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Managing Migraine With Medical Treatments: Acute Treatments to Stop Migraine Attacks When They Happen

Managing Migraine With Medical Treatments: Acute Treatments to Stop Migraine Attacks When They Happen

Aug 18// Migraine
Migraine is a complex disease of the brain and nerves that causes attacks of headache, nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity to light and noise, and other symptoms. Attacks can be disabling. For most people with the condition, both lifestyle management and medication are needed. This article covers medications for treating migraine attacks when they happen—called acute [...]
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Managing Migraine With Medical Treatments: Preventive Treatments to Reduce Migraine Attack Frequency

Aug 18// Migraine
Migraine is a painful and disabling disease of the nerves and brain that can be treated with a combination of acute treatment to stop attacks when they occur and preventive medication ad lifestyle changes to reduce the frequency of attacks. In this article, preventive medications to reduce frequency and severity of attacks are covered. When [...]
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Managing Migraine With Lifestyle Changes

Aug 18// Migraine
Although migraine is a complex brain disease not fully understand yet, much has been learned in the last decade. Increased knowledge has led to better understanding and new ways of managing and treating migraine to reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. There are two main branches for managing migraine: lifestyle changes and medical treatments. [...]
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The 5 Worst Things People Say Because of Migraine Myths

Jul 16// Meningitis
"It's just a headache." No matter how many times you have heard these words or perceived this attitude from someone else, your migraine is so much more than just a headache. Not only is a headache not the only symptom of a migraine attack, it is also not mild or just anything. Migraine is a [...]
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Easing the Pain of Migraine with Nurse Practitioners

Jul 15// Migraine
The Burden of Migraine About 1 in 7 people experience migraine, which are the second highest cause of disability in the world. Not just a headache—migraine is primary headache disorder, which means headache that is not caused by something else. Migraine is a serious condition that causes more than just headache pain, although the pain [...]
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When to Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care for a Headache

Jul 07// Migraine
When to Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care for a Headache Very few people ever want to go to the emergency room (ER). That is even more true now during the COVID-19 pandemic when hospitals and the risk of infection all feel pretty scary. In fact, there is evidence that fewer people in [...]
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Migraine and Healthcare Disparities

Jun 24// Migraine
What Are Healthcare Disparities A health disparity is defined as a difference in the health care received by individuals from different groups. For example, Hispanic people in the US are two and a half times less likely than white people to have health insurance. Although heart disease has been decreasing in the US, Black people [...]
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Dos and Don’ts for Telemedicine for Migraine

Jun 18// COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, televisits—seeing your health care provider through a videoconference or phone call—became common. As this article is being written, it is too early to say if the widespread use of telemedicine will continue after the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 becomes smaller. Many health care providers and patients hope that it [...]
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