Monday, April 21, 2014

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Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

It’s My Migraine, and I’ll Cry If I Want To!

Usually, I'm fairly good at coping with Migraines. I take my medications and, if I need to, lie down. And that's that. Usually.   In a way, I don't think I'd be as ticked off if my recent period of increased Migraines had been precipitated by an avoidable trigger that I'd taken my chances with. My main trigger lately, however, has been the... Read moreChevron
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What's the Deal with This New Cefaly Thing the FDA Approved?

Full Question: What's the deal with this new Cefaly thing that the FDA approved? I keep seeing different information. Is there one of them or more than one? Is it just a TENS unit? Is it worth trying? If I just want to look like Wonder Woman, I can buy a costume for less . Thanks, Eleanor.   Full Answer: Dear Eleanor;   All good... Read moreChevron
posted 04/17/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Score One for Chronic Pain Patients!

Since the FDA approved Zohydro ER last October, there has been a storm of controversy. Zohydro ER is an extended-release version of the opioid pain reliever hydrocodone.   On the Plus Side   Zohydro ER provides three potential benefits previously unavailable to pain patients in the U.S. It is the first single-entity form of... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
William B. Young, MD

William B. Young, MD, Health Pro

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Migraine & Headache Specialist at Jefferson Headache Center

Reframing Migraine to Reduce Stigma, Increase Research

Migraine gets lousy press. Sure, we get a lot of articles in women’s magazines on “holiday headache,” “foods to avoid,” and “sex and headache.” Unfortunately, these types of articles encourage the notion that Migraine is a nuisance disease, lead to misunderstanding for the journey of people with serious... Read moreChevron

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