Heads UP: Episode 131: Stuck in Bed

It is normal for our thoughts to try and dip low when we are stuck in bed or in a dark room with a bad migraine. But did you know that our mood and our thoughts actually affect our pain…

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Headache Medicine Certification Exam Deadline is August 23

Practitioners Who Care for Patients with Migraine Diseases and Headache Disorders Should Review Updated Qualifications and Register Soon   The National Headache Foundation (NHF) announced its Fall certification exam for its Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (AQH) program….

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Heads UP – Episode 130: Healthy Weight, Sugar & Migraine or Did my Doctor Just Talk About Weight in My Headache Appointment?

Heads UP – Episode 130: There seems to be a lot of talk lately about doctors who brought up weight within conversations about migraine treatment. This might come across as inappropriate and insensitive when we are asking for help with…

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An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

Kathleen O’Shea recently published So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature. We asked Kathleen a few questions about her journey living with migraine disease and her decision to write a book. Can you tell us about yourself? I…

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988 Crisis Suicide Hotline

New Suicide and Crisis Hotline

The Federal Communications Commission has designated 988 as the new three-digit dialing code that routes callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255)). This easy-to-remember number became available to everyone in the United States starting on July 16, 2022….

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Save the Date for the 36th Annual Gala

Save the Date for the 36th Annual Gala

The Renaissance Hotel Chicago will be the site of the National Headache Foundation’s 36th Annual Gala. The festive evening will consist of cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, music, dancing, and we will be honoring the 2022 Headache Heroes, The Ellen…

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Heads UP – Episode 129: New Data Shows Delay in Anti-CGRP Medication Response for Some

Heads UP – Episode 129: New Data Shows Delay in Anti-CGRP Medication Response for Some Have you been failed by the anti-CGRP monoclonal antibody treatments? How long did you trial them before deciding they did not work? Brand new data…

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Heads UP – Episode 128: Estrogen and Migraine Controversy

Heads UP – Episode 128: Estrogen and Migraine Controversy

Heads UP – Episode 128: Estrogen and Migraine Controversy Have you been told you cannot be prescribed estrogen or estrogen-containing birth control pills because you have migraine with aura? This week’s episode of Heads UP is on the Estrogen and…

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Raise Awareness and Reduce the Stigma of Migraine and Headache Disorders

By Jill Dehlin One in seven people have migraine.  Chances are if you don’t have it, you know someone who does. It is the most disabling condition among women of childbearing age, and the second most disabling condition on the…

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Seven Second Freeze Challenge Reaches 50 Million Americans

The National Headache Foundation’s (NHF) Seven Second Freeze Challenge to boost awareness and research for headache disorders and migraine disease has reached 50 million Americans in its first two weeks. Six hundred broadcast and print outlets have covered the interactive…

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2022 Headache Heroes Award Nominations Sought by National Headache Foundation

Four people from around the nation will be recognized for exemplifying the National Headache Foundation’s (NHF) mission and will receive a 2022 Headache Heroes award. Tom Dabertin, NHF Executive Director/CEO, said “each year our Executive Committee selects Headache Heroes who…

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Heads UP – Episode 127: The Seven Second Freeze Challenge

Heads UP – Episode 127: The Seven Second Freeze Challenge In this week’s episode of Heads UP, Dr. Lindsay Weitzel chats with Tom Dabertin about the National Headache Foundation (NHF) call to action for Americans to “drink and donate” as…

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