Dear Diary: What Food Triggered This Migraine?

If you’re one of the more than 35 million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches, you’re painfully aware that no one knows for sure what can trigger them. Especially when it comes to foods. Certain foods are considered potential triggers from anecdotal evidence supplied by migraine sufferers. Figuring out which culprits cause your own headaches … Read More

Colic May Be Linked to Migraines in Children

The intense, non-stop crying of a baby with colic is often blamed on digestive trouble. But a new study says that in some babies colic may be linked with childhood migraines — and may even be an early form of migraine. If this link is proven after more research, it could offer hope that preventive … Read More

‘Tis the Season for Headaches? (Video)

The holiday season could also be called “headache season.” Doctors say it’s not uncommon to see an increase in people complaining about migraines this time of the year. Jennifer Kriegler, MD, who treats migraine patients, says the increase is tied to the following: 1. Changes in diet “Holidays are a stressful time and there are … Read More

Don’t Let Chronic Pain Rule Your Life

Chronic pain can seriously affect your quality of life, interfering with your ability to work, sleep and enjoy family and friends. When chronic pain disrupts your quality of life and does not improve with standard treatments, it is time to seek help. It is important to understand the difference between acute pain and chronic pain. … Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Botox

Since gaining FDA-approval in 2002, Botox has grown exponentially in popularity as a minimally invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent underarm sweating. This simple, non-surgical injection is often used to temporarily reduce or eliminate forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.  And while effective, there are … Read More

YouTube May Help Treat Vertigo (Video)

Viral videos can be fun to watch but may be educational, too. A new study finds video sharing websites are being used for information on the Epley maneuver, which helps people suffering from a particular type of vertigo. Erika Woodson, MD, who treats vertigo at Cleveland Clinic says, “The one that is the most popular … Read More