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May 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deemed May 12-16, 2016 National Neuropathy Awareness Week!

The cornerstone of The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy's mission is to raise awareness with patients and healthcare professionals about the disease and the resources available to patients. Please share this email with your physicians and other health care providers today and let them know you are part of a community of PN patients trying to stay informed and optimistic. Tell them about our website and Facebook page. The greater awareness there is for PN the better chances there are researchers will work to find a cure.
Getting Help for Peripheral Neuropathy Social Security Benefits
People with peripheral neuropathy often are in severe pain that prevents them from working.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two
Social Secuirty Info
financial programs to help people suffering with peripheral neuropathy: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This article from guest blogger, Deanna Power who is the Community Outreach Manager at Social Security Disability Help, provides excellent information about these two programs and what you can do to qualify. Click here to read more! 
It's not too late to make your voice heard!!
Public Meeting on Neuropathic Pain sponsored by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA Meeting
Don't forget, it's not too late to sign up for The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upcoming public meeting on neuropathic pain associated with peripheral neuropathy to be held on June 10, 2016 from 1pm-5pm (EDT) at the FDA Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. For specific details and more information on how you may participate in person or virtually with your computer click here!
Recording of Recent Webinar on the use of Medical Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain
If you were unable to join us last month for the very
Cannabis Webinar
informative webinar on the use of medical cannabis for neuropathic pain, the recording is now available to premium members on our website media center (see video marked "NEW").  Watch Now!

If you are not yet a premium member you can join today for a donation of $30 or more! 
Research Findings Reveal Potential to Reverse Cancer-Related Nerve Pain
Reverse Caner-Related Pain
A study providing new information aboutneuropathic pain afflicting some 90 percent of cancer patients who have had nerve damage caused by tumors, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation indicates gene therapy as a possible treatment. Read More!

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