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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 ann...
I am having a sharp pain in the left top side of my head. Its like a dime size spot. It sometimes runs a tingle up toward the front. My daughter said it could be mini strokes, is that possible? Pam.
Although it's more likely that these pains are something else, yes, they could be indicative of a TIA or some kind of stroke activity.
Unexplained head pain should always be investigated. Please see your doctor.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Over the last few years, long-needed evaluation of our military for Migraine and other headache disorders exacerbated or caused by event and / or circumstances of being deployed have been conducted and the results published. Additionally, more attention has been paid to head and neck trauma and traumatic brain injury (TBI). A new study shows nearly half of U.S. soldiers returning home from combat with headaches problematic enough to require specialized care also have a history of mild head trauma. Study objective: "To determine the incidence and types of head or neck trauma and headache characteristics among US Army soldiers evaluated for chronic headaches at a military neurology clinic following a combat tour in Iraq." 2 Study methods: Conducted with 81 (73 male and 8 female) U. S. Army soldiers who had served in the same brigade. All were evaluated at the same military neurology clinic for the complaint of recurrent headaches following a combat tour in Iraq ...
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