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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Gaslighting

Medical Gaslighting Revisted

What is Medical Gaslighting? We are thrilled to be revisiting one of our most popular podcast episodes! Do you feel you have experienced medical gaslighting? If you have migraine or another chronic pain condition, chances are you have experienced medical…

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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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For Heads Sake Audio and Video Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 1: Why Do I Have Migraine or Why Does My Head Hurt so Bad?

Listen to For Heads Sake Here: Why Do I Have Migraine or Why Does My Head Hurt so Bad? For Heads Sake Audio Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 1 Welcome to a new season of For Heads Sake (formerly…

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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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National Headache Foundation Praises Passage and Signing Of PACT Act Revolutionizing Healthcare for Veterans

The passage and signing into law of the PACT (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics) Act is a welcome measure in support of veterans who for years have been exposed to toxic substances due to the practice of burn pits. “The…

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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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An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

An Interview With Kathy O’Shea

Kathleen O’Shea recently published So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature. We asked Kathleen a few questions about her journey living with migraine disease and her decision to write a book. Can you tell us about yourself? I…

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Raise Awareness and Reduce the Stigma of Migraine and Headache Disorders

By Jill Dehlin One in seven people have migraine.  Chances are if you don’t have it, you know someone who does. It is the most disabling condition among women of childbearing age, and the second most disabling condition on the…

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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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