a childs mind is no place for migraines

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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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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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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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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Migraine Management for Parents

Are you quarantined at home with your school-age children? Here are some helpful suggestions for best dealing with parenting while living with migraine disease or headache disorders. Raising a child is a beautiful yet challenging experience. Now, imagine adding a…

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Colic Linked to Childhood Migraine

Children with migraine are more likely to have had colic during infancy than their peers who do not experience the painful headache disorder, according to a new European study. This finding adds to research indicating that mothers with migraine are…

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Coping with Migraine in College

Moving away from home to a college dorm is a drastic life change for incoming freshmen. The new freedom and responsibility can be exciting, but it is also ripe with situations that can induce migraine and headache attacks. From increased…

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Kids Korner: Complementary and alternative headache treatment

Kids Korner: Complementary and alternative headache treatment

By Alexander Mauskop, M.D., FAAN Director, New York Headache Center, New York, NY Parents of kids with headache frequently ask about complementary and alternative approaches, hoping to avoid prescription medications and their associated side effects. As it turns out, scientific…

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Kids Korner: When Headache Medications Rebound

Kids Korner: When Headache Medications Rebound

By Jack Gladstein, M.D. Director, Pediatric Headache Clinic, University of Maryland Q. My teenager is getting a lot of migraine headaches. I worry that she takes too many painkillers. Can she get sick from taking too much over-the-counter medication? A….

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Kids Korner: The False Brain Tumor

Kids Korner: The False Brain Tumor

By A. David Rothner, M.D. Director of the Pediatric/Adolescent Headache Clinic and Chairman Emeritus of Child Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio It’s not uncommon to worry that headaches are being caused by a tumor. Fortunately, they…

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