Spring into Migraine

Spring is here which for many means enjoying the new leaves on trees and the blooming flowers. But spring can also cause issues for people with migraine disease. We will look at some of the common problems spring can bring. 1. Allergies Spring for many means seasonal allergies. The air is full of pollen which…

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Why Gender-Neutral Language Matters

Making sure that all kids get the help they need is something we can all agree on, and it can only be accomplished with inclusive language and action. To that end, Migraine at School is dedicated to accurate representation of our diverse and multifaceted community. One of the ways we’re doing it is by making…

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Concussion, Post-Traumatic Headache And Migraine

The most common head injury is concussion. According to Bert Vargas, M.D., sports neurologist and headache specialist, 95% of people with concussion will experience headache associated with that concussion. Among those with headache, about two-thirds are going to have migraine features. Additionally, “A preexisting history of headache disorder—specifically migraine—may predispose an individual to develop post-traumatic…

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What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Omicron

This winter, just before my wife and I were scheduled to leave for our honeymoon, we both started feeling sick and decided to get tested for COVID-19 before travel. We are both vaccinated and had gotten our boosters, but didn’t want to risk it and potentially get others sick in the process. Two positive tests…

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6 Useful Tips for Your Migraine this Holiday Season

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style…as much joy as this season can bring, it can also be a hard time to manage your migraine. We all start eating our weight in cookies and drink enough hot chocolate to fill a pool. With a little planning and care, you have a better chance of…

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The Importance of Pediatric Clinical Trials for Migraine

Migraine is a debilitating neurological disease that occurs in approximately four to 11 percent of elementary school-aged children and eight to 15 percent of high school-aged children. Migraine is often undiagnosed in this patient population because they have a more difficult time understanding and expressing their pain. Children with migraine may look ill and pale,…

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Emma’s Migraine Story: So Much More than Just a Headache

Emma’s migraine story began when she started experiencing migraine attacks in the first grade. By winter of fourth grade, she was missing a significant amount of school due to her migraine disease. She was moved into online school. This was not an ideal situation for a child already coping with the challenges of the pandemic.…

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Going Back to School as a Teacher Living with Migraine

Life can be difficult for someone living with migraine. For me, a major transition happens when it’s back-to-school time. As a parent of elementary school students and a teacher, I find for me there are strategies to help ease back into school. If ever I have specific questions about my personal medical condition, I find…

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Migraine at School: Hope for Parents of Children with Migraine

My daughter Danielle was a happy child, a gifted student and athlete, friend to everyone and a bright shining light in our lives. Then she developed migraine disease. The symptoms of abdominal migraine began when she was 8 years old. At first her migraine attacks were episodic, and then gradually they became more frequent. By…

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