Miles for Migraine, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, may be more known for the running events hosted across the country, but the organization will do more to promote education in March. In a continued effort to increase awareness and education, Miles for Migraine is hosting Migraine & Headache Education Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017 near Philadelphia. The event is an opportunity to meet others in the migraine and headache community for a day of learning. The work of Miles for Migraine was previously featured in HeadWise.

The National Headache Foundation is proud to again be participating in Headache on the Hill, an annual congressional advocacy event. Headache on the Hill participants visit the offices of approximately 130 members of Congress to raise issues on behalf of those with disabling headache and migraine, including the lack of research and stigma surrounding these diseases. Participants include physicians, researchers, as well as patients.

There is yet another condition for which those with migraine and other headache disorders have an increased risk.  According to a study by University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researchers, headache sufferers are at a greater risk for developing hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the body cannot produce enough thyroid hormone, which causes the individual to suffer from mood swings, weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, constipation, and irregular menstrual cycles, according to a press release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZAgtxtMsZQ In 2016, the National Headache Foundation is encouraging all sufferers to rule their headaches. Hundreds gathered in Chicago to May 21, 2016 for The Purple Ball as we raised money to support education, research, and encourage headache sufferers everywhere to be engaged in the management...