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A Plant-Based Diet May Help Relieve Migraine Pain

Amanda Brocket | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Brocket

Migraines are characterized by intense headaches, sensitivity to light, throbbing pain and sometimes even nausea or vomiting. They can be very disrupt...

This New Drug Could Be The Answer For People With Migraines

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living

An experimental new drug called erenumab has been shown in a study to significantly reduce the number of migraine days per month for chronic sufferers...

Is Botox the Answer to My Migraines?

Brett Gleason | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

I got sent home from school with my first migraine at age 9, fairly sure my head was about to explode. The neurologist gave me an MRI, the eye doctor...

Period Headaches, Explained

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Why do I get really bad headaches during my period? If your head starts throbbing around the first day of your period, it’s probably more than just ...

Can Changing the Fats in Your Diet Help With Chronic Pain?

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Weaver

The people studied had this level of pain for at least two years and were taking an average of six headache medications at the start of the study. Some of the participants had chronic migraine.

Hungry Children in Rich America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Food insecure children are more likely to be behind in social skills and reading performance in kindergarten. By elementary school they are four times more likely to need mental health counseling.

Why Red Wine Gives You A Headache

Food52 | Posted 11.03.2015 | Taste
Food52

Why do I feel like I already have a hangover the same night that I've been drinking? All I had was two glasses of red wine. With dinner. What gives? Why do some people sometimes get headaches from drinking red wine?

This Is What A Migraine Physically Feels Like

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living

People who get migraines are all-too-familiar with the head-splitting torture that can arise at any given moment. And as if the pain itself weren't en...

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 the...

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 pain...

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 the numbe...

5 Easy Steps To Kick Your Caffeine Habit

Thrive Market | Posted 07.06.2016 | 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 06.27.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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 Ins...

Chronic Pain Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.04.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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.