ADA and Migraine

Heads UP – Episode 122: Americans with Disabilities Act and Migraine

Heads UP – Episode 122: ADA and Migraine This is Part 2 of our three-part series dedicated to people who may need to take time from work due to their debilitating headache condition. Today’s episode is on the Americans with…

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FMLA and Migraine

Heads UP – Episode 121: FMLA and Migraine

Heads UP – Episode 121: FMLA and Migraine Are you aware of your rights as a person with migraine, cluster, or another debilitating headache condition when it comes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? What is the process?…

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Migraine at Work: Working 9 to 5 — Or Maybe Not!

Are you starting a new job or possibly embarking on a new career? Any beginning can cause anxiety. Remember the first day of high school? But what if your emotional roller coaster is influenced by migraine disease? You are justifiably…

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Heads UP – Episode 90: What to do when people don’t understand your disease

Do you have people in your life who simply do not understand your migraine or headache disorder? These people can be family members, friends, work colleagues, or even your boss. Dr. Dawn Buse and Dr. Lindsay Weitzel have a candid…

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How Do You Know If You Are Experiencing A Migraine Attack?

Each year, approximately 90% of the U.S. population will experience at least one headache and 13% will experience migraine attacks. Of the 40 million people living with migraine disease in the U.S., only 15-30% will seek medical attention. Migraine is…

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New Year’s Resolutions for People with Migraine Disease and Headache Disorders

You have almost made it through 2020 and the holiday season! Do you normally create a list of  New Year’s resolutions? Here are some tips to help reduce stress, fight the winter blues, and prevent headache attacks before they happen:…

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Heads UP – Episode 80: Disability Benefits and Headache Disorders

Have you tried to get social security disability benefits for migraine or headache disorders? If so, you know how difficult and frustrating the process is for people living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Don’t miss this episode of Heads…

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Heads UP -Episode 76: Migraine Stigma, Disability, and Workplace Discrimination

In Episode 76 of Heads UP, Dr. Robert Shapiro talks to Dr. Lindsay Weitzel about the stigma and workplace discrimination experienced by people with migraine and other headache disorders. Do you know what the “legitimacy deficit” is in reference to…

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September 2020 HEADFIRST Newsletter


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Heads UP – Episode 74: Migraine at Work

Approximately 40 million people or one in four households includes someone with migraine disease, and 85% of people with the disease are women. Despite the prevalence of the disease, lack of education and awareness often leads to stigma and bias,…

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50 Years of Exemplary Work in Headache Medicine

We congratulate the National Headache Foundation’s Executive Director, Mary Franklin, on her 50 years of exemplary work in headache medicine. On September 20, 1970, Mary started working for Dr. Seymour Diamond, who had a family practice with a growing contingency…

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Rachel’s Invisible Pain

I decided to share “My Migraine Story” on my 44th birthday because far too many people suffer from the invisible pain of migraines and we need to share our stories so that others can understand our experiences.

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