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Elizabeth Arant’s Advocacy Story

Elizabeth Arant’s advocacy story is written and told by Elizabeth Arant and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to…

The Mind-Body Connection: Managing Migraine

The Mind-Body Connection: Managing Migraine Mindfulness Practices While some people may still consider the mind-body connection New Age theory, it’s emerged as a bonafide medical phenomenon with evidence-based science to support it. At the core of the mind-body connection, mindfulness has enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity in the past decade, moving from a mostly…

Jill Dehlin’s Advocacy Story

Jill Dehlin’s advocacy story is written and told by Jill Dehlin and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to…

Giving Tuesday Your Donation in Action

This Giving Tuesday, see your donation in action. Miles for Migraine empowers people living with migraine to live full and productive lives by reducing stigma and advancing research, education, and treatment. This year, we have partnered with 24 headache centers across the country to fund and steward fellows training for a specialty in migraine disease.…

Sarah Rathsack’s Advocacy Story

Sarah Rathsack’s Advocacy Story is written and told by Sarah Rathsack and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited…

Katie Moran’s Advocacy Story

Katie Moran’s advocacy story is written and told by Katie Moran and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited…

Volunteer Spotlight on Kelly Amspacher

How did you get involved with Miles for Migraine? I became involved with Miles for Migraine 3 years ago and wish I would’ve become active much sooner.   My Headache Specialist told me about Miles for Migraine for many years but with intractable chronic daily migraine and a daughter playing field hockey year round throughout her…

Jamie Valendy’s Advocacy Story

Jamie Valendy’s advocacy story is written and told by Jamie Valendy and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited…

Be Gentle: The Effects of Gentle Movement & Exercise on Migraine

Be Gentle: The Effects of Gentle Movement & Exercise on Migraine Anyone living with migraine is no stranger to searching Google for ways to prevent migraine, ways to relieve migraine, and ways to alleviate migraine. And there’s a good chance that those searches suggested exercise as a way to prevent and mitigate migraine. While it’s…

CBD & Medical Marijuana for Migraine

Migraine, is a complex and often disabling neurological disease, affecting nearly 40 million Americans. Studies have shown that roughly one out of every six Americans and one in five women self-reported migraine. While anyone can have a migraine, women, especially those between the ages of 20 and 45, account for three out of four people…

Submit Your Most Memorable Advocacy Experience

What is one of your most memorable advocacy experiences in your headache disease journey/daily life? Try to recall a time when you practiced advocacy. Perhaps you shared your story, posted on social media, or attended an advocacy event such as Headache on the Hill or a Miles for Migraine event. Looking back on that experience,…

Moving the Needle – The Patient’s Perspective

by Katie MacDonald Remember how when your computer was really slow you would “defrag”? This would reduce the “dead space” on your disk drive and make accessing the files more efficient. I feel like I am in a constant state of fragmentation – too much dead space that makes it hard for my brain to…

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