Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Expert

Nancy wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Migraine.

Migraine, DESI Medications, and Medicare

At the end of last year when I went to refill Midrin, the only Migraine abortive medication that works for me, I received quite a surprise. The new health insurance plan I switched to, a Medicare advantage plan, did not cover it. I made this switch d...
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Migraines and Famous Migraineurs: Simon Cowell

Credit: Thinkstock Whether we like it or not, there is a strong stigma surrounding Migraine. In fact, there is more stigma attached to Migraine then there is to epilepsy. Teri explained this in a recent study she wrote about in this article; Migraine ...
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Devasting Effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Credit: Thinkstock As the numbers of current and former National Football League (NFL) players commit violent acts on others and/or take their own lives continues to rise, we just received word that 43-year-old Junior Seau, a 20-year veteran of the N...
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An Uncommon Occurrence of Concussion - Hillary Clinton

Credit: Thinkstock Some of you may be wondering what the relationship is between Mrs. Clinton’s recent concussion and Migraine. We know during a Migraine attack, some of us experience dizziness. Many people also get dizzy when they have the flu, a s...
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Migraines and Famous Migraineurs: Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf, an author, feminist and publisher was plagued by mental illness and Migraines throughout her life but was fortunate to be raised by an unconventional family who cared for and tolerated her lengthy periods of illness. Adeline Virginia ...
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