David Watson, MD

David Watson, MD

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David Watson, M.D., is a UCNS certified migraine and headache specialist and director of the West Virginia University Headache Center. "Dr. Dave" is also very active in the migraine community, taking part in and leading advocacy efforts to benefit the entire community. He is the founder and chairman of the board of Runnin' for Research and a regular participant in the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy's "Headache on the Hill" event. You can follow Dr. Watson on @wvheadachedoc.

Latest Articles by David Watson, MD

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Migraine

Learn About the New GCRP Migraine Treatments in Development

One of the most exciting and promising areas of current migraine research is a new class of medications that target the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). These medications are being studied for use as acute medications to be taken when we get a ...

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Migraine

Setting Priorities for a Migraine-Free Holiday

For years, the author wore herself out trying to make the holidays perfect, which only aggravated her migraines. Finally, she learned what she needed to do (and not to do) to stay healthy.

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Migraine

Hemiplegic Migraine May Cause Brain Damage

Hemiplegic Migraine attacks can result in brain atrophy, but effective treatment exists to prevent this from happening.

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Migraine

Botox for Migraine: Anatomy Is Critical

Botox can be very effective for chronic Migraine, but only when the person administering the treatment is very knowledgeable about the proper injection sites.

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Migraine

Special Education Services for Students With Migraine

Loud noises, strong smells, bright lights, tight schedules, and inflexible due dates fill our children’s schools. Learn how to help your child succeed as a student.

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Migraine

Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Activities

There are Migraine and Headache Awareness Month activities for everyone.

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Migraine

Migraine Patients and Doctors Team Up at Headache on the Hill

I wake up every day thinking of migraine disease and the people it affects. I spend my days writing, researching, educating, and coaching. It’s solitary work — most of which goes unnoticed — but I don’t do for attention. I do it for the millions of c...

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Migraine

Migraine Arsenal Essentials: Trigger Management

One of the first and most essential weapons to add to our migraine arsenal is trigger identification and management. For many years, I lived with migraine disease without knowing about triggers. My great grandmother, grandfather, and mother all had m...