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10 Foods That May Trigger a Migraine

Health.com | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

by Maria Masters As if migraines weren't awful enough, it can be downright overwhelming to sidestep all the things that could set off an attack. Prob...

Healing and Human Touch

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-b...

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop That Pill

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

I still remember the day as if it were just yesterday. I was sitting in my office across from a patient who came in to see me for his intractable pa...

Here’s How To Stop A Migraine Before It Destroys Your Whole Day

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Migraines cause severe throbbing in the head, sensitivity to light, sounds or smells, and are brutally painful. Researchers don’t agree on...

5 Easy Steps To Kick Your Caffeine Habit

Thrive Market | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrive Market

Of course, reducing our intake of caffeinated beverages might be easier said than done -- caffeine is the most widely used addictive substance, after all. Here are a few tips to help you beat the caffeine cravings and conquer your addiction, once and for all.

5 Painless Ways to Kick the Caffeine Habit

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Ah, coffee... even the aroma can make people feel satisfied, complete, at peace, and frankly, as though all is right in the world... me included. T...

Book Review: 'Not Tonight -- Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health'

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Weaver

Sociologist Joanna Kempner has produced a fascinating book about migraine, women, health care, and bias. Kempner -- professor and affiliate of the I...

Chronic Pain Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

We need to do a better job of addressing chronic pain from a patient's perspective. And that includes more research around the neurobiology of pain. Having people endure daily pain just is not acceptable, and no one should consider it normal.

If You Suffer From Tension Headaches, You Might Want To Start Lifting Weights

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according ...

How To Find Relief From Migraines

Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

By Yvette C. Terrie for U.S. News Everyone gets a headache now and then, but migraine headaches are characterized by recurring attacks of moderate ...

What If I'm Not as Strong as You Think I Am? A Headache Confession

Stephanie Harper | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I've recently reached the 18-month mark in the saga of my never-ending headache. This was something that if you'd asked me when I started writing abou...

Ready to Give 'Not Tonight, Dear' a Rest? The Truth Behind Headaches, Hormones and Sex

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

"I have a headache." We have all been there. Our lives often seem so over-scheduled with working, carpools, kids activities, running to the grocery st...

The Problem With Being Menopausal In The Workplace

Julie Dargan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Many successful career women are finding themselves somewhat discriminated against in the workplace in their 'middle years' as the symptoms of menopause start to appear. Women find themselves silently suffering symptoms such as hot flushes at work for fear of being stereotyped as 'old.'

The Role of Biomechanics in Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

Biomechanists use all pertinent information to determine injury mechanisms, such as in the event of a car accident. Utilizing previous clinical research, the expected recovery time -- and thus, medical expense estimates -- can be determined.

The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Eating a diet that is Ayurvedic and matches your mind-body type and excludes foods that you have an intolerance to can strengthen your digestive tract, improve serotonin production and thus strengthen your mind. This can lead to a healthier, more optimal brain.

A Silent Struggle

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Migraine Research Foundation

In my mind, I went from being a "normal," healthy person who was typically busy from early in the morning to late at night -- to someone who had to reconcile that I was living with a chronic, neurological illness that put the brakes on all that activity I had taken for granted.

5 Lessons I've Learned From My Yearlong Headache

Stephanie Harper | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

As difficult as this kind of chronic pain can be, the hours of exhaustion that pile on, I've also learned several invaluable lessons on how to survive, to love, and even, sometimes, to thrive. Here are the five most important things I've picked up on my journey.

8 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Migraine

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Migraine Research Foundation

Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's important that parents, teachers and caregivers learn to identify the symptoms of childhood migraine so that kids can receive proper treatment.

5 Signs Your Headache Could Be Something Worse

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com “Her head felt like elephants were doing the merengue on her cerebellum,” author Susan Fanetti wrote about a head...

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...

Why Sex May Be Better For A Headache Than Painkillers

OWN | Posted 08.15.2014 | OWN

"Honey, I have a headache," might have just become the sexiest excuse in the book. Instead of reaching for a bottle of ibuprofen, having a romp in ...

The Point of a Health Challenge Is What We Make It

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Since first encountering his work, I have been a great admirer of Larry Dossey, M.D. -- a New York Times bestselling author of several books, as well ...

Multiple Blood Clots Freed Me at 32

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Alessia ROSSI

My mother is the most inspiring woman on earth for me. In 2010, she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed on the entire left side of her body for...

What A Headache Taught Me About Procrastination

Anne Josephson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Anne Josephson

If I ignore it, it maybe it will go away. Maybe if I just ignored it long enough, my headache would go away without me having to do anything about it. While in this case that is likely true, why wouldn't I do something to speed up the process?