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Headache Heroes 2022

Do you know a Headache Hero who has made a difference in the headache and migraine community? Let’s recognize the extraordinary people who go above and beyond to make the lives of others better. We’re seeking submissions for the following…

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Alcohol and Headache

  Beverages such as liquor, wine, and beer, contain a chemical called ethanol. There are a number of ways that ethanol may be triggering migraine episodes. First, ethanol is a direct vasodilator; in some individuals, vasodilation or the dilatation of blood vessels…

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Heads UP Audio Podcast

Have you downloaded the NHF’s audio podcast, Heads UP? Don’t miss Dr. Lindsay Weitzel’s informative discussions with headache experts on the latest treatment, research, lifestyle recommendations, and personal stories about living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Season 2 is…

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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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Share Your Story for MHAM21

More than 40 million people in the United States live with migraine disease and a half million are diagnosed with Cluster Headache. Yet those who have these diseases often feel isolated and alone. National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month are…

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Ask the Expert: The COVID-19 Vaccination and Headache

Question: I have had an excruciating headache since getting a COVID vaccine eight hours ago. The pain starts at the base of my skull and my temples feel like they are being squeezed in a vice. How long will this…

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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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The Three Es of Migraine Advocacy by Ronetta Stokes

Ronetta’s Migraine Journey

My migraine journey

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Talking To Your Healthcare Provider

Accurate and open communication is the beginning of good medical care. This is especially true for patients with migraine disease and headache disorders because a correct diagnosis depends almost entirely on information the patient gives the doctor. Unfortunately, both doctors…

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Case Studies in Headache: Intercranial Hypertension

By Anne H. Calhoun, M.D. Partner and co-founder of the Carolina Headache Institute, Chapel Hill, North Carolina THE CASE For the last year, Janice has had frequent headaches with nausea and vomiting. The headaches vary throughout the day, from mild…

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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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Giving Tuesday Fundraiser to Benefit Active Duty Military and Veterans

For the third consecutive year, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) will be raising funds on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, to provide migraine survival toolkits to veterans and active-duty military. Each migraine survival toolkit consists of a canvas bag containing an…

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