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NHF’s Migraine University Program Representatives Visit Campuses, Shares Strategies

Migraine University, a signature program of the non-profit National Headache Foundation (NHF), provides resources for young people living with migraine disease and headache disorders while trying to navigate their college experience. NHF representatives will be visiting college campuses for health…

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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 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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NHF Welcomes Dominik Zawartko As its Policy and Advocacy Associate

The National Headache Foundation (NHF) recently welcomed Dominik Zawartko as its new Policy and Advocacy Associate. He will also be leading NHF’s Migraine University program, which provides resources to young people and higher education health providers to help students living…

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Maggie's Story

Maggie’s Story

A life with migraines

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Sean’s Hope for College Accommodations

Misunderstanding of headache causes, treatment availability, and the need for mitigation by providing clean air in educational settings – A Personal Journey into post-secondary education

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Miriam's Story of Gratitude

Miriam’s Story of Gratitude

My name is Miriam Edelstein. My migraine journey started when I was 18. Migraines took over my life – I found an amazing doctor who changed my life. You are not alone when you suffer from migraines. I hope you enjoy my journey!

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Ana Shares her Struggle

Migraine, loneliness and frustration

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August 2020 HEADFIRST Newsletter


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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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