Jan Lewis Brandes

National Headache Foundation to Honor Jan Lewis Brandes, M.D., With Special Lifetime Achievement Award at Upcoming Annual Gala

    Chicago, Ill. (October 3, 2022) – Jan Lewis Brandes, M.D., MS, AQH, of Nashville, Tenn., will be recognized for her lifetime achievements in migraine and headache medicine at the National Headache Foundation’s (NHF) 36th Annual Gala Oct. 8…

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Chicago Fire Award

Ellen Aubry Memorial Award Given to ‘Chicago Fire’ for Accurate Depiction of Headache and Migraine

The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has selected the NBC television drama series “Chicago Fire” as the 2022 winner of the Ellen Aubry Memorial Award recognizing outstanding films, documentaries, news, and television projects that accurately depict people living with migraine and…

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Heads UP – Episode 132: Screen Time and Distraction Techniques for Kids With Migraine

Is there a place for screen time for kids with migraine? Many parents (and physicians) limit screen time and other stimulating factors when a child has a migraine. Sometimes children with migraine are left in dark rooms with nothing to…

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Preparing for School With Migraine Disease

By Dominik Zawartko Policy and Advocacy Associate National Headache Foundation Sudden changes in routine and living conditions can be a tough adjustment for anyone to make. For students living with migraine, the transition from high school to college can be…

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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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Brain Freeze

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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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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Heads UP – Episode 126: Migraine Medication Failures

Have you had a migraine medication fail you? Or have multiple migraine medications failed you? How did it make you feel? In this episode of Heads UP Lindsay Weitzel, Ph.D. talks to Melissa Geraghty Psy.D. about how this makes us…

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Heads UP – Ep. 124: Migraine Medical Update – Nocira Gets Breakthrough Device Status

Heads UP – Episode 124: Nocira Device for Migraine Very exciting news for the migraine community! In this week’s episode of Heads UP, Dr. Lindsay Weitzel and Dr. Timothy Smith discuss an up-and-coming migraine device being developed by a company…

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