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Migraine in Children: Causes and Treatment

Migraine is a prevalent primary headache disorder that affects a significant portion of the pediatric population, ranging from children to adolescents. While migraine is a well-recognized disease in adults, diagnosing it in children presents a unique set of challenges, leading to frequent misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis. Prevalence and Recognition: Studies indicate that the prevalence of migraine…

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Advocacy for People Living With Migraine

Living with migraine can be a challenging and often debilitating experience for many individuals. The impact extends beyond the physical pain, affecting various aspects of daily life. Advocacy for migraine patients plays a crucial role in raising awareness, promoting understanding, and driving positive change in healthcare, research, and public perception. Importance of Advocacy: Advocacy serves…

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What is a Headache Fellow or Headache Specialist?

What is a headache fellow or specialist? In essence, a headache specialist is a provider with special training focusing primarily on headache diseases and migraine whereas a neurologist deals with a wide array of neurological conditions. Some headache specialists might be neurologists who have chosen to specialize further in headache disorders. But first, they need…

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VA Fundraiser for Migraine and Headache Awareness

A VA fundraiser for migraine and headache awareness was accomplished on Saturday, November 5th, at Lexington VA Health Care System Franklin R. Sousley Campus. Dr. Dana Ionel advocated for migraine. It was an awareness-building event fundraiser for migraine and headache awareness, treatment, and education. In 2023, Dr. Ionel was a part of the ACT Now:…

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Comprehensive Guide to Migraine Self-Care: Tips & Essential Practices

Migraine is widespread, affecting millions globally. Those who live with it face immense challenges, battling through daily tasks while combating intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and disruptions to daily life. Self-care for migraine and headache disease stands as a crucial ally, offering relief and empowerment. It’s not just about pampering oneself but about…

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Stop the Pain: Migraine Medications That Works

Migraine treatment often involves a combination of lifestyle modifications and medications. Migraine medications play a crucial role in managing migraine, and there are a wide variety available due to the complexity of this condition. It is important to make informed decisions about medication choices. Migraine is a type of neurological disorder characterized by attacks that…

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The Phases of a Migraine Attack – Breaking it Down

Living with migraine disease is hard! Some days, you feel normal, but on other days, you can feel down or different without knowing why, and then suddenly, you’re being caught off-guard by a migraine attack. Those who live with migraine often hear things like “It’s just a headache,” or “Why don’t you take some medicine…

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Migraine Advocacy: Giving Voice to the Invisible

Migraine advocacy is the most powerful way to bring both hope and change. So many with this debilitating disease suffer in silence or feel they are alone. For the person living with migraine, having an understanding from all people in their lives could be a game changer. Through understanding comes empathy and compassion. So how…

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June 2024: Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) is a time to expand advocacy and participate in building migraine and headache awareness. For an entire month, we dedicate our efforts to raising awareness about migraine and assisting patients in managing their pain. This period culminates on June 29th, observed as Chronic Migraine Awareness Day. Miles for Migraine…

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Announcing our ACT Now Superstars of 2023

Miles for Migraine just completed its third advocacy training program for fellows and patients across the country called ACT Now resulting in some superstars. ACT is an acronym for advocacy connection team. The training covers various topics associated with advocacy for doctors, patients, and caregivers. These participants go through a 9-month training program with monthly…

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Mothering with Migraine by Jennifer Evan

Mothering with migraine is complicated. Migraine is ubiquitous, affecting over 1 billion people in the world, with a lifetime prevalence upwards of 20-30%. It affects females 2 to 3 times more often than males.1 Given that roughly half of the world’s population is female, this is a staggering number of women disproportionately affected by this…

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Dr. Suraj Malhan: Advocacy in Neurology

Dr. Suraj Malhan is an example of how individuals can use personal experiences to drive change and make a difference in the lives of others. By sharing his story, he is advocating for better understanding, treatment, and support for people with migraine. Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories project is a platform for individuals to share…

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