Review – “Migraine and Other Headaches” by William B. Young, MD, and Stephen D. Silberstein, MD Ranking 5 stars out of 5 We often discuss the need for and benefits of headache and Migraine sufferers educating ourselves and becoming active participants in our health care. This book both reflects that philosophy and provides us with a great educational resource. Definitely a must-have book, "Migraine and Other Headaches" was written by Dr. William B. Young and Dr. Stephen D. Silberstein, both noted experts in the treatment of headache disorders and Migraine . I asked Dr. Young why he wanted to write this book: "The book is important to me for several reasons. The public in general and headache sufferers in particular deserve an accurate, up to date exposure to headache and treatment. There are a lot of myths about headache still floating around that need to be debunked. Many issues I find important in headache have not been addressed in r...
Hey, folks, have you heard of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge? Unless you've been living under a rock or working on becoming a hermit, of course you have. It's amazing how something so simple can have such an amazing impact. It is great to see a devastating disease receive such support and an amazing influx of donations. If anything is going to clog up my newsfeed, I rather it be ice buckets than political commentary.
So it only seems obvious that other diseases will follow suit in one way or another. And that brings me to what I hope to become the next successful social media challenge, Hot Wings for Headaches:
Hopefully by now some of you have heard of it, but probably most of you have not, since it was just started a couple of weeks ago. Here's how it works: Eat some hot wings, don't drink anything for 30 seconds, donate to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF). Oh yeah, and video it, and challenge your friends and post it on whatever social media sites you pref...
The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has designated the first week of June as
National Headache Awareness Week (NHAW). This year marks the 15th annual
observance of NHAW, and the observance falls on June 1 - 7.
NHF Executive Director Suzanne Simons commented,
"We are very happy to be recognizing the 15th annual National Headache
Awareness Week. Our theme this year points out the importance of empowering
sufferers to recognize that headache is treatable and they can take steps to
take control of their condition."
In observance of NHAW, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is announcing a
series of events across the country in order to educate the public about types
of headache and their impact on daily living, as well as stressing the
importance of seeking an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatments. This
year's National Headache Awareness Week takes place June 1-7, 2008. Nearly 21
million people were reached last year through this successful annual campa...
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