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. 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...


About dehydration

To function correctly and remain healthy, our body requires the correct internal balance of water and electrolytes. Every day our body loses fluid and electrolytes via urine, sweat, saliva, and other bodily fluids. Usually, a normal, healthy diet will serve to replace lost electrolytes and fluid. Certain conditions such as vomiting and diarrhea, heavy sweating, or lack of food and fluid intake can lead to inadequate levels of fluid and electrolytes within our bodies. This is known as dehydration.

Iceberg Ad The National Headache Foundation has been supporting clinical and basic science research in headache and its causes for over 25 years. These grants have served as springboards to obtaining over $7 million in federal funding of headache-related research. Newer resources have facilitated the application process and the review process. Grants are now available, up to $100,000 per protocol, for research support. We are focusing the current campaign to protocols dealing with cluster headaches. This effort is supported by the Hope Schwab Fund in partnership with the National Headache Foundation.