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Migraine and Stigma, Part 2

Migraine_cast_200x200 Welcome to MigraineCast the podcast brought to you by Teri Robert and HelpForHeadaches.com.

Last week, I published our podcast, Migraine and Stigma, Part 1. Migraines and stigma is a vitally important topic, and the podcast was long enough that I broke it into two episodes.

A research poster was presented at the American Headache Society's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting in June. This research looked at the stigma associated with Migraines and it's severity. What did the eresearchers find? What can we do about it? My guests for this podcast were Dr. WIlliam B. Young and Dr. Jung E. Park of the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia. This topic is so important that the podcast was rather long, so I've broken it into two episodes. We published Part 1 last week; this is Part 2.

Ready for our newest podcast, the second part of last week's ? Here it is! Download Migraine and Stigma Part 2.mp3 (9901.6K). In some browsers, podcasts can be a bit slow to load, so please be patient if it doesn't load immediately. (In my experience, podcasts load and play fastest in Firefox.)

You can also listen to MigraineCast from iTunes, download it to your iPod, and subscribe to our podcast. In iTunes, enter MigraineCast in the search box -- OR, click on this iTunes button - MigraineCast. Please note that it can take a few hours for podcasts to show up in iTunes after being posted here.

While you're here, please take a look to your right on the page where you'll see a variety of ways you can subscribe to our podcast.

Additional information:

As promised in the podcast, here are some links for information that you can use to help educate others about Migraine disease and other headache disorders:


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Last updated August 29, 2010


Migraine and Stigma, Part 1

Migraine_cast_200x200 Welcome to MigraineCast the podcast brought to you by Teri Robert and HelpForHeadaches.com..

If you have Migraines or another headache disorder, or if you know or care about someone who does, you probably already know that there's a horrible stigma associated with Migraine disease. Migraineurs are too often dismissed as being lazy, faking, seeking drugs, and more.

A research poster was presented at the American Headache Society's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting in June. This research looked at the stigma associated with Migraines and it's severity. What did the eresearchers find? What can we do about it? My guests for this podcast were Dr. WIlliam B. Young and Dr. Jung E. Park of the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia. This topic is so important that the podcast was rather long, so I've broken it into two episodes. This week, we have Migraine and Stigma, Part 1. We'll bring you Migraine and Stigma, Part 2, next week.

Ready for our newest podcast? Here it is! Download Migraine and Stigma Part 1.mp3 (15597.1K). In some browsers, podcasts can be a bit slow to load, so please be patient if it doesn't load immediately. (In my experience, podcasts load and play fastest in Firefox.)

You can also listen to MigraineCast from iTunes, download it to your iPod, and subscribe to our podcast. In iTunes, enter MigraineCast in the search box -- OR, click on this iTunes button - MigraineCast. Please note that it can take a few hours for podcasts to show up in iTunes after being posted here.

While you're here, please take a look to your right on the page where you'll see a variety of ways you can subscribe to our podcast.

Until next time, Live Well!

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Get the latest Migraine and headache news, informational articles, tips for living well, and more in my free weekly newsletter. To subscribe, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Last updated August 24, 2010


The Migraine Research Foundation and Their Sweepstakes

Migraine_cast_200x200Welcome to MigraineCast the podcast brought to you by Teri Robert, HelpForHeadaches.com, and MyMigraineConnection.com.

There's no question that we need more research into Migraine disease and other headache disorders -- what causes them, what goes on in our brains during a Migraine or headache, and how to treat Migraine and other headache disorders.

There's also no question that, especially in today's economy, it's difficult at best to find that research. That's where the Migraine Research Foundation comes in. The MRF is dedicated to funding Migraine research.

My guests for today's podcast are Joan Kaplan and Sam Yates from the Migraine research foundation. We discuss the sweepstakes the MRF is conducting to raise funds for research and how the MRF operates...

Ready for our newest podcast? Here it is! Download Migraine Research Foundation Sweepst.mp3 (4092.4K). In some browsers, podcasts can be a bit slow to load, so please be patient if it doesn't load immediately. (In my experience, podcasts load and play fastest in Firefox.)

You can also listen to MigraineCast from iTunes, download it to your iPod, and subscribe to our podcast. In iTunes, enter MigraineCast in the search box -- OR, click the pink "Subscribe in iTunes" button to your right.

While you're here, please take a look to your right on the page where you'll see a variety of ways you can subscribe to our podcast.

Until next time, Live Well!


Migraine Risks - Some Perspective

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Welcome to MigraineCast the podcast brought to you by MyMigraineConnection.com and the HealthCentral Network.

Over the last few years, we've seen research statistics demonstrating that having Migraine disease increases our risks of other health problems such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, and brain damage. The mainstream news media and some bloggers have reported these findings with sensationalized headlines that had people in a panic running to their doctors in fear. You're bound to have seen headlines such as "Stroke Risk Doubles for Migraine Sufferers."

On the other end of the spectrum, on the rare occasions when Migraine sufferers are shown to possibly have a lower risk for another health issue, the media and those bloggers come up with headlines that sound as if having Migraines will save our lives or are really a good thing - headlines such as "Migraine's Silver Lining" or "Migraines Prevent Breast cancer!"

I think not!

So, where does the truth lie? Usually somewhere between "The Sky Is Falling" and "Enduring World Peace Achieved."

Let's take a look at some of these reported risks and supposed benefits of having Migraine disease and put them in perspective...

Ready for our newest podcast? Here it is! Download Perspective_On_Migraine_Risks.mp3 (13796.2K). In some browsers, podcasts can be a bit slow to load, so please be patient if it doesn't load immediately. (In my experience, podcasts load and play fastest in Firefox.)

While you're here, please take a look to your right on the page where you'll see a variety of ways you can subscribe to our podcast.

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PFO - A "Hole in the Heart" Related to Migraine?

Migraine_cast_200x200This week's podcast is up and ready for you!

Welcome to MigraineCast the weekly podcast brought to you by MyMigraineConnection.com and the HealthCentral Network. This week, we're taking a look at the connection between patent foramen ovale (PFO) and Migraine.

It's theorized that a PFO causing unoxygenated blood to be circulated to the brain may trigger Migraines. In 2004, research was published that seemed to confirm this theory. The problem with that research was that the studies asked patients for information about headaches and Migraines that occurred in the past as opposed to gathering information at the time of the episodes. Also, the data for this research was gathered from studies performed to evaluate PFO and stroke. Thus, more conclusive research is needed before the connection between PFO and Migraine can be evaluated and PFO closure considered as a treatment for the prevention of Migraine. This research is underway now...

Ready for this week's podcast? Here it is! Download MigraineCast050907.mp3. In some browsers, podcasts can be a bit slow to load, so please be patient if it doesn't load immediately. (In my experience, podcasts load and play fastest in Firefox.)

While you're here, please take a look to your right on the page where you'll see a variety of ways you can subscribe to our podcast.

Until next week, Live Well!


A New Discovery About the Cause of Migraine

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This week's topic is "A New Discovery About the Cause of Migraine." Over the years, there have been many theories about the cause of Migraines. Thousands of years ago, around 1000 BC, it was believed that evil spirits caused Migraines that they could be cured by a practice called trepanning -- drilling holes in their skulls to release the evil spirits. Thankfully, theories progressed from there.

Now, new research from the University of Iowa, may show that the overly excitable neurons are also a symptom, not the cause of Migraine disease...

Ready for this week's podcast? Here it is! Download MigraineCast031307.mp3 . In some browsers, podcasts can be a bit slow to load, so please be patient if it doesn't load immediately. (In my experience, podcasts load and play fastest in Firefox.)

Until next week, Live Well!

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