A change in seasons introduces many new environmental factors that can trigger additional migraine and headache attacks, such as cooler weather, changes in barometric pressure and humidity levels, wind and allergens. For those with a previous history of consistent head pain, these natural changes in...

It isn’t the stress of the holidays that affects me the most. In fact, I love the holidays because I get to spend time with my family. The only problem is that they live seven hours away (more if the weather is bad). So, when it comes to the holidays, it is the thought of all that traveling that does NOT leave visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. When you live in the Upper Midwest, every drive during the winter is an adventure and this holiday season promises to be no different. This year, it will mean leaving late at night after a full day of work, pounding back caffeinated beverages to stay awake while taking turns with my boyfriend at the wheel. On top of that, we’ll have two puppies traveling with us as well. It also means staring into headlights for hours on end. And it means nodding off in the most uncomfortable positions in the car.