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Pediatric Migraine Studies

A child’s mind is no place for migraine! As you know, migraine attacks can interfere with a person’s everyday life. And migraines in children can look differently from migraines in adults. This is why we wanted to make you aware…

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A Letter to Pain

About 11 years ago my daughter was a sophomore in high school. Like all children her age, she was horsing around with her friends and unsuspectingly suffered a lower back injury. It took a few months for the injury to…

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Heads UP – Episode 113: Migraine at School

The Migraine at School Program is in place to make sure every student has the opportunity to flourish at school. In this week’s episode of Heads UP Lindsay Weitzel, Ph.D. chats with Amy Graham and Elizabeth Henry Weyher of the…

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College Students and Migraine Triggers

Migraine in college students is often caused by stress, anxiety, fatigue, and diet. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) supports college students who experience migraine and headache through Migraine University. The program provides advice on healthier lifestyle choices that can help…

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Isa’s “Thunderbooms and Bellybooms”

My name is Isa. I’m nine years old and this is how migraines effect me.

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Maggie's Story

Maggie’s Story

A life with migraines

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Heads UP – Episode 85: Nerivio for Adolescents

In Episode 85 of Heads UP, Dr. Lindsay Weitzel and Dr. Timothy Smith discuss the FDA’s recent approval of Nerivio for use in children older than 12 years of age. Nerivio is a smartphone-controlled wearable device used for the acute…

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January 2021 HEADFIRST Newsletter

NHF- January 2021 Newsletter https://headaches.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/NHF-January-2021-Newsletter.pdf

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Tips for Helping Your Child Deal With Headache in School

When you think about someone experiencing headache disorders, you probably think of an adult. But many kids complain of headaches, too, and for some of the very same reasons as adults. As children and teens prepare to return to school,…

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Causes of Headache in College Students

Many people experience headache disorders, often due to triggers related to their age, gender, health, and overall lifestyle. College students are no different. In fact, these young and seemingly healthy individuals often lead lifestyles that put them at a very…

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Calming My Storm – Aanya’s Story

The ironic tragedy of neurological disorders is that the human brain fails to comprehend itself. Unfortunately in the case of migraine disease, there has historically been a limited understanding of the underlying pathology of the disease. Even in the cases…

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Heads UP – Episode 56: Migraine and Moms, Raising the Next Generation of Advocates

Dr. Lindsay Weitzel and Shirley Kessel, Executive Director of Miles for Migraine discuss what it is like being moms with migraine and raising children with migraine disease. How do we empower our families who are impacted by migraine disease? How…

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