Kids and Tension Headaches: Biofeedback Cards

Kids can stress out as much as adults do — and develop tension headaches as a result. But doctors are finding new ways to help kids with stress and headaches: checking the temperature of their hands. Pediatric psychologist Ethan Benore, PhD, says temperature biofeedback cards can help because cold hands are typically a sign of … Read More

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

‘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

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Tension Headaches: Who’s at Risk and What to Do

Nearly 200 million Americans are affected by tension headaches, the most common type of headache in adults. Women are slightly more likely than men to experience them. Many patients diagnosed with tension headaches actually have migraine. Migraine is three times as prevalent in women compared to men. “Tension-type headache is considered featureless, meaning it lacks … Read More

Headache Q&A: Test Yourself

You probably know someone who suffers from headaches — most of us do. But how well do you understand this common pain condition? Test your knowledge of headaches with our Q&A. Cynthia Bamford, MD, an expert from the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute Center for Pain, provides the answers. Q: What is the most common cause … Read More