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To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering

 

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We have collected the most comprehensive information on headache disorder and migraine disease, which we make freely available to you. Every day, our physician finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options, to neurologists and headache specialists.

Resources & Tools

Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to people living with headache disorder and migraine disease, health care professionals, and the media.

Webinars

The National Headache Foundation hosts a weekly podcast and webinars with experts in headache to talk about various related topics and answer your questions.

Research & Trials

The National Headache Foundation has a long history of funding significant and ground-breaking research on headache and migraine disease. Learn more about our past studies, research and results since 2007.

Seymour Diamond, MD, AQH
April 15, 1925 – October 11, 2019

Doctor Seymour Diamond was the National Headache Foundation’s Executive Chair and one of its founders. Doctor Diamond was Director Emeritus and Founder of the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago, Illinois. Previously, he served as Adjunct Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, as well as Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine of The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois. From 2009 through 2010, he was also a Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine (Neurology), Loyola University Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois.

Doctor Diamond received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1977. In November 2002, he received the President’s Award from The Chicago Medical School Alumni Association.

Doctor Diamond served as editor for 16 publications. In addition, he has published over 500 articles in the professional literature. Doctor Diamond has authored or co-authored over 63 books, including Diagnosing and Managing Migraine, 7th edition (2008); Headache Through the Ages (with Mary A. Franklin, 2005); Conquering Your Migraine (with Mary A. Franklin, 2001); Headache and Your Child (with Amy Diamond, 2001), and The Headache Godfather (with Charlie Morey, 2015). With Donald J. Dalessio, he has co-edited five editions of The Practicing Physician’s Approach to Headache. In 2015, he served as Editor of the textbook, Headache and Migraine: Biology and Management.

Doctor Diamond lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has held more than 30 professional association offices in the past. In 1988, he was the first recipient of the Migraine Trust Lectureship, from the British Migraine Trust. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Study of Headache, in 1999.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Elaine Flamm Diamond, as well as his three daughters – Judi ( the late Nathan) Diamond-Falk, Dr. Merle Diamond, and Amy (Charlie Morey) Diamond. He was devoted to his grandchildren: Brian Diamond-Falk (Dr. Katherine Diamond-Falk), Emily (Alex) Horowitz, Max (Debbie) Barack, Michael Barack, Jacob Barack, and Zachary Barack; and to his great-grandchildren (Zevon, Oliver, and Veronica Diamond-Falk). He is also survived by his sister, Idell (the late Fred) Applebaum, and many nieces and nephews.

The family has requested contributions be made to the National Headache Foundation.

About the NHF

Over the past 49 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time, and with aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires nuanced and adaptable insight.

ADVOCACY

Represent people living with headache disorder and migraine disease in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.

AWARENESS

Increase public awareness regarding headache disease and migraine disorder and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.

EDUCATION

Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to people living with headache disorder and migraine disease, health care professionals, and the media.

RESEARCH

Support research into potential headache causes and treatments.

Over the past 49 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache disorder and migraine disease as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time, and with aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires nuanced and adaptable insight.

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ADVOCACY

Represent people living with headache disorder and migraine disease in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.

AWARENESS

Increase public awareness regarding headache and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.

EDUCATION

Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to patients, health care professionals, and the media.

RESEARCH

Support research into potential headache causes and treatments.

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Almost 40 million Americans live with migraine disease and headache disorder. People living with invisible illness often feel isolated and alone.

We want to shine a light on the millions of Americans living with invisible illness! The National Headache Foundation invites all patients and their caregivers to share their unique journey.

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