Headache

Chronic migraines may be linked to vitamin deficiencies

Chronic migraines may be linked to vitamin deficiencies

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Researchers examined a possible link between vitamin D, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, and chronic migraines.

Migraine medications not linked to stroke risk

Migraine medications not linked to stroke risk

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For patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraines, two common migraine medications do not increase the risk of stroke and cardiovascular events.

Integrative and OTC treatment of headache

Integrative and OTC treatment of headache

Headache is one of the most common complaints in outpatient practice. There are 10 things that clinicians need to know to help treat their patients with headache.

Possible traumatic brain injury 
in a veteran

Possible traumatic brain injury 
in a veteran

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A nurse practitioner asks about a 21-year-old man who reports that his family is telling him that he is forgetful.

Headache counseling needed

Headache counseling needed

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Patients with headaches should be counseled about making lifestyle changes before being referred to specialists.

Electrical nerve stimulation brings headache relief

Electrical nerve stimulation brings headache relief

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Approximately 23% of adults and 5% to 10% of children complain of treatment-resistant chronic recurring headaches.

Co-vaccination OK after all

Co-vaccination OK after all

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Administering the herpes zoster and pneumococcal vaccines to patients during the same visit does not appear to compromise the effectiveness of the zoster vaccine.

No link between ADHD meds, increased CV events

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Incidence of severe cardiovascular events and death similar among children and teens that use ADHD medications and those who do not, study finds.

Unwillingness to change contraception

Unwillingness to change contraception

What can be done for a young patient who chooses oral contraception yet suffers severe headaches while on the Pill?

Breach in protocol ends in suit

Breach in protocol ends in suit

Physicians fail to follow the clinic's rules, which appear unrealistic in retrospect, regarding PA supervision.

Daily headaches and intermittent vision loss relieved only by sleep

A college student with a history of Bell's palsy and Henoch-Schönlein is concerned about new-onset headaches.

Rising temperatures may trigger headaches

Warmer weather may mean more complaints of headaches from patients.

Feverfew

Feverfew is a medicinal herb that has largely been found safe and effective for migraine prophylaxis.

Help for a migraine sufferer

DEXAMETHASONE MAY REDUCE MIGRAINE RECURRENCE WITHIN 72 HOURS

A systematic review of seven randomized placebo-controlled trials evaluated the...

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