This activity will discuss important factors to consider when selecting therapy for acute migraine attacks. Patients suffering from acute migraines pose a particular challenge to primary care and family practice clinicians, as clinicians try to match patient needs with the latest treatment options. According to the NIHS, 52.8% of all visits for migraine occur in primary care settings making primary care clinicians (PCCs) among the first line of defense to address acute migraine attacks. Clinicians need to stay abreast of the latest agents, formulations, dosing, and delivery mechanisms with the goal to provide faster, easier, and more efficient administration of medications to manage patients with acute migraine headaches with fewer adverse events.
Dr. Able discusses the migraineurs attending college and the new stressors they face in their new environment. Strategies can be planned that help them cope with their migraines which can prevent the transformation of migraine from episodic to chronic. Counseling centers can also assist the students in regaining a sense of confidence by finding solutions to these problems
Dr. Able discusses a first of its kind, recently FDA approved medical device for migraines. This device offers external cranial neurostimulation giving migraine patients a non-invasive, drug free alternative to reducing migraine headaches.
Dr. Able discusses an early-stage, non-invasive diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s disease. Newly release clinical data indicates a simple, but reliable system of early-stage diagnosis of AD may revolutionize the diagnosis and management of AD.
Biofeedback is the door to the Healthy Self. Through the process of biofeedback, the body relaxes, dissolving tension; and the mind is turned off momentarily by picturing a symbol of the Healthy Self. Because the mind can hold only one thought at a time, intruding thoughts are blocked from the mind by visualizing the Healthy Self.
Susan Hutchinson, MD, board certified in family medicine with a subspecialty in headache, has written a book for women about migraine, self-management, and how to respond to a neurologist who admits knowing nothing about hormones and an obstetrician who does not feel competent to treat migraine.
I thought my knowledge of Parkinson’s disease (PD) was adequate for primary care. I had been taught that Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder caused by the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra of the brain.
Dr. Able discusses a recent patient who suffers from Abdominal Migraine and the treatment options. An abdominal migraine is a condition that mainly occurs in children who are between five and nine years of age, although not often, it can also occur in adults.
Finally, a book on headaches that could be made into a movie. Headache Godfather has all the ingredients: power, money, murder, suicide, and human misery as well as delight. Charlie Morey chronicles the life of Seymour Diamond, MD, icon of headache medicine, in an interview format that...
CASE STUDY: 61-year-old woman with “the shakes”. “My hand tremors are getting worse and are getting in the way of my normal activities. Even my handwriting is getting difficult to read. Do I have Parkinson’s? What’s wrong with me?”
New Guidelines for Preventing Migraine. According to data presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the AAN, few people with migraine use preventive treatment—although many different preventive strategies are available.