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Headaches and the Holidays

It isn’t the stress of the holidays that affects me the most. In fact, I love the holidays because I get to spend time with my family. The only problem is that they live seven hours away (more if the weather is bad). So, when it comes to the holidays, it is the thought of all that traveling that does NOT leave visions of sugarplums dancing in my head.

When you live in the Upper Midwest, every drive during the winter is an adventure and this holiday season promises to be no different.

The NHF invites you, our Country’s War Veterans, Service Members, a Free One-Year Membership

To honor America’s service men and women, the National Headache Foundation will provide a free one-year membership to NHF. Learn more here… For more information about War Veterans Health Resource Initiative, please visit our War Veterans Education Module.To honor America’s service men and women, the National Headache Foundation will provide a free one-year membership to NHF.

Veterans Prone to Headaches

While Veterans’ Day reminds us to honor the brave soldiers who fought so hard for our country, lets not forget that many of them are still fighting in a different way today. A new study from the University of California, San Diego, suggests that veterans who suffered physical injuries or developed post-traumatic stress disorder after combat in Iraq or Afghanistan may suffer recurrent headaches.

According to the study, which surveyed 308 veterans, those who had suffered combat injuries were at greater risk of developing migraine headaches.

PastaQueen Runs to Benefit the National Headache Foundation

Although author Jennette Fulda had the will power to lose half her body weight, she did not have the magic power to get rid of the headache that she has had for over a year and a half.

Tired of the pain and countless treatments, Fulda, whose online alias is “PastaQueen,” decided she needed to take action.

Driving with Migraines

Laws against driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are understandable. But what about driving under the influence of a migraine?

 

Migraine Sufferers are More Prone to Hangovers

While a headache after a night of drinking may be fairly common for the general public, new studies indicate that hangovers may be more prevalent in migraine sufferers. Researchers at the Jefferson Headache Center developed a model to study the effects of alcohol on rats who suffer recurrent migraines, compared to rats that do not get headaches.

Dizziness and Migraines: The Forgotten Symptom

When you think of a migraine, many symptoms may come to mind: incapacitating pain, sound sensitivity, light sensitivity, nausea – just to name a few. However, one potential symptom of migraine is often overlooked: dizziness (also known as vertigo). According to Dr.

NHF's Headache Health Talks - Series of Webinars

Earlier this summer, the National Headache Foundation (NHF), through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. sponsored Headache Health Talks, a series of webinars that discussed headache causes, treatment, and management.

 

Economic Recession Can Cause Headache

A recent poll from the NHF Web site suggests that the economic recession not only takes a toll on our wallets, but on our health.

 

Distinguishing Sinus Headache from Migraine

Although a 2008 NHF web survey determined that 23% of respondents claim to suffer from sinus headache, research concludes that that “stuffy nose and dull head pain” should may actually be migraine or another form of vascular headache.

 

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