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Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine and Headache Disorders Blog Carnival - April, 2014

Each month, Migraine and headache disorder bloggers join forces for the Headache Disorders and Migraine Blog Carnival. A blog carnival is a group of posts around a central theme. The Headache Disorders and Migraine Blog Carnival was founded by Diana Lee at Somebody Heal Me, who continues to organize it. Thanks, Diana!   This month, Diana... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
Ask the Clinician

Ask the Clinician, Health Guide


Only 13 Botox Injections for Migraine - Was This Correct?

Full Question: I'm hoping you can help me with some information. My neurologist suggested Botox for migraine prevention. After a long battle, we finally got approval from my insurance company, and I got the injections. Other people had mentioned somewhere around 30 injections, so when my doctor only did 13, I asked him about it. He said he knew... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Tests – What Do They Mean?

RF. ESR. Anti-CCP. ANA. CPR. No, these aren’t codes used by secret agents to communicate their missions. They’re names of blood tests used in diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. When you’re new to this disease, they can seem as mysterious and impenetrable as a secret language. What do they measure? What do the numbers... Read moreChevron
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Could Fibromyalgia Be Caused by a Virus?

Fibromyalgia was originally thought to be a rheumatological problem, possibly in the arthritis family, because patients primarily complained of painful muscles. Then more recent research seemed to indicate that it was more of a central nervous system problem involving pain amplification.   But what if fibromyalgia is actually caused by a... Read moreChevron
William B. Young, MD

William B. Young, MD, Health Pro

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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