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National Headache Foundation Logo Over the past 45 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time, and with aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires nuanced and adaptable insight.

Learn more about the National Headache Foundation's vision.
Represent the headache sufferer in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.
Increase public awareness regarding headache and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.
Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to patients, health care professionals, and the media.
Promote research into potential headache causes and treatments.

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Prescription patterns and quality of medications for individuals with migraine were similar among racial groups. The study was based on patient data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and published in Cephalalgia. Researchers reviewed more than 2,800 patient visits between 2006 and 2013 and found no differences among racial groups who did not receive prophylactic treatments. The study found no differences between patient groups not receiving abortive treatments. Level A abortives, such as triptans and dihydroergotamine, were prescribed to … read more