Blog – National Headache Foundation http://www.headaches.org To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:51:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 The Value of Research and Prevention in Addressing the Societal Burden of Migraine http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/19/value-research-prevention-addressing-societal-burden-migraine/ http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/19/value-research-prevention-addressing-societal-burden-migraine/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:52:01 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=12557 This was originally posted on researchamerica.org. Jaime Sanders has suffered from migraines since she was eight-years-old. Despite her chronic pain, she has “always managed to find the strength and will to move forward in life.” Sanders, a patient advocate and blogger, was joined by experts in different areas of migraine research and treatment to discuss the societal burden of this debilitating disease during a Research!America Capitol Hill briefing on June 15, 2017. Walter Koroshetz, M.D., director of the National Institute ... read more

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Theranica Seeking Participants for Clinical Trial http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/15/theranica-seeking-participants-clinical-trial/ http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/15/theranica-seeking-participants-clinical-trial/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:12:24 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=12482 The National Headache Foundation is providing the below information on this study as a public service to its members. Theranica is currently conducting a clinical study with Nerivio Migra, a drug-free device for the acute treatment of migraine. Eligible patients are people with migraine between the ages of 16 and 75 with two to eight migraines per month. Patients can continue to take their regular preventative medications (or preventative devices) during the course of the study. Only two visits to the ... read more

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Join the NHF and Help Raise Awareness on June 21 http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/15/join-nhf-help-raise-awareness-june-21/ http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/15/join-nhf-help-raise-awareness-june-21/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:48:51 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=12515 The National Headache Foundation is excited to join a number of migraine-related organizations and bloggers to promote Shades for Migraine and increase awareness. We hope you can join us, too. All you have to do to participate in the #shadesformigraine sunglass challenge is: Post a photo of yourself on social media wearing sunglasses in a place that you normally wouldn’t Hashtag the photo with #shadesformigraine Challenge two others to do the same Wear your sunglasses all long on June 21 ... read more

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The Migraine World Summit, Information from the World’s Top Experts is Still Available http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/12/migraine-world-summit-information-worlds-top-experts-still-available/ http://www.headaches.org/2017/06/12/migraine-world-summit-information-worlds-top-experts-still-available/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:06:20 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=12453 The National Headache Foundation is proud to support The Migraine World Summit. The Migraine World Summit was started in 2016 and instantly became the largest ever conference for migraine patients. It returned in April 2017 with 36 videos featuring some of the world’s top experts in migraine. The 2017 event may be over, but there is still an opportunity for those who missed out to catch up. If you missed it, the recordings are available to order: http://www.migraineworldsummit.com?afmc=1v. Support NHF Not only ... read more

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Reader’s Mail: Critical Weather-Related Triggers and How They Affect Migraine http://www.headaches.org/2017/05/31/readers-mail-critical-weather-related-triggers-affect-migraine/ http://www.headaches.org/2017/05/31/readers-mail-critical-weather-related-triggers-affect-migraine/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=12255 Q. I have been following the Headache Predictor on AccuWeather and find that many times it is consistent with my migraine attacks.  I manage a detailed diary of potential triggers, including barometric pressure, but I am unable to identify weather-related triggers. Can you inform me as to the critical weather-related triggers and the algorithm used to predict migraines? A. Weather is an important trigger for headache attacks in up to 50-60% of persons with migraine.  Some may respond to changes in ... read more

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