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How Do You Know If You Are Experiencing A Migraine Attack?

Each year, approximately 90% of the U.S. population will experience at least one headache and 13% will experience migraine attacks. Of the 40 million people living with migraine disease in the U.S., only 15-30% will seek medical attention. Migraine is…

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Heads UP – Episode 35: Refractory Migraine – Part 1

Dr. Vincent Martin and Dr. Lindsay Weitzel discuss different types of Refractory Migraine and triggers. This is the first part of a three-part series on Refractory Migraine.

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Heads UP – Episode 7: Low Pressure Headache

By: Lindsay Weitzel, PhD Could your chronic migraines or chronic headaches actually be low pressure headaches? Low pressure headaches are the topic of this week’s episode of Heads UP: the Weekly Podcast of the National Headache Foundation. Low pressure (sometimes…

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Seasonal Changes and Headache

Watch this discussion about seasonal changes and headache with NHF Board President, Dr. Vincent Martin and Lindsay Weitzel, PhD, Migraine Strategist and Migraine Science Writer.

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The Fasting Headache

As the Jewish high holidays approach, one becomes aware that some religious and traditional practices may pose a problem for people living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Fasting is often reported by patients and cited in medical textbooks as…

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How to Get and Use Oxygen to Treat Your Cluster Headaches

Guest blog by Ashley S. Hattle. You can view this and other posts on her cluster headache blog. You know you have cluster headaches. It may have taken months or years, but you finally have an official diagnosis. Hopefully, your…

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Tips on Avoiding Holiday Headache

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and happy memories. But those joyful moments can be associated with stress – from marathon shopping, preparing for celebrations, and traveling. Stress and other stimuli may trigger or increase your headache attacks. The…

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Cluster Headache

Cluster Headache

Cluster headache refers to the characteristic grouping or clustering of attacks. Cluster headaches may also be known as histamine headache, red migraine, Horton’s headache, and cephalalgia or sphenopalatine neuralgia. The headache periods can last several weeks or months, and then…

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Military Migraine Topic Sheet

Military Migraine Topic Sheet

More than 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraine, with women being affected three times more often than men. They are most commonly experienced between the ages of 15 and 55, and 70% to 80% of sufferers have a family history…

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Exertion Headaches in Children: The Potential Downside of Exercise

Exertion Headaches in Children: The Potential Downside of Exercise

Considering the growing obesity epidemic among America’s youth, exercise is typically considered to be a great thing – it increases blood flow, helps manage weight, boosts energy levels – the list goes on and on. However, for children suffering from…

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Prevention and Treatment for Hangover Headaches

Prevention and Treatment for Hangover Headaches

According to the National Headache Foundation’s survey statistics, an overwhelming 92% of the population has experienced a hangover headache at some point in their lives. Beer, wine, and liquor are all made of ethanol, or a chemical more commonly known…

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The Complete Headache Chart

Allergy Headaches Symptoms: Generalized headache; nasal congestion; watery eyes Precipitating Factors: Seasonal allergens, such as pollen, molds. Allergies to food are not usually a factor. Treatment: Antihistamine medication; topical, nasal cortisone related sprays; or desensitization injections Prevention: None Learn more…

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