You’ve read about the toll a flu outbreak can take on those who come down with influenza, and you no doubt are aware of how easily flu germs can spread. But what’s it like for the medical community to keep pace when the number of influenza cases starts escalating? Consider
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A concussion is more than a knock on the head that makes your mind foggy for a while. Research has linked concussion with a greater risk for dementia in older age, while other studies suggest that the concussions many teen athletes sustain while playing sports such as football and ice
If you tend to develop a headache while exercising or start feeling a headache after you exercise, it’s likely that you’re suffering from the exertion headache phenomenon. You’re more likely to experience an exertion headache if you also suffer from migraine symptoms, which can also stem from vigorous exercise.
A tension headache can be short and episodic (lasting for about 30 minutes and occurring on 10 to 15 days every month) or chronic (a more severe version that lasts for a day or longer, and occurs more frequently). The onset of chronic tension headaches is usually preceded by the
Headaches can hit without notice, and multiple types may require different treatments. But there are simple headache cures you can try—strategies to relax tense muscles and stress, both of which can trigger headaches.
More complex headache cures include injections you may more commonly associate with cosmetic procedures. There are a
A flash of lights and shapes seem to appear before your eyes. Soon, the unmistakable throbbing pain of a migraine headache takes over. You look for relief, but what can help you now? What can help you avoid these disabling attacks down the road?
If you’re one of the 40 million or
Q: I have read that, as a person with high blood pressure, I am at greater risk for cognitive decline, even though I am on blood pressure drugs. Doesn’t treatment reduce risk?
A: Studies suggest that, compared to people with normal blood pressure, all individuals with hypertension (high blood pressure, defined
Triptans are effective for the treatment of migraine headaches, according to one of the most comprehensive review of studies ever published. The findings, based on the results of 133 trials between 1991 and 2012, were reported in a 2015 edition of the journal Headache, the official publication of the American
When you start to feel a pain at the front of your head, down behind your eyes and nose, you may be developing a sinus headache. But you’ve had migraine headaches before and they feel similar. How can you tell them apart? Is there such thing as a sinus migraine?
As someone who has dealt with chronic pain for years, I know how frustrating it can be to try to understand what, exactly, causes a flare-up of pain. Many people with chronic pain conditions know that their diet, sleep patterns, or activity levels can be a trigger. But one factor