New Migraine and Headache Info on MMC, 4/13/10
For those of you who are super busy or don't feel well enough to look around for what's new, each week, I'll be posting links for you here. Links to the newest Migraine and headache information we've made available here on MyMigraineConnection.
Without further ado, here's some of the newest information we've published here for you:
No Insurance Often Means Substandard Migraine Treatment
A new study published in the April 13, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology verifies what Migraineurs have long known... People with no health insurance are less likely than the privately insured to receive proper treatment for their Migraines ...
Migraine Poetry Contest Winners Announced
The entries for this year's Putting Our Heads Together Migraine poetry contest were, as always, magnificent. They had our judges going in circles for days trying to choose the winners. As I read them, some made me smile; others brought tears to my eyes. Check them out! ...
Migraine Research - Send an Email Today to Increase Funding!
We're making progress, but we have to keep pushing forward. Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch have written a letter about this to Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the NIH. For this letter to be effective, we need other Senators and Representatives to co-sign it. PLEASE, click the "Take Action" link below to email your Senators and Representative, asking them to co-sign the letter. A beginning and ending for the email has been written for you. There's an open section for you to add a personal paragraph. Sending these emails can be done in literally less than 10 minutes. You don't have to know the email addresses to send them to. Once you've entered your name and mailing address, the system will automatically email them for you.
April Migraine Blog Carnival - Migraines in Literature
Welcome to the April, 2010, edition of the Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival... For this month's carnival, we solicited submissions on the on the theme of "Migraines in Literature," but also welcomed entries of general interest to headache and Migraine sufferers. Without further ado, here is this month's carnival...
Let's Chat About Migraines, Nutrition, and Food Triggers on 4/21
Our next Migraine chat will be held on Wednesday, April 21, at two times: from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., eastern time, and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., eastern time. We're using a new chat tool to make it fun and easy to follow. We'll be discussing how nutrition impacts overall health, thus impacting Migraine and Migraine prevention; figuring out what's right for each of us; foods that can trigger Migraines; and other food / nutritional issues. We've been having a great time with these chats. Please join us!
Famous Migraineurs: Sharon Stone
Actress Sharon Stone is a fellow Migraineur. She also had an experience that demonstrates that we need to see our doctors when we have the "worst Migraine ever."...
Migraine make you too sick to work? Your boss has to listen!
There's good news for people who have to miss work because of Migraine or other headache disorders. The burden on employees of certifying that they are too sick to work under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has just been made a little easier by the Federal Courts...
Want More Migraine News and Info? It's HERE!
Some of you who are former subscribers to my Putting Our Heads Together newsletter have asked me to start sending it again. When I can, I'm happy to meet your requests, so the newsletter will start going out again on Monday, April 12...
Migraine Term of the Day
New Ask the Clinician Questions and Answers:
Please give some of our members some extra support or get some ideas from other members...
One of the best things about sites such as ours is that it's like having a support group from the comfort of home. Some of our members could use extra support this week. If you can, please take a few minutes to post to them:
- awoke to trouble... again
- it's better to ask her when she feels good
- 23 days of headaches and migraines
- Join our daily discussion in the "Tea Room!"
Get Answers To Your Migraine and Headache Questions
When you have questions about Migraines or headaches, our site offers three ways to ask those questions and get answers.
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