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The Journey from Headache Week to National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Question: How did National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month start? Answer: The drive for a National Headache Week began during the fall of 1989 in order to gain national political and public support for recognition of headaches and migraines as…

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Ask the Expert: Seasonal Changes and Migraine

Question: I dread the springtime because my migraine attacks get more frequent and much worse in intensity. What do you recommend? Is there something I can do to lessen the severity? Thanks, Susan Answer: Unfortunately allergic rhinitis and asthma are very common…

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Ask the Expert: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Migraine 

Question: I have had an excruciating headache since getting a COVID vaccine. The pain starts at the base of my skull and my temples feel like they are being squeezed in a vice. How long will this pain last? Is…

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Ask the Expert: The COVID-19 Vaccination and Headache

Question: I have had an excruciating headache since getting a COVID vaccine eight hours ago. The pain starts at the base of my skull and my temples feel like they are being squeezed in a vice. How long will this…

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February 2021 HEADFIRST Newsletter

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Mary Franklin Picks 3 With The NHF

Introducing “Pick 3 With The NHF”, an interview series where we will be asking three questions of patient advocates, healthcare providers, supporters, and people living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Mary Franklin was the Executive Director of the National…

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National Headache Foundation Announces Participation in Call-In Radio Program for Veterans

Update: You can watch a recording of the program here: http://bit.ly/NHFradio Leading headache experts from the National Headache Foundation to discuss headache disorders, PTSD and answer veterans’ questions about migraine disease and headache disorders on the Veterans Views radio program….

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January 2021 HEADFIRST Newsletter

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Ask The Expert: Weight Loss Programs with Chronic Migraine

QUESTION: I gained a lot of weight after my two pregnancies and I want to get healthier in 2021, but I live with chronic migraines. Can you tell me the best diet and exercise program for someone who has a…

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December 2020 HEADFIRST Newsletter

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Ask the Expert: What is a migraine?

Q and A with Dr. Merle Diamond, president and managing director of Diamond Headache Clinic, and board member of the National Headache Foundation What causes headache? Headache is due to traction, pulling, or pressure on any pain-sensitive structure in the…

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November 2020 HEADFIRST Newsletter

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