Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Cyndi Jordan

Cyndi Jordan, Health Guide

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Patient Advocate and Migraineur

Are You a Striver, a Survivor, or a Thriver?

Hello! Since I'm new to the HealthCentral migraine community, it seems appropriate to introduce myself before writing other blog posts as a health guide. So, here goes. :-)   Some of my earliest memories as a child were of that growing sense of trepidation as every sound grew louder, every smell more intense and every light brighter. As the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine and Colic - New Research on a Connection

We know that there is insufficient research on migraine and migraine treatments. Another problem with migraine research is that many studies are small, with a low number of study participants. It's difficult to reach firm conclusions from small studies, and the authors who write up these studies often say in their conclusions that more, larger... Read moreChevron
posted 08/17/2014, comments (0)|
Ask the Clinician

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Bad migraines, link between migraines and heart valve disease?

Full Question: I have bad migraine headaches all the time nothing helps me. What I can do for it? What doctor I must for this problem? I also have heart valve problems. Is there link between with migraines and heart valve disease yes or no? Scott.   Full Answer: Dear Scott;   Thank you for your questions. We'll take them separately and... Read moreChevron
posted 08/14/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/04/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

208 New Pain-Related Laws Across U.S.

As most chronic pain patients are well aware, both federal and state governments across the U.S. are looking for ways to curb prescription drug abuse. While their motives may be noble, sometimes their actions have unintended consequences. Too often laws intended to make it more difficult for abusers to gain access to narcotics end up also making... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|