Free Educational Webinar: Alternative Therapies


Alexander Mauskop, MD is the Founder and Director of the New York Headache Center. He is a Professor of Clinical Neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society, New York Academy of Medicine, and a member of other national and international medical societies.  Dr. Mauskop has conducted groundbreaking research on magnesium and other innovative treatments for headaches. He has written many scientific articles and serves as a reviewer for leading medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Headache, and Neurology. He has authored three books on headaches – Migraine and Headache, What Your Doctor May not Tell You about Migraines, and The Headache Alternative: A Neurologist’s Guide to Drug-Free Relief. He has given hundreds of presentations, including lectures at major scientific meetings and grand rounds at institutions such as Cornell, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Dartmouth Medical Schools, Mayo and Cleveland Clinics. Dr. Mauskop has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including Tom Brokaw’s News Hour, ABC Evening News, Extra, PBS special, and others.

AAFP Family Medical Experience

Professionals at the 2015 AAFP Family Medical Experience on October 1-3 can stop by the National Headache Foundation exhibit. Learn more about the work the NHF is doing.

At NHF, we have collected the most comprehensive information on headache and migraine, which we make freely available to you. Every day, our physician finder connects patients, who have just begun to seek treatment or those who are looking for more options, to neurologists and headache specialists. Our magazine, HeadWise provides in depth articles on advances in treatment and understanding of these complex diseases.

Pick up brochures, HeadWise, and learn about the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine, which will next be offered in March 2016.

Free Educational Webinar: Headache & the Eye


There is a large overlap between the visual system and headache disorders.  Many of  the primary disorders have features that features referable to the eye, such as blurred vision, tearing, a droopy eyelid, eye redness or change in pupil size.  The eye area is also a common area to experience headache pain, sometimes giving the mistaken impression that the pain is coming from the eye.  Changes in the brain during headaches may produce visual aura symptoms, double vision, loss of vision and even upside-down vision!  We will discuss various types of headaches and their neuro-ophthalmic manifestations.

Deborah Friedman, M.D., will lead this discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Read more about Dr. Friedman.

All times are CST.

Miles For Migraine Walk/Run to be Held in Philadelphia on October 10


Runners and walkers in the Philadelphia area are preparing for the second annual Miles for Migraine walk and run scheduled for Saturday, October 10. The two-mile walk and the 5K/10K run raises funds to help increase public awareness about headache disorders and the need to fund headache disorder research. The walk/run will take place in Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia. Continue Reading