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Knowledge is power. 

We know that. 

It’s why we offer tools to help those affected by neuropathy live fuller, richer lives.
  • It’s why our meetings feature expert speakers.  
  • It’s why we maintain a lending library of helpful, relevant literature. 
  • It’s what drives our website. 
  • It’s why we foster communication and strive for a sense of community among our members.
  • And it’s why we educate the general public, as well as medical practitioners, about the disease.
Each person brings a unique story and a different perspective to a common disease.  Bring yours and join us.

Austin Clinical Trial Needs Participants

Hands Feet & Heart Medical Director Dr. Sara Austin is participating with the University of Kansas in a federally funded trial to test the comparative effectiveness of 4 medications for idiopathic painful sensory neuropathy (not caused by diabetes).  
These medications are Mexilitine, Nortiptyline, Lyrica and Cymbalta.  
The trial lasts for 3 months and will involve at least 2 clinic visits.  Interested participants should not currently be on any of these medications and if taking gabapentin (Neurontin) would need to stop before the trial. If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact info@handsfeetheart.org with your name and contact information.


Hands Feet & Heart
Austin Celebrates National Neuropathy Week
Members of one of our support groups hold purple neuropathy ribbons in recognition of National Neuropathy Week at a recent meeting. Affecting 1 in 15 people in the US, neuropathy is probably the most common disease that many people have never heard of. 
 Read the Fall Newsletter Online!

Next Meetings
Austin - West Austin - Northwest Hills Georgetown/Sun City
January 10
Topic: "One Man's Journey with Neuropathy"; discussion
Speaker: 
 
Gene Richardson (video)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

January 26
Topic: Orthotic Solutions for Neuropathy Treatment
Speaker: Nicole LCO , Hanger Orthotics
1:30-2:30 PM

January 12
Topic:  Caring for Your Feet
Speaker:  Dr. Harvey Lisch, DPM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 


February 14
Topic: TBA
Speaker: 
TBA
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

February 23
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
1:30-2:30 PM

February 9
Topic:  TBA
Speaker:  TBA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 


 

 
athenahealth Contributes to HFH
Hands Feet & Heart is proud to announce a gift of $5,000 in 2014 from the local office of athenacare in recognition of our ongoing efforts to improve the health of and provide support to those affected by neuropathy. This generous gift will help our 3-year old organization move to a new level in fulfilling its mission of raising awareness about neuropathy in the healthcare community, educating members about their disease and fostering a nurturing environment where they are able to support each other.
   
 Estimate your out-of-pocket health care costs Understanding the Affordable Care Act
The National Health Council (NHC) has created a tool to "de-mystify" the Affordable Care Act.  Their website is an evolving work in progress, and the NHC encourages your input to help them improve the site.  Use the link above to explore your options.



Website use/disclaimers

CAUTION
This website has been designed for informational and educational purposes only.  It contains basic information about neuropathy and is not intended to answer individual questions or in any way substitute for informed medical advice from a physician.  You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider, and Hands Feet & Heart strongly encourages you to consult a neurologist about your symptoms and condition.  Hands Feet & Heart does not endorse any treatments, medications, articles, abstracts or products discussed herein.

USE OF CONTENT
Prior written consent from Hands Feet & Heart is required in order to download, print or distribute via print or electronic format for any commercial use.  All material may be downloaded, printed or distributed for personal use, with the excepection of third-party content that may be protected by the owner of that content.  Copies of Hands Feet & Heart brochures are available by e-mailing info@handsfeetheart.org.