Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Get a Head S.T.A.R.T on Your Headaches - National Headache Awareness Week

This week, June 1-7, 2008, The National Headache Foundation (NHF) is sponsoring National Headache Awareness Week. The NHF wants you to get a head S.T.A.R.T. on your Headaches by remembering these 5 strategies:
Seek diagnosis - Obtaining the correct diagnosis for your headache is the first step toward effective treatment.

Triggers - Identify and track your triggers (e.g. foods, stress, hormonal or weather changes) by keeping a headache diary and share this information with your healthcare provider.

Advocate - Be an advocate. Be informed. Be a participant in your headache care.

Resources - Use the National Headache Foundation as a resource. For the latest information about headache causes and treatments visit www.headaches.org

Treatment - Successful treatment may include medications and lifestyle changes. Work with your healthcare provider to find the right plan for you.
Events taking place country-wide can be found HERE. The NHF is also hosting a 5-part podcast aimed at women.
6/2 - Dr. Susan Hutchinson - Hormones & Headache
6/3 - Dr. Susan Broner - Contraception & Migraine
6/4 - Dr. Lisa Mannix - Menstrual Migraine
6/5 - Dr. Grace Forde - Pregnancy & Migraine
6/6 - Dr. Merle Diamond - Menopause & Headache
These podcasts are available for download on the NHF site.

More information on National Headache Awareness Week can be found in this press release.


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