or info@neuropathyalliancetx.org or visit neuropathyalliancetx.org.
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