Free Educational Webinar: Holiday Headaches


Holidays are a time for family, friends, and happy memories. But those joyful moments can be associated with stress—from marathon shopping, preparing for celebrations, and traveling. Stress and other stimuli may trigger or increase your headaches.

Join Dr. Robert Kaniecki on Tuesday, Dec. 8 for a free educational webinar about ways to avoid headaches this holiday season. The discussion will focus on differentiating the most common headache types seen around the holidays, as well as addressing the most common triggers for headache this time of year.

About Robert Kaniecki, M.D.

Robert Kaniecki graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame. He received his medical degree and Alpha Omega Alpha designation from the Washington University School of Medicine, and then completed a Neurology residency at that institution in 1992. Since that time he has worked in the field of headache as a clinician, educator, and researcher and in 2007 received UCNS certification in Headache Medicine.

Dr. Kaniecki is Founder and Director of the University of Pittsburgh Headache Center and Chief of the Headache Division. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and he serves as the Director of the Headache Fellowship and Co-director of the Neurology Residency Program. His teaching skills have been recognized through the University of Pittsburgh Excellence in Teaching Award and National Headache Foundation’s Lectureship Award, and he has received the prestigious Healthcare Provider of the Year from the National Headache Foundation.

Learn more about Robert Kaniecki, M.D.


2015-Its-Time-for-GivingFor many years the National Headache Foundation has served as the premiere resource for patients, healthcare professionals, and the media.

Great news and information can be found on our website,; in HeadWise, our quarterly magazine; in News to Know, our monthly newsletter; and in brochures, which can be found in doctor’s offices and headache clinics across the country. NHF brochures are a great resource that cover topics such as: migraine, menstrual headache, and alternative therapies for headache treatment.

A large part of the headache and migraine population do not receive the benefit from these brochures, however. Spanish-speakers can find help for their headache or migraine on our website, but NHF wants to do more. This #GivingTuesday, NHF is raising money to translate and print all of our brochures into Spanish.

The idea behind #GivingTuesday is simple. We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will join for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

The NHF is participating in #GivingTuesday to better educate and inform Spanish-speaking headache and migraine sufferers. Your donations help us build the awareness that migraine and headache sufferers deserve. As we strive to expand our services, in order to reach out to sufferers who do not know there is support available, your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Follow this link to Donate and support NHF. If you would like to support the #GivingTuesday cause, select #GivingTuesday from the drop-down menu under “Campaign.”

The National Headache Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.