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An Experience with a Virtual Miles for Migraine Event

By Katie MacDonald, October 30, 2016 Since there isn't a Miles for Migraine event that takes place in my area, I needed to come up with my own way to participate.  I am a huge supporter of the Miles for Migraine organization. I greatly admire all that they...

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Advocate for Migraine – With Feet

By William B Young, MD (Note: This article originally published on Migraine.com) Disease advocacy is everywhere.  Pink ribbons abound, as do signs for the American Cancer Society, MS, Parkinson’s, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Leukemia and the list goes on.  People come to support these diseases and do...

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Fighting for Migraine With Words

By William B Young, MD (Note: This article originally published on Migraine.com) The words and phrases we use subtly influence how we and others think about the world. This matters a lot for migraine. It is hard to change people’s preconceived, ignorant notions and arguments just don’t...

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Argh….. Trigger is not Cause. Don’t Let Them Get Away with it.

By William B Young, MD (Note: This article originally published on Migraine.com) When someone says, “My migraine is caused by stress (or the weather, or menses, or red wine),” they are wrong. They are trivializing and damaging people who have a serious disease.  Don’t let them get...

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Reframing Migraine

By William B Young, MD (Note: This article originally published on Migraine.com) Migraine gets lousy press. Sure, we get a lot of articles in women’s magazines on “holiday headache,” “foods to avoid,” and “sex and headache.” Unfortunately, these types of articles encourage the notion that migraine is...